Digital Citizenship Week!

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SFUSD is hosting Digital Citizenship Week this week, starting Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 and ending Friday, April 14th, 2017.

Digital Citizenship is the norm of appropriate and responsible behavior with regard to technology use.

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Digital Citizenship Week Schedule at Galileo:

  • Tuesday, April 11th: Launch on Galileoweb.org
  • Wednesday, April 12th: Activities in Homeroom
  • Thursday, April 13th: Activities in Homeroom
  • Friday, April 14th: Lunchtime event in Courtyard

 

If you are a parent who is interested in learning more about how to make sure your student is a responsible digital citizen:

 

If you are a Galileo teacher who is interested in completing digital citizenship activities or lessons with your students:

Weekly Bulletin – April 10 – 14, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

APRIL  10 – 14, 2017, 2017

 

SERENDIPITY

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: SERENDEPITY:  Serendipity means a “fortunate happenstance” or “pleasant surprise”. It was coined by Horace Walpole in 1754. In a letter he wrote to a friend, Walpole explained an unexpected discovery he had made by reference to a Persian fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip. The princes, he told his correspondent, were “always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of”. The notion of serendipity is a common occurrence throughout the history of scientific innovation such as Alexander Fleming‘s accidental discovery of penicillin in 1928, the invention of the microwave oven by Percy Spencer in 1945, and the invention of the Post-it note by Spencer Silver in 1968.

In June 2004, a British translation company voted the word to be one of the ten English words hardest to translate.[1] However, due to its sociological use, the word has since been exported into many other languages.

**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.

 

ASB ELECTION: is Wed., April 12 during HR

 

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

 

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.

 

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  4/10 – 4/16/17

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

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

4/13 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!

Summer Internship Program (6/7/17-7/21/17): Learn and earn this summer!  As a student intern, you will work alongside industry mentors & explore careers within the company.  You will work 16-20 hours per week and $13-$14 per hour.  Application deadline is 4/14 @ 5pm.  Apply on: https://mb.formstack.com/forms/sfusd_2017

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

4/30 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:

4/24 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:

4/12 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!

4/12 City College of San Francisco Early College Summer Career Exploration Program  @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: You can earn both high school and college credit while taking classes in biotechnology, visual media design, broadcast electronica media arts, computer networking, and child development.  Learn more about these classes, important deadlines, and the steps for enrollment.

Summer Career Exploration Program (6/7/17-7/13/17): Are you interested in automotive technology or building & construction trades?  As a student intern, you will work alongside industry mentors & use what you learn in real world projects.  Earn $1,000 compensation.  Application deadline is 4/14 @ 5pm.  Apply on:https://mb.formstack.com/forms/sfusd_2017

For 11th & 12th:

4/11 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

For 12th:

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.

4/10 UC Merced Next Steps Presentation @ 3:15pm @ RM104: If you have been accepted by UC Merced and would like to know what the next steps are or if you have any questions about your UC Merced application, please come to this info. session.

4/13 12th Grade College Transition Workshop @ 2:15pm-4pm @ RM 555: College Ambassadors and seniors, do you know what you need to prepare for so that you can be truly ready for college and be able to graduate from college, come join us at this workshop.  FREE snacks provided!

4/13 Connect to College for CSM @ 6pm-8pm @ College Center, 2nd Fl. College of San Mateo: A night of free info. for seniors and parents on Transfer Programs, financial aid & scholarships, Career Programs, Academic Programs, Certificate Programs, and student life & leadership.  Free Parking is available for this event in the Beethoven Lot 2.  You will be eligible for a scholarship drawing.  To RSVP:collegeofsanmateo.edu/connectrsvp or for more info., email Estela Garcia: garciaestela@smccd.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 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:

Vietnamese Physician Association of Northern California: $1500: Be of Vietnamese descent, unweighted GPA of 3.6 or higher, and apply by 4/15/17.  For more details or to apply: www.VPANC.com

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 3 – 7, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MARCH 20-24, 2017

 

APRIL FOOL’S DAY

April 1, 2017

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: APRIL FOOLS DAY: April Fools’ Day (sometimes called All Fools’ Day) is celebrated every year on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes expose their prank by shouting April Fool. Some newspapers, magazines, and other published media report fake stories, which are usually explained the next day or below the news section in small letters. Although popular since the 19th century, the day is not a public holiday in any country.

 

SERVICE INTERACT CLUB CAR WASH FUND RAISER:

The Service Interact Club will hold a car wash on Sunday, April 9th from 9:00am – 5:00-pm in the Faculty Parking Lot.  The funds the club earns will be donated to SHOT AT LIFE, an organization that aims to ensure that children worldwide have access to life-saving vaccines.  Please bring your vehicle for a wash on Sunday and support Service Interact and their efforts to raise funds for SHOT AT LIFE. Bettie Grinnell

**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.

 

ASB ELECTION: is Wed., April 12 during HR

 

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

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS  3/27 – 4/9/17

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

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

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/

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 is 4/7.  For more info. or to apply:www.sfyouthworkds.org      

 

For 11th & 12th:

4/4 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 12th:

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

4/5 UC Santa Barbara Next Steps Presentation @ 11:45am @ RM104: If you have been accepted by UCSB and would like to know what the next steps are, please come to this info. session.  Lunch will be provided by UCSB

4/5 UC Merced Next Steps Presentation @ 2:15pm @ RM104: If you have been accepted by UC Merced and would like to know what the next steps are or if you have any questions about your UC Merced application, please come to this info. session.

4/6 12th Grade Understanding Financial Aid & Colleges You Can Still Apply To @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Seniors, do you know how to compare your financial aid awards from different colleges?  We can show you a simple trick.  Do you feel discouraged for not being accepted by your dream college or any 4-year college?  If so, come to this presentation and we can show you 4 year colleges that are still accepting applications.  Don’t give up!  Come chat things out with us.

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.    

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:

Vietnamese Physician Association of Northern California: $1500: Be of Vietnamese descent, unweighted GPA of 3.6 or higher, and apply by 4/15/17. For more details or to apply: www.VPANC.com

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 RM 209 for the application.

Dr. Jennie H. Y. Yee Scholarship (3) $800: Graduating Galileo seniors who have applied to two-year or four-year college, one short essay addressing the importance of mental health to high school students and their families, and apply by 4/6/17.  Pick up an application either from RM 258F or from Michael in RM 209.

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

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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