Weekly Bulletin – April 2 – 6, 2018



Weekly Bulletin

APRIL 2 – 6, 2018


Easter Sunday and April Fools’ Day

April 1, 2018





WORD OF THE WEEK:  APRIL:  April is the 4th month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, the fifth in the Julian Calendar, the first of four months to have 30 days, the second of five months to have a length of less than 31 days.  April is commonly associated with the season of autumn in parts of the Southern Hemisphere and spring in parts of the Northern Hemisphere, where it is the sesonal equivalent of October in the Southern Hemisphere and visa versa.

APRIL FOOLS’ DAY: April Fools’ Day (sometimes called All Fools’ Day) is an annual celebration in some European and Western countries commemorated on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes often expose their prank by shouting “April Fool” at the unfortunate victim(s). Some newspapers, magazines and other published media report fake stories, which are usually explained the next day or below the news section in smaller letters. Although popular since the 19th century, the day is not a public holiday in any country.

Aside from April Fools’ Day, the custom of setting aside a day for the playing of harmless pranks upon one’s neighbour has historically been relatively common in the world.

**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 Feshmen 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




FRESHMEN 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.


AUDITIONS FOR GRADUATION SINGER(S)TO SING “THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER” will be held on Thursday, April 5th at 2:30pm in Room 555.  Once a singer(s) has/have been selected, rehearsals will be held during lunch in April and May as necessary.  If you have questions, please contact Mr. Taylor in Room 555 or email him at taylorj@sfusd.edu.


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.


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, 1:00pm, Bill Graham Auditorium  

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


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

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:

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:

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  

For 12th:

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!

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