CRLS DYK Newsletter: October 28, 2019
Published on Oct 28, 2019 09:57

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October 28, 2019

Vaping and Hate Speech on the School Council Agenda

Join us for the CRLS School Council Meetings! CRLS School Council meetings are held in the community for easy access and address topics and issues affecting CRLS. We encourage all families to join us.

Meetings are hosted by Principal Smith, CRLS staff, students, families, and community partners. All are welcome.

Fall meetings are held at CHA Windsor Clinic, 119 Windsor Street 2nd Floor Conference Room from 6-7:30PM. A light dinner is served.

October 29: Teens and Vaping
Director of School Health, Tracy Rose-Tynes & CRLS Student Government
Download a flyer >> 

November 19: Community Conversation: School Safety and Hate Speech
For more information contact Greta Hardina, CRLS Family Liaison.

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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!

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CRLS Parent to Parent Meeting

November 7, 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 a great support to many families.

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Free Flu shots for CRLS Students

The CHA Teen Health Center is offering FREE FLU SHOTS to CRLS students. Learn more >>

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Michele Watson Maxwell, Creative Design Teacher, Receives James G. Telfer RSTA Faculty Award

MaxThe 2019 recipient of the James G. Telfer RSTA Faculty Award is Michele Watson Maxwell, Creative Design Teacher. Ms. Max began her teaching career at Rindge on September 1, 2002 and has been the Creative Design teacher – mostly by herself – ever since.


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2019 - 20 Global Navigator Scholarship

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 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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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

Cambridge Family Literacy Fun Day will be celebrated on Saturday, November 2nd, 10:30AM to 2:30PM at Cambridge City Hall. We are in need of high school student volunteers to help with set-up of the event, be at one of many activities that will be happening throughout the day and clean-up. You can volunteer for the full day or part of the day. Organizers of the event will begin to set-up at 8AM. Clean-up should be done by 3:30PM. Lunch will be provided. If you are interested, please email Debbie or call 617.349.6492. 

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

Need Help Applying to College?
CSV College and career mentoring program began last week and will take place every Wednesday in the CCRC, 2:45-4:30PM. Trained mentors are there to help students with their college essays and applications.

Stay tuned for SAT prep, coming soon...

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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From the Register Forum

An Interview with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio ’79
BillNew York City mayor Bill DeBlasio grew up in Cambridge. The Register Forum sat down with him to discuss his presidential race, the influence Cambridge had on him, and whether he is a Red Sox or Yankees fan. Read the interview >>

What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Municipal Elections
The Register Forum’s guide to the School Committee and City Council elections on November 5th. Read 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.

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.

  • Western New England University
    10/30/19 | 8:30AM
  • Hofstra University
    10/30/19 | 11:30AM
  • Babson College
    10/31/19 | 1:08PM
  • Bridgewater State University
    11/7/19 | 8:30AM
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
    11/7/19 | 10AM

CRLS Events & Reminders

CRLS Family Events
Download the Flyer >>

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

Winter Sports Meeting
October 30 | 2:45PM
Al Coccoluto Gymnasium
All students interested in a winter sport should attend to get important info and meet the coaches.

CRLS Arts Committee
November 4 | 7 - 8PM

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 >> 

Did You Know There Are Free Markets Around the City?
So much fresh produce as well as grocery items are available to you. All you need to do is bring your own bag!
Details >>

Family Literacy Night
October 29 | 6-7:30PM
King Open School
850 Cambridge Street
Come learn about OSS's new reading programs for our subseparate classrooms, Reading Mastery and Corrective Reading, and how to support your child at home! Light refreshments will be served.
Details >>

City of Cambridge Halloween Events
The Halloween season offers a variety of fun events for children, youth and families across the City of Cambridge. Various city departments will be sponsoring parties and other events around Cambridge. 
Details >>

Gathering for Parent Engagement Providers: Helping Parents with Their Child’s College Readiness & Success
Tuesday, October 29 | 3-5PM
La Fabrica Central, 450 Mass Ave.
Light refreshments will be provided. 
The Office of College Success, the Family Policy Council and the Community Engagement Team have teamed up to host a Gathering for Family Engagement Providers to share strategies and coordinate our messages and supports for parents. 
Please register in advance if possible.

Zombie VR
Wednesday, October 30 | 3PM
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Community Room
Face off with the undead in virtual reality! This program is for ages 13+.

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 >>
Exciting news: The City of Cambridge has launched a new program to help renters save energy - homeowners and landlords can also participate
The City of Cambridge has partnered with All in Energy, a Boston-based nonprofit, to help Cambridge renters, landlords and homeowners living in 1-4 unit buildings save energy and money at home. All In Energy helps residents sign up for no-cost home energy assessments through the Mass Save program, and supports renters and landlord's to work together to get building insulation and other efficiency upgrades. The energy assessment is provided at no cost and insulation is covered 75-100% for landlords and homeowners.Learn more and request your no-cost home energy assessment today >>  

Cambridge Flu Clinics
November 6 | 5:30-7:30PM
Kennedy-Longfellow School
For more information, call the Cambridge Public Health Department’s recorded flu information line, 617.665.3855, or visit us online.

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

Affordable Housing
Find out about affordable rental and homeownership in Cambridge.
Details >>

Cambridge in Motion's 
Healthy Snack of the Week

Nutty Pear Halves: Pear halves filled with 2 tbsp of chopped walnuts, 1 tsp of honey & a sprinkle of cinnamon.

A 2-day event on MIT’s campus run entirely by MIT undergrads!
For one awesome weekend, come to MIT’s campus to take classes on anything and everything. From music theory to Hungarian history to aircraft analysis, classes span from college-level academic subjects to fun games and activities to everything in between. Want to take a class on origami? Lasers? Neuropharmacology? All are open for you to choose from! Learn about topics you never knew existed—or dive headfirst into an in-depth workshop—at over 500 classes taught by members of the MIT community. Splash is a program for 9th–12th grade students, taking place on November 23 and 24, 2019. Details >> 

CEATVCEATV Weekly Highlights
October 28 - November 2, 2019

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Spot On: Building Equity Bridges 8/28/2019
Thu. 9:30PM & Sat. 5:30PM

What's Up Cambridge: Student-Produced Fall Promos (New!)
Sat. 7PM & Sun. 9PM

Happy Halloween!
Weekly Special: Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Thu. 11PM

Strata Portraits of Humanity: Archaeology in Pennsylvania
Tue. 8:30PM & Wed. 10:30AM
School Committee Roundtable 10/22/19 (Re-Broadcast)
Tue. 6PM & Sun. 10AM

Clean Green Living: Plight of the Honey Bee
Wed. 7PM & Sat. 11:30AM

Seniors on the Move: Exercise for the Brain
Sat. 12:30PM & Sun. 9:30AM

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