DYK Newsletter: June 6, 2016
Published on Jun 6, 2016 10:15

June 6, 2016

Friends of CRLS presents...END OF YEAR WRAP-RAP with Principal Smith
Tuesday, June 14th | 7 - 8:15PM
Media Cafeteria
Principal Smith reviews highlights of the School Year. FoCRLS presents news in review and what's in view for next year. Jump in with your thoughts and questions. Honor our many dozens of FoCRLS 2015-16 volunteers. Come one, come all! Refreshments will be served.

Scholarship & Award Night 2016
FoCRLS presented $33,100 in scholarships and awards to 24 members of the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Class of 2016 at Scholarship and Award Night, Thursday, May 19.

Scholarship and Award Night began with a "first" at CRLS -- a pre-ceremony reception hosted by FoCRLS. Sponsors, recipients, and honored guests, including Cambridge Mayor Denise Simmons, gathered in CRLS's Kimbrough Way to get acquainted, enjoy refreshments prepared by Rindge School of Technical Arts (RSTA) culinary students, to the groove of the CRLS World Jazz Ensemble, directed by Guillermo Nojechowicz. Mayor Simmons, CRLS Principal Damon Smith, FoCRLS Executive Director Elaine Schear, and 2013 First Scholar Awardee Yvonne Appiah (pictured) each addressed the crowd. Decorations and flowers were contributed by Coady Florist and Brattle Square Florist.


CRLS Fall Athletics Information
Participation in high school athletics is a great experience. Students who get the opportunity to play on a team and compete interscholastically typically perform better in school, have the opportunity to build life-long friendships, learn valuable life lessons and ultimately more often achieve success in their career path. By deciding to pursue athletics and committing yourself to a team, you will not only be giving a lot to your community and teammates, but greatly benefiting in return! Download the Fall Signup and Tryout Information >>

Attention CRLS Students and Families
This year CRLS will be "recycling" graduation caps and gowns. If you would like to donate your cap and gown for next year's students, please place them in bins provided outside of the field house following the graduation ceremony. Thank you so much!


Microsoft TEALS Program
We have a wonderful opportunity for you to get involved with our program by teaming up with TEALS as a classroom teacher. TEALS is a grassroots program that recruits, mentors and places passionate high tech professionals into high school classes as part-time teachers. The professional brings his or her subject knowledge and will join one of our CRLS classroom teachers in a team-teaching model. TEALS provides training for both parties as well as course outlines based on successful college courses. Learn more >>


Latino College Success Conference 
Saturday, June 25th | 11AM - 4PM | Reggie Lewis Center
The event is for Latino youth graduating from high school or Hi-Set programs this year in the greater Boston area (and beyond!) INCLUDING CAMBRIDGE. Conference Details >>


Canceled: Coffee with the Principal
June 7 | 8:30 - 9:30AM
Meet in the Principal's Conference Room.

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.

Support Your CRLS Athletic Teams! 15% off  everything!
Get your Falcon wear!  Shorts, t- shirts, dry fits, sweatpants, sweatshirts, hoodies (while supplies last). We will be selling during CRLS Graduation on Thursday, June 9th or order online by June 17th. All proceeds go to athletic teams and senior scholarships.


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 >>

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!

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.

June 6 - 12, 2016

SmartTV 98
Schedule & Streaming

What's Up Cambridge: Danceworks, Spring 2016
Fri. 4PM & Sat. 7PM

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

Meet the Author: Children's author Julia Heckathorn
Wed. 8PM & Sun. 2PM

The Folklorist: Escape from Stalag III
Tue. 9:30PM & Sat. 3:30PM

Schedule & Streaming

Cambridge School Committee Meeting (Live)
Tue. 6PM

CRLS Graduation (Live)
Thur. 6PM

Future Talk: Virtual Reality
Wed. 5:30PM & Sat. 10:30PM

mobile app

Have you downloaded it yet? Don't wait! Download it today to stay informed.  
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How would you spend $700,000 to improve Cambridge?
Deadline to submit ideas is July 31, 2016. 
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Submit your ideas >>

Free Tickets to The Firebird
June 18, 2016 | 8PM

Kresge Auditorium at MIT
Featuring Cambridge Symphony 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. Email us >>

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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)

Final Exam Schedule:
Gr. 9 - 11

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 >>

2nd Semester
Parent Events
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