Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
August 1, 2019

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August 5
Back to School Night
August 6
New Student Orientation
August 7
First Day of School 
August 22
Curriculum Night
August 25
Middle School Swim Party Event
August 28
Hearing & Vision
August 30
Half Day 
R&R Weekend
Middle School Social Event
Headmaster Message
Please click  here  for a message from Ms. Chaney.
U niforrm Footwear Options
Here is a  link  to the accepted ideal footwear options for students.
Traffic, Parking, Walkways
Click here for  important traffic and parking information! 
Please  utilize the links below to see the traffic patterns for each campus.
Back To School Night  -  Monday, August 5th
6th Grade:  4:00pm to 7:30pm
7th - 12th Grade:  5:30pm to 7:30pm

At Back to School Night, students may pick up their schedules, locker assignments, and sign up for clubs/activities. We encourage students to use this time to set up lockers as well. Families will also have the opportunity to visit our used book sale and used uniform sales!


REFRESHMENTS: The Senior Class of 2020 will be selling pizza, ice cream, cookies and drinks at the Back to School! Please visit us in the lunchroom kitchen area to pick up some yummy snacks. 


PARKING: The Scottsdale Prep Parking Lot fills quickly however there is overflow parking available at Archway Scottsdale. Please do not park in neighboring businesses. Click HERE for the overflow parking map.

New Student Orientation Reminder
for ALL NEW STUDENTS 6th through 12th grade
Tuesday, August 6th -  8:00am to 12:00pm
  • STUDENTS will learn:
    • How to get around campus (in 5 minutes or less)
    • How to best organize your locker and backpack
    • What to wear and what not to wear
    • What the Honor Code means
    • and much more!
    • Be sure to wear your uniform!
  • PARENT Information
    • Snacks and water will be provided.
    • Please drop students off in the back, then park in the front lot and enter through the front lobby. This will be good practice for First Day of School drop-off! 
    • Please click here for the Traffic Map.
    • Students should wear their uniform (see school website for dress code)
    • Attend a short presentation by Ms. Chaney for all new 7th-11th Grade parents at 8:15am in the Theater
High School Class T-Shirts 
High School Class T-shirts are available to order from 
July 25 through August 12
  • The Senior Class of 2020 is running the sale this year to raise funds for their upcoming senior trip. The cost of the shirts is the same as last year!
  • This student-initiated tradition continues to offer our high school students the extra uniform opportunity for a class T-shirt to be worn each Friday during the school year.
  • To access the website, please use access code SPA192. Click here to place your order!
ALREADY ORDERED A CLASS T-SHIRT??  If you have already placed a previous order for t-shirts for the 2019-2020 school year, they will be available for pick up at Back to School Night from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the lunchroom kitchen area. Thank you for your support of the Senior Class of 2020!
Any q uestions?  Please email Barb Wiley at .
PSO Meet and Greet
August 14 at 8:15 am in SPA Library
Please join other SPA parents for our first PSO general meeting of the school year! Everyone is welcome! Come to learn plans for the year, get your questions answered, and met other SPA parents. Questions? Contact Jo Polk at
  • Our first MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL EVENTS of the year include: 
    • MIDDLE SCHOOL Swim Party
      • August 25th from 2-4 pm, $7 cash
      • McDowell Mountain Ranch Park & Aquatic Center
    • MIDDLE SCHOOL Half-Day Social
      • August 30th from 2-4 pm, $15 at the door
      • KTR Indoor Action Sports Playground (Their new location is at 9009 Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale)
    • Be sure to save these dates!! 
  • PSO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 2019-2020: Let's start the new school year off running! All SPA parents please fill out this short online PARENT VOLUNTEER FORM for 2019-2020 even if you have been a dedicated volunteer in the past (for which we thank you!). We ask that this form be filled out annually by all parents so everyone has the opportunity to participate in grade level activities and new interests. Thank you! Together wE  Achieve More!
  • Reminder:  Looking for information? Go to
PSO Lunch Program
We start our lunch service program on Wednesday, August 7th and the August/September  menus now are available.  We are happy to welcome back to our lunch vendor line-up Chick-fil-A and NYPD Pizza!  Please c lick here  for instructions on how to order lunch for your student.
As always, THANK YOU for supporting our SPA PSO Lunch Program!!
Scottsdale Prep Faculty Highlight
Mrs. Tracy Malcolm is new to Scottsdale Preparatory Academy this year and is joining the team as the ESS Coordinator. Mrs. Malcolm was born in Peru, IL, and then lived in Houston, TX for six years. During her time in Houston, she was a learning specialist at a private international baccalaureate school. She and her family moved to the Phoenix area one year ago, where she became a learning expert teacher, using her knowledge of special education and pedagogy to enhance classroom instruction. She has a master or arts degree in education and a master of science degree in special education. Mrs. Malcolm has been in the teaching profession for over twenty years, and is certified in the states of Illinois, Texas and Arizona. She has taught various subjects, including music, technology and special education. She has received awards for excellence in education from the state of Illinois, along with being recognized by the Illinois State Senate for her work with Veterans. Outside of school, Mrs. Malcolm is an avid cook, enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family. Mrs. Malcolm is thrilled to be a part of the SPA Team and looks forward to working not only with the students, but parents and fellow teachers as well.
Homework Club Registration
Scottsdale Prep's Homework Club provides monitored after-care for all students until 5:30pm daily, and we also offer a "Half-Day Only" option. Click  here  for the registration forms and click here for the payment portal.
Used Uniform Sale
The  Used Uniform Sale will begin at 5pm on   Monday, August 5th in the SPA Library.  The sale will remain open through 2pm on Wednesday, August 7th, using our popular self-check out for convenient, anytime shopping.  We are accepting uniform donations all summer during the summer office hours at Scottsdale Prep.

Used Book Sales - Back for Summer!
Consider buying and/or selling your gently used SPA textbooks and consumable books to other families. It is good for the environment and for your wallet!
  • To sell your gently used textbooks/consumables, click here.
  • To see what is for sale**, click here.
  • Please check the ISBN numbers to be sure they are correct for 2019-2020. Some books have changed.
  • Click the links for SPA textbooks and consumables for 2019-2020.
  • If you are in need of consumable books that are not listed for sale, please contact Salvage the School Supplies via email, and we will do our best to help you out!
  • USED BOOK SALE: Remember to look for the sale under the stairs at Back to School Night! All proceeds go to the Sustainability Club to help keep our school clean and environmentally friendly!
**Please note that these sales are through private parties and not through the PSO.
Fingerprinting Information  
Scottsdale Preparatory Academy will hold a fingerprinting event after the start of the new school year in August. If you would like to secure a Fingerprint Card now, Postalmax in Scottsdale is available to provide information on how to secure a Level 1 IVP Fingerprint Card.  Please click here for more information. 
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Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 
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Half-Day Lunch Volunteers
2019-2020 School Year:  Sign-up  here
Full Day Lunch Volunteers
1st Quarter 2019:  Sign-up  here
College Acceptances Class of 2019
 Click here for a current list of 2019 college acceptances
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