DYK Newsletter: October 2, 2017
Published on Oct 2, 2017 13:08

October 2, 2017
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PSAT Day is on Wednesday, October 11th
On October 11, 2017, CRLS will have an altered daily schedule due to administration of the PSAT for 10th and 11th grade students, and Chromebook orientation, which will include maintenance of the device and digital citizenship for 9th grade students. All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students are expected to arrive to school by 8:05AM. Following administration of the PSAT, and Digital Citizenship training program, students in grade 9-11 will be dismissed at approximately 11:30AM. 12th graders will not be required to come to school on Wednesday, October 11th, and are being encouraged to do college/university visits, work on college applications, or perform community service hours. For more information Contact Greta Hardina, CRLS Family Liaison. 

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CRLS Global Scholars Program
Students, would you like to travel the world and make a difference in your community as a global citizen? Then a CIEE scholarship may be for you. Travel opportunities are available in many countries for Language and Culture, Service and Leadership or Global Discovery. The CRLS Global Scholars Program would like to invite all interested families to a CIEE Global Navigator travel scholarship informational meeting at CRLS in the Media Caf on Wednesday, October 4th from 6-7:30PM. Scholarships are based on merit and need. Come find out how we can support you to discover yourself while experiencing the world. Learn more here; contact Mr. McGuinness with questions.

College Fair

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

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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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Friends of CRLS Spring Bash Planning Meeting October 5th
Friends of CRLS invites everyone interested to our Bash Planning meeting on Thursday, October 5th from 7 to 8:15PM in CRLS's Teachers' Resource Center (3rd floor, above the CRLS Library). Last year, our first Bash was a smash! Hosted and catered by Google, the event drew 250 guests, student entertainers, and luminaries and featured delicious food and great door prizes. Best of all, the Bash raised over $50,000 to support CRLS student success! Please help us make our second annual Bash our second annual smash, starting by attending this meeting. Questions? Contact [email protected] or 857.235.9290.


Friends of CRLS Accepting Applications for Student Travel Fellowships Now through October 20th
Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica, Ireland, and France 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!

DACA Renewal Scholarships Available
Dreamers urged to apply now! Mission Asset Fund has scholarship funding available for people throughout the US – including Massachusetts. DACA recipients can apply at LC4DACA.org. Apply by October 5th.


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.


CSV Partners with IBM
In efforts to support CRLS and CPS goals to ensure student success with post-secondary education planning, CSV is excited to announce and share information about a new service we added to the College/Career Mentoring Program. CSV is partnering with IBM to support seniors with college/career planning on Fridays from Oct to Feb. If you know a senior who will apply to a computer science, business management, or general science program, please have them meet and sign up with Deandra Williams on Wednesday, October 4, at 2:30PM in CCRC, room 1501. The service kickoff date is Friday, October 6th at 3PM. The location will be announced. This program is an extension of the college/career mentoring services which take place on Wednesdays in the CCRC. Please continue to encourage students to come and get help from a mentor to complete college, gap-year, vocational, and scholarship applications.

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.
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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 Presentation at the CCRC
The MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program will conduct presentations during all lunches at the CCRC on Tuesday, October 10th. All 9th & 10th graders are encouraged to attend. Come learn more information about the program, application process and hear from current students.


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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CRLS Career and
College Fair

October 4 | 6 - 8PM

Friend of CRLS Bash Planning Meeting
October 5 | 7PM
Teachers' Resource Center at CRLS

October 7 

No School: Indigenous Peoples' Day
October 9

FOCA Meeting
October 10 | 6 - 7:30PM

PSAT College Board Testing Day -
Early Release

October 11

View 2017-18 CRLS Family Events >>

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>


Weekly Highlights
October 2 - 8, 2017

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Schedule & Streaming
Spot On: Olivia Marie, CRLS Alumna & Performer
Thu. 9:30PM & Sat. 5:30PM

What’s Up Cambridge: A Capella Concert (Spring 2017)
Fri. 4PM & Sat. 7PM

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

Perils for Pedestrians: Placemaking and Transportation (New!)
Sat. 4:30PM & Sun. 6:30PM

Schedule & Streaming

Cambridge School Committee Meeting (Live)
Tue. 6PM

White House Chronicle: News & Analysis (New!)
Thurs. 10PM & Fri. 5PM

Classic Arts Showcase: Performance, Visual Arts, Film
Wed. 6PM & Fri. 6PM

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