DYK Newsletter: September 11, 2017
Published on Sep 11, 2017 10:17

September 11, 2017

Auditions for CRLS Modern Dance Company

The CRLS Modern Dance Company will hold auditions on Tuesday, September 19th. Come join the fun and learn and perform dances created by students, faculty, and guest artists! Dancers must sign up in advance, please see Ms. D in the dance studio (Room 0621) for more information.


Orienteering Starts at CRLS
The new CRLS orienteering team is accepting new students. In orienteering, you use a map to visit checkpoints as quickly as possible. We will practice in parks and race in forests. For more information, contact the Athletic Department.
More Info >>

Kate Rubins

Student Event: NASA Astronaut Q&A at Whitehead, September 12!
Teacher and Student Q & A with NASA Astronaut Kathleen “Kate" Rubins. She’s coming back to Cambridge to give a firsthand account of her space travels. Join us on September 12th at 3:30PM in Whitehead Institute’s McGovern Auditorium as she shares her story. Don’t miss out on this special opportunity to pick the brain of an astronaut. Open to students in grades K-12, teachers, and parents.

Online registration is NOW OPEN and is free of charge. Space is limited! For questions contact Amy Tremblay.


MBTA Pass Information
MBTA passes are available in the Main Office. Learn more >>


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. 

Math Club

Club Day
Club Days will be a Club fair during all three lunches on Sept. 28th. Students will be able to visit club booths, talk to current members of each club to learn more about clubs, and sign-up to participate in clubs. 


Friends of CRLS Invites You to Kick-off Events This September
Friends of CRLS (FOCRLS) invites everyone interested in supporting opportunities for CRLS students, grads, and faculty to attend either or both of their School Year Kick-off Events in September:

Thursday, September 14th 
8:30 - 9:30AM – CRLS, Media Cafeteria

Wednesday, September 27th
7:30 - 8:30PM – CRLS, P. K. Wise Library

Learn about the organization, mingle with others who care about student success, and find out how you can make a difference.

FOCRLS is a dynamic nonprofit association providing Scholarships, Student Travel Fellowships, Faculty Innovation Grants, Faculty Distinction Awards, and Unsung Heroes Awards, all of which they're able to do by working with volunteers. FOCRLS is seeking participants for various events (including their second spring gala at Google!), website improvement, social media updates, serving on their Board, and much more. Students receive Community Service credit (a requirement for CRLS graduation) for volunteering with FOCRLS.

For more information, click here, email us, or call 857.235.9290.

If you’d like to get involved with FOCRLS but are unable to attend either Kick-Off Event, please email us or call 857.235.9290. We're known for our speedy response and our ability find you the right fit!


Friends of CRLS Accepting Applications for Student Travel Fellowships Now Through October 2nd

Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica, and Ireland are the 2018 destinations for CRLS school-authorized group trips. If you plan to go on one of these trips and need help paying for your journey, you could be eligible for a Student Travel Fellowship from Friends of CRLS! Read more >>


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 >>


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.


Are you our newest volunteer? Opportunities K-12
Do you want to connect more deeply to the community? Would you like to help a local student to succeed? Cambridge School Volunteers is currently seeking tutors, classroom volunteers, college mentors, Reading Buddies, and more to help students in the Cambridge Public Schools. Our volunteers are in every public school, from junior kindergarten through the high school, helping students to succeed in school. Could you be our next great volunteer? We hate to brag, but our volunteers are the cat's meow. Come join us this fall by signing up for a volunteer orientation! (Remember, returning volunteers don't need to come to an orientation, but you will be asked to come in to re-register.) Please share this with people that you know that could inspire, nurture, or coach a student to succeed.
Sign up >>

Upward Bound

The MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program is currently recruiting CRLS 9th, 10th & 11th 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.


Internship for CRLS Alum
The Environmental and Transportation Planning Division of the City of Cambridge’s Community Development Department seeks Outreach, Engagement, and Data Intern. This division is responsible for improving the city's quality of life by working to protect and improve the city's environment, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and by planning environmentally friendly improvements to the city's transportation system. Learn more >>

OMEGA Summit
Are you a high school student interested in creating connections between teens and older adults in your community? Do you know high school students interested in volunteering with older adults?

The MIT AgeLab is recruiting high school students across New England for the OMEGA Summit, a fun, informative, and collaborative event on October 21, 2017.

We invite students grades 9 - 12 to participate in the Summit at MIT on October 21, 2017, from 10AM - 2PM. Questions can be directed by emailing us or calling 617.253.1894. RSVP here by October 16, 2017. Learn more >>
Science Club for Girls

Science Club for Girls is Recruiting 9th-12th Grade Scientists & Engineers!
Science Club for Girls provides free science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programming for girls in K-12th grade, and connects applicants to female mentors studying and working in STEM fields. Applications for the Fall 2017 semester are now open. Questions? Contact Gina or visit us online


Career & College Resource Center
Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV)
CSVDrop-in Math Help Available
Stop by the Tutoring Center, Room 2132, 7:30 - 8AM, Monday through Friday, to see Mr. Duche, Academic Support Teacher. Come any morning for help with your math problems!

Tutoring Center
Do you need your own 1:1 tutor to help in any subject? Come by the Tutoring Center, Room 2132, to fill out a request form for a tutor. See Mr. Duche or Ms. Williams. Cambridge School Volunteers will work to find a tutor who can help you once or twice a week.

Tutoring sessions happen before school, 7:30 - 8AM, Mon-Fri or after school, 2:45 - 3:45PM, Mon-Fri. starting September 25. Don't wait until you are behind! Request some support now.

Are you interested in volunteering? Please contact
Deandra Williams at 617.349.6794.

ACT, SAT, AP Testing
Don't forget to register in advance for these exams. View the Testing Schedule >>

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
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.

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FOCA Meeting
September 12 | 6 - 7:30PM

College Planning Night for Families of Seniors
September 14 | 6 - 7PM

Financial Aid Night
September 19 | 6 - 7PM

No School: 
Rosh Hashanah

Thursday, September 21

Club Day
September 28

Curriculum Night
September 28 | 6 - 8PM

View 2017-18 CRLS Family Events >>

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>


Weekly Highlights
September 11 - 17, 2017
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Schedule & Streaming
What’s Up Cambridge: 2017 Media Fair Reel
Fri. 4PM & Sat. 7PM

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

Sci-Fi Journal: September 2017 Edition (New Episode!)
Tue. 11PM

Baby Blue Arts: Balkan Party Music by Orkestar Bez Ime
Mon. 5:30PM & Sun. 3:30PM

Schedule & Streaming

Museum Open House: Lynn Museum
Wed. 7PM & Sun. 7PM

Life & Style with Sara: Dog Tales
Sat. 9AM & Sun. 4PM

Innovation Showcase: CommonWealth Kitchen
Wed. 9PM & Sun. 9PM

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

2017-18 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
Block Schedule
Fall Athletic Schedule

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