Weekly Bulletin – October 15 – 19, 2018

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 15 – 19, 2018

WORD OF THE WEEK:   THE GREAT SHAKE:  OCTOBER 18, 1906

 

The 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18 with an estimated moment magnitude of 7.9 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme). High intensity shaking was felt from Eureka on the North Coast to the Salinas Valley, an agricultural region to the south of the San Francisco Bay Area. Devastating fires soon broke out in the city and lasted for several days. Thousands of homes were dismantled. As a result, up to 3,000 people died and over 80% of the city of San Francisco was destroyed. The events are remembered as one of the worst and deadliest earthquakes in the history of the United States. The death toll remains the greatest loss of life from a natural disaster in California’s history and high in the lists of American disasters.  The earthquake and fire left long-standing and significant pressures on the development of California. At the time of the disaster, San Francisco had been the ninth-largest city in the United States and the largest on the West Coast, with a population of about 410,000.

 

STUDENTS

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

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 Carrasco.

 

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 10/15/18-10/21/18

 

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:

College Fair: 10/16 @ lunch time @ school courtyard: Come hang out with us and check out colleges such as community colleges, UCLA, art colleges & universities, private colleges, and different military branches.  Music and raffle prizes available. Wear your favorite college gear!

CSUN NCOD Open House: 10/20 @ 8am-1pm @ CSU Northridge: This is a free event for hard of hearing or deaf students & their families to learn more about the CSU Northridge National Center for Deafness (NCOD).  You can get a campus tour, learn how to apply for the program, and what type of services NCOD provides. To RSVP: www.csun.edu/ncod/open-house

Discover Duke University: 10/21 @ 1pm-3pm or 3:30pm-5:30pm @ Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel, 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto: Duke admissions officers will present information & answer questions about this university, the admissions process, financial aid, and much more. There are two sessions: one at 1pm and the second one is at 3:30pm. Information at both sessions will be the same. Please RSVP: admiss.ugrad.duke.edu/discover-duke

 

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.

 

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

For 12th:

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/

 

Great San Francisco Personal Statement: 10/20 @ Mission HS: Students can sign up for one or more tutoring sessions, which run from 1:00 to 3:00 and 3:00 to 5:00 each day of the weekend, with an additional drop-in hour from 5:00 to 6:00. 826 Valencia will pair trained tutors with students to provide individualized feedback on their college application essays. All personal statement and scholarship essay writers are welcome, whether they’re just starting, almost finished, or somewhere in between. We’ll have computers on hand for easy editing, as well as yummy snacks to keep everyone going! Sign-up ASAP as spaces get filled up quickly:  https://826valencia.org/psw2018/

College Essay Editing Workshop by Wellesley College Alumni: 10/27 @ 10:45am-12pm & 12:45am-2pm: School Cafeteria:  We will be taking sign-up soon for this free college essay editing workshop.  You can sign-up for one of the time slots. You will have to bring a hard copy of any college essays for editing feedback.

 

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

 

STAFF PHONE DIRECTORY:  The current Staff Phone Directory is now posted on Google Docs.  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

EARTHQUAKE DRILL AND EVACUATION:  On Thursday October 18th @ 10:18 all SFUSD schools will be participating in the great shake which is a Drop, Cover, Hold & Evacuate Drill. All needed instructions will be in your folder that will be placed in your boxes by Monday October 15th.      Marisol Arkin