Weekly Bulletin – December 2 – 6, 2019


Weekly Bulletin

DECEMBER 2 – 6, 2019


The USS Arizona Memorial, at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors and Marines killed on USS Arizona during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and commemorates the events of that day. The attack on Pearl Harbor and the island of Oahu led to the United States’ direct involvement in World War II.


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:  Tuesday, December 17 – 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 12/2- 12/15/19

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:

Columbia College Hollywood: 12/7 @ 9am-2:30pm @ 18618 Oxnard St. Tarzana, CA: We hope that you can join us for interactive workshops and Cinema, Screenwriting, Editing and Visual Effects demos at our Open House ! All attendees will be entered to win an Oculus GO* VR headset.  What’s Happening: The entire day is designed to give you and your family an opportunity to explore everything Columbia College Hollywood has to offer. Immerse yourself in your chosen discipline, meet other prospective students, and get to know our faculty and Admissions Counselors, who will answer any questions you may have. Whether you have attended other campus events or your family is visiting for the first time, we know you’ll find our Open House to be a valuable experience.To learn more and register, visit our Open House website.  We can’t wait to see you here!


9th Annual Youth Arts Summit: 12/8/19 @ 1pm-5pm @ California College of the Arts: https://www.youthartexchange.org/summit


Instagram Panel & Tour: 12/12 @ 4pm-5pm @ 181 Fremont St., SF: This is a free tour of Instagram’s SF office. There will also be some of their staff sharing their career path. You can also learn about career pathways at Instagram! Please RSVP: spaceLusproject.org/events 


Salesforce Career Event: 12/14 @ 10am-2pm @ 415 Mission St. SF.:  This is a free event for a tour of Salesforce’s SF office.  You will also get to hear from a panel of Salesforce employees about their jobs and participate in career development workshops.  To RSVP: Space4usproject.org/events 


For 10th, 11th, 12th:

College Ambassador Meeting: 12/3 & 12/10 @ 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 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. 


Meritus Scholarship Info. & App. Workshop: 12/4 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: This is a local and generous scholarship for seniors: if you meet the following criteria, come check it out! Unweighted GPA between 2.7 – 3.7 (we will consider students slightly outside of this range)•Demonstrated Financial Need (majority of our students are on Free/Reduced Lunch)•Plan to attend a 4-year University


College App. Workshop: 12/4, 12/5, 12/11, & 12/12 @ 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. 


FAFSA & CA Dream Act Applications for the UCs & CSUs are due by March 2.  For private colleges, they may have a different deadline, please check the individual college’s website.  Please don’t miss this important deadline. If you need help completing either application form, please attend the College App. related Workshop on either Wed. or Thur. after school in room 260.

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





Tuesday, December 17, 2019

3° Final Exam 8:00am 10:15am

Break 10:15am 10:40am

4° Final Exam 10:45am  1:00pm


Wednesday, December 18, 2019

1° Final Exam 8:00am 10:15am

Break 10:15am 10:40am

5° Final Exam 10:45am  1:00pm


Thursday, December 19, 2019

2° Final Exam 8:00am 10:15am

Break 10:15am 10:40am

6° Final Exam 10:45am  1:00pm 



Friday, December 20, 2019 

8:00am   8:40am

8:45am   9:25am

9:30am   10:10am

10:15am   10:55am

Lunch 10:55am   11:30am

11:35am   12:15pm

12:20pm –    1:00pm