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We, the students, teachers, parents, administrators, staff and community of Juan Crespi, recognize that education is a cooperative endeavor and that all of us must play an active role in order to achieve success. 
 
As an educational community, we are dedicated to reaching our full potential, and we believe that learning requires self-esteem, personal effort, mutual respect, a safe and orderly environment, adequate resources and clear goals.
 
Together we work to develop a rigorous curriculum, a variety of school activities, and a network of support services so that all students may achieve academic and personal success as they prepare to become lifelong learners and productive citizens in our democratic society.
 

 

 
 
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Principals' Message

  • Principal's Message 4/23/17

    Posted by Guthrie Fleischman at 4/23/2017 6:00:00 PM
    We will do our SBAC testing on thursday and Friday, April 27th and 28th.  Make up testing for students who miss will be the following week. This year we are trying something new, and completing all of the testing in just two days.  This means that all students, teachers, and staff will be focused on testing during those two days.  That being said, the office will remain open, but response time may be slowed due to all personnel focused on testing.  If your concern can wait until after school, or can be resolved with a phone call or email, we recommend using those resources.  If you have an emergency or must see someone right away, of course, please come in as usual.  School will begin at 8:32 and end at 2:45 as usual on testing days.  One major difference is that all 7th and 8th graders will have lunch together on testing days.  This means that lines for lunch will be longer than normal.  Those students who eat school lunch should remember to bring their ID and lanyard to speed up the line process.  Those who can do so are encouraged to bring lunch from home on those days to avoid the longer lines.  All children will be fed lunch either way.  Finally, please remind your students to get a good night’s rest and eat a healthy breakfast as they will be testing for long stretches of time.
     
    The 4th annual Best Practices Fair will be held this Tuesday, April 25th from 6:00-8:15PM at DeJean Middle School.  This is a collaboration of parents, teachers, administrators, and community members to promotes highly successful strategies for student achievement.  The link to register for this event is posted below:
     
    We will hold our Multicultural Potluck and Performance on the evening of Friday, May 19th.  Members of the Crespi Community are invited to come out for a potluck dinner in which each will bring a dish from their own culture.  If you can we would love to also have you bring in the recipe and we will generate a cookbook of all of the dishes that are brought in.  After dinner we will have various performances by members of our school community.  To sign up for a performance please contact Ms. Mann or Ms. Sophia at the school.
     
    De Anza’s theater department is performing their spring musical Alice@Wonderland which is a modern version of the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland. Many former Crespi students will be performing.  They will have shows at 7 PM on April 28th and 29th and on May 5th.  There will also be a matinee at 2 PM on May 6th.  Tickets are $5 and $4 for students.  Crespi staff are organizing a group to attend on May 5th and we’d love to see you there.
     
    Haremos nuestros exámenes SBAC el jueves 27 y Viernes 28 de abril. Los examenes de reparacion para los estudiantes que falten serán la siguiente semana. Este año estamos intentando algo nuevo en completar todas las pruebas en sólo dos días. Esto significa que todos los estudiantes, maestros y personal se concentrarán en las pruebas durante esos dos días. Dicho esto, la oficina permanecerá abierta, pero el tiempo de respuesta puede ser un poco lento debido a que todo el personal estara centrado en los examenes. Si su preocupación puede esperar hasta después de la escuela, o puede ser resuelto con una llamada telefónica o correo electrónico, recomendamos el uso de estos recursos. Si tiene una emergencia o debe ver a alguien de inmediato, por supuesto, por favor venga como de costumbre. La escuela comenzará a las 8:32 y terminará a las 2:45 como de costumbre en los días de prueba. Una diferencia importante es que todos los estudiantes de 7º y 8º grado almorzarán juntos los días de prueba. Esto significa que las líneas para el almuerzo serán más largas de lo normal. Los estudiantes que comen almuerzo escolar deben recordar traer su identificación y cordón para acelerar el proceso de la línea. Aquellos que pueden hacerlo se les anima a traer el almuerzo de su casa en esos días para evitar las líneas más largas. Todos los niños recibirán el almuerzo de cualquier manera. Por último, recuerdele a sus estudiantes que tengan una buena noche de descanso y coman un desayuno saludable ya que estarán tomando examenes durante largos períodos de tiempo.
     
    La cuarta feria anual de mejores prácticas se llevará a cabo este martes 25 de abril de 6: 00 a 8: 15PM en DeJean Middle School. Esta es una colaboración de padres, maestros, administradores y miembros de la comunidad para promover estrategias altamente exitosas para el logro estudiantil. El enlace para inscribirse para este evento esta:
     
    Realizaremos nuestro Potluck Multicultural y actuaciones artisticas en la noche del viernes 19 de mayo. Los miembros de la comunidad de Crespi están invitados a venir a una cena compartida en la que cada uno traerá un platillo de su propia cultura. Si es posible, nos encantaría también que traiga la receta ya vamos a hacer un libro de cocina de todos los platillos que se traigan. Después de la cena tendremos varias actuaciones de los miembros de nuestra comunidad escolar. Para inscribirse para una actuación, comuníquese con la Sra. Mann o la Sra. Sophia en la escuela.
     
    El departamento de teatro de De Anza está interpretando su musical Alice @ Wonderland que es una versión moderna del cuento clásico de Alicia en el Pais de las Maravillas. Muchos ex alumnos de Crespi se presentarán. Tendrán presentaciones a las 7 pm los días 28, 29 de abril y 5 de mayo. También habrá una matinée a las 2 PM el 6 de mayo. Los boletos cuestan $5 y $4 para los estudiantes. El personal de Crespi está organizando un grupo para asistir el 5 de mayo y nos encantaría verlos allí.
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  • Special Message

    Posted by Guthrie Fleischman at 11/15/2016 9:30:00 PM
    We live in a democratic nation, sometimes the person you like doesn't win or someone you fear does win. The good thing about our system is that no one rules forever and there will always be another election. For some of you, you will have the chance to vote in the next election. Educate yourself and make a wise and informed decision.
     
    But bigotry and bullying are not democratic values.
     
    I, and your teachers, and everyone at Crespi stand with our Muslim students, our Latino students, our African American students, and our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students. Our immigrant students, and your families. Everyone who feels threatened or afraid right now. We love you and we will protect you. Anyone that wants to deport you or your family will have to go through me first. I stand with you and I support you.
     
    Young women, you deserve to be treated with respect and dignity at all times. Nothing else is acceptable.  And young men this is your responsibility.  I want you to look to your teachers, coaches, your fathers, your uncles, pastors and other men in your life who treat women with respect and dignity. I will continue to do everything that I can to be a great example to you with regard to how a true man treats all women with respect and dignity.
     
    Be not afraid, be prepared. Be not timid, be informed. Be not defeated, be inspired to work harder, to read more, to engage in conversation and dialogue, to work with your allies toward a better future for yourself, your family, and your country.  Education is now more important than it has ever been as it represents your opportunity to seize power and self-determination.
     
    I have heard stories from around the country of threats toward students in schools since the election.  This did not surprise me.  I was surprised to hear that here at Crespi Latino students were being told that they would be deported now.  I have also heard that White students have been told that it is their fault that Donald Trump was elected.  However you feel about national politics, the answer is not to attack or insult one another here at school.  Hate cannot stamp out hate, only love can do that.  If you would like to have a safe space to speak about how you are feeling since the election, I will be in the drama room today during both lunches and we can talk then.
     
    I will leave you with a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He said, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."  This is not the end of our story, but a moment on the arc toward justice for all.
     
    Thank you, I love you, and I am here for you.
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