Weekly Bulletin – September 18 – 22, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 1 8= 22, 2017

 

CONSTITUTION DAY

September 17

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  CONSTITUTION DAY:

Constitution Day is an American holiday celebrated on September 17 to commemorate the day in 1787 when the U.S. Constitution was signed. The Constitution outlines the way the U.S. government works and protects the rights of citizens.

 

The founding fathers of the United States of America wrote the Constitution because the nation’s original governing document, the Articles of Confederation, proved to be relatively powerless for law enforcement. The Articles of Confederation did not give Congress the ability to protect the nation, regulate currency and enact diplomacy.

 

Delegates from 12 of the 13 states met in Philadelphia during the summer of 1787 to modify the Articles of Confederation. The new document they wrote became the U.S. Constitution. Some of the changes included creating the Senate and House of Representatives, establishing the relationship and responsibilities of states to one another and outlining a method by which the Constitution may be modified. Constitution Day recognizes U.S. citizens who have been born in the United States or naturalized.

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number: 415-345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  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:  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

 

ACCOUNTANT SCHEDULE CHANGE:  Galileo’s accountant, Eva, will be at Galileo on Thursdays now, instead of Tuesdays.  Her office will remain in Room 206.

 

COFFEE AND COOKIES: Support Special Education by purchasing a cup of fresh roasted coffee $1.25 and cookies $.25. Available daily 7:45am all year long in either room 214 or 212. (alternating bi-weekly)

If you would like to use our delivery service please call x3214 or x3212.

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEAT SHIRTS:  On sale now in the ASB Office (Room 150);  teacher & staff discount is $25.

TEACHEER LOCATOR:  The Current Teacher Locator is ow posted on the Galileo Website.  Check the Staff Support Area on the website.  This document will be updated daily.

 

STAFF PHONE DIRECTORY:  The current Staff Phone Directory os now posted on the Galileo website in the Staff Support Area.  There are 2 versions which you can print out–legal size and letter size.  This document will be updated as needed.

 

TEACHER VOICE MAIL:  It is important for parents to contact their students’ teachers.  If you have not set up your email, please see me and I can help facilitate this.  Itr is important for parents to be able to contact their child’s teachers.  It takes 2-3 minutes and we can do it at my desk.

 

TEACHER EMERGENCY CARDS:  Hi All– It ios so important that we have current information on your emergecy card about who to contact in an emergency.  With so many new staff this year it has been challenging to reach out to everyone.  If I did not give you an emeergency card to complete, please see me.  Thanks!                                            Bettie Grinnell

STUDENTS

 

GALILEO GEEK SQUAD: Interested in troubleshooting technology issues? Want to assist with the technology program and procedures during your free time at Galileo? Need IT or Tech experience for college/career? Looking for a fun and easy way to get Media Arts or Computer Science extra credit? JOIN GALILEO’S GEEK SQUAD!!! Geek Squad will spend their free periods being responsible for many of the technology issues that arise throughout the day at Galileo. Geek Squad will work on Chromebooks, MacBooks, PCs, iMacs, audio systems, SmartBoards, technology lab and carts, and miscellaneous tech items. Geek Squad members will receive a letter grade for their TA period as well as a signed letter of recommendation from a technology teacher to use on college and job applications. See Ms. Z in Room 260A for more information!

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEAT SHIRTS: ASB is selling  Galileo black hoodie sweatshirts. You can buy them from ASB officers during lunch.  Cost is $40.

OKTOBERFEST (Food Festival) is Oct. 13 in the Courtyard during lunch..

GALILEO vs BURTON FOOTBALL GAME: (here), Friday, Sept. 29 at 3 PM.

College & Career Center announcement for 09/018/17-09/24/17

We are updating the galileoweb.org website.  You can check weekly College & Career Center announcements, Scholarship List, Fly-In Program List and more on the website.  See you there!

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

University of Southern California (USC): 9/18 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: USC is a large, private, research university located near downtown Los Angeles. We have over 150 majors available and provide students with a college experience that balances rigorous academics with extensive opportunities outside the classroom.

Gettysburg College: 9/18 @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: Gettysburg College is a private liberal arts and science college with 2,600 students, all undergraduates. Beautiful campus in all four seasons, students are guaranteed housing all 4 years, consistently rank in top 10 for our food! The campus is in historic Gettysburg, PA -1 hour from Baltimore, 1 hour 20 minutes from Washington DC. Some things that make Gettysburg unique are the historical town, the Sunderman Conservatory of Music, Strong D III athletics, our Center for Public Service, our honor code, and the Eisenhower Institute for leadership and Public Policy in DC! STEM scholarship (100% grant) and merit scholarship from $10,000-$25,000. We are 2nd in the nation for study abroad, 11th in the nation for internships and there are many opportunities for research and leadership! 98% of our grads have a job or are in grad school within a year of graduation! Gettysburg College video: https://youtu.be/aVxT2LGisq4

Pomona College: 9/20 @ 11:45am @ Rm 104: This is a selective private liberal arts college in Los Angeles area.  It’s part of a college consortium, in which you pay for one college tuition and be able to take some classes for free at the near-by colleges.  

Breakthrough SF: a local education nonprofit that motivates middle school students with limited educational opportunities on the road to college.  If you want to tutor 5th-8th grade students at SF Day School, please apply for a volunteer tutor position by 9/22.  Volunteer schedule is between 10/9-12/4, for just one day per week on either Mon./Wed. from 3:30pm-5:30pm or Tues./Thur. from 4pm-6pm.  For more details: www.breakthroughsf.org/volunteer or to apply online: https://goo.gl/5CuUwC

St. Mary’s Medical Center of San Francisco, is offering volunteer opportunities to (High School/College students) who are interested in exploring the medical field. You may help out at either the Information Desk, Clerical/Administrative, Nursing Units, Occupational/Physical Therapy, Sister Mary Phillipa Health Clinic, Clinical Infomatics, Surgery Waiting Room, Emergency Department, or Gift Shop.  Benefits: Chances to receive SF Giants Baseball tickets, participate in walk-a-thons, Toy Drives, Fan Fest special celebrations, free annual TB test, free parking, free coffee/tea, 20% off meals, and much more.  Steps to take:

  1. Complete an application or for more details: https://www.dignityhealth.org/bayarea/locations/stmarys/about-us/volunteer
  2. Provide two reference letters from teacher, pastor, community leader, etc. (only for students under 18)
  3. Complete a background form (only for persons over the age 18)
  4. Attend one of the monthly New Volunteers Orientation(to be announced)
  5. Interview with Manager of Volunteer

CSU East Bay Preview Day: 10/14 @ 8am-12pm @ 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward: Learn about admission requirements, academic programs, financial aid, and get a tour of campus and housing.  This is a free open house for freshmen, transfer students, and their families.  To RSVP:csueastbay.edu/previewday

The Perry Initiative: UCSF hosts this event to inspire young women to be leaders in Orthopaedic Surgery and engineering.  This is a day long program to explore hands-on workshop modules and receive mentorship from women surgeons and engineers.  Deadline to apply is 10/28.  For more information or to apply: http://perryinitiative.org/student-online-application/

 

For 10th, 11th, & 12th:

FREE ACT Practice Test: Sat. 10/14 @ 9am-1pm @ Galileo: This is one of the college admission tests that 4 year colleges will require.  You can get a full test score report after 3 business days and get a complimentary consultation from Compass Education Group’s test expert after you take the test.  RSVP by 10/4: http://www.compassprep.com/galileoact/

For 11th & 12th:

College Ambassador (CA) Training: Finalizing the College List: 9/20 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you’re a College Ambassador or interested in becoming one, attend this workshop, so you can start on your college application ASAP.

Leaders for Tomorrow by Youth & Government of YMCA: This is a fun free program for you to learn and experience leadership skills, public speaking, research & writing skills, better understanding of civic engagement and issues on statewide & national level.  You will get a chance to travel to DC as well.  For more info., email Ms. Jenifer Hughes: JHughes@ymcasf.net or call her at 415-710-1146.

For 12th:

College Application Workshop: 9/21 @ 2:15pm @ Rm 104: Come work on either the UC application or Common App. with us.  Get a head start!

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions.  Turn in your uAspire consent forms to Michael in room 209 to receive financial aid help.

If you’re interested in applying for scholarships, please check the updated Scholarship List either ongalileoweb.org under College & Career or on the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center (RM 258).

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – September 11 – 15, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 11 – 15, 2017

 

PATRIOT DAY

September 11

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  PATRIOT DAY: In the United States, Patriot Day, observed as the National Day of Service and Remembrance, occurs on September 11 of each year in memory of the people killed in the 2001 September 11 attacks.

 

A bill to make September 11 a national day of mourning was introduced in the U.S. House on October 25, 2001, by Rep. Vito Fossella (R-NY) with 22 co-sponsors, among them eleven Democrats and eleven Republicans. The bill requested that the President designate September 11 of each year as Patriot Day. Joint Resolution 71 passed the House by a vote of 407–0, with 25 members not voting. The bill passed the Senate unanimously on November 30. President Bush signed the resolution into law on December 18 as Pub.L. 107–89 On September 4, 2002, President Bush used the authority of the resolution to proclaim September 11, 2002, as the first Patriot Day.

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number: 415-345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  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:  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

 

ACCOUNTANT SCHEDULE CHANGE:  Galileo’s accountant, Eva, will be at Galileo on Thursdays now, instead of Tuesdays.  Her office will remain in Room 206.

 

COFFEE AND COOKIES: Support Special Education by purchasing a cup of fresh roasted coffee $1.25 and cookies $.25. Available daily 7:45am all year long in either room 214 or 212. (alternating bi-weekly)

If you would like to use our delivery service please call x3214 or x3212.

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEAT SHIRTS:  On sale now in the ASB Office (Room 150);  teacher & staff discount is $25.

TEACHEER LOCATOR:  The Current Teacher Locator is ow posted on the Galileo Website.  Check the Staff Support Area on the website.  This document will be updated daily.

 

TEACHER VOICE MAIL:  It is important for parents to contact their students’ teachers.  If you have not set up your email, please see me and I can help facilitate this.  Itr is important for parents to be able to contact their child’s teachers.  It takes 2-3 minutes and we can do it at my desk.

 

TEACHER EMERGENCY CARDS:  Hi All– It ios so important that we have current information on your emergecy card about who to contact in an emergency.  With so many new staff this year it has been challenging to reach out to everyone.  If I did not give you an emeergency card to complete, please see me.  Thanks!                                            Bettie Grinnell

STUDENTS

 

GALILEO GEEK SQUAD: Interested in troubleshooting technology issues? Want to assist with the technology program and procedures during your free time at Galileo? Need IT or Tech experience for college/career? Looking for a fun and easy way to get Media Arts or Computer Science extra credit? JOIN GALILEO’S GEEK SQUAD!!! Geek Squad will spend their free periods being responsible for many of the technology issues that arise throughout the day at Galileo. Geek Squad will work on Chromebooks, MacBooks, PCs, iMacs, audio systems, SmartBoards, technology lab and carts, and miscellaneous tech items. Geek Squad members will receive a letter grade for their TA period as well as a signed letter of recommendation from a technology teacher to use on college and job applications. See Ms. Z in Room 260A for more information!

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEAT SHIRTS: ASB is selling  Galileo black hoodie sweatshirts. You can buy them from ASB officers during lunch.  Cost is $40.

 

College & Career Center announcement for 09/11/17-09/18/17

We are updating the galileoweb.org website.  You can check weekly College & Career Center announcements, Scholarship List, Fly-In Program List and more on the website.  See you there!

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

Davidson College: 9/11 @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: This is a small competitive liberal art based college located in North Carolina.  This is where NBA Player, Steph Curry got this degree.  This college also offers no-loan financial aid to students and a fly-in opportunity.

U-CAN Go To College: Historically Black Colleges & Universities Fair: 9/11 @ 4pm-8pm @ Mission High School: There are about 46 HBCUs in the country and all of them will be at this fair.  There will be on the spot admission for seniors so students don’t have to wait for months before they receive an admission decision.  Students who are not African American are encouraged to check out this option as well.  If you’re interested in attending this fair with other Galileo students, please talk to Mr. Amador in the Counseling Center.

Quest University of Canada: 9/13 @ 11:45am @ Rm 104: Quest University Canada offers one degree, a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, and focuses entirely on excellence in undergraduate education. Our campus is located one hour north of Vancouver, and one hour south of Whistler, in Squamish, British Columbia. Our current student population is just over 700 students, representing 60 different countries from around the world. Students at Quest take classes on the block plan, a system where students take one class at a time for a three-and-a-half-week block. Each block offered at Quest has no more than 20 students. We offer a self-designed education. Instead of declaring a traditional major, students create their own academic pursuits in the form of a question. There are no minimum requirements to apply, as our assessment of students is a wholistic process.

Breakthrough SF: a local education nonprofit that motivates middle school students with limited educational opportunities on the road to college.  If you want to tutor 5th-8th grade students at SF Day School, please apply for a volunteer tutor position by 9/22.  Volunteer schedule is between 10/9-12/4, for just one day per week on either Mon./Wed. from 3:30pm-5:30pm or Tues./Thur. from 4pm-6pm.  For more details: www.breakthroughsf.org/volunteer or to apply online: https://goo.gl/5CuUwC

St. Mary’s Medical Center of San Francisco, is offering volunteer opportunities to (High School/College students) who are interested in exploring the medical field. You may help out at either the Information Desk, Clerical/Administrative, Nursing Units, Occupational/Physical Therapy, Sister Mary Phillipa Health Clinic, Clinical Infomatics, Surgery Waiting Room, Emergency Department, or Gift Shop.  Benefits: Chances to receive SF Giants Baseball tickets, participate in walk-a-thons, Toy Drives, Fan Fest special celebrations, free annual TB test, free parking, free coffee/tea, 20% off meals, and much more.  Steps to take:

  1. Complete an application or for more details: https://www.dignityhealth.org/bayarea/locations/stmarys/about-us/volunteer
  2. Provide two reference letters from teacher, pastor, community leader, etc. (only for students under 18)
  3. Complete a background form (only for persons over the age 18)
  4. Attend one of the monthly New Volunteers Orientation(to be announced)
  5. Interview with Manager of Volunteer

CSU East Bay Preview Day: 10/14 @ 8am-12pm @ 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward: Learn about admission requirements, academic programs, financial aid, and get a tour of campus and housing.  This is a free open house for freshmen, transfer students, and their families.  To RSVP:csueastbay.edu/previewday

The Perry Initiative: UCSF hosts this event to inspire young women to be leaders in Orthopaedic Surgery and engineering.  This is a day long program to explore hands-on workshop modules and receive mentorship from women surgeons and engineers.  Deadline to apply is 10/28.  For more information or to apply: http://perryinitiative.org/student-online-application/

 

SEO Info. & Application Workshop: 9/14 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104:  SEO Scholars is non-profit found in NY and this is their 5th year in the Bay Area. They provide free college prep support (SAT pre course, Sat. school, summer program, summer excursion and college campus visits, and mentorship in high school and in college) for first generation students (This means neither of your parents have attended college in the States) and low income (free or reduced lunch). This is only an opportunity for 9th graders and they will accept 30 students from the Bay Area.  Come work on their application together and we can help answer questions that you have.

For 11th & 12th:

College Ambassador (CA) Training: College Research: 9/13 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you’re a College Ambassador or interested in becoming one, attend this workshop, so you can start on your college application ASAP.

ScholarMatch: 9/14 @ 11:45am

For 9th:

RM 104: Do you need help with deciding what colleges to apply to? Do you want to visit college campuses for free?  How about visiting popular tech companies like google? Do you want scholarship for college?  How about support to help you graduate from college while you’re at college?  Come check out these free service and get FREE pizza.

Leaders for Tomorrow by Youth & Government of YMCA: This is a fun free program for you to learn and experience leadership skills, public speaking, research & writing skills, better understanding of civic engagement and issues on statewide & national level.  You will get a chance to travel to DC as well.  For more info., email Ms. Jenifer Hughes: JHughes@ymcasf.net or call her at 415-710-1146.

SF YouthWorks is hiring.  You will be paid for $14 per hour.  Must be a junior or senior, live in SF, be able to work at least 6 hours per week on weekdays.  You will be exposed to public service careers at different government dept.  To apply: www.sfyouthworks.org by 9/15 5pm.

 

For 12th:

MAP to College: 9/16 @ 10am-1pm @ UCSF on 505 Parnassus Ave. SF: A free and popular event for parents and seniors.  You can sit in on different college related presentations in different languages.  You must RSVP before the event.  To RSVP: http://eaop.ucsf.edu

ScholarMatch: 9/14 @ 11:45am @ Rm 104: Do you need help with deciding what colleges to apply to? Do you want to visit college campuses for free?  How about visiting popular tech companies like google? Do you want scholarship for college?  How about support to help you graduate from college while you’re at college?  Come check out these free service and get FREE pizza.

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions.  Turn in your uAspire consent forms to Michael in room 209 to receive financial aid help.

If you’re interested in applying for scholarships, please check the updated Scholarship List either ongalileoweb.org under College & Career or on the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center (RM 258).

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – September 4 – 8, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 4 – 8, 2017

 

LABOR DAY

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  LABOR DAY: Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and it is considered the unofficial end of summer in the United States. The holiday is also a federal holiday.

Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. “Labor Day” was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which organized the first parade in New York City. In 1887, Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty U.S. states officially celebrated Labor Day.

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number: 415-345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  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:  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

 

ACCOUNTANT SCHEDULE CHANGE:  Galileo’s accountant, Eva, will be at Galileo on Thursdays now, instead of Tuesdays.  Her office will remain in Room 206.

 

COFFEE AND COOKIES: Support Special Education by purchasing a cup of fresh roasted coffee $1.25 and cookies $.25. Available daily 7:45am all year long in either room 214 or 212. (alternating bi-weekly)

If you would like to use our delivery service please call x3214 or x3212.

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEAT SHIRTS:  On sale now in the ASB Office (Room 150);  teacher & staff discount is $25.

 

EARTHQUAKE/LOCKDOWN/EVACUATION DRILL:  Tuesday, September 5, 2018 at 10:15am.

STUDENTS

 

GALILEO GEEK SQUAD: Interested in troubleshooting technology issues? Want to assist with the technology program and procedures during your free time at Galileo? Need IT or Tech experience for college/career? Looking for a fun and easy way to get Media Arts or Computer Science extra credit? JOIN GALILEO’S GEEK SQUAD!!! Geek Squad will spend their free periods being responsible for many of the technology issues that arise throughout the day at Galileo. Geek Squad will work on Chromebooks, MacBooks, PCs, iMacs, audio systems, SmartBoards, technology lab and carts, and miscellaneous tech items. Geek Squad members will receive a letter grade for their TA period as well as a signed letter of recommendation from a technology teacher to use on college and job applications. See Ms. Z in Room 260A for more information!

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEAT SHIRTS: ASB is selling  Galileo black hoodie sweatshirts. You can buy them from ASB officers during lunch.  Cost is $40.

 

College & Career Center announcement for 09/04/17-09/10/17

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

Mission Bit: A company where high school student can earn $300 for taking a FREE coding class. Students will learn how to code, take part in service learning projects and get an opportunity to work on issues most affecting residents in San Francisco. To apply online: www.missionbit.com Application deadline is 9/5/17 by 5pm.

Enterprise for Youth: 9/6 @ 11:45am @ Courtyard: Do you want a part-time job?  Do you want to learn how to be ready for a job?  Come check-out this organization that is focused on supporting high school students to get jobs and internships.

Youth Art Exchange: You can take a semester of free arts classes taught by professional artists and showcase your work in the 7th annual SF Youth Arts Summit at SOMArts.  You can choose from architecture, music production, fashion design, filmmaking, photography, and printmaking.  Application deadline is 9/6/17.  For more details or to apply: youthartexchange.org/enroll

8 of the Best Colleges Info. Session: 9/7 @ 6:30pm @ DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina, 200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley: Claremont McKenna, Colorado, Connecticut, Grinnell, Haverford, Kenyon, Macalester, and Sarah Lawrence Colleges is hosting a FREE info. session for parents & students.  To register: https://www.coloradocollege.edu/admission/8ofthebest/Fall17Berkeley.html

Dartmouth College: 9/8 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: As the ninth oldest institution of higher education in the US and the smallest member of the Ivy League, Dartmouth has been consistently ranked as one of the top in the nation for undergraduate teaching. Please join us to learn more about how Dartmouth offers its students multiple, unique opportunities for experiential learning – in research labs, overseas programs, leave term internships and entrepreneurial incubators, to name a few.

Johns Hopkins University: 9/8 @ 3:15pm @ Rm 104: This is a medium sized liberal art based and the nation’s first research college.  It’s located in Baltimore, Maryland.  This is a well-known yet competitive private college.     

Southern Exposure: a non-profit art organization in SF.  They are now accepting applications from high school youth artists for the 2017–2018 One-on-One Mentorship Program with an individual professional visual artist. This highly individualized art program is free and open to all Bay Area youth. This program aims to develop artistic, educational and life skills by combining the benefits of mentoring relationships with art education. This program is for intermediate to advanced youth artists. The program meets Fridays from 4pm-6pm from September 22, 2017. Application deadline is 9/8.  For questions or application, contact Maya Gomez: aie@soex.org

Weekly Bulletin – August 28 – September 1, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

AUGUST 28 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

 

ASSEMBLY

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  ASSEMBLY:  A school assembly is a gathering of all or part of a school for any variety of purposes, such as special programs or communicating information on a daily or weekly basis.  Periodic school assemblies are also a forum for special presenters of educational, health, or safety materials, or for school plays, talent shows, etc.

 

SPECIAL ASSEMBLY SCHEDULE:  The Assembly Schedule for the 2017/18 School Year will be posted on the Galileo Website under Staff Resources by mid-week.  This will include the bell schedule, seating charts and supervision assignments for those teachers and staff who do not have a 4th period class.  Our bell schedule includes a double 4th period.  Half of the school attends Assembly A and the other half attends Assembly B.  When not attending the assembly, students and teachers will be in their 4th period class.  The Bell Schedule and Seating Charts will also be posted on the counter in the Main Office.  Our first assembly is the Welcome Assembly.

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number: 415-345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  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:  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

 

ACCOUNTANT SCHEDULE CHANGE:  Galileo’s accountant, Eva, will be at Galileo on Thursdays now, instead of Tuesdays.  Her office will remain in Room 206.

 

COFFEE AND COOKIES: Support Special Education by purchasing a cup of fresh roasted coffee $1.25 and cookies $.25. Available daily 7:45am all year long in either room 214 or 212. (alternating bi-weekly)

If you would like to use our delivery service please call x3214 or x3212.

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEAT SHIRTS:  On sale now in the ASB Office (Room 150);  teacher & staff discount is $25.

 

EARTHQUAKE/LOCKDOWN/EVACUATION DRILL:  Tuesday, September 5, 2018 at 10:15am.

STUDENTS

 

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING: Send your club president/rep or team captain/rep to the first Executive Student Council meeting (ECM) this Monday,August 21st in room 153 starting at 3:20 PM. ECM meets every Monday.

WELCOME ASSEMBLY: Friday, September 1, during a double 4th peeriod.

 

CLUB DAY: on Friday, Sept. 1,in the Courtyard during lunch.

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEAT SHIRTS: ASB is selling  Galileo black hoodie sweatshirts. You can buy them from ASB officers during lunch.  Cost is $40.

 

College & Career Center announcement for 08/28/17-09/03/17

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

Oasis for Girls: a nonprofit located in the mission neighborhood and it pays a stipend for the girls to learn life, social, career readiness, and art skills.  Application deadline is 9/2 by 5pm.  To apply online:http://www.sfoasis.org/

Mission Bit: A company where high school student can earn $300 for taking a FREE coding class. Students will learn how to code, take part in service learning projects and get an opportunity to work on issues most affecting residents in San Francisco. To apply online: www.missionbit.com Application deadline is 9/5/17 by 5pm.

Enterprise for Youth: 9/6 @ 11:45am @ Courtyard: Do you want a part-time job?  Do you want to learn how to be ready for a job?  Come check-out this organization that is focused on supporting high school students to get jobs and internships.

Youth Art Exchange: You can take a semester of free arts classes taught by professional artists and showcase your work in the 7th annual SF Youth Arts Summit at SOMArts.  You can choose from architecture, music production, fashion design, filmmaking, photography, and printmaking.  Application deadline is 9/6/17.  For more details or to apply: youthartexchange.org/enroll  

8 of the Best Colleges Info. Session: 9/7 @ 6:30pm @ DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina, 200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley: Claremont McKenna, Colorado, Connecticut, Grinnell, Haverford, Kenyon, Macalester, and Sarah Lawrence Colleges is hosting a FREE info. session for parents & students.  To register: https://www.coloradocollege.edu/admission/8ofthebest/Fall17Berkeley.html

Dartmouth College: 9/8 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: As the ninth oldest institution of higher education in the US and the smallest member of the Ivy League, Dartmouth has been consistently ranked as one of the top in the nation for undergraduate teaching. Please join us to learn more about how Dartmouth offers its students multiple, unique opportunities for experiential learning – in research labs, overseas programs, leave term internships and entrepreneurial incubators, to name a few.

Johns Hopkins University: 9/8 @ 3:15pm @ Rm 104: This is a medium sized liberal art based and the nation’s first research college.  It’s located in Baltimore, Maryland.  This is a well-known yet competitive private college.     

Southern Exposure: a non-profit art organization in SF.  They are now accepting applications from high school youth artists for the 2017–2018 One-on-One Mentorship Program with an individual professional visual artist. This highly individualized art program is free and open to all Bay Area youth. This program aims to develop artistic, educational and life skills by combining the benefits of mentoring relationships with art education. This program is for intermediate to advanced youth artists. The program meets Fridays from 4pm-6pm from September 22, 2017. Application deadline is 9/8.  For questions or application, contact Maya Gomez: aie@soex.org

Breakthrough SF: a local education nonprofit that motivates middle school students with limited educational opportunities on the road to college.  If you want to tutor 5th-8th grade students at SF Day School, please apply for a volunteer tutor position by 9/22.  Volunteer schedule is between 10/9-12/4, for just one day per week on either Mon./Wed. from 3:30pm-5:30pm or Tues./Thur. from 4pm-6pm.  For more details: www.breakthroughsf.org/volunteer or to apply online: https://goo.gl/5CuUwC

St. Mary’s Medical Center of San Francisco, is offering volunteer opportunities to (High School/College students) who are interested in exploring the medical field. You may help out at either the Information Desk, Clerical/Administrative, Nursing Units, Occupational/Physical Therapy, Sister Mary Phillipa Health Clinic, Clinical Infomatics, Surgery Waiting Room, Emergency Department, or Gift Shop.  Benefits: Chances to receive SF Giants Baseball tickets, participate in walk-a-thons, Toy Drives, Fan Fest special celebrations, free annual TB test, free parking, free coffee/tea, 20% off meals, and much more.  Steps to take:

  1. Complete an application or for more details: https://www.dignityhealth.org/bayarea/locations/stmarys/about-us/volunteer
  2. Provide two reference letters from teacher, pastor, community leader, etc. (only for students under 18)
  3. Complete a background form (only for persons over the age 18)
  4. Attend one of the monthly New Volunteers Orientation(to be announced)
  5. Interview with Manager of Volunteer

 

CSU East Bay Preview Day: 10/14 @ 8am-12pm @ 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward: Learn about admission requirements, academic programs, financial aid, and get a tour of campus and housing.  This is a free open house for freshmen, transfer students, and their families.  To RSVP:csueastbay.edu/previewday

The Perry Initiative: UCSF hosts this event to inspire young women to be leaders in Orthopaedic Surgery and engineering.  This is a day long program to explore hands-on workshop modules and receive mentorship from women surgeons and engineers.  Deadline to apply is 10/28.  For more information or to apply: http://perryinitiative.org/student-online-application/

  

For 9th and 10th:

The Mayor’s Youth Employment and Education Program (MYEEP) is accepting applications for the new school year. Our mission is to provide job readiness training, work experience, and personal development to San Francisco youth challenged in their attempt to access employment. Aside from the employment aspect of MYEEP, each agency has their own tutor to gauge and monitor academic goals set up before the program begins with each individual student. Application deadline is 9/8.  To apply or for more details:

 

http://www.myeep.org/apply/

For 11th & 12th:

College Ambassador (CA) Training: Finding the Right Colleges: 9/6 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you’re a College Ambassador or interested in becoming one, attend this workshop, so you can start on your college application ASAP.

SF YouthWorks is hiring.  You will be paid for $14 per hour.  Must be a junior or senior, live in SF, be able to work at least 6 hours per week on weekdays.  You will be exposed to public service careers at different government dept.  To apply: www.sfyouthworks.org by 9/15 5pm.

 

For 12th:

ScholarMatch: 9/7 @ 11:45am @ Rm 104: Do you need help with deciding what colleges to apply to? Do you want to visit college campuses for free?  How about visiting popular tech companies like google?  Do you want scholarship for college?  How about support to help you graduate from college while you’re at college?  Come check out these free service and get FREE pizza.

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

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 – August 21 — 25, 2017


GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

AUGUST 21 – 25,2017

 

HAPPY NEW SCHOOL YEAR!!

2017 – 2018

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  HAPPY:  1:  favored by luck or fortune :  fortunate a happy coincidence  2:  notably fitting, effective, or well adapted :  felicitous a happy choice 3 :  enjoying or characterized by well-being and contentment is the happiest person I know; a happy childhood.

 

OPENING DAY FALL SEMESTER:  The sehedule for the day will begin with Homeroom, where studentes will pick up their class schedules for the Fall Semester.  Homeroom will run from 8:00am – 8:30am.  Check your email for the schedule for Monday, August 21, 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: 415-345-0064.   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:  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

 

ACCOUNTANT SCHEDULE CHANGE:  Galileo’s accountant, Eva, will be at Galileo on Thursdays now, instead of Tuesdays.  Her office will remain in Room 206.

 

COFFEE AND COOKIES: Support Special Education by purchasing a cup of fresh roasted coffee $1.25 and cookies $.25. Available daily 7:45am all year long in either room 214 or 212. (alternating bi-weekly)

If you would like to use our delivery service please call x3214 or x3212.

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEAT SHIRTS:  On sale now in the ASB Office (Room 150);  teacher & staff discount is $25.

STUDENTS

 

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING: Send your club president/rep or team captain/rep to the first Executive Student Council meeting (ECM) this Monday,August 21st in room 153 starting at 3:20 PM. ECM meets every Monday.

 

PEP RALLY & FIRST CLASS OF THE YEAR COMPETITION: on Friday, Aug. 25th during lunch in the Courtyard.

WELCOME ASSEMBLY: Friday, September 4, during a double 4th peeriod.

 

CLUB DAY: on Friday, Sept. 1,in the Courtyard during lunch.


GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEAT SHIRTS: ASB is selling  Galileo black hoodie sweatshirts. You can buy them from ASB officers during lunch.  Cost is $40.

Weekly Bulletin – May 15 – 19, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MAY 15 – 19, 2017

 

MOTHER’S DAY

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: MOTHER’S DAY:  Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father’s Day, Siblings Day, and Grandparents Day.

The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. St Andrew’s Methodist Church now holds the International Mother’s Day Shrine. Her campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Ann Jarvis had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War, and created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers because she believed that they were “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world.”

In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers.

**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

ATTENTION ALL AP ENGLISH STUDENTS FOR NEXT YEAR: All AP English students for next year, there will be an important meeting about your summer reading assignment on 5/17 at 2:15 p.m., in the Cafeteria. Ms Maroun

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 $2.00.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS  5/15-5/21/17

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

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

5/18 CCSF CHIN31A @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: CCSF will be offering the course Chinese 31A (Intermediate Mandarin for Bilingual Speakers) here at Galileo in the Fall! read below, and if you have questions, see Ms. S. Chan or Ms. Marshman in Counseling. The class will meet on Wednesdays, in the Fall semester, from 2:30-5:30pm. A CCSF professor will teach it.  You can earn 3 college units, which equals 10 high school credits. And it’s weighted.  This credit is transferable to UC & CSU.  This is just like taking a Chinese language course at a UC. It’s a very impressive course to have on your transcript and will give you extra consideration when applying to colleges.  If you have completed AP Chinese, you qualify to take this class. If you couldn’t take AP Chinese because you already speak Mandarin, you qualify. The course is open to current 9th-11th graders.

Volunteers Wanted at St. Mary’s Medical Center:  If you’re curious about the medical profession, check out this volunteer opportunity.  It’s not easy to become a volunteer at the hospital, so take this opportunity seriously and promptly.  Orientation for volunteering is on Sat. 6/3/17 @ 9am-12pm at St. Mary’s Medical Center’s Board Room on the 1st Fl. on 450 Stanyan St., SF.  For more details on this opportunity and how you can apply, please check out: www.dignityhealth.org/bayarea/locations/stmarys/about-us/volunteer  If you have questions, please call Ms. Mieasha Harris, manager of Volunteer Service @ 415-750-5646 or email her: Mieasha.Harris@dignityhealth.org

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.

5/21 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:

5/16 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

For 11th:

5/17 Posse Scholarship Nomination @ 11:45am @ RM 104: Are you interested in going to the University of Puget Sound (PS) or Boston University (BU) for tuition free (which is worth $16,000 to $20,000 for 4 yrs.), while getting special advising support and leadership training?  PS is known for international business, music, biology, and strong liberal arts.  This is a small independent college in Tacoma, Washington.  BU is a large private research university in Boston.  Come learn more about how to get nominated for this valuable opportunity!    

For 12th:

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 through 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:

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 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

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