DYK Newsletter: September 26, 2016
Published on Sep 26, 2016 08:37

September 26, 2016
Driver's Ed

Driver's Education Registration

September 28 | 2:30 - 3:30PM
Auto Shop Classroom (456 Broadway)
Learn more >>


Please Join us for the CRLS School Council Meeting
September 27 | 6 - 7:30PM 
Off-site 119 Windsor Street (2nd floor large conference room)
SIP: Initiative/Objective: Increase subgroup representation in HN/ AP Level Courses
Speaker: Dr. Kimberly N. Parker currently teaches English at the Cambridge, Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, MA. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, and her research looks at the literacy practices of young Black men. Kim has taught in charter, pilot schools and public schools, within urban and suburban contexts, as well as in a middle school for Black boys. She has an unwavering belief in the power and promise of adolescents of color. Kim has received several honors, most recently a 2016-2018 Heinemann Fellow, joining “a group of [national] educators who wish to pursue the shared goal of advancing the teaching profession.” Read more >> 

Family Contact Books
Connect with other families! Sign up and customize 
your entry in your school's directory/family contact book. Deadline is October 5th. Learn more >>

Peru Trip Information Meeting
September 27 | 6:30PM | Room 2614
There will be an additional informational meeting about the trip to Peru for anyone still interested or for those who have signed up already, but may have missed the meeting in June. The sign-up deadline for this trip is September 30th, 2016. Any questions can be directed to Kate Holmes


Get involved with Breakthrough!
Breakthrough Greater Boston is looking for CRLS students to be After School Program Teaching Fellows and Academic Mentor Volunteers for our middle school students. After School Program Teaching Fellows help groups of students complete homework and lead a hands-on STEAM workshop once a week. Academic Mentor Volunteers 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. For more information, please visit our website or email Shoko Fox.


Harvard Internship Program
Know a CRLS Junior or Senior who is looking for work? How about a paid opportunity that will look great on their college brag sheet? We're recruiting now for the Harvard Internship Program. CRLS juniors and seniors can work four afternoons a week at a library or office at Harvard for the full school year! Anyone interested should come into the Youth Employment Center at CRLS (Room 2101) to pick up an application and sign up for an interview. If you have questions, contact George Hinds.

Upward Bound

MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program
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.

The MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program will host Guest Visitation Days on the following dates:

Thursday, October 20th
Thursday, November 3rd
Monday, November 14th
Thursday, December 1st
Monday, December 12th

Guest Visitation Days take place 3 - 6PM. The event gives Freshmen and Sophomores an opportunity to learn about Upward Bound. For more information, please contact 617.253.5124.

Science Club for Girls

Science Club for Girls is recruiting 9th-12th grade scientists & engineers! 
Science Club for Girls provides free science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programming for girls in K-12th grade, and connects applicants to female mentors studying and working in STEM fields. Applications for the Fall 2016 semester are now open. Questions? Contact Gina, Teen Program Manager or visit our website. 

East Cambridge Bank

East Cambridge Savings Bank
We are now open for the Academic Year 2016 - 17. The student-tellers are trained and ready to serve you. Please visit us during 3rd block (11AM - 1PM).

Math Club

Club Day
Club Days will be a Club fair during all three lunches on Sept. 27, 28, and 29. Students will be able to visit club booths, talk to current members of each club to learn more about clubs, and sign-up to participate in clubs. 


New! CRLS Sandwich Ordering System
Save time and order your sandwich ahead of time. All orders must be placed by 10AM that day. Pickup your sandwich in the CRLS Main cafeteria. Check it out >>


MBTA Pass Information
MBTA passes are available in the Main Office. Learn more >>


Join us at the 2016 - 17 Friends of CRLS School Year Kickoff Community Meeting
September 27 | 7 - 8:30PM | Pearl K. Wise Library, CRLS
Welcome to families and staff new to CRLS! Welcome back to families and staff returning to CRLS! Parents, guardians, CRLS staff members, and Cambridge residents, please join Friends of CRLS for our 2016-17 Community Kick-Off to meet and mingle, talk about how to make the most of the CRLS experience for your family, learn about Friends of CRLS…and celebrate with a big piece of 10th Anniversary cake! Learn more >>

Peru and Cuba

Cuba and Peru are within reach with assistance from Friends of CRLS
CRLS school trips for April vacation are now being planned for the destinations of Cuba and Peru. If you're interested in the trip to Cuba, please contact Jon Baring-Gould. If you're interested in the trip to Peru, please contact Kate Holmes. 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.


Career & College Resource Center
First Work
If you are 14 or 15 years old, there are jobs available through First Work. Apply in Room 1312 between 7:15Am and 3PM. Must be 14 or 15 years old to apply.

uAspire: Free Financial Help
Free Financial Aid Help in the CCRC Tuesday through 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 >>

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!

CSVCambridge School Volunteers (CSV)
We offer services before-school from 7:30 - 8AM, and after-school from 2:30 to 3:30PM in the Tutoring Center located in room 2132 (across from Learning Community S). Come and sign up with Mr. Duche or Ms. Williams for a tutor! 

Seniors, thinking about your next steps? Whether you need help with college, gap, technical, or job readiness program applications, we can help. Come and get paired with a mentor who is dedicated to helping you. College/Career Mentor Program for seniors start Wed, Sept. 28 from 2:30 to 3:30PM in the CCRC room (1501). Visit Ms. Williams in the Tutoring Center (room 2132) to learn more about the program.                 

Are you interested in volunteering? Please contact Deandra Williams at 617.349.6794. Here are some key dates for returning volunteers: The Tutoring Center re-opens on September 6th. The Career College Mentor Program begins on September 28th. Learning Centers reopen early October. SAT Prep starts with seniors on October 4th.

CSV Free SAT Tutoring 
Every Tuesday starting October 4 | 2:30 - 4:30PM
CRLS' Fiction Room
We will offer SAT prep every Tuesday.

ACT, SAT, AP Testing
Don't forget to register in advance for these exams. View the Testing Schedule >>

Free Test Prep
Students who would like FREE test prep (including scholarship searches, practice tests, and downloadable e-books) can access the Testing & Education Reference Center database with their Cambridge Public Library card. You can access the database by going to the eLibrary page on the Cambridge Public Library website, or by clicking here.


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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.

September 26 -
October 2, 2016

SmartTV 98
Schedule & Streaming

Spot On: Peter Davis
of Millennial Housing
Mon. 9:30PM & Thurs. 9:30PM

Media Makers:
Student-Produced Documentaries
Thurs. 10PM & Fri. 3PM

Baby Blue Arts: Lumina Women's Ensemble
Tues. 7:30PM & Sat. | 1:30PM

The Dungeon of Dreck: Rogue’s Tavern
Sat. 11PM

Schedule & Streaming

Museum Open House: Journalist Stephen Kurkjian
Sat. 11:30AM & Sun. 7PM

Future Talk: Computer Animation & Interactivity
Wed. 5:30PM & Thurs. 10:30PM

Traveltelevision: Stories about Volunteerism
Wed. 9:30PM & Sat. 3:30PM

School Council Meeting
September 27 | 6 - 7:30PM

Friends of CRLS Community Kick Off / Back to School Event
September 27 | 7 - 8:30PM
Pearl K. Wise Library

Financial Aid Night
September 28 | 6 - 7PM

Driver's Education Registration
September 28 | 2:30 - 3:30PM

Career and College Fair
October 5 | 6 - 8PM

View Upcoming Family Events >>



Did you know that we have a mobile app? It's an easy way to stay connected! 
Download it here >>

2016-17 CRLS

Join us at the School Council meetings on the last Tuesday of each month. Learn more >> 

For election information, please 
click here.

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
Apsen Parent Account
(to get progress reports)

Student Required Forms
CRLS Zone Map


Cambridge in Motion presents this week's healthy snack of the week suggestion: grape tomatoes and woven wheat crackers (like Triscuits).

Science on Saturdays: Mad Science
MIT Campus
October 15 | 10AM - 12Noon

Event Details >>

Girls Who Code
Want to learn to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through code?
Come to an information session September 26 - October 5 in the Cambridge Public Library. Club begins on October 5 from 4 - 6PM.
Learn more >>



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