DYK Newsletter: November 27, 2017
Published on Nov 27, 2017 09:58

November 27, 2017

Are you concerned about your substance use? Someone else’s use?
There is now an Adolescent Substance Abuse specialist at Teen Health! Dr. David G. Stewart from the Cambridge Health Alliance will see students on Thursdays between 9AM - 1PM. Any student can go to Teen Health during lunch without a pass to meet him.

Mindfulness and Yoga for Teens - Free
Tuesdays 4 - 5PM, Thursdays 3 - 4PM
October 26 - December 21, 2017

Majestic Yoga Harvard-Epworth
1555 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Visit their website >>

Community Service Hours Available for The Cultural Survival Bazaar
A Festival of Indigenous Arts and Cultures will be held on Dec. 9-10 from 10AM - 5PM at CRLS. Volunteers will get to meet artists from all over the world and help this incredible event support the artists and their communities! We're happy to sign off on credit for service hours. We ask for a minimum of 4 hours per person, and the longer the better! Food included if you work 5+ hours.

Skills needed:

  • French, Spanish, Russian, and possibly other languages
  • physical strength for lifting and carrying
  • people skills
  • decorating/artistic abilities or enthusiasm (no experience necessary)
  • ability to be professional and represent Cultural Survival to the public

Volunteers needed:
Friday, Dec. 8 | 4 - 8PM
Sat. and Sun, Dec. 9, 10 | 8AM - 5PM
Sunday Evening | Until 8PM

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 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.

Animation Project

Workshop and Gallery Tours
Due to popular demand, workshops and gallery tours for high school students have been extended for the fantastically whimsical, innovative, cross-disciplinary exhibition by LA-based artist Kiel Johnson, on view at the Lunder Arts Center at the College of Art + Design, Lesley University.

Please join us in our pop-up “makerspace” in the Lower Level Commons at the Lunder Arts Center (1801 Mass Ave, Cambridge) to build “art cars” and be a part of a stop-motion animation project. Take a tour of our galleries and learn more about Kiel Johnson’s dynamic independent and commercial art practice. All workshop materials are provided! Transportation subsidies available on a first come, first serve basis. Learn more about the workshop and Kiel Johnson’s artwork >>

To schedule your visit:
Please email us. Please specify your preferred (date(s) and time(s), Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10AM to 4PM until December 3rd.


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. 

Give this Season with the Gift of Your Time
Parents and Students: 

Now that we're entering that giving time of year, please consider volunteering with Friends of CRLS. Students receive community service credit! (Please remember to have your form signed.)

We have lots to jump in on. Meet others and do something great for the success of our students.

  • Labeling letters for our annual appeal - Monday, November 27 -- for parents needed 10AM - 2PM (1-2 hour shifts) 

  • Phonathon calls to our contributors -- students and/or parents -- Phonathon dates and times below. Location TBA. Please email us to sign up.

    Thursday, December 7 | 7 - 9PM
    Sunday, December 10 | 3 - 5PM
    Monday, December 11 | 7 - 9PM
    Wednesday, December 13 | 5 - 7PM

  • Gift wrap at Henry Bear's Park, Porter Square Mall, Sunday, December 23, all day (various shifts) -- students and/or parents. Wrap shoppers' purchases for donations to FOCRLS. Please email to sign up.

  • Spring Bash -- monthly evening planning meetings for parents -- lots of jobs from now through the event at Google Headquarters on March 29, 2018. Please email to sign up.

Email us! For more info on FOCRLS, visit our website.


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

Now Accepting Applications for Breakthrough Greater Boston Class of 2024
Do you know a current 6th grade student in Cambridge? Breakthrough Greater Boston is now accepting applications for the class of 2024! Breakthrough Greater Boston is a free, year-round, academic enrichment program. We offer an exciting curriculum and small classes taught by trained college students. Students must apply during their 6th grade year and make a six-year commitment. The application is due December 15 and can be found at our website. Stop by our office in CRLS to pick up or drop off your application!

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
Career Planning and Education Events
Thursday, November 30th
Careers in the TRADES: Period 3 - Careers for Women in the TRADES and Period 2- Building Pathways pre-apprenticeship program. Learn more >>

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.


School Council Meeting
November 28 | 6 - 7:30PM

CRLS Parent-to-Parent Group
December 7 | 6 - 7:30PM

Winter A Cappella Jam
December 9 | 7 - 9PM

FOCA Meeting
December 12 | 6 - 7:30PM

View 2017-18 CRLS Family Events >>

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>

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

Parent Info Session on Mindfulness 
November 28 | 7 - 8PM 
Baldwin School 
Come meet Gabriel Baldwin, Natalia Cepeda & Laura Indigo who have been teaching an eight week mindfulness curriculum in some CPS classrooms. Mindfulness teaches us research-backed skills to manage stress and anxiety so we can be more resilient, happy, and better able to focus.


Weekly Highlights
November 27 - December 3, 2017

SmartTV 98

Schedule & Streaming
Media Makers: One-Minute Videos (New!)
Mon. 10PM & Sat. 6PM

Music Moves: Student-Produced Music Videos
Thu. 5:30PM & Fri. 7:30PM

Local Music Rocks: Emilie Faucher
Tue. 9PM & Sun. 5PM

Empower Style: Accessorizing Tips (New Episode!)
Wed. 9PM & Sat. 1PM

Schedule & Streaming

Museum Open House: Leventhal Map Center
Wed. 7PM & Sun. 7PM

Innovation Showcase: CommonWealth Kitchen
Mon. 9PM & Fri. 9PM

The Drexel Interview: Two Universities and the Future of China
Sat. 1PM & Sun. 3PM

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 28 | 11AM, 12Noon
Learn more >>

Cambridge in Motion presents this week's Healthy Snack Suggestion: apple and nut butter

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

CRLS Zone Map
Block Schedule

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