DYK Newsletter: December 4, 2017
Published on Dec 4, 2017 13:35

December 4, 2017
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High School Diving Coach Needed
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School (CRLS) has an open position for Diving Coach starting immediately for the 2017-2018 winter sports season. CRLS Swim & Diving program has about 70 students and last year had the largest diving team in the state with a 24-student roster, several of whom competed in the state championships. Recent CRLS grad, Gabe Bamforth, a back-to-back state champion, is an All-American and among the top divers in the NCAA competing at Carnegie Mellon. CRLS Diving is an inclusive program with no cuts, no athletic fees for participants, and truly embodies the CRLS motto of "Opportunity, Diversity, and Respect."

CRLS seeks competent, committed and dedicated candidates for the following position:
Assistant Coach - Diving (Stipend commensurate with experience, starting at $3,849)
Contact Director of Athletics, Tom Arria 
Apply today >>

CRLS Parent-to-Parent Group
December 7th

The overall purpose of the Parent-to-Parent Group is to build community and support each other through these challenging yet exciting times. Join us this Thursday evening for a discussion on how to make the best of holiday/ vacation time with our teens with an emphasis on self care. The CRLS Parent-to-Parent Group is open to all CRLS parents / guardians and will be held on the first Thursday of the month from 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.


CSV Opportunities for Students

Year Up

Date: Wed, Dec 13th
Time: 2:30 - 3:15PM
Location: CCRC, room 1501
Year Up is coming to talk about their services on Wed, Dec 13th at 2:30PM in the CCRC. Please encourage students to attend. Through Year Up, students earn college credits and gain professional skills via internships. In addition, they receive a stipend. Check out the website >>

CSV encourages seniors to come after school to meet with a mentor in the CCRC.
College/Career Mentoring
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 2:30 to 4:30PM
Location: CCRC, room 1501

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Join the CRLS School Council & Be a Part of the Team!
Meetings are held off-site and in the community on the last Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30PM. Each meeting starts with a topic related to the School Improvement Plan (SIP) followed by a Q&A. The last half hour of the meeting is open discussion. Meetings are held off-site in the fall and spring.

Upcoming Meetings & SIP Discussion Topics:
–Dec. 19: Leveling Up-2 feedback and next steps
Location: 119 Windsor Street Health Clinic. 2nd floor large conference room.
–Jan. 30: Supporting our immigrant families affected by the end of TPS
Location CRLS: Principals Conference Room
–Feb. 27: CRLS Adolescent substance abuse specialist from the Teen Health Center, Dr. David G. Stewart
Location: CRLS Principal Conference Room.

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

It's That Time of Year Again: We're Looking for Internships for CRLS Seniors 
We like to reach out to the CRLS parent and guardian community to see if there might be some opportunities at your place of work. Internships are unpaid and run during the spring semester. Students are available from about 12:15 - 2:30PM everyday when school is in session, except for some alternating Fridays, when they meet at school for a seminar.

This year, we are working with some great students who are interested in:

  • small business management
  • social media marketing
  • biomedical engineering
  • finance/accounting
  • architecture
  • electrical repair
  • social work with children
  • criminal justice reform
  • epidemiology

If you or someone you know might have a place for a CRLS volunteer intern at your place of work, or to learn more, please contact Kathleen FitzGerald at 617.349.4946.

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Are You Interested in Learning about a Career in the Fire Department?
Tuesday, December 12th | Period 3
Come and meet members of the Cambridge Fire Department
and learn about this exciting career path. View Flyer >>

StewartAre 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.

The Amigos Community School is Seeking Responsible High School Volunteers and Part Time Employees 
Our program offers after school enrichment classes to students ages 4 -10 years old. Do you enjoy working with children? Are you interested in gaining experience in youth work, curriculum design and education? Then this could be a great opportunity for you! Hours are generally from 3 - 6PM, 2-3 days per week. The schedule is flexible. Interested candidates are encouraged to send an email to the Amigos Community School Director, Amber Pittenger Tillson.

Winter Letter
CRLS families, please keep an eye out for Friends of CRLS's winter annual appeal letter among the many you are no doubt receiving this time of year.

FOCRLS programs support the success, broaden the horizons, ignite the creativity, and recognize the accomplishments of students in your own community.

For more info on Friends of CRLS, visit our website

Give the Gift of Your Time this Season
Always on our wish list: more wonderful volunteers -- students and adults!

Friends of CRLS (FOCRLS) is a nonprofit association supporting opportunities for CRLS students, grads, and faculty. We're seeking volunteers to reach out to contributors, wrap gifts for donations, and help throw our spring Bash.

Students receive community service credit! (Please remember to have your forms signed.)

  • Phonathon calls to our contributors -- for students and/or adults. There'll be snacks and a script to follow to make the job easier. Phonathon dates and times below. Location TBA. Please email to sign up and get info.

    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, throughout the day, 2 hour shifts -- for students and/or adults. Wrap shoppers' purchases for donations to FOCRLS. Please email to sign up and get info.

  • Spring Bash -- monthly evening planning meetings -- for parents. Various jobs from now through the event at Google Headquarters on March 29, 2018. Please email to sign up and get info. LIVE AUCTION items needed for March Bash! We are looking for several overnight stays at fun and/or relaxing destinations. If you or someone you know would be interested in donating a mini-vacay for a great cause, please contact Friends of CRLS by email.

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

Upward Bound

The MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program is currently recruiting CRLS 9th & 10th graders
Upward Bound Program provides after school tutoring during the school year and a six-week residential summer program at Wellesley College. The program also offers academic support and college preparation guidance including college tours and senior seminars. Both the school year and
summer session offer various recreational and cultural activities and field trips. Upward Bound is a free Federally funded program for low-income and/or first-generation students.

For more information or an application please contact: 617.253.5124 or email: Lourdes Pires or see your Guidance Counselor.

Interested students are encouraged to attend Guest Visitation Days.


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.


Career & College Resource Center
College/Career Mentoring
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 2:30 - 4:30PM
Location: CCRC, room 1501

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.

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.


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

Winter A Cappella Jam
December 9 | 7 - 9PM
Details & tickets >>

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
Monday, December 11
Amigos School
Learn more >>

See a list of programs & events in our community >>


Weekly Highlights
December 4 - 10, 2017

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Schedule & Streaming
Music Moves: Music Videos Inspired by the 1960s & ’70s (New!)
Thu. 5:30PM & Fri. 7:30PM 

Youth View Cambridge: CRLS Student Newscast
Mon. 9PM & Sat. 5PM 

STEM in 30: Mars Rovers (New Episode!)
Tue. 10PM & Sun. 6PM

Baby Blue Arts: A Holiday Experience
Mon. 5:30PM & Sat. 1:30PM

Schedule & Streaming

School Committee Meeting (Live)
Tue. 6PM

Future Talk: Humans in an A.I. World
Tue. 10:30PM & Thu. 10:30PM

Creating Cooperative Kids: When the Report Card Comes Home (New!)
Wed. 10PM & Sat. 5PM

Located at CRLS. Learn more about offered services. Make an appointment today!
View the Flyer >>

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Cambridge School Volunteers is looking for volunteers who want to help a student succeed in school! Learn more >>

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 >>

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MBTA passes are available in the main office. Learn more >>



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 >>

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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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Cambridge in Motion presents this week's Healthy Snack Suggestion: low fat yogurt, dried cranberries & whole grain cereal.

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

CRLS Zone Map
Block Schedule

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Stay in the loop by joining our social media communities.
Follow CRLS on Facebook and Twitter today.

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Stay informed via our FREE mobile app! 
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