Weekly Bulletin – October 30 – N0vember 3, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 30 – NOVEMBER 3, 2017

 

HALLOWEEN!!

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

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

 

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

watching horror films.

 

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

 

H A P P Y   

H A  L  L O W E  E  N ! !

COME TO THE  MAIN  OFFICE  TUESDAY  MORNING

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

COMPLIMENTS   OF  THE  SOCIAL  COMMITTEE.

 

COSTUMES ENCOURAGED!!

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

  Bai Zhen

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For 9th & 10th:

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

For 11th:

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

For 12th:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – October 23 – 27, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 16 – 20, 2017

 

DISASTER

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For 11th:

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

For 12th:

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – October 16 – 20, 1917

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 16 – 20, 2017

 

SONG & YELL

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

For 11th & 12th:

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

 

For 11th:

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

For 12th:

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

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

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

WHAT does it offer?

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – October 9 – 13, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 9-13, 2017

 

OKTOBERFEST

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

For 10th, 11th, & 12th:

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

For 11th:

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

For 12th:

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – October 2 – 6, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 2-6, 2017

 

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

October 9 ,2017

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

For 10th, 11th, & 12th:

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

For 11th & 12th:

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

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

For 11th:

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

For 12th:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – September 25 – 29, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 25 – 29, 2017

 

AUTUMNAL EQUINOX

September 22,2017

1:02pm

FACULTY/STAFF

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

For 10th, 11th, & 12th:

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

For 11th & 12th:

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

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

For 11th:

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

For 12th:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – September 18 – 22, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 1 8= 22, 2017

 

CONSTITUTION DAY

September 17

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  CONSTITUTION DAY:

Constitution Day is an American holiday celebrated on September 17 to commemorate the day in 1787 when the U.S. Constitution was signed. The Constitution outlines the way the U.S. government works and protects the rights of citizens.

 

The founding fathers of the United States of America wrote the Constitution because the nation’s original governing document, the Articles of Confederation, proved to be relatively powerless for law enforcement. The Articles of Confederation did not give Congress the ability to protect the nation, regulate currency and enact diplomacy.

 

Delegates from 12 of the 13 states met in Philadelphia during the summer of 1787 to modify the Articles of Confederation. The new document they wrote became the U.S. Constitution. Some of the changes included creating the Senate and House of Representatives, establishing the relationship and responsibilities of states to one another and outlining a method by which the Constitution may be modified. Constitution Day recognizes U.S. citizens who have been born in the United States or naturalized.

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

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

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

College & Career Center announcement for 09/018/17-09/24/17

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

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

University of Southern California (USC): 9/18 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: USC is a large, private, research university located near downtown Los Angeles. We have over 150 majors available and provide students with a college experience that balances rigorous academics with extensive opportunities outside the classroom.

Gettysburg College: 9/18 @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: Gettysburg College is a private liberal arts and science college with 2,600 students, all undergraduates. Beautiful campus in all four seasons, students are guaranteed housing all 4 years, consistently rank in top 10 for our food! The campus is in historic Gettysburg, PA -1 hour from Baltimore, 1 hour 20 minutes from Washington DC. Some things that make Gettysburg unique are the historical town, the Sunderman Conservatory of Music, Strong D III athletics, our Center for Public Service, our honor code, and the Eisenhower Institute for leadership and Public Policy in DC! STEM scholarship (100% grant) and merit scholarship from $10,000-$25,000. We are 2nd in the nation for study abroad, 11th in the nation for internships and there are many opportunities for research and leadership! 98% of our grads have a job or are in grad school within a year of graduation! Gettysburg College video: https://youtu.be/aVxT2LGisq4

Pomona College: 9/20 @ 11:45am @ Rm 104: This is a selective private liberal arts college in Los Angeles area.  It’s part of a college consortium, in which you pay for one college tuition and be able to take some classes for free at the near-by colleges.  

Breakthrough SF: a local education nonprofit that motivates middle school students with limited educational opportunities on the road to college.  If you want to tutor 5th-8th grade students at SF Day School, please apply for a volunteer tutor position by 9/22.  Volunteer schedule is between 10/9-12/4, for just one day per week on either Mon./Wed. from 3:30pm-5:30pm or Tues./Thur. from 4pm-6pm.  For more details: www.breakthroughsf.org/volunteer or to apply online: https://goo.gl/5CuUwC

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

  1. Complete an application or for more details: https://www.dignityhealth.org/bayarea/locations/stmarys/about-us/volunteer
  2. Provide two reference letters from teacher, pastor, community leader, etc. (only for students under 18)
  3. Complete a background form (only for persons over the age 18)
  4. Attend one of the monthly New Volunteers Orientation(to be announced)
  5. Interview with Manager of Volunteer

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

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

 

For 10th, 11th, & 12th:

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

For 11th & 12th:

College Ambassador (CA) Training: Finalizing the College List: 9/20 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you’re a College Ambassador or interested in becoming one, attend this workshop, so you can start on your college application ASAP.

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

For 12th:

College Application Workshop: 9/21 @ 2:15pm @ Rm 104: Come work on either the UC application or Common App. with us.  Get a head start!

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – September 11 – 15, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 11 – 15, 2017

 

PATRIOT DAY

September 11

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  PATRIOT DAY: In the United States, Patriot Day, observed as the National Day of Service and Remembrance, occurs on September 11 of each year in memory of the people killed in the 2001 September 11 attacks.

 

A bill to make September 11 a national day of mourning was introduced in the U.S. House on October 25, 2001, by Rep. Vito Fossella (R-NY) with 22 co-sponsors, among them eleven Democrats and eleven Republicans. The bill requested that the President designate September 11 of each year as Patriot Day. Joint Resolution 71 passed the House by a vote of 407–0, with 25 members not voting. The bill passed the Senate unanimously on November 30. President Bush signed the resolution into law on December 18 as Pub.L. 107–89 On September 4, 2002, President Bush used the authority of the resolution to proclaim September 11, 2002, as the first Patriot 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: 415-345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

College & Career Center announcement for 09/11/17-09/18/17

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

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

Davidson College: 9/11 @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: This is a small competitive liberal art based college located in North Carolina.  This is where NBA Player, Steph Curry got this degree.  This college also offers no-loan financial aid to students and a fly-in opportunity.

U-CAN Go To College: Historically Black Colleges & Universities Fair: 9/11 @ 4pm-8pm @ Mission High School: There are about 46 HBCUs in the country and all of them will be at this fair.  There will be on the spot admission for seniors so students don’t have to wait for months before they receive an admission decision.  Students who are not African American are encouraged to check out this option as well.  If you’re interested in attending this fair with other Galileo students, please talk to Mr. Amador in the Counseling Center.

Quest University of Canada: 9/13 @ 11:45am @ Rm 104: Quest University Canada offers one degree, a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, and focuses entirely on excellence in undergraduate education. Our campus is located one hour north of Vancouver, and one hour south of Whistler, in Squamish, British Columbia. Our current student population is just over 700 students, representing 60 different countries from around the world. Students at Quest take classes on the block plan, a system where students take one class at a time for a three-and-a-half-week block. Each block offered at Quest has no more than 20 students. We offer a self-designed education. Instead of declaring a traditional major, students create their own academic pursuits in the form of a question. There are no minimum requirements to apply, as our assessment of students is a wholistic process.

Breakthrough SF: a local education nonprofit that motivates middle school students with limited educational opportunities on the road to college.  If you want to tutor 5th-8th grade students at SF Day School, please apply for a volunteer tutor position by 9/22.  Volunteer schedule is between 10/9-12/4, for just one day per week on either Mon./Wed. from 3:30pm-5:30pm or Tues./Thur. from 4pm-6pm.  For more details: www.breakthroughsf.org/volunteer or to apply online: https://goo.gl/5CuUwC

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

  1. Complete an application or for more details: https://www.dignityhealth.org/bayarea/locations/stmarys/about-us/volunteer
  2. Provide two reference letters from teacher, pastor, community leader, etc. (only for students under 18)
  3. Complete a background form (only for persons over the age 18)
  4. Attend one of the monthly New Volunteers Orientation(to be announced)
  5. Interview with Manager of Volunteer

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

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

 

SEO Info. & Application Workshop: 9/14 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104:  SEO Scholars is non-profit found in NY and this is their 5th year in the Bay Area. They provide free college prep support (SAT pre course, Sat. school, summer program, summer excursion and college campus visits, and mentorship in high school and in college) for first generation students (This means neither of your parents have attended college in the States) and low income (free or reduced lunch). This is only an opportunity for 9th graders and they will accept 30 students from the Bay Area.  Come work on their application together and we can help answer questions that you have.

For 11th & 12th:

College Ambassador (CA) Training: College Research: 9/13 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you’re a College Ambassador or interested in becoming one, attend this workshop, so you can start on your college application ASAP.

ScholarMatch: 9/14 @ 11:45am

For 9th:

RM 104: Do you need help with deciding what colleges to apply to? Do you want to visit college campuses for free?  How about visiting popular tech companies like google? Do you want scholarship for college?  How about support to help you graduate from college while you’re at college?  Come check out these free service and get FREE pizza.

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

SF YouthWorks is hiring.  You will be paid for $14 per hour.  Must be a junior or senior, live in SF, be able to work at least 6 hours per week on weekdays.  You will be exposed to public service careers at different government dept.  To apply: www.sfyouthworks.org by 9/15 5pm.

 

For 12th:

MAP to College: 9/16 @ 10am-1pm @ UCSF on 505 Parnassus Ave. SF: A free and popular event for parents and seniors.  You can sit in on different college related presentations in different languages.  You must RSVP before the event.  To RSVP: http://eaop.ucsf.edu

ScholarMatch: 9/14 @ 11:45am @ Rm 104: Do you need help with deciding what colleges to apply to? Do you want to visit college campuses for free?  How about visiting popular tech companies like google? Do you want scholarship for college?  How about support to help you graduate from college while you’re at college?  Come check out these free service and get FREE pizza.

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – September 4 – 8, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 4 – 8, 2017

 

LABOR DAY

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  LABOR DAY: Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and it is considered the unofficial end of summer in the United States. The holiday is also a federal holiday.

Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. “Labor Day” was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which organized the first parade in New York City. In 1887, Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty U.S. states officially celebrated Labor Day.

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

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

 

EARTHQUAKE/LOCKDOWN/EVACUATION DRILL:  Tuesday, September 5, 2018 at 10:15am.

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

College & Career Center announcement for 09/04/17-09/10/17

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

Mission Bit: A company where high school student can earn $300 for taking a FREE coding class. 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. To apply online: www.missionbit.com Application deadline is 9/5/17 by 5pm.

Enterprise for Youth: 9/6 @ 11:45am @ Courtyard: Do you want a part-time job?  Do you want to learn how to be ready for a job?  Come check-out this organization that is focused on supporting high school students to get jobs and internships.

Youth Art Exchange: You can take a semester of free arts classes taught by professional artists and showcase your work in the 7th annual SF Youth Arts Summit at SOMArts.  You can choose from architecture, music production, fashion design, filmmaking, photography, and printmaking.  Application deadline is 9/6/17.  For more details or to apply: youthartexchange.org/enroll

8 of the Best Colleges Info. Session: 9/7 @ 6:30pm @ DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina, 200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley: Claremont McKenna, Colorado, Connecticut, Grinnell, Haverford, Kenyon, Macalester, and Sarah Lawrence Colleges is hosting a FREE info. session for parents & students.  To register: https://www.coloradocollege.edu/admission/8ofthebest/Fall17Berkeley.html

Dartmouth College: 9/8 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: As the ninth oldest institution of higher education in the US and the smallest member of the Ivy League, Dartmouth has been consistently ranked as one of the top in the nation for undergraduate teaching. Please join us to learn more about how Dartmouth offers its students multiple, unique opportunities for experiential learning – in research labs, overseas programs, leave term internships and entrepreneurial incubators, to name a few.

Johns Hopkins University: 9/8 @ 3:15pm @ Rm 104: This is a medium sized liberal art based and the nation’s first research college.  It’s located in Baltimore, Maryland.  This is a well-known yet competitive private college.     

Southern Exposure: a non-profit art organization in SF.  They are now accepting applications from high school youth artists for the 2017–2018 One-on-One Mentorship Program with an individual professional visual artist. This highly individualized art program is free and open to all Bay Area youth. This program aims to develop artistic, educational and life skills by combining the benefits of mentoring relationships with art education. This program is for intermediate to advanced youth artists. The program meets Fridays from 4pm-6pm from September 22, 2017. Application deadline is 9/8.  For questions or application, contact Maya Gomez: aie@soex.org

Weekly Bulletin – August 28 – September 1, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

AUGUST 28 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

 

ASSEMBLY

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  ASSEMBLY:  A school assembly is a gathering of all or part of a school for any variety of purposes, such as special programs or communicating information on a daily or weekly basis.  Periodic school assemblies are also a forum for special presenters of educational, health, or safety materials, or for school plays, talent shows, etc.

 

SPECIAL ASSEMBLY SCHEDULE:  The Assembly Schedule for the 2017/18 School Year will be posted on the Galileo Website under Staff Resources by mid-week.  This will include the bell schedule, seating charts and supervision assignments for those teachers and staff who do not have a 4th period class.  Our bell schedule includes a double 4th period.  Half of the school attends Assembly A and the other half attends Assembly B.  When not attending the assembly, students and teachers will be in their 4th period class.  The Bell Schedule and Seating Charts will also be posted on the counter in the Main Office.  Our first assembly is the Welcome Assembly.

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

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

 

EARTHQUAKE/LOCKDOWN/EVACUATION DRILL:  Tuesday, September 5, 2018 at 10:15am.

STUDENTS

 

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING: Send your club president/rep or team captain/rep to the first Executive Student Council meeting (ECM) this Monday,August 21st in room 153 starting at 3:20 PM. ECM meets every Monday.

WELCOME ASSEMBLY: Friday, September 1, during a double 4th peeriod.

 

CLUB DAY: on Friday, Sept. 1,in the Courtyard during lunch.

 

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

 

College & Career Center announcement for 08/28/17-09/03/17

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

Oasis for Girls: a nonprofit located in the mission neighborhood and it pays a stipend for the girls to learn life, social, career readiness, and art skills.  Application deadline is 9/2 by 5pm.  To apply online:http://www.sfoasis.org/

Mission Bit: A company where high school student can earn $300 for taking a FREE coding class. 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. To apply online: www.missionbit.com Application deadline is 9/5/17 by 5pm.

Enterprise for Youth: 9/6 @ 11:45am @ Courtyard: Do you want a part-time job?  Do you want to learn how to be ready for a job?  Come check-out this organization that is focused on supporting high school students to get jobs and internships.

Youth Art Exchange: You can take a semester of free arts classes taught by professional artists and showcase your work in the 7th annual SF Youth Arts Summit at SOMArts.  You can choose from architecture, music production, fashion design, filmmaking, photography, and printmaking.  Application deadline is 9/6/17.  For more details or to apply: youthartexchange.org/enroll  

8 of the Best Colleges Info. Session: 9/7 @ 6:30pm @ DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina, 200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley: Claremont McKenna, Colorado, Connecticut, Grinnell, Haverford, Kenyon, Macalester, and Sarah Lawrence Colleges is hosting a FREE info. session for parents & students.  To register: https://www.coloradocollege.edu/admission/8ofthebest/Fall17Berkeley.html

Dartmouth College: 9/8 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: As the ninth oldest institution of higher education in the US and the smallest member of the Ivy League, Dartmouth has been consistently ranked as one of the top in the nation for undergraduate teaching. Please join us to learn more about how Dartmouth offers its students multiple, unique opportunities for experiential learning – in research labs, overseas programs, leave term internships and entrepreneurial incubators, to name a few.

Johns Hopkins University: 9/8 @ 3:15pm @ Rm 104: This is a medium sized liberal art based and the nation’s first research college.  It’s located in Baltimore, Maryland.  This is a well-known yet competitive private college.     

Southern Exposure: a non-profit art organization in SF.  They are now accepting applications from high school youth artists for the 2017–2018 One-on-One Mentorship Program with an individual professional visual artist. This highly individualized art program is free and open to all Bay Area youth. This program aims to develop artistic, educational and life skills by combining the benefits of mentoring relationships with art education. This program is for intermediate to advanced youth artists. The program meets Fridays from 4pm-6pm from September 22, 2017. Application deadline is 9/8.  For questions or application, contact Maya Gomez: aie@soex.org

Breakthrough SF: a local education nonprofit that motivates middle school students with limited educational opportunities on the road to college.  If you want to tutor 5th-8th grade students at SF Day School, please apply for a volunteer tutor position by 9/22.  Volunteer schedule is between 10/9-12/4, for just one day per week on either Mon./Wed. from 3:30pm-5:30pm or Tues./Thur. from 4pm-6pm.  For more details: www.breakthroughsf.org/volunteer or to apply online: https://goo.gl/5CuUwC

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

  1. Complete an application or for more details: https://www.dignityhealth.org/bayarea/locations/stmarys/about-us/volunteer
  2. Provide two reference letters from teacher, pastor, community leader, etc. (only for students under 18)
  3. Complete a background form (only for persons over the age 18)
  4. Attend one of the monthly New Volunteers Orientation(to be announced)
  5. Interview with Manager of Volunteer

 

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

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

  

For 9th and 10th:

The Mayor’s Youth Employment and Education Program (MYEEP) is accepting applications for the new school year. Our mission is to provide job readiness training, work experience, and personal development to San Francisco youth challenged in their attempt to access employment. Aside from the employment aspect of MYEEP, each agency has their own tutor to gauge and monitor academic goals set up before the program begins with each individual student. Application deadline is 9/8.  To apply or for more details:

 

http://www.myeep.org/apply/

For 11th & 12th:

College Ambassador (CA) Training: Finding the Right Colleges: 9/6 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you’re a College Ambassador or interested in becoming one, attend this workshop, so you can start on your college application ASAP.

SF YouthWorks is hiring.  You will be paid for $14 per hour.  Must be a junior or senior, live in SF, be able to work at least 6 hours per week on weekdays.  You will be exposed to public service careers at different government dept.  To apply: www.sfyouthworks.org by 9/15 5pm.

 

For 12th:

ScholarMatch: 9/7 @ 11:45am @ Rm 104: Do you need help with deciding what colleges to apply to? Do you want to visit college campuses for free?  How about visiting popular tech companies like google?  Do you want scholarship for college?  How about support to help you graduate from college while you’re at college?  Come check out these free service and get FREE pizza.

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

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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