Weekly Bulletin – April 29 – May 3, 2019

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

APRIL 29 – MAY 1, 2019

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  LAW DAY, MAY 1, 2019

Law Day 2019

The 2019 Law Day theme—Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society—focuses on these cornerstones of representative government and calls on us to understand and protect these rights to ensure, as the U.S. Constitution proposes, “the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.”

FREE SPEECH, FREE PRESS, FREE SOCIETY IN THE U.S.

In the United States and around the world, freedom of speech and the press are among the most important foundations for a free society. Free speech and free press are prominent topics in public discourse and litigation. It is impossible to imagine a free society without these individual liberties, yet historical and current debates surrounding them continually challenge us to consider their boundaries and resilience. Changes in technology have reshaped how free speech and free press work in the everyday world.

 

STUDENTS

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

 

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 4/29/19-5/12/19

 

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 :

Grand Canyon University: 5/1 @ 11:45am @ RM 263: This is a Division I, liberal minded Christian university located in Phoenix, AZ. They have 19,000 students and is growing. Check out different programs they have. They offer generous scholarships. Come check it out!

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  

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/  

 

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: 4/30 @ 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 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:

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.

 

African American College Signing Day 2019: 5/8 @ 5:30pm -8pm @ Phillip and Sala Burton Academic High School, 400 Mansell St, SF: In coordination with former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, come join the African American Parent Advisory Council, SFUSD, & others across the city of SF in a banquet celebrating African American high school seniors.

To learn more about this AAALI sponsored event, speak with your counselor.

To RSVP: collegesigningday2019.eventbrite.com

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

 

From Denise Kwan:  Hey y’all!  If you happen to still be at school after 5pm this Monday (4/29), Super Duper is giving away one free mini burger or veggie burger to each teacher! Just bring in your teacher ID between 5-8pm to get a free burger. The closest location to Galileo is at 2201 Chestnut St but almost all locations are offering this deal.

 

On April 28, 2011, the late Mayor Ed Lee proclaimed that day “Super Duper Day” in recognition of our generous community support. Since then, Super Duper Day has become an annual tradition, held on the last Monday of every April—it’s our way to say thanks to our fans for all your love and support.

This year, Super Duper Day will take place on Monday, April 29!

Keeping with our tradition, we’ll give away 100 burgers (your choice of Mini or Veggie) to the first 100 guests in line at each of our locations* beginning at 3pm.

As a locally owned and operated restaurant, we’ve been committed to supporting our communities since day one, and as we continue to grow, we want to take that mission even further. This year on Super Duper Day, we’re giving away free burgers to all teachers—if you’re a teacher, stop by any of our locations* with a valid school ID between 5pm-8pm, and a Mini Burger or Veggie Burger is on the house!

We know that education is vital to any strong community and we understand that teacher pay and school funding are huge issues in the Bay Area and across the country right now. This free meal is our way of saying thank you and celebrating the hard work that teachers do. Hopefully we can bring some joy and help make their lives just a little bit easier, if only for a day.

We hope you’ll join us in making the 9th annual Super Duper Day the super-est one yet!

 

 

BOOK CELEBRATION:  Everyone is invited to a Book Release Party by Kristy Morrison and Jennifer Stangland and their students:  We All Belong: Reflections About Borders from the Students of Galileo High School on Wednesday May 23, 2019, at 6:30pm at The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway Street, San Francisco, CA 94133.  Everyone is Welcome!

 

RETIREMENT AND END OF THE YEAR CELEBRATION:  

END OF THE YEAR LUNCH CELEBRATION

CELEBRATION OF THE SCHOOL YEAR

and

Honor and Wish our Retiree Happiness!

MICHAEL ROMAN

                      FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2019

Save the Date & Come Celebrate!

Social Hour: 1:00pm  Lunch 1:30pm

Capurro’s Restaurant–498 Jefferson St. at Hyde

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