Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy

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August 15-17
9th Grade Retreat

August 23
Curriculum Night 

August 31
Half Day  
RR Weekend

September 3
No School 

September 5
Picture Day

September 26
Senior Picture Day

Headmaster Message  
Happy "New Year!" Please read an important message from Headmaster Chaney regarding the beginning of the year and traffic.
Traffic Reminders
Please click here for a reminder on the recent school communication regarding pick-up and drop-off for the school year!
  • Reminder: Fill out the annual online parent volunteer form! Click here to fill out the form. Thank you to the 64 people who already have!  
  • SPA Parent Wine Group:   If you are interested in joining the SPA Parent Wine Group please email sophomore parent Mary Beth Orson at for more information. The group meets throughout the year at parents' homes to socialize and share their love of wine. In vino veritas!  
  • Thank you to Julie Robertson and parents and students who helped and purchased used uniforms!
  • Thank you to Lori and Kat Neumann and team for the successful used book sale!  
  • Thank you  to senior parents Danielle Tolson, Liz Hague, and Stephanie Good for selling snacks at back to school night!   
  • Save the Dates: * MS Swim Party at McDowell Mtn Ranch Pool on 8/26 (3-5 pm $7 cash)  * MS half day social on Aug. 31 at AZ Airtime (1:30 to 3:30 pm) * ALL PREP Family Trivia Night on September 14. * ALL PREP 2nd Annual Family Picnic and Cornhole Tournament on Sept. 30.
  • Sign-up for the SPA Carpool!  Find other SPA parents looking to carpool during the 2018-2019 school year! Complete the form online and you will be included on the SPA carpool map. Carpooling can help shorten pickup lines, so share a ride.   Sign-up today!
  • Don't forget to sign up to bring a birthday lunch to a faculty member.  You choose which faculty member from this   list and then coordinate with him/her lunch and delivery time. You buy the lunch and arrange to deliver it to school yourself or use a delivery service. There are only 25 faculty members still available on the list!  
  • Don't forget over the summer 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
High School Class T-Shirts On Sale Through August 23rd!
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
Lunch Menus August/September
Please click here for information on registering for SPA's lunch program.
Hosted Cocktail Hour, Silent Auction, Dinner, Program featuring Great Hearts Students, Live Auction, Raffle, Music and Dancing under the Stars
Contact Jamie Van Noord
Individual tickets on sale now!!!
$250 per person
SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
Chateau Luxe
2018-2019 Used Books  
Need to sell your gently used textbooks or consumables click here.   Looking to buy a second set of text books or gently used consumables  click here.  Any questions contact 
Lori Neumann
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. 
Family Handbook
Information regarding Attendance, Illness, Tardiness and Family Vacations may be found in the SPA Family Handbook on pages 43-44.  Please click here to review the entire handbook. 
Lunch Volunteers Needed!
Parent Volunteers distribute pre-ordered lunches to students during all lunch periods.  There are two lunch periods on full days:
11:10am-11:35am  6th, 7th, and 12 th  grade
12:10pm-12:35pm  8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade 
Lunch periods are combined to create one (1) Lunch Program Volunteer shift and four (4) parent volunteers are needed.
Lunch Program Volunteer Shift: 10:30 am-1:00 pm
Lead Volunteers oversee food delivery from vendor, inventory, lunch room setup and closure, and food distribution.
Shift Volunteers assist all lunch program activities.

Full day 1st quarter volunteer calendar(from August-October)  

There are two lunch periods on half days:

12:20 pm - High School and 12:35 pm - 6th, 7th, & 8th grades

Lunch periods are combined to create one Lunch Volunteer shift and three volunteers are needed to distribute lunches.
Lunch Program Volunteer Shift: 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Half day volunteer calendar from August- December
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SPA Footwear 
Please click here for examples of approved footwear options per the SPA Family Handbook.
Scottsdale Preparatory Academy | 16537 N. 92nd Street | Scottsdale, AZ 85260 
Alison Chaney | Headmaster
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