|CFS Eighth-grader Wins Chess Championship|
Congratulations, Cambridge Friends School eighth-grader Evan Meyer - winner of the 2015 Spiegel Cup Scholastic Singles Championship, 14 and under division, of the Massachusetts Chess Association (MACA). This year’s competition featured a three-way tie for first place. Evan emerged the winner of the tiebreaker playoff for first place to take the Spiegel Cup in his division and earn the honor of representing Massachusetts in the Dewain Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions, August 1-4, 2015, in Phoenix, Arizona. Good luck, Evan!
|TODAY! Annual Rite of Spring: Alumni/Faculty v. Grade 8 Basketball Game ~ March 24|
The CFS annual rite of spring ~ the Alumni and Faculty/Staff v. Grade 8 Basketball Game ~ takes place TODAY, Tuesday, March 24, 3:30 p.m. tip off, 4:45 p.m. pizza social. Alumni, lace up your high tops and come play hoops at CFS! Sidelined by injury; basketball not your thing? Come cheer on your classmates, faculty and staff, and eighth-graders. Don't miss the fun! CFS families, get to know the alumni and join your CFS friends for the game and pizza social.
|Coffee and Conversation with the Head of School|
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Accepted families are invited to ask questions and learn more about CFS from our Head of School, Peter Sommer.Location: MakerSpace
Peter will be in the MakerSpace to welcome newly accepted families and answer questions about the School. Accepted families may drop-in during this time for a casual conversation and light refreshments.
|All-School Meeting for Worship|
8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Offices closedLocation: Gym
|CFS Seminar with Shane Bitney Crone: Bridegroom ~ Film Screening, Discussion|
Location: Meeting Hall
Advanced tickets for the movie Bridegroom and discussion with Shane Bitney-Crone are $10 for CFS Community Members and $20 for General Public. Tickets at the door are $25.
Contact: Bridget Havard
Register for event
BRIDEGROOM is a documentary directed by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason that tells the emotional journey of Shane and Tom, two young men in a loving and committed relationship — a relationship that was cut tragically short by a misstep off the side of a roof. The story of what happened after this accidental death– of how people without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out and ostracized– is poignant, enraging and opens a window onto the issue of marriage equality like no speech or lecture ever will.
On May 7, 2012, the anniversary of Tom’s death, after a year of documenting his own grief, Shane decided to make a video tribute to his partner entitled “It Could Happen To You.” This film, posted on YouTube, received over 3.4 million views and has been translated into over 20 different languages. The impact of Shane’s YouTube video and the raw nerve it touched, tells us this is an important story that needs to be told.
With the incredible support from influential people like Brad and George Takei and Neil Patrick Harris, Bridegroom was successfully funded on July 19, 2012 by over 6,500 people on Kickstarter.com becoming the most funded documentary in the history of crowd funding, and released in the fall of 2013.
To learn more about Shane Bitney-Crone, visit http://shanebitneycrone.com/
|Walk/Ride and Hat Day|
CFS Walk/Ride and Hat Day is monthly on the last Friday the school is in session that month.
Cambridge Friends School proudly participate in the City of Cambridge's Green Streets Initiative
Walk/Ride Go Car Free the Last Friday of the Month program, adapting it to the school year.
|Festival of Drum and Dance Assembly|