Weekly Bulletin – November 21 – 25, 2016

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

November 21 – 25, 2016

THANKSGIVING

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK:  THANKSGIVING:  The expression of gratitude.  Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a public holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States. It originated as a harvest festival. Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, after a proclamation by George Washington. It has been celebrated as a federal holiday every year since 1863, when, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens,” to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November.

The event that Americans commonly call the “First Thanksgiving” was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621. This feast lasted three days, and—as accounted by attendee Edward Winslow—it was attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims. The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating “thanksgivings”—days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought.

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

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

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

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

STUDENTS

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

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

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

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

HOLIDAY DOOR DECORATING CONTEST: is Thursday, Dec. 1 from 2:15 – 3:15 PM. The theme is “Winter Wonderland.”

WINTER ASSEMBLY: is Friday, Dec. 2 in the auditorium during double period 4.

WINTER BALL: at Hyatt Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf on Dec. 14 from 6 – 10 PM. DJ music for dancing and karaoke for singing. Free ice cream dessert and drinks. Photography by Prestige/Lifetouch. Tickets are sold at ASB store (room 150) during lunch time and after school.

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 11/7 – 11/16

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

11/21 Cogswell College @ 12:20pm @ 104: The Fusion of Animation, Audio, Game Design & Engineering, Cogswell Polytechnical College, is in the heart of Silicon Valley, is a private, WASC accredited school with over 125 years of history. We offer bachelor degree programs in Art & Design, Animation, Music Production, Audio & Software Engineering, and Game Design. Our unique project-based approach, led by industry-experienced faculty, emphasizes teamwork and collaboration between students in each program.

11/21 UC Irvine @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: The University of California, Irvine (UCI) is a public research university located in Irvine, California.  UCI has more than 30,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities.

12/1 Financial Aid Presentation @ 5:30pm in the Cafeteria: We’ve invited financial consultants to give an overview of the process and answer individual questions.  This presentation will be done Cantonese and English with Spanish translation.  Families should plan ahead for financial aid!  

La Petite Swim Schools is hiring Swim Teachers! This swim school for children is located in the Presidio. This can be a part-time or full-time job and they will train you.  No prior swim teaching experience is required.  Hourly pay is $16-$28.  For more details, see posting in the Counseling Center or go towww.swimlpb.com

Mission Bit: A company where high school student can earn $300 for taking a FREE coding class in spring semester and by participating in the leadership development fellowship. As a part of the fellowship, students will learn how to code, take part in service learning projects and get an opportunity to work on issues most affecting residents in San Francisco. Please indicate if you’re interested on the application and they will follow up with more information.  To apply online: www.missionbit.com  Application deadline is1/13/17 by 5pm.

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

For 11th & 12th:

12/1 City College of SF (CCSF) Dual Enrollment @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you want to take a class at CCSF and have the credits be counted for both college and high school, here is your chance.  Cost for books will also be covered.  Colleges love to you challenge your academic ability.  Come check out this valuable learning opportunity!

Bank of America is seeking Student Leader for an 8 week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization. You will also learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills; in addition to attending a Summit held in Washington DC (in the summer with all expenses paid) to learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together.  For more details, see posting in the Counseling Center or call 1-800-218-9946.   

11/22 & 11/29 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

Part-Time Job at an Accounting Company: If you’re interested in learning what’s it like to be an accountant or work in an accounting company, check out this part-time job at a small accounting company.  This job includes basic office support and you will be trained for the job.  You need to be able to pay attention to details and be able to work individually as well as in a group.  For more details, please see posting in the Counseling Center.

For 12th:

11/28 College Application Workshop @ 3:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: Come work on your CSU Application, Common Application, UC Application or any other college applications of your choice.  We can help answer questions along the way.

11/30 College Application Workshop @ 3:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: Come work on your CSU Application, Common Application, UC Application or any other college applications of your choice.  We can help answer questions along the way.

12/1 College Application Workshop @ 3:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: Come work on your CSU EOP Application, Common Application, or any other college applications of your choice.  We can help answer questions along the way.    

Young Adult Worklink is a non-profit program that provides job readiness training, job search assistance, and paid internships for young people between the ages of 17-24.  To apply or for more info., contact Hai Chi Vu:haichv@cycsf.org or call 415-752-9675.  You can also read more details on the posting in the Counseling Center.

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – November 14 – 18, 2016

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

November 14 – 18, 2016

TRANSITION

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK:  TRANSITION:  the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. A current example in our county is the transition of Presidents in America currently from President Barack Obama to President Elect Donald Trump.

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

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

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

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

STUDENTS

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

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

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

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

HOLIDAY DOOR DECORATING CONTEST: is Thursday, Dec. 1 from 2:15 – 3:15 PM. The theme is “Winter Wonderland.”

HARVEST FOOD FESTIVAL: is Friday, Nov. 18 in the Courtyard during lunch time.

WINTER ASSEMBLY: is Friday, Dec. 2 in the auditorium during double period 4.

WINTER BALL: at Hyatt Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf on Dec. 14 from 6 – 10 PM. DJ music for dancing and karaoke for singing. Free ice cream dessert and drinks. Photography by Prestige/Lifetouch. Tickets are sold at ASB store (room 150) during lunch time and after school.

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 11/7 – 11/16

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

11/14 Notre Dame De Namur University @ 3:15pm @ 104: Established in 1851, this is the third oldest college in California. NDNU is a Catholic, not-for-profit, coeducational university located in Belmont, which is about 15 min. of drive from SF. It has 1,000 students with dorms available.  NDNU’s programs will be widely known for their innovative synthesis of liberal arts learning, professionally-oriented learning and core values.

11/16 SF Achievers Info. Session @ 10:30am @ RM 462: This is a nonprofit organization ion SF that provides mentorships and scholarships for African American male students who graduate from a SF public high school.  Please come and learn about the program.  Lunch will be provided.

11/16 Santa Fe University of Arts & Design @ 11:45am @ RM 104: This is a small private arts college with a wide range of art, film, and writing majors.  It is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which is a beautiful small friendly city.  We are able to nominate you for scholarships for this college.

La Petite Swim Schools is hiring Swim Teachers! This swim school for children is located in the Presidio. This can be a part-time or full-time job and they will train you.  No prior swim teaching experience is required.  Hourly pay is $16-$28.  For more details, see posting in the Counseling Center or go towww.swimlpb.com

Mission Bit: A company where high school student can earn $300 for taking a FREE coding class in spring semester and by participating in the leadership development fellowship. As a part of the fellowship, students will learn how to code, take part in service learning projects and get an opportunity to work on issues most affecting residents in San Francisco. Please indicate if you’re interested on t

he application and they will follow up with more information.  To apply online: www.missionbit.com  Application deadline is 1/13/17 by 5pm.

CodeNow: This is a FREE hands-on coding experience in SF. Working closely with professional engineers, students have the opportunity to create interactive games and applications. By the end of the workshop, students will gain an understanding of essential programming concepts, 25 hours of practical experience, and insight into a career in the technology field.  The program will even provide lunch, snacks, transportation stipend and giveaways.  For more details or to apply: https://www.codenow.org/get-involved/apply/Application deadline is 11/16.

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

For 11th & 12th:

Bank of America is seeking Student Leader for an 8 week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization. You will also learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills; in addition to attending a Summit held in Washington DC (in the summer with all expenses paid) to learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together.  For more details, see posting in the Counseling Center or call 1-800-218-9946.   

11/15 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

Part-Time Job at an Accounting Company: If you’re interested in learning what’s it like to be an accountant or work in an accounting company, check out this part-time job at a small accounting company.  This job includes basic office support and you will be trained for the job.  You need to be able to pay attention to details and be able to work individually as well as in a group.  For more details, please see posting in the Counseling Center.

For 11th:

11/14 is the registration deadline if you want to take the low cost ACT prep class from 1/4/17-4/5/17 on Wed. from 2:30-4:30pm at Galileo.  Cost will range from $290-$490 per student depending on enrollment.  For more details or to sign-up, please see Ms. S. Chan in room 258F.

For 12th:

11/16 & 11/17 College Application Workshop @ 2:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: Come work on your CSU Application, Common Application, UC Application or any other college applications of your choice.  We can help answer questions along the way.

Young Adult Worklink is a non-profit program that provides job readiness training, job search assistance, and paid internships for young people between the ages of 17-24.  To apply or for more info., contact Hai Chi Vu:haichv@cycsf.org or call 415-752-9675.  You can also read more details on the posting in the Counseling Center.

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – November 7 – 11, 2016

ALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

NOVEMBER 7 – 11, 2016

VETERANS DAY

November 11, 2106

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; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service.

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

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

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

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

STUDENTS

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

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

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

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

HOLIDAY DOOR DECORATING CONTEST: is Thursday, Dec. 1 from 2:15 – 3:15 PM. The theme is “Winter Wonderland.”

HARVEST FOOD FESTIVAL: is Friday, Nov. 18 in the Courtyard during lunch time.

WINTER ASSEMBLY: is Friday, Dec. 2 in the auditorium during double period 4.

WINTER BALL: at Hyatt Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf on Dec. 14 from 6 – 10 PM. DJ music for dancing and karaoke for singing. Free ice cream dessert and drinks. Photography by Prestige/Lifetouch. Tickets are sold at ASB store (room 150) during lunch time and after school.

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 11/7 – 11/16

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

11/7 Pennsylvania College of Technology @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This college is an affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University, where they are committed to hands-on applied technology with access to state-of-the art equipment. They offers over 100+ majors in both Associate and Bachelor degrees.  The average class size is 17 students and for every 1 hour of lecture students get 3 hours of lab time.  Penn College has a 96% graduation placement rate and an overall student population of 5,500.

11/7 UC Berkeley Fiat Lux Scholarship Info. Session @ 3:15pm@ RM 104: Come talk to a Galileo Alumni who is currently attending UCB about her experience as a Fiat Lux Scholar. This scholarship is for students who are first-generation, low-income college students.  Academic and personal transitions support will be provided.

11/8 Kettering University @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: This is a small private co-op university located in Michigan.  They have a strong STEM and engineering focus.

11/9 Concurrent Enrollment Info. @ Skyline College @ 5pm-7pm: Learn about the concurrent enrollment program at Skyline Community College.  Earn FREE college credits while you’re still in HS!  5pm-6pm is dinner and 6pm-7pm is presentation. Free shuttle service is available from the Daly City Bart Station when you attend the college.

11/10 Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf (RIT/NTID) @ 11:45am @ RM 104: RIT is a world-class university with model access services for students with hearing loss.  More than 1200 students with hearing loss from all over the nation and with varying communication modes study at RIT/NTID alongside some 14,000 hearing students in the 9 colleges of RIT, of which NTID is one of the 9 colleges RIT has more than 200 programs to choose from, outstanding access & support services and a special discounted tuition rate for qualified students with hearing loss.

11/11 Reed College @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: This is a private competitive liberal arts college in Portland, Oregon.

11/11 UndocuGators Open House @ 3pm-5pm @ SF State University: If you’re interested in attending SF State but worry about financing it, please check out their support services for undocumented students.  This is a free event located on SFSU campus in the Cesar Chavez Student Center, Rosa Parks A-C. To RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/UndocuGatorsOH

11/11 Explore Occidental College @ Occidental College in LA:This is an open house. This is a nationally recognized liberal arts college of 2100 students that integrates the close access to faculty with the cultural and intellectual resources of Los Angeles.  Learn more and register at www.oxy.edu/admission-aid  

11/12 California College of the Arts (CCA) Preview Day @9:30am-3:30pm @ both SF & Oakland Campus: The studio doors will be open to you and your family and this year coincides with CCA’s Alumni + Family Weekend.  Experience CCA through campus tours, studio visits, and learn about our majors by speaking with faculty at the Academic Program Fair. Admissions and financial aid information will be available at each campus. Portfolio reviews take place on the Oakland campus. Shuttle service between campuses is provided.  For more details:https://www.cca.edu/calendar/2016/2016-fall-preview-day

11/12 University of the Pacific Preview Day @ 9am-3:30pm @ campus in Stockton, CA: This is a FREE open house on campus.  You can connect with students and faculty, learn how Pacific makes admission decisions, learn more about scholarship and financial aid opportunities.  Presentation will also be available in Spanish.  For more details or to register:go.pacific.edu/previewday or call 209-946-2211

11/13 Johnson & Wales University (JWU) @ 1pm @  Four Points by Sheraton Pleasanton, 5115 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA: This is an accredited and well respected private university for business, arts & sciences, culinary arts, education, engineering, equine management, hospitality, and engineering technology programs.  They have different campus across the US. Experience Your Future Now!  A free admissions info. meeting: learn how a JWU education is different from other colleges, get information on financial aid & scholarships, meet your local JWU admissions representative.  For RSVP: email Jill Naughton:jnaughton@admissions.jwu.edu or call 415-596-7605.  For more details: admission.jwu.edu.  You may also bring your official or unofficial transcript for a preliminary review.

La Petite Swim Schools is hiring Swim Teachers! This swim school for children is located in the Presidio.  This can be a part-time or full-time job and they will train you.  No prior swim teaching experience is required.  Hourly pay is $16-$28.  For more details, see posting in the Counseling Center or go towww.swimlpb.com

Mission Bit: A company where high school student can earn $300 for taking a FREE coding class in spring semester and by participating in the leadership development fellowship. As a part of the fellowship, students will learn how to code, take part in service learning projects and get an opportunity to work on issues most affecting residents in San Francisco. Please indicate if you’re interested on the application and they will follow up with more information.  To apply online: www.missionbit.com Application deadline is 1/13 17 by 5pm.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Holocaust from volunteering, reading or even doing a history fellowship with scholarship and volunteer hours, please check our the Jewish Family and Children’s Services website for details:jfcsonline@jfcs.org

CodeNow: This is a FREE hands-on coding experience in SF. Working closely with professional engineers, students have the opportunity to create interactive games and applications. By the end of the workshop, students will gain an understanding of essential programming concepts, 25 hours of practical experience, and insight into a career in the technology field.  The program will even provide lunch, snacks, transportation stipend and giveaways.  For more details or to apply:https://www.codenow.org/get-involved/apply/ Application deadline is 11/16.

TeenTechSF connects 1500 teens in the Bay Area and around the world with tech leaders from Apply to Zynga through presentations & workshops on coding, app. creation, game design, global tech trends, and entrepreneurship.  Run by and for teens, all events are FREE.  There will be a Hackathonn in Nov. and Global Youth Summit & World Pitch on Dec. 3rd.  For more info. please check out: TeenTechSF.org or  https://www.facebook.com/teentechsf/  or see the flyer posted in the Counseling Center.

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

For 11th & 12th:

11/8 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

Part-Time Job at an Accounting Company: If you’re interested in learning what’s it like to be an accountant or work in an accounting company, check out this part-time job at a small accounting company, check out this part-time job at a small accounting company.  This job includes basic office support and you will be trained for the job.  You need to be able to pay attention to details and be able to work individually as well as in a group.  For more details, please see posting in the Counseling Center.

For 11th:

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

For 12th:

11/9 College Application Workshop @ 2:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: Come work on your CSU Application, Common Application, UC Application or any other college applications of your choice. We can help answer questions along the way.

11/10 College Application Workshop @ 3:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: Come work on your CSU Application, Common Application, UC Application or any other college applications of your choice. We can help answer questions along the way.  

Young Adult Worklink is a non-profit program that provides job readiness training, job search assistance, and paid internships for young people between the ages of 17-24.  To apply or for more info., contact Hai Chi Vu: haichv@cycsf.org or call 415-752-9675.  You can also read more details on the posting in the Counseling Center.

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – October 31 – November 4, 2016

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 24 – 28, 2016

HALLOWEEN

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK: HALLOWEEN.Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of All HallowsEvening),[5] also known as Allhalloween,[6] All Hallows’ Eve,[7] or All Saints’ Eve,[8] 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,[9] 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. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows’ Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular,[20][21][22] although elsewhere it is a more commercial and secular celebration.[23][24][25] Some Christians historically abstained from meat on All Hallows’ Eve,[26][27] a tradition reflected in the eating of certain foods on this vigil day, including apples, potato pancakes and soul cakes.

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

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

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

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

STUDENTS

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

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

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

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

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 9/12 – 18/16

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

11/2 UC LA @ 11:45am @ RM 104: UCLA is the 2nd ranked public institution in the country and values education, research, and service. With 125 majors, 1000+ student organizations, 113 NCAA Championships, and located just five miles from the Pacific Ocean, what more could you ask for? Go Bruins!

11/3 FIDM @ 11:45Am @ RM 104: This is a private college located in downtown SF and LA and San Diego.  If you’re interested in fashion design, merchandizing, interior design, business management, digital media, or jewelry design, come check out this college.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Holocaust from volunteering, reading or even doing a history fellowship with scholarship and volunteer hours, please check our the Jewish Family and Children’s Services website for details:jfcsonline@jfcs.org

CodeNow: This is a FREE hands-on coding experience in SF. Working closely with professional engineers, students have the opportunity to create interactive games and applications. By the end of the workshop, students will gain an understanding of essential programming concepts, 25 hours of practical experience, and insight into a career in the technology field.  The program will even provide lunch, snacks, transportation stipend and giveaways.  For more details or to apply:https://www.codenow.org/get-involved/apply/ Application deadline is 11/16.

TeenTechSF connects 1500 teens in the Bay Area and around the world with tech leaders from Apply to Zynga through presentations & workshops on coding, app. creation, game design, global tech trends, and entrepreneurship.  Run by and for teens, all events are FREE.  There will be a Hackathonn in Nov. and Global Youth Summit & World Pitch on Dec. 3rd.  For more info. please check out: TeenTechSF.org or   https://www.facebook.com/teentechsf/  or see the flyer posted in the Counseling Center.

If you’re between the ages of 16-24 and need help finding a job, please check out Chalk.  This is a non-profit organization that provides job searching skills such as writing resume, cover letters, job interviews etc.  They will also be able to hire undocumented students for certain positions.  For questions or details, please call415-977-6949.  Office is located at 271 Austin St., SF, CA 94109

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

For 11th & 12th:

11/1 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

Part-Time Job at an Accounting Company: If you’re interested in learning what’s it like to be an accountant or work in an accounting company, check out this part-time job at a small accounting company.  This job includes basic office support and you will be trained for the job.  You need to be able to pay attention to details and be able to work individually as well as in a group.  For more details, please see posting in the Counseling Center.

For 11th:

11/9 is the registration deadline if you want to take the low cost ACT prep class from1/4/17-4/5/17 on Wed. from 2:30-4:30pm at Galileo.  Cost will range from $290-$490 per student depending on enrollment.  For more details or to sign-up, please see Ms. S. Chan in room 258F.

For 12th:

11/2 & 11/3 College Application Workshop @ 2:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: Come work on your CSU Application, Common Application, UC Application or any other college applications of your choice.  We can help answer questions along the way.  

11/5 FREE College Essay Editing @ 10am-12pm @ Galileo Cafeteria: If you have signed-up for this event, please bring 5 copies of the 2nd or 3rd draft of your UC Personal Insights or Common App. Personal Statements, if you want help with a new writing prompt, then bring 1 resume or activities list (this is your source for brainstorming ideas), applicable application writing prompt(s) – 1 copy, and pen and highlighter.  We will provide water and snack.  See you there!

Young Adult Worklink is a non-profit program that provides job readiness training, job search assistance, and paid internships for young people between the ages of 17-24.  To apply or for more info., contact Hai Chi Vu: haichv@cycsf.org or call 415-752-9675.  You can also read more details on the posting in the Counseling Center.

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – October 24-28, 2016

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 24 – 28, 2016

UNITED NATIONS DAY

October 24, 2106

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK: UNITED NATIONS DAY: 24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.

This year’s UN Day will be used to highlight concrete actions people can take to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

STUDENTS

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

 

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

 

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

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

COLLEGE ACCESS DAY:

In partnership with University of San Francisco Latino Alumni Society,

the event will take place at USF in Fromm Hall from 10:00am-2:30pm (registration at 9:30am). Students are responsible for their own transportation but breakfast and lunch will be included. The flyer lists the types of workshops that will be offered. It would be great if we could get at least 20 more students to attend.

Workshops include: College Applications, Scholarship Applications, Resume Building, Networking 101 and Dress for Success. 100 students can participate.  See Ms. H. in Room 352 if you are interested.

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 9/12 – 18/16

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

10/24 Royal Holloway, University of London @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is one of UK’s leading universities, with 21 academic departments.  With 9,000 located just outside of Central London.

10/24 Green Mountain College @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: It is a small, coeducational private environmental liberal arts college located in Vermont.  Although this college is small, it still has 25 majors ranging from Adventure Education to Sustainable Business & Writing.

10/25 Centre College @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: A private and liberal arts college with 1,400 students, located in Kentucky.  It offers several different full-ride scholarships and fly-in opportunity.

10/26 Project WHAT! @ 11:45Am @ RM 104: WHAT! stands for We’re Here And Talking.  Led by youth who have had a parent incarcerated, Project WHAT! raises awareness about children with incarcerated parents with the long-term goal of improving services and policies that affect these children.  The program employs young people who have experienced parental incarceration.

10/26 SEO Scholars @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: This is non-profit found in NY and this is their 6th year in the Bay Area. They provide free college prep support (SAT pre course, Sat. school, summer program, summer excursion and college campus visits, and mentorship in high school and in college) for first generation students (This means neither of your parents have attended college in the States) and low income (free or reduced lunch). This is only an opportunity for 9th graders and they will accept 30 students from the Bay Area.

10/27 UC Santa Barbara @ 11:45am @ RM 104: This is a public research university and one of the 10 general campuses of the University of California system.

10/27 UC Santa Barbara @ 11:45am @ RM 104: This is a public research university and one of the 10 general campuses of the University of California system.

10/27 Dartmouth College @ 7pm @ The Nueva School, 6565 Skyline Blvd, Hillsborough: This is a private Ivy League small sized research university in New Hampshire.  It is competitive and well respected in the nation.

10/29 Notre Dame De Namur University Open House @ 10am-12pm @ 1500 Ralston Ave, Belmont: This is a small Catholic college close to SF.  Check it out by getting a student-led campus tours, faculty meet & greet, student panel, and FAFSA-completion workshop.  Application fee will be waived when students submit the application by Dec. 1.  Please RSVP: ndnu.edu/ugevents.

10/30 Musical Theatre Audition Workshop @ 1pm-5pm @ San Mateo: For 10th-12th students who want to be prepared for college auditions.  You will learn from Jody Gelb, the Madame Morrible in Broadway Tour Wicked and Chris Andersson, the director of admission at NYU Tisch Drama.  For details & registration:www.campaniel.us/adution

If you’re interested in learning more about the Holocaust from volunteering, reading or even doing a history fellowship with scholarship and volunteer hours, please check our the Jewish Family and Children’s Services website for details: jfcsonline@jfcs.org

TeenTechSF connects 1500 teens in the Bay Area and around the world with tech leaders from Apply to Zynga through presentations & workshops on coding, app. creation, game design, global tech trends, and entrepreneurship.  Run by and for teens, all events are FREE.  There will be a Hackathonn in Nov. and Global Youth Summit & World Pitch on Dec. 3rd.  For more info. please check out: TeenTechSF.org or  https://www.facebook.com/teentechsf/  or see the flyer posted in the Counseling Center.

If you’re between the ages of 16-24 and need help finding a job, please check out Chalk.  This is a non-profit organization that provides job searching skills such as writing resume, cover letters, job interviews etc.  They will also be able to hire undocumented students for certain positions.  For questions or details, please call415-977-6949.  Office is located at 271 Austin St., SF, CA 94109

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

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For 11th & 12th:

Part-Time Job at an Accounting Company: If you’re interested in learning what’s it like to be an accountant or work in an accounting company, check out this part-time job at a small accounting company.  This job includes basic office support and you will be trained for the job.  You need to be able to pay attention to details and be able to work individually as well as in a group.  For more details, please see posting in the Counseling Center.

For 11th:

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

For 12th:

10/26 & 10/27 College Application Workshop @ 2:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: Come work on your CSU Application, Common Application, UC Application or any other college applications of your choice.  We can help answer questions along the way.  

11/5 FREE College Essay Editing @ 10am-12pm @ Galileo Cafeteria: Do you want editing support for your UC Personal Insight Questions?  How about the Common App. Personal Statement?  Join us for this FREE editing support.  We will have Wellesley College Alumni coaches to help you finalize all your drafted essays. Please bring 2-3 hard copies of your 2nd or 3rd essay drafts. To sign-up and must sign-up by 10/24:https://goo.gl/qqUNXX

If you were absent from homeroom on 10/20, please stop by the College & Career Center in the Counseling Center in room 258 and ask for the Cal Grant verification form.  This is free money for you to attend any college in CA.  We will help you apply for it, but we need you to verify your contact information.  This needs to be done ASAP.

Young Adult Worklink is a non-profit program that provides job readiness training, job search assistance, and paid internships for young people between the ages of 17-24.  To apply or for more info., contact Hai Chi Vu:haichv@cycsf.org or call 415-752-9675.  You can also read more details on the posting in the Counseling Center.

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – October 17 – 21, 2016

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 17 – 21, 2016

 

 

OCTOBER

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK: OCTOBER: October is the tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with a length of 31 days.  October is commonly associated with the season of autumn in the Northern hemisphere and spring in the Southern hemisphere, where it is the seasonal equivalent to April in the Northern hemisphere and vice versa.

The last two to three weeks in October is the only time of the year during which each of the “Big Four” major North American professional sports leagues schedule games; the National Basketball Association begins its preseason and about two weeks later starts the regular season, the National Hockey League is about one month into its regular season, the National Football League is about halfway through its regular season, and Major League Baseball is in its postseason with the League Championship Series and World Series.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

STUDENTS

 

 

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

 

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

 

HOMECOMING DANCE: is this Friday night, Oct. 21 at Holiday Inn (Van Ness & Pine). It starts at 7 PM and ends at 11 PM. Watch the homecoming coronation that night. Tickets sold at ASB office (room 150) during lunch time and after school.

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 9/12 – 18/16

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

 

 

10/17 Mills College @ 12:20pm @ 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.

10/17 University of Rochester @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: This is a competitive medium researched based private college in upstate New York.  It’s well known for engineering and music.

10/18 Northwestern University @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: This is a large competitive private researched based university in Illinois.

10/20 University of Southern California @ 11:45am @ RM 104: The University of Southern California is a large, private research university in Los Angeles. USC offers a variety of academic programs, student organizations, and athletic opportunities and has a vibrant alumni network.

10/20 Georgetown University @ 7pm @ SF International School on 150 Oak St. SF: A free information meeting on student life, academics, admissions & financial aid opportunities at this competitive Jesuit University in DC.  To RSVP: http://uadmissions.georgetown.edu/visiting/your-area/us-cities/

10/21 SEO Scholars @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is non-profit found in NY and this is their 6th year in the Bay Area. They provide free college prep support (SAT pre course, Sat. school, summer program, summer excursion and college campus visits, and mentorship in high school and in college) for first generation students (This means neither of your parents have attended college in the States) and low income (free or reduced lunch). This is only an opportunity for 9th graders and they will accept 30 students from the Bay Area. Free cookies will be available.

10/22 FREE Practice ACT Test @ 8:30-12:30pm @ Galileo Academy: If you have signed-up for this test, please arrive on campus by 8:30am.

 

10/22 University of the Pacific Preview Day @ 9am-3:30pm @ 3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA: This is a FREE open house on campus.  You can connect with students and faculty, learn how Pacific makes admission decisions, and learn more about scholarship and financial aid opportunities.  Presentation will also be available in Spanish.  For more details or to register: go.pacific.edu/preview day or call 209-946-2211

10/23 Performing and Visual Arts Fair @ 12:10pm-3pm @ South SF Conference Center:This is the biggest annual FREE visual and performing arts college fair in the country.  Check it out if you are curious about any college colleges; for more details: goo.gl/eqv6L  

TeenTechSF connects 1500 teens in the Bay Area and around the world with tech leaders from Apply to Zynga through presentations & workshops on coding, app. creation, game design, global tech trends, and entrepreneurship.  Run by and for teens, all events are FREE.  There will be a Hackathonn in Nov. and Global Youth Summit & World Pitch on Dec. 3rd.  For more info. please check out: TeenTechSF.org or   https://www.facebook.com/teentechsf/  or see the flyer posted in the Counseling Center.

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

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

 

For 10th & 11th:

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

For 11th & 12th:

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

For 10th:

10/19 PSAT @ 8am-12:35pm @ Galileo Academy: Every sophomore in the district will be taking this free practice SAT test at their high school.  Please arrive on campus by 7:45amthat day so you will have enough time for this test.  If you want a practice test, please stop by the Counseling Center to pick up one.

For 11th:

10/19 PSAT @ 8am-12:35pm @ Galileo Academy: If you have signed-up for this test, please arrive on campus by 7:45am.

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

For 12th:

10/19 Making Waves Scholarship Application Workshop @ 2:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: This scholarship is awarded for $5,000 per year for 5 years in college.  In addition to money, you will get mentors and peer support throughout college.  Please bring a copy of the 2015 income tax return to work on the application.

10/20 Writing the UC Application Essays @ 2:15pm-3:15pm @ RM 104: UC Berkeley’s admission counselor will help you understand how to write the new UC Personal Insight essays.  If you already have your drafts, you may bring them with you.

10/20 College Application Workshop @ 3:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: Seniors, come work on your CSU Application, Common Application, UC Application or any other college applications of your choice.  We can help answer questions along the way.  

11/5 FREE College Essay Editing @ 10am-12pm @ Galileo Cafeteria: Do you want editing support for your UC Personal Insight Questions?  How about the Common App. Personal Statement?  Join us for this FREE editing support.  We will have Wellesley College Alumni coaches to help you finalize all your drafted essays. Please bring 2-3 hard copies of your 2nd or 3rd essay drafts. To sign-up and must sign-up by 10/21: https://goo.gl/qqUNXX

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – October 11 – 14, 2016

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 11-14 2016

 

 

COLUMBUS DAY

FACULTY/STAFF

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

STUDENTS

 

 

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

 

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

 

OCTOBERFEST:  Friday, during lunch in the Courtyard.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 9/12 – 18/16

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For 10th & 11th:

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

For 11th & 12th:

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

For 11th

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

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

For 12th:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin October 3 – 7, 2016


GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 3-7 2016

HOMECOMING

FACULTY/STAFF

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

STUDENTS

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

 

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

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 9/12 – 18/16

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For 10th & 11th:

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

For 11th & 12th:

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

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

For 11th

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

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

For 12th:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – September 26 – 30, 2016

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 26-30, 2016

 

 

FALLACY

FACULTY/STAFF

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

STUDENTS

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 9/12 – 18/16

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

For 10th & 11th:

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

For 11th & 12th:

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

 

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

For 11th

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

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

 

For 12th:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

 

Weekly Bulletin – September 19 – 23, 2016

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 19-23,2016

AUTUMN

FACULTY/STAFF

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

STUDENTS

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

 

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

 

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

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 9/12 – 18/16

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

For 10th & 11th:

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

For 11th & 12th:

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

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

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

Southern Exposure is non-profit art organization in SF.  They are now accepting applications from youth artists (ages 16-21) for the 2016–2017 One-on-One Mentorship Program with an individual professional visual artist. This highly individualized art program is free and open to all Bay Area youth. This program aims to develop artistic, educational and life skills by combining the benefits of mentoring relationships with art education. This program is for intermediate to advanced youth artists. The program meets weekly from October 2016 through May 2017. Applications will be accepted through 9/23.  For questions or application, contact Maya Gomez: aie@soex.org

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

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

For 11th

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

 

For 12th:

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

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