Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
May 2, 2019

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May 3 
Academic Field Day
Half Day
 SPA In-Service
May 4 
MS Luau Spring Celebration
May 21-23
Half Days
Semester 2 Exams

May 23
8th Grade Promotion 2:00 PM
May 24
Half Day
Last Day of School
Awards Ceremony
May 24
Senior Commencement
Highlands Church
 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
7:00 PM
Doors open at 6:30pm

Headmaster Message 
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LUAU Spring Celebration
for 6th & 7th Grade

Saturday, May 4, 2019
7:00 - 9:00pm SPA Multipurpose Room 
6th & 7th Grade End of the Year Spring Celebration/Luau w/ DJ!.  Costumes encouraged BUT optional. 
$20 online or $25 at the door at  
6th & 7th Grade Luau Payment.  Sign up for items needed  here.
Academic/Athletic Day - Tomorrow!
Calling All Spartan Tribes!  Get ready for a fun day of academic and athletic competition!  Parent volunteers are needed!
Please contact Ms. Hutchings at
The start and end time of the school day follows the half day schedule.  Please note, due to the exciting Spartan Tribe events planned for the day, it is difficult to locate and sign students out early. Advanced notice of your student's absence is appreciated. 

Spartan families, please note the below guidelines for attire: 
  • All shirts should be modest, loose fitting and in good repair.  NO midriffs may be shown.  T-shirts are preferred; no tank tops or white t-shirts.
  • Shorts should also be modest and no shorter than mid-thigh. Leggings WILL be allowed IF the hem of the shirt worn is at WRIST LENGTH.
  • Attire should be free of logos and messages, with the following exceptions: sports team logos (e.g., Diamondbacks, Cardinals), and apparel brand names (e.g., Adidas, Abercrombie) are acceptable.
  • Footwear should be athletic in nature: no sandals, open-toed, or platform shoes.
  • Hats and sunscreen may be appropriate, if the students will be in the sun. 
**extra points will be awarded to the tribe with the biggest showing of Spartan spirit wear!**

Let's Celebrate TC + 1
In celebration of reaching our Tax Credit goal this year, we will enjoy our Plus One Day over two days!
  • Friday, May 3: Our carnival, music and games experience will happen this Friday as part of a Field Day rotation! Make sure to attend so you can enjoy all the fun!
  • Monday, May 6: Our JEANS DAY will happen Monday, May 6th and all students and faculty are invited to celebrate our success with a dress down day! Nice Jeans and logo free shirts are acceptable attire. Please click here for detailed information on the dress code for the day.
SPA New Faculty Highlight
For the 2019-2020 school year, Mr. Hiles will be teaching Senior Humane Letters and 8th grade Literature and Composition. In May, Mr. Hiles will be finishing a masters degree in Liberal Arts from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, where he predominately studied political philosophy and Russian literature and read many of the classic books that are studied in the Great Hearts curriculum. Before that, he received a Bachelor's degrees in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Elon University in North Carolina. Mr. Hiles is passionate about discussing books, playing tennis, and hiking, and is greatly looking forward to doing all of these with the Great Hearts community.
Kaplan PSAT/SAT Prep Course
PSAT/SAT Prep Course available for rising Sophomores and Juniors.
Kaplan Test Prep is providing a great opportunity, at a reduced cost, for Scottsdale Prep families to consider this Fall. All classes will be held at Scottsdale Prep on Saturday mornings (with the exception of Monday, August 5th) from August 5th- September 28th. Click here for the flyer.
The total cost of $350.00 per student includes: classroom instruction, diagnostic and practice tests and books. Space is limited! To register and pay, please go to the  parent portal.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to

SPA Volunteer Breakfast
Scottsdale Prep Staff and PSO would like to invite you to our annual SPA Volunteer Thank You Breakfast on Wednesday, May 8th from 8:15 am to 9:30 am in the SPA library! We hope you can join us as a thank you for all you do!!!  Please RSVP to 
  • Planning for Next Year: If anyone is interested in being on the PSO board or chairing a committee, please contact The more the merrier!  
  • THANK YOU to Julie Robertson and the Used Uniform Committee for another successful used uniform sale!! Thank you to SPA students who helped!
  • Important Change to Note: Middle school pool party on May 5 has been canceled as Field Day is Friday, May 3 and 6th/7th grade luau celebration is Saturday, May 4th.   
  • Reminder:  Looking for information? Go to
Summer School Information
Please click 
here for the Summer School program and sign up for classes on the 
EduKit School Supplies 2019-2020
Scottsdale Preparatory Academy offers the EduKit program as a convenient option for busy families to order your student's school supplies for the 2019/2020 year.
EduKits are custom made to include the supplies selected and approved by our school and shipping is included!
Click  here  to order by June 20th for the BEST pricing.
EduKits will be delivered to your home
on or before July 27th!
Extended online ordering is available through EduKit's Last Chance program from June 20 - July 12. 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.

Purchase your Gift Cards by Next Fri 5/10!

Graduation and Father's Day are just around the corner and gift cards purchased through SPA PSO save you from going store to store! For each gift card sold, SPA receives a percentage back at no additional cost to you! Order form and payment are due by May 10th.  The approximate date Gift Cards will be available for pick up at the SPA office is May 17th. For a list of retailers please click  here.(just add items to the order form)! 
             2019 Semester 2 Exam Schedule

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
1st Period
8:15 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
10:00 A.M. - 10:25 A.M.
2nd Period
10:30 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
3rd Period 
8:15 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
10:00 A.M. - 10:25 A.M.
4th Period
10:30 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.

                 Thursday, May 23, 2019
5th Period 
8:15 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
10:00 A.M. - 10:25 A.M.
6th Period
10:30 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.

Genevieve Peterson, Vice President of Development, looks forward to meeting with each Great Hearts Scottsdale family to update them on the current campaign status, construction timeline to complete our K-12 campus, and available commemorative naming opportunities.  Ms. Peterson will be available on the Archway Scottsdale/Scottsdale Prep campus Thursday, May 9, and would love the opportunity to speak with you and answer any questions you might have.  To schedule a specific time, please contact Kelly Colliat, Campaign Coordinator at
Fingerprinting Information  
Scottsdale Prep will hold a fingerprinting event after the start of the new school year in August. If you would like to secure a Finger Print Card Postalmax in Scottsdale is available to provide information on how to secure a Level 1 IVP Finger Print Card.  Please click here for more information. 
15560 N Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard
Scottsdale Arizona 85260 
                     Yearbook Information
Yearbook can no longer be ordered online, but you can still order a yearbook by bringing in a check to the front office.  Please don't delay - the sooner, the better!   
  • The cost is $75. Please make the check payable to Scottsdale Preparatory Academy and put your child's name and grade on the comment line. 
  • Put the check in an envelope addressed to Ms. Stone. If you'd like a receipt, please write your email address on the envelope.

May Lunch Menu
 April 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
Thank you to Museia Sponsors!
Please click on logo to go to the sponsor's website for more information!


College Acceptances Class of 2019
 Click here for a current list of 2019 college acceptances
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