DYK Newsletter: March 14, 2016
Published on Mar 14, 2016 09:25

March 14, 2016
Opportunity Knocks


Get Your Community Service Hours
CRLS Student Guides Needed for Parent Teacher Conferences: 

March 15 | 12Noon - 2:30PM
March 16 | 8 - 11AM
March 17 | 6 - 8PM

Bilingual students especially needed. To register sign up with Ms. Hardina, Room 1104 (just outside the Cafeteria)

CRLS Parent Workshop: Resilient Parents, Resilient Teens
March 31, 2016 | 6 - 7:30PM | CCRC
Support for parents as you support your adolescents. Learn how you can use a Strength-Based Model to help your child. Learn more >>

From the School Nursing Department
MassTAPP is developing a new Rx misuse prevention campaign, and they need your help! They are surveying parents and guardians of high school athletes and principals, coaches, athletic directors, trainers, and other athletics staff. Each survey only takes 5 minutes and they close on March 14. Take the Survey >>


Free Tickets to the Cambridge
Symphony Orchestra
March 20, 2016 | 4PM | Kresge Auditorium, MIT
We are pleased to offer a limited number of free tickets to its upcoming Concert, The Russian Masters on Sunday, March 20, 2016. Music Director Cynthia Woods will lead the full symphonic Orchestra.

The free tickets are for a youth and adult companion (maximum one adult ticket per youth.) Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis while tickets last. Underwriting for free youth tickets has been generously provided by Cambridge Trust Company.

To reserve these free tickets, individuals should email us your name, # of youths, and # of accompanying adults (maximum one free adult ticket per youth), and mentioning CRLS.

US National Orienteering School Championships Needs You!
We are seeking CRLS students for a team to compete the US national orienteering school championships April 3rd and 4th in Ohio. If you like maps and running in the woods, please consider joining us. Team members will train for the month of March. For more information, please contact junior Isak Prellner, email, or pick up a flyer in the main office. Navigation Games, a new local organization with a mission of teaching kids orienteering and supporting travel for athletes to national competitions, will provide training and coordinate fundraising to pay for the team to go.


Coming on March 16, the Greatest Student-Adult Challenge. Enter the Contest to Win You and Your Friends Up to $300
Wednesday, March 16 | 7PM | Fitzgerald Theatre
The CRLS Alumni Association is holding on Wednesday, March 16, at 7PM a community academic competition called "Are You As Smart As A CRLS Student?" Teams of four  students will compete against teams of four adults to see who is the champion of the night. First prize for the student team is $300, second $200 and third $100. The contest is open to all grades.  Mr. Billy Costa of the WGBH-TV "High School Quiz Show" is the moderator. CRLS Jazz Combo is performing. Smart food before the event. There is no registration fee. Get your team together and register with Mr. Haverty on the fourth floor Science wing or send an email. Get your parents to form a team and have them enter as well. It's the biggest academic challenge of the year! Learn more >>


Coffee with the Principal
April 5, May 3, and June 7 | 8:30 - 9:30AM
In the Principal's Conference Room.


Work at the New England Aquarium!
Cambridge teens can work this summer at the New England Aquarium! The deadline to apply is March 4th. Applications and more information are available now online.


Student Volunteer Opportunity
The 8th Annual Cambridge Arts Open Studios program will take place from 12Noon - 6PM on Saturday, May 14th and Sunday, May 15th. We are looking for volunteers to help poster the main squares in Cambridge (Harvard, Porter, and Central) on May 11th and work 2-hour shifts from 1 - 3PM and 3 - 5PM on May 14th and 15th. Students will be paired with another volunteer in each location passing out brochures and information about Open Studios.

We also have an opportunity for CRLS students to participate in our Student Artist Showcase at Lesley University. Student artists can show their work free of charge, but must sign up via email by March 15th. Please contact Kelsey Brodersen or Julie Barry, Director of Public Arts to sign up or if there are any questions.

Mount Auburn

Mount Auburn Hospital Summer Volunteer Opportunities
Are you interested in a health care related career? Find out more about careers in health care by volunteering at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge this summer. Student volunteers must be at least 14 years of age, have a physical exam, a TB test, a personal interview and be available to work at least one day a week for a six week period over the summer. For an application packet, please see Mrs. Garman in Room 1308 (next to Carpentry) or Jeanne in the CCRC.  
Please note: This year applications must be received by the Mt. Auburn Hospital by April 29, 2016, at the very latest.


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.


Falcon's Athletic Clothing 10% Off Sale
March Madness Clothing Sale. All crew neck sweatshirts are only $15. Contact Alice at 617.620.7654.


Career & College Resource Center
Career Forum
March 18 | 1:15PM | CCRC
Find out what career is right for you. Learn more >>

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

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
Hello Class of 2016! It's not too late to get help with college applications! There are colleges and universities with rolling admissions (there's still time). In addition, our mentors can help with scholarship applications! Billions of dollars in grants/scholarships went unused last year. If you cannot come on Wednesdays, please email us. Deandra Williams in CSV's main office, room 2407. Both parents and students, you can reach me by phone at: 617.349.6794, or email us.

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.

March 14 - 20, 2016

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Schedule & Streaming

Celebrating Women's History Month: On Campus in Cambridge: Women in Science and Engineering
Tues. 4PM & Sun. 10AM

Celebrating Women's History Month:
Biochemist Lu Gwei-Djen: The Lung, the Elixir & the Lancet
Thurs. 11PM 

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

Dance in the Schools: A Dance Education Program
Sat. 10PM & Sun. 9AM

Schedule & Streaming

Cambridge School Committee Meeting (Live)
Tue. 6PM

Legal Ease: Probation
Wed. 7:30PM & Sun. 7:30PM 

TravelTelevision: Volunteering Experiences
Fri. 9:30PM & Sat. 3:30PM 

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March 18 | 1:15PM | CCRC
Find out what career is right for you. Learn more >>

March 19 | 12Noon - 3PM
Darryl's Bar and Kitchen
604 Columbus Ave, Boston

The Homework Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:30 - 4PM in the CRLS Library.
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Get Involved
Employment Permits
CRLS Student Handbook
Freshman Guide
Senior Information
Apsen Parent Account
(to get progress reports)

Parent Teacher Conferences (for online registration and altered schedule)

MCAS testing (remember altered schedule)

Parent Workshop (registration open)

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 >>

Advanced Learning Parent Advisory Group
March 16 | 6:30 - 8PM
CRLS, Room 1401
Learn more >>

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

13th Annual Nami Walks
May 14, 2016 | 9AM
To raise awareness about mental health and combat stigma. Register online!
More Information >>

2nd Semester
Parent Events
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