Weekly Bulletin – June 3 – 4, 2019

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

JUNE 3 – 4, 2019

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  D-DAY: 75th ANNIVERSARY JUNE 6, 2019

NORMANDY, LAND OF LIBERTY

On 6 June 1944 and during the long summer that followed, men from all over the world came to fight in Normandy to defeat Nazism and re-establish freedom. Normandy will bear the scars of this moment in history for ever and every year we remember and pay tribute to the veterans from America, Britain, Canada, Belgium, Denmark, Holland, Norway, Poland and Australia, along with their brothers in arms, those many heroes who lost their lives there during that summer of 1944.

 

STUDENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS:

June 3, 2019 Senior Breakfast & Graduation Rehearsal

 

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

 

June 12 – July 19, 2019  Summer School

 

College & Career Center announcement for 5/27/19-7/30/19

 

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 :

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/

Colleges that Change Lives: 7/29/19 @ 7pm-9pm @ Double Tree by Hilton San Jose & 7/30 @ 7pm-9pm @  Marin Center Exhibit Hall: This college group includes about 40 small independent colleges in the nation.  These colleges are known for providing a small professor and student ratio and high quality education. There will be a 30-minute presentation on the college search process, followed immediately by a college fair that lasts for approximately 1.5 hours.  Students and parents are able to collect information from and speak directly with admission representatives. For more info.: https://ctcl.org/info-sessions/    

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/  

For 11th:

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

 

Summer Start: Our JCYC Advisor, Kristin can guide you to get a head start on the 4-year college application process.  It will be from 6/10-6/19 @ 1pm-4pm @ CCSF’s Ocean Ave. campus.  She can help with “finding the college that’s right for you”, “your financial aid adventure”, “college essays”, etc. Free snacks and a possible college campus visit at UC Merced. If you get a head start this summer, your fall semester senior year work load can be more balanced.  If you want more details, please either talk to Kristin in RM 209 or email her: ktatum@jcyc.org

 

 

For 12th Grade:

Beyond 12: 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. https://beyond12.org/

 

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:

 

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