Weekly Bulletin – March 12 – 16, 2018

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MARCH 12 – 16, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2018

 

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  St. Patrick’s Day:  Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a celebration in honor of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. The day of celebration, which marks the day of Saint Patrick’s death, was originally a religious holiday meant to celebrate the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and made official by the Catholic Church in the early 17th century. Interestingly, Saint Patrick wasn’t actually Irish. He is believed to have been born in either Scotland or Wales and sold into slavery in Ireland as a child.

 

Although Saint Patrick’s Day has mostly evolved into a cultural celebration of the Irish heritage, certain traditions such as wearing green and shamrocks have prevailed. Leprechaun’s, a mythical type of fairy in Irish folklore also make an appearance during Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations.  Often depicted as little men, leprechauns are usually pictured with a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Leprechauns are mischievous fairies known for playing jokes on people. But legend has it, if you catch one he will give you three wishes. Another saying is “Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

**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

 

JUJNIOR 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

 

STUDENTS

 

JUJNIOR HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The JUJNIOR 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Pi Day: March 14 during lunch in the courtyard

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

Student Talent Show: March 23

Spring Break:  March 26 – 30

School Resumes:  April 2, 2018

Chinese Karaoke Contest: Friday, April 20

Aloha Food Festivsl:  Friday, April 27

Spring Concert:  May 1  

College & Career Center announcement for 3/12-3/18/18

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

BlueStamp Engineering Summer Program: 3/15 @ 11:45am @ RM 104: This is a 6 week, hands-on, summer program where students create and build projects they are passionate about.  Past projects include hovercraft, 3D printed robotic arms, Amazon Alexa Projects, voice controlled robots, renewable energy projects, robotic automation, and many more. All projects the student makes are built-to-keep. In addition to the prototypes students build a digital portfolio that is their own to showcase their work and project – an excellent addition to college and job applications. Whether you have experience or think you might be interested in engineering and technology, BlueStamp is a great place to explore.

Interested in volunteering part-time or full-time for one of the three leading candidates to be San Francisco’s next mayor?  You can help any of these candidates with volunteer recruitment, phone banking, database management or strategizing.  You will gain experience in the political sphere and with professional development.

For information about volunteering in London Breed’s campaign for mayor: flynn@londonformayor.com or to apply: https://goo.gl/Hr2Ce2

To volunteer for Jane Kim’s campaign for mayor: https://join.janekim.org/page/s/join-jane?source=nav

And to help with Mark Leno’s campaign to become mayor: http://www.markleno.com/

There are other candidates for mayor as well. So stay informed and get involved.

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: 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

College Ambassador Meeting: 3/13 @ lunch time @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

For 10th, 11th, & 12th:

CCSF Dual Enrollment: 3/15 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Want to take FREE CCSF classes this summer and get text books for free as well? You can earn both HS and college credits from these classes.  Come check it out!

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, juniors, & sophomore on first come first served basis.  Please pick up a field trip form from RM 209 ASAP.

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). If you have turned in a permission slip, meet in room 209 @ 11:30am.

For 9th & 10th:

San Jose State University field trip: 4/3 @ 7:45am-4pm: You will be able to get a campus tour, housing tour, an EOP presentation, and FREE lunch in the dining hall.  It will be fun. First come first served basis. Please pick up a field trip form in RM 209 ASAP!

For 9th:

Minds Matter: 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. Apply by 4/6 online: http://www.mindsmattersf.org/apply/

For 11th:

ScholarMatch: This non-profit agency can help you better prepare for the college process.  If you participate in their service, you may be eligible for a scholarship in your senior year. Check them out.  https://scholarmatch.org/student  

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

For 12th:

SF State Admission Info: 3/22 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you have been accepted by SF State, come find out what’s the next step.  If you have not heard from them about your application, please come to this info. session to ask your questions.

Prom Looks: Hair & Make-Up Tricks:3/24 @ 2pm @ Paul Mitchell School @ 1067 Folsom St. RSVP: text/call:415-230-7404 or email:MJOHNSON@SFIEC.EDU

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