Weekly Bulletin – April 10 – 14, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

APRIL  10 – 14, 2017, 2017

 

SERENDIPITY

FACULTY/STAFF

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

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

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

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

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

PARKING COURTESY:  DO NOT PARK IN THE WHITE BUS ZONES BEFORE SCHOOL AND DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!! Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

ASB ELECTION: is Wed., April 12 during HR

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For 10th,11th, & 12th:

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

For 10th & 11th:

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

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

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

For 11th & 12th:

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

For 12th:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – April 3 – 7, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MARCH 20-24, 2017

 

APRIL FOOL’S DAY

April 1, 2017

FACULTY/STAFF

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

 

SERVICE INTERACT CLUB CAR WASH FUND RAISER:

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

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

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

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

PARKING COURTESY:  DO NOT PARK IN THE WHITE BUS ZONES BEFORE SCHOOL AND DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!! Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

ASB ELECTION: is Wed., April 12 during HR

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

For 10th & 11th:

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

 

For 11th & 12th:

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

For 9th:

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

For 12th:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – March 20 – 24, 2017

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MARCH 20-24, 2017

 

SPRING BREAK

March 27 – 31, 2017

FACULTY/STAFF

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

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

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

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

PARKING COURTESY:  DO NOT PARK IN THE WHITE BUS ZONES BEFORE SCHOOL AND DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!! Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

ASB ELECTION: is Wed., April 12 during HR

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

For 10th & 11th:

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

For 11th & 12th:

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

For 9th:

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

For 11th:

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

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

For 12th:

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – March 13 – 17, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MARCH 13-17, 2017

 

PATRICK’S DAY

March 17, 2017

FACULTY/STAFF

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

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

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

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

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

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

PARKING COURTESY:  DO NOT PARK IN THE WHITE BUS ZONES BEFORE SCHOOL AND DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!! Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

ASB ELECTION: is Wed., April 12 during HR

 

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

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 3/13 – 19/17

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

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

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

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

For 10th & 11th:

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

For 11th & 12th:

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

For 9th:

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

For 11th:

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

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

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

For 12th:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – March 6-10, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MARCH 6-10, 2017

 

REVIEW

FACULTY/STAFF

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

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

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

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

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

PARKING COURTESY:  DO NOT PARK IN THE WHITE BUS ZONES BEFORE SCHOOL AND DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!! Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

To senior HR teachers & others,

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

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 3/6-12/17

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

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

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

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

For 11th & 12th:

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

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

For 9th:

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

For 10th:

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

For 11th:

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

For 12th:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – February 27 – March 3, 2017

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 3, 2017

 

MARCH

March Roars in Like a Lion!!

FACULTY/STAFF

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

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

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

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

PARKING COURTESY:  DO NOT PARK IN THE WHITE BUS ZONES BEFORE SCHOOL AND DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!! Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

functions.  Please see Coach Papa in Room  263.

MARCH MADNESS ACTIVITIES:

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

 

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

                           during lunch time

 

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

                       the Courtyard during lunch time

 

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

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 2/20 – 26/17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For 11th & 12th:

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

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

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

For 11th & 10th:

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

For 9th:

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

For 10th:

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

For 11th:

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

For 12th:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – February 20 – 24, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 20 – 24, 2017

 

PRESIDENT’S DAY

February 20, 2017

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: PRESIDENT’S DAY: Washington’s Birthday, also known as Presidents’ Day, is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of February. The day honors presidents of the United States, including George Washington, the USA’s first president. Washington’s Birthday officially honors the life and work of George Washington, the first president of the United States. The day commemorates past presidents of the USA. Washington’s Birthday is sometimes known as Presidents’ Day. This is because while most states have adopted Washington’s Birthday, some states officially celebrate Presidents’ Day.

Some states pay particular attention to Abraham Lincoln, as his birthday was also in mid-February.The US federal holiday is on the third Monday of February each year, but records show that George Washington’s birthday is on February 22. George Washington was the first president of the United States of America. His first term as president was from 1789 to 1793 and his second term from 1793 to 1797. Before he became president, he played important roles in the military, leading the American Continental Army to victory over the British in 1783. Washington is often seen as the father of the United States and is probably the best known American politician ever.

 

The likeness and name of George Washington can still be seen in many places in the United States. There is the portrait of him and three other American presidents carved into Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. His image is also used on the one-dollar bill and the quarter-dollar coin. The capital of the United States, Washington D.C., Washington State and at least three universities are named after him.

Washington’s Birthday was first celebrated as a holiday in the District of Columbia in 1880. It was made a federal holiday in 1885. The holiday was originally held on the anniversary of George Washington’s birth, on February 22. In 1971, this holiday was moved to the third Monday in February.

This holiday is legally designated as “Washington’s Birthday”. Though other institutions such as state and local governments and private businesses may use other names, it is the federal government’s policy to always refer to holidays by the names designated in the law.

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

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

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

PARKING COURTESY:  DO NOT PARK IN THE WHITE BUS ZONES BEFORE SCHOOL AND DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!! Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

functions.  Please see Coach Papa in Room  263.

MARCH MADNESS ACTIVITIES:

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

 

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

                           during lunch time

 

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

                       the Courtyard during lunch time

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO GALILEO CHEERLEADERS:  They placed 1st in their division in their competition over the weekend and won a special judges award for ‘best jumps’!

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 2/20 – 26/17

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

The Summer Program List has been sent via SchoolLoop.

2/26 USA Gap Year Fair @ 1pm-3:30pm @ Jewish Community High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis St, SF.: If you are interested in taking time off between high school and college, this fair will provide you with lots of options for activities that you can do.  You can also find out why students take time off and how this can positively affect your college choice or enrollment decision.  To register: www.usagapyearfairs.org/fairs  

2/25 & 2/26 Get Your Life Workshop @ 12pm-6pm @ 127 Collingwood St.: an empowerment workshop for Latino gay, bi, queer men aged 16-19.  The workshop will be a space to build community, make friends, and develop skills to navigate relationship.  Each participant will receive a $150 Visa Gift Card after completing the workshop.  Snacks, lunch, and dinner provided on both days.  To sign-up email Mr. Gustavo Banuelos: gustavo@lyric.org    

4/6-4/9 Vietnamese Student Association’s (VSA) VISION Program @ UC Berkeley: This is a college student run FREE annual program for HS students.  They create different workshop themes every year.  The theme for this year is Tenacity.  Workshops will explore how you can use your cultural roots to achieve goals.  You will network with other HS students.  Room & board at UC Berkeley and BART tickets to Berkeley will be included.  For any HS students with any GPA.  Application deadline: 2/24. To apply on: http://tinyurl.com/VISION2017mentee  

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

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

For 11th & 12th:

2/22 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

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

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

For 9th:

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

For 10th:

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

For 11th:

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

Genesys Works: Are you interested in earning up to $10,000 during your senior year, get support with the college applications, FAFSA and scholarships during your senior year? Come learn more about GENESYS WORKS!  The deadline to apply is 2/24!  Click following link to apply and/or learn more: http://www.genesysworks.org/bayarea. If you have questions feel free to email us at gwba@ba.genesysworks.org

For 12th:

2/21 Financial Aid trouble shoot @ 3:15pm @ RM 104:  If you have not submitted FAFSA or CA Dream Act, please do so ASAP.  If you need help completing either application form or have any problems with your Cal Grant account, please come see us during this time.  If you plan to complete FAFSA with us, it will be best if you can bring the 2015 income tax return.

2/22 CCSF Placement Exam: if you have signed up to take the CCSF placement exam and turned in a signed permission slip, please be at the front gate of Galileo by 7:45am.  If you miss this bus, you will miss the placement exam.   

2/23 FAFSA / CA Dream Act Workshop @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you have not submitted FAFSA or CA Dream Act, come work on it with us.  If you plan to complete FAFSA with us, it will be best if you can bring the 2015 income tax return if your family has one.

2/27 @ 1pm-3pm & 3/2 @ 1pm-4pm @ SF State Library RM 281: Dream Aid Drives: SF State will be hosting this event to help students submit their CA Dream Act app. This is open to high school, community and SFSU students.  Please bring your and your parents’ 2015 tax & income info.     

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

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

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

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

Maisin Scholarship: $3,000/year and renewable for 4 years.  To qualify: a senior with a 2.0-3.5 GPA, entering college or vocational school in fall 2017, historically underrepresented & low-income, first generation college-bound students & committed to college goals.  To apply:www.sfedfund.org/maisinscholaraward Application deadline: 2/24/17

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – February 13 – 17, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 13 – 17, 2017

 

VALENTINE’S DAY

February 14, 2017

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: VALENTINE’S DAY:  Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine,] is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.

Several martyrdom stories associated with the various Valentines that were connected to February 14 were added to later martyrologies, including a popular hagiographical account of Saint Valentine of Rome which indicated he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. According to legend, during his imprisonment, Saint Valentine healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius, and before his execution, he wrote her a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell.

The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines“). In Europe, Saint Valentine’s Keys are given to lovers “as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart”, as well as to children, in order to ward off epilepsy (called Saint Valentine’s Malady). Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.[7]

 

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

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

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

PARKING COURTESY:  DO NOT PARK IN THE WHITE BUS ZONES BEFORE SCHOOL AND DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!! Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

functions.  Please see Coach Papa in Room  263.

MARCH MADNESS ACTIVITIES:

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

 

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

                           during lunch time

 

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

                       the Courtyard during lunch time

 

EGG DROP CONTEST: Science Club is sponsoring an Egg Drop Contest on Friday, Feb. 17 during lunch time to celebrate Galileo’s birthday which is Feb. 15.,1564. See Mr. DeBella in room 451 if you wish to participate.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 2/13 – 19/17

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

A Summer Program List has been sent via SchoolLoop.

 

2/18 13th Annual Black College Expo @ 9am-3pm @ Laney Community College, Oakland: This is a low cost Black College Expo for any interested students.  Scholarship opportunities are available for all students, seminars and one-on-one interviews with colleges & universities.  $8 per person for entrance fee.  For more details: www.thecollegeexpo.org or call877-427-4100

2/25 & 2/26 Get Your Life Workshop @ 12pm-6pm @ 127 Collingwood St.: an empowerment workshop for Latino gay, bi, queer men aged 16-19.  The workshop will be a space to build community, make friends, and develop skills to navigate relationship.  Each participant will receive a $150 Visa Gift Card after completing the workshop.  Snacks, lunch, and dinner provided on both days.  To sign-up email Mr. Gustavo Banuelos: gustavo@lyric.org    

4/6-4/9 Vietnamese Student Association’s (VSA) VISION Program @ UC Berkeley: This is a college student run FREE annual program for HS students.  They create different workshop themes every year.  The theme for this year is Tenacity. Workshops will explore how you can use your cultural roots to achieve goals.  You will network with other HS students. Room & board at UC Berkeley and BART tickets to Berkeley will be included.  For any HS students with any GPA. Application deadline: 2/24.

To apply on: http://tinyurl.com/VISION2017mentee  

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

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

For 11th & 12th:

2/14 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

3/9 Bloomberg Field Trip @ 11:15am to Pier 3: To celebrate the International Women’s Day, this nation-wide media and tech. company will be hosting a career readiness event for 13 junior and senior girls.  Lunch, goodie bags, and a tour of the company will be included.  Pick up a field trip form from Ms. S. Chan in RM 258F or from Vicki in RM 209.  Return the signed field trip form to Ms. S. Chan by 2/30.  First come first served basis.   

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

For 10th:

2/16 College Basics Part II presentation in Chinese @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you want to learn what you can do this year to be better prepared for college, come to this presentation.  This presentation has been given in all World History classes between 2/2/-2/13.   

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

For 11th:

Genesys Works: Are you interested in earning up to $10,000 during your senior year, get support with the college applications, FAFSA and scholarships during your senior year? Come learn more about GENESYS WORKS!  The deadline to apply is 2/24!  Click following link to apply and/or learn more: http://www.genesysworks.org/bayarea. If you have questions feel free to email us at gwba@ba.genesysworks.org

For 12th:

2/15 Transition to College Presentation for Seniors & Parents @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria:  How can you be better prepared for the transition to college?  What should you be aware of during college years?  How do you make sure you graduate from college?  Come to this presentation and learn about these topics!  A light dinner will be provided.

Mission Bit: This program offers a free 5 week immersive coding course called Mission Bit Career Prep. As an organization, our long term strategy is to put underrepresented students in a position to enroll in college as a computer science major or start a career as a software engineer.  Admitted students will learn HTML, CSS, Javascript, and gain networking skills by meeting the people building the most innovative products in the Bay Area. Mission Bit Career Prep courses run Monday thru Thursday from 4pm to 7pm. To be considered, please complete the online application at www.missionbit.com before the deadline on Tuesday, February 14th at 5pm. Upon completion of the application, students will be invited to interview for an opportunity to take part in this amazing opportunity.

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

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

TACT Scholarship:  Up to $2,000.  To qualify: include Community volunteer service, 2.5 minimum GPA, Participation in extracurricular activities, Demonstrated leadership in school, & Unusual circumstances.  For more details:http://www.tactsf.org/  or you can pick up an application from Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209.  Application deadline: 2/15/2017

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – February 6 – 10, 2017


GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 6 – 10, 2017

 

CHINESE NEW YEAR PARADE

February 11, 2017

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: CHINESE NEW YEAR PARADE: Named one of the top ten Parades in the world by IFEA, the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is one of the few remaining night illuminated Parades in the country. Started in the 1860’s by the Chinese in San Francisco as a means to educate the community about their culture, the Parade and Festival have grown to be the largest celebration of Asian culture outside of Asia. Since 1958, the parade has been under the direction of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

Over 100 units will participate in the Southwest Airlines® Chinese New Year Parade. A San Francisco tradition since just after the Gold Rush, the parade continues to delight and entertain the many hundreds of thousands of people that come to watch it on the street or tune in to watch it on television on KTVU Fox 2 or KTSF Channel 26, 6:00-8:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Nowhere in the world will you see a lunar new year parade with more gorgeous floats, elaborate costumes, ferocious lions, exploding firecrackers , and of course the newly crowned Miss Chinatown U.S.A. and her court. A crowd favorite is the spectacular 268′ Golden Dragon (“Gum Lung”) It takes a team of over 100 men and women from the martial arts group, White Crane to carry this dragon throughout the streets of San Francisco. This year’s Southwest Airlines® Chinese New Year Parade promises to warm your heart and electrify your senses, come rain or shine.

**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.

 

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

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

EGG DROP CONTEST: Science Club is sponsoring an Egg Drop Contest on Friday, Feb. 17 during lunch time to celebrate Galileo’s birthday which is Feb. 15.,1564. See Mr. DeBella in room 451 if you wish to participate.

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

functions.  Please see Coach Papa in Room  263.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 2/6-12/17

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

2/6 Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf (RIT/NTID) @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: RIT is a world-class university with model access services for students with hearing loss.  More than 1200 students with hearing loss from all over the nation and with varying communication modes study at RIT/NTID alongside some 14,000 hearing students in the 9 colleges of RIT, of which NTID is one of the 9 colleges RIT has more than 200 programs to choose from, outstanding access & support services and a special discounted tuition rate for qualified students with hearing loss.   

2/9 Grand Canyon University @ 11:45am @ RM 104: This is a large Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona.  It has over 200 degrees and it’s an athletic division I college.  It has generous scholarship opportunities for students with 3.0GPA.  

2/11 University of Colorado, Colorado Spring Info. session @ 10am-12pm @ Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana 520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto: Free information session on public research university: the Colorado Spring campus in Colorado.  You will find out about living on campus, how you choose your classes, and anything else you may be wondering. RSVP ASAP to california@uccs.edu.

2/25 & 2/26 Get Your Life Workshop @ 12pm-6pm @ 127 Collingwood St.: an empowerment workshop for Latino gay, bi, queer men aged 16-19.  The workshop will be a space to build community, make friends, and develop skills to navigate relationship.  Each participant will receive a $150 Visa Gift Card after completing the workshop.  Snacks, lunch, and dinner provided on both days.  To sign-up email Mr. Gustavo Banuelos: gustavo@lyric.org    

4/6-4/9 Vietnamese Student Association’s (VSA) VISION Program @ UC Berkeley: This is a college student run FREE annual program for HS students.  They create different workshop themes every year. The theme for this year is Tenacity.  Workshops will explore how you can use your cultural roots to achieve goals.  You will network with other HS students.  Room & board at UC Berkeley and BART tickets to Berkeley will be included.  For any HS students with any GPA.  Application deadline: 2/24.

To apply on: http://tinyurl.com/VISION2017mentee  

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

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

For 11th & 12th:

2/7 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

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

For 10th:

2/8 Get A Job. Save Money. Get Into College-.Juma Ventures @ 11:45am @ RM 104: A youth development program that support low income, first generation students working towards college by providing EDUCATION counseling, WORK at the AT&T Park, and college SAVING account where for every $1 you saved, we match it with $1.

For 11th:

Genesys Works: Are you interested in earning up to $10,000 during your senior year, get support with the college applications, FAFSA and scholarships during your senior year? Come learn more about GENESYS WORKS!  The deadline to apply is 2/24!  Click following link to apply and/or learn more:http://www.genesysworks.org/bayarea. If you have questions feel free to email us atgwba@ba.genesysworks.org

For 12th:

2/8 FAFSA & California Dream Act Application Workshop @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Come work on your FAFSA or CA Dream Act application for financial support for college.  If your family has the 2015 or 2016 income tax return, please bring it with you.  If your family doesn’t have it, come anyway to get started.

2/9  Maisin Scholarship Application Workshop @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you have a GPA of 2.0-3.5 and plans to attend either a community college or 4 year college, low-income and first generation to college, please come check out how easy it is to apply for this local scholarship.

2/15 Transition to College Presentation for Seniors & Parents @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria:  How can you be better prepared for the transition to college?  What should you be aware of during college years?  How do you make sure you graduate from college?  Come to this presentation and learn about these topics!  A light dinner will be provided.

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

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

TACT Scholarship:  Up to $2,000.  To qualify: include Community volunteer service, 2.5 minimum GPA, Participation in extracurricular activities, Demonstrated leadership in school, & Unusual circumstances. For more details: http://www.tactsf.org/  or you can pick up an application from Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209.  Application deadline: 2/15/2017

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – January 30 – February 3, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

JANUARY 30 – FEBRUARY 3, 2017

 

GROUND HOG DAY

February 2, 2017

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: GROUND HOG DAY: Groundhog Day (Canadian French: Jour de la Marmotte; Pennsylvania German: Grundsaudaag, Murmeltiertag) is a traditional holiday originating in the United States that is celebrated on February 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then the spring season will arrive early, some time before the vernal equinox; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its den, and winter weather will persist for six more weeks.

Modern customs of the holiday involve early morning celebrations to watch the groundhog emerging from its burrow. The first documented American reference to Groundhog Day can be found in a diary entry, dated February 4, 1841, by Morgantown, Pennsylvania, storekeeper James Morris: “Last Tuesday, the 2nd, was Candlemas day, the day on which, according to the Germans, the Groundhog peeps out of his winter quarters and if he sees his shadow he pops back for another six weeks nap, but if the day be cloudy he remains out, as the weather is to be moderate.”

In southeastern Pennsylvania, Groundhog Lodges (Grundsow Lodges) celebrate the holiday with fersommlinge, social events in which food is served, speeches are made, and one or more g’spiel (plays or skits) are performed for entertainment. The Pennsylvania German dialect is the only language spoken at the event, and those who speak English pay a penalty, usually in the form of a nickel, dime, or quarter per word spoken, with the money put into a bowl in the center of the table.

Groundhog Day was adopted in the U.S. in 1887. Clymer H. Freas was the editor of the local paper Punxsutawney Spirit at the time, and he began promoting the town’s groundhog as the official “Groundhog Day meteorologist”.

The largest Groundhog Day celebration is held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, with Punxsutawney Phil. Groundhog Day, already a widely recognized and popular tradition, received widespread attention as a result of the 1993 film Groundhog Day.

 

 

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

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  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.

 

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

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

 

VARSITY BASEBALL NEEDS GIRL MANAGERS: To keep book and help with team functions.  Please see Coach Papa in Room  263.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 1/30 – 2/5/17

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

La Petite is hiring swimming instructors for children:  You don’t have to have prior experience working with children; training will be provided.  Hourly pay is between $16-$28.  For more details or to apply: http://www.swimlpb.com/

2/4 Pathways to Law: Getting A Law Degree & Beyond @ 9am-4pm @ UCB Hastings College of the Law @ 200 McAllister Street:  This is an annual free event for any students who might be curious about studying law in college.  For more details: www.legallyasianlaw.com   To register: http://aaba-bay.com/event-2404962

2/25 & 2/26 Get Your Life Workshop @ 12pm-6pm @ 127 Collingwood St.: an empowerment workshop for Latino gay, bi, queer men aged 16-19.  The workshop will be a space to build community, make friends, and develop skills to navigate relationship.  Each participant will receive a $150 Visa Gift Card after completing the workshop.  Snacks, lunch, and dinner provided on both days.  To sign-up email Mr. Gustavo Banuelos:gustavo@lyric.org    

4/6-4/9 Vietnamese Student Association’s (VSA) VISION Program @ UC Berkeley: This is a college student run FREE annual program for HS students.  They create different workshop themes every year. The theme for this year is Tenacity.  Workshops will explore how you can use your cultural roots to achieve goals.  You will network with other HS students.  Room & board at UC Berkeley and BART tickets to Berkeley will be included.  For any HS students with any GPA.  Application deadline: 2/24.

To apply on: http://tinyurl.com/VISION2017mentee  

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

 

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

For 11th & 12th:

1/31 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

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

For 11th & 10th:

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a world-wide leadership training program for teens & young adults.  It recognizes young people for their services to their communities and gives them opportunity to gain insights into their personal development.  They offer a FREE 3-day leadership camp to students who live in Marin, SF, and San Mateo counties.  You will do fun, interactive activities at this camp.  Application deadline is 1/31.  To apply: www.ryla5150.org      

For 11th:

2/1 Genesys Works Info. & Application @ 11:45am-12:25pm @ RM 104: Are you interested in earning up to $10,000 during your senior year, get support with the college applications, FAFSA and scholarships during your senior year? Come learn more about GENESYS WORKS!  The deadline to apply is 2/24!  Click following link to apply and/or learn more: http://www.genesysworks.org/bayarea. If you have questions feel free to email us at gwba@ba.genesysworks.org

 

For 12th:

2/1 & 2/2 City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Info. & Application Workshop @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Learn about what classes you can take at CCSF and apply to the school.  You can also sign-up for placement exams and individual counseling appt.  If you have a social security number, bring it with you.  If you don’t have one, don’t worry about it.    

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

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

TACT Scholarship:  Up to $2,000.  To qualify: include Community volunteer service, 2.5 minimum GPA, Participation in extracurricular activities, Demonstrated leadership in school, & Unusual circumstances.  For more details: http://www.tactsf.org/  or you can pick up an application from Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209.  Application deadline: 2/15/2017

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

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