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Principals' Message

  • Principal's Message/Mensaje del Director 5/13/18

    Posted by Guthrie Fleischman on 5/13/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Good evening Stars, this is Mr. Fleischman.


    The Crespi Parents Club will hold a very important meeting this Wednesday, May 16 from 6-8 PM in the Library.  We will discuss three very important topics: the 8th grade promotion ceremony, what the charter school collocation will mean for Crespi next year, and planning for next year’s Parents Club.  Dinner, Spanish translation, and child care will be provided. All are welcome to attend, including parents of current 6th graders who will be at Crespi next year.


    Please do not park, or stop to wait in the left hand lane in front of the school at pick-up time after school.  We need to keep the left lane completely clear to allow a flow of traffic. If you are not able to wait on the right side of the street, please circle the block, or park down the street from the school.  This is for the safety of all students.


    8th grade students who would like to be speakers or performers at the promotion ceremony can sign up to audition in the main office.  Speakers traditionally focus their speeches either on looking back on middle school or looking forward to high school, but any appropriate submission will be considered. Students can audition to perform a song, poem, or other inspirational performance piece.  Auditions will be Wednesday, May 16 after school. If a student is unable to audition at that time, they may schedule another time with me.


    Our Multicultural Day Celebration and Potluck is this Thursday, May 17 at 5:30 PM in the Gym. Come to celebrate the diversity at Crespi.  Bring a dish that represents your heritage to share. Sign up for potluck and performances in the main office. All members of the Crespi community are welcome and encouraged to participate.  The Crespi band will be performing. Band parents should make sure you see the parent letter sent home with band students on Friday.


    Summer school applications have been sent home and are now available in the office.  


    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 club de padres de Crespi tendrá una reunión muy importante este miércoles 16 de mayo de 6-8 PM en la biblioteca. Discutiremos tres temas muy importantes: la ceremonia de promoción del octavo grado, lo que significará la colocación de la escuela chárter para Crespi el próximo año, y la planificación para el Club de Padres del próximo año. Se proporcionará cena, traducción al español y cuidado infantil. Todos están invitados a asistir, incluidos los padres de los estudiantes de sexto grado que estarán en Crespi el próximo año.


    Por favor no se estacione, ni se detenga a esperar en el carril de la izquierda frente a la escuela a la hora de recoger después de la escuela. Necesitamos mantener el carril izquierdo completamente despejado para permitir un flujo de tráfico. Si no puede esperar en el lado derecho de la calle, maneje en círculo o parqueese en el parqueo de la escuela. Esto es para la seguridad de todos los estudiantes.


    Los estudiantes de 8º grado que deseen ser oradores o artistas en la ceremonia de promoción pueden inscribirse en una audición en la oficina principal. Los oradores tradicionalmente enfocan sus discursos ya sea mirando hacia atrás en la escuela media o esperando la escuela secundaria, pero se considerará cualquier presentación apropiada. Los estudiantes pueden audicionar para interpretar una canción, un poema u otra pieza inspiradora. Las audiciones serán el miércoles16 de mayo después de la escuela. Si un estudiante no puede audicionar en ese momento, pueden programar otra cita conmigo.


    Nuestra Celebración del Día Multicultural y Potluck es este jueves 17 de mayo a las 5:30 PM en el gimnasio. Ven a celebrar la diversidad en Crespi. Trae un plato que represente tu herencia para compartir. Regístrese para la comida y actuaciones en la oficina principal. Todos los miembros de la comunidad de Crespi son bienvenidos y alentados a participar. La banda de Crespi se presentará. Los padres de la banda deben asegurarse de ver la carta de los padres enviada a casa con los estudiantes de la banda el viernes.


    Las solicitudes de la escuela de verano han sido enviadas a casa y ahora están disponibles en la oficina.


    Esto es todo por esta semana, gracias, tengan una gran noche, trabajen duro y sean amables y Go Stars!

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  • Special Message

    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.
    Thank you, I love you, and I am here for you.
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