Weekly Bulletin – March 19 – 23, 2018



Weekly Bulletin

MARCH 19 – 23, 2018


First Day of Spring

March 20, 2018





WORD OF THE WEEK:  SPRING, SPRING BREAK:SPRING is one of the four conventional temperate seasons, following winter and preceding summer. There are various technical definitions of spring, but local usage of the term varies according to local climate, cultures and customs. When it is spring in the Northern Hemisphere, it is autumn in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. At the spring, or vernal, equinox, days are approximately 12 hours long with day length increasing as the season progresses.

Spring and “springtime” refer to the season, and also to ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth. Subtropical and tropical areas have climates better described in terms of other seasons, e.g. dry or wet, monsoonal or cyclonic. Spring is the time when many plants begin to grow and flower.

SPRING BREAK:Spring break is a vacational period in early Spring at universities and schools which started during the 1930s in the United States and is observed in some other mainly Western countries. Spring break is frequently associated with extensive gatherings and riotous partying in warm climate locations such as Daytona Beach, Florida and Cancun, Mexico, attended regardless of participants’ educational standings.

As a holiday it is variously known as Easter vacation, Easter holiday, April break, Spring vacation, mid-term break, study week, reading week, reading period, or Easter week, depending on regional conventions.

**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


SENIOR HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Senior Homeroom Assembly will be this Thursday during homeroom in the Auditorium.  All 12th 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




SENIOR HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Senior Homeroom Assembly Will be this Thursday during Homeroom.  All 12th 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.


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

Graduation:  Wednesday, June 6, 2018  

College & Career Center announcement for 3/19-4/8/18

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

Golden State Technology Institute (Girls win scholarships!): 3/21 @ 11:45am @ RM 104: This institute specializes in teaching students with no background in computer programming to be proficient technology professionals. How do we do it? By incorporating senior Silicon Valley programming professionals as instructors, a proven teaching methodology, and the latest technologies, we’ve created a comprehensive technology training and career mentorship program to show our students how to succeed in learning technology and excel in their careers. 92% of students who begin one of our certificate courses graduate. Within 12 months after graduating, 98% of Golden State graduates secure a job with a salary close to $100,000.  Girls you can win one of the 50 scholarships easily! Come check it out.

College Through Alumni Eyes by ScholarMatch: 3/21 @ 5pm-6:30pm @ 849 Valencia St. SF: An opportunity for high school students to ask current college students any and ALL questions about college! Not sure if you want to attend a CSU, UC, or private school? Undecided about your major? Interested in learning more about dorm life? Come join us and our college students.  Bring your curiosity & your friends! ***RSVP here so we can save you some PIZZA:tinyurl.com/ScholarMatchPanel  

Gnomon — School of Visual Effects, Games & Animation: 3/22 @ 11:45am @ RM 104: Founded in 1997, Gnomon has specialized in training students for careers in the entertainment industry for over 20 years—we offer visual effects, games, and animation training for qualified students looking to break into the world of digital production.  We offer a 4-year accredited Bachelor’s degree (BFA), and a 2-year Vocational Certificate in Digital Production for students at our Los Angeles campus. We also run individual classes and a high school summer camp for students who wish to develop their artistic skillset.

SF Art Institute Open House: 3/24 @ 11am-3pm @ 717 Sutter St. SF: FREE Open House at a private comprehensive art university in SF.  The tour includes residence hall, campus, and art gallery. Presentation on financial aid and admission info. To RSVP: http://sfai.edu/events-calendar/2018/03/24

Job Fair (Ages 14-24): 4/6 @ 2:30pm-5:30pm @ SF Public Library @ 100 Larkin St.: Get FREE help preparing your resume & learn interviewing tips, connect with local agencies & learn about employment program opportunities.  For more info.carmenw@cycsf.org or call 415-752-9675. Pre-register for a chance to win raffle prizes! https://tinyurl.com.cycjobfair2018

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.

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

For 10th, 11th & 12th:

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 students on first come first served basis.  Please pick up a field trip form from Vicki (RM 209). If you have turned in a completed permission slip, please meet us at the Francisco St. gate at 7:45am.   

For 11th & 12th:

YouthWorks: 3/21 @ Lunchtime @ Courtyard: Interested in a paid summer internship opportunity? Interested in exploring a career in public service? Interested in developing your job skills? SF YouthWorks is a unique youth internship program for 11th and 12th grade students that provides paid work experience in San Francisco City Government Departments (e.g. Police Department, Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA), San Francisco International Airport, etc). During the summer session, interns are paid minimum wage ($15/ hr) and can work up to 20 hours per week. For more information, please visit us at www.sfyouthworks.org!

Moving Up!  Getting Ready for Life After High School: 4/18 @ 4pm @ 2012 Pine St. SF: Free workshops on transition to college, healthy life styles, workforce readiness.  Free food & raffles to win a chromebook! Please RSVP with Vicki in RM 209 or email her: vkong@jcyc.org

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! If you have turned in a permission slip, see you at the Francisco St. entrance @ 7:45am.

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:

GenesysWorks Interview Prep: 3/22 @ lunch time @ RM 210: If you have submitted an application for this paid internship, please come to this interview preparation.

Discover Swarthmore Info.: 4/4 @ 11:45am @ RM 104: Are you interested in visiting Swarthmore College for free?!  This is one of the top private colleges in PA. It’s known for engineering and liberal arts.  Come check it out!

ScholarMatch: This non-profit agency can help you better prepare for the college process.  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 or have not heard from them about your application, please come to this info. session to ask your questions.

Understanding Financial Aid Award Letter & Colleges You can Still Apply to: 4/4 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Seniors, bring your financial aid award letters and we will show you how to compare them.  If you still want to apply to 4-year colleges, you have options. Come talk to us!

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

Scholarship Awards: If you win any scholarship awards, please give Michael (RM 209) a copy of your notification or email him the info.: michaell@uaspire.org.  We will need this info. by 4/27 in order to print your name and scholarship award on the graduation program.

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 onhttp://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