Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
September 12, 2019

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Quick Links
September 16
No School - GH Faculty In Service

September 20
Senior Blazer Ceremony

September 25
Senior Picture Day

September 30
No School - Fall Recess

October Break
October 7-11

Early Release: Parent Conferences
October 14-19

October 16

Headmaster Message
Click  here  for a message from Ms. Chaney
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Click here  for the full story about the wreath placed at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier this summer by our very own Scottsdale Prep student Michael Swerlyk!
Community Celebration
Don't forget that tomorrow, Friday September 13th, is spirit day! Make sure to wear your Spartan apparel as we celebrate our community. As part of community investment kick off week, we will also have popsicles for each student during their lunch. Thank you to every donor who makes this education possible! If you have to make you community gift of pledge, you may do so here

Krispy Kreme Donut sales started!
  • Donuts will be sold every week on Thursdays from 7 am - 8 am in the kitchen. 
  • Cost is $1.50 per donut
Traffic Reminders
Below are a few important reminders, to ensure we are courteous neighbors to our adjacent businesses and compliant with traffic laws.
  • Please DO NOT PARK or DRIVE-THROUGH the neighboring business lots. We do anticipate citations being issued and vehicles towed if violations occur. 
  • Pick-up and drop-off using our Approved Traffic Route ONLY.
    • Enter the campus by driving south on 92nd Street
    • Turn right on Bahia as you leave the egress. Turning left slows down all cars behind you.
  • Have your child prepared to enter and exit your car upon drop-off and pick-up. Being prepared prior to stopping speeds up the process for all.  
  • Please DO NOT PARK in the fire lanes, as these are designated for emergency vehicle access in the event of an emergency.
  • Be aware of where you are parking your vehicle, and the proximity to the ingress/egress for each property. This can create a hazard and limited visibility when exiting the property.

We appreciate your cooperation with these traffic and safety reminders! 

College Counseling Corner
Click  here to learn more about College Symposium Financial Aid Night College Visits and Campus Tours , Senior Essay Workshop , and PSAT !
Headmaster Coffee
Friday, September 27th
8:05 am in the Library
Please join Ms. Chaney for a morning coffee to hear about curriculum and academics!
Order your Yearbooks!
Save money and pre-order your yearbook for $45 now!
Click here to order!  The Scottsdale Preparatory Academy School Number: 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.
  • To share photos, please click here and enter school code: SPA
  • There is also an eShare iPhone and Android apps in respective app stores. The apps make it easy to contribute photos from mobile phones.
  • Click here for the yearbook photo upload flyer
Tickets on Sale now for 2019 Great Hearts Gala
Join us at the Great Hearts Gala on September 28th at Chateau Luxe, including a hosted cocktail hour, silent and live auction, dinner, program, music, and dancing under the stars! Funds raised at the Gala support Great Hearts teachers network-wide through professional development and the Teacher Excellence Fund.
Visit to purchase your tickets or sponsorship package today! Contact Brenna Norris at or 602-438-7045  for additional information.
  • Thank you to Diana Laulainen-Schein and Joel Schein for graciously offering to host this month meeting of the SPA Parent Wine Club featuring wines from Santa Barbara Wineries!
  • Thank you to all who helped make picture day run smoothly!  
  • PSO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 2019-2020: Let's start the new school year off running! All SPA parents please fill out this short online PARENT VOLUNTEER FORM for 2019-2020 even if you have been a dedicated volunteer in the past (for which we thank you!). We ask that this form be filled out annually by all parents so everyone has the opportunity to participate in grade level activities and new interests. Thank you! Together wE  Achieve More!
  • Reminder:  Looking for information? Go to
PSO Lunch Program
August and September lunch menus are currently available.
Please c lick  here  for instructions on how to order lunch for your student.
Half-Day Lunch Volunteers
2019-2020 School Year:  Sign-up  here 
Full Day Lunch Volunteers
1st Quarter 2019:  Sign-up  here

As always, THANK YOU for supporting our SPA PSO Lunch Program!!
Fingerprinting Information  
If you would like to secure a Fingerprint Card, Postalmax in Scottsdale is available to provide information on how to secure a Level 1 IVP Fingerprint Card.  Please click here for more information. 
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Scottsdale Preparatory Academy | 16537 North 92nd Street | Scottsdale, AZ 85260 
Alison Chaney | Headmaster
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