DYK Newsletter: March 28, 2016
Published on Mar 28, 2016 09:21

March 28, 2016

Free Bicycle Education Workshops
The City of Cambridge is hosting FREE bicycle education workshops. The upcoming workshops are listed below and are for Cambridge Rindge and Latin School students. A FREE helmet will be provided to participants!
Thursday, March 24 | 3 - 4PM 
Introduction to Hubway / Urban Cycling Basics

Thursday, April 14 | 2:45 - 4PM
Bicycle Maintenance Basics
For more information visit their website. To register for classes, please email or call 617.349.4671.


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 >>


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


Draper Summer Internships
Draper’s High School Engineering Summer Internship for Rising Juniors & Seniors in the greater Boston area.
It is an academically-competitive program. Last year we had 175 applicants for the 12 slots available. Learn more >>
Application Deadline: April 11, 2016

Draper High School Photo Digitization Internship for Rising Juniors & Seniors in a Cambridge-based high school
Draper is offering 10 positions as part of a six-week paid internship to rising juniors/seniors who attend high schools located in Cambridge. The students will work on a film digitization project under the supervision of Draper's Strategic Communication Operations Manager. They will be responsible for scanning photographic film from the company's archives, archiving images, updating the database, cataloging assets, and performing other related duties as required.
Students will work for six weeks, six hours per day beginning July 11, 2016. Application deadline is May 6, 2016. Click here to apply. Apply via job requisition # 6519 photo digitization project.


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!

Fresh Pond

Volunteer at Fresh Pond Day
June 11, 2016 | 11AM - 3PM
Fresh Pond Day is the Cambridge Water Department's annual tribute to this unique Reservation that is a vital natural resource, an invaluable sanctuary for wildlife, and a beloved recreational escape in the City. So...let's give Fresh Pond the celebration, jubilation and love it deserves; join in the festivities! Live wildlife presentations, a wildlife and bike parade, live music, face painting, truck climb-aboards, tours, and more will abound. Free and open to all, the festivities will take place in and around the Water Treatment Facility located at 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge. Please note: rain or other inclement weather cancels this event.
We’ll need a hand with running a face painting table, photography, helping to coordinate wildlife & bike parades, assisting tablers, set-up/take-down, & directing parking and traffic. As a thank-you for your help, you’ll receive a Fresh Pond t-shirt, water bottle, and refreshments! 2-hour or 4-hour shifts. Please email us or call 617.349.6489 if you’re interested in volunteering.

5 % Day

Friends of CRLS 5% Day at Whole Foods: Volunteers Needed on April 6th
Friends of CRLS seeks parents/guardians to represent the organization and school: welcome customers, be friendly, tell people about Friends of CRLS and CRLS, and encourage people to shop! 

The most needed times are 11AM - 2PM, though we'd also like reps from the time the stores open (7AM for Prospect Street and 8AM for River Street, Fresh Pond, and Beacon Street, Somerville) as well as 2 - 3PM. Shifts are 1-2 hours.  Please email us with "WF Volunteer" as the subject line with your name, phone number, and choices for time and location. 

Buy Lettuce: Invest in our Students!
5% of all purchases, all day on Wednesday, April 6th at all four stores in the Cambridge area -- Prospect Street, River Street, Fresh Pond, and Beacon Street, Somerville -- will be donated to Friends of CRLS.

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. Please load up on your weekly groceries at Whole Foods on Wednesday, April 6th.

You can learn more about FoCRLS at focrls.org. To volunteer, please email us. Read the press release >>

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.

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.

Spring Athletes & The 30th Annual
City Run
April 3 | 10:30AM | West Cambridge Youth Center,
680 Huron Ave.
CRLS spring athletes will participate with their respective teams joining hundreds of other runners from other CRLS teams and Cambridge area businesses and organizations. As a fundraiser pledge collected by athletes and business / non-CRLS entrance fees benefit the teams as well as the Friends of Cambridge Athletics (FOCA) coaches’ grants and scholarships programs. For more information parents are encouraged to ask their student athlete, coach, or parent team liaison.

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 28 - April 3, 2016

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Schedule & Streaming

Game of the Week: CRLS Wins MIAA Division 1 State Basketball Championship
Wed. 4PM & Fri. 8PM

Celebrating Women's History Month, March: WECAN: Women on the Front Lines of Climate Change
Thurs. 11PM

Reeling: The Movie Review Show
Mon. 6PM & Sat. 2PM  

Baby Blue Arts: Progressive Rock by OVRFWRD
Wed. 9:30PM & Sun. 3:30PM

Schedule & Streaming

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

Future Talk: Transforming Human Perception
Wed. 5:30PM & Thurs. 10:30PM 

White House Chronicle: News Analysis
Sat. 10PM & Sun. 5PM 

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Cambridge in Motion presents this week's healthy snack suggestion: Sandwich of peanut or soy butter and banana slices on whole wheat bread & cut in triangles.

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 >>

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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