Weekly Bulletin – March 11 – 15, 2019

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MARCH 11 – 15, 2019

WORD OF THE WEEK:  THE IDES OF MARCH

In modern times, the Ides of March is best known as the date on which Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC. Caesar was stabbed to death at a meeting of the Senate. As many as 60 conspirators, led by Brutus and Cassius, were involved.  The idea that March 15 (or “the ides of March”) is unlucky goes back to ancient traditions and superstitions. Most people have probably heard the phrase “the ides of March” quoted from a famous line in Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar: “Beware the ides of March.”

STUDENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

Spirit Week: March 11 – 15, 2019

Food Festival:  Friday, March 15, 2019 in the Courtyard during lunch.

Boat Dance:  Saturday, March 16, 2019  Pier 41 ½ 7:30pm – 11:00pm

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

College & Career Center announcement for 3/11/19-3/17/19

 

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!!

 

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

 

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)

 

Long Island University: 3/14 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: This is a medium sized private college located in a safe residential area in Long Island, NY and it’s about 40 min. away from NY City. They offer generous scholarships and have strong business and art programs. Seniors, if you’re interested, you can still apply.

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.

 

The 13th Annual Northern California Pre-Pharmacy Symposium (NCPPS): 4/6 @ 9am-5pm @ UC Berkeley: Are you interested in a service-oriented career? Come explore whether pharmacy fits your career goals and interests!

The field of pharmacy extends beyond working at local pharmacies. Today, pharmacists work in a broader context from conducting clinical research in pharmaceutical industry to adjusting personalized medications in hospitals and outpatient clinics. Come learn career in pharmacy and how to apply to pharmacy schools. This opportunity includes networking with leading pharmacy professionals, exploring some of the nation’s top pharmacy schools, and learning about the diverse career paths in pharmacy. This daylong symposium will feature workshops, presentations, and panels to help answer any of your questions regarding a career in pharmacy. Registration is now open so make sure to secure your spot!

Register for NCPPS at: Eventbrite

Cost: General Admission: $12 (before March 18) or $15 (after March 18)

Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments provided. Please visit the PILLS website for more information or emailncpps.ucberkeley@gmail.com

 

Youth Advocacy Day (YAD): 4/25 @ 8am-3:30pm @ City Hall:  An all-day event committed to youth empowerment and civic engagement for San Francisco’s youth. It is a day in which high school students have the opportunity to meet with city leaders and elected public officials to share their thoughts, concerns, and questions about issues

they care about as young people.  200 youth in the city will come to this event.  You can apply to be a Youth Leader for this event.  For more details: https://sangita108.wufoo.com/forms/qar4qpf02pxr22/

Questions: Contact Fong@bethechangeconsulting.com

 

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 9th, 10th, & 11th:

How to Choose the Most Ideal College: 3/14 @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria: This is for all 9th-11th grade parents & students to learn about standardized testing, types of colleges, admission requirements, pros & cons of each college system, etc. Presentation will be done in Cantonese, & English with Spanish & Arabic translation.  Light dinner will be provided. Looking forward to seeing you!

 

For 10th 11th & 12th,

College Ambassador Meeting: 3/12 @ lunch time @ RM 263: No meeting this week since Kristin and Ms. Chan will be on the UC Berkeley & Berkeley Community College field trip

For 12th:

Tzu Chi Scholarship: 3/14 @ 11:45am @ Cafeteria: Seniors, this is a Taiwanese Buddhism organization that provides a $1000 scholarship.  Come check it out! www.tzuchi.us/scholarships

 

Scholarship Winners: If you want to be recognized with your scholarship award on the graduation program, please email a copy of your scholarship award to Ms. S. Chan: ChanS2@sfusd.edu by 3/15/19.  Thank you.

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