Weekly Bulletin – October 28 – November 1, 2019

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 28 – NOVEMBER 1, 2019

 

WORDS OF THE WEEK: HALLOWEEN!!

HALLOWEEN: Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of All Hallows Evening), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.

 

Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related guising), attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films.

 

Halloween costumes are traditionally modeled after supernatural figures such as vampires, monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils. Over time, in the United States, the costume selection extended to include popular characters from fiction, celebrities, and generic archetypes such as ninjas and princesses.

 

STUDENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

Thursday, October 31, 2019  Halloween Parade and Costume Contest, Courtyard during lunch.

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

November 25 – 29, 2019  Thanksgiving Break. No School.

December 23, 2019 – January 3, 2020  Winter Break. No School.

 

College & Career Center Announcements 10/28 – 11/3/19

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:

Ohio Wesleyan College: 10/28 @ 12:20pm @ RM 263: Ohio Wesleyan’s goal is to provide every student with transformational experiences that will prepare them for the causes, careers, and graduate school opportunities they want to pursue.  We do that through close relationships with faculty-mentors—and through a unique academic program called The OWU Connection.  OWU is one of the most comprehensive liberal arts schools in the country. It is one of only 44 schools featured in Colleges That Change Lives and is ranked in the top 100 national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report. OWU’s breadth of more than 90 majors includes Business, Data Analytics, Fine Arts, Communication, and Education; scientific fields such as Neuroscience and Zoology; and a wide range of pre-professional areas, including Medicine, Law, Public Administration, and Engineering.

 

University of the Pacific: 10/29 @ 3:15pm @ RM 260: University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked private university located in Stockton, CA. Home to over 80 different undergraduate majors – ranging from health sciences and education, to business, new media, and music. Division 1 athletics, research opportunities, and lifetime career support are just a few of the things you can look forward to as a Future Pacific Tiger.

 

UC Davis Campus Visit: 10/29 @ 8am-3:30pm: If you have submitted a permission slip, please be at the school auditorium by 8am.  Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a hat, sun block, and water. Thank you.  

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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: 10/29 @ lunchtime @ RM 263:  This week’s meeting is cancelled b/c Kristin is on the UC Davis campus visit.  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:

9th annual Raíces Blossom Program @ UC Berkeley: 11/14-11/16 @ UC Berkeley: This is FREE for current 10th-11th grade students with a G.P.A of 2.5 and below. This program will occur from the evening of Thursday, November 14 up until the afternoon of Saturday, November 16. Students will participate in this weekend-long program made up of various workshops, panels, and themtorship (mentorship) guidance. Students will be paired with a current UC Berkeley student who will share and guide them with their own personal experiences in preparing, applying, and attending a university. We would appreciate it if you could share this opportunity with students, parents, and/or other counselors.

More detailed information can be found in the student application, linked below. 

 https://tinyurl.com/blossomthemtee19 

Applications will be due on Saturday, November 2, and priority will be given to students who meet the requirements for the program though all are welcome to apply. If you or your students have any questions or concerns please email me back or contact our Community Outreach coordinators Karina Buenrostro and Maria Perez at raices.outreachstaff@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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:

College App. Workshop: 10/30 & 10/31 @ 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.

 

 

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

San Francisco State University’s Metro Program: 10/30 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: Metro is a two year social justice program that helps you during your first two years with a warm hand off to your major advisor. We provide 8 reserved general education classes, academic advising, one on one tutoring and overall support including but not limited to scholarships and workshops.  We place you in an academy based off of the major you desire. We have Education, Liberal and Creative arts, Business, Science, Health, Engineering and Computer Science, and Ethnic Studies. The academy doesn’t necessarily have to be your major but it means you will be in the 8 classes with these themes and the theme of social justice, along with other students who are interested in the same like major as you. Our classes will prepare you for your major.  The difference between our classes and SFSU classes is:

1, we hire our own teachers. We look through the list SFSU has accepted and ask them “what does Social Justice mean to you?”. Based off of their answer, we know if this teacher represents our students on all levels (race, religion, gender, etc.)

2, Our class size is 35 students compared to the average 150 for SFSU and the biggest class being 700 students. This makes our classes much more personable and more supportive.

3, Although we have the same curriculum, Metro teaches their curriculum in a different way. We talk about sexism, racism, gentrification, colorism, all the controversial topics and we teach with them. We infuse them into the curriculum.

4, Because SFSU has 30,000 students, it’s really hard to get all the advising you would like. Metro makes this easy by have a 1advisor to every 35 students. This means you have minimum of an hour with your advisor to discuss whatever topic you’d like. Your academic advisor will plan out your schedule for the first, second, third and fourth semesters so there’s no point in time where you don’t know what to do next.

 

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 Grinnell

 

H A P P Y   

H A  L L O W E  N ! !

 

COME TO THE  MAIN  OFFICE  THURSDAY  MORNING

FOR  COFFEE,  TEAHOT CHOCOLATE  AND  HALLOWEEN  TREATS. . . .

COMPLIMENTS   OF  THE  SOCIAL  COMMITTEE.

COSTUMES ENCOURAGED!!

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