DYK Newsletter: October 31, 2016
Published on Oct 31, 2016 09:10

October 31, 2016

Do you need a job?
TeenWork is for Cambridge youth ages 16-21. We train you on how to get a job and then help you to get one. For an application or for more information, please visit the Youth Employment Center, room 2101, during lunch M-F. Learn more >>

CRLS Senior Internship Program
Spring Semester (Feb - Mid-May 2017) | Monday - Friday | 12:30 - 2:30PM | (Except on alternating Fridays when students stay in school for the Good Work Internship Seminar)
Do you know of someone that is interested in supervising a CRLS Intern? The aim of the program is to build mutually beneficial partnerships with area organizations. Students will be available to work with your organization for two hours per day throughout a semester in exchange for opportunities to apply and strengthen their understanding and knowledge; to contribute to projects in authentic ways; and to explore career fields of interest. I am particularly committed to finding placements where students can explore issues of ethics and justice in the professions. I would love the opportunity to speak with you concerning possibilities for partnership. Students who have applied for the program have expressed interest in the following areas. Might you be able to help out?

  • Architecture
  • Art Conservation
  • Art Therapy
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Programming
  • Early Education Teacher
  • Hotel Management
  • Law/justice
  • Media and Communications
  • Nursing
  • Pastry Chef
  • Sports Management/Business Management
Please email me at if you would like to talk about this more. Thank you.

Kathy Fitzgerald


Interscholastic Orienteering
Fun, healthy and open to all students. Already midway through season, but two sessions left - jump on in!
Learn more >>

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.

Fall Moon

Last Chance for Grants! Faculty Innovation Grant Proposals Due Monday, October 31st!
Treat your students to a creative learning experience that enhances curriculum like caramel enhances an apple.  Friends of CRLS is accepting Faculty Innovation Grant proposals through Monday, October 31st. Grants are for up to $1,000, so don't let the deadline pass you by!  Group projects, special events, field trips, and visits from accomplished guests are just a few of the ways you can innovate and invigorate. Check your First Class email or click here for more information and the documents you need to apply. If you have questions, please contact Friends of CRLS or visit Room 2136 before 2PM
Photo: The Fall (detail), repaired and reinstalled by Jon Baring-Gould (art educator) and students with funding through 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.

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, 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.

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.  


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 31 - November 6, 2016

SmartTV 98
Schedule & Streaming

New Episode! The Word: Glocal Digital
Mon. 9:30PM & Thurs. 9:30PM

The Vault: Student Archives - CRLS Girls Swimming 10/14/05
Thurs. 4PM & Fri. 6PM

Expedition New England: Backyard Garden
Wed. | 7PM & Sat. | 9AM

Meet the Author: Neal Shusterman
Sat. 10AM & Sun. 2PM

Schedule & Streaming

Cambridge School Committee Meeting (Live)
Tue. 6PM

New Show! Painting with Picasso’s Grapevine: Painting Supplies
Fri. 3:30PM & Sat. 11AM

New Episode! Your Federal Government: Health and Human Services
Wed. 10PM & Thurs. 5PM

Winter Sports Student Meeting
November 2 | 2:45 - 3:15PM

CRLS All School Meeting
November 7 | 2:35 - 4PM

Midterm Exams
November 7 - 10

FOCA Meeting
November 8 | 6 - 7:30PM

No School: Veterans Day
November 11

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2016-17 CRLS

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

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

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(to get progress reports)

CRLS Zone Map
Cambridge in Motion


Cambridge in Motion presents this week's healthy snack of the week suggestion: celery with peanut or soy butter


Info Sessions: Affordable Housing Opportunities
Attend an upcoming info session to learn about the City of Cambridge's rental & homeownership programs! Open to all.
Learn more >>

Affordable, Accessible Rental Units Available
The City of Cambridge Inclusionary Housing Rental Program is accepting applications for 1- & 2-bedroom, wheelchair accessible apartments.
Learn more >>



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