Weekly Bulletin – April 8 – 12, 2019

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

APRIL 8-12, 2019

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  NATIONAL FORMER POW RECOGNITION DAY APRIL 9:

National Former POW Recognition Day. April 9th is designated by Congress as the Presidentially proclaimed observance of National Former POW Recognition Day. On April 9, 1942 United States forces surrendered on the Bataan Peninsula, beginning the Bataan Death March.

On this day in 1942, the largest number of U.S. Forces were captured by Japanese troops in the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines. After battling through extreme conditions and prolonged battles, the captured troops were forced to march 65 miles to the prison camp. Without medical attention, food or water thousands died. The mistreatment continued for those who survived the brutal journey. In the compounds, deep in the unfamiliar jungle, the hardships, brutality, and suffering lasted more than two years for those who could survive.

Many POWs endure conditions much like this. These heroes deserve a day of recognition. An annual presidential proclamation is signed for National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day and government officials, veterans, civic and private organizations observe the day with ceremonies and events. Some states require the POW/MIA flag to be flown in this day.

 

STUDENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

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 4/8/19-4/14/19

 

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

 

Concordia University of Portland: 4/8 @ 12:20pm @ RM 263: This is a small, private, Christian, liberal art university that welcomes students from any faith background. We are located right in Portland, Oregon, where our students enjoy everything the city and the great outdoors have to offer. Some of our more popular majors include nursing, education, business, and exercise science.

Summer Opportunity for Youth at Rising Sun: 4/10 @ Lunch time @ Courtyard & Cafeteria: Come meet the Climate Careers team at Rising Sun for information about a PAID learning opportunity for 15-22 year olds. When you join the Rising Sun Climate Careers Program, you’ll be trained to work as an Energy Specialist, helping residents save energy, water, and money. Minimum salary is $15/hr. — get paid to help your resume, the environment, and your community!

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

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/  

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:

College Ambassador Meeting: 4/9 @ lunch time @ RM 263: If you want to get a head start on college preparation or applications, join this group of motivated students.

 

For 12th:

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

 

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