February 10, 2021
Issue 23
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
Dear Fisher Families,

We are so grateful to have welcomed approximately 200 sixth grade students on campus these last two weeks. We have been able to welcome them to our Fisher campus for their very first time. Thank you to our teachers and staff who made all this possible and safe! We hope we can add our 7th and 8th graders soon!  

Regarding semester report cards, we realize we are long overdue in providing these to you all. Because we changed our schedule in October, PowerSchool is working to catch up. Fortunately, your child’s grades are always accessible to you via PowerSchool and we will continue to resolve the issue so that we can send our report cards as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience! 

Thank you all for your continued support and cooperation. I hope each of you enjoys our Winter Vacation. 

Take care and stay well. 

Mary Lonhart
Principal        
FOR OUR ROOMER STUDENTS
Travel Advisory

For everyone’s safety, if your child travelled outside of Santa Clara County, greater than 150 miles from the county border, please keep your child at home for the required 10 days after their return date. 

In order to ensure that everyone understands this policy, we are asking for Roomer Parents to complete the form below and have your child bring the completed document to Fisher upon return to school after the break.

Our goal is to keep our students and staff safe. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated! 
Grab-n-Go Lunches

As your child leaves campus each day, they are welcome to grab a lunch to go, at no cost. These lunches are near the gate where they entered campus.

  • Grab-n-Go lunches will be available for all students at each campus exit gate Monday-Friday 10:55-11:15. The tables are marked by menu item and students can grab a breakfast snack/lunch to eat at home. These meals are complementary for all students. 
  • Complementary meals are also available for drive through pick up at Fisher. The hours have changed slightly and will be open from 11:30-1:00 daily Monday-Friday.
  • For any special dietary needs, please contact Lupe Pena directly at lpena@lgusd.org.
  • Menu and meal schedule will be published weekly on Wednesdays so that you may plan ahead.
VIRTUAL CRAFT SESSION WITH CRAFTBOX!
FEBRUARY 28TH, 4:00 - 6:00PM
Are You Ready to Paint a Masterpiece?
Grab a friend or two and join us February 28th for a fun afternoon of painting through a zoom art class hosted by CraftBox! This is a fun way to spend time "with friends" and support CraftBox, one of our treasured local Los Gatos businesses. 
For additional information and to sign up, please visit our registration page.
SAVE THE DATE!
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
Friday, March 26th
Adult event with Enoteca la Storia wine tasting and 2 Sommeliers. The event will include tastings of 4 different wines.
Sunday, April 18th
Event with Planted Places offering a session called "Lunchbox Garden" which will include: 3 living organic seedlings, pots, soil, and garden stakes. We will also discuss growing your own food and a few recipes.
FISHER HOME & SCHOOL CLUB BOARD NEEDS YOU!
 Join the 2021-22 Fisher Home & School Club Board!

We are looking for fabulous parents to join our Fisher HSC Board in the following roles:

President-Elect
Sit back, watch, listen, and learn the ropes. You’ll be the Board President 2022-2023!

Co -Treasurers
Own the spreadsheets and track income from events and expenses!

Co-Fundraising Chairs
Lead our fundraising efforts to bring supplies and resources for our teachers and our students!

Co-Community Chairs
Organize Volunteers and staff appreciation events!

Student Enrichment Chairs
Coordinate with student programs, including the Play, the Student Leadership Group, and the 8th Grade Graduation

Parliamentarian
Recruit next year’s Board members!

Check out this LINK for more information about each position.

And, please contact Heather Ramírez at parliamentarian@fisherhsc.org to get more information about how to join the HS&C Board next year.
TEEN TALK MIDDLE SCHOOL
LIBRARY CORNER
Library booksGrab 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 Grab Bags 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. 


Want to know what Fisher students are reading? Check out our student book recommendations. Featured readers this month are Bea, Lakshya and Zoe. 
FISHER LIFE
YEARBOOK SALES END MARCH 1!
Hi Fisher Families, 

To say this year has been crazy is an understatement. That being said, it was one of the most historic years that we have all lived through, so don't miss out on purchasing this year's yearbook. 

This yearbook documents everything your students faced this year, and highlights their grit! It is also the first yearbook in RJF history that is made up of student submissions. It was literally a book made by and for the student body. I promise, this book captures the essence of the 20-21 school year and is something that you and your student will want to look back on in years to come.

The last day to purchase the yearbook is March 1st, so don't miss out! 



8th-grade Parents Only
  • 8th-grade Commerative ads are due on February 11th. Make sure to purchase those ASAP. 
  • Check out this link to access 8th-grade only yearbook material. This document includes 8th-grade link submissions and information about 8th-grade ads.

Follow the RJF Instagram Page to stay updated on student life, activities, clubs, and more!

SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL
R.J. Fisher Middle School
School Advisory Council (SAC) Meeting 
February 24, 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.
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
  • Feb 15-19: February Break, no classes
  • Feb 24: SAC meeting, 5:30 PM, info above
  • Feb 28: CraftBox art event, info above
  • Mar 1: Yearbook purchase deadline, purchase via this link
  • Mar 15: Teen Talk Middle School Curriculum, 5:30 PM, 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

Contact and make submissions to the Fisher Flyer editor at communications@fisherhsc.org

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