Greer Gazette: June 17, 2024

Greer Gazette: June 17, 2024
Posted on 06/17/2024
Greetings CPS Community…

I can hardly believe one week from today will be our last day of school! There is no doubt in my mind that we will continue to make the most of these last few days with our school communities.

As our time together comes to an end, I want to once again thank our educators and staff for the tremendous work they have accomplished this year with our young scholars. Our goal each year is to make continued progress in developing our students into the best versions of themselves both personally and academically.

If you have a question over the summer, please see our list of summer contacts that may be helpful to you while our school buildings are closed. (አማርኛ | عربي | বাংলা | Kreyòl ayisyen | Español).

A reminder that today is the last issue of the Greer Gazette. The weekly newsletter cadence will resume in August with a summer newsletter on July 22.

Please note that our schools and administrative offices are closed this Wednesday, the 19th, in observance of Juneteenth. Have a wonderful final week of school… Make It Great!

Dr. Victoria L. Greer


Summer Learning Resources

Summer Learning

We know that learning happens all summer long in a variety of ways. Visit our website for some additional at-home and in-person resources to help families engage in learning opportunities while enjoying all of the fun and relaxed routines that the warm weather brings.

Summer 2024 Contact List

Summer Contacts

Please note that our school buildings are closed through Monday, September 2. If you have a question over the summer, please see our list of summer contacts. (አማርኛ | عربي | বাংলা | Kreyòl ayisyen | Español). Staff at your child’s school will be available to answer any questions you may have beginning Monday, August 19.

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)!

Find It Cambridge

Find It CambridgeLooking to find a program, event or resources in the city? Look no further than Find It Cambridge. In a city with so many offerings, Find It Cambridge is the place to start your search. With their newly designed website, helping you find what you need is only a click away. Explore the new Find It Cambridge website here.

Featured Events & Opportunities

Kick Into Summer With a Kung Fu Movie Night

Get ready for summer with a FREE family friendly movie night hosted by the Cambridge Youth Council in collaboration with the Offices of Mayor Simmons and City Manager Huang.

Watch America’s favorite dumpling-eating panda retire from using his masterful martial arts skills to take on the task of leading his land…if only he knew how. During this transition, danger strikes and he is tasked with training the next generation warrior amid crisis while exploring his new role as leader. Understanding he’s going to need help, he calls in some friends.

  • When: Thursday, June 20 | Doors open at 6:30PM and the movie begins at 7PM
  • Where: Starlight in Central Square (84 Bishop Allen Drive Lot 5)

Juneteenth Parade and Celebration

Join us for our 3rd Annual Juneteenth Parade and Celebration! Together we will reflect on progress, celebrate the joy and unity of the Black community, and acknowledge the work that lies ahead. Come join us for a celebration of our Heritage, History, Essay Contest Winners, Inaugural Trailblazer Award, food, activities, and FUN!

  • When: Wednesday, June 19
  • Where: Parade begins at 10AM | Cambridge City Hall (795 Massachusetts Ave) and concludes at Riverside Press Park begins (corner of River Street and Memorial Drive). The Juneteenth Celebration will begin after the parade from 11AM till 4PM.

ACE Summer Program: What's All The Racquet?

The All Court Enrichment (ACE) Tennis and Writing Summer Program has finally made its way to Cambridge! ACE provides high quality summer programs that focus on sharing the sport of tennis while fostering a love of writing in a safe, inclusive and fun environment.

The Cambridge program is open to children ages 7 - 14 years old. Scholarships are available.

  • When:
    • Week 1: July 22 - 26 | 9:30AM - 12:30PM
    • Week 2: July 29 - August 2 | 9:30AM - 12:30PM
  • Where: Community Tennis Courts (Ellery Street in Cambridge)
  • Registration for the ACE program is required.

Questions? Contact [email protected].

June 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.

Celebrating Pride!

Pride Day

About 200 Cambridge families and students of all ages celebrated our third annual Community Pride Day on June 7, sponsored by the Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Attendees shared that their highlights included performances by the Cambridge Rindge and Latin STEP team, drag storytime on the lawn -- and most importantly, safe and joyful time together as a community!

National Medalists – Scholastic Art and Writing Awards


My Sun by Kiera Putrih | Sonder by Hazel Koschwanez

Congratulations to our Cambridge Rindge and Latin students who received a National Medal from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, which is the nation's longest-running, largest, most prestigious recognition program for creative teenagers in the visual and literary arts. 3 students received Gold medals, 1 student received Silver medals and one student received both a Gold and Silver medal.

Key Resources

Mark Your Calendar

Wednesday, June 19 | Juneteenth (No School & CPS Offices Closed)
Monday, June 24 | Last Day of School Early Release (All Grades)

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