DYK Newsletter: March 1, 2017
Published on Mar 1, 2017 09:11

March 1, 2017

Parent Teacher Conferences

March 14 - 16, 2017
In a continued effort to strengthen relationships with families and to support student achievement, CRLS will offer expanded times for Family-Teacher Conferences. In addition to increased availability for conferences, CRLS will utilize the online pre-registration program as well as maintaining an open walk-in time. Learn more >>

AP Test

Deadline Today: AP Exam Registration
It's time to sign up for the AP! March 1, 2017 is the deadline.
Forms are available in Room 2317 (Madden) or with any AP teacher. You can also find forms online, along with exam dates/times. Drop off completed form/check to AP teacher or to Ms. Madden in Room 2317. Download forms and instructions >>

Cambridge Police

Police Commissioner Search Process
The City Manager is searching for a new Police Commissioner and is seeking your participation in ensuring a successful selection process. Your voice matters! 
A series of Focus Groups are being conducted with key city constituencies to gather information which will assist the City Manager in determining the characteristics and qualities the next Police Commissioner should have. 
You are invited to attend the following Focus Group facilitated by Police Executive Research Forum (PERF):

Focus Area: Youth/Teen Representatives
Date & Time: Thursday, March 2, 2017 | 7 – 8PM 
Location: Russell Youth & Community Center, 680 Huron Avenue 

If you can’t make this scheduled session, please feel free to attend one of the two Citywide General Forums that will take place on Thursday, March 2nd from 6 – 8PM at the CRLS School Committee Room, 459 Broadway or Saturday, March 4th from 10AM – 12Noon at the Citywide Senior Center Ballroom, 806 Massachusetts Avenue.
If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, you can submit comments by email. We look forward to your participation!


Help Send CRLS Students to Peru
There are 28 CRLS students taking part in an amazing trip to Peru in April! We are having a fundraiser to offset costs for the students. This will take place on March 23rd at Machu Picchu Restaurant in Somerville, MA. More Info >>

Farm School

The Farm School Learn to Farm Program
Ready to apply? Can’t wait to get started? Apply Now for the next Learn To Farm class starting in October 2017!
Our program is open to anyone age 18 or older, and a typical class has 12-16 members with an age range from 18 – 60. It runs from October to September. Generous scholarships are available. Admissions are rolling – we encourage you to apply early and applications received before April 1 will be given priority. Have questions? Is this the right program for you? You can also email Caitlin Sargent if you have more questions about admissions or the program!

This Way Ahead

This Way Ahead Program
16 Weeks of Paid Job Training & Customer Service Workshops Commitment: Attend one night a week: Starting now – May 11. Graduate with professional job skills, a stronger resume, and increased chances of employment
Paid Summer Internships at Gap, Old Navy or Banana Republic: June 19 – Aug. 26. Interns receive $11/hr and 50% off employee discount.

Led to a job for over 80% of internsSign Up By Feb. Break
Open to ANYONE interested age 16-24 (Must turn 16 by May 15th). Eligibility is no longer based on housing status. Contact Janelle Carson to schedule an appointment at 617.499.7011 or email us.

Location: 119 Windsor St, Cambridge, MA 02139

CRLS Students

Are You As Smart as a CRLS Student?
March 22, 2017 | 7PM
Calling all adults and CRLS students! Enter the Cambridge Rindge and Latin Community Academic competition. Test your smarts in the this unique challenge. Learn more >>


Friends of CRLS is turning 10
 or a decade, Friends of CRLS has brought resources to CRLS students, grads, and faculty through scholarships, Student Travel Fellowships, Faculty Innovation Grants, Faculty Distinction Awards, and Unsung Heroes Awards.  Celebrate on Thursday, March 30 at the Friends of CRLS 10th Birthday Bash! Venue, catering, and open bar courtesy of Google, Kendall Square. Click here for more information. If you have questions or would like to be an event sponsor, please contact email us or 857.235.9290.

Friends of CRLS has Many Volunteer Opportunities!
Friends of CRLS is seeking student and adult volunteers to help with the annual MayFair Raffle (which raised $10,000 last year!) and the pre-award reception on Scholarship Night, Thursday, May 18. Raffle volunteers will ask businesses for gift cards as prizes and sell tickets at tables around Cambridge.  Reception volunteers will decorate/set up, clean up, greet and guide guests, and be ambassadors to represent CRLS/FoCRLS.  Student volunteers will receive community service credit! Click here to learn more about the events/jobs and to sign up to volunteer. If you have questions, please contact email us or 857.235.9290.

Friends of CRLS is seeking Board Members
Members of the Board may be CRLS parents/guardians, community members, business leaders, and/or CRLS alumni. The Board meets regularly and keeps in touch to make the big FoCRLS decisions, sets and follows through on goals for the organization, oversees the work of the Executive Director, and are key ambassadors for FoCRLS/CRLS in the Cambridge community. Members coordinate many FoCRLS activities, engage local businesses and prominent members of the community to support FoCRLS/CRLS, and represent FoCRLS/CRLS at events. Please email us or 857.235.9290 if you have experience in fundraising, organizational leadership, community engagement, finances, or website design/maintenance or have other skills that can help FoCRLS advance their mission. Please visit us online for more information about the organization.


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 >>

Apply now for summer jobs at the New England Aquarium! The Aquarium has a variety of great paid summer experiences for teens, but the deadline to apply is March 11th!  Any interested teen can find more information here >> 

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 >>


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 >>

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 >>

Duke Summer College
Have your students ever wondered what college classes are like? Do they want to expand their scope of knowledge beyond what is typically taught in high school? If so, tell them to look no further than Duke Summer College

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. 

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. 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
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.

February 27 - March 5, 2017

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Schedule & Streaming

What's Up Cambridge: CCMP Conference with Radio Personality Maverik, 1/12/17
Fri. 4PM & Sat. 7PM

Spot On: The Word
Mon. 9:30PM & Sat. 5:30PM

Studio Session Live: Folk Singer Ashley Jordan
Wed. 11PM

Perils for Pedestrians: Walkable Streets
Mon. 8:30PM & Sun. 6:30PM

Schedule & Streaming

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

The Road to Recovery: Recovery is a Family Affair
Wed. 8PM & Sat. 2PM

Legal Ease: Dispute Resolution
Fri. 7:30PM & Sun. 7:30PM

Athletics Spring Sports Student Meeting
March 1 | 2:45 - 3:15PM

Spring Athletics Registration Closes
March 13

Parent Teacher Conferences
March 14 - 16
Learn more >>

Post-Secondary Planning Night for Families of Juniors
March 16 | 5 - 6PM
CRLS Theater
Learn more >>

1st Day of Spring Sports
March 20

CRLS School Council Meeting
March 28 | 6 - 7:30PM

View Upcoming Family Events >>

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

Thursday, March 9 
6 - 7:30PM

Families with questions about immigration issues are invited to attend one of two upcoming free workshops presented by immigration attorneys.

Kennedy Longfellow School School - Activity Room
158 Spring Street - Cambridge

Childcare will be provided and a light meal will be served at 5:30PM. Questions? Email us or 617.349.6516.

The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is pleased to offer a limited number of free tickets to its upcoming concert Masterworks: Resisting Fate on Sunday, March 5 at 4PM. The concert will take place at Kresge Auditorium, MIT, 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. Music Director Cynthia Woods will lead our full symphonic Orchestra. The concert will last approximately 2 hours, including an Intermission.  The program can be viewed in more detail here. The free tickets are for a youth and adult companion (max one adult ticket per child.)   Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis while tickets last. Underwriting for youth tickets has been generously provided by Cambridge Trust Company. To reserve these free tickets, individuals should email with their: name, number of youths and number of accompanying adults (maximum one free adult ticket per youth) and mentioning CRLS. If there are sufficient tickets, the requesters will receive a confirming email from me in advance. Reserved tickets will be held at the door under "CRLS" and the requester's name.  Additional regular-price tickets are available for purchase online, and, space providing, at the door for: $25 (adult general seating), $15 (children, students, seniors). Further information about the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra may be found on our website.



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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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Cambridge in Motion


Cambridge in Motion presents this week's healthy snack of the week suggestion: pineapple and string cheese.

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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