Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
March 6, 2019

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March 4-29
SPA Re-Enrollment 

March 7-12

Senior Trip

March 8-9
All-state Music Auditions

March 11-15
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Spring Break

March 15-16
Speech & Debate

March 19
Senior Video Upload Deadline

April 3
Senior Preview Night
Blazer Fitting

April 3
Financial Aid Night

 Headmaster Message
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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!         

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to
Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Cammie Beckert and
Camelot Homes for hosting the Better Together campaign at their beautiful White Horse Community this past weekend.  Families heard from Great Hearts leadership about school funding and the progress of our capital campaign, while touring the breathtaking, award-winning models of Camelot Homes.  We appreciate your support!
Click  here for further Better Together information.
We have reached $1 million in our Better Together Capital Campaign! Every single dollar raised has been from current Scottsdale Prep and Archway Scottsdale families. This is an important benchmark as we continue down the path to complete our K-12 Great Hearts Scottsdale forever home.  
To learn more, please visit Better Together today!  
  • 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.  
  • Grab burgers and shakes and support our senior class at our March Spirit Night, Wednesday, 3/20 - Red Robin's Shea location!  See flyer for details. 
  • 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
Configio Prom payment portal will open March 18, 2019
Now is the time for a Full Court Press!  
Let's hit our Tax Credit goal this month! March is here, and there are so many things we love about March: basketball tournaments, beautiful spring weather, and a restful Spring Break! I wanted to send out a friendly reminder that contributions to the Arizona Public School Tax Credit are due by April 15, 2019.  
Please use this link to make or schedule your Arizona Public School Tax Credit to Scottsdale Prep or download our giving formand send it back to the school. And, as always, please feel free to contact Paola Gale, Academy Giving Manager at 480-776-3571 or        
Grade level with the highest participation wins an R-N-R weekend!
For MS:   6th 60%, 7th 86%, 8th 68% 
For HS:   9th 71%; 10th 76%, 11th 91%, 12th 69%
We are currently at 83% of our goal. We need $34,000 to reach our goal! We need 85 full tax credits this month! Help us reach our goal!
here for more information on the Tax Credit or click here to make your contribution today.  
 Re-Enrollment 2019-2020 
Enrollment Tab on Scottsdale Website!
The 2019-2020 Re-Enrollment portal for currently enrolled Scottsdale Prep students will continue thru 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 from 7:45am-8:15am and 2:30pm-4:00pm.  Parents dropping off their packets in the afternoon are welcome to pick up their students in the front foyer.

NEW THIS YEAR.....Morning Curbside Service!!  Admin parking spaces will be reserved for parents that have signed up for before school appointments.  Weather permitting a table will be set up outside for parents to have their student's Re-Enrollment Packets reviewed by staff.  If unable to find a parking space please keep in mind that the right side of the building is available for parking. Thank you!

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
Middle School Etiquette Classes
6th-8th Grades 4 Day Etiquette Classes Taught by Certified Etiquette Instructor, SueAnn Brown  
There are 2 separate sets of classes so pick to attend on Mondays, or on Tuesdays (NOT BOTH).

Monday Class Dates: (SOLD OUT) March 18, March 25, April 1, 8  OR
Tuesday Class Dates:  March 19, 26, April 2, 9 (SPACE AVAILABLE)
Time:     3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where:  Scottsdale Prep - Room 114
Fee:       $150.00 per student/ Maximum 15 students for each class
Please contact Kathleen Anderson for payment info. Click here to see topics covered for each session. 
 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
Sophomore Families - Save the Date Wednesday, April 24th! 
College Counseling is coordinating a private tour for all SPA sophomores to visit the University of Arizona on Wednesday, April 24th. This field trip will incorporate an Admissions and Honors College presentation, a walking tour of the campus, and a student panel comprised of some SPA alumni if they are available!  Lunch will be provided by the University of Arizona.  We will be traveling by charter bus, and the cost will be approximately $25 per student.  More information to follow. 
Health Office News
A child who is sick will not be able to perform well in school and is likely to spread the illness to other children and staff.
We suggest making a plan for childcare ahead of time so you will not be caught without a comforting place for your child to stay if he/she is ill.
If your child has any of the following symptoms, please keep your child home:

Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
YES- when accompanied by behavior changes or other apparent symptoms, the student must be fever free, without the aid of fever reducing medication, for 24 hours before returning to school.

Sore Throat
YES- If with a fever or swollen neck glands.  If student has a positive strep test they may return to school after 24 hours of antibiotics.

YES- thick mucus or pus draining from the eye or pink eye.  With pink eye you may see white or yellow discharge, matted eyelids after sleep, eye pain, redness or itching.  Your child must receive 24 hours of antibiotics before returning to school.

Cough and/or discolored nasal discharge, stuffy nose with clear drainage, sneezing, mild cough
NO- your child may go to school if they are able to take part in school activities.  A frequent, moist, productive cough, chest congestion, and/or nasal discharge that are not clear in color may be contagious and require treatment.

YES- students with vomiting and/or diarrhea will not be able to attend school, remain at school and/or return to school for 24 hours if they are experiencing these symptoms.

YES- especially with fever or itching.  Any child with an undiagnosed rash will be excluded.

Lice, scabies
YES- Students may not return to school until they have been treated for infestation and are free of live lice.  A visual inspection of the hair by school personnel is required prior to re-admittance.  Inspection will be done privately and with respect.
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!

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
Archived Spartan News Blast
Can't locate a prior weekly news blast in your email?  Please go onto SPA's website under News & Events and click on Archived News Blasts!
College Acceptances Class of 2019
 Click here for a current list of 2019 college acceptances
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