Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy

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August 31
Half Day  
RR Weekend

September 3
Labor Day
No School 

September 5
Picture Day

September 14
Senior Blazer Ceremony - 8:45am

September 14
Family Trivia Night

September 26
Senior Picture Day

September 29

Great Hearts Gala 6:00pm- 11:00pm

September 30
Cornhole Tournament

October 8-12
Fall Break 

October 15-19
Early Release- Parent Conferences

 October 19
Homecoming Game

 October 20
Homecoming Dance


Headmaster Message  
Please click here for a message from Headmaster Chaney. 
SPA Spirit Wear Day!
Class T-shirts and spirit wear may be worn by SPA students on Friday, August 31st!
Picture Day Wednesday September 5th! Volunteers Needed! 
September 5 is picture day for 6th-11th grade students!  Pictures may be ordered at using Picture Day ID: SR468070Q0.  Picture Envelopes went home with students last week.  Additional envelopes are available in the school lobby.

To help make picture day run smoothly, we need three volunteers to help from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm.  You do not need to work the entire day, but you do need to have your fingerprint clearance on file with SPA. If you are able to help, please contact Jo Polk at
Fall Conferences are Coming 
Parent Conferences will be held October 15th-19th.  All 7th-12th grade students will lead their own conferences.  Students in 6th grade are welcome to attend their conference but not required to do so. Please watch for more information to come in future blasts. 
  • Needed: Carpool chair needed.  Done completely online using Google spreadsheet and  Contact Michele for more information at  
  • 7th Grade Teacher Luncheon -   First teacher appreciation lunch of the year will be hosted by the 7th on Friday September 7.   We are in need of both volunteers and donated items. Please find all the details listed in the provided link and sign up. 
  • 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
Friday, September 14th -  6:00pm
SPA lunchroom
(Trivia will begin at 6:30 pm)
Get in on the game! Gather your friends and family for a night of trivia fun for all ages.  Reserve a table for $40 that seats an entire team up to 8 people. Prizes will be given to the top 3 teams!!
If you want to play and don't have enough for a team, register as a single or with friends and pay $5/person. We will combine smaller groups together. Teams will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.
Consider stacking your team by renting a teacher or a senior for an additional $10. Faculty and Seniors will be assigned randomly.
Pizza, Snacks and Drinks will be available for purchase.
Please click here  to reserve your table and pre-purchase food.
Hosted Cocktail Hour, Silent Auction, Dinner, Program featuring Great Hearts Students, Live Auction, Raffle, Music and Dancing under the Stars
Do you have a business, or a business connection who could donate items to the  Silent or Live auction? If so, please:
Contact Jamie Van Noord at
Individual tickets on sale now!! Sponsorships still available
$250 per person
SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
Mark your calendars for the school-wide event of the year!
SPA Family Fun Spirit Day! Sunday, September 30th, 11am-4pm, at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. Play alongside your favorite teachers in the Corn-hole Tournament, WIN Cash Prizes!, Food, Games, Pie-in-the-Face! And so much more! Enjoy a memorable day in the park with your teachers, coaches, friends, and family! Complete details can be found  here . Be sure to register for the Corn-hole Tournament, spaces are limited!
Students for Sustainability 
A Clean Energy Color Cycle

We are accepting any type of dry plastic marker which will be recycled to provide a source of renewable, green energy. There are three collection bins around the school, one in the front office, one in the multipurpose room, and the last one upstairs in the commons. The drive is starting this week and will end September 7th. Make sure to bring those markers and make our first project as a club a success! Please click here for more information.
Senior Blazer Ceremony
The Senior Blazer Ceremony will begin at 8:45 am on Friday, September 14th. Families should arrive between 8:30 -8:45 am for this event that will be held in the SPA gymnasium.  
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!
Join Girl Scouts today
Troops are available at Scottsdale Prep. Please contact Kelle Hohl ( for more information. Just a few benefits of being a Girl Scout:
  • Leadership Experience 
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Achievement Awards (Bronze/Silver/Gold)
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Travel
  • Fun and Friendship
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.
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.
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. 
Like Great Hearts Academies on Facebook! 
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!
Scottsdale Preparatory Academy | 16537 N. 92nd Street | Scottsdale, AZ 85260 
Alison Chaney | Headmaster
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