Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
March 28, 2019

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SPA Re-Enrollment  Last Day Friday, March 29th!

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

April 12
Senior Preview Night
Blazer Fitting
5:00pm - 8:00pm
April 13
Junior/Senior Prom
Marriott McDowell Mountain

April 28
Great Hearts Family Day - Diamondbacks Baseball Game

Assistant Headmaster Message
Please click here for a message from Mr. Gale. 
Please click here for a message from Mr. Gilfillan.
Re-Enrollment Last Day Tomorrow!
The 2019-2020 deadline to re-enroll your student at Scottsdale Prep is TOMORROW,  Please log into the enrollment  Parent Portal  using your email address and password to complete the process. Once you complete the packet, print out one sided, copy proof of residency, sign required pages and turn into the front office by 2:00pm Friday. 
If you have any questions please contact Patti Lopuszanski at
SPA Spirit Day - Friday, March 29th!!
 Upcoming Testing Dates
6th Grade:    April 1, 3, 9;  7th Grade:    April 2, 4, 8;  8th Grade: April 2, 4, 8
  11th Grade:  April 9
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.
Do you have questions about the Tax Credit and how it is a win-win for you and our school? Please contact Paola Gale at 480-776-3571 or

If you file for an extension on your taxes, you can make your tax credit to SPA before April 15th and use it when you are ready to file. In order to count for 2018, your contribution must be made before April 15th.

Did you know that Tax Credit dollars support all of our extra-curricular clubs and activities? Recently, our Middle School Drama Club participated in the Write Now Play Festival at Childsplay. Thank you to all our tax credit donors! Your support is so valuable! Click here to make your Tax Credit contribution today!  
We are at 87% of our goal! Let's keep bringing in those tax credits! TC + 1 is our formula for success. Ask friends, neighbors, and co-workers if they would like to lower their state tax bill and support SPA all at the same time!  
The MS and HS grade level with the highest Tax Credit participation wins an R-N-R weekend! Here are the current standings:
MS 6th grade 64%; 7th grade 93%; 8th grade 71%
HS 9th grade 73%; 10th grade 77%; 11th grade 95%; 12th grade 69%
If we reach our goal, all students will have a PLUS ONE DAY which is a jeans day, ice cream treat and carnival experience at lunch! Let's hit our GOAL!
  • HELP NEEDED IN ORDER TO NOT CANCEL LUNCHEON:  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!  We will resend again after break as reminder.  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!  
  • Middle School Social Calendar 2018-2019   -  Ice Den MS Event on April 5th half day has been CANCELLED!
  • Reminder:  Looking for information? Go to
Click here to purchase tickets on payment portal 
SPA Used Uniform Sale
April 30th - May 3rd  -  SPA Library
Save the Date for the Spring 2019 Used Uniform as we kick off welcoming our new 6th grade class at the Open House on April 30th!  The sale will be open during school hours.   If you are considering donating outgrown uniforms, now is a great time so they can be included in this sale. Thank you to all who support SPA through the used uniform sale!  
Logo by Parker Dameron
FRIDAY APRIL 12th 5-8 PM  
Musical Performances  
LASER TAG, Human Bowling, Toxic 360, Meltdown, Toxic Vertical Rush, Mind Winder  
Pi Day

Great Hearts Day at the D'backs Chase Field
Sunday, April 28th, 1:10PM 
Join Great Hearts families from around the Valley to watch the Diamondbacks take on the Chicago Cubs at Chase Field. Receive an exclusive Great Hearts discounted ticket (up to $35 off normal ticket pricing!)  Each participant has a chance to win one of the items/experiences blow:
  • Four (4) complimentary lower-level tickets to a future game!
  • Pre-game: Watch batting practice from behind the on deck circle!
  • Autographed D-backs item!
  • Click here for ticket information. 
College Acceptances Class of 2019
 Click here for a current list of 2019 college acceptances
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!

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