Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
January  24, 2019

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February 1
Headmaster Coffee
SPA Library 8am

February 1-2
Alice iIn Wonderland SPA Theater 7:00pm

February 2
HS Winter Formal

February 5
hopdoddy Restaurand Night

February 8
Half Day
GH Professional Development

February 13

PSO Drug Awareness Presentation
SPA Theater 6:30pm

February 14
Great Hearts Day

February 18
No School
R&R Weekend
President's Day

March 11-15
Spring Break

Headmaster Message
Please click here for a message from Ms. Chaney. 
Now is the time...
to make your $400 or $200 TAX CREDIT contribution to SPA!
We are only at 73% of our goal! If you haven't made your Tax Credit contribution to Scottsdale Prep, please do so. Your tax credit is VITAL to our students! Help us reach our goal by asking a friend, neighbor or co-worker to give their tax credit to SPA!
                                 We need your TC + 1!
All Tax Credit dollars stay right here at SPA and support our student athletes and extra-curricular clubs!
Our programs, which include athletics, rely on a successful Tax Credit Drive! Please contribute by:
2. Schedule your tax credit for a future date by CLICKING HERE - set it and forget it!
3. Complete at TAX CREDIT FORM and drop it off at our front desk or mail it to our school!
4. Ask another AZ tax payer to give their tax credit to SPA
If  you have any questions, please contact Paola Gale at 480-776-3571 or
  • URGENT Help Needed TOMORROW (Friday, Jan. 25):  This month's teacher appreciation lunch, the popular Tailgate, is hosted by 9th Grade Families and anyone else who wants to help.  It is tomorrow, Friday January 25th and we still need assistance at the tailgate and, most importantly, with CLEAN UP!  Please sign up HERE. Questions? Contact Thank you!! 
  • Due to the overwhelming response and feedback SPA's PSO has added another evening of the Drug Awareness Presentation:  Award-winning speaker, Stephanie Siete, Public Information Officer of Community Bridges, will be on campus to talk about drug awareness, specifically opioids, vaping, and oils on Wednesday, February 13th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the SPA Theater.  This is an important repeat presentation for all SPA parents who were unable to attend the previously offered event! Students are also welcome to come with their parents. Please click here to sign up. Sign up EARLY!  In the event of another sell out, priority will be given to those parents who did not attend the first presentation as this is the same talk. If you have any questions, please contact Jo Polk at
  • Join us at Hopdoddy on Tuesday, 2/5 all day for our next Restaurant Night...proceeds go to support our Class of 2019.  Just mention you are with SPA when you order to get credit!   
  • 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

Click here for Winter Wonderland payment and dress code information.
Scottsdale Prep Presents
The Middle School Production of Alice in Wonderland
February 1st and 2nd at 7pm
SPA Theatre
Tickets start at $5 Click here to purchase tickets!  
Originally produced and later revived on Broadway, this is the most successful dramatic version of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass: a journey into a world of complete illusion.
Alice in Wonderland follows Alice as she explores a new, strange and wondrous world.  The play is an adaptation with music, dance and a good mix of comedy and drama.
This title is from the Samuel French Vault and the music is made from a scan of an archived manuscript. We hope you'll treasure this glimpse into theatre history.
Great Hearts Day  
The Scottsdale Rotary Interact Club is excited to bring back Great Hearts Day to be held on February 14th.  Families will be able to order on the Scottsdale payment portal here.  Consider buying a decorated cake pop (peanut free) or a stuffed teddy bear for your friends, favorite faculty or staff member--- or for an entire class!  All proceeds will be donated to charity.
SPA Mentoring Program
Character & Leadership Development    
High School students are invited to attend
an Information meeting about the Mentoring Program
for the 2019-2020 school year  
Wednesday, January 30th, at Lunch, in the Library
Bring your lunch!  
What do Mentors do?
  • They assist new middle and high school students in making the transition to SPA.
  • They assist new students in developing the skills necessary for academic success.
  • They are provided the opportunity to set an example, serve the community, and practice leadership.
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
Discount Extended to February 28th!!!
Rome & Athens - June 2nd, 2020
International Travel for High School Students
Get a $200.00 Discount! Enroll now!  
Why Rome and Athens for our third summer trip? All SPA students know these cities through books. Now is time for them to see where exactly Cesar said, "Et tu, Brute!" Now is time to climb the Acropolis, where goddess Athena sat and protected the city! Our trip will also include the Vatican City, Capri, Pompeii, and Delphi.  
Enroll before January 31st! Visit EF Tours' website for more information on itinerary, dates, and cost!  
Tour name: The Ancient Mediterranean
Payment needed to reserve spot: $95 deposit
Discount: $200.00 OFF, extended if you apply before February 28, 2019, at midnight.  
I will be hosting an informational meeting for HS students on Tuesday, January 29, at 6:00 pm , at the school to provide more details about this opportunity and answer any questions you may have. Please email  to ensure that I can accommodate everyone in our meeting space.   I hope that you and your high school student will be able to attend the upcoming meeting to learn more about this incredible experience!
College Acceptances Class of 2019
 Click here for a current list of 2019 college acceptances
Spirit Wear
2018 Spirit Shirts are now on sale online for $15!  To order your spirit wear t-shirts please click  HERE

We have a limited number of shirts remaining!  Grab one for Spirit Days and to support our teams.  Support the Class of 2019!

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Scottsdale Preparatory Academy | 16537 N. 92nd Street | Scottsdale, AZ 85260 
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