Falcon Flyer March 18, 2022

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Falcon Flyer

March 18, 2022



Happy Friday, Falcons! 

We are just fifteen school days away from Spring Break.  With spring fever on everyone’s minds, our students continue to impress us with their excitement and love for learning.  We have seen our students thriving in the classroom, extracurriculars, and with each other.  We want to thank our 8th graders for especially staying focused this week, as they all took the MISA assessment. 



The Varsity and JV Boys Basketball teams made our community proud with their hard work this week.  


A huge congratulations to the Folly Quarter JV Boys Basketball team for being crowned the 2022 COUNTY CHAMPIONS! Following a 6-1 regular season record against other Howard County teams, the Folly Quarter team  entered the playoffs as the #2 seed. They proceeded to win their quarterfinal game against Lime Kiln, followed by a 10-point victory over Hammond in the semifinals. 


The championship game on Tuesday evening pitted Folly Quarter against the #1 seed, Wilde Lake, who came into the final game with no losses all season.  Using an up-tempo style on offense and a smothering defense, Folly Quarter started the game strong, leading 30-20 at the half. The Wilde Lake team  tried to make up lost ground in the 2nd half, but fouls piled up and Folly Quarter balanced attack and game MVP Dave M. couldn’t be stopped. At the final whistle, Folly Quarter took the victory and the County Championship, 55-30! In winning the County title, Folly Quarter is now invited to a State tournament this weekend, facing the best teams from Frederick, Washington and Montgomery Counties. Congratulations!

A HUGE "Thank You" to the wonderful FQMS PTSA for the delicious and super fun Green Treats this week! They were very much enjoyed by one and all!


Save the Date!

8th Grade End of Year Activities:

Friday June 10th

6p-7p Family Celebration at FQMS (students/parents/staff)

7p-9p Student Celebration and Dance at FQMS (students/staff only)


Tuesday June 14th

8th Grade Picnic Field Trip to Piney Run Park (during school hours for students/staff/ and selected parent chaperones/volunteers)


More details will be coming, so for now...please save these dates!


March Assessments @ Folly Quarter

March 14, 15, 17, 18 MISA in all 8th Grade Science Classes

March 28, 29, 30 MAP Reading in ELA classes (8th Grade students in ELA GT are exempt)

Upcoming Dates:

March 22 - PTSA Chick-fil-A Fundraiser

March 25 - PTSA Gaming Tournament, 2:30-5:30 (Details here)

March 31 - Spring Picture Day

The 2021-2022 Yearbook/Memory Books are now on sale! Don’t miss out on this historic keepsake!  This year Lifetouch is offering different packages or you can create your own. The basic price is $25. Online ordering is available here. The Yearbook ID code is: 5635922.  Place your order today! Order Deadline is April 25th!


IMPORTANT IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS for rising 7th grade students - Effective the first day of school, 2022-2023, 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 or fax, an updated copy of your child’s immunizations to the Health Room.  Our fax # is (410) 531-2473.

If you have further questions, please call our Health Room at (410) 313-1510​

Thank you!

Laura Smith, Cluster Nurse   Laura_Smith1@hcpss.org

Adrian McNeil, Health Assistant   Adrian_McNeil@hcpss.org


ParentVUE - Here’s how to record the pronunciation of your child's name in ParentVUE HCPSS Connect - Record Pronunciation of Name.pdf 


Casey Cares.pdf 

Don’t miss Anastasia the Musical at Glenelg High School!

GHS Summer Booster Camps


RHHS Hillfest


Damaged Chromebooks - If a student has a damaged Chromebook, please have them bring the device to Mrs. Taylor in the media center.  A repair request will be entered for the Chromebook.  If the technology office finds the device has been damaged by the student and the family has a financial obligation, they will be notified by HCPSS. Most families will receive two emails. One will come from hcpss_notifications@hcpss.org alerting the family about the financial obligation.  The second email will be an invoice sent from the My School Bucks website. Students will not be issued a replacement Chromebook until the invoice is paid.

Parents who have questions regarding the technical assessment are directed to contact DeviceDeployment@hcpss.org and if they have questions regarding the invoice, they can contact finance@hcpss.org.  FQMS does not play a part in making decisions on these financial obligations or collecting payment.


Student Device Agreement

Chromebook Repair Costs



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.


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

Late Arrivals - Students must be in first period by 7:40 am. Please make sure your child is accompanied into the building by either an adult or a note explaining the reason for the late arrival.

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

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.