Weekly Bulletin – October 31 – November 4, 2016

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 24 – 28, 2016

HALLOWEEN

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK: HALLOWEEN.Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of All HallowsEvening),[5] also known as Allhalloween,[6] All Hallows’ Eve,[7] or All Saints’ Eve,[8] is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide,[9] the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.[

Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related guising), attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows’ Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular,[20][21][22] although elsewhere it is a more commercial and secular celebration.[23][24][25] Some Christians historically abstained from meat on All Hallows’ Eve,[26][27] a tradition reflected in the eating of certain foods on this vigil day, including apples, potato pancakes and soul cakes.

**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 & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 9/12 – 18/16

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

11/2 UC LA @ 11:45am @ RM 104: UCLA is the 2nd ranked public institution in the country and values education, research, and service. With 125 majors, 1000+ student organizations, 113 NCAA Championships, and located just five miles from the Pacific Ocean, what more could you ask for? Go Bruins!

11/3 FIDM @ 11:45Am @ RM 104: This is a private college located in downtown SF and LA and San Diego.  If you’re interested in fashion design, merchandizing, interior design, business management, digital media, or jewelry design, come check out this college.

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

CodeNow: This is a FREE hands-on coding experience in SF. Working closely with professional engineers, students have the opportunity to create interactive games and applications. By the end of the workshop, students will gain an understanding of essential programming concepts, 25 hours of practical experience, and insight into a career in the technology field.  The program will even provide lunch, snacks, transportation stipend and giveaways.  For more details or to apply:https://www.codenow.org/get-involved/apply/ Application deadline is 11/16.

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.

For 11th & 12th:

11/1 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

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 from1/4/17-4/5/17 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:

11/2 & 11/3 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: If you have signed-up for this event, please bring 5 copies of the 2nd or 3rd draft of your UC Personal Insights or Common App. Personal Statements, if you want help with a new writing prompt, then bring 1 resume or activities list (this is your source for brainstorming ideas), applicable application writing prompt(s) – 1 copy, and pen and highlighter.  We will provide water and snack.  See you there!

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