Weekly Bulletin – April 22 – 26, 2019

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

APRIL 15-18, 2019

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  EARTH DAY APRIL 22, 2019

WHAT IS EARTH DAY?

Ever wondered how Earth Day started? This observance arose from an interest in gathering national support for environmental issues.

In 1970, San Francisco activist John McConnell and Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson separately asked Americans to join in a grassroots demonstration. McConnell chose the spring equinox (March 21, 1970) and Nelson chose April 22.

Millions of people participated, and today, Earth Day continues to be widely celebrated (mostly on April 22).

Common Earth Day activities include planting trees, cleaning up litter, or simply enjoying nature through hiking, gardening, or taking a stroll in a local park.

WHEN IS EARTH DAY?

Earth Day is always celebrated on April 22. It’s followed closely by Arbor Day, which falls on the last Friday in April.

 

While the bright radiant sun in centre glows,

The earth in annual motion round it goes;

At the same time on its own axis reels,

And gives us change of seasons as it wheels.

–The 1793 Old Farmer’s Almanac

STUDENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

April 25, 2019 during Homeroom Senior Panorama Photo in the Athletic Field Stands

 

May 3, 2019  Aloha Food Festival, Courtyard during Lunch

 

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

7:00 – 11:00 PM

 

May 29 – 21, 2019  Senior Finals

 

May 30 – June 3, 2019 9th – 11th Grade Finals

 

June 3, 2019 Senior Breakfast & Graduation Rehearsal

 

June 4, 2019 1:00pm Graduation at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

 

College & Career Center announcement for 4/22/19-5/5/19

 

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 :

San Jose State Campus Visit Field Trip: 4/25 All Day: Tour the school, get free lunch, and think about your college options. Pick up and turn in permission slips to RM 209.

SJSU offers quality teaching and small classes, a highly ranked engineering program, over 450 student organizations, and NCAA Division 1 sports teams. Silicon Valley firms employ more graduates from SJSU than from any other university.

This is a great opportunity to visit a college campus and learn more about San Jose State’s offerings.  If you have submitted a signed permission slip, please meet at 8am at the auditorium. Thank you.

New Door Venture: Job Readiness: 4/25 @ Lunchtime @ Courtyard & Cafeteria: This agency provides internship program that is connected to over 80 different businesses across the Bay. Opportunities include paid professional development workshops and part-time work at the internship of your own choice! Come talk to a New Door Representative.

CCSF Summer Dual Enrollment: 4/25 @ 11:45am @ RM 104: Students who will be at least 16 years old at the start of the summer is eligible for this opportunity.  Come check out the various choices of course selections and get help on the application.

 

Paralegal Roundtable: 4/25 @ 5pm-7:30pm @ Skyline College, Building 6 RM 6-202: Ever wondered what it is like to work as a paralegal? Join this career networking event for an opportunity to mix, mingle & network with alumni & legal professionals. The Paralegal Roundtable is a bi-annual event to meet legal industry professionals & gain an understanding of this rewarding career path. Learn more about the American Bar Association approved Paralegal Studies Program at Skyline College.

Dinner is provided for all attendees. RSVP: skyparalegalroundtable.eventbrite.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

 

TeenTechSF STEM Inclusivity Summit @SFIHS: 4/27 @ 8:30am-12:30pm @ SF International HS, 655 De Haro St, SF:Connect with tech leaders and STEM college representatives from GitHub, Facebook, Pandora, Google, UC Berkeley, Stanford, Make School, City College, Girls Who Code and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation!

Breakout sessions for TeenTechSF tech skill-building workshops on intro to coding, website and app development, game design, and Maker Movement activities with NEW Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Makey Makey, and Little Bits.

Registration now open for the April 27th TeenTechSF STEM Inclusivity Summit!

TeenTechSF STEM Inclusivity Summit “Tech: The New American Dream”

Register at: TTSF-STEM-Inclusivity.eventbrite.com

Like all our events, the TeenTechSF STEM Inclusivity Spring Conference is free and beginner-friendly. All teens are welcome to participate. No previous STEM experience required.

Please share the Eventbrite registration link with classmates, friends, and family.

Post this flyer with your school guidance counselor, STEM teacher, or club!

Share our TeenTechSF Facebook and Twitter posts.

Sign up now to reserve your spot to this free event. Open to all teens ages 13-18, but space is limited and advance registration is required.

Each participant will receive a free hard copy of the NYTimes best-seller: Learn to Code, Change the World! from Girls Who Code and Salesforce.

Day of the Family @ SF State: 4/27 @ 9am-4pm @ Cesar Chavez Student Center, 1650 Holloway Ave, SF: A free event held by SFSU for all parents, high school, & community college students. Information on college admissions, scholarships, DACA resources, becoming a teacher & more.  Free breakfast & lunch

For info: gcoeteach@sfsu.edu or call 415-338-1497

To RSVP: diadelafamilia19.eventbrite.com

OR

www.facebook.com/diadelafamilia19

Latino Family Day Celebrating Cultura & Academic Excellence 2019: 4/27 @ 10am-4pm @ John O’Connell Technical HS, 2355 Folsom St, SF: Free & open to the public, All ages welcome, Workshops, community resources, & lunch, Child watch available.

 

Space 4 Us: Career Speakers: 4/28 @ 12pm-3:30pm @ Neyborly Union Square: 590 Sutter St. SF: A FREE event for all middle & high school students. Sandwiches & drinks will be provided. You will get to interact with a wide range of career speakers such as nonprofit attorney, investigative reporter, curriculum developer, social media marketer, and more.

More details: Instagram & Facebook

Accounts @ space4usproject

To RSVP: space4usprojects.org/programs

Q’s? Email: space4usproject@gmail.com

WACAC College Fair: 5/3 @ 10am-12pm @ CSU East Bay, University Gymnasium: 25800 Carols Bee Blvd. Hayward:FREE college fair with more than 100 colleges & universities &free parking! To pre-register: strivefair.com   

For more info.: wacac.org/college-fairs  

 

 

 

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:

 

College Ambassador Meeting: 4/23 & 4/30 @ Lunch time @ RM 263: If you want to get a head start on college preparation or have any questions about what to do after college acceptance, join this group of motivated students.

 

For 10th, & 11th:

The GPA Game: 4/24 @ 2:15pm @ RM 555: How do college view your GPA? What does the GPA really for?  What else do college look for from you? We will have a fun game and FREE snacks for you.

For 11th:

11th Homeroom Meeting: 5/1 @ 9:45am @ Galileo’s Auditorium: All juniors are expected to attend this short information on financial support that uAspire can provide in the senior year.  Please go to your homeroom as quickly as possible, so your teacher can escort you to the auditorium ASAP. Thank you

For 12th Grade:

CCSF Summer Bridge Registration: 4/24 @ 11:45am @ RM 104: Seniors, if you have plan to go to CCSF next year, please come sign up for the Summer Bridge program.  You will be able to get a lot of support from it to help you be successful at CCSF. FREE pizza!

Get on Track for FRISCO Day!: 4/27 @ 9:15am-1pm @ Multi-use Building (MUB) #140 @ CCSF on Ocean Campus:Earn priority registration @ CCSF, Make up any registration steps you missed!

ESL Exam: 9:15am

Orientations: every hour from 9:30am-12:30pm

Counseling: Open from 9:30am-1pm

RSVP is appreciated, but not required: BIT.LY/FRISCODAY2019

Call: 415-239-3124

Email: OUTREACH@CCSF.EDU

SF State Resource Connection: 5/2 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: For seniors attending San Francisco State University in the fall. Come learn about the resources available to you and sign up early! You can get low cost or free text books, on campus jobs, etc. FREE Snacks!

FRISCO Day: 5/3 @ 8:45am or 4th period @ Galileo’s Auditorium: This is 9th annual FRISCO Day for seniors.  The purpose of this event is to provide transitional support for all seniors in the district.

For seniors intend to go to community college, to work, to join the military, or simply haven’t decided what to do after high school, you will meet at Galileo’s auditorium at 8:45am (this means you have to go to your first period class) and will go to CCSF together.  The district will provide bus from Galileo to CCSF’s Ocean Campus; seniors will have to go home on their own after the event ends at around 3pm. Lunch will be provided. You must submit a signed permission slip to Ms. S. Chan by 4/22. You can pick up a permission slip from RM 258 or RM 209.  Thank you.

For seniors who intend to attend a 4-year college, you will stay on campus and there will be an assembly for 4th period.  You will have fantastic speakers sharing financial planning and health information with you.

 

Most college admission decisions have been out by now.  Congratulations for getting into your dream college.  If you didn’t get into your dream college and would like to chat with a counselor to talk about your options, please come by at lunch time or after school or make an appointment.  You have more options than you think. If you haven’t visited the college you plan to attend, please make every effort to attend their admitted student day, so you can get to know the community better before you make your final choice.

5/1 is the last day for you to make a deposit at your 4-year college choice.  You can only deposit at one 4-year college; this deposit is not refundable.  After you make your decision, please be sure to submit on campus housing application form on time.  This is often a separate application and some colleges may require a separate deposit. Please read through all instructions on your college’s website.  If you’re not sure, please seek help from a counselor in RM 258 or an advisor 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.

 

 

 

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

 

SENIOR HOMEROOM TEACHERS:  The Senior Panorama Photo will be taken on Thursday, April 25th during Homeroom.  Please bring your homeroom students to the Athletic Field Bleachers as soon as Homeroom starts. Please assist in seating the students so that the pictures can begin as soon as everyone is assembled.

 

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