March 3, 2021
Issue 26
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
Dear Fisher Families,

It is an exciting time at school! We have had our Roomer 6th graders back for several weeks now, and our plans and procedures are going very well! Today, we welcome our Roomer 7th and 8th graders, Cohort B, to campus. It is so nice to have students on campus again. I am grateful to our entire staff, the district office staff, and all of you for helping us to make that happen! 

In this pandemic situation, we are certainly navigating uncharted waters. Each new day seems to bring us new challenges and new information. It is imperative that you read through the entire Fisher Flyer and any other emails from school. I recognize that there is a lot of email traffic, however, it is our mode of direct communication to you all. Additionally, please refer to our website with questions as pertinent information is posted there as well. 

Please note some essential dates for the next few weeks: 

March 3: 7th and 8th grade Cohort B Roomers, Gate Checks begin at 8am (already started)

March 8: 7th and 8th grade Cohort A Roomers, Gate Checks begin at 8am 

March 10: Rising 7th and Rising 8th grade Parent Math Meeting via Zoom, 5pm

March 15: 6th grade, Cohort B, On Ramp, Gate Checks begin at 8:15am

March 15: Teen Talk Parent Night (info included later in this Flyer)

March 22: 6th grade, Cohort A, On Ramp, Gate Checks begin at 8:15am 

Next On Ramp Dates:
April 19: All Grades, Cohort B
April 26: All Grades, Cohort A
Be on the lookout in late March for an email/Google form to indicate your interest in your student joining us for the above On Ramps. 

For more information on the above and additional Reopening information, check out our website at Reopening Hub.

Thank you for your attention to all of these matters. Please do not hesitate to email me with any questions you may have (mlonhart@lgusd.org). 

Take care and stay well.

Mary Lonhart, Principal
   
NEW Roomer COVID Testing Dates
These testing dates are for NEW students (7-8 initial return, on-ramp K-6). 
These are NOT for the whole campus roomers. 
MATH PLACEMENT MEETING
FOR RETURNING FISHER STUDENTS
Join us for a Zoom meeting to discuss math placement testing for returning Fisher students next year.

Wednesday, March 10
5:00 PM

SAVE THE DATE!
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
Friday, March 26th
Adult wine tasting event with Enoteca la Storia!

Join Co-Owner/Advanced Sommelier Mike Guerra and Wine Buyer/Certified Somm Nick Dazzi of Enoteca la Storia for a Virtual Tour of Italy.

From the far North of Italy to the famous Tuscan region of Chianti, you will explore some of the best of what Italy has to offer. Mike and Nick will explain how we taste and assess wines, share stories of their travels to the wineries in Italy, and answer your burning wine questions.

Each purchase includes a Tasting Kit of four 4oz pours of the wines we will cover, enough for 2 people to enjoy the virtual event.

40 spots only!

Registration closes Friday, March 10th.


Note: Tasting Kit pick- ups will be available at Enoteca la Storia on Thursday 3/25 from 12-7PM and Friday 3/26 from 12-5PM.
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. More information and registration coming soon!
FISHER LIFE
Fisher Life February Raffle Winners!

Please see our LINK for all February prize winners. Directions on picking up your prizes are included in the link.

Our next raffle drawing will be March 26! Prizes will include:
  • $10 amazon gift card
  • LED lights
  • Enamel pins
  • Fisher swag in your color
  • 1-week "Get Out of PE" pass!
Our new Fisher Spirit Webstore is now up and running! It will be open March 1-15 and April 1-15. All orders will be shipped directly to your home from our amazing vendors. You can get hoodies, flannel pjs, hats, caps, and more. And, of course, there are always Fisher t-shirts!

For more information and to shop, please visit our webstore @ Fisher Webstore

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

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. 


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.
COMMUNITY SPONSOR HIGHLIGHT
The Fisher Home & School Club 
wants to thank this week's
Community Sponsor for their generosity.

It's not too late to become a
Community Sponsor!
For more information, check the 
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
  • Mar 8: Cohort A ONLY 7th & 8th Grade Roomers 1st day at Fisher, Gate Checks begin @ 8:00AM
  • Mar 10: Rising 7th & Rising 8th Grade Parent Math Zoom Meeting, 5:00PM
  • Mar 15: 6th Grade Cohort B, On Ramp, Gate Checks @ 8:15AM
  • Mar 15: Teen Talk Middle School Curriculum, 5:30 PM
  • Mar 22: 6th Grade Cohort A, On Ramp, Gate Checks @ 8:15AM
  • Mar 26: Fisher HSC Adult event with Enoteca, info & registration 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

The Fisher Flyer is approved by Principal Mary Lonhart and the H&SC Board
to provide pertinent information weekly to the Fisher community.

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