Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
October 3, 2019

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October 7-11
October Break

October 14-18
Early Release -Parent Conferences

October 16

October 16
Food Truck Festival

October 26
MS Harvest Festival

November 1
Homecoming Game

November 2
Homecoming Dance

November 8
Early Release

November 11
No School - Veterans Day

Assistant Headmaster Messages
Click  here  for a message from Mr. Gilfillan, AHM of High School.
Click here for a message from Mr. Gale, AHM of Middle School.
October Break
Fall break is October 7-11, 2019 and the school will be closed. We hope that you enjoy this time of rest and rejuvenation with your family!
Showtimes begin TONIGHT! 
Click here  to purchase tickets!

Chick-fil-A Night TONIGHT!
Thursday, October 3rd, 5 - 7 pm
Come support Scottsdale Prep and a portion of all sales will be donated to the Senior Class. Click here   for the flyer!
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.
Anton Uniforms Fall Sale
BOGO 50% Fall Sale, Discount Code: sweaterweather.
Click here for the sale flyer! 
P urchase online  or  In-store at  905 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281
Food Truck Festival
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Grab your friends, bring some cash and enjoy music, food and beautiful Scottsdale weather. We look forward to hosting DK Dogs, Sweet Treats Ice Cream, Gourmet Mac-n-Cheese, Pizza, Panini and Pretzel Trucks. All SPA students and parents are welcome!  Please note that the traffic pattern will be different for this day and we kindly ask to pick up late to allow students to visit the food trucks.
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 $45. 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. 

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 for the dance and use the  Harvest Party Payment Portal  to buy tickets.
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.
College Counseling Corner
Click  here to learn more about College Symposium, College Visits and Campus Tours, PSAT and AP Exams!
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 .
  • SAVE THE DATE for the Fall 2019 Used Uniform Sale during conference week. The sale will be open Monday, October 14 at 9:30 am until Wednesday, October 16 at 11:30 am in the SPA library. If you are considering donating outgrown uniforms, now is a great time so they can be included in this sale. Thank you to all who support SPA through the used uniform sale! If you would like to help with the sale, please click here
  • 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
Box Tops are getting a makeover!
Clipping box tops will be phasing out over the next year and it will turn into an all online process. Physical box tops will still appear on products, so continue to clip  but be aware of the new process on products indicating to SCAN for Boxtops that are out in stores now.  Physical box tops are due by October 25th, and can be dropped off in the marked bin at the front office.   Every household will need to download the Boxtops app from either the Apple App store or Google Play, search for Box tops for Education, and set up an account under Scottsdale Prep.  With the app, you will scan your store receipt and the app will do the rest to find the eligible products. Scanning boxes will be marked clearly. The apps will include all the details. We know this is a change, but in the long run, hopefully it will be easier for everyone to earn. As always, thanks for your extra effort to earn money for our school! If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Kimery, SPA Boxtops Coordinator 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!!
Classical Character Day at Archway Scottsdale
Spartans, be on the lookout on Friday, October 18th! You just may see Thing 1 or Thing 2 walking into Archway Scottsdale! Or you may see Little Red Riding Hood walking into school ready to learn her phonograms and math facts. Archway students and faculty will celebrate classical literature by dressing up as favorite characters based on the literature curriculum taught at Archway. For Prep families with Archway students, there is a lot of fun to be had as students, their older Prep siblings and parents work on the costume together!
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