Upper School

This Thursday, A Night to Usher in Spring in Cambridge

Is spring for real? We’re glad you won’t need your Arctic gear this Thursday evening when we welcome you to Kendall Square for CSV Now! If you haven’t been before to our annual fundraiser—that’s okay, we’re putting on something a little bit different this year. Of course, your ticket price, silent auction bids, and raffle tickets still support our infrastructure for finding, screening, matching and

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FY 2014 Annual Report

CSV is pleased to present this report of our work in the 2013-2014 school year. It was a year of expansion of our upper school programs, adding new corporate partners to our NetPals program, and new tutors in our fledgling Learning Center programs. Thank you to all of the volunteers, supporters, and sponsors who made it possible. Please use these links to view and

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Mindfulness Resources for Academic Stress

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StillQuietPlaceThis list of resources on mindfulness emerged from a May 6th, 2014 workshop for volunteers, parents, and teachers. Cambridge School Volunteers hosted the workshop during Cambridge’s Screen-Free/Screen-Wise Week.

1. www.sittingtogether.com, the site for workshop presenter Dr. Susan Pollak’s most recent book, includes downloadable meditations here.
3. Mindfulness in Schools is a site suggested by Dr. Beatriz Meza-Valencia, who has been teaching mindfulness to students at several Cambridge schools as a volunteer.
4. Chris Willard, Child’s Mind.
5. Also mentioned at the workshop: guided meditiations for young children by Amy Salzman.
6. Read Dr. Pollak’s reflections about her CSV workshop here on Psychology Today’s blog. The blog post includes a full description of one technique.

Do the Math: Brain at Work!

Wondering what the inside of a middle school math textbook looks like these days? Had you joined the almost 25 adult volunteer tutors at a recent middle school math workshop, you’d have learned that “Do the Math: Brain at Work” is actually a chapter in the latest math text (Math in Focus) used by the Cambridge Public Schools. Presenter and CPSD math coach, Danielle

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Upper School Tutor Training (grades 6-8)

Tutoring middle school students is an art as well as an academic endeavor. Join us on Thursday, October 16th, 4-6pm to learn about what makes middle schoolers tick. This presentation will include important considerations for working with students in grades 6, 7 and 8, including developmental, social and behavioral realities. Participants will learn to model reading strategies and writing support strategies. The session will

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Help Middle School Students in Learning Centers

Join our team of enthusiastic tutors who are currently being matched with 6th-8th graders for homework help and academic support in Learning Centers across the city. These Learning Centers meet before school (8:00 – 9:00 AM) and after school (3:00-4:15 PM), on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Pick your best day and time, and meet your student at one of the five Upper School Learning

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CSV Celebrates Cambridge Systematics 15th Anniversary with NetPals!

7th Graders Meeting their Cambridge Systematics NetPals for the First Time in the Fall Did you know a child who was obsessed with trains, trucks, and transport? For seventh graders at the Rindge Avenue Upper School (RAUS), that childhood interest can deepen through mentorship from a transportation systems consultant from Cambridge Systematics (CS). CS has demonstrated extraordinary dedication, marking 15 years of volunteerism as

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CSV Celebrates its Mack Davis Honorees!

From L to R: Supt. Jeffrey Young, Sharon McBride, Dan Dineen, Catherine Doyle, Catherine DeMaggio, Eve Loftus, Kris Newton, Faralove Raphael and Mayor David Maher Kudos to all of the volunteers honored at the Mack I. Davis II Awards and Recognition Event held on May 13th! CSV celebrated its more than 900 volunteers who served in grades K-12 of the Cambridge Public Schools during

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CSV Honors Cathy DeMaggio at Mack Davis Award Event

Catherine DeMaggio receiving a Mack I. Davis Award from Lisa Van Vleck, Director of Corporate Programs for CSV Cathy DeMaggio’s career as a NetPals coordinator has mirrored her 31-year career at Cambridge Systematics (CS), where she has repeatedly undertaken new challenges. Cathy began work at CS in 1983. CS later moved to Alewife, where Cathy took on a management position and then transitioned to

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Cambridge St. and Rindge Ave. 7th Graders Meet Up with their NetPals!

RAUS 7th Graders Sharing Breakfast with NetPals Mentors The Spring has been a busy time for every 7th grader at both the Rindge Avenue (RAUS) and Cambridge Street (CSUS) Upper Schools where every 7th grade student has been corresponding with a NetPal science mentor from one of several Cambridge corporations. All students and mentors got to share projects and conversation over breakfast in March.

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