Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
October 17, 2019

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October 26
MS Harvest Festival

November 1
Homecoming Game

November 2
Homecoming Dance

November 8
Early Release

November 11
No School - Veterans Day

November 15
Picture Retakes

November 27
Early Release - R&R Weekend

November 28-29
No School - Thanksgiving Break

Headmaster Message
Click  here  for a message from Ms. Chaney.
3rd Annual Dodgeball Tournament
Friday, October 18, from 1 pm - 3pm
Dodge! Duck! Dip! Dive! Don't forget to sign up for Rotary Interact Club's Third Annual Dodgeball Tournament. Register with cash at the table in the MPR during lunch and after school or pay through the  payment portal. The cost is $10 per player and each team needs five players. Creative team names are encouraged. All proceeds will be donated to the Purple Pinky Project.  For more information, please contact Miss Smith at
Middle School Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 26th, 6 pm - 9pm
SPA Multipurpose Room
There will be hot dogs, popcorn and corn hole! A DJ will be inside for the dance at 7 pm. Costumes are encouraged! C lick HERE to  make donations and click   here  to purchase tickets.
Hudson Heroes Event
Scottsdale Prep's Danielle Hudson inspired the Spartan community throughout her courageous battle with brain cancer. We hope the entire community will come out to support Hudson Heroes in their upcoming Top Golf event. Please view this flyer for more information on registration.
Homecoming Through Time
Please see below for the homecoming week events! 
To purchase tickets and view the dress code for the dance, click here.
Yearbooks! Yearbooks!
Order your Senior Ad
O rder your senior yearbook ad by December 20th for $100!  You can create and pay for your ad at Use the order number: 16379 or search by school name. Orders for the senior ads will not be accepted after December 20th.

Order your Yearbooks

Order your Yearbooks! Save money and pre-order your yearbook for only $55. Click  here  t o order! The Scottsdale Prep School Number is: 16379. Keep your order number handy when you log on.

Yearbook Photo Submissions

The yearbook staff needs your help! Please share your amazing photos of Scottsdale Prep students in action. Click here for the yearbook flyer. To share photos, please click here and enter school code: SPA. There is also an eShare iPhone and Android apps, which make it easy to contribute photos from mobile phones. 

College Counseling Corner
Click  here to learn more about College Symposium, College Visits, PSAT and AP Exams!
Flu Season is Here
Nurse Sheneman would like your help to prevent the spreading of germs!  Please review the appropriate way to cover your cough and sneeze with your students.  Students must be fever, vomiting, and diarrhea free for 24 hours before returning to school. Click here  for additional illness guidelines.
Donations of Clorox Wipes and Purell for the health office and classrooms would be greatly appreciated! 
Emergency Text Messages
In the event of an emergency, the school has the ability to send text notifications to families through our SchoolMessenger system.  To receive these emergency updates, please text YES to our school's shortcode number: 67587.
For help information, text HELP to 67587.
To opt out at any time, text STOP to 67587.
  • Used uniforms Sale EXTENDED! The fall sale closes this Friday October 18 about noon so be sure to stop by!  Great chance to buy PANTS and SWEATSHIRTS for the cooler weather! 
  • HELP NEEDED from 10th grade families for the Autumn Harvest Teacher Lunch: This month's teacher lunch on Friday, October 25 will be hosted by tenth grade along with the teacher appreciation committee and anyone else who would like to participate. Lunch will begin at 11 am with set up at 10:15 and clean up between 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm. Items and volunteers are needed, please! Please sign up HERE. If you have any questions, contact Thank you to all, Jen Murphy and Laurie Langford, Teacher Appreciation Committee Leads
  • Thank you to Julie Robertson and used uniform team for another well organized event!
  • Thank you to Sophie and Thierry Braquet for hosting the SPA Wine Club's October wine tasting - Wines of Tuscany.  It was a beautiful evening under the stars with wonderful Tuscan wines to taste.
  • Box Tops are getting a makeover! No more clipping, just scan your receipt! Click here to learn more. If you have any questions, contact Brenda Kimery, SPA Boxtops Coordinator at
  • Don't forget the senior class is selling donuts for $1.50 each every Thursday from 7 to 8 am in the kitchen. 
  • Reminder: Looking for information? Go to
Turning Distress into Success 
by Katey McPherson
Please join us for an hour presentation followed by a question and answer period on student stress and strategies that parents can use to help support their children. This is for middle and high school parents only. To register, sign up  HERE. Seats are limited.  Questions? Please contact Jo Polk at .
PSO Lunch Program
October through December lunch menus are currently available. C lick   here   for instructions on how to order lunch for your student.

Half-Day Lunch Volunteers for the entire School Year: Sign-up here 

Full Day Lunch Volunteers for  2nd Quarter:  Sign-up  here

As always, THANK YOU for supporting our SPA PSO Lunch Program!!
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Scottsdale Preparatory Academy | 16537 North 92nd Street | Scottsdale, AZ 85260 
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