Weekly Bulletin – October 15 – 18, 2019

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 7 – 11, 2019

 

WORDS OF THE WEEK:  LOMA PRIETA EARTHQUAKE (October 17, 1989)

It has been 30 years since the LOMA PRIETA EARTHQUAKE (6.9 magnitude on the Richter Scale), hitting at 5:04pm, just 31 minutes before the start of Game #3 of the World Series at Candlestick Park between the Oakland A’s and the San Francisco Giants!

Where were you when the Earthquake struck?  Fans had to wait ten days for the World Series to resume and in the end, the Oakland A’s won the series.  Most San Francisco schools were closed the next day, but Galileo was closed for 2 days due to the severe damage in the Marina.

STUDENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 PSAT Test for all Sophomores

Friday, October 18, 2019 – Oktober FoodFest, Courtyard during Lunch

Friday, October 25, 2019 – Song and Yell Competition (double 4th period) and Homecoming Football Game against G. Washington HS 3:00pm.

Saturday, October 26, 2019 Homecoming Dance at Holiday Inn at 1500 Van Ness Avenue from 7:00pm – 11:00pm.

Monday, November 11, 2019, Veteran’s Day Holiday No School.

 

College & Career Center Announcements 10/14 – 10/20/19

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:

Amherst College: 10/15 @ 3:15pm @ RM 260: A small liberal arts college in Western Massachusetts, prepares students to use ideas to make a difference in the world. Since its founding in 1821, Amherst has demonstrated steadfast confidence in the value of the liberal arts and the importance of critical thinking. Diversity, defined in its broadest sense, is fundamental to Amherst’s mission, and Amherst is widely acknowledged to be a national leader in expanding college access for low-income students. The college enrolls students from nearly every state and from more than 60 countries, and for the past several years approximately 45 percent of Amherst’s students have been U.S. students of color. Through the Five College Consortium, Amherst students can also take courses and participate in activities at Smith, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, providing access to an unusually broad and diverse collection of curricular and extracurricular options. Small classes, an open curriculum and a singular focus on undergraduate education ensure that leading scholars engage daily with talented, curious students, equipping them for leadership in an increasingly global and complex world.

 

Northwestern University: 10/16 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: A private research university located in Evanston, Illinois, just a few miles north of downtown Chicago. We offer over 190 majors & minors across our six undergraduate schools and are proud of the academic flexibility made possible by our quarter system. Our 8,000 undergraduates come from all 50 states and over 75 different countries, and between our 500+ student-run clubs and organizations, Big Ten athletics, and proximity to the third-largest city in the U.S., there is truly something for everyone at Northwestern.

 

CIEE Global Navigator High School Study Abroad: 10/17 @ 11:45am @ RM 263: We’re excited to announce that our school has been chosen to renew our dedication of $25,000 in Global Navigator Scholarships! These awards are for students to study abroad next summer. Any student graduating in 2021, 2022, or 2023 is eligible to apply for a scholarship through CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange. Scholarships will be awarded based on both merit and financial need. The deadline to apply is December 6, 2019. Learn more about CIEE’s over 50 fascinating programs in worldwide destinations here. Applications for 2020 are live now! For more info, contact: EMILY TAYLOR  // CIEE International Studies Coordinator

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email etaylor@ciee.org

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web ciee.org/globalnavigator/

 

Boston University 10/17 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260:  A large private research and teaching institution located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts made up of 16,000 Undergraduates coming from all 50 states and over 100 countries worldwide. BU offers over 250 programs of study across 10 schools and colleges, providing access to an inter-connected, collaborative curriculum, while maintaining small class sizes with a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio. BU students have access to a Tier 1 research enterprise, 100+ study abroad opportunities, and 93% of our students graduate with at least one internship. BU students participate in over 450 student-run organizations on campus, and over 80% live on-campus all four years. BU’s commitment to the Undergraduate students allows for them to grow in their personal, professional, and civic lives.

 

BOLD Conference 2019: 11/9-11/10 @ Harvard University: Galileo’s female students are invited to the BOLD Conference 2019 on Harvard’s campus from Saturday, November 9th to Sunday, November 10th, 2019. BOLD (Business Oriented Leadership Development) is a business conference for high school girls presented by Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business.

 

Registration is now officially open and will close on November 6th. Additionally, our full and partial scholarship application is now open and will close on October 7th – Scholarship Application:https://www.huwib-bold.com/scholarship  

To register: https://www.huwib-bold.com/registration  

For more information on the program: https://www.huwib-bold.com/home 

 

Our mission is to empower young women and future leaders by uniting them through business education and experience. The conference will be a full weekend of dynamic programming that seeks to introduce 500 high school women to the business world and guide them in developing essential skills for charting their path in the field. These women will attend intimate workshops and presentations that help them further develop business, organization, and communication skills that will help them succeed in future endeavors. Other programming includes resume reviews with Harvard undergraduate students, tours of campus, networking lunches, and various industry panels.

 

Please feel free to reach out with any questions: The BOLD Conference Team: theboldconferenceoutreach@gmail.com

 

 

Upcoming Meetings: Saturdays 12pm-2pm on Sep 21, Oct 19, Nov 23

Site: The Mix at SFPL, Teen Digital Learning Lab & Maker Space inside the SF Main Library, 100 Larkin St, Civic Center, San Francisco

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

UC Davis Campus Visit: 10/29 @ 8am-3:30pm: This free field trip is sponsored by JCYC’s Talent Search Program.  Priority will be given to 12th & 11th students who have not visited UCD; it’ll be first come first served basis.  Please pick up a field trip form from Kristin in RM 209.

 

For 9th:

SEO Scholar: A non-profit found in NY and this is their 9th year in the Bay Area. They provide free college prep support (SAT prep course, Sat. school, summer program, summer excursion and college campus visits, and mentorship in high school and in college) for first generation students (This means neither of your parents have attended college in the States) and low income (free or reduced lunch). This is only an opportunity for 9th graders.  Come work on their application together and we can help answer questions that you have. Application deadline is 12/15: https://scholars.seo-usa.org/applysf/

 

For 10th, 11th, & 12th:

College Ambassador Meeting: 10/15 @ lunchtime @ RM 263:  This is an informal weekly meeting in which any 10th, 11th, & 12th students can come & ask any college related questions.  One of our JCYC advisors, Kristin may also present different topics every week & alert students on what colleges & resources will be available for the week.  Students may bring their lunch & friends. If you come on a regular basis, you can also list this as one of your extra-curricular activities on your resume.

 

 

For 10th, 11th:

Teen Leaders Needed: The SF Cancer Initiative is looking for teen leaders to help raise awareness & prevent breast cancer: Students need to commit to five 2-hour learning sessions & disseminate tools to the community.  4 sessions on Sat. 11/1, 11/9, 11/16 & 11/23 from 10am-12:30pm. One session in Feb. You can earn $250 for participation. To apply: www.sfcancer.org/breast-cancer (link: application for the TEENS FOR SCREENS program)

     

For 11th, & 12th:

UC Davis Campus Visit: 10/29 @ 8am-3:30pm: This free field trip is sponsored by JCYC’s Talent Search Program.  Priority will be given to 12th & 11th students who have not visited UCD; it’ll be first come first served basis.  Please pick up a field trip form from Kristin in RM 209..  

 

For 10th and 11th:

UC Davis Campus Visit: 10/29 @ 8am-3:30pm: This free field trip is sponsored by JCYC’s Talent Search Program.  Priority will be given to 12th & 11th students who have not visited UCD; it’ll be first come first served basis.  Please pick up a field trip form from Kristin in RM 209.

 

For 9th:

SEO Scholar: A non-profit found in NY and this is their 9th year in the Bay Area. They provide free college prep support (SAT prep course, Sat. school, summer program, summer excursion and college campus visits, and mentorship in high school and in college) for first generation students (This means neither of your parents have attended college in the States) and low income (free or reduced lunch). This is only an opportunity for 9th graders.  Come work on their application together and we can help answer questions that you have. Application deadline is 12/15: https://scholars.seo-usa.org/applysf/

 

For 10th:

 

 

PSAT: 10/16 @ 8am-12:30pm @ Galileo Academy: All 10th in the district will be taking this practice SAT.  During homeroom on 9/18 & 9/19, counselors have given out a handout on tips on preparing for this test and a test sample booklet, so students can be familiarized with the test prior to the testing date. This is strictly a practice, so colleges will not see the score, however, students should still take this test seriously and do their best.

 

For 11th:

 

PSAT: 10/16 @ 8am-12:30pm @ Galileo Academy: We have 50 seats for juniors who wish to take this practice SAT test. 45 of the 50 juniors who qualify for free or reduced lunch will be able to take this test for free.  For juniors who don’t qualify for free or reduced lunch, you will pay $17. This is first come first served basis. Please sign-up with Kristin in RM 209. We only accept check for payment. The check must be paid to Galileo Academy.  Please be sure to bring a signed check. If you score high on this test, you may be eligible to compete for a national scholarship in the fall semester of your senior year. Thank you. 

 

For 12th:

 

Common App. Personal Statement Writing Tips Workshop by Northwestern University: 10/16 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: Come learn about this private college & gain tips on the personal statements for Common App. 

 

College App. Workshop: 10/16 & 10/17 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: Every Wed. & Thur., you’re welcome to come work on any college related application forms with us. We can also talk about any college related questions you may have or need help on. 

 

The College Application Process: 10/16 @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria: This presentation centers around the college applications, standardized testing in senior year, application deadlines, etc.  We welcome all senior families to join us! Presentation will be done in Cantonese, English, with Spanish and Arabic translation. A light dinner will be provided.

 

 

College Connect: This is one of the programs at Mission Graduate, which is a non-profit agency in SF. 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

 

 

 

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.

 

Social Security Dept. Call Scam: If you receive calls that tells you what your social security numbers are and that you have to pay a fine or buy them gift cards, please don’t trust that.  Social Security Dept. will not call anyone!    

 

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

 

FACULTY:

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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

 

BELL SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019

NO HOMEROOM

 

                    

8:00 – 9:50     PERIOD 1

    9:55 –11:45    PERIOD 3

  11:45 –12:25 LUNCH

 12:30 – 2:10 PERIOD 5