Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy

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August 21
Hearing & Vision 

August 23
Curriculum Night 6pm 

August 24
Wear Spartan Blue Football Game 7pm
@PV High School 

August 26
MS Swim Social
McDowell Mountain Aquatics 3pm-5pm

August 31
Half Day  
RR Weekend

September 3
Labor Day
No School 

September 5
Picture Day

September 14
Senior Blazer Ceremony - 9am

September 14
Family Trivia Night

September 26
Senior Picture Day

September 30
Cornhole Tournament

Headmaster Message  
Please click here for a message from Headmaster Chaney. 
Order SPA's 18-19 yearbook online now! 
Don't wait, prices start going up on Sept. 25th. Click here for information to order your yearbook today!
Curriculum Night Tonight!
Please join us tonight, August 23rd, for Scottsdale Prep's annual Curriculum Night, where parents have an opportunity to meet teachers and hear about the curriculum for the year.  The event begins promptly at 6 p.m. and will span until 7:30 p.m.  Please plan to park in the Scottsdale Prep or Archway Scottsdale lots for this event, and entry will be possible through the front and back doors.  This event is open only to parents/guardians - please no students on campus.
High School Class T-Shirts On Sale Through Midnight Tonight - August 23!!
Class T-shirts are now available to order! Our Senior Class of 2019 is running the sale this year to raise funds for its upcoming senior trip.  
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.   
Click on the link  here and use the code SP2018 to place your order by the August 23rd deadline. See this flyer for more details (store dates are incorrect on the flyer, open dates are August 9-August 23).  
Questions? Please email Paola Gale
Save the Date! SPA Family Fun Spirit Day! 
Sunday, September 30th, 11:00 am -4:00 pm, at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. Play in the Corn-hole Tournament, Prizes, Food, Games, Pie-in-the-Face! And so much more! Enjoy a fun day in the park with your teachers, coaches, friends, and family! Don't miss it!
  • Last chance to join Committees.  Fill out the annual online parent volunteer form! Click here to fill out the form. Thank you to the 106 people who already have!  
  • Save the Dates: * MS half day social on Aug. 31 at AZ Airtime (1:30 to 3:30 pm) * ALL PREP Family Trivia Night on Sept. 14th.
  • Save the Date: SPA PSO general meeting September 12th in the SPA library.
  • Don't forget to continue using the Amazon link to make purchases and use to order from Shutterfly or Tiny Prints. Both earn money for SPA at no extra cost to you.  
  • Reminder :  Looking for information? Go to
Middle School Swim Social
Join in the fun at the annual back to school Middle School Swim Social at McDowell Mountain Aquatics Center on Sunday, August 26th from 3-5 pm. Costs $7 cash at the door.  Chaperones are needed for this event!  Please contact Kathleen Anderson at to volunteer.  Great way to meet other SPA families! 
SPA Spirit Wear Day!
Class T-shirts and spirit wear may be worn by SPA students on Friday, August 31st!
Clubs and Activities  
We encourage our families to visit the updated list of clubs and activities for the new school year here.  Please email the advisor for more information on the club, if you were unable to sign up with interest at Back To School Night.
International Travel  − France to Spain
New Trip Date:   June 3- 12, 2019
Info Meeting: Tuesday, August 28, at 6:00 pm  
Our next summer trip "France to Spain" has been moved to June 2019! Find out about this international travel opportunity: France to Spain in June of 2019! Experience both countries in all forms as students experience each area's distinct art, cuisine, historical significance and one-of-a-kind architecture!  
I will be hosting an informational meeting on Tuesday, August 28, at 6:00 pm, at the school to provide more details about this opportunity and answer any questions you may have. There is limited space on the trip and enrollment will be open at the end of the meeting.  
Please send me an email to to ensure that I can accommodate everyone in our meeting space.  I hope that you and your child will be able to attend the upcoming meeting to learn more about this incredible experience! 
Drop-Off/Pick-Up Reminders
A gentle reminder that all students who do not drive are to be dropped off at the back of the building. Once the front door is locked prior to the start of the school day students will be asked to walk around on the paved walkway on the side of SPA. Pick-up of students at the end of day is also to be at the back of the building for the safety of SPA students.  Thank you!
Lunch Menus & Volunteers
August/September lunch menu is available. Please click here for information on registering for SPA's lunch program. Password: spartans1 for new accounts.
Parent volunteers distribute  pre-ordered lunches to students daily during all lunch periods. We have signups for both full- and half-school days.  
Full-Day 1st quarter volunteer calendar, please click here.
Half-Day 1st semester volunteer calendar, please click  here.
Box Top Labels
Welcome back to school, students and parents!  Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school. Each one is worth 10¢ for our school! Just look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products. Last school year, we earned $321.00 for our school from Box Tops alone!  Please clip, check expiration date, trim and place in the marked bin on wall next to the front desk at school.  Thank you for supporting SPA in every way!  
Homework Club
Please click  here for information regarding Scottsdale Prep's Homework Club.  Configio has been updated to reflect the various payment options that parents may select for Homework Club.  There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee due upon enrolling.  Click  here to select your payment plan on Configio. 
Football Game Volunteer
High School Students, here's a great opportunity to get your Community Service Hours!  Be a volunteer at the football games, cheer on our Spartan football team and get service hour credits while doing so! Some of the volunteer opportunities include working concessions, being on the field providing water to the players or, if you're really talented and creative, being the music DJ for the home games!  Click on the link below to sign up.  Go Spartans!  
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