Did You Know Newsletter: December 1, 2014
Published on Dec 1, 2014 14:37

December 1, 2014
Sickle Cell

Help Knock Out Sickle Cell Anemia
Eight amazing 3rd and 4th graders are sponsoring a Toy Drive to benefit children with Sickle Cell Anemia. We are collecting toys for children ages 13-18. The amazing 8 will be at the high school on Friday, December 5 between 11AM and 12Noon to collect your donations. We will be receiving donations until December 12, 2014, so please feel free to leave your donation with the secretaries in the main office if the children are not there. With your help, WE can make a difference in the lives of these children, even if it’s just for one day!


Confidential HIV Tests
In honor of World AIDS Day, on December 1st, the Teen Health Center is holding a special week of confidential HIV testing, from Dec 8 - 12th.
Anyone who is tested will be eligible for a raffle ticket to win prizes, including iTunes gift cards and gift cards to local businesses. Bring a friend and get an extra ticket!
Sponsored by the Cambridge Health Alliance and the STARS.


Calling Interested Parents to Share their Skills, Experience, and Insights
Parents! Please consider sharing your skills, experience, and insights with a CRLS senior who is eager to contribute to your work!

The CRLS Senior Internship Program is currently seeking second semester placements for senior interns. Internship candidates have expressed interest in the following fields, and we would love to hear what else might be out there:

Health Care, Journalism, Fashion, Politics, Human Rights, Business, Science, Physical Therapy, Veterinary Science/Animal Care

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about supervising a CRLS Intern, please contact Kathleen FitzGerald at 617.349.4946. The program runs during 3rd and 4th blocks (12:15 - 2:30PM) Monday - Friday, except alternating Fridays when students attend an in-school seminar, from February through May, 2015. These are unpaid internships.

JW Univ

Interested Seniors: Johnson & Whales University Admission Day
Are you interested in applying to Johnson and Whales University (JWU). JWU will be conducting admission interviews and letting students know their admissions status here at CRLS on December 18. Students interested in applying to JWU need to complete their JWU application by December 8, 2014 in order to be interviewed on December 18. Students completing the paper version of the JWU application should bring their application to Jeannie in the CCRC no later than December 8. If you have questions regarding this opportunity please see Ms. Williams in the CCRC, room 1501. 


Let's Talk about Relationships
Young Women of CRLS! Are you interested in joining your peers in great conversation about relationships? Every Thursday in the Teen Health Conference Room, both lunches.  We provide the pizza, you decide the topics you wish to discuss. Join a great, ongoing group. Girls only, but tell your guy friends about their opportunity every Thursday in the RSTA conference room. Come on your own or bring your friends.

Guys! Are you "hungry" for good conversation? Every Thursday Lunch A or B, come to the RSTA conference room (#1312), for a guys only discussion group about relationships - come enjoy pizza and discussion with fellow CRLS guys. You decide the topics. Come on your own or bring friends.

Girl's Hockey

Interested in playing ice hockey?
The Girls' Ice Hockey team is looking for players! Hockey is a great competitive and fun sport. If you are interested in being a part of the team please contact Coach Greene

College Ready

Attention Juniors & Seniors:
Be College Ready! Free Mentor Tutors, Hot Pizza and Treats

New: Free SAT Prep! Wednesdays! Planning, applications, mentoring, and college essay writing available for you, Wednesdays after school in the CCRC. Free Mentor Tutors! College and essay writing support and advice. Meet college deadlines and goals.

When: Wednesdays | 2:30 - 5PM (alternative days available)
Where: Career and College Resource Center, Room 1501
What: Cambridge School Volunteer Mentor Tutors

First-come, first-served. Don't miss out! Free college mentors with with you on individual needs. Once matched with a mentor you may schedule alternative days, if needed. Free hot pizza and treats.

Upward Bound

MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program is Recruiting 9th Graders
The MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program provides after school tutoring during the school year and a six-week residential summer program at Wellesley College. Upward Bound 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.

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

The MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program will be having Guest Visitation Days for CRLS 9th & 10th Graders.

Thursday, December 4 | 3 - 6PM
Monday, December 15 | 3 - 6PM

Please RSVP (617.253.5124).

Upward Bound is located at 265 Massachusetts Ave., first floor (next door to the MIT Museum Building).


Need Volunteer Hours? Interested
in Teaching?

Breakthrough is looking for teachers and tutors for our after school program. You will get hands-on classroom experience teaching and mentoring 6-10 middle school students. Breakthrough has consistently been ranked one of the best internships in the country. The program happens every Monday right after school here at CRLS. Questions? Email us or visit our website. Want to apply? Send a short letter explaining why you are interested in working with us.


Career & College Resource Center
Look Who's Visiting the CCRC
College representatives will be visiting Room 1501. You must sign up on Naviance and print your confirmation letter to attend. Space is limited. View the Schedule >>

CEOC is Here to Help You!
Need help filling out the CSS/PROFILE or other financial aid forms? Wondering how to pay for college? Have questions about navigating the college process? CEOC can help! Check us out at the CCRC on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Appointments are also available on other days, evenings, and weekends at our office in Central Square (11 Inman St. Right behind City Hall). Contact Nadia Davila (617.868.2900) or Tina Alu (617.868.2900) for more information or to make an appointment today!

ACT, SAT, AP Testing
Don't forget to register in advance for these exams. View the Testing Schedule >>

Harvard CHANCE
Free SAT tutoring, homework help, or college advising from Harvard students Mondays 3:30 - 5PM and 6 - 8PM at the Harvard Science Center, Room 222. Pizza is provided each week! Questions? Email us or visit our website.

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


SmartTV 98
Schedule & Streaming

Schedule & Streaming

Join us in the CCRC on December 9 during Lunch A or B to meet with other transfer students and have treats! Come let us know how your year is going! Bring your lunch. Snacks are provided.

Starting Dec. 1st, we will be running a pilot during B lunch to test out a new sign-in procedure. When you come to the library during B lunch, please scan your student ID card in order to sign-in to the library. This will allow students to skip the line and save time.
Learn more >>


February 24 - 27
Appointments will be sent out the beginning of 2nd Semester.


Cambridge in Motion presents this week's healthy snack suggestion: Clementine and whole wheat English muffin with peanut or soy butter.
Learn more >>




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