DYK Newsletter: April 24, 2017
Published on Apr 24, 2017 09:45

April 24, 2017
AP Exams

Mandatory AP Meeting

April 26 | 2:45 
For those that missed the other mandatory AP bubble sessions. Bring a #2 pencil. Don't be late as we will begin promptly. Questions? Email Ms. Madden

Mindfulness Training: Got Teens
August 8 - 13, 2017
Learn mindfulness through guided sitting and walking meditation, movement, small group discussions, and fun workshops. Learn more >>


Tufts Summer Writing Program, Literacy and the Arts
The three-week program in August will be similar to previous years, with one-on-one tutoring in the morning, along with a full day of child care that nearly all children absolutely love (Why not? There is a LOT to do, friends to do it with - and our Tufts students to play with all day long). "Brush Up Your Skills," which will also feature one-on-one tutoring, fun activities and extended childcare, offers families a half day OR a full day option. For more information, visit the website or email us.

Drivers Ed

Drivers Education
Registration for Spring Classes on Wednesday, April 26 at 2:30PM in the Auto Shop Classroom (456 Broadway)across from CRLS. Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday starting May 2nd. $300 deposit due May 2. For more information call Bill Timmons 339.223.0163.

Fresh Pond

Call for volunteers to help out at Fresh Pond Day
Saturday May 20th 2017 | 11AM - 3PM
Fresh Pond Reservation is truly Cambridge's green gem - an urban wild that protects Fresh Pond, Cambridge's in-city drinking water reservoir. So...let's give Fresh Pond the celebration, jubilation and love it deserves; join in the festivities! Live wildlife presentations, a wildlife and bike parade, live music, facepainting, truck climb-aboards, tours, and more will abound. Free and open to all, the festivities will take place in and around the Water Treatment Facility located at 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge. Please note: rain or other inclement weather cancels this event.
We’ll need a hand with running a facepainting table, photography, helping to coordinate wildlife & bike parades, assisting tablers, set-up/take-down, & directing parking and traffic. As a thank-you for your help, you’ll receive a Fresh Pond t-shirt, water bottle, and refreshments! 2-hour or 4-hour shifts. Please email or call 617.349.6489 if you’re interested in volunteering.


Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Department of Visual & Performing Arts presents An Evening of JAZZ
Featuring the CRLS Big Band, Jazz Chorus, and World Jazz Ensemble
Ryles Jazz Club, 212 Hampshire St - Inman Sq Cambridge
Tuesday May 9th | 7PM
Directed by Nathan Powers, Dr. Ivan Stefanov, Guillermo Nojechowicz, Guest: Bobby Tynes. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5.

Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program
Apply April 24 - May 5, 2017
MSYEP is a six-week summer job program for Cambridge residents who will be at least 14 as of July 5, 2017. You are eligible to participate until the summer following your high school graduation. Youth who would miss more than 5 working days between July 3 and August 11 are not eligible to participate. You must be authorized to work in the U.S. Download the application >>


Aspen Access for Families
Aspen allows you to view your child's grades, attendance, class work, and homework any time it is convenient for you. There is a link to Aspen from the CRLS parents web page. We are here to help support you with any login issues. We can also provide you with some tips for navigating through the Aspen tabs. Please email the CRLS Tech Center anytime.

Costa Rica

Join us on a Language Immersion Trip to Costa Rica April 2018
For more information attend an informational meeting on May 5 at 6PM in Room 2620 or email Eydie Ortiz - sign up soon, space is limited!

Friends of CRLS Annual MayFair Raffle
Being Made Possible by Volunteers
Working on the FoCRLS MayFair Raffle is a wonderful and fun way to make a difference in the community with as little as two hours of your time, and there are a variety of opportunities! Students will receive community service credit. The raffle will feature dozens of prizes, and all proceeds (over $10,000 last spring!) benefit CRLS students, grads, and faculty. Raffle entries are available at focrls.org. 

FoCRLS Prize Outreach 
Team: We have an immediate need for volunteers to
do outreach for donations of gift cards/certificates from local businesses (including many who've given in the past) for raffle prizes. It's an easy ask, especially at places you frequent, and we'll supply you with back-up materials.

To join the Prize Outreach Team, please email us or call 857.235.9290.

FoCRLS Ticket Table Team
We're also looking for student and adult volunteers to sell raffle tickets at tables around the city on Saturdays in
April and early May, as well as 5 - 7PM on Thursdays during April inside Broadway Marketplace. To join the Ticket Table Team, please click here for more information and to sign up.

FoCRLS Ticket Table Pick-up / Drop-off
Volunteers: Additionally, we're looking for volunteers with cars who can pick up and drop off tables and supplies at designated locations at specific times on Saturdays. To work on table transit, please click here for more information and to sign up.  


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 >>


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 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 >>

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.


Stay Connected

Get up-to-date news, announcements, event information, and school closing information. Follow CRLS on Facebook and Twitter today.

What's Happening Outside of CPS?
Open House: Fair & Affordable Housing
Saturday, April 29 | 10AM - 2PM
CRLS Main Cafeteria
Get your housing questions answered by organizations serving Cambridge.
Learn more >>

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.

April 24 - 30, 2017

SmartTV 98
Schedule & Streaming

Media Makers: Student-Produced Music Videos
Mon. 10PM & Sat. 6PM

Youth View Cambridge
Thurs. 9PM & Sun. 7PM

Baby Blue Arts: Classic Big Band
Wed. 9:30PM & Sun. 3:30PM

On Campus in Cambridge: MIT: Green Chemistry - The Science of Solutions
Tue. 4PM & Sun. 10AM

Schedule & Streaming

Museum Open House: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Wed. 7PM & Sat. 11:30AM

White House Chronicle: News & Analysis
Sat. 10PM & Sun. 5PM

Your Federal Government: The IRS
Mon. 10PM & Thu. 5PM

Legal Rights Workshop for Immigrant Families / Conozca sus Derechos
April 25, 2017 | 6 - 7:30PM
Este taller gratuito ofrecerá un entorno seguro para hacer preguntas a un abogado de inmigraci—n y aprender sobre sus derechos. El presentador proveerá información legal general y referencias a organizaciones que proveerán consejos personalizados. Se ofrecerá cuidado infantil y una comida ligera a las 5:30PM.

This free workshop will provide a safe place to ask questions and learn about your rights from an immigration attorney. The workshop will be in Spanish and the presenter will provide general information, as well as referrals for more individualized advice. Childcare will be provided and a light meal will be served at 5:30PM.

More information: 617.349.6516 (English)
Más información: 617.999.8472 (Español)

Hoop Dreams with Chris Herren
Wednesday, May 31
7 - 8:30PM
Former NBA star shares his story about his struggles with substance abuse. 
Location: CRLS Fitzgerald Theatre
View other upcoming parent workshops >>

School Council
April 25 | 6 - 8PM

Junior Prom
May 6
Kendall Square Mariott

FOCA Meeting
May 9 | 6 - 7:30PM

RSTA Senior Dinner
May 10 | 5 - 7PM

CSV Senior Bash
May 10 | 2:30 - 4:30PM

View Upcoming Family Events >>

Saturday, April 29, 2017
6 - 10PM
The Cambridge Athletic Hall of Fame is ready to induct the next set of athletes and coaches. After more than a year of collecting nominations and reviewing candidates, the selection process is complete! Please join us to honor the 2017 Inductees.

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
Spring MCAS Schedule
Spring Athletic Schedule
Senior Information

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

Cambridge in Motion


Cambridge in Motion presents this week's healthy snack of the week suggestion: Banana Smoothie (see recipe)



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