Weekly Bulletin – October 24-28, 2016

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 24 – 28, 2016

UNITED NATIONS DAY

October 24, 2106

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK: UNITED NATIONS DAY: 24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.

This year’s UN Day will be used to highlight concrete actions people can take to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

 

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

 

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

 

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

ASB CARD STICKERS: are sold at ASB office (room 150) @ $5.00. Discount for dances, sweatshirts, lanyards, & other school spirit items.

 

ASB STUDENT STORE: in room 150 is selling healthy drinks, snacks, hand towels, mugs,  poms poms, and other school spirit items.

 

STUDENT ID CARDS: Our Student ID Card software has been updated with the latest student pictures and is now up and running. If you know any current students or new/transfer students in need of an ID card, please direct them to Ms. Rivera in the Counseling office (258E), where our ID printer is located.

For any new/transfer students, first ID card is free of charge. All replacement ID cards will cost $2.

COLLEGE ACCESS DAY:

In partnership with University of San Francisco Latino Alumni Society,

the event will take place at USF in Fromm Hall from 10:00am-2:30pm (registration at 9:30am). Students are responsible for their own transportation but breakfast and lunch will be included. The flyer lists the types of workshops that will be offered. It would be great if we could get at least 20 more students to attend.

Workshops include: College Applications, Scholarship Applications, Resume Building, Networking 101 and Dress for Success. 100 students can participate.  See Ms. H. in Room 352 if you are interested.

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 9/12 – 18/16

For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:

10/24 Royal Holloway, University of London @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is one of UK’s leading universities, with 21 academic departments.  With 9,000 located just outside of Central London.

10/24 Green Mountain College @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: It is a small, coeducational private environmental liberal arts college located in Vermont.  Although this college is small, it still has 25 majors ranging from Adventure Education to Sustainable Business & Writing.

10/25 Centre College @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: A private and liberal arts college with 1,400 students, located in Kentucky.  It offers several different full-ride scholarships and fly-in opportunity.

10/26 Project WHAT! @ 11:45Am @ RM 104: WHAT! stands for We’re Here And Talking.  Led by youth who have had a parent incarcerated, Project WHAT! raises awareness about children with incarcerated parents with the long-term goal of improving services and policies that affect these children.  The program employs young people who have experienced parental incarceration.

10/26 SEO Scholars @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: This is non-profit found in NY and this is their 6th year in the Bay Area. They provide free college prep support (SAT pre course, Sat. school, summer program, summer excursion and college campus visits, and mentorship in high school and in college) for first generation students (This means neither of your parents have attended college in the States) and low income (free or reduced lunch). This is only an opportunity for 9th graders and they will accept 30 students from the Bay Area.

10/27 UC Santa Barbara @ 11:45am @ RM 104: This is a public research university and one of the 10 general campuses of the University of California system.

10/27 UC Santa Barbara @ 11:45am @ RM 104: This is a public research university and one of the 10 general campuses of the University of California system.

10/27 Dartmouth College @ 7pm @ The Nueva School, 6565 Skyline Blvd, Hillsborough: This is a private Ivy League small sized research university in New Hampshire.  It is competitive and well respected in the nation.

10/29 Notre Dame De Namur University Open House @ 10am-12pm @ 1500 Ralston Ave, Belmont: This is a small Catholic college close to SF.  Check it out by getting a student-led campus tours, faculty meet & greet, student panel, and FAFSA-completion workshop.  Application fee will be waived when students submit the application by Dec. 1.  Please RSVP: ndnu.edu/ugevents.

10/30 Musical Theatre Audition Workshop @ 1pm-5pm @ San Mateo: For 10th-12th students who want to be prepared for college auditions.  You will learn from Jody Gelb, the Madame Morrible in Broadway Tour Wicked and Chris Andersson, the director of admission at NYU Tisch Drama.  For details & registration:www.campaniel.us/adution

If you’re interested in learning more about the Holocaust from volunteering, reading or even doing a history fellowship with scholarship and volunteer hours, please check our the Jewish Family and Children’s Services website for details: jfcsonline@jfcs.org

TeenTechSF connects 1500 teens in the Bay Area and around the world with tech leaders from Apply to Zynga through presentations & workshops on coding, app. creation, game design, global tech trends, and entrepreneurship.  Run by and for teens, all events are FREE.  There will be a Hackathonn in Nov. and Global Youth Summit & World Pitch on Dec. 3rd.  For more info. please check out: TeenTechSF.org or  https://www.facebook.com/teentechsf/  or see the flyer posted in the Counseling Center.

If you’re between the ages of 16-24 and need help finding a job, please check out Chalk.  This is a non-profit organization that provides job searching skills such as writing resume, cover letters, job interviews etc.  They will also be able to hire undocumented students for certain positions.  For questions or details, please call415-977-6949.  Office is located at 271 Austin St., SF, CA 94109

Thursdays @ 2:30pm-4pm @ RM 119: FREE workshops on how to save money & be an entrepreneur:Learn how to make a business plan, network with future entrepreneurs, learn about PsC and visit their offices and receive college prep support from professional.  For more details, stop by Futurama in room 119.

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For 11th & 12th:

Part-Time Job at an Accounting Company: If you’re interested in learning what’s it like to be an accountant or work in an accounting company, check out this part-time job at a small accounting company.  This job includes basic office support and you will be trained for the job.  You need to be able to pay attention to details and be able to work individually as well as in a group.  For more details, please see posting in the Counseling Center.

For 11th:

11/9 is the registration deadline if you want to take the low cost ACT prep class from 1/4/17-4/5/17 on Wed. from 2:30-4:30pm at Galileo.  Cost will range from $290-$490 per student depending on enrollment.  For more details or to sign-up, please see Ms. S. Chan in room 258F.

For 12th:

10/26 & 10/27 College Application Workshop @ 2:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: Come work on your CSU Application, Common Application, UC Application or any other college applications of your choice.  We can help answer questions along the way.  

11/5 FREE College Essay Editing @ 10am-12pm @ Galileo Cafeteria: Do you want editing support for your UC Personal Insight Questions?  How about the Common App. Personal Statement?  Join us for this FREE editing support.  We will have Wellesley College Alumni coaches to help you finalize all your drafted essays. Please bring 2-3 hard copies of your 2nd or 3rd essay drafts. To sign-up and must sign-up by 10/24:https://goo.gl/qqUNXX

If you were absent from homeroom on 10/20, please stop by the College & Career Center in the Counseling Center in room 258 and ask for the Cal Grant verification form.  This is free money for you to attend any college in CA.  We will help you apply for it, but we need you to verify your contact information.  This needs to be done ASAP.

Young Adult Worklink is a non-profit program that provides job readiness training, job search assistance, and paid internships for young people between the ages of 17-24.  To apply or for more info., contact Hai Chi Vu:haichv@cycsf.org or call 415-752-9675.  You can also read more details on the posting in the Counseling Center.

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions, please see Michael in room 209 if you have any questions.

The Fly-In Program List is sent via SchoolLoop and posted outside of room 255:  If you want to apply for a grant to visit some private colleges for FREE, check out this list and apply.  Most of the colleges that offer a Fly-In Program will also provide large amount of scholarship.  If you need help with the application, ask one of the advisors in room 209, or Ms. S. Chan in room 258 or ask your academic counselor.  Good Luck!

Scholarships:  A current list is sent via SchoolLoop.  A hard copy will be posted in the Counseling Center.  If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.   

Supporting you every step of the way for the college application process, just ask for help!

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F