Weekly Bulletin – February 26 – March 2, 2018



Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 26 – March 2, 2018


In Like A Lion, Out Like A Lamb

by Lorie Hill

March roars in like a lion

So fierce,

The wind so cold,

It seems to pierce.

The month rolls on

And Spring draws near,

And March goes out

Like a lamb so dear.




**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


FRESHMEN HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Freshmen Homeroom Assembly will be this Thursday during homeroom in the Auditorium.  All 9th 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


INTENT TO RETURN FOR FACULTY:  Teachers–Make sure you come to the Main Office to pick up your “Intent To Return” Form for next year, sign the list that indicates you picked up the form and the letter.  You can leave the form with me and I will get it to SFUSD Human Resources or you can send it yourself.  Let’s finish this task by Friday, March 2, 2018!!



FRESHMENB HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Freshmen Homeroom Assembly Will be this Thursday during Homeroom.  All 9th 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.



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 2/26-3/4/18

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

12th Annual Northern California Pre-Pharmacy Symposium (NCPPS): 4/7 @ 8:45am-4pm @ Stanley Hall, UC Berkeley: This opportunity includes networking with leading pharmacy professionals, exploring some of the nation’s top pharmacy schools, and learning about the diverse career paths in pharmacy. This daylong symposium will feature workshops, presentations, and panels to help answer any of your questions regarding a career in pharmacy. Registration is now open until Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11:59PM, so register now to secure your spot! General Admission: $16.  For more details or to register: https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~pills/NCPPS.html

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

9th Annual Pre-Law Conference at UC Hastings: 3/3 @ 8:30am-4pm @ 198 McAllister Street, SF: This event is sponsored by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Pathways to Law.  This event is FREE for all attendees.  All food and beverages will be provided. Pathways to Law aims to expose college and high school students, as well as recent young graduates, to law school and the legal profession; to explain career options available with a law degree; and to discuss current issues that impact Asian and Pacific Islander communities.  The conference will feature distinguished panelists who have used their law degrees in a variety of ways. The panels will cover legal careers in the public and private sectors – including firm attorneys, public interest attorneys, government attorneys, judges, and in-house counsel – as well as career paths outside the “traditional” practice of law.  Also, a panel of Bay Area law students will share their experiences from admission through graduation, and attendees will get a taste of law school through an interactive mock class. In addition to the panels, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and network with attorneys and law students during the lunch hour.  All attendees will be provided with a packet that will include tips on the admissions process and legal education.

All interested students, parents, teachers, and others are welcome.  Please register at https://www.aaba-bay.com/pathways  Walk-ins are welcome.  If you have any questions, please email Claire Choo at cchoo@dankolaw.com

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

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: 2/27 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your usual weekly meeting.

For 11th & 12th:

Bloomberg Field Trip: 3/14 @ 11:30am-2pm: To celebrate International Women’s Day, Bloomberg staff has organized a fun learning opportunity for our students.  They will also get to tour office and enjoy a free lunch while learning career readiness skills.  This is open to 15-20 guys and girls on first come first served basis.  Please pick up a field trip form from Vicki (RM 209).

Skyline Community College: 3/20 @ 7:45am-3:30pm: Would you like to check out Skyline Community College to see if it is a “good fit” for you?  You will get to choose a fun class to sit in on, campus tour, free snacks, and lunch.  We can take 44 seniors and juniors on first come first served basis.  Please pick up a field trip form from Vicki (RM 209).

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:

ScholarMatch Ambassador Night: 2/28 @ 5-6:30pm @ 849 Valencia Street: Come connect with and learn from our seasoned seniors about ScholarMatch’s services and how to get important support through your college application process. FREE pizza!  https://scholarmatch.org/students/calendar/

Quest Bridge College Prep Scholars Program: Full scholarships to summer programs: apply by 3/21.  For more details:https://www.questbridge.org/

For 12th:

CCSF Placement Exam Results: If you have taken the CCSF Placement Exams and have signed up for an individual counseling appt. to receive your score.  Please be sure to be at Galileo for your appt.  An individual pass will be sent to you so that you can be excused from your for 15 min.  For questions, please ask Ms. S. Chan in room 258.

FAFSA & CA Dream ACT Application: You must submit either of these financial aid application forms for 4-year or 2-year colleges by 3/2. If you need help, please ask.

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