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 Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
September 5, 2019

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Calendar 
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

PSAT
October 16

Assistant Headmaster Messages
Click  here  for a message from Mr. Gilfillan, Assistant Headmaster of HS
Click here for a message from Mr. Gale, Assistant Headmaster of MS
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! 

Spirit Shirts
Get your Spirit Shirts in time for the Next Spirit Day! Spirit Shirts will be sold at school during lunch on Wednesday, September 11th and Thursday, September 12th. Spirit Shirts are $20 each. Cash or credit cards are accepted. The next Spirit Day is Friday, September 13th.
Wildflower Neighborhood Night
Join us at Wildflower for a Neighborhood Night!
Thursday, September 12th
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Scottsdale Sonora Village
 Click here  for the flyer!
A portion of all proceeds will be donated to Scottsdale Preparatory Academy.
Krispy Kreme Donuts are BACK!
Weekly Krispy Kreme donut sales start on Thursday, September 12th. 
  • Thursdays from 7 am - 8 am in the kitchen. 
  • Cost is $1.50 per donut
College Counseling Corner
Click  here to learn more about College Visits, Senior Essay Workshop, Importance of College Campus Tours, 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 www.greatheartsgala.org to purchase your tickets or sponsorship package today! Contact Brenna Norris at bnorris@greatheartsaz.org or 602-438-7045  for additional information.
  • SPA PSO MEETING TOMORROW: Please join us for our September PSO board/general meeting on Friday, September 6th at 8:15am in the SPA library! All SPA parents are welcome and encouraged to come!
  • Thank you to all who helped with vision and health screenings! Your help made the screenings go smoothly!
  • Thank you to Kathleen Anderson and parent chaperones for the first two middle school socials of the year: the MMR swim party and the KTR middle school social! Great way to meet new people and have fun with friends!
  • 8th Grade Families and anyone who wants to appreciate teachers. There are still a few slots needing to be filled for the first teacher appreciation lunch of the year on Friday, September 13th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. This lunch is hosted by 8th grade families, but the support by way of donations and volunteers from all grades is warmly welcomed! Please see the sign up HERE to see how you can help and stay tuned for upcoming lunches!  We have something "cooking" nearly every month of the school year!
  • PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING: Sign up for a Faculty Birthday! There are just a few faculty names still available! To make the faculty feel extra special, please consider signing up HERE to buy a birthday lunch for a faculty member!
  • 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 SPAPSO.org.
Homework Club Registration
Scottsdale Prep's Homework Club provides monitored after-care for all students until 5:30pm daily, and we also offer a "Half-Day Only" option. Click  here  for the registration forms and click here for the payment portal.
Fingerprinting Information  
Scottsdale Preparatory Academy will hold a fingerprinting event after the start of the new school year in the fall. If you would like to secure a Fingerprint Card now, Postalmax in Scottsdale is available to provide information on how to secure a Level 1 IVP Fingerprint Card.  Please click here for more information. 
Postalmax
15560 N Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 
480.860.8446
PSO Lunch Program
August and September lunch menus are now 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!!
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Scottsdale Preparatory Academy | 16537 North 92nd Street | Scottsdale, AZ 85260 
Alison Chaney | Headmaster
P: 480-776-1970 | W: www.scottsdaleprep.org
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