CRLS DYK Newsletter: January 27, 2020
Published on Jan 27, 2020 09:09

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January 27, 2020

Save the Date!
Semester 2 Family Events

Curriculum Night: Thursday, February 6
Family Conferences:
March 10 | 12Noon - 3PM
March 11 | 8:10 -11AM and March 12 | 6-8PM

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Seniors! Scholarship Application Portal is Now Open

You can apply for scholarships anytime between now and February 17, 2020. To apply, please click here and log in with your school email and student ID#. If you have any questions, please reach out to me or Ms. DiClemente. Download the Scholarship Booklet >>

Attend the Scholarship Workshop. Details >>

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PSAT scores have been released and are available through College Board, which you will find on the CRLS Guidance website. If you are not able to view or access PSAT scores contact Lynn Williams, Director of Guidance or go to the CCRC (next to the media cafe).

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CRLS Winter School Council Meetings

Please join us for the next CRLS School Council Meeting on January 28 from 6 - 7:30PM in the Principals Conference Room. 
Hosted by: Principal Smith
Topic: Follow up on the December School Committee meeting and an update on Social Emotional Learning at CRLS. 

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CRLS Modern Dance Company Auditions

The CRLS Modern Dance Company will hold auditions on Tuesday, January 28th and Wednesday, January 29th. Come join the fun and learn and perform dances created by students, faculty and guest artists! Dancers must sign up in advance online. Please see Ms. D or Miss Thigpen in the dance studio (room 0621) for more information.

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Internship Placements Needed

Are you a working professional in Cambridge? Would you consider sharing your skills and expertise with a motivated high school senior? The Good Work Internship Program is seeking unpaid internship placements for 12th graders for the upcoming spring semester. Students are eager to contribute and learn!

We are seeking placements in the following fields:

Social Work, Law, Law Enforcement, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Business Management, Music Production, and Public Health.

Please consider hosting a CRLS intern at your workplace. Contact Kathleen FitzGerald at 617.349.4946.

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Literacy Magazine 2019-20

Welcome to the 8th Volume of the CRLS Literary Magazine, The Bridge!
This year we’ve successfully expanded our reach to the poetry club, the playwriting class, and creative writing classes. It has been a fantastic way to round out the first part of the year. As this is the second year The Bridge has been online, our submission pool has expanded and with that comes a richness of experience. You will find a variety of media, a variety of subject matter, and a variety of talented young voices. We are honored to showcase the work of CRLS students and hope to get increasingly better at it in following volumes. Read this edition >>

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CRLS Global Studies Certificate Program

Global StudiesThe Global Studies Certificate (GSC) Program is an application-based program that promotes student engagement in global studies through an emphasis on the Asia Society’s global competence skills: investigating the world, weighing perspectives, communicating ideas, taking action, and applying disciplinary and interdisciplinary expertise in authentic ways. Students in the program need to maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher and fulfill the following requirements: 1) complete a Global Studies Portfolio/Website; 2) attend monthly GSC meetings; 3) complete monthly online reflections on the GSC Google Classroom site; 4) enroll in the GSC Senior Spring Seminar course; 5) complete a GSC capstone program; 6) present their project at the GSC final symposium. Upon successful completion of the program, students’ transcripts will reflect their achievement and they will earn a Global Studies Certificate. Visit the website to learn more >>

Application deadlines: Juniors: February 7th; Freshmen/Sophomores: May 8th Apply online >>

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Donations Needed

It's getting extremely cold out and STARs Peer Leaders are asking for donations to help those who are less fortunate stay warm and healthy this winter. Please bring in any warm clothing and hygiene products such as lotion, chapstick, hand sanitizer etc. to donate. Collection boxes are in the Main Office, Learning Community Offices and STARs (Room 2201). We appreciate your help and support!

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Friends of CRLS Announces Spring 2020 Bash

Save the Date: May 7, 2020
Save the DateThe fourth annual Friends of CRLS Spring Bash at Google in Kendall Square will happen on Thursday, May 7, 2020! Mingle with other community members and enjoy delicious food in a beautiful space as we Celebrate Our Students, Invest in Our Future. If you're new to Friends of CRLS, please email us to get onto our invitation list.

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Calvin Hicks Memorial Award for the Study of Music

Music ScholarshipFriends of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (FOCRLS) is now accepting applications from CRLS students in all grades, 9-12, for the Calvin Hicks Memorial Award for the Study of Music. FOCRLS and the Hicks family will present a $500 scholarship to a student with a love for and commitment to music. The awardee may study any instrument, voice, or musical theory at any recognized school of music and may be at any stage of their musical development, from a beginner to an accomplished artist. Visit our website for more information or get the overview and application here >>.

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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 Athletics

SwimmingView the current athletics 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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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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Register Forum

Read the latest edition from CRLS's student newspaper.

Read the paper online >>

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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.

Neighborhood Design Project – Now Recruiting
In Neighborhood Design Project (formerly Neighborhood Service Project), 14 and 15 year olds come up with solutions for community issues using design thinking.

Program runs from Feb-May. Youth are paid and can earn 3 CRLS credits. Applications can be found at all Youth Centers, at the Youth Employment Center (CRLS Rm 2101) and online. View the flyer >>

Snow Shoveling Applications Available
Office of Workforce Development matches teens with seniors for snow shoveling jobs. Applications are out now! Please give out to anyone you think will be interested. Applications can be returned to: CRLS Youth Employment Center (CRLS Rm 2101), Council on Aging (806 Mass. Ave.), or the Office of Workforce Development (51 Inman St.).

See attached application for more details or contact George Hinds.

Do you need a winter coat?
Don't be cold all winter, come get a free coat donated by CRLS staff and community members. See Greta Hardina, CRLS Family Liaison, room 1104 (in the main lobby near the cafeteria doors). We have hats and gloves too!

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
January 28 | 6 - 7:30PM

National Honors Society Induction Ceremony
January 30 | 7 - 8PM

CRLS Arts Committee
February 3 | 7 - 8PM

SBIRT Screenings
February 4 - 5

Semester 2 Curriculum Night
Thursday, February 6
More detail to follow soon.

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 - 4:30PM. in the CCRC.

Civil Service Firefighter Exam
CRLS seniors if you are 19 years of age as of 2/18/20 and interested in becoming a firefighter, please click here for qualifications and application for the Civil Service Firefighter's exam. The exam registration deadline is February 4, 2020.

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 >>

Alewife Staples Spotlight Space: Exploring Nature with CitySprouts
February 5
Roll up your sleeves and get ready to dig into the science of gardens! We'll be exploring science and math in the natural world through three stations: A worm exploration table with a worm bin, and fun worm and soil facts, a Fibonacci Flower Building station where we dive into the math of flowers and leaves, and a plants parts felt board for exploring basic botany and the roles of different plant parts. Join CitySprouts in learning about the natural world around us. 

Museum of Science School
Garden Symposium
February 8th
Join local school garden organizations and Museum educators in 
learning methods to maintain or develop your school garden and explore hands-on strategies using the garden to teach science standards. CitySprouts, Backyard Growers, Friends of the Boston Schoolyards, Green City Growers, and the Boston Nature Center’s educators will share their favorite tips and tricks as well as practical strategies for engaging students in gardens and science content.

Dig It! 2020 CitySprouts
Gala/Silent Auction
April 2
Join CitySprouts for a night of food, fun, and fundraising as we celebrate CitySprouts' 19th year.

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

Roasted chickpeas mixed with diced cucumbers & light ranch dressing

The 2020 US Census is fast approaching and we want to make sure everyone in Cambridge is counted! Learn more about why the 2020 Census is so important, what you need to do, access materials, and more online. Want to help get the word out in Cambridge? Apply to be a part-time Census Outreach Worker to help the City and your community online.

Families for Depression Awareness is presenting a free Facebook LIVE Ask the Experts session on Thursday, January 30 from 7 to 8PM. Experts Mala Rafik, Esq. and Milagros Abreu, MD, MPH, will answer questions about overcoming insurance barriers and accessing mental health care.

"Follow" Families for Depression Awareness on Facebook to receive updates for this live event. Submit your questions in advance here!

Testing & Education Reference Center: FREE online tool for SAT and AP test prep
Wednesday, February 5 | 3 - 3:45PM
Cambridge Public Library, Learning Lab, 449 Broadway

CRLS students and their parents/guardians are invited to learn about this handy test prep database that is free with your Cambridge Public Library card.

Job Corps is Accepting Applications 
Job Corps is part of a nonprofit organization through the federal government and it provides free vocational and educational services for young adults ages 16-24. Students qualify based on need, if they meet the requirements, then they proceed with the application process.
Apply today >>

CEATVCEATV Weekly Highlights
January 27 - February 2, 2020

SmartTV 98
What’s Up Cambridge: Winter Jazz Night 1/8/20 (New!)
Sat. 7PM & Sun. 9PM

Game of the Week: CRLS Swim Meet 1/23/20 (New!)
Wed. 5PM & Thu. 6PM

Strata Portraits of Humanity: The Battle of Jerash, A Documentary Short (New!)
Tue. 8:30PM & Wed. 10:30PM

Learning Music with Pat: Identifying Instruments (New!)
Tue. 6PM & Sat. 10AM
Cambridge School Committee Meeting 1/21/20 (Re-Broadcast)
Thu. 6PM & Sun. 10AM

Conversations with Dr. Don: Dog Training and Rehabilitation (Live)
Tue. 4PM & Sat. 4PM

New England Authors: Thomas Forest Kelly on the History of Music (New!)
Sat. 1PM & Sun. 4PM
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Cambridge Rindge & Latin School
459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138  •  617.349.6630
CPS Mobile App >>
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