DYK Newsletter: May 14, 2018
Published on May 14, 2018 08:39

May 14, 2018

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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

Your Invited!
Please join us for the Spring Drama and Dance performances Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, May 15th and 16th at 7PM in the Black Box Theater. The evening includes “The Story Emporium” as well as student and faculty directed short plays and dance performances. Tickets are free, but seating is limited. Hope to see you there!

Volunteers Needed for Kickoff to Summer Literacy & Ice Cream Night
Thursday, May 24 | 5 - 7PM |  Fletcher Maynard Academy
Title I will hold their annual event "Kickoff to Summer Literacy & Ice Cream Night" for pre-kindergarten to 5th grade students and their families. Volunteers are needed to help set-up and clean-up, and to work at different activity tables. Set-up will begin as early as 3:30PM, and clean-up will be done by 7:30PM. Hot Dogs and Ice cream sundaes will be served. If you are interested, please email Debbie or call 617.349.6492. Thank you!


Annual Boys to Men Leadership Brunch 

June 2 | 12Noon - 3PM | Putnam Avenue Upper School
Join the Men's Health League at it's annual Boys to Men Leadership Brunch at the Putnam Avenue Upper School, 100 Putnam Ave. Cambridge (enter on the Kinnaird St entrance)

All Cambridge men and boys are invited to come learn about leadership, the health of boys and men of color, community building, and more. To register click here or for more information contact Albert Pless at 617.665.3830.

This event is a collaboration of the Men's Health League (Cambridge Public Health Department), the Men of Color Task Force, and the Putnam Avenue Upper School.

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

Inward Bound Mindfulness Education
August 7 - 12, 2018 | Concord, MA
Teen stress is at an all-time high, a fact you probably encounter on a daily basis. Our non-profit, Inward Bound Mindfulness Education, offers multi-day retreats for teens to explore mindfulness skills in a supportive environment.
Learn more >>

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.


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 >> 

Volunteers Needed for Scholarship
Night Reception

Thursday, 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.

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.


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.


CRLS Scholarship Night
May 17 | 5:45 - 7:30PM

Choral, Orchestra, Concert Band Concert
May 18 | 7 - 9PM

Senior Prom
May 19

Improv Club Showing
May 21 | 7 - 8PM

Piano Recital
May 22 | 6 - 9PM

Celebration of the Arts Potluck for CRLS
May 23 | 6PM

Media Fair
May 24 | 5 - 7PM

No School: Memorial Day
May 28

View 2017-18 CRLS Family Events >>

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>


Mindful Parenting / 
Taller Respira

May 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 14 - 20, 2018

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Schedule & Streaming
Youth View Cambridge (New Episode!) 
Thu. 9PM & Sat. 5PM

Spot On: Environmental Club (New!)
Mon. 9:30PM & Sat. 5:30PM

Baby Blue Arts: Artaria String Quartet (New!)
Wed. 9:30PM & Sun. 3:30PM

STEM in 30: Science in Space (New!) 
Mon. 8PM & Tue. 10PM

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

Future Talk: Global Energy Transformation (New!)
Wed. 5:30PM & Sun. 5:30PM

Physician Focus: Mindfulness
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: nectarines and yogurt

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(to get progress reports)

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