DYK Newsletter: October 10, 2017
Published on Oct 10, 2017 09:47

October 10, 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. 


Family Conferences
In a continued effort to strengthen relationships with families and to support student achievement, CRLS will offer expanded times for Family-Teacher Conferences on October 24-26, 2017. In addition to increased availability for conferences, CRLS will utilize the online pre- registration program as well as maintaining an open walk-in time which requires no pre-registration.

In order to implement the extra hours we will have an early release and a delayed opening for students as well as an evening event. The schedule is as follows.

Tuesday, October 24 from 12:20 - 3PM
Wednesday, October 25 from 8:10 - 11AM
Thursday, October 26 from 6 - 8PM
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Chromebook Orientation for 9th Grade Students!
We are excited to announce an opportunity for all freshmen to learn more about how they can utilize their Chromebooks for maximum student-learning potential and academic success.

Next Wednesday, 10/11 (during PSAT testing), all freshmen will be expected to participate in the Freshmen Chromebook Orientation from 8:05 - 11:15AM. Students will meet with their CMs in the auditorium for an overview of the day’s schedule before breaking out into groups in the Arts Building. Students will be dismissed at 11:15am from the Auditorium. Lunch will be served in the Main Cafeteria only. Students will go home after lunch, no classes will be held for the rest of the day.

Please make sure students bring their Chromebooks to school, fully charged!


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 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!


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.


UNCF: Walk for Education
Saturday, October 14, 2017
The Boston Walk for Education aims to raise $150,000 to help students in need. This event is FREE for CRLS students. Learn more >>

Breakthrough Cambridge

Teach or Tutor with Breakthrough Greater Boston this Semester
Be an Academic Mentor: Breakthrough Greater Boston is looking for students and professionals to serve as Academic Mentors for our middle and high school students. Academic Mentors help our students build study skills, get organized, and improve their academic performance. Additional details and application info can be found on our website.

Teach in our School Year Program: Breakthrough Greater Boston is currently seeking dynamic and talented high school and college students with a passion for urban education to teach during our After School Program. Teaching Fellows will be responsible for delivering instructional content in a structured and supportive classroom setting consisting of 6-10 middle school students. Teaching Fellows receive training, professional development, and ongoing instructional coaching and support from experienced teachers throughout the fellowship. Additional detail and application info can be found on our website.


Attention RAUC Alumni: Get Your Community Service Hours
2-3 CRLS students needed to help at a Rindge Avenue Upper Campus fundraiser on Sunday, October 22nd from 4:30 - 9:30PM.

Tasks would include checking people in (on a list), giving directions on how to get from an entrance to the event (it's being held in an MIT building), helping with light clean up during the party and assisting adults in checking out people who bid on items at the silent auction (no handling of money...just helping with the organization).

This event is being run by the Families of RAUC. Email us for more information.


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 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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PSAT College Board Testing Day -
Early Release

October 11

Family Conferences
Early Release Day

October 24 | 12Noon - 3PM

Family Conferences
Delayed Opening

October 25 | 8 - 11AM

Athletics Registration Begins
October 25

Family Conferences
October 26 | 6 - 8PM

Athletics Winter Sports Student Meeting
November 1 | 2;45 - 3:15PM

View 2017-18 CRLS Family Events >>

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>


Weekly Highlights
October 9 - 15, 2017

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Schedule & Streaming
What’s Up Cambridge: CRLS Band Orchestra (Spring 2017)
Sat. 7PM & Sun. 9PM

Media Makers: Student-Produced Music Videos
Thu. 10PM & Sun. 8PM

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

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

Schedule & Streaming

The Drexel Interview: Derrick Pitts, Astronomer (New!)
Fri. 3PM & Sat. 1PM

Museum Open House: USS Constitution Museum
Wed. 7PM & Fri. 7PM

Innovation Showcase: Evaptainers
Wed. 9PM & Sun. 9PM

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 >>

October 12 | 6PM, 7PM
October 31 | 11AM, 12PM
November 13 | 6PM, 7PM
November 28 | 11AM , 12Noon
Learn more >>

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