Falcon Flyer - January 13

Fri, 01/13/2023 - 1:56pm

Important Dates

  • Schools & offices closed January 16, MLK, Jr. Day
  • PTSA Fundraiser at Red Bird Bar & Grille, January 17, 4 pm
  • Schools close 3 hours early, Wednesday, January 18
  • End of Marking Period for Quarter 2, January 20
  • Schools closed for Students January 23, Professional Work Day
  • PTSA Snowflake Dance, January 25, 2:30-4:30

Folly Quarter News

Student Celebrations!

From the G/T Department - Congratulations to Ahyan A., Jackson B., Noah E., Jai G., Reja K., Micah M., Sreekar N., Sidh P., Tanay P., Samanyu R., Lev R., and runner-up Riddhi M. for successfully participating in the Folly Quarter Middle School Spelling Bee on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.  Well wishes to our school champion Gideon E. as he prepares for the Howard County level Spelling Bee taking place at Reservoir High School on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 2 pm.
PTSA Reflections Contest - Earlier this week we were happy to honor the winners of this year's PTSA Reflections Contest with certificates and medals. First place in Visual Arts went to Suhani C. for her watercolor piece titled "A Girl Reflecting on Future" In the category of Literature, First Place went to Lamiah A. for "The Sumatran Elephant, "Second Place went to Cayden T. for "New Found Power," and Third Place went to Alexa O. for "Us Against the World.”  All four of these pieces have been sent on to the county level for judging.  Thank you to all of the participants for sharing their art with us!  An extra thank you to Ms. Speace, Ms. Knight and Ms. Long for their invaluable assistance with judging. 

Second Quarter

Second quarter closes on Friday, January 20.  Please make sure your student is up to date on all assignments by checking Canvas.  Any student taking a high school credit course will be required to take a midterm exam the week of January 17 - 20.  

Attention Parents/Guardians of Rising 6th Grade Students (2023/24 School Year)

We invite all current 5th grade parents and guardians of future FQMS 6th grade graders (2023 - 2024 SY) to join us for an informational session to learn about the middle school course registration process, HCPSS course requirements and details to the middle school daily routine and schedule.   Our  FQMS staff will present materials and information that will assist you with the transition to Folly Quarter Middle School.  We hope you can join us!
  • FQMS Rising 6th Grade Parent Information Night for 2023/24
  • Tuesday, January 24 - 6:00-7:30 pm
  • FQMS Cafeteria


Chromebook Loaners

A friendly reminder to ensure your student is bringing their charged Chromebook to school every day.  Starting in the new year, if a student forgets to bring their Chromebook to school, they will no longer receive a loaner.  Instead, they will use a desktop in the media center when they have a digital assignment.  HCPSS has changed the process for receiving replacement Chromebooks and the FQMS loaner inventory is often low.  We need to prioritize loaners for those students with broken devices awaiting repair.
Thank you,
Mrs. Taylor

HCASC Meeting

Wednesday, January 18, 7 p.m., Long Reach High School.  The Howard County Association of Student Councils (HCASC) will host its next meeting on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at Long Reach High School. Open to all middle and high school students, the event will feature an Opportunities Fair where local and statewide organizations will share employment, volunteer, leadership and enrichment opportunities with students in grades 6-12. Students can attend the meeting in-person or virtually.
  • 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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