CRLS DYK Newsletter: November 30, 2021
Published on Nov 30, 2021 15:33

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November 30, 2021

CRLS School Council Meeting - 11/30

November 30 | 6-7:30 PM
Please Join us for the CRLS School Council Meeting! The topic of this meeting are updates on CRLS and will be hosted by Principal Smith.

Register here >>
A Zoom link will be sent 30 minutes before the meeting to the email used for registration.

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CRLS Safety Forum

December 1 | 6-7PM
Please join Principal Smith and other staff for a discussion of safety concerns at CRLS. Register here >>

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CRLS Parent-to-Parent Meetings

The CRLS Parent-to- Parent meeting is an informal group of caregivers who come together once a month to support each other through the challenges of parenting teens. Meetings are virtual for covid safety and accessibility.

Dec 2. 6-7:30 PM. Register to join a meeting >>

Future meetings: Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 3, April 7 and May 5. All from 6-7:30 PM

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

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Come see The Skin of Our Teeth!

Come support your CRLS classmates in The Skin of Our Teeth, directed by Mr. Cramp, a play about the five thousand year old Antrobus family and resilience in the face of adversity. As we follow the Antrobus' journey through Ice Age, a flood, and the aftermath of war, we ask ourselves, how do we protect our planet? How can we accept our differences, rather than fear them? This will be our first play in the Fitzgerald Theater since March 2020. We hope you can join us!

Performances: Fri 12/3*, Sat 12/4, Fri 12/10, and Sat 12/11* at 7 PM and Sun 12/12 at 2 PM (*these performances will also be live streamed)

Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended here. Reservations will be needed to access the live stream link.

We need student ushers! Students who are interested in ushering should fill out this form. You will receive community service hours for this!

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Do you need food for the holidays or a warm winter coat? Do you need FREE food for the holidays or a warm winter coat?

I have food, winter clothing, hygiene products, school supplies and a laundromat!

Don't be shy, come on by! Go to room 1104 (just outside the main cafeteria).

You can email Greta Hardina or call at 617.349.6660 for more information.

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Friends of Cambridge Athletics Update

FOCA’s next meeting, normally scheduled for 12/14, will be instead held on 12/07, 6PM, in the Athletics office conference room. Please enter the building from the War Memorial entrance on Cambridge Street.

For more information, contact Daiana MacArthur.

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Community Service Opportunity

December 1 & 2 and December 8 & 9 | After school, In the CSV office (Room 1105) on CRLS campus, 459 Broadway, Cambridge.

Still need to fulfill your community service requirements? 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 pre-K-12th grade.

To register, please email [email protected] or call 617.349.6794. You must register in advance in order to participate.

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Message from Safety

The CRLS Lost and Found is located in the Safety office (main lobby). Please go to Safety to retrieve your lost belongings promptly. Every few months, Items that are not retrieved, will be donated to local charities- including Falcon's Market.

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COVID-19 Vaccine for CRLS Students

If you are a CRLS student and need the COVID-19 vaccine, schedule an appointment at the Teen Health Center!

Starting on November 19th, we will be offering appointments on Fridays from 9AM-1PM at the Teen Health Center. The COVID-19 vaccine is FREE.

Call 617.665.1548 or walk-in to the clinic to schedule an appointment in person. NO WALK-IN APPOINTMENTS, you must schedule in advance.

  • Anyone 12-15 years old must come to the appointment with a parent/guardian.
  • Anyone 16 -17 years old may come alone but must have two signed consent forms (one from the state and one from CHA)*.
  • Anyone 18 years old and above may come alone.

*You can either pick up the consent forms from Teen Health OR you can print them out here:

If you have any questions, please call 617.665.1548

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COVID19 Information

Register NOW for Pfizer and Flu Vaccine Clinics
December 1 | 3:30-7:30PM, King Open School
Students, families and the community-at-large are invited to get a FREE Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot on Wednesday, December 1 from 3:30-7:30PM at the King Open School located at 850 Cambridge Street. Register here >>

Student Vaccination
By November 22, 2021, all age eligible students must be vaccinated. Failure to obtain a vaccination will not result in exclusion from school. 
More details >>

CRLS 2021-22 Semester 1 Covid Safety Check Schedule

Monday - Thursday | 8:15-11:15AM | CRLS Media Cafeteria
Testing is available to all students in the Media Cafe. 
Students participating in testing must have signed consent forms on file. Please complete your COVID19 testing form here!

CPS COVID19 Information
From the beginning of the pandemic, CPS has prioritized safe, in-person learning and made significant investments in a comprehensive plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19. More details >>

Get your 1st, 2nd or booster Jab!
Upcoming COVID Vaccine Clinics near you! 
More details >>

COVID19 PCR Testing
The City of Cambridge offers free COVID-19 PCR testing 4 days per week for those who live or work in Cambridge. At all City of Cambridge sites, testing is available to children and adults of all ages. View schedule >>

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Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV)

CSV is excited to return with in-person tutoring support for the CRLS community.

Drop-in Math Center - Before school (8-8:30AM)
Room 2403
Come by any day for support with all levels of math--no pre-registration required.

Subject-based Tutoring Services - Before school (8-8:30AM) or after school (3:15-4:15PM)
Room 2403 (before school) or Room 2407 (after school)
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 Program - Wednesdays (3:15-4:15PM)
Career & College Resource Center (CCRC), Room 1501
Meet one-to-one with a mentor once a week to explore and plan for your post-secondary life. This can include career and college research, college admission essay help, scholarship application support, etc.
First session: October 20

Request a CSV tutor or mentor >>
Become a CSV Volunteer >>

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Megan Andres, CSV's Director of High School Programs, or James Duche, Tutoring Center Manager at 617.349.6794

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Spring Driver's Education Class Registration Information

Tuesday, March 22 | 3:05-5PM | Auto Garage (456 Broadway)
The CRLS Drivers Education Program is a state approved program that serves the Cambridge community and is led by Mr. Bill Timmins. A Winter Driver's Education Class will not be offered this year. 

More details >>
Please fill out registration form >>

If you have any further questions, please contact Bill Timmins at 339.223.0163.

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Beaver Works Summer Institute (BWSI) Summer 2022 Program 

The Beaver Works Summer Institute is pleased to announce that we are planning on 13 virtual program offerings for summer 2022. More details >>

Nominating students for the MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute (BWSI) 2022 Summer Program prerequisite online courses is now open! This year, students will also have the opportunity to self-nominate/register.

For more detailed information on application process: please visit our website. More details >>

Read Frequently Asked Questions here >>

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NEU STEM Building Bridges Fall 2021

12/3 | 9AM-1:30PM, NEU Curry Student Center Ballroom (2nd Floor)
Building Bridges is like full day of interactive engineering activities to help students understand the various engineering disciplines, led by COE faculty and students from all of the engineering departments. 
More details >>
View flyer >>

Registration is on a first come, first served basis— so register now. We will follow up with more details about the schedule upon registration. As this event falls on a school day, we will provide written excuse letters as needed.
Registration for the day is $20 and will cover the cost of lunch.
Register here >>

Please feel free to email or call 617.373.8380 with any questions. 

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McLean Hospital November 2021

Mental Health and The Holidays
According to the American Psychological Association, 38% of people surveyed said their stress increased during the holiday season, which can lead to physical illness, depression, anxiety, and substance misuse. We’ve identified six common issues that come up this time of year, as well as suggestions from our mental health experts for ways to address them.
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Testing New Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder
A partnership between McLean researchers and Nobilis Therapeutics is testing xenon gas as a treatment approach to rapidly reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms. It is hoped that the treatment could eventually help reduce unprescribed opioid use, which often leads to overdoses and deaths.
More details >>

Lived Experience: Finding a Reason To Fight for Life
Ramya’s South Asian heritage and community focuses on a culture of competition and achievement. When caring for one's mental health is sacrificed for seeking success, the results can be catastrophic. After moving around the world, getting help, and working through shame and guilt around mental health, Ramya wishes she had fought through the stigma and reached out for help earlier, but she’s there now.
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Supporting Kids & Teens on the Autism Spectrum
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is diagnosed in one in every 54 children, impacting each person in different ways. In the same way that each of us is uniquely human, individuals with autism are unique in how they are affected by their ASD. Because so many of us are neurodiverse, it is urgent to understand what a child or teen might be experiencing in a world not necessarily designed for those with ASD.
More details >>

Learn From World-Renowned Mental Health Experts–For Free!
McLean Hospital recognizes the need for reliable and helpful mental health resources. Join individuals from over 100 countries who have learned from leading experts in psychiatry and psychology. All webinars are free in hopes of promoting healthy individuals and communities.
More details >>

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Brunch & Ball Program

Every 3rd Sat from November - June 2022 | 1-3PM
Cambridge Location: Moses Youth Center, 243 Harvard St 02139
Boston Location: Roxbury YMCA, 285 M.L.K. Jr. Blvd 02119
Brunch & Ball program gives students an opportunity to hear from speakers from all walks of life, enjoy free brunch, and friendly competitive basketball games against officers, leaders in the community and members from the fraternity. Open to all students at Putnam Ave and in CPS. The program will be held every 3rd Saturday of the month in 2 locations - Cambridge and Boston. Sign up here >>

Brunch & Ball

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Edamame, Corn and Brown Rice! Tip: Enjoy these mixed up together or separately, depending on your child's preferences!Healthy Snack of the Week

Edamame, Corn and Brown Rice! Tip: Enjoy these mixed up together or separately, depending on your child's preferences!

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Questions? Comments? Concerns?

For more information on DYK, please contact Greta Hardina, CRLS family Liaison.

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CRLS Events & Reminders


CRLS School Council Meeting
November 30 | 6PM

CRLS Safety Forum

December 1 | 6PM

Parent-to-Parent Meeting

December 2 | 6PM

FOCA Meeting
December 7 | 6PM

The Skin of Our Teeth (Fall Play)
Multiple Dates


Student COVID-19 Vaccinations
Families can submit via the Family Portal. Students ages 18+ may submit their information through a special student link via the Family Portal. More details >>
Teen Health Center Hours
Mon. - Fri. | 8AM-3:30PM
Questions? Call 617.665.1548

Do you need a student ID?
Mon. - Fri. | 8-8:30AM
Go to the Security Office in the main lobby.

Youth Employment Center 
can help you with finding jobs, job apps, resume & interview prep! Open every day during all lunches and Tuesday & Wednesday after school in room 2101 (Other times by appointment.)
More details >>

Falcon's Market OPEN!
Falcon's Market is open for students and families. Please go to Room 1104 (just outside the main cafeteria). More details >> 

CEATVCEATV Weekly Highlights
November 29 - December 5, 2021
Schedule & Streaming >>

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The Word: A.I. and Ethics (New!)
Tue. 5:30PM & Thu. 2PM

Spot On: On-the-Street Interviews (New!)
Mon. 8:30PM & Sat. 4:30PM

Game of the Week: CRLS Unified Basketball vs. Watertown High School 11/16/21
Tue. 8PM & Sun. 2PM

Reeling: The Movie Review Show (New Episode!)
Wed. 6PM & Thu. 2PM

Cambridge City Council & School Committee Roundtable (Live)
Mon. 5:30PM

Cambridge School Climate Subcommittee Meeting (Live)
Tue. 6PM

JK/K Lottery Information Session 11/17/21 (Re-Broadcast)
Sat. 12PM & Sun. 6PM

In Our District & Community

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Visit Find It Cambridge for lots of other great resources!

You can also call/text 617.686.2998 or email Andrew for help.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
See a 
curated list of programs, events, and resources within our district & community! See list >>

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Cambridge Rindge & Latin School
459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138 617.349.6630
CPS Mobile App >>
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