Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
August 22, 2019

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Quick Links
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.
Curriculum Night 2019 
TONIGHT- Thursday, August 22nd from 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm. 
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.
Uniform Jackets
Click  here  to order school-approved jackets that  can be worn in the classroom!  The store closes Tuesday, September 3rd.
Picture Day - Wednesday, September 4th
Volunteers Needed!
September 4 is picture day for 6th-11th grade students! Seniors will be photographed on Wednesday, September 25th. Additional information on how to order pictures online will be sent shortly!
To help make picture day run smoothly, we need volunteers to help from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm, or any part of the day is also appreciated. If you are able to help, please contact Jo Polk at
Nurse Sheneman's Health Office Corner
Cold and Flu Season Has Begun Early!
Ways to prevent illness: Get adequate sleep, drink lots of water (send your student with a water bottle to school), take vitamins, COVER YOUR COUGH, WASH YOUR HANDS!
  • ILLNESS GUIDELINES - Click HERE to learn when to keep your child home from school. Please contact Mrs. Sheneman at if you have any questions or concerns.
  • IT'S HOT OUT THERE!  Please remember to send your student to school with a refillable water bottle, and encourage them to drink water so they stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water will help prevent dehydration, headaches, dizziness, stomachaches, and will help your student concentrate better in class.
Save money and pre-order your yearbook for $45 now!
Click here to order!  The Scottsdale Preparatory Academy School Number: 16379.  Keep your order number handy when you log on.
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.
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.
Donation Day at Shake Shack
Tuesday, August 27th 
11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Shake Shack at Kierland Commons
Click  here  for the donation day flyer or mention Scottsdale Prep at the register!
Purchase lunch or dinner to help raise funds for the Class of 2020 Senior Class.
  • URGENT HELP NEEDED: Please consider helping with hearing and vision screenings on Wednesday, August 28th from 7:15 am to 3 pm ideally, though 1/2 day is helpful too. Please help out if you can! Click here to signup. Please feel free to contact Nurse Sheneman with any questions:  Thank you!
  • 8th Grade Families and anyone who wants to appreciate teachers. The first teacher appreciation lunch of the year is Friday, September 13 from 11 am to 1 pm. This lunch is hosted by 8th grade families, but the support by way of donations and volunteers from all grades is warmly welcomed! Please see the sign up HERE to see how you can help and stay tuned for upcoming lunches!  We have something "cooking" nearly every month of the school year!
  • PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING: 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!
  • Our first MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL EVENTS of the year include: 
    • MIDDLE SCHOOL Swim Party
      • August 25th from 1-3 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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