CRLS DYK Newsletter: January 28, 2019
Published on Jan 28, 2019 08:46

January 28, 2019

CRLS Scholarships for Seniors
The CRLS scholarship application system is now open. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 15th at 11:59PM. The online application system allows you to apply to numerous scholarships all at once. We encourage all students to apply and not miss out on these valuable funding opportunities each year. Apply today >>

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.

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

School Council

CRLS School Council Meeting
January 29 | 6 - 7:30PM | Principals Conference Room

Join for the next CRLS School Council meeting on the CRLS Multidisciplinary Climate Change Initiative. Presented by science teachers, Paul McGuiness, and Barbara Dorrite. Come learn how students, families, and community can collaborate on this important issue!

OSS Transition Fair
Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 5:30 – 7:30PM
In the CRLS Cafeteria
Are you a parent of or a student with disabilities wondering about the future after graduating? There are services and resources available to help! Come to the transition fair where agency representatives will be available to provide information and answer your questions. View the Flyer >>

Questions, RSVP: Sarah Werner at 617.349.6791
*Translators will be available.

CRLS Homework Policy
Check out the new CRLS Homework Policy recently passed by the School Committee! View the Policy >>

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 >>


CRLS Modern Dance Company Auditions
The CRLS Modern Dance Company will hold auditions on Wednesday, January 30th. Come join the fun and learn and perform dances created by students, faculty and guest artists! Dancers must sign up in advance, please see Ms. D or Miss Thigpen in the dance studio (Room 0621) for more information. Sign up >>

This, I Know For Sure
This, I Know For Sure
, co-directed by CRLS alum, Junior Cius, will show through dance, music, spoken word, and storytelling the truthful inner reflections of a small group of CRLS students.

If you are a student who has something to say about life in Cambridge, growing up in Cambridge, the beautiful, crazy, sometimes frustrating and never dull experience that is Cambridge, please check out the production website to learn more. Sign up for a talent meeting >>

Glocal Challenge

2019 Glocal Challenge Winners Announced
There was 60 students that participated in this year's challenge, working on nine different teams to come up with ideas to help communicate the impacts of climate change. Four finalists were selected this Tuesday morning at the Semi-Finals event. Then, Wednesday evening at the beautiful EF headquarters, all nine participating teams pitched their ideas to the public and a fifth finalist was selected by popular vote. These top five finalists then all presented to a panel of expert judges and this year's Glocal Challenge Winner is...View the winner and finalists >>


Friends of CRLS 2019 Spring Bash
February 28 | 6:30 - 9PM | Google in Kendall Square
Join emcee Juliette Kayyem, special guest State Representative Marjorie Decker, and student performers, along with CRLS parents, staff, alumni, and neighbors in a joyous event to benefit the students, grads, and faculty of CRLS. Visit the Event Page or for more information. Purchase tickets by January 31 to get the Early Bird price.

Volunteer Opportunities: We are seeking volunteers (students and/or adults) to help run the event on February 28. Please email us for more information. Students will receive community service credit; please remember to have your form signed.

Sexual Violence

From the Register Forum

Combatting a Stubborn Culture: An
In-Depth Look at Sexual Harassment
and Violence at CRLS

“People are not willing to report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence because they think that nothing is going to be done.” – Marly Ciccolo ’19

CafeteriaBehind the Scenes:
A Look into the CRLS Cafeteria

“I’m in the kitchen right now, but I’m trying to do other things. I’m trying to reach out to the children, and instruct them in the right direction.” – Michelle Greene, cafeteria employee

Immigration in Cambridge

Immigration“I remember when I arrived here. The school told me, ‘We won’t force you to tell us your immigration status, but here is some help for you.’” – Tamara Campillo Lazcurain ’19

The Register Forum is CRLS's student-run newspaper and many more articles can be found on our website.


The Neighborhood Service Project
A fourteen week, paid community-based service-learning program that introduces young people age 14 and 15 to the world of work by engaging them in the development of a project that impacts their neighborhood.

The program runs from February through May. Applications are available online here. Students can also stop by the Youth Employment Center (CRLS Room 2101) any day during lunch for more info. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 1st.

If you have any questions, please email Ken Bowers or call 617.349.6272.

JAS TeenWork Jobs Program
March 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th | 3 – 4 PM
1175 Cambridge Street

Are you tired of working the same old summer jobs? Are you currently working but want a better job? Have you never worked before and don’t know where to start?

In just four weeks, we’ll show you how to connect your passions to meaningful employment – today! Leave with a professional resume, targeted cover letter and the confidence needed to nail even the most competitive job interview. This program customizes to you and your goals. Sign up today >>

Don't Miss the Book Talk on February 12 at Dr. MLK School from 6 - 7:30PM
Authors Danielle Allen and Mira T. Lee (current King parents!) will be discussing their best-selling books. 
View Flyer >>

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.


Health Screenings
January 29 - 30

School Council Meeting
January 29 | 6 - 7:30PM

National Honor's Society Induction Ceremony
January 30 | 7 - 8PM

Spring Athletic Registration Begins
February 13

Semester 2
Curriculum Night

February 13 | 6 - 8PM

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>

View family-friendly events at CRLS >>


Weekly Highlights
January 28 - February 3, 2019

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Schedule & Streaming
Youth View Cambridge: The Brattle Theatre (New!)
Mon. 9PM & Thu. 9PM

Spot On: Cambridge Vice Mayor Jan Devereux (New!)
Thu. 9:30PM & Sat. 5:30PM

Once upon a Time: Stories about Friendships
Mon. 3PM & Sun. 1PM

STEM in 30: Milestones in Flight - The Lindberghs
Wed. 9PM & Sat. 1PM

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

Future Talk: Nanotechnology and Cellular Biology (New!)
Wed. 5:30PM & Thu. 10:30PM

Clean Green Living: Organic Farming and Beekeeping (New!)
Sat. 11:30AM & Sun. 7PM

Located at CRLS. Learn more about offered services. Make an appointment today!
View the Flyer >>

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.

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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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