Weekly Bulletin – October 29 – November 2, 2018


Weekly Bulletin



HALLOWEEN: Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of All HallowsEvening), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.


Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related guising), attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films.


Halloween costumes are traditionally modeled after supernatural figures such as vampires, monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils. Over time, in the United States, the costume selection extended to include popular characters from fiction, celebrities, and generic archetypes such as ninjas and princesses.


H A P P Y   

H A  L L O W E  E  N ! !









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 10/29/18-11/4/18


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:


CIEE Study Abroad: 11/1 @ 11:45am @ RM 263: There are a variety of summer study abroad options through this program. You may even qualify for scholarship opportunity if you apply early.  Come check it and plan for a fun summer!


For 10th, 11th, & 12th:

College Ambassador Meeting: 10/30 @ lunch time @ RM 263: If you want to get a head start on college preparation or applications, join this group of motivated students.

For 12th:

College Application Workshop: 10/31 & 11/01 @ 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.

Free College Application Workshop for HS Homeless Seniors: 11/3 @ 11:30am-3pm @ Library at George Washington HS, SF:The SAFEH Office (Students and Families Experiencing Homelessness) is hosting a College Application Workshop for High School Seniors and their families who are not stably housed.   Seniors can get help on writing their college essay, need more information about financial aid, or are not sure which college to apply to. Their families are also welcome and lunch will be provided! For Q’s, contact Chad Slife (slifec@sfusd.edu).

Cash for College Financial Aid Event for 12th Families: 11/8 @ 5:30pm-8pm @ school cafeteria: Come win a FREE Chrome book, get free dinner and complete either FAFSA or CA Dream Act for college financial aid. This event is for both seniors and or their parents. Information will be provided in English, Spanish, and Chinese. If possible, please bring the following information: – Social Security number for each family member (If you are undocumented and not a permanent resident, we can help you complete the CA Dream Act so that the student can get CA financial aid.) – 2017 or 2016 federal income tax forms – Records of untaxed income – Business, farm, and other real estate records – W2s and other income forms.  See you.


CIEE Study Abroad: 11/1 @ 11:45am @ RM 263: There are a variety of summer study abroad options through this program. You may even qualify for scholarship opportunity if you apply early.  Come check it and plan for a fun summer!

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


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 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: Began 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.

END OF MARKING PERIOD #2:  Friday, November 9, 2018.