Weekly Bulletin – February 6 – 10, 2017


GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 6 – 10, 2017

 

CHINESE NEW YEAR PARADE

February 11, 2017

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: CHINESE NEW YEAR PARADE: Named one of the top ten Parades in the world by IFEA, the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is one of the few remaining night illuminated Parades in the country. Started in the 1860’s by the Chinese in San Francisco as a means to educate the community about their culture, the Parade and Festival have grown to be the largest celebration of Asian culture outside of Asia. Since 1958, the parade has been under the direction of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

Over 100 units will participate in the Southwest Airlines® Chinese New Year Parade. A San Francisco tradition since just after the Gold Rush, the parade continues to delight and entertain the many hundreds of thousands of people that come to watch it on the street or tune in to watch it on television on KTVU Fox 2 or KTSF Channel 26, 6:00-8:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Nowhere in the world will you see a lunar new year parade with more gorgeous floats, elaborate costumes, ferocious lions, exploding firecrackers , and of course the newly crowned Miss Chinatown U.S.A. and her court. A crowd favorite is the spectacular 268′ Golden Dragon (“Gum Lung”) It takes a team of over 100 men and women from the martial arts group, White Crane to carry this dragon throughout the streets of San Francisco. This year’s Southwest Airlines® Chinese New Year Parade promises to warm your heart and electrify your senses, come rain or shine.

**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.

EGG DROP CONTEST: Science Club is sponsoring an Egg Drop Contest on Friday, Feb. 17 during lunch time to celebrate Galileo’s birthday which is Feb. 15.,1564. See Mr. DeBella in room 451 if you wish to participate.

VARSITY BASEBALL NEEDS GIRL MANAGERS: To keep book and help with team

functions.  Please see Coach Papa in Room  263.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 2/6-12/17

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

2/6 Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf (RIT/NTID) @ 12:20pm @ 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.   

2/9 Grand Canyon University @ 11:45am @ RM 104: This is a large Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona.  It has over 200 degrees and it’s an athletic division I college.  It has generous scholarship opportunities for students with 3.0GPA.  

2/11 University of Colorado, Colorado Spring Info. session @ 10am-12pm @ Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana 520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto: Free information session on public research university: the Colorado Spring campus in Colorado.  You will find out about living on campus, how you choose your classes, and anything else you may be wondering. RSVP ASAP to california@uccs.edu.

2/25 & 2/26 Get Your Life Workshop @ 12pm-6pm @ 127 Collingwood St.: an empowerment workshop for Latino gay, bi, queer men aged 16-19.  The workshop will be a space to build community, make friends, and develop skills to navigate relationship.  Each participant will receive a $150 Visa Gift Card after completing the workshop.  Snacks, lunch, and dinner provided on both days.  To sign-up email Mr. Gustavo Banuelos: gustavo@lyric.org    

4/6-4/9 Vietnamese Student Association’s (VSA) VISION Program @ UC Berkeley: This is a college student run FREE annual program for HS students.  They create different workshop themes every year. The theme for this year is Tenacity.  Workshops will explore how you can use your cultural roots to achieve goals.  You will network with other HS students.  Room & board at UC Berkeley and BART tickets to Berkeley will be included.  For any HS students with any GPA.  Application deadline: 2/24.

To apply on: http://tinyurl.com/VISION2017mentee  

Digital Arts, Film, & Animation Competition for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Students: Enter your artwork and win a cash prize of $250.  Award categories are: Web Design, Graphic Media, Film, 3D animation, Interactive Media, & Photo Imaging.  For more details or to enter for the competition:www.rit.edu/NTID/DAFAC Competition deadline is 3/1.

Pathways Career Ahead: Would you like to be prepared for a paid internship or part-time job for the summer or during the school year?  If so, check out this program:  https://enterpriseforyouth.formstack.com/forms/pathways_info_session_signup or to apply: https://enterpriseforyouth.formstack.com/forms/pathways_application

For 11th & 12th:

2/7 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  

For 10th:

2/8 Get A Job. Save Money. Get Into College-.Juma Ventures @ 11:45am @ RM 104: A youth development program that support low income, first generation students working towards college by providing EDUCATION counseling, WORK at the AT&T Park, and college SAVING account where for every $1 you saved, we match it with $1.

For 11th:

Genesys Works: Are you interested in earning up to $10,000 during your senior year, get support with the college applications, FAFSA and scholarships during your senior year? Come learn more about GENESYS WORKS!  The deadline to apply is 2/24!  Click following link to apply and/or learn more:http://www.genesysworks.org/bayarea. If you have questions feel free to email us atgwba@ba.genesysworks.org

For 12th:

2/8 FAFSA & California Dream Act Application Workshop @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Come work on your FAFSA or CA Dream Act application for financial support for college.  If your family has the 2015 or 2016 income tax return, please bring it with you.  If your family doesn’t have it, come anyway to get started.

2/9  Maisin Scholarship Application Workshop @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you have a GPA of 2.0-3.5 and plans to attend either a community college or 4 year college, low-income and first generation to college, please come check out how easy it is to apply for this local scholarship.

2/15 Transition to College Presentation for Seniors & Parents @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria:  How can you be better prepared for the transition to college?  What should you be aware of during college years?  How do you make sure you graduate from college?  Come to this presentation and learn about these topics!  A light dinner will be provided.

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 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.  See examples below:

TACT Scholarship:  Up to $2,000.  To qualify: include Community volunteer service, 2.5 minimum GPA, Participation in extracurricular activities, Demonstrated leadership in school, & Unusual circumstances. For more details: http://www.tactsf.org/  or you can pick up an application from Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209.  Application deadline: 2/15/2017

Rotary Club of Fisherman’s Wharf Scholarship: $2,000.  To qualify: graduating senior of Galileo HS, a US citizen, min. GPA of 3.0, and actively participated in at least 3 community service projects while in HS.  For more details, pick up an application form from either Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209. Application deadline: 3/8/2017

LATA Scholarship: Between $1,000 to $5,000.  To qualify: graduating Latino seniors attending SF public HS.  Dreamers welcomed to apply!  You can complete application in either English or Spanish.  For more details: www.latasf.org You can pick up an application from Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209. Application deadline: 3/17/2017.  

Supporting you every step of the way for the college application process, just ask for help!

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

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