Weekly Update – Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Coffee with the Pastor:
Thursday, October 21, 8:00-9:00 pm
Pastor Couser invites all Concordia Prep parents and guardians to Coffee with the Pastor tomorrow from 8:00 am - 9:00 am under the Gazebo in front of the school. He wants to share information about his role as Campus Pastor at Concordia Prep and information about the ministry of the new church plant at Concordia Prep called NewThing. This is a come and go event. For complete details, listen to his video invitation:
Athletic Department News
It's that time of the season to celebrate our senior athletes at their last home game. Last Monday, we celebrated our Varsity Volleyball seniors: Alisa Alford, Madisen Bonner, Deneé Pettis, and Anna Schwatka. They won their match against Beth Tfiloh 3-0. They will play in the IAAM Quarter-Finals this Friday – TBA.

Today, we celebrate the Varsity Girls' Soccer seniors: Emily Chamish, Bryelle Johnson, Brooke Marschall, Brooke Meyer, Bevin Russ, and Faith Vernarelli. They play St. Mary's at home today at 4:00 pm.

On Friday, the Varsity Boys' Soccer team will celebrate seniors: Yuri Brage, Zac Chamish, Alexandre Coehlo, Braden Hofstetter, Jacob Hofstetter, Kaden Koester, Paul Levenson, Lucas Meyer, and Jaden Thomas at home vs. Calvert Hall at 4:00 pm.

Next week, Wednesday the Girls' and Boys' Cross Country teams will celebrate their senior night and on Friday, October 29 Varsity Football will celebrate the class of 2022 at home vs. Gilman.

Upcoming Games this Week:
  • Thursday, October 21: MS Cross Country at Boys Latin at 3:30 pm, MS Boys’ Soccer at Gerstell Academy at 4:00 pm, MS Girls’ Soccer at Gerstell Academy at 4:00 pm, JV Football at home vs. St. Mary’s at 3:30 pm
  • Friday, October 22: Varsity Boys’ Soccer at home vs. Calvert Hall at 4:00 pm – SENIOR NIGHT, Varsity Girls’ Soccer at Gerstell Academy at 4:00 pm, JV Boys’ Soccer at Calvert Hall at 4:00 pm, Varsity Volleyball IAAM Quarter-Finals – TBA. 
  • Saturday, October 23: Varsity Boys’ Football at home vs. St. Mary’s at 12:00 pm.
Upper School Fall Sampler Concert this Sunday
The Fall Sampler Concert will take place in the Concordia Prep Gym on Sunday, October 24th at 4pm (Call time for students involved is 3pm). Our theme for this concert is "Trust." We look forward to seeing you there!

Homecoming T-Shirt's
There are still Homecoming 2021 T-Shirts for sale! If your student didn't get a chance to purchase one last week and would like some CPS swag, please tell them to see Mr. Meador in the Music Room before or after school. T-Shirts are $5 each! 

Looking for a Host Family for a CPS Student
Open your home to the world and the world becomes your home! Cultural Homestay International (CHI) is seeking a host family for an amazing student currently attending Concordia Preparatory School. Host families volunteer to provide room and board, and a supportive family environment. Our student carries health insurance, has her own spending money, and greatly desires to be part of an American family. CHI provides local support to students and host families.

There is a host family application process that includes an in-home visit and an online application (with background checks and references). You can learn more on our website: https://chinet.org/academic-year/

Middle School Meet-Up: Friday, October 29 from 3:15-4:15 pm
New Thing is hosting a Middle School Meet-Up with an October-themed scavenger hunt. This meet-up takes place in the quad of Concordia Prep School on Friday, Oct. 29, from 3:15-4:15 p.m. Costumes are encouraged, but not mandatory. Prizes will be given for certain costumes (list of awards is on the web page attached), and we will provide snacks. Please register at this link (https://newthing.live/studentministry) by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28.
From the Office of Technology
On Campus Password Requirements for Parent Accounts
On Campus now requires stronger passwords for parent accounts. This change is necessary to increase security. Accounts with weak passwords will be prompted to create stronger ones when they attempt to login. To be considered strong, passwords will be required to include at least:

  • twelve characters
  • one number
  • one special character
  • one uppercase letter
  • one lowercase letter

Contact Director of Technology, Mrs. Amanda Trapani with questions: amandatrapani@concordiaprepschool.org
CPS Theatre Department Presents – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Tickets on Sale for Fall Play: Tickets are now on sale for the upper school fall play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which will be performed on October 29 & 30 at 7:30 pm and on October 31 at 2:00 pm. Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens, this critically acclaimed production, which has astonished audiences around the world, received seven Olivier and five Tony Awards®. With the limited seating available, advanced ticket sales are strongly encouraged. Tickets may be purchased online by visiting the school website: https://concordiaprepschool.org/2021/10/fall-play-the-curious-incident-of-the-dog-in-the-night-time/.
PTL News

PTL Meeting
The next PTL meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 16th at 6:30pm in the Media Center. THIS IS A CHANGE FROM THE ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED DATE. 

Christmas Ornament Sale
The PTL is excited to announce that we are selling a 2021 Christmas Ornament this year! All orders need to be turned in by November 1st. Ms. Stefanilli has graciously offered to help us with the collection of order forms. Each order needs a form completed, payment and must be returned in an envelope. Cost of the ornament is $10. Download an order form here.

November/December Volunteer Opportunities
There are exciting events coming up involving the PTL...Bingo, Teacher Luncheon and holiday decorating. Click the link below to see how you can volunteer and donate!

Sign up for the PTL Remind
Text @cpsptl to 81010
Operation Christmas Child Project
The Art Club is getting started on the Operation Christmas Child project. They will be packing shoeboxes with gifts and supplies to send to children living in poverty around the world. A gospel booklet is included. This is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to participate in the great commission of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with the nations. There are different requests beginning next week through the first week of November. For complete details download a flyer: Operation Christmas Child
From the Guidance Office
Edmit is a platform offered to Concordia Preparatory School students and families to:vCalculate the estimated cost of a particular college for that individual family;
  • Identify scholarships, grants, and different types of aid that may be available to a student; and
  • Deliver on-demand support for FAFSA completion.

Please click on the link included below to create an Edmit Account:

CPS Spirit Nights at Chick-fil-A
Support CPS at the upcoming Spirit Nights at the Chick-fil-A on Joppa Road, 2008 E. Joppa Road, Parkville, MD 21234 on the following dates from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Twenty percent of the sales will be donated accordingly. Carry out, mobile carry out, mobile curbside, or drive thru. 
Please let your order taker know you are here for the Spirit Night when you order. Mobile carry out or curbside orders – state within notes/description that you are here for the Spirit Night.

  • Thursday, October 28 – CPS Cheerleader, view flyer
  • Tuesday, November 2 – Varsity Girls' Basketball, view flyer
Saints Athletic Boosters Club Meeting: November 2 at 7:00 pm
The next Saints Athletic Boosters Club Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 2 at 7:00 pm in the Media Center. Please contact Mr. Dan King with questions: dankinghome@msn.com.
Saints Bingo – Friday, November 19, 2021
SAVE THE DATE!! 21st Annual Saints Bingo – November 19, 2021, 7:00 pm. until 10:00 pm. (doors open at 6:00 pm) in the CPS Gymnasium. Tickets on sale soon!

We need volunteers to be a part of the Saints Bingo planning committee. If you can help, please sign up here or contact Director of Advancement, Mrs. Gloria Murphy: gloriamurphy@concordiaprepschool.org.
2021-2022 School Year

Thursday, October 21: Coffee with Pastor Couser, 8:00-9:00 am.

Sunday, October 24: Fall Upper School Sampler Music Concert at 4:00 pm in the gym.

Thursday, October 28: CPS Cheerleading Chick-fil-A Spirit Night, 5-8 pm.

Friday, October 29: End of First Quarter, Fall Play - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at 7:30 pm, Middle School Meet-Up, 3:15-4:15 pm.

Saturday, October 30: Fall Play - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at 7:30 pm.

Sunday, October 31: Fall Play - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at 2:00 pm.

Monday, November 1: MIAA winter sports begin

Tuesday, November 2: Varsity Girls' Basketball Chick-fil-A Spirit Night, 5-8 pm, Athletic Boosters Meeting at 7:00 pm.

Friday, November 5: First Quarter report cards posted.

Monday, November 8: IAAM winter sports begin.

Friday, November 12: All Together Now! Musical Review.

Saturday, November 13: Basketball Midnight Madness.

Tuesday, November 16: PTL Meeting at 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, November 17: Prospective Family Forum for Middle School families.

Friday, November 19: Saint Bingo, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

Tuesday, November 23: Alumni Trivia Night - doors open at 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, November 24-Friday, November 26: School Closed for Thanksgiving Break.

Monday, November 29: School Resumes.

Sunday, December 5: "Trim the Tree" Music Department Fundraiser, Open Mic Night, and annual Cookie Walk.

Wednesday, December 8: Prospective Family Forum for Upper School Families from 6:00-7:30 pm.

Friday, December 17: Exams - noon dismissal, new student application deadline, Christmas Concert at Immanuel Lutheran Church at 7:00 pm.

Monday, December 20 - Thursday, December 22: Exams, noon dismissal.

Friday, December 23 - Tuesday, January 4: School Closed Christmas Break.

Wednesday, January 5: School resumes.

Follow the Concordia Prep athletic teams on Instagram:

CPS Saints Athletics

Varsity & JV Girls' Volleyball

Cheerleading

Varsity and JV Football

Varsity Girls' Soccer

Varsity Boys' & Girls' Cross Country

Varsity Boys' Basketball

Varsity Girls' Basketball

Softball

Varsity Boys' Lacrosse

Varsity Girls' Lacrosse

Varsity Baseball

CPS Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)