DYK Newsletter: December 19, 2016
Published on Dec 19, 2016 09:58

December 19, 2016
Driver's Ed

Driver's Education 
Register for winter classes on January 18 at 2:30PM.
Learn more >>

Costa Rica

Are you a Spanish Language student that is interested in visiting Costa Rica?
This language immersion trip will be in April 2018. Sign up by December 31 to save $200. Contact Eydie Garcia for more information.


CRLS is going back to Ecuador in Feb. 2018 for Service and Science in beautiful Ecuador and on the Galapagos Islands
Come to a family informational meeting in the CRLS Media Cafe, Dec 15th from 6:30 - 7:30PM with reps from Explorica to learn all about our next exciting Service and Science trip for Feb 2018 to the unique and exotic Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.

Science Club for Girls

Science Club for Girls is Recruiting
9th-12th Grade Junior Mentors! 
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. Junior Mentoring is a leadership development program where high school girls serve as co-teachers and co-mentors in K-8th grade science clubs. Applications for the Spring 2017 semester are now open. Questions? Contact Gina, Assistant Director of Youth Programs,  or visit our website


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 influence people and make a difference?
Student and adult volunteers are needed to call previous donors and urge them to participate in Friends of CRLS's "InvestCRLS" campaign, which benefits CRLS students, faculty, and grads through Scholarships, Faculty Innovation Grants, Student Travel Fellowships, and more. Student volunteers can receive Community Service hours. Friends of CRLS is asking for a 1 or 2 hour commitment and will provide a script and refreshments. 

Monday, December 19 | 7 - 9PM

Please email us to sign up and receive details about location, which is near Inman Square.

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.

Ironworkers Local #7 Apprenticeship Training
Applicants must apply in person at 195 Old Colony Ave., South Boston, MA on only the dates below:
Monday – Friday, January 9th -13th | 9AM - 12Noon
Monday, January 9th & and Monday, January 16th | 4 - 6PM
Monday & Tuesday, January 16th & January 17th  | 9AM - 12Noon.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older and a H.S. graduate, or possess a GED and passed the 10th grade
  • Have a driver’s license
  • Meet requirements of immigration Law
  • Have photo I.D. or social security card
  • Must be capable of performing the required work
  • There is a $20 application fee.

Eversource Electrical Power Utility Technology Information Sessions
December 18, January 19 | Bunker Hill Community College
Learn more >>


CRLS School Council
Tuesday, December 20 | 119 Windsor Street, 2nd floor Conference Room 
At 6PM we will discuss the CRLS plan to Level-Up History and ELA classes for 9th graders next year. (The CP/Honors distinction will be eliminated for these classes.) We’re very pleased to have four guests who will discuss the plan and answer your questions: Jenn Hamilton (CRLS Dean of Curriculum for ELA), Tanya Milner (CRLS Dean of Curriculum for History), Adrienne Stang (History & Social Science Coordinator K-12), and Janice Tingle (ELA Coordinator K-12).  
As always, our School Improvement Plan working group will meet 5-6PM. Dinner is served at 6PM.
Please note that our January, February, and March meetings will be held at CRLS.

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


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
Did you fill out your FAFSA Application?
Find out why it is important to submit early. Watch the video >>

Scholarship Workshop for CRLS Seniors
Every Thursday in January | 2:45 - 4PM
January 5, 19 | Media Cafe
January 12 | 26 | Main Cafeteria
Pizza will be served. Questions: Contact Ayesha Wilson, Work Force Room# 2403 or Leslie Davis, AVID Room# 2112.

City of Cambridge Scholarships
Deadline: March 6, 2017
The City of Cambridge Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 to provide financial assistance to Cambridge residents who wish to pursue post-secondary education.
Download the application >>

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.

CRLS Scholarship Workshops
CRLS community partners and Ms. Davis will host CRLS scholarship workshop series every Thursday throughout January 2017. The kickoff date is Jan. 5! The goal of this program is to help seniors learn how to navigate the portal, search, and apply for scholarships.

If you have any questions, please contact Ayesha Wilson, The Work Force Program's teacher/counselor. She is located in room 2403.

We have great news! CSV is excited to announce that 34 students participated this Fall. These students (both seniors and juniors) deserve a round of applauds and recognition. We had students who were on the football team come, take exams and learn strategies, and then report to practice after being in the academic setting throughout the day. This was the first year we offered SAT prep during the first semester and will plan to next Fall. Due to attendance, we are canceling SAT prep services for the month of Dec. We will begin our Spring services on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in CRLS library's fiction room.

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

Free Test Prep
CSV's SAT Prep will be canceled for the month of December. We will begin again for the Spring semester on January 31st. We meet every Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:30 PM in CRLS library's fiction room. If you have any questions, please contact Deandra Williams, Director of High School Volunteers by phone at 617.349.6794, or email us.

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 12 - 18, 2016

SmartTV 98
Schedule & Streaming

What's Up Cambridge: Veterans Assembly
Fri. 4PM & Sat. 7PM

Media Makers: '80s Style Music Videos
Mon. 10PM & Sat. 6PM

Baby Blue Arts: Holiday Experience 2016
Wed. 9:30PM & Sun. 3:30PM

Local Music Rocks: Rupert Wates Duo
Sat. 3PM & Sun. 5PM

Schedule & Streaming

School Committee Meeting (Live)
Tue. 6PM

Classic Arts Showcase: Performance, Visual Arts, Film
Mon. 6PM & Sat. 10AM

Legal Ease: Adoption Law
Wed. 7:30PM & Sun. 7:30PM

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

No School: Winter Break
December 26 - January 2

Scoliosis, Hearing and Vision Screenings
January 4 - 5

MCAC CRLS Reception
January 5 | 4 - 7PM

Piano Recital
January 5 | 6 - 8PM

Youville Art Show
January 6 | 11:20AM - 12:20PM
Youville Assisted Living 
1573 Cambridge St.

View Upcoming Family Events >>

Big Band and World Jazz Ensemble
January 13 | 7PM

Orchestra, Concert Band, Chorus and Percussion Ensemble
January 20 | 7PM

$5 Tickets available online at vpa.cpsd.us.

Young Artists

December 9 - February 9
Reception: January 5
4 - 7PM

Multicultural Arts Center
41 Second St. East Cambridge
Event Details >>

Located at CRLS. Learn more about offered services. Make an appointment today!
View the Flyer >>



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 >> 

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: Carrots and whole wheat pretzels.

find it

We are excited to announce that the Find It Cambridge website is up and running. It’s the new online resource that helps families, youth, and those who support them easily find what they are looking for in Cambridge!
Take a peek: www.finditcambridge.org



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