CPS Weekly Update
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Middle School Geography Bee

Congratulations to the middle school students who participated in the Middle School Geography Bee last Thursday afternoon. Eighth-grader Alisa Alford was named School Champion and sixth-grader Jared Wade came in second place.
Middle School Teams Win the CPS Tournament
Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Middle School Basketball Teams that both brought home the championship cup last weekend during the CPS Middle School Basketball Tournament. Both teams are pictured above during the awards ceremony.
Valentine Dress Down Day
This Friday, February 9, SGA is sponsoring a $3 VALENTINE dress down day in support of "LOVE Baltimore." LOVE Baltimore is a project through Towson University's chapter of Crusade for Christ. They partner with four schools in Baltimore City to provide supplies and service. They also have a ministry to the homeless in the area. Please help support this vital ministry and show your LOVE this Friday by wearing pink, red, hearts, etc., for a $3 donation. Please follow our relaxed dress rules at all times! Don't you LOVE it?!
Saints Fine Arts and Alumni Showcase: Friday, March 9
Join us for a night of entertainment and fellowship on Friday, March 9 at 7:30 pm in the school gymnasium as we celebrate performances from our band, choirs, theatre department, and alumni. We have exciting news to share about the school and campus. There is no cost, but we ask that you RSVP: RSVP Today!
CPS Theatre Department Presents Mary Poppins : April 27 – 29

Set Construction for Mary Poppins: With the massive undertaking for the set design of the spring musical, which includes an extremely large stage to be built in the gym, this show also involves NINE different scenery locations as well as individual set pieces to add to each of those scenes. While we have a set designer already working on the design, this show will not be possible without student and parent help. If interested in working with the set construction, contact Mrs. Johnson ( joyjohnson@concordiaprepschool.org) for more information.

Photo above: The cast of Mary Poppins can't wait to start rehearsals!
Bid for Kids Auction: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Please join us for the annual Bids for Kids dinner and auction that will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the beautiful Hunt Valley Country Club. This year’s theme is Renew and Rejoice. Our auction is the biggest fundraiser for our school and we want it to be a huge success. Tickets are $100 per person. The online ticket form will be up soon. We need your help and support.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 13 at 6:30 pm in the media center. Please contact Mrs. Sara Welinsky at sarawelinsky@concordiaprepschool.org or Mrs. Jane Ponton at janeponton@concordiaprepschool.org for more information.

Please consider donating an item or procuring one from a local business, home-based business, from friends, or from family members. Only new and/or antique items are desirable. Sponsorships and catalog advertisement placements are also available.

Donation ideas from past auctions:

  • Tickets: concerts, theatre, airline, sporting events
  • Trips: hotel accommodations, ski or beach house
  • Personal Talent: cook gardener, painted furniture or projects
  • Gift certificates or Gift cards: restaurants, florists, movie, golf outings, spa or salons, music events

Thank you for your thoughtful participation and willingness to support Concordia Prep School.
CPS Sports News
Senior Night: Last Wednesday, Varsity Girls Basketball seniors: Alexandra Strohman, Abigail Stephens, and Elizabeth Higgins were honored at their last home game.

The varsity boys senior night is this Friday, February 9 vs Park at home at 6 pm.

Spring Sports Apparel:
The online store is open for anyone who wishes to purchase spring sports apparel. The deadline to order is Sunday, February 18. Passcode is: CPSS.

Upcoming Games:

  • Wednesday, February 7: All games are cancelled. The MS Boys A vs OLMC has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 15 at 3:30 pm.
  • Thursday, February 8: MS Girls A vs Chapelgate at 3:30 pm, MS Boys C @ Beth Tfiloh at 4 pm, and VBB @ Patterson Mill at 4 pm.
  • Friday, February 9: JV Boys vs Key at 4 pm

From the Guidance Office
The Practice SAT is Saturday, February 3 from 7:45 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
This is a full-length, paper-and-pencil practice SAT. Each student will need to bring two no. two pencils and a calculator to the test.

College Information Night: Thursday, February 22 at 6:30 pm
All Concordia Prep School parents and students are cordially invited to attend college information session on Thursday, February 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center. Guest speakers are:

Nicholas P Orban
Coordinator of Admission and Limited Enrollment Programs
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Enrollment Management
University of Maryland

Lisa M Hill
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Coordinator of Maryland Scholars Program
Goucher College

Monica Neel, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist
Director of Student Counseling Services
Goucher College

I look forward to your questions and our guests' answers to them!
Questions? Contact Kim Grill, kimgrill@concordiaprepschool.org

From the School Nurse
The flu is widespread in our area as you have heard on the news. Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus that infects the nose, throat and sometimes the lungs. The symptoms start suddenly and can include fever (over 100 F), cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body/muscle aches, headache, chills and fatigue. It can be spread by droplets from the ill person up to 6 feet away. A person is contagious for between 5-7 days from when they first get ill. If you develop these symptoms, see your physician as soon as possible as an antiviral medication can lessen the severity of the illness and needs to be started 24-48 hours after symptoms develop. For more information visit cdc.gov/flu.

If your child has a fever of over 100 degrees F they should not come to school until they have been fever free for 24 hours-without fever reducing medication – ibuprofen(Motrin, Advil) or acetaminophen(Tylenol). Please contact Ellen Marquardt at ellenmarquardt@concordiaprepschool.org or 410-825-2323 Ext 244 if you have any questions ..

Enrollment for the 2018-19 School Year
Re-enrollment contracts and financial information for the 2018-2019 academic year were mailed on  Monday, January 15.  If you have any questions, please call Mr. Tucker or Mrs. Baker in the CPS Admissions office.

Important dates to keep in mind:
  • 2/9/18 - Re-admission application is due
  • 2/16/18 - Tuition and Fees contract plus deposit are due

Class of 2018 College Acceptances
Class of 2018 - Congratulations on completing your college applications! Over the next several weeks and months, you will be hearing from them regarding acceptances. Seniors please share your college acceptance letters with Director of Guidance Mrs. Grill.
Important Dates:

Wednesday, February 14: Ash Wednesday

Friday, February 16: Re-Registration Due for Current Families

Friday, February 16 and Monday, February 19 : School Closed for Winter Break

Thursday, February 22: College Information Night at 6:30 pm

Friday, March 2: Parent-Teacher Conferences. Sign-up to TBA

Friday, March 9: Saints Fine Arts and Alumni Showcase at 7:30 pm

Saturday, March 17: Bid For Kids Auction at Hunt Valley Country Club

Friday, March 23: End of Third Quarter

Friday, March 30 through Friday, April 6: School Closed for Easter Break

Monday, April 9: Classes Resume

Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April at 7:30 pm: CPS Theatre Department Presents Mary Poppins

Sunday, April 29 at 3 pm: CPS Theatre Department Presents Mary Poppins

Lunch Orders
Order lunches from Terri’s Cafe here: 

2018 Yearbooks are now on sale. Go to  www.Jostensyearbooks.com  to order yours today.

Coca Cola Give Program
Concordia Prep is participating in the Coca Cola Give program.