Weekly Bulletin – March 18 – 22, 2019

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MARCH 18 – 22, 2019

WORD OF THE WEEK:  ST. PATRICK’S DAY  

MARCH 17th~~Note: The symbol of St. Patrick is a three-leaf shamrock, not a four-leaf clover. However, long before the shamrock became associated with St. Patrick’s Day, the four-leaf clover was regarded by ancient Celts as a charm against evil spirits.

STUDENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

March 22, 2019 – Talent Show Assembly during double 4°.

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

May 25, 2019  Senior Prom, Hyatt Regency, 5 Embarcadero Center,

7:00 – 11:00 PM

College & Career Center announcement for 3/18/19-4/7/19

 

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

 

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.

Cogswell College: 3/20 @ 11:45am @ RM 263: The Fusion of Animation, Audio, Game Design & Engineering Cogswell Polytechnical College, in the heart of Silicon Valley in California, is a private, WASC accredited school with over 125 years of history. We offer bachelor degree programs in Art & Design, Animation, Music Production, Audio & Software Engineering, and Game Design. Our unique project-based approach, led by industry-experienced faculty, emphasizes teamwork and collaboration between students in each program. Cogswell alumni have gone on to work on award-winning animated films and AAA video games.

Short list of specialized classes that may have interested students:

Computer Science

Animation

Gaming

Robotics

Graphic Design

Ceramics

Music

AIM – Film/Creative Writing

 

Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Games & Animation: 3/21 @ 4pm-7pm @ Historic Native Sons Building Harry M. Smith Conference Room 414 Mason Street 8th Floor, Suite 800: We will be hosting an Admissions informational presentation on the culture, curriculum and career paths that our alumni have taken on in their time after studying at Gnomon. This will be an excellent opportunity for any of your students who are interested in learning about the educational pathways leading to creative careers in the VFX, animation and games industries.

4:00 – Meet and Greet, Refreshments

4:30 – Presentation

5:30 – 7:00 Q&A and Portfolio Feedback

To RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gnomon-info-session-san-francisco-2019-tickets-56600070334

 

Youth Employment Opportunity Program: 4/3 @ 11:45am @ Courtyard: The Youth Employment Opportunity Program is a free career service designed to assist youths aged 15-25 in achieving their occupational or educational goals. Our services include peer advising, assessment, career counseling, resume and cover letter building, referrals to programs, and available youth jobs/training.

On Track Career Expo Event: 4/4 @ 4pm-7pm @ Linkedin at 222 2nd St. SF.: Explore different careers such as STEM, Manufacturing, healthcare, and more. Pursue your dream career: find out how to get connected to a variety of career paths. Access Resources: get access to academic support, financial resources, and summer internships.

Featuring: hands-on exhibits, career panels, academic & summer job resources, industry professionals to answer your questions.

Prizes available: everyone in attendance will receive an UnderArmour backpack, and a chance to win iPads, Laptop, & other prizes!

For more details & to register: youth@uwba.org

CYC Job Fair: 4/5 @ 2:20pm-5:30pm @ SF Main Library Latino/Hispanic Community Room A & B 100 Larkin St., SF.: All Youth Ages 14 – 24. No registration required.

Summer & Year Round Jobs Available

Hiring Immediately

Get Help on Your Resume

Learn Interviewing Tips

Learn about Employment Program Opportunities

Full-Time/Part-Time Jobs

Internships

 

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:

 

NACAC College Fair: 4/6 @ 1:30pm-4:30pm @ Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara: This is the largest nationwide FREE college fair. There is about 300-500 colleges from around the country and around the world here. It’s better to RSVP. To RSVP or for more info.: https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/san-francisco/

For 10th 11th & 12th,

 

College Ambassador Meeting: 3/19 & 4/2 @ lunch time @ RM 263: No meeting these weeks.

For 12th:

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.

 

CCSF Individual Counseling Meeting: 3/20 & 3/21 @ Galileo’s Library: If you have signed up for an individual meeting appt. with a CCSF counselor, please be on time. You should have received a pass for this and show it to your teacher.  If you do not receive a pass, have applied to CCSF, and went to the CCSF field trip in Feb., please go see a CCSF counselor at your lunch time to see if you can schedule an appt. with them.  Thank you.  

 

Understanding Financial Aid Award & Colleges You Can Still Apply to: 4/3 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: Seniors, do you know how to compare your financial aid awards from different colleges? We can show you a simple trick. Do you feel discouraged for not being accepted by your dream college or any 4-year college? If so, come to this presentation and we can show you 4 year colleges that are still accepting applications. Don’t give up! Come chat things out with us.

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.

 

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

 

URGENT:  ALL FACULTY AND STAFF:  All Faculty and Staff are mandated to read the Universal Precautions Information. The Asthma Information and the Green Cleaning Information sent to all via emial and THEN YOU MUST INITIAL THE ROSTER IN THE MAIN OFFICE THAT YOU HAVE READ THE INFORMATION.  DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2019!!

 

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