Weekly Bulletin – November 13 – 17, 2017



Weekly Bulletin

NOVEMBER 13-17, 2017






WORD OF THE WEEK:  THANKSGIVING:  Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, and around the same part of the year in other places. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday as well.


In the United States, the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition is traced to a sparsely documented 1621 celebration at Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts, and also to a well recorded 1619 event in Virginia. The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest. Pilgrims and Puritans who began emigrating from England in the 1620s and 1630s carried the tradition of Days of Fasting and Days of Thanksgiving with them to New England. The 1619 arrival of 38 English settlers at Berkeley Hundred in Charles City County, Virginia, concluded with a religious celebration as dictated by the group’s charter from the London Company, which specifically required “that the day of our ships arrival at the place assigned … in the land of Virginia shall be yearly and perpetually kept holy as a day of thanksgiving to Almighty God.”


**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.




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

College & Career Center announcement for 11/13/17-11/19/17

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


Latinx Club and JCYC College Application Workshop: 11/13 & 11/14 @ 3:15pm @ RM 466: Need help completing your college applications? Come get one-on-one help from staff and submit your CSU, UC, Privates or CC applications on time.

College Ambassador (CA) Meeting: 11/14 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your usual weekly meeting.

SF Institute of Esthetics & Cosmetology: 11/14 @ 6pm-7:30pm @ 1067 Folsom St, SF: Are you interested in becoming a hair dresser or makeup artist?  Check out this school with flexible schooling hours.  They also offer a free talk by Mr. Tim Storey; he offers incredible takeaway advice for anyone who has ever felt stuck in living his or her dream.  He will teach you how to turn setbacks into comeback and how to think big in small places.

DACA Info. Presentation: 11/15 @ 11:45am @ RM 104: If you’re curious about the process for DACA, come check out this info. session and get questions answered.

For 11th, & 12th:

City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Dual Enrollment Info.: 11/16 @ 11:45am @ RM 104:  Attention 11th and 12th graders.  CCSF is now enrolling dual enrollment students for this coming spring semester.  Earn both high school and college credit for FREE while taking classes in college success, ethnic studies, fashion, broadcasting, business, biotechnology, and other subjects.  Learn more about these classes, important deadlines, and the steps for enrollment.

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: 11/15 & 11/16 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Come work on

either the UC application, CSU application, or Common App. with us.

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: ASAP

RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/galileoessayedit If you have RSPV for the 9:45am or 11am time slot, please arrive on time.  See you then!

Cash for College: 12/7 @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria: Come win a FREE laptop, get free dinner and complete either FAFSA or Dream Act for college financial aid.  This event is for both seniors and or their parents.  Information will be provided in English, Spanish, and Chinese.  If possible, please bring the following information:

– Social Security number for each family member (If you are undocumented and not a permanent resident, we can help you complete the CA Dream Act so that the student can get CA financial aid.)

– 2015 or 2016 federal income tax forms

– Records of untaxed income

– Business, farm, and other real estate records

– W2s and other income forms

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