DYK Newsletter: May 7, 2018
Published on May 7, 2018 10:44

May 7, 2018

Class of 2018 Yearbook
This year, the only way to purchase a yearbook will be to PRE-ORDER it. To do this, please visit: https://crlsyearbook1718.picaboo.com/

In order for all of the books to arrive before the end of the year, Pre-Ordering will CLOSE 5/11/18. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail the yearbook staff at [email protected]

Senior Information
Stay updated on important dates. More info >>

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 from 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

See flyer >>


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

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Celebrate the Arts at CRLS!
2018 Pot Luck Arts Celebration
May 23 | 6PM | Media Cafe at CRLS
Details >>

2017 CRLS graduate Dimon Carrigan will announce his college signing on May 9 at 3:15PM in the War Memorial Building's Al Cocculuto Gymnasium. Details >>

Getting to School Really Matters
Did you know that missing school – even in the early grades – has a negative impact on learning over time? Learn more >>

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

Teen Science Cafe: Mindful Matters
Saturday, May 12 | 6-8:30PM | MIT Museum
Free for high school students, with dinner included. Meet MIT researchers who are studying the human brain and see the mind-blowing exhibition, "The Beautiful Brain". 
Details >>

Bazaar of Ideas: Preparing the World for Climate Change
Tuesday, May 8 | 7-10PM | MIT Lobby 13
Please join us as Terrascope students display and explain appropriate-technology designs for adapting to the impacts of a changing climate, including:
--A drone-based heat-detecting camera system, for early detection of wildfires.
--A net-based system to harvest water from fog in coastal deserts.
--A cooling, shaded bus shelter, to encourage transit use during heat waves.
--A bicycle-powered plastic-shredder, to help garbage-pickers reduce mounds of garbage that can become hazardous during storms.
--An enhanced filtration system to make rooftop rainwater collection more efficient in central Colombia

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 >>

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! 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.

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.


AP Testing
May 7-18

RSTA Senior Dinner
May 9

Jewelry Sale
May 10 | during lunch
Outside main cafeteria

Last Day to Order Yearbooks
May 11

May 11 & 12
Details >>

Last Day to Buy Prom Tickets
May 12

Avid Senior Dinner
May 12

Senior Prom
May 19

View 2017-18 CRLS Family Events >>

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>


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
May 7-13, 2018

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Schedule & Streaming
The Word: Voting, Personal Finance, and Infinity War (New!)
Thu. 9PM & Sat. 5PM

Youth View Cambridge: Student-Produced News Magazine
Fri. 3:30PM & Sun. 8:30PM

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

Reeling: The Movie Review Show (New!)
Wed. 10PM & Sat. 2PM

Schedule & Streaming
Road to Recovery: A Sense of Purpose in Support of Recovery (New!) Sat. 2PM & Sun. 8PM

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

Estoy Sano: The Spanish Language Cooking Show
Thu. 4PM & Sat. 4PM

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: lettuce and turkey in a whole wheat wrap.

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Apsen Parent Account
(to get progress reports)

CRLS Zone Map
Block Schedule
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