Cambridge School Volunteers
Cambridge School Volunteers is excited to welcome you to the first edition of our new and improved e-newsletter! We want you to be among the first to know about important opportunities, news and events here at CSV.
    
While students enjoyed their summer vacation, the CSV staff and volunteers were hard at work creating our social media outreach. Now you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and our Blog to receive CSV news and events, tutor and student profiles, and educational resources for students! Want to learn a new word or watch a fun lesson on biology? Visit us on Facebook or get updates on Twitter!
    
In this issue, read about our new board members for this year. You can also preview what's coming up for this month at CSV.
    
CSV's e-newsletter is a way to highlight the work of our dedicated volunteers, showcase CSV's programs and share the achievements of the students we help. If you have a CSV success story worth sharing, please let us know.
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New Spaces 
CSV New Tutoring CenterThe high school in Cambridge, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS), completed a $112 million renovation this year. The lovely new CSV Tutoring Center is now located in the CRLS Rindge Building on the second floor in room 2132. Our administrative offices are down the hallway at 2402. Come drop by!
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New Faces 
 
Article Image CSV is pleased to introduce two new staff people, James Duche (pictured at right) and Glen Sherman. Glen is our new Director of the Intergenerational Math Program; he also serves as the math coach at the Cambridgeport School. A ten-year classroom teacher, Glen brings a background in training and mentoring teachers to improve the quality of instruction. James is our new morning Tutoring Center teacher at CRLS and is a certified high school math teacher. He taught math internationally in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Cuba. He has been working for three years in the CRLS MCAS center tutoring students in all levels of math. James began as a CSV volunteer.
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Featured Tutor 
Doreen Lopes-Smith
Doreen Lopes-Smith with Jennifer Fries and Lisa Van Vleck
Doreen Lopes-Smith commits to her KeyPals. For 14 years, Doreen has reached out to students through the CSV program that pairs adults with middle school students via e-mail sharing around writing and computer skills. In 2011, CSV honored Doreen with its Mack I. Davis II Award, which honors exceptional volunteers. 
 
While working at the Office of Leadership Giving at MIT, Doreen has assisted students with many assignments including English grammar, communication skills, and reading. Doreen remembers one particular student who was “so, so, so smart” and used to e-mail her up to three times per day regarding her student assignments. Doreen says the student was very focused on her schoolwork and even took weekend classes. The student appreciated Doreen’s encouragement and thought that “e-mail was the best thing” because it allowed her tutor to be completely accessible. At the end of the year, the student told Doreen that they had exchanged over 5000 e-mails. “I thought it was so cute,” Doreen says, “that she kept and counted all our e-mail exchanges.” (Read more about Doreen on our Blog).
 
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Table of Contents
Upcoming Corporate Trainings and Events
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Cambridge Systematics/
Grace NetPals Program
with the Peabody School

NOV 15: Lunch for students
and NetPals at Bertucci’s
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IBM/Draper/MIT KeyPals
with the Kennedy-
Longfellow School

NOV 9: MIT Volunteer Training
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Novartis NetPals with the Cambridgeport School

DEC 5: Volunteer Training
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Genzyme Reading Buddies Program with Fletcher-Maynard Academy

DEC 22: Year-end Picnic for Buddies and students

We have new offices, and now we are wishing for:

White boards and bulletin boards (3 each) – medium
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Children’s story books, chapter books, and non-fiction books in excellent condition, featuring kids from all cultures – approximately 2nd grade level
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7 new or high-powered
(1 gig or higher) used PC’s
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8 matching guest chairs for the Tutoring Center waiting area
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1 freestanding office cubicle (6x6)
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House plants (low light)
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Two small side tables
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Printer cart/table
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Can you help?  Call Jennifer Fries at 617-349-6794.

The Cambridge School
Volunteers Blog

Our blog aims to recognize all of our dedicated volunteer tutors and the Cambridge Public School students they support. Each month we will highlight one tutor and share the success stories from their years of service. If you have a CSV success story worth sharing, please let us know.



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