DYK Newsletter: October 3, 2016
Published on Oct 3, 2016 10:04

October 3, 2016

Family-Teacher Conferences 
CRLS will offer expanded times for Family-Teacher Conferences on October 18 - 20, 2016. In addition to increased availability for conferences, CRLS will utilize the online pre-registration program as well as maintaining an open walk-in time.

Please click here for more information and to register online.

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 >>

College Fair

CRLS Career and College Fair
Wednesday, October 5 | 6 - 8PM | Frisoli Field House
Over 100 career and college programs will be in attendance.
Event Details >>

Grilled Cheese

Composting/Recycling Volunteers Needed
I am looking for a few volunteers to help me get the composting/recycling off to a good start during the three lunch periods. I need parents to help advise kids where things go in both the Main Cafeteria and the Media Cafe. I am hoping it will just be for a few weeks. The first lunch period starts at 11:15AM and the last ends at 1:10PM. 

Please contact me if you want to help improve & minimize the amount of waste that happens in the cafeteria.


Are you interested in Architecture, Construction, or Engineering careers?
ACE MENTOR is a national program with a Greater Boston Chapter offering CRLS students opportunities to work with industry professionals after school. Click here for more information, or see Dean Gehant in the LC L Office. Late Registration Deadline is Friday, October 7. 


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.


Faculty Innovation Grants are coming soon! 
This week, Friends of CRLS will be emailing all CRLS staff through First Class with the Request for Proposals and the Proposal Form. Faculty Innovation Grants are up to $1,000 each to cover experiences and projects that are not fundable through CRLS/CPS budgets. Please click here for a list of Faculty Innovation Grants awarded in previous years to see the array of creative experiences, projects, and services Friends of CRLS has supported. Proposals from first-time applicants are encouraged!

For more information about Friends of CRLS, please download the Friends of CRLS brochure, visit us online, email us, call 857.235.9290, or visit Room 2136 during office hours (M-Th | 9AM - 2PM).


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.

Honk Parade

Honk! Parade Volunteers Needed
October 9 | 11AM - 2PM
The Cambridge Wildlife Puppetry Project seeks volunteers who can do community service with us at the Honk! This is an opportunity for Community Service of a minimum of two and a maximum of five hours. For details email us.

Celebrate the biodiversity of Cambridge’s urban wildlife! We invite families, kids, and individuals to march together in the annual HONK! Parade. Wear costumes and carry giant puppets of actual wild plant and animal species that live within the city’s boundaries – many of which can be found at Fresh Pond Reservation. 

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. 


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 >>

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 is 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. 

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.


Stay Connected

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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.

October 3 - 9, 2016

SmartTV 98
Schedule & Streaming

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

What's Up Cambridge: Education Through Hip-Hop
Wed. 12Noon & Sat. 7PM

The Kamla Show: Women in Science and Tech
Mon. | 11:30PM

Retro Movie Theater: Detour
Thurs. 11PM

Schedule & Streaming

Physician Focus: Telemedicine
Fri. 4:30PM & Sun. 4:30PM

Legal Ease: The Valor Act
Wed. 7:30PM & Sun. 7:30PM

The Road to Recovery: Generational Issues Affecting Recovery
Mon. 8PM & Sat. 2PM

Career and College Fair
October 5 | 6 - 8PM

No School: Columbus Day
October 10

No School: Yom Kippur
October 12

CRLS School Council Meeting
October 25 | 6 - 7:30PM

Winter Sports Registration Opens
October 26

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


Cambridge in Motion presents this week's healthy snack of the week suggestion: 
Rolled up small whole wheat tortilla with sliced turkey, tomato, cucumber, avocado & mustard. Try local apples like Mutsu, Gala, Jonagold, and Honeycrisp.

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

Event Details >>

Affordable Housing Opportunities in Cambridge Information Sessions
Attend an upcoming information session to learn about the City’s rental and homeownership programs. Learn more >>



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