Weekly Bulletin – January 28 – February 1, 2019

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 1, 2019

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  GROUNDHOG DAY

 

Groundhog Day is celebrated in the United States and Canada on February 2nd of each year. Groundhog Day is a day of wonder and curiosity for many people based on the activities of a groundhog arising out of its winter slumber to check for his shadow.

In the United States, the most important groundhog is Punxsutawney Phil who lives in a burrow called Gobbler’s Knob near Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. In Canada, an albino groundhog named Wiarton Willie annually climbs out of his hole to predict the future forecast.

 

In times of the past, Europeans held a celebration called Candlemas Day on February 2nd of each year. During these early times, people believed that if Candlemas Day was sunny, then winter would last for six more weeks and if Candlemas Day was cloudy or overcast, winter would soon be over. Eventually, the German people also began watching hedgehogs to predict the future spring forecast. If the hedgehog saw its shadow, then there would be six more weeks of winter and if the hedgehog did not see its shadow, it would remain outside signifying an early spring season. In addition, the bear and badger were other animals watched during this time. Today it is the groundhog we watch, namely Punxsutawney Phil.  Check it out when you get up on Saturday morning!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

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 1/28/19-2/10/19

 

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 :

Marines Info.: 1/30 @ Lunchtime @ Courtyard: Interested in learning about what it takes to be able to join the Marines or what is the Marines?  Stop by at this tabling event to find out.

US Naval Academy Summer STEM & Summer Seminar: 1/31 @ Lunchtime @ Courtyard: Summer STEM: Thinking of a career as a coder, game developer, designer, or robotics engineer?  Then start with the experience of a world-class program like the Naval Academy’s Summer STEM program. STEM is all about exploring, creating, building, and making things better, and at our Summer STEM program, you’ll do just that!  You’ll work with students from all over the country as you test your problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration skills. Need 5 more reasons to apply?! A field trip to our Nation’s capital, build cool things, live on campus, meet new friends, get exposure to a world class institution.  Applications open now!! Scholarships available!!

Naval Academy Summer Seminar (NASS): If you are currently in your junior year of high school and considering the Naval Academy as your college of choice, we strongly recommend you consider applying to Summer Seminar.  Summer Seminar will introduce you to life at the Naval Academy, where you will experience first-class academic, athletic, and professional training at the #1 public college in the US!  Your Summer Seminar application will serve as a preliminary application to the Naval Academy that you will complete before or during your senior year. Reasons to apply to Summer Seminar: live in Bancroft Hall (world’s largest dorm!), experiences life on “the Yard,” learn from the best Midshipmen.  Applications are open now!! Scholarships available!!

College & Career Fair for Students with Learning Supports: 2/2 @ 9am-2:30pm @ CCSF @ MUB (Multi-Use Building), 50 Frida Kahlo Way, SF: This is a free resource for special education students & parents to attend workshops for career planning, college admissions, & financial aid. Students & parents will also learn about future accommodations with IEP’s & Section 504 Plans, meet representatives from career agencies & colleges, review diploma requirements needed for your next steps, and enjoy a free lunch! To register:bit.ly/collegefair2019

Black College Expo: 2/9 @ 9am-5pm @ Oracle Area, Oakland: Seniors and Juniors and College Transfer Students meet one on one with top HBCUs and a variety of other colleges and universities and get answers right on the spot. AAALI will sponsor each African American student who RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-iLjgj8rVNMFwNldh7M4c24A8BIUjL9rnisZAkmc_8KPJVg/viewform

Get Accepted on the SPOT, students bring your transcripts and ACT or SAT test scores (High School Juniors & Seniors), Scholarships on the SPOT, Applications fees waived

Audition for Band Scholarships (Vocal or instrument, bring your instrument)

Jobs…Jobs..Jobs..

Meet BET’s The Westbrooks, Recording Artist Anthony Lewis, and Hip Hop Veteran YoYo. Plus, we give away book scholarships on site to College Students and Money too! Everyone can win CASH and prizes!!!  $7-$8 per person for entrance fee

https://www.thecollegeexpo.org/

UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) Campus Visit: 3/7 @ 8am-3:30pm: We’re happy to bring any 9th-11th students who are interested in visiting this campus.  As for seniors, if you have applied to UCSC and have gotten accepted, we’re happy to take you along. Lunch & transportation will be provided.  Please pick up a field trip form from Ms. S. Chan (RM 258F) or from Kristin (RM 209). Space available based on first come first served basis.  

UC Berkeley & Berkeley Community College Campus Visit: 3/12 @ 8am-3:30pm: We’re happy to bring any students who are interested in visiting these campus.  As for seniors, if you have applied to UCB and have gotten accepted, we’re happy to take you along. Lunch & transportation will be provided.  Please pick up a field trip form from Ms. S. Chan (RM 258F) or from Kristin (RM 209). Space available based on first come first served basis.

Skyline Community College: 3/19 @ 8am-3:30pm: If you’re interested in community college or have applied to this campus, please pick up a field trip form from either Ms. S. Chan (RM 258F) or from Kristin (RM 209).  Lunch & transportation will be provided.

Spring & 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/

 

 

 

College & Career Fair for Students with Learning Supports: 2/2 @ 9am-2:30pm @ CCSF @ MUB (Multi-Use Building), 50 Frida Kahlo Way, SF: This is a free resource for special education students & parents to attend workshops for career planning, college admissions, & financial aid. Students & parents will also learn about future accommodations with IEP’s & Section 504 Plans, meet representatives from career agencies & colleges, review diploma requirements needed for your next steps, and enjoy a free lunch! To register: bit.ly/collegefair2019

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: 1/29 @ lunch time @ RM 263: If you want to get a head start on college preparation or applications, join this group of motivated students.

 

For 9th & 10th:

CTE, AP & AVID Fair: 2/4/19 @ Gym:  All 9th and 10th graders will have the opportunity to explore a variety of the course options and amazing programs we offer at Galileo, including our CTE, AP and AVID courses. Your PE teacher will take you down to the fair where you can talk to some of the teachers of these courses and find out more about the options available to you during your time here at Galileo. This is a great opportunity to plan ahead not only for what courses you will take next year, but also in the years to come! Counselors will be present at the fair as well. This will help you prepare in advance for when counselors provide in-depth informational course selection presentations in the last two weeks of February, and when you select your courses in March

 

For 12th:

Financial Aid / Scholarship Application Workshop: 1/31 @ 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.

 

CCSF Info. & Application Workshop for All Students: 1/30 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: Come learn more about what’s available at CCSF, how to apply, and complete an application.

CCSF Info. & Application Workshop for Students with Learning Support: 2/6@ 2:15pm @ RM 260: Come learn more about what’s available at CCSF, how to apply, and complete an application.

 

CCSF Campus Visit: 2/21 @ 8am-2pm: If you’re interested in community college or have applied to this campus, please pick up a field trip form from either Ms. S. Chan (RM 258F) or from Kristin (RM 209).  The signed permission slip must be returned to Kristin (RM 209) by 2/14.  Lunch & transportation will be provided.

Skyline Community College: 3/19 @ 8am-3:30pm: If you’re interested in community college or have applied to this campus, please pick up a field trip form from either Ms. S. Chan (RM 258F) or from Kristin (RM 209).  Lunch & transportation will be provided.

 

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!