Weekly Bulletin – May 8 – 12, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MAY 8 – 12, 2017

 

VE DAY

May 8, 1945

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: VE DAY: Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E Day, VE Day or simply V Day, was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany‘s unconditional surrender of its armed forces. It thus marked the end of World War II in Europe.

Upon the defeat of Germany, celebrations erupted throughout the world. From Moscow to Los Angeles, people celebrated.

In the United Kingdom, more than one million people celebrated in the streets to mark the end of the European part of the war. In London, crowds massed in Trafalgar Square and up the Mall to Buckingham Palace, where King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by Prime Minister Winston Churchill, appeared on the balcony of the palace before the cheering crowds. Princess Elizabeth (the future Queen Elizabeth II) and her sister Princess Margaret were allowed to wander incognito among the crowds and take part in the celebrations.

In the United States, the victory happened on President Harry Truman‘s 61st birthday. He dedicated the victory to the memory of his predecessor, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who had died of a cerebral hemorrhage less than a month earlier, on the 12th of April Flags remained at half-staff for the remainder of the 30-day mourning period. Truman said of dedicating the victory to Roosevelt’s memory and keeping the flags at half-staff that his only wish was “that Franklin D. Roosevelt had lived to witness this day.” Later that day, Truman said that the victory made it his most enjoyable birthday.

Massive celebrations also took place in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and especially in New York‘s Times Square.

**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:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  DO NOT PARK IN THE WHITE BUS ZONES BEFORE SCHOOL AND DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!! 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.    Mrs. Grinnell

END OF THE YEAR RETIREMENT LUNCHEON:  Thursday, May 25, 2017, 1:00pm at Capurro’s Restaurant.  Buffet Luncheon.  Not to late to sign up.  Save the Date and help celebrate our retirees! Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

 

ASB CARD STICKERS: are sold at ASB office (room 150) @ $5.00. Discount for dances, sweatshirts, lanyards, & other school spirit items.

 

ASB STUDENT STORE: in room 150 is selling healthy drinks, snacks, hand towels, mugs,  poms poms, and other school spirit items.

 

STUDENT ID CARDS: Our Student ID Card software has been updated with the latest student pictures and is now up and running. If you know any current students or new/transfer students in need of an ID card, please direct them to Ms. Rivera in the Counseling office (258E), where our ID printer is located.

For any new/transfer students, first ID card is free of charge. All replacement ID cards will cost $2.

SEAL OF BILITERACY:  Congratulations to our graduating seniors who have earned the Seal of Biliteracy for their academic achievement in two languages. Students receiving this award should have received a congratulatory letter, and will earn a special Seal on their diploma. The Seal of Biliteracy can be used to demonstrate your bilingual abilities to future employers and educational opportunities. If you think you might qualify but did not receive a letter, please see Ms. Galdamez for an application as soon as possible. Applications are due May 4th.

 

MOVE-UP & AWARDS ASSEMBLY: This Friday during a double 4th period in the auditorium.

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS  5/8-5/14/17

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

The current Summer Program List is sent via SchoolLoop and posted outside of room 255.

CHALK is hiring youth like you to fill 3 types of youth leadership positions: This is a non-profit in SF that provides employment and youth leadership trainings.  Please see job descriptions attached or posted in the Counseling Center.

5/10 Enterprise for Youth @ 11:45am @ Courtyard: If you want to get a summer job, check out Enterprise for Youth’s Pathway Career Readiness Summer Program.

5/21 Exploring Educational Excellence @ 7pm-8pm @ Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame: Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University and University of Chicago will provide an information session on admissions process, scholarships & financial aid, academic programs, and campus life.  An admissions officer from each college will be available to answer university specific questions.  To RSVP: http://www.exploringeducationalexcellence.org/event_detail.php?id=340

Enterprise for Youth is hiring for the Summer Cycle of the Pathways Career Ahead Program: It runs from June 12 – August 11! Pathways is a career awareness and job readiness program aimed to prepare youth for the world of work while exposing them to meaningful educational and career opportunities. Youth in living or attending high school in San Francisco or in a GED program, regardless of immigration status, are eligible.  They offer programs every Summer, Fall, and Spring. Youth who complete the program earn a $250 stipend and Enterprise membership, which includes access to our Job Bank (year-round spot jobs), summer internships, Job Shadows, College Counseling, and Youth Council. Youth can fill out an ONLINE Pathways Application, which can be downloaded as a PDF and mailed, faxed, or delivered in person to their office at 200 Pine St, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104.

Summer job! Student Conservation Association Summer Crew 2017 is hiring students of 15-19 years old to work outdoors.  You will help maintain hiking trails and restore wildlife habitat, develop leadership skills, work with a team of peers, learn about the environment and be camping for a weekend.  You must be motivated to do physical work, able to lift and swing tools, able to be outside for 8 hours a day, able to hike 30-60 minutes and willing to wear all-leather work boots, hardhats and gloves. For more info., email, Mr. Marnold Palomo: apalomo@thesca.org To apply: www.thesca.org

Volunteers Needed!  Do you love working with children & families?  Do you have a passion for creative thinking, art, and or STEM education?  Do you want to meet and work with really awesome people?  The Bay Area Discovery Museum is looking for Museum Experience Volunteers, Volunteer Greeters, Museum Store Volunteers, and Fab Lab Volunteer.  This museum is located at 557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito.  For more details: http://bayareadiscoverymuseum.org/volunteer or email Colin McNamara:volunteer@badm.org or call her at 415-339-3931

For 10th & 11th:

5/20 & 5/27 Be Bold: College Prep Workshop 9am-12:15pm @ Mills College, Oakland: This is a small, private, all women’s college.  Girls: This open house introduces students to the college application process and provides opportunities to:

  • Tour the Mills campus
  • Learn about college admissions and financial aid
  • Enhance leadership skills
  • Improve writing skills for the personal statement
  • Meet Mills students and admission counselors

RSVP by 5/12 (You’re welcome to bring a family member): https://admissions.mills.edu/register/?id=d2d369d7-9796-4452-89b9-e774d3c36de1  

For 11th & 12th:

5/9 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

For 12th:

5/11 CCSF Financial Aid Awareness Day @ 11am-2pm @ the Wellness Center Quad @ 50 Phelan Avenue, SF:  Come and join us to learn about How to Apply for federal and state financial aid programs. Will provide food, prizes, and scholarship raffle.

5/6, 5/13, & 5/20 CCSF All-In-One Days Event @ 8:30am-5pm @ 50 Phelan Ave. SF: If you’re interested in attending CCSF next year, please attend any of the listed events so that you can complete your application process in one day.  Please be sure to bring a photo ID and your CCSF Student ID number (you can only get this after you submit an on-line application).  To RSVP, call 415-239-3124.  

5/17 SF State University Resource Connection @ 2:15pm @ RM 104:  Seniors heading to SFSU, come check this out: Metro helps first-generation, low-income and/or historically underrepresented students succeed at SF State. Each Metro academy is a “school within a school,” serving as an educational home with personalized in-class academic support, advising and tutoring for students. The benefits of being part of Metro are obtaining classes needed to graduate quickly, smaller class room sizes, and a community of students/faculty. Overall our objective is to help students coming to SFSU feel comfortable, and graduate in a timely manner.

5/24 CCSF All-In-One Days Event @ 12:45pm-8:30pm @ 50 Phelan Ave. SF: If you’re interested in attending CCSF next year, please attend any of the listed events so that you can complete your application process in one day.  Please be sure to bring a photo ID and your CCSF Student ID number (you can only get this after you submit an on-line application).  To RSVP, call 415-239-3124.

Scholarship Awards: If you have won any type of scholarship awards, please let Michael (RM 209) know ASAP so that we can publish the information on the graduation brochure.  You may also email Michael the information:  michaell@uaspire.org

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions, please see Michael in room 209 if you have any questions.

Scholarships: A current list is sent via SchoolLoop.  A hard copy will be posted in the Counseling Center. If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.  See examples below:

Los Hermanos de Stanford Scholarship ($1,000): Graduating Latin high school senior, must be attending any 2 or 4 year institution, and apply by 5/8/2017 http://web.stanford.edu/group/hermanos/cgi-bin/HermanosWordpress2012/wordpress/?page_id=475

Chinese American Citizens Alliance High School & Leadership Scholarship Awards ($1,000): Graduating high school seniors of Chinese ancestry, Must attend any accredited San Francisco high school, 3.0 minimum GPA, Involved in school and community activities, Must meet income criteria, and apply by5/10/2017.  Pick up application from Michael in room 209.

Robert and Joyce Corrigan SF Promised Endowed Scholarship ($2,000): U.S. citizen or permanent resident, HS seniors, Must attend SFSU, And apply by 5/16/2017. https://sfsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/6837

CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: Varies, Must be a San Francisco high school graduate, Must attend CCSF, 2.75 minimum GPA, Demonstrated need, and apply by 5/26/2017.  Contact Michael at Michaell@uaspire.org for the application.

Rehabmart Scholarship $250 to $2500: Students with a disability, Health sciences major (any medical major), Special needs education, Essay required, and apply by 5/31/2017   http://www.rehabmart.com/scholarship/

Chinese Acacia Club Scholarship ($1,000): Acceptance to a college or university, 3.8 minimum GPA, Submission of fall senior year transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, and apply by 6/30/2017.  You can get application from Michael in room 209 or contact Fred Kao at Pwc3028@att.net

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship ($1,000): Must be an aspiring nurse who demonstrates a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science or math, Must have a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of health care, Open to high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN, LVN, ADN, BSN programs, And apply by 6/30/2017.   http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/articles/2017-aspiring-nurse-scholarship

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – May 1 – 5, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MAY 1 – 5, 2017

 

CINCO de mayo

May 5, 2017

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK:CINCO de MAYO: Cinco de Mayo (pronounced: [ˈsiŋko ðe ˈmaʝo]; Spanish for “Fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army‘s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico. In the U.S. the date has become associated with the celebration ofMexican-American culture. In Mexico, the commemoration of the battle continues to be mostly ceremonial, such as through military parades.

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is sometimes mistaken to be Mexico’s Independence Day—the most important national holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16, commemorating the Cry of Dolores that initiated the war of Mexican independence from Spain.

 

**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:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  DO NOT PARK IN THE WHITE BUS ZONES BEFORE SCHOOL AND DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!! 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.    Mrs. Grinnell

END OF THE YEAR RETIREMENT LUNCHEON:  Thursday, May 25, 2017, 1:00pm at Capurro’s Restaurant.  Buffet Luncheon.  Details to follow.  Save the Date and help celebrate our retirees! Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

 

ASB CARD STICKERS: are sold at ASB office (room 150) @ $5.00. Discount for dances, sweatshirts, lanyards, & other school spirit items.

 

ASB STUDENT STORE: in room 150 is selling healthy drinks, snacks, hand towels, mugs,  poms poms, and other school spirit items.

 

STUDENT ID CARDS: Our Student ID Card software has been updated with the latest student pictures and is now up and running. If you know any current students or new/transfer students in need of an ID card, please direct them to Ms. Rivera in the Counseling office (258E), where our ID printer is located.

For any new/transfer students, first ID card is free of charge. All replacement ID cards will cost $2.

SEAL OF BILITERACY:  Congratulations to our graduating seniors who have earned the Seal of Biliteracy for their academic achievement in two languages. Students receiving this award should have received a congratulatory letter, and will earn a special Seal on their diploma. The Seal of Biliteracy can be used to demonstrate your bilingual abilities to future employers and educational opportunities. If you think you might qualify but did not receive a letter, please see Ms. Galdamez for an application as soon as possible. Applications are due May 4th.

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS  5/1-5/7/17

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

The current Summer Program List is via SchoolLoop and posted outside of room 255.

5/2 University of Guelph @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: This is a large public research university located in a vibrant city with a lively, dynamic cultural core. Guelph is an hour from Toronto and is characterized by 19th century buildings, shops, coffee houses, and nightclubs, all within walking distance of the University. Students choose UofG for its challenging academic environment, high-calibre faculty, and exceptional student-life experience. As a learner, you’re at the centre of UofG. We provide everything you need for an outstanding education and promising future.  Tuition for international students is about the same cost of attending a UC.

Summer job! The SF Maritime National Historical Park is hiring students for their summer program.  You need to be between the ages 15-18 (must turn 15 by 6/29 and not turn 19 until after 8/11).  This is an 8 week program from 6/19-8/11.  It will be $13-$14 per hour.  If interested, please pick up an application form from the College & Career Center.  Application must be postmarked by 5/5.

Summer job! Student Conservation Association Summer Crew 2017 is hiring students of 15-19 years old to work outdoors. You will help maintain hiking trails and restore wildlife habitat, develop leadership skills, work with a team of peers, learn about the environment and be camping for a weekend.  You must be motivated to do physical work, able to lift and swing tools, able to be outside for 8 hours a day, able to hike 30-60 minutes and willing to wear all-leather work boots, hardhats and gloves. For more info., email, Mr. Marnold Palomo: apalomo@thesca.org To apply: www.thesca.org  

Volunteers Needed!  Do you love working with children & families?  Do you have a passion for creative thinking, art, and or STEM education?  Do you want to meet and work with really awesome people?  The Bay Area Discovery Museum is looking for Museum Experience Volunteers, Volunteer Greeters, Museum Store Volunteers, and Fab Lab Volunteer.  This museum is located at 557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito.  For more details: http://bayareadiscoverymuseum.org/volunteer or email Colin McNamara: volunteer@badm.org or call her at 415-339-3931

For 11th & 12th:

5/2 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

For 12th:

5/5 FRISCO Day: seniors attending a community college, military, work, or undecided after graduation will go on an ALL DAY field trip to CCSF. You

will meet at 8am in our auditorium and be bused to CCSF.  If you didn’t pick up a field trip form for this, please come by the College & Career Center (RM 258F) to pick up a copy.  The signed permission slip must be returned to Ms. S. Chan ASAP.

Seniors attending a 4-year after graduation will remain on campus that day. You will attend your 1,2,3,5,6th period classes (but not 4th).  There will be a 4th period assembly about turning 18, financial concerns, etc. You still have to go to your 4th period class and be escorted to the auditorium by your teacher.  Then during lunchtime there will be a Transition to College Fair in the courtyard.

5/24 CCSF All-In-One Days Event @ 12:45pm-8:30pm @ 50 Phelan Ave. SF: If you’re interested in attending CCSF next year, please attend any of the listed events so that you can complete your application process in one day.  Please be sure to bring a photo ID and your CCSF Student ID number (you can only get this after you submit an on-line application).  To RSVP, call 415-239-3124.

5/6, 5/13, & 5/20 CCSF All-In-One Days Event @ 8:30am-5pm @ 50 Phelan Ave. SF: If you’re interested in attending CCSF next year, please attend any of the listed events so that you can complete your application process in one day.  Please be sure to bring a photo ID and your CCSF Student ID number (you can only get this after you submit an on-line application).  To RSVP, call 415-239-3124.   

Scholarship Awards: If you have won any type of scholarship awards, please let Michael (RM 209) know ASAP so that we can publish the information on the graduation brochure.  You may also email Michael the information:  michaell@uaspire.org

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions, please see Michael in room 209 if you have any questions.

Scholarships: A current list is sent via SchoolLoop.  A hard copy will be posted in the Counseling Center.  If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.  See examples below:

Sistah’s Rock Scholarship $1,000: African American female residing in northern California, Senior in high school or freshmen in college, Minimum 2.8 GPA, and apply by 5/1/17.   http://www.sistahsrock.org/untitled

E4FC New American Scholars Program Up to $7,000: Foreign born, Financial need, Do not have permanent residency or citizenship, Bay Area resident, and apply by 5/1/17: https://www.tfaforms.com/4600194

2017 Filipino-American HS Graduating Scholars’ Award: Weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, submit a 500 word essay, a recommendation letter, a copy of your latest report card, and apply by 5/4/17.  Email manalangs@sfusd.edu  

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – April 24 – 28, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

APRIL  24 – 28, 2017, 2017

 

CLIMATE CHANGE

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: CLIMATE CHANGE: a change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels. Within scientific journals, global warming refers to surface temperature increases while climate changeincludes global warming and everything else that increasing greenhouse gas levels affect. A related term is “climatic change“.

**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:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  DO NOT PARK IN THE WHITE BUS ZONES BEFORE SCHOOL AND DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!! 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.    Mrs. Grinnell

END OF THE YEAR RETIREMENT LUNCHEON:  Thursday, May 25, 2017, 1:00pm at Capurro’s Restaurant.  Buffet Luncheon.  Details to follow.  Save the Date and help celebrate our retirees! Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

 

ASB CARD STICKERS: are sold at ASB office (room 150) @ $5.00. Discount for dances, sweatshirts, lanyards, & other school spirit items.

 

ASB STUDENT STORE: in room 150 is selling healthy drinks, snacks, hand towels, mugs,  poms poms, and other school spirit items.

 

STUDENT ID CARDS: Our Student ID Card software has been updated with the latest student pictures and is now up and running. If you know any current students or new/transfer students in need of an ID card, please direct them to Ms. Rivera in the Counseling office (258E), where our ID printer is located.

For any new/transfer students, first ID card is free of charge. All replacement ID cards will cost $2.

 

CONGRATULATIONS: to the following students who placed in the 2017 SFUSD Arts Festival for Literary Arts:

 

  1. Sophie Liang – Dramatic Script 3rd Place
  2. Kaizena Ma – Short Story 3rd Place
  3. Kyle Cantave –  Short Story Honorable Mention

 

All winners will be celebrated and receive their awards on May 7, 2017 at the Asian Art Museum’s Samsun Hall, 2000 Larkin Street 2:00-4:00 p.m. All from Galileo are welcomed to attend the public award ceremony, featuring creative writing and spoken-word performances.           Ms. Maroun

SEAL OF BILITERACY:  Congratulations to our graduating seniors who have earned the Seal of Biliteracy for their academic achievement in two languages. Students receiving this award should have received a congratulatory letter, and will earn a special Seal on their diploma. The Seal of Biliteracy can be used to demonstrate your bilingual abilities to future employers and educational opportunities. If you think you might qualify but did not receive a letter, please see Ms. Galdamez for an application as soon as possible. Applications are due May 4th.

Move-Up & Awards Assembly, Friday, May  12 during double period 4.

 

Caps & gowns distributed on Thursday, May 18 in the auditorium at 8:30 AM.

 

Senior Breakfast on Friday, May 19 in the cafeteria at 8:30 AM.

 

Graduation Ceremony at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Wednesday, May 24 at 1:00 PM.

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS  4/24 – 4/30/17

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

The current Summer Program List is sent via SchoolLoop and posted outside of room 255.

4/27 BlueStamp Engineering @ 11:45am @ RM 104: BlueStamp Engineering is a six-week, hands-on summer program where high school students build technology projects they’re passionate about. Each student selects their own projects and completes the program with 2 projects (which they keep). They also develop their own personal online portfolio that details their journey with videos, technical descriptions of their work, milestones, and blog postings.  This personal portfolio can then be shared with colleges and prospective employers.  Come learn more about the program!

4/28 Loyola University Chicago @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is a large Jesuit university located in Chicago.  It has many different majors to choose from and it’s a well-respected college.

4/29 UCSF High School Outreach Conference @ 8:30am-4pm @ 513 Parnassus Ave., SF:  FREE event hosted by UCSF Medical Students.  You can spend the day talking to medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and graduate students at UCSF.  Try it for yourself with hands on demos from each school!  Free food, t-shirts, raffles and fun!  A parent permission slip is required, you can download it here: http://tinyurl.com/hsoc2017parentpermission   To RSVP: http:tinyurl.com/hsoc2017

4/29 Laney College CTE Open House @ 10am-2pm @ Laney College, Oakland: If you’re curious about careers in graphic arts, industrial maintenance, electricity, electronics, cosmetology, carpentry, business, wood technology, biomanufacturing, welding technology, machine technology, culinary arts, photography, engineering, architecture, construction management, computer information systems, environmental control technology, and many more, check out this open house.  To RSVP:bit.ly/laneyCTEOpenHouse2017 or email CAA.Outreach@gmail.com for more info.  

4/29 SAE Expression College Open House @ 10am-12pm @ 6601 Shellmound St., Emeryville: This is a small private art college located in Emeryville.  You can learn about their academic programs, get a tour of their facilities, meet their faculty and view student work and projects.  To RSVP:expression.sae.edu/openhouse

 

4/29 Black Family Day 2017 @ 11am-5:30pm @ CSU Sacramento: This is an event to establish a consistent recruitment tool for Black/African Americans in the Greater Sacramento community, K-12 and Community College students to attend CSU, Sacramento. This event is an opportunity to engage current students on campus and to celebrate Black/African American culture on this campus to increase retention and graduation rates. To RSVP for this event: www.csus.edu/saseep/mlk/bfd

4/29 NACAC College Fair @ 1:30pm-4:30pm @ COW Palace: This is the largest annual FREE college fair.  RSVP first is better and you can also view a list of participating colleges and workshops available:https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/san-francisco/

Volunteers Needed!  Do you love working with children & families?  Do you have a passion for creative thinking, art, and or STEM education?  Do you want to meet and work with really awesome people? The Bay Area Discovery Museum is looking for Museum Experience Volunteers, Volunteer Greeters, Museum Store Volunteers, and Fab Lab Volunteer.  This museum is located at 557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito.  For more details: http://bayareadiscoverymuseum.org/volunteer or email Colin McNamara:volunteer@badm.org or call her at 415-339-3931

For 10th,11th, & 12th:

4/24 CSU Monterey Bay College Campus Visit @ 7:30am-5:30pm: If you have turned in a signed permission slip for this trip, see you at the Francisco St. entrance at 7:30am.

For 10th & 11th:

4/24 Skyline College Concurrent Enrollment Info. Session @ 6pm-7:30pm @ Skyline College Building 6, 2nd Fl., San Bruno: You can earn FREE college credits while you’re still in high school!  Light refreshment will be provided.  To RSVP: www.skylinecollege.edu/concurrent or call 650-738-7166

For 11th & 12th:

4/25 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

For 12th:

4/26 & 5/24 CCSF All-In-One Days Event @ 12:45pm-8:30pm @ 50 Phelan Ave. SF: If you’re interested in attending CCSF next year, please attend any of the listed events so that you can complete your application process in one day.  Please be sure to bring a photo ID and your CCSF Student ID number (you can only get this after you submit an on-line application).  To RSVP, call 415-239-3124.

4/29. 5/6, 5/13, & 5/20 CCSF All-In-One Days Event @ 8:30am-5pm @ 50 Phelan Ave. SF: If you’re interested in attending CCSF next year, please attend any of the listed events so that you can complete your application process in one day.  Please be sure to bring a photo ID and your CCSF Student ID number (you can only get this after you submit an on-line application).  To RSVP, call 415-239-3124.   

5/5 FRISCO Day: seniors attending a community college, military, work, or undecided after graduation will go on an ALL DAY field trip to CCSF. You will meet at 8am in our auditorium and be bused to CCSF. If you didn’t pick up a field trip form for this, please come by the College & Career Center (RM 258F) to pick up a copy.  The signed permission slip must be returned to Ms. S. Chan ASAP.

Seniors attending a 4-year after graduation will remain on campus that day. You will attend your 1,2,3,5,6th period classes (but not 4th).  There will be a 4th period assembly about turning 18, financial concerns, etc. You still have to go to your 4th period class and be escorted to the auditorium by your teacher.  Then during lunchtime there will be a Transition to College Fair in the courtyard.

Scholarship Awards: If you have won any type of scholarship awards, please let Michael (RM 209) know ASAP so that we can publish the information on the graduation brochure.  You may also email Michael the information:  michaell@uaspire.org

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions, please see Michael in room 209 if you have any questions.

 

Scholarships: A current list is sent via SchoolLoop.  A hard copy will be posted in the Counseling Center.  If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.  See examples below:

Sistah’s Rock Scholarship $1,000: African American female residing in northern California, Senior in high school or freshmen in college, Minimum 2.8 GPA, and apply by 5/1/17.   http://www.sistahsrock.org/untitled

E4FC New American Scholars Program Up to $7,000: Foreign born, Financial need, Do not have permanent residency or citizenship, Bay Area resident, and apply by 5/1/17: https://www.tfaforms.com/4600194

2017 Filipino-American HS Graduating Scholars’ Award: Weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, submit a 500 word essay, a recommendation letter, a copy of your latest report card, and apply by 5/4/17.  Emailmanalangs@sfusd.edu  

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – April 17 – 21, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

APRIL  17 – 21, 2017, 2017

 

EARTH DAY

April 22, 2017

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: EARTH DAY: April 22, 2017–Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.

On Earth Day 2016, the landmark Paris Agreement was signed by the United States, China, and some 120 other countries. This signing satisfied a key requirement for the entry into force of the historic draft climate protection treaty adopted by consensus of the 195 nations present at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.

In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be celebrated on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature’s equipoise was later sanctioned in a proclamation written by McConnell and signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations. A month later a separate Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. Nelson was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom award in recognition of his work. While this April 22 Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations.

Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on the environmental issues that the world faces. In 2017, the March for Science occurs on Earth day (April 22, 2017) and is followed by the People’s Climate Mobilization (April 29, 2017).

 

**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:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  DO NOT PARK IN THE WHITE BUS ZONES BEFORE SCHOOL AND DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!! 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.    Mrs. Grinnell

END OF THE YEAR RETIREMENT LUNCHEON:  Thursday, May 25, 2017, 1:00pm at Capurro’s Restaurant.  Buffet Luncheon.  Details to follow.  Save the Date and help celebrate our retirees! Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

 

ASB CARD STICKERS: are sold at ASB office (room 150) @ $5.00. Discount for dances, sweatshirts, lanyards, & other school spirit items.

 

ASB STUDENT STORE: in room 150 is selling healthy drinks, snacks, hand towels, mugs,  poms poms, and other school spirit items.

 

STUDENT ID CARDS: Our Student ID Card software has been updated with the latest student pictures and is now up and running. If you know any current students or new/transfer students in need of an ID card, please direct them to Ms. Rivera in the Counseling office (258E), where our ID printer is located.

For any new/transfer students, first ID card is free of charge. All replacement ID cards will cost $2.

 

CHINESE KARAOKE CONTEST: is Friday night, April 21 in the auditorium.

 

SEAL OF BILITERACY:  Congratulations to our graduating seniors who have earned the Seal of Biliteracy for their academic achievement in two languages. Students receiving this award should have received a congratulatory letter, and will earn a special Seal on their diploma. The Seal of Biliteracy can be used to demonstrate your bilingual abilities to future employers and educational opportunities. If you think you might qualify but did not receive a letter, please see Ms. Galdamez for an application as soon as possible. Applications are due May 4th.

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS  4/17 – 4/23/17

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

The current Summer Program List is sent via SchoolLoop and posted outside of room 255.

4/17 Quest University Canada @ 3:15pm @ RM 104:  This is a small (700 students), private, secular, non-profit, liberal arts and sciences university in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. Quest focuses on excellence in undergraduate education. Students take one class at a time under the Block Plan and create a self-designed major while working closely with a faculty mentor.

Volunteers Needed!  Do you love working with children & families?  Do you have a passion for creative thinking, art, and or STEM education?  Do you want to meet and work with really awesome people?  The Bay Area Discovery Museum is looking for Museum Experience Volunteers, Volunteer Greeters, Museum Store Volunteers, and Fab Lab Volunteer.  This museum is located at 557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito.  For more details: http://bayareadiscoverymuseum.org/volunteer or email Colin McNamara: volunteer@badm.org or call her at 415-339-3931

4/29 NACAC College Fair @ 1:30pm-4:30pm @ COW Palace: This is the largest annual FREE college fair.  RSVP first is better and you can also view a list of participating colleges and workshops available: https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/san-francisco/

For 10th,11th, & 12th:

4/17 CCSF Dual Enrollment Student Follow-Up @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: If you’re currently taking a CCSF class, come learn about summer program options and you don’t have to apply for it again.

4/24 CSU Monterey Bay College Campus Visit @ 7:30am-5:30pm: This is a small size public state university, located in Monterey.  It has strong biology, language, and business majors.  If you want to see the campus, come join us.  We would love to include seniors who have been accepted by this college but haven’t seen the campus to come with us.  Lunch will be provided.  Seats are first come first served basis.  Please pick up a field trip form from Vicki in room 209.  

For 10th & 11th:

4/19 ScholarMatch @ 11:45am @ RM 104: Do you need help getting to college? ScholarMatch, a non-profit serving Bay Area students and their families, can help. We offer free college workshops, essay help, test prep, financial aid counseling, scholarships for eligible seniors and more! With a Center located in the Mission, we are here to help you get to and through college.  Come learn more about our services!

4/20 The GPA Game Workshop @ 2:15pm-3:30pm @ RM 555: College Ambassadors and friends, how important is your GPA?  How does college use that to review your application?  Come get an insider perspective on this while having fun.  FREE snacks provided!

For 11th & 12th:

4/18 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

For 11th:

4/20 Posse Scholarship Info. Session @ 11:45am @ RM 104:  How would you like a full tuition scholarship for 4 years at either Boston University (that means $200,000) or the University of Puget Sound? (that means $160,000).  Come check out this nationally known and well respected non-profit organization that not only helps you get the scholarship, they will also continue to provide academic support and leadership development while you’re in college.  

For 12th:

4/19 CCSF Scheduling Workshop @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you have already applied to CCSF, did the placement exams, and met with a CCSF counselor, please come to this workshop to pick your classes for next fall.

4/8, 4/22, 4/29 CCSF All-In-One Days Event @ 8:30am-5pm @ 50 Phelan Ave. SF: If you’re interested in attending CCSF next year, please attend any of the listed events so that you can complete your application process in one day. Please be sure to bring a photo ID and your CCSF Student ID number (you can only get this after you submit an on-line application).  To RSVP, call 415-239-3124.

4/20 Skyline College Concurrent Enrollment Info. Session @ 6pm-7:30pm @ Skyline College Building 6, 2nd Fl.: You can earn FREE college credits while you’re still in high school!  Light refreshment will be provided.  To RSVP:www.skylinecollege.edu/concurrent  or call 650-738-7166

4/22 CalDay at UCB @ 9am-4pm @ University of California, Berkeley: Seniors, if you have been accepted by UCB and would like to learn more about this community, please attend this event.  To RSVP: calday.Berkeley.edu

4/26 CCSF All-In-One Days Event @ 1pm-7pm @ 50 Phelan Ave. SF: If you’re interested in attending CCSF next year, please attend any of the listed events so that you can complete your application process in one day.  Please be sure to bring a photo ID and your CCSF Student ID number (you can only get this after you submit an on-line application).  To RSVP, call 415-239-3124.

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions, please see Michael in room 209 if you have any questions.

Scholarships: A current list is sent SchooLoop.  A hard copy will be posted in the Counseling Center.  If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.  See examples below:

Sistah’s Rock Scholarship $1,000: African American female residing in northern California, Senior in high school or freshmen in college, Minimum 2.8 GPA, and apply by 5/1/17.   http://www.sistahsrock.org/untitled

E4FC New American Scholars Program Up to $7,000: Foreign born, Financial need, Do not have permanent residency or citizenship, Bay Area resident, and apply by 5/1/17: https://www.tfaforms.com/4600194

2017 Filipino-American HS Graduating Scholars’ Award: Weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, submit a 500 word essay, a recommendation letter, a copy of your latest report card, and apply by 5/4/17.  Email manalangs@sfusd.edu  

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – April 10 – 14, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

APRIL  10 – 14, 2017, 2017

 

SERENDIPITY

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: SERENDEPITY:  Serendipity means a “fortunate happenstance” or “pleasant surprise”. It was coined by Horace Walpole in 1754. In a letter he wrote to a friend, Walpole explained an unexpected discovery he had made by reference to a Persian fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip. The princes, he told his correspondent, were “always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of”. The notion of serendipity is a common occurrence throughout the history of scientific innovation such as Alexander Fleming‘s accidental discovery of penicillin in 1928, the invention of the microwave oven by Percy Spencer in 1945, and the invention of the Post-it note by Spencer Silver in 1968.

In June 2004, a British translation company voted the word to be one of the ten English words hardest to translate.[1] However, due to its sociological use, the word has since been exported into many other languages.

**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:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  DO NOT PARK IN THE WHITE BUS ZONES BEFORE SCHOOL AND DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!! 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.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

STUDENTS

 

ASB CARD STICKERS: are sold at ASB office (room 150) @ $5.00. Discount for dances, sweatshirts, lanyards, & other school spirit items.

 

ASB STUDENT STORE: in room 150 is selling healthy drinks, snacks, hand towels, mugs,  poms poms, and other school spirit items.

 

STUDENT ID CARDS: Our Student ID Card software has been updated with the latest student pictures and is now up and running. If you know any current students or new/transfer students in need of an ID card, please direct them to Ms. Rivera in the Counseling office (258E), where our ID printer is located.

For any new/transfer students, first ID card is free of charge. All replacement ID cards will cost $2.

 

ASB ELECTION: is Wed., April 12 during HR

 

CHINESE KARAOKE CONTEST: is Friday night, April 21 in the auditorium.

 

Congratulations to our graduating seniors who have earned the Seal of Biliteracy for their academic achievement in two languages. Students receiving this award should have received a congratulatory letter, and will earn a special Seal on their diploma. The Seal of Biliteracy can be used to demonstrate your bilingual abilities to future employers and educational opportunities. If you think you might qualify but did not receive a letter, please see Ms. Galdamez for an application as soon as possible. Applications are due May 4th.

 

SEAL OF BILITERACY:  Congratulations to our graduating seniors who have earned the Seal of Biliteracy for their academic achievement in two languages. Students receiving this award should have received a congratulatory letter, and will earn a special Seal on their diploma. The Seal of Biliteracy can be used to demonstrate your bilingual abilities to future employers and educational opportunities. If you think you might qualify but did not receive a letter, please see Ms. Galdamez for an application as soon as possible. Applications are due May 4th.

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS  4/10 – 4/16/17

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

The current Summer Program List is sent via SchoolLoop and posted outside of room 255.

4/13 BlueStamp Engineering @ 11:45am @ RM 104: BlueStamp Engineering is a six-week, hands-on summer program where high school students build technology projects they’re passionate about. Each student selects their own projects and completes the program with 2 projects (which they keep). They also develop their own personal online portfolio that details their journey with videos, technical descriptions of their work, milestones, and blog postings.  This personal portfolio can then be shared with colleges and prospective employers.  Come learn more about the program!

Summer Internship Program (6/7/17-7/21/17): Learn and earn this summer!  As a student intern, you will work alongside industry mentors & explore careers within the company.  You will work 16-20 hours per week and $13-$14 per hour.  Application deadline is 4/14 @ 5pm.  Apply on: https://mb.formstack.com/forms/sfusd_2017

Volunteers Needed!  Do you love working with children & families?  Do you have a passion for creative thinking, art, and or STEM education?  Do you want to meet and work with really awesome people?  The Bay Area Discovery Museum is looking for Museum Experience Volunteers, Volunteer Greeters, Museum Store Volunteers, and Fab Lab Volunteer.  This museum is located at 557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito.  For more details: http://bayareadiscoverymuseum.org/volunteer or email Colin McNamara: volunteer@badm.org or call her at 415-339-3931

4/30 NACAC College Fair @ 1:30pm-4:30pm @ COW Palace: This is the largest annual FREE college fair. RSVP first is better and you can also view a list of participating colleges and workshops available:https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/san-francisco/

For 10th,11th, & 12th:

4/24 CSU Monterey Bay College Campus Visit @ 7:30am-5:30pm: This is a small size public state university, located in Monterey.  It has strong biology, language, and business majors.  If you want to see the campus, come join us.  We would love to include seniors who have been accepted by this college but haven’t seen the campus to come with us.  Lunch will be provided.  Seats are first come first served basis.  Please pick up a field trip form from Vicki in room 209.  

For 10th & 11th:

4/12 ScholarMatch @ 11:45am @ RM 104: Do you need help getting to college? ScholarMatch, a non-profit serving Bay Area students and their families, can help. We offer free college workshops, essay help, test prep, financial aid counseling, scholarships for eligible seniors and more! With a Center located in the Mission, we are here to help you get to and through college.  Come learn more about our services!

4/12 City College of San Francisco Early College Summer Career Exploration Program  @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: You can earn both high school and college credit while taking classes in biotechnology, visual media design, broadcast electronica media arts, computer networking, and child development.  Learn more about these classes, important deadlines, and the steps for enrollment.

Summer Career Exploration Program (6/7/17-7/13/17): Are you interested in automotive technology or building & construction trades?  As a student intern, you will work alongside industry mentors & use what you learn in real world projects.  Earn $1,000 compensation.  Application deadline is 4/14 @ 5pm.  Apply on:https://mb.formstack.com/forms/sfusd_2017

For 11th & 12th:

4/11 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

For 12th:

4/8, 4/22, 4/29 CCSF All-In-One Days Event @ 8:30am-5pm @ 50 Phelan Ave. SF: If you’re interested in attending CCSF next year, please attend any of the listed events so that you can complete your application process in one day.  Please be sure to bring a photo ID and your CCSF Student ID number (you can only get this after you submit an on-line application).  To RSVP, call 415-239-3124.

4/10 UC Merced Next Steps Presentation @ 3:15pm @ RM104: If you have been accepted by UC Merced and would like to know what the next steps are or if you have any questions about your UC Merced application, please come to this info. session.

4/13 12th Grade College Transition Workshop @ 2:15pm-4pm @ RM 555: College Ambassadors and seniors, do you know what you need to prepare for so that you can be truly ready for college and be able to graduate from college, come join us at this workshop.  FREE snacks provided!

4/13 Connect to College for CSM @ 6pm-8pm @ College Center, 2nd Fl. College of San Mateo: A night of free info. for seniors and parents on Transfer Programs, financial aid & scholarships, Career Programs, Academic Programs, Certificate Programs, and student life & leadership.  Free Parking is available for this event in the Beethoven Lot 2.  You will be eligible for a scholarship drawing.  To RSVP:collegeofsanmateo.edu/connectrsvp or for more info., email Estela Garcia: garciaestela@smccd.edu   

4/26 CCSF All-In-One Days Event @ 1pm-7pm @ 50 Phelan Ave. SF: If you’re interested in attending CCSF next year, please attend any of the listed events so that you can complete your application process in one day.  Please be sure to bring a photo ID and your CCSF Student ID number (you can only get this after you submit an on-line application).  To RSVP, call 415-239-3124.

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions, please see Michael in room 209 if you have any questions.

Scholarships: A current list is sent via SchoolLoop.  A hard copy will be posted in the Counseling Center.  If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.  See examples below:

Vietnamese Physician Association of Northern California: $1500: Be of Vietnamese descent, unweighted GPA of 3.6 or higher, and apply by 4/15/17.  For more details or to apply: www.VPANC.com

Sistah’s Rock Scholarship $1,000: African American female residing in northern California, Senior in high school or freshmen in college, Minimum 2.8 GPA, and apply by 5/1/17.   http://www.sistahsrock.org/untitled

E4FC New American Scholars Program Up to $7,000: Foreign born, Financial need, Do not have permanent residency or citizenship, Bay Area resident, and apply by 5/1/17: https://www.tfaforms.com/4600194

2017 Filipino-American HS Graduating Scholars’ Award: Weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, submit a 500 word essay, a recommendation letter, a copy of your latest report card, and apply by 5/4/17.  Emailmanalangs@sfusd.edu  

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – April 3 – 7, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MARCH 20-24, 2017

 

APRIL FOOL’S DAY

April 1, 2017

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: APRIL FOOLS DAY: April Fools’ Day (sometimes called All Fools’ Day) is celebrated every year on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes expose their prank by shouting April Fool. Some newspapers, magazines, and other published media report fake stories, which are usually explained the next day or below the news section in small letters. Although popular since the 19th century, the day is not a public holiday in any country.

 

SERVICE INTERACT CLUB CAR WASH FUND RAISER:

The Service Interact Club will hold a car wash on Sunday, April 9th from 9:00am – 5:00-pm in the Faculty Parking Lot.  The funds the club earns will be donated to SHOT AT LIFE, an organization that aims to ensure that children worldwide have access to life-saving vaccines.  Please bring your vehicle for a wash on Sunday and support Service Interact and their efforts to raise funds for SHOT AT LIFE. Bettie Grinnell

**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:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  DO NOT PARK IN THE WHITE BUS ZONES BEFORE SCHOOL AND DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!! 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.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

STUDENTS

 

ASB CARD STICKERS: are sold at ASB office (room 150) @ $5.00. Discount for dances, sweatshirts, lanyards, & other school spirit items.

 

ASB STUDENT STORE: in room 150 is selling healthy drinks, snacks, hand towels, mugs,  poms poms, and other school spirit items.

 

STUDENT ID CARDS: Our Student ID Card software has been updated with the latest student pictures and is now up and running. If you know any current students or new/transfer students in need of an ID card, please direct them to Ms. Rivera in the Counseling office (258E), where our ID printer is located.

For any new/transfer students, first ID card is free of charge. All replacement ID cards will cost $2.

 

ASB ELECTION: is Wed., April 12 during HR

 

CHINESE KARAOKE CONTEST: is Friday night, April 21 in the auditorium.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS  3/27 – 4/9/17

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

The current Summer Program List is sent via SchoolLoop and posted outside of room 255.

The Mayors’ Youth Employment & Education Program (MYEEP): If you would like a paid internship in the summer, apply for this opportunity by 4/7.  You must be a resident of SF, at least ages 14 or older and be able to work 20 hours a week.  For more details or to apply: http://www.myeep.org/apply/

4/1 TeenTechSF @ 8:30am-12:30pm @ Google @ 1901 Landings Drive, Mountain View: Students will be able to engage with hands-on tech workshops and speakers from the White House, IBM, Comcast, and more. Space Limited – Register now at:   TeenTechSF-Google.eventbrite.com   

For 10th & 11th:

SF YouthWorks is hiring! This is a unique PAID internship program designed to expose youth to work in the SF City Government and build job readiness skills in a supportive environment.  Interns can work up to 20 hours per week. Must be a legal resident of SF and be able to work at least 16 hours per week, commit to participate from June through August.  Application form is sent via SchoolLoop.  Application deadline is 4/7.  For more info. or to apply:www.sfyouthworkds.org      

 

For 11th & 12th:

4/4 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

For 9th:

Minds Matter:  This is a FREE program that offers 2 adult professional mentors for the rest of your high school career.  They will also provide college prep. resources such as SAT prep, summer programs, college campus visit for FREE.  They look for low income and first generation to college students. Application deadline is 4/3.  For more details or to apply:http://www.mindsmattersf.org/apply/   

For 12th:

4/1 Notre Dame De Namur University for Admitted Students @ 10am-12:30pm @ 1500 Ralston Ave, Belmont: Seniors, if you have been accepted by this university, come learn more about it before you decide if this is the right place for you.  To RSVP: www.ndnu.edu/ugevents or call 650-508-3600

4/5 UC Santa Barbara Next Steps Presentation @ 11:45am @ RM104: If you have been accepted by UCSB and would like to know what the next steps are, please come to this info. session.  Lunch will be provided by UCSB

4/5 UC Merced Next Steps Presentation @ 2:15pm @ RM104: If you have been accepted by UC Merced and would like to know what the next steps are or if you have any questions about your UC Merced application, please come to this info. session.

4/6 12th Grade Understanding Financial Aid & Colleges You Can Still Apply To @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Seniors, do you know how to compare your financial aid awards from different colleges?  We can show you a simple trick.  Do you feel discouraged for not being accepted by your dream college or any 4-year college?  If so, come to this presentation and we can show you 4 year colleges that are still accepting applications.  Don’t give up!  Come chat things out with us.

CCSF Placement Result Pick Up @ the College & Career Center in RM 258:If you have taken the CCSF placement result but didn’t meet with a CCSF counselor about your result, please come pick up your result and find out what the next step is.  Thank you.    

Worth Our Weight Boot Camp (WOW) @ Santa Rosa: This is a culinary boot camp, which is a 12-week program that includes professional food service preparation, catering and farm to table gardening.  The tuition is $1,200 and the house dorm room is $225 per 12 week session.  Partial & full scholarships available.  For more info.: www.worthourweight.org

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions, please see Michael in room 209 if you have any questions.

Scholarships: A current list is sent via SchoolLoop.  A hard copy will be posted in the Counseling Center.  If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.  See examples below:

Vietnamese Physician Association of Northern California: $1500: Be of Vietnamese descent, unweighted GPA of 3.6 or higher, and apply by 4/15/17. For more details or to apply: www.VPANC.com

Soledad Fernandez Scholarship $5000: Filipino descent (full to 50%), 3.0 minimum GPA, Reside and attend high school in SF Bay Area, Go through interview, and apply by 4/1/17.  Ask Michael in RM 209 for the application.

Dr. Jennie H. Y. Yee Scholarship (3) $800: Graduating Galileo seniors who have applied to two-year or four-year college, one short essay addressing the importance of mental health to high school students and their families, and apply by 4/6/17.  Pick up an application either from RM 258F or from Michael in RM 209.

Sistah’s Rock Scholarship $1,000: African American female residing in northern California, Senior in high school or freshmen in college, Minimum 2.8 GPA, and apply by 5/1/17.   http://www.sistahsrock.org/untitled

E4FC New American Scholars Program Up to $7,000: Foreign born, Financial need, Do not have permanent residency or citizenship, Bay Area resident, and apply by 5/1/17: https://www.tfaforms.com/4600194

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – March 20 – 24, 2017

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MARCH 20-24, 2017

 

SPRING BREAK

March 27 – 31, 2017

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: SPRING BREAK: Spring break is a U.S. phenomenon and an academic tradition which started during the 1930s in the United States and is observed in some other western countries. Spring break is also a vacational period in early spring at universities and schools in various countries in the world, where it is known by names such as Easter vacation, Easter Holiday, March break, spring vacation, Mid-Term Break, study week, reading week, reading period, or Easter week, depending on regional conventions. However, these vacations differ from Spring Break in the United States.

**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:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  DO NOT PARK IN THE WHITE BUS ZONES BEFORE SCHOOL AND DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!! 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.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

STUDENTS

 

ASB CARD STICKERS: are sold at ASB office (room 150) @ $5.00. Discount for dances, sweatshirts, lanyards, & other school spirit items.

 

ASB STUDENT STORE: in room 150 is selling healthy drinks, snacks, hand towels, mugs,  poms poms, and other school spirit items.

 

STUDENT ID CARDS: Our Student ID Card software has been updated with the latest student pictures and is now up and running. If you know any current students or new/transfer students in need of an ID card, please direct them to Ms. Rivera in the Counseling office (258E), where our ID printer is located.

For any new/transfer students, first ID card is free of charge. All replacement ID cards will cost $2.

 

TALENT SHOW ASSEMBLY is Friday, March 24 during double period 4.

 

ASB ELECTION: is Wed., April 12 during HR

 

CHINESE KARAOKE CONTEST: is Friday night, April 21 in the auditorium.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 3/20 – 3/26/17

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

The current Summer Program List is sent via SchoolLoop and posted outside of room 255.

This Way Ahead: If you’re 16 years old or older and would like a paid summer internship in the retail industry (6/18-8/26), check out the Retail Power Camp (4/3-6/3), apply for these opportunities by 3/24.  Go to: tinyurl.com/twa2017 or text TWA2017 to 22828 for more information.

The Mayors’ Youth Employment & Education Program (MYEEP): If you would like a paid internship in the summer, apply for this opportunity by 4/7.  You must be a resident of SF, at least ages 14 or older and be able to work 20 hours a week. For more details or to apply: http://www.myeep.org/apply/

 

3/27-3/31 Spring Break Performing Arts Camp for Teens @ Wilsey Center for Opera, 4th floor of the War Memorial Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue @ McAllister Street, SF: Fill your Spring Break with music, poetry, dance, theater and digital media storytelling! San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, A.C.T., Youth Speaks, and Citizen Film in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs. Lots of exciting opportunities to work with local artists and meet teens from diverse communities.  No performing experience required. Cost: $10 application fee; tuition is $0-$200. Scholarships available, no teen turned away for lack of funds.  Apply ASAP. For more details or to apply: https://sfopera.com/pac

4/1 TeenTechSF @ 8:30am-12:30pm @ Google @ 1901 Landings Drive, Mountain View: Students will be able to engage with hands-on tech workshops and speakers from the White House, IBM, Comcast, and more. Space Limited – Register now at:   TeenTechSF-Google.eventbrite.com   

For 10th & 11th:

SF YouthWorks is hiring! This is a unique PAID internship program designed to expose youth to work in the SF City Government and build job readiness skills in a supportive environment.  Interns can work up to 20 hours per week.  Must be a legal resident of SF and be able to work at least 16 hours per week, commit to participate from June through August. Application form is sent via SchoolLoop.  Application deadline is4/7.  For more info. or to apply: www.sfyouthworkds.org      

For 11th & 12th:

3/21 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104:This is your weekly meeting.

For 9th:

Minds Matter:  This is a FREE program that offers 2 adult professional mentors for the rest of your high school career. They will also provide college prep. resources such as SAT prep, summer programs, college campus visit for FREE.  They look for low income and first generation to college students. Application deadline is 4/3.  For more details or to apply:http://www.mindsmattersf.org/apply/   

For 11th:

3/22 GenesysWorks Interview Prep @ 11:45am @ RM 104:Applicants: During this time a Genesys Works representative will be there to give you tips about what to do during your interview and how to prepare.  This is a great opportunity to ask questions and get in the zone before your interview!

If you’re interested in applying for a gigantic scholarship, please check out QuestBridge.  This is a super competitive scholarship program.  We’ve had maybe 1 student per year who has won this scholarship.  To learn more about the awards and selection criteria: www.questbridge.org   If interested, apply by 3/22/17.

For 12th:

3/22 SF State University’s Next Steps Presentation @ 2:15pm@ RM 555: If you have been accepted by SFSU and would like to know what the next steps are or you haven’t heard from SFSU about your admission status, please come to this info. session.

 

CCSF Placement Result Pick Up @ the College & Career Center in RM 258: If you have taken the CCSF placement result but didn’t meet with a CCSF counselor about your result, please come pick up your result and find out what the next step is.  Thank you.    

4/1 Notre Dame De Namur University for Admitted Students @10am-12:30pm @ 1500 Ralston Ave, Belmont: Seniors, if you have been accepted by this university, come learn more about it before you decide if this is the right place for you.  To RSVP:www.ndnu.edu/ugevents or call 650-508-3600

Worth Our Weight Boot Camp (WOW) @ Santa Rosa: This is a culinary boot camp, which is a 12-week program that includes professional food service preparation, catering and farm to table gardening.  The tuition is $1,200 and the house dorm room is $225 per 12 week session.  Partial & full scholarships available.  For more info.: www.worthourweight.org

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions, please see Michael in room 209 if you have any questions.

Scholarships: A current list is sent via SchoolLoop.  A hard copy will be posted in the Counseling Center.  If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.  See examples below:

TRENZA scholarships: Viva La Mujer Scholarship for $500: Identify as Chicana or Latina, Attending a California high school, Plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college/university, 3.0 minimum, Based on community service experience, and apply by 3/25/17:  http://trenzascholarships.webs.com/viva-la-mujer

Cynthia Kuo Scholarship Up to $5,000: Chinese students who are first generation in the U.S. or born overseas planning to attend a 4 year college, Actively involved in Christian faith or group, Graduating high school senior, Minimum 3.0 GPA, & Demonstrated financial need, and apply by 3/25/17:https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/sites/default/files/scholarships/2017-CynthiaKuo-Scholarship-Application.pdf

Soledad Fernandez Scholarship $5000: Filipino descent (full to 50%), 3.0 minimum GPA, Reside and attend high school in SF Bay Area, Go through interview, and apply by 4/1/17.  Ask Michael in room 209 for the application.

Sistah’s Rock scholarship $1,000: African American female residing in northern California, Senior in high school or freshmen in college, Minimum 2.8 GPA, and apply by 5/1/17.  http://www.sistahsrock.org/untitled

E4FC New American Scholars Program Up to $7,000: Foreign born, Financial need, Do not have permanent residency or citizenship, Bay Area resident, and apply by 5/1/17:https://www.tfaforms.com/4600194

 

3/23 SAE Expression College Info. Session @ 11:45am @ RM 104: This is a small, private art college located in Emerville in the east bay.  It has specialized classrooms for hands-on learning which include the Meyer Sound Performance Hall, Marshall McLuhan Lab, Film Sound Stage, Motion Capture Space, Green Screen, Jimi Hendricks Suite, Game Audio Suites and multiple Avid Pro Tools workstations. Get your Bachelors Degree in as little as 36 months with majors such as Audio, Animation and Visual Effects, Digital Film, Game Development and Music Business.

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – March 13 – 17, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MARCH 13-17, 2017

 

PATRICK’S DAY

March 17, 2017

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians also attend church services and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day.

St Patrick’s Day parades began in North America in the 18th century but did not spread to Ireland until the 20th century. The participants generally include marching bands, the military, fire brigades, cultural organisations, charitable organisations, voluntary associations, youth groups, fraternities, and so on. However, over time, many of the parades have become more akin to a carnival.

**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:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  DO NOT PARK IN THE WHITE BUS ZONES BEFORE SCHOOL AND DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!! 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.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

STUDENTS

 

ASB CARD STICKERS: are sold at ASB office (room 150) @ $5.00. Discount for dances, sweatshirts, lanyards, & other school spirit items.

 

ASB STUDENT STORE: in room 150 is selling healthy drinks, snacks, hand towels, mugs,  poms poms, and other school spirit items.

 

STUDENT ID CARDS: Our Student ID Card software has been updated with the latest student pictures and is now up and running. If you know any current students or new/transfer students in need of an ID card, please direct them to Ms. Rivera in the Counseling office (258E), where our ID printer is located.

For any new/transfer students, first ID card is free of charge. All replacement ID cards will cost $2.

PATRICK’S DAY:Everyone wear green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this Friday, March 17.

 

TALENT SHOW ASSEMBLY is Friday, March 24 during double period 4.

 

ASB ELECTION: is Wed., April 12 during HR

 

CHINESE KARAOKE CONTEST: is Friday night, April 21 in the auditorium.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 3/13 – 19/17

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

The current Summer Program List is sent via SchoolLoop and posted outside of room 255.

3/15 Naval Academy Info. Session @ 9am & @ 10:05am @ RM 157: This is one of the military colleges we have in the country.  It’s competitive and located in the beautiful Annapolis, Maryland.  There will be a presentation on the exploration and application of the principles of physics in film and fiction.  Additionally, there will be information about two summer programs offered at the US Naval Academy.  If you want to attend this presentation and need a pass, please see Ms. S. Chan in room 258F.  

3/27-3/31 Spring Break Performing Arts Camp for Teens @ Wilsey Center for Opera, 4th floor of the War Memorial Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue @ McAllister Street, SF: Fill your Spring Break with music, poetry, dance, theater and digital media storytelling! San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, A.C.T., Youth Speaks, and Citizen Film in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs. Lots of exciting opportunities to work with local artists and meet teens from diverse communities.  No performing experience required.  Cost: $10 application fee; tuition is $0-$200. Scholarships available, no teen turned away for lack of funds.  Apply ASAP.  For more details or to apply: https://sfopera.com/pac

For 10th & 11th:

Outward Bound Leadership Summer Camp & full scholarship opportunity: If you want to develop leadership skills and loves being outdoor, come check out this opportunity!  Application deadline is 3/15.  For more info: https://goo.gl/R1NSom

For 11th & 12th:

3/14 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

For 9th:

3/16 Minds Matter @ 2:15pm @ RM 104:  This is a FREE program that offers 2 adult professional mentors for the rest of your high school career.  They will also provide college prep. resources such as SAT prep, summer programs, college campus visit for FREE.  They look for low income and first generation to college students.  If you’re a freshman, please come check out this fantastic opportunity or work on the application form with us.

For 11th:

GenesysWorks Interview Prep @ 11:45am @ RM 104: Genesys Works Applicants –

During this time a Genesys Works representative will be there to give you tips about what to do during your interview and how to prepare.  This is a great opportunity to ask questions and get in the zone before your interview!

If you’re interested in applying for a gigantic scholarship, please check outQuestBridge.  This is a super competitive scholarship program.  We’ve had maybe 1 student per year who has won this scholarship.  To learn more about the awards and selection criteria: www.questbridge.org   If interested, apply by 3/22/17.

For 12th:

3/16 CCSF Placement Result Pick Up @ 11:45am @ RM 104: If you have taken the CCSF placement result but didn’t meet with a CCSF counselor about your result, please come pick up your result and find out what the next step is.  Thank you.    

3/18 & 4/1 Notre Dame De Namur University for Admitted Students @ 10am-12:30pm @ 1500 Ralston Ave, Belmont: Seniors, if you have been accepted by this university, come learn more about it before you decide if this is the right place for you.  To RSVP: www.ndnu.edu/ugevents or call 650-508-3600

Worth Our Weight Boot Camp (WOW) @ Santa Rosa: This is a culinary boot camp, which is a 12-week program that includes professional food service preparation, catering and farm to table gardening.  The tuition is $1,200 and the house dorm room is $225 per 12 week session.  Partial & full scholarships available.  For more info.:www.worthourweight.org

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions, please see Michael in room 209 if you have any questions.

Scholarships: A current list is sent via SchoolLoop.  A hard copy will be posted in the Counseling Center.  If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.  See examples below:

LATA Scholarship: Between $1,000 to $5,000.  To qualify: graduating Latino seniors attending SF public HS.  Dreamers welcomed to apply!  You can complete application in either English or Spanish.  For more details: www.latasf.org You can pick up an application from Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209.  Application deadline:3/17/2017.  

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – March 6-10, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MARCH 6-10, 2017

 

REVIEW

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: REVIEW: A review is an evaluation of a publication, service, or company such as a movie (a movie review), video game (video game review), musical composition (music review of a composition or recording), book (book review); a piece of hardware like a car, home appliance, or computer; or an event or performance, such as a live music concert, play, musical theater show, dance show, or art exhibition. In addition to a critical evaluation, the review’s author may assign the work a rating to indicate its relative merit.  

Galileo Academy of Science and Technology will undergo a review from March 12 – 15, 2017.  This review is conducted every 6 years by the WASC or the Westernn Association of Schools and Colleges.  We will have 7 visitors on campus during the review and they will be looking at everything that happens at Galileo.

**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:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  DO NOT PARK IN THE WHITE BUS ZONES BEFORE SCHOOL AND DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!! 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.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

To senior HR teachers & others,

Our annual senior panorama will be on Thursday, March 9 during HR. Please announce the date during HR this Wed. & Thurs. Have seniors go to HR at 9:45 AM. Immediately, escort the seniors to football bleachers. Prestige/Lifetouch will organize the seating area. OK to wear their senior shirts, jerseys, or Galileo sweatshirts. Counselors, staff members, & admin must be on time, too. Envelops will be in teacher mailboxes for distribution hopefully this Wed. or Thurs. Teachers can bring their envelops with money at ASB store (room 150) or collect them after the panorama. Be patient because it is quite difficult to take a panorama of 450 seniors.

STUDENTS

 

ASB CARD STICKERS: are sold at ASB office (room 150) @ $5.00. Discount for dances, sweatshirts, lanyards, & other school spirit items.

 

ASB STUDENT STORE: in room 150 is selling healthy drinks, snacks, hand towels, mugs,  poms poms, and other school spirit items.

 

STUDENT ID CARDS: Our Student ID Card software has been updated with the latest student pictures and is now up and running. If you know any current students or new/transfer students in need of an ID card, please direct them to Ms. Rivera in the Counseling office (258E), where our ID printer is located.

For any new/transfer students, first ID card is free of charge. All replacement ID cards will cost $2.

 

Spirit Week International Food Festival is Friday, March 10 in the Courtyard during lunch time.

 

PANORAMA PICTURE:  Seniors this photo will be done during Homeroom on Thursday, March 9th. Be on time for Homeroom on March 9th to move to the Field for the photo.  Your homeroom teachers will have forms to order the photo.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 3/6-12/17

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

The current Summer Program List is sent via SchoolLoop and posted outside of room 255.

3/27-3/31 Spring Break Performing Arts Camp for Teens @ Wilsey Center for Opera, 4th floor of the War Memorial Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue @ McAllister Street, SF: Fill your Spring Break with music, poetry, dance, theater and digital media storytelling! San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, A.C.T., Youth Speaks, and Citizen Film in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs. Lots of exciting opportunities to work with local artists and meet teens from diverse communities.  No performing experience required.  Cost: $10 application fee; tuition is $0-$200. Scholarships available, no teen turned away for lack of funds.  ApplyASAP.  For more details or to apply: https://sfopera.com/pac

3/11 NovaHacks @ 8am- 7pm @ 310 Jacobs Hall, UC Berkeley: This is a 10-hour hackathon for HS students.  Students will work in teams of 4 to design & code a challenging project of their choice.  Apply by2/28: www.berkeleyanova.org/applyhacks    

For 11th & 12th:

3/7 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

3/9 Bloomberg Field Trip @ 11:15am @ RM 209: If you have turned in a signed-field trip form for this, please meet in room 209.

For 9th:

3/16 Minds Matter @ 2:15pm @ RM 104:  This is a FREE program that offers 2 adult professional mentors for the rest of your high school career.  They will also provide college prep. resources such as SAT prep, summer programs, college campus visit for FREE.  They look for low income and first generation to college students. If you’re a freshman, please come check out this fantastic opportunity or work on the application form with us.

For 10th:

Get A Job. Save Money. Get Into College-.Juma Ventures: A youth development program that support low income, first generation students working towards college by providing EDUCATION counseling, WORK at the AT&T Park, and college SAVING account where for every $1 you saved, we match it with $1.  Apply ASAP.  For more details: http://www.juma.org/enroll/  

For 11th:

If you’re interested in applying for a gigantic scholarship, please check out QuestBridge.  This is a super competitive scholarship program.  We’ve had maybe 1 student per year who has won this scholarship.  To learn more about the awards and selection criteria: www.questbridge.org   If interested, apply by 3/22/17.

For 12th:

3/8 San Francisco State’s Next Steps @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you have been accepted by SFSU and would like to know what are the next steps, or you haven’t heard from SFSU about your admission status, please come to this info. session.

Worth Our Weight Boot Camp (WOW) @ Santa Rosa: This is a culinary boot camp, which is a 12-week program that includes professional food service preparation, catering and farm to table gardening.  The tuition is $1,200 and the house dorm room is $225 per 12 week session.  Partial & full scholarships available.  For more info.: www.worthourweight.org

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions, please see Michael in room 209 if you have any questions.

Scholarships: A current list is sent via SchoolLoop.  A hard copy will be posted in the Counseling Center.  If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.  See examples below:

Rotary Club of Fisherman’s Wharf Scholarship: $2,000.  To qualify: graduating senior of Galileo HS, a US citizen, min. GPA of 3.0, and actively participated in at least 3 community service projects while in HS.  For more details, pick up an application form from either Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209. Application deadline: 3/8/2017

LATA Scholarship: Between $1,000 to $5,000.  To qualify: graduating Latino seniors attending SF public HS. Dreamers welcomed to apply!  You can complete application in either English or Spanish.  For more details:www.latasf.org You can pick up an application from Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209. Application deadline: 3/17/2017.  

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – February 27 – March 3, 2017

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 3, 2017

 

MARCH

March Roars in Like a Lion!!

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: THE MONTH OF MARCH: March is the third month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is the second month to have a length of 31 days. In the Northern Hemisphere, the meteorological beginning of spring occurs on the first day of March. The March equinox on the 20th or 21st marks the astronomical beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of autumn in the Southern Hemisphere, where September is the seasonal equivalent of the Northern Hemisphere’s March.

**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:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  DO NOT PARK IN THE WHITE BUS ZONES BEFORE SCHOOL AND DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!! 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.    Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

 

ASB CARD STICKERS: are sold at ASB office (room 150) @ $5.00. Discount for dances, sweatshirts, lanyards, & other school spirit items.

 

ASB STUDENT STORE: in room 150 is selling healthy drinks, snacks, hand towels, mugs,  poms poms, and other school spirit items.

 

STUDENT ID CARDS: Our Student ID Card software has been updated with the latest student pictures and is now up and running. If you know any current students or new/transfer students in need of an ID card, please direct them to Ms. Rivera in the Counseling office (258E), where our ID printer is located.

For any new/transfer students, first ID card is free of charge. All replacement ID cards will cost $2.

 

VARSITY BASEBALL NEEDS GIRL MANAGERS: To keep book and help with team

functions.  Please see Coach Papa in Room  263.

MARCH MADNESS ACTIVITIES:

Wed., March 1 – Seniors vs Teachers/Staff Basketball Game in Van Ness gym                                  during lunch time

 

Thurs., March 2 -Seniors vs Teachers/Staff Volleyball Game in Bay St. gym

                           during lunch time

 

Fri., March 3 – Seniors vs Teachers/Staff Kickball Game (use rubber ball) in

                       the Courtyard during lunch time

 

Spirit Week International Food Festival is Friday, March 10 in the Courtyard during lunch time.

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 2/20 – 26/17

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

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

The current Summer Program List is sent via SchoolLoop and posted outside of room 255.

3/4 Jump Start College Tour @ 9am-3:30pm @ Mission College, Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara:APIASF will be hosting a free workshop in your area to provide scholarship information, as well as college, career, and financial planning resources to high school students and parents of all backgrounds. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. SPECIAL GIVEAWAY: One (1) Lucky student will win a JBL 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker!  To RSVP: goo.gl/K9nlMT

3/11 NovaHacks @ 8am- 7pm @ 310 Jacobs Hall, UC Berkeley: This is a 10-hour hackathon for HS students.  Students will work in teams of 4 to design & code a challenging project of their choice. Apply by 2/28: www.berkeleyanova.org/applyhacks    

Digital Arts, Film, & Animation Competition for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Students: Enter your artwork and win a cash prize of $250.  Award categories are: Web Design, Graphic Media, Film, 3D animation, Interactive Media, & Photo Imaging.  For more details or to enter for the competition:www.rit.edu/NTID/DAFAC Competition deadline is 3/1.

Pathways Career Ahead: Would you like to be prepared for a paid internship or part-time job for the summer or during the school year?  If so, check out this program:  https://enterpriseforyouth.formstack.com/forms/pathways_info_session_signup or to apply: https://enterpriseforyouth.formstack.com/forms/pathways_application

For 11th & 12th:

2/28 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

3/9 Bloomberg Field Trip @ 11:15am to Pier 3: To celebrate the International Women’s Day, this nation-wide media and tech. company will be hosting a career readiness event for 13 junior and senior girls.  Lunch, goodie bags, and a tour of the company will be included.  Pick up a field trip form from Ms. S. Chan in RM 258F or from Vicki in RM 209.  Return the signed field trip form to Ms. S. Chan by 2/28.  First come first served basis.  

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge: This is a nation-wide math competition for high school juniors and seniors.  You create your team of 3-5 students with 1 teacher-coach.  The teams that make it to the finalist can win between $5,000 to $20,000 as a prize and in addition be invited to apply for a 10-week summer internship at the Moody Corporation in a few big cities in the nation.  For more details:https://m3challenge.siam.org/challenge/prizes  

For 11th & 10th:

3/1 Carleton College & Summer Program @ 2:15pm @ RM 104:  This is a competitive, small, private liberal arts college in Minnesota.  They offer a variety of summer programs to current high school sophomores & juniors with generous scholarship.  Come check it out!

For 9th:

3/2 Minds Matter @ 11:45am @ RM 104:  This is a free program that offers an adult professional mentor for the rest of your high school career.  They will also provide college prep. resources such as SAT prep, summer programs, college campus visit for FREE.  They look for low income and first generation to college students.  If you’re a freshman, please come check out this fantastic opportunity!

For 10th:

Get A Job. Save Money. Get Into College-.Juma Ventures: A youth development program that support low income, first generation students working towards college by providing EDUCATION counseling, WORK at the AT&T Park, and college SAVING account where for every $1 you saved, we match it with $1.  Apply ASAP.  For more details: http://www.juma.org/enroll/  

For 11th:

If you’re interested in applying for a gigantic scholarship, please check out QuestBridge.  This is a super competitive scholarship program.  We’ve had maybe 1 student per year who has won this scholarship.  To learn more about the awards and selection criteria: www.questbridge.org   If interested, apply by 3/22/17.

For 12th:

3/2 @ 1pm-4pm @ SF State Library RM 281: Dream Aid Drives: SF State will be hosting this event to help students submit their CA Dream Act app. This is open to high school, community and SFSU students.  Please bring your and your parents’ 2015 tax & income info.     

3/2 CSU Placement Exam Registration @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you’re likely to be enrolled at any State Universities, please be sure to register for their placement exams ASAP and take the exams before May.  Come to this workshop if you have any questions about this or need help signing-up for the exams.

3/8 San Francisco State’s Next Steps @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you have been accepted by SFSU and would like to know what are the next steps, or you haven’t heard from SFSU about your admission status, please come to this info. session.

Worth Our Weight Boot Camp (WOW) @ Santa Rosa: This is a culinary boot camp, which is a 12-week program that includes professional food service preparation, catering and farm to table gardening.  The tuition is $1,200 and the house dorm room is $225 per 12 week session.  Partial & full scholarships available.  For more info.: www.worthourweight.org

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions, please see Michael in room 209 if you have any questions.

Scholarships: A current list is sent via SchoolLoop.  A hard copy will be posted in the Counseling Center.  If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.  See examples below:

Rotary Club of Fisherman’s Wharf Scholarship: $2,000.  To qualify: graduating senior of Galileo HS, a US citizen, min. GPA of 3.0, and actively participated in at least 3 community service projects while in HS.  For more details, pick up an application form from either Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209.  Application deadline: 3/8/2017

LATA Scholarship: Between $1,000 to $5,000.  To qualify: graduating Latino seniors attending SF public HS.  Dreamers welcomed to apply!  You can complete application in either English or Spanish. For more details: www.latasf.org You can pick up an application from Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209.  Application deadline: 3/17/2017.  

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

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