January 18, 2023
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
Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. day, Director of Diversity and Inclusion Ms. Anna Heckel shared this essay: MLK Day 2023
2nd Quarter Report Cards – 2nd Semester Schedules
Report cards will be posted in OnCampus on Friday, January 20 after 3:00 pm.

If students have questions about their schedules for the 2nd semester they may email Ms. Bainbridge (marthabainbridge@concordiaprepschool.org) until Friday, January 20, 2023.
Travel with EF Tours and Concordia Prep in the Summer of 2025
In June of 2025, CPS and EF Tours will be traveling to London, Paris, Milan, Florence, Rome, and Pompeii. Interested families should attend a virtual informational meeting on Thursday, January 19th at 5:30 pm. Register here to get the link for the meeting. Students who enroll in January can travel internationally for under $175 per month!  Contact Brent Johnson (brentjohnson@concordiaprepschool.org) with any additional questions.
Re-Enrollment for 2023-2024
Re-enrollment for next year is underway. February 10, 2023, is the deadline to complete the steps to secure your student's spot for the 2023-2024 school year. On Thursday, February 16, 2023, all Association of Independent Maryland School (AIMS) members will be extending admissions offers to new students for the 2023-2024 school year. In advance of this date, we need to gather accurate re-enrollment information in order to make these offers. If your student is in good standing, your re-enrollment contract can be found in OnCampus. 

As always, we are happy to answer any questions you may have as you consider the upcoming school year. If there is anything we can do to help, please reach out.


From the School Nurse
We have had some members of our school community test positive for COVID-19 in the last week. Please be aware the symptoms can start out very mild: slight runny nose or slightly sore throat. I have plenty of at-home tests so if you would like one, please let me know and I can send a test kit or two home with your student. The Maryland Health Department/Maryland State Department of Education guidelines we are following are when a person tests positive: they need to isolate for 5 days (Day 0 is the day symptoms start or the day of the positive test-whichever is first). Then on Day 6 if symptoms are improved and no fever for 24 hours, the person can return to school wearing a well fitting mask through Day 10. The person should notify their own close contacts. Please contact the nurse with any questions: ellenmarquardt@concordiaprepschool.org.
The Concordia Prep Theatre Department Presents Hairspray, April 27 – April 30, 2023
Hairspray Auditions: Auditions for the spring musical are on January 18 and 19 (sign up for a time slot outside room 207), followed by the dance portion of auditions and Call-Backs on January 20. Students should bring the completed Production Agreement AND Audition form to their audition. All information will be saved in the Hairspray Topic folder under the Theatre Group on OnCampus; if you need access to the Theatre Group, contact Mrs. Johnson. For questions about the show or auditions, see either Mrs. Johnson or Mr. Kesar.

Pit Band for Spring Musical: If interested in playing in the pit band, or learning more about what instruments are needed in the pit band for Hairspray, contact Mrs. White.
Athletic Department News
Games This Week
  • Wednesday, January 18: Boys’ Basketball at home vs. Severn, JV at 4:30 pm and Varsity at 6:00 pm – Support the Saints and wear RED.
  • Thursday, January 19: MS Girls’ B Team at home vs. Bryn Mawr at 3:30 pm, MS Boys’ A Team at home vs. Mt. Carmel at 4:45 pm.
  • Friday, January 20: Boys’ Basketball at Indian Creek, JV at 4:00 pm and Varsity at 5:30 pm, Girls’ Basketball at home vs. St. Paul’s, JV at 4:30 and Varsity at 6:00 pm, MS Girls’ Basketball at Calvert School, A and B Team, times TBA.
  • Saturday, January 21: Varsity Girls’ Basketball vs. South River at McDonogh at 9:00 am.
Campus Ministry Update
NewThing is sponsoring some upcoming fellowship opportunities for students and families!

Middle School Board Game Night – Friday, January 20, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Calling all middle schoolers! New Thing is hosting a middle school board game night on Friday, January 20, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the CPS cafeteria. There will be drinks and snacks provided! Please register at the following link by Thursday, January 19: https://subsplash.com/newthing/lb/ev/+9w7w2fw
Upper School Game Day – Sunday, January 22, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Upper School students are invited to the Couser's house for a game day on Sunday, January 22 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Please bring a dippable snack to share. Register now!
Family Bowling on Sunday, February 5 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Open to all Concordia Prep students and families. You must have a parent, grandparent, or guardian over 18 register with every student family that participates.$20 per person.Space is limited.

Register/Pre-Pay to Bowl!
NewThing Church
And for those who don’t have a church home, all are welcome to NewThing worship gatherings…
Link to Livestream
Order Your Yearbook for the 2022-2023 School Year

Click on the link above and search for Concordia Preparatory School. Yearbooks arrive in the fall and will be disbursed to students from the main office. Students will be notified through the announcements when the yearbooks are ready to be picked up.
2023 Alumni, Parents, and Friends Bull and Oyster Roast
Join the BLS/CPS Alumni Association at the annual BLS/CPS Alumni Bull and Oyster Roast on Saturday, January 28, 2023, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm at Rosedale Gardens, 8037 Philadelphia Rd, Baltimore, MD 21237.

Tickets include a huge buffet with crab soup, oyster stew, hand-carved top round of beef and smoked ham from the pit, oysters on the half shell, baked ziti, sweet Italian sausage, Swedish meatballs, barbeque chicken, plus numerous salads. Includes soda and draft beer. Eric Laughlin will be the DJ. Door prizes, raffle prizes (including the famous Wockenfuss Tower of Chocolate), and more!

Tickets are $49 each (no discount for buying a table). Tables seat 10 people. If you wish to reserve a table, you must purchase one in advance.

The deadline for $49 tickets is Wed, Jan 18th, tickets go up to $55 on the 19th through the 26th, and tickets will be $60 at the door. 
Prayer Requests
The Concordia Prep School community and NewThing Church would like to pray for you and your family. Please fill out the prayer request form on the NewThing website. Intentions will be remembered at NewThing services and during Concordia Prep weekly chapels. Prayer Requests
PTL News

Senior Banners
Senior Banners will be on sale NOW through Friday, January 27th. The cost of each banner is $30 and payment can be made via Venmo, Cash App or Cash. Checks are NOT accepted. Complete the link below to order your banner. If you have any questions, please email the PTL- ptl@concordiaprepschool.org 
 
Banner order form: https://forms.gle/6xjzJzn5abTGRWFg6 
 
Senior Dinner
Save the Date: The PTL will host a Senior Dinner on Friday, March 24th at 7:15 pm in the cafeteria. Each senior will be free and they may purchase tickets for 2 guests. More information and a registration link to be sent in early March. 
 
Pastries With Parents
This well-loved PTL event is finally back. Hosted by the PTL, Pastries with Parents helps middle and high school students thank their parents for all of their love and support. This event will take place on Friday, April 21st and more details will be forthcoming.
 
PTL Meeting
The next PTL meeting is Tuesday, February 7th at 6:30pm in the Media Center.
 
PTL Committee Volunteer Opportunity
Use the link below to sign up to be part of a committee helping to plan future events.
 
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
School Calendar

Friday, January 20: Report Cards Posted in OnCampus after 3:00 pm, Middle School Board Game Night, 3:30-5:00 pm.

Sunday, January 22: Upper School Game Night, 4;00-6:00 pm.

Saturday, January 28: Alumni, Parent, & Friends Bull and Oyster Roast, Learn More-Purchase Tickets

Friday, February 3: Two-hour delayed opening, school opens at 10:00 am.

Sunday, February 5: Family Bowling, 2:00-4:00 pm.

Tuesday, February 7: PTL Meeting at 6:30 pm in the Media Center

Friday, February 10: Current families re-enrollment deadline.

Friday, February 17: New Student Acceptance Day, School Closed for President's Day Break

Monday, February 20: School Closed, Presidents' Day

Tuesday, February 21: Spring Sports begin.

Wednesday, February 22: Ash Wednesday

Friday, March 3: Two-hour delayed opening, school opens at 10:00 am.

Tuesday, March 7: PTL Meeting at 6:30 pm in the Media Center

Friday, March 10: Parent-Teacher Conferences, noon dismissal.

Friday, March 17 and Monday, March 20: School Closed, faculty professional development.

Friday, March 24: End of Third Quarter, Senior Dinner at 7:15 pm.

Saturday, March 23: Junior Ring Ceremony

Saturday, March 25: Junior Ring Ceremony

Friday, March 31: Report Cards Posted in OnCampus after 3:00 pm.

Saturday, April 1: Bid For Kids Dinner and Auction

Tuesday, April 4: PTL Meeting at 6:30 pm in the Media Center

Thursday, April 6: School Closed - Maundy Thursday

Friday, April 7: School Closed - Good Friday

Monday April 10 – Friday, April 14: School Closed for Easter break.

Monday, April 17: School resumes

Friday, April 21: Pastries with Parents

Thursday, April 27: Hairspray Dinner Theatre at 6:30 pm – the show begins at 7:00 pm.

Friday, April 28: Hairspray at 7:00 pm.

Saturday, April 29: Hairspray at 7:00 pm.

Sunday, April 30: Hairspray at 2:00 pm.