CRLS DYK Newsletter: September 30, 2020
Published on Sep 30, 2020 13:35

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September 30, 2020
Curriculum Night

October 1 | 6 - 7:30PM
Curriculum Night is a time to meet your child's teacher and learn about what your child will be studying for the semester. In the past we asked families to come into the school and follow their child's schedule. Families would run from room to room for 10 minute presentations. Learn more >>

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CRLS Parent-to-Parent Meetings

Please join us to connect and support each other as we face the many challenges of parenting teens during these unsettling times. Meeting times are listed below and run from 6 - 7:30PM. Register to join a meeting >>

Oct. 7, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, Jan. 7, Feb. 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3

Facilitated by Greta Hardina, CRLS Family Liaison, Debbie Bonilla, CPS Title I Family Liaison/Homeless Family Services Coordinator, and Merline Sylvain-Williams, Baby University Family Support Worker/Parent Educator.

For more information or to register for the meeting please email Greta Hardina the CRLS Family Liaison.

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Debate Club

The CRLS Debate Club is starting up again this year welcoming new members on Wednesday, September 30th at 3PM .Come talk (and debate) current events with us and learn about the thrilling world of competitive debate! We will be meeting on 9/30 at this link and you can get more information by adding our Google Classroom code at xyjugjj. Hope to see you there! 

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BAM (Becoming a Man) Program
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BAM is a school-based group counseling and social-emotional learning program. BAM program uses a curriculum that combines a dynamic approach to youth engagement, clinical process and theory, and men’s rites of passage work. BAM is a training program in 6 Core Values: Integrity, Self-Determination, Positive Anger Expression, Accountability, Respect for Womanhood, Visionary Goal-Setting. Register >>

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CRLS Modern Dance Company

The CRLS Modern Dance Company is excited to announce our upcoming online audition! If you like to dance, this is the place for you! All levels of experience welcome! Open to grades 9-12. Auditions will be held virtually! Click here to fill out an audition form!

On Tuesday, 9/29 we will send out a tutorial video of the audition choreography. Dancers will learn one combo and then submit a video of it online via Google Drive to Brenda Divelbliss by Wednesday 10/7 at 12noon! Just fill out the audition form to get a link to the tutorial, and make sure you have a completed media release form on file with the school before submitting your video.

Don't worry, we know it's tough to learn from video so we will have a live Zoom Q & A on Friday, 10/2 for interested dancers to practice together, ask questions and clear up any confusion you might have. Just email Brenda Divelbliss or fill out the audition form to have the link sent to you for this workshop!

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New Annual Report from Friends of CRLS Features Recent Grads

Friends of CRLS recently released their new annual report, a collection of highlights from the organization's 2019-2020 school year. The online booklet features photos from Class of 2020 scholarship awardees with their own words about their college and career plans and how scholarships bring their goals closer. Also included are photos and bios from the 2020 Faculty Distinction Awardees, thanks to donors and sponsors, recognition of volunteers and helpful colleagues, and the remembrance of retired CRLS principal Dr. Christopher Saheed. Read Friends of CRLS's Annual Report here >>

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Remembering Dr. Christopher Saheed, Retired CRLS Principal

Chris SaheedFriends of Cambridge Rindge & Latin School (FOCRLS) would like to share with the community an appreciation of Christopher Saheed, who was CRLS's principal before Damon Smith and a key collaborator in establishing FOCRLS. Dr. Saheed retired in 2011 and moved to Florida, where he passed away on June 25, 2020. When FOCRLS reached out to James Maloney, Chief Operating Officer of the District (Cambridge Public Schools), for a memory about Dr. Saheed, he responded, “I had the good fortune of working closely with Chris during his years as the principal of CRLS on the renovation of the high school. I was struck by his calm, knowledgeable and caring demeanor. All of the buildings on the campus today reflect his vision for the school. In many ways the high school campus is a living memorial to his passion for the students of Cambridge. He was a tremendous leader.” Read the full appreciation here >>

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MBTA Passes

Still Need an MBTA Card? You can order it via email and it will be sent to you in the mail.

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Need an Employment Permit?

Employment Permits are required for minors ages 14-17 years. In response to COVID-19 & practicing safe distancing during remote learning, we are processing Employment Permits electronically. Please email us for all inquiries.

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School Meal Sites

Have no fear, school meals are here! Rest assured that Cambridge Food & Nutrition Services will provide breakfast & lunch to your children as the school year begins. From pick up sites, grab & go meals, or meals served in the classroom, every child will have the opportunity & access to food made with love by their school nutrition staff!

Learn More >>

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Find It Cambridge

For finding resources in Cambridge, use Find It Cambridge! This great website is updated regularly and is well run. You can find what you need easily!

Find It >>

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CSV Tutoring & Mentoring Programs

Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) offers one-to-one remote tutoring and mentoring for Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) and High School Extension Program (HSEP) students. It's important for students to be able to commit to 1 hour at the same time each week for an academic semester.

Academic Tutoring: Meet one-to-one with a tutor once a week to receive support with one or more academic subjects and/or test preparation.

College and Career Mentoring: Meet one-to-one with a mentor once a week to receive support in planning for your post-secondary life. This can include career and college exploration, college admission essay help, scholarship application support, etc.

Freshmen Peer Mentoring: Freshmen students meet with a peer mentor every other week during the fall semester to assist their transition into high school. This is our first year running this program, so there is limited capacity for participants.

Students looking for a Tutor or Mentor >> 
Students looking to become Peer Tutors >>
To become a CSV High School Volunteer >>

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Sweet Toast

In Our District & Community

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Looking for things to do in Cambridge? 
Find It Cambridge >> 

Codebreakers is a program for young women who are currently either freshmen or sophomores in high school and who are interested in learning about computer security. Undergraduate coordinators will teach participants about basic cybersecurity concepts through lessons in programming, cryptography, and network security. Students will learn to code in Python in order to later gain experience with programming games, ciphering, and looking at system vulnerabilities. Learn more >>

AI4ALL is a three-week summer program focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for young women who are currently sophomores or juniors in high school. Participants will explore topics in AI such as robotics, computer vision, and natural language processing through online lectures, team projects, and presentations from guest speakers. The program will conclude with a small group research project and an online presentation. Learn more >>

Would you be interested in a free after school program for grades 9-12 on architecture, construction, and engineering that meets October through March? The ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston is holding information sessions for students, parents/guardians, and educators to learn about ACE. Read more about the program. Sign up for an info session (on Zoom). Questions? Email Jen Fries.

CEATVCEATV Weekly Highlights
September 28 - October 4, 2020
Schedule & Streaming >>

SmartTV 98
The Word: Twenty Scenes by Alejandro
Mon. 10:30PM & Thu. 10:30PM

The Vault - Student Archives: Conductor Benjamin Zander at CRLS 11/22/19
Thu. 4PM & Sat. 9PM 

Strata Portraits of Humanity: September 2020 Edition (New!)
Mon. 6:30PM & Wed. 10:30PM

Perils for Pedestrians: Pedestrian Issues in Switzerland (New!)
Sat. 3:30PM & Sun. 5:30PM

School Governance Sub-Committee Meeting 9/16/20 (Re-Broadcast)
Sat. 10AM & Sun. 6PM

NASA TV Highlights: The Z2 Suit Test Run (New!)
Tue. 3PM & Thu. 3PM

Conversations with Dr. Don: Economic Justice Issues
Thu. 4PM & Sat. 4PM  
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