Weekly Bulletin – November 4 – 8, 2019


Weekly Bulletin

NOVEMBER 4 – 8, 2019



Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 3, at 2 A.M., so prepare Saturday evening to “fall back” by setting your clocks back one hour.

The first true proponent of Daylight Saving Time was an Englishman named William Willet. A London builder, he conceived the idea while riding his horse early one morning in 1907. He noticed that the shutters of houses were tightly closed even though the Sun had risen. In “The Waste of Daylight,” the manifesto of his personal light-saving campaign, Willet wrote, “Everyone appreciates the long, light evenings. Everyone laments their shrinkage as the days grow shorter; and nearly everyone has given utterance to a regret that the nearly clear, bright light of an early morning during Spring and Summer months is so seldom seen or used… . That so many as 210 hours of daylight are, to all intents and purposes, wasted every year is a defect in our civilization. Let England recognise and remedy it.”

Willet spent a small fortune lobbying businessmen, members of Parliament, and the U.S. Congress to put clocks ahead 20 minutes on each of the four Sundays in April, and reverse the process on consecutive Sundays in September. But his proposal was met mostly with ridicule. One community opposed it on moral grounds, calling the practice the sin of “lying” about true time.





Friday, November 8, 2018 End of Second Grading Period.

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

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.


College & Career Center Announcements 11/4 – 11/17/19

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:

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


University of Hawaii @ Manoa: 11/13 @ 11:45am @ RM 263: The University of Hawaii is the oldest and largest school in the State of Hawaii. Located on the island of Oahu, in the city of Honolulu, UH Manoa is a research I designated university and one of 5 colleges in the U.S with the distinction of being a Land, Sea, Space and Sea Grant school. The University specializes in areas dealing with earth sciences, astronomy, marine biology, languages and linguistics, Asian studies, international business, and social work and his home to over 100 bachelors programs, 84 masters programs and 64 doctoral degrees. UH Manoa is one of the most diverse schools in the country with a about 142 countries and territories and all 50 states making up our student body. Students can participate in over 270 clubs and organizations, intramural sports, extracurricular activities, theater productions as well as cheer on our division 1 athletics teams.


Long Island University: 11/14 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: This private university in NY.  They have innovative data science and entrepreneurship related majors.  Last year, they awarded 1300 full scholarships! Come check out how easy this is for you.  They also offer a wonderful week long summer program for you to experience their classes. Come to this session for more details.  


“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



For 10th, 11th, & 12th: 

College Ambassador Meeting: 11/5 & 11/12 @ 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 11th, & 12th: 

City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Early College: 11/4 @ Lunchtime @ courtyard: Come check out the many different free classes you can take at CCSF in the spring.  Some of these class’ credits can be transferable to 4-year colleges. In addition, you can also earn high school credits for them as well. 


City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Early College: 11/5 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104 : Come check out the many different free classes you can take at CCSF in the spring.  Some of these class’ credits can be transferable to 4-year colleges. In addition, you can also earn high school credits for them as well. You can complete the application form with us.


For 10th, 11th:

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!


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 12th:

Senior Homeroom Meeting: 11/6 & 11/7 @ Homeroom: We will give you a form to verify your information for the Cal Grant.  Please be sure to be in your homeroom these dates. 


College App. Workshop: 11/6, 11/7, 11/13, 11/14, & 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. 



Making Waves CAP Scholarship: 11/7 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: This is a fantastic scholarship + mentorship opportunity for you.  It’s easy to be eligible:•Graduating high school class of 2019•4-year college bound•Low-Income•Bay Area (all 9 counties – Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma)WHAT does it offer?•1:1 College Coaching•Personal Financial Services Coordinator•Up to $5,000 of support annually (for a maximum of 5 years)•Professional and Peer Networking OpportunitiesBring a copy of the 2017 family income tax return, if available.


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!


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 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