Weekly Bulletin – October 22 – 26, 2018

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 22- 26, 2018

WORD OF THE WEEK:   OCTOBER 22, 1940

 

October 22, 1940 – Julian, Mayer, and Krause received a patent for cortisone, used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, adrenal insufficiency, allergies, diseases of connective tissue, and gout.  This remains an important medicine today.

 

STUDENTS

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

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 10/22/18-10/28/18

 

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:

Reading Partner: 10/24 @ lunch time @ Courtyard: Are you interested in being a volunteer to help younger children improve their reading?  Check out this meaningful volunteering option.

University of Rochester: 10/25 @ 11:45am @ RM 263: This is a competitive medium researched based private college in upstate New York. It’s well known for engineering and music.

 

For 10th, 11th, & 12th:

College Ambassador Meeting: 10/23 @ lunch time @ RM 263: If you want to get a head start on college preparation or applications, join this group of motivated students.

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:

For 12th:

College Application Workshop: 10/24 & 10/25 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: Every Wed. & Thur., 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 provided.

Making Waves Scholarship Info. & Application Workshop: 10/25 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: This is a fantastic scholarship + mentorship opportunity for you. It’s easy to be eligible: •Graduating high school class of 2019 •4-year college bound •Low-Income •Bay Area (all 9 counties – Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma) WHAT does it offer? •1:1 College Coaching •Personal Financial Services Coordinator •Up to $5,000 of support annually (for a maximum of 5 years) •Professional and Peer Networking Opportunities Bring a copy of the 2017 family income tax return, if available.

College Essay Editing Workshop by Wellesley College Alumni: 10/27 @ 10:45am-12pm & 12:45am-2pm: School Cafeteria: This is a 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. Sign up ASAP because sign-up will close when seats are filled: http://www.rebrand.ly/essayworkshop   

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

 

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

SCHOOL TOURS AND SHADOWING: Begin this Tuesday, October 23, 2018, and run through December 4, 2018.  School Tours will begin in the auditorium at 8:30am. Shadowing will begin with Galileo students and visiting students at 8:00am and will either be half day (over at 12:20pm) or full day (over at 3:10pm).  Please welcome our visiting students into your classrooms.