Weekly Bulletin – September 9 – 13, 2019



Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 9 – 13, 2019             




On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Americans will commemorate the 18th anniversary of one of the most tragic days in modern US history. … In addition to cutting short the lives of 2,977 innocent people, the tragedy also set in motion events that would change the course of life both in the US and worldwide.

Traditionally, Patriot Day 2019 is viewed as a time of honour and remembrance. Annually, on this day, American flags are flown at half-staff. The United State President asks fellow Americans to observe a moment of silence at 8.46am (Eastern Daylight Time), the time of the first plane collision into the North Tower of the World Trade Centre.

Even though Patriot Day 2019 is not a federal holiday, some people and organizations may take some time out to hold prayers for the victims of the attacks, but these do not usually affect public life for more than a few minutes.





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 9/9/19-9/15/19

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:





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/



YAWAV for Young Women: 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


The Marine Corp: 9/11 @ lunchtime @ Courtyard: If you’re curious about this branch of the militaries, please stop by. 

Yale University Science & Engineering Forums: 9/15 @ 1pm @ Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory (SH), 1055 Ellis St., SF: Yale University will be sending 4 of their science and engineering professors to SH to talk about different perspectives on science & engineering at this university.  If you’re considering a major in science and or engineering or are curious about Yale University, you’re welcome to attend. Family & friends are welcome to join. To RSVP: http://admissions.yale.edu/events   

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/


Asian Pacific Islander Youth Leadership Council (APIYLC): 9/18 @ 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. To apply: http://tinyurl.com/APIYLC2019   


A-G & HS Graduation Requirement Presentation: 9/18 @ 5:30pm-7:30pm @ Cafeteria: This is a presentation by Galileo counselors for all grade level parents and students if you want to learn more about UC & CSU A-G requirements and graduation requirements.  A light dinner will be provided.    


NACAC Performing & Visual Arts Fair: 9/19 @ 7pm @ Santa Clara Convention Center: This is the largest art college fair in the country and it’s free. For more details or to RSVP:www.nacacfairs.org/attend/pva/san-francisco-performing-and-visual-arts-college-fair/ 


For 10th, 11th, & 12th:

College Ambassador Meeting: 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.  


For 11th:

Mission Graduate: 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/



For 12th:

MAP to College: 9/21 @ 9am-1pm @ UCSF Parnassus Campus:  Free event for seniors & families: workshops on UC/CSU/Private/Community college application, personal insight questions, and financial aid. This is a very popular event, so please RSVP ASAP: https://cseo.ucsf.edu/ 

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

Room 258F



Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F




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: 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 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