DYK Newsletter: September 17, 2018
Published on Sep 17, 2018 09:37

September 17, 2018

Curriculum Night
September 20 | 5 - 8PM
An opportunity for parents to meet teachers and receive information about curriculum and course work. Coming to the Curriculum Night will help you better understand what your child is studying and how you can support your child academically throughout the semester. View event details >>

School Council

Join Us for 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 fall we will be at 119 Windsor Street on the last Tuesday of the Month from 6 - 7:30PM. Please join us for the following Topic:

CRLS Homework Policy: September 25 | 6 - 7:30PM
Location: 119 Windsor St. 2nd Floor Conference Room in the Windsor Street Health Clinic.
Speaker: Ross Benson, CRLS Math Teacher

CRLS Parent-to-Parent Group Starting October 4
Parenting teens can be challenging! Join us for the CRLS Parent to Parent Group!

Participating in this group will give parents an opportunity to meet other parents/guardians, share experiences, and support each other through these challenging yet exciting times.

The CRLS Parent-to-Parent Group is open to all CRLS parents / guardians and will be held on the first Thursday of the month form 6 - 7:30PM in the Principal Conference Room. A light meal is provided. Childcare provided upon request. For more information please contact Greta Hardina the CRLS family Liaison.

CRLS Arts Committee Meetings

The CRLS Arts Committee will have its first monthly meeting Monday, September 17 at 7PM in the Visual and Performing Arts Office, downstairs in the arts building. It is a great way to help support the arts and music students and staff through providing snacks, ushering, ticket-booth support, and other fun things. If you are interested in finding out more, either come to this meeting or email the organizer of the committee Jean Cummings.


CRLS is going to Rome, Pompeii, Athens, and the Islands of Greece!
Any student who is interested in going on this trip to Italy and Greece, which will take place during late June and early July 2019, should come to the informational meeting on Thursday September 20th at 5PM in room 3602. For more information please see Jon in room 3602 or email him.


Dance Auditions
The CRLS Modern Dance Company will hold auditions on Thursday, September 20th. Come join the fun and learn and perform dances created by students, faculty and guest artists! Dancers must sign up in advance, please see Ms. D or Miss Thigpen in the dance studio (room 0621) for more information.
Signup >>


World Jazz Ensemble Auditions
Instrumentation needed: drums, percussion, piano, guitar, bass, vibes, sax, trumpet, trombone, strings, and vocals. This is a jazz ensemble and will focus on the performance of a variety of musical styles from many areas of the world such as Brazil, Cuba, Argentina, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The course will also focus on how the rhythm section works in many different styles. This is an advanced ensemble and is for students who have played their instruments for at least two years. Auditions are on Thursday, September 20th afterschool in room #0606.

Join the CRLS Interact Club
Volunteers needed to make bedding, bathroom, and kitchen starter sets for families in need!
Where: In Harvard Square at Furnishing Hope of Massachusetts, Inc. 131 Mount Auburn Street, Level B 
When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons till 5PM.   
All CRLS volunteers will receive Community Service hours and snacks!

Furnishing Hope of Massachusetts, Inc. (FHMA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to providing support for families transitioning from homeless and domestic violence shelters into stable housing by providing them with the basic furniture and household goods they need to create a comfortable and nurturing environment from which to make a new start.

Founded in 2012, we currently serve communities across the Greater Boston area via partnerships with a network of local social service agency partners. We collect and redistribute gently-used furniture and home goods, supplemented with purchased items where needed.

To volunteer contact Claire Woppmann.


Flu Season

Flu season may be arriving early this year. Please review the following guidelines to help insure the safety and health of our school community.

  • Do not send your child to school with a temperature 100.4F/38C or higher, or if your child has a lower temperature and clearly is not feeling well.
  • Keep your child home for 24 hours after the fever has gone without the use of fever medicine (example, Tylenol or Advil) to keep the temperature down.
  • Call your pediatrician if your child has a sore throat that lasts more than 2 days or has vomiting/diarrhea that lasts more than 24 hours.
  • Students who need antibiotics for contagious illnesses (example – strep throat) must take them for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Please inform the school nurse if your child has had a recent illness like strep throat or eye infection.

A sick child cannot learn effectively and cannot participate in classes in a meaningful way. Keeping a sick child home helps prevent the spread of illness in our school community and allows the time to rest and recover.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Lastly, please talk to your healthcare provider about getting a flu vaccine.

Thank you,

Ineida Barros RN
Susan Greenberg RN
Annemarie Ciccarelli RN
Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School Nurses


Free screening of the film Runnin at Cambridge Public Library
This award-winning documentary tells the story of four friends in Somerville, their journey into substance abuse, and the friend who got away. After the screening, join us for an interactive Q&A with the director, Alex Hogan. Light refreshments will be served. Monday, September 17th | 6:30 PM | Cambridge Library, Main Lecture Hall. View the flyer >>


Harvard Internship Program
CRLS Juniors and Seniors can get paid to work at Harvard this school year by participating in the Harvard Internship Program. Grow your job skills and your savings, and you’ll be able to put Harvard down on your resume. Come to the Youth Employment Center (CRLS Room 2101) any day during lunch to grab an application and sign up for an interview time. Jobs can vary, but most involve working in an office or library. This is an 8 hour per week afterschool commitment that runs until June.

Questions? Please contact Ken Bowers at 617.349.6272. This program is offered through the City of Cambridge Office of Workforce Development and the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers.

First Work Program
The First Work Program is a part of the Cambridge Public Schools and is intended to offer part-time, before and after-school, hourly employment to “employment inexperienced” youth attending Cambridge Rindge & Latin School. Students who are enrolled in grade 9 or grade 10 (up to age 15) can apply for acceptance into the program. The jobs are primarily located in various schools in the district. The students’ wages ($8.80/hr.) are paid for by the City of Cambridge and they can work UP TO 10 hours a week. They must be supervised by an adult at all times. Please email Jaci Rubin to learn more information.


Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV)
CSV is excited to return and support the CRLS community. For the 2018-2019 school year, CSV's high school one-to-one programs will be offered in three locations. Please read below for service details.

Subject-based Tutoring Services
Before-school Tutoring (7:30 - 8AM)
We are sharing space with Work Force. Our before-school tutoring will be located in room 2403 (in the middle of the hallway on the second floor).

After-school Tutoring (2:45 - 3:45PM)
After-school tutoring will be located in the College/Career Resource Center, room 1501.

Tutoring services will start Monday, Sept. 24th.

College/Career Mentoring Services (2:30PM)
SAT Prep and College/Career Mentoring will be held in the CRLS Library's Inquiry Lab (formerly known as the fiction room).

SAT Prep
SAT Prep's Session I is from 2:30 to 4:30PM on Tuesdays. The kickoff date is September 18th. Please encourage seniors to attend- all grade levels are welcome.

College/Career Mentoring
College/career mentoring is from 2:30 to 4:30PM on Wednesdays. In support of guidance, we help seniors with personal statements/scholarship essays, and post secondary education searches and applications. We reserved the inquiry lab to 3:30PM. However, mentors will continue to work with them in the library up to 4:30PM. The kickoff date is Oct. 3rd.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Deandra Williams, CSV's High School Programs Director or James Duche, Tutoring Center Manager at 617.349.6794.

CRLS has a New uAspire Advisor
Jenny Smith is now available at the Career and College Center (CCRC) on Tuesday - Friday from 9AM - 3:30PM. uAspire works to ensure that all young people have the financial information and resources necessary to find an affordable path to – and through – a post secondary education. uAspire partners with high schools, community organizations, and colleges to provide college affordability advice to more than 10,000 young people and their families every year. Through our work, college-ready students have the support and knowledge they need to overcome financial barriers and succeed in college.

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: $25 per year! Learn more >>

Immigration Resources
Immigration Legal Screening Clinics
3rd Wednesday each month, 5:15-7:15PM
Free consultations with an immigration attorney for Massachusetts immigrants and their families
Community Legal Services & Counseling Center (CLSACC)
90 Third St., Cambridge
617.349.4396; [email protected] 
See flyer >>

Citizenship Day Boston 2018
Sunday, September 30
Get help with your citizenship application! 
Info: 617.694.5949 or projectcitizenship.org
See flyer (English) >>
See flyer (Chinese) >>
See flyer (Haitian Creole) >> 
See flyer (Spanish) >>

Rep. Katherine Clark – Cambridge Office Hours
Hosted by Rep. Clark's Immigration Issues Liaison Katie Worley
3rd Thursday each month, 3-4PM  
Cambridge City Hall, 795 Mass Ave. (Mayor's Office, 2nd fl)
Staff will be on site to answer questions about immigration benefits, USCIS cases, Passports, and more. If you have questions or need assistance outside of scheduled hours, please do not hesitate to contact our district office: 
701 Concord Ave., Suite 101, Cambridge, MA 02138 
617.354.0292, katherineclark.house.gov.


How can MBTA bus service be improved in Cambridge? 
Provide feedback on bus frequency, reliability, and comfort through the Better Bus Project’s brief survey.

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.


All City Program Information Night
September 17 | 6:30 - 7:45PM
CRLS Band Room

No School: Yom Kippur
September 19

All School Book Talk
September 20 | 9 - 10AM

School Council Meeting
September 25 | 6 - 7:30
(Offsite meeting)

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>

View family-friendly events at CRLS >>


Weekly Highlights
September 17 - 23, 2018

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Schedule & Streaming
Game of the Week: CRLS Football vs. Lincoln-Sudbury (Live) 
Fri. 7PM

The Vault - Student Archives: 2013 Mad Hot Cambridge 
Thu. 4PM & Sat. 9PM

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

Perils for Pedestrians: Advocating Safe Routes (New!)
Mon. 8:30PM & Sat. 4:30PM

Schedule & Streaming
Legal Ease: Programs of Probation (New!)
Mon. 7:30PM & Sun. 7:30PM

Life and Style with Sara: Fall Gardening
Thu. 9AM & Fri. 4PM

Estoy Sano!: Pizzas de Tortillas
Tue. 4PM & Thu. 4PM

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2018-19 CRLS

Join us at the School Council meetings on the last Tuesday of each month. Learn more >> 


Cambridge in Motion's recommended snack of the week is whole grain crackers with bell pepper slices and hummus.

The Homework Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:30 - 4PM in Room 2208 (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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3-Year-Old Lottery. Learn more >>

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