DYK Newsletter: May 2, 2016
Published on May 2, 2016 10:18

May 2, 2016

Run-Up to the Mayfair Has Been Extended
Mayfair date has been rescheduled. The new date is Sunday, May 15th in Harvard Square. 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.


AP Exams begin on Monday, May 2 until Friday, May 13
It is extremely important you are on time to your exam.   Report times for most exams in the morning is 7:15AM and for afternoon exams 11:30AM. Also bring your signed permission slip to your first exam. If you are unsure as to where and when your exam is, ask AP teacher, guidance counselor your Small Learning Community office or with Ms. Madden in room 2317. View the Schedule >>

Walk/Bike Day
Please join us Wednesday, May 4th as we celebrate Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day!
Take some time out to promote health, safety, and the environment by biking or walking to school with your child. It’s a great way to help your child learn and practice safe bicycle and pedestrian skills while improving air quality and reducing traffic congestion around our school. Click here for more information on the Safe Routes to School program. We hope you’ll walk, ride, and roll with us next Wednesday! Learn more >>


CRLS Jazz Night

May 3 | 7PM | Ryles Jazz Club, 212 Hampshire St. Cambridge
Featuring Big Band, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and the World Jazz Ensemble.
Find it CambridgeHelp Wanted: Summer Internships
We are looking for summer interns to help promote a brand new website, Find It Cambridge. This online resource will help people find the activities, programs, services, and resources they are looking for in Cambridge. We need your help getting the word out. Please join our team and help us make Find It Cambridge a huge success. Learn more >>

Cambridge Arts

8th Annual Cambridge Arts Open Studios
Saturday, May 14 - 15 | 12Noon - 6PM
This citywide celebration of Cambridge-based art brings the public inside the artistic process and creates a wonderful opportunity for artists to promote their work. Volunteers needed to:

  • 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. 
  • Be assistants at each Common Venue (Cadbury Commons, Cambridge College, Lesley University, Ice Cream Factory Lofts) to answer questions and pass out brochures. The shift times are 12Noon - 3PM and 3 - 6PM on May 14th and 15th. 


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


Draper Summer Internships
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.

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.


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
Gap Year Program in Portland, Oregon
May 4 | During both lunches | CCRC
The Tivnu Gap Year program is nine months of hands-on Jewish social justice engagement. Participants live together, create community, discover the Pacific Northwest, and explore connections between Jewish life and social justice with their heads, hands, and hearts. Students do not need to be Jewish to enroll. Learn more >> 

Arlington High School Spring College Fair
May 19, 2016 | 6:30 - 8PM 
Arlington High School's Red Gym
This is a great opportunity for juniors to explore colleges.  For a complete list of colleges please have your child check the class of 2017 first class folder.

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
Graduation is near! What are your plans after high school? CSV can help you finalize your next steps. 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 | 2:30 - 4:30PM
CRLS' Fiction Room
We will offer SAT prep every Tuesday until May 31st- the week before June's exam date!

CSV's Senior Bash: Ice Cream Social
May 11 | 2:30 - 4:30PM | main Cafeteria
You don't want to miss it! Students who have participated and completed our survey will be entered into our raffle drawing. Prizes include: iTunes, Google Play, Starbuck gift cards, and more! Take the survey >>

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.

May 2 - 8, 2016

SmartTV 98
Schedule & Streaming

CRLS 2016 Talent Show
Fri. 4PM & Sat. 7PM

Youth View Cambridge
Mon. 9PM & Sat. 5PM

Media Makers: A RSTA Program
Mon. 10PM & Thurs. 10PM

Tech Throwback: Premiere Episode 
Tue. 10PM & Sun. 6PM

Schedule & Streaming

School Committee Meeting (Live)
Tue. 6PM

Estoy Sano! The Spanish Language Cooking Show
Tue. 4PM & Sat. 2:30PM 

Classic Arts Showcase: Performance, Visual Arts, & Film
Wed. 6PM & Thurs. 10AM

mobile app

Have you downloaded it yet? Don't wait! Download it today to stay informed.  
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All School Councils Meeting
Monday, May 9 | 6 - 9PM
CRLS Main Cafeteria

A Community Screening of Paper Tigers
Monday, May 16
6:30 - 8:30PM
CRLS Fitzgerald Theatre

Event Details >>

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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)

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
Learn more >>



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