MARCH 13-17, 2017
March 17, 2017
THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians also attend church services and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day.
St Patrick’s Day parades began in North America in the 18th century but did not spread to Ireland until the 20th century. The participants generally include marching bands, the military, fire brigades, cultural organisations, charitable organisations, voluntary associations, youth groups, fraternities, and so on. However, over time, many of the parades have become more akin to a carnival.
**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES: Please email bulletin notices to: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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.
PATRICK’S DAY:Everyone wear green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this Friday, March 17.
TALENT SHOW ASSEMBLY is Friday, March 24 during double period 4.
ASB ELECTION: is Wed., April 12 during HR
CHINESE KARAOKE CONTEST: is Friday night, April 21 in the auditorium.
COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 3/13 – 19/17
For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:
The current Summer Program List is sent via SchoolLoop and posted outside of room 255.
3/15 Naval Academy Info. Session @ 9am & @ 10:05am @ RM 157: This is one of the military colleges we have in the country. It’s competitive and located in the beautiful Annapolis, Maryland. There will be a presentation on the exploration and application of the principles of physics in film and fiction. Additionally, there will be information about two summer programs offered at the US Naval Academy. If you want to attend this presentation and need a pass, please see Ms. S. Chan in room 258F.
3/27-3/31 Spring Break Performing Arts Camp for Teens @ Wilsey Center for Opera, 4th floor of the War Memorial Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue @ McAllister Street, SF: Fill your Spring Break with music, poetry, dance, theater and digital media storytelling! San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, A.C.T., Youth Speaks, and Citizen Film in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs. Lots of exciting opportunities to work with local artists and meet teens from diverse communities. No performing experience required. Cost: $10 application fee; tuition is $0-$200. Scholarships available, no teen turned away for lack of funds. Apply ASAP. For more details or to apply: https://sfopera.com/pac
For 10th & 11th:
Outward Bound Leadership Summer Camp & full scholarship opportunity: If you want to develop leadership skills and loves being outdoor, come check out this opportunity! Application deadline is 3/15. For more info: https://goo.gl/R1NSom
For 11th & 12th:
3/14 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.
3/16 Minds Matter @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: This is a FREE program that offers 2 adult professional mentors for the rest of your high school career. They will also provide college prep. resources such as SAT prep, summer programs, college campus visit for FREE. They look for low income and first generation to college students. If you’re a freshman, please come check out this fantastic opportunity or work on the application form with us.
GenesysWorks Interview Prep @ 11:45am @ RM 104: Genesys Works Applicants –
During this time a Genesys Works representative will be there to give you tips about what to do during your interview and how to prepare. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and get in the zone before your interview!
If you’re interested in applying for a gigantic scholarship, please check outQuestBridge. This is a super competitive scholarship program. We’ve had maybe 1 student per year who has won this scholarship. To learn more about the awards and selection criteria: www.questbridge.org If interested, apply by 3/22/17.
3/16 CCSF Placement Result Pick Up @ 11:45am @ RM 104: If you have taken the CCSF placement result but didn’t meet with a CCSF counselor about your result, please come pick up your result and find out what the next step is. Thank you.
3/18 & 4/1 Notre Dame De Namur University for Admitted Students @ 10am-12:30pm @ 1500 Ralston Ave, Belmont: Seniors, if you have been accepted by this university, come learn more about it before you decide if this is the right place for you. To RSVP: www.ndnu.edu/ugevents or call 650-508-3600
Worth Our Weight Boot Camp (WOW) @ Santa Rosa: This is a culinary boot camp, which is a 12-week program that includes professional food service preparation, catering and farm to table gardening. The tuition is $1,200 and the house dorm room is $225 per 12 week session. Partial & full scholarships available. For more info.:www.worthourweight.org
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:
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