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Issue No. 23 February 24, 2016 Principal’s Corner Dear Fisher Parents, Welcome Back! I hope you had a most enjoyable February break. Our Fisher School Advisory Council meets tonight at 7:00 p.m. in our school library. At times, we invite guests to share information regarding topics of interest to parents. This month, Dr. Marie Alcock will be joining us to discuss Standards Based Grading and Reporting. Dr. Alcock has been working with our LGUSD K-5 teachers to design standards based report cards, and recently met with our middle school teachers to discuss standards based grading practices. As president of Learning Systems Associates (LSA), Dr. Marie Alcock serves as a national and international education consultant. Working with the American Education and Research Association and People to People, Dr. Alcock has traveled to countries to share and learn about what countries are working on in the field of education. In her role as president of LSA, Dr. Alcock serves as a national and international education consultant. In addition, she is currently on the faculty of Walden University’s School of Education, where she serves as a lead professor in curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices. She has spent the last 23 years working in public and private education as a teacher administrator. She has taught in Vermont, North Carolina, New Jersey, and New York City schools. A public advocate, she founded the nonprofit TEN list (Tomorrow’s Education Network), which is dedicated to connecting the greater community with students in the classroom to improve student literacy. Our School Advisory Council meetings are open to all parents. Please plan to join us tonight at 7:00 p.m. if you would like to learn more about this new trend in educational grading and reporting. Sincerely, Lisa Fraser, Principal Attendance Line 408-335-2385 [email protected] Call if your student is absent from school, leaving early or arriving late. Fisher Flyer Submissions Please email your school related article, event or volunteer requests to newsletter@fisherhsc.com by Mondays at noon. Calendar February 2/24 Student Advisory Council Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Library 2/25 Grade Level Book Clubs Lunch 2/26 Club 41 Lunch, Room Y4 2/29 Late Start Monday, 9:10 am - 3:03 pm, no zero period March 3/2 Mindfulness Club Lunch, Room Y8 3/2 Writing Club Lunch, Room R6 3/2-3 Gardening Club Lunch, Garden 3/3 Journalism Club 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Room T205 3/7 Late Start Monday, 9:10 am - 3:03 pm, no zero period 3/7 LGUSD Board Meeting 6:30 - 10:30 pm, District Office 3/7 - 3/11 Spirit Week
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Page 1: Calendar Principal’s Corner...Issue No. 23 February 24, 2016 Principal’s Corner Dear Fisher Parents, Welcome Back! I hope you had a most enjoyable February break. Our Fisher School

Issue No. 23 February 24, 2016

Principal’s Corner Dear Fisher Parents,

Welcome Back! I hope you had a most enjoyable February break.

Our Fisher School Advisory Council meets tonight at 7:00 p.m. in our school library. At times, we invite guests to share information regarding topics of interest to parents. This month, Dr. Marie Alcock will be joining us to discuss Standards Based Grading and Reporting. Dr. Alcock has been working with our LGUSD K-5 teachers to design standards based report cards, and recently met with our middle school teachers to discuss standards based grading practices.

As president of Learning Systems Associates (LSA), Dr. Marie Alcock serves as a national and international education consultant. Working with the American Education and Research Association and People to People, Dr. Alcock has traveled to countries to share and learn about what countries are working on in the field of education.

In her role as president of LSA, Dr. Alcock serves as a national and international education consultant. In addition, she is currently on the faculty of Walden University’s School of Education, where she serves as a lead professor in curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices. She has spent the last 23 years working in public and private education as a teacher administrator. She has taught in Vermont, North Carolina, New Jersey, and New York City schools. A public advocate, she founded the nonprofit TEN list (Tomorrow’s Education Network), which is dedicated to connecting the greater community with students in the classroom to improve student literacy.

Our School Advisory Council meetings are open to all parents. Please plan to join us tonight at 7:00 p.m. if you would like to learn more about this new trend in educational grading and reporting.

Sincerely,

Lisa Fraser, Principal

Attendance Line

408-335-2385 [email protected]

Call if your student is absent from school, leaving early or arriving late.

Fisher Flyer Submissions

Please email your school related article, event or volunteer requests to [email protected] by Mondays at noon.

Calendar February

2/24 Student Advisory Council Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Library 2/25 Grade Level Book Clubs Lunch 2/26 Club 41 Lunch, Room Y4 2/29 Late Start Monday, 9:10 am - 3:03 pm, no zero period

March

3/2 Mindfulness Club Lunch, Room Y8 3/2 Writing Club Lunch, Room R6 3/2-3 Gardening Club Lunch, Garden 3/3 Journalism Club 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Room T205 3/7 Late Start Monday, 9:10 am - 3:03 pm, no zero period 3/7 LGUSD Board Meeting 6:30 - 10:30 pm, District Office 3/7 - 3/11 Spirit Week

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Tennis Team Coach Needed The tennis team is looking for a new coach.  

If you are interested or if you know of anyone who might be interested, please contact one of our athletic directors, Lisa Mitchell at [email protected] or Natalie Rynn at [email protected].

Volunteer Corner Volunteers are needed for Student Appreciation preparation. Please sign up if you can help at http://fisherhsc.ivolunteer.com/studentapp_16.

In addition, the H&SC is still looking for chairpersons for the following positions:

Free2Me - all year 8th Grade Awards Ceremony

For specifics on these opportunities, please go to fisherhsc.com/volunteer.html. And please contact [email protected] at with any questions about these functions.

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Instrumental Musicians in Honor Ensembles

Fisher music students represented our school in four instrumental honor ensembles in January and February.  Top left: 8th grade violinists Miles Stamp and Cathy Wang, and 8th grade bassist Liam Hoole were all selected to be part of the CMEA Bay Section Jr. High Honor Orchestra. 

Top right: 8th grade French Horn player Keiju Oda was selected to be part of the CMEA Bay Section Jr. High Honor Band. 

Bottom left: 7th grade euphonium player Audrey Miller auditioned for and was accepted into the Northern California Jr. High Honor Band, where she placed first chair!

Bottom right: 8th grade violinist Lauren Lee auditioned for and was accepted into the California All-State Jr. High Honor Orchestra. This is a first for the Fisher Orchestra program! 

Congrats to all of these fine musicians for their hard work and accomplishments. They represented our school and our music program beautifully!

Fisher Home & School Club

Erik Swanson Orthodontics is a proud supporter of our community. As a Los Gatos resident and father of three girls attending the local schools, Dr. Swanson has a vested interest in making our community STRONGER.  Don’t miss work or school – we have extended hours till 7:00 pm!!!  We are thrilled to be Los Gatos’s Top Rated Invisalign Orthodontist.  Erik Swanson Orthodontics provides exceptional care to both adults and children.  Contact us at 408-884-8969.

The H&SC thanks all of our sponsors. The views expressed by this community sponsor do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Fisher Home & School Club nor its members.

Sponsor Spotlight

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Schedule of Events 2/25/16 St. Baldrick’s Day Student Information Meeting this Thursday during lunch in Mr. Kinsella’s room. Please attend for information to take part in fundraising efforts and creating awareness of research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long healthy lives.

2/26/16 Camp Trojan during Flex period this Friday. Calling all 6th graders for an exciting Rally in the Quad!

2/29/16 Leap Day Fun Day! Event in the Quad during lunch on Monday.

3/7 - 3/11/16 - RJF Spring Spirit Week! Events all week long as follows. Encourage your students to get involved in the festivities.

3/7/16 PJ Day. Wear your favorite pj’s to school. 3/8/16 Celebrity Day. Dress like your favorite celebrity. 3/9/16 Wild, Wild Wednesday. Bring on the western wear ya’ll. 3/10/16 Under the Sea Day. Anything ocean related goes. 3/11/16 COLOR DAY!!! Students….show your school spirit by getting decked out in your core color.

Sidewalk Sale on Friday 3/11 at drop-off. We’ll have all school spirit wear to purchase. You don’t even have to get out of your car!!! Buy a t-shirt valued at $15.00 or more and get a FREE RJF sport or aluminum bottle!!! You can pick up a Gift Certificate for your student as well.

What’s Coming St. Baldrick’s Day Event on March 17. Check out http://www.stbaldricks.org/ to find out what it’s all about. More information to come in next week’s flyer.

Fruit bars are back the 2nd week of March! You can buy them Wednesdays and Fridays after school in Fisher Depot and from our roving cooler! Be COOL and support your school!

Charity Drive information is coming soon. RJF students are getting ready to help our community!

Spring Movie Night information is also coming soon.

Fisher Depot All spirit wear inventory is in stock. Invite your students to stop in and pick out a RJ Fisher branded item that shows their school spirit! School supplies are available too.

Gift Certificates are available.

Clubs Are you aware of our school clubs? Please ask your child if there are any ways they can get plugged in and explore their interests. Check out this website for more information.

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SCIENCE MUSIC

ART SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LITERACY

Visit lgef.org or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For general questions, e-mail us at [email protected].

LGEF: Serving Blossom Hill, Daves Avenue, Lexington, Van Meter, and RJ Fisher schools since 1982.

Donate Today @

lgef.org

Mail donations to: LGEF

17010 Roberts Rd. Los Gatos, CA 95032

Feb. 24, 2016

84% of goal reached; first round of grants approved Thanks to all the families who supported LGEF’s major fundraiser with donations and pledges from the beginning of the school year through the end of January. We reached 84% of our target goal of $750,000, which is enough to approve the first round of grants due this month. These grants fund the salaries of our art and music teachers. LGEF still needs to raise $120,000 by the end of the school year to fund remaining program resources. So if you haven’t yet donated—or would like to make a second donation—do so today at our secure online site at lgef.org. Or mail a check to LGEF, 17010 Roberts Rd., Los Gatos, CA 95032.

Netflix is now matching donations Double your donation with your corporate match program Netflix now offers a corporate match to its employees’ qualified charitable donations. If you are a Netflix employee who made a donation to LGEF this calendar year, you may be able to increase that donation through your company match program. Many Silicon Valley companies offer this type of charitable program. To see if your company matches donations, please check with your HR department. You can also go to LGEF’s “Ways to Give” page at lgef.org/ways-to-give.html. Click on “Corporate Fund Matching” to see a list of employers with match programs. Thank you for supporting LGEF!

Q&A Corner Q: Why is it important that 100% of district families donate to LGEF? Since every student benefits from LGEF programs, every family should help support these programs. Also, when LGEF approaches businesses for sponsorship, they want to know that parents are 100% behind the schools before they contribute. Please help LGEF achieve 100% participation. Donate to lgef.org today!