Weekly Bulletin – September 17 – 21, 2018


Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 17 – 21, 2018



School spirit is the sense of identity and community shared by members of an educational institution. This can apply to any type of school, from elementary schools to universities. Educators in primary and secondary education often associate proper behavior with school spirit, especially in the context of situations when students are outside the school itself.  Because student behavior reflects on the school, representing it well shows a degree of student investment in their institution’s good name. This definition of school spirit is closely associated with good sportsmanship among students and their families at sporting events and is loosely based upon encouraging each other.





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.


Pep Rallies:  During lunch in the Courtyard

Friday, September 21, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

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



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



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 09/17/18-09/2318


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:

University of Southern California: 9/17 @ 12:20pm @ RM 263: This is a competitive private college in So. Cal and we have had students who got good scholarships from this college.  Come check it out.

Dartmouth Bound: 9/17 @ 6:30pm-8:30pm @ KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory: For high-achieving high school seniors from under-resourced and/or under-represented backgrounds in the Bay Area who have the potential and academic talent to thrive at highly-selective college like Dartmouth. Our hope is that students leave the workshop knowing a little more about how an Ivy League education will prepare them for a dynamic life and career in the 21st century, and confident that the education offered at Dartmouth and our peer institutions is accessible and affordable to them.  As the admissions representative for the Bay Area, I will share more about the holistic admissions process. Dino Koff, Director of Financial Aid, will be leading a special workshop to demystify the financial aid process and how to pay for college. Students can invite a parent, guardian, or anyone from the counseling staff to join them for the session. Space in the program is limited, so if you or you know a student who might be interested, please encourage them to register: https://apply.dartmouth.edu/register/?id=22bf3ef6-94c0-4a4c-b1fb-f621291f61e7  


Goucher College: 9/17 @ 3:15pm @ RM 260: This is a small private college located in Baltimore, Maryland.  They support study abroad while you’re in college. Come check it out.

Northeastern University: @ 9/17 @ 7pm-8pm @ Jewish Community HS of the Bay, SF: Meet David Girvan, Assistant Director of Admissions, for a special event that will include: the opportunity to connect with admissions staff & insights into the application process.  To RSVP: northeastern.edu/admissions/ontheroad

Mount Holyoke College: 9/19 @ lunch time @ RM 263: This is an all-women’s private college located in MA.  They’re part of a big consortium network, where you may take classes for free at the nearby colleges and transportation will be provided between the campuses.

High Point University: 9/19 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: It is a private medium size university with strong business, health science, and furniture design majors.  The campus is located in North Carolina. This college’s learning resources is amazing!

Boston University: 9/20 @ lunch time @ RM 263: This is a large private research university located in the center of Boston.  Location can’t be better than this!

Clarkson University: 9/20 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: Small private research university with approximately 3,500 students, located in the northern New York State.  Most popular majors are engineering, business, physical sciences, and health care professions. Strong experiential approach to learning, with almost 90% of students complementing studies with internships. Placement rate for graduates in their field of study typically exceeds a 96%, financial aid offered to 95% of students, approximately 60% of applicants admitted.


Duke Kunshan University: 9/18 @ 3:15pm @ RM 260: 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 scholarship

NACAC Performing Arts College Fair: 9/20 @ 7pm-9pm @ SOTA: This is a FREE college fair with many colleges & university with strong music conservatory and or art majors.  www.nacacfairs.org/attend/pva/san-francisco-performing-and-visual-arts-college-fair/

MAP to College @ UCSF Parnassus Campus: 9/22 @ 9am-1pm @ 513 Parnassus Ave., SF: This is a free college info. workshop event for parents & students.  Workshops will be provided in Chinese, Spanish, & English. For more details or to sign-up: https://cseo.ucsf.edu/events/map-to-college-2018

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: 9/18 @ lunch time @ RM 263: If you want to get a head start on college preparation or applications, join this group of motivated students.  In return, we will write you a recommendation letter for college.

Shadow Buddy: 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 Training: 9/20 @ 2:45pm-4:15pm @ RM 260: This is the 3rd of 4 college application readiness workshops for current 11th & 12th college ambassador students.  Snacks will be provided & you get questions answered immediately.

For 11th:

College Connect: A FREE college coaching program that provides the following services:

16-week ACT Prep.

Bi-weekly Workshops (Cover topics ranging from the college process to self-care)

Individual Writing Partner (Support for Personal Statements, Scholarships, etc.)

Individual Math Tutor

College Research Coach (Helps build a college list prior to senior year)

College Tour

To qualify:

1st gen. who wants to complete a 4-year college education

Not part of any other similar programs

Current 11th with a 2.5 GPA

Qualify for free/reduced lunch

Live or attend school in the Mission & Excelsior district

Application deadline: 9/28/18   For more details or an application:


For 12th:

College Application Workshop: 9/19 @ 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.

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 on http://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



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



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