DYK Newsletter: June 11, 2018
Published on Jun 11, 2018 10:35

June 11, 2018

CRLS Connects Summer 2018 Chromebook Distribution 
CRLS Connects is a comprehensive program at CRLS that aims to provide support and access to technology resources for all students and teachers. In SY16-17 all CRLS teachers were provided a laptop/tablet computer that allows for more flexible, efficient and innovative teaching and collaboration. In SY17-18 all CRLS 9th grade students received a school-issued Chromebook laptop to support their academic work both in and out of school. In addition, twenty-one teachers, who primarily support students in grades 10-12, received a class set of Chromebook laptops allowing daily access to digital resources in support of instruction.

This August, all rising 9th grade, rising 11th grade, and rising 12th grade CRLS students will receive a school-issued Chromebook laptop, effectively providing comprehensive access to technology resources and to support academic success.

The Chromebooks are on loan to students and remain the property of CPS. Students will have access to the Chromebook 24/7 during their enrollment at CRLS.
Learn more >>

For more information about Chromebook Registration attend the June 12th School Council Meeting
CRLS School Council Meetings are held off-site in the community at 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 Topic:

Tuesday, June 12: One to One Laptop roll out for all CRLS students – Speakers Nicole Hart, CRLS Instructional Technology Specialist & Damon Smith, Principal CRLS 
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Fall 2018 Sports Registration & Meetings
Registration for the Fall Athletic season is now open. 
Learn more >>

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

Super Seniors

Super Seniors 2018
Each year, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School graduates nearly four hundred ambitious, beautiful, interesting, funny, dedicated, special, and spirited young people into the real world.

On average, 92 percent of each graduating class heads off to a two or four-year college, university, or technical school.

Every new graduate has a story to share. Here are a few, some of which were chosen on the merits of their academic standing and some of which were chosen by the school for the way in which they embody the school motto of Opportunity, Diversity, and Respect. View the Class of 2018 Super Seniors's website >>

Graduation Rebroadcast Schedule
The graduation may be viewed on-demand here. Below is the graduation re-broadcast schedule for channels 98 & 99:

Channel 98
Mon 6/11 | 12Noon 
Tue 6/12 | 2PM
Wed 6/13 | 12Noon
Thu 6/14 | 2PM
Fri 6/15 | 4PM 
Sat 6/16 | 7PM
Sun 6/17 | 6AM & 9PM
Mon 6/18 | 8AM
Tue 6/19 | 10AM 
Wed 6/20 | 12Noon 
Thu 6/21 | 2PM 
Fri 6/22 | 4PM
Sat 6/23 | 7PM
Sun 6/24 | 6AM & 9PM
Channel 99
Mon 6/11 | 6PM 
Tue 6/12 | 10AM 
Wed 6/13 | 6PM 
Thu 6/14 | 10AM 
Fri 6/15 | 6PM 
Sat 6/16 10AM 
Sun 6/17 | 6PM
Mon 6/18 | 6PM 
Tue 6/19 | 10AM 
Wed 6/20 | 6PM 
Thu 6/21 | 10AM 
Fri 6/22 | 6PM 
Sat 6/23 | 10AM 
Sun 6/24 | 6PM 


Parents Needed for the Interview Committee for the Guidance Counselor Position
Tuesday and Thursday next week | 8:30 - 11:30AM break then 12:30 - 2:30PM.
Thursday will finish up around 3 - 3:30.
If you are interested please email Lynn Williams or call 617.349.6698.

CRLS AV Policy Meeting
Monday, June 11 | 3PM
There will be an Ad Hoc Sub-Committee Meeting on the CRLS AV Policy Monday 6/11 from 3 - 4:30PM in the School Committee Room at CRLS. The meeting will provide an opportunity for community members to share perspectives and explore new ideas regarding the CRLS AV policy.

Medication Pick Up in the School Health Office
All medication such as inhalers, epi-pens, and diabetic care items should be picked up at the CRLS School Health Center prior to the end of this school year. (Students may pick up these items.)

Fall Musical
There will be an information meeting for next fall's musical on Tuesday, June 12th at 3:30PM in the Media Cafe. The title of show and creative team will be introduced at this time. The auditions will be in the fall, during the first week of school.


CRLS students! Interested in Japanese culture?
Want to visit Japan next summer with your CRLS classmates? Come to an interest meeting after school at 2:45PM on Wednesday 6/13 in room 4102 to learn about a potential trip to Japan next year!

Questions or can't make it? Contact Mr. Ogino or Ms. Knowlton for more details!

Website User Survey

CPS Website User Family Survey
CPS is starting a rebranding project this summer and needs your help! The CPS district and school websites will be redesigned and we need your feedback. 

We want to make sure the websites meet your expectations and more. By filling out the following short survey, we will be able to understand the experience families have when visiting CPS websites and how it can be improved. We also will examine communication efforts collectively at CPS. Thank you in advance for your participation. Take the Survey >>


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

Student registration for Summer HSSP has just opened!

Summer HSSP 2018 is a seven-weekend academic program that runs on Saturdays, beginning on June 30 and ending on August 11. Classes—both academic and non-academic—are offered in several time blocks from 10:30AM to 3:30PM.

Open to students from rising 7th graders to graduating 12th graders, Summer HSSP offers exciting classes such as, The Physics of Life, Make Your Own Playground, and Fancy Crafts and Knicknacks. Check out the catalog here and register >>


Friends of CRLS Volunteers:
You're the Best!

JacobWho makes things happen around Friends of CRLS? You do! We couldn't do it without you - parents and students and staff! Please volunteer with us in 2018-19 - events, publicity, grant writing, community outreach, and more. Contact us to toss your hat in the ring for the fall. No obligation. It's never too early! Thank you to our crack volunteer team of 2017-18!

Photos from last week at CRLS - Commencement, Scholarship Recipients, Jazz and A Capella 

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?
Time and Learning Meeting at CRLS on June 14th at 6PM in the CCRC.
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.

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 Summer Support
Did you know that most colleges will charge you health insurance unless you waive it? Don't Panic! U*Aspire can help you with:

  • Waiving Health Insurance Cost
  • Federal Student Loan Guidance
  • Planning to pay your bill and more!

You Applied. You got in. NOW lets make sure you START!
Email or Call us with Questions at 617.778.7195 x117.
View the Flyer >>

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. 


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

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
June 12 | 6 - 7:30PM

FOCA Meeting
June 12 | 6 - 7:30PM

Time and Learning Meeting
June 14 | 6 - 7PM

No School: Eid al-Fitr
June 15

Early Release Day
June 20, 21

Last Day of School
June 22

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>


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 11 - 17, 2018

SmartTV 98

Schedule & Streaming
CRLS 2018 Graduation (Re-Broadcast) 
Mon. 12Noon & Sat. 7PM

Music Moves: Student-Produced Music Videos
Thu. 5:30PM & Sun. 9:30AM

Sci-Fi Journal: June 2018 Edition (New!) 
Tue. 10PM

Empower Style: Sun & Sand
Wed. 9PM & Sat. 1PM

Schedule & Streaming
CRLS 2018 Graduation (Re-Broadcast) 
Wed. 6PM & Fri. 6PM

Innovation Showcase: New American Public Art
Mon. 9PM & Wed. 9PM

Life & Style with Sara: Preserving Summer Produce
Sat. 9AM & Sun. 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: low fat yogurt, granola, and strawberries

Get Involved
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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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Follow CRLS on Facebook and Twitter today.

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Stay informed via our FREE mobile app! 
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