Nominations are being sought for all positions on the board. Get involved and make a difference in the future of our community. FQMS only benefits from parents getting involved and staying involved. Several members of the board are moving on to high school this year, so we need people to volunteer to keep the PTA going.
Voting will take place at the May meeting where nominations can be taken from the floor. To be nominated, you must be a member of the PTA.
Join at https://fqmsptsa.memberhub.com/store
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to find out more information or wish to be nominated for a board position.
Our kids need your help! HCPSS is currently in the process of establishing the operating budget for next school year, and we are in danger of having significant cuts to include:
FQMS Annual Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Contest is here! Submit photos of your decorated or carved pumpkins no later than October 27 to email@example.com. Winners in both categories will be announced October 31 and will receive an Amazon gift card. Good luck!
This year's theme is is "I am Hopeful Because.." Reflections is a Nationwide PTA program that allows students to express themselves through the arts. There are 6 categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Students with special needs may receive special accommodations by entering the special artist division. Students may submit artwork in one or more categories by November 17. Art work will be judged at our local Folly Quarter PTSA level, and the top three winning entries in each category will advance to the PTA Council level. Rules and guidelines can be found on the Free State PTA site https://www.fspta.org/reflections.
Please reach out with any questions and to submit artwork along with the student entry form to Ellen Sowry, our FQMS PTSA Reflections Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry form can be found here.
Fall Dance will be on September 21. Please check the PTSA weekly email for details. Tickets can be purchased through this website. Click on the join now button on the main page.
Each year Folly Quarter Middle School participates in the HCPSS Coat and Winter Gear Drive to help local families in Howard County. Please consider donating clean coats, hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves during the drive from September 1 to September 22. Bins will be located in the front lobby of the school.
Dear Folly Quarter families and community,
I am excited to join the Folly Quarter community as principal. For the past several weeks, I have worked closely with Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Hewitt to ensure a smooth transition. I have also met with PTA President: Lisa Hirrlinger and Mrs. Hewitt and we have planned the 2023-2024 year full of fun events and activities for our kids, families, and staff.
I have learned that one of the greatest attributes about Folly Quarter is the people: the excellent students, dedicated staff, and supportive families. I want to share that there will be a few opportunities for “Meet and Greets” this summer. These events are a chance for you to meet me but also for me to learn from you about Folly Quarter.
Tuesday, July 25: Mr. Babe and Mrs. Hewitt will be at the Howard County Living Farm Museum (12985 Frederick Rd, West Friendship, MD 21794) for Food Truck Tuesday from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. There will be a food truck for families to choose to purchase dinner. Look for us wearing a Folly Quarter shirt.
Wednesday, August 2: Mr. Babe will have an additional meet and greet with anyone who wants to stop by Folly Quarter at 6:30 PM.
There may be an additional “Meet and Greet” opportunity and it will be shared later this summer.
Also, feel free to let me know your thoughts about what makes Folly Quarter amazing and what is a growth opportunity to make our school even better. Survey here.
I look forward to meeting you, supporting your child, and leading our fantastic school. I hope you have a restful summer.
Mike Babe, Principal
Folly Quarter Middle
Join us on Monday, February 6 at 7 pm for the PTSA meeting. See school email for virtual meeting details.
Snowflake Dance - Come have fun at the Snowflake dance on January 25, from 2:30-4:30 pm. Tickets are only $10 and include 2 slices of pizza and a drink. Only 250 tickets will be sold. The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, January 20, or until the dance is sold out -- so hurry and purchase now! Click here to purchase tickets. Volunteers and donations are also needed for this event -- click here.
PTSA is happy to announce the winners of this year's FQMS PTSA Reflections Contest!
First place for Visual Arts goes to Suhani C for her watercolor piece titled "A Girl Reflecting on Future"
In the category of Literature we have the following winners:
First Place - Lamiah A for "The Sumatran Elephant"
Second Place - Cayden T for "New Found Power"
Third Place - Alexa O for "Us Against the World"
All four of these pieces have been sent on to the county level for judging in January. Congratulations and good luck!
FQMS PTA Board Members