CPS Weekly Update
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Weekly Update: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Mid Term, Friday, September 20
This Friday, September 20, marks the mid-point of the first quarter. If you haven't done so yet, please check the progress of your son or daughter through your OnCampus account. If you need help with your OnCampus account, please email  amandatrapani@concordiaprepschool.org.

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 3 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, and on Friday, October 4 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm—there will be no school for students on Friday, October 4. The sign-up information will be sent out next week.

CPS Open House is on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. 
If you would like to volunteer some of your time to help with setting up or for greeting prospective families, please send the Admissions Staff an email:
 
We also need help with donations of snacks, baked goods, and cases of water. If you are willing and able to contribute to this cause please contact the Admissions Office and let us know what you are willing to contribute. Also, please bring in all donated items to the admissions office on Friday, October 11. We are also in need of support with set up and registration. Please call Mrs. Stefanelli at 410 825-2323 if you would like to assist us during this special day at CPS.

Daily Attendance
You may email the Attendance Office: attendance@concordiaprepschool.org

The Online Spirit Wear Store Closes Monday, Sept. 30
Purchase CPS Spirit Wear. The store closes on Monday, September 30:

Athletic News
Varsity Sports Network has ranked the Varsity Boy's Soccer team #17 and the Varsity Boy's football team #15 in the Baltimore area.
Welcome Ms. Carlyn Stefanelli as the Head Varsity Girls' Lacrosse Coach
Ms. Carlyn Stefanelli is the Admissions Assistant, assisting Director of Admissions Mr. Stephen Berger with the school’s admissions and marketing efforts. She will be working in the Attendance Office. In addition, she has been named the Head Varsity Girls’ Lacrosse Coach. Ms. Stefanelli played lacrosse, field hockey, and track at Good Counsel High School in Olney, MD. She graduated from West Virginia University in 2014. She has worked for marketing/PR firms in addition to working as a Program Director and Coach at Play Her Sports and a Varsity Lacrosse Coach at Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg, MD.

If your daughter is interested in playing girls lacrosse (all grades), please email Ms. Stefanelli at  carlynstefanelli@concordiaprepschool.org  to be added to the email list. She will be sending out information for the off season this week. There will be an interest meeting held soon. 

Upcoming Games
  • Wednesday, September 18: Varsity Boys' Soccer at home vs Severn at 4 pm.
  • Thursday, September 19: Volleyball at Beth Tfiloh, JV at 4:30 pm and Varsity at 5:30 pm, MS Cross Country at McDonogh at 4 pm, JV Football at home vs Spalding at 4 pm.
  • Friday, September 20: Varsity Girls’ Soccer at home vs AACS at 4 pm, Varsity Boys’ Soccer at Gerstell at 4 pm, MS Boys Soccer at Gilman at 3:30 pm, Varsity Football at Severn at 4:15 pm.
  • Saturday, September 21: Boys’ Soccer at home vs Fallston, JV at 10:30 am and Varsity at 12:30 pm.
  • Monday, September 23: Varsity Girls' Soccer at home vs. Hammond High School at 4 pm.
  • Tuesday, September 24: MS Girls' Soccer at NDP at 3:45 pm. Volleyball at home vs. St. Tim's, JV at 4 pm and Varsity at 5:30 pm, Varsity Girls' Soccer at home vs. Catholic at 4 pm.
Microsoft Office is Available for All Students
All Concordia Prep students can install and use Microsoft Office 365 on their  personal or home computers.  Microsoft Office includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Skype for Business, and Access. Follow the steps below to install Microsoft Office 365. 
  1. Open the web site: login.microsoftonline.com
  2. Logon with your school Microsoft account. 
  3. Username/Email Address: student's school email address, i.e. concordiastudent22@concordiaprepschool.org.
  4. Temporary Password: Concordia1 (password must be changed)
  5. On the main page, click on the drop-down next to "Install Office" and select "Office 365 apps" (a file will download).
  6. Double-click the downloaded file to begin installation.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions and prompts.
  8. When installation completes, you will find the Office apps on your Programs menu.
The installation instructions will be the same for an Apple/MAC computer. You can also use these apps through the browser as well. Please contact Mrs. Amanda Trapani, Director of Technology, at  amandatrapani@concordiaprepschool.org  if you have any questions.

News from the PTL
The PTL has an ongoing Box Tops 4 Education (BTFE) fundraiser. People may sign-up by using this link(same one above)   https://www.boxtops4education.com/Consumer-Login-Page , clicking on join free, entering Concordia Prep School, and complete online form. 

Once signed up there are two options in which they may scan their clip-less box tops receipts electronically or send in the original clip-it box tops on clip-it form to school PTL mailbox labeled Box Tops. 

Picture Day, Friday, September 27
Picture order forms were handed out to the students this week. You may also download an order form. Please return order form and payment by Friday, September 27. Picture Order Form

2019 After Prom Meeting: Tuesday, October 22
The first meeting to plan for the after prom will be held on Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30 pm in the Media Center.Contact Ms. Bainbridge with questions: marthabainbridge@concordiaprepschool.org.
2019 Saints Bingo: Friday, November 15, 2019
Mark your calendars for the 19th Annual Saints Bingo on Friday, November 15 in the gymnasium. Doors open at 6 pm.

Saints Bingo featuring Dooney & Bourke, Coach, Kate Spade, Thirty-One, Vera Bradley, and more. Twenty Bingo games are included with the ticket as well as a Tie Bingo Drawing and Lucky Loser Bingo. Door Prizes will be given throughout the night. There will also be an Early Bird Game and three special games and raffles. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Additional game boards will be available for purchase. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tables of 10 are $180.


Please contact Director of Advancement, Mrs. Gloria Murphy for sponsorship opportunities: gloriamurphy@concordiaprepschool.org .

Login for OnCampus
This year, we will be sending out permission and acknowledgement forms via OnCampus. Parents: if you do not have your own login and are logging in as your son or daughter, please contact Director of Technology, Mrs. Trapani at amandatrapani@concordiaprepschool.org . Parents can share one login but you will not be able to sign permission and acknowledgement forms as a student.

The Concordia Prep Theatre Department Presents Secondary Cause of Death on November 1, 2, 3
Performance Dates: November 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. and November 3 at 3:00 pm.

For More Information: Contact the Director – Mrs. Joy Johnson, joyjohnson@concordiaprepschool.org
2019-20 School Year

Friday, September 27: Picture Day

Thursday, October 3: Parent-Teacher Conferences, 4:00 - 8:00 pm

Friday, October 4: School Closed for Students, Parent-Teacher Conferences, 8:00 am - 12:00 noon

Saturday, October 5: Homecoming Dance at 8 pm.

Monday, October 7 - Friday, October 11: Homecoming Spirit Week Dress Down Days.

Tuesday, October 8: PTL Meeting at 6:30 pm in the Media Center

Wednesday, October 9: Saints Boosters Club Meeting at 7 pm in the Media Center

Friday, October 11: Homecoming Bonfire at 6 pm, Variety Show at 7:30 pm.

Saturday, October 12: Open House for Prospective Families, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon, Homecoming Football game vs. AACS at 12 noon, Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame

Monday, October 14: School Closed, Faculty Professional Development

Wednesday, October 16: PSAT Testing, No School for Seniors, Noon Dismissal

Tuesday, October 22: 2020 After Prom Meeting at 6:30 pm in the Media Center

Thursday, October 30: End of First Quarter

Friday, November 1-Sunday, November 3 : CPS Theatre Department Presents Secondary Cause of Death

Wednesday, November 6: Saints Boosters Club Meeting at 7 pm in the Media Center.

Friday, November 8: Picture Retakes, Reports Cards Issued

Tuesday, November 12: PTL Meeting at 6:30 pm in the Media Center

Wednesday, November 12: Prospective Family Forum, 6:30 - 8:00 pm for Upper School Families

Friday, November 15: CPS Bag Bingo

Tuesday, November 26: Thanksgiving Chapel

Wednesday, November 27 - Friday, November 29: School Closed for Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, December 7: Junior Class Ring Dance

Tuesday December 10: PTL Meeting at 6:30 pm in the Media Center

Wednesday, December 11: Prospective Family Forum, 6:30 - 8:00 pm for Middle School Families.

Thursday, December 12: Upper and Middle School Christmas Fine Arts Festival at 7 pm.

Monday, December 16: Christmas Chapel at 8:05 am

Tuesday, December 17 - Friday, December 20: Mid-Term Exams, Noon Dismissal

Monday, December 23 to Friday, January 3: School Closed for Christmas Break

Monday, January 6: School Resumes


Lunch Orders
Order lunches from Terri’s Cafe here: 

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