Weekly Bulletin – May 13 – 17, 2019


Weekly Bulletin

MAY 13 – 17, 2019



Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father’s Day, Siblings Day, and Grandparents Day.

Through the efforts of Anna Jarvis, by 1911 all U.S. states observed the holiday,  with some of them officially recognizing Mother’s Day as a local holiday (the first being West Virginia, Jarvis’ home state, in 1910). In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers.[1



AP Testing – May 13 – 17, & 5/23, 2019 Bay Street Gyms


May 24, 2019 Move-Up Assembly, Double 4° in Auditorium


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

7:00 – 11:00 PM


May 29 – 31, 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 5/13/19-5/26/19


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 :

AAMPLIFY Social Justice Leadership Program for AAPI students: 5/16 @ Lunchtime @ Courtyard: AAMPLIFY empowers Asian American and Pacific Islander youth to become social justice leaders. During this 2-week summer program, you will develop leadership skills, gain friends and mentors, and learn how to make a difference in your community. All graduates of the program also receive 1:1 support with their college and career planning. Learn more on our website.

WHEN: July 22 – August 2, 2019

WHERE: California State Building – 455 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until May 31, 2019. Apply at https://www.aamplify.us.org/apply-for-students



Blush School of Makeup: 5/22 @ 11:45am @ RM 263: Northern California’s only accredited “Makeup School”, established in 2009.  They offer a diploma in master makeup artistry and certificates for individual courses for already working industry professionals.  Courses include different types of makeup effects. Graduates work as special event freelance makeup artists in sales, on movie/commercial sets with growing social media presence.  If you’re unable to attend this presentation, but have questions, please call or text: 415-357-1117 or Instagram: @blushschoolofmakeup

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: 5/14 @ 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.  Last meeting for this year.

For 11th:

Posse Info. Session: 5/22 @ 11:45am @ RM 263: How would you like to go to Boston University, or University of Puget Sound, or Lehigh University for FREE tuition? That means a scholarship of $50,000-$53,000 per year for 4 years; the total range of scholarship is $200, 000-$212,000.  You will also learn leadership skills and have a group of “siblings” going to these colleges with you. Come check out how fun & easy this process is! For more info.:https://www.possefoundation.org/

Posse Bay Area: Student Open House: 6/5 @ 5pm-7pm @ 350 Sansome St. #1010, SF: Curious about how Posse can help you get tuition free scholarships at either Boston University, or University of Puget Sound, or Lehigh University or possibly at other top ranked universities in the country? That means a scholarship of $50,000-$53,000 per year for 4 years; the total range of scholarship is $200, 000-$212,000.  You will also learn leadership skills and have a group of “siblings” going to these colleges with you. Come check out how fun & easy this process is! For more info:https://www.possefoundation.org/  

Light refreshments available. RSVP: POSSE-OPEN-HOUSE.EVENTBRITE.COM


For 12th Grade:

Beyond 12: 5/15 @ 2:15pm @ Rm 260: A non-profit organization that provides FREE one-on-one coaching for current seniors going to either 2 year or 4 year college or to the work force. They will mentor you and help answer any questions you may have before or during college years to help you graduate from college. They have mentors who can speak Spanish & Arabic language as well.  Come learn about this fantastic opportunity and get FREE snacks!

12th Homeroom (HR) Meeting: 5/22 & 5/23: During homeroom time in your homeroom class: If you have not request your final official transcript online, you can check in with a counselor during this time to make your final request or to change your request. You will also need to complete 2 short senior exit surveys. Please be in homeroom! Thank you


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




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!






Honor and Wish our Retiree Happiness!


                      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

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