January 13, 2021
Issue 20
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
Dear Fisher Families,

I hope you are well and have enjoyed this unseasonably sunny, gorgeous weather. This is a packed Fisher Flyer and I encourage you to take the time to read through the entire newsletter.  

You should have also received a separate letter yesterday regarding the planned return to campus for Roomers and Zoomers. We are actively planning for our students’ return, pending direction from our Board based on our safety data. Your careful attention to all of these communications is essential. Please reach out with any questions you may have (mlonhart@lgusd.org).    

As always, thank you for your continued support. Take care and stay well.

Mary Lonhart
Principal   
SCHEDULE CHANGE!
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 
Sheet Music for music students
Class Photos (that were not picked up)

Please plan on driving by campus between 10am and 4pm
to pick up these required materials. 
Thank you!
PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
We are in need of parent volunteers for our upcoming materials distribution (7/8th Grade Science, Music Materials, Photos) and also Picture Make-up day on January 21st! More information and sign up at https://fisherhsc.ivolunteer.com/mat_photos_021
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
FISHER COLOR DAY!
PRINCIPAL CHATS
Please join me at the link below for a Principal Chat focused on our Roomers’ return to school. We have details to review and plans to share. The schedule below is dependent on the re-opening date. Should our January 25th date be postponed, these Chats will be postponed as well. Thanks! 

Tuesday, January 19 at 4:30pm 

Wednesday, January 20 at 8:30am 

Friday, January 22 at 1pm 

Please use the link below to join us! 

LGUSD STUDENT SERVICES
SPECIAL PRESENTATION
TEEN TALK MIDDLE SCHOOL
STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
CALLING ALL FISHER STUDENTS!
VAN METER NEEDS YOU
FOR VIRTUAL MATH NIGHT!

VAN METER ELEMENTARY is hosting a Virtual Math Game Night on Tuesday, January 26th. Shifts are available from 4:45 - 7:15 PM.
SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING
R.J. Fisher Middle School
School Advisory Council (SAC) Meeting 
January 20, 2021 - 5.30pm

Interested parties and members of the public may participate in the meeting (and receive Zoom meeting links/passwords) by pre-registering using this SAC Meeting Registration and Public Comment form. Registration will close at 3pm on the day of the meeting. Agenda for the meeting may be found on the SAC webpage.

8th GRADE MUSIC NIGHT WITH LGHS
Wednesday, January 13th at 7:00PM

Los Gatos High School would like to welcome 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.

You can access the link here: 

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 tonight!
LGHS INFORMATION FOR 8th GRADE PARENTS
FISHER COMMUNITY SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT
The Fisher Home & School Club wants to thank this week's
Community Sponsor for their generosity.
Kumon is a structured, individualized, proven learning program that gives your child the critical thinking skills and the mindset to learn new materials independently. The Kumonmath program begins with counting and ends with advanced applications of calculus. Our reading comprehension program starts by developing pre-reading skills and progresses to critiquing analyses of literary works.

It's not too late to become a Community Sponsor! For more information,
check the Community Sponsor information page.
LIBRARY CORNER
Fisher families: The Fisher Library has new "Activities to Go" kits for January! This month's craft is a Torn Paper Mosaic (examples included below). Take a break from screens and try a new craft with all the materials you need. Or, if the new year has you ready to experience something new, request a Grab Bag! Grab Bags contain 3 specially selected books in the genre of your choice -- but the titles are a surprise until you open the bag. Try a different genre, or read something new this week! 

Library books, Grab Bags 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. 


FISHER YEARBOOK
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 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 20: SAC Meering, 5:30PM, info above
  • 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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