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.
Principal's Message/Mensaje del Director 11/11/18
Posted by Guthrie Fleischman on 11/11/2018 6:00:00 PM
Good evening Stars, this is Mr. Fleischman.
There is no school Monday, November 12 as we observe Veterans’ Day.
The canned food drive will conclude this Wednesday, November 14. All non-perishable food items are accepted and appreciated.
Wednesday, November 14 is also Jersey Day. Students are encouraged to wear the jersey of their choice.
Parents’ Club meeting is Wednesday, November 14 at 6 PM in the Crespi Library.
Finally, our annual Adopt a Family program is beginning this Friday. In this program, 2nd period classes will band together to support families in need for the Holiday Season. Crespi families in need will be identified by our staff and each class will band together to provide gifts, winter coats, and other necessary items for the children in the family. This is all done anonymously so that families and students involved are not identified. This is an amazing program sponsored by Ms. Wallace and our Leadership students with the support of Ms. Sophia and the office staff. Most importantly, it is not possible without the direct action of the teachers and students and families of Crespi. Please check in with your students to see if their 2nd period class is participating and what they would like to do to support.
That’s all for this week. Thank you, have a great evening, Work hard and be kind. and GO STARS!
Buenas tardes Stars, soy Sophia con un mensaje del director.
El lunes 12 de noviembre no hay clases por que celebramos el Día de los Veteranos.
La recolección de alimentos enlatados concluirá este miércoles 14 de noviembre. Todos los alimentos no perecederos serán aceptados y apreciados.
El miércoles 14 de noviembre es también el Día de Jersey. Se anima a los estudiantes a usar la camiseta de su elección.
La reunión del Club de Padres es el miércoles 14 de noviembre a las 6 PM en la biblioteca de Crespi.
Finalmente, nuestro programa anual Adopte una Familia comienza este viernes. En este programa, las clases del segundo período se unirán para apoyar a las familias necesitadas para la temporada de vacaciones. Las familias necesitadas de Crespi serán identificadas por nuestro personal y cada clase se unirá para proporcionar regalos, abrigos de invierno y otros artículos necesarios para los niños de la familia. Todo esto se hace de forma anónima para que las familias y los estudiantes involucrados no sean identificados. Este es un programa increíble patrocinado por la Sra. Wallace y nuestros estudiantes de Liderazgo con el apoyo de la Sra. Sophia y el personal de la oficina. Lo más importante es que esto no es posible sin la acción directa de los maestros, estudiantes y familias de Crespi. Por favor, consulte con sus estudiantes para ver si su clase de segundo período está participando y qué les gustaría hacer para apoyar
Esto es todo por esta semana, gracias, tengan una gran noche, trabajen duro y sean amables y Go Stars!
Posted by Guthrie Fleischman on 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.