Weekly Bulletin – October 9 – 13, 2017



Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 9-13, 2017






WORD OF THE WEEK: OKTOBERFEST: Oktoberfest (German pronunciation: [ɔkˈtoːbɐˌfɛst]) is the world’s largest Volksfest (beer festival and travelling funfair). Held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, it is a 16- to 18-day folk festival running from mid or late September to the first weekend in October, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year. Locally, it is often called the Wiesn, after the colloquial name for the fairgrounds, Theresa’s meadows (Theresienwiese). The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since the year 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations that are modelled after the original Munich event.

During the event, large quantities of Oktoberfest Beer are consumed: during the 16-day festival in 2013, for example, 7.7 million litres were served. Visitors also enjoy numerous attractions, such as amusement rides, sidestalls and games. There is also a wide variety of traditional foods available.

The Munich Oktoberfest originally took place in the 16-day period leading up to the first Sunday in October. In 1994, this longstanding schedule was modified in response to German reunification. As such, if the first Sunday in October falls on the 1st or the 2nd, then the festival would run until 3 October (German Unity Day). Thus, the festival now runs for 17 days when the first Sunday is 2 October and 18 days when it is 1 October. In 2010, the festival lasted until the first Monday in October (4 October), to mark the event’s bicentennial.

**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..


College & Career Center announcement for 10/9/17-10/15/17


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

Merrimack College: 10/10 @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: Merrimack is a mid-size, student centered residential college located in North Andover, Massachusetts, just 25 minutes north of Boston. Merrimack offers professionally focused academic programs including business, engineering and the health sciences; with a core curriculum grounded in the liberal arts. Students engage in their education through hands-on learning both in and out of the classroom, collaborate with supportive faculty and take advantage of research, internship and co-op opportunities throughout the Boston area. As a contemporary Augustinian Catholic college, Merrimack is a great fit for students looking to be part of a vibrant community where they can be involved in athletics, clubs, service and campus life, all while pursuing their academic and career interests in an open and welcoming environment.

Dominican University: 10/11 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: This is a small, private, liberal arts college, located in San Rafael- 12 miles north of San Francisco.  Most notable majors are: nursing, occupational therapy, the LINES dance program, educational teacher prep, psychology, and business.  Internships and research are built into the curriculum for all of our students and all students have the opportunity to study abroad. 92% of our students receive financial aid.

Wishbone: 10/12 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Would you like to study a second language overseas this summer?  How about taking your favorite class and live in your dream college in the summer?  What about a backpacking wilderness trip in Alaska?  Whatever your dream summer trip is, Wishbone can help you achieve it.  This is a non-profit organization that supports students in their pursue for a dream summer experience.

Boston University: 10/13 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Boston University is a large private research and teaching institution located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts made up of 16,000 Undergraduates coming from all 50 states and over 100 countries worldwide. BU offers over 250 programs of study across 10 schools and colleges, providing access to an inter-connected, collaborative curriculum, while maintaining small class sizes with a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio. BU students have access to a Tier 1 research enterprise, 100+ study abroad opportunities, and 93% of our students graduate with at least one internship. BU students participate in over 450 student-run organizations on campus, and over 80% live on-campus all four years. BU’s commitment to the Undergraduate students allows for them to grow in their personal, professional, and civic lives.

TeenTechSF Civic Hackathon: 10/14 @ 8:30am-6pm & 10/15 @ 9am-5pm @ SF Public Library on 100 Larkin St.: TeenTechSF’s mission is to empower the next generation of tech innovators and civic entrepreneurs by providing equal access to tech for all teens. It is run by and for teens and all our events are free. Teens will able to work in groups with adult mentors on a project fitting under the theme of “Tech for Change”. Free registration is here: teentechsf-civic-hackathon-2017.eventbrite.com    

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

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.

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 @ 8:30am-1pm @ Galileo:  If you have registered for this test, please arrive campus by 8:30am.  Bring healthy snacks and water with you.   

For 11th:

FREE PSAT for Juniors: 10/11 @ 8am-12:35pm @ Big Bay Gym: If you have signed-up for this test with Ms. S. Chan, please go to the Big Bay Gym on time.  Bring healthy snacks and water with you.

For 12th:

College Application Workshop: 10/11 @ 2:15pm @ Rm 104: Come work on either the UC application or Common App. with us.  Get a head start!

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/

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