CRLS DYK Newsletter: April 5, 2022
Published on Apr 5, 2022 20:33

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April 5, 2022

CRLS Award Recipients - National Chinese Speech Contest

CRLS Award Recipients - National Chinese Speech Contest
"We are pleased to announce that CRLS Chinese students Masato Hall, Mehelet Asnake, and Farai Sundai competed in the Semi-Final National Chinese Speech Contest earlier this month. The students successfully advanced to the Finals along with Amy Zhou who will advance to the finals in the Heritage group. The Finals will take place remotely on April 9th..."


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Want a meal sent home for later during Ramadan?

Hello Families,

It is not too late to sign up for the free Ramadan take home for later school meals! Kitchen staff prepares the meals and they stay in the refrigerator until dismissal. At dismissal I will pass the meals to students to take home.

To sign up use your phone to scan the QR Code on the flyer. Just open your camera and hold over code and the registration will show up.

For questions, please call the Muslim Affinity Committee, CPS Family Engagement Office at 617.349.7817.

View flyer >>

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Should You Consider a Gap Year?

April 21st | 10AM | Zoom
Have you received your college financial aid packages and wonder what they're all about? Are you wondering how to determine which college is providing you with the most financial aid? If yes, please sign up for one of these virtual workshops.

Make sense of financial aid offers from colleges and learn how to use uAspire's College Cost Calculator to compare the total costs of attending different colleges. Tune in on Thursday April 21st at 10AM!

Can't make it to this session? Join uAspire at one of their evening Financial Aid Review Offer walkthroughs April 14th and May 11th. Sign up here!

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CRLS Food Pantry

CRLS Food PantryDo you have a student enrolled at CRLS? Do you need help feeding your family? The CRLS food pantry is available to all CRLS students and families!

For more information contact Dr. Alysa Breyer or come to the CRLS Main Office.

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Audition for A Chorus Line: Teen Edition, the student run musical!

A musical about a group of dancers auditioning for a broadway show. Auditions on Wed, April 6 and Thurs, April 7 in the Black Box after school. Sign up for a slot here. Please prepare 1 minute of a song, a 30 second monologue, and wear clothes you would be comfortable dancing in. For more, see attached flier or contact Danato Christie and Jinho Lee with questions.

Please note, this is separate from the Spring Play directed by Mr. Cramp (auditions April 5). You can audition for both, but will only be offered a role in one.

View flyer >>

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Should You Consider a Gap Year?

April 7th | 5PM PST/8PM EST | Online
In this discussion, you’ll learn about the structure of a gap year, the pros and
cons, and the impact a gap year can have on students. 
Register here >>
View flyer >>

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2022 Harvard College Vision Global Health & Leadership Conference

April 23-24th | Hybrid (Zoom & In-Person Options)
We are excited to invite you to apply for the 6th annual Global Health and Leadership Conference, hosted by Harvard College VISION: Global Health Society and the Harvard Global Health Institute. The mission of our Conference is to inspire interest in global health and empower high school students to serve as the next generation of civically-minded leaders.

This year’s conference theme is NGOs and Global Health Delivery Systems, with a focus on issues, including, but not limited to the role of NGOs in international health research, resource mobilization during crises, and equity in healthcare financing and delivery. More details >>

The deadline to apply has now been extended to April 8th, 2022. Financial aid is also available for students in need of assistance. Apply here >>

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School Counseling News (Grades 12)

Students in need of help logging into Naviance and or registering for SAT or ACT can come to the Career and College Center before school or anytime during the school day

Grade 12 Students
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Application and Admissions Day
April 12 | 9AM | Career and College Center

More details >>

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Spring Play ‘22 Auditions

Tuesday, April 5th
Do you like to act? Do you like to write? Maybe you are curious about trying Improv? Then this year's Spring Play might be for you! This original performance will be created by the cast and perform in late May. See the flyer for additional information and how to get involved!

View flyer >>

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CSV: College and Career Mentoring for Juniors, Spring 2022

Class of 2023: get a jump start on your post-secondary planning! Cambridge School Volunteers will run a series of workshops to organize and support your college and career explorations. Each session will feature a mini-lesson followed by time to work with volunteer help. The meetings will take place Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30PM in the CCRC on the following dates.

April 13: Writing a College Essay
April 27: Working on a Brag Sheet
May 4: Writing a Resume
May 11: Support where you need!

Attend one session or all six! Space is limited.

Please register with the following link. Register here >>

Please contact Megan Andres with questions!

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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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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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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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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic @ the Teen Health Center 

Covid-19 rates have stopped declining in our community and may rise in the next few weeks.

Protect yourself and your community - GET VACCINATED and BOOSTED!!!

Who is eligible?

  • Current CRLS students ONLY who are 12 years old or older, and who received their 2nd COVID vaccine 5 or more months ago


  • 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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A Taste of Healing

May 14th | 9:30AM-12PM | Newton, MA
Save the date! The Taste of Healing will be live, in person, and free to the general public. View the attached flyer and make sure to reserve your spot!  

View flyer >>
RVSP here >>

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Cambridge Healthy Smiles

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Healthy Snack of the Week

Mini baked potatoMini Baked Potato. Topped with Greek Yogurt, black beans and Chives.Tip: Just go for half a larger potato if needed!

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CRLS Events & Reminders


Gift Cards
If your family is in need, you can use this form to request a $25 supermarket gift card and it will be mailed to you. 
Complete the form >>

Masks Optional in CPS Beginning Monday, March 14
More details >>

Student COVID-19 Vaccinations

More details >>

Teen Health Center Hours
Mon. - Fri. | 8AM-3:30PM
Questions? Call 617.665.1548

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. 

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 appt.) 
More details >>

CEATVCEATV Weekly Highlights
April 4 - 10, 2022
Schedule & Streaming >>

SmartTV 98

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony 4/7/22 (Live)
Thu. 6PM

Cooking Video: Butter Chicken with Rice - Produced by Hena (New!)
Sat. 6PM & Sun. 12PM

The Media Arts Studio Game Show - Produced by Dayana (New!)
Mon. 8:30PM & Sat. 10:30AM

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

School Committee Regular Meeting (Live)
Tue. 6PM

School Committee Budget Workshop 3/29/22 (Re-Broadcast)
Thu. 6PM & Sat. 6PM

White House Chronicle: Green Freight Future
Wed. 8PM & 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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