Weekly Bulletin – November 21 – 25, 2016


Weekly Bulletin

November 21 – 25, 2016



WORD OF THE WEEK:  THANKSGIVING:  The expression of gratitude.  Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a public holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States. It originated as a harvest festival. Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, after a proclamation by George Washington. It has been celebrated as a federal holiday every year since 1863, when, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens,” to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November.

The event that Americans commonly call the “First Thanksgiving” was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621. This feast lasted three days, and—as accounted by attendee Edward Winslow—it was attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims. The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating “thanksgivings”—days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought.

**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.

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.

HOLIDAY DOOR DECORATING CONTEST: is Thursday, Dec. 1 from 2:15 – 3:15 PM. The theme is “Winter Wonderland.”

WINTER ASSEMBLY: is Friday, Dec. 2 in the auditorium during double period 4.

WINTER BALL: at Hyatt Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf on Dec. 14 from 6 – 10 PM. DJ music for dancing and karaoke for singing. Free ice cream dessert and drinks. Photography by Prestige/Lifetouch. Tickets are sold at ASB store (room 150) during lunch time and after school.


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

11/21 Cogswell College @ 12:20pm @ 104: The Fusion of Animation, Audio, Game Design & Engineering, Cogswell Polytechnical College, is in the heart of Silicon Valley, is a private, WASC accredited school with over 125 years of history. We offer bachelor degree programs in Art & Design, Animation, Music Production, Audio & Software Engineering, and Game Design. Our unique project-based approach, led by industry-experienced faculty, emphasizes teamwork and collaboration between students in each program.

11/21 UC Irvine @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: The University of California, Irvine (UCI) is a public research university located in Irvine, California.  UCI has more than 30,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities.

12/1 Financial Aid Presentation @ 5:30pm in the Cafeteria: We’ve invited financial consultants to give an overview of the process and answer individual questions.  This presentation will be done Cantonese and English with Spanish translation.  Families should plan ahead for financial aid!  

La Petite Swim Schools is hiring Swim Teachers! This swim school for children is located in the Presidio. This can be a part-time or full-time job and they will train you.  No prior swim teaching experience is required.  Hourly pay is $16-$28.  For more details, see posting in the Counseling Center or go towww.swimlpb.com

Mission Bit: A company where high school student can earn $300 for taking a FREE coding class in spring semester and by participating in the leadership development fellowship. As a part of the fellowship, students will learn how to code, take part in service learning projects and get an opportunity to work on issues most affecting residents in San Francisco. Please indicate if you’re interested on the application and they will follow up with more information.  To apply online: www.missionbit.com  Application deadline is1/13/17 by 5pm.

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:

12/1 City College of SF (CCSF) Dual Enrollment @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you want to take a class at CCSF and have the credits be counted for both college and high school, here is your chance.  Cost for books will also be covered.  Colleges love to you challenge your academic ability.  Come check out this valuable learning opportunity!

Bank of America is seeking Student Leader for an 8 week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization. You will also learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills; in addition to attending a Summit held in Washington DC (in the summer with all expenses paid) to learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together.  For more details, see posting in the Counseling Center or call 1-800-218-9946.   

11/22 & 11/29 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 12th:

11/28 College Application Workshop @ 3:15pm-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.

11/30 College Application Workshop @ 3:15pm-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.

12/1 College Application Workshop @ 3:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: Come work on your CSU EOP Application, Common Application, or any other college applications of your choice.  We can help answer questions along the way.    

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