CRLS DYK Newsletter: February 24, 2020
Published on Feb 24, 2020 09:31

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February 24, 2020

Family Conferences

In a continued effort to strengthen relationships with families/ caregivers and to support student achievement, CRLS will offer Family Conferences on March 10, 11 & 12, 2020. CRLS will utilize the online pre-registration program as well as maintaining an open walk-in time which requires no pre-registration. View details >>

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CRLS Spring Athletics Registration
is Now Open

High JumpRegistration is now open until March 10th. Register today >>

View 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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CRLS School Council Meeting

The February 25th School Council Meeting will discuss the CRLS Media Arts Program as well as media and information literacy resources and will be hosted by the new director, Matt Landry. From 6 - 7:30PM in the Principals Conference Room.

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AP Exams

If you are enrolled in an AP (Advanced Placement) class this semester and would like to take the AP exam in May, the deadline to register is March 5th.

Registration is a 2 step process:

1. Use the join code provided by your teacher to register online.

2. Submit payment to Jodi Mace in LC S (2nd floor of the Rindge Building) by March 5th at 2:30PM.

If you want to take an AP exam for a full year or first semester class, you can still do so for an additional $40 late fee per exam. Email Jody Mace for a join code.

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CRLS Annual Participatory Budget

Now in its third year, the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School is launching its annual Participatory Budget project. Students will receive an email (from Dean of Students Susie VanBlaricum) asking them to share their ideas on how to spend $10,000 to improve the school community again! 


Proposals are due no later than March 1, 2020. Please encourage students to share and submit their ideas!

As part of last year's process, 124 TI84 plus graphing calculators (and batteries) have been purchased this school year. Participate today >>

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Sign Up for the March 7th Ski Trip

The sign up will be open until 3/12/2020. The cost is $50 for transportation and a lift ticket. Rentals are $5 and lessons are $5. Newcomers are always welcome. To sign up see Jesse Kaplan in room 3608 or Jon Baring-Gould in 3602.

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Free HPV Vaccine for CRLS Students

If you could prevent your student from getting certain types of cancers, would you? You can! HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination is cancer prevention. What is HPV? HPV (human papillomavirus) is a very common virus that can lead to: Cancers of the mouth and throat, Cancer of the cervix, Cancer of the penis, vagina, vulva, or anus, and Genital warts. Does your student need to START the HPV vaccine series or COMPLETE the series in order to reduce their risk of HPV infection?  Simply sign the attached consent form and tell your student to come down to the Teen Health Center at CRLS to receive the HPV vaccine.

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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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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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Cambridge School Volunteers Tutoring

Planning to take the SAT this spring?
CSV volunteers will lead SAT prep every Thursday in room 2212, 2:45-4PM. We alternate between covering English and Math each week.

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. 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 one-to-one 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.

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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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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: Freshmen/Sophomores: May 8th Apply online >>

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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, pleaseemail us to get onto our invitation list.

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2020 Family Survey Available Online

Many of you filled out the Cambridge Public School Family Survey last year to help us learn more about your experiences with the Cambridge Public Schools. Thank you! The Family Survey for 2020 is now available in over 10 languages. We invite you to please fill it out at your earliest convenience. Your feedback will contribute to our ongoing efforts to learn, improve, and support better outcomes for all students. 

Fill out the survey online and find more information >>

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National School Breakfast Week! 

You are invited to join Cambridge Food & Nutrition Services as we celebrate National School Breakfast Week March 2nd through 6th! Our “Out of This Country” campaign encourages Cambridge families to choose breakfast at school. Parents and adults can join in for $1 at breakfast during this special week only. Find interactive activities in the serving line, and try our new locally made Breakfast Bite on Monday, March 2nd. The week ends with the student favorite Waffle Bar! A World Food Tour will be held at select schools during the week at breakfast time. 

For more information on School Breakfast Week and the World Food Tour, visit here >>

Cultural dishes will be featured during lunch each day to celebrate World Language Week. Come celebrate with us!

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AspineAspine is a beautiful, user-friendly interface for Aspen. Students can log into Aspine like they would Aspen and they will easily be able to view all of their assignments for their classes, along with color-coded grade percentages, and extra features like a calculated quarterly GPA. Visit Aspine >>

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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 >>

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

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.

CRLS Events & Reminders

CRLS Family Events
Download the Flyer >>

School Council Meeting
February 25 | 6 - 7:30PM

CRLS Arts Committee
March 2 | 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 - 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 >> 

Design a Bluebikes Unicorn
Cambridge high school students: Use your imagination to create a design that will travel all around Cambridge, Boston and beyond! This competition is for you to design the look of a special Bluebike – called a “Unicorn” given its rare and unique nature – to become part of our regional public bike share system, Bluebikes. Read more >>

Free Tickets
The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is pleased to offer a limited number of free tickets to its upcoming Masterworks concert Tales of Kings and Queens on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 4PM. The concert will take place at Kresge Auditorium, MIT, 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. Music Director Cynthia Woods will lead our full symphonic Orchestra. Learn more >>

The free tickets are for a youth and adult companion (maximum one adult ticket per youth.) Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis while tickets last. Underwriting for youth tickets has been generously provided by Cambridge Trust Company.

To reserve these free tickets, individuals should email us with their:

name, number of youths, number of accompanying adults (maximum one free adult ticket per youth) and mentioning CRLS.

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!
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Do you love the planet? Do you want to improve the places where we work and live? Akamai Technologies and Microsoft invite Cambridge-area employees, college students, and high school students to join us for an Earth Day Hack Day on April 22nd from 8AM – 5PM at Microsoft’s Garage at 1 Memorial Drive. Cambridge, MA. Breakfast and lunch will be included for participating groups. Details >>

For questions or press inquiries, contact us.

Immigration Legal Clinics (FREE!)

3rd Wednesday each month
90 Third Street, Cambridge
Details >>

Cambridge in Motion's 
Healthy Snack of the Week

Crunchy Banana Boat: Banana topped with nut butter and granola

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.

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.

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

CEATVCEATV Weekly Highlights
February 24 - March 1, 2020

SmartTV 98
The Word: Hosted by Sasha & Nik (New!)
Mon. 10:30PM & Thu. 10:30PM

What’s Up Cambridge: A Cappella Jam 12/7/19
Fri. 4PM & Sat. 7PM

Celebrating Black History Month!
The Vault - Student Archives: 2019 Black History Month Assembly

Thu. 4PM & Fri. 6PM

Strata Portraits of Humanity: The Vikings
Tue. 8:30PM & Wed. 10:30PM
School Committee & City Council Roundtable Meeting 2/11/20 (Re-Broadcast)
Tue. 6PM & Sat. 6PM

Future Talk: Sustainable Clean Energy
Thu. 10PM & Sun. 5PM

Creating Cooperative Kids: Internet Addiction
Mon. 10PM & Wed. 10PM
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