DYK Newsletter: October 15, 2018
Published on Oct 15, 2018 09:55

October 15, 2018

Family Conference Registration
In a continued effort to strengthen relationships with families and to support student achievement, CRLS will offer expanded times for Family-Teacher Conferences on October 23, 24 & 25, 2018. View details >>

AP Exams

AP Registration is Live!
The deadline to register for AP exams for students in Full Year and/or Semester 1 AP classes is November 1, 2018. Learn more >>

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 >>

School Council

CRLS School Council Meeting: Oct. 30
The next CRLS School Council Meeting will address the concerns of many parents/ guardians on Vaping, E-cigarettes/ Juul.
Presented by Edgar Duran Elmudesi, MSW of Health Resources in Action & Mary Kowalczuk, Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Cambridge Public Health Department
Location: 119 Windsor Street. 2nd Floor Conference Room
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 30 | 6 - 7:30PM

Spanish Immersion trip to Argentina in February 2020
Sign up before October 31st to save $200. Come to an informational meeting for parents and students on Thursday, October 25th at 5PM in room 2620 at CRLS.

Community Service Hours
Event: Rindge Ave Upper Campus - evening gala and silent auction
Date: Sat 11/3/18
Where: Ashdown House MIT Campus 235 Albany St. Cambridge
Hours: 5:30PM (set up), 6 - 10PM event, 10-11PM clean up
Roles: Set up, help with ticket collection other tasks during event, help with clean up
Contact: Deirdre Logan call 857.998.0660
Must commit by 10/25/18.

Mental Health Awareness Night
Parents, guardians, youth workers, teens who work with youth, and anyone else who has love and investment for our youth to please join us at Rindge Avenue Upper Campus (RAUC) on Friday Night, 10/26 at 7PM for a Mental Health Awareness Night. There will be free food!

Currently we have two amazing guest speakers: Alice Cohen, CPS Social and Emotional Learning Lead Teacher, will be talking about attachment and self regulation in adolescence. Building competency and independence while maintaining family relationships. She will talk about making meaning of behavior, keeping relational lines open, dealing with our own worries while parenting, and what to do if sudden concerning changes occur. David G. Stewart, PhD., ABPP, Chief of Psychology Department of Psychiatry from Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School will present on adolescent substance as well as emotional and behavioral problems in adolescents.


Academic Support for Athletes
Balancing the many academic responsibilities of a high school student with the commitment to an athletic team can be a big challenge. Our athletic department at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School is committed to make sure our athletes get as much academic support as needed so that they can be successful in the classroom and maintain their athletic eligibility throughout the school year.

Our Student-Athlete Mentoring Program works with students, coaches, teachers, tutors, administrators, and families to make sure we are all working together for the holistic development of our student-athletes. There is study hall open to all student-athletes after school in Room 2203 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:45-3:30PM each week. Tutors are available at study hall but this time can also be used to coordinate extra help sessions with content teachers who know the curriculum and student needs best.

If you know a student-athlete who may be in need of additional support, please contact Ryan Saulnier for more information.

Cambridge Family Literacy Fun Day
Saturday, November 3 | 10:30AM - 2:30PM
Cambridge City Hall.

We are in need of high school student volunteers to help with set-up of the event, be at one of many activities that will be happening throughout the day and clean-up. You can volunteer for the full day or part of the day. Organizers of the event will begin to set-up at 8AM. Clean-up should be done by 3:30PM. Lunch will be provided. If you are interested, please email Debbie or call 617.349.6492. Thank you!


Ski Trip to Stowe, Vermont
The Alpine Ski Club is going to Stowe Vermont over February vacation. This is a three night and three day ski and snowboarding trip to one of New England's largest mountains. There is limited room on this trip and spaces are on a first come first serve bases. A non-refundable deposit of $100 is needed to secure a spot. For information about this
trip please come see Jon in room 3602 or email him.

Did you know that Bluebikes offers discount monthly and yearly memberships for individuals and families that receive or are eligible for public assistance programs? Discount memberships are available at $50 for a year of riding, or $5 for 30 days of riding. Memberships include unlimited 60-minute trips.

If you qualify for or are enrolled in one of the following programs, then you are eligible for a discount Bluebikes membership:

  • Free or Reduced Lunch*
  • Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP)
  • Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8)
  • MassHealth
  • Pell Grants
  • Public Housing (e.g. Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, or Somerville Housing Authorities)
  • WIC

Membership registration can be completed online with an EBT, and can also be completed in-person at select locations. Click here to learn more, to register online, or to find an in-person registration location.

Creative Doers Studio 
Creative Doers Studio is a place where you dream up, design and build experiences that will look amazing in your college application portfolio, while simultaneously making a lasting impact on Cambridge’s public spaces. In the Studio, students develop creative confidence, tech savviness, and entrepreneurial drive to put a dent in the Universe or at least Cambridge. There is space available in our 2018-19 cohort. Students must be 13 years of age or older.
View Registration info >>

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.

Faculty Grants

Faculty Innovation Grants for 2019
Now Open

Friends of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (FOCRLS) is now accepting proposals for 2019 Faculty Innovation Grants! Grants for up to $1,000 each are available to teachers, club advisers, administrators, librarians, guidance counselors, and social workers to implement ideas for energizing the learning experience for students. Faculty Innovation Grants can fund visits from accomplished guests, class field trips, special events, service learning activities, workshops, group creations, and other expansions of curriculum. Details and documents are being sent to the All CRLS Staff Gmail group every Wednesday in October. If you have any questions, please email, call 857.235.9290, or visit CRLS Room 2136.

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.

Cambridge Flu Clinics 
The flu (influenza) can be a serious illness. The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from influenza is for all adults and children over 6 months old to get a flu shot every year. Cambridge Public Health is offering free flu shots at:

  • Kennedy-Longfellow School - Wednesday, October 24 from 5:30 - 7:30PM in the cafeteria
  • Peabody School - Wednesday, November 7 from 5:30 - 7:30PM in the gym.

There is no charge, but please bring your health insurance card if possible. For more information and the full list of flu clinics, visit our website or call the recorded flu clinic info line, 617.665.3855.


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.


A Hip Hop Celebration
October 18 | 5:30 - 7PM
Harvard Smith Center
Meet and celebrate with HipHopEX, a new lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education EXploring Hip Hop in Education.

Science Studio
October 22 | 3:30 - 6PM
In collaboration with the Harvard Forest and Project Zero, we'll explore how contemporary art can be a catalyst for deeper conversations about the world around us along with its implications for teaching and learning.

Athletics Winter Registration Begins
October 24

Athletics Winter Sports Student Meeting
October 30 | 2:45 - 3:15PM

School Council
October 30 | 6 - 7:30PM

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>

View family-friendly events at CRLS >>


Weekly Highlights
October 15 - 21, 2018

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Schedule & Streaming
The Word: CRLS How-To Videos (New Episode!)
Thu. 10:30PM & Sun. 8:30PM

Music Moves: Student-Produced Music Videos
Wed. 3:30PM & Thu. 5:30PM

Curtain Calls: Actress Alyssa Cokinis (New Show!)
Wed. 8:30PM & Sat. 10:30AM

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

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

Clean Green Living: Series Premiere (New Show!)
Wed. 7PM & Sun. 7PM

Conversations with Dr. Don: Healthcare for the Aging Population (New Show!)
Thu. 4PM & Sat. 4PM

Located at CRLS. Learn more about offered services. Make an appointment today!
View the Flyer >>

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 pepper and carrot slices with hummus.

The Homework Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:30 - 4PM in Room 2208 (Ms. Breyer's Room). Learn more >>

Subject and Location:
Math: Room 2208 - Calculators and textbooks available
Science: Room 2412- Science lab materials available
ELA / History: Room 1606- Writing/ Reading material available
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 2:30 - 4PM

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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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Do you have a child born between April 1, 2015 and August 21, 2016? If so, you may be interested in applying for the CPS
3-Year-Old Lottery. Learn more >>

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