Weekly Bulletin – February 11 – 15, 2019

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 11 – 15, 2019

Hi Everyone–  Here comes Valentine’s Day 2019!!

VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATION!!

  Thursday, February 14, 2019  7:15am in the Main Office

 Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Juices, Donuts, Pastries, Fruit & Love!

            Compliments of the Social Committee

WORD OF THE WEEK:  VALENTINE’S DAY FEBRUARY 14, 2019

 

Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. Originating as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early saints named Valentinus, Valentine’s Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.

 

The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines“). Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards. In Europe, Saint Valentine’s Keys are given to lovers “as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart”, as well as to children, in order to ward off epilepsy (called Saint Valentine’s Malady)

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

February 15, 2019 – Black History Month Assembly–double 4°.

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

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

 

College & Career Center announcement for 2/11-2/17/19

 

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 :

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!!

 

Johnson & Wales University: 2/13 @ 11:45am @ RM 263: We are a private, regionally accredited university, founded in 1914

which has partnered with industry for decades. Our students complete meaningful internships; typically paid, at over 1800 industry sites for college credit, which result in an average of 75% of students receiving substantial job offers at graduation with a bachelor degree.  Students also earn college credit for their internships.

Popular degree majors include:  Hospitality/ Culinary Arts, Nutrition, Computer Science, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Sport/Event/Entertainment Management; Robotics, Health Sciences, Criminology and Equine Management & Science ( Riding /Non-Riding program)  over 35 degree programs are offered. Graduate, terminal programs in Health Sciences include: Physician’s Assistant (PA), Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (DOT), Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine. For more information please go to: http://www.jwu.edu/academics/programs/explore.html

Future Day: UC Davis Veterinary School’s Student Outreach Club: 4/20 @ 8am-3pm @ UC Davis campus: Do you like science? Do you love animals? Do you want to be a veterinarian? Join us for a day of interesting case studies & hands-on wetlabs! Activities may include interpreting radiographs, tying basic sutures, animal training exercises, learning CPR, examining bone specimens, learning about exotic animal care, & more! 9th-12th graders welcome.  Registration starts on2/15/19: https://goo.gl/forms9SSvXGfw7y1hHV1K3

St. Mary’s College Campus Visit: 3/5 @ 8am-3:30pm: We’re happy to bring any 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 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.

 

Celebrate International Women’s Day: 3/13 @ 11am-2pm: Bloomberg Business @ Pier 1, SF: This company has invited 20 of our girls & boys to visit them to learn about office etiquette, trends on characteristics & skills that can be promoted to the management level, #BalanceForBetter and share some success stories of female founders and female CEOs.  Lunch will be included and you will get a tour of the company as well. It’s first come first served basis. Please pick up a field trip form from Ms. S. Chan (RM 258F) or from Kristin (RM 209)

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/

 

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: 2/12 @ lunch time @ RM 263: If you want to get a head start on college preparation or applications, join this group of motivated students.

 

For 10th & 11th:

Register for SAT/Subject Test Support: 2/13 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: Do you want to know more about what that SAT & Subject test is about? Do you want fee waiver to take these tests for free? Do you need help registering for either of these tests? Come to this workshop, we will have SEO Scholar students & counselors help you. Snacks provided!

 

For 12th:

Financial Aid / Scholarship Application Workshop: 2/13 & 2/14 @ 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.

Financial Aid Application Follow-Up: 2/14 @ Lunchtime @ RM 104: If you can’t come to the after school financial aid workshop, please come to this one. If you receive an appt. slip from us, this is a mandatory appt. See you!

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.

 

Financial Aid Application Form: either FAFSA for students with social security numbers or the CA Dream Act for undocumented students: due date is March 2. Submitting either one of the application forms may help you qualify for free money, or work study, or student loans to cover college cost & expenses.  We’re happy to you complete either one of these forms on Wed. or Thur. after school in RM 260.

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