DYK Newsletter: October 30, 2017
Published on Oct 30, 2017 09:46

October 30, 2017
School Council

Do you want to get more involved at CRLS?Join the CRLS School Council!

Meetings are held off-site and in the community on the last Tuesday of the Month. Each meeting starts with a topic and speaker related to the school improvement plan followed by a discussion and Q&A.

Date: Tuesday Oct. 31 | 6 - 7:30PM
Topic Academic Support at CRLS
Location: 119 Windsor St. 2nd Floor Conference Room
Presenter: Deandra Williams, Cambridge School Volunteers, Director of High School Tutoring

1:1 tutoring in any subject, Drop in Math tutoring, SAT Prep, College Application Help. As well as Science Olympiad mentors. post-high school opportunities in addition to college- applications for gap-year, vocational, and job-readiness programs.

Date: Tuesday Nov. 28 | 6 - 7:30PM
Topic: CRLS Library 24/7
Presenters: CRLS Library Teachers Kendall Boninti & Emily Houston
Location:119 Windsor St. 2nd Floor Conference Room

How is the CRLS Library supporting all students in a 1:1 digital learning environment? Come to the School Council Meeting on November 28th to learn about the many new educational resources, digital tools, and apps available to students and families 24/7 through the CRLS Library.

Take a brief survey to help us select topics for the rest of the year.


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.


October 31, 2017
The CRLS Student Bike Advocates, in conjunction with Bicycle Benefits, are hosting the 3rd annual BikeScream event on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Students who bike to school get a Bicycle benefits sticker, free ice cream at lunch, and can participate in a bike repair and maintenance workshop after school with visiting bike mechanic Chris Raymond. View Event Details >>

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!

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. 


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.


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 >>


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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About the DYK: The DYK is a weekly publication for students and families of Cambridge Rindge & Latin School. To submit an announcement, email the DYK. Deadline for submission is Fridays at 10AM each week.


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

November 5 | 1PM

Midterm Exams
November 6 - 9

No School: Veteran's Day
November 10

FOCA Meeting
November 14 | 6 - 7:30PM

View 2017-18 CRLS Family Events >>

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>

In a Dads' Shoes
November 9 | 5:30 - 7:30PM
Fletcher Maynard Academy
Workshop details >>

Mindfulness / Conciencia Plena
Strengthening our families & reducing family stress
Fortaleciendo nuestras familias y abordando el estrés
Mondays: November 13, 27, December 11
Amigos School
Learn more >>


Weekly Highlights
October 30 -
November 5, 2017

SmartTV 98

Schedule & Streaming
The Word: The History of Candy in Cambridge (Season Premiere!)
Thu. 10:30PM & Sun. 8:30PM

Media Makers: Student-Produced Claymation
Mon. 10PM & Sat. 6PM

Reeling: The Movie Review Show (New Episode!)
Wed. 10PM & Sun. 4PM

Weekly Special: Portrait of Composer Aaron Copland
Thu. 11PM

Schedule & Streaming

STEM in 30: The Women Paving the Way to Mars (New Show!)
Fri. 10PM & Sat. 5PM

Future Talk: New User Interfaces (New Episode!)
Tue. 10:30PM & Fri. 5:30PM

Physician Focus: Cold and Flu (New!)
Fri. 4:30PM & Sun. 4:30PM

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 >>

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

Cambridge in Motion presents this week's Healthy Snack Suggestion: bell pepper nachos.

Get Involved
Employment Permits
CRLS Student Handbook
Apsen Parent Account
(to get progress reports)

CRLS Zone Map
Block Schedule
Fall Athletic Schedule

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