CORRECTED VPA EVENTS: CRLS DYK Newsletter: April 30, 2019
Published on Apr 30, 2019 12:37

 April 30, 2019

On Tuesday, May 21st and Wednesday, May 22nd, all 10th grade students will be taking the Math MCAS exam. Only 10th graders will come to school at 8:05AM to take the exam. While the test is scheduled for 8:05 - 11:08AM, the test is untimed and students will have until the end of the day to finish if needed.

To help maintain a quiet and organized testing experience students in grades 9,11 & 12 will have a delayed opening and come to school at 11AMN for the last two blocks for the day. 10th Grade students will be dismissed from school after they are finished with the test.

Because the exam is being administered online students need to bring their fully charged Chromebooks to school. Students should also bring a calculator to the test on May 22nd in case they would rather use a physical calculator instead of the online calculator that will be made available.

Also, June 4th and June 6th- 9th graders will take the Science MCAS exam. More information to follow.

CRLS School Council Meeting
DATE: Tuesday, April 30 l 6 - 7:30PM
LOCATION: Off-site in North Cambridge at the Jefferson Park Workforce site 308 Rindge Avenue
TOPIC: CRLS Sports Updates with Tom Arria- CRLS Athletic Director

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 >>
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Immigration Information Day
May 3 | 9AM - 3PM
Do your students have questions regarding immigration? Have they been reading about TPS, DACA, and Dreamers? Do they or someone they know have questions about immigration or their immigration status? Do they have family members or friends affected by the changes in immigration and want to better understand what is going on? Please have this student schedule some time for a one on one meeting with Stephanie Bonilla, an immigration attorney from Kids in Need of Defense (KIND). 

Attention Rising Seniors - A New Biotech Research Course!
The Biotech Program is offering a new full-year research course focused on developing skills in research from reading primary literature, to writing a research proposal, planning and conducting experiments, and presenting your work at science competitions.

T980 TC Biotechnology Research Course will focus on understanding methodology, experimental design, and data analysis, with the generous support of mentors from MIT and Harvard. See your guidance counselor to enroll in the course. See Dr. Joan Abrams for more information.

Physics MCAS review sessions after school in May
The Physics MCAS is June 4th and 6th. CRLS physics teachers will be hosting after school review sessions every Wednesday and Thursday in May in room 2405 (Ms. Newton's room). In addition, students can find study materials in the CRLS library. Any additional questions? Ask your physics teacher!


The Portugal and Spain Trip for February Break 2020
Sign up ASAP! Scholarship applications will be available in the fall, but you have to be signed up in order to apply for a FOCRLS scholarship! This is a Spanish immersion trip (the tour will be in Spanish and students will be encouraged to practice Spanish). It is encouraged that you have taken some Spanish courses or know Spanish already, but it is not necessary because all the chaperones are bilingual. Please contact Eydie Ortiz for sign up information!

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CRLS Students Make Their Lives The Experiment
Recent years have seen the growth of a very particular kind of writing, variously called immersion journalism, experiential writing, or deliberate living. To write this brand of creative nonfiction the authors live differently for a period of time, immerse themselves in a new experience, and then write about their insights. In the Immersion Journalism class at CRLS, the students use their own lives as an experiment, wondering: what if we gave up our cell phones? Stopped looking in mirrors? Stopped complaining? Kept a gratitude journal? Abstained from sugar? Didn't swear? Made it a point to talk to strangers? Each experiment includes research on the topic as well as the personal endeavor, all accumulating thoughtful essays about these forays into deliberate living. Read the full story >>

This, I Know For Sure Performance
You are cordially invited to This, I Know For Sure, a new choreo play written by CRLS students and choreographed by CRLS alum, Junior Cius. Performances May 1st & May 2nd 7PM in the Fitzgerald Theater. Free admission! Doors open at 6:30PM.This brave, personal work uses original music, choreography, spoken word and dramatic storytelling to explore issues around identity, loss, social justice, and hopes for the future. Special thanks goes to FOCRLS for supporting this important project. We urge you to see to make every effort to see this student created FREE performance!

Spring Raffle

FOCRLS Spring Raffle Blooming with Prizes
Go to our website to purchase chances to win any of 40+ prizes and see the list of local businesses donating gift cards and certificates, including an overnight stay for 2 people at The Porter Square Hotel with breakfast at Colette Bistro. For every four tickets you buy, you get one free! Even if you don't get a prize, you're still a winner for helping to support opportunities for CRLS students, grads, and faculty through College Scholarships, Student Travel Fellowships, Faculty Innovation Grants, Faculty Distinction Awards, and Unsung Heroes. If you prefer in-person purchases, please stop by the FOCRLS raffle ticket table at the MayFair in Harvard Square on Sunday, May 6. 

FOCRLS is Seeking Volunteers for the MayFair on Sunday, May 5
We are seeking students, parents/guardians, alumni, and community members for the MayFair on Sunday, May 5 to sell raffle tickets and represent FOCRLS. Two hour shifts: 10AM  - 12Noon, 12Noon - 2PM, 2 - 4PM, 4 - 6PM. Student volunteers will receive community service credit; make sure to have your form signed. Pairs and small groups of friends or family members welcome! Please email us to sign up and get information.

CRLS Visual & Performing Arts Events, Spring 2019
April 30 | 7PM | Jazz Night! La Fabrica, Central Sq. Featuring The CRLS Music Student Groups; Big Band, Vocal Ensemble and World Jazz Ensemble

May 1 & 2 | 7PM | A Horeo-Play This I Know For Sure
Fitzgerald Theatre New Work Inspired By CRLS Student Stories

May 10 &11 | 7PM | Dance/Works Fitzgerald Theatre Annual Dance Concert
Featuring Student, Faculty Guest Artist Choreography Performed By Advanced Dance Students and The Modern Dance Company

May 17 | 7PM | Spring Music Concert | Fitzgerald Theatr
Annual Concert Featuring Crls Vocal Ensembles, Concert Band, Orchestra And Percussion Ensembles

May 20 | 6PM | Piano Recital | Blackbox Studio Theatre
Piano Students Final Recital

May 21 | 7PM | Improv Night | Black Box Studio Theatre
CRLS’s Improv Club, Cambridge Cringe & Laughter, Performs

May 22 | 6PM | Drama Musical Theatre Class Showing | Black Box Studio
Theatre Class Final Performance

May 23 | 5PM | VPA Faculty Student and Family Potluck and Year End Celebration | Media Cafeteria
All VPA Students and Families are Welcome

May 27 | 10AM | Memorial Day Parade, Proclamation, and Son | Parade Route and Cambridge Cemetery
CRLS Marching Band, Drumline, and Student Performances

June 3 | 6:30PM | Spring Jazz Workshop
Lilypad, Inman Square

June 4 | 6PM | Chamber Music Concert | Blackbox Studio Theatre
Student Solo and Small Group End of The Year Performances

June 6 | 6PM | CRLS Graduation War Memorial Gym
Featured Student Musician And Group Performance

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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 >>

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
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

Spring Drama Production
May 2 | 7 - 8PM
Fitzgerald Theatre

Junior Prom
May 4 | 7 - 11PM

CSV Senior Bash
May 7 | 2:30 - 4:30PM

RSTA Senior Dinner
May 9 | 5:30 - 7:30PM


May 10 -11 | 7 - 9PM

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Weekly Highlights
April 29 - 28, 2019

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Schedule & Streaming
Youth View Cambridge: Highlights from “The 39 Steps” (New!)
Thu. 9PM & Sat. 5PM

Celebrating International Dance Day: April 29
What’s Up Cambridge: Dance for Camera 2019 (New!)
Mon. 8PM & Fri. 4PM

Stateside Footy: Boston vs. Maine (New!)
Fri. 11PM

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

Schedule & Streaming
NASA TV: Interview with Astronaut Nick Hague (New!)
Tue. 3PM & Sat. 3PM

Creating Cooperative Kids: Reasons that Kids Lie (New!)
Wed. 10PM & Sun. 10PM

Conversations with Dr. Don: Bottleneck Blues Band
Fri. 3PM & Sat. 4PM

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Science: Room 2412- Science lab materials available
ELA / History: Room 1606- Writing/ Reading material available
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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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