DYK Newsletter: October 19, 2015
Published on Oct 19, 2015 10:23

October 19, 2015

Coffee Hours with Principal Smith
November 3, December 1 | 8:30 - 9:30AM
Principal's Conference Room at CRLS

Parent-Teacher Conferences
October 27 | 12:20PM - 3:30PM
October 28 | 8:10 - 11AM
October 29 | 6 - 8PM

Learn how to sign up >>


October Bike Helmet Safety Contest
Did you know that if you bike to school this month, you can enter a raffle on October 30? CRLS bicycle advocates will be hanging by the bike racks each morning this month handing out punchcards. Hang onto your card and enter the raffle on October 30 at both lunches. Additionally, if you wear a helmet to school, you can earn free JP Licks ice cream! For more information, see a CRLS bike advocate by a bike rack before school or talk to Ms. Borrelli in room 3409. Also please participate in our short bike helmet survey. Take the Survey >>


November MBTA Passes
November student passes can be purchased in the CRLS Main Office from October 1-25; this practice will continue for each subsequent month. Monthly cost is $26. Learn more >>


Volunteers Needed: The Coast Kitchen
The Coast Kitchen (TCK) is a pilot program that has been made possible through a mutually beneficial collaboration between the Cambridge Community Center (CCC), Food For Free, and Harvard University. Through this established partnership, Food For Free collects large quantities of flash-frozen food from Harvard's dining halls that would have otherwise gone to waste. Since the summer of 2014, a portion of this food has been delivered to the CCC at no cost and is being used for monthly family night events and for feeding the children in our OST programs.

The Coast Kitchen needs volunteers to help with setting up tables and chairs, food prep, food service, and clean-up. Volunteers can choose to work from 4:30 – 6:30PM or from 6:30 – 8:30PM (or both if you are able and willing) on the nights that we serve meals. No prior experience is necessary. This is a monthly volunteer opportunity. All questions and inquiries can be directed to Darrin Korte.


Get Your Community Service Hours
Student Guides needed for Parent Teacher Conferences. Sign up with Ms. Hardian, CRLS Family Liaison, room 1104 (just outside the cafeteria). Bilingual students especially needed.

Parent Teacher Conferences:
October 27 | 12Noon - 3:30PM
October 28 | 8 - 11AM
October 29 | 5:30 - 8PM

The Cambridge Street Upper School is looking for high school students to volunteer in our Academic Resource Center (ARC). We need volunteers to assist students with homework every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:05 - 4:15PM. In exchange you will receive community service hours. The ARC will start on October 6th. If you are interested please contact Tiffany Robinson, CSUS Clerk at 617.349.3050.

Cambridge School Volunteers is looking for CRLS students who want to tutor middle school students once per week at PAUS, RAUC, Amigos, CSUS or VLUS from 3 to 4:30PM. Commitment of at least one semester is needed. Starting end of October. Interested? Please stop by the CSV office in room 2407 to sign up or if you have questions.

Baldwin School needs students who are somewhat tech savvy to help at SCRATCH Club on Wednesdays from 3 - 4PM. Knowledge of SCRATCH not necessary. Contact Math Coach Kelsey Fitzgerald at if you are interested.


Youth Leadership Program in
Latin America
Amigos de las Americas (AMIGOS) is looking for high school and college students to participate in this summer's programs all across Latin America. AMIGOS youth cultural and language immersion, service learning, homestay, and leadership development program that sends students with at least 2 years of Spanish experience to Latin American countries participate in 4 – 8 week service learning projects.
Learn more >>


TeenWork Program
The Just-A-Start TeenWork program is a student employment program which provides job readiness preparation, resume preparation training, job shadowing internships, and after-school and/or summer job opportunities for Cambridge teenagers at local businesses. We work with Cambridge youth ages 16-21 who have not yet begun their 2nd year of college. Enrollment is always open. Anyone who wants to apply should pick up an application from the Youth Employment Center (YEC). Learn more >>
Interested in careers in Architecture, Construction, and Engineering?

The ACE Mentoring Program is available to students in Grades 10 - 12 on Wednesdays starting in October at Symmes, Maini, and McKee in Cambridge. Students will receive hands-on experience in these fields while being mentored by industry professionals. This is an extracurricular program outside of school. Students receive no monetary compensation, but do receive valuable hands-on experience and potential scholarships upon high school graduation.
Click here to register. For more information on this program, click here


Interested in science? Want to be a scientist or doctor?
Saturdays, November 14 - February 6 | 9AM - 4PM
Apply to be part of the Health Professions Recruitment
and Exposure Program (HPREP) at Harvard Medical School. HPREP combines interactive science lessons with one-on-one mentoring and career/academic guidance. We focus on cultivating the skills you need to transform your passion into a career in science or medicine. Learn more >>


Get Involved with FOCA
There are many opportunities for parent engagement at CRLS and the Friends of Cambridge Athletics (FOCA) supports many aspects of this process for the athletics program. Participation is simple and there are many volunteer opportunities. Areas range from FOCA events to serving as parent liaison to teams. To learn more about our work and to get involved visit our website, send an email, or just come to one of our meetings held the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the Athletics office 6 - 7:30PM.

Contact Books

Family Contact Books
Build family connections that support student learning.
Sign up today >>


Career & College Resource Center
Look Who's Visiting the CCRC
College representatives will be visiting Room 1501. You must sign up on Naviance and print your confirmation letter to attend. Space is limited. View the Schedule >>

CSV College Readiness Program Kick Off!
October 21 | 2:30 - 4:30PM | CCRC | Free Pizza
Seniors and juniors, do you need help with filling out college applications or writing your personal statements? What about SAT prep? If so, attend Cambridge School Volunteers' College Readiness Program. We will match you with a mentor, and get you started! We meet every Wednesday from 2:30PM to 4:30PM in CCRC room. ALL OF OUR SERVICES ARE FREE! Early decision deadlines are quickly approaching.

CEOC is Here to Help You!
Need help filling out the CSS/PROFILE or other financial aid forms? Wondering how to pay for college? Have questions about navigating the college process? CEOC can help! Check us out at the CCRC on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Appointments are also available on other days, evenings, and weekends at our office in Central Square (11 Inman St. Right behind City Hall). Contact Nadia Davila (617.868.2900) or Tina Alu (617.868.2900) for more information or to make an appointment today!

ACT, SAT, AP Testing
Don't forget to register in advance for these exams. View the Testing Schedule >>

About the DYK: The DYK is a weekly publication for students and families of Cambridge Rindge & Latin School. To submit an announcement, email the DYK. Deadline for submission is Fridays at 10AM each week.

October 19 - 25, 2015

SmartTV 98
Schedule & Streaming

Spot On: The Word
Mon. 9:30PM | Thurs. 9:30PM

Falcon Sports World
Mon. 10:30PM | Sat. 6:30PM

Meet the Author: Adriana Trigiani (New!)
Tues. 6PM | Sun. 2PM

Sidewalks Entertainment (New!)
Tues. 9PM | Sat. 3PM

Schedule & Streaming

School Committee Meeting (Live)
Tue. 6PM

Estoy Sano! Spanish Language Cooking Show (New!)
Thurs. 4PM | Sat. 4PM

Fri. 9:30PM | Sun. 3:30PM

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The Homework Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:30 - 4PM in the CRLS Library.
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CRLS Student Handbook
Freshman Guide
Fall Athletic Schedule

Cambridge in Motion presents this week's healthy snack suggestion: grapes and boiled egg. Learn more >>

The Parent Teacher Student Organization at CRLS (PTSO@CRLS) is a network of students, parents, and teachers committed to the continued growth and success of all members of our school community by creating unique opportunities to: communicate, reflect, learn, and support. Learn more about this parent-run organization >>


The First Work program is available to all 14 and 15 year old students who want to work before and/or after school. For questions, please contact Ms. Rubin in Room 1312. Learn more >>

Changing our Relationship with Stress
October 22 | 6 - 8PM
Amigos School Library
A workshop filled with tools for adults who work/live with children and teens.
Workshop Details >>

CRLS Fitzgerald Theatre
November 13 - 14 | 7PM
November 20 - 21 | 7PM
November 22 | 2PM

Learn more >>

East End House High School Program
October 20 | 6 - 7:30PM
105 Spring St.
Help them design the High School Program you want.
Learn more >>

Who is your Cambridge Food Hero?

October 24th 2014 is the 4th Annual Food Day. Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food as well as a grassroots campaign for better food policies.
We are looking for Cambridge Food Heroes to honor this Food Day.
Learn more >>

Re: Making Life | Who Needs Rules
October 21 | 6 - 7:30PM
MIT Museum
Conversations about synthetic biology, what it is, what it is being used for, what we might be concerned about. Free admission. Learn more >>

It's Not Magic, It's Science Girls Day @ The MIT Museum
November 7 | 11AM - 4PM
Celebrate women in science by hearing their stories, seeing a science show, and trying out cool activities. Learn more >>

Seeking High School Student Leaders for OMEGA at MIT
November 7 | 10 - 1:30PM
Deadline is November 2.
Learn more >>

MIT Museum Presents Chain Reaction
November 27 | 1 - 4PM
Build your own contraption or come and see what others have created at this giant Rube Goldberg event on the day after Thanksgiving.
Event Details >>



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