CRLS DYK Newsletter: September 23, 3019
Published on Sep 23, 2019 10:13

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September 23, 2019

CRLS School Council Meeting

September 24 | 6 - 7:30PM | Windsor Health Clinic, 119 Windsor Street, Large Conference Room
SIP Topic: New RSTA Initiatives! Meet RSTA staff and learn about new programs and career paths! 
Presented by: Liz Atwood, Computer Science Teacher, Hiroko Kaczmarek, RSTA new Biotech Teacher and Kassia Rodriguez-Graham, RSTA's Career and Technical Education Instructor.

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Changes to the Family Conferences Schedule

Due to PSAT (Pre-SAT) testing for 10th and 11th grade students on October 16, 2019 CRLS will need to make a change to the Semester One Family Conferences.

To address this matter, the morning conference times on Tuesday 10/15 from 8:10 - 11AM will stay the same, but the evening event will be on Wednesday 10/16 from 6 - 8PM and on the afternoon conferences will be on 10/17 from 12Noon - 3PM.

We are aware that switching these two meeting times will impact schedules and we are very sorry for the inconvenience.

View the final schedule >> 

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Senior College Planning Night

Did you miss the Senior College Planning Night? 

Not to worry, click here to learn what was covered >>

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AP Exam Registration

Registration is underway for AP Exams. This is a two-step process. First click here and "join class" using the registration code provided by your teacher. Then submit your payment to Jodi Mace in Learning Community S by November 5th at 2:30PM.

Exam fees are $94 per exam. Students who qualify for free/reduced lunch pay $13 per exam. Checks must be payable to CRLS AP Program. Include the students's full name and name of AP Exam in the memo line. 

Registration Deadlines:

  • I am taking a first semester or full-year AP Class: Registration is due November 5th
  • I am not enrolled in an AP course at CRLS. I plan to study on my own to take the exam (must email Jodie Mace for the join code): Registration due November 5th.
  • I am enrolled in a second semester class: Registration window of January 17th - March 5th.

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Save-the-Date: October 29  
Teens & Vaping Workshop

tracyPlease join us for this important workshop! Tracy Rose-Tynes, the Manager of School Health Services, who recently completed her Thesis on E-Cigarettes, is presenting a workshop for parents, students, and community members during the October 29 CRLS School Council Meeting, from 6-8PM at 119 Windsor Street, Cambridge Public Health Department 2nd Floor Conference Room. Open to all families, students, and community members.

Download the flyer >>

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Community Service Hours

Event: Rindge Avenue Upper Campus evening gala and silent auction
Date: Sat Oct 26th evening
Where: Ashdown House MIT Campus 235 Albany St. Cambridge
Hours: 5:30PM (set up), 6 - 10PM event, 10 - 11PM clean up
Roles: Set up, help with ticket collection, food service, other tasks during event, help with clean up
Contact: Deirdre Logan, 857.998.0660
Must commit by 10/19/19

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Cambridge School Volunteers Tutoring

CSV Tutoring Center: One-to-One Tutoring Before and After School, Room 2407
Volunteers serve as one-to-one tutors and mentors twice a week with high school students of all levels and needs. Volunteers provide students with individual lesson plans to improve their skills and knowledge in particular subjects. Approximately 40% of the students speak a language other than English as their first language. The Tutoring Center is open before school from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. and after school from 2:45 to 3:45PM. Note: The first day of before and after school Tutoring Center will be September 23; the last day is June 12.

CSV Tutoring Center: Academic Support Classes, Room 2403
Students are assigned to the Tutoring Center during the school day for credit-bearing individualized academic support services, covering all subjects. CSV volunteers are matched to students singly or in small groups.

Drop-in Math Center, Room 2403
Volunteers help students on a walk-in basis with math problems ranging from pre-algebra to calculus, before school daily, between 7:30 and 8AM.

College/Career Mentoring Program
Volunteers help high school seniors, some of whom may be the first in their families to apply to college, by assisting with college, job readiness, and gap year program research; understanding and following through with all stages of the application process; and developing personal statements. In addition, volunteers help students identify scholarships and complete scholarship applications and essays. The program meets on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4:30PM. Note: The first day of service for the College and Career Mentor program (CCMP) is Wednesday, October 16, 2:30 - 4PM in the College and Career Resource Center, Room 1501.

Cambridge School Volunteers is hiring. Click here for more info >>

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Driver's Education

Registration: Wednesday, September 25 | 2:30PM | Auto Shop Classroom
Cost: $600. Full payment is due on October 1st.
Classes Begin: Tuesday, October 8th
We offer afternoon an class at 2:30PM and an 6PM evening class. 

Learn more >> 

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Friends of CRLS Kickoff

KickoffOctober 2 | 7 - 8:30PM
Media Cafeteria

If you're interested helping to expand opportunities for CRLS students, alumni, and staff, please join us. Our programs include College Scholarships, Student Travel Fellowships, and Faculty Innovation Grants, and with your help, 2020 can be our most awarding, rewarding year ever! Learn more about FOCRLS and our Kick-off here or at If you're unable to attend the Kick-off yet want to find out how you can be involved, please email us or call 857.235.9290. FOCRLS is a 501c3 nonprofit association. 

Faculty Innovation Grants for Energizing Education

grantsCRLS / RSTA / HSEP Teachers and Staff: Friends of CRLS invites you to submit proposals for 2020 Faculty Innovation Grants!

Find all of the Faculty Innovation Grants details and the proposal application in Google Forms here >>

Faculty Innovation Grants (up to $1,000 each) are to enliven learning for your students by sponsoring your ideas for academic exploration, community building, social development, and appreciation of arts, cultures, and diversity. Visits from accomplished guests, class field trips, special events, performances, group creations, and service learning are among the kinds of projects and experiences Faculty Innovation Grants can make possible when CPS, CRLS, and other school-related funding is unavailable.

Proposals are due Monday, October 28, 2019 at 11:59PM.

If you have difficulty with the Google Form or questions about the grants, please contact us by email or 857.235.9290 (x9290 within CRLS) or visit Friends of CRLS in Room 2136.


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CRLS Parent to Parent Meeting

October 3, 2019 | 6 - 7:30PM | CRLS Main Entrance Conference Room
Come connect with other parents to share experiences and support each other through these challenging times! Parent to Parent started 3 years ago and has been great support to many families.

Learn more >> 

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Cambridge Teen Health Center

The Cambridge Teen Health Center, in partnership with Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), is a school-based health clinic located in the CRLS health office. The center is staffed by a full time Nurse Practitioner, a sexual and reproductive health educator and mental health specialists – psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers.

Learn more about our services >>

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Athletics at CRLS

View the schedule by clicking on the link below and then on School Calendar in the upper hand right corner.

View the full athletic schedule >> 

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Aspen Student & Parent Accounts

Aspen is a secure online information resource for Cambridge Public Schools. It contains family contact information, grade information, and a variety of reports and documents that teachers, students and parents may need. 

Need Aspen support? We can help  >>

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CRLS Events & Reminders

CRLS Family Events
Download the Flyer >>

Cambridge School Volunteers Kickoff
September 24 | 5:30 - 7:30PM
Pearl K. Wise Library & TRC

Club Day
September 25 | 11AM - 1PM

Parent-to-Parent Group
October 3 | 6 - 7:30PM

No School: Yom Kippur
October 9, 3019

View the Full Calendar >>

Career and College Fair 
Wednesday, October 2 | 6 - 8PM
Field House

Come see your uAspire Advisor
Tuesday - Friday | 9AM - 3:30PM | CCRC
View the flyer >>

From the DYK Student Rep Desk
Student Opportunities, Student Support, and More!


Attention Juniors! Application for Fully-Funded Summer Program Open Now
The LEDA Aspects of Leadership Summer Institute includes leadership training, academic writing instruction, standardized test preparation, and community building. LEDA Scholars also visit colleges along the east coast during their summer at Princeton University, network with world leaders, and receive personalized college guidance. 98% of LEDA Scholars are accepted into an Ivy League. For more information, and for the application, please click here.

Free Clothing of All Sizes and Types

Gently-used clothing is available at The Spot! The Spot is located in East Cambridge, at the green door across from 75 Gore Street. Let Maryam Dar, Debbie Bonilla, or Mary Grassi know that you are coming so they can leave the door open for you.
Free Furniture Available
Furnishing Hope, Inc. of MA has an office at 121 Mt. Auburn Street in Harvard Square. Located ten minutes away from CRLS, Furnishing Hope is a great place to find new and gently-used bedding, toiletries, kitchenware, and bathroom essentials. Let Maryam Dar know if you would like to place an order for furniture. 

Cambridge Public Library's Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Monday, September 23 | 5 - 6PM
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway

Architecture/Design Fair 2019
Saturday, September 29 | Boston
Check out this College Fair geared towards the design/architecture profession! More than 40 colleges with design/architecture/urbanism/landscape will be present! Details >>

CRLS Career & College Fair

Wednesday, October 2 | 6 - 8PM
CRLS Field House

College Goal Sunday
November 3 | 1 - 3PM
CRLS Main Cafeteria
Free, professional assistance filling out the FAFSA.
Details >>

FREE Webinar: Recognizing & Managing Teen Anxiety
Details >>

In Our District & Community

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Looking for things to do in Cambridge? See below for a few ideas. For a full list, take a look at  Find It Cambridge! 
Find It Cambridge >> 

Claiming Our Seats...
A Kitchen Table Dialogue on Women's Voting Rights

September 25 | 6-8:30PM
Cambridge Public Library
Details >>

Cooked: Survival by Zip Code
September 26 | 6:30PM | Fitzgerald Theater
Explores how a zip code can be
an accurate predictor of life or death during and after natural disasters, especially as we increasingly encounter the impacts of climate change. Learn more >>

Immigration Legal Clinics (FREE!)

3rd Wednesday each month
90 Third Street, Cambridge
Details >>
College Readiness: What Every Parent Should Know
October 17 | 7 - 9PM
Framingham State University
Details >>

Cambridge in Motion's 
Healthy Snack of the Week

"Broccoli trees" with Greek yogurt dip!

Cambridge Affordable Housing Information Sessions
Learn about the eligibility requirements and application process for Cambridge Rental and Homeownership ProgramsLearn more >>

CEATVCEATV Weekly Highlights
September 23 - 29, 2019

SmartTV 98
Spot On: 15 Questions with CRLS Teachers
Mon. 9:30PM & Thu. 9:30PM

What’s Up Cambridge: Improv Night at CRLS 5/21/19
Sat. 7PM & Sun. 9PM

Baby Blue Arts: Jazz Standards by Quartette Monette (New!)
Tue. 7:30PM & Wed. 9:30PM

Once Upon a Time: Stories about Magic
Tue. 5:PM & Sat. 9AM
School Committee Meeting 9/17/19 (Re-Broadcast)
Thu. 6PM & Sun. 10AM

Future Talk: Citizens Climate Lobby
Tue. 10:30PM & Sat. 2:30PM

Legal Ease: Truth in Lending (New!)
Mon. 7:30PM & Sun. 7:30PM

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Cambridge Rindge & Latin School
459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138  •  617.349.6630
CPS Mobile App >>
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