Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
August 15, 2019

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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. Chan ey.
Class T-Shirt Distribution

The first order of high school class shirts have arrived and will be distributed after school in the library on Thursday, August 15th!
Ice Cream Sale!
The Class of 2020 is holding an Ice Cream sale after school on Friday August 16th, starting at 2:30 pm. All Ice Cream cost $1.00. Please join us in the kitchen to purchase your Ice Cream. 
Curriculum Night 2019
Thursday, August 22nd from 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm. 
We look forward to welcoming all parents and guardians to this important annual event, where you will hear from all of your student's teachers about the curriculum for the year. Feel free to use the parking lot on our campus or at Archway Scottsdale and enter through the back doors.
Arrive as early as 5:30 pm to pick up your student's schedule. The event begins promptly at 6:00 pm.
1st Annual 8th Grade Retreat
Calling all 8th graders! Don't miss the 1st Annual 8th Grade Retreat.
This signature event has been designed to celebrate your time as a middle school student at Scottsdale Prep and strengthen your relationships with fellow classmates before high school. We will enjoy the outdoors in the cool pines of Payson with fun and games, you will take a personal assessment to help you gain more insight into your strengths and weaknesses and you definitely won't want to miss the 8th grade flash mob!  Sign up here and return your permission slips to the front office by August 23rd.
Traffic, Parking, Walkways
Middle School Families, please do not enter the school lot before 3:05 pm for pick-up, as it blocks our high school families during their pick-up time. Middle School students will not arrive outside for pick-up until 3:10 at the earliest!
Click here for  important traffic and parking information! 
Please  utilize the links below to see the traffic patterns for each campus.
Save money and pre-order your yearbook for $45 now!
Click here to order! 
The Scottsdale Preparatory Academy School Number: 16379.
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Tickets on Sale now for 2019 Great Hearts Gala
Join us at the Great Hearts Gala on September 28th at Chateau Luxe, including a hosted cocktail hour, silent and live auction, dinner, program, music, and dancing under the stars! Funds raised at the Gala support Great Hearts teachers network-wide through professional development and the Teacher Excellence Fund.
Visit to purchase your tickets or sponsorship package today! Contact Brenna Norris at or 602-438-7045  for additional information.
International Travel for High School Students
Travel to Rome and Athens!
Click HERE to learn more about this opportunity!
  • Sign up for a Faculty Birthday! To make the faculty feel extra special, please consider signing up HERE to buy a birthday lunch for a faculty member. Using SignUp Genius, you choose a faculty member you want to bring lunch in for and then coordinate with that faculty member what he or she would like for lunch and when. You then buy the lunch and make arrangements to deliver it to school yourself or use a delivery service. It makes everyone's day!  Families of each grade level also will be hosting a monthly luncheon for the teachers so look for those requests in the weekly news blasts and emails. 
  • Thank you to Gianna and Mike Bickson for hosting the SPA Wine Club's tasting this summer. Warm weather wines were enjoyed by all!
  • Parent Wine Tasting Club: Scottsdale Prep has a parent wine tasting group that meets once a month during the school year.   If you are interested in joining, please contact Mary Beth Orson 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
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.
Fingerprinting Information  
Scottsdale Preparatory Academy will hold a fingerprinting event after the start of the new school year in the fall. 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. 
15560 N Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 
PSO Lunch Program
August and September lunch menus are now available! 
Please c lick  here  for instructions on how to order lunch for your student.

Half-Day Lunch Volunteers
2019-2020 School Year:  Sign-up  here 
Full Day Lunch Volunteers
1st Quarter 2019:  Sign-up  here

As always, THANK YOU for supporting our SPA PSO Lunch Program!!
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Scottsdale Preparatory Academy | 16537 North 92nd Street | Scottsdale, AZ 85260 
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