Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
September 26, 2019

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September 30
No School -  Fall  Recess

October 7-11
October Break

October 14-18
Early Release -Parent Conferences

October 16

October 16
Food Truck Festival

November 1
Homecoming Game

November 2
Homecoming Dance

November 8
Early Release

November 11
No School - Veterans Day

Headmaster Message
Click  here  for a message from Ms. Chaney
Student Conferences
An email was sent out last week to all families  regarding the October and January student conferences. If you DID NOT a student conference email, please contact Christine Gish at
S pirit Wear & Spirit Day
Spirit shirts will be sold at the volleyball game TODAY, September 26th. If you do not have a spirit wear shirt, stop by to pick one up tonight! Spirit shirts are $20 each. Tomorrow is spirit wear day!
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!
High School Class T-Shirts
High School Class t-shirts are available at the front office.
Did you miss the order for High School class t shirts or order the wrong size/color?  We are placing a special order for High School class T-shirts and the d eadline to order is September 30, 2019.
Please contact Barb Wiley if you would like to order any additional shirts at or  602-329-5325.
Join us for a Senior Class Event with Nekter
September 27, 2019 from  3 - 7 pm
Nekter Juice Bar
15425 North Scottsdale Road,  Suite 180,  Scottsdale AZ 85254
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Scottsdale Prep when the flyer is shown at time of purchase. Click  here   to view the flyer!
Scottsdale Prep Theatre Arts is pleased to present...
a musical comedy
Click here  to purchase tickets to the fall musical! 
Showtimes are listed below:
Thursday, October 3rd at 7:00 pm
Friday, October 4th at 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 5th at 2:00 pm
High School Students, Travel to Rome and Athens!
Enroll before 9/30 to take advantage of the lower monthly payments
Click here to learn more!
Join us for a Chick-fil-A Event Night
Thursday, October 3rd, 5 - 7 pm
Join us for a food and fun! Come support Scottsdale Prep and a portion of all sales will be donated accordingly. Click here   for the flyer!
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.

Donations of Clorox Wipes and Purell for the health office and classrooms would be greatly appreciated! 

Please remember that students must be fever, vomiting, and diarrhea free for 24 hours before returning to school. Click here for additional illness guidelines.

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
Substitute Teacher Need
The Great Hearts Talent Team is in search of substitute teacher candidates to fill temporary needs this school year. If you know someone who would be a great fit for one of our schools, please contact the Talent Team at, or pass along this link to apply online:
Current needs in the North Phoenix/Scottsdale area include:
  • Humane Letter substitute, beginning Quarter 3
Emergency Text Messages
In the event of an emergency, the school has the ability to send text notifications to families through our SchoolMessenger system.  In order to receive these emergency updates,  please text "Y" or "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!
From the Office of Academy Giving
Because of your gift to our Community Investment campaign ,
our scholars at Scottsdale Prep have access to two college counselors, Mrs. Roslyn Fletcher and Ms. Laney Smith. 
Their expertise, and dedication are a tremendous boon to our students.  Not only do our Great Hearts College Counselors have the opportunity to serve families through workshops, presentations and our College 101 programming for juniors, they have the ability to meet individually with every student. They guide students in a truly personal process from initial college research to mock college interviews, as the student examines his/her own abilities, needs, and aspirations.  Individual attention to each student is possible because of a counselor to student ratio of 40:1.
We are honored to publicly recognize those families and friends who have contributed to the Community Investment campaign. Please  click here for a listing of our 2019-2020 Community Investment campaign donors as of September 20th.  If you have yet to make your donation to Community Investment, please consider doing so today. Your support makes all the difference! Please contact Paola Gale with any questions at 480-776-3571 or . Click here to DONATE NOW!
Yearbook Orders and Photo Submissions
Order your Yearbooks!
Save money and pre-order your yearbook for only $45. Click here to 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.
  • 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
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? Please contact Jo Polk at
  • SAVE THE DATE: Family Night Out at Chick-Fil-A on October 3
  • Middle School Families: The 6th-8th Grades Etiquette Class for conference week has reached capacity. Please keep an eye out for future offerings.  
  • 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
  • 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 (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!!

We are excited to present the Archer Corner as a new feature in the Spartan News Blast. The Archer Corner will feature items of interest to both Scottsdale Prep and Archway Scottsdale families!
This year some of the Senior class of 2020 at Scottsdale Prep have a unique distinction. They were the very first group of fourth grade students the year Archway Scottsdale opened its doors. Last week, some of those Archway alumni came back to spend some reading time with our students. It was a memorable experience for all!
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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