CPS Weekly Update
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Weekly Update: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
From the Headmaster

Greetings in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ,

Last Monday, in our closing Chapel, I shared with our students the story of Pheidippides who ran to Athens with the news of the great victory of his people over the Persians at Marathon. After delivering the message, Pheidippides died, but history reveals that before that run he had made a heroic, 140-mile round trip run to Sparta enlisting the support of Spartan soldiers and ensuring the victory. As we near the finish line, I shared these bible verses:

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.” (1 Corinthians 9:24-27)

The Bible talks a lot about finishing races and fighting the good fight. 2 Timothy 4:7 says, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

We usually skip right to that part. But getting to the finish line calls for endurance, pain, struggle, practice and everything else that goes into running a race strong. But what we run towards is not just finishing school or completing and passing of finals. It is for eternity.

We work in this life to bring glory to God and that is not something that is limited. It is forever. When we are able to grasp, if just a little bit, the glory that God deserves, we want to do nothing more than spend our days glorifying Him.

We chase after things of temporary value. But when we are in Christ and when we are able to see the eternal value of our work on Earth, we need to have self-discipline when finishing the race.

So as we finish off this school year, as we are getting fatigued with life and overwhelmed, remember and hold true to the value of eternal things found in Jesus Christ.

Thank you for your support throughout this school year. We are excited about what awaits us next year. I wish all of you a safe and blessed summer.

In Christ,

Brent Johnson
Have a Safe and Happy Summer!
This is the last regular weekly update of the school year. News will be emailed throughout the summer months and posted on the Concordia Prep School website. During the summer months, Concordia Prep school and offices will be open Monday through Thursday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, and Friday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
Blessings to the Eighth-Grade Class
Last Friday evening at the eighth-grade class celebrated their Affirmation and transition to high school. Ms. Martha Bainbridge shared her photos from the evening:  2019 Eighth Grade Affirmation

Report Cards
Report cards will be posted to OnCampus by 3 pm on  Friday, June 14.

Course Requests for 2019-20
Students and their parents in grades 8-11 may start to request their courses and electives for next year (grades 9-12). The course requests will be for the entire year and both 1st and 2nd-semester electives. Course requests will be done through OnCampus and must be completed by  June 7th.  Some courses will require teacher approval/recommendations. Contact Ms. Bainbridge if you have any questions at  marthabainbridge@concordiaprepschool.org .

From the School Nurse
If your student has medication(s) with the nurse, please plan to pick them up by the last day of school or contact Ellen Marquardt to make other arrangements 410-825-2323 Ext 244.

Over the counter Medication form: Remember to get your child's physician to complete an   Over the Counter Medication Authorization Form  for next school year. This will allow the nurse to give your child medications for pain, cough, sore throats and skin irritation (acetaminophen, ibuprofen, cough drops, itch cream and skin care). The form is available from the nurse or on the website under "Forms and Publications". It is school policy that prescription and non prescription medications are kept in the health suite and administered by the nurse.   Download the Over the Counter Medication Authorization Form

Returning students- Parents please complete the  Returning Student Medical Statement/Health Information and Emergency Contact    form for the next school year which is available on the website under "Menu" and "Middle or Upper School Parents" and "Forms and Publications". The form should be given to the nurse in August.

Remember if you have your child's physical exam done over the summer, it is good for the entire school year (all three sports seasons). The  PreParticipation Physical Evaluation Form  is also available from the nurse or on the website. For any questions contact Ellen Marquardt at 410-825-2323 Ext 244 or  ellenmarquardt@concordiaprepschool.org
Summer Sports Camps
Concordia Prep is offering summer camps for boys and girls in basketball, soccer, volleyball, football and lacrosse. Visit the CPS website for complete details: Summer Camps

Towson Sports Medicine is Offering Pre-Participation Physicals
  • Presented by Towson Sports Medicine
  • When: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Where: Towson Sports Medicine, 8322 Bellona Avenue, Towson, MD 21204, Third Floor Offices
  • To make an appointment visit https://tsm2019ppe.eventbrite.com
  • Questions? Call (410) 337-8847
  • Cost: $30

Physical Exam is not a billable service through health insurance.
Please visit towsonsportsmedicine.com printable physical form. Complete form prior to appointment.
Saints Annual Golf Tournament: Friday, June 14, 2019
Please join us for an afternoon of golf to be followed by a happy hour and dinner to benefit the athletic programs at Concordia Prep.

  • Location and Time: Grey Stone Golf Course on Friday, June 14, 2019, 12:00 Noon check in, 1:00 pm shotgun start.
  • Cost: $135.00 for single golfers | $500.00 for foursomes.
  • Included with the Golfer Package: Golf and cart, box lunch after check in, hot dog at the halfway point, complimentary beverage-snack carts including beer, soda, water and snacks, four contest holes, dinner, raffles, and awards after the golf concludes.

Dinner Guests:  Dinner will be a great opportunity for spouses, teachers and Alumni to join our event, share a wonderful evening and support Concordia Prep. At a cost of $40 they can join us for Happy Hour and dinner, as well as have the chance to buy raffle tickets for great prizes.

For more information to play or sponsor please contact Dan King at  Dankinghome@msn.com .

PTL News
  • Continue to donate used uniforms to the school office.  
  • Stay connected with the PTL by joining our Remind group by texting @cpsptl to the number 81010. You will receive a few text messages per month sent by the PTL.  
2019-20 School Year

Tuesday, June 4 - Friday, June 7: Final Exams, noon dismissal.

Friday, June 14: Report Cards Issued, Boosters Golf Tournament.

Fall Sports Tryouts:
Football - Monday August 5th

Other MIAA Fall Sports (Boys' Teams) - Monday August 12th

IAAM Fall Sports (Girl's' Teams) - Wednesday August 14h

Thursday, August 22: New Student Orientation

Monday, August 26: First Day of Classes, Opening Chapel at 8:05 am

Friday, August 30; School Closed Labor Day Break

Monday, September 2: School Closed for Labor Day

Thursday, September 5: Back to School Night from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

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

Friday, October 4: School Closed, Parent-Teacher Conferences from 8 am to 12 noon.

Saturday, October 12: HOMECOMING, Open House for Prospective Families

Monday, October 14: School Closed, Faculty Professional Development

Wednesday, October 16: PSAT Testing, noon dismissal

Wednesday, October 30: End of First Quarter

Friday, November 1: Report Cards Issued

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

Tuesday, December 17 to Friday, December 20: Mid-Term Exams, noon dismissal

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

Monday, January 6: Classes Resume


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