Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
November 1, 2018

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November 2
Half Day - GH Professional Development

November 2
Coffee House

 November 2
HS/MS Game Day Challenge @ Infinity Fitness

November 5
Senior Yearbook Ads Last Day at $75! Last Day to Submit 12/14

November 11
No School - Veteran's Day

November 21
Half Day Release - R&R Weekend

November 22-23
No School - Thanksgiving Break 

Assistant Headmaster Message
Please click here for Mr. Gale's message to Middle School Parents
Please click   here for Mr. Gilfillan's message to High School Parents
Give online Snowstorm 2018
SPA's Annual Coffee House
Come join in the fun on Friday, November 2nd on the back patio of SPA. Children 12 & under are free to attend the event, with a $5 admission for everyone else. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and snacks will be sold for $1 each, so bring some money to help support the SPA Choirs and enjoy an evening of great entertainment from our talented students!  Volunteers are still needed to help in various ways, so please contact Mr. Heyde at if you are interested in helping.

Save the Date: The next PSO General Meeting is on November 14th in the SPA library at 8am.  Come hear about upcoming events including Snowstorm and an after school etiquette class, which will be offered during conference week.

Thank you to Kathleen Anderson and the harvest party committee for putting on a fabulous fun-filled middle school harvest party!

HS/MS SOCIAL - November 2nd - Game Day Challenge at Infinity Fitness:  Obstacle course, relay and games. Batting cages next door! 1:30pm-3:30pm. Come have fun and get exercise too! Infinity Fitness: 7498 E. Monte Cristo Ave, Scottsdale 85260 behind the Promenade. $20 at the door.

Holidays are almost upon us. Don't forget to continue using the Amazon link to make purchases. Use to order holiday cards from Shutterfly or Tiny Prints. Both earn money for SPA at no extra cost to you. 


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Tax Credit contributions support our Athletic Department!  
Your Tax Credit dollars support our student athletes! Thank you! Did you know that our Varsity Girls Volleyball team has had an outstanding season? They are ranked 7th in our 2A conference and are off to the State Tournament this Friday! Thank you to each family who has made or will make a Tax Credit contribution to Scottsdale Prep this year! We are successful in large part because of YOU! Go SPARTANS!

Chipotle Dinner Fundraiser Next Week!
Meet up for dinner at CHIPOTLE (Thompson Peak) on Tuesday, November 6th from 4 to 8 pm.   Identify yourself as supporting our SPA fundraiser (click  here   for flyer, a flyer image or just mentioning SPA at the register) and 33% of proceeds earned goes toward our Senior Class fundraising efforts!  Hope to see you there!   
New Spirit Wear
2018 Spirit Shirts are now on sale online by clicking  HERE.  We have a limited number of shirts remaining!  Grab one for Spirit Days and to support our teams.  Basketball & soccer seasons are coming!  We have long sleeved white shirts and short sleeve blue, black or white.  Support the Class of 2019!
Glass Water Bottles Are No More
Due to instances of several broken water bottles on campus, we would ask that students refrain from bringing glass water bottles on campus. Thank you for your support with this important safety issue.
Senior Ads
Express love and congratulations for your graduate with personalized space in the yearbook!  Senior ads are on sale now for $75.   Prices go up after Nov. 5th, the last day to purchase and submit your ad is Dec. 14th.  Click here to begin designing the ad.  Use order number 16379.
Order SPA's 18-19 yearbook online now!
Click  here for information to order your yearbook today!
Free Money for our School!
Did you know that you can double or even triple your Community Investment and Tax Credit donations to Scottsdale Prep? Many companies will match your donations to our school through their Corporate Gift Matching Programs.  
Simply click on this link, type the name of your employer in the "Matching Gifts" tab, and hit submit to find out if your company offers a Corporate Matching Gifts Program. If your company does have a Matching Gifts program, please submit the appropriate paperwork to your Human Resources department to have your gifts to our school matched. Please contact Paola Gale at or 480-776-3571 with any questions.  
Having your gift matched is an easy way to increase the impact of your donations toScottsdale Prep without any additional cost to you. And your support will provide our faculty and students with the resources they need to learn and thrive. Thank you!
Snowstorm HS Student Volunteers Needed!
We need your help to inform the entire SPA community about our Snowstorm tradition.  We all know that our teachers and staff are amazing, so let's get the word out on how we can collectively show our appreciation!  We need your help to hand out flyers, envelopes, candy, and maybe even to dress up as a snowman.  Please sign up here to be part of the excitement and earn community service hours at the same time!
PSAT Payment Portal 
Click here if your 9th-11th grade student took the PSAT on October 24th and have not made a payment online.  Test results will be distributed by college counseling to all students listed on the payment roster. Thank you!
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Lunch Menus - November and December
Our October through December lunch menu is ready for you to place orders.  Visit
To volunteer, go to:   2nd Quarter Lunch Volunteers- full days and 
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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