CRLS DYK Newsletter: March 8, 2022
Published on Mar 8, 2022 16:32

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March 8, 2022

Save the Date: ELA MCAS and Family Conference Schedule for the week of 3/21-3/25

For more information, please visit the following link. View calendar >>

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Join CRLS Arts Committee!

Families / Caregivers,

Are you interested in helping support the CRLS arts community? The Arts Committee is looking for new members. Come help us find creative ways to support the visual and performing arts at CRLS and meet a great community of families.

Fill out this Google Form or contact Christina if you have questions.
Fill out form >>

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FOCA meeting tonight!

March 8 | 6PM | Athletics office, War Memorial building

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Apply Now for the Global Studies Certificate Program

Global Studies Certificate Program LogoThe application for the CRLS Global Studies Certificate Program (GSC) for the 2022-23 school year is open for students as of today. 9th and 10th grade CRLS students are eligible to apply.

Applications are due by May 6, 2022.

More details >>

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Learn about Early College at Lesley University!

Earn FREE college credits while experiencing college life!
The Early College Program is a pilot partnership between CRLS and Lesley University that allows students to earn college credit while exploring career opportunities through structured pathways. The mission of the Early College Program is to provide students with a positive experience of college while earning college credit free of charge.

There are no prerequisites to apply, and the program's focus is on equitable access for students traditionally underserved by higher education including Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) students; students who are first in their family to attend college (first-generation) students on Free and Reduced lunch, and students with disabilities. The program is open to students who will be in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade next year.

Students can express interest by selecting “Lesley Early College” when registering for their courses, speaking with their counselor, or contacting the Early College Program office.

More details >>

Online Information Session
March 8 | 7PM | Zoom
Attend an online information session! Register here >>
Translation services available on request.

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Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors

The City of Cambridge Scholarship Program is accepting applications!
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to college-bound high school seniors and other Cambridge residents who wish to pursue post-secondary education.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Cambridge
  • Must be attending, received admittance to or have an application pending at an accredited education institution beyond high school level prior to award date of May 2022
  • Scholarship is paid directly to education institution and must be used during the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Prior recipients are NOT eligible as the City Scholarship Award is one-time only.

DEADLINE: Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Apply here >> 

Calvin Hicks Award for the Study of Music -- 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders are Eligible!Calvin Hicks Award for the Study of Music -- 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders are Eligible!
If you're just TUNING in.... Friends of CRLS will present this $500 scholarship to a student in any grade (9, 10, 11, 12) at any music level, beginner to virtuoso, to study any instrument, voice, or music theory. The awardee may use the funds to take music lessons, a class, a workshop, or a summer program at any accredited music school, whether or not in pursuit of a college degree, OR to take music lessons independently with a licensed instructor. Application documents are due April 1st to [email protected].
Apply now >>

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Is your student applying to Bunker Hill Community College or UMass Boston?

The College Success Initiative (CSI) connects CRLS graduates with Success Coaches to help them succeed inside and outside the classroom.

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CSI Success Coaches will be at CRLS March 1 – April 15, 2022
Encourage your student to contact their guidance counselor to meet with a Success Coach! Questions? Contact Tawanya Garrett, Director of CSI

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34th Annual Cambridge CityRun/Walk

Sunday, April 3 | 9AM start
It's BACK! Sign up for the 34th Annual Cambridge CityRun/Walk. Benefiting Friends of Cambridge Athletics & the Andrea Harvey Memorial Fund. 

Register here >>

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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 12 years old or older, and who received their 2nd Pfizer COVID vaccine 5 or more months ago OR their 2nd Moderna COVID vaccine 6 or more months ago


  • 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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CPS Free Internet Essentials Program

Free Internet CPSCambridge Public Schools continues to partner with Comcast to connect eligible families to the Internet Essentials Program, which offers affordable internet service, low-cost computers, and digital literacy training.

As a part of our continued efforts to close the digital divide, CPS, through the Emergency Connectivity Grant (ECF), has purchased hundreds of pre-paid vouchers for free internet service through June 30, 2022.

For more information regarding eligibility, please visit the following link.
Sign up here >>

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Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV)

Tutoring and mentoring support for CRLS students

Drop-in Math & Science Center - Before school (8-8:30AM)
Room 2403
Come by any day for support with all levels of math and/or science--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.

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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Executive Functioning Workshop with Sarah Ward

Thursday, March 17 | 7-9PM | Zoom
If your younger child has trouble following a sequence of instructions, or if your older child has trouble starting, completing and turning in assignments on time, they are struggling with executive functioning skills. In this talk by executive functioning skills guru Sarah Ward, caregivers will learn:

Read presentation summary >>
Register here >>
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Cambridge Girls Softball 2022 Spring Registration is open!

Whether you are a seasoned player or have never picked up a bat, consider joining the Cambridge Girls Softball league:
T-Ball/Lil-Sluggers – Ages 4 - 7 (as of January 1, 2022)
Minor League – Ages 8 - 11 (as of January 1, 2022)
GBL (Major League, 12U team and 14U team) – Ages 12 and up (as of January 1, 2022)

Season runs from April 26th – June 17th and all games are played in Cambridge with the exception of GBL:
1 game a week for T-Ball / Lil-Sluggers
2 games per week plus practice for Minor and GBL Leagues

GBL: 50% of games played in Cambridge, 50% of games played in surrounding cities

Financial assistance is available, please contact us directly here.
Register 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.

More details >>

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Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee

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.

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Free CNA Training for English
Language Learners

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from February - June 2022 | 5-9PM
Do you like to help people? Do you want a job in healthcare? Apply to CLC's free Certified Nursing Assistant Program! Attend an information session to learn more. Questions? Contact Yan Zheng.

Register here >>
More details >>

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National Nutrition Month

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Healthy Snack of the Week

Turkey & Avocado Roll UpTurkey & Avocado Roll-Ups! Slice avocado and wrap pieces in a slice of turkey.

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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


FOCA Meeting
March 8

FY23 Budget Development Community Meetings
Multiple Dates


Student COVID-19 Vaccinations
All students ages 12+ are required to be fully vaccinated in order to participate in CPS-sponsored before and afterschool activities. 
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
March 7 - 13, 2022
Schedule & Streaming >>

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The Word: Eva & Aurora 3/1/22 (New!)
Mon. 9:30PM & Sat. 5:30PM

Spot On: Traditional Indian Outfits (Produced by Hena)
Wed. 8:30PM & Sun. 8:30PM

What’s Up Cambridge: Black History Month Assembly 2/28/22
Tue. 6PM & Thu. 6PM

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

Special Education and Student Supports Subcommittee 3/7/22 (Live)
Mon. 6PM

School Committee Regular Meeting 3/1/22 (Re-Broadcast)
Thu. 6PM & Sat. 6PM

White House Chronicle: European Energy Outlook (New!)
Tue. 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
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