CRLS DYK Newsletter: February 25, 2019
Published on Feb 25, 2019 08:38

February 25, 2019

2019 - 20 Course Selection
View detail key dates of the course selection process, and learn about new courses and opportunities that have been proposed by each department for next school year.
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Family Conferences
In a continued effort to strengthen relationships with families and to support student achievement, CRLS will offer expanded times for Family-Teacher Conferences on March 12, 13, 14, 2019. Pre-registration will open on February 27, 2019.
View the details >>

Robert Merrill Named Varsity Baseball Coach at CRLS
Robert “Buck” Merrill will take over as Varsity Baseball Coach at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. The position was opened after longtime Head Coach, Mike Caron decided to step away to spend time with family.

Coach Merrill comes to Cambridge with a plethora of high school coaching experience, including seven years in total and coaching at all levels, Freshman, Junior Varsity and an Assistant at the varsity level. His most recent experience has been with Austin Preparatory High School, where Merrill worked directly with pitchers and catchers and helped them win a Division 3 State Title. View the story >>

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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!

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 >>

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
Opinion: X-Blocks Do More Harm Than Good
Scripted conversations are not effective means of debate, and X-Block conversations are no different. Read more >>

FeaturedFalcon Commits
Several student athletes of the Class of 2019 have already committed to colleges as a part of their athletic teams. Read more >>

Adulting 101 for Teens
Back by popular demand, this session of Adulting 101 will answer your questions about finances. How do I manage my savings and spending? How do I open a bank account? What is credit anyway, and how do I get some of that?

Thursday, March 7 | 5 - 6PM: Budgeting*
Thursday, March 14 | 5 - 6PM: Bank Accounts
Thursday, March 21 | 5 - 6PM: Credit
Thursday, March 28 | 5 - 6PM: Taxes*

Attend one, a few, or all four workshops! For ages 14-19.
Questions? Contact Maya.
*Presented in partnership with the Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee (CEOC).

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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 >>

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.


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 >>

The Cambridge Human Rights Commission (CHRC) a City department, 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 CHRC 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.

The Commission on Immigrant Rights & Citizenship (CIRC), a City agency, 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 their website or contact the Commission directly at 617.349.4396. 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.


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

FOCRLS Spring Bash
February 28 | 6:30 - 9PM

Drama Festival Play Performance
March 7 | 7 - 8PM
Fitzgerald Theatre

Culture Night
March 8

Athletics Spring Registration Closes
March 11

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>

View family-friendly events at CRLS >>


Weekly Highlights
February 25 - March 3, 2019

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Schedule & Streaming
Celebrating Black History Month:
Youth View Cambridge: Black History Special (New!)
Mon. 9PM & Sat. 5PM

The Word: Student-Produced Instructional Videos
Thu. 10:30PM & Sun. 8:30PM

Sci-Fi Journal: February 2019 Edition (New!) 
Tue. 11PM

The Kamla Show: Filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (New!)
Mon. 11:30PM

Schedule & Streaming
City Council & School Committee Roundtable/Working Meeting (Live)
Tue. 5:30PM

The Road to Recovery: Justice Intervention
Wed. 8PM & Sun. 8PM

Future Talk: Nanotechnology & Cellular Biology
Mon. 5:30PM & Thu. 10:30PM

Located at CRLS. Learn more about offered services. Make an appointment today!
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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.

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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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