Weekly Bulletin – February 13 – 17, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 13 – 17, 2017

 

VALENTINE’S DAY

February 14, 2017

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: VALENTINE’S DAY:  Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine,] is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.

Several martyrdom stories associated with the various Valentines that were connected to February 14 were added to later martyrologies, including a popular hagiographical account of Saint Valentine of Rome which indicated he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. According to legend, during his imprisonment, Saint Valentine healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius, and before his execution, he wrote her a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell.

The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines“). In Europe, Saint Valentine’s Keys are given to lovers “as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart”, as well as to children, in order to ward off epilepsy (called Saint Valentine’s Malady). Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.[7]

 

**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:  DO NOT PARK IN THE WHITE BUS ZONES BEFORE SCHOOL AND DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!! 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.

 

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

functions.  Please see Coach Papa in Room  263.

MARCH MADNESS ACTIVITIES:

Wed., March 1 – Seniors vs Teachers/Staff Basketball Game in Van Ness gym                                  during lunch time

 

Thurs., March 2 -Seniors vs Teachers/Staff Volleyball Game in Bay St. gym

                           during lunch time

 

Fri., March 3 – Seniors vs Teachers/Staff Kickball Game (use rubber ball) in

                       the Courtyard during lunch time

 

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.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 2/13 – 19/17

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

A Summer Program List has been sent via SchoolLoop.

 

2/18 13th Annual Black College Expo @ 9am-3pm @ Laney Community College, Oakland: This is a low cost Black College Expo for any interested students.  Scholarship opportunities are available for all students, seminars and one-on-one interviews with colleges & universities.  $8 per person for entrance fee.  For more details: www.thecollegeexpo.org or call877-427-4100

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_signupor to apply: https://enterpriseforyouth.formstack.com/forms/pathways_application

For 11th & 12th:

2/14 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

3/9 Bloomberg Field Trip @ 11:15am to Pier 3: To celebrate the International Women’s Day, this nation-wide media and tech. company will be hosting a career readiness event for 13 junior and senior girls.  Lunch, goodie bags, and a tour of the company will be included.  Pick up a field trip form from Ms. S. Chan in RM 258F or from Vicki in RM 209.  Return the signed field trip form to Ms. S. Chan by 2/30.  First come first served basis.   

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:

2/16 College Basics Part II presentation in Chinese @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you want to learn what you can do this year to be better prepared for college, come to this presentation.  This presentation has been given in all World History classes between 2/2/-2/13.   

Get A Job. Save Money. Get Into College-.Juma Ventures: 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.  Apply ASAP.  For more details:http://www.juma.org/enroll/  

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 at gwba@ba.genesysworks.org

For 12th:

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.

Mission Bit: This program offers a free 5 week immersive coding course called Mission Bit Career Prep. As an organization, our long term strategy is to put underrepresented students in a position to enroll in college as a computer science major or start a career as a software engineer.  Admitted students will learn HTML, CSS, Javascript, and gain networking skills by meeting the people building the most innovative products in the Bay Area. Mission Bit Career Prep courses run Monday thru Thursday from 4pm to 7pm. To be considered, please complete the online application at www.missionbit.com before the deadline on Tuesday, February 14th at 5pm. Upon completion of the application, students will be invited to interview for an opportunity to take part in this amazing opportunity.

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