DYK Newsletter: December 7, 2015
Published on Dec 7, 2015 10:46

December 7, 2015

Winter Sports Parent Meeting
The CRLS Athletic Department will host the Winter Sports Parent Meeting on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. It will be in the Al Coccoluto Gymnasium in the War Memorial Building and begin at 6PM. If your son or daughter is playing a winter sport at least one parent or guardian should attend.

Game Night

Volunteers Needed for Title 1 Program, Annual Family Game Night
Families from all elementary schools are invited. Volunteers will help set up the games, help families with instruction of games, play games, and help at the end of the event with putting games away. This event will be held on Tuesday, December 12th, at Morse School. The event itself is 6 - 7:30PM. Volunteers are needed anytime between 5:15PM and 7:45PM. If you are able to volunteer, please contact Debbie Bonilla, Title I Family Liaison, at 617.349.6492.

The Secret in the Wings

Auditions for Drama Festival play "The Secret in the Wings"
Tuesday, December 9th | 2:45PM | Black Box Theater
For information about the Drama Festival production and to sign up to audition, see Mr. Cramp in the Black Box Theater, room 0601.

Fresh Pond

Reviewing and Revisiting Fresh Pond’s Seasonal Phenomena 
Monday, December 14 | 6:30 - 8PM
Water Purification Facility, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway

Join us for an indoor review of Fresh Pond’s Natural and Cultural Happenings over 2015. Help make a calendar for the Ranger Station of 2016 of dates we’ll want  to remember to look or listen for ice moaning, owls calling to find a mate, firemen honing their ice diving skills, ice tinkling against the shore, trees budding, soil warming, witch hazel blooming, coyotes mating, migrating birds returning, geese nesting and raising young, grasses greening, school groups visiting, Fresh Pond Day, families picnicking, and more. This is a program for people 14 and up who will enjoy a little bit of quiet in a busy month. We’ll provide a template and art supplies. Photograph our creation to make a calendar for yourself. Contact Martine to register.


Orienteering Events
Cambridge Sports Union (CSU) and Navigation Games are hosting orienteering events in Cambridge parks for the next four Sundays. Orienteering involves using a map and compass to find specific locations marked on the map in a specific order. At each location, there is an electronic device that gives you a time, and you get a printout of your times at the end. It's great fun and  a great outdoor family event -- kind of like a big treasure hunt. Participants should just show up between 10 and 11:30AM and look for the blue awning. If you need instructions, someone will be happy to help. Suggested donation $1 to $5.

12/13 - Dana Park
12/20 - Magazine Beach


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.


Northeast New Year's Teen Retreat
December 28 - January 2
Rolling Ridge Retreat Center, North Andover, MA
Come explore mindfulness through formal meditation periods and relational mindfulness activities on the iBme New Years teen retreat. Learn to develop valuable skills such as focused concentration, insight, and compassion in a fun and supportive environment. Scientifically proven to build emotional resilience, inner strength and well-being, mindfulness practice supports our capacity to connect authentically with ourselves and others.
Click here for registration and more information.


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.

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 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
Want to show your school identity and pride? Wondering where you can purchase quality CRLS-branded wear? Check out our line of CRLS clothing online. Proceeds from sales benefit CRLS Athletics. Visit the store >>

FOCA Seeks Parent Volunteer to Support 'Falcon-Wear' Store
FOCA has developed a line of CRLS-branded clothing that is available online, through a portable cart at athletic competitions, and in the school store by the CRLS entry. We now seek a parent to help manage the sales process and promotion. Time requirement is 2- 4 hours/week. Some retail experience helpful. Interested? Contact: Larry Childs.


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.

December 7 - 13, 2015

SmartTV 98
Schedule & Streaming

RSTA Media Makers: Documentaries
Mon. 10:30PM & Sat. 6PM

Falcon Sports World Profiles
Mon. 10:30PM & Sat. 6:30PM

The Kamla Show
Mon. 11:30PM

Perils for Pedestrians
Tues. 10:30PM & Sat. 4:30PM

Schedule & Streaming

Focus on Europe
Mon. 9PM & Sun. 9PM

Physician Focus
Wed. 4:30PM & Sat. 9:30AM

Legal Ease: Special Education Needs
Wed. 7:30PM & Sun. 730PM

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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 >>

Next Meeting:
December 11 | 4 - 6PM
CRLS Media Cafe
Please come and share your thoughts, questions, comments, and suggestions on any topic important to you.


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 >>

City of Cambridge Participatory Budgeting Vote
December 5 - 12, 2015
Decide how to spend $600,000 of the City's capital budget to improve the community.
Learn more >>

Free Bike Workshops
with the City of Cambridge
January 7, 13
Learn more >>



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