Weekly Bulletin – October 2 – 6, 2017



Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 2-6, 2017



October 9 ,2017




WORD OF THE WEEK:  COLUMBUS DAY/INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S DAY/DIA DE LA RAZA:Christopher Columbus (Italian: Cristoforo Colombo [kriˈstɔːforo koˈlombo];] c. 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Born in the Republic of Genoa, under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchsof Spain he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Those voyages and his efforts to establish settlements on the island of Hispaniola initiated the permanent European colonization of the New World.

Columbus was not the first European explorer to reach the Americas, having been preceded by the Viking expedition led by Leif Erikson in the 11th century, but his voyages led to the first lasting European contact with the Americas, inaugurating a period of exploration, conquest, and colonization that lasted several centuries. These voyages thus had an enormous effect on the historical development of the modern Western world. He spearheaded the transatlantic slave trade and has been accused by several historians of initiating the genocide of the Hispaniola natives. Columbus himself saw his accomplishments primarily in the light of spreading the Christian religion.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day (also known as Native American Day) is a holiday that celebrates the Indigenous peoples of North America. It is celebrated in various localities in the United States. It began as a counter-celebration to Columbus Day, promoting Native American culture and commemorating the history of Native American peoples. The celebration began in Berkeley, California, through the International Indian Treaty Council, and Denver, Colorado, and now in Vermont, as a protest against Columbus Day. The latter is observed as a federal holiday in the United States, but it is not observed as a state holiday in every state, and most retail enterprises stay open. Indigenous Peoples’ Day is usually held on the second Monday of October, coinciding with the federal observance of Columbus Day. It is similar to Native American Day, observed in September in California and Tennessee, and the same day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in South Dakota.


**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: 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




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 LOWELL FOOTBALL GAME: at Lowell, Friday, October 6, 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 09/25/17-10/01/17Fo


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

We are updating the galileoweb.org website.  You can check weekly College & Career Center announcements, Scholarship List, Fly-In Program List and more on the website.  See you there!

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

UC Berkeley: 10/2 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: UCB is the No. 1 public university in the world. Over 35,000 students attend classes in 14 colleges and schools, offering 350 degree programs. Set the pace with your colleagues and community and set the bar for giving back.

Goucher College: 10/2 @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: Located in Baltimore, MD, Goucher College prepares its students for careers that haven’t even been invented yet. Through hands-on learning, support from dedicated faculty, and the nation’s flat-out best study abroad program, we make sure you graduate with the skills to be a lifelong learner. That’s why we’re ranked one of the top 10 most innovative colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Northeastern University: 10/2 @ 6:30pm-8pm @ Jewish Community High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis St, San Francisco: This is a large private university in Boston.  It has a co-op focus.  To attend this free information session or for more details: northeastern.edu/prospectevents

Pitzer College: 10/3 @ 12:20pm @ Rm 104: This is a small top ranked liberal arts college located in So. Cal. and it’s part of the Pomona College consortium.

Haverford College: 10/3 @ 3:15pm @ Rm 104: This is a small private leading liberal arts college located in Haverford, PA.  It’s a close-knit intellectual community and it’s also part of a few consortium colleges near-by.

Wishbone: 10/12 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Would you like to study a second language overseas this summer?  How about taking your favorite class and live in your dream college in the summer?  What about a backpacking wilderness trip in Alaska?  Whatever your dream summer trip is, Wishbone can help you achieve it.  This is a non-profit organization that supports students in their pursue for a dream summer experience.


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 by 10/4: 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.

For 11th:

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.

For 12th:

College Application Workshop: 10/4 @ 2:15pm @ Rm 104: Come work on either the UC application or Common App. with us.  Get a head start!

Common App. Essay Writing Workshop by USF: 10/5 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Seniors, want to learn more about how to draft the Common App. essay?  Come check this out and learn about University of San Francisco.

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.

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) ASAP.

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 ongalileoweb.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

Room 258F