Weekly Bulletin – January 14 – 18, 2019

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

JANUARY 14 – 18, 2019

WORD OF THE WEEK:  DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY

 

Martin Luther King Day is a United States federal holiday. It is celebrated annually on the third Monday of January and is also known as King Day or MLK Day. In some states it is also commonly referred to as Civil Rights Day or Human Rights Day. In recent years it is increasingly seen to be a ‘Day of Service’ when Americans are encouraged to volunteer to help others less fortunate than themselves.

 

Martin Luther King Day commemorates the birthday of American civil rights leader Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and celebrates his life, achievements and legacy.

 

King was hugely influential in the American Civil Rights Movement (despite never holding public office) and was a major advocate of non-violent activism in the struggle for the end of racial discrimination under US law. He was assassinated in 1968.

 

This federal holiday in King’s honor was created in 1983, during the presidency of Ronald Reagan, and first observed in January 1986. It is sometimes also referred to as “Civil Rights Day” or “Human Rights Day”

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

January 21, 2019 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday–School is closed.

February 5, 2019 – Lunar New Year Holiday–School is closed.

February 18, 2019 – President’s Holiday–School is closed.

March 25 – 29, 2019 – Spring Break–School is closed.

 

College & Career Center announcement for 1/1/19-1/27/19

 

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 :

Young Women’s Leadership Summit (YWLS): 1/26/19 @ 8:30am-3:30pm @ Stanford University: Stanford Women In Business. “SWIB” is the largest pre-professional organization for female undergraduates on Stanford’s campus, and aims to educate and empower young women to become successful, business-minded leaders.  YWLS aims to introduce students to a variety of business disciplines, and during the day-long conference, attendees will listen to and learn from accomplished women leaders, gain hands-on experience through workshops, and interact with industry professionals, Stanford students, and motivated peers. This year’s featured theme is “The Future,” which educates attendees on the power of business to shape the future and empowers students to influence the next generation of innovation and leadership.  For Q’s, please email: swibsummit2019@gmail.com

 

US Navy: 01/17/19 @ lunch time @ Courtyard: Curious about what it takes to be able to join the US Navy? What about the benefits and skills that you can gain from this opportunity?  Stop by the table to get more info.

Teen Environmental Education Mentorship (TEEM): 1/23 @ 11:45am @ RM 263: Earn $500, over 100 volunteer hours, make new friends, have fun and build your resume through TEEM (teen environmental education mentorship)! No prior experience is necessary, meals are provided and transportation to the Marin Headlands is provided from Park Presidio and Geary. TEEM is a year-long (Tuesday/Thursday are school and one weekend day per month) paid ($500 stipend) volunteer environmental education internship and leadership program for high school students. Through TEEM, participants discover their inner strength as leaders, their ability to positively influence others, and the importance of diversity, community, and hands-on learning. TEEM interns gain firsthand knowledge about the field of environmental education through field trips, one-on-one mentorships with our professional educators, and by leading interactive activities with our elementary school participants. We are looking for applicants who are open to new people and new experiences, have the most room to grow and an interesting perspective to share.

 

Summer Program List: It’s not too early to plan for summer activity now.  For some of the programs, if you apply early, they may reduce the fee for you.  Please check out our updated Summer Program List: http://galileoweb.org/college/summer/  

For 10th, 11th, & 12th:

College Ambassador Meeting: 1/15 & 1/22 @ 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:

Financial Aid / Scholarship Application Workshop: 1/16 & 1/17 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: Every Wed. & Thur., you’re welcome to come work on any financial aid and or scholarship application forms with us.  We can also talk about any college & financial aid related questions you may have or need help on. Snacks provided.

Maisin Scholarship Info. & Application Workshop: 1/23 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260:  If you have a GPA of 2.0-3.5 and plans to attend either a community college or 4 year college, low-income and first generation to college, please come check out how easy it is to apply for this local scholarship.

CCSF Info. & Application Workshop for Students with English as 2nd language: 1/24 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: Come learn more about what’s available at CCSF, how to apply, and complete an application.

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions now and during college years for free.  Please turn in your consent form to RM 209 ASAP. You can pick up a consent form in the Counseling Center or 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

 

FACULTY/STAFF KEYS–All Staff are required to identify the keys they have in their possession.  Please see me ASAP, Bettie, in the Main Office so I can record the keys that you possess.  Thanks! Bettie Grinnell

 

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 VALENTINE’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