DYK Newsletter: December 3, 2018
Published on Dec 3, 2018 09:23

December 3, 2018

CRLS Annual Participatory Budget 
CRLS is launching its second annual Participatory Budget Process. CRLS would love to hear your ideas on how to spend $10,000 to improve the school community again!

To share an idea, you will need to complete and submit a proposal form.

This form must be submitted no later than January 15, 2019.

Past Years Budget included:
Comfortable seating for the CRLS Library
Black Student Union Cookout
Environmentally Friendly Water Stations
Workshops Around Life Skills

Winter Coat

CRLS Food Pantry in Need of Winter Coats for Teens 
If you have a gently worn or new coat that you would like to donate to a CRLS teen please contact Greta Hardina at 617.349.6660. Please wash or dry clean all items before donating. Please only donate clothing a teen would wear. Please make sure the items is not ripped or stained. Please donate responsibly!


The CRLS Dance Program is proud to present DanceWorks!
Performances will be on Friday, December 14th at 7PM and 
Saturday, December 15th at 7PM. And there will be a FREE open dress rehearsal on Thursday, December 13th at 3PM.

All performances take place in the Fitzgerald Theater.
Tickets are available online or at the door. $5 students, seniors; $10 adults.

This year the dance program will be honoring Richelle Robinson with a piece choreographed in her memory. Remembrance ribbons will be made available at the evening concerts.

To find out more information about the show or how you can help out find, Ms. Divelbliss or Ms. Thigpen, in the basement at the dance studio, room 0621.

CRLS Parent-to-Parent Group Meeting December 6
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.

Cambridge Fire

Are you interested in learning about a career in the fire department?
Come and meet members of the Cambridge Fire Department
and learn about this exciting career path.
Thursday, December 6th | Period 3 | 11:45AM
(Take A lunch- Panel begins at 11:45AM)
Sign up on Naviance or in the CCRC (1501)
Questions? Email Ms. Reese.

The Hour of Code is here!
Hour of CodeWhat’s the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code is a grassroots campaign for students of all ages to get exposure to computer programming, during December 3-9, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek). The week was chosen in honor of Admiral Grace Hopper, a pioneer of programming, who was born on December 9, 1906.

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
Register >>
Volunteer >>


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

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

Improving Learning & Professional Time
Join the discussion of school schedules in CPS!

Cambridge Public Schools is seeking to understand the use of time in our schools and identify possible improvements, with a focus on elementary and upper schools. We are gathering stakeholder feedback through a study and design process that includes public meetings, focus groups, and surveys. Give input via survey >>

Join us for a feedback session with the CPS community on December 5 at 6PM at Morse School. Childcare and dinner will be provided. Share your opinion about the length of the school day and school year and tell us what you wish there was more time for in the day. Learn more >>

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

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 >>

View family-friendly events at CRLS >>


Weekly Highlights
December 5 - 9, 2018

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Schedule & Streaming
Spot On: Jonathan Jackson, Nieman Fellow (New!)
Mon. 9:30PM & Thu. 9:30PM

The Vault: Student Archives - 2016 Spring Plays
Sat. 9PM & Sun. 8AM

Strata Portraits of Humanity: In Search of Amelia Earhart (New!)
Wed. 10:30PM & Sat. 2:30PM

Mo Jazz Music Festival: Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
Thu. 11PM

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

Painting with Picasso’s Grapevine: Winter is Coming (New!)
Mon. 4:30PM & Wed. 4:30PM

Conversations with Dr. Don: The Neuroscience of Stress Reduction (New!)
Sat. 4PM & Sun. 3PM

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 >>



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.

Get Involved
Employment Permits
Apsen Parent Account
(to get progress reports)

CRLS Zone Map
Block Schedule
Course Catalog
Winter Athletic Schedule

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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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