CRLS DYK Newsletter: December 2, 2019
Published on Dec 2, 2019 09:23

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December 2, 2019

Parent to Parent Meeting

Please join us for the next Parent to Parent meeting on Thursday, December 5th from 6-7:30 PM in the Main Office conference room. Parenting teens can be overwhelming. Come connect with other parents to share experiences and support each other through these challenging times.

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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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CRLS's World Jazz Ensemble

On Monday, December 16 at 7:30PM, please help support the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School's World Jazz Ensemble participation at the 2020 Panama Jazz Festival (January 13 -20) by attending their upcoming performance at the Multicultural Arts Center! Ticket proceeds help cover expenses for a students trip! Great music and a great cause! We hope to see you there. Buy Tickets >>

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Mass Bay Automotive Technology Program

Do you enjoy working with your hands? Are you interested in cars, trucks, motorcycles and transportation? Join us to learn more about Mass Bay Automotive Technology programs:

WHEN: Friday, December 6, 2019 | Period 3 (Take Lunch A)
Info Session starts at 12Noon

WHERE: CCRC. Sign up on Naviance.

Automotive technicians today need cutting-edge skills to keep pace with the advancing needs of the industry. In partnership with BMW, General Motors, Jeep/Chrysler, and Toyota/Lexus, programs within MassBay's Automotive Technology Academy offers hands-on training, taught by our ASE Master-certified faculty on state-of-the-art equipment and vehicles at our Automotive Technology Center in Ashland. What's more? Through our cooperative education program, you will work directly in the field at dealerships in the region and earn a paycheck while you earn your degree. It's no surprise that nearly 100 percent of our students graduate with a job in hand.

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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

SwimmingThere will be a Parent Information Night on December 10th at 7PM. 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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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: December 2, January 6, February 3, March 2,
April 6, and May 4.  

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Community Service Hours

African Woven Art at Harvard Smith Campus Center
Pop-Up Holiday Market
1350 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA
December 12-15 | 11AM - 6PM

African WomenDo you want to immerse yourself in rural southern Africa? Or maybe you love crafting and art? Or maybe you have fabulous Instagram skills you’d like to share? If you answered yes to any, or all, of these questions, please come join our team of global volunteers helping women create woven art from grasses, reeds, roots, and bark.

CRLS student volunteers are needed to help promote incredible women artists from southern Africa during the Harvard Smith Center Pop-Up Holiday Market. Flexible shift hours and volunteers get community service credit.

Dates Needed:
Thursday, December 12 | 3 - 6PM
Friday, December 13 | 3 - 6PM
Saturday, December 14 | 11AM - 6PM
Sunday, December 15 | 11AM - 6PM
Contact: [email protected]

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.

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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 >>

A Cappella Jam
December 7 | 7 - 9PM

Drama Festival Auditions
December 10 | 2:30 - 7:30PM

Parent Information Meeting for Winter Sports
December 10 | 7PM

December 13 - 14 | 7PM

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 >>
Save the Date: FOCA Winter Social
On January 25 come gather with other parents from your child's sports teams with refreshments, hors d'œuvres, exciting raffle and auction items. All to benefit our athletic teams at CRLS! Time and location: TBA
More information: Diana Macarthur


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 >>

FREE Education & Job Training for Cambridge Residents
The Cambridge Community Learning Center is offering English classes, orientation about Adult Basic Education classes (GED or HiSET), as well as job training to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). please see this flyer for detailed info on registration dates, class dates, and requirements. Please contact [email protected] if you need more info or help. 

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 >>

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 >>

iFP Creative Doers Studio is Hiring
Dream, design, and build experiences that will look amazing on your college applications. Learn about amazing careers never imagined. Discover how your
passions intersects with these opportunities and get paid for it!
Dates: January 13 - May 28, Mondays & Thursdays
3:30 - 6:30PM
Location: Cambridge Public Library 449 Broadway
Stipend: $500
Eligibility: Open to students 14-18 years of age. Interested in learning how design, science, technology and entrepreneurial thinking can transform lives (most importantly your own). Must reside in Cambridge.
Details >>

Cambridge in Motion's 
Healthy Snack of the Week

Veggie Pita Pocket: mini whole grain pita, hummus with sliced carrots & sweet peppers!

CEATVCEATV Weekly Highlights
December 2 - 8, 2019

SmartTV 98
The Word: Guess That Song (New!)
Thu. 10:30PM & Sat. 6:30PM

Talk the Line: Questions for Students (New!)
Fri. 7PM & Sun. 9AM

Reeling: The Movie Review Show (New!)
Tue. 8PM & Wed. 10PM

Baby Blue Arts: Holiday Experience 2019 (New!)
Wed. 9:30PM & Sat. 1:30PM
Cambridge School Committee Meeting (Live)
Tue. 6PM

Yoga for Health and Joy: Yoga for Beginners (New!)
Sat. 12Noon & Sun. 9AM

White House Chronicle: Climate Change and Utilities (New!)
Thu. 10PM & Fri. 5PM
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