Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
April 18, 2019

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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, AZ 85255
7:00 PM
Doors open at 6:30pm

Headmaster Message 
Please click  here for a message from Ms. Chaney.  
We made our tax credit goal!!!!
Thank you to everyone who contributed, and thank you to all those who brought in a PLUS ONE!!  
We now get to celebrate! The winners of the Middle School R-N-R weekend is 7th grade!! They had the highest participation for MS! The winners of the High School R-N-R weekend is 11th grade!! They led the grades all campaign and had the highest participation. More details about the R-N-R weekend will be forthcoming!
The entire student body will enjoy a TC+1 day, and those details will be announced soon. Lastly, there are many students who brought in tax credits during the final two weeks of our campaign. They are entered to win one of 3 parties at SPA with a favorite teacher. That drawing will happen during announcements next week! Thank you, Thank you for helping us reach our Tax Credit GOAL!!! GO SPARTANS!!!!
Thank you to Museia Sponsors!


  • BIG THANK YOU to all who helped with Prom and Museia.  It takes a team of people working over a long period of time to bring these events to SPA!  Thank you to Kim Gleason, Andrea Davis and team for yet another wonderful Museia!  Thank you to Mrs. Lftis, Senora Rosado, Mrs. Langord and team for a magical Prom!
  • Thank you to Jen Murphy, Laurie Langford, 6th grade families and all who contributed to a wonderful spring teacher appreciation lunch!
  • Important Change to Note: Middle school pool party on May 5 has been canceled as Field Day is Friday, May 3 and 6th/7th grade luau celebration is Saturday, May 4th.   
  • May 4th - 6th & 7th Grade End of the Year Spring Celebration/Luau w/ DJ!   7-9pm Scottsdale Prep Multipurpose room. Costumes encouraged BUT optional. $20 online or $25 at the door at  6th & 7th Grade Luau Payment 
    Sign up for items needed here 
  • 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  
  • Reminder :  Looking for information? Go to
                     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.

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 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. 
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!  
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
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Scottsdale Preparatory Academy | 16537 N. 92nd Street | Scottsdale, AZ 85260 
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