CPS Weekly Update
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
From Headmaster
Mr. Brent Johnson

Dear Concordia Prep Families,

This school year is off to a great start and I am excited about all of the wonderful opportunities that await. At Concordia Preparatory we value faith, integrity, service, leadership, and community and all of these values have been on display throughout the start of the school year. During my opening Chapel message, I challenged the students to be open-minded about their faith, to get involved here on campus, and to work hard in all of their pursuits this year. I know that if students answer my challenge, their opportunities are limitless. 

I am proud of our CPS community. Last week, we challenged students and parents to partner with Class Produce Company, to provide help for those struggling with the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Harvey. With only two days to meet the challenge, I was concerned that our response would be limited. Instead, our families answered the call with an overwhelming response. I am proud to announce Class Produce was able to meet its goal and an entire semi full of food was delivered to the Texas Food Bank.

I look forward to working with each of our students, families, faculty and staff, and alumni to build a community that is devoted to excellence in education, leadership, and Christian service.

In Christ,

Brent Johnson
CPS Art Students Shine at the Madonnari Arts Festival in Little Italy, Sept. 8-10
Last weekend, CPS students Hannah Beasman, Jonathan Davis, Janiya Foreman, Lyla Martin, Jarrod Connell, Avion Brooks, Victoria Dodge, Logan Corbin, and Cat Regan with Mrs. Marcie Barth and Ms. Martha Bainbridge, participated in the Madonnari Arts Festival in Little Italy. The team’s design was awarded first place in the student artists competition in the “traditional design” category. Photo above: CPS students and Mrs. Barth were honored today during Chapel.


Sophomore Janiya Forman Earns NFTE Award
Congratulations to sophomore Janiya Forman on her selection into the Entrepreneurship Challenge, hosted by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). Janiya had to present a business plan for starting her own business and was awarded a $5,000 grant.

The Soccer Team Beats Severn High School
The Varsity Soccer team had a big win over Severn High School 3-1 last Monday. Read about the game in a story by the Varsity Sports Network. All the fall sports schedules are posted on the CPS website. Come out and support the Saints!

Parent/Guardian OnCampus Login
If you were unable to attend Back to School Night, please see Mr. Tucker in the Admissions Office for your parent/guardian login information. 

CPS is in the process of implementing a new, integrated Learning Management System called OnCampus. This technology is widely regarded as one of the best educational tools available. OnCampus replaces both Edline and Moodle. Students and parents can use this portal to view schedules, calendars, grades, upcoming assignments, and school events.

The link to the CPS OnCampus page is:  https://concordiaprepschool.myschoolapp.com/app/#login. We highly recommend bookmarking this page for easy accessibility.

Please contact Nate Konkel at natekonkel@concordiaprepschool.org if you have any problems logging on or if you would like to add another parent/guardian to the system.

Open House Lawn Signs Available
In our efforts to promote our upcoming CPS Open House on  October 7, we are looking for families interested in displaying lawn signs on your residential or commercial property. Please send Mr. John Tucker an email if interested -  johntucker@concordiaprepschool.org

CPS Open House Volunteers Needed
It's that time of year! CPS Open House on October 7 is fast approaching. This is our #1 marketing effort for the entire school year. We welcome support and assistance from all parents. Donations of water, baked goods or simply volunteering your time is all helpful. Please email Mrs. Lucy Baker if interested in helping out -  lucybaker@concordiaprepschool.org

There are three time slots for parent volunteers: Saturday, 8-10 am (set-up), 10-12 pm (registration) or 12 - 2 pm (breakdown).

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

The 2017 Yearbooks have arrived, if you ordered a yearbook, students may pick them up in the main office.

Homecoming Dance: Saturday, September 30, 2017
The Homecoming Dance is Saturday, September 30, from 8-11, in Saints Gymnasium. Any student bringing a date who is not currently a CPS student must complete and return the Dance Guest Pass by Friday, September 22. Please see the Guidelines for Attire and the Dance Guest Pass information below. The guest pass is also available outside of Mrs. Baker's office.

From the School Nurse
New students please turn in your medical form packet to the nurse as soon as possible. We must have at least immunization information by Monday September 18th per Maryland law.

All students must have a current physical examination on file before they can start sports practices. Contact Ellen Marquardt, School nurse Ext 244 or ellenmarquardt@concordiaprepschool.org with questions.

PTL Meeting: Thursday, September 14
All are welcome to attend the first Parent Teacher League meeting on Thursday, September 14 at 6 pm in the Media Center. Contact Christina Nelson with questions: CPS.PLT@outlook.com

Middle School Fun Night: Thursday, October 5
Thursday, October 5th the middle school students will have a fun night at Monster Mini Golf in Parkville from 6:30-9:30 PM. Please drop off your students at 6:30 at Monster Mini Golf. For the unbelievable low price of $12 students will get three hours of unlimited mini golf, laser tag, and access to the arcade. Pizza and drinks will be provided.This is a Halloween themed fun night, which means prizes for best costumes!! Watch for more details!

Short Term Housing Opportunities Available
CPS is excited to continue our tradition of hosting Guatemalan cultural ambassadors at our school from October to December. We are looking for four short-term host families to help facilitate this program.

For more information:   sandy.cardona@facesandcultures.com , Faces and Our Cultures
Important Dates:

September 14: PTL Meeting at 6 pm in the Media Center

Disaster Relief Dinner:
St. John's Lutheran, located at 13300 Manor Road, will be hosting a Disaster Relief Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, September 14, 2017, from 5 pm to 7 pm. This is a free will event. Dinner will also include: salad, bread, dessert, and drinks.
All proceeds will go to Oikos Church in Houston. Oikos is the home of former Concordia Prep teacher Ian Moore and his family. Come and support this event and enjoy an evening of fellowship.

September 15: Out of uniform day for Harvey Relief. Friday lunch -Pizza: Cheese, Pepperoni or Sausage $1.50 per slice. Supports the Art Club

September 19: College Financial Aid Info Night, 6:30-7:30 pm: Learn More

2017 Homecoming Festival:

Friday, September. 29: Pep Rally at 2:45 pm, and Varsity Football Game at 4 pm.

Saturday: September. 30: Homecoming Dance, 8-11 pm ( details)

Monday, October 2 to Thursday, October 5: Spirit Week dress down days. Details TBA

Thursday, October 5: Middle School Fun Night at Monster Mini Golf in Parkville from 6:30-9:30 pm.

Friday, October 6: School closed for Parent-Teacher conferences-- sign up to come!
Bonfire and Variety Show at 6:30 pm

Saturday, October 7: Open House, 10 am to 1 pm. Football vs. Ireton at 1 pm.

View the entire school calendar here: 2017-18 School Calendar

Lunch Orders
Order lunches from Terri’s Cafe here: 

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