CRLS DYK Newsletter: November 18, 2019
Published on Nov 18, 2019 11:31

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November 18, 2019

Sister ActStudent Ushers Needed for Sister Act

Ushers needed for the second weekend of Sister Act shows! Get community service hours! Work two shows, come to a third FREE! Sign Up >>

Three shows left of Sister Act!
Have you heard your classmates humming in the halls? Sister Act had a fabulous first weekend of shows! If you missed it, you're in luck--there are three shows left! Buy your tickets online or bring cash to the box office nice and early night-of. Shows are Friday (11/22) and Saturday (11/23) nights at 7PM and Sunday (11/24) afternoon at 2PM. $5 for students!

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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.

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

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Yearbook Ads and Senior Portraits

Yearbook Ads: The CRLS Yearbook Club is preparing the Class of 2020 Yearbook and would like to offer you an opportunity to honor your senior! Space is available for businesses, family members and friends of graduating seniors to be printed in the yearbook. Photographs and messages can be submitted to the yearbook design team at [email protected] to recognize your favorite senior(s)! Learn more >>

Senior Portraits: ONE Yearbook Photo Session will be offered free of charge at the school during the year. Students who miss the photo session, or who would like their photos re-taken (for bad hair days and the like) can make arrangements for photos to be taken at the studio or elsewhere using any of the packages below at the prices listed. Retouching is available and will be priced based on request. Learn more >>

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Volunteers Needed

The Cultural Survival Bazaar: A Festival of Indigenous Arts and Cultures will be held on December 14-15 from 10AM - 6PM at CRLS. Volunteers will get to meet artists from all over the world and help this incredible event support the artists and their communities! We're happy to sign off on credit for service hours and we have 5-hour shifts. Sign up >>

Dates Needed:
Friday, December 13 |  4 - 8PM 
Saturday and Sunday, December 14 - 15 | 8AM - 6PM
Sunday evening until 8PM
Contact: [email protected]

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Athletics at CRLS: Register Now for Winter Sports

SwimmingWinter sports registration is now open until November 26th. There will be a Parent Information Night on December 10th. Click here to register. View the schedule by clicking on the link below and then on School Calendar in the upper hand right corner. Parent Information night will be held on December 10th at 7PM.

View the full athletic schedule >> 

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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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Panama Trip in February 2021

The Trip to Panama in February 2021 is open for enrollment to CRLS students in grades 9-12. It is $95 to hold your spot on this trip. There is a $200 price reduction for anyone who signs up before November 21st. Scholarships will be available for students receiving free or reduced lunch. Click here to sign up. If you have any questions please email Kate Holmes.

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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: December 2, January 6, February 3, March 2,
April 6, and May 4.  

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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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Community Service Hours

Community Service Opportunity
Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) needs your help folding letters and stuffing envelopes to raise funds to maintain tutoring and mentoring in the Cambridge Public Schools from preK-12th grade.Between November 22 - November 27 after school or other times with an appointment.

Location: CSV office on CRLS campus, 459 Broadway, Cambridge.

To register, please contact Ophelia Navarro at 617.349-6794 or email her. You must register in order to participate.

"Want Hours? Join Interact Club!

CRLS Interact is a community service organization that volunteers two to four times a week in the community. CRLS Interact's parent organization is Rotary International, an organization dedicated to advancing world peace through humanitarian service. If you need community service hours and want to bond with people who are passionate about making a difference, please contact Maryam Dar for more information.

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 8AM and after school from 2:45 to 3:45PM.

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


Do you need help feeding your family? 
Come to Falcon's Market, theCRLS 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.

Are you a senior stressing over college applications?
Need any help to...

  • Navigate through Naviance - college lists, brag sheets, teacher recs?
  • Setting up a Common Application account?
  • Completing questions on the Common App?

Come to Homework Center to help with the Nuts & Bolts of completing college applications. 
Tuesdays/Thursdays | 2:30-4PM in CCRC 1501

CRLS Events & Reminders

CRLS Family Events
Download the Flyer >>

School Council Meeting
November 19 | 6 - 7:30PM

Early Release Day
November 27

No School: Thanksgiving Break
November 28 - 29

Save the Date!
Cultural Survival Bazaar

December 14 - 15 | 10AM - 6PM
Contact: [email protected]

Live music
Dec. 14: 12Noon - 4PM
Dec. 15: 12Noon - 2PM

Immerse yourself in the songs, colors, textures, and stories of Indigenous artists and their cultures from around the world at this family friendly festival. Since 1975, Cultural Survival's Bazaars have brought Indigenous artists from the US, Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela, Colombia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tibet, India, Nepal, China, and more! For news and updates, visit us online.

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

Sister Act: 
A Divine Musical Comedy

November 15, 16, 22, 23 | 7PM
November 24 | 2PM
Fitzgerald Theatre at CRLS
459 Broadway
Flyer >>
Tickets >>


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 - 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Meet Your Local Responders!
Come meet Cambridge Police Youth Resource Officers and Neighborhood Sergeants, as well as Cambridge Public Safety Professionals from Fire, Emergency Communications, PRO-EMS, and Animal Control.
See dates, locations, and details >>

Finch Cambridge Applications
HRI, a non-profit affordable housing developer in Cambridge is
currently accepting applications forFinch Cambridge, a new 98-unit affordable housing building in Alewife that will be completed in Spring 2020.  We have 1- 2- and 3-bedroom units at a variety of income levels (tiers: up to 30% Area Median Income, 60% AMI, 80% AMI, 100% AMI) including moderate and middle-income tiers. The application period is open until December 15th with the lottery expected to occur in early 2020. Applications are to be submitted/mailed to Winn Residential, 810 Memorial Drive, Suite 101, Cambridge MA 02139. Details >>

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 >>  

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
Cauliflower Mac n Cheese: Cauliflower florets & shredded cheddar cheese!

CEATVCEATV Weekly Highlights
November 18 - 24, 2019

SmartTV 98
Talk the Line: Questions for Teachers (Series Premiere!)
Wed. 4:PM & Thu. 5PM

The Word: CRLS Students Making Music (New!)
Thu. 10:30PM & Sun. 8:30PM

NASA TV Highlights: The First All-Woman Spacewalk 10/18/19
Wed. 8PM & Sat. 4PM

Reeling: The Movie Review Show (New!)
Mon. 6PM & Tue. 8PM
School Committee Meeting (Live)
Tue. 6PM

New England Authors: Leslie Wheeler (New!)
Wed. 4PM & Sat. 1PM

Future Talk: Preparing the Next Generation (New!)
Thu. 10:30PM & Sun. 5:30PM
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