Weekly Bulletin – October 21 – 25, 2019

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 21 – 25, 2019

 

WORDS OF THE WEEK:  UNITED NATIONS DAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019

United Nations Day. United Nations Day marks the anniversary of the United Nations Charter coming into force in 1945 and celebrates the work of this organization. United Nations Day annually falls on October 24.  World Development Information Day. The United Nations‘ (UN) World Development Information Day falls on October 24 each year.

Developed toward the end of World War II, the idea of the United Nations emerged as a solution to the myriad of problems that beleaguered the League of Nations. On October 24, 1945, the United Nations charter was officially ratified – thereby creating the agency. 3 years later, in 1948, the U.N observed United Nations Day for the first time. However, it wouldn’t become an official holiday until 1971, when U.N Resolution 2782 was adopted. This resolution set United Nations Day as an international holiday and recommended that it be observed by all of its member states.

STUDENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

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 – 10:00pm.

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

 

College & Career Center Announcements 10/21 – 10/27/19

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:

 

Whittier College: 10/21 @ 12:20pm @ RM 263: This is a small, private liberal arts and sciences college located outside of Los Angeles. There are 1,700 undergraduates, Division 3 athletics and numerous student clubs and organizations. The campus is an inspiring environment to live and learn. Students are challenged and supported at the same time.

 

SF Achievers: 10/22 @ 11:15am-12:20pm @ RM 462: San Francisco Achievers (SF Achievers) is a community based non-profit organization whose mission is to address and close the opportunity gaps for African American young men from San Francisco public high schools. We do this through holistic student support, mentorships, internships, and college scholarships.  All African American male students are invited to this meeting. A class pass will be sent to them individually. 

 

Hawaii Pacific University: 10/22 @ 3:15pm @ RM 260: Knowledge is more easily grasped when you receive a hands-on education. At Hawai‘i Pacific University, a deliberately intimate learning environment empowers you to get up-close and personal with the subjects you’re passionate about. Along with the sort of unmatched diversity that only exists at the intersection of East and West, of urban campus and island paradise, you’ll graduate more highly educated and both market- and world-ready.

 

Dartmouth College: 10/23 @ 11:45am @ RM 263: This is a small, liberal arts institution located in the northern New England town of Hanover, NH. Offering a unique fusion of a research university with a small liberal arts college, students are able to engage in a vibrant community of scholars with small class sizes and high access to undergraduate research.

 

UC Berkeley & Fiat Lux Scholarship: 10/23 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: UC Berkeley is one of the most prestigious universities in the nation. We have hundreds of student organizations and clubs on campus that make finding a home away from home easy. In addition to these clubs, the Fiat Lux Scholar Association provides a great community to incoming freshman. This scholarship pays a majority of your tuition, pairs you with a faculty mentor, and has many other smaller perks (like free printing)!

 

International College Night: Colleges in UK & Australia: 10/23 @ 6:30pm @ Los Altos High School, Eagle Theater  201 Almond Avenue, Los Altos: Ever thought about studying internationally? Looking for a more affordable way to do a degree? Want to travel the world while growing your experience and knowledge?  If you are an adviser, student, or parent, come learn about options beyond the USA for a very different & exciting college experience… Some highlights:

Degrees equal to US degrees

Students have ample support (housing, airport pick up, learning support, visa assistance, finding work, etc.)

Affordable options -many starting at $15,000 USD per year (with scholarships and you can use US loans)

Shorter, focused degrees! 3 years for a bachelor’s, and 1 year for a masters!

We’ll have a general introduction about international schools, hear from folks who have done it, and have a number of international Universities in attendance from Australia to Wales, UK!

www.studyinwales.ac.uk 

 

To RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-college-night-tickets-74934000613

 

Haverford College: 10/24 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: Haverford College, located just outside Philadelphia, PA, offers a world-class undergraduate education. Haverford is a place where students are trusted, have the opportunity to shape their own path, and have a profound impact on the overall community experience. Haverford students conduct research with faculty who are internationally recognized thought-leaders. Students supplement their classroom experience with experiential learning opportunities supported and funded through our three Academic Centers. All Haverford students will conduct their own graduate-level research as part of their senior thesis. The close proximity to other colleges and universities has fostered an active consortium. Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore Colleges together comprise the Tri-College Consortium. Students can register for classes across the three schools, and any social event within the Tri-Co is open to and offered at no cost to the entire Tri-Co community. The University of Pennsylvania partners with Haverford on accelerated Master’s Degree programs in engineering, bioethics, and city planning.

 

 

UCLA: 10/24 @ 2:45pm @ RM 260: UCLA is the 2nd ranked public institution in the country and values education, research, and service. With 125 majors, 1000+ student organizations, 113 NCAA Championships, and located just five miles from the Pacific Ocean, what more could you ask for? Go Bruins!

 

SF Financial Planning Day 2019: 10/26 @ 9am-3pm @ Main Library @ 100 Larkin Street: Come to San Francisco Financial Planning Day and get free, objective, no-strings-attached financial advice from CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals. CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals are volunteering to offer free, one-on-one counseling and financial workshops throughout the day.  This year’s programs include presentations on student loans, saving for college, financial aid, scholarships and grants as well as investing basics, a tax update and a presentation on marriage & financial planning. Local non-profits will be presenting on understanding credit and how to get started with your budget.  Spanish and Chinese language translators will be available. The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/san-francisco-financial-planning-day-2019-registration-65222751004 A workshop agenda can be found at https://www.bayareafinancialplanningdays.org/events 

 

Discover City College of SF (CCSF): 10/26 @ 10am-12pm @ CCSF’s Ocean Campus’ Multi-Use Building RM 104: Discover what CCSF has to ofer! Learn tips for supporting your child as they begin their college journey. Learn more about financial aid, FREE City, and academic programs at CCSF! RSVP appreciated but not required or for more info.: outreach@ccsf.edu

 

FIDM Open House: 10/26 @ 11am-1pm @ 55 Stockton St.: If you’re interested in fashion design related studies, check out this free open house! For more info. or to RSVP: FIDM.edu/go/openhouse

 

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.

 

16th Annual Day at Law School (DALS): 11/2 @ 9am-3:30pm @ 200 McAllister St: “Day at Law School” History:

In 2004, La Raza Law Student Association, the Black Law Student Association, and the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal joined efforts with the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office to diversify the racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic make-up of the student body at UC Hastings. Students recognized the need to direct critical attention to traditionally underrepresented minority students who did not have the luxury of envisioning themselves graduating from high school, let alone pursue law school. Towards that end, DALS was created to inspire under-served students from the Bay Area to envision themselves as future legal professionals.

DALS 2019:

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, UC Hastings will open its doors at 9:00 a.m. for sign-in and provide continental breakfast to attendees. The program will commence at 9:30 a.m. with a welcome session, and students will be divided into smaller, age-conscious groups for the rest of our programming. The groups will then participate in a range of interactive sessions including a mock lecture, a mock trial, law student and attorney panels, and a tour of the UC Hastings campus. Attendees will be provided with lunch and will have a chance to hear our keynote speaker, the Honorable Judge Daniel Flores of the San Francisco County Superior Court, share his personal and professional story.

To RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/y5j37xjg

 

 

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: 10/22 @ 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 12th:

Common App. Personal Statement Writing Tips Workshop by Hawaii Pacific University: 10/22 @ 3:15pm @ RM 260: Come learn about this private college & gain tips on the personal statements for Common App. 

 

College App. Workshop: 10/23 & 10/24 @ 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. 

 

UC Berkeley & Fiat Lux Scholarship: 10/23 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: UC Berkeley is one of the most prestigious universities in the nation. We have hundreds of student organizations and clubs on campus that make finding a home away from home easy. In addition to these clubs, the Fiat Lux Scholar Association provides a great community to incoming freshman. This scholarship pays a majority of your tuition, pairs you with a faculty mentor, and has many other smaller perks (like free printing)!

 

UC Personal Insight Prompts Writing Tips Workshop by UCLA: 10/24 @ 2:45pm @ RM 260: Got questions about how to answer the UC Personal Insight Prompts? Come to this presentation and get your questions answered! 

 

2nd Annual University Bound @ SF State: 10/26 @ 9:30am-3pm @ SF State’s Cesar Chavez Student Center’s Jack Adams Hall: This is a free event for Bay Area HS seniors and community college students to learn about SFSU’s application and financial aid. HS seniors will receive support for the CSU application and financial aid form. Free lunch, student panel, and campus tour are included. To RSVP: https://gecko.fm/zwkjg

 

Great SF Personal Statement Weekend: 11/2 & 11/3 @ Mission HS: 826 Valencia is a non-profit tutoring organization and every year, they provide this free college essay editing workshop for seniors.  Last year, more than 150 students from across the district received free one-on-one support on their college application essays over the course of two

 

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:

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 Grinnel