Weekly Bulletin – May 20 – 24, 2019


Weekly Bulletin

MAY 20 – 24, 2019



This U.S. federal holiday is celebrated on the last Monday of May to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the military. In 2019, it will be observed on Monday, May 27.

Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. In other words, the purpose of Memorial Day is to memorialize the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

After World War I, the day expanded to honor those who have died in all American wars.


The wearing of poppies in honor of America’s war dead is traditionally done on Memorial Day (not Veterans Day). The origin of the red poppy as a modern-day symbol of this day was actually the idea of an American woman, Miss Moina Michael.

In war-torn battlefields, the red field poppy (papaver rhoeas) was one of the first plants to grow. Its seeds scattered in the wind and sat dormant in the ground, only germinating when the ground is disturbed—as it was by the very brutal fighting during World War 1.

The practice of wearing of poppies was further inspired by the poem “In Flanders Fields,” written in 1915 by Canadian soldier John McCrae. He saw the poppies in burials around his artillery position in Belgium.

Today, poppies are both the symbol of loss of life as a symbol of recovery and new life, especially in support of those servicemen who were damaged physically or emotionally.




AP Testing –  5/23, 2019 Chinese – Room 260/104



BASKETBALL – Monday, May 20th – Lunch Time Big Bay Gym

VOLLEYBALL – Wednesday, May 22nd – Lunch Time Big Bay Gym

KICKBALL – Friday, May 24th – Lunch Time Football Field


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 :

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:

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:

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