Weekly Bulletin – September 18 – 22, 2017



Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 1 8= 22, 2017



September 17




Constitution Day is an American holiday celebrated on September 17 to commemorate the day in 1787 when the U.S. Constitution was signed. The Constitution outlines the way the U.S. government works and protects the rights of citizens.


The founding fathers of the United States of America wrote the Constitution because the nation’s original governing document, the Articles of Confederation, proved to be relatively powerless for law enforcement. The Articles of Confederation did not give Congress the ability to protect the nation, regulate currency and enact diplomacy.


Delegates from 12 of the 13 states met in Philadelphia during the summer of 1787 to modify the Articles of Confederation. The new document they wrote became the U.S. Constitution. Some of the changes included creating the Senate and House of Representatives, establishing the relationship and responsibilities of states to one another and outlining a method by which the Constitution may be modified. Constitution Day recognizes U.S. citizens who have been born in the United States or naturalized.

**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 BURTON FOOTBALL GAME: (here), Friday, Sept. 29 at 3 PM.

College & Career Center announcement for 09/018/17-09/24/17

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:

University of Southern California (USC): 9/18 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: USC is a large, private, research university located near downtown Los Angeles. We have over 150 majors available and provide students with a college experience that balances rigorous academics with extensive opportunities outside the classroom.

Gettysburg College: 9/18 @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: Gettysburg College is a private liberal arts and science college with 2,600 students, all undergraduates. Beautiful campus in all four seasons, students are guaranteed housing all 4 years, consistently rank in top 10 for our food! The campus is in historic Gettysburg, PA -1 hour from Baltimore, 1 hour 20 minutes from Washington DC. Some things that make Gettysburg unique are the historical town, the Sunderman Conservatory of Music, Strong D III athletics, our Center for Public Service, our honor code, and the Eisenhower Institute for leadership and Public Policy in DC! STEM scholarship (100% grant) and merit scholarship from $10,000-$25,000. We are 2nd in the nation for study abroad, 11th in the nation for internships and there are many opportunities for research and leadership! 98% of our grads have a job or are in grad school within a year of graduation! Gettysburg College video: https://youtu.be/aVxT2LGisq4

Pomona College: 9/20 @ 11:45am @ Rm 104: This is a selective private liberal arts college in Los Angeles area.  It’s part of a college consortium, in which you pay for one college tuition and be able to take some classes for free at the near-by colleges.  

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/


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: Finalizing the College List: 9/20 @ 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 12th:

College Application Workshop: 9/21 @ 2:15pm @ Rm 104: Come work on either the UC application or Common App. with us.  Get a head start!

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