DYK Newsletter: May 30, 2017
Published on May 30, 2017 09:47

May 30, 2017

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

On Monday, June 5 and Tuesday, June 6 only freshmen and upperclassmen who have not passed the Science MCAS will come to school at 8:05AM. All other students will report to class at 11:08AM. View the MCAS Schedule >>


June 8th CRLS Graduation will be televised as usual on CEATV 99, our Cambridge Cable Channel, beginning at 6PM! It will also be streamed live:

View schedule and streaming or via direct link to Channel 99.

The Graduation will be recorded and DVDs will be available by request.


What do you think of the food we serve in the CRLS kitchen?
We honestly want to know. The CRLS kitchen staff works hard to offer delicious meals each day, yet we know there is always room for improvement. Please help us serve you better by taking a 3-5 minute survey. Your feedback will help us shape the menu and our service for the upcoming school year. Any opinions or advice that you can offer through the survey will be greatly appreciated.


Friends of CRLS to Present Faculty Distinction Awards at
June 8th Graduation
For the 11th consecutive year, Friends of CRLS is sponsoring Faculty Distinction Awards to be presented at CRLS graduation. Four faculty members nominated by graduating seniors will be honored with framed certificates, letters of appreciation, and thundering applause from Class of 2017 members at the graduation ceremony on June 8. The selections, coordinated by Vice Principal Bobby Tynes and LC 'L' Dean of Curriculum & Program Allan Gehant, are kept confidential until the big reveal at commencement. The Faculty Distinction Awards program is one of five offered by Friends of CRLS, the nonprofit association that also sponsors Unsung Heroes Awards and provides a variety of scholarships, Student Travel Fellowships, and Faculty Innovation Grants.

The end of the school year is an excellent time to support our faculty and students through Friends of CRLS. Please volunteer or donate through our website. Interested in serving on our board? Please contact us by email. Our postal address (for donations by checks payable to Friends of CRLS) is
PO Box 391541, Cambridge MA 02139.


Oh What a Night! A Festive and Number-bending Scholarship Night Gathering at CRLS
Friends of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (FoCRLS) presented nearly $40,000 in scholarships and awards to 31 members of the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) Class of 2017 at Scholarship and Award Night, Thursday, May 18. This marks a 23% increase in numbers of scholarships awarded since 2016 and a 1600% increase since 2011, when FOCRLS began its scholarship program with two scholarship awards. Read more >>

Youth Underground

Central Square Theater celebrates Youth Underground’s 10th Birthday!
Sunday, June 4, 2017 | 5:30 - 8PM | Central Square Theater
Honoring Damon Smith, Principal, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. Please join us as we celebrate Youth Underground’s 10th Birthday.

Together we will applaud our successful alumni, enjoy the best of Youth Underground’s repertoire, raise a glass to Damon Smith, and delight in delectables. Help us blow out the candles and wish for another stellar 10 Years! 

Click here for more information.


Community Service: Connect Kids with Local Wildlife
The Cambridge Wildlife Puppetry Project’s larger-than-life puppets of animal species that live in Cambridge need volunteer puppeteers to spread awareness of nature in the city during the Cambridge River Festival on Saturday, June 3. Operate a giant puppet or hand out our wildlife trading cards to children. Choose a two-hour shift and receive community service with a shift from 11:30AM to 1:30PM or 1 to 3PM. Contact Julie Croston, CWPP Coordinator, by emailing us with your contact information (include a phone number.). Similar volunteer opportunities are also available on July 28, Aug. 7–10, and October 8. The CWPP’s work this year is supported by the Cambridge Arts Council and Massachusetts Cultural Council. For more information, click here.

Title I Presents a Workshop for Dads and Male Caregivers
Thursday, June 1 | 5:30 - 7:30PM
Ways to Stay Engaged
Are you a Dad or Male Caregiver? Are you interested in ways to engage in your child's school, afterschool, and/or community? Are you open to discussion with other fathers? If so, this workshop is for you!
Location: Fletcher Maynard Academy, 225 Windsor Street
Dinner and childcare will be provided.
Facilitators: Shawn Proctor, Father Engagement Specialist at Baby University and Fred Park, Math Teacher at Fletcher Maynard Academy
RSVP: 617.349.6492 or Email us

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 >>
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 >>
  • Next Steps
    The planning team will present a draft of the District Plan to the School Committee and the community in June. Following review, discussion, and deliberation, the School Committee will vote on the plan.
    Read letter from Superintendent Salim >>

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.


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.


Stay Connected

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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 29 - June 4, 2017

SmartTV 98
Schedule & Streaming

Youth View Cambridge (Season Finale!)
Thu. 9PM & Sat. 5PM

What's Up Cambridge: “Circle Up” Assembly
Fri. 4PM & Sun. 9PM

Weekly Special: Traditional Indian Temple Carving
Thu. 11PM

Perils for Pedestrians: Promoting Safety (New Episode!)
Tue. 10:30PM & Sat. 4:30PM

Schedule & Streaming

Life & Style with Sara: Preserving Summer Produce
Sat. 9AM & Sun. 4PM

Painting with Picasso's Grapevine: Landscapes (New Episode!)
Fri. 3:30PM & Sat. 11AM

White House Chronicle: News & Analysis
Tue. 10PM & Wed. 5PM

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

Nest Fest
June 2

CRLS All School Meeting
June 5 | 2:35 - 4:05PM

Senior Breakfast and Yearbook Distribution
June 6 | 9 - 10AM

Graduation Rehearsal
June 6 | 10:30 - 11:30AM

Chamber Music Concert
June 6 | 6 - 8PM

View Upcoming Family Events >>

Band and Drumline

Band and Drumline marched in the Memorial Day Parade and played wonderfully! Thanks to Elizabeth Keating for her photos and all the parents and families for their support.

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: strawberries and nuts.

Cambridge Participatory Budgeting (see flyer)
When: June 1 - July 31, 2017
Contact: Justin and Michelle at 617.349.4270 or email us.
Visit the Website
Deadline: August 4, 2017

Boys to Men Leadership Brunch (see flyer)
When: Saturday, June 3rd
Where: Putnam Ave Upper School, 100 Putnam Ave, Cambridge
Time: 12Noon - 3PM
Grade: Upper school boys
Contact: Email us or 617.665.3830



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