Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
November 15, 2018

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November 19-21
PSO Used Sweatshirt Sale
SPA Library
November 21
Half Day Release - R&R Weekend
November 22-23
No School - Thanksgiving Break 

December 7
Half Day
SPA In-Service 

December 18-20

Half Day 
Semester 1 Exams 

December 21- January 4
Winter Break 

January 9 
Drug Awareness Presentation
SPA Theater

Important Traffic Reminder
Please be respectful of the local businesses surrounding Scottsdale Prep and Archway Scottsdale and do not use their parking lots as a short cut to drive thru to get to 92nd Street.  We value our neighbors and the safety and well-being of their employees. 

As a reminder: Tomorrow, Friday, November 16th, WestWorld will host a major event that will impact morning drop-off for our sister campus Archway Scottsdale.  A City of Scottsdale police officer will be stationed at the exit to Bahia, and all cars are asked to turn left onto Bahia tomorrow morning.  Signage has been posted to remind parents to not cut thru business parking lots to get to 92nd street.  Please note the following: 
  • Some Archway Scottsdale families will be re-routed to drop off at Scottsdale Prep, so come early and avoid the line! We open our doors at 7 am.
  • Archway Scottsdale traffic will exit using our egress route to Bahia, so watch for merging traffic. Click here for the Archway traffic routing map, should you wish to view how they will exit their property Friday morning. 
Open Enrollment Info 
Just a reminder to parents with students who are currently enrolled at SPA for the 2018-2019 school year.  You will not complete an application for your student to be enrolled for the 2019-2020 school year during Open Enrollment.  Students currently enrolled will go through the Re-Enrollment process in the spring of 2019. Updates will be forthcoming in February.
Remember to Turn in Your Snowstorm Envelopes!

Drop off envelopes with cash or checks (payable to SPA PSO) in front office lobby, or give online using this link:
Middle School Blog Update
SPA has been made aware that there has been an external issue with a blog program used by some of the MS teachers that has been preventing their updates to post online for parents to view.  We are working with the vendor to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.  Thank you for your patience. 
Dreading Shopping? 
No Idea what to buy? 
Your solution is here!
Delivered to you at SPA before winter break! No fees, no rushing around! 
Get gift cards for gifts, or to places you normally shop (like grocery, or big box stores) delivered to you at SPA before winter break (approx. Dec. 12th).  SPA makes money at no additional cost to you.  Amazon gift cards are also available so you can double dip using the SPA Amazon link and the school will receive double the rebate.

Please print and fill out this Order Form and return it with a check payment made out to SPA PSO to the office by November 30.  Order form lists a fraction of the cards and denominiations available.  For a full retailer list, click here and just add them to order.

Questions? Email
Brrrrr it's time for a SPA Used Sweatshirt Sale!!
The PSO will be setting up a $10 flash sale starting on Monday, November 19th in the library selling used SPA sweatshirts only!  These items will go fast so make sure to check it out!  The used sweatshirt sale ends at noon on Wednesday, November 21st. Thank you!
Help Needed for the SPA Staff Holiday Party:   All SPA Parents! We need your help to bless our amazing Scottsdale Prep staff with an Italian dinner party on Saturday, December 1. This is an off-site evening event for the staff and their spouse/significant other.  We generally host close to 75 people at this event so we need lots of help!  Please sign up  HERE  to provide dinner items. Thank you in advance for your generosity, Chris Tooker.

SAVE the Date for the next SPA PSO General Meeting:  
Award-winning speaker, Stephanie Siete, Public Information Officer of Community Bridges, will be on campus to talk about drug awareness, specifically opioids, vaping, and oils on Wednesday, January 9th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the SPA theater.  This is an important presentation for all SPA parents! Students are also welcome to come with their parents.

Thank you to Sophie and Thierry Alzetta-Braquet for hosting the SPA parent wine club's October Spanish wine tasting. The attendees enjoyed a fun evening outdoors tasting Spanish wines.
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. 
Reminder :  Looking for information? Go to
NYPD Dinner Out
Tuesday, November 27th

After a holiday weekend full of turkey and dressing, mix it up a bit and join us at NYPD Pizza's Raintree location from 4-9 p.m. on Tuesday, 11/27.  A portion of your purchase goes to our senior class fundraising...thank you for your help!  Please remember to bring this FLYER so we get credit for your support!

Middle School Morning Drop Off Reminder
A friendly reminder that Middle School students  morning drop off is at the back of the building. If you arrive prior to the start of school you will be asked to walk around on the pathway alongside SPA. Thank you!
Senior Ads
Express love and congratulations for your graduate with personalized space in the yearbook!  Senior ads are on sale now for $75.  T he 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!
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!
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
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