DYK Newsletter: April 23, 2018
Published on Apr 23, 2018 13:14

April 23, 2018

CRLS AV Policy Meeting Date and Location Change!
There will be two Ad Hoc Subcommittee Meeting on the CRLS AV Policy Monday 4/23 from 3 - 4:30PM and Tuesday, 4/24 from 6 - 7:30PM.

Both meetings are in the School Committee Room at CRLS. These meetings will provide an opportunity for community members to share perspectives and explore new ideas regarding the CRLS AV policy.

CRLS Focuses on Student Mental Health 
Recognizing the importance of talking about mental health and wellness for our youth the Cambridge Public Health Department and Cambridge Public Schools are co-sponsoring a presentation by the Minding Your Mind organization. The goal is to provide an educational program on mental health issues to CRLS students, parents and staff. Event Details >>

Substance Use and Mental Health Program at CRLS
We understand that addiction is a medical condition. Young people face greater vulnerability to damage caused by addictive substances like alcohol, drugs, or inhalants. CRLS is working with CHA Cambridge Teen Health Center to offer early intervention and treatment programs for youth. Read on >>

Help Teens Build Resilience & Healthy Self Esteem
Thursday, May 3 (rescheduled from March 22)
Location: CRLS in the CCRC | 6 - 7:30PM

School Council

New Location for the Spring CRLS School Council Meetings!
CRLS School Council Meetings are held off-site in the community with the purpose of welcoming and engaging all families. This spring we will be in a new location at the 364 Rindge Ave Towers Community Room for 6 - 7:30PM. Park in visitors parking or on Ridge Ave.

Please join us for the following School Improvement Plan Topics:

Tuesday, April 24: College Affordability- Speakers: Simone Lawrence, UAspire Finacial Aid Advisor & Sara Reese, RSTA Career Counselor

Tuesday, May 29: Summer Learning- Speakers, Jeff Gaglione, CRLS Dean of Curriculum for Math & Khari Milner CPSD Out of School Time Director

Tuesday, June 12: One to One Laptop roll out for all CRLS students- Speakers Nicole Hart, CRLS Instructional Technology Specialist & Damon Smith, Principal CRLS


Math MCAS Information
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 | View the Schedule

2019 CRLS April Vacation Trip
Limited spaces are still available to sign up for the CRLS 2019 April Break trip to Switzerland, Italy, France, and Spain. Please email Kate Holmes or visit the travel website

AP Reception

AP Portfolio Art Exhibit
4/13 through 4/30 | Harvard Square, University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop St.
Please join us at reception on April 26 from 5 - 7PM.


TEALS Program
In cooperation with Microsoft Corporation’s TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) initiative, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School has built a very successful Computer Science program. In just five years, the program has grown to where next year we will be offering 4 sections of Introduction to Computer Science, 6 sections of AP (Advanced Placement) Computer Science and 4 sections of AP Computer Science Principles. That translates to over 200 students in these classes!!

We have a wonderful opportunity for you to get involved with our program by teaming up with TEALS as a classroom teacher. TEALS is a grassroots program that recruits, mentors and places passionate high tech professionals into high school classes as part-time teachers. The professional brings his or her subject knowledge and will join one of our CRLS classroom teachers in a team-teaching model. TEALS provides training for both parties as well as course outlines based on successful college courses. Read more >> 

Audible Summer Internship
AudibleAudible is seeking 8 to 10 high school rising juniors and seniors who are interested in a career in technology to participate in a three-week computer science-focused program. Learn directly from Audible engineers working on industry leading technologies. Be immersed in a professional computer science environment. The program will run from August 13th to August 30th in our Kendall Square office. Learn more >>

Green Team

Jobs at Green Team at Groundwork Somerville
Are you (or teens you know) looking for a fun, meaningful, summer job?
Apply now to work on the Green Team at Groundwork Somerville! Get paid to grow food for our community, work for environmental and social justice, develop job and leadership skills, build a team and make new friends, and get outside and bike around the city. Apply online by Monday, April 16th at 11:59PM.


FOCRLS MayFair Raffle Now Open!
Purchase tickets online or at FOCRLS's Harvard Square MayFair table on Sunday, May 6!

Volunteer Opportunities at the Harvard Square MayFair on Sunday, May 6
Help FOCRLS set up, sell raffle tickets, and tell fairgoers about FOCRLS and CRLS.
Two-hour shifts: 10AM –12Noon (set up), 12Noon –2PM, 2–4PM, and 4–6PM..
Students receive community service credit – remember to have your form signed. Email us to sign up.

Raffle prizes are being donated by dozens of our favorite Cambridge and Somerville businesses. If you would like to be a business donor of a gift card/certificate as a prize, please email us or call 857.235.9290.

All proceeds from ticket sales support opportunities for CRLS students, grads, and faculty through Friends of CRLS's College Scholarships, Student Travel Fellowships, Faculty Innovation Grants, Faculty Distinction Awards, and the Unsung Heroes Awards.

Volunteer NEEDED FOR Biodiversity Education Events
Sat., April 28: Volunteers are needed to welcome the families and the general public to a combined outdoor art and citizen science event at Magazine Beach, in the afternoon.

Sat., April 29: Volunteers are needed to welcome the families and the general public to combined outdoor art and citizen science events at Danehy Park (morning) and Fresh Pond Reservation and to help guide children’s art activities.

The Cambridge Wildlife Puppetry Project will verify community service hours for volunteering at these events. Contact us to sign up. View the flyer >>

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.

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.


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.

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

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

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.

Drop-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!  


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.


Career & College Resource Center
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 >>

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
April 24 | 6 - 7:30PM

CRLS Parent Workshop: Just Talk About It
April 26 | 6 - 7:30PM
Learn more >>

A Capella Jam

Spring A Capella
Concert / Jam

April 27 | 7 - 8PM

Height and Weight Screenings
April 30 - May 4

CRLS Parent-to-Parent Group Meeting
May 3 | 6 - 7:30PM

Junior Prom
May 5
Tremont Marriot

View 2017-18 CRLS Family Events >>

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>


Protecting Your Kids 
from Overly Sexual Internet Content

April 25 | 6:30PM
Putnam Ave. Upper School
Details >>

Mindful Parenting / 
Taller Respira

May 7, 21; June 4
7 - 8:30PM 

Amigos School
In these workshops, moms and dads gather to practice skills and practical exercises to reach a greater calm and clarity during difficult times in our daily lives. Dr. Beatriz Meza-Valencia, pediatrician, teaches about childhood and adolescent brain development and exercises easy to use in everyday life. Everyone is invited and attendance to prior sessions is not required. Sessions will be given in Spanish and English. Childcare provided. Questions?

[email protected]

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 >>

Water Challenge
April 1-30
Mayor McGovern is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources more wisely by taking part in the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. Students are welcome learn about water conservation and join in the water pledge, too! 
General Info >>
Student Info >>

View opportunities outside of CPS >>


Weekly Highlights
April 23 - 29, 2018

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Schedule & Streaming
The Word: CRLS Newscast
Thu. 10:30PM & Sun. 8:30PM

Media Makers: Audio Productions 
Mon. 10PM & Sat. 6PM

Cooking and Kids: Green Power (New!)
Wed. 8PM & Sun. 2PM

Once Upon a Time: Stories about Unusual Pets 
Mon. 4:30PM & Sat. 10:30AM

Schedule & Streaming
The Road to Recovery: April 2018 Edition (New!)
Sat. 2PM & Sun. 8PM

White House Chronicle: News & Analysis (New!)
Tue. 10PM & Sun. 5PM

Physician Focus: Getting Care for a Serious Illness
Fri. 4:30PM & Sat. 9:30AM

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: pita pocket with sprouts and hummus

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CRLS Student Handbook
Apsen Parent Account
(to get progress reports)

CRLS Zone Map
Block Schedule
Course Catalog

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Stay informed via our FREE mobile app! 
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