CRLS DYK Newsletter: March 5, 2019
Published on Mar 5, 2019 09:20

 March 5, 2019

Family Conferences
Family Conferences are here! Sign up for conferences and meet with teachers. View the details >>

  • On March 12 from 12Noon - 3PM
    (Early Release For Students After Block 2 at 11:08AM. Online Pre-Registration Only For Conferences. Lunch Will Be Served From 11:12 - 11:42AM)

  • On March 13 from 8:10 - 11AM
    (Delayed Opening, Students Arrive For Block 3 at 11:12AM Or Lunch A. Online Pre-Registration Only For Conferences)

  • On March 14 from 6 - 8PM
    (No pre-registration. Walk-in only

CRLS Parent to Parent Meeting March 7
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Join us for the next CRLS Parent to Parent meeting on March 7 from 6-7:30 PM. Meet other parents and discuss the ups and downs of parenting teens!

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. 
Learn more >>

Teen Survey
Cambridge Teen Health Survey 2018 Results are In!
Visit us online for full results and more information about this survey. View the Results >>

World Language Week

CRLS Celebrates World Language Week
March 3 - 9, 2019
World Language Week is dedicated to the promotion and appreciation off World Languages, emphasizing the importance and benefits of being multilingual. Learn more >>


CRLS Spring Orienteering Team 

The CRLS Spring Orienteering Team will be starting up again on March 18th. The team will travel to the forest and local parks regularly to develop physical and mental skills related to running and navigation. Some returning members of the team are also competing at the Junior National Championships in Virginia on April 13 & 14. Last year the CRLS team took home the Varsity Championship and will be working to defend their title at this year's competition.

The CRLS team will also attend events hosted by local orienteering clubs NEOC and CSU. These events will range from navigationally complex forest courses, to simple and fast park races.

If you are interested in orienteering and/or competing at Junior National competition in Virginia, be sure to register for the team by March 11. If you have any questions, email coach Ethan Childs

Join the CRLS Rugby Team
CRLS Rugby is registering new JV & Varsity players for the spring season! For more information, check out our new website or call Asst. Coach Mason at 781.252.0283. You can register directly online. Registration closes March 11!

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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.
Black History Month
From the Register Forum
Celebrating Black History

“It was so amazing to hear kids talk so candidly about blackness and have them exposed to Black History Month through the BSU at such a young age.” -- Mahdi Ibrahim ’19


Singing Valentines Sing Their (and Your) Hearts Out
“Singing Valentines bring together the people who are sung to, the people who are singing, and all those watching in an entertaining and happy way to spread the love.”
– Student Body President Grace Austin
Read on >>

Spring Athletes & the 33rd Annual City Run Returns to the Pond
Sunday, April 7, 2019 | 9AM 
CRLS spring athletes will participate with their respective teams joining hundreds of other runners from other CRLS teams and Cambridge area businesses and organizations. Pledges collected by athletes and businesses benefit the teams as well as the Friends of Cambridge Athletics (FOCA) coaches’ grants and scholarships programs. Parents and student alike are invited to participate in this 5k, entirely within Fresh Pond Reservation, along its beautiful, historic pathways. You can pre-register by clicking here. CRLS Students are free. If students aren’t interested in running, we need volunteers and they need Community Service hours! Contact Race Directors with any questions. We are in need of at least 10 parent volunteers (day of event) and would love to hear from you.

Race start/location: 9AM, Registration 7:30AM at Fresh Pond (water building), 250 Fresh Pond Parkway- Park at Tobin School, Vassal Lane or ride your bike!

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. Located at Cambridge Public Library, Rossi Room, 449 Broadway.
*Presented in partnership with the Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee (CEOC).

Forum for Teens
On Tuesday, March 5, the Cambridge Public Library will host a forum for teens as part of its strategic planning process. The moderated forum will begin at 2:30PM in the Lecture Hall. The strategic plan will inform programs for the next several years. As neighbors, we’d like to hear from CRLS students about their vision for the Cambridge Public Library. We will be providing pizza.

Find success after high school
Fair LogoAt the 2019 Post-Secondary Fair, for students who learn differently, attendees will meet representatives from college and university admissions and student support services, gap year programs, technical schools, and other non-traditional options. More than 40 exhibitors ranging from University of New Hampshire to Lynn University to The American Academy of Personal Training and everything in between.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 6 - 8PM
447 Hale Street, Prides Crossing, MA
Landmark School Alice Ansara Athletic Center

This event is FREE and open to the public.
High school students, parents, guardians, guidance counselors, and educators are all encouraged to attend.

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.


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.


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

Culture Night
March 8

Athletics Spring Registration Closes
March 11

Family Conferences
March 12, 13, 14
View the details >>

Spring Athletics Begins
March 18

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

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>

View family-friendly events at CRLS >>


Weekly Highlights
March 4 - 10, 2019

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Schedule & Streaming
Celebrating Women’s History Month:
Spot On: Cambridge Vice Mayor Jan Devereux

Thu. 9:30PM & Sat. 5:30PM

Celebrating Women’s History Month:
The Vault - Student Archives: “I am a Woman” Assembly (2017)

Fri. 6PM & Sat. 9PM

Reeling: The Movie Review Show (New!) 
Wed. 10PM & Sun. 4PM

Strata Portraits of Humanity: Archaeology Explained
Sat. 2:30PM & Sun. 4:30PM

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

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

White House Chronicle: News & Analysis (New!)
Wed. 5PM & Sun. 5PM

Seniors on the Move: Health Benefits of Positive Thinking
Sat. 12:30PM & Sun. 9:30AM

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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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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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