Falcon Flyer - October 21, 2022

Mon, 10/24/2022 - 7:38am


Important Dates

  • Schools Closed - Professional Work Day MSEA Convention- Friday, October 21 
  • Schools Closed - Professional Learning for Staff - Monday, October 24
  • Flu Clinic - October 25 during school hours
  • 3 Hour Early Dismissal (End of Quarter 1) - Wednesday, November 2
  • Walker’s Tap & Table PTSA Fundraiser -  Monday, November 7
  • Schools/Offices Closed (Election Day) - Tuesday, November 8
  • Picture Retake Day - Friday, November 11
  • Report Cards Issued - Friday, November 11

Folly Quarter News


Congratulations to Elena Brewer, FQMS Math Teacher, for being recognized as an Outstanding Educator for the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics.  She was celebrated last evening at the MCTM awards ceremony. We are beyond excited to share this news with you as she impacts so many of our students everyday.  We are proud to have Ms. Brewer as such a distinguished educator for our Folly Quarter students.
Each year the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) recognizes mathematics educators from around the state who exemplify excellence in mathematics education, are viewed as outstanding in their craft, and implement effective and research informed practices in their daily work with students, staff, and families. The Council announced the 2022 winners of MCTM’s Outstanding Mathematics Educator Awards, and we are incredibly proud of one of our very own HCPSS mathematics teachers and leader, Elena Brewer, who has been awarded in the Beginning Teacher Award. Elena was recognized along with other awardees at the MCTM Annual Banquet on Thursday, October 20th. Please join us in celebrating the excellent work of Elena Brewer.

From the FQMS Gifted & Talented Department

The road to the Scripps National Spelling Bee starts here!  Sign up to be a part of this year’s Folly Quarter Level Scripps National Spelling BEE will take place Wednesday, January 11th at 7:40 a.m.  Our school champion will then compete at the Howard County Level Spelling BEE taking place at Reservoir High School on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 2:00 p.m.  Students must be logged into their HCPSS Google Suite account on the same browser when using this registration link.
G/T Program Virtual Information Nights Secondary: Thursday, October 27, 7-8 pm. HCPSS families interested in the Gifted and Talented (GT) Program are invited to virtual information nights to learn more about the advanced-level offerings available and how their students can become involved. Registration is required.
FQMS is looking for GT Parent Representatives.  Please email Vincente_D’Antuono@hcpss.org if you are interested.

HCPSS Bus Transportation Reminders

Students must ride their assigned buses and exit buses at designated bus stops. Our bus drivers take the safety of students very seriously and want to fulfill this important responsibility. Please contact the Folly Quarter front office if there is an extenuating circumstance regarding your child getting off at a different stop. 


Please add us to your contacts! 

Front Office:  410-313-1506 (main number)
Student Services:  410-313-1514 


  • Absences - Absence notes must be received in writing (email or note) 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.
  • Please email the completed form to: FQMSabsence@hcpss.org.
  • For Religious Observances see the form here. Please forward this completed form to: FQMSabsence@hcpss.org.


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