It’s a Great Time to be a Saint! We are thrilled you will be joining the Concordia Prep School community this fall.

This web page has been set up specifically for new students. Please bookmark this page and check it often. Updates will be posted throughout the summer months.

CPS SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

June 18 – August 10, 2018: 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. 

CPS Summer Work for New and Returning Students

Please visit the following pages for links to summer work:

Acceptable Shoe Policy

Please review the following PDF for details about the acceptable shoes for Upper School and Middle School students. Middle School students may also wear athletic shoes that must not exceed three colors including the brand logo and may not have metallic/shiny finishes.
Acceptable Shoe Policy

Fall Sports Athletic Apparel Store Now Open

The online store to purchase Concordia Prep fall sports athletic apparel is  open. Youth sizes are now available as are items with only the Saints logo. The store will close on Thursday, August 16 and all orders will be shipped to CPS for distribution by September 15. Reminder: sports apparel is not part of the official school uniform and cannot be worn during the school day.

https://concordiaprep2018.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true

Middle School Enrichment Course Requests

Attached is a form for your student to select his or her enrichment courses for the 2018-19 school year. Please download the interactive form, fill it out, and email it to Ms. Martha Bainbridge at marthabainbridge@concordiaprepschool.org. The Enrichment Course Selection Requests should be returned by July 31.

Middle School Enrichment Course Selection Form

Middle School Supply List

Middle School students should download the Middle School supply list: Middle School Supply List

MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM UNIFORMS

The online store to purchase gym uniforms is now open. Please select your student’s grade and teacher. The uniforms will be shipped directly to CPS and distributed. Only Middle School students need to purchase gym uniforms. 

https://kellyssports.com/concordia_prep_physical_ed/

The online store will close on Thursday, August 2 and all orders will ship by Thursday, August 30. 

THE CONCORDIA PREP THEATRE DEPARTMENT PRESENTS “THE GREAT GATSBY” NOVEMBER 2, 3, 4

  • INTEREST MEETING: Wednesday, August 28 after school in room 207
  • UPPER SCHOOL AUDITIONS: Tuesday, September 4, 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. in room 207

Expect to read from sides (cold readings) taken from the script. Sides used during auditions are available from Mrs. Johnson.
 
**OPTIONAL— Students may also audition with a prepared monologue (under 2 min.). NOTE: Dancers will also be needed as extras in several scenes.
 
Questions, or if you’d like to view a copy of the script early, see Mrs. Johnson (room 207). 
Download a flyer for complete details.

Mark your calendars for the middle school and upper school production of Annie, which will be performed May 2-5.

Employment Opportunity

Concordia Preparatory School is searching for a responsible, mature adult to assist with cafeteria duties during the 2018-2019 school year. This part-time position requires the candidate to assist with distributing Teri’s Cafe lunches from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm each school day. When lunches are finished, this person is responsible for cleaning the tables and emptying the trash.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Jim Carter at jimcarter@ concordiaprepschool.org.

School Uniforms

Please be reminded that Lands’ End is the sole provider of school uniform bottoms, shirts, and sweaters. All of these uniform pieces must be purchased through Lands’ End. The preferred school code is 900101890. For more details, go to: Lands’ End website. Make sure you are on the specific Concordia Prep website.  

Here is more information from Lands’ End on how to order the uniform including information on two area retailers:
How to Order

Below is an overview of the dress code from the Upper School and Middle School handbooks:

Uniform items purchased from Lands’ End are:

  • Short-sleeve or long-sleeve white, red, and gray polo shirts for Upper School, white long-sleeve button-down “School Uniform Long Sleeve” Oxford shirt (boys) and white long-sleeve button-down “School Uniform Long Sleeve” Oxford shirt (girls)
  • Sweaters, khaki pants, shorts (Middle School), skorts, and proper fitting black or brown belts. Shorts may be worn only on designated Out of Uniform Dress Days in the Upper School. Shorts may be worn by Middle School students every day. 
  • All polos and sweaters must have the approved Concordia Prep logo.
  • Please be reminded while ordering that all students with visible tattoos must have them covered at all times.  

If you have any questions about the Concordia Preparatory School-Sponsored Dress Code, please contact Curtis Miller at CurtisMiller@ConcordiaPrepSchool.org.

News from the Parent-Teacher League (PTL)

Back to School Pool Party on Friday, September 7 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm

@ Valleybrook Country Club, 1810 Valleybrook Drive, Kingsville, MD 21087

Concordia Prep’s PTL is hosting a back to school pool party for all Concordia Prep students, teachers, parents and siblings. Students and teachers are FREE; parents/siblings are $10 each. A signed waiver, RSVP form + money due September 4th to Main Office. All guests must sign a waiver. PIZZA provided by PTL, each family requested to bring an item to share (see RSVP form for a shared item). Enjoy the activity pool with 2 diving boards, water slide, lazy river, vortex and water basketball plus lap pool.

Questions: contact Holly Bergen / PTL Board via Jane Ponton @ janeponton@concordiaprepschool.org.

Hope to see you there! Download the RSVP Form, Download an Accident Release Waiver

Our CPS Parent-Teacher League is a league of parents and teachers from our CPS community that helps the school to meet its needs. We are excited to announce and welcome our new PTL Board Members:

  • President – Shelly Ford Peroutka
  • Vice President – Nancy Fiorentino Smelcer
  • Secretary – Angela Tirschman and Kara Tyson 
  • Treasurer – Holly Bergen
  • Board Member/Members – OPEN

We still have TWO open positions, please contact any of the above board members to express your interest in being on the board or helping with our various events. Details on volunteer opportunities and our meeting schedule for the 2018-2019 school year will be shared throughout the summer. 
 
Some of the events that we will need volunteers for are: Online Merchandise Sales, Uniform Swap, Fall Open House, Bid for Kids Auction and Basket BINGO. Keep an eye out for more information on these and other events throughout the school year.
 
The PTL is an important organization within CPS. We will offer a lot of value for our students, teachers, and school through our volunteer efforts. We know many of you will want to help, please contact any of the Board members for more information.

Important Fall Dates:

Mark your calendars for these dates:

  • Fall Sports Tryouts:
    • Middle School sports begin the first week of school. 
    • Other MIAA Fall Sports (Boys’ Teams) – Monday, August 13th
    • IAAM Fall Sports (Girl’s’ Teams) – Wednesday, August 15th
    • Varsity Soccer head coach is Aduato Neto and you can email him at Netoslp@gmail.com. They begin Monday, Aug 13 at 9 am – 11: 30 am and will meet on Saints Field.

    • Varsity Cross Country head coach is Glenn Grainger and you can email him at Glennegrainger@gmail.com. They will begin practice on Tuesday, Aug 14 at 9 am to 11:30 am and will meet in front of the school.

    • Varsity Girls Soccer head coach is Megan Brunssen and you can email her at Meganbrunssen@concordiaprepschool.org. They begin practice Wednesday, Aug 15 from 3 – 4:30 pm and will meet on Saints Field.

    • Varsity Girls Volleyball head coach is Kara Baney and her email is kara.dunn@cune.org. They will start practice Wednesday, Aug 15 from 8 am – 10 am and will meet in the gym.

  • New Student Orientation: Thursday, August 23
  • First Day of Classes: Monday, August 27

Download a 2018-2019 School Calendar

2018-2019 Bus Information

Concordia Preparatory School is pleased to announce bus transportation to and from school for the 2018-2019 academic year. There are two routes:

  1. Catonsville Route: The Catonsville bus leaves the Ingleside Shopping Center (5668 Baltimore National Pike) in Catonsville each school day at 6:45 am. It stops at 7405 Liberty Road at approximately 7:00 am and then continues to Concordia Prep. The bus leaves CPS each school day at 3:30 pm and stops at Catonsville and Liberty Road.
  2. Harford County Route: The Harford County bus leaves Harford Mall (696 Belair Road) each school day at 6:40 am. It stops at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School (12022 Jerusalem Road) at approximately 7:00 am and then continues to Concordia Prep. The bus leaves CPS each school day at 3:30 pm and stops at St. Paul’s and Harford Mall.

Payment
Parents have the two payment options:

  1. Pay the bus service fee for the 2018-2019 school year before the school year begins on August 27, 2018. Parents who choose this option will receive a 5% discount in the yearly cost of the bus.
  2. Pay the bus service fee monthly through the FACTS Tuition Management program.

Cost
The cost of the 2018-2019 bus service is $1,125.00 for the entire year or $125.00 per month from August 2018 through May 2019. Parents who pay the entire year before August will pay $1,068.75 (5% discount).

Questions?
Please email Jim Carter at jimcarter@concordiaprepschool.org with any questions. Thank you!

Schedules and Books

Schedules will be distributed during the new student orientation night on Thursday, August 23. During the evening, staff members will provide information regarding school policy and practice and other information to help you transition into CPS. Students will have time to locate their lockers, try out locker combinations, stow school supplies, receive individual schedules, and briefly visit classes.

All students will receive school supply requirements from their teachers on the first day or two of classes. Please come on the first day with general school supplies, such as notebooks or binders, folders, pens, and pencils.

Health Information

All new students must submit an immunization record and an over the counter medication authorization. Additionally, students trying out for fall sports will need to have a physical on file. Contact the school nurse, Mrs. Ellen Marquardt at ellenmarquardt@concordiaprepscool.org with any questions or concerns.

All health forms and other school forms are available on the Concordia Prep website:

Uniforms and Dress Code

Lands’ End is the sole provider of school uniform bottoms, shirts, and sweaters. All of these uniform pieces must be purchased through Lands’ End. The preferred school code is 900101890. For more details, go to: https://www.landsend.com/pp/SchoolSearch.html?action=landing&selectedSchoolNum=900101890.

Here is more information from Lands End on how to order uniforms:
How To Order

Information about the dress code is available in the upper and middle school handbooks:

Hot Lunches

Hot lunches from Terri’s Cafe will be sold Monday-Thursday. Parents must pre-order all lunches from Terri’s Cafe. This program will start on Monday, August 27. Friday lunches will be sold by different school groups. These lunches will be advertised a week before. Students will purchase these lunches on Friday. Friday lunches vary from pizza, Chick-fil-A, and Hotdogs. Order lunches from Terri’s Cafe here: Terri’s Cafe