DYK Newsletter: March 19, 2018
Published on Mar 19, 2018 11:52

March 19, 2018

Save the Dates for 2nd Semester
Family Events

Rescheduled Parent Teacher Conferences! There are plenty of time-slots still available.
One-on-one 10-minute time slots with your child's teacher.
March 20 | 12Noon - 3PM (online registration)
March 21 | 8:10 - 11AM (online 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]. View the Flyer >>

CRLS Parent Workshop: Just Talk About It
April 26 | 6 - 7:30PM | CCRC
This interactive presentation is an introduction to mental health, which is designed to train both adults and youth on how to recognize the warning signs of stress, anxiety, depression, and crisis. Learn more >>

Ongoing: Parent-to-Parent Support Group
This a great outlet for parents/ guardians who are struggling with the challenges of parenting teens. We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month in the Principals Conference Room from 6 - 7:30PM.

View 2017-18 CRLS Family Events >>


MCAS Information
This year we will administer the ELA MCAS to all 10th graders on March 27th, 28th, and 29th. 10th graders will take the Math MCAS on May 23rd and 24th. Science MCAS will be administered to all 9th graders and those upper grade students who need to take them on June 6th and June 7th.
Learn more and view the schedule >>


Free Tickets to Tchaikovsky and Gershwin
The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is pleased to offer a limited number of free tickets to its upcoming Masterworks concert Tchaikovsky and Gershwin on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 4PM. The concert will take place at Kresge Auditorium, MIT, 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. Music Director Cynthia Woods will lead our full symphonic Orchestra. Learn more >>

The free tickets are for a youth and adult companion (maximum one adult ticket per youth.) Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis while tickets last. Underwriting for youth tickets has been generously provided by Cambridge Trust Company.

To reserve these free tickets, individuals should email me with their: name, number of youths and number of accompanying adults (maximum one free adult ticket per youth) and mentioning CRLS.

If there are sufficient tickets, the requesters will receive a confirming email from me in advance. Reserved tickets will be held at the door under "CRLS" and the requester's name.

Additional regular-price tickets are available for purchase online and, space providing, at the door for: $25 (adult general seating), $15 (students, seniors). Further information about the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra may be found on our website.

Curbside Compost

Curbside Compost Goes Citywide April 2!
Did you know that Cambridge has had a pilot curbside compost program for 1 to 12 unit buildings with City trash service in North Cambridge? And that most participants cut their trash by 35%?

By composting we can help the City cut waste and put our food scraps to work making clean energy and fertilizer.

Tell your friends, family, and neighbors to grab their new bins and start composting!

Volunteer to help move bins off the curb!
Saturday April 7 | 1 - 3:30PM, meet in front of City Hall
RSVP to Camilla

Find out more >>

Curbside Compost Goes Citywide April 2 for 1-12 Unit Buildings!
To learn more, attend an open house near you:

Tobin School | Tuesday, March 20 | 6 - 7PM
Details >>

Main Library | Saturday, March 24 | 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Details >>

Kennedy-Longfellow School | Tuesday, March 27 | 6 - 7PM
Details >>

Find out more >> 

Go Green Challenge
The Go Green Challenge is a competition run each year in Cambridge Public Schools in partnership with the Department of Public Works (DPW). Every elementary classroom teacher receives a sheet to fill out with his or her students, indicating green actions they are taking together, such as recycling, having a plant in the classroom, or printing double-sided.

Youth Mentor Internship
Each summer, the Community Development Department (CDD) hosts 25-50 youth through the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP), as well as 2-4 teens from around the world through our Dream Careers program. CDD has worked with MSYEP for the past 5 years to hire and engage high school interns in various facets of urban planning. This diverse team has successfully led discussions with thousands of Cambridge residents around sustainable transportation, food waste, and energy use, placed hundreds of informational doorhangers promoting solar power around Cambridge, and created new games and outreach activities to better-engage Cambridge residents and business owners in our planning efforts. The position of Youth Mentor will be responsible for planning programming for and managing Team CDD, our MSYEP team for 6 weeks from July 2 - August 17, 2018.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please click here.

Glocal Challenge Internship
The Glocal Challenge is a contest-based program facilitated by EF Education First, the City of Cambridge, and the Cambridge Public Schools to help high school students learn critical 21st Century Skills, gain global competence and receive real-world experience in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). Each year, we ask Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) students to solve a challenge locally in Cambridge that has global implications (generally an environmental focus). In the past, the Challenge has focused on decreasing energy use and food waste in Cambridge. The Glocal Challenge Intern assists with program implementation, youth coordination, and leadership development.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please click here.

Summer Intern, George Perkins Marsh Conservation Internship, Student Conservation Association
Open to rising college freshmen interested in exploring careers in the National Park Service and allied fields.
Responsibilities: Work as part of a team of National Park rangers; serve as NPS liaison at park visitor centers and special park events; assist with hands-on work projects in a variety of park divisions at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, VT and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, NH (interpretation, resource management, facilities management, cultural resources); participate in leadership and skill development workshops and mentoring; organize and lead a youth summit.
Dates: June 19 - August 11, 2018. Tuesday-Saturday 8:30AM - 5PM.
How to Apply: Create a profile and then email us when finished. Applications are due April 1st.

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, Cereal, Shelf Stable Milk (boxed), Pasta (spaghetti), Beans, Tuna, Rice, Mac & Cheese, and Juice.

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.

Maud Morgan
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.

Farmers market

Come join us for a cozy and fun filled Saturday at the Cambridge Winter Farmers Market!
Saturdays 10AM - 2PM | January 6 - April 7, 2018
Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender Street

Local fruits, vegetables, herbs, meat, fish, cheese & eggs! Hot coffee, fresh juice, warm breakfast, lunch options and prepared foods too! Come enjoy live music, free samples and activities for all ages each and every week!

Visit our website and Facebook for more information.

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

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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
3/21, 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:

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.

A. Harvey

32nd Annual Cambridge City Run 5k & Andrea Harvey Fund Walk
Sunday, April 8th
This flat, fast, 5k run & walk starts and ends on the track at Danehy Park. The 5k Race route is on the picturesque foot paths and through the neighborhood. The Andrea Harvey 5k Walk route is entirely on the footpaths.

Proceeds will fund college scholarships for CRLS student athletes, and will benefit the Andrea Harvey Fund to help victims of domestic violence.

Race Fee: $30 (Day-of: $40)
Students: $20 (Day-of: $25)
Under-18: Free

Time: Registration starts at 8:30AM. Race starts promptly at 10AM.
Location: Danehy Park, Cambridge
Parking: New Street and Sherman St lots
Street Parking: Blanchard Rd, Field St.
Sponsored by: Friends of Cambridge Athletics (FOCA)


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.


School Council
March 27 | 6 - 7:30PM

No School: Good Friday
March 30, 2018

Midterm Exams Begin
April 2

CRLS Parent-to-Parent Group
April 5 | 6 - 7:30PM

View 2017-18 CRLS Family Events >>

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>

Public Hearing on the Proposed Budget
Tuesday, March 20 - 6PM
Dr. Henrietta Attles School Committee Meeting Room
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School - 459 Broadway
Childcare is available. Please contact 617.349.6620 to request Spanish, Haitian Creole, or ASL interpretation services.

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 >> 
More immigration resources >>

View opportunities outside of CPS >>


Weekly Highlights
March 19 - 25, 2018

SmartTV 98

Schedule & Streaming
Youth View Cambridge: Student News Magazine (New Episode!)
Thu. 9PM & Sun. 7PM

Media Makers: Student-Produced Animation 
Mon. 10PM & Sun. 8PM

Celebrating Women’s History Month:
Baby Blue Arts: Lumina Women’s Ensemble

Wed. 9:30PM & Sat. 1:30PM

The Dungeon of Dr. Dreck: Plan 9 from Outer Space
Sat. 11PM

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

School Committee Budget Workshop (Live) 
Thu. 6PM

Legal Ease: Hiring Employees
Wed. 7:30PM & Sun. 7:30PM

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 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: dried apricots and cheese stick.

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Apsen Parent Account
(to get progress reports)

CRLS Zone Map
Block Schedule
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Stay informed via our FREE mobile app! 
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