Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
August 8, 2019

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Quick Links
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
  • We apologize that High School Class T-shirts were unable to be distributed at Back to School Night. Students, please listen to announcements for information on distribution. 
  • 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. 
  • 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
  • Thank you Julie Robertson and used uniform committee for another successful sale! Thank you to Lori and Kat Neumann for another successful used book sale. Thank you to all who purchased both used uniforms and used books! 
  • Carpool experienced a glitch with the map service. We apologize for any inconvenience. The issue has been resolved! 
  • 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 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. 
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 
Alison Chaney | Headmaster
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