Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
April 11, 2019

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April 13
Junior/Senior Prom
Marriott McDowell Mountain

April 19-22
Spring Recess-
R&R Weekend
April 28
Great Hearts Family Day - Diamondbacks Baseball Game

April 30-May 3
Used Uniform Sale
SPA Library
May 3
Half Day
 SPA In-Service
May 4
MS Luau Spring Celebration

May 21-23
Half Days
Semester 2 Exams

May 23
8th Grade Promotion 2:00 PM

May 24
Half Day
Last Day of School
Awards Ceremony
May 24
Senior Commencement
Highlands Church
 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Drive, Scottsdale, 85255
7:00 PM
Doors open at 6:30pm

Headmaster Message 
Please click  here for a message from Ms. Chaney.  
Logo by Parker Dameron
FRIDAY APRIL 12th 5-8 PM  
Musical Performances  
LASER TAG, Human Bowling, Toxic 360, Meltdown, Toxic Vertical Rush, Mind Winder  
Click here for Performance Schedule in SPA Theatre
There are only 4 days left to bring in those tax credits! We need 00 more tax credits to reach our goal of $203,700!! You can help us by spreading the word and sharing the link to make a tax credit to SPA: 
If you have already made your tax credit, we thank you! If you have yet to make yours, please do so here. If you are filing for an extension, you can make your tax credit before April 15, 2019 and it will count for your 2018 taxes when you are ready to file. Lastly, everyone can go get one more... TC + 1 is our formula for success!
If we reach our tax credit goal
  • Our athletic programs will continue to be funded as in past years
  • Our Extra-curricular clubs will be robust and varied
  • Our students will enjoy a TC + 1 day (jeans, extended lunch, music, ice cream, and carnival games) 
SPARTANS...let's finish STRONG! Questions? Please contact Paola Gale, Academy Giving Manager at 480-776-3571 or 
SPA New Teacher Highlight 2019-2020
In the 2019-2020 school year, Ms. Woner will join us as a Middle School Literature and Composition teacher. Ms. Woner recently graduated from Arizona State University with a Master's degree in English Literature, having previously received Bachelor's degrees in English Literature and French. She and her two older sisters were part of the founding classes of students at Scottsdale Prep. While attending SPA, Ms. Woner fostered her passion for reading and writing in Humane Letters and the Creative Writing Club. For her undergraduate Honors Thesis, she decided to write a novel inspired by the fantastical coming of age stories she loved as a child. Ms. Woner is excited to return to Great Hearts and pass on her love for reading the classics, discussing language and meaning, and writing thoughtful analyses of literature.
                     Yearbook Information
Yearbook can no longer be ordered online, but you can still order a yearbook by bringing in a check to the front office.  Please don't delay - the sooner, the better!  
- The cost is $75.
- Please make the check payable to Scottsdale Preparatory Academy,       and put your child's name and grade on the comment line.
- Put the check in an envelope addressed to Ms. Stone.
- If you'd like a receipt, please write your email address on the envelope.
  • HELP NEEDED FOR PROM: Please help us create A Starry Night for Prom 2019 on April 13!  We are looking for parent helpers to decorate and setup as well as take down decorations.  Sign Up HERE
  • Save the Date 6th & 7th Grade Luau/Spring Celebration on Saturday, May 4th in SPA Multi-purpose Room from 7pm to 9pm.  $25 will include DJ and food.  Payment portal to come. Questions? Contact
  • Save the Date for the  PSO Thank You Breakfast for all volunteers on Wednesday, May 8th from 8:15 am to 9:30 am in the SPA library!  We hope you can join us as a thank you for all you do!!!  Please rsvp to  
  • Save the Date for our PSO Thank You Breakfast for all volunteers on Wednesday May 8th from 8:15 am to 9:30 am in the SPA library!  We hope you can join us as a thank you for all you do!!!  Please rsvp to  
  • Reminder:  Looking for information? Go to
SPA Used Uniform Sale
April 30th - May 3rd  -  SPA Library
Save the Date for the Spring 2019 Used Uniform as we kick off welcoming our new 6th grade class at the Open House on April 30th!  The sale will be open during school hours.   If you are considering donating outgrown uniforms, now is a great time so they can be included in this sale. Thank you to all who support SPA through the used uniform sale!  

Genevieve Peterson, Great Hearts Director of Major Gifts, looks forward to meeting with each Great Hearts Scottsdale family to update them on the current campaign status, construction timeline to complete our K-12 campus, and available commemorative naming opportunities.  Ms. Peterson will be available on the Archway Scottsdale/Scottsdale Prep campus Fridays, April 12 and April 26 and Thursday, May 9, and would love the opportunity to speak with you and answer any questions you might have.  To schedule a specific time, please contact Kelly Colliat, Campaign Coordinator at

Great Hearts Day at the D'backs Chase Field
Sunday, April 28th, 1:10PM 
Join Great Hearts families from around the Valley to watch the Diamondbacks take on the Chicago Cubs at Chase Field. Receive an exclusive Great Hearts discounted ticket (up to $35 off normal ticket pricing!)  Each participant has a chance to win one of the items/experiences blow:
  • Four (4) complimentary lower-level tickets to a future game!
  • Pre-game: Watch batting practice from behind the on deck circle!
  • Autographed D-backs item!
  • Click here for ticket information. 
Click here for the Prom dress code 
April thru May Lunch Menu
 April thru May lunch menus are ready for you to place orders.  Visit
THANK YOU for supporting our SPA PSO Lunch Program! 
Ada Betancourt,  Lunch Oversight Coordinator
College Acceptances Class of 2019
 Click here for a current list of 2019 college acceptances

Do you have questions about the Tax Credit and how it is a win-win for you and our school? Please contact Paola Gale at 480-776-3571 or

If you file for an extension on your taxes, you can make your tax credit to SPA before April 15th and use it when you are ready to file. In order to count for 2018, your contribution must be made before April 15th.
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