Weekly Bulletin – September 3 – 6, 2019
SEPTEMBER 3 – 6, 2019
WORD OF THE WEEK:
VJ DAY – September 2, 1945
Victory over Japan Day is the day on which Imperial Japan surrendered in World War II, in effect bringing the war to an end. As the final official surrender of Japan was accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945, the Nationalist Government of the Republic of China, which represented China on the Missouri, announced three-day holidays to celebrate V-J Day, starting September 3.
Wednesday,September 4 & Thursday, September 5 – School Picture Days for 9th, 10th & 11th grades
Friday, September 6, 2019 – Pep Rally during Lunch in the Courtyard
Thursday, September 26, 2019 – Back to School Night – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Friday, September 27, 2019 – End of First Marking Period
Monday, October 14, 2019 – Columbus Day Holiday. No School.
Friday, October 25, 2019 – Song and Yell Competition (double 4th period) and Homecoming Football Game against G. Washington HS 3:00pm.
College & Career Center Announcements 8/26/19-9/15/19
We update the sites.google.com/sfusd.edu/galileocounselingdepartment website constantly and the College & Career Center announcements once a week http://rebrand.ly/college-career-announcements. You can check updated Scholarship List, free Fly-In Program list, Summer Program List, and more on the website. See you there!
Parents & Students:
Remind Text: We no longer use this tool for announcements. The College & Career Center Announcement will be sent out via email groups & it will be posted on the
For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:
Asian Pacific Islander Youth Leadership Council (APIYLC): 9/4 @ lunchtime @ Courtyard:This is a leadership program from the Community Youth Center of San Francisco. APIYLC provides weekly workshops that encourage leadership development, social awareness, and civic engagement in API youth. These workshops will touch on social issues by addressing specific topics such as race and gender, issues in the queer community, mental health awareness, and more. Youth will have a more nuanced understanding of their identity as Asian Pacific Americans within the larger context of social justice issues, and learn how to be both allies and advocates. Youth will also learn about the ways in which they and their peers can become more civically engaged, and hopefully move on to become more active agents in political decision making processes. To put this into practice, APIYLC youth are expected to complete a group service learning project as well as develop their own workshop curriculum to present at the annual API Youth Summit. Apply by 9/8/19. To apply: http://tinyurl.com/APIYLC2019
YAWAV for Young Women: 9/4 @ lunchtime @ Courtyard: This is a youth leadership program at the Community Youth Center (CYC) dedicated to the empowerment and development of Asian / Pacific Islander high school girls in SF. YAWAV youth leaders will learn about the root causes and impacts of gender violence in Asian / Pacific Islander communities in weekly workshops. These workshops will go into topics such as gender-based violence, consent, API history and other inter-sectional topics. Our goals are to strengthen the resilience, pride, knowledge, and skills of youth leaders, so that we can educate our communities on these issues. YAWAV is led by youth leaders who strive to advocate for equality and social justice for all women and girls. YAWAV provides support, resources, advocacy, and education to strengthen, heal from, and end violence against women and girls. Apply by 9/10: https://TINYURL.COM/CYCYAWAV1920
Oasis For Girls: Young women ages of 14-18: Earn a stipend while learning about life skills or career exploration or creating visual arts or poetry & music. Application deadline: 9/9. To apply: www.sfoasis.org
U CAN Historical Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Fair: 9/9 @ 4pm-7pm @ SF City Hall – 1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett PI, SF: YOU may receive on-the-spot admission & scholarships. For more info. or to RSVP: https://www.ucangotocollege.org/college-fairs
Seniors, please bring these items to the fair:
– HS transcript (bring many copies)
– SAT/ACT scores (if available)
– 1 letters of recommendation (if available)
– Person essay (optional)
– Resume (bring many copies)
http://www.eduinconline.com/ ($35 to apply to all 42 HBCU)
8 of the Best Colleges: 9/9 @ 6:30pm @ InterContinental Mark Hopkins @ 999 California St. SF: This is a free info. session about Claremont McKenna, Colorado, Connecticut, Grinnell, Haverford, Kenyon, Macalester, and Sarah Lawrence Colleges for students and parents: https://8ofthebestcolleges.org/student-programs/fall/sanfrancisco-ca/
The Marine Corp: 9/11 @ lunchtime @ Courtyard: If you’re curious about this branch of the militaries, please stop by.
Boston University (BU): 9/15 @ 1:30pm @ Hyatt Regency San Francisco 5 Embarcadero Center, SF: BU will host a FREE reception in San Francisco for high school juniors and seniors and their families. This is a wonderful opportunity for your students to learn more about BU and the college application process. Please RSVP: http://www.bu.edu/admissions/visit-us/bu-in-your-area/
For 10th, 11th, & 12th:
College Ambassador Meeting: 9/3 & 9/10 @ lunchtime @ RM 263: If you want to get a head start on college preparation or applications, join this group of motivated students. You will get first-hand information on scholarship info. college campus field trips, etc.
College Ambassador Training: 9/17 @ lunchtime @ RM 263: This is one of 2 college application readiness workshops for current 11th & 12th college ambassador students.
For 11th, & 12th:
SF YouthWorks: If you want a paid part-time job, check out this opportunity. Application deadline is 9/20. www.sfyouthworks.org
The Supporting Transitions & Aspirations Mentorship Program (STAMP): 9/4 @ lunchtime @ Courtyard:This is for Asian Pacific Islander (API) high school sophomores and juniors. This program supports the positive development of API youth in San Francisco by engaging them in meaningful mentorship, leadership, and community involvement opportunities. The program matches an API youth mentee participant with an adult mentor. Mentees and their mentors will meet twice a month for one-on-one check-ins and attend a regularly scheduled session one Saturday each month. Mentees will also attend weekly workshops that integrate academic support, skills-based themes, leadership development, a service learning project, planning a youth summit, and assistance with college applications and personal statements. Application deadline: 9/27: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgxwDqfMPDVMNHHjlflVjCtSCWdGX
Mission Graduate Info. & App. Workshop: 9/5 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: Mission Graduate is a non-profit agency in SF. One of its’ programs: College Connect provides FREE college prep support (ACT prep class, college/scholarship essay editing, academic tutoring, etc.) for you. Here’s who they’re looking for:
– Low-income (you qualify for free or reduced lunch)
– First generation to college students (regardless of immigration status)
– Current juniors with 2.5 GPA (flexible)
– Live in or attend school in either the Mission or the Excelsior neighborhood
Apply by 9/20: https://www.missiongraduates.org/programs/collegeconnect/
Posse: 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. If you would like to be nominated for this or for more information, please see Ms. S. Chan in room 258F before 8/29. For more info.: https://www.possefoundation.org/
Free College Fly-In Program: Some private out of state colleges offer free fly-in programs to visit their campus in the fall. This is a fun opportunity and you will learn a lot about their communities. Please check the updated College Fly-In Program list: https://tiny.cc/studentresources
ScholarMatch: This non-profit agency provides FREE college prep services, such as SAT prep, college campus visits, scholarship, college essay editing, etc. Check them out. https://scholarmatch.org/student
Scholarship Scam: If you get a call telling you that you’ve won a scholarship or that they are calling from the federal dept. to give you a scholarship, and they need your bank account information, please DON’T give out your parents’ nor your own information. If you’re not sure that is a scam, please talk to a counselor or an advisor to verify. If you’re told to pay to apply for a scholarship, that’s a scam.
uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions. Make an appt. with Lynna in RM 209. She’s on campus on Thur. & Fri. from 9am-4:30pm.
If you’re interested in applying for scholarships, please check the updated Scholarship List either on tiny.cc/studentresources or on the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center (RM 258).
Supporting you every step of the way for the college application process, just ask for help!
Ms. S. Chan
College & Career Counselor
Ms. S. Chan
College & Career Counselor
SCHOOL ACCOUNTANT’S REGULAR DAY FOR 2019 – 2020 SCHOOL YEAR: The school accountant, Eva, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 the Galileo Website on the Staff page. This document will be updated as needed. See me if you need the passwordl.
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