Weekly Bulletin – October 11 – 14, 2016

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 11-14 2016

 

 

COLUMBUS DAY

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK: COLUMBUS DAY:Columbus Day is a national holiday in many countries in the Americas and elsewhere which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492.  

**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:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

 

STUDENTS

 

 

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

 

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

 

OCTOBERFEST:  Friday, during lunch in the Courtyard.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 9/12 – 18/16

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

 

 

10/11 Barnard College Open House @ New York City: This is a private competitive college for female students.  If you want to visit the campus, check out:admissions.barnard.edu

10/12 Washington & Lee University @ 7pm @ The Westin San Francisco Airport, 1 Old Bayshore Hwy, Millbrae: This is a private small sized liberal arts college in Virginia.  It is well respected.  A free admission information session.  To RSVP:https://access.wlu.edu/register/SanFrancisco

10/13 University of Puget Sound @ 11:45am-12:25pm @ RM 104: This is one of the well-respected private liberal arts college in WA.  It’s known for business, music, and more.  It’s also a Posse partner in which 4 years of tuition can be paid for if students are selected for this scholarship

10/13 Arts College Informational Forum @ 2:30pm-3:15pm @ RM 555: If you’re interested in applying to an art or performing art college or are interested in checking out the National Performing & Visual College Fair on 10/23, please check to this forum.  You will learn how to prepare for the art college fair.  

10/14 Clarkson University @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: This is a small private research university in upstate New York. It has more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions.

10/15 All day: Mills College Open House:   This is small private women’s college in Oakland.  It has a free tuition exchange with UCB.  For more details about the Open House: www.mills.edu/visit or call 510-430-2135

10/15 CSU, East Bay Preview Day @ 8am-12pm: This college is located in Hayward and it has about 14,000 students which is considered one of the smallest CSU campuses.  At this FREE preview day (like an open house), students and parents can learn about the latest admission requirements and financial aid, get a tour of the campus, learn about student life, academic support programs, athletics, majors, and academic colleges.  For more details or to register: www.csueastbay.edu/previewday

10/16 Duke University @ 1pm-3pm @ Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel, 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto: A competitive medium sized Ivy-League college located in North Carolina. Duke admissions officers will present info. and answer questions about the university, the admissions process, financial aid, and much more.  There will be another session at 3:30pm.  Please RSVP at admiss.ugrad.duke.edu/discover-duke   

If you’re between the age of 16-24 and need help finding a job, please check out Chalk.  This is a non-profit organization that provides job searching skills such as writing resume, cover letters, job interviews etc.  They will also be able to hire undocumented students for certain positions.  For questions or details, please call 415-977-6949.  Office is located at 271 Austin St., SF, CA 94109

Thursdays @ 2:30pm-4pm @ RM 119: FREE workshops on how to save money & be an entrepreneur: Learn how to make a business plan, network with future entrepreneurs, learn about PsC and visit their offices and receive college prep support from professional.  For more details, stop by Futurama in room 119.

For 10th & 11th:

10/22 FREE Practice ACT Test @ 8:30-12:30pm @ Galileo Academy: this is one of the college admission required test that you can take in addition to or instead of the SAT. Taking this full-length practice test will give you a better idea on whether you score higher on ACT or SAT.  You will receive a detailed report including an essay evaluation in 3-5 business days.  Registration will be closed on 10/19:www.compasspre.com/GalileoACT or call 415-464-8600.  

For 11th & 12th:

San Francisco Conservation Corps: If you’re between the age of 16-25, interested in physical work such as recycling and landscaping and can commit to at least 32 hours of work per week (HS diploma is not required), then apply for this program.  You can also get your HS diploma through this program.  Information session is every Thursday at 1:30pm at 102 Fort Mason.  For more information, contact JoPierre Davis: 415-740-4830.

For 11th

10/19 PSAT @ 8am-12:35pm @ Galileo Academy: If you want to take this practice SAT to see if you can qualify for the national merit scholarship, please sign-up for this test in the College & Career Center in room 258F.  It’s first come first served and 10/13 is the last day to sign-up.  Seats are limited.

11/9 is the registration deadline if you want to register for the low cost ACT prep classfrom 1/4/17-4/5/17 on Wed. from 2:30-4:30pm at Galileo.  Cost will range from $290-$490 per student depending on enrollment.  For more details or to sign-up, please see Ms. S. Chan in room 258F.

For 12th:

10/12 Making Waves Scholarship @ 11:45-12:20pm @ RM 104: This scholarship is awarded for $5,000 per year for all 4 years in college.  In addition to money, you will get mentors and peer support throughout college.

10/12 Writing the Common App. Essays @ 2:15pm-3:15pm @ RM 104: University of San Francisco’s (USF) admission counselor will help you understand how to write the Common App. essays and you can also learn about USF.

10/12 College Application Workshop @ 3:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: Seniors, come work on your CSU Application, Common Application, UC Application or any other college applications of your choice.  We can help answer questions along the way.  

10/13 College Application Workshop @ 2:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: Seniors, come work on your CSU Application, Common Application, UC Application or any other college applications of your choice.  We can help answer questions along the way.  

10/15 & 10/16 The Great San Francisco Personal Statement Weekend @ 1pm-6pm @ Mission High School: 826 Valencia is a non-profit agency that provides writing support for high school students.  Seniors from across the district received free one-on-one support on their college application essays over the course of two days.  Time slots are available between 1pm-6pm on 10/15 and 10/16.  Please RSVP: http://826valencia.org/psw-2016/

United Postal Service is now hiring different positions.  For more details, please see the posting on the Job Board in the Counseling Center.

As you know, uAspire is here to support you for the financial aid process.  In addition to having the “money man”, Michael, whom you have met in your social studies class presentation, there will be a second advisor joining him.

uAspire’s My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper (MBSK) Initiative invites students who identify as African American to participate in college affordability advising.  MBSK College Affordability Advisor, Breanna Branch, will be in room 209 every 1st and 3rd Friday, starting September 23rd.  Please stop by the College Center or room 209 to get more information.  The consent form is sent via SchoolLoop.  Consent forms for MBSK participation can be turned into the College Center/Room 209.  Alternatively, you may take a clear photo of the signed form and email it to info@uaspire.org or text the photo to 510-575-0524.

uAspire is still accepting consent forms. Please turn in the green uAspire consent form to room 209 to receive financial aid help.

The Fly-In Program List is sent via SchoolLoop and posted outside of room 255:  If you want to apply for a grant to visit some private colleges for FREE, check out this list and apply.  Most of the colleges that offer a Fly-In Program will also provide large amount of scholarship.  If you need help with the application, ask one of the advisors in room 209, or Ms. S. Chan in room 258 or ask your academic counselor.  Good luck!

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.   

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 October 3-7, 2016

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 3-7 2016

 

 

HOMECOMING

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK: HOMECOMING;  A returnto one’s home;  in high schools, colleges and universities an annual celebration for visiting alumni.

**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:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

 

STUDENTS

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 9/12 – 18/16

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

 

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

10/3 @ 3:15PM @ RM 104: Hampshire College: This is a small private college with 1400 students in Amherst, MA.  It does not require standardized testing and has a farm for students to learn and use.  It’s one of the Colleges that Change Lives.

10/4 @ Lunch time @ Courtyard: College Fair: There will be different types of college to give you information about their school.  Come check them out and win a raffle prize!

10/5 @ 9am-10am @ RM 258F: CSU, Northridge National Center on Deafness: This is the only college in CA that has 150+ deaf and hard of hearing students.  It is located in Southern California!  At CSUN, you have the chance to meet people like you, choose from 65+ majors, and receive qualified captionists and interpreters for your classes!  You will experience the BEST OF BOTH WORLDS!  

10/5 @ 10am-1pm @ CCSF, Mission Center: Job Fair: Full-time & part-time jobs available immediately plus job search assistance.  Don’t forget to dress appropriately and bring copies of your resume.

10/5 @ 7pm @ SF Marriott Union Square: University of Pennsylvania: Experience Penn: A panel with recent graduates.  A free event to get to know Penn more.    

10/6 @ 11:45am-12:25pm @ RM 104: UC Riverside: Start your future at UC Riverside! Time Magazine recently ranked UC Riverside as the NUMBER ONE university in the country (2014) based on equally weighed factors such as: graduation rates, affordability and available financial aid! Learn about our diverse and friendly environment, world-class academics, groundbreaking research, and the resources available for students. Our students, alumni, and faculty are positively impacting the world. Join us and hear about what UC Riverside has to offer!

10/6 @ 2:15pm @ RM 555: Art College Information Forum: If you’re interested in applying to an art or performing art college or are interested in checking out the National Performing & Visual College Fair on 10/23, please check to this forum.  You will learn how to prepare for the art college fair.  

Thursdays @ 2:30pm-4pm @ RM 119: FREE workshops on how to save money & be an entrepreneur: Learn how to make a business plan, network with future entrepreneurs, learn about PsC and visit their offices and receive college prep support from professional.  For more details, stop by Futurama in room 119.

For 10th & 11th:

10/22 @ 8:30-12:30pm @ Galileo Academy: Practice ACT Test: this is one of the college admission required test that you can take in addition to SAT.  Taking this full-length practice test will give you a better idea on whether you score higher on ACT or SAT.  You will receive a detailed report including an essay evaluation in 3-5 business days.  Registration will be closed on10/19: www.compasspre.com/GalileoACT or call 415-464-8600.  

For 11th & 12th:

10/5 @ 5pm-7pm @ Serramonte Mall: College Fair: This is a large FREE college fair.  Bring your parents, friends, and siblings along.  It’ll be a fun event.

San Francisco Conservation Corps: If you’re between the age of 16-25, interested in physical work such as recycling and landscaping and can commit to at least 32 hours of work per week (HS diploma is not required), then apply for this program. You can also get your HS diploma through this program.  Information session is every Thursday at 1:30pm at 102 Fort Mason. For more information, contact JoPierre Davis: 415-740-4830.

For 11th

10/19 @ 8am-12:35pm @ Galileo Academy: PSAT: If you want to take this practice SAT to see if you can qualify for the national merit scholarship, please sign-up for this test in the College & Career Center in room 258F.  It’s first come first served and 10/13is the last day to sign-up.  Seats are limited.

11/9 is the registration deadline if you want to register for the low cost ACT prep class from 1/4/17-4/5/17 on Wed. from 2:30-4:30pm at Galileo.  Cost will range from $290-$490 per student depending on enrollment.  For more details or to sign-up, please see Ms. S. Chan in room 258F.

For 12th:

10/6 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: College Application Workshop: Seniors, come work on your CSU Application, Common Application, UC Application or any other college applications of your choice.  We can help answer questions along the way.  

10/15 & 10/16 @ 1pm-6pm @ Mission High School: The Great San Francisco Personal Statement Weekend: 826 Valencia is a non-profit agency that provides writing support for high school students.  Seniors from across the district received free one-on-one support on their college application essays over the course of two days.  Time slots are available between 1pm-6pm on 10/15 and 10/16.  Please RSVP:  http://826valencia.org/psw-2016/

As you know, uAspire is here to support you for the financial aid process.  In addition to having the “money man”, Michael, whom you have met in your social studies class presentation, there will be a second advisor joining him.

uAspire’s My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper (MBSK) Initiative invites students who identify as African American to participate in college affordability advising.  MBSK College Affordability Advisor, Breanna Branch, will be in room 209 every 1st and 3rd Friday, starting September 23rd.  Please stop by the College Center or room 209 to get more information.  The consent form is sent via SchoolLoop.  Consent forms for MBSK participation can be turned into the College Center/Room 209.  Alternatively, you may take a clear photo of the signed form and email it to info@uaspire.org or text the photo to 510-575-0524.

uAspire is still accepting consent forms. Please turn in the green uAspire consent form to room 209 to receive financial aid help.

The Fly-In Program List is sent via SchoolLoop and posted outside of room 255:  If you want to apply for a grant to visit some private colleges for FREE, check out this list and apply.  Most of the colleges that offer a Fly-In Program will also provide large amount of scholarship.  If you need help with the application, ask one of the advisors in room 209, or Ms. S. Chan in room 258 or ask your academic counselor.  Good luck!

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.   

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 26-30, 2016

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 26-30, 2016

FALLACY

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK: FALLACY:  False or mistaken idea;an often plausible argument using false or invalid inferences.

**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:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

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

 

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

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 9/12 – 18/16

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

 

9/26 @ 3:15PM @ RM 104: UC Santa Cruz: UC Santa Cruz is ranked #1 in the nation and number 2 in the world for our research influence. Over 70% of our students participate in research across all fields of study. Some of our more popular majors are psychology, marine biology, computer science game design, and business management economics. We also have a very good school of engineering which is tailored to prepare our students for internships with Silicon Valley companies.

9/27 @ 12:20PM @ RM 104: Suffolk University: Located in the heart of downtown Boston, Suffolk University gives its students unparalleled access to the city and all it offers.  This is a mid-sized private university with approximately 5,600 undergraduate students.  Suffolk has over 60 different degree programs with flexibility to double major within both the College of Arts and Sciences and the Sawyer Business School. 50% of students study abroad.

 

9/27 @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: Gallaudet University: This is a small liberal arts private college in Washington DC.  This college has students who are both or either hard of hearing or deaf from around the world.  They will teach American Sign Language as well.   

9/29 @ 11:45am @ RM 104: Youth & Government for YMCA:Are you looking for a program that fosters youth leadership, core values, critical thinking skills, and promotes civic engagement? You will gain a greater understanding of civic engagement & issues on statewide and national level.  Come and learn about this amazing 6 month program.  For more details, please contact Jenifer Hughes: JHughes@ymcasf.netor call 415-710-1146.

Thursdays @ 2:30pm-4pm @ RM 119: FREE workshops on how to save money & be an entrepreneur: Learn how to make a business plan, network with future entrepreneurs, learn about PsC and visit their offices and receive college prep support from professional.  For more details, stop by Futurama in room 119.

Kumon in Marina is hiring Grading Assistant: Please see detail description posted in the Counseling Center.   

For 10th & 11th:

10/22 @ 8:30-12:30pm @ Galileo Academy: Practice ACT Test:this is one of the college admission required test that you can take in addition to SAT.  Taking this full-length practice test will give you a better idea on whether you score higher on ACT or SAT.  You will receive a detailed report including an essay evaluation in 3-5 business days.  Registration will be closed on10/19: www.compasspre.com/GalileoACT or call 415-464-8600.  

For 11th & 12th:

9/29 @ 2:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: College Ambassadors Training: Finalizing the College Research: If you’re a College Ambassador, you’re expected to attend this training.  See you there.

 

Burger King on 35 Powell St. SF is hiring.  You can go and apply in-store.

For 11th

10/19 @ 8am-12:35pm @ Galileo Academy: PSAT: If you want to take this practice SAT to see if you can qualify for the national merit scholarship, please sign-up for this test in the College & Career Center in room 258F.  It’s first come first served and 10/13 is the last day to sign-up.  Seats are limited.

11/9 is the registration deadline if you want to register for the low cost ACT prep class from 1/4/17-4/5/17 on Wed. from 2:30-4:30pm at Galileo.  Cost will range from $290-$490 per student depending on enrollment.  For more details or to sign-up, please see Ms. S. Chan in room 258F.

 

For 12th:

9/28 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: College Application Workshop:Seniors, come work on your Common Application, UC Application or any other college applications of your choice. We can help answer questions along the way.  

9/28 @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria: The College Application: How many colleges should seniors apply to?  What type of application forms do they need to complete?  What about test scores?  This detailed and comprehensive presentation will be done in Cantonese, Spanish, and English for senior parents and students.  A light dinner will be provided.

10/15 & 10/16 @ 1pm-6pm @ Mission High School: The Great San Francisco Personal Statement Weekend: 826 Valencia is a non-profit agency that provides writing support for high school students.  Seniors from across the district received free one-on-one support on their college application essays over the course of two days.  Time slots are available between 1pm-6pm on 10/15 and 10/16.  Please RSVP:  http://826valencia.org/psw-2016/

As you know, uAspire is here to support you for the financial aid process.  In addition to having the “money man”, Michael, whom you have met in your social studies class presentation, there will be a second advisor joining him.

uAspire’s My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper (MBSK) Initiative invites students who identify as African American to participate in college affordability advising.  MBSK College Affordability Advisor, Breanna Branch, will be in room 209 every 1st and 3rdFriday, starting September 23rd.  Please stop by the College Center or room 209 to get more information.  The consent form is sent via SchoolLoop.  Consent forms for MBSK participation can be turned into the College Center/Room 209.  Alternatively, you may take a clear photo of the signed form and email it toinfo@uaspire.org or text the photo to 510-575-0524.

uAspire is still accepting consent forms. Please turn in the green uAspire consent form to room 209 to receive financial aid help.

The Fly-In Program List is sent via SchoolLoop and posted outside of room 255:  If you want to apply for a grant to visit some private colleges for FREE, check out this list and apply. Most of the colleges that offer a Fly-In Program will also provide large amount of scholarship.  If you need help with the application, ask one of the advisors in room 209, or Ms. S. Chan in room 258 or ask your academic counselor.  Good luck!

Scholarships:  A current list is sent via SchoolLoop.  A hard copy will be posted in the Counseling Center.  The QuestBridge scholarship which covers all expenses is due by 9/27.  If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.   

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

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin September 19-23, 2016

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 19-23,2016

 

 

AUTUMN

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK: AUTUMN:  The season between summer and winter, comprising in the northern hemisphere the months of September, October and November or recognized astronomically extending from the September equinox to the December solstice

**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:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

 

STUDENTS

 

 

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

 

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

 

CLASS RINGS:  Order your class ring/tag on Tuesday, September 20th during Lunch in the Main Office Lobby.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 9/12 – 18/16

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

9/19 @ 12:20PM-1PM @ RM 104: New York University: A competitive private university in Time Square of New York.  Well known for art & film and many different oversea study options.

9/19 @ 3:15PM @ RM 104: Goucher College: Located in Baltimore, MD, Goucher College prepares its students for careers that haven’t even been invented yet. Through hands-on learning, support from dedicated faculty, and the nation’s flat-out best study abroad program, we make sure you graduate with the skills to be a lifelong learner. That’s why we’re ranked one of the top 10 most innovative colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

 

9/20 @ 9:05-10:05am @ RM 157: Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC): With the High School Scholarship Program (HSSP), the Air Force can even pay up to full tuition, cover book expenses, and support students with monthly spending money for qualified applicants! In addition to their regular classes throughout the semester, ROTC cadets attend a weekly Aerospace Studies class, Leadership Laboratory, and physical training sessions. The AFROTC program is a window of opportunity to gain invaluable assets in leadership and followership, team building and teamwork, character building, command presence, accountability and responsibility, lifelong friendships, and more!  Please see Ms. S. Chan in the Counseling Center or Sgt. Hardee in room 157 for a pass.

 

9/20 @ 6pm-8:30pm @ Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel: California State University Fair: All 23 state universities will be at this FREE fair! This hotel is only 6 minutes of walking distance to the BART station.

San Francisco State campus tour and workshops on 10/5.  If you want to go, please sign-up with Jeff in room 209.  It will be a full day field trip and you will take the MUNI with us from school.  The last day to turn in the completed field trip form is 9/21.  

HealthLink is a free mentorship program that will allow you to experience different profession in the healthcare system.  It meets one Saturday a month, October to December & February to May at UCSF.  It’s run by college graduate students who will help you get on track for college. You’ll meet in groups and 1 on 1 with a mentor.  And you’ll participate in hands-on activities—examining real human organs, reading X-rays, taking vital signs and performing ultrasounds.  Breakfast and lunch are provided and

SUMMERFUNd partners with HealthLink.  Come by the SUMMERFUNd office in Room 458A—on Tuesday and Friday after school.  

Kumon in Marina is hiring Grading Assistant: Please see detail description posted in the Counseling Center.   Fill out your application, which is due Friday, September 23.  10th graders are especially encouraged to apply but all high school students are welcome.

 

Hamilton College in upstate NY hosts 9 Saturday campus information session and campus tours.  This is a small private liberal arts college. For more details, visit Hamilton.edu/Saturdays or call 800-843-2655 to schedule your interview (for seniors only) for a Hamilton Saturday.

Comcast Digital Connectors: Take this FREE 10 month program to learn all about computer information technology, gain knowledge in managing money and prepare for college, earn credit toward CISCO Professional IT certification and a free laptop after completion of the program.  This is open to all students ages 14-21 and class is located at the One Stop Center on 601 Jackson St. SF.  To register, please call 415-677-7599 (for English/Vietnamese) or 415-677-7594 (for Chinese) or email:thanhn@selfhelpelderly.or

For 10th & 11th:

10/22 @ 8:30-12:30pm @ Galileo Academy: Practice ACT Test: this is one of the college admission required test that you can take in addition to SAT.  Taking this full-length practice test will give you a better idea on whether you score higher on ACT or SAT.  You will receive a detailed report including an essay evaluation in 3-5 business days.  Please drop off $5 to Ms. S. Chan in room 258F after you register online.  Registration will be closed on 10/19: www.compasspre.com/GalileoACT or call 415-464-8600.  

For 11th & 12th:

9/22 @ 2:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: College Ambassadors Training: Drafting the Appraisal Packet: If you’re a College Ambassador, you’re expected to attend this training.  See you there.

Burger King on 35 Powell St. SF is hiring.  You can go and apply in-store.

Business Services Network is hiring for Entry Level-Billing Clerk: Hourly pay is $13-$16 depending on experience and the average number of hours worked per week is 12-20 between 9am-6pm.  For more details on duties, please see flyer on the Job Board in the Counseling Center.  

Southern Exposure is non-profit art organization in SF.  They are now accepting applications from youth artists (ages 16-21) for the 2016–2017 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 weekly from October 2016 through May 2017. Applications will be accepted through 9/23.  For questions or application, contact Maya Gomez: aie@soex.org

SF YouthWorks is hiring.  Must be a junior or senior, live in SF, be able to work at least 6 hours per week on weekdays and attend mandatory workshops and be committed for the program between October to April. To apply: www.sfyouthworks.org by 9/23 5pm.

Mission Techies: A FREE program that offers free tech training to 17 to 24 year olds.  You will even earn $500 stipend!  Fall session is from 10/3-12/16 from Monday to Friday from 1pm-5pm.  DACA youth are encouraged to apply!  Must be SF resident.  To register or have further questions, contact Leo Sosa: 415-282-3334 ext. 105;LSosa@medasf.org.  For more details: http://medasf.org/programs/mission-techies

For 11th

10/19 @ 8am-12:35pm @ Galileo Academy: PSAT: If you want to take this practice SAT to see if you can qualify for the national merit scholarship, please sign-up for this test in the College & Career Center in room 258F.  It’s first come first served.  Seats are limited.

 

For 12th:

9/24 @ 9am-1pm @ UCSF: Maps to College for Senior: A FREE event for parents and seniors.  It includes trilingual workshops.  Must RSVP:http://eaop.ucsf.edu

9/28 @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria: The College Application: How many colleges should seniors apply to?  What type of application forms do they need to complete?  What about test scores?  This detailed and comprehensive presentation will be done in Cantonese, Spanish, and English for senior parents and students.  A light dinner will be provided.

As you know, uAspire is here to support you for the financial aid process. In addition to having the “money man”, Michael, whom you have met in your social studies class presentation, there will be a second advisor joining him.

uAspire’s My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper (MBSK) Initiative invites students who identify as African American to participate in college affordability advising.  MBSK College Affordability Advisor, Breanna Branch, will be in room 209 every 1st and 3rd Friday, starting September 23rd.  Please stop by the College Center or room 209 to get more information.  The consent form is attached.  Consent forms for MBSK participation can be turned into the College Center/Room 209. Alternatively, you may take a clear photo of the signed form and email it toinfo@uaspire.org or text the photo to 510-575-0524.

 

uAspire is still accepting consent forms. Please turn in the green uAspire consent form to room 209 to receive financial aid help.

The Fly-In Program List is sent via SchoolLoop and posted outside of room 255:  If you want to apply for a grant to visit some private colleges for FREE, check out this list and apply.  Most of the colleges that offer a Fly-In Program will also provide large amount of scholarship.  If you need help with the application, ask one of the advisors in room 209, or Ms. S. Chan in room 258 or ask your academic counselor.  Good luck!

Scholarships:  A current list is sent via SchoolLoop.  A hard copy will be posted in the Counseling Center.  The QuestBridge scholarship which covers all expenses is due by 9/27.  If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.   

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

 

 

Weekly Bulletin September 12-16, 2016

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 12-16,2016

 

 

9/11

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: 9/11: Fifteen years since September 11, 2001 we should pause to remember. The September 11 attacks (also referred to as 9/11) were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States on the morning of September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people and injured over 6,000 others and caused at least $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage and $3 trillion in total costs.

Four passenger airliners operated by two major U.S. passenger air carriers (United Airlines and American Airlines)—all of which departed from airports on the northeastern United States bound for California—were  hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists, losing one of their passports in the WTC area. Two of the planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were crashed into the North and South towers, respectively, of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. Within an hour and 42 minutes, both 110-story towers collapsed, with debris and the resulting fires causing partial or complete collapse of all other buildings in the World Trade Center complex, including the 47-story 7 World Trade Center tower, as well as significant damage to ten other large surrounding structures. A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, was crashed into the Pentagon (the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense) in Arlington County, Virginia, leading to a partial collapse of the building’s western side. The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, initially was steered toward Washington, D.C., but crashed into a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after its passengers tried to overcome the hijackers. It was the deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement officers in the history of the United States, with 343 and 72 killed respectively.

Suspicion for the attack quickly fell on al-Qaeda. The United States responded to the attacks by launching the War on Terror and invading Afghanistan to depose the Taliban, which had harbored al-Qaeda. Many countries strengthened their anti-terrorism legislation and expanded the powers of law enforcement and intelligence agencies to prevent terrorist attacks. Although al-Qaeda’s leader, Osama bin Laden, initially denied any involvement, in 2004 he claimed responsibility for the attacks.[1] Al-Qaeda and bin Laden cited U.S. support of Israel, the presence of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia, and sanctions against Iraq as motives. Having evaded capture for almost a decade, bin Laden was located and killed by SEAL Team Six of the U.S. military in May 2011.

The destruction of the World Trade Center and nearby infrastructure caused serious damage to the economy of Lower Manhattan and had a significant effect on global markets, closing Wall Street until September 17 and the civilian airspace in the U.S. and Canada until September 13. Many closings, evacuations, and cancellations followed, out of respect or fear of further attacks. Cleanup of the World Trade Center site was completed in May 2002, and the Pentagon was repaired within a year. On November 18, 2006, construction of One World Trade Center began at the World Trade Center site. The building was officially opened on November 3, 2014.Numerous memorials have been constructed, including the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City, the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington County, Virginia, and the Flight 93 National Memorial in a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

 

**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:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

 

STUDENTS

 

 

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

 

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

 

Cheer the Galileo Dragon Boat Team to victory at the International Dragon Race at Lake Merritt in Oakland on Sunday, Sept. 18. Races begin at 9 AM.

 

PEP RALLY this Friday in the Courtyard starting at 12:30 PM.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 9/12 – 18/16

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

9/12 @ 11:45am-12:25PM @ RM 104: The Art Institute of SF: It has 50 schools in North America for students who want to pursue a study in some type of art.  Check out the closest campus to you home in SF.  Majors include: design, media arts, fashion, and culinary.

9/12 @ 3:15PM @ RM 104: Davidson College: 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.  

 

9/12 @ 2pm-8pm @ Mission HS: U-CAN Go to College: Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Fair: 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.

9/13 @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: UC San Diego:  It has been ranked the #1 public university in the nation for research, social mobility, and service for 6 years by Washington Monthly. UC San Diego has also been ranked the #1 surf school by surfing magazine as our 1200 acre campus is located near the beach with a 5 minute bus ride. It is a large public research university, but their Six College System allows students to have a small liberal arts school community. Their most popular majors are Biology, Economics, Computer Science and Engineering, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

 

9/14 @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria: How to Choose the Most Ideal College?: What’s the college admission requirement for different types of colleges?  What factors to consider when choosing colleges?  What’s the update on standardized testing?  This detailed and comprehensive presentation will be done in Cantonese, Spanish, and English.  A light dinner will be provided.

9/15 @ 11:45-12:25pm @ RM 104: College of Health Science from California Northstate University: It is located in the Sacramento region, offers BS, MD, and PharmD degrees.  The University has unique pathways towards earning degrees in the health sciences that are geared toward reducing the number of years students spend in school.

9/16 @ 5:30pm-7:30pm @ Chinatown YMCA: FREE Interview & Resume Workshop for Teens:  Students will be interviewed in 10-15 minute intervals and they will immediately receive constructive feedback from their interviewer. Ongoing breakout sessions will occur throughout the event focusing on resume tips, attire do’s and don’ts, communication and etiquette, and students will be able to participate in a brief online career assessment test.  Dinner will be provided.  RSVP: ablsf.org/events

9/17 @ 9:30am-3pm @ Mission HS: Black Family Cradle to College & Career Day Resource Fair: This is the 4th FREE annual Family Advocacy Summit, where parents can sign up for childcare, after-school resources & Youth Jobs and paid internships.  There will also be parent & teen workshops throughout the day for all ages.  Southern buffet brunch will be served for the first 300 registered guests.  Limited free shuttle bus at 8:30am provided from Carver, Bret Harte Elementary, Sunnydale Wellness Center, and the African American Art & Culture Complex.  To RSVP: aapac@sfusd.edu or call 415-241-6121 X. 3335.  

Hamilton College in upstate NY hosts 9 Saturday campus information session and campus tours.  This is a small private liberal arts college.  For more details, visit Hamilton.edu/Saturdays or call 800-843-2655 to schedule your interview (for seniors only) for a Hamilton Saturday.

9/18 @ 2pm @ Crowne Plaza Palo Alto, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto: Washington University in St. Louis: This is a medium size competitive, private research based university.  A FREE information session for students and parents.  No reservation is needed.  For more details, call 800-638-0700 or 314-935-6000 or visit admissions.wustl.edu

 

San Francisco State campus tour and workshops on 10/5.  If you want to go, please sign-up with Jeff in room 209.  It will be a full day field trip and you will take the MUNI with us from school.  

Mission Bite: A company where high school student can earn $599 for taking a FREE coding class this semester and by participating in the leadership development fellowship. As a part of the fellowship, 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. Please indicate if you’re interested on the application and we will follow up with more information.  To apply online: www.missionbit.com Application deadline is 9/16 by 5pm.

Breakthrough SF is 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 9/16.  Volunteer schedule is between 10/3-12/1, 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

Comcast Digital Connectors: Take this FREE 10 month program to learn all about computer information technology, gain knowledge in managing money and prepare for college, earn credit toward CISCO Professional IT certification and a free laptop after completion of the program.  This is open to all students ages 14-21 and class is located at the One Stop Center on 601 Jackson St. SF.  To register, please call 415-677-7599 (for English/Vietnamese) or 415-677-7594 (for Chinese) or email: thanhn@selfhelpelderly.org

 

For 11th & 12th:

9/14 @ 2:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: College Ambassadors Training: Finalizing Your College List: If you’re a College Ambassador, you’re expected to attend this training.  See you there.

SF YouthWorks is hiring.  Must be a junior or senior, live in SF, be able to work at least 6 hours per week on weekdays and attend mandatory workshops and be committed for the program between October to April.  To apply: www.sfyouthworks.org by 9/12 5pm.

Business Services Network is hiring for Entry Level-Billing Clerk: Hourly pay is $13-$16 depending on experience and the average number of hours worked per week is 12-20 between9am-6pm.  For more details on duties, please see flyer on the Job Board in the Counseling Center.  

Southern Exposure is non-profit art organization in SF.  They are now accepting applications from youth artists (ages 16-21) for the 2016–2017 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 weekly from October 2016 through May 2017. Applications will be accepted through 9/23.  For questions or application, contact Maya Gomez: aie@soex.org

Mission Techies: A FREE program that offers free tech training to 17 to 24 year olds.  You will even earn $500 stipend!  Fall session is from 10/3-12/16 from Monday to Friday from 1pm-5pm.  DACA youth are encouraged to apply!  Must be SF resident.  To register or have further questions, contact Leo Sosa: 415-282-3334 ext. 105; LSosa@medasf.org.  For more details:http://medasf.org/programs/mission-techies

Music of East Asia (Music 24): This is a credited music class at City College’s Chinatown branch.  Class is on Thur. night from 6:10pm-9pm.  If you’re interested, register atwww.ccsf.edu

 

For 12th:

9/15 @ 2:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: College Application Workshop: If you want to get a head start on your Common Application or UC Application, please join us and we will help answer any application related questions.  It’s best to bring a copy of your current transcript with you.

The Fly-In Program List is now attached and posted outside of room 255:  If you want to apply for a grant to visit some private colleges for FREE, check out this list and apply.  Most of the colleges that offer a Fly-In Program will also provide large amount of scholarship.  If you need help with the application, ask one of the advisors in room 209, or Ms. S. Chan in room 258 or ask your academic counselor.  Good luck!

Scholarships:  A current list is attached.  A hard copy will be posted in the Counseling Center. The QuestBridge scholarship which covers all expenses is due by 9/27.  If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.   

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

 

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin September 6-9, 2016

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 6 – 9,2016

 

 

LABOR DAY

FACULTY/STAFF

WORDS OF THE WEEK: LABOR DAY: Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882. In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed.  The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.

 

**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:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

 

STUDENTS

 

 

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

 

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

 

PEP RALLY AND CLASS COMPETITION is Dodge Ball this Friday in the Courtyard starting at 12:30 PM.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 9/5 – 11/16

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

9/7 @ 11:45am-12:25PM @ RM 104: Concordia University Irvine: A small sized Lutheran based private college.  This college offers 96+ majors, minors, and academic programs, NCAA DIV II athletics, and study abroad opportunities.

9/8 @ 11:45am-12:25PM @ RM 104: Dominican University: This is a small Catholic University in San Rafael.  It’s known for Nursing and Education majors.  It also provides scholarships.   

 

9/8 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Johns Hopkins University: 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.     

9/10 @ 9am-12pm @ Cal OES (California Office of Emergency Services) at 3650 Schriever Avenue, Mather, CA: U.S. Naval Academy: The USNA offers a full college scholarship, guaranteed job upon graduation, and is consecutively ranked the #1 Top Public School by US News & World Report.  We also have many excellent summer programs & camps, which are available to all current 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th graders. To RSVP: goo.gl/rGwYma

9/11 @ 2pm-4pm @ Grand Hyatt San Francisco, 345 Stockton St, SF: Tufts University: Who Gets in and Why: A Behind-the-Scenes look at the selective admissions process.  An interactive experience that revels the inner workings of our admissions office.  The admission team will explain the factors considered in the admissions process, look at real applications, and let you act as a member of the admissions committee and vote on who should be accepted.  This lesson applies to any highly selective admissions process.  To RSVP:http://admissions.tufts.edu/visit/in-your-area/

 

9/11 @ 2pm-3pm @ Carnegie Mellon University @ San Francisco Marriott Union Square, 480 Sutter St, SF: A FREE info. session hosted by the Carnegie Mellon admission staff.  This is a competitive private university that is known for business and engineering.  To RSVP:admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/information-sessions-in-a-city-near-you or call 412-268-2082.  RSVP required.   

San Francisco State campus tour and workshops on 10/5.  If you want to go, please sign-up with Jeff in room 209.  It will be a full day field trip and you will take the MUNI with us from school.  

Mission Bite: A company where high school student can earn $599 for taking a FREE coding class this semester and by participating in the leadership development fellowship. As a part of the fellowship, 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. Please indicate if you’re interested on the application and we will follow up with more information.  To apply online: www.missionbit.com Application deadline is 9/16 by 5pm.

Breakthrough SF is 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 9/16.  Volunteer schedule is between 10/3-12/1, 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

 

Comcast Digital Connectors: Take this FREE 10 month program to learn all about computer information technology, gain knowledge in managing money and prepare for college, earn credit toward CISCO Professional IT certification and a free laptop after completion of the program.  This is open to all students ages 14-21 and class is located at the One Stop Center on 601 Jackson St. SF.  To register, please call 415-677-7599 (for English/Vietnamese) or 415-677-7594 (for Chinese) or email: thanhn@selfhelpelderly.or

For 11th & 12th:

9/7 @ 2:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: College Ambassadors Training: College Research: If you’re a College Ambassador, you’re expected to attend this training.  See you there.

SF YouthWorks is hiring.  Must be a junior or senior, live in SF, be able to work at least 6 hours per week on weekdays and attend mandatory workshops and be committed for the program between October to April.  To apply: www.sfyouthworks.org by 9/12 5pm.

Business Services Network is hiring for Entry Level-Billing Clerk: Hourly pay is $13-$16 depending on experience and the average number of hours worked per week is 12-20 between 9am-6pm.  For more details on duties, please see flyer on the Job Board in the Counseling Center.   

 

Southern Exposure is non-profit art organization in SF.  They are now accepting applications from youth artists (ages 16-21) for the 2016–2017 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 weekly from October 2016 through May 2017. Applications will be accepted through 9/23.  For questions or application, contact Maya Gomez: aie@soex.org

Mission Techies: A FREE program that offers free tech training to 17 to 24 year olds.  You will even earn $500 stipend!  Fall session is from 10/3-12/16 from Monday to Friday from 1pm-5pm.  DACA youth are encouraged to apply!  Must be SF resident.  To register or have further questions, contact Leo Sosa: 415-282-3334 ext. 105; LSosa@medasf.org.  For more details:http://medasf.org/programs/mission-techies

Music of East Asia (Music 24): This is an accredited music class at City College’s Chinatown branch.  Class is on Thur. night from 6:10pm-9pm.  If you’re interested, register atwww.ccsf.edu

 

For 12th:

The Fly-In Program List has been sent via School Loop and posted outside of room 255:  If you want to apply for a grant to visit some private colleges for FREE, check out this list and apply. Most of the colleges that offer a Fly-In Program will also provide large amount of scholarship. If you need help with the application, ask one of the advisors in room 209, or Ms. S. Chan in room 258 or ask your academic counselor.  Good luck!

Scholarships:  A current list is sent via School Loop.  A hard copy is posted in the Counseling Center.  The QuestBridge scholarship which covers all expenses is due by 9/27.  If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.   

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

 

Weekly Bulletin August 29-September 2, 2016

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

AUGUST 29 – September 2,2016

 

 

ASSEMBLY

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK: ASSEMBLY: An assembling or coming together of a number of persons, usually for a particular purpose;  a group of persons gathered together, usually for a particular purpose, whether educational, political, religious or social;  a signal, as by drum or bugle, for troops to fall into ranks or otherwise assemble.

 

WELCOME ASSEMBLY: Friday, September 2, 2016 during a special schedule–during a double 4th period.  Please see schedule sent to you in your email and also posted on the counter in the Main Office and posted on the Galileo Website on the Staff Resources page.  Please let me know if you have questions or need help with the schedule/and or your seating/assignment area.   Mrs. Grinnell

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

 

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

 

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

 

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

 

STUDENTS

 

 

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

 

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

 

SCHOOL PICTURES AND PHOTO ID CARDS: will be taken on Wed., 8/31 & Thurs., 9/1. There will be a class schedule later.

 

WELCOME ASSEMBLY: is Friday, Sept. 2 during a double period 4.  Wear anything purple that day to promote school spirit. It is Purple Dress-Up Day.

 

CLUB DAY:  Friday, September 2, 2016 in the Courtyard during lunch.  Come learn about all of Galileo’s clubs and sign-up to join.

College & Career Center announcement for 8/29 – 9/4/16

 

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

Oasis for Girls is 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. The program is from 9/20-12/2.  To apply online: https://goo.gl/pllMCO

Breakthrough SF is 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 9/16.  Volunteer schedule is between 10/3-12/1, 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

For 11th & 12th:

8/31 @ 2:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: College Ambassadors Training: Finding the Right Colleges:If you’re a College Ambassador, you’re expected to attend this training.  See you there.

Southern Exposure is non-profit art organization in SF.  They are now accepting applications from youth artists (ages 16-21) for the 2016–2017 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 weekly from October 2016 through May 2017. Applications will be accepted through 9/23.  For questions or application, contact Maya Gomez:aie@soex.org

Mission Techies: A FREE program that offers free tech training to 17 to 24 year olds.  You will even earn $500 stipend!  Fall session is from 10/3-12/16 from Monday to Friday from 1pm-5pm.  DACA youth are encouraged to apply!  Must be SF resident.  To register or have further questions, contact Leo Sosa: 415-282-3334 ext. 105; LSosa@medasf.org.  For more details:http://medasf.org/programs/mission-techies

Music of East Asia (Music 24): This is a credited music class at City College’s Chinatown branch.  Class is on Thur. night from 6:10pm-9pm.  If you’re interested, register at www.ccsf.edu

For 12th:

The Fly-In Program List is now available outside of room 255 and via School Loop:  If you want to apply for a grant to visit some private colleges for free, check out this list and apply.  Most of the colleges that offer a Fly-In Program will also provide large amount of scholarship.  If you need help with the application, ask one of the advisors in room 209, or Ms. S. Chan in room 258 or ask your academic counselor.  Good luck!    

 

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin August 22-26, 2016

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

AUGUST 22 – 26 ,2016

STUDY

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK: STUDY: To contemplate; careful or extended consideration; the activity or work of a student (returning to his or her studies after vacation); something attracting close attention.

**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:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

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

 

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

 

SCHOOL PICTURES AND PHOTO ID CARDS: will be taken on Wed., 8/31 & Thurs., 9/1. There will be a class schedule later.

 

WELCOME ASSEMBLY: is Friday, Sept. 2 during a double period 4..

College & Career Center announcement for 8/22-8/26/16

 

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

8/25 @ 11:45am @ Courtyard: Enterprise for High School Students: an organization focused on guiding high school students in building confidence and skills through workshops, one-on-one guidance, career exploration and college assistance. Then they put those new skills into practice through year-round employment opportunities and internships.  If you are interested in getting a part-time job, come check it out.

Oasis for Girls is 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.  The program is from 9/20-12/2.  To apply online: https://docs.google.com/a/sfusd.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSemHN-WpLSMsFpME3iYpGy7pv0c6sUy6PTmBsikW91ZdXeahQ/viewform

Breakthrough SF is 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 9/16.  Volunteer schedule is between 10/3-12/1, for just one day per week on either Mon./Wed. from3:30pm-5:30pm or Tues./Thur. from 4pm-6pm.  For more details:www.breakthroughsf.org/volunteer or to apply online:https://drive.google.com/a/sfusd.edu/file/d/0B8Sds1UH4V0eQTR0SGJVeEtBeVE/view   

 

For 11th & 12th:

Mission Techies: A FREE program that offers free tech training to 17 to 24 year olds.  You will even earn $500 stipend!  Fall session is from 10/3-12/16 from Monday to Friday from 1pm-5pm.  DACA youth are encouraged to apply!  Must be SF resident.  To register or have further questions, contact Leo Sosa: 415-282-3334 ext. 105;LSosa@medasf.org.  For more details: http://medasf.org/programs/mission-techies

For 12th:

The Fly-In Program List is now available outside of room 255 and via School Loop:  If you want to apply for a grant to visit some private colleges for free, check out this list and apply.  Most of the colleges that offer a Fly-In Program will also provide large amount of scholarship.  If you need help with the application, ask one of the advisors in room 209, or Ms. S. Chan in room 258 or ask your academic counselor.  Good luck!.  

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin August 15-19, 2016

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

AUGUST 15 – 19 ,2016

 

 

EDUCATE

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK: EDUCATE: To develop or train the mind, capabilities or character of by instruction or study; to give knowledge or skill; teach.

 

**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:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

 

STUDENTS

 

SPECIAL SCHEDULE MONDAY, AUGUST 15th:  All students should report to their Homeroom at 8:00am on Monday, August 15th.  We will resume our regular bell schedule on Tuesday, August 16th.  A copy of Monday’s schedule is on the counter in the Main Office.

 

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.

 

FIRST PEP RALLY:  is this Friday in the Courtyard during lunch time.

 

SENIOR PORTRAITS:  are taken this week in the auditorium after school. You can make appointments or change the time.

 

SCHOOL PICTURES AND PHOTO ID CARDS: will be taken on Wed., 8/31 & Thurs., 9/1. There will be a class schedule later.

 

WELCOME ASSEMBLY: is Friday, Sept. 2 during a double period 4..


PEP BAND CLUB: will meet this Tues., Aug. 16 in the Little Theater at 3:15 PM. Mr. Novota is the club sponsor.

Weekly Bulletin October 3 – 7, 2016


GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 3-7 2016

HOMECOMING

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK: HOMECOMING;  A returnto one’s home;  in high schools, colleges and universities an annual celebration for visiting alumni.

**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:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

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

 

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

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 9/12 – 18/16

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

 

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

10/3 @ 3:15PM @ RM 104: Hampshire College: This is a small private college with 1400 students in Amherst, MA.  It does not require standardized testing and has a farm for students to learn and use.  It’s one of the Colleges that Change Lives.

10/4 @ Lunch time @ Courtyard: College Fair: There will be different types of college to give you information about their school.  Come check them out and win a raffle prize!

10/5 @ 9am-10am @ RM 258F: CSU, Northridge National Center on Deafness: This is the only college in CA that has 150+ deaf and hard of hearing students.  It is located in Southern California!  At CSUN, you have the chance to meet people like you, choose from 65+ majors, and receive qualified captionists and interpreters for your classes!  You will experience the BEST OF BOTH WORLDS!  

10/5 @ 10am-1pm @ CCSF, Mission Center: Job Fair: Full-time & part-time jobs available immediately plus job search assistance.  Don’t forget to dress appropriately and bring copies of your resume.

10/5 @ 7pm @ SF Marriott Union Square: University of Pennsylvania: Experience Penn: A panel with recent graduates.  A free event to get to know Penn more.    

10/6 @ 11:45am-12:25pm @ RM 104: UC Riverside: Start your future at UC Riverside! Time Magazine recently ranked UC Riverside as the NUMBER ONE university in the country (2014) based on equally weighed factors such as: graduation rates, affordability and available financial aid! Learn about our diverse and friendly environment, world-class academics, groundbreaking research, and the resources available for students. Our students, alumni, and faculty are positively impacting the world. Join us and hear about what UC Riverside has to offer!

10/6 @ 2:15pm @ RM 555: Art College Information Forum: If you’re interested in applying to an art or performing art college or are interested in checking out the National Performing & Visual College Fair on 10/23, please check to this forum.  You will learn how to prepare for the art college fair.  

Thursdays @ 2:30pm-4pm @ RM 119: FREE workshops on how to save money & be an entrepreneur: Learn how to make a business plan, network with future entrepreneurs, learn about PsC and visit their offices and receive college prep support from professional.  For more details, stop by Futurama in room 119.

For 10th & 11th:

10/22 @ 8:30-12:30pm @ Galileo Academy: Practice ACT Test: this is one of the college admission required test that you can take in addition to SAT.  Taking this full-length practice test will give you a better idea on whether you score higher on ACT or SAT.  You will receive a detailed report including an essay evaluation in 3-5 business days.  Registration will be closed on10/19: www.compasspre.com/GalileoACT or call 415-464-8600.  

For 11th & 12th:

10/5 @ 5pm-7pm @ Serramonte Mall: College Fair: This is a large FREE college fair.  Bring your parents, friends, and siblings along.  It’ll be a fun event.

San Francisco Conservation Corps: If you’re between the age of 16-25, interested in physical work such as recycling and landscaping and can commit to at least 32 hours of work per week (HS diploma is not required), then apply for this program. You can also get your HS diploma through this program.  Information session is every Thursday at 1:30pm at 102 Fort Mason. For more information, contact JoPierre Davis: 415-740-4830.

For 11th

10/19 @ 8am-12:35pm @ Galileo Academy: PSAT: If you want to take this practice SAT to see if you can qualify for the national merit scholarship, please sign-up for this test in the College & Career Center in room 258F.  It’s first come first served and 10/13is the last day to sign-up.  Seats are limited.

11/9 is the registration deadline if you want to register for the low cost ACT prep class from 1/4/17-4/5/17 on Wed. from 2:30-4:30pm at Galileo.  Cost will range from $290-$490 per student depending on enrollment.  For more details or to sign-up, please see Ms. S. Chan in room 258F.

For 12th:

10/6 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: College Application Workshop: Seniors, come work on your CSU Application, Common Application, UC Application or any other college applications of your choice.  We can help answer questions along the way.  

10/15 & 10/16 @ 1pm-6pm @ Mission High School: The Great San Francisco Personal Statement Weekend: 826 Valencia is a non-profit agency that provides writing support for high school students.  Seniors from across the district received free one-on-one support on their college application essays over the course of two days.  Time slots are available between 1pm-6pm on 10/15 and 10/16.  Please RSVP:  http://826valencia.org/psw-2016/

As you know, uAspire is here to support you for the financial aid process.  In addition to having the “money man”, Michael, whom you have met in your social studies class presentation, there will be a second advisor joining him.

uAspire’s My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper (MBSK) Initiative invites students who identify as African American to participate in college affordability advising.  MBSK College Affordability Advisor, Breanna Branch, will be in room 209 every 1st and 3rd Friday, starting September 23rd.  Please stop by the College Center or room 209 to get more information.  The consent form is sent via SchoolLoop.  Consent forms for MBSK participation can be turned into the College Center/Room 209.  Alternatively, you may take a clear photo of the signed form and email it to info@uaspire.org or text the photo to 510-575-0524.

uAspire is still accepting consent forms. Please turn in the green uAspire consent form to room 209 to receive financial aid help.

The Fly-In Program List is sent via SchoolLoop and posted outside of room 255:  If you want to apply for a grant to visit some private colleges for FREE, check out this list and apply.  Most of the colleges that offer a Fly-In Program will also provide large amount of scholarship.  If you need help with the application, ask one of the advisors in room 209, or Ms. S. Chan in room 258 or ask your academic counselor.  Good luck!

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.   

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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