Weekly Bulletin – March 20 – 24, 2017

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MARCH 20-24, 2017

 

SPRING BREAK

March 27 – 31, 2017

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: SPRING BREAK: Spring break is a U.S. phenomenon and an academic tradition which started during the 1930s in the United States and is observed in some other western countries. Spring break is also a vacational period in early spring at universities and schools in various countries in the world, where it is known by names such as Easter vacation, Easter Holiday, March break, spring vacation, Mid-Term Break, study week, reading week, reading period, or Easter week, depending on regional conventions. However, these vacations differ from Spring Break in the United States.

**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.

 

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 3/20 – 3/26/17

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

The current Summer Program List is sent via SchoolLoop and posted outside of room 255.

This Way Ahead: If you’re 16 years old or older and would like a paid summer internship in the retail industry (6/18-8/26), check out the Retail Power Camp (4/3-6/3), apply for these opportunities by 3/24.  Go to: tinyurl.com/twa2017 or text TWA2017 to 22828 for more information.

The Mayors’ Youth Employment & Education Program (MYEEP): If you would like a paid internship in the summer, apply for this opportunity by 4/7.  You must be a resident of SF, at least ages 14 or older and be able to work 20 hours a week. For more details or to apply: http://www.myeep.org/apply/

 

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

4/1 TeenTechSF @ 8:30am-12:30pm @ Google @ 1901 Landings Drive, Mountain View: Students will be able to engage with hands-on tech workshops and speakers from the White House, IBM, Comcast, and more. Space Limited – Register now at:   TeenTechSF-Google.eventbrite.com   

For 10th & 11th:

SF YouthWorks is hiring! This is a unique PAID internship program designed to expose youth to work in the SF City Government and build job readiness skills in a supportive environment.  Interns can work up to 20 hours per week.  Must be a legal resident of SF and be able to work at least 16 hours per week, commit to participate from June through August. Application form is sent via SchoolLoop.  Application deadline is4/7.  For more info. or to apply: www.sfyouthworkds.org      

For 11th & 12th:

3/21 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104:This is your weekly meeting.

For 9th:

Minds Matter:  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. Application deadline is 4/3.  For more details or to apply:http://www.mindsmattersf.org/apply/   

For 11th:

3/22 GenesysWorks Interview Prep @ 11:45am @ RM 104: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 out QuestBridge.  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.

For 12th:

3/22 SF State University’s Next Steps Presentation @ 2:15pm@ RM 555: If you have been accepted by SFSU and would like to know what the next steps are or you haven’t heard from SFSU about your admission status, please come to this info. session.

 

CCSF Placement Result Pick Up @ the College & Career Center in RM 258: 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.    

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:

TRENZA scholarships: Viva La Mujer Scholarship for $500: Identify as Chicana or Latina, Attending a California high school, Plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college/university, 3.0 minimum, Based on community service experience, and apply by 3/25/17:  http://trenzascholarships.webs.com/viva-la-mujer

Cynthia Kuo Scholarship Up to $5,000: Chinese students who are first generation in the U.S. or born overseas planning to attend a 4 year college, Actively involved in Christian faith or group, Graduating high school senior, Minimum 3.0 GPA, & Demonstrated financial need, and apply by 3/25/17:https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/sites/default/files/scholarships/2017-CynthiaKuo-Scholarship-Application.pdf

Soledad Fernandez Scholarship $5000: Filipino descent (full to 50%), 3.0 minimum GPA, Reside and attend high school in SF Bay Area, Go through interview, and apply by 4/1/17.  Ask Michael in room 209 for the application.

Sistah’s Rock scholarship $1,000: African American female residing in northern California, Senior in high school or freshmen in college, Minimum 2.8 GPA, and apply by 5/1/17.  http://www.sistahsrock.org/untitled

E4FC New American Scholars Program Up to $7,000: Foreign born, Financial need, Do not have permanent residency or citizenship, Bay Area resident, and apply by 5/1/17:https://www.tfaforms.com/4600194

 

3/23 SAE Expression College Info. Session @ 11:45am @ RM 104: This is a small, private art college located in Emerville in the east bay.  It has specialized classrooms for hands-on learning which include the Meyer Sound Performance Hall, Marshall McLuhan Lab, Film Sound Stage, Motion Capture Space, Green Screen, Jimi Hendricks Suite, Game Audio Suites and multiple Avid Pro Tools workstations. Get your Bachelors Degree in as little as 36 months with majors such as Audio, Animation and Visual Effects, Digital Film, Game Development and Music Business.

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F