Weekly Bulletin – October 16 – 20, 1917



Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 16 – 20, 2017






WORD OF THE WEEK: SONG & YELL:  Most Spirited Class Competition of the School Year.  Each class does their best to show school spirit with class skits, school songs and cheers.  Great fun on the football field on a sunny Friday afternoon in October.  Go Lions!  

**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.

College & Career Center announcement for 10/16/17-10/22/17


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:

Simmons College: 10/16 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is a small private, women’s college located in Boston. We are one of the six colleges that make up the Colleges of the Fenway consortium, which allows students to take cross-register classes, participate in intramural sports, and even minor in a subject at another college.

UC San Diego: 10/16 @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: This is one of the popular UC campuses.  Come check it out!

College Fair: 10/17 @ Lunch Time @ Courtyard: All students are encouraged to come check out our own college fair.  You can eat lunch and hangout at the courtyard while talking to different college admission counselors.  Win a raffle prize!  Wear your favorite college gear.

Amherst College: 10/17 @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: This is a small private liberal arts colleges located in Amherst, Mass.  This is a well-respected college for its academic rigor and is part of the consortium with 4 other nearby colleges.

University of Rochester: 10/18 @ 11:45pm @ RM 104: This is a competitive medium researched based private college in upstate New York.  It’s well known for engineering and music.

Boston College: 10/18 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: A well respected Jesuit university with competitive admission, located in the hearts of Boston.

SF Institute of Esthetics & Cosmetology: 10/19 @ 11:45am @ Rm 104: SFIEC/Paul Mitchell School has been a fixture in San Francisco for 15 amazing years.  Our mission is to provide a quality educational system to prepare students to pass the state board examination and gain employment within their chosen field of study.  We are passionately committed to providing a solid educational foundation to empower our team in the pursuit of excellence, and we strongly believe that when people come first, success will follow.

Day at Law School: 10/21 @ 9am-3:30pm @ UC Hasting @ 198 McAllister St. SF:  UC Hastings La Raza Law Students Association’s is hosting the 14th Annual “Day at Law School”.  Free continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. The program will commence with a welcome session. The welcome session will be followed by dividing students into smaller, age-conscious groups. The groups will then participate in a range of interactive sessions including a mock lecture, a mock trial, and law student and attorney panels. Attendees will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes that are carefully selected to encourage future academic success. For questions, email: hastingsoutreach@gmail.com  RSVP as soon as possible: goo.gl/R4AEUY

Washington University in St. Louis: 10/22 @ 6pm-7pm @ San Ramon Marriott, 2600 Bishop Dr., San Ramon: Free information session for students and parents.  For additional information, please call: 800-638-0700.

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 11th & 12th:

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 10/20 @5pm.


For 11th:

Low Cost ACT Prep Class for Juniors:  An extremely affordable after school ACT prep class at Galileo. Last day to register is 11/27 and last day to make payment is 12/6.  For details or to RSVP, please check out: https://www.compassprep.com/galileoclass/    

For 12th:

College Application Workshop: 10/18 @ 2:15pm @ Rm 104: Come work on either the UC application or Common App. with us.  Get a head start!

Making Waves CAP Scholarship Application Workshop: 10/19 @ 2:15pm @ Rm 104: This is a fantastic scholarship + mentorship opportunity for you.  It’s easy to be eligible:

  • Graduating high school class of 2018
  • 4-year college bound
  • Low-Income
  • Bay Area (all 9 counties – Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma)

WHAT does it offer?

  • 1:1 College Coaching
  • Personal Financial Services Coordinator
  • Up to $5,000 of support annually (for a maximum of 5 years)
  • Professional and Peer Networking Opportunities

Bring a copy of the 2016 family income tax return, if available.


Funding Black Futures: 10/21 @ 10am-2pm @ Bayview Office, 4301 3rd Street, SF: Free one-to-one FAFSA/CSS Profile completion support, scholarship search/resources and help with scholarship applications and other resources for affording college.  Open to SFUSD African American 12th grade students and families – as well as any college students looking to renew FAFSA!  Our goal is to increase FAFSA completion among African American students and to provide students and families with tips and resources on affording college.  Light breakfast provided, soul food lunch catered by Hard Knox. Raffle prizes available and goody bags for all attendees.  To RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/fundingblackfutures

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/

UC Personal Insight Workshop by UC LA: 10/25 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Do you want to learn about what to say in your UC Personal Prompts?  Come check out this informative session by the UCLA admission counselor.

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