Weekly Bulletin – December 4 – 8, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

DECEMBER 4 – 7, 2017

 

GALILEO VARSITY FOOTBALL

TEAM AAA CITY CHAMPIONS!!

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: GALILEO VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM AAA CITY CHAMPIONS:  THE MIGHTY GALILEO LIONS DEFEATED THE MISSION BEARS IN THE AAA CHAMPTIONSHIP GAME ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017 AT KEZAR STADIUM WITH A FINAL SCORE OF 50-28.

 

This is Galileo’s 18th AAA Championship Title.  Earlier this season the Mighty Lions lost to the Mission Bears in league play with a final score of 40 – 36. Coach Mark Huynh was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle on December 3rd: “We weren’t ready last game.  We definitely were  today and it showed.  We played with a lot of heart and passion, and I was really happy with our execution.  I’m proud how we’ve come together the last month of the season.”

Many former Galileo students, football players, family members and fans cheered the players on to victory!  Galileo’s fans know how to cheer!

GO LIONS!!

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

HOLIDAY DOOR DECORATING CONTEST JUDGING: Thurs., Dec.7.

 

WINTER ASSEMBLY: Fri., Dec. 8TH during a double 4th period Assembly Schedule.

 

WRESTLING TEAM:  Wrestling practice has officially begun. Anyone interested in joining the wrestling team try to win their 4th All-City Championship in 6 years, please go to the dance studio in Rm. 219 everyday after school. All students are welcome and no experience is necessary to join! Coach Griffin

 

The GRAMMYs are returning to Oakland for GRAMMY Camp® Weekend on Saturday, December 9.

WE STILL HAVE OPENINGS IN ALL THREE TRACKS. Please let me know if you have any questions.

This free program, tailored for high-school age students, takes place from 10am-6pm on Saturday, December 9 at:

Best Buy Teen Tech Center at Alternatives in Action – McClymonds High School

2607 Myrtle Street,

Oakland, CA 94610

GRAMMY Camp® is a one-day non-residential music industry experience where a small group (25-40) of students gain an introduction to the business of music and how they can become successful in it.

We are offering three tracks in Oakland:

  • Video Production
  • Vocal Performance
  • Electronic Music Production

Video Production

Students receive comprehensive instruction on video recording techniques, including camera and miking technique, pre-and post production in multiple applications. Campers will also learn aspects of traditional music and video production, and budgeting as applied to today’s rapidly changing industry. Students should have a rudimentary understanding of video recording equipment and video editing software.

Vocal Performance

This track is for singers only.  Singers’ skills will be honed with a focus on vocal techniques, background (live and recorded) and lead singing.  This track provides campers with the opportunity to work and collaborate with instrumental combos as well as the songwriters, while learning valuable insights on sound business practices including effective marketing.

 

Electronic Music Production

Participants will learn state-of-the-art methods of programming, editing, sampling and mixing on digital audio work stations to help further develop their original compositions. This Career Track will also expose students to cutting-edge techniques in digital music production, remixing and sound manipulation.

 

Lunch is included.  Limited spots are reserved on a first come-first served basis.

Registration is easy and online:  

http://grammyfoundation.formstack.com/forms/grammy_camp_weekend_registrationform_2017_oakland

We really want to extend this opportunity to as many students in the area as possible and look forward to hearing from you — and if we’ve reached you in error, please feel free to redirect the information or us — to the appropriate contact!

For more info on GRAMMY Camp, or our Weekend Program: www.grammyintheschools.com

Thanks so much for your consideration!

Beth B. Touzet

mPRessions Public Relations for the GRAMMY Foundation

404-441-3121 (cell)

College & Career Center announcement for 12/04/17-12/10/17

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

ACE Mentor Program Info.: 12/7 @ 11:45am @ RM 104: A free mentorship program for HS who are curious about what it takes to become an engineer, architect, or construction professional.  It’s a 2-hr. weekly session for 15 weeks.  The team meets in downtown SF.  For more details or to apply:  http://www.acementor.org/

College Ambassador (CA) Meeting: 12/5 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your usual weekly meeting.

TeenTech SF: 12/9 @ 8:30am-12:30pm @ 1020 Enterprise Way, Sunnyvale: Exciting speakers from Bay Area and around the world, hands-on coding workshops in partnership with Hour of Code, announcement of TTSF World Pitch winners!  Register at: TTSF-Global-Youth-Summit-2017.eventbrite.com  

Mission Bit: Take FREE coding class with this non-profit organization.  You will learn how to build websites and create games.  You will also develop leadership skills.  If you complete the program, you will earn $300.  Spring semester class is from 2/5/18-5/2/18.  It will be at one of the public high schools in SF.  Registration deadline is 1/12/18 @ 5pm.  To register:  https://www.missionbit.com/programs/

For 11th:

Low Cost ACT Prep Class for Juniors:  An extremely affordable after school ACT prep class at Galileo.  Last day to register is 12/4 and last day to make payment is 12/6.  For details or to RSVP, please check out: https://www.compassprep.com/galileoclass/    

For 12th:

Meritus Scholarship Info. & App. Workshop: 12/6 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: This is a generous scholarship for seniors: if you meet the following criteria, come check it out!

Unweighted GPA between 3.0 – 3.7 (we will consider students slightly outside of this range)

  • Demonstrated Financial Need (majority of our students are on Free/Reduced Lunch)
  • Plan to attend a 4-year University

Cash for College: 12/7 @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria: Come win a FREE laptop, get free dinner and complete either FAFSA or Dream Act for college financial aid.  This event is for both seniors and or their parents.  Information will be provided in English, Spanish, and Chinese.  If possible, please bring the following information:

– Social Security number for each family member (If you are undocumented and not a permanent resident, we can help you complete the CA Dream Act so that the student can get CA financial aid.)

– 2015 or 2016 federal income tax forms

– Records of untaxed income

– Business, farm, and other real estate records

– W2s and other income forms

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – November 27 – December 1, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

NOVEMBER 27 – DECEMBER 1, 2017

 

AAA VARSITY FOOTBALL

CITY CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: AAA VARSITY FOOTBALL CITY CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017, AT 1:00PM AT KEZAR STADIUM.  GALILEO’S MIGHTY LIONS WILL MEET THE MISSION BEARS IN THIS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.

 

The Mighty Galileo Lions Football Team won their first AAA Footbll City Championship Game in 1933 and to date the Mighty Lions have won 17 AAA City Championship Games, the most in city history–1933, 1934, 1938, 1974, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1986. 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992,  1996, 1998, 2001, 2009, 2013.

 

THE CHAMPIONSHIPS OF 1988, 1989 and 1990 are known as the “3-PEAT” UNDER HEAD COACH GEORGE WHITE, FOR WHOM GALILEO’S FOOTBALL FIELD IS NAMED. COME TO THE GAME AND CHEER OUR MIGHTY LIONS ON TO VICTORY!!  GO LIONS!!

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

HOLIDAY DOOR DECORATING CONTEST JUDGING: Thurs., Dec.7.

 

WINTER ASSEMBLY: Fri., Dec. 8TH during a double 4th period Assembly Schedule.

 

WRESTLING TEAM:  Wrestling practice has officially begun. Anyone interested in joining the wrestling team try to win their 4th All-City Championship in 6 years, please go to the dance studio in Rm. 219 everyday after school. All students are welcome and no experience is necessary to join! Coach Griffin

College & Career Center announcement for 11/20/17-12/10/17

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

 

Latinx Club and JCYC College Application Workshop: 11/27 & 11/28 @ 3:15pm @ RM 466: Need help completing your college applications? Come get one-on-one help from staff and submit your CSU, UC, Privates or CC applications on time.

College Ambassador (CA) Meeting: 11/28 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your usual weekly meeting.

TeenTech SF: 12/9 @ 8:30am-12:30pm @ 1020 Enterprise Way, Sunnyvale: Exciting speakers from Bay Area and around the world, hands-on coding workshops in partnership with Hour of Code, announcement of TTSF World Pitch winners!  Register at: TTSF-Global-Youth-Summit-2017.eventbrite.com  

For 11th:

Low Cost ACT Prep Class for Juniors:  An extremely affordable after school ACT prep class at Galileo.  Last day to register is 11/27 and last day to make payment is 12/4.  For details or to RSVP, please check out: https://www.compassprep.com/galileoclass/    

For 12th:

College Application Workshop: 11/29 & 11/30 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Come work on either the UC application, CSU application, or Common App. with us.

Meritus Scholarship Info. & App. Workshop: 12/6 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: This is

a generous scholarship for seniors: if you meet the following criteria,

come check it out!

Unweighted GPA between 3.0 – 3.7 (we will consider students slightly

outside of this range)

  • Demonstrated Financial Need (majority of our students are on Free/Reduced

Lunch)

  • Plan to attend a 4-year University

Cash for College: 12/7 @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria: Come win a FREE laptop, get

free dinner and complete either FAFSA or Dream Act for college financial

aid.  This event is for both seniors and or their parents.  Information

will be provided in English, Spanish, and Chinese.  If possible, please

bring the following information:

– Social Security number for each family member (If you are undocumented

and not a permanent resident, we can help you complete the CA Dream Act so

that the student can get CA financial aid.)

– 2015 or 2016 federal income tax forms

– Records of untaxed income

– Business, farm, and other real estate records

– W2s and other income forms

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions.  Turn in your

uAspire consent forms to Michael in room 209 to receive financial aid help.

If you’re interested in applying for scholarships, please check the updated

Scholarship List either on galileoweb.org under College & Career or on the

Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center (RM 258).

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – November 13 – 17, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

NOVEMBER 13-17, 2017

 

THANKSGIVING!!

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  THANKSGIVING:  Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, and around the same part of the year in other places. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday as well.

 

In the United States, the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition is traced to a sparsely documented 1621 celebration at Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts, and also to a well recorded 1619 event in Virginia. The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest. Pilgrims and Puritans who began emigrating from England in the 1620s and 1630s carried the tradition of Days of Fasting and Days of Thanksgiving with them to New England. The 1619 arrival of 38 English settlers at Berkeley Hundred in Charles City County, Virginia, concluded with a religious celebration as dictated by the group’s charter from the London Company, which specifically required “that the day of our ships arrival at the place assigned … in the land of Virginia shall be yearly and perpetually kept holy as a day of thanksgiving to Almighty God.”

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

HOLIDAY DOOR DECORATING CONTEST JUDGING: Thurs., Dec.7.

 

WINTER ASSEMBLY: Fri., Dec. 8TH during a double 4th period Assembly Schedule.

College & Career Center announcement for 11/13/17-11/19/17

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

 

Latinx Club and JCYC College Application Workshop: 11/13 & 11/14 @ 3:15pm @ RM 466: Need help completing your college applications? Come get one-on-one help from staff and submit your CSU, UC, Privates or CC applications on time.

College Ambassador (CA) Meeting: 11/14 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your usual weekly meeting.

SF Institute of Esthetics & Cosmetology: 11/14 @ 6pm-7:30pm @ 1067 Folsom St, SF: Are you interested in becoming a hair dresser or makeup artist?  Check out this school with flexible schooling hours.  They also offer a free talk by Mr. Tim Storey; he offers incredible takeaway advice for anyone who has ever felt stuck in living his or her dream.  He will teach you how to turn setbacks into comeback and how to think big in small places.

DACA Info. Presentation: 11/15 @ 11:45am @ RM 104: If you’re curious about the process for DACA, come check out this info. session and get questions answered.

For 11th, & 12th:

City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Dual Enrollment Info.: 11/16 @ 11:45am @ RM 104:  Attention 11th and 12th graders.  CCSF is now enrolling dual enrollment students for this coming spring semester.  Earn both high school and college credit for FREE while taking classes in college success, ethnic studies, fashion, broadcasting, business, biotechnology, and other subjects.  Learn more about these classes, important deadlines, and the steps for enrollment.

For 11th:

Low Cost ACT Prep Class for Juniors:  An extremely affordable after school ACT prep class at Galileo.  Last day to register is 11/27 and last day to make payment is 12/4.  For details or to RSVP, please check out: https://www.compassprep.com/galileoclass/    

For 12th:

College Application Workshop: 11/15 & 11/16 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Come work on

either the UC application, CSU application, or Common App. with us.

College Application Essay Editing Support: 11/18 @ 9:45am-12pm @ School Cafeteria: Wellesley College Alumni coaches can help you finalize your drafted essays.  Please bring 1 hard copy of your 2nd or 3rd or final essay drafts.  Must RSVP by: ASAP

RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/galileoessayedit If you have RSPV for the 9:45am or 11am time slot, please arrive on time.  See you then!

Cash for College: 12/7 @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria: Come win a FREE laptop, get free dinner and complete either FAFSA or Dream Act for college financial aid.  This event is for both seniors and or their parents.  Information will be provided in English, Spanish, and Chinese.  If possible, please bring the following information:

– Social Security number for each family member (If you are undocumented and not a permanent resident, we can help you complete the CA Dream Act so that the student can get CA financial aid.)

– 2015 or 2016 federal income tax forms

– Records of untaxed income

– Business, farm, and other real estate records

– W2s and other income forms

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – NOVEMBER 6 – 10, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

NOVEMBER 6 – 10, 2017

 

VETERANS DAY

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  VETERANS DAY: Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The United States previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service. It is also not to be confused with Armed Forces Day, a minor U.S. remembrance that also occurs in May, which specifically honors those currently serving in the U.S. military.

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

HARVEST FOOD FESTIVAL: Thursday, Nov. 9 in the courtyard during lunch time.

 

HOLIDAY DOOR DECORATING CONTEST JUDGING: Thurs., Dec.7.

 

WINTER ASSEMBLY: Fri., Dec. 8TH during a double 4th period Assembly Schedule.

 

College & Career Center announcement for 11/6/17-11/12/17

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

CA College of the Arts: 11/6 @ 2:10pm @ RM 101: Are you curious about art careers?  Want to learn how to put together a portfolio for art colleges?  Interested in learning more about the CA College of the Arts, which has a campus in SF and Oakland.  Come check out this presentation.  If you need a pass to be excused from class, please see Ms. S. Chan in room 258F.

CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) Presentation: 11/7 @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: Are you interested in traveling abroad?  Come check out the Global Navigator High School Summer Study Abroad programs and scholarship opportunities.

All programs feature top-notch academics and cultural immersion, combined with exciting activities and travel in one of 39 amazing destinations around the world. Choose from: Language and Culture Programs; Service and Leadership Programs; or Global Discovery Programs.  For more details: https://www.ciee.org/go-abroad/high-school-study-abroad/summer/blogs

The priority deadline to apply is 12/1/17.  If you have any questions, please reach out to our local CIEE International Studies Director, Kelly Britt:kbritt@ciee.org.

UC Berkeley Fiat Lux Scholarship Info: 11/9 @ 11:45Am @ RM 104: A scholarship program affiliated with UC Berkeley. Our goal and mission is to provide a scholarship and support high achieving low income UC Berkeley students in the Bay Area and Los Angeles area.

For 9th & 10th:

Holy Names University (Oakland) & UC Berkeley Field Trip Info. Session: 11/6/17 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: Students will receive information regarding the upcoming field trip to HNU and UCB.

Free Field Trip to Holy Names University (Oakland) & UC Berkeley: 11/8/17 @ 8am-3pm: The best way to know if you like a college is by visiting it.  On this trip, you will get to learn two different types of colleges close to SF.  And you will get to experience dining in the UC Berkley dining room for free!  If you’re interested in going, please pick up a permission slip from Larissa in RM 209.  The signed permission slip must be returned to her by 11/6.       

For 11th:

Low Cost ACT Prep Class for Juniors:  An extremely affordable after school ACT prep class at Galileo.  Last day to register is 11/27 and last day to make payment is 12/4.  For details or to RSVP, please check out: https://www.compassprep.com/galileoclass/    

For 12th:

College Ambassador (CA) Meeting: 11/7 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your usual weekly meeting.

College Application Workshop: 11/8 & 11/9 @ 2:15pm @ Rm 104: Come work on either the UC application or Common App. with us.  Get a head start!

UC Berkeley Fiat Lux Scholarship Info: 11/9 @ 11:45Am @ RM 104: A scholarship program affiliated with UC Berkeley. Our goal and mission is to provide a scholarship and support high achieving low income UC Berkeley students in the Bay Area and Los Angeles area.

College Application Essay Editing Support: 11/18 @ 9:45am-12pm @ School Cafeteria: Wellesley College Alumni coaches can help you finalize your drafted essays.  Please bring 1 hard copy of your 2nd or 3rd or final essay drafts.  Must RSVP by: 11/03/17

RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/galileoessayedit

Cash for College: 12/7 @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria: Come win a FREE laptop, get free dinner and complete either FAFSA or Dream Act for college financial aid.  This event is for both seniors and or their parents.  Information will be provided in English, Spanish, and Chinese.  If possible, please bring the following information:

– Social Security number for each family member (If you are undocumented and not a permanent resident, we can help you complete the CA Dream Act so that the student can get CA financial aid.)

– 2015 or 2016 federal income tax forms

– Records of untaxed income

– Business, farm, and other real estate records

– W2s and other income forms

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – October 30 – N0vember 3, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 30 – NOVEMBER 3, 2017

 

HALLOWEEN!!

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: DISASTER: HALLOWEEN: Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of All HallowsEvening), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.

 

Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related guising), attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and

watching horror films.

 

Halloween costumes are traditionally modeled after supernatural figures such as vampires, monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils. Over time, in the United States, the costume selection extended to include popular characters from fiction, celebrities, and generic archetypes such as ninjas and princesses.

 

H A P P Y   

H A  L  L O W E  E  N ! !

COME TO THE  MAIN  OFFICE  TUESDAY  MORNING

FOR  COFFEE,  TEA,  HOT CHOCOLATE  AND  HALLOWEEN  TREATS. . . .

COMPLIMENTS   OF  THE  SOCIAL  COMMITTEE.

 

COSTUMES ENCOURAGED!!

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

FRESHMEN HOMEROOM TEACHERS: There will be an important Freshmen Homeroom Assembly this Wednesday, November 1st during homeroom.  Teachers please bring your students to the auditorium once they report to your classroom.

  Bai Zhen

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

HALLOWEEN DRESS-UP CONTEST: Tuesday, Oct. 31. In courytard during lunch time.

HARVEST FOOD FESTIVAL: Thursday, Nov. 9 in the courtyard during lunch time.

 

HOLIDAY DOOR DECORATING CONTEST JUDGING: Thurs., Dec.7.

 

WINTER ASSEMBLY: Fri., Dec. 8TH during a double 4th period Assembly Schedule.

 

FRESHMEN HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:   Wednesday, November 1st during Homeroom in the Auditorium.  Students should report to Homeroom and then come with the class to the auditorium. Bai Zhen

College & Career Center announcement for 10/30/17-11/5/17

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

Marist College: 10/30 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is a small private college in upstate New York.  It is consistently recognized as one of the best regional colleges in the Northeastern United States. Our business management and communications programs are second to none – most students in those programs participate in supervised internships which often result in immediate employment after graduation. Marist’s fashion design and merchandising program has been recognized as one of the top handful of programs in the U.S. and one of the top thirty globally. From the elements of design, to textiles, to supply line management, our students hit the market ready to join the world’s top fashion houses. Students interested in athletics will be happy to know that Marist is an NCAA Division I school, and our Red Foxes consistently carry us to victory. Our class sizes are small, our professors are passionate, and our campus community is a family.

University of Limerick: 11/1 @11:45pm @ RM 104: The University of Limerick (UL), is located on the west coast of Ireland along the picturesque River Shannon and enjoys an unspoiled natural environment blended with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities.  UL annually welcomes over 2000 International students from around the world.

Performing and Visual Arts Fair: 11/1 @ 7pm @ South SF Conference Center, 255 S Airport Blvd, SSF: The biggest and only nationwide visual and performing arts college fair.  It’s free!  To RSVP: https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/pva/

UC Santa Barbara: 11/2 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: UCSB is a large, public university on the central coast of California. We have over 90 majors available for students to choose from, four years of guaranteed housing, and over 500 clubs and organizations! UCSB is a top research university with many opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research. We are also one of the happiest campuses in the nation and very community-oriented!

For 9th & 10th:

Free Field Trip to Holy Names University (Oakland) & UC Berkeley: 11/8/17 @ 8am-3pm: The best way to know if you like a college is by visiting it.  On this trip, you will get to learn two different types of colleges close to SF.  And you will get to experience dining in the UC Berkley dining room for free!  If you’re interested in going, please pick up a permission slip from Larissa in RM 209.  The signed permission slip must be returned to her by 11/6.       

For 11th:

Low Cost ACT Prep Class for Juniors:  An extremely affordable after school ACT prep class at Galileo.  Last day to register is 11/27 and last day to make payment is 12/4.  For details or to RSVP, please check out: https://www.compassprep.com/galileoclass/    

For 12th:

College Application Workshop: 11/1 & 11/2 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Come work on either the UC application or Common App. with us.  Get a head start!

College Application Essay Editing Support: 11/18 @ 9:45am-12pm @ School Cafeteria: Wellesley College Alumni coaches can help you finalize your drafted essays.  Please bring 1 hard copy of your 2nd or 3rd or final essay drafts.  Must RSVP by: 11/03/17

RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/galileoessayedit

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – October 23 – 27, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 16 – 20, 2017

 

DISASTER

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: DISASTER:  A disaster is a serious disruption, occurring over a relatively short time, of the functioning of a community or a society involving widespread human, material, economic or environmental loss and impacts, which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources.

 

Developing countries suffer the greatest costs when a disaster hits – more than 95 percent of all deaths caused by hazards occur in developing countries, and losses due to natural hazards are 20 times greater (as a percentage of GDP) in developing countries than in industrialized countries.

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

Cal Grant GPA Verification Info.: 10/25 @ Homeroom only:  If you intend to apply and enroll at any CA colleges, we will help you apply for Cal Grant.  However, we need you to verify your information.  We will give you a print out of your information to verify.  Please be at homeroom during this time.  If you miss homeroom for any reason, please see Ms. S. Chan in the College & Career Center (RM 258F) ASAP.

College & Career Center announcement for 10/23/17-10/29/17

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

Marist College: 10/30 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is a small private college in upstate New York.  It is consistently recognized as one of the best regional colleges in the Northeastern United States. Our business management and communications programs are second to none – most students in those programs participate in supervised internships which often result in immediate employment after graduation. Marist’s fashion design and merchandising program has been recognized as one of the top handful of programs in the U.S. and one of the top thirty globally. From the elements of design, to textiles, to supply line management, our students hit the market ready to join the world’s top fashion houses. Students interested in athletics will be happy to know that Marist is an NCAA Division I school, and our Red Foxes consistently carry us to victory. Our class sizes are small, our professors are passionate, and our campus community is a family.

University of Limerick: 11/1 @11:45pm @ RM 104: The University of Limerick (UL), is located on the west coast of Ireland along the picturesque River Shannon and enjoys an unspoiled natural environment blended with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities.  UL annually welcomes over 2000 International students from around the world.

Performing and Visual Arts Fair: 11/1 @ 7pm @ South SF Conference Center, 255 S Airport Blvd, SSF:The biggest and only nationwide visual and performing arts college fair.  It’s free!  To RSVP:https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/pva/

UC Santa Barbara: 11/2 @ 2:15pm @ Rm 104: UCSB is a large, public university on the central coast of California. We have over 90 majors available for students to choose from, four years of guaranteed housing, and over 500 clubs and organizations! UCSB is a top research university with many opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research. We are also one of the happiest campuses in the nation and very community-oriented!

For 11th:

Low Cost ACT Prep Class for Juniors:  An extremely affordable after school ACT prep class at Galileo. Last day to register is 11/27 and last day to make payment is 12/6.  For details or to RSVP, please check out: https://www.compassprep.com/galileoclass/    

For 12th:

UC Personal Insight Workshop by UC LA: 10/25 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Do you want to learn about what to say in your UC Personal Prompts?  Come check out this informative session by the UCLA admission counselor.

College Application Workshop: 10/26 @ 2:15pm @ Rm 104: Come work on either the UC application or Common App. with us.  Get a head start!

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – October 16 – 20, 1917

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 16 – 20, 2017

 

SONG & YELL

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: SONG & YELL:  Most Spirited Class Competition of the School Year.  Each class does their best to show school spirit with class skits, school songs and cheers.  Great fun on the football field on a sunny Friday afternoon in October.  Go Lions!  

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

College & Career Center announcement for 10/16/17-10/22/17

 

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

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

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

Simmons College: 10/16 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is a small private, women’s college located in Boston. We are one of the six colleges that make up the Colleges of the Fenway consortium, which allows students to take cross-register classes, participate in intramural sports, and even minor in a subject at another college.

UC San Diego: 10/16 @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: This is one of the popular UC campuses.  Come check it out!

College Fair: 10/17 @ Lunch Time @ Courtyard: All students are encouraged to come check out our own college fair.  You can eat lunch and hangout at the courtyard while talking to different college admission counselors.  Win a raffle prize!  Wear your favorite college gear.

Amherst College: 10/17 @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: This is a small private liberal arts colleges located in Amherst, Mass.  This is a well-respected college for its academic rigor and is part of the consortium with 4 other nearby colleges.

University of Rochester: 10/18 @ 11:45pm @ RM 104: This is a competitive medium researched based private college in upstate New York.  It’s well known for engineering and music.

Boston College: 10/18 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: A well respected Jesuit university with competitive admission, located in the hearts of Boston.

SF Institute of Esthetics & Cosmetology: 10/19 @ 11:45am @ Rm 104: SFIEC/Paul Mitchell School has been a fixture in San Francisco for 15 amazing years.  Our mission is to provide a quality educational system to prepare students to pass the state board examination and gain employment within their chosen field of study.  We are passionately committed to providing a solid educational foundation to empower our team in the pursuit of excellence, and we strongly believe that when people come first, success will follow.

Day at Law School: 10/21 @ 9am-3:30pm @ UC Hasting @ 198 McAllister St. SF:  UC Hastings La Raza Law Students Association’s is hosting the 14th Annual “Day at Law School”.  Free continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. The program will commence with a welcome session. The welcome session will be followed by dividing students into smaller, age-conscious groups. The groups will then participate in a range of interactive sessions including a mock lecture, a mock trial, and law student and attorney panels. Attendees will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes that are carefully selected to encourage future academic success. For questions, email: hastingsoutreach@gmail.com  RSVP as soon as possible: goo.gl/R4AEUY

Washington University in St. Louis: 10/22 @ 6pm-7pm @ San Ramon Marriott, 2600 Bishop Dr., San Ramon: Free information session for students and parents.  For additional information, please call: 800-638-0700.

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

 

For 11th & 12th:

SF YouthWorks is hiring.  You will be paid for $14 per hour.  Must be a junior or senior, live in SF, be able to work at least 6 hours per week on weekdays.  You will be exposed to public service careers at different government dept.  To apply: www.sfyouthworks.org  by 10/20 @5pm.

 

For 11th:

Low Cost ACT Prep Class for Juniors:  An extremely affordable after school ACT prep class at Galileo. Last day to register is 11/27 and last day to make payment is 12/6.  For details or to RSVP, please check out: https://www.compassprep.com/galileoclass/    

For 12th:

College Application Workshop: 10/18 @ 2:15pm @ Rm 104: Come work on either the UC application or Common App. with us.  Get a head start!

Making Waves CAP Scholarship Application Workshop: 10/19 @ 2:15pm @ Rm 104: This is a fantastic scholarship + mentorship opportunity for you.  It’s easy to be eligible:

  • Graduating high school class of 2018
  • 4-year college bound
  • Low-Income
  • Bay Area (all 9 counties – Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma)

WHAT does it offer?

  • 1:1 College Coaching
  • Personal Financial Services Coordinator
  • Up to $5,000 of support annually (for a maximum of 5 years)
  • Professional and Peer Networking Opportunities

Bring a copy of the 2016 family income tax return, if available.

 

Funding Black Futures: 10/21 @ 10am-2pm @ Bayview Office, 4301 3rd Street, SF: Free one-to-one FAFSA/CSS Profile completion support, scholarship search/resources and help with scholarship applications and other resources for affording college.  Open to SFUSD African American 12th grade students and families – as well as any college students looking to renew FAFSA!  Our goal is to increase FAFSA completion among African American students and to provide students and families with tips and resources on affording college.  Light breakfast provided, soul food lunch catered by Hard Knox. Raffle prizes available and goody bags for all attendees.  To RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/fundingblackfutures

The Great SF Personal Statement Weekend: 10/21 & 10/22 @ 1pm-5pm @ Mission HS: 826 Valencia is a non-profit tutoring organization located in the Mission neighborhood.  Every year, they provide free college essay editing over a weekend.  Seniors must sign-up for a time slot of their choice.  All personal statement and scholarship essay writers are welcome, whether they’re just starting, almost finished, or somewhere in between. They’ll have computers on hand for easy editing, as well as yummy snacks to keep everyone going!  RSVP ASAP before seats run out: http://826valencia.org/psw2017/

UC Personal Insight Workshop by UC LA: 10/25 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Do you want to learn about what to say in your UC Personal Prompts?  Come check out this informative session by the UCLA admission counselor.

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – October 9 – 13, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 9-13, 2017

 

OKTOBERFEST

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: OKTOBERFEST: Oktoberfest (German pronunciation: [ɔkˈtoːbɐˌfɛst]) is the world’s largest Volksfest (beer festival and travelling funfair). Held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, it is a 16- to 18-day folk festival running from mid or late September to the first weekend in October, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year. Locally, it is often called the Wiesn, after the colloquial name for the fairgrounds, Theresa’s meadows (Theresienwiese). The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since the year 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations that are modelled after the original Munich event.

During the event, large quantities of Oktoberfest Beer are consumed: during the 16-day festival in 2013, for example, 7.7 million litres were served. Visitors also enjoy numerous attractions, such as amusement rides, sidestalls and games. There is also a wide variety of traditional foods available.

The Munich Oktoberfest originally took place in the 16-day period leading up to the first Sunday in October. In 1994, this longstanding schedule was modified in response to German reunification. As such, if the first Sunday in October falls on the 1st or the 2nd, then the festival would run until 3 October (German Unity Day). Thus, the festival now runs for 17 days when the first Sunday is 2 October and 18 days when it is 1 October. In 2010, the festival lasted until the first Monday in October (4 October), to mark the event’s bicentennial.

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

College & Career Center announcement for 10/9/17-10/15/17

 

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

Merrimack College: 10/10 @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: Merrimack is a mid-size, student centered residential college located in North Andover, Massachusetts, just 25 minutes north of Boston. Merrimack offers professionally focused academic programs including business, engineering and the health sciences; with a core curriculum grounded in the liberal arts. Students engage in their education through hands-on learning both in and out of the classroom, collaborate with supportive faculty and take advantage of research, internship and co-op opportunities throughout the Boston area. As a contemporary Augustinian Catholic college, Merrimack is a great fit for students looking to be part of a vibrant community where they can be involved in athletics, clubs, service and campus life, all while pursuing their academic and career interests in an open and welcoming environment.

Dominican University: 10/11 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: This is a small, private, liberal arts college, located in San Rafael- 12 miles north of San Francisco.  Most notable majors are: nursing, occupational therapy, the LINES dance program, educational teacher prep, psychology, and business.  Internships and research are built into the curriculum for all of our students and all students have the opportunity to study abroad. 92% of our students receive financial aid.

Wishbone: 10/12 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Would you like to study a second language overseas this summer?  How about taking your favorite class and live in your dream college in the summer?  What about a backpacking wilderness trip in Alaska?  Whatever your dream summer trip is, Wishbone can help you achieve it.  This is a non-profit organization that supports students in their pursue for a dream summer experience.

Boston University: 10/13 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Boston University is a large private research and teaching institution located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts made up of 16,000 Undergraduates coming from all 50 states and over 100 countries worldwide. BU offers over 250 programs of study across 10 schools and colleges, providing access to an inter-connected, collaborative curriculum, while maintaining small class sizes with a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio. BU students have access to a Tier 1 research enterprise, 100+ study abroad opportunities, and 93% of our students graduate with at least one internship. BU students participate in over 450 student-run organizations on campus, and over 80% live on-campus all four years. BU’s commitment to the Undergraduate students allows for them to grow in their personal, professional, and civic lives.

TeenTechSF Civic Hackathon: 10/14 @ 8:30am-6pm & 10/15 @ 9am-5pm @ SF Public Library on 100 Larkin St.: TeenTechSF’s mission is to empower the next generation of tech innovators and civic entrepreneurs by providing equal access to tech for all teens. It is run by and for teens and all our events are free. Teens will able to work in groups with adult mentors on a project fitting under the theme of “Tech for Change”. Free registration is here: teentechsf-civic-hackathon-2017.eventbrite.com    

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

College Fair: 10/17 @ Lunch Time @ Courtyard: All students are encouraged to come check out our own college fair.  You can eat lunch and hangout at the courtyard while talking to different college admission counselors.  Win a raffle prize!  Wear your favorite college gear.

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

 

For 10th, 11th, & 12th:

FREE ACT Practice Test: Sat. 10/14 @ 8:30am-1pm @ Galileo:  If you have registered for this test, please arrive campus by 8:30am.  Bring healthy snacks and water with you.   

For 11th:

FREE PSAT for Juniors: 10/11 @ 8am-12:35pm @ Big Bay Gym: If you have signed-up for this test with Ms. S. Chan, please go to the Big Bay Gym on time.  Bring healthy snacks and water with you.

For 12th:

College Application Workshop: 10/11 @ 2:15pm @ Rm 104: Come work on either the UC application or Common App. with us.  Get a head start!

The Great SF Personal Statement Weekend: 10/21 & 10/22 @ 1pm-5pm @ Mission HS: 826 Valencia is a non-profit tutoring organization located in the Mission neighborhood.  Every year, they provide free college essay editing over a weekend.  Seniors must sign-up for a time slot of their choice.  All personal statement and scholarship essay writers are welcome, whether they’re just starting, almost finished, or somewhere in between. They’ll have computers on hand for easy editing, as well as yummy snacks to keep everyone going!  RSVP ASAP before seats run out: http://826valencia.org/psw2017/

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – October 2 – 6, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 2-6, 2017

 

COLUMBUS DAY/INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY/DIA DE LA RAZA

October 9 ,2017

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  COLUMBUS DAY/INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S DAY/DIA DE LA RAZA:Christopher Columbus (Italian: Cristoforo Colombo [kriˈstɔːforo koˈlombo];] c. 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Born in the Republic of Genoa, under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchsof Spain he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Those voyages and his efforts to establish settlements on the island of Hispaniola initiated the permanent European colonization of the New World.

Columbus was not the first European explorer to reach the Americas, having been preceded by the Viking expedition led by Leif Erikson in the 11th century, but his voyages led to the first lasting European contact with the Americas, inaugurating a period of exploration, conquest, and colonization that lasted several centuries. These voyages thus had an enormous effect on the historical development of the modern Western world. He spearheaded the transatlantic slave trade and has been accused by several historians of initiating the genocide of the Hispaniola natives. Columbus himself saw his accomplishments primarily in the light of spreading the Christian religion.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day (also known as Native American Day) is a holiday that celebrates the Indigenous peoples of North America. It is celebrated in various localities in the United States. It began as a counter-celebration to Columbus Day, promoting Native American culture and commemorating the history of Native American peoples. The celebration began in Berkeley, California, through the International Indian Treaty Council, and Denver, Colorado, and now in Vermont, as a protest against Columbus Day. The latter is observed as a federal holiday in the United States, but it is not observed as a state holiday in every state, and most retail enterprises stay open. Indigenous Peoples’ Day is usually held on the second Monday of October, coinciding with the federal observance of Columbus Day. It is similar to Native American Day, observed in September in California and Tennessee, and the same day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in South Dakota.

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

GALILEO vs LOWELL FOOTBALL GAME: at Lowell, Friday, October 6, at 3 PM.

 

MULTI-CULTURAL ASSEMBLY AUDITIONS: If you would like to participate in our Multi-Cultural Assembly in November, please to sign up with Ms. Alarcon in room 102A. Tryouts are Wednesday and Thursday 9/27 and 9/28 at 2:30 in the CAFETERIA.  We are looking for culturally based performances, please share your culture with our Galileo Community. Thanks, Ms. Alarcon

College & Career Center announcement for 09/25/17-10/01/17Fo

 

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

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

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

UC Berkeley: 10/2 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: UCB is the No. 1 public university in the world. Over 35,000 students attend classes in 14 colleges and schools, offering 350 degree programs. Set the pace with your colleagues and community and set the bar for giving back.

Goucher College: 10/2 @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: Located in Baltimore, MD, Goucher College prepares its students for careers that haven’t even been invented yet. Through hands-on learning, support from dedicated faculty, and the nation’s flat-out best study abroad program, we make sure you graduate with the skills to be a lifelong learner. That’s why we’re ranked one of the top 10 most innovative colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Northeastern University: 10/2 @ 6:30pm-8pm @ Jewish Community High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis St, San Francisco: This is a large private university in Boston.  It has a co-op focus.  To attend this free information session or for more details: northeastern.edu/prospectevents

Pitzer College: 10/3 @ 12:20pm @ Rm 104: This is a small top ranked liberal arts college located in So. Cal. and it’s part of the Pomona College consortium.

Haverford College: 10/3 @ 3:15pm @ Rm 104: This is a small private leading liberal arts college located in Haverford, PA.  It’s a close-knit intellectual community and it’s also part of a few consortium colleges near-by.

Wishbone: 10/12 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Would you like to study a second language overseas this summer?  How about taking your favorite class and live in your dream college in the summer?  What about a backpacking wilderness trip in Alaska?  Whatever your dream summer trip is, Wishbone can help you achieve it.  This is a non-profit organization that supports students in their pursue for a dream summer experience.

 

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

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

 

For 10th, 11th, & 12th:

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

For 11th & 12th:

College Ambassador (CA) Training: Drafting the Appraisal Packet: 9/27 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you’re a College Ambassador or interested in becoming one, attend this workshop, so you can start on your college application ASAP.

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

For 11th:

FREE PSAT for Juniors: 10/11 @ 8am-12:35pm @ Galileo Academy: This score will count for the National Merritt Scholarship competition should you qualify.  There are 75 seats for our juniors.  Please sign-up with Ms. S. Chan in room 258F by 10/2 if you’re interested in taking the test.

For 12th:

College Application Workshop: 10/4 @ 2:15pm @ Rm 104: Come work on either the UC application or Common App. with us.  Get a head start!

Common App. Essay Writing Workshop by USF: 10/5 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Seniors, want to learn more about how to draft the Common App. essay?  Come check this out and learn about University of San Francisco.

College Application Presentation for 12th Parents & Students: 10/5 @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria: This presentation covers the details of the college application process and it’s for seniors and their parents.  It will be in Cantonese, Spanish and English.  A light dinner will be provided.

SFUSD College Fair: 10/6 @9:30am-12pm @ CCSF: All seniors are required to attend this district wide college fair.  You will go to your first period class.  After first period ends, you will head down to the auditorium immediately.  We will ride on school buses to CCSF and come back to campus together after the fair.  We will give you a permission slip on 9/21 during senior homeroom meeting in the auditorium. You may also pick up a permission slip from room 258F or 209.  You must return the signed permission slip to the College & Career Center (258F) ASAP.

The Great SF Personal Statement Weekend: 10/21 & 10/22 @ 1pm-5pm @ Mission HS: 826 Valencia is a non-profit tutoring organization located in the Mission neighborhood.  Every year, they provide free college essay editing over a weekend.  Seniors must sign-up for a time slot of their choice.  All personal statement and scholarship essay writers are welcome, whether they’re just starting, almost finished, or somewhere in between. They’ll have computers on hand for easy editing, as well as yummy snacks to keep everyone going!  RSVP ASAP before seats run out: http://826valencia.org/psw2017/

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – September 25 – 29, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 25 – 29, 2017

 

AUTUMNAL EQUINOX

September 22,2017

1:02pm

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  AUTUMNAL EQUINOX: An equinox is the moment in which the plane of Earth‘s equator passes through the center of the Sun‘s disk,[2]which occurs twice each year, around 20 March and 23 September.

On an equinox, day and night are of approximately equal duration all over the planet. The equinoxes are the only times when the solar terminator (the “edge” between night and day) is perpendicular to the equator. As a result, the northern and southern hemispheres are equally illuminated. The word comes from Latin equi or “equal” and noxmeaning “night”.

The equinoxes, along with solstices, are directly related to the seasons of the year. In the northern hemisphere, the vernal equinox (March) conventionally marks the beginning of spring in most cultures and is considered the New Year in the Persian calendar or Iranian calendars as Nowruz (means new day), while the autumnal equinox (September) marks the beginning of autumn.

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MULTI-CULTURAL ASSEMBLY: Hello Staff I want to invite your cultural clubs to participate in our Multi-Cultural Assembly in November! Please ask your students to sign up with me in room 102A and tryouts are Wednesday and Thursday 9/27 and 9/28 at 2:30 in the CAFETERIA.  We are looking for culturally based performances, please share your culture with our Galileo Community. Thanks, Jackie Alarcon

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

MULTI-CULTURAL ASSEMBLY AUDITIONS: If you would like to participate in our Multi-Cultural Assembly in November, please to sign up with Ms. Alarcon in room 102A. Tryouts are Wednesday and Thursday 9/27 and 9/28 at 2:30 in the CAFETERIA.  We are looking for culturally based performances, please share your culture with our Galileo Community. Thanks, Ms. Alarcon

College & Career Center announcement for 09/25/17-10/01/17

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

New York University: 9/25 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: A competitive private university in Time Square of New York.  Well known for art & film and many different overseas study options.

Clarkson College: 9/25 @ 3:15pm @ RM 104:  Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

Mills College: 9/28 @ 11:45am @ Rm 104: This is a private small women’s college in Oakland.  Students can take some classes for free at UCB and transportation will be provided between these two campuses.

Mount Holyoke College: 9/28 @ 2:45pm @ Rm 104: Located in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective, small sized, nondenominational, residential, research liberal arts college for women. Mount Holyoke is renowned for educating women leaders, from medical pioneers to Pulitzer Prize–winning playwrights.

How to Choose the Most Ideal College Presentation: 9/28 @5:30pm @ Cafeteria: This is a comprehensive college information presentation to all grade level parents and students.  It will be facilitated in Cantonese, Spanish, and English.  A light dinner will be provided.

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

Complete an application or for more details:https://www.dignityhealth.org/bayarea/locations/stmarys/about-us/volunteer

Provide two reference letters from teacher, pastor, community leader, etc. (only for students under 18)

Complete a  background form (only for persons over the age 18)

  1.  Attend one of the monthly New Volunteers Orientation(to be announced)
  2.  Interview with Manager of Volunteer

 

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

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

For 10th, 11th, & 12th:

FREE ACT Practice Test: Sat. 10/14 @ 9am-1pm @ Galileo:This is one of the college admission tests that 4 year colleges will require.  You can get a full test score report after 3 business days and get a complimentary consultation from Compass Education Group’s test expert after you take the test.  RSVP by10/4: http://www.compassprep.com/galileoact/

For 11th & 12th:

College Ambassador (CA) Training: Drafting the Appraisal Packet: 9/27 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you’re a College Ambassador or interested in becoming one, attend this workshop, so you can start on your college application ASAP.

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

For 11th:

FREE PSAT for Juniors: 10/11 @ 8am-12:35pm @ Galileo Academy: This score will count for the National Merritt Scholarship competition should you qualify.  There are 75 seats for our juniors.  Please sign-up with Ms. S. Chan in room 258F by 10/2 if you’re interested in taking the test.

For 12th:

SFUSD College Fair: 10/6 @9:30am-12pm @ CCSF: All seniors are required to attend this district wide college fair.  You will go to your first period class.  After first period ends, you will head down to the auditorium immediately.  We will ride on school buses to CCSF and come back to campus together after the fair.  We will give you a permission slip on 9/21 during senior homeroom meeting in the auditorium.  You may also pick up a permission slip from room 258F or 209.  You must return the signed permission slip to the College & Career Center (258F) by 9/25.

College Application Workshop: 9/28 @ 2:15pm @ Rm 104:

Come work on either the UC application or Common App. with us.  Get a head start!

College Application Presentation for 12th Parents & Students: 10/5 @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria: This presentation covers the details of the college application process and it’s for seniors and their parents.  It will be in Cantonese, Spanish and English.  A light dinner will be provided.

The Great SF Personal Statement Weekend: 10/21 & 10/22 @1pm-5pm @ Mission HS: 826 Valencia is a non-profit tutoring organization located in the Mission neighborhood.  Every year, they provide free college essay editing over a weekend. Seniors must sign-up for a time slot of their choice.  All personal statement and scholarship essay writers are welcome, whether they’re just starting, almost finished, or somewhere in between. They’ll have computers on hand for easy editing, as well as yummy snacks to keep everyone going!  RSVP ASAP before seats run out: http://826valencia.org/psw2017/

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

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