Falcon Flyer - September 3, 2021

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Falcon Flyer

September 3, 2021

Absences - Absence notes must be received in writing from a parent/guardian within  5 days of an absence.  Please send all attendance correspondence to: fqmsabsence@hcpss.org

For Discretionary Absences (up to 3 per school year) see the form here: http://fqms.hcpss.org/sites/default/files/Discretionary%20Absence%20Form%20%28FILLABLE%29.pdf 
Please email the completed form to: FQMSabsence@hcpss.org.

For Religious Observances see the form attached here: http://fqms.hcpss.org/sites/default/files/religious-absence%20form%20%28fillable%29.pdf. Please forward this completed form to: FQMSabsence@hcpss.org.

Early Dismissal - If you have to take your child out of school early, please call in advance.  or send your child in with a note for the front office. You MUST present your driver’s license when you arrive.  A work ID is not valid.




Happy Friday Falcon Family,
What an AMAZING first week of school we had with our students. It was busy but we LOVED every minute we got to spend with your kids.  Thank you so much for sharing them with us - it is our privilege to be part of their journeys. I can’t thank our staff enough for the incredible work they did to support our students this week; we are so excited to see what we accomplish together this year!

Important Calendar Reminders

  • Schools and Offices are closed Monday/Tuesday
  • School Resumes on 9/8
  • Back to School Night is 9/8 (details are sent in a separate email) - Masks are required
  • First PTSA Meeting is September 13th

Be the Good - See the Good (Shout Outs for the Week):

Mrs. Copanic - We got wonderful student feedback about the creative and fun ways that Ms. Copanic worked to build community in class this week - while introducing STEM concepts!

The Related Arts Team - All volunteered to help with lunches and dismissal for the inclement weather closing and ensured that it was a smooth process and everyone was supported!

Our Para-educators (Ms. Jeffrey, Mr. Stein, Ms. Niessner, Ms. Naill, Ms. V, Ms. Munnaluru, Ms. Korman and Ms. Schultze) - Went above and beyond every day to support our students AND find additional ways to help in the hallways, at lunches and at arrival and dismissal.   

Students  (these are in addition to students who received positive phone calls or emails this week):

Caroline (grade 6) - for always showing up with a smile and sharing her positivity
Tyler D (grade 6) - for consistently going out of his way to be kind to others and show appreciation
Clarke (grade 6) - for asking great questions and
Scott B (grade 7) went out of his way to be inclusive and kind to new students
Connor H. (grade 7) - for being kind and inclusive and having SUCH a positive attitude every day

Family/Community Members
Mr. Mirecki- volunteered to help us with dismissal for the first few days of school - THANK YOU!
Ms. Hirlinger - for her ongoing work and support with our PTSA
Ms. Gordon - for getting the school store open and running WEEK 1!
ALL Families and Students who provided feedback - or shared a shout out to make us smile this week.

Megan Chrobak

Important Information for Parents of Students in High School Credit-Bearing Courses  (Algebra I, Algebra I GT, Geometry G/T, Algebra II G/T, and AP Statistics, Exploring Computer Science & Foundations of Technology , World Language - Spanish I & II, French I & II) - please review the linked letter with important information about the withdrawal dates.



PTSA meetings will be held the 2nd Monday of the month from September to June with a few exceptions.  Meetings will be virtual at 7pm on the dates below.

Dates:     Monday, September 13
               Monday, October 11
               Monday, November 8
               Monday, January 10
               Monday, February 7 (exception due to Valentines Day)
               Monday, March 14
               Monday, April 4 (exception due to Spring Break)
               Monday, May 9
               Monday, June 6  (exception due to end of school year)

PTSA needs YOU!  We still have several openings to fill for the 2021-2022 PTSA.  Do you want to get involved in the FQMS community, meet people and make a difference?  Check out our Signup Genius and volunteer today at this link.  For more information, please contact FQMSPTA.President@gmail.com.  Most positions do not require a lot of time, but we sure could use your help!

After School Activities - Do you have a great idea for an after school activity that you want to run with?  Let's chat.  Contact Janak Rajani at 443-518-9699 or email SendYourReply@gmail.com. Stay tuned for upcoming after school activities.

Sketchbooks - Art sketchbooks are available to purchase at the School Store for $10 during lunch time Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays.

School Store - The School Store will be open during lunch hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  If you are interested in volunteering to help run the school store during school lunch, please email FQMSPTA.President@gmail.com

FQMS Staff Shout-out - FQMS PTSA is so appreciative of the FQMS staff and how hard they work on behalf of our students on a daily basis.  Please take a minute to share some positive encouragement for staff members that make a positive impact for you or your family.  To uplift any FQMS staff member who goes above and beyond to support, show care, connect, build community or anything else that positively impacts students and families, click on this link.  This form goes to FQMS Administration to celebrate the staff member.  

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


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