DYK Newsletter: March 21, 2016
Published on Mar 21, 2016 10:16

March 21, 2016

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 >>

ELA MCAS Testing / Altered Schedule
Tue. March 22, Wed. March 23 & Thurs. March 24. Only 10th graders come to school at 8:05AM to take the MCAS EXAM. 9, 11, 12 arrive at 11:08AM for lunch of class. Click here for detailed schedule.


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


Community Service Hours Opportunity for Baldwin Alum and Friends
Calling all Baldwin alum and friends! Please help us kick off the first annual Baldwin Blooms soiree/fundraiser on Saturday night, May 14 at the Maude Morgan Arts Center. We want you to help us make this event unique, fun and special. We need 10 volunteers from 4-10PM to set up, take tickets, greet guests, assist with the silent auction, and help keep the evening fun and on track. Contact Elizabeth Fennell for more information. Thanks!


Buy Lettuce: Invest in our Students!
Wednesday, April 6th is Whole Foods 5% Day for Friends of CRLS! 5% of all purchases all day at all four stores in the Cambridge area -- Prospect Street, River Street, Fresh Pond, and Beacon Street, Somerville -- will go to FoCRLS programs.

Volunteers are needed to represent Friends of CRLS from 11AM to 3PM. (If you're a morning person, you could represent as early as 7AM at Prospect Street or 8AM at any of the other three stores.) 

All proceeds go to: Scholarships, Student Travel Fellowships, Faculty Innovation Grants, Unsung Heroes, the It Takes a Village College Success Program, and Faculty Distinction Awards. 

You can learn more about FoCRLS at focrls.org. To volunteer, please email us.

An Open House
April 10 | 3 - 5PM
Parents, guardians, students, staff, and all members of the CRLS community are invited to this gathering/benefit, at the Cambridgeport home of CRLS parents. We will celebrate student success with mingling, delicious food (from Farmers to You, The Middle East, Petsi Pies, Toscanini's, and more), music by CRLS a capella group Girls Next Door, and words from special guests including Principal Damon Smith!  You can learn more about FoCRLS at focrls.org. If you would like to attend the open house, please email us

April Run-Up to the Mayfair: Sell/Purchase Tickets
The Friends of CRLS MayFair Raffle is on! Adult and student volunteers are needed to sell raffle tickets in 2-hour shifts at tables around Cambridge on weekends in April!  Parents/guardians who represent businesses, we'd be delighted to include gift cards to your shops, restaurants, attractions, services, as prizes! (Names of businesses will be listed on our raffle signage, website, email blasts, and more). Help us break our 2015 $8,000 record! You can learn more about FoCRLS and buy virtual raffle tickets online at focrls.org. To volunteer or donate prizes, please email us.


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.

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
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 21 - 27, 2016

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Schedule & Streaming

Youth View Cambridge
Mon. 9PM & Thurs. 9PM

Celebrating Women’s History Month: The Vault: Medical reporter Helen Branswell at CRLS, 2010
Thurs. 4PM & Fri. 6PM

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

Sci-Fi Journal: March 2016
Tue. 11PM

Schedule & Streaming

Budget Sub-Committee Meeting (Live)
Tue. 6PM

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Physician Focus: Women & Heart Disease
Mon. 4:30PM & Sun. 4:30PM 

The Road to Recovery: 2016 Showcase of Events
Mon. 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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Get Involved
Employment Permits
CRLS Student Handbook
Freshman Guide
Senior Information
Apsen Parent Account
(to get progress reports)

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 >>

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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13th Annual Nami Walks
May 14, 2016 | 9AM
To raise awareness about mental health and combat stigma. Register online!
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2nd Semester
Parent Events
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