CRLS DYK Newsletter: April 22, 2019
Published on Apr 22, 2019 10:35

 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 >>

Congrats to 33rd Annual 5K City Run Participants
Thank-you to all the CRLS runners, coaches, teachers, volunteers (and Principal Smith) who got out of bed early, ran, raised money or volunteered on the race course, in the AD's office or behind the registration desks at Fresh Pond, for the 33rd Annual 5K CIty Run. It was a gorgeous day with a tremendous turnout, with over 500 official (and unofficial) participants. Read on >>


Preparing high schoolers for a
tech-driven future

MIT researchers joined Cambridge Rindge and Latin School students for a two-day event focused on future-ready skills. Read the story on MIT News >>

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.
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Summer Programs
Mayor's Summer Youth Program
Application Deadline: May 3, 2019
MSYEP is a six-week summer job program for Cambridge residents who will be 14 as of July 1, 2019. You are eligible to participate until and including the summer following your high school graduation. Youth who would miss more than 5 working days between July 1 and August 9 are not eligible to participate. You must be authorized to work in the U.S. View the application >>

Farrington's Junior Counselor Leadership program

Application Deadline: April 22, 2019
Are you looking for a unique summer work opportunity? Do you enjoy being outdoors? Do you like to work with young children and animals? Then consider applying to the Farrington's Junior Counselor Leadership program. Deadline has been extended to April 22. For more information contact:
Sarah Kacevich, Farrington Program Director.

Juniors and Seniors, Interested in a Summer Job at Harvard?
Check out this link for SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITIES at HARVARD UNIVERSITY. The jobs are mostly office/admin oriented, and are a good opportunity to gain important transferable skills, expand your network and add a well-known employer to your resume. To apply, you must have a resume, though no worries if you don’t have one yet -- we can help you make one. If you are interested, email us or stop by the Youth Employment Center at CRLS (room 2101) during any of the 3 lunch blocks. Interviews will start mid-May and resumes will be accepted up until then. These jobs will fill pretty fast, so get in touch soon!

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 >>

Bio-Engineering and Water Engineering Programs
Application Deadline: April 30, 2019
This Summer Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is running a bio-engineering program as well as a water engineering program from July 8 – 19, 2019. Both programs are free and we are targeting local MA high school students (must be 16 years or older) who have a great interest in these fields. Students will be responsible for their lunch and transportation to and from Harvard. Both programs are open to all but we strongly encourage students in underrepresented background in the STEM field, first generation students, and low-income students to apply! 

BioSTAR (July 8 – July 19, 2019)
Water Engineering (July 8 – July 19, 2019) Application

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 >>


From the Register Forum
Rachel Otty Wins Fulbright Award

Ms. Otty hopes to use the trip not only as an “immersive travel experience, but also as a lesson on how to integrate global education themes into [her] classroom.” Read more >>

SconesSimple Scones, Two Ways (Plus Toppings!)
British-style scones are less sweet and less rich, so that they can be spread with generous amounts of jam and cream later on. Their American counterparts are sweet, buttery, and endlessly customizable. Read on >>

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.

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 >>

Family Biking Kick-Start
May 5 | 11AM - 4PM
Safety checks, skills & drills in the Corporal Burns Park courts with 2 MassBikes certified trainers. View Event Details >>

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]  

Cambridge Wildlife

Cambridge Wildlife Puppetry Project Volunteer Opportunities
1. 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. 

2. 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.

3. Sunday, April 28 | 12:30 - 3PM and Monday, April 29
2:30 - 5PM

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. 

4. Additional volunteer opportunities for you to help connect kids and Cambridge families with nature in the city at the Cambridge River Festival (June 1) Agassiz-Baldwin Block Party (June 2), and Fresh Pond Day (June 15).

To apply for all of these roles, visit us online. To sign up, email us and indicate which of these opportunities interests you.

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.


Information Meeting:
Graduation Project Producing Musical Theatre

April 22 | 2:30 - 4PM

Auditions: Graduation Project Producing Musical Theatre
April 25 | 2:30 - 5PM

AP Portfolio Art Showing
April 25 | 5 - 8PM
Lutheran Churchy by Harvard

A Cappella Benefit Jam
April 26 | 7 - 8PM
Fitzgerald Theatre

Boston Theatre Celebration
April 27

School Council Meeting
April 30 | 6 - 7:30PM

Jazz Night
April 30 | 7PM
Featuring World Jazz Ensemble, Big Band, and
Jazz Vocal Ensemble.
La Fabrica Central
450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
Tickets $10

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>

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Weekly Highlights
April 22 - 28, 2019

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Schedule & Streaming
Celebrating National Poetry Month!
What’s Up Cambridge: CRLS Open Mic with Guest Poet Porsha Olayiwola
Sat. 7PM & Sun. 9PM

The Word: Graduation Requirements (New!) 
Mon. 10:30PM & Thu. 10:30PM

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

The Kamla Show: Former Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith (New!)
Mon. 11:30PM

Schedule & Streaming
Future Talk: Biomedical Ethics (New!)
Wed. 5:30PM & Thu. 10:30PM

Celebrating National Poetry Month!
The Drexel Interview: Poet Eleanor Wilner
Sat. 1PM & Sun. 4PM

Conversations with Dr. Don: Being Homeless in America
Mon. 3PM & Thu. 4PM

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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
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