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That’s a lot of carrots!

Not everyone can be a school volunteer. It’s also not always simple to donate important community causes, even those you value. That’s why we’re grateful that Whole Foods Market did make it easy—easy as pie!  Our gratitude goes out to those of you who became supporters of Cambridge School Volunteers on September 16, 2015, through a special shopping day at Whole Foods Markets. Whole Foods has donated $14,244, 5% of the net proceeds from

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New CSV Volunteers Hope to Make a Difference in Students’ Lives

“I love to learn and to help others to learn.” “Helping others to achieve their goals through education is very important to me.” “When you have an emotional, personal connection with a student, it’s very meaningful.” “I love to motivate students, to give them confidence, and to show them that if I came to this country and can succeed, then they can too.” “I’m

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Math Training Workshop Fall 2015

How do you solve for X ? Find 60% of 50. Convert 11/8 into a decimal. There are several ways to solve most equations. Volunteers may know how to answer these problems, but they may still be unsure how these concepts are being taught to students. Last week, about 30 Learning Center volunteers from all five upper schools gathered at Vassal Lane Upper School

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Tutoring Math K-3? This is for you.

November 4, 2015, 6:00-8:30 PM, we invite new tutors interested in the Intergenerational Math Program (IMP), which provides intensive support for individual students in grades K-3 struggling with math, to a free training workshop. Pay At-TEN-tion: Developing Kids’ Foundational Understandings of Our Number System Just as kids must be agile decoders of words in order to understand increasingly complex texts, they must “break the

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Middle School Math Training

Join us for an interactive workshop that will teach new and experienced tutors the style and methods of the Math in Focus curriculum, used by Cambridge Public Schools. Participants will learn to engage upper school students in mathematical concepts, build confidence, and develop problem solving skills. This session will cover what Math in Focus implementation looks like in the classroom, review strategies from the

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Middle School Math Volunteer Training Workshop

Join us for an interactive workshop that will teach new and experienced tutors the style and methods of the Math in Focus curriculum, used by Cambridge Public Schools. Participants will learn to engage upper school students in mathematical concepts, build confidence, and develop problem solving skills. This session will cover what Math in Focus implementation looks like in the classroom, review strategies from the

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Thank you for shopping!

On September 16, 2015, Whole Foods donated 5% of the net proceeds from its three Cambridge markets to Cambridge School Volunteers.  We also spent the day recruiting volunteers in all three stores, and we had the chance to tell a lot of shoppers how much it meant to us.  We are so grateful to our community for coming out on a Wednesday to support

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Work that deepens your community involvement

Please spread the word.  CSV is looking for a part-time Program Coordinator to work in our upper (middle) school programs.  Do you know someone who is looking for a job that will deepen his or her community involvement? Please spread the word!  The job posting is here: http://www.csvinc.org/news-events/jobs/upperschool/  


Meet Maggie Pancost – Mack Davis Winner!

Maggie Pancost’s 10-year tenure as a NetPal coincides with the 10-year lifetime of the Novartis NetPals program, now at the Cambridge Street Upper School (CSUS). The coincidence is not surprising. It takes volunteers like Maggie to give a program like NetPals the resilience it needs to survive for ten years. Maggie was nominated by Pam Shwartz, lead NetPals teacher at CSUS. As described by

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Meet Jay Mahoney – 2015 Kenneth S. Neal Award Winner

Jay Mahoney was nominated for the Kenneth S. Neal award by a Rindge Avenue Upper Campus (RAUS) parent for his inspiring work as a 7th grade science teacher and his willingness to take on the hard work of coordinating the RAUS NetPals program. The work of running a successful NetPals program starts with successful teaching, an ability which was recognized last year when Jay

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