Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
February 21, 2019

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March 4
SPA Re-Enrollment Begins - Portal Opens at Midnight

March 7-12

Senior Trip

March 8-9
All-state Music Auditions

March 11-15
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March 15-16
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March 19
Senior Video Upload Deadline

April 3
Senior Preview Night
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April 3
Financial Aid Night

 Headmaster Message
Please click  here for a message from Ms. Chaney
 Re-Enrollment 2019-2020 Begins March 4th!
The 2019-2020 Re-Enrollment portal for currently enrolled Scottsdale Prep students will open at midnight on March 4th thru March 29th. We would like to make this process easier on our families this year and will dedicate parking spaces marked in the front of SPA for parents turning in their student's Re-Enrollment packets from 7:45am-8:15am and 2:30pm-4:00pm.  Parents dropping off their packets in the afternoon are welcome to pick up their students in the front foyer. Please click here to sign up for your time slot.  

In order to ensure that all documents in the packet are completed, we ask that parents carefully review the checklist, submit a copy of their residency documentation, and verify all required signature pages have been signed prior to their appointment.

The process will involve the following steps:
  • Log into the enrollment portal and complete the questions.
  • Download and print out single-sided 
  • Sign appropriate pages
  • Include a copy of  AZ residency supporting documentation
  • Parents may drop off completed re-enrollment packets prior to the start of school and after school each day.  
We have set aside Wednesday, March 6th to remain on campus until 6:00pm to take in packets after the end of the school day for parents who would like to drop them off after their work day.  If you have any questions please contact Patti Lopuszanski at
Save the Date:  Mark your calendars for Thursday, 2/28 for our next restaurant fundraiser at Chick-fil-A!  See this flyer for more information. 
  • Spring Box Top Deadline February 27th!  Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school. Each one is worth 10¢, however, they do have an expiration date.  Turn them in before they expire!  Please clip, check expiration date, trim, bag, and place in the marked bin on wall next to the front desk at school.  Thank you for supporting SPA in everyway! 
  • Seniors and Senior Parents:  Volunteers needed for Parents Night Out Saturday February 23rd from 5-10 pm.  The more volunteers we have, the more Archway students we can have sign up.  This is a fantastic fundraiser and a fun event.  Please click the link on the SPA Senior Page under Academy Life or click here Parents Night Out.  Thank you, Kim Gleason or  (480)220-8510.
  • 10th Grade and other interested SPA Families:  This month the Teacher Appreciation Committee will be ringing in the Chinese New Year with a luncheon on Friday, February 22nd hosted by the 10th grade families. Help is needed for decorating on Thursday, Feb. 21st in the afternoon. Though this luncheon is hosted by 10th grade, we are grateful for help from anyone who is willing!  If you can lend a hand, or send in the items requested (salads and appetizers are needed), please sign up  here .  Email questions either through the sign up or to .  Thank you!  
  • Announcing the 1st Annual SGST - 7th Graders Serving Together.  Calling ALL 7th Graders to register HERE to complete this inaugural service project for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).  7th Graders will make a positive impact on their community year after year.....and they'll do it together.  Please support and encourage the 7th grader in your life by making a donation on his or her behalf.  All grades are welcome to participate!  Thank you! 

  • Save the Date:  Mark your calendars for February 28th for our next restaurant fundraiser at Chick-fil-A! See this  flyer  for more information. 
  • Use to order from Shutterfly or Tiny Prints. Both earn money for SPA at no extra cost to you. 
  • Middle School Social Calendar 2018-2019  
  • Reminder:  Looking for information? Go to
       We are at 80% of our Tax Credit Goal!!
That is fantastic! Thank you for making your contribution! One
SUREFIRE WAY to get to 100% 
of our GOAL 
is to spread the word about Tax Credit! Parents, you can help spread the word to friends, co-workers and family members. Many people are looking for ways to reduce their state tax liability! We have the perfect solution: MAKE A $200 OR $400 contribution to SPA!!!!!
TC + 1 will help us reach our goal!

TC + 1  competition update
The grade level in Middle School and High School that has the highest participation will win an R-n-R weekend!!!
8th grade made the biggest jump in competition last week!! Way to go 8th grade families!!!
Our current standings are:
6th grade 57%
9th grade 67%
7th grade 85%
10th grade 74%
8th grade 63%
11th grade 86%
12th grade 67%

You have until April 15, 2019 to make this important contribution to our school and still receive your contribution back as a dollar-for-dollar credit.  If you have any questions, please contact Paola Gale at
480-776-3571, or . Click here if you would like to make your contribution TODAY!
June 2020 "The Ancient Mediterranean:
Be sure to lock in your 2020 summer tour "The Ancient Mediterranean"  before February 28th at 11:59 pm!  
Our enrollment window with the $200 discount for our 2020 summer tour to ROME & ATHENS will be closing February 28th at 11:59pm. You can enroll on our tour website:  or call the EF Tours Travel Support Specialist team  1-800-665-5364  (open Monday-Friday, 9-5pm) Please act now to reserve your spot as space is filled on a first-come, first serve basis.
Please contact 
Gisèle Losier at  for questions. 
Middle School Etiquette Classes
6th-8th Grades 4 Day Etiquette Classes Taught by Certified Etiquette Instructor, SueAnn Brown  
There are 2 separate sets of classes so pick to attend on Mondays, or on Tuesdays (NOT BOTH).

Monday Class Dates:   March 18, 25, April 1, 8   OR
Tuesday Class Dates:  March 19, 26, April 2, 9
Time:     3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where:  Scottsdale Prep - Room 114
Fee:       $150.00 per student/ Maximum 15 students for each class
Please contact Kathleen Anderson for payment info.  
Class One:  Self-Introduction and Introducing Others - Handshaking, Eye Contact, and Smiling - Please, Thank You and You're Welcome - Making Mistakes and Apologizing - Telephone/Cell Phone Etiquette - Texting 

Class Two: Review - Table Skills and Dining Manners - Formal/Informal Place Settings - Use of Proper Utensils - Napkin Etiquette - American/Continental Style of Dining - Entering and Leaving The Table-  Posture and Conversation - Dining Out
Class Three:  Review - Social Networking Sites - Gift Giving and Receiving - Attending a Party - Thank-You Notes - Dealing with Teasing and Bullies - Becoming a Skilled Conversationalist - Small Talk 
Class Four:  Review - Poise & Posture - Grooming - Skin Care - Graduation Celebration
Spirit Wear
Supplies are LIMITED!!  Don't miss out!!  Get your 2018 Spirit Shirts now for the sale price of only $10 before they are GONE! To order your spirit wear t-shirts please click  HERE!

These are not just for students!  Parents and Grandparents love to wear them to games to support our teams!  Support the Class of 2019!

The Cinderella Affair
Do you have any dresses filling up your closet
space? If so donate it to the Cinderella Affair!
The Cinderella Affair gives donated dresses to teen girls who can not afford to buy a prom dress. So bring some joy to someone in need and donate your dresses! The donation box is located in the front office! Contact Kaylee at with any questions

Health Office News
Nurse Sheneman has created a health office website to keep families informed on current illnesses and health office information. 
Please add the link to your favorite websites!  You can also find the link on our main page and in the weekly Spartan Blasts!

Reminder Nurse Sheneman will be training ALL High Schoolers in CPR during the month of February! 
The table below will show the schedule for training:  

12th Grade
Feb. 25th - 28th

Click here for further Better Together information
February Lunch Menus
 February  lunch menu is ready for you to place orders.  Visit
THANK YOU for supporting our SPA PSO Lunch Program! 
Ada Betancourt,  Lunch Oversight Coordinator
Bus Transportation Information
Bussing during the week of Barrett Jackson was a huge success and we had many parents asking about a possible bussing option on a more permanent basis. We are currently working with Transtyle to make this an option for the coming school year. Parents would pay a fee to Transtyle to utilize this option but when you consider the gas, time, and patience that goes into every trip to campus it works out to be an affordable option for most families.
This bussing would be available for ACS students and students at Scottsdale Prep in grades 6-8. (The busses would not be able to arrive in time for the high school start time.) Please watch for information inviting you to express your interest in transportation for the 2019-20 school year in the coming week.
2018 Tax Receipts
We are so grateful for each person who made a gift to our campaigns in 2018! Cumulative receipts detailing every dollar given to Scottsdale Prep have been sent via email. Please reach out to Paola Gale if you have not received your 2018 Tax Receipt from Scottsdale Prep. She can be reached at or 480-776-3571.
College Acceptances Class of 2019
 Click here for a current list of 2019 college acceptances
Archived Spartan News Blast
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Scottsdale Preparatory Academy | 16537 N. 92nd Street | Scottsdale, AZ 85260 
Alison Chaney | Headmaster
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