Weekly Bulletin – September 4 – 8, 2017



Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 4 – 8, 2017





WORD OF THE WEEK:  LABOR DAY: Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and it is considered the unofficial end of summer in the United States. The holiday is also a federal holiday.

Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. “Labor Day” was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which organized the first parade in New York City. In 1887, Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty U.S. states officially celebrated Labor Day.

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

**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.


EARTHQUAKE/LOCKDOWN/EVACUATION DRILL:  Tuesday, September 5, 2018 at 10:15am.



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 09/04/17-09/10/17

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

Mission Bit: A company where high school student can earn $300 for taking a FREE coding class. Students will learn how to code, take part in service learning projects and get an opportunity to work on issues most affecting residents in San Francisco. To apply online: www.missionbit.com Application deadline is 9/5/17 by 5pm.

Enterprise for Youth: 9/6 @ 11:45am @ Courtyard: Do you want a part-time job?  Do you want to learn how to be ready for a job?  Come check-out this organization that is focused on supporting high school students to get jobs and internships.

Youth Art Exchange: You can take a semester of free arts classes taught by professional artists and showcase your work in the 7th annual SF Youth Arts Summit at SOMArts.  You can choose from architecture, music production, fashion design, filmmaking, photography, and printmaking.  Application deadline is 9/6/17.  For more details or to apply: youthartexchange.org/enroll

8 of the Best Colleges Info. Session: 9/7 @ 6:30pm @ DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina, 200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley: Claremont McKenna, Colorado, Connecticut, Grinnell, Haverford, Kenyon, Macalester, and Sarah Lawrence Colleges is hosting a FREE info. session for parents & students.  To register: https://www.coloradocollege.edu/admission/8ofthebest/Fall17Berkeley.html

Dartmouth College: 9/8 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: As the ninth oldest institution of higher education in the US and the smallest member of the Ivy League, Dartmouth has been consistently ranked as one of the top in the nation for undergraduate teaching. Please join us to learn more about how Dartmouth offers its students multiple, unique opportunities for experiential learning – in research labs, overseas programs, leave term internships and entrepreneurial incubators, to name a few.

Johns Hopkins University: 9/8 @ 3:15pm @ Rm 104: This is a medium sized liberal art based and the nation’s first research college.  It’s located in Baltimore, Maryland.  This is a well-known yet competitive private college.     

Southern Exposure: a non-profit art organization in SF.  They are now accepting applications from high school youth artists for the 2017–2018 One-on-One Mentorship Program with an individual professional visual artist. This highly individualized art program is free and open to all Bay Area youth. This program aims to develop artistic, educational and life skills by combining the benefits of mentoring relationships with art education. This program is for intermediate to advanced youth artists. The program meets Fridays from 4pm-6pm from September 22, 2017. Application deadline is 9/8.  For questions or application, contact Maya Gomez: aie@soex.org