Weekly Bulletin – February 12 – 16, 2018



Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 12 – 16, 2018




The exact origins of Valentine’s Day are difficult to determine, but there are indications that the holiday may have roots in both Roman and Norman tradition dating back to ancient Roman history and about 300 C.E. Between February 13 and 15 in ancient Rome, a holiday known as Lupercalia was celebrated. This was a rather brutal and violent festival during which men would slaughter animals, consume them and then use the animals’ hides to whip women as part of a fertility ritual. The festival also included a matchmaking process in which men and women would be paired up based on a random lottery.


The Norman holiday known as Galatin’s Day was celebrated around the same time in the calendar year, and this holiday’s similarity to the word ‘Valentine’ may also provide clues as to the modern holiday’s origins. Additionally, the word ‘Galatin’ means ‘lover of women,’ which points to the more romantic side of the modern Valentine’s Day.

Famous British authors such as Chaucer and Shakespeare may have been at least partially responsible for the holiday’s evolution into something sweet and romantic in spite of its dark Saturnalian origins. However, the modern Valentine’s Day is likely the responsibility of Hallmark, which started mass-producing cards for the holiday in 1913.




  Wednesday, February 14, 2018  7:15am in the Main Office

 Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Juices, Donuts, Pastries, Fruit & Love!

            Compliments of the Social Committee






**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


NEW ACCOUNTANT:  Galileo’s former accountant, Eva,has been transferred to SOTA.  Our new accountant is Lisa and she will be at Galileo on Thursdays.  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


JUNIOR HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Junior Homeroom Assembly will be this Thursday during homeroom in the Auditorium.  All 11th Grade Homeroom Teachers should bring their students to the Auditorium on Thursday as soon as the bell rings. Homeroom Assemblies will continue through the end of May.  Check the bulletin each week for the schedule.


GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS:  On sale now in the ASB Office (Room 150);  teacher & staff discount is $25.


TEACHER LOCATOR:  The Current Teacher Locator is now 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 is 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 VOICEMAIL:  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.  It 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 is so important that we have current information on your emergency 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 emergency card to complete, please see me.  Thanks!                                            Bettie Grinnell



JUNIOR HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Junior Homeroom Assembly Will be this Thursday during Homeroom.  All 11th Grade Homeroom Teachers should bring their students to the Auditorium as soon as the bell rings.  


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 SWEATSHIRTS: ASB is selling  Galileo black hoodie sweatshirts. You can buy them from ASB officers during lunch.  Cost is $40.


VALENTINE GRAMS: Senior class is selling Valentines Gram in Courtyard/ASB Student Store. Valentine Gram $2.



Love Fest- Valentine Marriage Booth: Feb. 14  at LUNCH

Galileo’s Birthday: Feb. 15  

Spirit Week: March 5-9

Spirit Week Food Festival: March 9  

Boat Dance, March 10 (Spirit Week March 5-9)  

Pi Day: March 14

World Party: March 22, 5:30 PM (open to the whole community)

Student Talent Show: March 23  


College & Career Center announcement for 2/12-2/18/18

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

11th Annual Pre-Health Conference: 2/17 @ 8am-4:30pm @ UC Berkeley: The AMSA Pre-Health Conference is comprised of a series of workshops throughout the day, hosted by professionals from a variety of fields in medicine and health. A few examples of workshops this year are suture clinics, UCSF Medical Student Panels, as well as presentations by professionals in Public Health, Medicine, Research, and many other health fields. Students can purchase tickets ($10-$15) at tinyurl.com/AMSAPHC2018.

ShadowNite at UC Berkeley: 3/8-3/10:  FREE three day, two night program in which we provide transportation directly from students’ high schools to the UC Berkeley campus. We provide housing and food and organize informative workshops to educate and provide Asian American students with resources to higher education as well as workshops that encourage youth involvement in the community. We strive to empower their identity as Asians and/or Pacific Islanders in America. It is an amazing opportunity for high school students to visit the UC Berkeley campus and to get a feel for the college environment.  For more details: https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~reach/ Apply by 2/16 @ 11:59pm:  http://tinyurl.com/2018ssn

2018-19 TeenTech SF LEADERSHIP TEAM: 2/17 @ 10am-12pm @ SF Main Library:  All Bay Area middle and high school students are welcome to contact us at TeenTechSF@gmail.com if they are interested in joining the TeenTechSF leadership team. Please include your name, school, grade level and whether your interested in event planning, finance, communications, STEM workshops plus a brief description of the relevant tech or leadership experience/skills you have. We hold monthly planning meetings at The Mix at SFPL, 100 Larkin St, at the digital learning lab & maker space inside the SF Main Library from 10am-12pm on Saturday. Please join us on 2/17 if you would like to become part of the 2018-19 TeenTechSF leadership team!

15th Annual HS Outreach Conference: 4/28 @ 8:30am-4pm @ UCSF on 513 Parnassus Ave. SF: FREE event for 400 HS students who’re curious about the medical profession.  You will spend the day talking to medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and graduate students at UCSF.  Try it for yourself with hands on demos from each school.  Registration is open on 1/29: tinyurl.com/HSOC2018 Registration code: UCSFHSOC2018.  This is a popular event, so register soon.  You will also need to complete a parent permission slip:tinyurl.com/hsoc2018permissionslip

International Career Mentor Night: 3/1 @ 6pm-8pm @ World Affairs in downtown SF: A unique opportunity for high school and community college students to meet with Bay Area professionals who have experience in international development, journalism, government, education, law, business, human rights and global health. Not unlike speed dating, this is a mentoring workshop for high school and university students designed to allow you to ask questions and discuss career options with many seasoned professionals from various international fields in a series of rapid small group conversations. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore what career options are available for the globally minded! Mentors are continuously updated, so please check back often.  TO RSVP: https://worldaffairs.tfaforms.net/352135

Vietnamese Student Association’s (VSA) VISION Program at UC Berkeley from 4/26-4/29 @ UC Berkeley: VISION is a 4-day, 3-night, all-expense-paid mentorship program that takes place annually in April where high school students from across California are invited to spend a weekend in Berkeley to explore, discuss, and learn about issues that affect Vietnamese and Vietnamese American communities as well as overarching challenges encountered across all cultures.  FREE: includes room & board at UC Berkeley and BART tickets to Berkeley. For any HS students with any GPA from any ethnic background.  Apply by: 3/3.  Apply on: http://tinyurl.com/vision2018mentee

The Youth Theater Project (YTP): A FREE after school program providing high school students with PAID internships in theater.  During the 8 week program, we focus on collaborative play-making, improvisation, and stage skills as our participants work together to create and then perform in their own one-act plays. The San Francisco Mime Troupe is a Tony Award winning political theater company and during YTP, we allow our students to explore and expand their own political views: they have the chance to choose the content of their own show! The program begins on Feb. 12th and runs until April 10th. Our two respective groups meet three days a week (either M/W/F or Tues/Thurs/F) from 4:15-7:15 in our studio in the Mission @ 855 Treat Ave. On top of the social and performative skills that are gained in YTP, our participants also receive free meals during each class period and a small monetary incentive for transportation purposes. For more details or to apply: http://www.sfmt.org/workshops/youthproject.php

Oasis for Girls: This is a non-profit organization that empowers young women by providing different workshops and supports.  Time commitment is short.  Application deadline is ASAP.  For more details or to apply: http://www.sfoasis.org/

College Ambassador (CA) Meeting: 2/13 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your usual weekly meeting.

For 9th:

Minds Matter Info. & Application Workshop (9th only): 3/1 @ RM 104: This is a free program that offers an adult professional mentor for the rest of your high school career.  They will also provide college prep. resources such as SAT prep, summer programs, college campus visit for free.  They look for low income and first generation to college students.  If you’re a freshman, please come check out this fantastic opportunity!

For 11th:

GenesysWorks Paid Internship App.: 2/13 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: If you want a paid internship and get support for college application as well as for financial aid application form, come check out this opportunity!

For 12th:

FAFSA & CA Dream ACT Workshop: 2/15 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Come work on either of these financial aid application forms for 4-year or 2-year colleges.  If you have the 2016 income tax return, please bring it with you.

CCSF Placement Exam: 2/13 @ 7:45am-2:30pm: If you have applied to CCSF for either the summer of 2018 or fall or 2018, have turned in a signed field trip form, please meet at the Francisco St. entrance.  We will take you to CCSF on a school bus to take the exam.

Funding Black Futures: 2/20 @ 4pm @ Rm 104:  JCYC & uAspire are teaming up to help African American Seniors to complete the Financial Aid Application before the deadline! Free dinner and raffle prizes for attendees. Be sure to bring financial aid materials: 2016 taxes, SSN (if applicable), etc. For questions, email nleon@jcyc.org or visit Natalie at the Advising Hub Room 209.

Transition to College Presentation for 12th grade parents (trilingual presentations): 2/28 @ 5:30pm-8pm @ Cafeteria: Seniors and parents: What do you do after college acceptance?  What should you do while you’re in college to make sure you can graduate from college?  We will explore this important topic over dinner.  Information is presented in Cantonese and English with Spanish translation.

Scholarship Scam: if you get a call telling you that you’ve won a scholarship or that they are calling from the federal dept. to give you a scholarship, and they need your bank account information, please DON’T give out your parents’ nor your own information.  If you’re not sure that is a scam, please talk to a counselor or an advisor to verify.   If you’re told to pay to apply for a scholarship, that’s a scam.   

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 http://galileoweb.org/college/scholarships/ 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