DYK Newsletter: September 25, 2017
Published on Sep 25, 2017 10:35

September 25, 2017

Freshman Chromebook Distribution

Freshman families are invited to sign up for a time during the week of September 25 to come into the high school (School Committee Room) to pick up a student Chromebook. Learn more >>

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Curriculum Night | September 28

CRLS Curriculum Night is an opportunity for parents to meet teachers and receive information about course work. Coming to the Curriculum Night will help you better understand what your child is studying and how you can support your child academically throughout the semester. Learn more >>

Costa Rica

Language Immersion Trip to Costa Rica in April 2018
There will be an information meeting about the trip on Thursday, September 28th at 5:15PM in Rom 2620. We hope to see you there.

College Fair

CRLS Career and College Fair
October 4 | 6 - 8PM | CRLS
Visit the CRLS Career and College Fair to meet 100 exhibitors. View Event Details >>

Char Bar

Upcoming Event Celebrating RSTA Culinary Students
On Tuesday October 3 at 12Noon, Sara Kennedy, the Director of Government and Community Relations for of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, will be at the Falcons' Nest Restaurant on the second floor of CRLS to congratulate Chef Rick McKinney and those Rindge School of Technical Arts Culinary students who participated in the Char/Bar Competition held in Kendall Square last August. The students, under Chef Rick's guidance, produced their version of grilled hamburgers which was voted "Best Classic Burger" from among about a dozen restaurants from Cambridge who competed. Read more >>


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. 

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Club Day
Club Days will be a Club fair during all three lunches on September 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 Their Kick-Off Event this September

Friends of CRLS (FOCRLS) invites everyone interested in supporting opportunities for CRLS students, grads, and faculty to attend their School Year Kick-off Event in September:

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 the 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 20th
New Deadline for applications: Friday, October 20th

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 >>

MIT Science on Saturday
Our next free MIT campus Science on Saturday event will be "Biotechnology" at 10AM on October 14th. Have you ever wondered how DNA works or how living organisms can be genetically engineered? Join Biogen scientists for this highly interactive workshop, which will include an on-stage presentation in which students from the audience can volunteer to help with lots of cool demonstrations. Following the stage presentation, there will be fun hands-on activity tables where students can conduct their own biology and biotechnology experiments.

There is also half-price, same-day admission to the MIT Museum for Science on Saturday attendees.

All of our Science on Saturday events on the MIT campus are free and open to all K-12 students, as well as their parents and teachers. They are sponsored by the MIT Museum and the Akamai Foundation. Parking and seating are limited, so we recommend that you arrive early. Attendees can park in either the West Garage (very close to the event) or Albany Garage (a ~10-15-minute walk from the event) provided they can pay the $8 flat fee with a credit card at either parking garage. Alternatively, attendees can take MBTA buses to the MIT Massachusetts Avenue stop (very close to the event) or the subway to either the Central or Kendall Square T stops (a ~20-minute walk from the event). For maps of the event and parking garage locations, please see web page.

Please plan to join us 10AM-12PM on the following Saturdays in MIT’s Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139:
–October 14, 2017 Biotechnology
–December 2, 2017 Nuclear Science and Engineering
–February 3, 2018 Materials with Magical Properties
–March 10, 2018 Rockets and Flight
–April 7, 2018 Optics

Upward Bound

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.

Guest Visitation Days:
Thursday, October 19th
Thursday, November 9th
Monday, November 20th
Thursday, December 7th
Monday, December 11th

Guest Visitation Days take place 3-6PM. Guests are expected to bring the appropriate books, materials, etc. needed for study or completion of homework assignments. Guests are NOT allowed to use the Internet.

Upward Bound is located at 265 Massachusetts Ave., first floor (next door to the MIT Museum Building). For more information please contact 617.253.5124 or [email protected].


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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Registration for
Drivers Ed

September 26 | 2:30PM
Auto Shop Classroom
See details >>

Club Day
September 28

Costa Rica 
Language Immersion Trip
Info Meeting

September 28 | 5:15PM
Room 2620

Curriculum Night
September 28 
See details >>

CRLS Career and
College Fair

October 4 | 6 - 8PM

October 7 

No School: Indigenous Peoples' Day
October 9

FOCA Meeting
October 10 | 6 - 7:30PM

View 2017-18 CRLS Family Events >>

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>


Weekly Highlights
September 25 -
October 1, 2017

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Schedule & Streaming
Media Makers: Student-Produced Music Videos
Mon. 10PM & Sat. 6PM

Falcon Sports World: CRLS Sports Interviews
Mon. 10:30PM & Sun. 8:30PM

Stateside Footy - Australian Rules Football: Boston vs. New York (New!)
Fri. 11PM

Baby Blue Arts: CC Septet
Wed. 9:30PM & Sun. 3:30PM

Schedule & Streaming

Innovation Showcase: A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts (New!)
Wed. 9PM & Sun. 9PM

Life & Style with Sara: Fall Gardening
Sat. 9AM & Sun. 4PM

Future Talk: Investing in Artificial Intelligence
Wed. 5:30PM & Thu. 10:30PM

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

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