Weekly Bulletin – January 13 – 17, 2020

  GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

JANUARY 13 – 17, 2020

WORDS OF THE WEEK:MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR, DAY JANUARY 20, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year. King’s birthday is January 15. The holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. The earliest Monday for this holiday is January 15 and the latest is January 21.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Monday, January 20, 2020:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, No School.

Friday, January 24, 2020:  Lunar New Year Observation, No School.

Friday, February 7, 2020:  Black History Assembly, Double 4th period.

Friday, February 14, 2020:  Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 17, 2020: Presidents’ Day, No School.

 

College & Career Center Announcements 1/13/20-2/2/20 

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:

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 at tiny.cc/studentresources.  See you there!

 

For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th

Youth Art Exchange Info: 1/15 @ Lunchtime @ Courtyard: FREE HS art classes! Youth Art Exchange (YAX) provides a variety of free art classes for you at the the Boys & Girls Club on 450 Guerrero St., SF. Example of class choices: Architecture, Darkroom Photography, Industrial+Product Design, Filmmaking. @ 5137 Mission St, you can take these classes: Fashion Design, PrintMaking and Music Production. For more info. or Q’s: 415-574-8137. To apply for the program: Youthartexchange.org/enroll  

 

Youth Adult Work Link (YAWL): 1/15 @ Lunchtime @ Cafeteria:  YAWL is an 9week program, offered after school once a week for 2 hours, that teaches youth (ages 17-24) resume, cover letter, and interview skills. YAWL also includes career exploration, mock interviews, guest lectures, job/internship application support, and fun activities. At the completion of the program participants will receive a $250 stipend. All participants must attend one of the orientation dates (January 22rd, 23rd) Minimum Requirements: 

  • Ages 17-24
  • Have the necessary documents (copy of a signed Social Security Card and U.S. passport or Green Card) for employment
  • Transcript with SF Address and Student ID. For more information please see the attached flyer or email Chloe Yin at chloey@cycsf.org

Construction Sector Bridge Program

The Bridge program is a five week training program targeted at youth ages 17-21 that provides them with the information and services they need in order to apply to CityBuild Academy. If Bridge Program participants complete our program, they will receive a $100 stipend. CityBuild Academy then trains them in a variety of construction trades. Upon completion of CityBuild, the youth are ready to apply to jobs in the construction sector! For the orientation and training dates, please reference the attached flyer. For questions and more information please reach out to Jules Litauer Chan at julesl@cycsf.org.

 

Reading Partners: 1/16 @ Lunchtime @ Cafeteria: Reading is the foundation for learning and success in life. Yet, only 31% of California’s 4th-graders read at grade level, and it’s even worse in low-income communities. Reading Partners is looking for volunteer tutors to make a difference in the community here. Give as little as one hour per week to mentor an elementary student one-on-one for a semester or a year. Tutoring takes place Monday-Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. No experience is required – you will be supported by materials and a full-time site coordinator. Want to learn more? Check out this quick video, or contact volunteersf@readingpartners.org or (510) 830-3032. Sign up here to volunteer.

 

Careers in the Public Sector: 1/17 @ 4pm-5pm @ SF City Hall: Interested in learning about careers in the public sector? Join us for a tour of City Hall & hear SF’s Assessor Recorder Carmen Chu speak about her job & career journey!  To RSVP: space4usproject.org/events

 

Habitat For Humanity Volunteer Opportunity: 1/30 @ Lunchtime @ Courtyard: Habitat for Humanity builds affordable homes for working families earning between 40-80 percent of area median income. These families are in what we call “the missing middle” and are being put under incredible pressure due to our region’s housing and affordability crisis. Habitat for Humanity, GSF is looking for volunteers in Spring 2020 to help with over 30 homes in the Bay Area. Volunteers over the age of 16 will have the opportunity to work hands on with our construction crew to work on various tasks regarding home building. No skills are required, we just ask for mature individuals who are able to take directions! For those over the age of 14 can working in parks and gardens – where we partner with community groups and neighbors to keep them inviting and in good repair. We know that when our public space are well-tended, it has a beneficial impact on an entire neighborhood and allows our clients feel safe, stable, and secure.

 

Skyline Community College: 1/30 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: This a community college located in San Bruno city.  They offer free Daly City BART station pickup. Majority of the students are recent high school graduates, so it’s easier for you to make new friends.  Come check them out!

 

For 10th, 11th, & 12th: 

College Ambassador Meeting: 1/14,1/21, 1/28 @ 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:

Free college prep workshops and free test prep classes at SF Public Libraries: StudySmart.us/SFPL 

 

For 11th:

ScholarMartch: This is a non-profit organization that provides FREE support for students. Currently, the organization is accepting application for juniors to be matched with their one-to-one College Coach support.  This means coaches guide students through College Ready Milestones, helping them build a balanced college list, hone their personal statements, apply to scholarships, and more!  By completing these milestones, students become eligible for our College to Career program, which provides $25,000 in scholarships, a college advisor, and career mentor to support students through college graduation and into a meaningful career. To be eligible, you are a junior who is first generation to attend a 4-year college or university, have a CSU eligible GPA, & would benefit from and utilize regular 1:1 support.  Interested? apply today

Students who apply before December 31st have priority access to their free ACT and SAT classes beginning mid January.  

 

For 12th:

College App. Workshop: 1/15, 1/16, 1/22, 1/23, 1/29, & 1/30 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: Every Wed. & Thur., you’re welcome to come work on any college/scholarship/financial aid related application forms with us. We can also talk about any college related questions you may have or need help on.  

 

Maisin Scholarship Info. & App. Workshop: 1/29 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: If you have a GPA of 2.0-3.5 and plans to attend either a community college or 4 year college, low-income and first generation to college, please come check out how easy it is to apply for this local scholarship. The award can be up to $12,000 for 4 years.

 

Skyline Community College: 1/30 @ 2:15pm @ RM 260: This a community college located in San Bruno city.  They offer free Daly City BART station pickup. Majority of the students are recent high school graduates, so it’s easier for you to make new friends.  Come check them out!

 

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.

 

Spring is the season to apply 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).

 

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.

 

Supporting you every step of the way for the college application process, just ask for help!

 

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

 

 

 

 *Serena Chan, M.S. 陳清梅 碩士*

College and Career Counselor  大學和職業咨詢顧問

 

*Galileo Academy of Science & Technology*

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For 10th, 11th, 12th:

  

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:

Free college prep workshops and free test prep classes at SF Public Libraries: StudySmart.us/SFPL 

 

For 11th:

ScholarMartch: This is a non-profit organization that provides FREE support for students. Currently, the organization is accepting application for juniors to be matched with their one-to-one College Coach support.  This means coaches guide students through College Ready Milestones, helping them build a balanced college list, hone their personal statements, apply to scholarships, and more!  By completing these milestones, students become eligible for our College to Career program, which provides $25,000 in scholarships, a college advisor, and career mentor to support students through college graduation and into a meaningful career. To be eligible, you are a junior who is first generation to attend a 4-year college or university, have a CSU eligible GPA, & would benefit from and utilize regular 1:1 support.  Interested? apply today

Students who apply before December 31st have priority access to their free ACT and SAT classes beginning mid January. 

 

 

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:

 

Still interested in applying to a CSU? Check out this link and search for which campuses and majors are still accepting applications by indicating that your entry level is Freshman and your enrollment term is Fall 2020 – a list of schools will generate and it will let you know if they’re still accepting applications and more details!

https://www2.calstate.edu/apply/pages/application-dates-deadlines.aspx

 

 

 

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

 

FACULTY:

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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