CRLS DYK Newsletter: October 21, 2019
Published on Oct 21, 2019 09:10

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October 21, 2019

2019 - 20 Global Navigator Scholarship

There is a CIEE family informational night next Thursday, October 24 in the Media Cafe from 6 - 7PM.

Once again CRLS has been accepted as a 2019-20 Global Navigator Scholarship school for summer study abroad by CIEE. This is very competitive process and a huge accolade for our school and students.

As a Global Navigator School, CIEE has committed at least $25,000 in scholarship funds for CRLS students (up to 100% tuition based on need and merit, excluding cost of airfare) to travel the world and have 3-4 week life changing experiences around Service and LeadershipLanguage and Culture, or Global Discovery programs in multiple far flung locations.

Application for scholarships are open for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders for summer 2020. 

For more information and application please see CIEE High School Summer programs for more information.


See Mr. McGuinness in room 3402. Scholarship application deadline is December 6, 2019 and February 14, 2020. 

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Join us on October 29 for a 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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Join the CRLS Arts Committee

Meetings begin at 7PM and are held in the VPA office. The meeting schedule is as follows: November 4, December 2, January 6, February 3, March 2,
April 6, and May 4.  

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Free ESL Classes for Parents

Registration Deadline extended for ESL Classes for Families!
Do you want to learn English? Do you want to improve your speaking and comprehension, reading and writing of English? The ELL Department will offer classes for parents who are interested in learning English as a Second Language. You will improve your conversational English, vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing.

You are invited to join the English class for parents of Cambridge Public School students to be held at CRLS, 459 Broadway, 2 mornings a week. These classes are free to parents of English Language Learners in Cambridge Public Schools.

View the flyer >>

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Join the Alpine Ski and Board Club

The Alpine Ski and Board Club is one of the oldest and one of the most active clubs at CRLS. This year we have 4 day trips to Waterville Valley NH and a 3 day 3 night ski/board trip to Stowe, VT which is taking place during February vacation. We will leave Cambridge on the afternoon of Monday Feb. 17th and return the evening of the 20th. While at Stowe we will be returning to a hotel/hostel called The Round Hearth where we have stayed for the past ten years. Sign up for the overnight is on a first come, first serve bases and requires a non-refundable $100 deposit. The cost for this trip is $525 and does not include lunch, rentals, or lessons. The Club needs at least 35 students to sign up by Thanksgiving break. If there are not enough students interested by Thanksgiving, the trip will be cancelled and all money will be returned. For information please email Jon Baring-Gould

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From Thorndike to Berkshire

BerkshireAfter many years in rented quarters, CPS Central Administration is relocating to brand new offices, inside the new Cambridge Street complex.

You can find us behind the new Valente Branch Library, with our entrance located at 135 Berkshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02141 (see map).

Phone numbers and email addresses should remain the same, but we appreciate your patience as packing and unpacking is taking place. We will do our best to respond and look forward to welcoming you into our brand new offices!

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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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Community Service Hours

Agassiz Baldwin Community seeks volunteers to help out at upcoming community events.
Contact: Ashley 
Thanksgiving Potluck Feast | Tuesday, November 26 | 5 - 8PM
Kids Only! Holiday Sale:
Thursday, December 12 | 2:45 - 6:30PM
Friday, December 13 | 2:45 - 6:30PM
Saturday, December 14 | 9:45AM - 1:30PM

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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 in the College and Career Resource Center, Room 1501.

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

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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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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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Medication Take-Back Event on Saturday, Oct. 26th

Medicine Drop OffGot old meds taking up space at home? Don't flush them--it's bad for our water! You can safely dispose of unwanted prescriptions, over-the-counter meds, and vitamins at the city's biannual Medication Take Back Day event on Saturday, Oct. 26, 10AM - 2PM, at the Cambridge Police Department, 125 Sixth Street. Personnel will be available to accept the medications. The event is hosted by the Cambridge Police Department and Cambridge Public Health Department. 

Learn more >>

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


Do you need help feeding your family?
Come to Falcon's Market, the Food MarketCRLS food pantry. There is food for you to take home for evening and weekend meals. Open every afternoon from 2:30 - 3PM or by appointment. For more information contact Greta Hardina the CRLS Family Liaison or 617.349.6660 Falcon's Market is in the Main Office.

Fight Climate Change
October 23, 2019 |  7-8PMKirkland House Senior Common Room
Join a conversation with Julia Olson, Executive Director and Chief Legal Counsel of Our Children’s Trust. She is the lead attorney in Juliana v. the United States, the constitutional climate change case brought by 21 youths against the U.S. government for violating their Fifth Amendment rights to life, liberty, property, and public trust resources. Over her 22-year career, she has represented grassroots conservation groups working to protect the environment, organic agriculture, and human health. She founded Our Children’s Trust in 2010 to focus her work on representing young people and elevating their voices on the threat of climate change, the issue that will most determine the quality of their lives and the well-being of all future generations. RSVP >>

Conversations with Kirkland is an accessible event – for wheelchair access please contact us.

Looking for a job? 
Come meet hiring managers from Bon Me and Brothers Marketplace in the Main Cafeteria after school until 3:30PM on Tuesday, October 29th. Need help getting ready to meet employers? Come to the Youth Employment Center any day during lunch, or after school on 10/28 to practice interview questions or write a resume!

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

The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) is currently recruiting for our 2019-2020 Youth Leadership Corps (YLC). BARCC’s Youth Leadership Corp is an opportunity for young people to take leadership around the issues of sexual violence prevention and healthy relationship promotion. YLC members will learn about and discuss the ways in which sexual violence impacts their community, as well as how different forms of oppression contribute to the development of sexual violence. This knowledge is then used to create YLC-led trainings for other teens, design social media campaigns and engage in community activism. We are currently accepting applications through November 1st!

If you have any questions or would like BARCC to come in and speak more about the YLC please contact L. Co (Coco), Youth Outreach Coordinator.

Colleges Visiting CRLS
The following colleges are Visiting CRLS. All meetings are in the CCRC. Students must sign up on Naviance and get teachers permission to miss class.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    10/21/19 | 9:45AM
  • Occidental College
    10/21/19 | 11:08AM
  • Temple University
    10/22/19 | 8:30AM
  • Stonehill College
    10/22/19 | 9:45AM
  • United States Naval Academy
    10/22/19 | 1:08PM
  • Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
    10/24/19 | 9:45AM
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    10/28/19 | 9:45AM
  • Universal Technical Institute
    10/28/19 | 11:45AM

CRLS Events & Reminders

CRLS Family Events
Download the Flyer >>

Improv Night
October 23 | 7 - 8PM
Black Box Theater

Climate Friday
October 25

School Council Meeting
October 29 | 6 - 7:30PM

View the Full Calendar >>
Visual & Performing Arts Calendar >>

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

Calling all Seniors!
Need help with your College Application? College and Career mentoring program has begun on Wednesdays from 2:45 pm - 4:30PM. in the CCRC.

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 >> 

Immigration Legal Clinics (FREE!)
3rd Wednesday each month
90 Third Street, Cambridge
Details >>

October 24 | 6-8PM
Cambridge Street Upper School
840 Cambridge Street
Have you ever wanted to make your own gummy worms? Maybe you'd like to engineer and launch a zipline car? If this sounds like fun and you'd like to spend some great family time having PIZZA and learning together, come join us at STEAM It Up!
Details >>

The Human Genomic Revolution: Past, Present, and Future
Part of our Horizons lecture series
Presenter: Eric Lander
Monday, Nov. 18 | 6:30 - 8PM
Main Library, Lecture Hall
We plan to have pizza in the Community Room for students and their families that RSVP ahead of time. Register >>
Cambridge in Motion's 
Healthy Snack of the Week

Cracker Stacks: Whole grain crackers and banana slice, low-fat cream cheese & blueberries on top!

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

Free Flu Vaccines for CRLS Students
The CHA Teen Health Center is offering FREE FLU SHOTS to CRLS students. Learn more >>

Community Conversations Sister to Sister: A Woman's Health Initiative
Explore ways to improve our Health and Well Being. Presentations by Health Care Practitoners who are Women of Color.
Details >>

CEATVCEATV Weekly Highlights
October 21 - 27, 2019

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Spot On: The Climate Strike (New!)
Thu. 9:30PM & Sat. 5:30PM

Game of the Week: CRLS Boys Varsity Football (Live!)
Fri. 7PM

The Word: Season Premiere (New!)
Thu. 10:30PM & 8:30PM

The Dungeon of Dreck: Halloween Special
Sat. 11PM
Cambridge School Committee Roundtable (Live)
Tue. 6PM

Future Talk: A.I. and Healthcare
Wed. 5:30PM & Sun. 5:30PM

The Drexel Interview: Author Cory Doctorow
Mon. 4PM & Sat. 1PM

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