This week we are focused on our gratitude to our students, staff and community!
Thank you to our amazing PTSA and families for all the Staff Appreciation Treats. We are so, so grateful for your support and kindness. It made our week.
Thank you to our students for the beautiful banner that they made for our staff.
Thank you to our amazing staff who are making a difference every day!
Thank you so much to all staff running intramurals for students. Our students are loving the in- person, hybrid and virtual options that staff are offering. If you are interested in any of the following for your student, please contact the listed staff member:
Garden Club: Dave_Boteler@hcpss.org
Sports Club: Daniel_Brewer@hcpss.org
ALStar Buddy Program: Courtney_Visco@hcpss.org
Science Club: Carrie_Marusich@hcpss.org
Story Telling Club: Sasha_Knight@hcpss.org
Thank you to Kendall Hardware for your support of our Garden Club!! We appreciate your kindness and generosity!
8th Grade Families: Please mark your calendars for our in person (outdoor) celebration! June 9 12-3 (families will sign up for times)
June 11 Rain Date 1 p.m.
Please complete your initial RSVP form here.
FROM THE HEALTH ROOM - IMPORTANT IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
Effective the first day of school, 2021-2022, 1 dose of Tdap vaccine and 1 dose of Meningococcal vaccine will be required by the state of Maryland for all students entering Grade 7. If we do not receive proof of these immunizations, your child will be excluded from school. Many students may have already received these immunizations, but the Health Room may not have the updated immunization record. Please contact your child’s doctor and send via email/fax in an updated copy of your child’s immunizations to the Health Room. Our fax # is (410) 531-2473.
Soles4Souls - As part of their Student Service Learning requirement, the student body at FQMS will be collecting new and gently used shoes for the Soles4Souls program extended to May 11. Shoes can be dropped off in the box outside the FQMS Visitor Entrance. More information about the program can be found here.
A huge THANK YOU to all those who donated to make FQMSStaff Appreciation week a huge success!
FQMS PTSA wants to thank all the local businesses that generously donated gifts for Staff Appreciation Week. Please support these local businesses.
Rev Hair Salon, Great Clips, Ten Oaks Tavern, Walker's Tap & Table, Dandelion Bakery Bistro, River Hill Grille, River Hill Wine & Spirits, Ledo's Pizza, and Kristi Nester independent consultant Arbonne.
PTSA Meeting, Monday, May 17 at 7pm. Our monthly PTA meeting will be held on Monday, May 10 at 7pm, the Zoom code is FQPTSA.
8th Grade Parents - Celebrate the accomplishments of the 2021 8th Graders by surprising them with a balloon yard pole or balloon bouquet. Perfectly Wrapped is offering FREE delivery on June 9 and June 15 to all Folly Quarter Middle School 8th graders and will donate a portion of the sales to the FQMS PTSA. Visit their web-site to place an order. Please see the flier. FQMS Yard Pole flyer.pdf
Used Clothing Donation Shed - The donation shed located in the parking lot at FQMS is open. Please make sure all donations are tied off in bags and deposited inside the shed. If it is full, please do not leave your items outside as they get thrown away. Thank you for your donations!
Spirit Wear - Get ready for back to school with a Folly t-shirt, sweatshirt or facemask! Check it out here.
If you have an immediate need for help with depression, suicidal thoughts, or other serious mental health issues, please contact:
Grassroots Crisis Intervention at 410-531-6677
The Maryland Crisis Hotline: Dial 211 and then choose option 1
The Crisis Text Line: Text 741741 and a trained counselor will respond.
The National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255
HCPSS Technology Help
Please see our website for technology help resources.
From the Math Team - We are aware of the concerns for students ending their current math course next month and/or students needing a refresher before they begin their math course in February. A resource recommended by our HCPSS math office is the “Getting Ready for…” courses in Khan Academy. If your child is getting ready to start a course, they should complete the “Getting Ready” for that course. These lessons and activities will review their previous math course.
If your child will finish math in January and wants to maintain skills from February to August, they can complete the “Getting ready for” the next course over this time period. This should review and reinforce the skills just taught in their Semester 1 class.
Here is the progression of courses:
Math 6 -> Math 7-> Math 8 (6th gr GT Pre Algebra) -> Algebra 1 -> Geometry -> Algebra II
To access the Getting Ready for … courses, use this link to the HCPSS Family Math Support Center and use the “Middle School Math” drop down menu. For students finishing Geometry, links for getting ready for Algebra II are on the High School drop down.