CRLS DYK Newsletter: April 8, 2019
Published on Apr 8, 2019 12:45

 April 8, 2019

Deconstructing Stigma
A Parent Workshop on Teens and Mental Health
May 2 | 6 - 7:30PM

One in five young adults aged 13-18 experience mental illness. Told through the eyes of its participants, Deconstructing Stigma boldly tears down the misconceptions of what those with mental illness look like. From this positive and interactive presentation, participants will learn firsthand some of the common signs and symptoms, including depression and anxiety, and how to talk to your child. More information on the Deconstructing Stigma Campaign >>
View the Flyer >>

Spring Spirit Week Activities

Get ready for Spring and April Break with SPRING SPIRIT WEEK. Themes for the days of this week follow:

  • Marvel Monday (Superheroes!)
  • Twin Tuesday
  • Onesie Wednesday (or overalls, jumpsuits, similar top and bottom)
  • Tourist Thursday
  • Floral Friday

Also, Thursday, April 11th, will be the evening performance of the TALENT SHOW! The show will begin at 7PM at the Fitzgerald Theatre! Come cheer on your fellow student and staff performers. Go Falcons!

April is School Library Month
School Library Month is AASL's celebration of school librarians and their programs. The 2019 theme is Everyone Belongs @ Your School Library and the 2019 spokesperson is Dav Pilkey. Visit the AASL website to view and share a video from Dav on the importance of school libraries and reading, register for complimentary webinars, and download free resources - and check back often for more to come!

Please take the CPS Family Survey!
We would like to hear from you, to learn more about your experiences in Cambridge Public Schools. Our online survey takes about 15 minutes to complete, and your responses will remain anonymous and cannot be connected to you. Your feedback will contribute to our ongoing efforts to learn, improve, and support better outcomes for all students.
Click here to take the survey >>

Cambridge Wildlife

Cambridge Wildlife Puppetry Project Volunteer Opportunities
1. Saturday, April 13 | 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Volunteers are needed to help unload materials, set up, and staff an outdoor urban wildlife species information table at the Cambridge Science Carnival. Must be comfortable interacting with children and families.

2. Dates TBA
Volunteers with good organization and planning skills are needed as youth members of the Cambridge Wildlife Parade Committee. The committee plans and facilitates our giant local species puppets’ participation in parades in two parades in June, one in July, and one in October. Candidates for this volunteer job should have an interest in the arts and/or ecology and sustainability and be able to take an active role in our planning meetings and our public events.

3. Ongoing
Volunteer Translators who can can write and read Bangla, Kreyòl, Arabic, Spanish, Mandarin, or Amharic are needed to help with outreach and translation of written materials.

4. Sunday, April 28 | 12:30 - 3PM and Monday, April 29
3:30 - 6PM

Volunteers are needed to help with this year’s two Greater Boston City Nature Challenge outdoor events in the Port. Experience with children, arts and crafts, OR environmental science preferred.

To sign up, email us and indicate which of these opportunities interests you.

Broadening Engagement Through Engineering at MIT
BEEAM is a year-round paid high school research and education internship program at MIT. Gain valuable, hands-on experience performing research in a biological, mechanical, or chemical engineering lab with a mentor. Learn more >>

Calvin Hicks
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 >>


From the Register Forum
Behind the Scenes: BRYT Program

“Everyone at BRYT just wants you to do your best, and it sounds cliche, but it’s like family over there..” Read more >>
– James Hopper ’20

FOCRLSFriends of CRLS Holds Bash
“A few years ago, I started trips abroad at CRLS, and this organization helped students who were otherwise unable to afford the trip do so, and it was a really rewarding experience for them.” Read more >>
– Spanish teacher Eydie Ortiz

Upcoming Bridge Closures
Beginning March 22, 2019, three major bridges in Somerville, MA will be closed to facilitate construction of the Green Line Extension (GLX) project. Traffic detours will affect local and regional commutes through Medford, Somerville, Cambridge, and Boston. Motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists should plan accordingly and may want to seek alternate routes.

Bridge Closure Schedules:

  • Broadway Bridge at Ball Square on the Somerville / Medford border
    Closed March 22, 2019 to March 2020

  • Washington Street Bridge (Underpass) in East Somerville
    Closed April 2019 to Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 to Fall 2020

  • Medford Street Bridge at Gilman Square in Somerville
    Closed July 2019 to Spring 2020

For further details on bridge closures, including directions and helpful area maps, please visit our 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.


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.

Summer Programs
Cambridge Summer Youth Employment Program at MIT
July 8th – August 16th (6 weeks)
Summer employment opportunities are open to high school students age 16 and older through the summer before their second year in college. Applications are due by 5PM on Friday April 5th, 2019. In mid-April, MIT Human Resources will be in touch with students and youth program coordinators at Just-A-Start, Office of Workforce Development, and The Work Force, Cambridge Housing Authority to coordinate interviews. View the application >>
Questions? Contact Mr. Bowers by email or 617.349.6272.

Audible Summer Workshop for High School Students
Build engineering skills and get a head start on
your career in tech! Audible is seeking 8 to 10 high school rising juniors and seniors who are interested in a career in technology to participate in a three-week computer science-focused program. Learn directly from Audible engineers working on industry leading technologies. Be immersed in a professional computer science environment. The program will run from August 12th to August 29th in our Kendall Square office. Download the application >>

In Our Community and District

Community Discussion Series: How to Talk with Young
People About Substance

Various Dates & Locations | 6:15 - 7:30PM
Be a prepared caregiver and mentor: Learn about the strength of our teens! Join Cambridge Youth Programs and the Cambridge Public Health Department for a night of learning and discussion. Open to all Cambridge caregivers, role models, and families with young people, especially teens.
View the flyer >>

Book Talk: Cuz & Everything Here is Beautiful
April 30 | 6 - 7:30PM | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School
102 Putnam Ave | Cambridge
View the flyer >>

Free Markets

Check out any one of these FREE Markets that are held throughout the City of Cambridge. All you need is a grocery bag! 
View the flyer >>

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 >>

Immigration Legal Screening Clinics
3rd Wednesday each month, 5:15-7:15PM
Free consultations with an immigration attorney for Massachusetts immigrants and their families
Community Legal Services & Counseling Center (CLSACC)
90 Third St., Cambridge
617.349.4396; [email protected]  

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.


Multicultural Arts Center HS Show
April 8 
41 Second St. Cambridge

FOCA Meeting
April 9 | 6 - 7PM

Akeelah & the Bee
April 9 | 6 - 8PM
CRLS Auditorium
RSVP required

Multicultural Arts Center HS Show Reception
April 10 | 4 - 7PM
41 Second St. Cambridge

Talent Show

April 11 | 7PM
Fitzgerald Theatre

No School: Spring Break
April 15 - 19

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>

View family-friendly events at CRLS >>


Weekly Highlights
April 8 - 14, 2019

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Schedule & Streaming
Celebrating National Poetry Month!
Spot On: Sidewalk Poetry in Cambridge
Mon. 9:30PM & Thu. 9:30PM

Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month!
The Vault - Student Archives: CRLS Jazz Night at Ryles, 2018 
Thu. 4PM & Sat. 9PM

Reeling: The Movie Review Show (New!)
Tue. 8PM & Wed. 10PM

STEM in 30: International Space Station (New!)
Wed. 9PM & Sun. 3PM

Schedule & Streaming
Clean Green Living: Plight of the Honey Bee (New!)
Mon. 7PM & Wed. 7PM

The Drexel Interview: Author Beth Kephart (New!)
Sat. 1PM & Sun. 4PM

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

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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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