December 16, 2020
Issue 18
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
Dear Fisher Families,

It is hard to believe that we are headed into Winter Break, and shortly upon our return, the end of the first semester! It has already been quite a school year, with many, many changes. I thank you all for your gracious patience and support of Fisher.  

Thank you to our wonderful Music Boosters, Jenny Anderson, Aryn Krijnen and Corey Miller for tonight’s FANTASTIC Winter Concert. We are looking forward to a lovely event that will showcase the musical talent of many and help to put us in a festive, holiday mood!  

With 2020 drawing to a close, I would like to wish you all a wonderful holiday season and the happiest and healthiest 2021. 

Take care and stay well,

Mary Lonhart 
Principal 
MUSIC BOOSTERS
FISHER MUSIC CONCERTS
DECEMBER 16TH AT 7:00PM
Our magnificent music department is excited to invite you to our virtual Winter Concert on Wednesday, December 16th at 7PM. This concert will highlight the hard work and dedication of Fisher’s young musicians who have worked so hard to adjust these group artforms to an individual practice at home.

The concert will be live streamed to Youtube through the Los Gatos Music Channel: https://youtu.be/rJpd5t7WFNE. (*SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel!)

This concert will feature the following classes and special appearances by Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Krijnen and Mr. Miller:
  • Open Strings, Intermediate Orchestra and Advanced Orchestra
  • Open Band, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band
  • Open Choir, Mixed Choir, and Treble Choir

These videos would not be possible without the generous support of the Los Gatos Music Boosters. If you have not had a chance to donate to support these types of amazing opportunities for your children, please visit this link to show your support: Donation Link (and share it with your extended friends & family if they enjoyed it too!).

A HUGE thank you to Andrew Hill, the LGHS Band, Orchestra and Jazz Music Director, who will host our live stream. We are also grateful for all of the LGHS students who are helping behind the scenes to make sure our concert goes smoothly. It takes a village!

We wish we were able to perform in person, but this will be the next best thing. Have some popcorn, broadcast the YouTube videos on a big TV with great speakers and enjoy the “concert.” 
8th GRADE MUISC NIGHT WITH LGHS

Los Gatos High School would like to welcome your 8th grade students and their parents to a night of information presented by our LGHS music teachers, current music students and parent volunteers at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 13 on Zoom. Link will be sent out closer to the event date. After a brief time of overview presentations and student testimonials, we will break out into parent interest groups for choir, orchestra, band/jazz band/marching band/color guard. Looking forward to welcoming all of you in January!
LGUSD NEWS
Hybrid Instructional Assistants Needed

Dear families,

As you know we are working towards opening for in-person instruction in January. In order to support our schools and staff members, we are planning to hire additional staff to act as in-class aides to facilitate the “Rooming and Zooming” model, and to provide on-campus support. While we know many would be happy to volunteer their support, to ensure adequate training and provide consistency and to comply with the health orders, we will be hiring assistants. These positions will begin when in-person instruction classes begin. Please consider applying, and/or share the information with your friends and family. The details and how to apply can be found in the job posting link below:

Community Book Study

LGUSD is inviting the community to join in the conversation about equity, inclusion and race led by our Equity Action Team and Epoch Education. We are reading The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander. Pick up a copy of the book and get reading. We look forward to learning together.

Sessions begin
December 16, 2020, 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm.  

RSVP to participate and receive updated information.
STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Are you interested in spreading a little holiday cheer
to our senior community? 

Fisher, in partnership with our Give-a-Gram Club, is looking for students interested in writing letters and/or drawing pictures to share with local senior residences. These small acts of kindness will certainly lift the spirits of our senior community! Other schools in the district are taking part as well. 

If you are interested in writing a letter this week, please contact Mr. Waste. (email: swaste@lgusd.org)
FISHER H&SC GRATITUDE
The Fisher Home & School Club would like to express our
sincere gratitude....

To our Fisher administration, staff, and teachers for working so hard to make the very best of our unusual circumstances this year. We are honored to collaborate with you on providing the best resources possible for our students. We see you working and we appreciate you!

To our Fisher families for your generous contributions to the One Community LG campaign. Your dollars have been spent carefully and thoughtfully, making teaching easier in this remote learning environment.

To LGEF for ensuring we have all the staffing we need for health, safety, wellness, counseling, electives, and so much more.

To our LGUSD community for the support and heroic efforts in managing the 2020-2021 school year.

Warmly,
Fisher Home & School Club Board
FISHER STUDY HALL
January 4th
Study Hall Classes Cancelled

We apologize for any inconvenience. Please note that Study Hall will resume on Tuesday, January 5th as normally scheduled. Thank you.  
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.
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. December's craft is a Snow Globe Card (picture included!).

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.

Fisher Library is Adding Books and Needs Your Help!

The Fisher Library is hoping to grow its collection of books in languages other than English, and we are looking for some expert parent volunteers to help! If you are a speaker and reader of a language other than English (especially Spanish, French, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Vietnames, Farsi or Russian) and would be interested in helping the library identify, acquire and catalog books for students in those languages, please email library teacher Amity Bateman at abateman@lgusd.org for more information. Thank you!
PICTURE MAKEUP DAY
Make Up Picture Day
January 21st
10am-4pm
Last Chance!

Did you miss picture day??? Do you dislike your pictures???

Come on through our safe, drive-through event! 
This is your last chance! 

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

CHROMEBOOK TIPS & TRICKS
Having trouble with your Chromebook? LGUSD has put together a tips and tricks for maintaining and troubleshooting your device.

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
  • 12/16 Community Book Study, 5:30 - 6:30PM, info above
  • 12/16 Fisher Music Concerts, 7:00PM, LG Music YouTube Channel
  • 12/17 - 1/3 December Recess, no classes
  • 1/7 Special Board Meeting, 4:00 - 6:00PM, location TBD
  • 1/13 8th Grade Music Night with LGHS, 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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