SEPTEMBER 25 – 29, 2017
WORD OF THE WEEK: AUTUMNAL EQUINOX: An equinox is the moment in which the plane of Earth‘s equator passes through the center of the Sun‘s disk,which occurs twice each year, around 20 March and 23 September.
On an equinox, day and night are of approximately equal duration all over the planet. The equinoxes are the only times when the solar terminator (the “edge” between night and day) is perpendicular to the equator. As a result, the northern and southern hemispheres are equally illuminated. The word comes from Latin equi or “equal” and noxmeaning “night”.
The equinoxes, along with solstices, are directly related to the seasons of the year. In the northern hemisphere, the vernal equinox (March) conventionally marks the beginning of spring in most cultures and is considered the New Year in the Persian calendar or Iranian calendars as Nowruz (means new day), while the autumnal equinox (September) marks the beginning of autumn.
**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES: Please email bulletin notices to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell
SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM: The Substitute System’s phone number: 415-345-0064. 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: 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
ACCOUNTANT SCHEDULE CHANGE: Galileo’s accountant, Eva, will be at Galileo on Thursdays now, instead of Tuesdays. Her office will remain in Room 206.
COFFEE AND COOKIES: Support Special Education by purchasing a cup of fresh roasted coffee $1.25 and cookies $.25. Available daily 7:45am all year long in either room 214 or 212. (alternating bi-weekly)
If you would like to use our delivery service please call x3214 or x3212.
Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello
GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEAT SHIRTS: On sale now in the ASB Office (Room 150); teacher & staff discount is $25.
TEACHEER LOCATOR: The Current Teacher Locator is ow posted on the Galileo Website. Check the Staff Support Area on the website. This document will be updated daily.
STAFF PHONE DIRECTORY: The current Staff Phone Directory os now posted on the Galileo website in the Staff Support Area. There are 2 versions which you can print out–legal size and letter size. This document will be updated as needed.
TEACHER VOICE MAIL: It is important for parents to contact their students’ teachers. If you have not set up your email, please see me and I can help facilitate this. Itr is important for parents to be able to contact their child’s teachers. It takes 2-3 minutes and we can do it at my desk.
TEACHER EMERGENCY CARDS: Hi All– It ios so important that we have current information on your emergecy card about who to contact in an emergency. With so many new staff this year it has been challenging to reach out to everyone. If I did not give you an emeergency card to complete, please see me. Thanks! Bettie Grinnell
MULTI-CULTURAL ASSEMBLY: Hello Staff I want to invite your cultural clubs to participate in our Multi-Cultural Assembly in November! Please ask your students to sign up with me in room 102A and tryouts are Wednesday and Thursday 9/27 and 9/28 at 2:30 in the CAFETERIA. We are looking for culturally based performances, please share your culture with our Galileo Community. Thanks, Jackie Alarcon
GALILEO GEEK SQUAD: Interested in troubleshooting technology issues? Want to assist with the technology program and procedures during your free time at Galileo? Need IT or Tech experience for college/career? Looking for a fun and easy way to get Media Arts or Computer Science extra credit? JOIN GALILEO’S GEEK SQUAD!!! Geek Squad will spend their free periods being responsible for many of the technology issues that arise throughout the day at Galileo. Geek Squad will work on Chromebooks, MacBooks, PCs, iMacs, audio systems, SmartBoards, technology lab and carts, and miscellaneous tech items. Geek Squad members will receive a letter grade for their TA period as well as a signed letter of recommendation from a technology teacher to use on college and job applications. See Ms. Z in Room 260A for more information!
GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEAT SHIRTS: ASB is selling Galileo black hoodie sweatshirts. You can buy them from ASB officers during lunch. Cost is $40.
OKTOBERFEST (Food Festival) is Oct. 13 in the Courtyard during lunch..
GALILEO vs BURTON FOOTBALL GAME: (here), Friday, Sept. 29 at 3 PM.
MULTI-CULTURAL ASSEMBLY AUDITIONS: If you would like to participate in our Multi-Cultural Assembly in November, please to sign up with Ms. Alarcon in room 102A. Tryouts are Wednesday and Thursday 9/27 and 9/28 at 2:30 in the CAFETERIA. We are looking for culturally based performances, please share your culture with our Galileo Community. Thanks, Ms. Alarcon
College & Career Center announcement for 09/25/17-10/01/17
For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:
New York University: 9/25 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: A competitive private university in Time Square of New York. Well known for art & film and many different overseas study options.
Clarkson College: 9/25 @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.
Mills College: 9/28 @ 11:45am @ Rm 104: This is a private small women’s college in Oakland. Students can take some classes for free at UCB and transportation will be provided between these two campuses.
Mount Holyoke College: 9/28 @ 2:45pm @ Rm 104: Located in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective, small sized, nondenominational, residential, research liberal arts college for women. Mount Holyoke is renowned for educating women leaders, from medical pioneers to Pulitzer Prize–winning playwrights.
How to Choose the Most Ideal College Presentation: 9/28 @5:30pm @ Cafeteria: This is a comprehensive college information presentation to all grade level parents and students. It will be facilitated in Cantonese, Spanish, and English. A light dinner will be provided.
St. Mary’s Medical Center of San Francisco, is offering volunteer opportunities to (High School/College students) who are interested in exploring the medical field. You may help out at either the Information Desk, Clerical/Administrative, Nursing Units, Occupational/Physical Therapy, Sister Mary Philipa Health Clinic, Clinical Infomatics, Surgery Waiting Room, Emergency Department, or Gift Shop. Benefits: Chances to receive SF Giants Baseball tickets, participate in walk-a-thons, Toy Drives, Fan Fest special celebrations, free annual TB test, free parking, free coffee/tea, 20% off meals, and much more. Steps to take:
Complete an application or for more details:https://www.dignityhealth.org/bayarea/locations/stmarys/about-us/volunteer
Provide two reference letters from teacher, pastor, community leader, etc. (only for students under 18)
Complete a background form (only for persons over the age 18)
- Attend one of the monthly New Volunteers Orientation(to be announced)
- Interview with Manager of Volunteer
CSU East Bay Preview Day: 10/14 @ 8am-12pm @ 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward: Learn about admission requirements, academic programs, financial aid, and get a tour of campus and housing. This is a free open house for freshmen, transfer students, and their families. To RSVP:csueastbay.edu/previewday
The Perry Initiative: UCSF hosts this event to inspire young women to be leaders in Orthopaedic Surgery and engineering. This is a day long program to explore hands-on workshop modules and receive mentorship from women surgeons and engineers. Deadline to apply is 10/28. For more information or to apply: http://perryinitiative.org/student-online-application/
For 10th, 11th, & 12th:
FREE ACT Practice Test: Sat. 10/14 @ 9am-1pm @ Galileo:This is one of the college admission tests that 4 year colleges will require. You can get a full test score report after 3 business days and get a complimentary consultation from Compass Education Group’s test expert after you take the test. RSVP by10/4: http://www.compassprep.com/galileoact/
For 11th & 12th:
College Ambassador (CA) Training: Drafting the Appraisal Packet: 9/27 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you’re a College Ambassador or interested in becoming one, attend this workshop, so you can start on your college application ASAP.
Leaders for Tomorrow by Youth & Government of YMCA: This is a fun free program for you to learn and experience leadership skills, public speaking, research & writing skills, better understanding of civic engagement and issues on statewide & national level. You will get a chance to travel to DC as well. For more info., email Ms. Jenifer Hughes:JHughes@ymcasf.net or call her at 415-710-1146.
FREE PSAT for Juniors: 10/11 @ 8am-12:35pm @ Galileo Academy: This score will count for the National Merritt Scholarship competition should you qualify. There are 75 seats for our juniors. Please sign-up with Ms. S. Chan in room 258F by 10/2 if you’re interested in taking the test.
SFUSD College Fair: 10/6 @9:30am-12pm @ CCSF: All seniors are required to attend this district wide college fair. You will go to your first period class. After first period ends, you will head down to the auditorium immediately. We will ride on school buses to CCSF and come back to campus together after the fair. We will give you a permission slip on 9/21 during senior homeroom meeting in the auditorium. You may also pick up a permission slip from room 258F or 209. You must return the signed permission slip to the College & Career Center (258F) by 9/25.
College Application Workshop: 9/28 @ 2:15pm @ Rm 104:
Come work on either the UC application or Common App. with us. Get a head start!
College Application Presentation for 12th Parents & Students: 10/5 @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria: This presentation covers the details of the college application process and it’s for seniors and their parents. It will be in Cantonese, Spanish and English. A light dinner will be provided.
The Great SF Personal Statement Weekend: 10/21 & 10/22 @1pm-5pm @ Mission HS: 826 Valencia is a non-profit tutoring organization located in the Mission neighborhood. Every year, they provide free college essay editing over a weekend. Seniors must sign-up for a time slot of their choice. All personal statement and scholarship essay writers are welcome, whether they’re just starting, almost finished, or somewhere in between. They’ll have computers on hand for easy editing, as well as yummy snacks to keep everyone going! RSVP ASAP before seats run out: http://826valencia.org/psw2017/
uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions. Turn in your uAspire consent forms to Michael in room 209 to receive financial aid help.
If you’re interested in applying for scholarships, please check the updated Scholarship List either on galileoweb.org under College & Career or on the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center (RM 258).
Supporting you every step of the way for the college application process, just ask for help!
Ms. S. Chan
College & Career Counselor