DYK Newsletter: June 5, 2017
Published on Jun 5, 2017 09:49

June 5, 2017

Important Dates & Information
MCAS Schedule >>
Final Exam Schedule: 9 - 11
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.

Fresh Pond

Fresh Pond Biodiversity Month!
The Reservation is bursting with life forms of all shapes and sizes – calling for volunteer amateur naturalists to come help us identify and record as many as we can find! Join staff and volunteers for a biological inventory of the plants, amphibians, insects, trees, and more that make their home at Fresh Pond. We will break into teams on different days to explore different habitats in the Reservation and see what we can find. Anyone who loves nature and exploring the natural world is welcome – especially those with enthusiasm and willingness to look through identification guides to help collect habitat data, and help us take photos to document what we find! Join for one, or the series. Please RSVP and email us for meeting locations.
Saturday, June 3 | 7:30 - 9:30AM: Nesting Birds
Sunday, June 11 | 10AM - 12Noon: Pond Life at Black’s Nook
Sunday, June 11 | 12Noon - 2PM: Trees of Lusitania Meadow with Ranger Jean
Monday, June 12 | 8 - 9:30PM: Nightlife (bats/owls/moths/other insects)
Sunday, June 18 | 10AM - 12noon: Mushrooms
Sunday, June 18 | 12Noon - 2PM: Meadow Life in Lusitania Meadow
Wednesday, June 21 | 6 - 8PM: Birds
Monday Night Weed-Outs
Mondays in June | 5:30 - 7:30PM
Meets at Maher parking lot, 650 Concord Ave
Help us improve the health of our urban wild’s ecosystems by keeping invasive plants at bay! We will be removing noxious weeds such as garlic mustard, bittersweet, and black swallow-wort for the health of our environment. No experience necessary; all tools and equipment provided! We recommend wearing sturdy shoes, long pants and sleeves, and bringing a refillable water bottle. Best for 14+. Please email us to RSVP in case of weather-related cancellation.


Friends of CRLS gives record-breaking number of scholarships to members of the Class of 2017! 
Please check the Friends of CRLS website for the list of scholarships and recipients.

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 >>


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.


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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.

June 5 - 11, 2017

SmartTV 98
Schedule & Streaming

What's Up Cambridge: An Evening of Jazz 5/9/17
Fri. 4PM & Sat. 7PM

Media Makers: One-Minute Videos
Mon. 10PM & Sat. 6PM

Baby Blue Arts: Eastern European Music by Orkestra Bez Ime
Sat. 1:30PM & Sun. 3:30PM

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

Schedule & Streaming

Cambridge School Committee Meeting (Live)
Tue. 6PM

Road to Recovery: Community Health Centers & First Responders (New!)
Mon. 8PM & Sat. 2PM

The Drexel Interview: Author Cory Doctorow (New!)
Sat. 1PM & Sun. 3PM

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 >>

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


Congratulations to the CRLS baseball team for winning their opening round game in the MIAA State tournament! The boys, seeded 11th, upset 6th seeded Peabody 3-2 to advance to the Division I North Quarter Final game.

If you would like to support the team they play #3 Lexington on Monday at Lexington High School at 4PM.

251 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421



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

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: veggie turkey rollup.

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



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