CRLS DYK Newsletter: December 17, 2018
Published on Dec 17, 2018 09:36

December 17, 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

Spirit Week

Spirit Week 2018

Get in the spirt and celebrate Spirit Week at CRLS. Here is the line up:

Morning Monday (sweatpants, cozy clothes, etc.)
Twin Tuesday
Wacky Wednesday
Throwback Thursday (dress like your favorite decade or your peak fashion period in your life)
Ugly Sweater Friday

Hour of Code

Computer Science Education Week

Computer Science Education Week at CRLS was a huge success this year! Thank to you all the teachers and students who stopped by to explore the week's activities. Also, special thanks to the Computer Science teachers and students who
volunteered their time to help out at the activities and in classrooms! Teachers and students participated in the following activities:

Day 1: Make a light up season's greeting card
Day 2: Intro to Coding with or Scratch
Day 3: Makey Makey Fruit Activities
Day 4: Sphero Obstacle Course Team Competition
Day 5: Codechella ?(all activities were set up)

Mayor's Program

Snow Shoveling

Seeking teens looking to be hired for shoveling this winter! The Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program partners with the Council On Aging each winter to help match local teens who are interested in making a little extra money with senior citizens and persons with disabilities in Cambridge who could use the extra help shoveling out. Teens should complete an application listing the neighborhoods they can shovel in during a snow storm (even if the T shuts down!), and the names of teens in that neighborhood will be shared with seniors looking to hire someone. Teens and seniors then negotiate a fair price and clear expectations for the job (with the teen keeping in mind that seniors are usually on fixed incomes, so don’t overcharge!). Teens are paid directly by the homeowner. If you have any questions, contact George Hinds.

Youth Employment

The Youth Employment Center, located in room 2101, is available each school day during all three lunches to assist young people who are hoping to access employment. The Center is staffed by employees of the City’s Office of Workforce Development and local non-profit Just A Start. Employees will work with any visitors to identify any currently recruiting employment programs that the teen should be referred to, and can also help any teen with their individual job search—helping to complete online applications, practicing interview questions, or developing a resume.

If you cant make it in during lunch, but still want some assistance, you can email Ken Bowers to schedule an appointment at a different time.

Ski & Board Club
Sign ups for the Jan. 12th ski trip has started, and will run through Jan. 7th. The cost of the trip is between $50-$60 depending on rental & lesson needs. No experience needed and newcomers are always welcome. To sign up or for more information see Jon in 3602 or email him.

The Commission on Immigrant Rights & Citizenship (CIRC), a City department, addresses the needs of Cambridge’s immigrant community in identifying, accessing and obtaining City and local resources, including legal services. Reach out to CIRC through our website. CIRC, in collaboration with CLSACC, offers a free monthly immigration legal screening clinic on the third Wednesdays of every month, from 5:15 – 7:15PM at CLSACC’s office, located at 47 Thorndike Street in East Cambridge.

Changes to School Schedules?

Did you know that CPS is considering making changes to school schedules? At the high school, the district is focused on exploring ways to improve student experiences within the existing schedule, while strengthening opportunities for educators to plan, collaborate, and advise their students. Learn more at the next CRLS School Council meeting, where potential options will be discussed and you will have the opportunity to ask your questions. All are welcome! Join us for a conversation at the CRLS School Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec.18 at 6PM. The meeting is held off-site at 119 Windsor Street in the 2nd floor conference room.

Friends of CRLS thanks CRLS faculty, staff, students, alumni, and families for your participation and support throughout 2018. We hope everyone has a happy winter break and look forward to the new year to come, including our Spring Bash at Google on February 28! So far, the number of College Scholarships, Student Travel Fellowships, and Faculty Innovation Grants we've awarded have increased each year, so we're excited to see where 2019 will take us!

Winter Appeal
If you missed our winter appeal letter, you can see it online to read about what kind of difference your donation to FOCRLS can make. Quotations and photos from some of our awardees are featured in the letter, which is also a great overview of our organization, with updates for those of you who are already familiar with Friends of CRLS.

Volunteers Needed: Be a Wrap Star
Friends of CRLS is seeking student and adult volunteers to wrap shoppers' purchases for donations and to represent CRLS / Friends of CRLS at Henry Bear's Park in Porter Square on Sunday, December 23. We'll be there from 10:30AM to 6PM, and shifts are two hours or more. Student volunteers receive community service credit; if you're not able to get your form signed on Sunday, please visit us in CRLS Room 2136 after school vacation. Please email us for info and to sign up.


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.

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.

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.


School Council Meeting
December 18 | 6 - 7:30PM

Improv Club Show
December 18 | 7 - 8:30PM

No School: Winter Break
December 24 - January 1

Classical Concert
Thursday, January 10
7PM - $5 donation
Fitzgerald Auditorium

Jazz Night
Friday, January 11
7PM - $5 donation
Fitzgerald Auditorium

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>

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Weekly Highlights
December 17 - 23, 2018

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

Youth View Cambridge: Why is Voting Important? (New!)
Thu. 9PM & Sat. 5PM

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

Happy Holidays!
Baby Blue Arts: Holiday Experience 2018 (New!)

Wed. 9:30PM & Sun. 3:30PM

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

Seniors on the Move: Health Benefits of Positive Thinking (New!)
Thu. 12:30PM & Sat. 12:30PM

Painting with Picasso’s Grapevine: Winter Images
Wed. 4:30pm & Sun. 4:30PM

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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.

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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