Weekly Bulletin – April 30 – May 4, 2018


Weekly Bulletin

APRIL 30 – May 4, 2018


April 30 – May 4, 2018



WORD OF THE WEEK: TEACHER/STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK ACTIVITES: The PTSA is pleased to present Teacher Appreciation to all of the amazing staff at Galileo. We hope you enjoy all the festivities & thank you for all you do for all of us!  EVERYONE PLEASE ENJOY THE FOLLOWING:

Monday, April 30 7:30 am

Delicious grab & go breakfast in the main office

Tuesday, May 1 7:30 am

Delicious grab & go breakfast in the main office

Wednesday, May 2  2:10 pm in Cafeteria.

Delicious parent cooked meal for all staff.  Get your raffle tickets for a chance to win a prize.

**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 Greshmen 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.

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.


Spring Concert:  May 1

Senior Prom:  May 19

Graduation:  Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 1:00pm, Bill Graham Auditorium  

College & Career Center announcement for 4/30-/6/18

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

US Army: 5/2 @ lunch time @ courtyard: Interested in learning more about how to join the US Army or what the Army does, come to the tabling in the courtyard.

Duke Kunshan: 5/4 @ 12pm @ RM 404 & 12:20pm @ RM 104: Get a Duke education in China!  Duke Kunshan University offers undergraduate students a Duke-quality education and academic experience culminating in a Duke University degree.  Students live and study both in China and the U.S., developing an enhanced international perspective and gaining greater access to global opportunities.  Right now we are admitting our first-ever freshman class, so this is a great chance to be among the very first to get in the know – an excellent advantage for admissions and scholarships.  

The Youth Decoy Program: is a statewide initiative that exists to put a stop to underage tobacco sales by recruiting teenagers to operate as undercover agents who attempt to purchase tobacco products. The involvement of the undercover agents (Youth Decoys) greatly reduces tobacco sales to minors. Teens who participate in the Youth Decoy Program are also able to earn money, strengthen their college applications, and work resumes, as well as work to stop the injustice of underage tobacco sales. The $100 in gift cards is basically a sign up bonus. If you enroll in the program, you will get at least $25 in visa gift cards. When you work, you will receive $5 per store you visit.  For more details: www.decoyca.org

Mission Bit: Through project based learning we aim to teach both core computer science concepts as well as the practical skills that are required to build web sites and applications today.  Our summer program offers introductory and advanced courses that last 6 weeks. In addition to our classes, we take students on field trips to Bay Area tech companies, offer career and college advising related to the technology field, and provide an opportunity to showcase their group projects during our Demo Day event at the end of the term.  Registration Deadline is May 11, 2018 at 5pm. To register: https://www.missionbit.com/programs/

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.

For 9th, 10th, & 11th:

SFSU & USF college campus visit: 5/23 @ all day: Join us in visiting two of our backyard colleges?  Please pick up a permission slip in the Advising Hub Room 209 from Vivian. Spots are limited, first come first served.


For 10th, 11th, & 12th:

College Ambassador Meeting: 5/1 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

For 10th & 11th

Subject Test registration party: 4/30 @ 12:20pm-1pm: FREE pizza and fee waiver to register for the June Subject test.  4-year colleges will expect at least 2 different subject scores with your application.  The best time to take this test is right after you finish taking the classes. Come ask any questions about it.

CCSF Chinatown Mandarin Class Info. Session: 5/1 @ 3:15pm @ Rm 104: Do you speak Cantonese or Mandarin? Have you completed a Cantonese or Mandarin immersion program?  City College of San Francisco is offering a Chinese class at the Chinatown campus this coming fall semester for you!  Come check it out or begin the registration process. You can continue studying Chinese, experience college, and earn both college and high school credit.



For 11th:

Summer Start by JCYC Educational Talent Search: Every Tues. & Thur. from 6/12-6/28 @ 1:30pm-4pm @ CCSF Main Campus @ 50 Phelan Ave. MUB 357: To Prepare current juniors to get ready for senior year: free snacks, field trip on 6/20 and workshops on different topics you need to know.  To RSVP: talk to Vicki in RM 209.

Free College Fly-In Program: Some colleges start to put out free fly-in program to visit their campus in the fall.  This is a fun opportunity and you will learn a lot about their communities. Please check the updated College Fly-In Program list:http://galileoweb.org/college/flyin/

ScholarMatch: This non-profit agency can help you better prepare for the college process.  Check them out. https://scholarmatch.org/student  

For 12th:

FRISCO Day: 5/4: A district wide college transitional event for all seniors.  For seniors who will not be attending a 4-year college next year, they will all go to CCSF for different workshops and programs.  Please pick up a permission slip from RM 258F, or RM 209 or from your counselor. The form must be signed by parents and returned to RM 258F by 4/26.  For seniors who will go to a 4-year college, they will stay on campus and will go to a 4th period assembly.

UC Merced: 4/30 @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: Seniors, if you have been admitted to UC Merced, have any questions about what to do next or not sure if you want to choose this university, come talk to the UC Merced admission counselor.

SF State University Resources Connection: 5/3 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Seniors, if you’re going to SF State, would you like to get free text book? How about lining up an on campus part-time job before you start school?  How about signing up for free tutoring? Come check out different support services at SF State!

PEP @ Skyline College: 5/5 @ 8am-4pm @ Skyline College: This is an all-in-one day event where you can complete assessments, meet with an Academic Counselor, attend orientation, and tour the campus.  For more Q’s:skyoutreach@smccd.edu or call 650-738-7166. To register: skylinecollege.edu/pep      

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 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