DYK Newsletter: October 16, 2017
Published on Oct 16, 2017 12:32

October 16, 2017

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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CRLS Parent-to-Parent Group Starting Nov. 2
The overall purpose of the Parent-to-Parent Group is to build community and support each other. Participating in this group will give parents an opportunity to meet other parents, share experiences, and support each other through these challenging yet exciting times.

The CRLS Parent-to-Parent Group is open to all CRLS parents / guardians and will be held on the first Thursday of the month form 6- 7:30PM in the Principal Conference Room. A light meal is provided. Childcare provided upon request.
For more information please contact, Greta Hardina, CRLS family Liaison.

Literacy day

Get Your Community Service Hours
Cambridge Family Literacy Fun Day will be celebrated on Saturday, November 4th, 10:30AM to 2:30PM at Cambridge City Hall. We are in need of high school student volunteers to help with set-up of the event, be at one of many activities that will be happening throughout the day and clean-up. You can volunteer for the full day or part of the day. Organizers of the event will begin to set-up at 8AM. Clean-up should be done by 3:30PM. Lunch will be provided. If you are interested, please email Debbie or call 617.349.6492. Thank you!

826 Essay Contest

826 Boston College Essay Boot Camp
Saturday, October 21 | Northeastern University
Free for students. Campus tours included.
Register online
 | View the Flyer

Glocal Challenge

2017-18 Glocal Challenge
Each year the City of Cambridge, in collaboration with EF Education First, and the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS), hosts a competition at CRLS called the Glocal Challenge. This competition asks high school students to come up with real-world solutions to global challenges that have local implications. We work with hundreds of students from November-January to help them come up with innovative solutions that are implementable. Read on >>

Primes Circle

Applications for the Spring 2018 session of PRIMES Circle at MIT are now open!
PRIMES Circle is an after school math enrichment program for local high school students.

More information about the program, including student testimonials, can be found on our website. View the Flyer >>


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.

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 >>


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 >>



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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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 16 - 22, 2017

SmartTV 98

Schedule & Streaming
What’s Up Cambridge: Spring Danceworks 2017
Sat. 7PM & Sun. 9PM

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

Once Upon a Time: Stories about the Seasons
Mon. 4:30PM & Sat. 10:30AM

Baby Blue Arts: Bossa Soul
Tue. 7:30PM & Wed. 9:30PM

Schedule & Streaming

White House Chronicle: News & Analysis (New!)
Tue. 10PM & Sun. 5PM

Physician Focus: Telemedicine
Fri. 4:30PM & Sat. 9:30AM

Future Talk: The Future of Education
Thu. 10:30PM & Sun. 5:30PM

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 >>

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

Cambridge in Motion presents this week's Healthy Snack Suggestion: Hard-boiled egg and celery.

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