CRLS DYK Newsletter: January 14, 2019
Published on Jan 14, 2019 07:49

January 14, 2019

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

Final Exam Schedule | Semester 1
Q2 Exams are scheduled for the week of 1/14-1/18. Below is the schedule for Wednesday, 1/16, Thursday, 1/17, and Friday, 1/18.

Wednesday, January 16th

Period 1: 8:05 - 9:45AM
Community Meeting: 9:50 - 10:20AM
Period 3: 10:25AM - 12:05PM
All School Lunch/Dismissal: 12:10 - 12:45PM

Thursday, January 17th
Period 2: 8:05 - 9:45AM
Community Meeting: 9:50 - 10:20AM
Period 4: 10:25AM - 12:05PM
All School Lunch/Dismissal: 12:10 - 12:45PM

Friday, January 18th
Make-Up Exam day. Last day of S1. Regular bell schedule.

Chill Stations

Free Chill Zones
Take your mind off of exams and de-stress with us. View the flyer. View the schedule.

CRLS 2nd Semester Curriculum Night
Follow your child's schedule to meet teachers and learn about course work. This event is being rescheduled from Thursday, Feb. 14 to Wednesday Feb. 13 from 6-8PM. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Learn more >>


The packets are here! The packets are here!
That’s right – the CRLS Math Department’s pre-course packets are here once again. If your child is starting a new math class next semester they are required to complete a pre-course packet before it begins. The 1st day of Semester 2 is January 22nd.

Pre-course packets feature review material that your child should already know for the math class they will be taking. Teachers might count the packets for homework points or they may give a quiz on the material. The packets can be found online by clicking here. Packets are also available in the Learning Community S office on the 2nd floor of the Rindge Building.

If your child has any questions please have them speak with a math teacher or Mr. Gaglione.

CRLS Scholarship Workshops

CRLS community-based partners and Ms. Davis are excited to announce that we are hosting our Scholarship Workshop for the third year. The goal of this program is to increase access to free money for post secondary opportunities by helping seniors apply for scholarships in the CRLS portal.

Every Thursday from January 10th to February 14th, volunteers from Enroot, Breakthrough, UAspire, Workforce, Office of Youth Employment, and Cambridge School Volunteers will help with navigating the portal and essay writing. We will be in the main cafe from 2:30 to 4PM.

FREE English Classes for CRLS Parents
The English Language Learners (ELL) Department will offer classes for parents or guardians who are interested in learning English. Learn more >>

February 2020 Spanish Immersion
Trip Change
We are no longer visiting Argentina because the price was too high and we had low sign ups. We will now be going to Spain and Portugal for the Spanish immersion trip. There will be an informational meeting at 4:15PM on Monday, January 14th for parents and students.

Save the Date | FOCA Winter Social
January 26, 2019 | 5:30 - 7:30PM | 84 Magazine Street
Enjoy an evening out with other CRLS Parents/Guardians/Coaches. Bid on Silent Auction items and win fabulous raffle prizes. Purchase tickets here or at the door.


Ski & Board Club
Sign ups for the Jan. 26th ski trip has started, and will run through Jan. 22nd. The cost of the trip is between $50-$60 depending on rental & lesson needs. No experience needed & newcomers are always welcome. To sign up or for more information see Jon in 3602 or email him.

Annual FREELight
Harvard Athletics would like to invite CRLS to join Harvard Women’s Hockey at their Annual FREELight the Bright-Landry game against Brown, Saturday, February 2nd at 3PM. Doors will open at 2PM for autographs and meet-and-greets and the game will begin at 3PM. Use the Promo code CRIMSON19 to get your FREE tickets by clicking here.


MetroHacks Women
Saturday, February 23 | 9AM - 6PM
Microsoft NERD Center, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
An incredible opportunity for girls to learn from leading experts, explore in a pressure-free environment, create solutions, and compete for prizes! There will be speakers, free meals, snacks, and swag, workshops, prizes, etc. It’s completely free and open to all high school girls interested in exploring computer science, regardless of experience level.
Register online >>

2019 USA Gap Year Fairs
Register to attend a Boston area fair today! Click on any city to register

Jan 12: BOSTON, MA - Noble and Greenough School
Jan 13: ANDOVER, MA* - Andover High School
Jan 14: BROOKLINE, MA - Brookline High School


Rindge Avenue Upper Campus Presents
Speaker Series for Parents
Friday, January 25, 2019 | 6 - 8PM
Nearly half of students in grades 7-12 reported experiencing sexual harassment in the previous year and 87% describe negative effects such as absenteeism and poor sleep. And more than ever before, socializing, exploring identity, and dating often occur between texts and social media, raising new challenges and positive opportunities. How can we as parents mentor our children to engage in healthy behaviors? How can we foster their confidence and capacity to solve problems and build their independence, while at the same time providing appropriate support and supervision as adults? If you have a child currently in grade 6-9 AND/OR this information would be beneficial for you, we invite you to join us. Participate in this interactive workshop and come away with new resources, skills and perspectives for you and your family. View the Flyer >>


Volunteer with the Harvard Undergraduate Science Olympiad
We are Harvard Undergraduate Science Olympiad, and this year, over 400 MIDDLE SCHOOL students nationwide will be coming to Harvard's inaugural Division B Invitational Tournament on Sunday, February 10th, 2019. For more information, check out

We're currently in the process of recruiting student volunteers who will be involved in running the competition! We need volunteers in all sorts of areas, and no prior experience with Science Olympiad is necessary. Please help us by forwarding this message to any students who might be interested in volunteering! We will be awarding 10 hours of service credit to all students! Sign up >>

Volunteer Opportunity

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a non-profit organization that provides a volunteer platform to recover excess fresh and prepared food from businesses and bring it to nearby non-profits who freely give this food to those in need. We are actively recruiting individual volunteers or small groups to sign up for weekly rescue slots. Some require a vehicle for transport and others can be done on foot or bicycle. Each volunteer opportunity averages only 45 minutes of time from start to finish. Learn more >>

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.

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. 

Cambridge Affordable Housing Information Sessions
Learn about the eligibility requirements and application process for the following programs Cambridge Rental and Homeownership Programs: Inclusionary Housing Rental Program for studios, 1BR, 2BR, & 3BR units
throughout Cambridge, Homeowner Resale Pool, First-Time Homebuyer Workshop, Downpayment Assistance, and HomeBridge. Open to all. No RSVP Necessary. Learn more >>


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.



All City Music
All City Music Concert
January 16 | 7PM
Featuring middle school kids from across Cambridge Public Schools
Fitzgerald Theatre
Free admission.

No School: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 21

RSTA Tech Expo
January 24 | 5 - 6PM

Information Night for Rising 9th Grade Families
January 24 | 6 - 7:30PM

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>

View family-friendly events at CRLS >>

Intent vs. Impact: Exploring Microaggressions and Tools for Change
Saturday, January 26 | 12Noon - 2PM
CRLS Main Cafeteria
Join us for a city-wide community workshop on understanding implicit bias and macro/microaggressions. 
View the flyer >>

Cambridge SEPAC Meeting
January 17 | 6-7:30PM | CRLS
Topic: Potential Changes to School Schedules in CPS


Weekly Highlights
January 14 - 20, 2019

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Schedule & Streaming
What’s Up Cambridge: A Cappella Concert 12/8/18
Fri. 4PM & Sun. 9PM

The Word: Behind the Scenes at CRLS
Mon. 10:30PM & Thu.10:30PM

Sci-Fi Journal: January 2018 Edition (New!)
Tue. 6PM

STEM in 30: Science in Space
Wed. 9PM & Sat. 1PM

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

Conversations with Dr. Don: Neighbors for Clean Air (New!)

Sat. 4PM & Sun. 3PM

NASA TV Highlights: Station Life
Mon. 2:30PM & Sat. 3PM

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2018-19 CRLS

Join us at the School Council meetings on the last Tuesday of each month. 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
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Apsen Parent Account
(to get progress reports)

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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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