Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
October 31, 2019

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November 1
Homecoming Game

November 2
Homecoming Dance

November 8
Early Release 
All School Social @ The Ice Den

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.
Homecoming Through Time
To purchase tickets and view the dress code for the dance, click here .
To help with food, setup and cleanup for the homecoming dance, click  here  to sign-up!
Spartan Homecoming 
Football Game &Tailgate Meal
Please join us for the homecoming football game against Valley Lutheran High School! 
The game begins at 7 pm.
Friday, November 1, 2019 at SCA Field. 
Click here  for map link. 
Tailgate Meal (Sponsored by Chick-Fil-A) runs from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.  Pre-Order Your Food Today!  Meals include: 
  • Chicken sandwich OR 8 count nugget,
  • chips, water, and a cookie. 

Chick-Fil-A meals, soda, and water will also be available for purchase at the tailgate. Questions? Contact Barb Wiley at 602.329.5325.

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.
Picture Retakes -  Friday, November 15th
Lifetouch will be returning to SPA for picture retakes for any student who previously purchased a package and will be returning it on Re-Take day. 
Any student who was absent or enrolled after September 4th will also have their pictures taken to be included in the SPA yearbook.
No picture retakes will be taken without the return of the packaged photos or for a new student ID.  Photos may be ordered online at using the  Re-Take Picture Day ID: SR219089Q2.
Now Available to Order Online!
Order your shirts today before they are gone!! Spirit Wear may be worn on days approved by school administration and after school hours. Proceeds to benefit the Senior Class Graduation Trip. Click here to order!
College Counseling Corner
Click  here  to learn about SPA College Visits, PSAT contributions, AP Exams (Deadline November 14), and the Coolidge Scholarship! 
Dennis Uniforms - Price Reduction!
Save 20% on popular uniform styles.  Shop online  and enter school code QAP.  Click here  for additional information!
Great Hearts Parent Education Night
Stress & Coping In Students
Monday, November 18th, from 6 pm - 7 pm, 
at Scottsdale Preparatory Academy. 
Open to all area Great Hearts Schools and will be applicable for K-12th.
What is stress? What does it look like during different developmental stages? This presentation will provide information on what is "typical" for students, and how stress can affect a students daily life. We will look at how environmental factors can play a part, as well explore constructive coping skills that parents can teach their students in order to build a resilient child. The goal is to increase knowledge about stress and coping, provide insight into symptoms, and build skills to support our scholars in managing their feelings. 
Info Night is Coming!
Tell your friends to register for the  Scottsdale Preparatory Academy Enrollment Info Night on November 14th by  CLICKING 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. Prices go up on November 25th.

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. 

HELP NEEDED:  Adult volunteers are needed for this event to happen!   Contact Kathleen at to volunteer to work registration table. THANK YOU!
  • Please join us on Friday, November 8th for Root Beer Floats and Ice Cream. We look forward to seeing you on this early-release Friday after school in the commons area. Proceeds to benefit the Senior Graduation Trip.
  • A Blizzard of Gratitude is on Its Way ~ Join us as we shower our SPA teachers and staff with snow flurries of gratitude in their SPA kitchen throughout the 2019 SNOWSTORM season!  Sign-up HERE. Thank you! 
  • Thank you to Jen Murphy, Laurie Langford, the teacher appreciation committee, and 10th grade families who donated to create another wonderful teacher appreciation luncheon! We especially thank those who stepped up last minute to bring entrees!! 
  • Thank you to Kathleen Anderson and the middle school harvest celebration committee for a fun-filled party! We especially want to thank those who helped decorate and chaperone...whether you signed up in advance or not! We THANK YOU for showing up!! 
  • 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
Alumni Spotlight
We are pleased to highlight an incredible Spartan from the Class of 2015. Please click here to read about Amber Miller's experience at USC. She also describes the impact Scottsdale Prep has in her life, and in her academic pursuits. We are honored to have Miss Miller as an alumna.
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 
Alison Chaney | Headmaster
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