DYK Newsletter: January 25, 2016
Published on Jan 25, 2016 11:24

January 25, 2016
King Open Kids

Community Service Hours
Available at King Open!
King Open will have Family Movie Night on Friday, January 29, 5:30PM. We are looking for student volunteers to help with set up, pre-movie activities (arts & crafts, soccer, face painting), to work the food table, and clean up. We will begin set up at 4:30PM, pre-movie activities begin at 5:30PM, and the movie starts at 6:30PM. The movie will end around 8:10PM, and clean up will begin. The evening will end by 8:30PM. You can volunteer for the whole time or part of the time. If you are interested, please email Debbie at [email protected] or call at 617.349.6492.

Final Exam Schedule
The schedule for Semester 1 exams, Quarter 2 grades, and course recommendations for next year is now available. Learn more >>


CRLS Scholarship Portal Open
The CRLS Scholarship Application system is now open and will remain open until February 21st. Apply today! 
Learn more >>

City of Cambridge Scholarship
The City of Cambridge Scholarship Fund is now accepting application. Learn more >>

January 31 | 1-3PM
Please register in advance.
More info >>


Friends of CRLS

Friends of CRLS (FoCRLS) is delighted to congratulate the awardees of the 2016 Faculty Innovation Grants
Jacqueline Cesario, Brenda Divelbliss, Kathleen FitzGerald, Jeff Gaglione, Elizabeth Hansel, Greta Hardina, Conrad Hauck, Denise Lee, Elizabeth Menges, and Mawakana Onifade, whose exceptional proposals edged out many other impressive ideas to receive grants each of up to $1,000!  For more information about awardees' projects and the selection process, please click here to see the FoCRLS January 2016 Update.  The update also includes news about FoCRLS's holiday appeal, for which the 501(c)3 nonprofit association is well on their way to reaching their winter goal of $50,000 for next year's Faculty Innovation Grants, Student Travel Fellowships, Scholarships, and other programs. Please visit focrls.org for information about all of FoCRLS's programs.

Friends of CRLS (FoCRLS) would not be possible without volunteers!  
FoCRLS is always busy creating opportunities for the students, grads, and faculty of CRLS, and they're already preparing for their spring fundraising activities. If you would like to volunteer to be part of the Spring Raffle (March through the first weekend in May), April house party committee, and/or Whole Foods Market 5% Day (April 6th), please email [email protected] or call 857-235-9290.  Please visit focrls.org for more information about the organization. Remember: current CRLS students can receive community service credit for volunteering with FoCRLS -- and student-parent/guardian pairs are extremely welcome!!


AP Exam Registration is Underway
The deadline to register is February 11, 2016. You can obtain a form and instructions from your AP teacher, your guidance counselor or download online. Any forms received after February 11 will require an additional $35 late fee.   
Questions? Contact AP Coordinator, Sherry Madden.


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.


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.


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 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

January 31 | 1-3PM
Please register in advance.
More info >> 

uAspire: Free Financial Help
Free Financial Aid Help in the CCRC Thursday and Friday mornings. Students can sign up in the CCRC (next door to the Media Cafe). 617.585.6361

Career Forum for Seniors

January 29 | 1:30PM | CCRC
The Cambridge Fire & Police Departments, City of Cambridge Personnel, the Public Works Department, the U.S. Postal Service and more will present information on well-paying, upward mobility careers. Learn more >>

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!

CSV Free SAT Tutoring
Every Tuesday starting January 12 | 2:30 - 4:30PM
Starting January 12 from 2:30PM to 4:30PM in CRLS' Fiction Room! We will offer SAT prep every Tuesday until May 31st- the week before June's exam date!

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.

January 25 - 31, 2016

SmartTV 98
Schedule & Streaming

RSTA Media Makers:
Sci-Fi Shorts
Mon. 10PM & Sat. 6PM

Falcon Sports World:
Sports at CRLS
Mon. 10:30PM & Sun. 8:30PM  

Expedition New England:
Amphibian Rescue
Tue. 5PM & Sat. 9AM  

Perils for Pedestrians:
Road Safety
Sat. 4:30PM & Sun. 6:30PM 

Schedule & Streaming

White House Chronicle:
News and Public Affairs
Thurs. 10PM & Sun. 5PM 

Estoy Sano!:
Ensalada de brocoli
Thu. 4PM & Sat. 4PM 

Remembering When:
Jack Benny
Fri. 3PM & Sat. 1PM 

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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 >>

DigiGirlz Day
March 25 | 8:30AM-3PM
Microsoft Technology Center, 225 Main Street at Kendall Center, Cambridge
RSVP to: [email protected]
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