DYK Newsletter: December 5, 2016
Published on Dec 5, 2016 09:06

December 5, 2016

Eversource Electrical Power Utility Technology Information Sessions
December 18, January 19 | Bunker Hill Community College
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Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed
Kids Only Holiday Sale hosted by the Agassiz Baldwin Community
December 9 | 3 - 6PM, December 10 | 10AM - 1PM
Find out how to volunteer >>


Friends of CRLS News: InvestCRLS, Volunteer Opportunities, and the 10th Year Birthday Bash 

Want to make a smart investment?

FoCRLS 2016 holiday campaign is underway, and it’s all part of their InvestCRLS initiative to raise $100,000 over the next three years to support the increasing number of talented, motivated, worthy CRLS students, grads, and faculty.
  Please click here for a summary of FoCRLS programs and awardees. FoCRLS is a 501c3 nonprofit, donations are tax-deductible, and your gift is an investment in academic success. Please click here for donation information. 

Want to be a wrap star? 
FoCRLS is seeking students and parents/guardians to gift-wrap customers’ purchases for donations and represent CRLS and FoCRLS at Henry Bear’s Park in Porter Square on Sunday, December 18. Student volunteers can receive Community Service hours. Please contact Jamie Sabino at [email protected], 617.576.4659, or 617.899.1878 for information or to sign up.

Want to celebrate success – or help make a celebration successful? 
The Friends of CRLS 10th Year Birthday Bash will take place on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 7 to 10PM at Google Cambridge in Kendall Square. Google will cater the buffet and drinks, and the CRLS Jazz Ensemble will entertain with live musicTickets go on sale in January, and proceeds benefit the students, grads, and faculty of CRLS. FoCRLS is seeking volunteers to help organize the festivities; please contact [email protected] with “Birthday Bash Volunteering” in the subject line for information. 

Want to learn more? 
For additional information about Friends of CRLS, please visit focrls.org, contact [email protected], call 857.235.9290, or visit CRLS Room 2136.


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

Cultural Survival Bazaar

Cultural Survival Bazaar
December 10 - 11, 2016 | 10AM - 5PM | CRLS
This free admission festival features art, crafts and other ethically made cultural products created by Indigenous artists from around the world. Enjoy demonstrations by artists and live music from around the world. Chat with Indigenous artists about their crafts and cultures and celebrate the holidays with a beautiful memento of your local trip around the world. This year, enjoy rugs from Mexico and Nepal, jewelry from North America and Macedonia, baskets from Venezuela, textiles from Nicaragua, paintings from Guatemala, and more.  For updates on artists, music, and more, visit us on Facebook at Cultural Survival Bazaars. Cultural Survival is a non-profit organization that advocates for Indigenous Peoples' rights and supports Indigenous communities’ self-determination, cultures and political resilience. For more, visit us online. Volunteers welcome, including students! Click here or email us with questions about opportunities (Lots of options, including working directly with artists, learn about different cultures, support artists at their booths, help monitor the doors, interact with the public, use multilingual abilities to support vendors who don't speak English, etc. We are happy to sign off on community service hours if that is helpful for students.) Free parking at CRLS garage on Ellery St.


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.

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 Monday, December 12th from 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.  


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 >>


FOCA Winter Serv-a-thon
and Fund Raiser 

After a successful conversion of the fall FOCA Walk-a-thon to Serv-a-thon, FOCA is coordinating a similar CRLS Winter Sports Teams Serv-a-thon beginning the weekend of December 3-4. By sponsoring an athlete, donors help teams and FOCA raise additional funds required to meet important supplemental needs falling outside of the current school department budget. Meanwhile the athletes provide valuable services to our community, build relationships within their team, and earn community service hours required for graduation. Some projects include coaching elementary school age youth during their respective after school and weekend programs, visiting elderly, and clean-up/maintenance of Danehy Park, Fresh Pond and Alewife Reservation. To donate one can respond to individual athletes as they seek support, hit the 'Donate' button on the FOCA website (note Serv-a-thon and team in the note section), or contact Larry Childs [email protected] for further information. 

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
Winter Greetings Class of 2017! It’s really important that you try to get all of your financial aid forms completed before winter break. If you’ve already finished please set up a meeting with uAspire to have it reviewed. Errors on your student aid report can delay your financial aid award package. Stop by Career and College Resource Center (CCRC) to sign up or schedule an appointment at uaspire-crls.youcanbook.me.

Free financial aid help is available in the CCRC Tuesday through Friday mornings. Make an appointment by clicking here or 
call Simone at 413.829.4494 to schedule an appointment.

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 | 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.

December 5 - 11, 2016

SmartTV 98
Schedule & Streaming

Media Makers: Sports Collaborations
Mon. 10PM & Thu. 10PM

Youth View Cambridge
Thu. 9PM & Sat. 5PM

Sci-Fi Journal: December 2016
Tue. 11PM

Expedition New England: Manatees
Tue. 5PM & Sun. 1PM

Schedule & Streaming

School Committee Meeting (Live)
Tue. 6PM

Physician Focus: Superbugs
Mon. 4:30PM & Sun. 4:30PM

Painting with Picasso’s Grapevine: Abstract Painting
Sat. 11AM & Sun. 3:30PM

Winter A Cappella Jam
December 10 | 7PM
View the Flyer >>

CRLS All School Meeting
December 12 | 2:35 - 4PM

FOCA Meeting
December 13 | 6 - 7:30PM

CRLS School Council Meeting
December 20 | 6 - 7:30PM

View Upcoming Family Events >>

Dance works

December 16 - 17 | 7PM
CRLS Fitzgerald Theatre
Learn more >>

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

Get Involved
Employment Permits
CRLS Student Handbook
Apsen Parent Account
(to get progress reports)

CRLS Zone Map
Winter Athletic Schedule
Cambridge in Motion


Cambridge in Motion presents this week's healthy snack of the week suggestion: Leftover turkey with cranberry sauce in a whole wheat tortilla.



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