Galileo Academy recognized as a Common Sense Certified School!

Galileo Academy has been recognized as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship!

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San Francisco, CA – Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Galileo Academy as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship.

 

Galileo Academy has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.

 

“We applaud the faculty and staff of Galileo Academy for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students’ education,” said Jessica Lindl, Head of Common Sense Education. “Galileo Academy deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large.”

 

Galileo Academy has been using Common Sense Education’s innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 90,000 classrooms nationwide.

 

We’re honored to be recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School! By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their learning.

 

To learn more about the criteria SCHOOL NAME met to become certified as a Common Sense Certified School, visit http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/certification.

Common Sense is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and educators thrive in a world of media and technology. To see all of Common Sense’s education resources, visit https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators

 

Synergy Gradebook Information – Teachers & Staff

Galileo Teachers & Staff,

For additional information about yesterday’s Synergy Gradebook meeting, please go to www.sfusd.edu/gradebook

For how-to videos on Youtube, search for SFUSD Department of Technology.

To access yesterday’s slide deck, go to bit.ly/synergy4g4aHS (bit.ly links do not work when you click on them- please type it into your browser’s URL, case-sensitive)

To log in to the Synergy Gradebook TEST site (you will see your students pictures but all of their names, addresses, and information will be jumbled), please go to bit.ly/G4Atest. Remember that this is only to practice using the site. The real site will go live by May 2017 and this test site will be gone before September 2017.

If you need assistance transferring content from School Loop to Synergy during the school year, email zawaidehc@sfusd.edu. If you would like to do so in the summertime, email help@sfusd.edu. School Loop access will also be gone before September 2017.

Synergy Gradebook Information – Teachers & Staff

Galileo Teachers & Staff,

For additional information about yesterday’s Synergy Gradebook meeting, please go to www.sfusd.edu/gradebook

For how-to videos on Youtube, search for SFUSD Department of Technology.

To access yesterday’s slide deck, go to bit.ly/synergy4g4aHS (bit.ly links do not work when you click on them- please type it into your browser’s URL, case-sensitive)

To log in to the Synergy Gradebook TEST site (you will see your students pictures but all of their names, addresses, and information will be jumbled), please go to bit.ly/G4Atest. Remember that this is only to practice using the site. The real site will go live by May 2017 and this test site will be gone before September 2017.

If you need assistance transferring content from School Loop to Synergy during the school year, email zawaidehc@sfusd.edu. If you would like to do so in the summertime, email help@sfusd.edu. School Loop access will also be gone before September 2017.

Weekly Bulletin – April 24 – 28, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

APRIL  24 – 28, 2017, 2017

 

CLIMATE CHANGE

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: CLIMATE CHANGE: a change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels. Within scientific journals, global warming refers to surface temperature increases while climate changeincludes global warming and everything else that increasing greenhouse gas levels affect. A related term is “climatic change“.

**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

END OF THE YEAR RETIREMENT LUNCHEON:  Thursday, May 25, 2017, 1:00pm at Capurro’s Restaurant.  Buffet Luncheon.  Details to follow.  Save the Date and help celebrate our retirees! 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.

 

CONGRATULATIONS: to the following students who placed in the 2017 SFUSD Arts Festival for Literary Arts:

 

  1. Sophie Liang – Dramatic Script 3rd Place
  2. Kaizena Ma – Short Story 3rd Place
  3. Kyle Cantave –  Short Story Honorable Mention

 

All winners will be celebrated and receive their awards on May 7, 2017 at the Asian Art Museum’s Samsun Hall, 2000 Larkin Street 2:00-4:00 p.m. All from Galileo are welcomed to attend the public award ceremony, featuring creative writing and spoken-word performances.           Ms. Maroun

SEAL OF BILITERACY:  Congratulations to our graduating seniors who have earned the Seal of Biliteracy for their academic achievement in two languages. Students receiving this award should have received a congratulatory letter, and will earn a special Seal on their diploma. The Seal of Biliteracy can be used to demonstrate your bilingual abilities to future employers and educational opportunities. If you think you might qualify but did not receive a letter, please see Ms. Galdamez for an application as soon as possible. Applications are due May 4th.

Move-Up & Awards Assembly, Friday, May  12 during double period 4.

 

Caps & gowns distributed on Thursday, May 18 in the auditorium at 8:30 AM.

 

Senior Breakfast on Friday, May 19 in the cafeteria at 8:30 AM.

 

Graduation Ceremony at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Wednesday, May 24 at 1:00 PM.

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS  4/24 – 4/30/17

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

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

4/27 BlueStamp Engineering @ 11:45am @ RM 104: BlueStamp Engineering is a six-week, hands-on summer program where high school students build technology projects they’re passionate about. Each student selects their own projects and completes the program with 2 projects (which they keep). They also develop their own personal online portfolio that details their journey with videos, technical descriptions of their work, milestones, and blog postings.  This personal portfolio can then be shared with colleges and prospective employers.  Come learn more about the program!

4/28 Loyola University Chicago @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is a large Jesuit university located in Chicago.  It has many different majors to choose from and it’s a well-respected college.

4/29 UCSF High School Outreach Conference @ 8:30am-4pm @ 513 Parnassus Ave., SF:  FREE event hosted by UCSF Medical Students.  You can spend the day talking to medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and graduate students at UCSF.  Try it for yourself with hands on demos from each school!  Free food, t-shirts, raffles and fun!  A parent permission slip is required, you can download it here: http://tinyurl.com/hsoc2017parentpermission   To RSVP: http:tinyurl.com/hsoc2017

4/29 Laney College CTE Open House @ 10am-2pm @ Laney College, Oakland: If you’re curious about careers in graphic arts, industrial maintenance, electricity, electronics, cosmetology, carpentry, business, wood technology, biomanufacturing, welding technology, machine technology, culinary arts, photography, engineering, architecture, construction management, computer information systems, environmental control technology, and many more, check out this open house.  To RSVP:bit.ly/laneyCTEOpenHouse2017 or email CAA.Outreach@gmail.com for more info.  

4/29 SAE Expression College Open House @ 10am-12pm @ 6601 Shellmound St., Emeryville: This is a small private art college located in Emeryville.  You can learn about their academic programs, get a tour of their facilities, meet their faculty and view student work and projects.  To RSVP:expression.sae.edu/openhouse

 

4/29 Black Family Day 2017 @ 11am-5:30pm @ CSU Sacramento: This is an event to establish a consistent recruitment tool for Black/African Americans in the Greater Sacramento community, K-12 and Community College students to attend CSU, Sacramento. This event is an opportunity to engage current students on campus and to celebrate Black/African American culture on this campus to increase retention and graduation rates. To RSVP for this event: www.csus.edu/saseep/mlk/bfd

4/29 NACAC College Fair @ 1:30pm-4:30pm @ COW Palace: This is the largest annual FREE college fair.  RSVP first is better and you can also view a list of participating colleges and workshops available:https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/san-francisco/

Volunteers Needed!  Do you love working with children & families?  Do you have a passion for creative thinking, art, and or STEM education?  Do you want to meet and work with really awesome people? The Bay Area Discovery Museum is looking for Museum Experience Volunteers, Volunteer Greeters, Museum Store Volunteers, and Fab Lab Volunteer.  This museum is located at 557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito.  For more details: http://bayareadiscoverymuseum.org/volunteer or email Colin McNamara:volunteer@badm.org or call her at 415-339-3931

For 10th,11th, & 12th:

4/24 CSU Monterey Bay College Campus Visit @ 7:30am-5:30pm: If you have turned in a signed permission slip for this trip, see you at the Francisco St. entrance at 7:30am.

For 10th & 11th:

4/24 Skyline College Concurrent Enrollment Info. Session @ 6pm-7:30pm @ Skyline College Building 6, 2nd Fl., San Bruno: You can earn FREE college credits while you’re still in high school!  Light refreshment will be provided.  To RSVP: www.skylinecollege.edu/concurrent or call 650-738-7166

For 11th & 12th:

4/25 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

For 12th:

4/26 & 5/24 CCSF All-In-One Days Event @ 12:45pm-8:30pm @ 50 Phelan Ave. SF: If you’re interested in attending CCSF next year, please attend any of the listed events so that you can complete your application process in one day.  Please be sure to bring a photo ID and your CCSF Student ID number (you can only get this after you submit an on-line application).  To RSVP, call 415-239-3124.

4/29. 5/6, 5/13, & 5/20 CCSF All-In-One Days Event @ 8:30am-5pm @ 50 Phelan Ave. SF: If you’re interested in attending CCSF next year, please attend any of the listed events so that you can complete your application process in one day.  Please be sure to bring a photo ID and your CCSF Student ID number (you can only get this after you submit an on-line application).  To RSVP, call 415-239-3124.   

5/5 FRISCO Day: seniors attending a community college, military, work, or undecided after graduation will go on an ALL DAY field trip to CCSF. You will meet at 8am in our auditorium and be bused to CCSF. If you didn’t pick up a field trip form for this, please come by the College & Career Center (RM 258F) to pick up a copy.  The signed permission slip must be returned to Ms. S. Chan ASAP.

Seniors attending a 4-year after graduation will remain on campus that day. You will attend your 1,2,3,5,6th period classes (but not 4th).  There will be a 4th period assembly about turning 18, financial concerns, etc. You still have to go to your 4th period class and be escorted to the auditorium by your teacher.  Then during lunchtime there will be a Transition to College Fair in the courtyard.

Scholarship Awards: If you have won any type of scholarship awards, please let Michael (RM 209) know ASAP so that we can publish the information on the graduation brochure.  You may also email Michael the information:  michaell@uaspire.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:

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

2017 Filipino-American HS Graduating Scholars’ Award: Weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, submit a 500 word essay, a recommendation letter, a copy of your latest report card, and apply by 5/4/17.  Emailmanalangs@sfusd.edu  

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – April 17 – 21, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

APRIL  17 – 21, 2017, 2017

 

EARTH DAY

April 22, 2017

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: EARTH DAY: April 22, 2017–Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.

On Earth Day 2016, the landmark Paris Agreement was signed by the United States, China, and some 120 other countries. This signing satisfied a key requirement for the entry into force of the historic draft climate protection treaty adopted by consensus of the 195 nations present at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.

In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be celebrated on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature’s equipoise was later sanctioned in a proclamation written by McConnell and signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations. A month later a separate Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. Nelson was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom award in recognition of his work. While this April 22 Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations.

Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on the environmental issues that the world faces. In 2017, the March for Science occurs on Earth day (April 22, 2017) and is followed by the People’s Climate Mobilization (April 29, 2017).

 

**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

END OF THE YEAR RETIREMENT LUNCHEON:  Thursday, May 25, 2017, 1:00pm at Capurro’s Restaurant.  Buffet Luncheon.  Details to follow.  Save the Date and help celebrate our retirees! 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.

 

CHINESE KARAOKE CONTEST: is Friday night, April 21 in the auditorium.

 

SEAL OF BILITERACY:  Congratulations to our graduating seniors who have earned the Seal of Biliteracy for their academic achievement in two languages. Students receiving this award should have received a congratulatory letter, and will earn a special Seal on their diploma. The Seal of Biliteracy can be used to demonstrate your bilingual abilities to future employers and educational opportunities. If you think you might qualify but did not receive a letter, please see Ms. Galdamez for an application as soon as possible. Applications are due May 4th.

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS  4/17 – 4/23/17

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

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

4/17 Quest University Canada @ 3:15pm @ RM 104:  This is a small (700 students), private, secular, non-profit, liberal arts and sciences university in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. Quest focuses on excellence in undergraduate education. Students take one class at a time under the Block Plan and create a self-designed major while working closely with a faculty mentor.

Volunteers Needed!  Do you love working with children & families?  Do you have a passion for creative thinking, art, and or STEM education?  Do you want to meet and work with really awesome people?  The Bay Area Discovery Museum is looking for Museum Experience Volunteers, Volunteer Greeters, Museum Store Volunteers, and Fab Lab Volunteer.  This museum is located at 557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito.  For more details: http://bayareadiscoverymuseum.org/volunteer or email Colin McNamara: volunteer@badm.org or call her at 415-339-3931

4/29 NACAC College Fair @ 1:30pm-4:30pm @ COW Palace: This is the largest annual FREE college fair.  RSVP first is better and you can also view a list of participating colleges and workshops available: https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/san-francisco/

For 10th,11th, & 12th:

4/17 CCSF Dual Enrollment Student Follow-Up @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: If you’re currently taking a CCSF class, come learn about summer program options and you don’t have to apply for it again.

4/24 CSU Monterey Bay College Campus Visit @ 7:30am-5:30pm: This is a small size public state university, located in Monterey.  It has strong biology, language, and business majors.  If you want to see the campus, come join us.  We would love to include seniors who have been accepted by this college but haven’t seen the campus to come with us.  Lunch will be provided.  Seats are first come first served basis.  Please pick up a field trip form from Vicki in room 209.  

For 10th & 11th:

4/19 ScholarMatch @ 11:45am @ RM 104: Do you need help getting to college? ScholarMatch, a non-profit serving Bay Area students and their families, can help. We offer free college workshops, essay help, test prep, financial aid counseling, scholarships for eligible seniors and more! With a Center located in the Mission, we are here to help you get to and through college.  Come learn more about our services!

4/20 The GPA Game Workshop @ 2:15pm-3:30pm @ RM 555: College Ambassadors and friends, how important is your GPA?  How does college use that to review your application?  Come get an insider perspective on this while having fun.  FREE snacks provided!

For 11th & 12th:

4/18 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

For 11th:

4/20 Posse Scholarship Info. Session @ 11:45am @ RM 104:  How would you like a full tuition scholarship for 4 years at either Boston University (that means $200,000) or the University of Puget Sound? (that means $160,000).  Come check out this nationally known and well respected non-profit organization that not only helps you get the scholarship, they will also continue to provide academic support and leadership development while you’re in college.  

For 12th:

4/19 CCSF Scheduling Workshop @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you have already applied to CCSF, did the placement exams, and met with a CCSF counselor, please come to this workshop to pick your classes for next fall.

4/8, 4/22, 4/29 CCSF All-In-One Days Event @ 8:30am-5pm @ 50 Phelan Ave. SF: If you’re interested in attending CCSF next year, please attend any of the listed events so that you can complete your application process in one day. Please be sure to bring a photo ID and your CCSF Student ID number (you can only get this after you submit an on-line application).  To RSVP, call 415-239-3124.

4/20 Skyline College Concurrent Enrollment Info. Session @ 6pm-7:30pm @ Skyline College Building 6, 2nd Fl.: You can earn FREE college credits while you’re still in high school!  Light refreshment will be provided.  To RSVP:www.skylinecollege.edu/concurrent  or call 650-738-7166

4/22 CalDay at UCB @ 9am-4pm @ University of California, Berkeley: Seniors, if you have been accepted by UCB and would like to learn more about this community, please attend this event.  To RSVP: calday.Berkeley.edu

4/26 CCSF All-In-One Days Event @ 1pm-7pm @ 50 Phelan Ave. SF: If you’re interested in attending CCSF next year, please attend any of the listed events so that you can complete your application process in one day.  Please be sure to bring a photo ID and your CCSF Student ID number (you can only get this after you submit an on-line application).  To RSVP, call 415-239-3124.

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 SchooLoop.  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:

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

2017 Filipino-American HS Graduating Scholars’ Award: Weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, submit a 500 word essay, a recommendation letter, a copy of your latest report card, and apply by 5/4/17.  Email manalangs@sfusd.edu  

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

PTSA Meeting & Wellness DigCit Presentation 4/19/17

PTSA has their last meeting on Wed, April 19, from 5:30-7:30 PM to hold PTSA Elections. If any parents/students/teachers are interested in getting more involved with PTSA, please contact Mr. Bai Zhen so that they can run for a leadership position.

Shortly after the PTSA Meeting, PTSA will host a Wellness Presentation from My Digital Tat2 on parenting the “Always On Generation.” This will be a great recap for our Digital Citizenship Week here at Galileo. Parents/Students will learn ways to engage with their children on how to create a media balance.

Click here to view the PTSA Presentation Flyer.

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