DYK Newsletter: April 30, 2018
Published on Apr 30, 2018 08:43

April 30, 2018

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, 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

KIDS 4 CODING will be offering Affordable Summer Tech Programs
At Lesley University in Cambridge, July 2 - Aug 17 and Newbury College in Brookline July 2 - July 27.

Applications for Harvard Science Research Mentoring Program Now Open!
Applications are open to students who will be juniors and seniors next year. Do real science with Harvard astronomers! Stipends are provided by the City of Cambridge.
Students are paired with Harvard mentors to work on real research at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Schedules are flexible and will be set by the students with their mentors. No previous research experience necessary.
For more information, and application packets, click here.
Questions? Contact Mr. SebellShavit (room 2412) or Dr. Or Graur.

Biostar Program

BioSTAR Program
August 13 - 24, 2018 | Harvard
An intensive two week summer program for high school students to learn scientific principles and bioengineering techniques, covering topics in cancer therapeutics & antibiotic development. Apply online >>


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 >>

Art Reception
AP Photo Exhibit 'Photo Flow' Opening Reception 
Thursday, May 3, 5:30 - 7:30PM 
Chandler Gallery, 20 Sacramento Street, Cambridge (down the street from the Baldwin School)
Exhibit dates: April 30 - May 18, 2018
Please join us at the reception to celebrate these photographers and their terrific artwork.
Contact Ms. Milligan with questions.

Volunteers needed for Scholarship Night Reception
Thurs, May 17th
Two hours of volunteer time 4 - 6PM
Students and/or adults needed for set-up and break-up, meet-and-greet before and after a short reception on Scholarship Night for scholarship sponsors, families, students, and others. You are welcome to stay afterward for the Scholarship Ceremony in the Auditorium at 6PM. Contact us. Service credit available for CRLS students.


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.

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.

Cambridge Parent Summit
Saturday May 12 | Fletcher Maynard Academy (at Windsor & Harvard Streets)
Discuss what matters to you about CRLS and our schools. This event is organized by and for parents of CPS students.
RSVP and vote for discussion topics by clicking here.
CRLS will have its own discussion session during both the morning and afternoon. For more info, click here.


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.


Height and Weight Screenings
April 30 - May 4

CRLS Jazz Night
May 1 | 7PM
Ryles Jazz Club
$10 tickets at door
Details >>

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 >>


Walk & Ride to School Day!
Wednesday, May 2
Take some time out to promote health, safety, and the environment by biking or walking to school with your child. It’s a great way to help your child learn and practice safe bicycle and pedestrian skills while improving air quality and reducing traffic congestion around our school. We hope you’ll walk, ride, and roll with us on May 2nd! 
More info on the Safe Routes to School program >> 

Title I Workshop for Dads and Male Caregivers:
The Impact Fathers Have on Their Children
May 8 | 6-8PM
Cambridge City Hall
Details >> 
See April calendar >>

Scratch Day & CPS

May 10 | 5-7PM
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 >>

View opportunities outside of CPS >>


Weekly Highlights
April 30 - May 6, 2018

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Schedule & Streaming
Media Makers: One Minute Videos
Mon. 10PM & Sat. 6PM

What’s Up Cambridge: CRLS Piano Recital 1/9/18
Sat. 7PM & Sun. 9PM

STEM in 30: Hot Air Balloons and Air Pressure (New!)
Mon. 8PM & Tue. 10PM

Empower Style: Travel and Summer Internships (New!) 
Wed. 9PM & Sat. 1PM

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

Future Talk: Human and Computer Interaction
Wed. 5:30PM & Sun. 5:30PM

Creating Cooperative Kids: Teens and Safe Driving (New!)
Fri. 10PM & Sat. 5PM

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: spinach salad with dried cranberries.

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Apsen Parent Account
(to get progress reports)

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Block Schedule
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