Weekly Bulletin – May 15 – 19, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MAY 15 – 19, 2017

 

MOTHER’S DAY

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: MOTHER’S DAY:  Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father’s Day, Siblings Day, and Grandparents Day.

The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. St Andrew’s Methodist Church now holds the International Mother’s Day Shrine. Her campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Ann Jarvis had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War, and created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers because she believed that they were “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world.”

In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers.

**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.  Not to late to sign up.  Save the Date and help celebrate our retirees! Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

ATTENTION ALL AP ENGLISH STUDENTS FOR NEXT YEAR: All AP English students for next year, there will be an important meeting about your summer reading assignment on 5/17 at 2:15 p.m., in the Cafeteria. Ms Maroun

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 $2.00.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS  5/15-5/21/17

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

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

5/18 CCSF CHIN31A @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: CCSF will be offering the course Chinese 31A (Intermediate Mandarin for Bilingual Speakers) here at Galileo in the Fall! read below, and if you have questions, see Ms. S. Chan or Ms. Marshman in Counseling. The class will meet on Wednesdays, in the Fall semester, from 2:30-5:30pm. A CCSF professor will teach it.  You can earn 3 college units, which equals 10 high school credits. And it’s weighted.  This credit is transferable to UC & CSU.  This is just like taking a Chinese language course at a UC. It’s a very impressive course to have on your transcript and will give you extra consideration when applying to colleges.  If you have completed AP Chinese, you qualify to take this class. If you couldn’t take AP Chinese because you already speak Mandarin, you qualify. The course is open to current 9th-11th graders.

Volunteers Wanted at St. Mary’s Medical Center:  If you’re curious about the medical profession, check out this volunteer opportunity.  It’s not easy to become a volunteer at the hospital, so take this opportunity seriously and promptly.  Orientation for volunteering is on Sat. 6/3/17 @ 9am-12pm at St. Mary’s Medical Center’s Board Room on the 1st Fl. on 450 Stanyan St., SF.  For more details on this opportunity and how you can apply, please check out: www.dignityhealth.org/bayarea/locations/stmarys/about-us/volunteer  If you have questions, please call Ms. Mieasha Harris, manager of Volunteer Service @ 415-750-5646 or email her: Mieasha.Harris@dignityhealth.org

CHALK is hiring youth like you to fill 3 types of youth leadership positions: This is a non-profit in SF that provides employment and youth leadership trainings.  Please see job descriptions attached or posted in the Counseling Center.

5/21 Exploring Educational Excellence @ 7pm-8pm @ Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame: Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University and University of Chicago will provide an information session on admissions process, scholarships & financial aid, academic programs, and campus life.  An admissions officer from each college will be available to answer university specific questions.  To RSVP: http://www.exploringeducationalexcellence.org/event_detail.php?id=340

Enterprise for Youth is hiring for the Summer Cycle of the Pathways Career Ahead Program: It runs from June 12 – August 11! Pathways is a career awareness and job readiness program aimed to prepare youth for the world of work while exposing them to meaningful educational and career opportunities. Youth in living or attending high school in San Francisco or in a GED program, regardless of immigration status, are eligible.  They offer programs every Summer, Fall, and Spring. Youth who complete the program earn a $250 stipend and Enterprise membership, which includes access to our Job Bank (year-round spot jobs), summer internships, Job Shadows, College Counseling, and Youth Council. Youth can fill out an ONLINE Pathways Application, which can be downloaded as a PDF and mailed, faxed, or delivered in person to their office at 200 Pine St, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104.

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 10th & 11th:

5/20 & 5/27 Be Bold: College Prep Workshop 9am-12:15pm @ Mills College, Oakland: This is a small, private, all women’s college.  Girls: This open house introduces students to the college application process and provides opportunities to:

  • Tour the Mills campus
  • Learn about college admissions and financial aid
  • Enhance leadership skills
  • Improve writing skills for the personal statement
  • Meet Mills students and admission counselors

RSVP by 5/12 (You’re welcome to bring a family member): https://admissions.mills.edu/register/?id=d2d369d7-9796-4452-89b9-e774d3c36de1  

For 11th & 12th:

5/16 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

For 11th:

5/17 Posse Scholarship Nomination @ 11:45am @ RM 104: Are you interested in going to the University of Puget Sound (PS) or Boston University (BU) for tuition free (which is worth $16,000 to $20,000 for 4 yrs.), while getting special advising support and leadership training?  PS is known for international business, music, biology, and strong liberal arts.  This is a small independent college in Tacoma, Washington.  BU is a large private research university in Boston.  Come learn more about how to get nominated for this valuable opportunity!    

For 12th:

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.  

5/17 SF State University Resource Connection @ 2:15pm @ RM 104:  Seniors heading to SFSU, come check this out: Metro helps first-generation, low-income and/or historically underrepresented students succeed at SF State. Each Metro academy is a “school within a school,” serving as an educational home with personalized in-class academic support, advising and tutoring for students. The benefits of being part of Metro are obtaining classes needed to graduate quickly, smaller class room sizes, and a community of students/faculty. Overall our objective is to help students coming to SFSU feel comfortable, and graduate in a timely manner.

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.

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 through 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:

Robert and Joyce Corrigan SF Promised Endowed Scholarship ($2,000): U.S. citizen or permanent resident, HS seniors, Must attend SFSU, And apply by 5/16/2017. https://sfsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/6837

CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: Varies, Must be a San Francisco high school graduate, Must attend CCSF, 2.75 minimum GPA, Demonstrated need, and apply by 5/26/2017.  Contact Michael at Michaell@uaspire.org for the application.

Rehabmart Scholarship $250 to $2500: Students with a disability, Health sciences major (any medical major), Special needs education, Essay required, and apply by 5/31/2017   http://www.rehabmart.com/scholarship/

Chinese Acacia Club Scholarship ($1,000): Acceptance to a college or university, 3.8 minimum GPA, Submission of fall senior year transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, and apply by 6/30/2017.  You can get application from Michael in room 209 or contact Fred Kao at Pwc3028@att.net

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship ($1,000): Must be an aspiring nurse who demonstrates a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science or math, Must have a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of health care, Open to high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN, LVN, ADN, BSN programs, And apply by 6/30/2017.   http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/articles/2017-aspiring-nurse-scholarship

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F