October 21, 2020
Issue 11
Hello Fisher Families,

We are so excited about a few great things happening at Fisher! Teachers, staff and administrators have been hard at work during these constantly changing times to ensure a great educational experience for your child. 

First, we hope you and your child can join us for the Spooky and Spectacular Swag Bag Pick Up Day on Friday, October 23rd. It is a C Day, so your students will report to their 1st period class, and then join us at school, anytime between 9am-3pm. This is a DRIVE THROUGH event where materials will be handed to you through the car window. However, if your student is in costume and would like to participate in the costume contest, they will just pop out of the car for a quick photo in the designated area. We are really looking forward to seeing the students and hoping they join in the costume fun!  

Information about the Spooky and Spectacular Swag Bag event was sent in an email on Monday, 10.19.20. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

Secondly, we are finishing our first quarter of the 20.21 school year! With the fires, evacuations, smoke and all, it is amazing to see that our students and staff have held the course and come out stronger for it. We are all practicing perseverance, patience and kindness. As our district motto says, “Be Kinder Than Necessary.” During these challenging, ever-changing times, those are good words to heed. 

Thirdly, we are looking forward to the start of our new schedule on Monday, October 26th! I hope you were able to join one of the four Coffee Chats with me to hear more about the specifics. If not, that slide deck is available on our website. Feel free to email me with any questions you may have (mlonhart@lgusd.org). Below you will find the bell schedule that begins October 26th. Note a slight change in the morning bells. Additionally, please check out the brief video as further explanation of the schedule. Just remember, all students should report to their 1st period class at 8:30am Monday morning!
Please watch this informational video to further explain our new schedule: 

We will be sending daily email reminders for the first two weeks of the new schedule to help everyone adjust to the changes.  

Thank you again for your continued support and interest.  

Take care and stay well.

Mary Lonhart
Schedule changes for THIS WEEK!

Wednesday, October 21
  • A Day
Thursday, October 22
  • B Day
  • New schedules emailed to families
Friday, October 23
  • C Day
  • 9:00AM - 3:00PM Swag Bag pick-up
Monday, October 26
  • Start of our new schedule
  • Period 1 begins at 8:30am for all students.
Spooky & Spectacular Swag Bag (& Other Stuff) Pick-Up Day AND Costume Contest Extravaganza!

Please join us on Friday, October 23rd, from 9 am-3 pm for fun and festivities! This is your chance to pick up your Fisher Swag Bag! Come see our principal, Mrs. Lonhart, dressed in her favorite Halloween costume! 
  • Choir sheet music
  • Music shirts for 6th graders
  • 7th grade science experiment supplies
  • Spanish workbooks
  • Color Swag Bag (Courtesy of Fisher Home & School Club)

  • This Friday, October 23rd, from 9:00AM - 3:00PM

  • Bring a sign with your name, color, grade and electives.
  • Don't know your color group? Visit Fisher Life Classroom!

  • Drive through the Fisher parking lot. Please see this map for the route.
Additional drive through instructions are:
  • Enter parking lot on Fisher Ave and display your sign (described above) upon entry.
  • Choir and 6th grade music students will go into the first lot on the right as you enter campus.
  • Primary pick-up location will take place directly in front of the main office.
  • After primary pick-up, costume participants will be directed to 2nd parking lot closest to the gym where they will be directed to get out of their car with their name sheet to get a picture taken for the contest.
  • Please see this map for the route.

COSTUME CONTEST WINNERS will be announced on Wednesday, October 28th on KRJF!
Question? Email Paul Brennan @ pbrennan@lgusd.org.

Special Note!
Do you have something that needs to come back to Fisher? Overdue library books, last year's textbooks, anything else? If your fall cleaning unearthed some items you'd like to return, 
bring them on October 23rd and turn them in when you pick up your swag bag. 6th graders, we will even take library books from your elementary school, if you didn't have the chance to return them last spring!

We need volunteers to help us hand out our Spooky and Spectacular Swag Bags on Friday, October 23rd. Volunteers will be assisting Fisher Teachers and Staff by staffing tables for distribution of items. REMEMBER to wear your mask! Select this LINK for more information and to sign up to help.

Fisher Clubs Are Back!
Get involved
Stay connected
Bring a friend
Meet new friends!

Please note: Once we start the new Bell Schedule on 10.26.20 Club days and times may be adjusted. We will highlight any changes in next week's Flyer and also in your student's Google Classroom.

Pokemon Club **New Club**
Moderator: Mr. Fanderl
Meeting time: Mondays @ 3:05 PM

Art Club
Students will connect with others and work on individual art projects.
Moderator: Ms. Henry
Meeting time: Thursdays @ 3:05 PM

Baking Club
Bake! Bake! Bake! We will select recipes and bake together to produce delicious treats!
Moderator: Mrs. Sharkey
Meeting time: Mondays* @ 3:15 PM
*We meet 3 of the 4 Mondays per week. Please check your Google Life in Google Classroom for the exact dates, recipes and ingredients needed!

Book Clubs
Want to read and talk about some awesome books, and meet new friends who want to do the same? Join one of the Fisher Book Clubs!

7th and 8th graders
Moderator: Ms. Moiseff
Meeting time: Every other Wednesday @ 11:00 AM

6th graders
Moderator: Ms. Bateman
Meeting time: Every other Wednesday @ 11:00 AM

Book Writing Club
Join us for a virtual club to write together and work on bringing your imagination to life through prose!
Moderator: Ms. Hogan
Meeting time: Mondays @ 3:05 PM

Cartooning Club
Kids will submit cartoons to be discussed by the group for positive reinforcement.
Moderators: Mrs. Barton and Mr. Waste
Meeting time: Fridays @ 3:05 PM

Give a Gram Club
Are you interested in sharing your empathic nature with other kids in need? Join the Give a Gram club! This club will connect our students with other kids in the Bay area who are undergoing long-term hospitalization. It's a chance to brighten someone else's day while virtually reaching out with messages and notes of kindness.
Moderator: Mr. Waste
Meeting time: Thursdays @ 3:05 PM

Flight Club
If you're interested in airplanes, join Flight Club and get a flying start! We will discuss all things aviation, as well as build and share remote control airplanes.
Moderator: Mr. Brennan
Meeting time: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month @ lunch

The Place Club
Share your favorite place with others!
Moderators: Mr. Brennan, Mrs. Lonhart, Ms. Vickers
Meeting time: Thursdays @ lunch

Robotics Club
If interested, please join through Fisher Life.
Moderator: Mrs. Barton 
Meeting time: Wednesdays @ 11:15 AM

Social Impact Entrepreneur Club
Moderator: Mr. Fanderl
Meeting time: Mondays and Fridays @ 3:05 PM

Web Design
Moderator: Mrs. Appleton
Meeting time: Wednesdays @ 3:30 PM

All club meeting information can be found on your student's
Fisher Life page in Google Classroom.

Please keep an eye out as new clubs will be starting soon!

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 Community Sponsor information page.
Follow the RJF Instagram Page to stay updated on student life, activities, clubs, and more!

Fisher Yearbooks on Sale NOW!

Don't miss your chance to purchase the historic 2020-2021 yearbook! This is the first yearbook that will be created with help from the ENTIRE student body. Not only that, but this book will also document a time in our history that will not be forgotten for generations to come. 
8th-Grade parents - you may also purchase a yearbook recognition ad for your student to commemorate their success and achievements as a Trojan. 

Click HERE to get your HISTORIC Yearbook

Curbside pick-up from Fisher is open!

Curbside pick-up from the Fisher Library is available on Wednesday afternoons from 2-3 pm and Friday mornings from 8-9 am. Browse the Alexandria catalog for all the books the Fisher Library has to offer, then put your choices on hold for curbside pickup each week! This video will show you how to find and request books for curbside pickup.

You can also borrow e-books from the Fisher Library (and the Santa Clara County library system) using Sora. Check the library website for more information.
FREE breakfast and lunch services
through December 31, 2020!
Drive thru service located at R.J. Fisher Middle School

Hours for pick-up Monday through Friday
Breakfast at 8am 
Lunch at 12pm 

All meals are free to those 18 and under
regardless of income. 

Special shout out to Ken't Top Notch Produce who is providing organic fruits and vegetables on Mondays with meal pick up while supplies last.

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 
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.  Students using devices other than the district-provisioned Chromebooks seem to be experiencing technical difficulties that we are unable to support.  Here is the link for requesting a loaner Chromebook: 6-8 Chromebook Loaner Request Form

You can also purchase a district provisioned device by visiting the following link: https://rjfisher.lgusd.org/apps/pages/storefront

Want to help your student navigate Google Classroom?
We've put together some tips and tricks that might make life easier. 
Never miss an important date!
View and subscribe to the Fisher H&SC Google calendar

  • 10/22 New schedules emailed to families

  • 10/23 Halloween Swag Bag Drive Thru Event, 9AM - 3PM

  • 10/26 Start of our new schedule

  • 11/11 Veterans Day, no classes

  • 11/23 - 11/27 Thanksgiving Recess, no classes

All daily school schedule information can be found on the RJ Fisher Middle School website and on their full calendar.

Please reference these sites for the most up-to-date and accurate schedule information.
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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to provide pertinent information weekly to the Fisher community.

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