DYK Newsletter: October 26, 2015
Published on Oct 26, 2015 09:53

October 26, 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 >>

Senior Portraits, Yearbook, and More
Your Class of 2016 senior portraits are coming up. Remember to be on time and dress to impress! View the Schedule >>

Learn more about Cap & Gown Payments, 2016 Yearbooks, and Class of 2016 Ring and Tags.


51st Head of the Charles Regatta
At the 51st Head of the Charles Regatta, CRLS Crew competed at the highest level. The Varsity Boys were ranked 40th out of 85 boats and finished 25th while also setting a record for the third fastest time in our school's history. The Varsity Girls were ranked 48th out of 85 boats and absolutely stunned the competition by finishing 12th. This is the best we've ever performed as a program at this historic regatta and we couldn't be prouder of all our student-athletes. Thanks and Go Falcons!


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 1-26; this practice will continue for each subsequent month. Monthly cost is $26. Learn more >>


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

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.

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PACE - Apply Today!
This 8-session Personal And Career Exploration (PACE) Training is designed to help Cambridge students age 16+ learn skills to succeed in the professional work-place while learning more about a career they’re interested in. Apply by November 2, 2015. Download the application >>


Friends of CRLS Student Travel Fellowships
Applications are now available for Friends of CRLS Student Travel Fellowships! Friends of CRLS will help as many eligible students as limited funds allow for participation in CPS-approved trips. Fellows will be selected, by a committee, based on financial need, academic merit, thoroughness and thoughtfulness of answers, and recommendations. Visit the FoCRLS office in Room 2136 or online to get an application.


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 >>

Upward Bound

The MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program is currently recruiting CRLS
9th & 10th graders.
Upward Bound Program provides after school tutoring during the school year and a six-week residential summer program at Wellesley College. The program also offers academic support and college preparation guidance including college tours and senior seminars. Both the school year and summer session offer various recreational and cultural activities and field trips. For more information or an application please contact: 617.253.5124 or see your Guidance Counselor.

The MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program will have Guest Visitation Days for CRLS 9th and 10th graders who are interested in learning more about the program on the following days:

Thursday, November 2nd
Thursday, November 12th
Thursday, December 3rd
Monday, December 14th

Guest Visitation Days are from 3 - 6PM. Please RSVP at 617.253.5124 or email us. Upward Bound is located at 265 Massachusetts Ave. first floor (next door to the MIT Museum Building).


Club Z! Offers One-on-One Tutoring and SAT/ACT prep in the Student’s Home
Club Z! provides tutoring in all subjects (K-12) including SAT/ACT exam prep. Our number one goal is to raise grades in the classroom. Our qualified tutors work with the student’s school curriculum, instead of a predetermined program that may not relate to current class work. Club Z! tutors also teach effective study skills thus helping students learn “smarter”. 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.

FOCA's Online Store
FOCA's online store sells a variety of CRLS branded 'Falcon-wear' clothing. Available are sweatshirts, jackets, short & long sleeve T-shirts, hats, polo shirts, shorts, and compression shirts. Proceeds from sales from the clothing support all Athletic programs at CRLS. Visit the store >>

Contact Books

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

College Readiness Program
Wednesdays | 2:30 - 4:30PM | CCRC
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! 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!

Appointments are also available on other days, evenings, and weekends at our office in Central Square (11 Inman St. Right behind City Hall). Contact 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 26 -
November 1, 2015

SmartTV 98
Schedule & Streaming

Mon. 9PM | Thurs. 9PM

RSTA Media Makers
Mon. 10PM | Sat. 6PM

Stories to Explore: Halloween Special
Thurs. 3PM | Fri. 5PM

Dungeon of Dr. Dreck: Night of the Living Dead
Sat. 11PM

Schedule & Streaming

School Committee Meeting (Live)
Tue. 6PM

Museum Open House: ArtLifting
Wed. 7PM | Sat. 11:30AM

Future Talk: Ethical Issues of New Biosciences
Wed. 5:30PM | Sun. 5:30PM

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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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Cambridge in Motion presents this week's healthy snack suggestion: celery with Peanut or Soy butter. 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 >>

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

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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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