DYK Newsletter: January 9, 2018
Published on Jan 9, 2018 13:09

January 9, 2018

Final Exam Schedule: Semester 1

Due to the New England weather (snow days) please see the Final Exam Schedule which include Early Releases and Delayed Opening:

Thursday, January 18 Silver Day Class Final Exams ONLY / No early release
January 19
Final Exams for Block 1, 2, and Black Day
All School Lunch and Dismissal
12:10 -12:45PM
January 22
Final Exams for Block 3 and 4 classes- Black Day
All School Lunch and Dismissal 12:10-12:45PM
January 23
Make-up date for Semester 1 Final Exams
January 24
Semester 2 Begins: DELAYED OPENING
Students report to CRLS at 11:12AM
January 31
Report Cards available

Define Equity at CRLS
We request the support of a few families and students on Monday, January 22nd from 2:45 - 5:15PM to participate in professional development along with CRLS teachers and administrators. Darnisa Amante, from the Disruptive Equity Education Project, will facilitate a meeting designed to define equity at CRLS. This definition will guide future work and programming to ensure all students have access to a rigorous, joyful, and culturally responsive experience at CRLS. Please email Tanya Milner, Dean of Curriculum for History or Jennifer Hamilton, Dean of Curriculum for English if you are interested.


New Opportunity for Extra Curricular and Sport Involvement: 
Any student who may have interest in finding out more about the sport of Orienteering- there will be a meeting.

Wednesday, January 10th | 2:45PM
In War Memorial Room WM114

No experience is necessary to find out more about this popular growing sport, which includes navigation skills, fitness, and endurance training and team work!

Looking for an afterschool job that fits into your schedule and gets you involved in making a difference in the community?
If you’re 14-15 years old and a Cambridge resident, apply to the Neighborhood Service Project. You’ll work with a team to address an issue in the community. You get to decide on a topic that matters to you most. You could plan an event, make a video, perform a skit or song, or build an art project.

The program runs from February-May and will be at the Frisoli, Gately, and Moses (formerly Area IV) youth centers.

The application is available here, or you can pick one up in the Youth Employment Center, CRLS Room 2101 during any lunch. Any questions, call 617.349.6272 or email us.


The Packets are Here
Are you starting a NEW math class next semester? If the answer is “YES” then you have an assignment called a math pre-course packet.

Pre-course packets feature skills and material that you need to know before you begin your Semester 2 math class. Finishing the packet before the first day of class is a requirement and teachers may give a test or quiz on the packet material or they might count the packet as part of your homework grade.

All pre-course packets are available on the Math Department page of the CRLS website. Packets can also be found in the Learning Community S office located on the 2nd floor of the Rindge Building.

If you have any questions, please talk with your current math teacher or see Mr. Gaglione in the Learning Community S office or in the cafeteria during Lunch B.

Healthy Teens

A Note from the Teen Health Center
How many times have you had to juggle your schedule to fit in a doctor’s appointment for a family member? I’m pleased to share an important health resource that’s right here at CRLS so you won’t have to juggle anymore.

The Cambridge Teen Health Center, in partnership with Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), is a school-based health clinic located in the CRLS health office. The center is staffed by a full time Nurse Practitioner, a sexual and reproductive health educator and mental health specialists – psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers. All the providers are well versed in caring for teenagers, offer expert level consultation and collaborate effectively with our school nurses. Read on >>

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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. 

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, 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.


Friends of CRLS Student Travel Fellows on an Expedition to Ecuador
Friends of CRLS is thrilled to be awarding a total of $13,000 to six students traveling to Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands over February school vacation. Students will partake in service learning by helping schoolchildren in an Ecuadorian community and journey into the wildlife wonders of the Galapagos on this school-authorized group trip led by CRLS teachers Annan Lopata and Laura Chiricosta. Read more >>

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.


FOCA Meeting
January 9 | 6 - 7:30PM

Jazz Big Band Concert
January 10 | 7 - 9PM

Choral, Orchestra, Concert Band Concert
January 11 | 7 - 9PM

No School: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 15

View 2017-18 CRLS Family Events >>

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>

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


Weekly Highlights
January 8 - 14, 2018

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Schedule & Streaming
Spot On: CRLS Sports Highlights (New!)
Thu. 9:30PM & Sat. 5:30PM

Youth View Cambridge: Student News Magazine
Mon. 9PM & Sat. 5PM

Sci-Fi Journal: January 2018 Edition (New!)
Tue. 11PM

Studio Session Live: Ci Ci Eberle
Wed. 11PM

Schedule & Streaming

Future Talk: Piper Computer Kit (New!)
Tue. 10:30PM & Thu. 10:30PM

The Drexel Interview: Astronomer Derrick Pitts
Sat. 1PM & Sun. 3PM

Physician Focus: Misconceptions of Obesity
Fri. 4:30PM & Sun. 4:30PM

Located at CRLS. Learn more about offered services. Make an appointment today!
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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: apple and mixed nuts.

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