Weekly Bulletin – May 1 – 5, 2017



Weekly Bulletin

MAY 1 – 5, 2017


CINCO de mayo

May 5, 2017


THOUGHT OF THE WEEK:CINCO de MAYO: Cinco de Mayo (pronounced: [ˈsiŋko ðe ˈmaʝo]; Spanish for “Fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army‘s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico. In the U.S. the date has become associated with the celebration ofMexican-American culture. In Mexico, the commemoration of the battle continues to be mostly ceremonial, such as through military parades.

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is sometimes mistaken to be Mexico’s Independence Day—the most important national holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16, commemorating the Cry of Dolores that initiated the war of Mexican independence from Spain.


**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



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.

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.


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

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

5/2 University of Guelph @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: This is a large public research university located in a vibrant city with a lively, dynamic cultural core. Guelph is an hour from Toronto and is characterized by 19th century buildings, shops, coffee houses, and nightclubs, all within walking distance of the University. Students choose UofG for its challenging academic environment, high-calibre faculty, and exceptional student-life experience. As a learner, you’re at the centre of UofG. We provide everything you need for an outstanding education and promising future.  Tuition for international students is about the same cost of attending a UC.

Summer job! The SF Maritime National Historical Park is hiring students for their summer program.  You need to be between the ages 15-18 (must turn 15 by 6/29 and not turn 19 until after 8/11).  This is an 8 week program from 6/19-8/11.  It will be $13-$14 per hour.  If interested, please pick up an application form from the College & Career Center.  Application must be postmarked by 5/5.

Summer job! Student Conservation Association Summer Crew 2017 is hiring students of 15-19 years old to work outdoors. You will help maintain hiking trails and restore wildlife habitat, develop leadership skills, work with a team of peers, learn about the environment and be camping for a weekend.  You must be motivated to do physical work, able to lift and swing tools, able to be outside for 8 hours a day, able to hike 30-60 minutes and willing to wear all-leather work boots, hardhats and gloves. For more info., email, Mr. Marnold Palomo: apalomo@thesca.org To apply: www.thesca.org  

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 11th & 12th:

5/2 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

For 12th:

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.

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.

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.   

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.  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