JANUARY 16 – 20,2017
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (officially Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.) is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s birthday, January 15. The holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.
King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King’s honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.
The idea of Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a holiday was promoted by labor unions in contract negotiations. After King’s death, U.S. Representative John Conyers (a Democrat from Michigan) and U.S. Senator Edward Brooke (a Republican from Massachusetts) introduced a bill in Congress to make King’s birthday a national holiday. The bill first came to a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1979. However, it fell five votes short of the number needed for passage. Two of the main arguments mentioned by opponents were that a paid holiday for federal employees would be too expensive, and that a holiday to honor a private citizen would be contrary to longstanding tradition (King had never held public office). Only two other figures have national holidays in the U.S. honoring them: George Washington and Christopher Columbus.
**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES: Please email bulletin notices to: email@example.com. 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.
WINTER PEP RALLY: and class of year competition is Friday, January 20.
VARSITY BASEBALL NEEDS GIRL MANAGERS: To keep book and help with team functions. Please see Coach Papa in Room 263.
COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 1/16 – 1/22/17
For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:
1/18 Skyline Community College @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: This 2-year college is located in San Bruno City. It provides a shuttle service at the Daly City Bart station. If you want to learn more about this college or are interested in applying for it, please attend this event.
1/21 Young Women’s Leadership Summit @ 8:30am-3:30pm @ Tresidder Oak Lounge at Stanford University:This is a FREE one day conference for HS girls to explore different business disciplines. To register:goo.gl/W9rSHJ
Oasis for Girls: This is a non-profit organization that provides 10-week long after-school program for young women who are between the ages of 14-17. The program will provide a $300-$500 stipend for participating in their programs. You can learn life skills such as communications, social issues, and career explorations. Application deadline is 1/27/17 @ 5pm. To apply: www.sfoasis.org
American Legion invites HS students to compete in speech contest: If you’re interested in this contest, depending on which round you get into, there is a possibility of winning college scholarships of $1,500 and more. For more info., please see either Speech & Debate team coach, Ms. Ung in room 316 or uAspire advisor, Michael in room 209, or College & Career Counselor, Ms. S. Chan in room 258F.
Free classes at CCSF’s Chinatown Campus in the spring semester. If you are interested, please see Ms. S. Chan in the Counseling Center in room 258.
Volunteer Opportunity: Tutor & Teach Middle School Students! Breakthrough SF at SF Day
School is a non-profit organization. It is looking for tutors to volunteer after school with
academically motivated 5th-8th grade students from underserved communities around SF.
The commitment is 1 day a week from 3:30pm-5:30pm. No prior tutoring experience is
necessary. The application deadline is 1/20/17. For more details or to apply, check out:
www.breakthroughsf.org or email Sasha Mungal: firstname.lastname@example.org
For 11th & 12th:
1/10 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.
Moody’s Mega Math Challenge: This is a nation-wide math competition for high school juniors and seniors. You create your team of 3-5 students with 1 teacher-coach. The teams that make it to the finalist can win between $5,000 to $20,000 as a prize and in addition be invited to apply for a 10-week summer internship at the Moody Corporation in a few big cities in the nation. For more details: https://m3challenge.siam.org/challenge/prizes
1/18 Juma Venture @ 11:45am-12:20pm @ RM 104: This is a youth development program that breaks the cycle of poverty by paving ways to education, work, and financial capability. We work with first-generation, low-income students who are planning to pursue a college education. Juma offers academic counseling, employment at the AT&T Ballpark, and college saving account so students can work towards college. If you are interested, application is available starting January 2017.
1/19 Cash for College @ 5:30pm-8pm @ school cafeteria: Come win a FREE mini iPad, get free dinner and complete either FAFSA or Dream Act for college financial aid. This event is for both seniors and or their parents. Information will be provided in English, Spanish, and Chinese. If possible, please bring the following information. If you don’t have it, that’s okay:
– Social Security number for each family member (If you are undocumented and not a permanent resident, we can help you complete the CA Dream Act so that the student can get CA financial aid.)
– 2015 or 2016 federal income tax forms
– Records of untaxed income
– Business, farm, and other real estate records
– W2s and other income forms
uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions, please see Michael in room 209 if you have any questions.
Scholarships: A current list is attached. 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