Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
April 4, 2019

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April 9
6th Grade

April 8
7th Grade

April  8
8th Grade

April 9
11th Grade

April 10
Senior Preview Night
Blazer Fitting

April 12
Senior Preview Night
Blazer Fitting
5:00pm - 8:00pm
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 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
7:00 PM

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
 Upcoming Testing Dates
6th Grade:    April 9th;     7th Grade:    April 8th;      8th Grade:    April 8th
  11th Grade:   April 9th
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.
  • HELP STILL NEEDED TOMORROW (Fri 4/5):  The final Teacher Appreciation lunch of the year is tomorrow, Friday, 4/5!  We still are in need of a few egg dishes as well as SEVERAL VOLUNTEERS to help with teacher duties and with clean up. Please use the following link to sign up! Thank you!!
  • 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.
  • Support 7th Grade Service Project:  This Saturday our 7th graders will be serving together at the JDRF One Walk to help end Type 1 diabetes.  We wish them well and applaud their spirit of service and fundraising for a worthy cause.  You can support their team with a donation. done 7th graders! 
  • 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  
  • Enjoy Lou Malnati's anytime Wednesday, 4/10 and support your senior class at the last restaurant spirit night!  Just mention the SPA fundraiser to get credit.  Thank you for all your support this year...see you there!   
  • Middle School Social Calendar 2018-2019   -  Ice Den MS Event on April 5th half day has been CANCELLED!
  • Reminder:  Looking for information? Go to
WIN A 2 hour PARTY at SPA!
For every tax credit brought in between now and April 15th, your student will be entered to win a 2 hour party with up to 10 of their SPA friends! Now is the time to go get that PLUS ONE! On April 16th we will draw the names of three lucky SPA students who will win one of the following:  
2 hour GYM party with Coach Teray, plus dinner and dessert
2 hour STUDIO ART party with Miss Miller, plus dinner and dessert
2 hour MOVIE night party with Mrs. Clement and Mr. Neely, plus dinner and dessert  
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!  

College Acceptances Class of 2019
 Click here for a current list of 2019 college acceptances
Click here for the Prom dress code 
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. 
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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
Scottsdale Preparatory Academy | 16537 N. 92nd Street | Scottsdale, AZ 85260 
Alison Chaney | Headmaster
P: 480-776-1970 | W:
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