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Let Your “Inner Scientist” Out – Volunteer for the Science Olympiad Team!

In this era of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), there is nothing more exciting for some CRLS students than to engage in and prepare for the annual Science Olympiad (S.O.) competition. This year’s competition includes more than 20 events that range from Bungee Drop to GeoLogic Mapping, from Forensics to Mystery Engineering. Join this year’s team of S.O. volunteer advisors and help the

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Another Successful Fall Kick-off Event

More than 60 prospective volunteers attended CSV’s annual fall kick-off event, another strong turnout according to executive director, Jen Fries. After a brief welcome by Fries, a pizza/salad dinner and a chance to socialize, CSV’s newest volunteers divided into an elementary/middle school and high school group. Both spent the next 90 minutes learning more about the Cambridge public schools, the nuts and bolts of

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CSV Now! – Celebrates the Upper Schools

Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) recently celebrated its commitment to the four new Upper Schools (grades 6-8), as well as the Amigos School, at a special event, CSV NOW! Upper School Challenge, on March 14th at Genzyme, a Sanofi Company, in Cambridge.  This year, CSV is working to build strong Learning Center programs and NetPals mentor programs at the new schools. The event honored two

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CSV Volunteers Attend Awesome In-Service Training

Several dozen volunteers attended CSV’s last training opportunity of the academic year. Three different workshops were offered: Moving from Reading to Writing (Grades 7-12) led by CRLS teacher, Jennifer Hogue; Teaching and Tutoring Math – Re-teaching Concepts using Questions (Grades 7-12) led by CRLS teacher, Alysa Breyer, and Math as Play: Games and Ideas to Engage Struggling Students (Grades 1-3), led by math coach

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Amigos 2nd Graders Matched with Harvard Reading Buddies

A new team of Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) students and employees completed their formal training and began their Reading Buddies role with all second graders at the Amigos School. About 30 new and returning volunteers have been coming via van to the Amigos School every week for the read-aloud sessions. Now in its fourteenth year, Reading Buddies has been a vibrant and

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Save the Date for CSV Now! Thursday, March 14 6-8pm

Join us for our annual event and fundraiser hosted by Genzyme. This year we will focus on our Upper School Challenge to build strong learning center programs in each of the new Upper Schools (grades 6-8). Our challenge will support the Cambridge Public School’s Innovation Agenda. We hope you will join us to learn more about this important initiative and to help us raise

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Watch out, world for Sophomore Ruth Densamo!

Watch out, world – Cambridge Rindge and Latin School sophomore Ruth Densamo is on a roll and advancing non-stop toward a career in science and engineering! Several of her recent accomplishments should shed some light. One of the youngest members of this year’s Science Olympiad team, Ruth met often with Novartis scientist Greg Paris, her CSV Science Olympiad advisor.  She also prepared for the

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Exciting News for Thursday’s Mack I. Davis Award Event!

Joining the list of notables coming to celebrate and thank this year’s 900+ CSV volunteers will be Paul Reville, Secretary to the Executive Office of Education in Massachusetts. Come meet Secretary Reville and hear his words of thanks and commitment to volunteer programs like CSV that work so tirelessly to enrich the learning of children in the public schools! Go here to register for

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Say hello to CSV Tutor Sharon McBride!

Sharon McBride has volunteered with CSV for five years, participating in the early literacy program as well as the Writer’s Workshop and Publishing programs with second and third graders. As a volunteer, Sharon brings her own personal knowledge as a writer, and her love of children’s theater where she spent several years working as a puppeteer. She has a degree in children’s literature and

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