Weekly Bulletin – September 4 – 7, 2018



Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 4 – 7, 2018









Labor Day is a public holiday celebrated in the United States on the first Monday on September. It honors the American Labor Movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, properity, laws, and well being of the country. It is Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend.  Labor day is a Federal Holiday. Oregon was the first state, in 1887, to make Labor Day a public holiday. Labor Day became an official national holiday in 1894 and at that time 30 states were already celebrating Labor Day.



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







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 14, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

Friday, Sepbember 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









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!


Remind Text: If you have new Galileo parent friends, thank you for telling them to sign onto Remind Text, so they can get weekly updates from the College & Career Center.  To sign on: text 81010 & the message is @galptsa

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

Oasis For Girls: Young women ages of 14-18: Earn a stipend while learning about life skills or career exploration or creating visual arts or poetry & music.  Application deadline: 9/9.  To apply: www.sfoasis.org

For 10th, 11th, & 12th:

The Perry Initiative: 10/6 All day @ UCSF: Young Women only: This is a free, one-day, hands-on experience for high school women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering. Students will hear from women leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments.  Apply by 9/6/18. Additional information can be found on our website: www.perryinitiative.org  The application may be accessed directly using the following link: http://perryinitiative.org/programs/student-online-application/

College Ambassador Meeting: 9/4 @ lunch time @ RM 104: 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.

College Ambassador Training: 9/6 @ 2:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: This is one of 4 college application readiness workshops for current 11th & 12th college ambassador students.  Snacks will be provided & you get questions answered immediately.   


For 11th, & 12th:

Info. & Prep for Historically Black Colleges & Universities Fair: 9/5 @ 11:45am @ 263: Any students are welcome to learn more about what this fair is about & how to prepare for it, so that you can get the most out of the fair.

19th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Fair: 9/10 @ 4pm-7:30pm @ Mission HS: You can meet & apply to 30-40 HBCUs at this fair.  Seniors, you can even get on the spot admissions with scholarships: please bring copies of your current transcript, SAT/ACT test scores (if available).  Juniors, you can bring a copy of your transcript.


For 12th:

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/

ScholarMatch: This non-profit agency can help you better prepare for the college process.  Check them out. https://scholarmatch.org/student  

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.  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).

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F