DYK Newsletter: December 18, 2017
Published on Dec 18, 2017 09:12

December 18, 2017
school council meeting

Please Join us for the next CRLS School Council Meeting

Tuesday, December 19 | 6 - 7:30PM.

Location: Windsor Health Clinic, 119 Windsor St, 2nd Floor Conference Room

School Improvement Plan Topic: Phase 2 of Leveling-UP and BSU Video Discussion
Come hear feedback and next steps form Principal Smith and Deans of Curriculum who will discuss enhancing 9th grade instruction to address persisting opportunity gaps and the under-representation of students of color in Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses.. We will also discuss the Black Student Union video: Cambridge Minority Reports.

All CRLS School Council meetings start 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.

Upcoming Meetings & SIP Discussion Topics:

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.


Way to Go!
Congratulations to the CRLS Basketball Team for winning their 47th game in a row. Read the article on Boston 25 News >>

Glocal Challenge

Glocal Challenge Needs Your Help!
The Glocal Challenge is an opportunity for high school students to resolve issues in Cambridge. This year the focus is sustainable transportation.

Our group has made a short online survey so that the people of Cambridge can make their opinions heard. We will use this information to choose our focus for this project, and the group with the best idea and presentation will get to implement it.

Take the survey >>

We will not be collecting your email or any other personal information that you do not wish to share.

Costa Rica

Want to goto Costa Rica?
There is still room for the Costa Rica language immersion trip in April and the deadline to enroll is Jan 15th. Contact Eydie Ortiz ASAP.


CSV Opportunities for Students
IBM Fridays
Date: Fri, Jan 5th and Feb 2nd
Time: 2:45 - 4PM
Location: CRLS Library

IBM consultants are coming to CRLS campus the first Friday of Jan and Feb. These dynamic young professionals help with college/scholarship essays, interview prep, and can answer questions student may have about career options. This is a great opportunity for students, especially for those who are interested in science, computer science, and business.

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

Internships Placements Needed for CRLS Seniors!
We are reaching out to CRLS families to see if there might be opportunities at your work place for a student internships. Student 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.

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.

Volunteers Needed
Faculty Innovation Grants Announced
Learn more >>

Friends of CRLS is seeking student volunteers!
You will receive community service credit -- please make sure to have FOCRLS sign your form!

Gift Wrapping at Henry Bear's Park
Porter Square Mall
Sunday, December 23 | 2-4PM or 6-8PM
Wrap shoppers' purchases for donations to FOCRLS.
Please email us to sign up and get info or visit CRLS Room 2136.

Outreach Calls to Donors
December 18-21 on your lunch break or at 2:30PM
Call donors from your cell phone and talk to them / leave voice mails, reading from a script.
Please email to sign up and get info or visit CRLS Room 2136.

If you're interested in future volunteer opportunities, please email us or visit CRLS Room 2136.

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.


School Council Meeting
December 19 | 6 - 7:30PM

No School: Winter Break
December 25 - January 1

9th Grade Scoliosis, Vision, and Hearing Screenings
January 3 - 4

CRLS Parent-to-Parent Group Meeting
January 4 | 6 - 7:30PM

View 2017-18 CRLS Family Events >>

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>

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


Weekly Highlights
December 18 - 24, 2017

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Schedule & Streaming
The Word: CRLS Newscast (New Episode!)
Thu. 10:30PM & Sun. 8:30PM

What’s Up Cambridge: Middle School Memoirs (New!)
Fri. 4PM & Sat. 7PM

Reeling: The Movie Review Show (New!)
Tue. 8PM & Sun. 4PM

STEM in 30: Moon Rocks (New!)
Tue. 10PM & Sat. 4PM

Schedule & Streaming

School Committee Meeting (Live)
Tue. 6PMm

Future Talk: Bitcoin and Blockchain (New Episode!)
Wed. 5:30PM & Sun. 5:30PM

Physician Focus: Winter in New England (New!)
Wed. 4:30PM & Sun. 4:30PM

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 milk and whole grain cereal bars.

Get Involved
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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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