DYK Newsletter: November 26, 2018
Published on Nov 26, 2018 08:46

November 26, 2018

Canceled School Council Meeting: November 27
The Nov. 27th CRLS school council meeting is cancelled because it is coinciding with an important round table school committee meeting on Micro-aggressions that Principal Smith will be attending and would like the CRLS school council to attend as well. See the meeting announcement below...

Roundtable Meeting of the School Committee on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at 6PM, in the Dr. Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 459 Broadway, Cambridge, for the purpose of discussing the Black Student Union Micro-aggressions Working Group. It is anticipated that this meeting will end by 8PM.

Black Girls Code

The Black Girls CODE Game Jam Workshop
Introduces participants to animation, gaming, and interactive stories and we're excited to bring this opportunity to the Cambridge area. This workshop is designed to encourage student-driven learning, as participants think analytically, design, play and code in real-time.

All Black Girls CODE events are geared toward introducing participants to the technological universe and encouraging them to pursue careers as Tech Creators and Entrepreneurs. This event is intended for all girls ages 7-17 and no prior computing experience is necessary.

Black Girls CODE Boston: Game Jam
Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Location: Microsoft Cambridge, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142
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The National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston (NAAAP Boston) is pleased to invite eligible students to apply to the 2019 NAAAP Boston Future Leader Scholarship awards.

NAAAP is a non-profit organization that empowers Asian Americans through leadership development, professional networking, and community service. Our scholarship serves to recognize outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership inside and outside the classroom and contributed meaningfully to their communities.

All Massachusetts high school seniors who are of Asian/Pacific Islander descent with demonstrated financial need are encouraged to apply. Candidates are evaluated on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community service involvement, and financial circumstances. Historically, awards have ranged from $2500-$5000.

Students should apply HERE by February 9, 2019. Please reach out to us with any questions.


Volunteers Needed | The Cultural Survival Bazaar
A Festival of Indigenous Arts and Cultures will be held on Dec. 15-16 from 10AM - 6PM at CRLS. Volunteers will get to meet artists from all over the world and help this incredible event support the artists and their communities! We're happy to sign off on credit for service hours and we have 5-hour shifts. Sign up online >>

Skills needed:
-French, Spanish, IsiZulu, Uzbek, Russian, and possibly other languages
-physical strength for lifting and carrying
-people skills
-decorating/artistic abilities or enthusiasm (no experience necessary)
-ability to be professional and represent Cultural Survival to the public

Volunteers needed:
Friday, Dec. 8 | 4 - 8PM.
Sat. and Sun, Dec. 9 + 10 |  8AM - 6PM
Sunday evening until 8PM
Contact: [email protected]

Live Music:
December 15 | 12Noon - 4PM
December 16 | 12Noon - 2PM

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. 


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.

Meet the CRLS 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. 

City of Cambridge Participatory Budget Vote Week is Here!
Are you a resident of Cambridge and at least 12 years old? Come out and VOTE on how to spend $900,000 to improve the city! Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process through which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. The City hopes that PB will helpVote directly involve residents in the budgeting and City-building process, foster civic engagement and community spirit, and help ensure that the City’s Capital Plan reflects the priorities of Cambridge residents. More info on when and where to vote for your favorite projects is 
available here

Cambridge Digs DEEP - Building Understanding on Differing Perspectives
Join us for a City-wide Community Forum as we share feedback, build trust, and engage in dialogue across difference. All are welcome! Food and child care will be provided. Presented by Mayor Marc McGovern and Councilor Sumbul Siddiqui.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | 5:30 - 8PM
Fletcher Maynard Academy Gymnasium
225 Windsor Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
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.


Annual A Capella Jam
December 8 | 7 - 8PM

Class Showing

December 10 | 6 - 7PM

December 14 - 15
7 - 9PM

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>

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Weekly Highlights
November 26 - December 2, 2018

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Schedule & Streaming
Spot On: Trust the Process - Kalkidan’s Story (New!)
Mon. 9:30PM & Thu. 9:30PM

The Word: Your Health in Your Hands (New!)
Thu. 10:30PM & Sat. 6:30PM

Reeling: The Movie Review Show (New!)
Wed. 10PM & Sun. 4PM

Once upon a Time: Stories about Toys
Mon. 3PM & Sat. 9AM

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

NASA X: Beyond the Gates of NASA (New!)
Thu. 9AM & Sun. 9PM

Future Talk: Human and Computer Interaction
Mon. 5:30PM & Sat. 2:30PM

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 >> 

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 >>



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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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