Weekly Bulletin October 3 – 7, 2016


Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 3-7 2016



WORD OF THE WEEK: HOMECOMING;  A returnto one’s home;  in high schools, colleges and universities an annual celebration for visiting alumni.

**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


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.


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


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

10/3 @ 3:15PM @ RM 104: Hampshire College: This is a small private college with 1400 students in Amherst, MA.  It does not require standardized testing and has a farm for students to learn and use.  It’s one of the Colleges that Change Lives.

10/4 @ Lunch time @ Courtyard: College Fair: There will be different types of college to give you information about their school.  Come check them out and win a raffle prize!

10/5 @ 9am-10am @ RM 258F: CSU, Northridge National Center on Deafness: This is the only college in CA that has 150+ deaf and hard of hearing students.  It is located in Southern California!  At CSUN, you have the chance to meet people like you, choose from 65+ majors, and receive qualified captionists and interpreters for your classes!  You will experience the BEST OF BOTH WORLDS!  

10/5 @ 10am-1pm @ CCSF, Mission Center: Job Fair: Full-time & part-time jobs available immediately plus job search assistance.  Don’t forget to dress appropriately and bring copies of your resume.

10/5 @ 7pm @ SF Marriott Union Square: University of Pennsylvania: Experience Penn: A panel with recent graduates.  A free event to get to know Penn more.    

10/6 @ 11:45am-12:25pm @ RM 104: UC Riverside: Start your future at UC Riverside! Time Magazine recently ranked UC Riverside as the NUMBER ONE university in the country (2014) based on equally weighed factors such as: graduation rates, affordability and available financial aid! Learn about our diverse and friendly environment, world-class academics, groundbreaking research, and the resources available for students. Our students, alumni, and faculty are positively impacting the world. Join us and hear about what UC Riverside has to offer!

10/6 @ 2:15pm @ RM 555: Art College Information Forum: If you’re interested in applying to an art or performing art college or are interested in checking out the National Performing & Visual College Fair on 10/23, please check to this forum.  You will learn how to prepare for the art college fair.  

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.

For 10th & 11th:

10/22 @ 8:30-12:30pm @ Galileo Academy: Practice ACT Test: this is one of the college admission required test that you can take in addition to SAT.  Taking this full-length practice test will give you a better idea on whether you score higher on ACT or SAT.  You will receive a detailed report including an essay evaluation in 3-5 business days.  Registration will be closed on10/19: www.compasspre.com/GalileoACT or call 415-464-8600.  

For 11th & 12th:

10/5 @ 5pm-7pm @ Serramonte Mall: College Fair: This is a large FREE college fair.  Bring your parents, friends, and siblings along.  It’ll be a fun event.

San Francisco Conservation Corps: If you’re between the age of 16-25, interested in physical work such as recycling and landscaping and can commit to at least 32 hours of work per week (HS diploma is not required), then apply for this program. You can also get your HS diploma through this program.  Information session is every Thursday at 1:30pm at 102 Fort Mason. For more information, contact JoPierre Davis: 415-740-4830.

For 11th

10/19 @ 8am-12:35pm @ Galileo Academy: PSAT: If you want to take this practice SAT to see if you can qualify for the national merit scholarship, please sign-up for this test in the College & Career Center in room 258F.  It’s first come first served and 10/13is the last day to sign-up.  Seats are limited.

11/9 is the registration deadline if you want to register for 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:

10/6 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: College Application Workshop: Seniors, 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.  

10/15 & 10/16 @ 1pm-6pm @ Mission High School: The Great San Francisco Personal Statement Weekend: 826 Valencia is a non-profit agency that provides writing support for high school students.  Seniors from across the district received free one-on-one support on their college application essays over the course of two days.  Time slots are available between 1pm-6pm on 10/15 and 10/16.  Please RSVP:  http://826valencia.org/psw-2016/

As you know, uAspire is here to support you for the financial aid process.  In addition to having the “money man”, Michael, whom you have met in your social studies class presentation, there will be a second advisor joining him.

uAspire’s My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper (MBSK) Initiative invites students who identify as African American to participate in college affordability advising.  MBSK College Affordability Advisor, Breanna Branch, will be in room 209 every 1st and 3rd Friday, starting September 23rd.  Please stop by the College Center or room 209 to get more information.  The consent form is sent via SchoolLoop.  Consent forms for MBSK participation can be turned into the College Center/Room 209.  Alternatively, you may take a clear photo of the signed form and email it to info@uaspire.org or text the photo to 510-575-0524.

uAspire is still accepting consent forms. Please turn in the green uAspire consent form to room 209 to receive financial aid help.

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