DYK Newsletter: May 22, 2017
Published on May 22, 2017 09:24

May 22, 2017

Important Dates & Information
MCAS Schedule >>
Final Exam Schedule: 9 - 11 | 12
Senior Information >>

Sisters on the Runway's 5th Annual Fashion Show
Saturday, May 27 | 3PM | MIT Walker Memorial Hall
Sisters on the Runway is holding its fifth annual fashion show, the theme of which is “The Empowerment of Global Cultures.” The program benefits Transition House, an innovative organization that provides holistic support and a range of housing options for individuals and families surviving domestic and intimate partner violence. Sisters on the Runway is a service club at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School which holds activities and events within the school community to raise awareness and funds for domestic violence victims.
The motto for Sisters on the Runway -/Love Shouldn't Hurt!
Fight Domestic Violence.

Studio 55

Studio@550 Summer Arts Program
Studio@550 is Launching a youth summer arts program at Studio@550 located at 550 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA. The program is designed to pair up professional teaching artists with youth ages 7-14 during the summer in multiple disciplines to enrich the students exposure and practice in the arts.  There are also planned excursions on Fridays where we will embark on an art-centered journey (potentially to the ICA, MFA, or paint near the Charles). Designed to be affordable and multi-discipline focused, the summer program will be held primarily at Studio@550 from 9AM - 3PM, M-F. We have options to register for 1 week or 2-week sessions.
Learn more >>


Move-out Volunteers Needed: Friday afternoon, May 26th
It’s Move-out Time again! We need about 50 helpers to recover all the donated furniture, clothing, appliances, supplies, and equipment to benefit Harvard Habitat for Humanity and other charities. If you are willing to help this year, please let me know. We would love to add you to the roster!
Meet: 101 Plympton Street at Memorial Drive, Cambridge, between the Weeks Footbridge ("Love Story Bridge") and McKinlock Hall. Look for our tent.

Dress: Casual with good work shoes. You will be doing a lot of walking and lifting. We have a limited number of sit-down jobs so let us know if you are not fit for moving work now and we may be able to accommodate. We will provide nitrile gloves.

More Info: Email Mr. Gogan or call him at 617.495.3042


Get Your Community Service Hours
Tuesday, May 23 | 5 - 7PM | Fletcher Maynard Academy
Title I is holding their annual event "Kickoff to Summer Literacy & Ice Cream Night" for pre-kindergarten to 5th grade students and their families. Volunteers are needed to help set-up and clean-up, and to work at different activity tables. Set-up will begin as early as 3:30PM, and clean-up will be done by 7:30PM. Ice cream sundaes will be served. If you are interested, please email Debbie or call 617.349.6492.

Transitioning – Student of Color to a Predominantly White Institution
Thursday, May 25th | During period 2 (9:48 - 11:08AM)
The Guidance Department will be hosting this second panel for seniors. Several CRLS alumni, some who are still in college and others who have graduated, will join us to share their transitioning and acclimation experiences as a person of color on a campus where there are relatively few who look like, act like, or perhaps relate to themselves.

The panel is open to all students and is designed to be uplifting and influential to the seniors at CRLS as they prepare to face the world of higher education. However, the dialogue will be specifically from the perspective of a SOC.

The ultimate goal is to help our graduating seniors to understand that the rest of the world does not look like Rindge or even Cambridge. The sharing will be real, scary, true, but not discouraging. All are encouraged to come and in engage in the conversation.

If you are interested, please sign up at the College Counseling and Resource Center (CCRC, Room 1501).


Cambridge Schools to Celebrate World Orienteering Day
May 24, 2017
World Orienteering Day is an annual school-oriented celebration of the sport. In 2017, events will take place at schools in at least 15 US states. The first World Orienteering Day took place on May 11th, 2016; more than 250,000 participants in 81 countries took part. Read the press release >>
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 >>

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.


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.

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 22 - 28, 2017

SmartTV 98
Schedule & Streaming

What's Up Cambridge: The Tempest 5/5/17
Fri. 4PM & Sat. 7PM

Media Makers: Music Videos Inspired by the '80s & '90s
Mon. 10PM & Sat. 6PM

Reeling: The Movie Review Show (New Episode!)
Tue. 8PM & Sun. 4PM

Local Music Rocks: Ian Archibold
Tue. 9PM & Sun. 5PM

Schedule & Streaming

Museum Open House: Tiny Museum in Somerville
Wed. 7PM & Sat. 11:30AM

The Drexel Interview: Kenny Gamble
Sat. 1PM & Sun. 3PM

Physician Focus: Electronic Medical Records
Wed. 4:30PM & Sun. 4:30PM

VPA Arts Celebration
May 22 | 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 >>

Prize Day
May 25

AVID Dinner
May 25 | 6 - 7PM
Main Cafeteria

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

Bilingual Awards
May 26 | 1 - 2PM

No School:
Memorial Day

May 29

School Council Meeting
May 30 | 6 - 8PM
Jefferson Park Community Center, 1 Jackson Place, Cambridge

View Upcoming Family Events >>

May 22 - 30
Graduation Sale. Class of 2017 and faculty receive 30% of all apparel, including all hoodies! Underclassman get 20% off. Bring your school ID.

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
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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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