Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
January  31, 2019

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Quick Links

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

 Message from our Assistant Headmasters
Please click here for a message from Mr. Gilfillan, HS Asst. Headmaster
Please click here for a message from Mr. Gale, MS Asst. Headmaster
Tax Credit Update
Thank you to everyone who has made their 2018 AZ Public School Tax Credit! There is still time to make yours AND invite someone else to make their tax credit to Scottsdale Prep. WE NEED your  TC + 1 .We are at 73% of our goal, and we only have until April 15th to reach our goal. Without a successful tax credit drive, our Athletic and club programs will have to be altered! Please click here   to make your tax credit today. You can take advantage of multiple tax credits, so please consider making a $200 or $400 tax credit contribution to Scottsdale Prep!
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.
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.
  • Thank you to the Ninth Grade Families, Jen Murphy, Laurie Langford, the teacher appreciation committee, and other SPA families who contributed to last week's teacher appreciation tailgate lunch!  It was a beautiful day to sit outside and have a picnic!  
  • Help Needed for High School Winter Formal THIS WEEKEND: We are looking for a few donations to complete our Winter Wonderland, and help with setup and cleanup.  Please check  HERE for what is needed and to sign up to help.
  • 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
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! 
If you wish for your student to receive a CPR Certification Card for a small $10 fee please click here to pay by February 1st.
The table below will show the schedule for training:
9th Grade    
February 4th - 7th       
10th Grade
February 11th - 14th
11th Grade
February 19th - 22nd
12th Grade
February 25th - 28th
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.

Click here for Winter Wonderland payment and dress code 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
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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