Weekly Bulletin – October 30 – N0vember 3, 2017



Weekly Bulletin







WORD OF THE WEEK: DISASTER: HALLOWEEN: Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of All HallowsEvening), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.


Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related guising), attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and

watching horror films.


Halloween costumes are traditionally modeled after supernatural figures such as vampires, monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils. Over time, in the United States, the costume selection extended to include popular characters from fiction, celebrities, and generic archetypes such as ninjas and princesses.


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**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


FRESHMEN HOMEROOM TEACHERS: There will be an important Freshmen Homeroom Assembly this Wednesday, November 1st during homeroom.  Teachers please bring your students to the auditorium once they report to your classroom.

  Bai Zhen



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.


HALLOWEEN DRESS-UP CONTEST: Tuesday, Oct. 31. In courytard during lunch time.

HARVEST FOOD FESTIVAL: Thursday, Nov. 9 in the courtyard during lunch time.




WINTER ASSEMBLY: Fri., Dec. 8TH during a double 4th period Assembly Schedule.


FRESHMEN HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:   Wednesday, November 1st during Homeroom in the Auditorium.  Students should report to Homeroom and then come with the class to the auditorium. Bai Zhen

College & Career Center announcement for 10/30/17-11/5/17

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

Marist College: 10/30 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is a small private college in upstate New York.  It is consistently recognized as one of the best regional colleges in the Northeastern United States. Our business management and communications programs are second to none – most students in those programs participate in supervised internships which often result in immediate employment after graduation. Marist’s fashion design and merchandising program has been recognized as one of the top handful of programs in the U.S. and one of the top thirty globally. From the elements of design, to textiles, to supply line management, our students hit the market ready to join the world’s top fashion houses. Students interested in athletics will be happy to know that Marist is an NCAA Division I school, and our Red Foxes consistently carry us to victory. Our class sizes are small, our professors are passionate, and our campus community is a family.

University of Limerick: 11/1 @11:45pm @ RM 104: The University of Limerick (UL), is located on the west coast of Ireland along the picturesque River Shannon and enjoys an unspoiled natural environment blended with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities.  UL annually welcomes over 2000 International students from around the world.

Performing and Visual Arts Fair: 11/1 @ 7pm @ South SF Conference Center, 255 S Airport Blvd, SSF: The biggest and only nationwide visual and performing arts college fair.  It’s free!  To RSVP: https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/pva/

UC Santa Barbara: 11/2 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: UCSB is a large, public university on the central coast of California. We have over 90 majors available for students to choose from, four years of guaranteed housing, and over 500 clubs and organizations! UCSB is a top research university with many opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research. We are also one of the happiest campuses in the nation and very community-oriented!

For 9th & 10th:

Free Field Trip to Holy Names University (Oakland) & UC Berkeley: 11/8/17 @ 8am-3pm: The best way to know if you like a college is by visiting it.  On this trip, you will get to learn two different types of colleges close to SF.  And you will get to experience dining in the UC Berkley dining room for free!  If you’re interested in going, please pick up a permission slip from Larissa in RM 209.  The signed permission slip must be returned to her by 11/6.       

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 12/4.  For details or to RSVP, please check out: https://www.compassprep.com/galileoclass/    

For 12th:

College Application Workshop: 11/1 & 11/2 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Come work on either the UC application or Common App. with us.  Get a head start!

College Application Essay Editing Support: 11/18 @ 9:45am-12pm @ School Cafeteria: Wellesley College Alumni coaches can help you finalize your drafted essays.  Please bring 1 hard copy of your 2nd or 3rd or final essay drafts.  Must RSVP by: 11/03/17

RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/galileoessayedit

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 on galileoweb.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