Weekly Bulletin – October 1 – 5, 2018

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 1 – 5, 2018

WORD OF THE WEEK:  OCTOBER

 

October is the tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and the sixth of seven months to have a length of 31 days.

 

FUN OCTOBER DATES:  

 

The last two to three weeks in October (and, occasionally, the first week of November) are the only time of the year during which each of the “Big Four” major North American professional sports leagues schedule games; the National Basketball Association begins its preseason and about two weeks later starts the regular season, the National Hockey League is about one month into its regular season, the National Football League is about halfway through its regular season, and Major League Baseball is in its postseason with the League Championship Series and World Series. There have been 17 occasions in which all four leagues have played games on the same day (an occurrence popularly termed a “sports equinox“), with the most recent of these having taken place on October 19, 2017.

International Walk to School Day: October 2

Astronomy Day: October 13

Earth Science Week: October 14-20 (United States)

Columbus Day (United States)

–Indigenous Peoples’ Day (Parts of the United States)

–Native American Day (South Dakota, United States)

October 31 Halloween (English-speaking countries, also in other locations)

STUDENTS

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

Spirit Week:  October 9 – 12, 2018.

 

Song & Yell Contest – Friday, October 12, 2018 during a special    schedule on the Athletic Field.

 

Homecoming Dance:  Saturday, October 13, 2018. At the Hyatt Centric at Fisherman’s Wharf (555 Northpoint) 7:00pm – 10:00pm.

 

Pep Rallies:  During lunch in the Courtyard

Friday, October 5, 2018

 

Octoberfest Food Festival:  Friday,October 19, in the Courtyard

 

Halloween Costume Contest: Wednesday, October 31 in the Courtyard

 

Harvest Food Festival:  Friday, November 16, in the Courtyard

 

STREET SOCCER

Indoor Soccer Sign Ups!

If students are interested in playing indoor soccer pick up a form in room 119!

Practices will take place on Wednesdays from 5-6PM and will be taught by accredited soccer coaches. Open to all grades and skill levels. Futurama/Jose Carrsco

 

ScriptEd

Futurama in partnership with ScriptEd will be offering a year long twice-a week coding bootcamp for students. Students will learn the basics of computer programming from experts who work in tech. Classes will be Mondays and Tuesdays after school. Come to room 119 for sign ups!  Futurama/Jose Carrasco

 

College & Career Center announcement for 10/1/18-10/7/18

 

We update the galileoweb.org/college website weekly.  You can check updated College & Career Center announcements, Scholarship List, free Fly-In Program list, Summer Program List, and more on the website.  See you there!

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

Coding Bootcamp: Futurama & ScriptEd will be offering a year-long twice-a week coding bootcamp for students. Students will learn the basics of computer programming from experts who work in tech. Classes will be Mondays and Tuesdays after school. Please sign up ASAP in RM 119 at either lunch time or after school.

 

Vassar College: 10/02 @ 12:20pm @ RM 263: This is a small selective private liberal arts college in upstate NY.  Come check it out!

CIEE Summer Study Abroad: 10/3 @ 11:45am @ RM 263: There are a variety of summer study abroad options through this program.  You may even qualify for scholarship opportunity if you apply early. Come check it and plan for a fun summer!

Pomona College: 10/3 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: This is a small selective liberal arts private college in Southern California. It’s neighbor to a few other private colleges and you can take classes for free at the other colleges as well.  

US Naval Academy: 10/4 @ 11:45am @ Courtyard: This is wonderful college option for students who want to combine military training and academic learning. The Naval Academy is one of the military colleges we have in the country. It’s competitive and located in the beautiful Annapolis, Maryland.  There will be information about two summer programs offered at the US Naval Academy.

UC Santa Barbara: 10/5 @ 12:20pm @ RM 263: UCSB is a large, public university on the central coast of California. We have over 90 majors available for students to choose from, four years of guaranteed housing, and over 500 clubs and organizations! UCSB is a top research university with many opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research. We are also one of the happiest campuses in the nation and very community-oriented!

MIT: 10/5 @ 3:15pm @ RM 260: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers the world’s preeminent education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and is also a place where students dye each other’s hair, build roller coasters in their dormitory courtyards, and once started a blackjack ring that got kicked out of every casino in Vegas. All admitted students receive as much financial aid as they need to afford to attend. Learn more at MITAdmissions.org

 

How to Choose the Most Ideal College: 10/4 @ 5:30pm-8:30pm @ School Cafeteria: This is for all grade level parents & students to learn about standardized testing, types of colleges, admission requirements, pros & cons of each college system, etc. Presentation will be done in Cantonese, Spanish, & English.  Light dinner will be provided. Looking forward to seeing you!

Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business (HUWIB) is inviting HS girls to the Young Women’s Business Leadership Conference (YWBLC): 11/3-11/4 @ Harvard University:  To learn more about the business world, meet other young women who share their passions, and hear from industry experts on what it is like to be a female leader.  For more details:http://huwib.com/ywblc-about/  There is a $200 fee to attend this conference and you may apply for a scholarship to reduce the conference fee, but you still need to pay for round trip airfare and hotel.  Scholarship deadline is 10/1.  To apply for this scholarship: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1j6aFZL2kEEYsz_vUlxQYATkOWu2UkqW8jthVsO8rJmY/viewform?edit_requested=true

ShadowNite: 11/15-11/17 @ UC Berkeley: Encourage Asian/Pacific Island students to apply: It’s a FREE 3 day & 2 night program.  Transportation from high school campus to the UCB campus, housing and food will be provided.  Informative workshops to educate and provide the students with resources to higher education as well as workshops that encourage youth involvement in the community will be provided. It is an amazing opportunity for high school students to visit the UC Berkeley campus and to get a feel for the college environment.  Application deadline: 10/7 @ 11:59pm.  To apply:https://tinyurl.com/19ssn

TeenTechSF Civic Hackathon @ MakeSchool: 10/13 @ 8:30am-6pm & 10/14 @ 9am-5pm @ 555 Post St.:  Turn your big ideas into tech solutions for civic problems during two action-packed days at this event. First-time hackers welcome!  Cool prizes from @MakeyMakey, @littleBits, @LeapMotion, and more! To RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-2018-teentechsf-civic-hackathon-makeschool-registration-49777813781?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_eid=780d2e0952&mc_cid=7597a8efe2

TeenTechSF Pre-Hackathon Party @ TheMixatSFPL: 10/12 @ 3:30pm-5:30pm @

100 Larkin St. (Civic Center, inside SFPL Main Library): This is a sneak preview of the Civic Hackathon on 10/13.  To RSVP:TTSF-Pre-Hack-Party.eventbrite.com

For 10th, 11th, & 12th:

College Ambassador Meeting: 10/2 @ lunch time @ RM 263: If you want to get a head start on college preparation or applications, join this group of motivated students

Shadow Mentors: Are you interested in becoming a shadow mentor? As a shadow mentor, you will be assigned to an 8th grader, and you will be able to show them what it’s like to be a student at Galileo! If you are interested, please fill out an application and return it to Ms. Wong in the counseling office by 10/1: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qY4-LnvI_1-mrqu5ttVl-dxg9Uz9E6uq/view?usp=sharing

For 11th, & 12th:

College Ambassador Meeting: 10/2 @ lunch time @ RM 263: If you want to get a head start on college preparation or applications, join this group of motivated students.

Shadow Mentors: Are you interested in becoming a shadow mentor? As a shadow mentor, you will be assigned to an 8th grader, and you will be able to show them what it’s like to be a student at Galileo! If you are interested, please fill out an application and return it to Ms. Wong in the counseling office by 10/1:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qY4-LnvI_1-mrqu5ttVl-dxg9Uz9E6uq/view?usp=sharing

For 12th:

Common App. Personal Statement Writing Workshop by USF: 10/4 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260:  Seniors, do you want tips on how to write the Personal Statement for Common App.?  Come check out this presentation by USF. You can also learn about the admission requirements for USF.

 

College Application Workshop: 10/3 & 10/4 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: Every Wed. & Thur. after school in Computer Lab 260, you’re welcome to come work on any college application forms with us.  We can also talk about any college related questions you may have or need help on. Snacks provide.

College Application Presentation for 12th Parents & Students: 10/18 @ 5:30pm-8:30pm @ School Cafeteria: We will talk about the application process for each type of college systems, test scores, college essays, how many colleges to apply to, etc. Presentation will be done in Cantonese, Spanish, & English.  Light dinner will be provided. We look forward to seeing you!

Free College Fly-In Program: Some private out of state colleges offer free fly-in programs 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/

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions.  Make an appt. with Esmeralda in RM 209.

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).  It’s also sent via Remind Text when it’s updated.

Supporting you every step of the way for the college application process, just ask for help!

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

 

 

FACULTY

SCHOOL ACCOUNTANT’S REGULAR DAY FOR 2018 – 2019 SCHOOL YEAR:  The school accountant will come on Thursdays from 8:30am – 3:30pm. She is located in one of the offices in Room 206.

 

**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:  The Social Committee provides breakfast for our days before school, as well as special celebrations throughout the school year, including HALLOWEEN, WINTER BREAK AND VANELTINE’S DAY AND RETIREMENT GIFTS FOR THOSE RETIRING AT THE END OF THE YEAR.  The contribution is $25.00 per year and helps with the costs of these celebrations.  Check or cash is fine. Please see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.     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. ALSO PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO MORE PARKING ON FRANCISCO STREET BY THE FLAG POLE.  CURRENTLY WE HAVE ALSO BEEN TOLD NOT TO PARK ON THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING ON FRANCISCO STREET AS THIS BREAKS THE LAW OF “NO DRIVING ON SIDEWALKS.”  Further information may be forthcoming.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

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

 

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 as changes occur.

 

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.

Bettie Grinnell

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