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

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March 4-29
SPA Re-Enrollment 

March 27-28
8th & 9th Grade

April 1, 3 & 9
6th Grade

April 2, 4 & 8
7th Grade

April 2, 4, 8
8th Grade

April 9
 11th Grade

April 3
Financial Aid Night

April 10

Senior Preview Night
Blazer Fitting

 Headmaster Message
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 Upcoming Testing Dates
8th and 9th Grade: March 27-28    
6th Grade: April 1, 3, 9
7th Grade:  April 2, 4, 8
8th Grade: April 2, 4 8
  11th Grade:  April 9
Configio Prom payment portal available Friday, March 22, 2019
Join Scottsdale Prep Theatre Arts for their presentation of Neil Simon
Two separate casts, in two separate shows, sharing a stage, and a love for one of America's most prolific Playwrights.
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Friday March 29th at 7pm
Saturday March 30th at 2pm
Directed by: Ms. Baroff
Set in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, New York in September 1937 during The Great Depression, this coming-of-age comedy focuses on Eugene Morris Jerome, a Polish-Jewish American teenager who experiences  a search for identity as he tries to deal with his family, including his older brother Stanley, his parents Kate and Jack, Kate's sister Blanche, and her two daughters, Nora and Laurie, who come to live there after their father's death.
The Odd Couple (Female Version)
Thursday March 28th at 7pm
Saturday March 30th at 7pm
Directed by: Mrs. Clement
In 1985, Neil Simon revised The Odd Couple for a female cast. Florence Ungar, a neurotic, neat freak divorces her husband and moves in with her friend Olive Madison, a slovenly news reporter. The poker game beccomes Trivial Pursuit with their friends becoming the girlfriends: Mickey, Sylvie, Vera, and Renee. The Pigeon sisters become the Costazuela brothers, Manolo and Jesus.
Logo by Parker Dameron
FRIDAY APRIL 12th 5-8 PM  
Musical Performances  
LASER TAG, Human Bowling, Toxic 360, Meltdown, Toxic Vertical Rush, Mind Winder  
Museia 2019 is back! Student volunteers, sign up now before the spots are full. Join this fun activity now to accrue community service hours. Parent volunteers please sign up here!         
  • 6th Grade Families and anyone else who would like to help: 

    The final Teacher Appreciation lunch of the year falls on Friday, April 5th (half day) and is hosted by 6th grade!!  We are planning a Spring Brunch theme with bright spring colors and simple flower decor.  Your help as a volunteer for the luncheon to set up/clean up and/or to donate needed supplies is much appreciated. Please use the following link to sign up! 

    We NEED a lot of volunteers on half days to cover teacher shifts so are sending this out early to help get it on as many calendars as we can!  Thanks, Jen Murphy and Laurie Langford, Teacher Appreciation Committee Leads. 

  • Anyone's Business Interested in advertising at Museia?  If you are or you know anyone who might be interested in booking an advertising booth (for businesses related to students) at Museia, advertising in the news blast for a month, or sponsoring a ride at Museia, see this FLYER for more information and contact Jo Polk at  Space is limited.  
  • A Starry Night - SPA Prom 2019 Decoration Committee:  Please help us create A Starry Night for Prom 2019 on April 13!  We are looking for parent helpers to decorate and setup as well as take down decorations.  Sign Up HERE.  If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Langford at
  • 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!  
  • Reminder:  Looking for information? Go to
A Classical Liberal Arts Education is valuable!
Google recently studied the skill sets of their top employees. As reported in the Washington Post, "The top seven characteristics of success at Google are human skills, not technical mastery. "Communicating and listening well, having empathy...being a good critical thinker and problem solver" are the attributes of Google's best employees. The article continues, "what matters now is not the skills you have but how you think." As counterintuitive as it might sound, the tech age is reminding educators the liberal arts are more important than ever because they foster well-rounded, deep thinking individuals who more easily adapt to and make sense of the ever changing world.
Scottsdale Prep's Classical liberal arts education truly fosters well-rounded, deep thinking individuals who will make a big impact in their chosen professions. Thank you to each and every Community Investment donor! Your support makes our educational model possible! Please click here for a link of our most current donor list.

Please use this link to make or schedule your Arizona Public School Tax Credit to Scottsdale Prep or download our giving form and send it back to the school. And, as always, please feel free to contact Paola Gale, Academy Giving Manager at 480-776-3571 or  
Re-Enrollment Final Week!
The 2019-2020 Re-Enrollment portal for currently enrolled Scottsdale Prep students will continue thru next Friday, 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. SPA staff will stay late to take packets on Wednesday, March 26th until 6:00pm. 

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:
  1. Log in to the enrollment Parent Portal using your email address and password.
  2. Please click this link to create/update your password if needed.
  3. Once in the enrollment Parent Portal, please click on the RE-ENROLL NOW button on the right.
  4. Select your student/s and click on the green START RE-ENROLLMENT button.
  5. Answer all questions, download the packet, and print out your re-enrollment packet one sided only. 
  6. Sign appropriate pages
  7. Include a copy of AZ residency supporting documentation
  8. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each student you are re-enrolling.
  9. Finally, sign up to turn in your student's completed re-enrollment packet to SPA front office.
  10. Parents may drop off completed re-enrollment packets prior to the start of school and after school each day.  
If you have any questions please contact Patti Lopuszanski at 

March thru May Lunch Menu
 March thru May lunch menus are ready for you to place orders.  Visit
THANK YOU for supporting our SPA PSO Lunch Program! 
Ada Betancourt,  Lunch Oversight Coordinator
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!

College Acceptances Class of 2019
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