Weekly Bulletin – February 20 – 24, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 20 – 24, 2017

 

PRESIDENT’S DAY

February 20, 2017

FACULTY/STAFF

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

functions.  Please see Coach Papa in Room  263.

MARCH MADNESS ACTIVITIES:

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

 

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

                           during lunch time

 

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

                       the Courtyard during lunch time

 

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

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 2/20 – 26/17

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

The Summer Program List has been sent via SchoolLoop.

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

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

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

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

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

For 11th & 12th:

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

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

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

For 9th:

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

For 10th:

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

For 11th:

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

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

For 12th:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – February 13 – 17, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 13 – 17, 2017

 

VALENTINE’S DAY

February 14, 2017

FACULTY/STAFF

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

functions.  Please see Coach Papa in Room  263.

MARCH MADNESS ACTIVITIES:

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

 

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

                           during lunch time

 

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

                       the Courtyard during lunch time

 

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

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 2/13 – 19/17

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

A Summer Program List has been sent via SchoolLoop.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

For 11th & 12th:

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

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

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

For 10th:

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

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

For 11th:

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

For 12th:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – February 6 – 10, 2017


GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 6 – 10, 2017

 

CHINESE NEW YEAR PARADE

February 11, 2017

FACULTY/STAFF

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

functions.  Please see Coach Papa in Room  263.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 2/6-12/17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For 11th & 12th:

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

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

For 10th:

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

For 11th:

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

For 12th:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – January 30 – February 3, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

JANUARY 30 – FEBRUARY 3, 2017

 

GROUND HOG DAY

February 2, 2017

FACULTY/STAFF

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

For 11th & 12th:

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

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

For 11th & 10th:

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

For 11th:

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

 

For 12th:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – January 23 – 27, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

JANUARY 23 – 27,2017

 

LUNAR NEW YEAR

Year of the Rooster

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK:  LUNAR NEW YEAR OR CHINESE NEW YEAR: Chinese New Year is the longest national holiday in China and New Year’s day is the most important date in the Chinese calendar.

Although China has used the Gregorian calendar since 1912, Chinese New Year is based on the ancient Chinese lunar calendar, falling on the second new moon after winter solstice — meaning it changes each year.

It is pronounced “Gong Xi Fa Cai” in Mandarin and “Gong Hey Fat Choy” in Cantonese, although both are written the same way.

Roughly a sixth of the world will observe Chinese New Year, with celebrations in Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia, along with other countries with significant Chinese populations.

London and San Francisco both claim to host the largest celebrations outside of Asia. Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, is known in modern Chinese as the “Spring Festival” (simplified Chinese 春节; traditional Chinese 春節; Pinyin: Chūn Jié) in Mainland China, is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. Celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. The first day of the New Year falls on the new moon between 21 January and 20 February. In 2017, the first day of the Chinese New Year is on Saturday, 28 January, initiating another year of the rooster.

The New Year festival is centuries old and gains significance because of several myths and traditions. Traditionally, the festival was a time to honor deities as well as ancestors. Chinese New Year is celebrated in countries and territories with significant Chinese populations, including Mainland China, Hong Kong (officially as Lunar New Year), Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Viet Nam, Mauritius, and the Philippines. Chinese New Year is considered a major holiday for the Chinese and has had influence on the lunar new year celebrations of its geographic neighbours.

Within China, regional customs and traditions concerning the celebration of the Chinese New Year vary widely. Often, the evening preceding Chinese New Year’s Day is an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual reunion dinner. It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly cleanse the house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for good incoming luck. Windows and doors will be decorated with red color paper-cuts and couplets with popular themes of “good fortune” or “happiness”, “wealth”, and “longevity”. Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes. Among about one third of the Mainland population, or 500 million Northerners, dumplings (especially those of vegetarian fillings) feature prominently in the meals celebrating the festival.

 

Chinese New Year was set to coincide with the slack time just before a new year of farm work begins, as a time of preparation.

When most Chinese were farmers this made sense. Now 55% of China’s population is urban (a generation ago it was 25%), but 100+ million return to their rural roots for CNY.

Chinese traditionally celebrated the start of a new year of farm work, and wished/prayed for a good harvest. This has now evolved into celebrating the start of a new business year and wishing for profits and success in various vocations.

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

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

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

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

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 1/23 – 1/29/17

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

Oasis for Girls: This is a non-profit organization that provides 10-week long after-school program for young women who are between the ages of 14-17.  The program will provide a $300-$500 stipend for participating in their programs.  You can learn life skills such as communications, social issues, and career explorations.  Application deadline is 1/27/17 @ 5pm.  To apply: www.sfoasis.org

1/28 Menlo College Open House @ 9am-1pm @ 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton: This is a very small private college with main focus on business.  Go check it out if you’re interested in business majors.

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

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

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

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

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

American Legion invites HS students to compete in speech contest: If you’re interested in this contest, depending on which round you get into, there is a possibility of winning college scholarships of $1,500 and more.  For more info., please see either Speech & Debate team coach, Ms. Ung in room 316 or uAspire advisor, Michael in room 209, or College & Career Counselor, Ms. S. Chan in room 258F.

Free classes at CCSF’s Chinatown Campus in the spring semester.  If you are interested, please see Ms. S. Chan in the Counseling Center in room 258.

For 11th & 12th:

1/24 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

1/25 College Ambassador strongly encouraged to attend @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: CSU Placement Exams Registration: Come learn more about what these placement exams are about, how to register and when you must register by.

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

For 11th & 10th:

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

For 10th:

Juma Venture:  This is a youth development program that breaks the cycle of poverty by paving ways to education, work, and financial capability. We work with first-generation, low-income students who are planning to pursue a college education. Juma offers academic counseling, employment at the AT&T Ballpark, and college saving account so students can work towards college. If you are interested, application is available starting January 2017.  For more details: www.juma.org

 

For 11th:

1/25 Genesys Works Info. & Application @ 11:45am-12:25pm @ RM 104: Are you interested in earning up to $10,000 during your senior year, get support with the college applications, FAFSA and scholarships during your senior year? Come learn more about GENESYS WORKS!

The deadline to apply is February 24th!  Click following link to apply and/or learn more:http://www.genesysworks.org/bayarea. If you have questions feel free to email us atgwba@ba.genesysworks.org

For 12th:

1/25 CSU Placement Exams Registration @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Come learn more about what these placement exams are about, how to register, and when you must register by.  This is super important if you plan to attend a CSU next year.

1/26 Homeroom Assembly: Important scholarship announcements will be made.

1/26 FAFSA/ CA Dream Act Workshop @ 2:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: Come work on your FAFSA or CA Dream Act application for financial support for college.  If your family has the 2015 or 2016 income tax return, please bring it with you.  If your family doesn’t have it, come anyway to get started.  

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – January 16 – 20, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

JANUARY 16 – 20,2017

 

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY

 

 

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK:  MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (officially Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.)[1] is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s birthday, January 15. The holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.

King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King’s honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.

 

The idea of Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a holiday was promoted by labor unions in contract negotiations.[2] After King’s death, U.S. Representative John Conyers (a Democrat from Michigan) and U.S. Senator Edward Brooke (a Republican from Massachusetts) introduced a bill in Congress to make King’s birthday a national holiday. The bill first came to a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1979. However, it fell five votes short of the number needed for passage.[3] Two of the main arguments mentioned by opponents were that a paid holiday for federal employees would be too expensive, and that a holiday to honor a private citizen would be contrary to longstanding tradition (King had never held public office).[3] Only two other figures have national holidays in the U.S. honoring them: George Washington and Christopher Columbus.

 

 

**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.

 

WINTER PEP RALLY: and class of year competition is Friday, January 20.

 

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

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 1/16 – 1/22/17

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

1/18 Skyline Community College @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: This 2-year college is located in San Bruno City.  It provides a shuttle service at the Daly City Bart station.  If you want to learn more about this college or are interested in applying for it, please attend this event.

1/21 Young Women’s Leadership Summit @ 8:30am-3:30pm @ Tresidder Oak Lounge at Stanford University:This is a FREE one day conference for HS girls to explore different business disciplines.  To register:goo.gl/W9rSHJ

Oasis for Girls: This is a non-profit organization that provides 10-week long after-school program for young women who are between the ages of 14-17.  The program will provide a $300-$500 stipend for participating in their programs.  You can learn life skills such as communications, social issues, and career explorations. Application deadline is 1/27/17 @ 5pm.  To apply: www.sfoasis.org

American Legion invites HS students to compete in speech contest: If you’re interested in this contest, depending on which round you get into, there is a possibility of winning college scholarships of $1,500 and more.  For more info., please see either Speech & Debate team coach, Ms. Ung in room 316 or uAspire advisor, Michael in room 209, or College & Career Counselor, Ms. S. Chan in room 258F.

Free classes at CCSF’s Chinatown Campus in the spring semester.  If you are interested, please see Ms. S. Chan in the Counseling Center in room 258.

Volunteer Opportunity: Tutor & Teach Middle School Students! Breakthrough SF at SF Day

School is a non-profit organization.  It is looking for tutors to volunteer after school with

academically motivated 5th-8th grade students from underserved communities around SF.

 The commitment is 1 day a week from 3:30pm-5:30pm. No prior tutoring experience is

necessary.  The application deadline is 1/20/17.  For more details or to apply, check out:

www.breakthroughsf.org or email Sasha Mungal: sasha@breakthroughsf.org  

For 11th & 12th:

1/10 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

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

For 10th:

1/18 Juma Venture @ 11:45am-12:20pm @ RM 104:  This is a youth development program that breaks the cycle of poverty by paving ways to education, work, and financial capability. We work with first-generation, low-income students who are planning to pursue a college education. Juma offers academic counseling, employment at the AT&T Ballpark, and college saving account so students can work towards college. If you are interested, application is available starting January 2017.

For 12th:

1/19 Cash for College @ 5:30pm-8pm @ school cafeteria: Come win a FREE mini iPad, get free dinner and complete either FAFSA or Dream Act for college financial aid.  This event is for both seniors and or their parents.  Information will be provided in English, Spanish, and Chinese.  If possible, please bring the following information.  If you don’t have it, that’s okay:

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

– 2015 or 2016 federal income tax forms

– Records of untaxed income

– Business, farm, and other real estate records

– W2s and other income forms

 

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

Scholarships:  A current list is attached.  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 – January 9 – 13, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

JANUARY 3 – 6,2017

 

FRIDAY THE 13th!!

 

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK:  FRIDAY THE 13th: The origins of the Friday the 13th being an unlucky date are shrouded in mystery.The most commonly held perception is that Friday is an unlucky day and 13 is a particularly unlucky number.

  • The most commonly held perception is that Friday is an unlucky day and 13 is a particularly unlucky number.
  • In numerology 13 is considered to be an irregular number and is also the number of witches you need to form a coven.
  • There is also a biblical reference to 13 being considered unlucky. Judas, the apostle who later betrayed Jesus, was supposedly the 13th guest to sit down at the last supper. Christ was crucified on a Friday
  • In the 14th Century Geoffrey Chaucer referenced Friday as being an unlucky day in his Canterbury Tales, “And on a Friday fell all this mischance.”
  • In 2017, there happens to be two Friday the 13ths – January 13 and October 13.

 

**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.

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING: is Monday, Jan. 8 to discuss new activities this month.

WINTER PEP RALLY: and class of year competition is Friday, January 20.

 

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

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 12/19/16 – 1/15/17

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

1/9 Mission Bit @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: 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.comApplication deadline is 1/13/17 by 5pm.

             

ACE Mentor: This is a free mentorship program for students interested in architecture, engineering, and construction engineering.  You will get a professional mentor and work on real projects along with the mentor. The office is located in downtown and time commitment is two afternoons per week.  Position is first come first served, so apply ASAP.  For more details or to sign-up: http://www.acementor.org/students/

The student orientation is on 1/12 at 5 PM at 1 Bush St. #200 (HOK).

American Legion invites HS students to compete in speech contest: If you’re interested in this contest, depending on which round you get into, there is a possibility of winning college scholarships of $1,500 and more.  For more info., please see either Speech & Debate team coach, Ms. Ung in room 316 or uAspire advisor, Michael in room 209, or College & Career Counselor, Ms. S. Chan in room 258F.

Free classes at CCSF’s Chinatown Campus in the spring semester.  If you are interested, please see Ms. S. Chan in the Counseling Center in room 258.

1/14 National Portfolio Day @ 12pm-4pm @ The Art Institute of California – 10 United Nations Plaza, SF: If you’re interested in applying to or curious about how to apply to any art colleges/universities, please bring your work to this FREE event to get professional feedback.  For more details and a list of art colleges at the event: http://portfolioday.net/2016-17-schedule/event/83

Volunteer Opportunity: Tutor & Teach Middle School Students! Breakthrough SF at SF Day School is a non-profit organization.  It is looking for tutors to volunteer after school with academically motivated 5th-8th grade students from underserved communities around SF.  The commitment is 1 day a week from 3:30pm-5:30pm. No prior tutoring experience is necessary.  The application deadline is 1/20/17.  For more details or to apply, check out: www.breakthroughsf.org or email Sasha Mungal: sasha@breakthroughsf.org  

1/21 Young Women’s Leadership Summit @ 8:30am-3:30pm @ Tresidder Oak Lounge at Stanford University:This is a FREE one day conference for HS girls to explore different business disciplines.  To register:goo.gl/W9rSHJ

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.   

1/10 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

For 12th:

1/3-1/12: During these two weeks, we will present the College Application Process Part II in one of your social studies class, please don’t miss it.  You will learn important follow-ups with your college applications and financial aid related items.

1/11 Meritus Scholarship Application Workshop @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: This is a generous scholarship for seniors: if you meet the following criteria, come work on the application with us!

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

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

 

1/12 FSA ID Set-Up @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: In order for you to be able to submit FAFSA online, you need to create an FSA ID for yourself and one for one of your parents.  Setting this up only takes a few minutes.  It is best to have this set up before 1/19’s Cash for College.

1/19 Cash for College @ 5:30pm-8pm @ school cafeteria: Come win a FREE mini iPad, get free dinner and complete either FAFSA or Dream Act for college financial aid.  This event is for both seniors and or their parents.  Information will be provided in English, Spanish, and Chinese.  If possible, please bring the following information:

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

– 2015 or 2016 federal income tax forms

– Records of untaxed income

– Business, farm, and other real estate records

– W2s and other income forms

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

Scholarships:  A current list is attached.  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 – January 3 – 6, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

JANUARY 3 – 6,2017

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

 

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK:  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!:Wish you a Happy New Year 2017, the favorite holiday of all time, is one of the most celebrated days in the whole world. The day is shaped by the different customs and traditions. Each culture celebrates this holiday in its own unique and special way. Every city has its own significance and relevance with respect to the new year. Each city has its own way to celebrate the New Year.

OPENING DAY SPRING SEMESTER:  The schedule for the day will begin with Homeroom, where students will pick up their class schedules for the Spring Semester.  Homeroom will run from 8:00am – 8:30am.  Check your email for the schedule for Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

**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.

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING: is Monday, Jan. 8 to discuss new activities this month.

 

WINTER PEP RALLY: and class of year competition is Friday, Jan. 20.

 

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

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 12/19/16 – 1/15/17

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

ACE Mentor: This is a free mentorship program for students interested in architecture, engineering, and construction engineering.  You will get a professional mentor and work on real projects along with the mentor.  The office is located in downtown and time commitment is two afternoons per week.  Position is first come first served, so apply ASAP.  For more details or to sign-up: http://www.acementor.org/students/

The student orientation is on 1/12 at 5 PM at 1 Bush St. #200 (HOK).

California Academy of Sciences in the Golden Gate Park offers different volunteer or paid internship opportunities for 8th-12th.  These positions are often fun and you learn more about different areas of science.  The next volunteer program they are recruiting is the Teen Advocates for Science Communication. The application deadline is 1/3/17.  For more details about this volunteer position or other programs or to apply: http://www.calacademy.org/teen-advocates-for-science-communication-tasc

American Legion invites HS students to compete in speech contest: If you’re interested in this contest, depending on which round you get into, there is a possibility of winning college scholarships of $1,500 and more.  For more info., please see either Speech & Debate team coach, Ms. Ung in room 316 or uAspire advisor, Michael in room 209, or College & Career Counselor, Ms. S. Chan in room 258F.

Free classes at CCSF’s Chinatown Campus in the spring semester.  If you are interested, please see Ms. S. Chan in the Counseling Center in room 258.

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 by5pm.

 

1/14 National Portfolio Day @ 12pm-4pm @ The Art Institute of California – 10 United Nations Plaza, SF: If you’re interested in applying to or curious about how to apply to any art colleges/universities, please bring your work to this FREE event to get professional feedback.  For more details and a list of art colleges at the event: http://portfolioday.net/2016-17-schedule/event/83    

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.   

1/3 & 1/10 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

For 12th:

During Christmas break, if you wish to continue applying to some private colleges, please do so.

1/3-1/12: During these two weeks, we will present the College Application Process Part II in one of your social studies class, please don’t miss it.  You will learn important follow-ups with your college applications and financial aid related items.

1/11 Meritus Scholarship Application Workshop @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: This is a generous scholarship for seniors: if you meet the following criteria, come work on the application with us!

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

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

 

1/12 FSA ID Set-Up @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: In order for you to be able to submit FAFSA online, you need to create an FSA ID for yourself and one for one of your parents.  Setting this up only takes a few minutes.  It is best to have this set up before 1/19’s Cash for College.

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

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

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 – December 12 – 16, 2016

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

DECEMBER 12-16,2016

 

JOYOUS

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK:  JOYOUS: feeling, causing, or showing great happiness;  joyful; happy; jubilant: the joyous sounds of children at play.

OPENING DAY SPRING SEMESTER:  The sehedule for the day will begin with Homeroom, where studentes will pick up their class schedules for the Spring Semester.  Homeroom will run from 8:00am – 8:30am.  Check your email for the schedule for Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

**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 11/7 – 11/16

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

California Academy of Sciences in the Golden Gate Park offers different volunteer or paid internship opportunities for 8th-12th.  These positions are often fun and you learn more about different areas of science.  The next volunteer program they are recruiting is the Teen Advocates for Science Communication.  The application deadline is 1/3/17.  For more details about this volunteer position or other programs or to apply: http://www.calacademy.org/teen-advocates-for-science-communication-tasc

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.

1/14 National Portfolio Day @ 12pm-4pm @ The Art Institute of California – 10 United Nations Plaza, SF: If you’re interested in applying to or curious about how to apply to any art colleges/universities, please bring your work to this FREE event to get professional feedback.  For more details and a list of art colleges at the event: http://portfolioday.net/2016-17-schedule/event/83    

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.   

1/3 & 1/10 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

For 12th:

During Christmas break, if you wish to continue applying to some private colleges, please do so.

1/3-1/12: During these two weeks, we will present the College Application Process Part II in one of your social studies class, please don’t miss it.  You will learn important follow-ups with your college applications and financial aid related items.

1/11 Meritus Scholarship Application Workshop @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: This is a generous scholarship for seniors: if you meet the following criteria, come work on the application with us!

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

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

1/12 FSA ID Set-Up @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: In order for you to be able to submit FAFSA online, you need to create an FSA ID for yourself and one for one of your parents.  Setting this up only takes a few minutes.  It is best to have this set up before 1/19’s Cash for College.

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

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

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 – December 5 – 9, 2016

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

DECEMBER 5 – 9,2016

DECEMBER 7, 1941

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK:  DECEMBER 7, 1941: Just before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii, killing more than 2,300 Americans. The U.S.S. Arizona was completely destroyed and the U.S.S. Oklahoma capsized. A total of twelve ships sank or were beached in the attack and nine additional vessels were damaged. More than 160 aircraft were destroyed and more than 150 others damaged.

The following day, in an address to a joint session of Congress, President Franklin Roosevelt called December 7, 1941 “a date which will live in infamy.” Congress then declared War on Japan, abandoning the nation’s isolationism policy and ushering the United States into World War II. Within days, Japan’s allies, Germany and Italy, declared war on the United States, and the country began a rapid transition to a wartime economy by building up armaments in support of military campaigns in the Pacific, North Africa, and Europe.

**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.

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:

12/7 SF Achievers Scholarship @ 10:05am-12:25pm @ RM 310: SF Achievers is returning to Galileo to provide scholarship applications for African-American boys with 2.0 and above. Qualified students will be receiving passes to attend. This is a valuable college and career mentorship program.  Lunch will be provided.

12/7 On Track Career Expo Event @ 4pm-7pm @ LinkedIn Corporation @ 222 2nd St. SF: This is a FREE event for HS students.  You can learn about careers in STEM, Manufacturing, hospitality, and healthcare. You can access academic, financial, and summer internships.  Seeking students of color supported by the African-American Leadership & Achievement Initiatives through SFUSD.  To register:www.eventbrite.com/e/ontrack-career-expo-tickets-29281554919

12/8 ACE Mentor Info. Session @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: A free mentorship program for HS who are curious about what it takes to become an engineer, architect, or construction professional.  It’s a 2-hr. weekly session for 15 weeks.  The team meets in downtown SF.  For more details or to apply: http://www.acementor.org/

12/10 University of Colorado, Colorado Springs @ 9am-10:30am @ Embassy Suites Santa Clara – Silicon Valley: This is an extra-large public research university in the beautiful Colorado.  It’s like our UCs.  This is a free admissions event.   

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.

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.   

12/6 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

For 12th:

12/7 & 12/8 College Application Workshop @ 2:15pm-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.    

12/8 Meritus Scholarship Info. Session @ 11:45am @ RM 104: This is a generous scholarship for seniors: if you meet the following criteria, come check it out!

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

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

12/10 Black Family FAFSA Frenzy @ 10am-2pm @ 4301 3rd St. SF: uAspire, SF Achievers, & 100% College Prep invite you to attend this one-on-one FAFSA support.  It has financial aid and scholarship workshops, hear from adults and recent college graduates on how to get to college and how to pay for it, light breakfast and lunch provided and raffle prizes available.  Please bring: student & parent social security number & dates of birth, 2015 Income Tax Return and W-2s and estimate of bank accounts and any untaxed income.  To RSVP: tiny.cc/fafsafrenzy  

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.

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

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