Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
September 19, 2019

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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 14-18

October 16

Food Truck Festival
October 16

Headmaster Message
Click  here  for a message from Ms. Chaney
Senior Blazer Ceremony - Tomorrow!
Friday, September 20, 2019
Scottsdale Prep will hold a special Senior Presentation Ceremony as a part of our first Spartan Tribe meeting.  Seniors will be introduced to the student body and presented with their Senior Blazers, beginning at approximately 8:55 am in the gym. 
October Student Conferences
October 14 - 18, 2019
An email will be sent out to all families tomorrow, Friday, September 20th with specific information about student conferences.  The sections listed below will be receiving conferences in October.  In addition, all NEW students to Scottsdale Prep will be scheduled for a conference in October.  Any sections not listed below will receive an opportunity for a conference in January.  Due to scheduling limitations, we will be unable to re-schedule due to a conflict or missed conference. We appreciate your flexibility and thank you for your understanding!
Sign-Up Genius/Assigned Time
6A, 6B, 6C, 6D, 
6E, 6F, 6G
Online Sign-up Genius on designated days. An email invite will be sent.
7A, 7D
Online Sign-up Genius on designated days. An email invite will be sent.
8B, 8I, 8J, 8K
Conference time assigned
9 HL Teacher:
Chapman (2/3) /Lofits
Conference time assigned
10 HL Teacher:
Conference time assigned
11 HL Teacher:
 Hall (3/4)
Conference time assigned
12 HL Teacher: Hennessee, Hiles, Ivins, Stamate Conference time assigned
The SPA PSO is pleased to present...
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? Contact Jo Polk at
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!
College Counseling Corner
Click  here to learn more about College Symposium,
College Visits and Campus Tours ,   PSAT and  AP Exams!
High School Class T-Shirts
The 2nd order of High School Class t-shirts are IN!!  If  you still need to pick up your shirt, they are available at the front office.  Did you miss High School Class T-shirt Sale or order the wrong size/color? If you would like to order any additional shirts, please contact Barb Wiley via email at  or via phone at  602-329-5325.
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
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! 

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.
  • SAVE THE DATE for our first SPA community Food Truck Festival on Wednesday, October 16 from 12:00-2:30 pm. A great way to celebrate the completion of the PSAT (9th, 10th, & 11th grades)!  It's a half-day so bring some cash, grab your friends and enjoy music, food and beautiful Scottsdale weather. We are looking forward to hosting DK Dogs, Sweet Treats Ice Cream, Gourmet Mac-n-Cheese, Pizza, Panini and Pretzel Trucks on campus. All SPA students and parents are welcome!
  • 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
  • Middle School Families: We are so pleased to offer the 6th-8th Grades Etiquette Class again this school year! There will be a fall session that will run Monday-Thursday of conference week, October 14-17, 1:00-2:30PM.  The cost is $150 per student, payable in advance by check to Scottsdale Prep. Please contact Kathleen Anderson at to sign up. Space is limited! See the attached flyer for more information. 
  • Don't forget the senior class is selling donuts for $1.50 each every Thursday from 7 to 8 am in the kitchen. 
  • Thank you to Jen Murphy, Laurie Langford, 8th Grade Parent Hosts, and Teacher Appreciation Committee for hosting a wonderful garden party for the SPA faculty! 
  • Thank you to those SPA parents who helped hand out popsicles to celebrate our community as part of the kick off of community investment.
  • 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 (Due by Oct 25th.  Please drop in marked bin at front office),  but be aware of the new process on products indicating to SCAN for Boxtops that are out in stores now.  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
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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