Falcon Flyer - December 9

Tue, 12/13/2022 - 9:10am

Important Dates

  • RHHS & GHS to Visit 8th graders, December 12
  • Schools close 3 hours early, Wednesday, December 14
  • Falcon Day, December 23, afternoon
  • Schools & offices closed, Winter Break, December 26-January 2
  • PTSA Virtual Meeting, January 9 at 7 pm
  • FQMS Choral Concert @ RHHS, January 10 at 6-8 pm
  • FQMS Band Concert at RHHS, January 11 at 6-8 pm
  • FQMS Spelling Bee, January 11, 7:40 am
  • PTSA Fundraiser at Red Bird Bar & Grille, January 17
  • PTSA Snowflake Dance, January 25, 2:30-4:30

Folly Quarter News


Helping Hands would like to announce the start of their holiday collection for the Adopt A Family Giving Tree. Several Howard County families are being adopted by FQMS for the holiday season. This is a wonderful way to give to the community and help bring a little joy to a family who is experiencing hardship for the holiday season. Here is the link to sign up to give. Any questions please contact Ms. Bader or Mrs. Hulett.

Orchestra Concert

We want to thank all families that came to support our amazing Orchestra students at their concert Tuesday evening at Marriotts Ridge High School.  What an incredible performance by all of our students.  We want to also recognize Dr. Walls for all of the work he does to prepare his students for such amazing performances.  

Council of Elders

We celebrated over forty students on Monday evening at the Council of Elders celebration.  These students were recognized for their outstanding work in the classroom.  Thank you to our students and families that attended.  

Folly International Showcase Night

FQMS is planning the Folly International Showcase Night for March 28.  The community is asked to provide interest in planning and participation by clicking here.  Please respond by December 21.

HCPSS and The Council of Elders (TCOE) Community Academy - Social Emotional Well-Being - TCOE Community Academy on Social Emotional Well-Being:

Join HCPSS and the Council of Elders (TCOE) virtually on December 10 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. for an engaging session regarding student well-being. HCPSS staff will provide information about mental health resources within the school system and representatives from the National Alliance on Mental Illness will share how to identify behaviors that affect your child’s social/emotional well-being and strategies to openly discuss suicide prevention and mental health awareness (such as depression and anxiety). This session is for families of students at the elementary, middle, or high level. To register, please complete the registration form linked here.  Please see the flier for more information: TCOE Social Emotional Well-Being.

Federal Impact Aid Forms due by December 12:

Only a few days remain for eligible parents/guardians to complete the Impact Aid section of Family File. Parents/guardians who work on a federal property in Maryland and/or are a member of a uniformed service qualify HCPSS to receive additional federal funding. The Federal Impact Aid programs provide financial assistance to school districts that enroll federally connected children. In HCPSS, Impact Aid supplements the operating budget to enhance the teaching and learning that takes place in Howard County classrooms.
In order to qualify for funding, parents who identified themselves in Family File as working on federal property in Maryland or as active duty military should log in via HCPSS Connect to complete the Impact Aid form by confirming the information and providing a digital signature before December 12. (See directions below). If you did not complete Family File this year and work on federal property in Maryland or are active duty military, please log in and complete the Federal Impact Aid section of Family File prior to completing the Impact Aid form.  If you submitted a form before September 30, it must be redone. In instances where families are federally connected both by work location and membership in the uniformed services, the digital signature only needs to be completed by one parent.
To complete your online Impact Aid form:
  • Log in to HCPSS Connect using parent/guardian credentials
  • Select More Options from the left navigation
  • Select Federal Impact Aid from the middle

“Champions of Courage” Black History Month Essay Competition

Entries are open for the 36th Annual “Champions of Courage” Black History Month Essay Competition, presented by WBFF Baltimore FOX 45. The competition is open to all Maryland students grades 6 through 12. “Champions of Courage” is a showcase for students to salute their personal heroes…positive role models who have demonstrated the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspiring them to dream and achieve. Students can enter by writing a brief essay saluting their “Champion of Courage”. Fifteen (15) essays will be selected, and student winners will present their essays on FOX 45, The CW Baltimore, and My TV Baltimore during January and February 2023. Each essayist will receive a $100 prize. Please review this linked document for more detailed information and how to apply!


Magazine Donations

The art department is seeking magazine donations for collage.  If you have any old magazines (doesn't matter how old) that you'd like us to take off your hands, please drop them off in the front office.  Anything with images will work but National Geographic magazines are like gold for collage!  We will be collecting them throughout the year so please bring them in any time.  Don't forget to peel/tear off your address on the back.  Thank you for your support! 
8th Grade Art Showcase - November 8 - January 7. 8thGradeShowcase.pdf
Chromebooks - Please make sure your student's chromebook is in their backpack when they come to school. We do not have enough loaners for all the students who forget.  Thank you.
  • 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. 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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