Weekly Bulletin – May 8 – 12, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MAY 8 – 12, 2017

 

VE DAY

May 8, 1945

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: VE DAY: Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E Day, VE Day or simply V Day, was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany‘s unconditional surrender of its armed forces. It thus marked the end of World War II in Europe.

Upon the defeat of Germany, celebrations erupted throughout the world. From Moscow to Los Angeles, people celebrated.

In the United Kingdom, more than one million people celebrated in the streets to mark the end of the European part of the war. In London, crowds massed in Trafalgar Square and up the Mall to Buckingham Palace, where King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by Prime Minister Winston Churchill, appeared on the balcony of the palace before the cheering crowds. Princess Elizabeth (the future Queen Elizabeth II) and her sister Princess Margaret were allowed to wander incognito among the crowds and take part in the celebrations.

In the United States, the victory happened on President Harry Truman‘s 61st birthday. He dedicated the victory to the memory of his predecessor, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who had died of a cerebral hemorrhage less than a month earlier, on the 12th of April Flags remained at half-staff for the remainder of the 30-day mourning period. Truman said of dedicating the victory to Roosevelt’s memory and keeping the flags at half-staff that his only wish was “that Franklin D. Roosevelt had lived to witness this day.” Later that day, Truman said that the victory made it his most enjoyable birthday.

Massive celebrations also took place in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and especially in New York‘s Times Square.

**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

 

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.

 

MOVE-UP & AWARDS ASSEMBLY: This Friday during a double 4th period in the auditorium.

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS  5/8-5/14/17

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

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

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.

5/10 Enterprise for Youth @ 11:45am @ Courtyard: If you want to get a summer job, check out Enterprise for Youth’s Pathway Career Readiness Summer Program.

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:

5/9 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

For 12th:

5/11 CCSF Financial Aid Awareness Day @ 11am-2pm @ the Wellness Center Quad @ 50 Phelan Avenue, SF:  Come and join us to learn about How to Apply for federal and state financial aid programs. Will provide food, prizes, and scholarship raffle.

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.  

5/17 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 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:

Los Hermanos de Stanford Scholarship ($1,000): Graduating Latin high school senior, must be attending any 2 or 4 year institution, and apply by 5/8/2017 http://web.stanford.edu/group/hermanos/cgi-bin/HermanosWordpress2012/wordpress/?page_id=475

Chinese American Citizens Alliance High School & Leadership Scholarship Awards ($1,000): Graduating high school seniors of Chinese ancestry, Must attend any accredited San Francisco high school, 3.0 minimum GPA, Involved in school and community activities, Must meet income criteria, and apply by5/10/2017.  Pick up application from Michael in room 209.

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