Weekly Bulletin – September 11 – 15, 2017



Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 11 – 15, 2017



September 11



WORD OF THE WEEK:  PATRIOT DAY: In the United States, Patriot Day, observed as the National Day of Service and Remembrance, occurs on September 11 of each year in memory of the people killed in the 2001 September 11 attacks.


A bill to make September 11 a national day of mourning was introduced in the U.S. House on October 25, 2001, by Rep. Vito Fossella (R-NY) with 22 co-sponsors, among them eleven Democrats and eleven Republicans. The bill requested that the President designate September 11 of each year as Patriot Day. Joint Resolution 71 passed the House by a vote of 407–0, with 25 members not voting. The bill passed the Senate unanimously on November 30. President Bush signed the resolution into law on December 18 as Pub.L. 107–89 On September 4, 2002, President Bush used the authority of the resolution to proclaim September 11, 2002, as the first Patriot Day.

**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.


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.


College & Career Center announcement for 09/11/17-09/18/17

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:

Davidson College: 9/11 @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: This is a small competitive liberal art based college located in North Carolina.  This is where NBA Player, Steph Curry got this degree.  This college also offers no-loan financial aid to students and a fly-in opportunity.

U-CAN Go To College: Historically Black Colleges & Universities Fair: 9/11 @ 4pm-8pm @ Mission High School: There are about 46 HBCUs in the country and all of them will be at this fair.  There will be on the spot admission for seniors so students don’t have to wait for months before they receive an admission decision.  Students who are not African American are encouraged to check out this option as well.  If you’re interested in attending this fair with other Galileo students, please talk to Mr. Amador in the Counseling Center.

Quest University of Canada: 9/13 @ 11:45am @ Rm 104: Quest University Canada offers one degree, a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, and focuses entirely on excellence in undergraduate education. Our campus is located one hour north of Vancouver, and one hour south of Whistler, in Squamish, British Columbia. Our current student population is just over 700 students, representing 60 different countries from around the world. Students at Quest take classes on the block plan, a system where students take one class at a time for a three-and-a-half-week block. Each block offered at Quest has no more than 20 students. We offer a self-designed education. Instead of declaring a traditional major, students create their own academic pursuits in the form of a question. There are no minimum requirements to apply, as our assessment of students is a wholistic process.

Breakthrough SF: a local education nonprofit that motivates middle school students with limited educational opportunities on the road to college.  If you want to tutor 5th-8th grade students at SF Day School, please apply for a volunteer tutor position by 9/22.  Volunteer schedule is between 10/9-12/4, for just one day per week on either Mon./Wed. from 3:30pm-5:30pm or Tues./Thur. from 4pm-6pm.  For more details: www.breakthroughsf.org/volunteer or to apply online: https://goo.gl/5CuUwC

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 Phillipa 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:

  1. Complete an application or for more details: https://www.dignityhealth.org/bayarea/locations/stmarys/about-us/volunteer
  2. Provide two reference letters from teacher, pastor, community leader, etc. (only for students under 18)
  3. Complete a background form (only for persons over the age 18)
  4. Attend one of the monthly New Volunteers Orientation(to be announced)
  5. 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/


SEO Info. & Application Workshop: 9/14 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104:  SEO Scholars is non-profit found in NY and this is their 5th year in the Bay Area. They provide free college prep support (SAT pre course, Sat. school, summer program, summer excursion and college campus visits, and mentorship in high school and in college) for first generation students (This means neither of your parents have attended college in the States) and low income (free or reduced lunch). This is only an opportunity for 9th graders and they will accept 30 students from the Bay Area.  Come work on their application together and we can help answer questions that you have.

For 11th & 12th:

College Ambassador (CA) Training: College Research: 9/13 @ 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.

ScholarMatch: 9/14 @ 11:45am

For 9th:

RM 104: Do you need help with deciding what colleges to apply to? Do you want to visit college campuses for free?  How about visiting popular tech companies like google? Do you want scholarship for college?  How about support to help you graduate from college while you’re at college?  Come check out these free service and get FREE pizza.

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.

SF YouthWorks is hiring.  You will be paid for $14 per hour.  Must be a junior or senior, live in SF, be able to work at least 6 hours per week on weekdays.  You will be exposed to public service careers at different government dept.  To apply: www.sfyouthworks.org by 9/15 5pm.


For 12th:

MAP to College: 9/16 @ 10am-1pm @ UCSF on 505 Parnassus Ave. SF: A free and popular event for parents and seniors.  You can sit in on different college related presentations in different languages.  You must RSVP before the event.  To RSVP: http://eaop.ucsf.edu

ScholarMatch: 9/14 @ 11:45am @ Rm 104: Do you need help with deciding what colleges to apply to? Do you want to visit college campuses for free?  How about visiting popular tech companies like google? Do you want scholarship for college?  How about support to help you graduate from college while you’re at college?  Come check out these free service and get FREE pizza.

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