Weekly Bulletin – May 14 – 18, 2018

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MAY 14 – 18, 2018

ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY

 May 18, 2018

 

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY: Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting  endangered species and everyday actions they can take to help protect them. Started in 2006 by the United States Congress, Endangered Species Day is a celebration of the nation’s wildlife and wild places. Every year on the third Friday in May (and throughout the month), zoos, aquariums, parks, botanic gardens, wildlife refuges, museums, schools, community centers, conservation groups and other organizations throughout the country hold tours, special speaker presentations, exhibits, children’s activities and more to celebrate Endangered Species Day.

 

END OF THE YEAR RETIREMENT LUNCHEON:  Honoring this year’s retirees: Victoria Caparas, Kathleen Golata, Don Papa (2017), Eugene Wing and Ethan Winterling!  

 

Friday, June 1, 2018  1:00pm Capurro’s Restaurant

Social Hour, Buffet Lunch and Lots of Fun!  Flyers and details to follow. Save the date!

SCHOOL ACCOUNTANT’S LAST DAY FOR SPRING 2018 SEMESTER:  The last day of school will be on 6/6/18, but the accountant will come on 6/7/18 (unofficial day). Any accounting activities regarding deposit and reimbursement should be submited before 6/7/18. If the sponsors forget submit reimbursement or check requests, they have to wait until fall semester begins. The accounting department won’t assign accountant to be in school during the summer.

**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

 

JUNHIOR 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

JUNIOR HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Junior 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:

 

Move-Up Assembly:  Friday, May 18 during a double 4th period

Senior Prom:  May 19

Senior Panorama Photo Retake: Wednesday, May 23 during homeroom.

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

College & Career Center announcement for 5/14 – 5/20/18

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

Exploring Educational Excellence: 5/20 @ 7pm @ San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport: This is a free event hosted by Brown U., Columbia U., Cornell U., Rice U., & U. of Chicago.  You will learn admissions process, scholarship & financial aid, academic programs & campus life.  To RSVP: exploringeducationalexcellence.org

 

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

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: 5/15 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

 

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  

 

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

RISE UP! 5/24 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Seniors, this program is for Asian Pacific Islander Youth, but geared towards Chinese Immigrants who have been in the United States 6 Years or less and will be attending City College for their college starting 2018.  You will get support for CCSF Application Assistance, One-on-One Support, Job Readiness, College Readiness, College/Career Advising, Internship/Work Experiences, Scholarship Application Assistance, Volunteer Opportunities, Participate in a Community Service Learning Project, & Earn a Stipend.  Applications are available at CYC Main Office (1038 Post Street) or e-mail: Ami Wong: amiw@cycsf.org

 

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