DYK Newsletter: May 15, 2017
Published on May 15, 2017 09:45

May 15, 2017

Important Dates & Information
MCAS Schedule >>
Final Exam Schedule: 9 - 11 | 12
Senior Information >>
Find it CambridgeFind It Cambridge Seeks Summer Interns
If you applied for the Mayor’s program and are interested in a job in Marketing and Advertising, Social Media, Customer Service, and/or Helping your Community. We are looking for summer interns to help market and promote Find It Cambridge, a new online resource aimed to help people find the activities, programs, services, and resources they are looking for in Cambridge.
Join our team and work on making Find It Cambridge a huge success.  Check out Find It Cambridge >>
Please contact Hector Acevedo at 617.686.2998 so we can recommend you to the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program (MYSEP) for summer ’17. 

West Side Story

West Side Story Auditions
Starting June 5th. Learn more >>

Volunteers Needed
The Baldwin School is looking for 10 volunteers to work at Maud Morgan on Saturday, May 20th from 4 - 10PM. All volunteers would receive Community Service hours and enjoy delicious foods from local vendors. Please email if you are interested.

District Planning

Latest News on the CPS District Planning Process
Did you attend a Visioning Session or watch the Superintendent's presentation on developing a district plan for CPS? Members of the CPS community are invited to learn and contribute as the planning process continues.

  • Learn about the Planning Team & Visioning Sessions
  • The District Planning Team consists of 31 students, family members, staff members, community partners, school leaders, district leaders, and School Committee members, who are giving their time to design the CPS district plan. Why would such a diverse group of people come together for such a purpose? Learn Why >>
  • Save The Date: Town Hall on the District Plan
    Tuesday, June 13 | 6PM
    Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
    View the Flyer >>

Hoop Dreams

An Evening with Chris Herren
Wednesday, May 31 | 7 - 8:30PM
He will speak to our students and families about the dangers of substance abuse.
Location: CRLS - Fitzgerald Theatre
Chris Herren (a former NBA rising star) has a compelling story and powerful message. Please help spread the word about this important event and help keep Cambridge youth safe form the disastrous opiate addiction that is overwhelming our nation. We urge families and students to attend together and will be giving extra credit towards Health Education class to our rising 9th graders.

For more information contact Greta Hardina, CRLS Family Liaison at 617.349.6660.

Please see the poster designed by CRLS RSTA Creative Design Students. Open to all CRLS and Upper School Families.


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.

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.


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.

Community Service Credit Opportunity - This Thursday
This Thursday, May 18, Friends of CRLS will host our annual Scholarship Night Reception and are seeking student volunteers from 3:45 to 6:15PM. (You can sign up for the whole event or an hour or two.) We need Ambassadors, Guides, and Greeters, as well as Decoration/Set-up and Clean-up Crew Members. You'll receive community service credit; please be sure to have FoCRLS sign your form.

Please sign up ASAP, no later than Wednesday at 12Noon. Click here for more info and to sign up to volunteer for the Scholarship Night Reception (or to be contacted about other volunteer opportunities).

Supply Cabinet Needed for Friends of CRLS Office
Friends of CRLS is in need of a large supply cabinet. Ideally, it would be 46" wide x 72"-84" tall  If you have a cabinet that size or slightly smaller that you could donate, please contact email us with the subject line "Cabinet" or call 857.235.9290.


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.

FOCA Now Accepting Board Nominations
Friends of Cambridge Athletics is currently recruiting board-level positions for the coming 2017-2018 academic year. Please consider joining if you are a parent and interested in making an impact on the 30+ CRLS athletic teams and clubs. Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month, 6 - 7:30PM at the High School. We are expanding as an organization and with a growing budget are launching several exciting new events and initiatives. There are open positions on the executive and operations committees. Visit our website >>


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. 

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.

May 15 - 21, 2017

SmartTV 98
Schedule & Streaming

Game of the Week: CRLS Volleyball vs. Boston Latin 4/4/17
Wed. 4PM & Sat. 11AM

What's Up Cambridge: “Angels in America” Panel 4/5/17
Fri. 4PM & Sat. 7PM

Tech Throwback: Vintage Techno Trends (New Episode!)
Tue. 10PM & Sun. 6PM

Baby Blue Arts Presents: Bossa Soul
Sat. 1:30PM & Sun. 3:30PM

Schedule & Streaming

School Committee Meeting (Live)
Tue. 6PM

Life & Style with Sara: Green Spring Clean (New Episode!)
Sat. 9AM & Sun. 4PM

Estoy Sano: The Spanish Language Cooking Show (New Episode!)
Thu. 4PM & Sat. 4PM

Scholarship Night
May 18 | 5 - 8PM

Senor Prom
May 20 | Long Wharf Marriott

Prize Day
May 25

AVID Dinner
May 25 | 6 - 7PM
Main Cafeteria

VPA Arts Celebration
May 25 | 7 - 8PM
This event is open to any student who has taken a Visual or Performing Arts class at CRLS and we will be honoring our graduating seniors.  Families are also invited.
View the flyer >>

Media Fair 2017
May 25 | 2:30 - 3:30PM
Media Arts Studio

View Upcoming Family Events >>

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: graham crackers and vanilla yogurt



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