All Things Fisher Family

Student & Parent Newsletter October 2-6, 2023

2023-24 PJFMS Volleyball Semifinal Action October 2nd

The Firebirds Volleyball team will face Riverside Middle School at 5:30PM on Monday, October 2nd in Final Four action at Fisher Middle School. Get there and get loud as our girls try for their first ever appearance in the championship game which will be held on October 4th.

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PTSA Penny Wars October 2nd-6th

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Julie Valentine Center to Visit 6th Grade October 4th-6th

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Car Line Reminders

We cannot stress the importance of our students' safety enough when it comes to car line. The system we have in place is tried and true and works well when everyone does their part. A few reminders that we need to come back to:

* Pull all the way around the car line to the supervisor in the road. Do not stop in the middle just because you see your child. They will make their way to you when the cars stop.

* We load as a group and leave as a group. We call Load and No More Loading. Your student should never advance to your vehicle while cars are moving.

* We dismiss at 3:15PM. We are seeing an increase in the number of students still at Fisher an hour or later from the time school gets out. Please make arrangements to get your student picked up BEFORE 4:00. Please know that students' ability to attend extracurricular events may be affected by repeated late pick-up's.

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Reminder! Fall Picture Day October 9th

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Orchestra Region Auditions to be Held Saturday, October 7th (See Mr. Purcell w/ Q's)

Birdwatchers Program at PJFMS

We believe that it takes the whole flock to watch over the nest. Two years ago our School Improvement Council started the Birdwatchers initiative as a way to bring parents and other family members as well as community volunteers into PJFMS during the morning holding, lunch periods, carlines, and even during regular class time to be an extra set of eyes and to interact with our students to remind them that we are here for them. We welcome Birdwatchers for whatever time we can have them so don't worry that you have to commit to full or even half days. We welcome folks even if it's for an hour. Birdwatchers MUST be Level 2 volunteers before they can join in. I have the information for that process linked HERE.
Birdwatchers Sign Up

Click on the button to sign up to be a Birdwatcher!


Over the spring, our learning community collaborated and created a yearlong calendar that has ALL of the stuff you need on it. You can literally plan out for the whole school year! Please do not attempt to edit the events on the calendar.

Here is the link to the calendar:


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Parent Back Pack

Parents are strongly encouraged to create a Backpack account for their children. Greenville County Schools uses Backpack to provide parents with the most recent news and information about our schools. The Backpack for Parents account also provides parents, guardians, or contacts with a central place to sign in to:

  • View their student's information including demographics, attendance, classes, grades, lunch balances, and test scores
  • Apply or register their student to Special Focus schools and programs (Fine Arts Center, Career Centers, etc.)
  • Receive alerts and notifications regarding their students
  • View their student's school and contact information
  • Manage parent and contact information for their students

Click the link for instructions.

Link in Spanish:

Join the Fisher PTSA Today

Click the button for access to the PTSA Membership

Dress Code Visual Guide

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Student Handbook

While parents and students are not technically required to sign a student handbook verification sheet, it must be common knowledge for our learning community that because people have access to the handbook they will be informed of the contents of the handbook. I will continue to leave the link to the student handbook in the weekly SMORE for access.
PJFMS Student Handbook 2023

Click on the link to access the Student Handbook