CRLS DYK Newsletter: February 4, 2019
Published on Feb 4, 2019 10:01

February 4, 2019

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

Parent to Parent Meeting
Thursday, February 7 | 6 - 7:30PM | Principal's Conference Room at CRLS
Join us for the next parent to parent meeting! Learn more >>

How Would YOU Spend $10K to Improve CRLS?
Submit your proposals for the CRLS Participatory Budget by February 15! Learn more >>

OSS Transition Fair
Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 5:30 – 7:30PM | 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.

AP Exam Registration
The deadline to register for 2nd semester AP exams is February 15. Learn more >>

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Portugal & Spain Trip
The Portugal and Spain trip for February 2020 is still open for enrollment. This tour will have a bilingual tour director and the tour will be in Spanish so students can have more exposure to the language as well as the history and culture of the Iberian Peninsula! Students who have studied and/or speak or understand some Spanish or who want to learn more Spanish are welcome! Must be a CRLS student in the 2019-2020 school year. Please contact Eydie Ortiz for information to enroll!

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.

Community Service Hours!
Event: Peabody Elementary School - evening gala and silent auction
Date: Sat 3/2/19
Where: Ashdown House MIT Campus 235 Albany St. Cambridge
Hours: 5:30PM set up; 6-10PM event; 10-11PM clean up
Roles: Set up, help with ticket collection other tasks during event, help with clean up
Contact: Deirdre Logan [email protected] or 857.998.0660
Must commit by 2/13/19

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The Bridge: Volume VI
The CRLS literary magazine The Bridge: Volume VI is now online! This is an entirely student-run and published magazine that is completely comprised of student work. Take a peek >>

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 >>


This, I Know For Sure Auditions
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 >>

CRLS Orienteering Team
Did you know that CRLS has an orienteering team that’s been running for two years? CRLS Orienteering has already made a big splash in the national scene, winning the 2018 Junior Nationals Varsity Championships, and competing regularly in local competitions. Members of the team travel to the woods every week to polish their skills and play games in the forest. Orienteering is a racing sport where participants compete to find a series of checkpoints in the fastest time. Even though it’s an active sport, orienteering rewards those who are patient and plan ahead to find clever ways to get in front of the pack. The team learns how to read maps and run through terrain so that they’re ready for whatever tricks and challenges the next event throws at them.

If you are interested in learning more about the CRLS Orienteering Team, there will be informational meetings (with PIZZA) after school at 2:45PM on Feb. 4th, 11th, and 25th in War Memorial room 114 at CRLS. Any questions can be emailed to Coach Ethan at [email protected].

Free Markets
View Flyer Here >>

Does Your Student Need Help Quitting Vaping? 
Truth Initiative recently launched a first-of-its-kind free e-cigarette quit program now available to young vapers looking for help. The program is tailored by age group to give appropriate recommendations about quitting and also serves as a resource for parents looking to help their children who now vape. It is being launched and integrated into the already successful This is Quitting (app) and BecomeAnEX® digital cessation programs from Truth Initiative. Teens, adults, and parents of teens seeking help around quitting e-cigarettes/JUULing can text “QUIT” to 202.804.9884.

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Feel Good Inc. 
Thursday, February 7 | 3 - 5PM
Main Cambridge Public Library Community Room

Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? Looking for some positive uplift? Come join the Cambridge Public Library's Teen Advisory Board for an afternoon of treats, kind thoughts, and a stress-busting activity.


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.

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Cambridge Community Electricity Program
Learn how to get 100% green electricity and invest in a local solar project. Hear more >>

JAS TeenWork Jobs Program
March 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th | 3 - 4PM
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 agency, exists to protect the civil and human rights of residents and visitors to the City of Cambridge. CHRC investigates complaints of discrimination in the areas of housing, education, employment, and public accommodation. To learn more about the Commission's activities and responsibilities, reach out to CIRC through their website or contact the Commission directly at 617.349.4396. If you believe you or someone you know may have been the victim of discrimination in Cambridge, you may access CHRC's online complaint form, available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Kreyol. 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.


Parent to Parent Meeting
February 7 | 6PM 

Spring Athletic Registration Begins
February 13

Semester 2
Curriculum Night

February 13 | 6PM

OSS Transition Fair
February 14 | 5:30PM

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>

View family-friendly events at CRLS >>


Weekly Highlights
February 4 - 10, 2019

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Schedule & Streaming
Celebrating Black History Month:
Spot On: Keynote Address by Dr. Tyrone C. Howard (2018 CPS Educators Colloquium)
Mon. 9:30PM & Sun. 7:30PM

What’s Up Cambridge: Graham Parks Memoirs (New!)
Sat. 7PM & Sun. 9PM

Strata Portraits of Humanity: The Vikings (New!) 
Mon. 6:30PM & Wed. 10:30PM

Reeling: The Movie Review Show (New!)
Wed. 10PM & Sat. 2PM

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

Painting with Picasso's Grapevine: Acrylic Painting Supplies
Wed. 4:30PM & Sun. 4:30PM

White House Chronicle: News & Analysis (New!)
Thu. 10PM & Fri. 5PM

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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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