Weekly Bulletin – November 18 – 22, 2019



Weekly Bulletin


NOVEMBER 18 – 22, 2019



THANKSGIVING DAY November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving is a federal holiday in the United States, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It originated as a harvest festival. Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, with a proclamation by George Washington after a request by Congress. Thomas Jefferson chose not to observe the holiday, and its celebration was intermittent until the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, when Thanksgiving became a federal holiday in 1863, during the American Civil War. Lincoln proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens,” to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November. Under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the date was changed between 1939 and 1941 amid significant controversy. From 1942 onwards, Thanksgiving has been proclaimed by Congress as being on the fourth Thursday in November. Thanksgiving is regarded as being the beginning of the fall–winter holiday season, along with Christmas and the New Year, in American culture. 


November 21, 2019 Multi-Cultural Invitational Assembly 6°

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

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:00pm Winter Concert, Auditorium.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019  Invitational Assembly Winter Concert, 10:45am Auditorium.

Friday, December 13, 2019 Winter Assembly Double 4° Auditorium.

Final Exams:  Monday, December 16 – Thursday, December 19, 2019.

Friday, December 20, 2019  Last Day of Fall Semester

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

Monday, January 6, 2020 First Day of Spring Semester.


College & Career Center Announcements 11/18- 11/24/19

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:


“Be the First” SF: 11/18 @ 5pm-6:30pm @  The Women’s Building  3543 18th St #8 SF: Centre College, a small liberal arts college with generous scholarship opportunities, is located in KY. They will offer this free First gen workshop! They look forward to engaging in conversation with you as they give a college’s perspective on navigating the college process as a trailblazing first gen student. Information will be available in both English and Spanish, and complimentary food will be served. They welcome any and all interested first gen juniors and seniors. Interest in Centre College is not necessary. To RSVP: https://admission.centre.edu/portal/1stgen_workshops



Cornish College of the Arts: 11/20 @ Lunchtime @ RM 263: This is a small private arts college located in the vibrant downtown of Seattle.  They offer a variety of different art studies with professors who are artists. Come check it out.

Youth Theater Project: 11/22 @ Lunchtime @ Courtyard: The San Francisco Mime Troupe is seeking applications from 8th-12th graders for paid internships in its Youth Theater Project. For 12 weeks students learn stage production, acting, improvisation, and playmaking. They dive deep into the topics that most affect them and ultimately write and produce a play around those topics.To get a better sense of the program you can also watch the first couple minutes of this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaqDurSOSdM

For 10th, 11th, & 12th: 

College Ambassador Meeting: 11/19 @ 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 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 11th & 12th:

Young Women’s Leadership Summit: 1/25/20 @ 8:30am-3:30pm @ Stanford University: Every year, Stanford University’s Stanford Women In Business (SWIB), a pre-professional undergraduate organization that aims to empower young women to become leaders in the business world.  This year, the Summit will be focused on providing female-identifying high school girls with a broader sense of the business world. Although we are targeting Juniors and Seniors, the event is free and open to all grades. 


Students will have the opportunity to hear from inspiring female industry leaders, connect with Stanford students, and interact with other motivated high school students from around the country, at no cost to the students. In the past, SWIB has hosted distinguished industry professionals such as Elizabeth Douglas, the CEO of WikiHow, Debbie Sterling, the founder of GoldieBlox, and Jess Lee, the cofounder of Polyvore. In addition, students will engage in workshops to build professional development skills, such as public speaking and self-branding. Summit will also be an amazing chance for students to learn more about a specific business-related area of interest, such as finance, marketing, or philanthropy.


We would love to have girls from the Galileo Academy of Science and Technology attend our free event.  The application will open on November 15 and close on December 13. 


The YWLS registration form for registration.  Attendees will receive notice of their registration status via email no later than Sunday, January 12th, 2020. Waitlisted attendees will be accepted on a rolling basis as spots open.


For 12th:

Seniors: If you missed homeroom on either 11/6 or 11/7, please stop by the College & Career Center in the Counseling Office, RM 258F on either 11/14 or 11/15 to pick up your GPA verification form from Ms. S. Chan.  This is important for college financial aid. Thanks.

College App. Workshop:  11/20  @ 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. 


 Cash for College: 11/20 @ 5:30pm-8pm @ Cafeteria: Come win a FREE Chrombook or other prizes, get free dinner and complete either FAFSA or CA Dream Act for college financial aid. This event is for both seniors and or their parents. Information will be provided in English and Chinese with Arabic & Spanish translation. If possible, please bring the following information: – Social Security number for each family member (If you are undocumented and not a permanent resident, we can help you complete the CA Dream Act so that the student can get CA financial aid.)- 2018 or 2017 federal income tax forms- Records of untaxed income- Business, farm, and other real estate records- W2s and other income forms. See you there!


First Year of College 101 Workshops: You will learn time management, stress management, & test-taking strategies that will work for college.  2 free workshops: 12/4 @ 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Excelsior Branch Library or 12/5 @ 4pm-6pm @ Glen Park Branch Library.  To register: https://studysmart.us/ 


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, scholarships, 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: https://uaspire-galileo.youcanbook.me/  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




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 Wednesday and Thursday during homeroom in front of the Main Office. 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