DYK Newsletter: November 5, 2018
Published on Nov 5, 2018 08:40

November 5, 2018

Community Service Opportunity 
Jose Mateo Ballet Theater needs your help folding letters and stuffing envelopes to raise scholarship money for children.

Between November 15 - November 30 afters school through early evening.

Location: Harvard Square, 400 Harvard Street Cambridge which is in Harvard Sq and a 4-minute walk from CRLS
for more information contact Ophelia Navarro at 617.354.7467 x113 or email us.


Faculty Innovation Grants Proposals
Due Tonight

Monday, November 5 at 11:59PM is the last chance to submit proposals to Friends of CRLS for 2019 Faculty Innovation Grants! Teachers, administrators, advisers, counselors, and social workers, we want to hear from you, especially if this would be your first Faculty Innovation Grant. Grants are for up to $1,000 each to energize the learning experience for your students with projects that CRLS/CPS and other sources won't fund. Possible projects include service learning activities, special events, workshops with accomplished guests, field trips, group creations, and...you tell us -- we're looking for innovation! Check your CRLS Gmail from [email protected] from any Wednesday in October for details and documents.

Food Pantry

CRLS Food Pantry Needs Your Donations
CRLS Food Pantry is accepting donations during the fall musical. Families wishing to donate can bring a bag of the following non-perishable items to the main lobby of the Arts Building. Items needed include:

Cooking Oil, Pasta, Dried beans, Rice, Tuna, Peanut butter, Boxed milk (shelf stable), Juice boxes, Oatmeal packages, Tooth paste, Deodorant, and Shampoo.
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 >>

Junior State of America (JSA) at CRLS
Do you have comments or criticisms about current government policies or regulations? How about debating your stance on popular topics such as gun control, the death penalty, animal testing, or abortion? If so, consider joining JSA discussions in room 2135 on Thursdays during OTI

Junior State of America (JSA) is a student-run, non-partisan, non-profit political awareness club. Students run chapter meetings, decide on debate topics, and organize every aspect of the chapter. JSA gives students an opportunity to voice their opinions on local, state, national, and world issues. If you have any questions please stop by room 2135 or email us.

Girls STEM Summit-Statewide 2019
The premier summit is an annual daylong event for 8-12 grade girls interested in pursuing STEM careers or exploring STEM topics. As this is a critical time in their education, and college decisions are beginning, we hope to empower these young women to see the many opportunities available to them within STEM.

The daylong event will be held on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. The registration fee is $67 per student and includes all speakers, hands-on sessions, lunch, and a take home gift.

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. 

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:

  • 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 - 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.

Drop-In Math Tutoring
Monday - Friday | 7:30 - 8AM
CSV Tutoring Center, Room 2403

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 at the CRLS Library, Inquiry Lab. 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.

Time to Learn

Quality Learning and Professional Time
Studies conducted last year, and meetings with diverse stakeholders since, have raised concerns about the amount and quality of learning and professional time in Cambridge Public Schools. CPS is in the midst of a study and design process examining a range of options for improving learning and professional time, with an initial focus on elementary and Upper School schedules. 

View the latest updates on this process on the CPS website, and save the dates for the following Public Forums: 

December 5 | 6PM | Morse School
January 10 | 6PM | Kennedy-Longfellow School
January 12 | 10AM | Graham & Parks School

The Superintendent will develop a proposal that will be shared for stakeholder feedback in January. In addition to the public forums, school-based meetings are being scheduled for all schools. Any changes in school schedules will benefit from a full planning year in 2019-20 before implementation in 2020-2021. 

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.


No School: Veteran's Day
November 12

FOCA Meeting
November 13 | 6 - 7:30PM

Winter Athletics Registration Ends
November 20

Early Release Day
November 21

No School: Thanksgiving
November 22 - 23


Honk! The Musical
November 9, and 10 at 7PM, and November 11 at 2PM
Fitzgerald Theater
Get your tickets >>

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>

View family-friendly events at CRLS >>


Weekly Highlights
November 5 - 11, 2018

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Schedule & Streaming
Youth View Cambridge: Season Premiere (New!)
Thu. 9PM & Sat. 5PM

Spot On: Keynote Address by Dr. Tyrone C. Howard at 2018 CPS Educators Colloquium
Mon. 9:30PM & Sun. 7:30PM

Strata Portraits of Humanity: The Roman Capitolium of Verona (New!)
Tue. 8:30PM & Sat. 2:30PM

Cooking and Kids: Lunch the Swedish Way (New!)
Mon. 4PM & Sun. 2PM

Schedule & Streaming
Conversations with Dr. Don: Being Homeless in America (New Series!)
Thu. 4PM & Sat. 4PM

NASA TV Highlights: This Week at NASA (New Series!)
Wed. 9PM & Thu. 9AM

Future Talk: String Theory (New Episode!)
Wed. 5:30PM & Sun. 5:30PM

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2018-19 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 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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This guide is an overview of some of the organizations that serve to support LGBTQ+ youth. There are local organizations, national organizations, education guides, as well as suggested reading for youth from the Cambridge Public Library. More >>

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