DYK Newsletter: April 11, 2016
Published on Apr 11, 2016 09:54

April 11, 2016
Driver's Ed

Register for Driver's Education
Register on April 13th at 2:30PM in the main cafeteria for the next Driver's Education class. The first class will be held on  Tuesday, April 26th. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays in the auto shop. $300 deposit is due on April 26th. Learn more >>


CHANCE at Harvard is continuing to offer free SAT tutoring for CRLS students.
We've changed both our time and our location--our next meeting, on Monday, April 11, will take place from 3 - 5PM in Sever 203 (in Harvard Yard). Free pizza will be provided! If you have any questions, please feel free to email us. Hope to see many of you there!


High School Art Immersion Workshop
April Vacation Week at Maud Morgan Arts
Join two local artists, Printmaker Julia Talcott and Ceramicist Rachel Eng, in this week-long exploration of two versatile mediums. For four afternoons students will be immersed in subjects of printmaking and ceramics and produce work of portfolio standards. Learn more >>


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, 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.


Coffee with the Principal
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!

Community Service Hours Opportunity 
Community Service Hours available to help with social media/ events planning for a school in Haiti for more information contact: [email protected] or  Marguerite Hicks-GyewuKing School Family Liaison at 617.349.6454.

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.


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.

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
Juniors & Seniors: Interested in 1 year training programs after completing high school?
Minuteman Technical Institute in Lexington MA will be in the CCRC on Thursday, April 28 at 12Noon. 10 months training programs in Building Construction, Cosmetology, Electrical Wiring, Horticulture, Early Childhood, and Metal Fabrication. Tuition is $6,750. Accessible via 76 Hanscom Air Base bus from Alewife.

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 >>

CSVCollege 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.

CSVCSV 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.

April 11 - 17, 2016

SmartTV 98
Schedule & Streaming

Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month:
What's Up Cambridge: The Art of Jazz
Wed. 12Noon & Sat. 7PM

Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month:
The Vault: 2011 CRLS World Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Drumline
Tues. 12Noon & Sat. 9PM

Celebrating National Poetry Month:
Sparks of the Silver Age: Russian Writer Ilya Ehrenburg
Thur. 11PM  

Sci-Fi Journal: April 2016
Tue. 11PM

Schedule & Streaming

Estoy Sano! The Spanish Language Cooking Show
Thurs. 4PM & Sat. 4PM

Future Talk: Raising Your Visual IQ
Wed. 5:30PM & Sat. 10:30PM 

Animal Adventures: Seacoast Science Center in New Hampshire
Wed. 3:30PM & Sun. 3:30PM 

mobile app

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Scholarships for minority students. Learn more >>

Hearing Loss Association of America, North of Boston Chapter is offering three (3) $1,000 scholarships to deaf or hard of hearing seniors who plan to attend college after graduating high school. 

To qualify for a $1,000. scholarship the student must be deaf or hard of hearing, a legal resident of Massachusetts and must have a grade point average of 2.7 or greater. Learn more >>

Koplik Scholarship
Did you score at least in the Advanced category in English Language Arts or Mathematics and Advanced or Proficient in the other subject area on the grade 10 MCAS assessments and did not receive the Adams Scholarship? You may want to consider looking into the Koplik Scholarship, a full tuition scholarship to MA State College or University. Learn more >>

The Homework Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:30 - 4PM in the CRLS Library.
Learn more >>

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)

Midterm Schedule

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 >>

Paul Sullivan represented CRLS in such style at the Massachusetts History Day contest. He placed FIRST in the Individual Historical Papers, Senior (High School) Division. He will represent CRLS and Massachusetts at the
the National History Day contest at the U of Maryland in June.

2nd Semester
Parent Events
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