September 21 2022
Bible Verse for 2022-2023: When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. – Isaiah 43:2
Parent-Teacher Conferences – Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7
In-person, Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 6 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and Friday, October 7, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. School is closed for students on Friday, October 7, 2022. The sign-up link for Parent-Teacher conferences will be available in next Wednesday's Weekly Update.
PSAT Testing – Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Students in grades 8 -11 will take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 12, from 8:00 am. until 12:15 pm. Students will be dismissed from school at 12:15 pm. All students must report to their assigned testing classroom and be ready for taking the PSAT before the 8:00 am. start time. There is no make-up date for PSAT.
All students will need the following items for the PSAT:  
  1. No. 2 pencils with erasers. The College Board requires no. 2 pencils; mechanical pencils are not allowed for testing.
  2. Battery, handheld scientific or graphing calculator. (See list of approved calculators at

Students in grades 8 and 9 take the PSAT 8/9. The PSAT 8/9 tests reading, writing, and math skills. The PSAT 8/9 gives families and teachers valuable information students’ academic strengths and weaknesses.Students’ score report will pinpoint exactly what they need to work on to graduate from high school and be ready for college.

Students in grades 10 and 11 take the PSAT/NMSQT. The PSAT/NMSQT measures the knowledge and skills in reading, writing, and math students learn in the classroom, which is the same knowledge and skills your child needs to succeed in college and career.

The PSAT does not affect college admissions applications, but it is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program. (Concordia Prep had a National Merit Scholarship winner in the Class of 2022!) Some of the highest scoring students may win scholarship money, so while students should not stress about taking the PSAT, students should not ignore it. Students can use the PSAT as practice for the SAT and ACT and a guide in preparing for the college admissions process.

If you have questions, contact
From Campus Pastor Peter Couser
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will have its first huddle for Upper School students during advisory tomorrow.

Outreach Opportunity: Food Drive for "The Haven”
Concordia Prep and NewThing are partnering with the Student Support Network to provide food for those in need inner community. We will be directly supporting “The Haven,” a room at Loch Raven High School where students in need can go for pantry and personal items free of charge. You can read all about it here!

Between now and September 30, we are collecting the following food items: Peanut Butter, Jam/Jelly, Pasta Sauce, Canned Vegetables, Canned Tomatoes, Canned Fruit, Canned Beans, and Soup. Monetary donations will be used to purchase additional food items to support “The Haven.” Food can be brought to school each day beginning Monday, September 19. Money to purchase food can be donated here (choose the fund “Student Support Network-Food for ’The Haven’”)

We will be having a contest between 6th-8th grade, 9th-10th grade, and 11th-12th grade to see which group collects the most food! The group that collects the most items per person will win an ice cream party. For money donated we will count every $2 given as 1 item. Please contact Ms. Weldon ( if you have any questions.

NewThing Church
Don’t have a church home? Worship Gatherings are Sundays at 10:00am on the campus of Concordia Prep (in the Media Center). You can also worship via the livestream.

NewThing has an app with church information and resources to help you grow on your spiritual journey. Download the App
Athletic Department News
Upcoming Games

  • Wednesday, September 21: Cross Country at Gerstell at 3:45 pm, Varsity Girls’ Soccer at home vs. Glenelg at 4:00 pm , MS Girls’ Soccer at Mt. Carmel at 4:00 pm.
  • Thursday, September 22: Varsity Girls’ Volleyball at St. Frances at 4:00 pm, MS Girls’ Soccer at Garrison Forest at 4:00 pm.
  • Friday, September 23: Varsity Football at home vs. Mt. Zion Prep at 4:00 pm, Varsity Boys’ Soccer at Spalding at 4:00 pm.
1/4 Zip Fleece Jackets On Sale
Concordia Prep has added 1/4 zip fleece jackets to the school uniform. 
Jackets are $50 each. Submit your order form with payment by this Friday, September 23, 2022. Jackets will arrive the week of October 24, 2022, and be distributed at school.
You may drop off your order form in the Front Office with Ms. Stefanelli or in the Main Office with Mrs. Ponton. You may download the order forms below. Order forms are also available in the front and main office. There are two separate order forms for adult sizes and youth sizes. Both forms include a sizing chart.

Inclement Weather Announcements
Concordia Prep follows Baltimore County, non-Hereford zone, for delayed openings and closings. In the event of inclement weather, CPS will communicate updates regarding school delays and cancellations through:

Please make sure your email address is updated in OnCampus and with Ms. Stefanelli and Mrs. Ponton. You can set up OnCampus to receive notifications for a number of school communications. Under your profile in the upper right hand corner, select Settings, then Notifications (on the left side of the screen), click on Announcements posted. Click on the link for "edit options" and you can receive notifications whenever communications are posted to OnCampus, including Emergency Bulletins.
Saints Bingo – Friday, November 18, 2022
Saints Bingo is back on campus featuring Dooney & Bourke, Coach, Kate Spade, Thirty-One, Vera Bradley, and more. Bingo will be held in the CPS gymnasium from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm). Tickets are $30 per person, and $35 at the door, however, we expect a sellout! Tables of 10 are $270 – tables must be purchased in advance. Tickets are on sale. Visit the Concordia Prep website for more details: 2022 Saints Bingo

Each of the 20 games that are included with your ticket will feature a theme-filled Vera Bradley or thirty-one bag. We’ll also be offering special bingo games and raffles of high end purses!

Want to help out? You can sponsor one of our bags or purses, send in a monetary donation for our shoppers to purchase the items to fill the bags, or volunteer to sell Raffle Tickets or Specials at the bingo event. If you are a business owner or know of someone who would be willing to be a patron for our event, please contact Director of Advancement, Mrs. Gloria Murphy at
From the Office of Technology

Microsoft Office 365 Apps for Student Personal Devices

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 on your personal device. 
  1. Open the web site:
  2. Logon with your school Microsoft account. 
  3. On the main page, click on the dropdown next to "Install Office" and select "Office 365 apps" (a file will download).
  4. Double-click the downloaded file to begin installation.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions and prompts.
  6. 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 with any questions.
From the Guidance Office
Dear Concordia Prep Families:

The AIMS Paying for College Night is Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00 PM. This virtual event will feature Chad Spencer from Davidson College. Advanced registration is required:

Best wishes,
Kim Grill
Sunrise Service for Juniors and Seniors – Friday, September 30, 2022

The PTL in collaboration with Pastor Couser and the SGA are hosting a Sunrise Service on Friday, September 30th at 6:30 am for the junior and senior classes. The PTL will have coffee, hot chocolate, donuts and pastries outside while we wait for the beauty of the day to start and then we’ll move into the cafeteria for a more filling breakfast of french toast casserole, sausage links, fruit salad and much more!!
Students should use this link to RSVP:

Parents we can’t do this without your help. If you are able to donate to this event, please sign up: Sun Rise Service

If you need to drop off on Thursday that can be arranged by contacting the PTL –
PTL News
Volunteer Opportunities
Sign up to help the PTL at upcoming events. 

PTL Membership
The PTL is a group of parents dedicated to celebrating our students and supporting the teachers of Concordia Prep. If you would like to join the PTL or renew your PTL membership, click the link below to fill out the form and then follow the directions to pay the $25 family donation. Join the PTL
Used Uniform Collection
The PTL is collecting gently used uniforms and gently used spirit wear. Bring your items to the school during the summer office hours. The PTL thanks you!
Stay in touch with the PTL...
* Join Remind - Text @cpsptl to 81010
* Follow us to Facebook at Concordia Prep PTL 
* Follow us on Instagram at concordiaprepptl
The PTL is always welcoming of ideas and suggestions. Contact us at with any suggestions or questions.
School Calendar

Wednesday, September 21: Prospective Family Forum at 6:00 pm.

Friday, September 30: Saints Sunrise Service for classes of 2023 and 2024 at 6:30 am sponsored by the SGA and PTL.

Tuesday, October 4: PTL Meeting at 6:30 pm.

Friday, October 6: Parent-Teacher Conferences, 4:00 pm-8:00 pm.

Friday, October 7: Parent-Teacher Conferences, 8:00am-12:00 pm, school closed for students.

Wednesday, October 12: PSAT testing day, noon dismissal.

Monday, October 24: Spirit Week Begins.

Friday, October 28: End of First Quarter, Homecoming Bonfire, Variety Show, Chili Cook-off.

Saturday, October 29: Fall Open House-Homecoming Festival, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Sunday, October 30: NewThing Trunk or Treat.

Monday, October 31: School Closed, faculty meetings.

Tuesday, November 1: PTL Meeting at 6:30 pm.

Friday, November 4: 10:00 am delayed opening, First Quarter report cards post on OnCampus after 3:00 pm, Fall Play – The Play that Goes Wrong at 7:00 pm.

Saturday, November 5: Fall Play – The Play that Goes Wrong at 7:00 pm.

Sunday, November 5: Fall Play – The Play that Goes Wrong at 2:00 pm.

Wednesday, November 16: Prospective Family Forum at 6:00 pm.

Friday, November 18: Saints Bingo – Learn More, Purchase Tickets

Wednesday, November 23-Friday, November 25: School Closed, Thanksgiving Break.

Friday, December 2: 10:00 am delayed opening.

Tuesday, December 6: PTL Meeting at 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, December 7: Prospective Family Forum at 6:00 pm.

Friday, December 16, Monday, December 19-Wednesday, December 21: Mid-Term Exams, Noon Dismissal

Thursday, December 22 - Tuesday, January 3: School Closed for Christmas break.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023: School Resumes