Message from Christen Sohn: March 12, 2024

Message from Christen Sohn: March 12, 2024
Posted on 03/12/2024

Good afternoon CSUS families and caregivers,

We hope you are having a wonderful week! This week’s Tuesday letter is late - our apologies!

A reminder that if you were unable to attend last month’s Scholar Led Conferences, your scholar’s teaching team will reach out about how to ensure your child is able to present their work. 

Please see below for information about upcoming caregiver workshops, weekly homework, Scholar Artist of the Week, and important upcoming dates at CSUS.

Thursday March 21 at 7PM: Join the Parent Caregiver Organization (CSUS PCO) meeting
The next PCO meeting will be held virtually, on Thursday, March 21th from 7-8:30PM.  This meeting will feature a discussion with the City of Cambridge STEAM Internship Coordinator, who will be discussing their programs to find workplace opportunities for local youth in STEM companies.  

We are still actively seeking 6th and 7th grade parents who might like to help out next year, especially caregivers who might be willing to help with PCO leadership.  No special experience is needed to volunteer with the PCO, and it is a great way to support the school.

For more information about the PCO or to donate or sign up as a volunteer, check out our website here.

School Site Council and Equity Team meeting next week 3/21
CSUS’ School Site Council and Equity Team will meet virtually next Thursday, March 21 from 6-7PM. This is a change from the calendar published at the start of the year. Thursday’s meeting will be an opportunity to learn more about the result of last fall’s Panorama Survey and collaborate around next steps for our our CSUS community. If you are interested in joining the CSUS School Site Council or Equity Team, or in learning more about these opportunities please email me at [email protected].

Opportunities for Caregiver-Facing Workshops (link has been updated!)
Cambridge Street is partnering with Cambridge Health Alliance to support our scholars and families around issues impacting upper-school aged youth, and are hoping to better understand caregiver interest in informational/educational workshops about Youth Mental Health and Substance Awareness and Misuse.

Please click here to indicate your interest in one or both of these topics, and the attendance format (in-person, virtual, hybrid) that would work best for you.

CSUS Homework Expectations and Weekly HW Calendars
In an effort to keep scholars, caregivers, and out of school time providers informed regarding weekly assignments, our teaching teams are sharing weekly homework calendars. These will be posted on our website for reference and easy access.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • March is Women’s History Month
  • March 10: Ramadan begins at sundown
  • March 13: Early Release Day - scholars dismiss at 12:55 
  • March 14: City Basketball Finals at CRLS. CSUS Girls vs Amigos, CSUS Boys vs. Putnam Ave
  • March 22: 7th Grade Field Trip to Project TEACH at Harvard University
  • March 25: Lockdown Drill at 10AM
  • March 29: Good Friday - No School
  • March 31: International Transgender Day of Visibility
  • April 4-5: ELA MCAS testing for all grades
  • April 10: Eid al-Fitr 
  • April 15-19: April Vacation - No School
  • May 14-15: Math MCAS testing for all grades

Thank you for entrusting us with your scholars’ education. Have a great week and Go Cobras!

Head of School
Cambridge Street Upper School

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