January 6, 2021
Issue 19
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
Hello Fisher Families,

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a restful and enjoyable vacation. I enjoyed being home with my family and the quieter holiday season this year. As we look forward to the second half of our school year, please know that we continue to work diligently to meet your child’s needs, both educationally and emotionally.  

Our semester ends on Friday, January 15th. Report cards will be emailed home on Thursday, January 21st. The week immediately following the end of our semester includes a Monday holiday (1.18.21), in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Our holiday week schedule will be shared with you all shortly. Thank you for your flexibility around these holiday weeks. 

Our Board of Trustees will continue to evaluate our return plans and in turn, I will continue to keep you informed of any plans moving forward. Should we get the “return to school” directive, I will hold several Principal Chats as well as include valuable information in upcoming newsletters.  

We are grateful that we can again offer the “Be Seen and Heard 2.0” presentation, with Victor Pacini, to our students. More information will be sent on Friday regarding this valuable assembly.

As always, thank you for your continued support. We are grateful.

Take care and stay well.

Mary Lonhart
Principal 
STUDENT PICTURES ARE HERE!!!
Please drive by and pick up your child’s pictures if you have ordered them. If you did not pre-order, you can pick up the picture proof and ordering information. 

Jan 7, 8, 11, 12 or 13 
8:00 - 9:00 AM

For those of you who have not had your pictures taken yet, we have a scheduled a final student photo make-up day. Please see information on this event below.
JANUARY 21st IS A BIG DAY!  
10:00AM - 4:00PM

Make Up Picture Day 
See ordering information below.

Materials Distribution Day
7th and 8th grade Science Workbooks 
Other Materials TBD 

Please plan on driving by campus between 10am and 4pm
to pick up these required materials. 

Thank you! 
THE GREAT FISHER BAKE OFF EVENT!
Join us in a family friendly online baking event hosted by Cucina Bambini! We will be making delicious hot chocolate cupcakes - YUM! This is a great opportunity to spend time with other Fisher students and have a sweet treat to share with the family.

January 24, 2021
4:00 - 6:00 PM
$20 per family

Notes:
  • Limited to 40 registrants
  • Recipe and ingredients will be provided on Jan 17th
  • Zoom link provided on January 23rd
  • All proceeds benefit your child and all other Fisher students through Fisher HSC
LGUSD STUDENT SERVICES
SPECIAL PRESENTATION
TEEN TALK MIDDLE SCHOOL
STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
CALLING ALL FISHER STUDENTS!
LEXINGTON AND VAN METER NEED YOU
FOR VIRTUAL MATH NIGHT!

LEXINGTON ELEMENTARY is hosting a Virtual Math Game Night on Tuesday, January 12th. Shifts are available from 4:45 - 7:00 PM.

VAN METER ELEMENTARY is hosting a Virtual Math Game Night on Tuesday, January 26th. Shifts are available from 4:45 - 7:15 PM.
FISHER SCIENCE THANK YOU
Thank You
 Science Show and Tell Presenters

Huge thanks to our community members for coming in to talk with the 7th-grade Fisher students about Science and Tech in the real world. Your passion for your field and stories about how you got where you are was so inspiring! Even in this strange virtual world we had a record amount of presenters!  

Binay Ackalloor
Ronald Brockman
Courtney Burrey
Julie Cheng
Paul Cleary
Patrick Degerman
Dr. Bogdan Eftimie
SImona Freeman
John Gaylord
Berrie Goldman
Charlie Huang
Paul KImball
Xin Li
Dr. Shreyas Mallur
Mike Ozawa
Thuy Nguyen
Dr. Manjula Noone
Kumar Pasumarthy
Michal Ramon
Dr. Beth Rasmussen
Tabitha Soloman- VIctor
Lauren Verheyden
Jukka Vuorinen
8th GRADE MUSIC NIGHT WITH LGHS
Wednesday, January 13th at 7:00PM

Los Gatos High School would like to welcome your 8th grade students and their parents to a night of information presented by the LGHS music teachers, current music students and parent volunteers at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 13 on Zoom. A link will be sent out closer to the event date. After a brief time of overview presentations and student testimonials, there will be breakouts for parent interest groups for choir, orchestra, band/jazz band/marching band/color guard.

The LGHS Music Dept is looking forward to welcoming all of you on January 13!
FISHER MUSICAL!
The show must go on…

Attention: All actors, singers and dancers! If you have an interest in performing in the Fisher Musical this year, with a live filmed performance directed by Heather Stokes, please contact rjfishermusicaltheater@gmail.com for details. Plans for a later show in May 2021 based on Covid restrictions will apply.
LIBRARY CORNER
The Fisher Library is now offering "Activities to Go" kits!
Take a break from screens and try a new craft with all the materials you need.

Library books and Activity Kits are available for pickup every Wednesday afternoon from 2-3 pm and Friday mornings from 8-9 am in front of the Fisher main office. Books and kits must be requested in advance. Browse the Alexandria catalog, then put your choices on hold. You will get an email notification (usually within 24 hours) that your books and/or activity kit is ready for curbside pickup. Below are a few links that can help you borrow books from our library.

JOIN A CLUB @ FISHER
Fisher Clubs
Get involved
Stay connected
Bring a friend
Meet new friends!

Interested in joining a club? ​There are so many clubs to choose from! Baking, traveling, airplanes, social impact, robotics, and more...!  ​To learn more about specific clubs and when they meet, visit our Clubs page. Specific information on how to join and login to a club can be found on your student's Fisher Life page in Google Classroom.
REMOTE LEARNING ATTENDANCE

Please contact Fisher Attendance for any of the following reasons during remote learning:

  • Your student cannot log into class — email the teacher and Fisher Attendance immediately. 
  • Your student was delayed logging into class.
  • Your student is absent, at an appointment, or leaving class early.

Be sure to provide the student’s full name and reason that s/he is absent or leaving class early. This will help us accurately track attendance. 

Please note: After 72 hours, any absence that has not been confirmed by a parent will be considered an unexcused absence.

Attendance Line: 408-335-2385
Thank you,
Molly and Nancy, Fisher Attendance Office 
IMPORTANT LINKS
When you have questions and concerns about your specific student... we have awesome people to help! Please contact the appropriate person for your student: 
Assistant Principal Clare Vickers: students’ last name A-K
Assistant Principal Paul Brennan: students’ last name L-Z 
Counselor Kristie Mullikin: students’ last name A-K
Counselor Jolie Rutledge: students’ last name L-Z 

Watch our LGUSD District Meetings live to learn more about what goes on in our district. The schedule, agendas, and teleconference links for both regular and special board meetings are located via LGUSD.

Chromebook Reminder
All Fisher students should be using an LGUSD-provisioned Chromebook. Purchase, loaner, and repair information can be found on our website.

Want to help your student navigate Google Classroom?
We've put together some tips and tricks that might make life easier. 
CALENDAR
Never miss an important date!
View and subscribe to the Fisher H&SC Google calendar
Daily school schedule information can be found on the RJ Fisher calendar
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Jan 7: Special Board Meeting, 4:00 - 6:00PM, teleconference
  • Jan 7, 8, 11, 12, 13: Pick up student photos, 8:00 - 9:00AM, info above
  • Jan 13: 8th Grade Music Night with LGHS, 7:00PM, info above
  • Jan 14: Regular Board Meeting, 6:30 - 8:30PM, TBD
  • Jan 15: End of 1st Semester
  • Jan 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, no classes
  • Jan 21: 7th and 8th grade science materials pick-up, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Jan 21: Make-up Picture Day, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Jan 24: Fisher HSC Baking Event, 4:00 - 6:00PM, info above
  • Jan 25: Presentation with Dr. Damon Korb, 7:00PM, info above
RJ Fisher Middle School
19195 Fisher Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95032
Mary Lonhart, Principal
Phone: 408-335-2300 | Attendance Line: 408-335-2385
Fisher Home and School Club
Heather LeRoy, President president@fisherhsc.org

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