Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
April 25, 2019

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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

Assistant Headmaster Message 
Please click  here for a message from Mr. Gilfillan
Please click here for a message from Mr. Gale

SPA Volunteer Breakfast
Scottsdale Prep Staff and PSO would like to invite you to our annual SPA Volunteer Thank You Breakfast 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 
SPA New Faculty Highlight
Mr. Agron is excited to join the Scottsdale Prep faculty team as a High School Spanish teacher this upcoming Fall. Although originally a native of Los Angeles, Mr. Agron has spent the last year working for a farming non-profit in northern California. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Spanish and Honors Humanities from Azusa Pacific University. He travelled throughout Central America while studying at a university in Costa Rica in 2015. He is a third generation educator and an avid reader. He loves the great outdoors, local coffee roasters, and Spanish philosopher Miguel de Unamuno. He is overjoyed to get to share his love for language with the estudiantes of Scottsdale Prep. ¡Nos vemos de pronto!
LUAU Spring Celebration
for 6th & 7th Grade

Saturday, May 4, 2019
7:00 - 9:00pm SPA Multipurpose Room 
6th & 7th Grade End of the Year Spring Celebration/Luau w/ DJ!.  Costumes encouraged BUT optional. 
$20 online or $25 at the door at  
6th & 7th Grade Luau Payment.  Sign up for items needed  here.
EduKit School Supplies 2019-2020
Scottsdale Preparatory Academy offers the EduKit program as a convenient option for busy families to order your student's school supplies for the 2019/2020 year.
EduKits are custom made to include the supplies selected and approved by our school and shipping is included!
Click  here  to order by June 20th for the BEST pricing.
EduKits will be delivered to your home
on or before July 27th!
Extended online ordering is available through EduKit's Last Chance program from June 20 - July 12. Last Chance orders are subject to an additional fee and will be delivered to your home shortly before school begins.  If you have any questions, please contact Veronica at
REMINDER: Order kits for the grade your student(s) will be entering in the 2019/2020 school year.
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!  
  • Help Needed: Please consider picking up a box of individual bags of pretzels, chips, Goldfish type snacks to donate for SPA students to enjoy during Field Day, Friday, May 3.  All donations (please mark Field Day) need to be dropped off at SPA near the library entrance by 3 pm on Wednesday, May 1.  Sign up HERE.  Questions,contact Thank you!
  • 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.   
  • 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
Great Hearts Day at the D'backs Chase Field
Sunday, April 28th, 1:10PM 
first_base_gathering.jpg 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. 
                     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
Rome & Athens - June 2nd, 2020
Our enrollment window for our 2020 summer tour:"THE ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN" will be closing April 30th at 11:59pm. You can enroll on our tour website: or call the EF Tours Travel Support Specialist team  1-800-665-5364  (open Monday-Friday, 9-5pm) Please act quickly to reserve your spot as space is filled on a first-come, first serve basis. Send me an email at for more information.

Thank you to Museia Sponsors!
Please click on logo to go to the sponsor's website for more information!


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

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College Acceptances Class of 2019
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