DYK Newsletter: March 6, 2018
Published on Mar 6, 2018 10:42

March 6, 2018

Save the Dates for 2nd Semester
Family Events

Parent Teacher Conferences Registration is Now Open!
One-on-one 10-minute time slots with your child's teacher.
March 13 | 12Noon - 2:30PM (online registration)
March 14 | 8:10 - 11AM (online registration)
March 15 | 6 - 8PM (walk-in time, no pre-registration)
Details >>

CRLS Parent Workshop on Resilience and Self Esteem
March 22 | 6 - 7:30PM | CCRC (1st floor, zone 5)
Help your Teen Learn Life Tools to develop resilience and healthy self-esteem. Facilitated by Patricia Lotterman, LMHC, DCMHS. Being a teen can be hard, especially during the college application process. You can help your teen: Bounce back from negativity and the hard knocks of life; Find their center in the face of conflict and chaos; Seek challenge, live their dreams, and have healthy, fulfilling relationships.
For more Information contact Greta Hardina at [email protected].

World Language Week
March 5 - 9, 2018
Check out the activities planned for the week >>

View 2017-18 CRLS Family Events >>

Helpful Tools for Managing Conflict
Parents, are you tired of arguing with your child? Come learn helpful tools for managing conflict! Learn how Restorative Practices, including Mediation, can be used to increase trusting relationships. Assess your current took kit for managing conflict. Contemplate the impact of culture on conflict. Add and practice new techniques for managing conflict. 
Dates: (5-class series) 3/6, 3/8, 3/13
Location: CRLS Location TBA
Time: 3:30 - 5:30PM
Facilitated by: Chandra Banks, CPSD Conflict Mediator For more information contact Chandra Banks at [email protected]
To register: Contact Greta Hardina, CRLS Family Liaison at [email protected]
Class size limited.

CRLS is going to Rome, Pompeii, Athens and some of the Island’s of Greece!
Any student who is interested in going on this trip to Italy and Greece, which will take place during late June and early July 2019, should come to the informational meeting on Thursday March 15th at 5PM in room 3602. For more information please see Jon in room 3602 or email him.

Food Pantry

Help Support the CRLS Food Pantry!
CRLS is holding a food drive for the Falcon's Market during Parent Teacher Conferences on March 13, 14 & 15. We are in need of the following nonperishable items:

Cooking Oil
Shelf Stable Milk (boxed)
Pasta (spaghetti)
Mac & Cheese

Donations can be brought to the main office.

uAspire: Free Financial Help
Free financial aid help is available in the CCRC Tuesday through Friday mornings. Make an appointment by calling Simone at 413.829.4494.

Scholarships from Naveo Credit Union
The Scholarship Committee of Naveo Credit Union is pleased to offer four $1,000 scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year to eligible students. Please note the eligibility and essay requirements on the application. The applicant, their parent or guardian must be or become a member of the credit union by the submission date. Students should not be discouraged from applying; opening an account at our credit union is simple and does not take long. With as little as $5, they can quickly open an account and be eligible to apply for the scholarship. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 617.702.5114. This application is available on our website. Applications must be received by Friday, March 9. Recipients will be notified on or before March 28. Scholarships will be awarded at our Annual Meeting on April 5.

Volunteers Needed
The Baldwin School is looking for 10 volunteers to work at Maud Morgan, 20 Sacramento Street, on Saturday, May 19th from 4 - 10PM. All volunteers would receive Community Service hours and enjoy delicious foods from local vendors. Please email if you are interested. Email Allison.

Community Service Hours Available!
March 24 | 6 -11PM (Location: MIT campus)
Friends of Peabody Elementary School need help with setup, kitchen and clean up tasks during a fundraising event at MIT
Contact: Deirdre Logan  at 857.998.0660

Harvard's Youth Lead the Change Program
Program for high schoolers (rising 9th to 12th graders) will run for five days from August 27-31, 2018 and will be held on Harvard's campus. Youth Lead the Change is a leadership program led by a team of Harvard undergraduates that seeks to provide high school kids with tangible leadership skills and empower them to be leaders in their communities.

The program features guest speakers who are foremost leaders in their fields as well as numerous projects and modules to hone strong leadership skills. Learn more >>
The application deadline is May 1st. If you are interested, you can apply here! If you have any questions please email us.

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Summer Work Opportunity!
Are you a teenager looking for a summer job? Consider applying to Seed Crew! Seed Crew is a 6.5 week summer work opportunity for teens ages 14-17 and is hosted by The Food Project, a nonprofit focused on uniting youth and adults to do the work of sustainable food systems change. Teens spend the morning working on our farms in Dorchester and Lincoln, growing food for communities in the Boston area. They then spend their afternoons in workshops on social justice and the food system. This is a paid work opportunity and teens who complete the whole summer are eligible to receive over 60 hours of community service. For more information about or to apply to Seed Crew, visit this link or email [email protected].

Fun & Affordable Transportation Option
Hubway offers a fun and affordable transportation option for eligible students: $5 per month! Learn more >>
Spring Bash

Celebrate with Friends of CRLS on
March 29!

Celebrate and support student success with Friends of CRLS at our Second Annual Spring Bash on Thursday March 29, hosted by Google in Kendall Square! Enjoy a smorgasbord, open bar, mingling, live auction, CRLS jazz and a cappella, all for a good cause. Robin Young, host of WBUR's Here & Now, emcee.

Click here to purchase tickets, make a donation, or sponsor. Please join us -- and invite your friends! If you have questions, contact us by email or 857.235.9290.

Helpful Summer Camp & Gap Resources
Chances are that your families are starting to inquire about enriching summer or gap experiences for students. I want to make sure you are aware that TeenLife.com is an excellent, free resource for these types of experiences. We list more than 7000 programs! Two weeks at a pre-college summer program on a college campus may be all a student needs to open their eyes to what's possible. To search for a program, simply type a special interest in the search bar of our home page, leave the location blank, and click on "Go". Then choose a filter to narrow down the search to Summer or Gap Programs. The more specific the search term, the better, for example Civil Engineering rather than Engineering or Sculpture rather than Art. If the number of listings is too large, conduct the search again with the name of a State in the location field. 


CSV Opportunities for Students
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

CSV's Life Now Special Guests are Female Consultants from IBM in Honor of Women March
On Friday, March 9th during period 4 from 1:30 to 2:30PM in the CRLS library, women from IBM will come and talk about how their high school and college experiences prepared them from their current professions and beyond. In addition, they will talk about diversity in the STEM community- gender, education, and expertise. Some of the consultants specialize in business to business sales, as well as, engineering, tech, and recruitment. We encourage you to bring your students and expose them to different career paths. All grade levels are welcome. If your class is not attending, students may come with a pass. Please send an email to RSVP.

mind matters

The Mind Matters: 
Families Make a Difference

A 10-session workshop for parents with children ages 3 and older providing educational resources & community support.

–Learn strategies for fostering your child's development and learning at home and in school
–Discover cutting-edge brain research, devloped at Harvard University, on children's social, emotional, and intellectual growth
–Participate in hands-on activities, mini-lectures, and watch videos while working in groups and receiving support from other families
–Receive learning materials and educational activities to use at home!

The Mind Matters: Families Make a Difference
3/7, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/25, 5/2, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30
5:30 - 7:30PM
Learn more >>

Internship 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.


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.

Open Board Position: Treasurer, Friends of Cambridge Athletics (FOCA)
Starting: July 2018 for a 2-year term
FOCA is a growing, financially healthy, non-profit volunteer-led booster club that supports the CRLS athletics program, athletes, and coaches. Officers of the Board include President, Treasurer, and Clerk. Other board positions include Chair of Giving Committee, Director of Communications, and Director of Fundraising. The Athletics Director is a de-facto board member and works closely with FOCA.

Contact: Kevin Richard, FOCA President or Sean McDonnell, FOCA Treasurer. Visit our website for further details >>


Career & College Resource Center
Juniors: Free SAT Prep
Juniors, please come and get free SAT Prep help every Tuesday in CRLS Library's fiction room from 2:30 to 4:30PM up until June's exam date. If you have any questions visit Ms. Deandra Williams in the Tutoring Center, room 2132. See you there!

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.

SAT Prep
FREE SAT Prep is offered every Tues from 2:30PM to 4:30PM in the CRLS Library's fiction room. Please encourage students to attend. The last class is Tues, May 29th- the week of June's exam.

Tutoring Services during the week of PTC

Tues, March 13th: No after-school services.
Wed, March 14th: No before-school services.

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

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.


Spring Athletics Registration Deadline
March 12

FOCA Meeting
March 13 | 6 - 7:30PM

Spring Sports Begin
March 18

School Council
March 27 | 6 - 7:30PM

View 2017-18 CRLS Family Events >>

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>

Road to the Future Transition Fair 2018
March 15 | 5:30-7:30PM
Details >>

Immigration Legal Screening Clinics - FREE!

This FREE monthly clinic offers participants a consultation with an immigration attorney and the chance to learn more about how immigration law affects them and their families. Details >> 

View opportunities outside of CPS >>


Weekly Highlights
March 5 - 11, 2018

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Schedule & Streaming
Game of the Week: CRLS Basketball vs. Boston Latin 2/28/18
Thu. 6PM & Fri. 8PM

What’s Up Cambridge: Glocal Awards 1/17/18
Sat. 7PM & Sun. 9PM

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

Studio Session Live: Singer-Songwriter Mel Green
Wed. 11PM

Schedule & Streaming
School Committee Regular Meeting (Live)
Tue. 6PM

School Committee Roundtable Meeting (Live)
Thu. 6PM

Road to Recovery: March Kickoff Show (New!)
Sat. 2PM & Sun. 8PM

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 Room 228 (Ms. Breyer's Room). 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 & blueberries

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(to get progress reports)

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