Weekly Bulletin – May 7 – 11, 2018

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MAY 7-11, 2018

MOTHER’S DAY

 May 13, 2018

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: MOTHER’S DAY: Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father’s Day, Siblings Day, and Grandparents Day.

 

The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. St Andrew’s Methodist Church now holds the International Mother’s Day Shrine. Her campaign to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Ann Jarvis had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War, and created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers because she believed a mother is “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world”.

In 1908, the U.S. Congress rejected a proposal to make Mother’s Day an official holiday, joking that they would also have to proclaim a “Mother-in-law’s Day”. However, owing to the efforts of Anna Jarvis, by 1911 all U.S. states observed the holiday, with some of them officially recognizing Mother’s Day as a local holiday (the first being West Virginia, Jarvis’ home state, in 1910). In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers.

Sales of Mother’s Day cards began in the early 1920, led by Hallmark Cards and soon followed by other companies.

 

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

 

SOPHOMORE HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Sophomore Homeroom Assembly will be this Thursday during homeroom in the Auditorium.  All 10th 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

SOPHOMORE HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Sophomore Homeroom Assembly Will be this Thursday during Homeroom.  All 10th 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 5/7 – 5/13/18

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

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 9th:

SEO Scholar Info. & App. Workshop: 5/10 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: 9th Boys: This is a federally funded college prep program.  They will offer you free tutoring, SAT prep, college campus visits, application support.  They will continue to support you while you’re in college to make sure you graduate from college.  Come check out this opportunity and get free pizza!

 

For 10th, 11th, & 12th:

College Ambassador Meeting: 5/8 @ 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  

 

Posse Scholarship Info.: 5/9 @ 11:45am @ RM 104: Would you like a tuition FREE scholarship to either Boston University, University of Puget Sound, or Lehigh University?  That means about $160,000 for 4 years. In addition, you get academic advising and leadership training.

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

CCSF Registration: 5/9 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Seniors, need help completing your City College registration? Stop by Room 104 on 5/9 after school, and the City College Outreach staff will help you finish registering for summer and/or fall classes!

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