CRLS DYK Newsletter: May 13, 2019
Published on May 13, 2019 09:14

 May 13, 2019

Important Senior Information

  • CSV's Senior Bash: Ice Cream Social | May 15 | 2:30 - 4PM | Main Cafeteria
  • Scholarship Night | May 16 | 5:30PM | Fitzgerald Theatre
  • Senior Prom | May 18 | 7PM - Midnight | Long Wharf Marriott, Boston
  • VPA Community Celebration & Potluck | May 23 | 5PM | Media Cafe
  • Library Due Date for Seniors | May 24
  • Prize Day | May 29 | 1 - 2:30PM | Fitzgerald Theatre
  • Senior Final Exams 1 & 3 | May 29 
  • Senior Final Exams 2 & 4 | May 30 
  • AVID Senior Dinner | May 30, 2019 | 6PM | Main Cafeteria
  • Collection of Chromebooks in the Library: May 30
  • Collection of Chromebooks in the Library: May 31
  • Last Full Day of School for Seniors / Senior BBQ | May 31
  • Senior Makeup Exams | May 31
  • Nest Fest | May 31 | Tennis Courts in front of CRLS
  • Senior Breakfast & Yearbook Distribution and Sales | June 3 | 9AM | Media Cafeteria
  • Graduation Rehearsal | June 3 | 10:30AM | All seniors must report to the Field House
  • HSEP Graduation | June 4 | 6 - 8PM | Cambridge Public Library: Main Branch
  • Cap and Gowns & Graduation Ticket Distribution | June 4 | 12Noon | Learning Community Offices
  • Graduation | June 6 | 6PM | War Memorial Gym (All Seniors report to the War Memorial Gym at 5PM)

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 11AM 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. 

RSTA Senior Dinner

RSTA Class of 2019 Seniors Celebrate
On the evening of May 9, seniors in the CRLS Class of 2019 and family members packed the Media Cafeteria to celebrate the completion of their RSTA programs, many of them being awarded the Certificate of Occupational Proficiency, given to successful completers of Level 3 (advanced) courses in their respective majors. Families of the seniors, and almost all RSTA faculty members, were present to recognize the students’ achievements.

Welcoming and congratulatory comments were made to the gathering by Cambridge Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kenny Salim, by CRLS Principal Damon Smith, and by School Committee members Fred Fantini, Patty Nolan, and Emily Dexter. Read on >>

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!

BLAC Film Series
Dear CRLS students in grades 9-12:
A CRLS Teacher Group, known as BLAC (Black Leaders in Academics and Culture), will be hosting its 3rd and final film screening for the year, specifically for YOU. The movie that we will be watching is THE GREAT DEBATERS. It is our hope that you will join us, enjoy the movie, and then engage in a quick student-led dialogue with your peers. Don't be the ONLY one not there. Details are on the flyer. Mark your calendar for May 14th NOW! If you have questions, check in with Mr. Walker (Room 3108).

Would you like to experience a day of the Muslim holy month Ramadan?
Friday, May 31 | 6 - 9PM | CRLS’s Main Cafeteria
Students, staff, as well as families are invited to attend Muslim Culture Clubs second annual Taste of Ramadan Event! At this event, Muslims as well as non Muslims are invited to enjoy a delicious iftar dinner as well as learn about the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, meaning no eating, or drinking during that time for one month! At this event, students as well as families will be able to participate in many family friendly games, receive beautiful henna, as well as watch a Fashion Show done by the students of CRLS! It is optional to wear cultural clothing at this event, but it is strongly recommended! Please RSVP >>

Heathers: The Musical
(High School Edition)

Produced by a group of CRLS students that would welcome your support. The ticket sales will be live soon, but here are the performance details:

At the Graham & Parks School
Friday, May 31 | 7PM
Saturday, June 1 | 7PM
Sunday, June 2 | 2PM
Tickets: Adults $20; Students $5
More info >>


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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FOCRLS Spring Raffle Blooming with Prizes!
Go to our website – now through Monday, May 20 – to purchase chances to win one (or more) of 50 prizes and see the list of local businesses donating prizes. If you prefer in-person purchases, please stop by the FOCRLS raffle ticket table at the MayFair in Harvard Square on Sunday, May 19. Prizes include: overnight stay at The Porter Square Hotel with breakfast at Colette Bistro, creative gift card-making workshop at Paper Source, 3-month membership at Atlantis Sports Club, cheese cave tour and tasting at Formaggio Kitchen, interior detailing at Cambridge Auto Center, 10-class pass at Cambridge Family YMCA, overnight stay with breakfast at Irving House, and gift cards from shops, restaurants, services, and entertainment. Even if you don't get a prize, you're still a winner for supporting opportunities for CRLS students, grads, and faculty through College Scholarships, Student Travel Fellowships, and Faculty Innovation Grants.

FOCRLS is Seeking Volunteers for the MayFair on Sunday, May 19
We are seeking students, parents/guardians, alumni, and community members for the MayFair on Sunday, May 19 to sell raffle tickets and represent FOCRLS. Two hour shifts: 10AM-12PM, 12-2PM, 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 [email protected] to sign up and get information.

CRLS Visual & Performing Arts Events – Spring 2019
May 17, 7PM
Spring Music Concert | Fitzgerald Theatre

May 20, 6PM
Piano Recital | Black Box Theatre

May 21, 6PM
Vocal and Percussion Class Showing | Choral Room

May 21, 7PM
Improv Night | Black Box Theatre

May 22, 6PM
Musical Theater Class Showing | Black Box Theatre

And MORE! See flyer >>

Photo Exhibit of CRLS Student Mara Gibbs Work
The Cambridge Public Library is having an exhibit of 20 of Mara Gibbs, CRLS 2015,’s photographs on its lower level when that part of the library is in use. Mara Gibbs died in an off-campus fire in 2017 as a sophomore at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

Monday, May 13 | 10 – 11AM, 6 – 8PM
Tuesday, May 14 | 10 – 11AM, 3 – 7PM
Thursday, May 16 | 3 – 7PM
Saturday, May 18 | 10AM – 4PM
Sunday, May 19 | 1 – 4PM
Monday, May 20 | 10 – 11AM, 3 – 8PM
Tuesday, May 21 | 10 – 11AM, 3 – 8PM
Wednesday, May 22 |  6 – 8PM
Thursday, May 23 |  3 – 7PM
Tuesday, May 28 | 10 – 11AM, 6 – 8PM
Thursday, May 30 |  6 – 8PM
Saturday, June 1 | 10AM – 1PM
Monday, June 3 | 10 – 11AM

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 >>

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Take the Cambridge Health Survey!
What are your family’s top health, environmental, and social justice concerns? Your views matter to the Cambridge Public Health Department! Please take the 10-minute Cambridge Health Survey. The survey is available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Haitian Creole, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish. Your input is anonymous.

JAS TeenWork Job Readiness Workshop
Thursday, May 16th; 3-5PM
JAS YouthBuild
1175 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
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 one afternoon, we will cover: Career exploration, Resume writing, Job search, and Interview prep. For more information and to stay informed of upcoming workshops, please complete our online inquiry form.

Affordable Housing Month of Action
This May, join the Community Development Department and other local housing organizations for upcoming events, information sessions, and community conversations to bring awareness to Cambridge's affordable housing programs, initiatives, and milestones. Learn more >>

Boys to Men Leadership Brunch
Saturday, June 1, 2018 | 12Noon - 2PM
Putnam Avenue Upper School

All Cambridge men and boys are invited to come learn about leadership, the health of boys and men of color, community building, and more.

The event will feature a panel discussion of Cambridge men sharing personal experiences about health; break-out sessions on race, education, and health; and an awards ceremony. Learn more >>

Family Bike Night at the Collins Branch
Thursday, May 16 | 4 - 7PM
Collins Branch Library, 64 Aberdeen Ave
Join us to learn the basics of riding with families and fixing your bike at this drop in session! Need something quick fixed on your bike, or maybe just a safety tune-up to getting you riding comfortably this season? We'll have 15 minute safety tune-ups, too! Register for bike workshops by emailing us.
Visit us online >>

2nd Annual Cambridge Community Iftar
May 22 | 7PM
Cambridge City Hall, 795 Mass Ave.
Councillor Sumbul Siddiqui, Mayor Marc McGovern, and the Cambridge Employee Diversity Committee invite you to the 2nd Annual Cambridge Community Iftar in celebration of the month of Ramadan. The Iftar is the daily sunset meal to break the day’s fasting during Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and one observed as holy by those of Muslim faith worldwide. Ramadan began this year on May 5th and will end on the evening of June 4th, 2019.
Flyer >>
Details >>

Act Up & Vote
May 25 | 7PM & May 26 | 3PM
Central Square Theater, 450 Massachusetts Ave in Cambridge
A new play based on interviews with community members that explores voting, civic engagement, and why your voice matters now more than ever. 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. 

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.


FOCA Meeting
May 14 | 6 - 7PM

CSV's Senior Bash:
Ice Cream Social

May 15 | 2:30 - 4PM
Main Cafeteria

Scholarship Night
May 16

Scratch Night @ CPS!
May 16 | 5:30-7:30PM
CRLS, 459 Broadway
All CPS students and families are invited!
Details >>

CRLS Music Concert
May 17 | 7 - 9PM

Fitzgerald Theatre
View Flyer >>

Senior Prom
May 18

Piano Recital
May 20 | 6 - 8PM
Black Box Theatre

Annual Media Fair
After School Student Produced Media
May 22 | 5PM
Media Arts Studio,
454 Broadway

Details >>

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>

View family-friendly events at CRLS >>


Weekly Highlights
May 13 - 19, 2019
Schedule & Streaming >>

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What’s Up Cambridge: This, I Know for Sure (New!)
Sat. 7PM & Sun. 9PM

The Word: How to Get Help with Your Schoolwork 
Mon. 10:30PM & Thu. 10:30PM

Once upon a Time: Stories about Friendship
Tue. 5PM & Sat. 9AM

STEM in 30: The Tuskegee Airmen
Wed. 9PM & Sun. 3PM

School Committee Roundtable Meeting (Live)
Tue. 6PM

Clean Green Living: Cool Tech for Your Home
Wed. 7PM & Sun. 7PM

Get Fit with Kristen: Upper Body Strength
Sat. 12Noon & Sun. 9AM

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