CRLS DYK Newsletter: December 21, 2021
Published on Dec 21, 2021 17:58

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December 21, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine BOOSTER Clinic @ the Teen Health Center

Visit here for more information about where to get a booster.

Who is eligible?

  • Current CRLS students ONLY who are 16 years old or older, and who received their 2nd COVID vaccine 6 or more months ago


  • Starting on TUESDAY, JANUARY 4th, Teen Health will be offering BOOSTER vaccines every Tuesday from 8:30AM - 3PM

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:

How do I schedule an appointment?

  • 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.
  • Limited appointment availability (only 12 appointments each Tuesday)

The Covid-19 booster is FREE.
If you have any questions, please call 617.665.1548

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Student Vaccination

CPS is requiring all students ages 12+ to be fully vaccinated in order to participate in CPS-sponsored before and afterschool activities, including athletics, clubs, visual and performing arts programs, and school-sponsored social events. More details >>

PSA: CRLS Students Say Cool People Get Vaccinated. Watch video >>

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 CRLS Library Book Share

CRLS Library Book ShareDecember 21 | 3-4PM | CRLS Library
On Tuesday, December 21st, the CRLS Library will be hosting a Book Share for staff and students. There will be free books, music, and activities. Unlike a book swap, you don't have to give a book to get a book. All you have to do is show up! The event will take place in the CRLS Library from 3-4PM.

You can help support the Book Share by donating gently used books to the CRLS Library. We'll take anything you've got: fiction, nonfiction, middle-grade books, picture books, graphics, etc. Please drop the books by the library anytime before the event on December 21st.

Hope to see you there!

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Drumming & World Jazz Ensemble

Watch video preview >>

I085 Drumming and Percussion
Great for everyone! Improve your sense of rhythm.

I040 Drumline/Percussion Ensemble
Drumming, piano, guitar, bass, marimba. Play as an ensemble!

Drumming Club
Join us EVERY FRIDAY @ 3PM after school!

World Jazz Ensemble
Watch video preview >>

I040 World Jazz Ensemble
Vocals, trumpet, sax, clarinet, flute strings, piano, guitar, bass, drums, percussion. Play as an ensemble!
World Jazz Ensemble
Contact Info: Guillermo Nojechowicz or stop by Room 0606.

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

Do you need food for the holidays or a warm winter coat? English:
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.

Haitian Creole:
Bonswa tout moun,

Mwen swété ke kòmansman ane lekòl la pralé byen pou ou. Mwen vlé ke nou konnen makèt lekòl la ouvè ankò ane sa a. tout moun envité nan lè lunch yo e aprè lekòl lagé, ou ka pase. Nou genyen tout bagay pou ou gratis, tankou manjé, pwodwi ijyèn, dokiman pou lekòl, avèk rad. Ou kapab fè w ti pasé nan chanm 1104, devan gwo kafeteri a. Tanpri pa timid, tout moun envité!

Hola a Todxs,

¡Espero que el año escolar vaya bien! Queremos anunciar que el “Falcon’s Market” está abierto de nuevo por el año nuevo y todos son bienvenidos. Por favor, venga en su tiempo libre (puede ser durante el almuerzo o después de las clases). Tenemos recursos disponibles para ustedes como comida gratis, productos higiénicos, materiales escolares y ropa. Venga por el salón 1104, afuera de la cafetería.

¡No sean tímidos, todos son bienvenidos! Gracias!

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Native Plant Plug Sale

Native Plant Plug Sale organized by the CRLS International Sustainability & Development Club, in collaboration with the Cambridge Plant & Garden Club and other passionate native plant gardeners

Want to Buy a Holiday Gift and Help the Planet at the Same Time?
Insect and bird populations are falling in the US partly due to a lack of native plants. Birds and insects play a critical role in maintaining a stable ecosystem, by providing food to other species, and pollinating our crops. They require native plants for their survival.

This holiday season treat yourself or your loved ones with native plants to save birds, insects, and other species! Choose from a selection of 3 sun plants and 3 shade plants and pick up your plants in May. All plant plugs are one year old and have healthy root systems.

Order now here >>
More details >>

Choose 3 plants of a kind for $10!
Sun plants: Foxglove Beardtongue, Wild Bergamot or Bee Balm, Purple Coneflower
Shade plants: Eastern Red Columbine, Wild Geranium, Blue-Stemmed Goldenrod

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COVID19 Information

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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Job Opportunity for Students 

12 weeks of paid, in-person workshops after school beginning in March, located near Central Sq!  Includes a paid internship at Old Navy in the summer. For ages 16-24 (must be 16 by May 14). 


More details >>

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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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FREE Virtual Immigration Legal Screening Clinics

The Virtual Immigration Legal Screening Clinics are held on the third Wednesday each month. This clinic is a free virtual immigration clinic provided by skilled immigration attorneys.

Please scroll down to "Other Resources." Information available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Somali, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, and Chinese. More details >>

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Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee Resource

Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee (CEOC) is Cambridge’s anti-poverty agency. Our mission is to empower people and mobilize resources to fight poverty’s causes and impacts through education and organizing.

View services >>
(Available in Amharic, Haitian Creole and Spanish)

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McLean Hospital 2021

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder in Teens
Being a teenager is tough. They go through many changes, including social and educational changes. But it's important to be able to tell the difference between “typical” teen moodiness and signs of a mental health condition like BPD.The differences between teen behavior and emerging personality disorders can be hard to recognize. How can we tell which is which?
More details >>

The Mental Health Perks of Self-Compassion
Having a good grasp on self-compassion—acting kind while forgiving and nurturing yourself—can have a major impact in our own lives, as well as the lives of others. In a recent webinar, David H. Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP, explains the impacts of self-compassion on our mental health and shares simple ways that we can become kinder to ourselves.
More details >>

Lived Experience: Digging Deep To Find Strength
It took Gayle years to break through stigma and get help for her mental health. Growing up, her anxiety and depression were brushed off, and a suicide attempt in college finally gave her family an idea of how difficult a time she was having. Gayle found herself unable to process her feelings alone. She started therapy, which eventually led to her mental health diagnoses, clinical care at McLean, and discovering strength she didn't know she had.
More details >>

What You Know About Stress is Likely Not True
We all experience stress each day. But an unhealthy amount of it can be dangerous to both our physical and mental health. There’s a lot of information out there about stress and how to handle it—but there are also many misconceptions about stress. It’s up to you to figure out what causes you to feel stressed, recognize how your body reacts, and know what you can do to minimize feeling overwhelmed.
More details >>

Join Our Upcoming Free Mental Health Webinars!
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. Join us for our sessions about anxiety, ADHD, healthy lifestyles, and more.

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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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Healthy Snack of the Week

Carrot Sandwiches
Carrot Sandwiches: Two diagonally sliced carrots (oval shaped) with hummus or cream cheese spread between (Try crinkle cut carrot for a fun twist!). Tip: Add pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds!

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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 Library Book Share
December 21


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 >>

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.
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
December 20 - 26, 2021
Schedule & Streaming >>

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Falcon Sports World: CRLS Athlete Interviews (New!)
Mon. 8:30PM & Fri. 8:30PM

Game of the Week: CRLS Basketball vs. Everett 12/13/21
Tue. 8PM & Sun. 2PM

The Word: Cancel Culture (New!)
Mon. 9:30PM & Wed. 9:30PM

Strata Portraits of Humanity: December 2021 Edition (New!)
Wed. 7PM & Sun. 7PM

School Committee Regular Meeting 12/21/21 (Live)
Tue. 6PM

School Committee Virtual Roundtable Meeting 12/14/21 (Re-Broadcast)
Mon. 6PM & Wed. 6PM

White House Chronicle: A Primer on Cryptocurrency (New!)
Thu. 4PM & Sun. 8PM

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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