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