Weekly Bulletin – April 22 – 26, 2013

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

APRIL 22 – 26, 2013

 

TIRADE

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. TIRADE:  A protracted speech usually marked by intemperative or harshly censorious language.

NEW ITEMS:

 

STAFF WELLNESS WORDS:

Try a new physical activity, such as yoga or dancing.  New activities are
mentally and physically stimulating, and you could discover a new hobby!

 

REFERENCE ITEMS

 

HELP! The Galileo PTSA is sending out this urgent message to alert our community to the serious state of our fundraising efforts this year. This year to date, we have raised only 43% of our budgeted amount. This means that we may be prevented from financially supporting some of the programs and events we usually support, not to mention the grants we usually give out to teachers and student groups who apply to us for special help with their projects.

To make a donation you can simply send a check FOR ANY AMOUNT made out to ‘Galileo PTSA’ to:

Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

Attention: PTSA

1150 Francisco St.

San Francisco, CA 94109

Or

Donate with your credit card via PayPal on the “Donation”, page of the PTSA section of the Galileo website. Or click on the link below, where you also find alternate ways to raise money for the school.

http://galileoweb.org/ptsa/donate/

Remember no amount is too small or too big. We thank you for your support now and always!

 

Do you know students who would benefit from an outdoor adventure? The ETC trips are fabulous at developing community and bringing kids out of the shadows. Xiaolin Yang, Vincent Do and Mauricio Romero are a few of the Gal students who’ve attended programs with Environmental Traveling Companions.  Please send students to learn about 12, 18 and 24 day trips.  On one trip the kids will actually build a boat!  Kids kayak and white water raft. Leadership development and environmental awareness are part of the program.  At 2:15 PM on Wednesday, April 24, there will be an ETC presentation in 458.  Students can pick up applications at that time.  Scholarships are available.  Please send your students to SUMMERFUNd to learn about ETC and other programs.

 

FYI…a number of students have been accepted to programs and your recommendations played a very important part.  Thank you!  Ask Jenny Lei about her upcoming trip to Thailand with Rustic Pathways, ask Candy Luo about the Girls Leadership Workshop at the Eleanor Roosevelt Center in NY, ask Hefan Zhang about the philosophy course he will take at ATDP in Berkeley, ask Milagro Escobar about COSMOS at UC Irvine…ask Chunjin Amy Wong about her medical program, FACES…ask Teddy Wong what classes he’ll be taking at Northfield Mt. Hermon School in Massachusetts.  There are still many opportunities available so please send students to SUMMERFUNd in 458A on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.

 

SUMMERFUNd Students and Ms. K. thank you so much for supporting our fundraising efforts!  This week’s 4th floor food sale was a huge success. Your guacamole, soup. brownie, pie and tart consumption makes it possible for students to participate in outdoor adventures and academic adventures during the summer!

Please continue to send students our way!  The first step is having students fill out the SUMMERFUNd interest form that is (hopefully) in the plastic folder outside the office door at 458A!

 

SUMMERFUNd is open Tuesday and Friday afternoons and students prepare their program applications with help from peers, Ms. K. and retired faculty member, Ms. Hughes.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT FORMS: We are now using Google Forms to collect announcement requests. The form is linked from the Teachers page at galileoweb.org. Check it out.

 

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb@galileoweb.org. 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 old phone number, 241-6641, is no longer operational.  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 $20–checks or cash welcome!                  Social Committee

 

HOT COFFEE is available every morning for $.75 a cup and fresh baked COOKIES are available for $.25 each in room 212 or 214. Thank you for helping support the special education programs.             Ms. Wlodaver and Ms. McDonagh

 

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

 

GALILEO PTSA EDUCATION AND ENRICHMENT GRANT APPLICATIONS: The Galileo PTSA is accepting Grant Applications from teachers and staff in need of funding for projects, equipment and/or suppliegalileoweb.org/ptsa. Grant applications may be turned in to the PTSA mailbox in the main office. If you have questions email the Grants’ Chair Claire Siegel at cesiegel@pacbell.net or call her at 415.350.5697.

 

G-HOUSE TV AND INTERCOM ANNOUNCEMENTS: Teachers: Please be cognizant of allowing students to listen to morning and homeroom announcements. Many are important for students to get info on sports, events, activities, or educational opportunities. Some teachers are hanging the phones  up or not turning the t.v. on for G-House. These actions deprive the students of notifications and they miss out. Thank you.                 Don Papa

 

SUMMERFUNd  has information about many summer programs.  Please encourage your students to visit SUMMERFUNd on Tuesday and Friday afternoons in 458A for help finding programs and submitting applications.

Please tell your students about the Youth Leadership Conference at Stanford University which will be held at Wednesday, August 7-Saturday, August 10, 2013.  Students live on campus.

 

High school students, including graduating seniors, interested in making a difference in public health are eligible to apply.  Leading medical experts, professors, and policymakers will speak on issues of Asian and Pacific Islander health.

STUDENTS

SAT PREP COURSE:“Sophomores and Juniors -Enroll in the last SAT Prep Course available on campus this school year! Taught by Revolution Prep, the Wednesday courses will begin April 24th after school, with practice exams starting Saturday April 20th. Sign up through Revolution Prep (1-800-Rev Prep) or revprep.com. Deadline to register is April 17th. See your counselor for more info. “

 

ASB STORE in Room 150 is selling healthy snacks, beverages, sweatshirts, lanyards, bookcovers, pens, pennants, mugs, and other spirit items during lunch time and after school. Money helps to pay for our school activities.

ASB STOREis selling ASB card stickers @ $5.00. Discounts are given for dances, sweatshirts, yearbook, and other spirit items.

JUNIOR/SOPHOMORE ELECTION is Wed., May 1 during homeroom.

 

SOPHOMORE/FRESHMEN ELECTION is Wed., May 8 during homeroom

 

SENIOR PANORAMA will be Wed., April 24 on the George White Athletic Field.

 

ALOHA FOOD FESTIVAL is Friday, May 3 during lunch time in the courtyard.

 

Still looking for a summer job or internship? The Galileo Wellness Center has tons of opportunities to apply for work or to get involved with a community program this summer. Stop by the Room 151 for more information!

Interested in medicine?  Do you want to spend four days in the dorms and lecture halls at Stanford University learning about health issues in the Asian and Pacific Islander community?

 

The Youth Leadership Conference at Stanford University will be held Wednesday, August 7 – Saturday, August 10, 2013.  High school students, including graduating seniors, are eligible to apply. You will meet other students interested in making a difference in public health. Leading medical experts, professors, and policymakers will speak on issues of Asian and Pacific Islander health.

 

BACKPACKING, KAYAKING, WHITE WATER RAFTING, BOAT BUILDING!  Learn more about outdoor adventures this summer.  Meet Cheyenne from ETC and hear from Gal students who’ve been on these trips after school at 2:15 on Wednesday, April 24 in Room 458.

 

SUMMERFUNd has information about two FREE programs relating to engineering and physics.  i Design is for current sophomores and juniors who want to find out what engineering is all about. What is mechanical engineering? Chemical engineering? Civil engineering?  i design is a 2 week program at City College from June 3 to June 14.   PHYSICS in and through COSMOLOGY is July 8 through July 13 at Lawrence Berkeley Lab.  Meet two Nobel Prize winners!  Learn from scientists about the latest theories and research describing the universe. COME TO SUMMERFUNd on Tuesdays and Fridays for help with your applications and more information.  Room 458A!!!  SUMMERFUNd has the information about these and many more programs.     Come to 4548A on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.  Fill out an interest form. Talk to students who’ve attended these programs.  Talk to Ms. K.  Don’t be bored.  Don’t be boring!  Get

 

HIGH SCHOOL DRAGON BOAT RACE: is this Saturday, April 27 at Lake Merced. It begins around 9:00 AM and ends about 3:00 PM. Come and cheer the Galileo Dragon Boat team to victory. It’s free to watch.

MOVE-UP AND AWARDS ASSEMBLY is Friday, May 3 during a double period 4.

Weekly Bulletin – April 15 – 19, 2013

ALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

APRIL 15 – 19, 2013

 

TERSE

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. TERSE:  Clean; neat; smoothly elegant; polished; devoid of superfulety.

 

NEW ITEMS:

 

STAFF WELLNESS WORDS:

 

Room in your heart for one more? ~ Right now over 600 SF Foster Youth are in need of a permanent home. SFUSD is committed to supporting foster youth in finding a permanent family righ there in San Francisco. IT is a proven fact that youth in stable homes do better in school. Please join our effort to find permanent families for our SF foster youth. to learn more please call 415-558-2200 or visit www.healthiersf.org/FYS

REFERENCE ITEMS

 

HELP! The Galileo PTSA is sending out this urgent message to alert our community to the serious state of our fundraising efforts this year. This year to date, we have raised only 43% of our budgeted amount. This means that we may be prevented from financially supporting some of the programs and events we usually support, not to mention the grants we usually give out to teachers and student groups who apply to us for special help with their projects.

To make a donation you can simply send a check FOR ANY AMOUNT made out to ‘Galileo PTSA’ to:

Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

Attention: PTSA

1150 Francisco St.

San Francisco, CA 94109

Or

Donate with your credit card via PayPal on the “Donation”, page of the PTSA section of the Galileo website. Or click on the link below, where you also find alternate ways to raise money for the school.

http://galileoweb.org/ptsa/donate/

Remember no amount is too small or too big. We thank you for your support now and always!

SUMMERFUNd Students and Ms. K. thank you so much for supporting our fundraising efforts!  This week’s 4th floor food sale was a huge success. Your guacamole, soup. brownie, pie and tart consumption makes it possible for students to participate in outdoor adventures and academic adventures during the summer!

Please continue to send students our way!  The first step is having students fill out the SUMMERFUNd interest form that is (hopefully) in the plastic folder outside the office door at 458A!

 

SUMMERFUNd is open Tuesday and Friday afternoons and students prepare their program applications with help from peers, Ms. K. and retired faculty member, Ms. Hughes.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT FORMS: We are now using Google Forms to collect announcement requests. The form is linked from the Teachers page at galileoweb.org. Check it out.

 

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb@galileoweb.org. 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 old phone number, 241-6641, is no longer operational.  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 $20–checks or cash welcome!                  Social Committee

 

HOT COFFEE is available every morning for $.75 a cup and fresh baked COOKIES are available for $.25 each in room 212 or 214. Thank you for helping support the special education programs.             Ms. Wlodaver and Ms. McDonagh

 

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

 

GALILEO PTSA EDUCATION AND ENRICHMENT GRANT APPLICATIONS: The Galileo PTSA is accepting Grant Applications from teachers and staff in need of funding for projects, equipment and/or suppliegalileoweb.org/ptsa. Grant applications may be turned in to the PTSA mailbox in the main office. If you have questions email the Grants’ Chair Claire Siegel at cesiegel@pacbell.net or call her at 415.350.5697.

 

G-HOUSE TV AND INTERCOM ANNOUNCEMENTS: Teachers: Please be cognizant of allowing students to listen to morning and homeroom announcements. Many are important for students to get info on sports, events, activities, or educational opportunities. Some teachers are hanging the phones  up or not turning the t.v. on for G-House. These actions deprive the students of notifications and they miss out. Thank you.                 Don Papa

SUMMERFUNd  has information about many summer programs.  Please encourage your students to visit SUMMERFUNd on Tuesday and Friday afternoons in 458A for help finding programs and submitting applications.

Please tell your students about the Youth Leadership Conference at Stanford University which will be held at Wednesday, August 7-Saturday, August 10, 2013.  Students live on campus.

High school students, including graduating seniors, interested in making a difference in public health are eligible to apply.  Leading medical experts, professors, and policymakers will speak on issues of Asian and Pacific Islander health.

The deadline for Galileo students has been extended to Saturday, April 20. The application is online at https://sites.google.com/site/ylcparticipants/

Students should go to SUMMERFUNd in Room 458A on Tuesday and Friday for information and to work on and submit applications.  If  a scholarship is needed, students must speak to Ms. K. BEFORE applying.

STUDENTS

SAT PREP COURSE:“Sophomores and Juniors -Enroll in the last SAT Prep Course available on campus this school year! Taught by Revolution Prep, the Wednesday courses will begin April 24th after school, with practice exams starting Saturday April 20th. Sign up through Revolution Prep (1-800-Rev Prep) or revprep.com. Deadline to register is April 17th. See your counselor for more info. “

 

FRISCO DAY: IS IN TWO WEEKS ON FRIDAY, APRIL 19TH! MEET AT THE AUDITORIUM AT 8AM! ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY AND WILL BE TAKEN! IF YOU HAVEN’T TURN IN YOUR PERMISSION FORM, PLEASE DO SO IMMEDIATELY TO MS. HO’S OFFICE.

 

ASB STORE in Room 150 is selling healthy snacks, beverages, sweatshirts, lanyards, bookcovers, pens, pennants, mugs, and other spirit items during lunch time and after school. Money helps to pay for our school activities.

ASB STOREis selling ASB card stickers @ $5.00. Discounts are given for dances, sweatshirts, yearbook, and other spirit items.

For young women only—Don’t miss the opportunity to study science and engineering, writing, history or environmental science this summer at Smith College in Massachusetts.   Don’t miss the opportunity to develop skill to become a powerful leader at the Eleanor Roosevelt Girls’ Leadership Workshop, a nine-day program in New York.  This summer program is open to current 9th and 10th graders.

 

SUMMERFUNd has the information about these and many more programs.     Come to 4548A on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.  Fill out an interest form. Talk to students who’ve attended these programs.  Talk to Ms. K.  The time is NOW!

BACKPACKING, ROCK CLIMBING, KAYAKING, WHITE WATER RAFTING, BOAT BUILDING!  These are just some of the activities YOU can participate in during the summer of 2013!  No experience is necessary. There are outdoor leadership programs for high school students of all ages and incomes.  SUMMERFUNd has information and applications!  The deadline for one program, PINNACLE Outward Bound, is Friday, March 15  so come in right away to work on your application!  SUMMERFUNd is in Room 458A and the office is open Tuesday and Friday afternoons until at least 6 PM.  Don’t miss out on these awesome adventures!

ENGINEERING: Civil engineering? Bioengineering? Chemical engineering? Mechanical engineering?  Computer engineering?  SUMMERFUNd has info about many summer engineering programs all over the country.  See Ms. K. on Tuesday and Friday in Room 458A to learn more about these opportunities to study engineering!

 

SENIOR/JUNIOR ELECTION is Wed., April 17 during homeroom.

 

JUNIOR/SOPHOMORE ELECTION is Wed., May 1 during homeroom.

 

SOPHOMORE/FRESHMEN ELECTION is Wed., May 8 during homeroom

 

SENIOR PANORAMA will be Wed., April 24 on the George White Athletic Field.

 

ALOHA FOOD FESTIVAL is Friday, May 3 during lunch time in the courtyard.

 

LOOKING FOR A SUMMER JOB OR INTERNSHIP?  The Galileo Wellness Center has tons of opportunities to apply for work or to get involved with a community program this summer. Stop by the Room 151 for more information!

Interested in medicine?  Do you want to spend four days in the dorms and lecture halls at Stanford University learning about health issues in the Asian and Pacific Islander community?

The Youth Leadership Conference at Stanford University will be held Wednesday, August 7 – Saturday, August 10, 2013.  High school students, including graduating seniors, are eligible to apply. You will meet other students interested in making a difference in public health. Leading medical experts, professors, and policymakers will speak on issues of Asian and Pacific Islander health.

The deadline for Galileo students has been extended to Saturday, April 20. The application is online.  Go to SUMMERFUNd in Room 458A on Tuesday and Friday for information and to work on and submit your application.  If you need a scholarship speak to Ms. K. before applying.

 

WEEKLY BULLETIN – April 8 – 12, 2013

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

APRIL 8 -12, 2013

 

TENACIOUS

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. TENACIOUS: Having great cohesiveness or parts; tough; adhesive; sticky; holding or tending to hold strongly, as opinions or rights; stubborn; obstinate.

NEW ITEMS:

STAFF WELLNESS WORDS:

Exercise your imagination frequently. Stay in touch with the child within. Adopt
an attitude of playfulness. Humor and pleasure can be tremendous stress buffers.

Room in your heart for one more? ~ Right now over 600 SF Foster Youth are in need of a permanent home. SFUSD is committed to supporting foster youth in finding a permanent family righ there in San Francisco. IT is a proven fact that youth in stable homes do better in school. Please join our effort to find permanent families for our SF foster youth. to learn more please call 415-558-2200 or visit www.healthiersf.org/FYS

REFERENCE ITEMS

HELP! The Galileo PTSA is sending out this urgent message to alert our community to the serious state of our fundraising efforts this year. This year to date, we have raised only 43% of our budgeted amount. This means that we may be prevented from financially supporting some of the programs and events we usually support, not to mention the grants we usually give out to teachers and student groups who apply to us for special help with their projects.

To make a donation you can simply send a check FOR ANY AMOUNT made out to ‘Galileo PTSA’ to:

Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

Attention: PTSA

1150 Francisco St.

San Francisco, CA 94109

Or

Donate with your credit card via PayPal on the “Donation”, page of the PTSA section of the Galileo website. Or click on the link below, where you also find alternate ways to raise money for the school.

http://galileoweb.org/ptsa/donate/  Remember no amount is too small or too big. We thank you for your support now and always!

SUMMERFUNd Students and Ms. K. thank you so much for supporting our fundraising efforts!  This week’s 4th floor food sale was a huge success. Your guacamole, soup. brownie, pie and tart consumption makes it possible for students to participate in outdoor adventures and academic adventures during the summer!

Please continue to send students our way!  The first step is having students fill out the SUMMERFUNd interest form that is (hopefully) in the plastic folder outside the office door at 458A!

SUMMERFUNd is open Tuesday and Friday afternoons and students prepare their program applications with help from peers, Ms. K. and retired faculty member, Ms. Hughes.

ANNOUNCEMENT FORMS: We are now using Google Forms to collect announcement requests. The form is linked from the Teachers page at galileoweb.org. Check it out.

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb@galileoweb.org. 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 old phone number, 241-6641, is no longer operational.  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 $20–checks or cash welcome!                  Social Committee

HOT COFFEE is available every morning for $.75 a cup and fresh baked COOKIES are available for $.25 each in room 212 or 214. Thank you for helping support the special education programs.             Ms. Wlodaver and Ms. McDonagh

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

GALILEO PTSA EDUCATION AND ENRICHMENT GRANT APPLICATIONS: The Galileo PTSA is accepting Grant Applications from teachers and staff in need of funding for projects, equipment and/or suppliegalileoweb.org/ptsa. Grant applications may be turned in to the PTSA mailbox in the main office. If you have questions email the Grants’ Chair Claire Siegel at cesiegel@pacbell.net or call her at 415.350.5697.

G-HOUSE TV AND INTERCOM ANNOUNCEMENTS: Teachers: Please be cognizant of allowing students to listen to morning and homeroom announcements. Many are important for students to get info on sports, events, activities, or educational opportunities. Some teachers are hanging the phones  up or not turning the t.v. on for G-House. These actions deprive the students of notifications and they miss out. Thank you.                 Don Papa

 

STUDENTS

SAT PREP COURSE:“Sophomores and Juniors -Enroll in the last SAT Prep Course available on campus this school year! Taught by Revolution Prep, the Wednesday courses will begin April 24th after school, with practice exams starting Saturday April 20th. Sign up through Revolution Prep (1-800-Rev Prep) or revprep.com. Deadline to register is April 17th. See your counselor for more info. “

GRADUATION SPEAKERS NEEDED: EVERY YEAR, STUDENTS ARE GIVEN A CHANCE TO SPEAK TO THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY DURING GRADUATION. DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A SPEECH DURING GRADUATION? IF SO, PLEASE ATTEND THE GRADUATION SPEECH MEETING ON THURSDAY, APRIL 11TH AT LUNCH IN MS. HO’S OFFICE. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

FRISCO DAY: IS IN TWO WEEKS ON FRIDAY, APRIL 19TH! MEET AT THE AUDITORIUM AT 8AM! ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY AND WILL BE TAKEN! IF YOU HAVEN’T TURN IN YOUR PERMISSION FORM, PLEASE DO SO IMMEDIATELY TO MS. HO’S OFFICE.

ASB STORE in Room 150 is selling healthy snacks, beverages, sweatshirts, lanyards, bookcovers, pens, pennants, mugs, and other spirit items during lunch time and after school. Money helps to pay for our school activities.

ASB  Store is selling ASB card stickers @ $5.00. Discounts are given for dances, sweatshirts, yearbook, and other spirit items.

For young women only—Don’t miss the opportunity to study science and engineering, writing, history or environmental science this summer at Smith College in Massachusetts.   Don’t miss the opportunity to develop skill to become a powerful leader at the Eleanor Roosevelt Girls’ Leadership Workshop, a nine-day program in New York.  This summer program is open to current 9th and 10th graders.

SUMMERFUNd has the information about these and many more programs.     Come to 4548A on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.  Fill out an interest form. Talk to students who’ve attended these programs.  Talk to Ms. K.  The time is NOW!

CHINESE KARAOKE CONTEST:is Friday evening, April 12 in the auditorium.

BACKPACKING, ROCK CLIMBING, KAYAKING, WHITE WATER RAFTING, BOAT BUILDING!  These are just some of the activities YOU can participate in during the summer of 2013!  No experience is necessary. There are outdoor leadership programs for high school students of all ages and incomes.  SUMMERFUNd has information and applications!  The deadline for one program, PINNACLE Outward Bound, is Friday, March 15  so come in right away to work on your application!  SUMMERFUNd is in Room 458A and the office is open Tuesday and Friday afternoons until at least 6 PM.  Don’t miss out on these awesome adventures!

ENGINEERING: Civil engineering? Bioengineering? Chemical engineering? Mechanical engineering?  Computer engineering?  SUMMERFUNd has info about many summer engineering programs all over the country.  See Ms. K. on Tuesday and Friday in Room 458A to learn more about these opportunities to study engineering!

ASB ELECTIONS: is Wed., April 10 during homeroom period.

SENIOR/JUNIOR ELECTION is Wed., April 17 during homeroom.

JUNIOR/SOPHOMORE ELECTION is Wed., May 1 during homeroom.

SOPHOMORE/FRESHMEN ELECTION is Wed., May 8 during homeroom

STUDENT TALENT SHOW ASSEMBLY is Friday, April 12 during a double period 4.

SENIOR PANORAMA will be Wed., April 24 on the George White Athletic Field.

Weekly Bulletin – April 1 – 5, 2013

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

APRIL 1 – 5, 2013

 

TAWDRY

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. TAWDRY:  Cheap and gaudy in quality and appearance; cheap show finery.

NEW ITEMS:

 

STAFF WELLNESS WORDS:

Active listening means devoting your attention to what someone is saying. It  requires you to listen with an open mind uncluttered by inner dialogue.  Concentrate on understanding what the other person is saying, not on
phrasing your response.

 

REFERENCE ITEMS

 

HELP! The Galileo PTSA is sending out this urgent message to alert our community to the serious state of our fundraising efforts this year. This year to date, we have raised only 43% of our budgeted amount. This means that we may be prevented from financially supporting some of the programs and events we usually support, not to mention the grants we usually give out to teachers and student groups who apply to us for special help with their projects.

To make a donation you can simply send a check FOR ANY AMOUNT made out to ‘Galileo PTSA’ to:

Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

Attention: PTSA

1150 Francisco St.

San Francisco, CA 94109

Or

Donate with your credit card via PayPal on the “Donation”, page of the PTSA section of the Galileo website. Or click on the link below, where you also find alternate ways to raise money for the school.

http://galileoweb.org/ptsa/donate/

Remember no amount is too small or too big. We thank you for your support now and always!

Please continue to send students our way!  The first step is having students fill out the SUMMERFUNd interest form that is (hopefully) in the plastic folder outside the office door at 458A!

SUMMERFUNd is open Tuesday and Friday afternoons and students prepare their program applications with help from peers, Ms. K. and retired faculty member, Ms. Hughes.

ANNOUNCEMENT FORMS: We are now using Google Forms to collect announcement requests. The form is linked from the Teachers page at galileoweb.org. Check it out.

 

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb@galileoweb.org. 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 old phone number, 241-6641, is no longer operational.  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 $20–checks or cash welcome!                  Social Committee

 

HOT COFFEE is available every morning for $.75 a cup and fresh baked COOKIES are available for $.25 each in room 212 or 214. Thank you for helping support the special education programs.             Ms. Wlodaver and Ms. McDonagh

 

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

 

GALILEO PTSA EDUCATION AND ENRICHMENT GRANT APPLICATIONS: The Galileo PTSA is accepting Grant Applications from teachers and staff in need of funding for projects, equipment and/or suppliegalileoweb.org/ptsa. Grant applications may be turned in to the PTSA mailbox in the main office. If you have questions email the Grants’ Chair Claire Siegel at cesiegel@pacbell.net or call her at 415.350.5697.

 

G-HOUSE TV AND INTERCOM ANNOUNCEMENTS: Teachers: Please be cognizant of allowing students to listen to morning and homeroom announcements. Many are important for students to get info on sports, events, activities, or educational opportunities. Some teachers are hanging the phones  up or not turning the t.v. on for G-House. These actions deprive the students of notifications and they miss out. Thank you.                 Don Papa

STUDENTS

ASB STORE in Room 150 is selling healthy snacks, beverages, sweatshirts, lanyards, bookcovers, pens, pennants, mugs, and other spirit items during lunch time and after school. Money helps to pay for our school activities.

ASB STORE is selling ASB card stickers @ $5.00. Discounts are given for dances, sweatshirts, yearbook, and other spirit items.

For young women only—Don’t miss the opportunity to study science and engineering, writing, history or environmental science this summer at Smith College in Massachusetts.   Don’t miss the opportunity to develop skill to become a powerful leader at the Eleanor Roosevelt Girls’ Leadership Workshop, a nine-day program in New York.  This summer program is open to current 9th and 10th graders.

 

SUMMERFUNd has the information about these and many more programs.     Come to 4548A on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.  Fill out an interest form. Talk to students who’ve attended these programs.  Talk to Ms. K.  The time is NOW!

 

ASB ELECTION ASSEMBLY: is Friday, April 5 during a double period 4.

 

CHINESE KARAOKE CONTEST:is Friday evening, April 12 in the auditorium.

 

BACKPACKING, ROCK CLIMBING, KAYAKING, WHITE WATER RAFTING, BOAT BUILDING!  These are just some of the activities YOU can participate in during the summer of 2013!  No experience is necessary. There are outdoor leadership programs for high school students of all ages and incomes.  SUMMERFUNd has information and applications!  The deadline for one program, PINNACLE Outward Bound, is Friday, March 15  so come in right away to work on your application!  SUMMERFUNd is in Room 458A and the office is open Tuesday and Friday afternoons until at least 6 PM.  Don’t miss out on these awesome adventures!

 

HEALTH CAREERS AT UCSF:The deadline has been extended for 10th graders interested in spending 3 weeks this summer learning about health careers at UCSF!  Pick up your application at SUMMERFUNd, Room 458A.  Applications are in the plastic folder outside the door!  Visit SUMMERFUNd on Tuesday and Friday to get help with your application.  Ms. K. will collect complete applications this Friday, March 22.  The final PITCH deadline is Friday, April 5.

 

ENGINEERING: Civil engineering? Bioengineering? Chemical engineering? Mechanical engineering?  Computer engineering?  SUMMERFUNd has info about many summer engineering programs all over the country.  See Ms. K. on Tuesday and Friday in Room 458A to learn more about these opportunities to study engineering!

 

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING:today, Monday, in room 153 at 3:15 pm to discuss the ASB Election Assemby and Aloha Food Festival.

 

PEP RALLY:to introduce the new Galileo Girls’ Flag Football team tomorrow, Tuesday, in the courtyard during lunch time. DJ music by Futurama. Come and cheer the team after school for a home game on Tuesday.

 

ASB ELECTIONS: is Wed., April 10 during homeroom period.

 

STUDENT TALENT SHOW ASSEMBLY is Friday, April 12 during a double period 4.

 

SENIOR PANORAMA will be Wed., April 24 on the George White Athletic Field.

ALOHA FOOD FESTIVAL is Friday, May 3 during lunch time in the courtyard.

Weekly Bulletin – March 18 – 22, 2013

GALILEO ACADEMY
Weekly Bulletin
MARCH 18-22, 2013

SURMISE

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. SURMISE: A thought or idea based on scanty evidence; conjecture; to imagine or infer on slight grounds.

NEW ITEMS:

STAFF WELLNESS WORDS:  
The Best of the Best- Did you know blueberries are at the top of everyone’s “best-foods-to-eat” list? Blueberries have fiber, Vitamin C, and lots of other good nutrients. Other notable foods that are good for you include ginger,
turmeric, olive oil, grapes, garlic, celery, tomatoes, and eggplant.

REFERENCE ITEMS

HELP! The Galileo PTSA is sending out this urgent message to alert our community to the serious state of our fundraising efforts this year. This year to date, we have raised only 43% of our budgeted amount. This means that we may be prevented from financially supporting some of the programs and events we usually support, not to mention the grants we usually give out to teachers and student groups who apply to us for special help with their projects.
To make a donation you can simply send a check FOR ANY AMOUNT made out to ‘Galileo PTSA’ to:

Galileo Academy of Science and Technology
Attention: PTSA
1150 Francisco St.
San Francisco, CA 94109

Or

Donate with your credit card via PayPal on the “Donation”, page of the PTSA section of the Galileo website. Or click on the link below, where you also find alternate ways to raise money for the school.
http://galileoweb.org/ptsa/donate/

Remember no amount is too small or too big. We thank you for your support now and always!

SUMMERFUNd Students and Ms. K. thank you so much for supporting our fundraising efforts!  This week’s 4th floor food sale was a huge success. Your guacamole, soup. brownie, pie and tart consumption makes it possible for students to participate in outdoor adventures and academic adventures during the summer!
Please continue to send students our way!  The first step is having students fill out the SUMMERFUNd interest form that is (hopefully) in the plastic folder outside the office door at 458A!

SUMMERFUNd is open Tuesday and Friday afternoons and students prepare their program applications with help from peers, Ms. K. and retired faculty member, Ms. Hughes.

ANNOUNCEMENT FORMS: We are now using Google Forms to collect announcement requests. The form is linked from the Teachers page at galileoweb.org. Check it out.

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb@galileoweb.org. 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 old phone number, 241-6641, is no longer operational.  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 $20–checks or cash welcome!                  Social Committee

HOT COFFEE is available every morning for $.75 a cup and fresh baked COOKIES are available for $.25 each in room 212 or 214. Thank you for helping support the special education programs.             Ms. Wlodaver and Ms. McDonagh

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

GALILEO PTSA EDUCATION AND ENRICHMENT GRANT APPLICATIONS: The Galileo PTSA is accepting Grant Applications from teachers and staff in need of funding for projects, equipment and/or suppliegalileoweb.org/ptsa. Grant applications may be turned in to the PTSA mailbox in the main office. If you have questions email the Grants’ Chair Claire Siegel at cesiegel@pacbell.net or call her at 415.350.5697.

G-HOUSE TV AND INTERCOM ANNOUNCEMENTS: Teachers: Please be cognizant of allowing students to listen to morning and homeroom announcements. Many are important for students to get info on sports, events, activities, or educational opportunities. Some teachers are hanging the phones  up or not turning the t.v. on for G-House. These actions deprive the students of notifications and they miss out. Thank you.                 Don Papa

STUDENTS

ASB STORE in Room 150 is selling healthy snacks, beverages, sweatshirts, lanyards, bookcovers, pens, pennants, mugs, and other spirit items during lunch time and after school. Money helps to pay for our school activities.

ASB STORE is selling ASB card stickers @ $5.00. Discounts are given for dances, sweatshirts, yearbook, and other spirit items.

ATTENTION JUNIORS: WHY Apply for the Questbridge College Prep Scholarship Prep program: (1) Stanford college admission conference (2) Full scholarships to elite private school institutions, college admission counseling, (3) All-expense paid-visit to a partner college (4) Telementoring from college students (5) Quest for excellence awards such as laptops! See Bai in room 258 on Tues/Thurs for more details. HOW to apply, visit the Questbridge website: https://questbridge.org/ (DEADLINE: Wed, March 27).

WHO should apply? If you are a high school junior with a strong academic record and an annual family income of less than $60,000, I encourage you to apply. Many past award recipients have also been part of the first generation in their family to attend college.

SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS: – are you interested in figuring out if you’d do better on the SAT or the ACT? Princeton Review will be conducting a Mock SAT/ACT Combo at Galileo on April 4th after school. Sign up with Ms. Marshman from March 18-March 22. Registration is $5. We will raffle off the Princeton Review “Cracking the SAT” study book for those that take the exam (retail value $22).

CLASS OFFICES for 2013 – 2014 are now open. Pick up petitions at ASB office (Room 150). Deadline to turn in senior, junior, and sophomore petitions is March 19, 2013 in ASB office by 4:00 PM.

For young women only—Don’t miss the opportunity to study science and engineering, writing, history or environmental science this summer at Smith College in Massachusetts.   Don’t miss the opportunity to develop skill to become a powerful leader at the Eleanor Roosevelt Girls’ Leadership Workshop, a nine-day program in New York.  This summer program is open to current 9th and 10th graders.

SUMMERFUNd has the information about these and many more programs.     Come to 4548A on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.  Fill out an interest form. Talk to students who’ve attended these programs.  Talk to Ms. K.  The time is NOW!

ASB ELECTION ASSEMBLY: is Friday, April 5 during a double period 4.

CHINESE KARAOKE CONTEST:is Friday evening, April 12 in the auditorium.

SENIORS VS TEACHERS/STAFF BASKETBALL GAME: will be on Friday, March 22
during lunch time at the Van Ness Street gym.

BACKPACKING, ROCK CLIMBING, KAYAKING, WHITE WATER RAFTING, BOAT BUILDING!  These are just some of the activities YOU can participate in during the summer of 2013!  No experience is necessary. There are outdoor leadership programs for high school students of all ages and incomes.  SUMMERFUNd has information and applications!  The deadline for one program, PINNACLE Outward Bound, is Friday, March 15  so come in right away to work on your application!  SUMMERFUNd is in Room 458A and the office is open Tuesday and Friday afternoons until at least 6 PM.  Don’t miss out on these awesome adventures!

Weekly Bulletin – March 11 – 15, 2012

GALILEO ACADEMY
Weekly Bulletin
MARCH 11-15, 2013

SALUTARY

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. SALUTARY: Producing a beneficial effect; remedial; promoting health; curative.

NEW ITEMS:

STAFF WELLNESS WORDS:  
Open  yourself to chance- Some choices take you exactly where you need to go; others take you by surprise. Let them. All we have is the integrity of this moment, and the calm that comes from trusting what lies ahead.

HELP! The Galileo PTSA is sending out this urgent message to alert our community to the serious state of our fundraising efforts this year. This year to date, we have raised only 43% of our budgeted amount. This means that we may be prevented from financially supporting some of the programs and events we usually support, not to mention the grants we usually give out to teachers and student groups who apply to us for special help with their projects.
To make a donation you can simply send a check FOR ANY AMOUNT made out to ‘Galileo PTSA’ to:

Galileo Academy of Science and Technology
Attention: PTSA
1150 Francisco St.
San Francisco, CA 94109

Or

Donate with your credit card via PayPal on the “Donation”, page of the PTSA section of the Galileo website. Or click on the link below, where you also find alternate ways to raise money for the school.
http://galileoweb.org/ptsa/donate/

Remember no amount is too small or too big. We thank you for your support now and always!

SUMMERFUNd Students and Ms. K. thank you so much for supporting our fundraising efforts!  This week’s 4th floor food sale was a huge success. Your guacamole, soup. brownie, pie and tart consumption makes it possible for students to participate in outdoor adventures and academic adventures during the summer!
Please continue to send students our way!  The first step is having students fill out the SUMMERFUNd interest form that is (hopefully) in the plastic folder outside the office door at 458A!

SUMMERFUNd is open Tuesday and Friday afternoons and students prepare their program applications with help from peers, Ms. K. and retired faculty member, Ms. Hughes.

REFERENCE ITEMS

ANNOUNCEMENT FORMS: We are now using Google Forms to collect announcement requests. The form is linked from the Teachers page at galileoweb.org. Check it out.

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb@galileoweb.org. 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 old phone number, 241-6641, is no longer operational.  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 $20–checks or cash welcome!                  Social Committee

HOT COFFEE is available every morning for $.75 a cup and fresh baked COOKIES are available for $.25 each in room 212 or 214. Thank you for helping support the special education programs.             Ms. Wlodaver and Ms. McDonagh

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

GALILEO PTSA EDUCATION AND ENRICHMENT GRANT APPLICATIONS: The Galileo PTSA is accepting Grant Applications from teachers and staff in need of funding for projects, equipment and/or suppliegalileoweb.org/ptsa. Grant applications may be turned in to the PTSA mailbox in the main office. If you have questions email the Grants’ Chair Claire Siegel at cesiegel@pacbell.net or call her at 415.350.5697.

G-HOUSE TV AND INTERCOM ANNOUNCEMENTS: Teachers: Please be cognizant of allowing students to listen to morning and homeroom announcements. Many are important for students to get info on sports, events, activities, or educational opportunities. Some teachers are hanging the phones  up or not turning the t.v. on for G-House. These actions deprive the students of notifications and they miss out. Thank you.                 Don Papa

STUDENTS

ASB STORE in Room 150 is selling healthy snacks, beverages, sweatshirts, lanyards, bookcovers, pens, pennants, mugs, and other spirit items during lunch time and after school. Money helps to pay for our school activities.

ASB STOREis selling ASB card stickers @ $5.00. Discounts are given for dances, sweatshirts, yearbook, and other spirit items.

ATTENTION JUNIORS: WHY Apply for the Questbridge College Prep Scholarship Prep program: (1) Stanford college admission conference (2) Full scholarships to elite private school institutions, college admission counseling, (3) All-expense paid-visit to a partner college (4) Telementoring from college students (5) Quest for excellence awards such as laptops! See Bai in room 258 on Tues/Thurs for more details. HOW to apply, visit the Questbridge website: https://questbridge.org/ (DEADLINE: Wed, March 27).

WHO should apply? If you are a high school junior with a strong academic record and an annual family income of less than $60,000, I encourage you to apply. Many past award recipients have also been part of the first generation in their family to attend college.

BASEBALL PRACTICE: every Monday on football field at 3:15. Coach Papa

ASB OFFICES AND CLASS OFFICES for 2013 – 2014 are now open. Pick up petitions at ASB office (Room 151), Deadline to turn in ASB office petitions is March 5, 2013 by 4:00 PM. Deadline to turn in senior, junior, and sophomore petitions is March 19, 2013 in ASB office by 4:00 PM.

TEACHER AND STAFF OF THE YEAR AWARDS:  Final election will be on Wednesday, March 13 in homeroom. Winners will be announced at the ASB Election Assembly on Friday, April 5.

For young women only—Don’t miss the opportunity to study science and engineering, writing, history or environmental science this summer at Smith College in Massachusetts.   Don’t miss the opportunity to develop skill to become a powerful leader at the Eleanor Roosevelt Girls’ Leadership Workshop, a nine-day program in New York.  This summer program is open to current 9th and 10th graders.

SUMMERFUNd has the information about these and many more programs.     Come to 4548A on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.  Fill out an interest form. Talk to students who’ve attended these programs.  Talk to Ms. K.  The time is NOW!

ASB ELECTION ASSEMBLY: is Friday, April 5 during a double period 4.

CHINESE KARAOKE CONTEST:is Friday evening, April 12 in the auditorium.

SENIORS VS TEACHERS/STAFF VOLLEYBALL GAME: has been rescheduled to Friday, March 15 during lunch time at the Bay Street gym.

SENIORS VS TEACHERS/STAFF BASKETBALL GAME: will be on Friday, March 22 during lunch time at the Van Ness Street gym.

MEDICINE?  DENTISTRY? NURSING? ARE YOU A 10TH GRADER INTERESTED IN HEALTH CARE?  PITCH is a FREE three week summer program at UCSF.  Come to SUMMERFUNd in 458A on Tuesday and Friday to pick up an application and to work on your short essays.  Act NOW because the deadline is Friday, March 15.

BACKPACKING, ROCK CLIMBING, KAYAKING, WHITE WATER RAFTING, BOAT BUILDING!  These are just some of the activities YOU can participate in during the summer of 2013!  No experience is necessary. There are outdoor leadership programs for high school students of all ages and incomes.  SUMMERFUNd has information and applications!  The deadline for one program, PINNACLE Outward Bound, is Friday, March 15  so come in right away to work on your application!  SUMMERFUNd is in Room 458A and the office is open Tuesday and Friday afternoons until at least 6 PM.  Don’t miss out on these awesome adventures!

Weekly Bulletin – March 4 – 8, 2013

GALILEO ACADEMY
Weekly Bulletin
MARCH 4 – 8, 2013

RUDIMENTARY

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. RUDIMENTARY: Of a primitive kind; fundamental; very imperfectly developed.

NEW ITEMS:

STAFF WELLNESS WORDS:
“Know your own threshold for stress. Recognize the first signs of stress.  These may include increased heart rate, change in appetite, fatigue and irritability. Pay attention to what triggers stress for you and either avoid those situations or learn relaxation techniques so you can manage your stress effectively. Modeling these skills for your students will teach them how they can handle their own stress.” –Doll & Associates

REFERENCE ITEMS

ANNOUNCEMENT FORMS: We are now using Google Forms to collect announcement requests. The form is linked from the Teachers page at galileoweb.org. Check it out.

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb@galileoweb.org. 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 old phone number, 241-6641, is no longer operational.  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 $20–checks or cash welcome!                  Social Committee

HOT COFFEE is available every morning for $.75 a cup and fresh baked COOKIES are available for $.25 each in room 212 or 214. Thank you for helping support the special education programs.             Ms. Wlodaver and Ms. McDonagh

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

GALILEO PTSA EDUCATION AND ENRICHMENT GRANT APPLICATIONS: The Galileo PTSA is accepting Grant Applications from teachers and staff in need of funding for projects, equipment and/or suppliegalileoweb.org/ptsa. Grant applications may be turned in to the PTSA mailbox in the main office. If you have questions email the Grants’ Chair Claire Siegel at cesiegel@pacbell.net or call her at 415.350.5697.

G-HOUSE TV AND INTERCOM ANNOUNCEMENTS: Teachers: Please be cognizant of allowing students to listen to morning and homeroom announcements. Many are important for students to get info on sports, events, activities, or educational opportunities. Some teachers are hanging the phones  up or not turning the t.v. on for G-House. These actions deprive the students of notifications and they miss out. Thank you.                 Don Papa

STUDENTS

ASB STORE in Room 150 is selling healthy snacks, beverages, sweatshirts, lanyards, bookcovers, pens, pennants, mugs, and other spirit items during lunch time and after school. Money helps to pay for our school activities.

ASB STORE is selling ASB card stickers @ $5.00. Discounts are given for dances, sweatshirts, yearbook, and other spirit items.

ATTENTION JUNIORS: WHY Apply for the Questbridge College Prep Scholarship Prep program: (1) Stanford college admission conference (2) Full scholarships to elite private school institutions, college admission counseling, (3) All-expense paid-visit to a partner college (4) Telementoring from college students (5) Quest for excellence awards such as laptops! See Bai in room 258 on Tues/Thurs for more details. HOW to apply, visit the Questbridge website: https://questbridge.org/ (DEADLINE: Wed, March 27).

WHO should apply? If you are a high school junior with a strong academic record and an annual family income of less than $60,000, I encourage you to apply. Many past award recipients have also been part of the first generation in their family to attend college.

ATTENTION SENIORS: Deadline for FAFSA is coming up, March 2. Apply for it on FAFSA.GOV and also apply for scholarships! Look at the Galileo college website for Galileo specific scholarships: galileoweb.org/college/scholarship  The upcoming scholarships are due soon: TACT ($2,000, due Feb. 22), Maisin ($2,000, due March 1), AACE ($1,000-$5,000, due March 7).

BASEBALL PRACTICE: every Monday on football field at 3:15. Coach Papa

ASB OFFICES AND CLASS OFFICES for 2013 – 2014 are now open. Pick up petitions at ASB office (Room 151), Deadline to turn in ASB office petitions is March 5, 2013 by 4:00 PM. Deadline to turn in senior,
junior, and sophomore petitions is March 19, 2013 in ASB office by 4:00 PM.

SPIRIT WEEK FOOD FESTIVAL is Friday, March 8 during lunch time in the courtyard.

BOAT DANCE is Saturday, March 9 from 7 – 11 PM. Dress is semi-formal. Tickets will be sold at ASB office starting February 12.

TEACHER AND STAFF OF THE YEAR AWARDS:  Final election will be on Wednesday, March 12 in homeroom. Winners will be announced at the ASB Election Assembly on Friday, April 5.

For young women only—Don’t miss the opportunity to study science and engineering, writing, history or environmental science this summer at Smith College in Massachusetts.   Don’t miss the opportunity to develop skill to become a powerful leader at the Eleanor Roosevelt Girls’ Leadership Workshop, a nine-day program in New York.  This summer program is open to current 9th and 10th graders.

SUMMERFUNd has the information about these and many more programs.     Come to 4548A on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.  Fill out an interest form. Talk to students who’ve attended these programs.  Talk to Ms. K.  The time is NOW!

SPIRIT WEEK MARCH 4 – 8
Monday – Sports Dress-Up Day
Tuesday – Mardi Gras Dress-Up Day
Wednesday – Business/Professional Dress-Up Day
Thursday – Tourist Dress-Up Day
Friday – Class T-Shirt Dress-Up Day

EXECUTIVE STUDENT COUNCIL MEETING:is Monday, in 153 at 3:15 PM.

ASB ELECTION ASSEMBLY: is Friday, April 5 during a double period 4.

CHINESE KARAOKE CONTEST:is Friday evening, April 12 in the auditorium.

SENIORS VS TEACHERS/STAFF VOLLEYBALL GAME: has been rescheduled to Friday, March 15 during lunch time at the Bay Street gym.

SENIORS VS TEACHERS/STAFF BASKETBALL GAME: will be on Friday, March 22 during lunch time at the Van Ness Street gym.

Weekly Bulletin – February 25 – March 1, 2013

GALILEO ACADEMY
Weekly Bulletin
FEBRUARY 25 – MARCH 1, 2013

REVAMP

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. REVAMP: Renovate; reconstruct; to make over; revise.

NEW ITEMS:

STAFF WELLNESS WORDS:  
Staff Wellness Words: Take a mid-day walk!  Even if it’s for 15 minutes, having some time to yourself in the middle of the day can provide the mental respite you need to be more present throughout the afternoon.

REFERENCE ITEMS

ANNOUNCEMENT FORMS: We are now using Google Forms to collect announcement requests. The form is linked from the Teachers page at galileoweb.org. Check it out.

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb@galileoweb.org. 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 old phone number, 241-6641, is no longer operational.  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 $20–checks or cash welcome!                  Social Committee

HOT COFFEE is available every morning for $.75 a cup and fresh baked COOKIES are available for $.25 each in room 212 or 214. Thank you for helping support the special education programs.             Ms. Wlodaver and Ms. McDonagh

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

GALILEO PTSA EDUCATION AND ENRICHMENT GRANT APPLICATIONS: The Galileo PTSA is accepting Grant Applications from teachers and staff in need of funding for projects, equipment and/or suppliegalileoweb.org/ptsa. Grant applications may be turned in to the PTSA mailbox in the main office. If you have questions email the Grants’ Chair Claire Siegel at cesiegel@pacbell.net or call her at 415.350.5697.

G-HOUSE TV AND INTERCOM ANNOUNCEMENTS: Teachers: Please be cognizant of allowing students to listen to morning and homeroom announcements. Many are important for students to get info on sports, events, activities, or educational opportunities. Some teachers are hanging the phones  up or not turning the t.v. on for G-House. These actions deprive the students of notifications and they miss out. Thank you.                 Don Papa

STUDENTS

ASB STORE in Room 150 is selling healthy snacks, beverages, sweatshirts, lanyards, bookcovers, pens, pennants, mugs, and other spirit items during lunch time and after school. Money helps to pay for our school activities.

ASB STORE is selling ASB card stickers @ $5.00. Discounts are given for dances, sweatshirts, yearbook, and other spirit items.

ATTENTION JUNIORS: Questbridge College Prep Scholarship Presentation on Thur, Feb. 28, after-school in 263.
Presented by our Questbridge-match recipients, Ching Li, Anna Lei, and other QB finalists & applicants.
WHY Apply for the Questbridge College Prep Scholarship Prep program: (1) Stanford college admission conference (2) Full scholarships to elite private school institutions, college admission counseling, (3) All-expense paid-visit to a partner college (4) Telementoring from college students (5) Quest for excellence awards such as laptops! See Bai in room 258 on Tues/Thurs for more details. HOW to apply, visit the Questbridge website: https://questbridge.org/ (DEADLINE: Wed, March 27).

WHO should apply? If you are a high school junior with a strong academic record and an annual family income of less than $60,000, I encourage you to apply. Many past award recipients have also been part of the first generation in their family to attend college.

ATTENTION SENIORS: Deadline for FAFSA is coming up, March 2. Apply for it on FAFSA.GOV and also apply for scholarships! Look at the Galileo college website for Galileo specific scholarships: galileoweb.org/college/scholarship  The upcoming scholarships are due soon: TACT ($2,000, due Feb. 22), Maisin ($2,000, due March 1), AACE ($1,000-$5,000, due March 7).

“The Galileo Ping Pong Club is back!
We will meet every Wednesday, at lunch, in Room 350. A table and two rackets are available but you are welcome to bring your own racket. All levels of player are welcome!  First meeting: Wednesday, October 24, Lunch, Room 350.  See you there!”

BASEBALL PRACTICE: every Monday on football field at 3:15. Coach Papa

ASB OFFICES AND CLASS OFFICES for 2013 – 2014 are now open. Pick up petitions at ASB office (Room 151), Deadline to turn in ASB office petitions is March 5, 2013 by 4:00 PM. Deadline to turn in senior,
junior, and sophomore petitions is March 19, 2013 in ASB office by 4:00 PM.

SPIRIT WEEK FOOD FESTIVAL is Friday, March 8 during lunch time in the courtyard.

BOAT DANCE is Saturday, March 9 from 7 – 11 PM. Dress is semi-formal. Tickets will be sold at ASB office starting February 12.

TEACHER AND STAFF OF THE YEAR AWARDS:  Nomination slips will be distributed on Wednesday & Thursday, February 27 & 28 during homeroom periods. Final election will be on Wednesday, March 12 in homeroom. Winners will be announced at the ASB Election Assembly on Friday, April 5.

What is nanochemisty?  How do you design a video game?  What is regenerative medicine?  What are cyphers?
Grab the opportunity to spend four weeks this summer at UC Irvine, UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz or UC San Diego in COSMOS where you can find the answers to these questions.
Scholarships are available.  The application deadline is this Friday, February 22.  Get help with your application at SUMMERFUNd in Room 458A on Tuesday and Friday.

Medicine! Health! Biology! Science!  10th and 11th graders—Apply for a Gladstone Scholarship to attend a 10 day summer medical program at UC Berkeley.  Live in the dorms!  Develop leadership skills! Go to SUMMERFUND for an application and preparation advice.  Tuesdays and Fridays in Room 458 A.  The deadline is Friday, March 1.

For young women only—Don’t miss the opportunity to study science and engineering, writing, history or environmental science this summer at Smith College in Massachusetts.   Don’t miss the opportunity to develop skill to become a powerful leader at the Eleanor Roosevelt Girls’ Leadership Workshop, a nine-day program in New York.  This summer program is open to current 9th and 10th graders.

SUMMERFUNd has the information about these and many more programs.     Come to 4548A on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.  Fill out an interest form. Talk to students who’ve attended these programs.  Talk to Ms. K.  The time is NOW!

SPIRIT WEEK MARCH 4 – 8
Monday – Sports Dress-Up Day
Tuesday – Mardi Gras Dress-Up Day
Wednesday – Business/Professional Dress-Up Day
Thursday – Tourist Dress-Up Day
Friday – Class T-Shirt Dress-Up Day

EXECUTIVE STUDENT COUNCIL MEETING: is Monday, in 153 at 3:15 PM. Will discuss the Spirit Week Food Festival and election.

GALILEO LETTERMEN JACKET: to order is this Thursday in front of the auditorium during lunch time.

SENIORS VS FACULTY/STAFF VOLLEYBALL GAME is  this Friday in the Bay Street gym during lunch time.

ASB ELECTION ASSEMBLY: is Friday, April 5 during a double period 4.

CHINESE KARAOKE CONTEST: is Friday evening, April 12 in the auditorium.

2013 SFUSD Arts Festival Winners: Literary Arts

Congratulations to the several Galileo students who are winners of the 2013 Literary Arts Awards for the SFUSD Arts Festival. The Galileo Community is invited to attend the non-fee award ceremony honoring our student winners. Two of our students will read from their work and all students will be honored at the Literary Arts Award Ceremony on:

MARCH 3, 2-4 P.M. at the Koret Auditorium, SAN FRANCISCO MAIN LIBRARY.

Keynote speaker at the awards ceremony will be Christopher Chen.  Mr. Chen is a San Francisco native and graduate of UC Berkeley, with an MFA in playwriting from San Francisco State Universtiy. His play “The Hundred Flowers Project” won the Will Glickman Playwright Award for the best new play to premiere in the Bay Area in 2012.

Student submissions from other high schools included Lowell, Ruth Asawa Schoool of the Arts, Balboa and other schools.  Winners from Galileo included a remarkable, never before seen sweep in the Nonfiction category, and a second place award for the Dramatic Script category!

A list of winners follows:

DRAMATIC SCRIPT:

 2nd    Jenny Z. Li           Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

HIGH SCHOOL NONFICTION:

1st:   Michelle Linh       Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

2nd:  Raymond Chiu     Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

3rd:   Corinna Wong     Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

Honorable Mention

(Most San Franciscan): Andy Wong     Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

Weekly Bulletin – February 19 – 22, 2013

GALILEO ACADEMY
Weekly Bulletin
FEBRUARY 19 – 22, 2013

RESPLENDENT

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. RESPLENDENT: To shine back; shinning brillantly; glowing splendor.

NEW ITEMS:

STAFF WELLNESS WORDS:  
Staff Wellness Words: “If kids come to us [educators/ teachers] from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.”      – Barbara Colorose

REFERENCE ITEMS

ANNOUNCEMENT FORMS: We are now using Google Forms to collect announcement requests. The form is linked from the Teachers page at galileoweb.org. Check it out.

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb@galileoweb.org. 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 old phone number, 241-6641, is no longer operational.  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 $20–checks or cash welcome!                  Social Committee

HOT COFFEE is available every morning for $.75 a cup and fresh baked COOKIES are available for $.25 each in room 212 or 214. Thank you for helping support the special education programs.             Ms. Wlodaver and Ms. McDonagh

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

GALILEO PTSA EDUCATION AND ENRICHMENT GRANT APPLICATIONS: The Galileo PTSA is accepting Grant Applications from teachers and staff in need of funding for projects, equipment and/or suppliegalileoweb.org/ptsa. Grant applications may be turned in to the PTSA mailbox in the main office. If you have questions email the Grants’ Chair Claire Siegel at cesiegel@pacbell.net or call her at 415.350.5697.

G-HOUSE TV AND INTERCOM ANNOUNCEMENTS: Teachers: Please be cognizant of allowing students to listen to morning and homeroom announcements. Many are important for students to get info on sports, events, activities, or educational opportunities. Some teachers are hanging the phones  up or not turning the t.v. on for G-House. These actions deprive the students of notifications and they miss out. Thank you.                 Don Papa

AoHT with the Fairmont Hotel is holding a pajama drive! There are countless homeless children who are in need of comfortable clothing when they go to sleep and we want YOU to donate pajamas. Pajamas must be NEW and sized for teens or young adults. The goal is to get at least 222 pajamas by 2/22! Drop off the pajamas at Ms. Field’s room 453.  For each pair of new pajamas you donate you will receive a free AoHT raffle ticket!

STUDENTS

ASB STORE in Room 150 is selling healthy snacks, beverages, sweatshirts, lanyards, bookcovers, pens, pennants, mugs, and other spirit items during lunch time and after school. Money helps to pay for our school activities.

ASB STORE is selling ASB card stickers @ $5.00. Discounts are given for dances, sweatshirts, yearbook, and other spirit items.

ATTENTION JUNIORS: Questbridge College Prep Scholarship Presentation on Thur, Feb. 28, after-school in 263.
Presented by our Questbridge-match recipients, Ching Li, Anna Lei, and other QB finalists & applicants.
WHY Apply for the Questbridge College Prep Scholarship Prep program: (1) Stanford college admission conference (2) Full scholarships to elite private school institutions, college admission counseling, (3) All-expense paid-visit to a partner college (4) Telementoring from college students (5) Quest for excellence awards such as laptops! See Bai in room 258 on Tues/Thurs for more details. HOW to apply, visit the Questbridge website: https://questbridge.org/ (DEADLINE: Wed, March 27).

WHO should apply? If you are a high school junior with a strong academic record and an annual family income of less than $60,000, I encourage you to apply. Many past award recipients have also been part of the first generation in their family to attend college.

ATTENTION SENIORS: Deadline for FAFSA is coming up, March 2. Apply for it on FAFSA.GOV and also apply for scholarships! Look at the Galileo college website for Galileo specific scholarships: galileoweb.org/college/scholarship  The upcoming scholarships are due soon: TACT ($2,000, due Feb. 22), Maisin ($2,000, due March 1), AACE ($1,000-$5,000, due March 7).

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWEL Presentation on: Tuesday, Feb. 19, after-school in counseling office (258F) for all interested students.
UMass Lowell offers an amazing educational experience with wonderful merit scholarship opportunities.UMASS Lowell also offers:·   120 academic majors with an abundance of classes, allowing students to graduate in 4 years.
·   Co-op research, internships, and service learning opportunities prepare students for success in the workplace and graduate school.·   Merit Scholarships ranging from $5,000 to half tuition (approximately $12,500)

“The Galileo Ping Pong Club is back!  
We will meet every Wednesday, at lunch, in Room 350. A table and two rackets are available but you are welcome to bring your own racket. All levels of player are welcome!  First meeting: Wednesday, October 24, Lunch, Room 350.  See you there!”

BASEBALL PRACTICE: every Monday on football field at 3:15. Coach Papa

ASB OFFICES AND CLASS OFFICES for 2013 – 2014 are now open. Pick up
petitions at ASB office (Room 151), Deadline to turn in ASB office
petitions is March 5, 2013 by 4:00 PM. Deadline to turn in senior,
junior, and sophomore petitions is March 19, 2013 in ASB office by
4:00 PM.

GALILEO LETTERMAN JACKETS: Pre-orders for Galileo letterman jackets will be on Thursday, Feb. 21 during lunch time in front of the auditorium.

SPIRIT WEEK FOOD FESTIVAL is Friday, March 8 during lunch time in the courtyard.

BOAT DANCE is Saturday, March 9 from 7 – 11 PM. Dress is semi-formal.
Tickets will be sold at ASB office starting February 12.

TEACHER AND STAFF OF THE YEAR AWARDS:  Nomination slips will be
distributed on Wednesday & Thursday, February 27 & 28 during homeroom
periods. Final election will be on Wednesday, March 12 in homeroom.
Winners will be announced at the ASB Election Assembly on Friday,
April 5.

What is nanochemisty?  How do you design a video game?  What is regenerative medicine?  What are cyphers?
Grab the opportunity to spend four weeks this summer at UC Irvine, UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz or UC San Diego in COSMOS where you can find the answers to these questions.
Scholarships are available.  The application deadline is this Friday, February 22.  Get help with your application at SUMMERFUNd in Room 458A on Tuesday and Friday.

Medicine! Health! Biology! Science!  10th and 11th graders—Apply for a Gladstone Scholarship to attend a 10 day summer medical program at UC Berkeley.  Live in the dorms!  Develop leadership skills!
Go to SUMMERFUND for an application and preparation advice.  Tuesdays and Fridays in Room 458 A.  The deadline is Friday, March 1.

For young women only—Don’t miss the opportunity to study science and engineering, writing, history or environmental science this summer at Smith College in Massachusetts.
Don’t miss the opportunity to develop skill to become a powerful leader at the Eleanor Roosevelt Girls’ Leadership Workshop, a nine-day program in New York.  This summer program is open to current 9th and 10th graders.

SUMMERFUNd has the information about these and many more programs.     Come to 4548A on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.  Fill out an interest form. Talk to students who’ve attended these programs.  Talk to Ms. K.  The time is NOW!

AoHT with the Fairmont Hotel is holding a pajama drive! There are countless homeless children who are in need of comfortable clothing when they go to sleep and we want YOU to donate pajamas. Pajamas must be NEW and sized for teens or young adults. The goal is to get at least 222 pajamas by 2/22! Drop off the pajamas at Ms. Field’s room 453.  For each pair of new pajamas you donate you will receive a free AoHT raffle ticket!

Weekly Bulletin – February 12 – 15, 2013

GALILEO ACADEMY
Weekly Bulletin
FEBRUARY 12-15, 2013

RAUCOUS

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place.  RAUCOUS: .Disagreably harsh or strident; boisterously disorderly.

NEW ITEMS:

STAFF WELLNESS WORDS:  
Staff Wellness Words: From Jeanne Sharbuno “Bite Size Tips for Busy Teachers”
You take care of your students…by taking care of yourself first.
Use these 3 self-care tips as quick stress-busters to regain your balance throughout the day:
1. Relax your nervous system with belly breaths. Breath in from your
belly for 5 counts, hold for 5 counts, and release slowly for 5 counts. Repeat 5 – 10 times.
2.  Take a 10-minute refreshing walk during lunch to empty your mind and rejuvenate your soul.
3.  Keep silly cartoons or funny quotes at your desk to make you laugh and lighten your mood.

Join Wellness this February 14th & 15th for our G-House Lovefest!!

On Thursday February 14th, Wellness and the Galileo GSA are hosting a lunchtime event in the Courtyard. Come check out the Marriage Booth, games, music, and prizes to teach students about healthy and safe sexual decision making. On Friday February 15th, Wellness will be offering 38 Classroom Workshops on 19 different topics, such as healthy relationships, gender identity, contraception & STD education. Hope to see you there!

REFERENCE ITEMS

ANNOUNCEMENT FORMS: We are now using Google Forms to collect announcement requests. The form is linked from the Teachers page at galileoweb.org. Check it out.

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb@galileoweb.org. 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 old phone number, 241-6641, is no longer operational.  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 $20–checks or cash welcome!                  Social Committee

HOT COFFEE is available every morning for $.75 a cup and fresh baked COOKIES are available for $.25 each in room 212 or 214. Thank you for helping support the special education programs.             Ms. Wlodaver and Ms. McDonagh

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

GALILEO PTSA EDUCATION AND ENRICHMENT GRANT APPLICATIONS: The Galileo PTSA is accepting Grant Applications from teachers and staff in need of funding for projects, equipment and/or suppliegalileoweb.org/ptsa. Grant applications may be turned in to the PTSA mailbox in the main office. If you have questions email the Grants’ Chair Claire Siegel at cesiegel@pacbell.net or call her at 415.350.5697.

G-HOUSE TV AND INTERCOM ANNOUNCEMENTS: Teachers: Please be cognizant of allowing students to listen to morning and homeroom announcements. Many are important for students to get info on sports, events, activities, or educational opportunities. Some teachers are hanging the phones  up or not turning the t.v. on for G-House. These actions deprive the students of notifications and they miss out. Thank you.                 Don Papa

STUDENTS

LOVEFEST: Join the Galileo GSA and Wellness next week on February 14th for the G-HOUSE LoveFest! The lunchtime event will feature interactive games, music, prizes, and the famous Marriage Booth. Come learn about sexual health and healthy relationships this Valentines Day in the Galileo courtyard.

ASB STORE in Room 150 is selling healthy snacks, beverages, sweatshirts, lanyards, bookcovers, pens, pennants, mugs, and other spirit items during lunch time and after school. Money helps to pay for our school activities.

ASB STORE is selling ASB card stickers @ $5.00. Discounts are given for dances, sweatshirts, yearbook, and other spirit items.

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS: Are you curious about what it takes to become an engineer, architect or construction professional? Ever wonder how a building works? If yes, then sign up for ACE mentoring program. The program is Free, it starts in late January for 15 weeks. Pick a day that fits your schedule, 4 pm-6 pm (Tues, Wed, or Thur), the location is in SF downtown. To apply, go here: www.acementor.org/925

ATTENTION SENIORS: Friendly reminders: (1) Apply to private colleges, most deadlines are in January and most students can receive 4 private college fee-waivers from Bai. (2) For students that applied to CSU: make sure to sign up for the EOP program if you qualify in order to receive academic support and tutoring. Also apply for the ELM/EPT placement exam, you may sign up on ets.org/csu/  (3) Starting Jan. 1, apply for FAFSA on fafsa.gov and also start  applying for scholarships! Go to this website to find our more about scholarships: galileoweb.org/college/scholarship (4) Lastly, try your best to maintain your grades, senior year still matters! If you need support feel free to e-mail or talk to your teachers and counselors. Sincerely, Bai Zhen, zhenb@galileoweb.org

SAT and ACT: Want to prepare for the SATs and ACTs by taking a practice test? Come sign up for the Mock SATs (2/13 in Room 263.)  Deadline to sign up is 2/6. Sign up for the Mock ACTs (2/20 in Room 263). Deadline to sign-up is 2/13  with Ms. Marshman, Counseling Office. The test begins at 2:30 after school, and is $5 to take. Only 40 slots available for each test.

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL Presentation on: Tuesday, Feb. 19, after-school in counseling office (258F) for all interested students.
UMass Lowell offers an amazing educational experience with wonderful merit scholarship opportunities.UMASS Lowell also offers:·   120 academic majors with an abundance of classes, allowing students to graduate in 4 years.
·   Co-op research, internships, and service learning opportunities prepare students for success in the workplace and graduate school.·   Merit Scholarships ranging from $5,000 to half tuition (approximately $12,500)

“The Galileo Ping Pong Club is back!
We will meet every Wednesday, at lunch, in Room 350. A table and two rackets are available but you are welcome to bring your own racket. All levels of player are welcome!  First meeting: Wednesday, October 24, Lunch, Room 350.  See you there!”

BASEBALL PRACTICE: every Monday on football field at 3:15. Coach Papa

ASB OFFICES AND CLASS OFFICES for 2013 – 2014 are now open. Pick up petitions at ASB office (Room 151), Deadline to turn in ASB office petitions is March 5, 2013 by 4:00 PM. Deadline to turn in senior,junior, and sophomore petitions is March 19, 2013 in ASB office by4:00 PM.

GALILEO LETTERMAN JACKETS: Pre-orders for Galileo letterman jackets will be on Thursday, Feb. 21 during lunch time in front of the auditorium.

SPIRIT WEEK FOOD FESTIVAL is Friday, March 8 during lunch time in the courtyard.

BOAT DANCE is Saturday, March 9 from 7 – 11 PM. Dress is semi-formal. Tickets will be sold at ASB office starting February 12.

VALENTINE GRAMS: Senior class will be selling Valentine grams at the ASB store this week. Delivery will be on Thursday, Feb. 14 during period 4.

GALILEO’S BIRTHDAY: Happy Birthday Galileo is Friday, Feb. 15. Watch the Rocketship launch by the Science Club in the courtyard during lunch time. The
competition is which class can fly the paper airplane the farthest. Any student can sign up at ASB office by this Friday to participate
this contest. There will be a prize.

TEACHER AND STAFF OF THE YEAR AWARDS:  Nomination slips will be
distributed on Wednesday & Thursday, February 27 & 28 during homeroom
periods. Final election will be on Wednesday, March 12 in homeroom.
Winners will be announced at the ASB Election Assembly on Friday,
April 5.

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