Greer Gazette: March 13, 2023

Greer Gazette: March 13, 2023
Posted on 03/13/2023


Greetings CPS Community…

I hope you had a restful weekend.

I am excited to announce the next step in our budget process. Tomorrow night, I will present our proposed Fiscal Year 2024 budget during a Special Meeting of the School Committee. As I’ve expressed before, I appreciate each of you who shared your input at our community engagement meetings in January. I hope you will join us or watch the meeting virtually tomorrow night.

Tonight, our 
Portrait of a Graduate design team will meet for a fourth and final time. This group of educators, students, alumni, families, employers, and other community members, will be finalizing a collective vision that captures the district’s aspirations for every student. Our Portrait will not only support our District Plan objectives but also leverage our student-designed Mission, Vision, and Core Values and Instructional Framework elements. We very much look forward to sharing it with you in the coming weeks!

Thank you for your continued support.

Make it Great!

Dr. Victoria L. Greer


2023-2024 District Calendar
Next school year’s (2023-2024) calendar is now available! Click here or on the image below to see it.

Spring Sports Registration Closes Tomorrow!

Registration for Spring Athletics will endtomorrow, Tuesday, March 14 at 11PM.

Summer Programming

As we previously shared, the Office of Academics & Schools is in the process of sharing information about Academic Support Programs that will be open this summer for students in grades K-8. These are engaging programs that combine fun, hands-on activities with targeted lessons in Math and English Language Arts (ELA) to support students who would benefit from additional learning time.

Youth Equity Summit
Save the Date for this year’sYouth Equity Summit on April 13!This is a partnership between the Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (OEIB) and CRLS. High school students are currently working hard to plan an amazing day of workshops and events around the theme,“How do equity issues intersect in Cambridge?Stay tuned for more details!

In the meantime, if you have an idea for a workshop or any questions about the event, please contact OEIB Youth Advocacy Specialist Sam Musher at [email protected].

Featured Events

Visual and Performing Arts Information Night
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts invitesincoming 9th grade students (current 8th graders) and their caregiversto a virtual informational night and meet and greet with teachers from the CRLS music department.

Learn more about the in-school and after-school programs that are available to students entering high school in the fall.

Cambridge Community Iftar
The City of Cambridge invites families to attend theCambridge Community Iftar. Iftar is the evening meal where Muslims break their fast after sunset during the Holy month of Ramadan.

Free Halal food will be served and space will be provided for evening prayer. Guests will learn more about Iftar from guest speakers and our students.

  • Wednesday, March 29 | 6PM

  • Cambridge Street Upper School(located at 850 Cambridge Street)

  • Registration is recommendedbut not required.

  • To view the full flyer, click here.

Lace Up Your Sneakers to Support Student-Athletes
The Friends of Cambridge Athletics (FOCA) invites families to participate in the 35th Annual Cambridge CityRun/Walk 5K! Proceeds will fund CRLS athletic teams and scholarships for college-bound student-athletes.

  • Sunday, April 2 | 9AM

  • Fresh Pond Reservation(located at 250 Fresh Pond Parkway)

  • For more information and to register, click here.

Free Food Markets

All families are welcome to stop by our free, school-based food markets. They offer fresh fruits, vegetables, and pantry items. Please bring your own bags.

This week:

  • Thursday, March 16

    • 3:15 - 4PM (Rindge Avenue Upper School/Peabody School)

See the full list of free food markets here.

Women’s History Month Art Contest

Calling all artists! The City of Cambridge invites all residents to submit photos of their artwork for their Women’s History Month Art Contest. This year’s theme is Friendship. Winners will receive a prize and their art will be displayed at City Hall.

  • You can submit onlinedrop off or mail your work to the Mayor’s office (795 Massachusetts Ave.), or email it to [email protected]

  • The deadline is Friday, March 24.

Questions? Contact [email protected]

Rollin’ & Summer Resources Success

We are thrilled about the turnout at theRollin’ and Summer Resources collaborative community event on Saturday, March 4! About 350 CPS family members visited the Community Complex at Cambridge Street Upper School to learn more about the options that are available to students this summer.

If you missed the event, the Cambridge JK-8 Summer Program and Opportunity Guide is a great resource. It is updated regularly.

Mark Your Calendar

Wednesday, March 15 Early Release Day (JK-8 only)

Monday, March 20 Staff Professional Learning Day (No School)
Friday, April 7 | Good Friday (No School & CPS Offices Closed)

Monday, April 17 - Friday, April 21 April Break (No School & CPS Offices Closed on Monday, April 17)

Wednesday, May 17 Early Release Day (JK-8 only)

Monday, May 29 | Memorial Day (No School & CPS Offices Closed)

Key Resources

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