DYK Newsletter: June 4, 2018
Published on Jun 4, 2018 09:45

June 4, 2018

Got feedback? 
We can't wait to hear from you! CPS is conducting our first annual Family Survey, and we hope to hear from you by June 14th! 

If you haven't already received an email or text message, or it's gotten lost in your inbox, check out our Family Survey page and click on your family's school(s). You can also find questions & answers about the survey, view our outreach plan, and even make comments on ways to improve our outreach strategy.

For those who don't have a good way to take it from home, watch for survey-taking stations at events at school. We value your feedback and hope to learn and improve based on what we hear from you. 

The survey is part of our continuous improvement efforts, a key component of our CPS District Plan


Fall 2018 Sports Registration & Meetings
Registration for the Fall Athletic season begins on
June 6, 2018. Learn more >>

CRLS Fall Sports Information Meeting for Rising 9th Graders

June 6, 2018 | 6 - 7PM
Where: War Memorial - Al Coccoluto Gym
For incoming students and parents to get information regarding fall sports, start dates and coach contact, and to meet fall coaches.

CRLS Fall Sports Student Information Meeting for Current CRLS Students
June 6, 2018 | 2:45PM
Where: War Memorial - Al Coccoluto Gym

All Parents Sports Assembly
August 28 | 6 - 7PM
Where: War Memorial - Al Coccoluto Gym


Science MCAS 
On Wednesday, June 6th and Thursday, June 7th only 9th graders and upperclassmen who have not passed the Science MCAS will come to school at 8:05AM. All other students will report to class at 11:08AM or Lunch A.
Learn more | View the Schedule


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

New Date: CRLS Parent to Parent Meeting

CRLS Parent to Parent Meeting has been rescheduled to June 6 (instead of June 7) form 6 - 7:30PM in the Principals Conference room.

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, 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 >>

FOCRLS End-of-School-Year Wrap Up
Happy end-of-the-school-year! The school year is winding down, but Friends of CRLS is busy year-round. Like the diligent students and faculty we serve, even as we reflect on our accomplishments of this past school year, we need to keep one eye on the future, planning for the next school year and beyond.

That's why when we sum up the role played by Friends of CRLS, a parent-founded non-profit established in 2006, we use one word that's set in the present and one word that looks toward the future: ACCESS and INVESTMENT. Simply put, we provide ACCESS to the resources that profoundly impact students’ aspirations and we reach out to the wider Cambridge community to INVEST in CRLS students’ success at school and in life.

Read a few examples of over 100 exciting opportunities we offered this school year to students and faculty >>


Free Tickets to A Midsummer
Night's Dance

The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is pleased to offer a limited number of free tickets to its upcoming Masterworks concert A Midsummer Night's Dance on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 8PM. The concert will take place at Kresge Auditorium, MIT, 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. Music Director Cynthia Woods will lead our full symphonic Orchestra. To reserve these free tickets, individuals should email us 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.

Cambridge Wildlife

Outdoor Volunteer Opportunity

If you like kids and nature, come help Cambridge kids and families celebrate the wildlife and habitats of our city at
Fresh Pond Day, June 9 from 1 - 2:30PM.

The Cambridge Wildlife Puppetry Project has a large collection of community-made puppets and costumes of local species and also distributes animal trading cards free to children.

Sign up to wear a costume or operate one of our giant puppets in the Animal Parade. You’ll receive community service hours for volunteering.

Hoops and Health

Hoops 'N' Health
June 16, 2018 | Hoyt Field | Cambridge
Join us for free games and activities for the whole family. For more information about the event contact Richard Harding at 617.665.3769.


Not enough hours in the day?
As part of our ongoing efforts to learn and improve as a school district, Cambridge Public Schools has identified a frequently-cited obstacle: time. 

Please join with us in discussing the recommendations of a joint report from the Cambridge Education Association and CPS Administration, which proposes extending the length of the school day. 

Beginning with these school-based conversations, and continuing with a broad community process in Fall 2018, the Superintendent will develop recommendations for any potential changes by Winter 2018-19.

Learn more about this process on the CPS website. Upcoming discussions are listed below, many of which have been scheduled for a regular meeting of School Councils. There will be more opportunities to contribute your thoughts and ideas over the coming months. Or, feel free to email us.

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 >>


Boston Area to Celebrate World Orienteering Day
Events to be held in Foxborough, Newton, Stoneham, Boston and Cambridge
People all over the world will be celebrating World Orienteering Day this May by trying out fun activities with maps. WOD is coming to the Boston area with programs at ten
different schools throughout Boston and Cambridge, and three orienteering events open to the public. People of all ages are welcome -- with a particular focus on children and newcomers. Barb Bryant, Orienteering USA’s Secretary and Vice President of Youth Initiatives, says, “Orienteering gets kids outdoors, running and solving navigational problems at the same time. We are excited to see the growth in this sport in Massachusetts.”

Orienteering is a navigation sport which takes place in forests, parks, school campuses, and even city streets. Participants find checkpoints using a map and compass. The fastest person to visit all the checkpoints wins. Events are suitable for all ages, and courses range from short & easy to long &
strenuous. 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. 

Cambridge Parent Summit Followup
June 11, 6:30PM | Cambridge Public Library Community Room (lower L2 floor next to Lecture Hall). Come and join the parent working group focused on high school issues.
More Info >>
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
Blue Bikes is our publicly-owned bike share for anybody ages 16+! Blue Bikes 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!  


Open Board Position
President, Friends of Cambridge Athletics
Starting: July 2018 to June 2020, 2-year term
Learn more >>

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.


Senior Breakfast
June 5

Graduation Rehearsal
June 5, 6 | 10:30AM

Chamber Music Concert
June 5 | 6 - 8PM

HSEP Graduation
June 6 | 6 - 7PM

Fall Athletics Registration Opens
June 6

CRLS Graduation
June 7

CRLS Parent-to-Parent Group
June 7 | 6 - 7:30PM

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>


Mindful Parenting / 
Taller Respira

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]

Cambridge Summer
Food Program
July 2 - August 17
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Learn more >>

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
June 4 - 10, 2018

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Schedule & Streaming
What’s Up Cambridge: Spring Danceworks 2018 (New!) 
Fri. 4PM & Sat. 7PM

Spot On: Environmental Club
Thu. 9:30PM & Sat. 5:30PM

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

Hollywood Makeover: Hair & Wardrobe
Wed. 10:30PM & Sun. 4:30PM

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

The Drexel Interview: Physicist Max Tegmark
Sat. 1PM & Sun. 3PM

Legal Ease: Restorative Justice
Wed. 7:30PM & Fri. 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: whole wheat wrap with hummus

Get Involved
Employment Permits
CRLS Student Handbook
Apsen Parent Account
(to get progress reports)

CRLS Zone Map
Block Schedule
Course Catalog

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Stay in the loop by joining our social media communities.
Follow CRLS on Facebook and Twitter today.

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Stay informed via our FREE mobile app! 
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