CPS Weekly Update
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Weekly Update: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
11th Annual Poetry Out Loud Contest
Yesterday, Concordia Prep held the 11th Annual   Poetry Out Loud Contest   organized by the English Department Chairperson Mr. Gary Doede. Students Brice Gregory, Colin Seifert, Bryelle Johnson, Shelby Woodward, Samantha Connors, and Riley Marzola each recited two poems in front of four judges. Riley Marzola came in first place, Shelby Woodward, second place, and Colin Seifert, third place. Many thanks to the judges: Professor Kevin Dungey from Johns Hopkins University, Professor Harvey Lillywhite from Towson University, Ms. Carolyn Williams J.D., and Master Sergeant Joan Mercer U.S. Army Retired.
Advent Devotions
Ms. Staehr’s seventh-grade religion class is preparing for Advent through a project studying the Old Testament:
“The seventh-grade class has been studying the Old Testament. Each group was assigned the Old Testament passage for the week that corresponds with the LCMS Lectionary series. They worked to find ways to relate it to the history of the Israelites, connect it to the coming of Christ, and relate it to our lives today in an Advent devotion.”

First Quarter Honors
Today during Chapel the students who made the Honor and Merit Roll for the first quarter were recognized:
Fine Arts Festival
The Concordia Preparatory Fine Arts Department will present an evening of music, art, and drama to celebrate the Christmas season. Please join us on Tuesday, December 11 at 7 pm in the Lutheran Activities Center to view an exhibit by our student artists, listen to performances by our Upper and Middle School bands and choirs, and watch dramatic interpretations of Scripture presented by our student actors. Celebrate the birth of the Savior with us!

Annual Cookie Walk to Benefit the Music Program
 Mark your calendars for the cookie walk on Thursday, December 6 and Friday, December 7 in the cafeteria, after school until 5 pm. You may purchase a small tin for $5, medium tin for $10, and large tin for $15 and fill your tin with cookies baked by the Music Department families.

CPS Sports
The Soccer Banquet is being held Thursday, December 13 at 6 pm in the cafeteria. Soccer parents should contact Coach Neto with questions.

Games this week:
  • Wednesday, December 5: MS Girls’ Basketball at Bryn Mawr, (A) at 3:45 pm and (B) at 4:45 pm, Varsity Girls vs Key at home at 5 pm.
  • Thursday, December 6: MS Boys’ Basketball at home vs. Loyola Blakefield, (B) at 3:30 pm and (A) at 4:30 pm.
  • Friday, December 7: Varsity Girls Basketball at home vs. Southern MD Christian at 5 pm, Boys’ Basketball at Oxon Hill High School, JV at 5:30 and Varsity at 7:15 pm, MS Girls’ Basketball (A) at home vs. Bel Air at 6:30 pm.
  • Monday, December 10: Boys' Basketball at home vs. Paul International, JV at 4 pm and Varsity at 5:30 pm, Varsity Girls' Basketball at FCA at 4:30 pm.
  • Tuesday, December 11: Both MS Boys' A and B games postponed due to the Fine Arts Festival.

Varsity Boys' Basketball Tournament: Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Concordia Prep

Featuring five outstanding games:
  • 11:30 am: Concordia Prep vs. New Era Academy
  • 1:00 pm: Archbishop Curley vs. Douglas High School
  • 2:30 pm: Mervo (Mergenthaler Vocation Technical High School) vs. Digital High School
  • 4:00 pm: Millford Mill High School vs. Evander NYC
  • 5:30 pm: Woodlawn High School vs. Calvert Hall
$3 for kids 13 and under; $5 for adults. Concessions will be available.
*Teams on the left are home teams, teams on the right are visiting teams.

From the School Nurse
Reminder regarding Over the counter Medications from the nurse: With the cold and flu season upon us, be aware the nurse is not allowed to give students over the counter medications without the Over the Counter Medication Authorization Form being turned in with the doctor and the parent’s signature. The form is available via the link above, on the school website, on OnCampus or from the nurse. A new form needs to be turned in for each school year. Students are not to have any medications in their locker or in their bag unless the doctor has written for them to carry an emergency medication (inhaler or EpiPen). For questions contact Ellen Marquardt at 410-825-2323 Ext 244 or at ellenmarquardt@concordiaprepschool.org .

Reminder from The Guidance Office
Class of 2019:  If you have a college application deadline before January 7, 2019, Mrs. Grill needs your information no later than December 3, as the guidance office will be on vacation throughout the holidays. Remember, the guidance office needs three weeks to process all college admission materials.

Upper School Exams - December 17-20 
All Upper School students, as well as Middle School students who take Upper School level World Language and Geometry classes, will complete Semester One Exams beginning Monday, December 17 through Thursday, December 20. Please review the schedule here, which includes instruction and inclement weather directions. Specific locations will be posted each morning across from the Main Office. Students should check each day. There is a Noon Dismissal each day. Lunches are not sold on Noon Dismissal days and there is no EDP during exam week. Christmas Break begins at 12:00 pm on December 20, 2018 , and school resumes on Thursday, January 3, 2019.

2019 Yearbooks
2019 Yearbooks are on sale. Go to www.jostensyearbooks.com to order yours today!
2018-19 School Year

Tuesday, December 11: Middle and Upper School Fine Arts Festival at 7 pm

Friday, December 14: Christmas Chapel

Monday, December 17 - Thursday, December 20: Exams, Noon Dismissal-- no lunch and no EDP.

Friday, December 21 - Wednesday, January 2 : School Closed for Christmas Break

Thursday, January 3: Classes Resume

Monday, January 7: PTL Meeting at 6:30 pm

Friday, January 11: End of Second Quarter

Monday, January 14: School Closed: Faculty Professional Development

Friday, January 18: Report Cards Issued

Monday, January 21: School Closed-Martin Luther King Holiday

Saturday, January 26: Alumni Bull Roast at Rosedale Gardens, 7 to 11 pm, Learn More

Monday, February 4: PTL Meeting at 6:30 pm.

Thursday, February 14: Mid-Term

Friday, February 15: School Closed, Presidents' Day Break

Monday, February 18: School Closed, Presidents' Day

Lunch Orders
Order lunches from Terri’s Cafe here: 

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

Giant A+ School Rewards
Go to www.giantfood.com and sign into your account. You can register to support Concordia Prep