Weekly Bulletin – December 4 – 8, 2017



Weekly Bulletin

DECEMBER 4 – 7, 2017









This is Galileo’s 18th AAA Championship Title.  Earlier this season the Mighty Lions lost to the Mission Bears in league play with a final score of 40 – 36. Coach Mark Huynh was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle on December 3rd: “We weren’t ready last game.  We definitely were  today and it showed.  We played with a lot of heart and passion, and I was really happy with our execution.  I’m proud how we’ve come together the last month of the season.”

Many former Galileo students, football players, family members and fans cheered the players on to victory!  Galileo’s fans know how to cheer!


**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.


WRESTLING TEAM:  Wrestling practice has officially begun. Anyone interested in joining the wrestling team try to win their 4th All-City Championship in 6 years, please go to the dance studio in Rm. 219 everyday after school. All students are welcome and no experience is necessary to join! Coach Griffin


The GRAMMYs are returning to Oakland for GRAMMY Camp® Weekend on Saturday, December 9.

WE STILL HAVE OPENINGS IN ALL THREE TRACKS. Please let me know if you have any questions.

This free program, tailored for high-school age students, takes place from 10am-6pm on Saturday, December 9 at:

Best Buy Teen Tech Center at Alternatives in Action – McClymonds High School

2607 Myrtle Street,

Oakland, CA 94610

GRAMMY Camp® is a one-day non-residential music industry experience where a small group (25-40) of students gain an introduction to the business of music and how they can become successful in it.

We are offering three tracks in Oakland:

  • Video Production
  • Vocal Performance
  • Electronic Music Production

Video Production

Students receive comprehensive instruction on video recording techniques, including camera and miking technique, pre-and post production in multiple applications. Campers will also learn aspects of traditional music and video production, and budgeting as applied to today’s rapidly changing industry. Students should have a rudimentary understanding of video recording equipment and video editing software.

Vocal Performance

This track is for singers only.  Singers’ skills will be honed with a focus on vocal techniques, background (live and recorded) and lead singing.  This track provides campers with the opportunity to work and collaborate with instrumental combos as well as the songwriters, while learning valuable insights on sound business practices including effective marketing.


Electronic Music Production

Participants will learn state-of-the-art methods of programming, editing, sampling and mixing on digital audio work stations to help further develop their original compositions. This Career Track will also expose students to cutting-edge techniques in digital music production, remixing and sound manipulation.


Lunch is included.  Limited spots are reserved on a first come-first served basis.

Registration is easy and online:  


We really want to extend this opportunity to as many students in the area as possible and look forward to hearing from you — and if we’ve reached you in error, please feel free to redirect the information or us — to the appropriate contact!

For more info on GRAMMY Camp, or our Weekend Program: www.grammyintheschools.com

Thanks so much for your consideration!

Beth B. Touzet

mPRessions Public Relations for the GRAMMY Foundation

404-441-3121 (cell)

College & Career Center announcement for 12/04/17-12/10/17

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

ACE Mentor Program Info.: 12/7 @ 11:45am @ RM 104: A free mentorship program for HS who are curious about what it takes to become an engineer, architect, or construction professional.  It’s a 2-hr. weekly session for 15 weeks.  The team meets in downtown SF.  For more details or to apply:  http://www.acementor.org/

College Ambassador (CA) Meeting: 12/5 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your usual weekly meeting.

TeenTech SF: 12/9 @ 8:30am-12:30pm @ 1020 Enterprise Way, Sunnyvale: Exciting speakers from Bay Area and around the world, hands-on coding workshops in partnership with Hour of Code, announcement of TTSF World Pitch winners!  Register at: TTSF-Global-Youth-Summit-2017.eventbrite.com  

Mission Bit: Take FREE coding class with this non-profit organization.  You will learn how to build websites and create games.  You will also develop leadership skills.  If you complete the program, you will earn $300.  Spring semester class is from 2/5/18-5/2/18.  It will be at one of the public high schools in SF.  Registration deadline is 1/12/18 @ 5pm.  To register:  https://www.missionbit.com/programs/

For 11th:

Low Cost ACT Prep Class for Juniors:  An extremely affordable after school ACT prep class at Galileo.  Last day to register is 12/4 and last day to make payment is 12/6.  For details or to RSVP, please check out: https://www.compassprep.com/galileoclass/    

For 12th:

Meritus Scholarship Info. & App. Workshop: 12/6 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: This is a generous scholarship for seniors: if you meet the following criteria, come check it out!

Unweighted GPA between 3.0 – 3.7 (we will consider students slightly outside of this range)

  • Demonstrated Financial Need (majority of our students are on Free/Reduced Lunch)
  • Plan to attend a 4-year University

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