DYK Newsletter: November 9, 2015
Published on Nov 9, 2015 10:22

November 9, 2015

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

Be All right

Be All Right
November 19 | 1:10 - 3:45PM
Building a culture of health at CRLS. Interactive presentation on the Teen Health Survey, Health Fair, Chef Vin's Apple Crisp, and Bike Demo. Learn more >>


Volunteer with Breakthrough
Breakthrough Greater Boston is looking for CRLS students to be Academic Mentors for our middle school students. Academic Mentors are paired with a student for an entire semester, and Mentors work with their student one-on-one to develop study skills in core academic subjects. Interested? Please contact Kelly Alfaro or stop by the BTGB office in room 2104 to apply.


Friends of CRLS is Now Accepting...

...Student Travel Fellowship applications
for funds to help students participate in exciting educational and cultural adventures, like the upcoming school-approved trips to Spain, the Dominican Republic, and the Panama Jazz Festival! Get an overview and application at focrls.org.

...Faculty Innovation Grants proposals for funds to help faculty members energize learning experiences for students by enhancing academic exploration, service learning, community building, social development, and understanding of the many arts and cultures at CRLS and RSTA. Faculty members, please see documents in your First Class email (10/26/15).

For information about these and other Friends of CRLS opportunities, please visit focrls.org, email [email protected], or visit CRLS Room 2136.


Help CRLS Students Explore Careers 

I am working with a group of (mostly) seniors to create career exploration opportunities. I am seeking parents who are willing to host a student or a pair of students for a job shadow and/or informational interview at your workplace. The students I am working with are interested in many fields including: Law, Medicine/Nursing, Public Health, Sports Management, STEM fields, Art, Hospitality/Event Planning, Kinesiology. If you are able to help out by sharing some of your expertise, please let me know. We are shooting for November and early December for these experiences. Thank you for considering this.
–Kathleen FitzGerald
[email protected]

Get Your Community Service Hours 
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.


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”. For more information please visit us online.

Free SAT/ACT Combo Practice Tests
In an effort to help CRLS students make a decision between the New SAT and the ACT, Kaplan will be hosting FREE New SAT/ACT Combo Practice Tests both in person and live online on 11/14/2015 or 11/15/2015.

Location: Cambridge Kaplan Center, 39 JFK St. Cambridge 
Date & Time: November 14 at 10AM | November 15 at 9AM

Scores will be returned about two weeks after students take the test. There are still a few seats available. However, space is limited. Have your students visit kaptest.com/satvsact to sign up today.

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 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).


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 >>


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 >>


Career & College Resource Center
$30,000/yr Scholarship for Specific Colleges
If you are interested in hearing more about this scholarship please come to the CCRC on November 12 at 1:08PM.  Interested students should sign up in the CCRC.

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.

November 9 - 15, 2015

SmartTV 98
Schedule & Streaming

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

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

On Campus in Cambridge: From Mind to Brain
Tues. 4PM & Sun. 10AM

Sci-Fi Journal
Tue. 11PM

Schedule & Streaming

Museum Open House: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 
Wed. 7PM & Sat. 11:30PM

Physician Focus: Food and Your Health
4:30PM & Sat. 9:30AM

The Road to Recovery: Screening and Assessments
Fri. 8PM & Sat. 2PM

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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
Senior Information

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

Learn more >>

Navigating the College Search for Students
with Learning Differences, AD/HD & Executive Function Challenges
November 17 | 7 - 8:30PM
Curry College and the Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL) will be hosting a free workshop for high school students and their families. Email us or call 617.333.2210 for more information.

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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