Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
July 11, 2019

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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
October 16
Food Truck Festival
Headmaster Message
Read  here about the SPAPSO gift to Scottsdale Prep for the 2018-2019 school year. Our thanks go to all of the wonderful volunteers who partner with us to make Scottsdale Prep such a vibrant community!

Back To School Night  -  August 5th

6th Grade: 4:00pm - 7:30pm

7th - 12th Grade: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
At Back to School Night, students may pick up their schedules, locker assignments, and sign up for clubs/activities. We encourage students to use this time to set up lockers as well. Families will also have the opportunity to visit our used book sale and used uniform sales!
E duKit Supplies - LAST CHANCE!
DEADLINE to order is Friday, July 12
Please note that last chance orders are subject to an additional fee and will be delivered to your home shortly before school begins.  If you have any questions, please contact Veronica at
REMINDER:  Order kits for the grade your student(s) will be entering in the 2019/2020 school year. 
Note to 6th grade parents when ordering Edukit, please choose ONE required binder option. Thank you!
  • 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 2019-2020even 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
Scottsdale Prep Staff Highlight
Scottsdale Prep welcomes new College Counselor Laney Smith, who graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.A. in Psychology. She joined Great Hearts in 2010 as one of the founding members of Archway Classical Academy Chandler, where she taught third grade and served as Director of Great Hearts Archway Summer Academy. She was a founding faculty member at North Phoenix Prep from 2012-2015, where she enjoyed teaching Literature & Composition for all middle grades, Medieval History, and Humane Letters and serving as Dean of Students. Most recently, she has served as NPP College Counselor, where she developed the College Counseling Program and Senior Experience, and now she is eager to further her own professional growth in partnering with Mrs. Fletcher here at Scottsdale Prep. Having spent considerable time working with Mrs. Sterner, she is committed to carrying on her legacy through leadership of the Rotary Club. Her personal hobbies largely focus on arts & crafts and "DIY" projects or outdoor activities she can share with her beloved rescue dogs, Baudelaire and Lucy Maud.
Used Uniform Sale
The  Used Uniform Sale will begin at 5pm on   Monday, August 5th in the SPA Library.  The sale will remain open through 2pm on Wednesday, August 7th, using our popular self-check out for convenient, anytime shopping.  We are accepting uniform donations all summer during the summer office hours at Scottsdale Prep.

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.
High School Class T-Shirts 
The window for summer ordering of high school class t-shirts has closed. However, if you missed the summer ordering window, don't worry! There will be a new ordering window once school begins. Look for it here in the news blast. Any q uestions?  Please email Barb Wiley at .

Used Book Sales - Back for Summer!
Consider buying and/or selling your gently used SPA textbooks and consumable books to other families. It is good for the environment and for your wallet!
  • To sell your gently used textbooks/consumables, click here.
  • To see what is for sale**, click here.
  • Please check the ISBN numbers to be sure they are correct for 2019-2020. Some books have changed.
  • Click the links for SPA textbooks and consumables for 2019-2020.
  • If you are in need of consumable books that are not listed for sale, please contact Salvage the School Supplies via email, and we will do our best to help you out!
  • USED BOOK SALE: Remember to look for the sale under the stairs at Back to School Night! All proceeds go to the Sustainability Club to help keep our school clean and environmentally friendly!
**Please note that these sales are through private parties and not through the PSO.
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 
Food Truck Festival
A Scottsdale Prep Community First  - SAVE THE DATE!
Wednesday, October 16 from 12pm - 2:30pm
The food truck festival is a great way to celebrate the completion of the PSAT. Grab your friends and enjoy food, music, friends and the beautiful Scottsdale weather. We look forward to hosting the following food trucks:
- Pretzel Trucks
-  Sweet Treats Ice Cream
-   Panini Truck
- Pizza Truck
-  Gourmet Mac N Cheese
-    DK Dogs
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College Acceptances Class of 2019
 Click here for a current list of 2019 college acceptances
Scottsdale Preparatory Academy | 16537 North 92nd Street | Scottsdale, AZ 85260 
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