CRLS DYK Newsletter: February 11, 2019
Published on Feb 11, 2019 09:18

February 11, 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 >>

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

Important Message from Student Government
The School Committee voted to make the probationary range for student athletes to be from 60-70 as a GPA. Individuals who are within this window of probation can be helped by the programs provided by the school.

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

CRLS Book Share
Book ShareOn Wednesday, February 13 the CRLS Library will be hosting its first ever Book Share for students and staff. There will be free books, free food, music, and activities. Unlike a book swap, you don't have to give a book to get a book. All you have to do is show up! The event will take place in the CRLS Library from 2:30 - 4PM.

You can help support the Book Share by donating gently used books to the CRLS Library. We'll take anything you've got: fiction, nonfiction, middle-grade books, picture books, graphics, etc. Please drop the books by the library anytime before February 13th.

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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.
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An Octave Opportunity
Students in all grades may apply for The Calvin Hicks Memorial Award for the Study of Music presented by Friends of CRLS. One recipient will be selected for an award in the amount of $500 toward music lessons or a music class at any accredited music school this summer. Students in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 who want to begin learning or advance their skills with any instrument, voice, or music theory are welcome to apply by April 20. Students in all grades and all levels of musical experience are eligible, as long as they love music, are committed to learning, have a GPA of B or higher, and are enrolled in the free/reduced lunch program. Get the application >>

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.

Helpful Tools for Managing Conflict Workshop Series
March 5, 7, 12, 14, & 19 | 3 - 5PM | CRLS
Using traditional human behavioral science, current research, role plays and problem solving in the moment:

  • Assess your current tool kit for managing conflict
  • Assess the impact of culture on conflict
  • Add and practice new techniques for managing conflict
  • Learn how Restorative Practices, including Mediation, can be used to increase trusting relationships in your classroom, with family and colleagues.

To register contact, Chandra Banks, CPS Conflict Mediator.

Community Service Hours
Event: Peabody Elementary School - evening gala and silent auction
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
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 at 857.998.0660
Must commit by 2/13/19.


From the Register Forum
Artist of the Month: Alfred Taylor

“Alfred will act like he wants to give up or he’ll say things like ‘I’m not a painter, but then he’ll work really hard and produce something amazing.” – Elizabeth Menges, art teacher
Meet Alfred >>

Curious GeorgeRising Rents Push Out Iconic Businesses from the Square
“They are trying to commercialize Harvard Square, but Cambridge is a local store-based community.” – Emma Beaumont-Smith ’19
Read the full story >>

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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 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. 11th and 25th in War Memorial room 114 at CRLS. Any questions can be emailed to Coach Ethan at [email protected].

View Flyer Here >>

Cambridge Winter Farmers Market
Every Saturday, January 5 - April 6, 2019 | 10AM - 2PM
Craving healthy, fresh produce this winter? Eager to get out of the house and connect with neighbors? Come to the Cambridge Winter Farmers Market at the Cambridge Community Center (5 Callender Street, Cambridge - a 10 minute walk from the Central Square T station). We've got a dynamite group of vendors, musicians, and other community groups assembled - with special visits from the New England Aquarium, Buy Nothing Cambridge, and much more. We also welcome SNAP and HIP shoppers by offering a match - spend $15 and get and additional $15 every week that you attend the market! Come in from the cold and into our wonderful community gathering space - grab some coffee, freshly baked goods, your weekly produce, listen to the music, connect with your neighbors, and stay for lunch!
Visit the website >>

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.

Spring Bash

FOCRLS Spring Bash
Families and Faculty, get ready for the Friends of CRLS Spring Bash: a big party on Thursday, February 28 plus an Online Auction already going on now until March 1. The event is at Google in Kendall Square, emceed by Juliette Kayyem with special guest State Rep. Marjorie Decker, plus live jazz, a live auction, a delicious smorgasbord, and flowing beverages. Proceeds benefit students, faculty, and grads of CRLS through Friends of CRLS programs. Purchase tickets for February 28, get more information, and bid in the Online Auction.

Friends of CRLS Seeks Event Volunteers
Another way for parents/guardians and students to participate in the Spring Bash at Google on Friday, February 28 is to be an event volunteer; please email us for information. Students will receive community service credit; please be sure to have your form signed. Food and beverages provided.

Harvard Women’s Basketball: Annual FREE Pack the House Game
Harvard Athletics would like to invite you to the game against Penn, Saturday, February 16th at 5PM. We will be giving away exclusive Harvard scarfs to fans in attendance! We are very excited to see how many seats we can fill to watch the Crimson Women take on one of their biggest rivals in the Ivy League! Doors will open at 4PM.

Use the Promo code CRIMSON19 to get your FREE tickets.
For more information, please contact Emily Collins.


June 24–28, 2019 | July 8–12, 2019
What do homelessness, green space in cities, and the flu vaccine have in common? These are issues that public health professionals tackle every day.

The PopHealthExperience offers rising 7th-10th graders an engaging and immersive introduction to the field of public health. Participants will learn from Boston University School of Public Health faculty and graduate students about a range of public health topics, participate in hands-on research activities, discover career choices, and develop leadership skills. Register now >>

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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.


Spring Athletic Registration Begins
February 13

Semester 2
Curriculum Night

February 13 | 6PM

OSS Transition Fair
February 14 | 5:30PM

Public Hearing on the CPS Budget
February 14 | 6 - 7PM
School Committee Meeting Room

No School:
February Break

February 18 - 22

School Council Meeting
February 26 | 6 - 7:30PM

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>

View family-friendly events at CRLS >>


Weekly Highlights
February 11 - 17, 2019

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Schedule & Streaming
Celebrating Black History Month:
What’s Up Cambridge: A Profile of Gus Solomons, Jr. (New!)

Fri. 4PM & Sun. 9PM

Spot On: Dig DEEP – Mayor McGovern & Councillor Siddiqui on Systemic Racism (New!)
Mon. 9:30PM & Thu. 9:30PM

Baby Blue Arts: Lila Ammons Jazz Quartet (New!)
Wed. 9:30PM & Sun. 3:30PM

Perils for Pedestrians: Safe Routes to School
Tue. 9:30PM & Sat. 3:30PM

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

School Budget Sub-Committee Meeting (Live)
Thu. 6PM

Conversations with Dr. Don: How Serious Might Climate Change Get? (New!)
Sat. 4PM & Sun. 3PM

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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