Weekly Bulletin – January 23 – 27, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

JANUARY 23 – 27,2017

 

LUNAR NEW YEAR

Year of the Rooster

FACULTY/STAFF

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For 11th & 12th:

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

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

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

For 11th & 10th:

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

For 10th:

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

 

For 11th:

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

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

For 12th:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – January 16 – 20, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

JANUARY 16 – 20,2017

 

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY

 

 

FACULTY/STAFF

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For 11th & 12th:

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

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

For 10th:

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

For 12th:

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

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

– 2015 or 2016 federal income tax forms

– Records of untaxed income

– Business, farm, and other real estate records

– W2s and other income forms

 

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – January 9 – 13, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

JANUARY 3 – 6,2017

 

FRIDAY THE 13th!!

 

FACULTY/STAFF

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

1/9 Mission Bit @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: A company where high school student can earn $300 for taking a FREE coding class in spring semester and by participating in the leadership development fellowship. As a part of the fellowship, students will learn how to code, take part in service learning projects and get an opportunity to work on issues most affecting residents in San Francisco. Please indicate if you’re interested on the application and they will follow up with more information.  To apply online: www.missionbit.comApplication deadline is 1/13/17 by 5pm.

             

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For 11th & 12th:

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

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

For 12th:

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

– 2015 or 2016 federal income tax forms

– Records of untaxed income

– Business, farm, and other real estate records

– W2s and other income forms

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – January 3 – 6, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

JANUARY 3 – 6,2017

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

 

FACULTY/STAFF

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mission Bit: A company where high school student can earn $300 for taking a FREE coding class in spring semester and by participating in the leadership development fellowship. As a part of the fellowship, students will learn how to code, take part in service learning projects and get an opportunity to work on issues most affecting residents in San Francisco. Please indicate if you’re interested on the application and they will follow up with more information.  To apply online: www.missionbit.com  Application deadline is 1/13/17 by5pm.

 

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

For 11th & 12th:

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

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

For 12th:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – December 12 – 16, 2016

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

DECEMBER 12-16,2016

 

JOYOUS

FACULTY/STAFF

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

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

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

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

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

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

STUDENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 11/7 – 11/16

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

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

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

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

For 11th & 12th:

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

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

For 12th:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – December 5 – 9, 2016

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

DECEMBER 5 – 9,2016

DECEMBER 7, 1941

FACULTY/STAFF

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

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

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

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

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

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

STUDENTS

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

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

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

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

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

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 11/7 – 11/16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For 11th & 12th:

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

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

For 12th:

12/7 & 12/8 College Application Workshop @ 2:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: Come work on your CSU EOP Application, Common Application, or any other college applications of your choice.  We can help answer questions along the way.    

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – November 21 – 25, 2016

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

November 21 – 25, 2016

THANKSGIVING

FACULTY/STAFF

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

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

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

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

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

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

STUDENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 11/7 – 11/16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For 11th & 12th:

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

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

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

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

For 12th:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – November 14 – 18, 2016

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

November 14 – 18, 2016

TRANSITION

FACULTY/STAFF

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

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

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

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

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

STUDENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 11/7 – 11/16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For 11th & 12th:

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

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

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

For 11th:

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

For 12th:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – November 7 – 11, 2016

ALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

NOVEMBER 7 – 11, 2016

VETERANS DAY

November 11, 2106

FACULTY/STAFF

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

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service.

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

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

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

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

STUDENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 11/7 – 11/16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For 11th & 12th:

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

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

For 11th:

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

For 12th:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – October 31 – November 4, 2016

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 24 – 28, 2016

HALLOWEEN

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK: HALLOWEEN.Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of All HallowsEvening),[5] also known as Allhalloween,[6] All Hallows’ Eve,[7] or All Saints’ Eve,[8] is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide,[9] the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.[

Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related guising), attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows’ Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular,[20][21][22] although elsewhere it is a more commercial and secular celebration.[23][24][25] Some Christians historically abstained from meat on All Hallows’ Eve,[26][27] a tradition reflected in the eating of certain foods on this vigil day, including apples, potato pancakes and soul cakes.

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

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

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

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

STUDENTS

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

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

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

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

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 9/12 – 18/16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For 11th & 12th:

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

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

For 11th:

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

For 12th:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

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