CRLS DYK Newsletter: April 12, 2022
Published on Apr 12, 2022 20:07

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April 12, 2022

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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uApsire Workshops

Thursday, 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! Check Naviance for additional details.

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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Celebrate National Biomechanics Day with Harvard’s Biodesign Lab!

Saturday April 23rd | 10AM-3PM | 150 Western Avenue 02134
In celebration of National Biomechanics Day, the Harvard Biodesign Lab invites high school students to spend a day learning about the field of biomechanics (the math and science behind how we move!).

No prior experience needed and all are welcome! Lunch will be provided
Females and non-binary students are especially encouraged to sign up!

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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A Taste of Ramadan

Wednesday, April 27th | 6-8:30PM | CRLS Cafeteria
CRLS Muslim Cultural Club would love to invite you to our annual community Iftar (evening meal for breaking fast) to celebrate and learn about the month of Ramadan. There will be food, games, henna, and a presentation. In addition, there will be an opportunity to enter into a few giveaways, and a portion of those proceeds will be donated to charity.

More details >>
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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Sisters on the Runway Fundraiser & Spring Fashion Show

May 15th | 5PM | MIT Student Center
We are Sisters on the Runway, a student-run organization out of the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. In Sisters we strive to raise awareness and funds by fighting for justice for survivors of domestic violence. This club has served as a communal experience and safe space for young women to share their experiences and stories while feeling truly heard. We engage in meaningful conversations and responsive actions connected to the essential issues of healthy relationships, misogyny and domestic violence. Our goal is to advocate for survivors of domestic violence and provide support through collaborating with domestic-violence centered operations.

Our goal is to raise $5,000 in community contributions. Every dollar up to the $2,500 mark will be matched by the Cambridge Community Foundation, Cambridge's local giving platform. Our fundraiser will lead up to our annual spring fashion show, which will take place on May 15th at the MIT Student Center.

Donate here >>
Buy tickets >>

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Apply for Audible’s Remote Summer Workshop 2022!

Monday-Thursday, July 18-August 25 | 9:30AM-4PM 
Considering a career in tech? The Audible’s Future Leaders Summer Workshop is a paid ($15/hour) six-week computer science-focused program. You will experience life as a software developer while learning how to create your own Alexa Skill directly from Audible Software Development Engineers.

Eligibility: Current 10th or 11th graders who have completed one Computer Science course

Important Dates:
April 27: Information session from 12-1PM (take Lunch A) or after school at 3:05PM in Room 1311A
May 10: Applications due
May 20-24: Virtual interviews

Apply here >>

Questions or a pass for the Period 3 Information Session:
Contact Megan Andres or Sara Reese.

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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.

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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

Sweet Potato Toast! Slice sweet potato into 1/4-1/2 inch slices and toast in the toaster (until fork tender, not too soft). Top with cheese and black beans, etc!Sweet Potato Toast! Slice sweet potato into 1/4-1/2 inch slices and toast in the toaster (until fork tender, not too soft). Top with cheese and black beans, etc!

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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 11 - 17, 2022
Schedule & Streaming >>

SmartTV 98

My MCAS Experiences - Produced by Matthew (New!)
Thu. 6PM & Sun. 12PM

“Daddy” by Sylvia Plath - Video Produced by Emie (New!)
Tue. 4:30PM & Wed. 8:30PM

Game of the Week: Boys Basketball vs. Peabody 3/1/22
Mon. 4PM & Thu. 8PM

Toni Morrison - Produced by Jann
Wed. 9PM & Sun. 9PM

Building and Grounds Sub-Committee Meeting 4/12/22 (Live)
Tue. 5PM

Special Education and Student Supports Sub-Committee Meeting 4/12/22 (Live)
Tue. 6:30PM

School Committee Regular Meeting 4/5/22 (Re-Broadcast)
Thu. 6PM & Sat. 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
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