Weekly Bulletin – November 5 – 9, 2018
NOVEMBER 5 – 9, 2018
WORD OF THE WEEK: VETERAN’S DAY
Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The United States previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.
Veteran’s Day Holiday Observed: Monday, November 12, 2018
Harvest Food Festival: Friday, November 16, in the Courtyard
Multi-Cultural Invitational Assembly: Thursday, November 15, during 6th period.
Thanksgiving Recess: Monday, November 19 – Friday, November 23, 2018. No school. School reopens on Monday, November 26, 2018.
Winter Assembly: Friday, December 7, 2018 during a double 4th period.
Final Exams: December 18 – 20, 2018. Last Day of Fall Semester is Friday, December 21, 2018.
Winter Break: December 24, 2018 – January 4, 2019. School resumes on Monday, January 7, 2019.
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 11/5/18-11/11/18
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 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.
SEO Scholars Info. & Application Workshop: 11/8 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: This is a non-profit found in NY. They provide free college prep support (SAT pre course, Sat. school, summer program, summer excursion and college campus visits, and mentorship in high school and in college) for first generation students (This means neither of your parents have attended college in the States) and low income (free or reduced lunch). The program will support you from high school and through college. This is an opportunity for 9th graders only. Come work on their application together and we can help answer questions that you have. FREE snacks!
College Application Workshop: 11/7 & 11/8 @ 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.
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.