DYK Newsletter: October 1, 2018
Published on Oct 1, 2018 08:42

October 1, 2018

PSAT Day Wednesday Oct. 10– Altered Schedule for All CRLS Students
Grade 9 - Reports to school at 9 AM and will be dismissed at 12:30 PM. All 9th Graders report to the outside backdoor of the field house (gym) for activities with guidance and PE staff.

Grades 10 and 11
– Will report to CRLS at the regular time for PSAT testing (pre -SAT testing).  

Students will be dismissed after testing and Lunch will be available. The test typically takes 3.5 hours and students with accommodations will be given more time. Please make sure students are on time for the exam.

Grade 12 - Seniors are encouraged to use this day for college visits, community service or career shadowing. Seniors may also report to the basement of the Main Public Library from 9 - 11:30AM where members of the CRLS Guidance Department, Cambridge School Volunteers and uAspire will be available to assist them with the Common Application, essay writing and financial aid.

Learn more and view the schedule >>

School Health Informational Sessions
School Health will be having informational sessions this school year 2018-2019.

The first session will be entitled: "Is It the Flu? How to Prevent It." This session will run through October and November. Each session will be 15 to 20 minutes which will occur in your classroom or homeroom. If you are interested in scheduling a session please contact School Health.

Building Equity Bridges - Stipends Available
Your insight and ideas are important to us! Student leaders who are committed to equity can earn stipends or gift cards while making a difference. Opportunities include:

  • Youth Sense-Making Team: Share your thoughts on what's impacting students' experiences across CPS. We are looking for a diverse range of students to join us for pizza and an introduction to the Building Equity Bridges project on Thursday, October 4th, 3-5PM at CRLS - School Committee Room. This is a paid opportunity at $15/hour - RSVP here
  • Youth Organizers: Earn $15 per hour recruiting your peers to focus groups between now and December. Learn more and apply here.
  • Participate in a Focus Group: Join a youth focus group and share a meal while sharing your experiences. Gift cards will be given to all participants. Apply here.

Learn more about the Nellie Mae Education Foundation Grant to CPS and the Building Equity Bridges project on our website.

Girls Who Code 2018-2019 Session
Want to learn how to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through code? Join the library's Girls Who Code Club! Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

This Girls Who Code club is for anyone who identifies as a girl, ages 13-18. More clubs can be found at the Girls Who Code website.

Please contact the Teen Room at 617.349.4027 to sign up. The club meets on Wednesdays from 4 - 6PM beginning October 3, and runs for 10 weeks.


VPA Performance Auditions
Here is your chance to join other talented students. Check out the audition schedule for Modern Dance Company, Big Band, Improv Club, and more.

Food Pantry

CRLS Food Pantry
Do you have a student enrolled at CRLS? Do you need help feeding your family? The CRLS food pantry is available to all CRLS students and families!

For more information contact Greta Hardina, CRLS Family Liaison at 617.349.6660 or come to the CRLS Main Office.

Teen Advisory Board
2018-19 CIEE Global Navigator Scholarship Program 
CRLS is participating in the 2018-19 CIEE Global Navigator Scholarship program for international travel experiences for summer 2019 for students in 9-11 grades. Scholarship and program information sheets available from Room 3402 (see Mr. McGuinness). Priority Applications due Nov. 30th. Learn more about the program >>

CIEE Summer Travel Family Informational Meeting:
Thursday Oct 11 | 6:30 - 7:30PM | Media Cafeteria


2019 Faculty Innovation Grants
Coming Soon

Friends of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (FOCRLS) wants to help you give students energizing educational experiences! Check your CRLS Gmail on Wednesday 10/3/18 for the Faculty Innovation Grants proposal form and details. Completed proposals will be accepted through Monday 11/5/18. Please be sure to email your proposals to us.

Faculty Innovation Grants help faculty and staff energize the learning experience for students beyond the classroom curriculum by enhancing academic exploration, service learning, community building, social development, and an understanding of the many arts and cultures at CRLS/RSTA. Visits from accomplished guests, class field trips, special events, and group creations are among the kinds of projects Faculty Innovation Grants can make possible. See a list of all previous Faculty Innovation Grants here.

If you received a Faculty Innovation Grant in the past, please be sure you emailed your completed evaluation and financial report with receipts to us before you submit a new proposal. If you need forms or have questions, please email us.

For more information, please email us, call 857.235.9290, or visit CRLS Room 2136.

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. 

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.


Community Conversations - Free
Held at the Fitzgerald Theater at CRLS
Unveiled: A One-Woman Play by Rohina Malik
“Five Muslim women in a post-9/11 world serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil”
Friday, October 12 | 6:30PM:
Register for free tickets >> 
This event is sponsored by the Cambridge Peace Commission, Cambridge City Manager’s Office, Cambridge Arts Council, Councillor Sumbul Siddiqui, Mayor Marc McGovern and CRLS Visual & Performing Arts.

BanajiWhat is Implicit Bias: A Presentation by Dr. Mahzarin R. Banaji
Author of Blindspot: The Hidden Biases of Good People
Wednesday, October 17 | 5:30PM
Register for free tickets >>
This event is sponsored by the Cambridge Citizens Committee on Civic Unity, Cambridge Human Rights Commission, Cambridge Peace Commission, Cambridge City Manager’s Office, Mayor Marc McGovern, and Councillor Sumbul Siddiqui.

Join the Enroot Emerge Mentoring Program
Are you from an immigrant family or do you speak a different language at home? Would you like help exploring career paths, practicing public speaking and a chance to do new fun activities around the Boston area? If you answer yes to the two questions above, the Enroot Emerge Mentoring Program is for you!

Enroot will match you with a one-on-one mentor to help you explore career options and work with you each week on your post-secondary plans throughout the school year.
We will also invite you to join us on field trips to colleges and to explore technology and biotechnology companies around Cambridge and Boston.

When: Thursdays | 6 -  7:30PM
Where: Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Media Cafeteria

Interested? Please click here to fill out the application. Once we have your application we will contact you to arrange a meeting to give you more details.

Questions: contact Ms. Canas or visit her office in the International Center, Rm 2131.

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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 come by room 1312 for an application packet. 


MIT Age Lab

The MIT AgeLab is recruiting high school students across New England to participate in the 2018 OMEGA Summit.

Students will learn about community-based intergenerational programming and brainstorm ideas for intergenerational exchange to prepare them to take on leadership roles in their school and community to improve relationships between older adults and high school students.

We invite students grades 9 - 12 to participate in the OMEGA Summit at MIT in Cambridge, MA on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10AM - 2PM. RSVP today >>


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.

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 Career and
College Fair

October 3 | 6 - 8PM

Homecoming Activities
October 4 - 6

No School: Indigenous People's Day
October 8

FOCA Meeting
October 9 | 6 - 7:30PM

PSAT Exam & Altered Schedule
October 10
Learn more >>

Improv Night
October 10 | 7 - 8PM
Black Box Theater

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>

View family-friendly events at CRLS >>


Weekly Highlights
October 1 - 7, 2018

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

National Bullying Prevention Month
The Vault: Student-Produced Bullying Prevention Videos

Thu. 4PM & Sat. 9PM

Cooking and Kids: Snacks
Mon. 4PM & Sun. 2PM

STEM in 30: Science in Space
Tue. 10PM & Sat. 4PM

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

Painting with Picasso’s Grapevine: Painting Pumpkins
Sat. 11AM & Sun. 3:30PM

Creating Cooperative Kids: Diffusing Power Struggles
Wed. 10PM & Fri. 10PM

Located at CRLS. Learn more about offered services. Make an appointment today!
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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 pumpkin seeds with craisins.

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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