Weekly Bulletin – November 7 – 11, 2016


Weekly Bulletin

NOVEMBER 7 – 11, 2016


November 11, 2106


WORD OF THE WEEK: VETERANS DAY: Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans, that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The United States previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service.

**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.”

HARVEST FOOD FESTIVAL: is Friday, Nov. 18 in the Courtyard during lunch time.

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:

11/7 Pennsylvania College of Technology @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This college is an affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University, where they are committed to hands-on applied technology with access to state-of-the art equipment. They offers over 100+ majors in both Associate and Bachelor degrees.  The average class size is 17 students and for every 1 hour of lecture students get 3 hours of lab time.  Penn College has a 96% graduation placement rate and an overall student population of 5,500.

11/7 UC Berkeley Fiat Lux Scholarship Info. Session @ 3:15pm@ RM 104: Come talk to a Galileo Alumni who is currently attending UCB about her experience as a Fiat Lux Scholar. This scholarship is for students who are first-generation, low-income college students.  Academic and personal transitions support will be provided.

11/8 Kettering University @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: This is a small private co-op university located in Michigan.  They have a strong STEM and engineering focus.

11/9 Concurrent Enrollment Info. @ Skyline College @ 5pm-7pm: Learn about the concurrent enrollment program at Skyline Community College.  Earn FREE college credits while you’re still in HS!  5pm-6pm is dinner and 6pm-7pm is presentation. Free shuttle service is available from the Daly City Bart Station when you attend the college.

11/10 Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf (RIT/NTID) @ 11:45am @ RM 104: RIT is a world-class university with model access services for students with hearing loss.  More than 1200 students with hearing loss from all over the nation and with varying communication modes study at RIT/NTID alongside some 14,000 hearing students in the 9 colleges of RIT, of which NTID is one of the 9 colleges RIT has more than 200 programs to choose from, outstanding access & support services and a special discounted tuition rate for qualified students with hearing loss.

11/11 Reed College @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: This is a private competitive liberal arts college in Portland, Oregon.

11/11 UndocuGators Open House @ 3pm-5pm @ SF State University: If you’re interested in attending SF State but worry about financing it, please check out their support services for undocumented students.  This is a free event located on SFSU campus in the Cesar Chavez Student Center, Rosa Parks A-C. To RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/UndocuGatorsOH

11/11 Explore Occidental College @ Occidental College in LA:This is an open house. This is a nationally recognized liberal arts college of 2100 students that integrates the close access to faculty with the cultural and intellectual resources of Los Angeles.  Learn more and register at www.oxy.edu/admission-aid  

11/12 California College of the Arts (CCA) Preview Day @9:30am-3:30pm @ both SF & Oakland Campus: The studio doors will be open to you and your family and this year coincides with CCA’s Alumni + Family Weekend.  Experience CCA through campus tours, studio visits, and learn about our majors by speaking with faculty at the Academic Program Fair. Admissions and financial aid information will be available at each campus. Portfolio reviews take place on the Oakland campus. Shuttle service between campuses is provided.  For more details:https://www.cca.edu/calendar/2016/2016-fall-preview-day

11/12 University of the Pacific Preview Day @ 9am-3:30pm @ campus in Stockton, CA: This is a FREE open house on campus.  You can connect with students and faculty, learn how Pacific makes admission decisions, learn more about scholarship and financial aid opportunities.  Presentation will also be available in Spanish.  For more details or to register:go.pacific.edu/previewday or call 209-946-2211

11/13 Johnson & Wales University (JWU) @ 1pm @  Four Points by Sheraton Pleasanton, 5115 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA: This is an accredited and well respected private university for business, arts & sciences, culinary arts, education, engineering, equine management, hospitality, and engineering technology programs.  They have different campus across the US. Experience Your Future Now!  A free admissions info. meeting: learn how a JWU education is different from other colleges, get information on financial aid & scholarships, meet your local JWU admissions representative.  For RSVP: email Jill Naughton:jnaughton@admissions.jwu.edu or call 415-596-7605.  For more details: admission.jwu.edu.  You may also bring your official or unofficial transcript for a preliminary review.

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 is 1/13 17 by 5pm.

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.

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:

11/8 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, 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 costACT 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:

11/9 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.

11/10 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.  

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