Weekly Bulletin – September 24 – 28, 2018


Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 24 – 28, 2018



Autumn, also known as fall in North American English, is one of the four temperate seasons. Autumn marks the transition from summer to winter, in September (Northern Hemisphere) or March (Southern Hemisphere), when the duration of daylight becomes noticeably shorter and the temperature cools down considerably. September 23, 2018 was the first day of Autumn this year.






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 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 09/24/18-09/3018


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.

Haverford College: 9/25 @ 12:20pm @ RM 263: This is a small selective private liberal arts college in PA.  It’s a wonderful college option!

American University of Beiru: 9/25 @ 3:15pm @ RM 260: This is a mid. size, historical private university located in Beirut, Lebanon.  It’s one of the most prestige universities in the Middle East. Classes are taught in English.  Students come from 120 different countries. This university also has a medical center and includes a Nursing School.

Mills College: 9/27 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: This is an all-women’s private small college in Oakland.  You may take classes for free at UCB. If you’re a nursing major, you will take nursing classes at Simmons’ University in Boston in your 3rd & 4th year.

Boston University: 9/30 @ 1:30pm-3:30pm @ Hyatt Regency San Francisco: Boston University will be hosting a reception in San Francisco for high school juniors and seniors and their families. This is a wonderful opportunity for your students to learn more about BU and the college application process. To RSVP: https://www.bu.edu/admissions/visit-us/bu-in-your-area/

Vassar College Info. Session: 9/30 @ 1:30pm-3:30pm @ The College Preparatory School, Oakland: This is a free admissions info. session given by Vassar’s admission counselor.  You may park in the school’s parking lot regardless of how the spaces are marked.  Please RSVP by 9/28: admissions.vassar.edu/receptions

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: 9/25 @ 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 Training: 9/27 @ 2:45pm-4:15pm @ RM 260: This is the last 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: 9/26 @ 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


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