DYK Newsletter: October 17, 2016
Published on Oct 17, 2016 09:32

October 17, 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.

Get your Community Service Hours
Student Guides Needed for Parent Teacher Conferences: 

Oct. 18 | 8 - 11AM
Oct. 19 | 5:30 - 8PM
Oct. 20 | 11:30AM - 3PM

Bilingual students especially needed

To register sign up with Ms. Hardina room 1104 (just outside the Cafeteria).


CRLS Designated as a Global Ambassador School
CRLS Travel Committee is very excited to announce that CRLS has been selected as one of the select few Global Ambassador Schools by the Council for International Educational Exchange

CIEE is a nonprofit organization that seeks to engage a wider range of students with Global Leadership by offering substantial scholarships for students towards international travel experiences next summer. CRLS students now have this incredible opportunity and we need your help to spread the good news. Read more >>


Do you have a student involved in the visual or performing arts at CRLS?
Join the CRLS Arts Council and to support their efforts. Our next meeting is Monday, October 17th at 7PM in the Visual and Performing Arts Office (basement of the Arts Building). For more information, email us.


PSAT Schedule for October 19
On October 19th, 2016 CRLS will have an altered daily schedule due to administration of the PSAT/NMSQT for 10th and 11th grade students, and the PSAT 9 Assessment for 9th grade students. Each exam gauges student skills in math, reading, and writing. View the schedule >>

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


Need Help with Aspen?
Aspen help will be available in the Tech Center during the half day parent teacher conferences in the CRLS Technology Center Room 3401

Tuesday, 10/18 | 8 - 11AM
Thursday, 10/20 | 12:30 - 3PM

If you have questions about Aspen use or if you are having trouble logging in please stop by or send us an email.

Food Market

CRLS food pantry needs your help!
Club 4 students will be collecting donations during the CRLS Parent-Teacher Conferences Oct.18-20. Please consider bringing non-perishable items such as cereal, rice, cooking oil, pasta, dried beans, and Nutrigrain bars to the CRLS Main Office during conferences.

Literacy Day

Cambridge Family Literacy Fun Day
Saturday, November 5 | 10:30AM - 2:30PM
Cambridge City Hall
We are in need of high school student volunteers to help with  set-up of the event, be at one of many activities that will be happening throughout the day and clean-up. You can volunteer for the full day or part of the day. Organizers of the event will begin to set-up at 8AM. Clean-up should be done by 3:30PM. Lunch will be provided. If you are interested, please email Debbie or call  617.349.6492. 

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.


Sick Day

Cambridge Public Health Flu Clinics:
Oct. 12–Nov. 9
Nasal spray vaccine will not be offered.

The Cambridge Public Health Department will be offering free flu shots (influenza vaccine) to people who live or work in Cambridge at sites throughout the city from Oct. 12 through Nov. 9. 

The flu can be a serious illness, and the best way to protect yourself is to get a flu shot every year. Flu vaccine is considered safe and effective for adults and children over 6 months. While there is no charge to the public for flu shots, people with health insurance are encouraged to bring their cards with them to the clinics.

More Details >> 

Schedules & locations >> 

Or contact Cambridge Public Health Department’s recorded flu information line, 617.665.3855.


Faculty Innovation Grants — Friends of CRLS Now Accepting Proposals through October 31st
CRLS Staff Members: If you have the inspiration but need the funding to give your students a new experience, apply for a Faculty Innovation Grant! See the email from Friends of CRLS in First Class for information about submitting proposals between now and October 31st.  Have questions?  We’re happy to assist. Contact FoCRLS at [email protected] or x 9290 or visit us in Room 2136. Announcements of awardees will be made mid-November. Photo: Anti-Discrimination Awareness Posters created by commercial design students of teacher Michele Watson Maxwell, funded by a Friends of CRLS Faculty Innovation Grant.


Lesley University College of Art and Design’s Pre-College Online offerings
November 5 - December, 3, 2016
The Online Portfolio Preparation Workshops to prepare students for college applications include:

  • Portfolio Preparation for Animators
  • Portfolio Preparation for Designers
  • Portfolio Preparation for Digital Filmmakers
  • Portfolio Preparation for Fine Artists
  • Portfolio Preparation for Illustrators
  • Portfolio Preparation for Photographers

Online Portfolio Preparation Workshops >> 

Fall Schedule >> 


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.

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 >>


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.


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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 17 - 23, 2016

SmartTV 98
Schedule & Streaming

New Episode! Falcon Sports World: Football
& Girls Volleyball
Mon. 10:30PM & Sun. 8:30PM

New Episode! Spot
On: The Word
Thurs. 9:30PM & Sat. 5:30PM

Stories to Explore: Halloween
Sat. | 10:30AM & Sun. | 2:30PM

Studio Session Live: Andy & Judy
Wed. 11PM

Schedule & Streaming

Cambridge Public School Committee Meeting (Live)
Tues. 6PM

Museum Open House: Fruitlands Museum
Sat. 11:30AM & Sun. 7PM

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

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

Winter Sports Registration Opens
October 26

View Upcoming Family Events >>



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

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Cambridge in Motion


Cambridge in Motion presents this week's healthy snack of the week suggestion: grapes and boiled egg.

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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