Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
November 21, 2018

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November 21
Half Day Release R&R Weekend

November 22-23
No School Thanksgiving Break
November 27
NYPD Dinner Out 4pm-9pm

December 7
Half Day
SPA In-Service 

December 18-20

Half Day 
Semester 1 Exams 

Dec 21- January 4
Winter Break 

January 9 
Drug Awareness Presentation
SPA Theater

Headmaster Message
Please click here for Ms. Chaney's message
Meet the Teacher
Tuesday, November 27th - SPA Library
3:15-3:30 = Dr. Orletsky 8th grade Math
3:30-3:45 = Dr. Orletsky 7th grade Math
3:45-4:00 = Ms. Ross 7th grade History
Please join SPA in welcoming Dr. Orletsky and Ms. Ross as they join our faculty.  They will speak about the MS curriculum and answer any questions you may have. 

Drop cash or checks (payable to SPA PSO) in the PSO box in the front office lobby, or click here to contribute online. 
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. Please click here to sign up.

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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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
Middle School Etiquette Classes

6th-8th Grades 3 Day Etiquette Classes Taught by Certified Etiquette Instructor, SueAnn Brown

Dates:   January 22, 23, 24
Time:     1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Scottsdale Prep - Room 114
Fee:       $150.00 per student/ Maximum 15 students
Class One:  Self-Introduction and Introducing Others - Handshaking, Eye Contact, and Smiling - Please, Thank You and You're Welcome - Making Mistakes and Apologizing - Telephone/Cell Phone Etiquette - Texting - Poise & Posture - Grooming

Class Two: Review -  Table Skills and Dining Manners - Formal/Informal Place Settings - Use of Proper Utensils - Napkin Etiquette - American/Continental Style of Dining - Entering and Leaving The Table - Posture and Conversation - Dining Out

Class Three: Review -  Social Networking Sites - Gift Giving and Receiving - Attending a Party - Thank-You Notes - Dealing with Teasing and Bullies - Becoming a Skilled Conversationalist - Small Talk - Skin Care - Graduation Celebration

Please contact Kathleen Anderson  for payment info
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!

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.
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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