Weekly Bulletin – January 9 – 13, 2017



Weekly Bulletin

JANUARY 3 – 6,2017





WORD OF THE WEEK:  FRIDAY THE 13th: The origins of the Friday the 13th being an unlucky date are shrouded in mystery.The most commonly held perception is that Friday is an unlucky day and 13 is a particularly unlucky number.

  • The most commonly held perception is that Friday is an unlucky day and 13 is a particularly unlucky number.
  • In numerology 13 is considered to be an irregular number and is also the number of witches you need to form a coven.
  • There is also a biblical reference to 13 being considered unlucky. Judas, the apostle who later betrayed Jesus, was supposedly the 13th guest to sit down at the last supper. Christ was crucified on a Friday
  • In the 14th Century Geoffrey Chaucer referenced Friday as being an unlucky day in his Canterbury Tales, “And on a Friday fell all this mischance.”
  • In 2017, there happens to be two Friday the 13ths – January 13 and October 13.


**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.

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING: is Monday, Jan. 8 to discuss new activities this month.

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.



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

1/9 Mission Bit @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: 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.comApplication deadline is 1/13/17 by 5pm.


ACE Mentor: This is a free mentorship program for students interested in architecture, engineering, and construction engineering.  You will get a professional mentor and work on real projects along with the mentor. The office is located in downtown and time commitment is two afternoons per week.  Position is first come first served, so apply ASAP.  For more details or to sign-up: http://www.acementor.org/students/

The student orientation is on 1/12 at 5 PM at 1 Bush St. #200 (HOK).

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.

1/14 National Portfolio Day @ 12pm-4pm @ The Art Institute of California – 10 United Nations Plaza, SF: If you’re interested in applying to or curious about how to apply to any art colleges/universities, please bring your work to this FREE event to get professional feedback.  For more details and a list of art colleges at the event: http://portfolioday.net/2016-17-schedule/event/83

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: sasha@breakthroughsf.org  

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

For 11th & 12th:

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.   

1/10 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

For 12th:

1/3-1/12: During these two weeks, we will present the College Application Process Part II in one of your social studies class, please don’t miss it.  You will learn important follow-ups with your college applications and financial aid related items.

1/11 Meritus Scholarship Application Workshop @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: This is a generous scholarship for seniors: if you meet the following criteria, come work on the application with us!

Unweighted GPA between 3.0 – 3.7 (we will consider students slightly outside of this range)

  • Demonstrated Financial Need (majority of our students are on Free/Reduced Lunch)
  • Plan to attend a 4-year University


1/12 FSA ID Set-Up @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: In order for you to be able to submit FAFSA online, you need to create an FSA ID for yourself and one for one of your parents.  Setting this up only takes a few minutes.  It is best to have this set up before 1/19’s Cash for College.

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:

– 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

Room 258F