Greer Gazette | May 28, 2024

Greer Gazette | May 28, 2024
Posted on 05/28/2024
Greetings CPS Community…

I hope you had a restful long weekend.

As the weather gets warmer we set our sights on summer break! We encourage families to balance rest and relaxation with fun, engaging and enriching activities. The Agenda for Children Out of School time has created a complete guide to summer programs for kindergarten through 8th grade.

You can connect with other programs and resources while having some fun at our Community Social which will take place this Wednesday, May 29 from 6PM to 8PM at the Cambridge Street Upper School/King Open Community Complex.

Have a wonderful week…Make It Great!

Dr. Victoria L. Greer


The Multilingual Library at Kennedy-Longfellow
Our students at the Kennedy-Longfellow School can enjoy the newly expanded Multilingual Library! This new section of their library features over 300 books in 34 different languages. To celebrate the expansion, we spotlighted the Multilingual Library in a fun launch video! Check it out below!

Multilingual Library

This is one of the many projects funded by the Equity Collaborative Grant offered by the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.
Summer Resource Guide

Agenda for ChildrenThe Cambridge Agenda for Children has assembled a complete guide to summer programming in and around the city. Check out our summer programming below!

Explore more in our Cambridge 2024 Summer Resource Guide (Kindergarten - 8)!

Nominate Your Pick for the Cambridge Athletic Hall of Fame

The Cambridge Athletic Hall of Fame is currently accepting nominations for next fall’s Cambridge Athletic Hall of Fame induction.

In order to be considered, nominations are due June 1 either in paper form or via online Google Form and must be complete with all information.

Application Criteria:

  • Athletes become eligible 5 years after graduating from the high school.
  • Coaches and teams are eligible for induction five years after leaving the high school (Class of 2019 is eligible).

There are four categories in which you can nominate: Athlete, Coach, Team, and Distinguished Contributor. Learn more about the Cambridge Athletic Hall of Fame here.

May 21st School Committee Recap

A School Committee meeting was held last Tuesday. Highlights include...

Interested in receiving email notifications about meetings? Join the School Committee listserv.

School Council

Election season is underway for the 2024-25 School Council. School councils are representative advisory groups that advise school leaders in the development and execution of goals and practices to enhance the achievement of all students.

We are seeking parents/caregivers of current CPS students and staff members at individual CPS schools to work collaboratively to support the implementation of existing and new programs as well as ensuring robust family engagement.

  • School nominations are now available.
  • Voting takes place through this Friday, May 31.
  • Please note that depending on the number of incumbent council members currently serving, the total number of vacant seats available this spring will vary by school.

 If you have questions please contact your child’s principal or the district’s Director of Family Engagement, Dr. Raymond Porch, at [email protected].

Featured Events & Opportunities

Community Social Tomorrow Night

The Family and Community Engagement team invites you to the final Community Social of the school year. Come enjoy a backpack giveaway, raffles, fun activities for the kids, and a delicious dinner! Plus, there will be mental health and health resources and providers available.

  • When: Wednesday, May 29 | 6 - 8PM
  • Where: Cambridge Street Upper School/King Open Community Complex (located at 830 Cambridge Street)

Visual and Performing Arts Spring Events

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts invites you to an exciting spring season of music, dance, arts, and theater performances!

Happening this Month:

  • Jazz Workshop | Monday, June 3 | 6PM (Lilypad in Cambridge)
  • Chamber Music| Monday, June 3 | 6PM (Cambridge Rindge and Latin School)

See more events and get tickets | View the VPA performance calendar here

Math Pops Up Everywhere! (Preschool - 12)

Discover the use of math in subjects like science, civics and literacy through engaging activities at our Math Pops Up Everywhere event! Connect with district partnering organizations such as Algebra Project and RoboHub, participate in our raffle, grab a take-home goodie, learn about summer resources and more! Registration is encouraged.

The event is free and open to all students and families grades Preschool - 12.

Community Pride Day

LGBTQ+ community members and allies are invited to our 3rd annual Cambridge Community Pride Day at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Arts Building. There will be:

Free Webinar: School’s Out! Supporting Youth & Family Mental Health

CartwheelOur mental health partner, Cartwheel, is offering another free live webinar to share practical tips and strategies to support kids, teens and families during the summer months.

Join us for our webinar focused on anxiety, mood changes, and different areas of challenge that students and families can experience during the months away from school and how to best prepare for a transition back to the classroom.

Chat with Dr. Juliana Chen, Cartwheel's Chief Medical Officer and board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist. Dr. Chen has served Cambridge and surrounding communities throughout her career working with parent skill groups with a focus on family and school based strategies to address mental health issues.

Learn more about Dr. Chen and register for the virtual session below.

May Free Food Markets

All families are welcome to stop by our 
free, school-based food markets. They offer fresh fruits, vegetables, and pantry items. Please bring your own bags.

35 Years of Advancing Financial Literacy with East Cambridge Savings Bank

For 35 years, East Cambridge Savings Bank has partnered with Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School to support financial literacy education. This partnership launched the Career and Technical Education course Bank Operations, offered through the Rindge School of Technical Arts (RSTA) Business Department. Which allows students to work in the branch of East Cambridge Savings Bank located within CRLS. This hands-on learning opportunity empowers students to feel more confident and informed financially.

This month we gathered together to celebrate 35 years of successful partnership!

Key Resources

Mark Your Calendar

Wednesday, June 5 | Early Release (Grades JK-5)
Thursday, June 6 | CRLS Graduation
Wednesday, June 19 | Juneteenth (No School & CPS Offices Closed)
Monday, June 24 | Last Day of School Early Release (All Grades)

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