Newsletter

SPPO News – September 9, 2013
Scottsdale Prep Parent Organization

SPPO Board Meeting
Wednesday, September 11th, 7:30 am

All parents are invited to attend the monthly board meetings of the Scottsdale Prep Parent Organization.

Meetings are held from August through May at 7:30 am on the second Wednesday of each month. The September meeting is on Wednesday, September 11th, in the Tech Lab .

The hour-long meetings review committee activities and funding requests.


Lunch Program

We are happy to announce the new addition of Someburros Mexican Food coming in October!  You will find lots of yummy items from this favorite Valley Mexican restaurant. Please note some new menu additions to:  Capriotti’s, Chick-fil-A and Pita Jungle.

We also hope you are enjoying the selections from Angelo’s Italian Ice & Gelato. Italian Ice contains NO DAIRY, NO CHOLESTEROL AND NO FAT! Angelo’s Italian Ice is made with 100% fruit juice and contains fiber, calcium, and vitamin C.  It meets the dietary guidelines of the states recommended fruit per child.

A big thank you goes out to all of our lovely lead volunteers moms, who show up tirelessly to hand out lunches to our hungry students every week and to all of the new volunteers who have been so kind in volunteering their time.

To volunteer, please sign up at Lunch Volunteer. For more info about the lunch program, please click Lunch Program.


Get Ready for Another
Thank-Scrip-ing Day

Thank-Scrip-ing™ Day is back! Mark your calendars for September 16th and get ready for another one day event featuring big rebates on ScripNow® products only.

For 24 hours you can earn some of the highest rebates ever offered from your favorite ScripNow retailers and you’ll be able to order and print eCards minutes before heading out the door when you’re set up to pay online with PrestoPay™.

Go to shopwithscrip.com to get started on scrip.


Support Scottsdale Prep
While You Shop

Please take a look at the sidebar of the newsletter for some simple ways to support Scottsdale Prep PO. You can help by cutting out a Box Top or register a credit card for Scrip. The PO will be rewarded with money to support classrooms, clubs and other activities.

To view all of our fundraising programs as a handy guide, please click Support Scottsdale .


Snowstorm

A Snowstorm is coming………

Be on the lookout.


SPPO Agora Market Now Open

Even though it may seem that school just started, Fall Break is right around the corner.  According to the Scottsdale Prep Uniform Code, all boys will be required to wear long pants starting after Fall Break on October 21th, 2013 until the beginning of Spring Break on March 7th, 2014.

The good news is that we have an ample supply of boy’s and men’s pants. They will be readily available every Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Agora, a Parent Organization Market and Gathering Place, located by the interior entrance to the Multipurpose room. You may also bring in uniform donations then or leave them with the front office anytime they are open.

Furthermore, even though SPA crest car magnets and decals are available at Agora, you can also pick up an order form at anytime in the front lobby of the school by the Parent Organization rack.

Also with the advent of Fall Break, Anton Uniforms will no longer be offering the patch iron-on service for $7. This was a very gracious option that they provided us in our transition. Please let Anton Uniforms know how much you appreciate its noble efforts.

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Walther at SchoolUniformSale@scottsdalepreppo.org

- Sharon Walther
  New & Used Uniforms Chair


Bagel Bonanza
at Philosophical Grounds

Friday, Sept. 20th, 7:15 to 8:00 am

Mark your calendar for the “Bagel Bonanza” at Philosophical Grounds on Friday, September 20th, from 7:15 to 8:00 am.  Beverages and other breakfast items will also be available for purchase at our student run Philosophical Grounds. Please encourage your student(s) to help support our Senior Class.

From now until the end of the current school year, Philosophical Grounds will be open on Wednesday afternoons from 2:45 to 3:30 pm and on Friday mornings from 7:15 to 8:00 am.  Additionally, we are open on Early Release days from 12:20 to 1:00 pm.  The proceeds from sales go toward the students’ Senior Class Trip.

See you there!


6th Grade Ice Cream Social

WHO: 6th Grade Students and their parents and guardians only (no siblings, please)

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 15th, 1:30 – 3:00 pm

WHERE: Scottsdale Prep Multi-purpose Room

RSVP: Ann Whyte at (602)363-9030 or whytear@aol.com


First Semester Social Calendar

SAVE THE DATES (additional information will be sent out prior to the events)

Grades 5, 6, 7, and 8: Friday, 9/27, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, CrackerJax

Grades 7 and 8: Friday, 10/25, Costume Party, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Kerr Cultural Center

Grades 5 and 6: Saturday, 10/26, Costume Party, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Kerr Cultural Center

Grades 5, 6, 7, and 8: Friday, 11/1, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, AZ Air Time

ALL SCHOOL: Friday, 12/6, Scottsdale Prep Family Night at the Alltel Ice Den (PRIVATE ICE), 7:30-9:30 pm


Traffic Volunteers Needed 

We can always use more volunteers. If we can get 30+ volunteers, each person would only need to fill one time slot every other week either mornings (from 7:10 to 8:05) or afternoons (from 3:10 to 4:05).To volunteer, please sign up at SignUpGenius.com.


Teacher Appreciation
Needs You

 Friday, September 13th, 8:00 am
Tom’s Thumb Market
(around the corner from school)

The Teacher Appreciation Committee hosts monthly luncheons in honor of our dedicated faculty and staff, and we need your help!  You don’t have to be Martha Stewart to serve on this committee…everyone can help…bakers, working moms and dads, decorators…. whether to bring plasticware, beverages, ice or take out entrees, or if you wish to get in touch with your inner-Martha, décor, tablescapes and abundant entrees and desserts!

It is a TON of fun, and we promise you will meet the nicest people, so please join us for our initial planning meeting at Tom’s Thumb (just around the corner from school) immediately following drop off around 8am THIS FRIDAY, September 13th.  If you cannot make it to the meeting, but would like to be kept in the loop, please email us at Teacherappreciation@scottsdalepreppo.org.

Bon Appetit,
Shawna Woner & Stacy Cotroneo 
Teacher Appreciation Co-Chairs

 


Neighborhood Community Relations

Most of us aren’t thrilled with waiting in line to pick up our children, but imagine if you were a neighboring business, and you needed to make it to your office for an important phone call……on an early release day – - – not great, right?  That is why we want to express our most sincere appreciation to all of our neighboring businesses for their patience as our families got settled into the new academic year.  And, a VERY special thanks to the many neighbors who offered the use of their parking for Curriculum Night!

This is a privilege and a courtesy extended to us that may very well be denied in the future if we don’t reciprocate and be good neighbors, so please refrain from parking in ANY of our neighboring lots unless we have specifically communicated that they have agreed to allow parking during an after-hours event.

Special thanks to our neighbor Matrixx, who offered to donate two scientific incubators for our science labs!  And please do check out the many wonderful businesses in our area; within a stone’s throw, you can find help with home décor, design, real estate, HVAC service and repair, facials, gorgeous kiosks, and many other services, so please do visit our neighbors for THAT reason!

Shawna Woner
Community Ambassador Chair

Scottsdale Prep Parent Organization (SPPO)

16537 North 92nd Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 776-1970

ScottsdalePreppo.com

Please visit the SPPO Website at Scottsdalepreppo.com for information about the lunch program, volunteer opportunities, carpool and more!

Don’t forget to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for more news and updates from the SPPO.

Remember to share this email with other parents and join our mailing list by clicking on links at the top and below.

Questions? Just ask at SPPO Contacts.


Important Dates

Eastern University College Visit
Sep 10, 2013
8 of the Best Colleges
Information Session
Sep 10, 2013SPPO Board Meeting
Sep 11, 2013Hearing and Vision Screening
Sep 12, 2013

Spartan Tribes Day Assembly
Sep 13, 2013

Lost & Found Check
Sep 13, 2013, 2:00 pm

SENIORS: First Text Read
& Journal Check
Sep 13, 2013

University of Alabama College Visit
Sep 13, 2013

6th Grade Ice Cream Social
Sep 15, 2013, 1:30-3:00 pm

Coffee with Headmaster
Sep 20, 2013, 
8:15 am

NotMYkid parent presentation
on Internet Safety
Sep 26, 2013, 6-7PM. 


Quick Links


SPPO Promotions

Sleepover for a Better Tomorrow
(at the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess)
Scottsdale Preparatory Academy’s preferred rate has been set up and is now accessible for reservations. The code NPRE can be used from now until December 31st, 2013. Book online at Fairmont Reservations and the Parent Organization receives a donation. If you call to make a reservation, please use rate code 3UN231.

DoozyOfADeal.com 

You save 50-90% off your purchase at restaurants, spas, etc. and 7.5% of every purchase goes right back to the SPPO.DoozyOfADeal.comBox Top For Education
Cut out the symbol from the packaging and put them in the designated box in the SP reception area. The school receives 10 cents for each. Use ID# 500018997.

Escrip.com
Register your Safeway and Macy’s cards at  Escrip.com and a percentage of all you spend will go to SPPO.

Target Take Charge of Education
Sign up with Target credit card online with ID# 149780 for Scottsdale Prep or call (800) 316-6142. Your purchasing dollars will go back to the SPPO.

Target Take Charge of Education

Fry’s Cool Cash Earning for Learning
Designate your Fry’s card to Scottsdale Prep by scanning this bar code just once the next time you shop and the SPPO will get a percentage of your purchase.

Fry's Cool Cash Earning for Learning


SPPO Board Contacts

(2013-2014)

President, Kay Sperduti
President@Scottsdalepreppo.org
Vice President, Adriana Stanton
VicePresident@Scottsdalepreppo.orgTreasurer & Bookkeeper, Monica Felton
Bookkeeper@Scottsdalepreppo.orgSecretary, Pia Garoian
Secretary@Scottsdalepreppo.org8th Grade Promotions, Cathy Griffin
8thGradePromotion@Scottsdalepreppo.org

12th Grade Graduation, Cheryl Prince
Cheryl@AzPrince.com

Booster & Fundraising,
Rachel McKenzie & Phyllis Wright

BoosterClub@Scottsdalepreppo.orgCommunity Ambassador,
Shawna Woner
Ambassasor@Scottsdalepreppo.orgHospitality, Cathy Griffin & Susan Rosener
Hospitality@Scottsdalepreppo.orgLunch Program,
Devi Orlandella-Manton

Lunch@Scottsdalepreppo.orgMiddle School Social,
Ann Whyte & Pat Mersiowsky

MiddleSchoolSocial@Scottsdalepreppo.org

Newsletter, Kathy Bernhardt
Newsletter@Scottsdalepreppo.org

New & Used Uniforms, Sharon Walther
SchoolUniformSale@Scottsdalepreppo.org

Office, Cecile Babich Morrow
Office@Scottsdalepreppo.org

Orpheum Spring Event, Kim Gleason
Kimgleason@cox.net

Snowstorm, Barb Wiley & Vicky Duffill 
Bmwphx@Cox.net & Vickydufill@Gmail.com

Teacher Appreciation,

Shawna Woner & Stacy Cotroneo
TeacherAppreciation@Scottsdalepreppo.orgTeacher Birthday, Debra Lynn Eden
TeacherBirthday@Scottsdalepreppo.orgTraffic, Jennifer Dzuik
Traffic@Scottsdalepreppo.orgWebsite & Carpool, Lori Neumann

WebsiteAdmin@Scottsdalepreppo.org


News Submissions

Thank you for reading the SPPO Newsletter. We’d love to hear from you and we invite all Scottsdale Prep parents, faculty, staff and students to submit news, articles and stories to the newsletter.

Every month, the submission deadline is on the 7th and the publication date is on the 10th. Our production schedule is nine times every school year (August to May).

All text submissions should be copy-ready in Times New Roman Font size 14. Feel free to include images and photos in file format jpeg, png, or gif por favor.

For all communication inquiries, please contact Editor at Newsletter@Scottsdalepreppo.org.


Many Thanks

Thanks to everyone on the Hospitality Committee who donated water and snacks for the SP New Student Orientation and Curriculum Night. Your contributions are much appreciated by all!

- Susan Rosener, Hospitality Chair 
Thank you!

As always, thank you so much for your support! 

August 10th 2013

Scottsdale Prep Parent Organization

SPPO Board Meeting

All parents are invited to attend the monthly board meetings of the Scottsdale Prep Parent Organization.

Meetings are held from August through May at 7:30 am on the second Wednesday of each month. The first meeting of the school year is scheduled for Wednesday, August 14th. We will find a room and post that information at the front desk.

The hour-long meetings review committee activities and funding requests.


Lunch Program

Our lunch volunteer calendar is now live for volunteers to sign up to help serve lunches. To volunteer, please click LunchVolunteer to sign up.

Our lunch service will begin on Monday, August 12th. For more info about the lunch program, please go to LunchProgram. Thank you so much for your support.


Agora Hours

Welcome new parents to Scottsdale Prep! Many of you are probably getting this Scottsdale Prep Parent Organization (SPPO) newsletter for the first time thus Agora may be unfamiliar to you.Agora refers to an ancient Greek marketplace or gathering spot. Starting on August 13th, we will be open from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm on Tuesdays in the window outside the the main interior entrance to the Multipurpose Room. We offer weekly used uniform drop-off and purchasing along with SP pencils, crest decals and magnets for the benefit of our SPPO.If you would be interested in volunteering bi-weekly, please e-mail Sharon at Schooluniformsale@Scottsdalepreppo.org.


Looking to Carpool 

Many of our new families have asked about carpooling.  Interested families should send the family’s name, address, email, phone and student grade to Carpool@Scottsdalepreppo.com. The Parent Organization will add your information to the online map.You and other participating families can then reach out to those in closest proximity to their homes for possible carpool connections. The map is hidden from public view and can only be accessed through the link that the PO provides to the registered families.

Traffic Volunteers Needed 

We can always use more volunteers. If we can get 30+ volunteers, each person would only need to fill one time slot every other week either mornings (from 7:10 to 8:05) or afternoons (from 3:10 to 4:05).To volunteer, please sign up at SignUpGenius.com.

News Submissions

Thank you for reading the SPPO Newsletter. We’d love to hear from you and we invite all Scottsdale Prep parents, faculty, staff and students to submit news, articles and stories to the newsletter.Every month, the submission deadline is on the 7th and the publication date is on the 10th. Our production schedule is nine times every school year (August to May).  All text submissions should be copy-ready in Times New Roman Font size 14. Feel free to include images and photos in file format jpeg, png, or gif por favor.For all communication inquiries, please contact Editor at Newsletter@Scottsdalepreppo.org.


Scottsdale Prep Parent Organization (SPPO)

16537 North 92nd Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 776-1970

ScottsdalePreppo.com

Please visit the SPPO Website at Scottsdalepreppo.com for information about the lunch program, volunteer opportunities, carpool and more!

Don’t forget to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for more news and updates from the SPPO.

Remember to share this email with other parents and join our mailing list by clicking on links at the top and below.

Questions? Just ask at SPPO Contacts.


Important Dates

Barnes & Noble Book Fair
Jul 27, 2013 – Aug 11, 2013
SPPO Board Meeting
Aug 14, 2013Junior Parent Night
Aug 22, 2013SENIORS: Prospectus Due
Aug 23, 2013Concert Choir Retreat Day
Aug 24, 2013Curriculum Night 6pm
Aug 27, 2013Colleges That Change Lives Event
Aug 29, 2013


Quick Links


SPPO Promotions

Sleepover for a Better Tomorrow
(at the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess)
Scottsdale Preparatory Academy’s preferred rate has been set up and is now accessible for reservations. The code NPRE can be used from now until December 31st, 2013. Book online at Fairmont Reservations and the Parent Organization receives a donation. If you call to make a reservation, please use rate code 3UN231.

DoozyOfADeal.com 

You save 50-90% off your purchase at restaurants, spas, etc. and 7.5% of every purchase goes right back to the SPPO.DoozyOfADeal.comTarget Take Charge of Education
Sign up with Target credit card online with ID# 149780 for Scottsdale Prep or call (800) 316-6142. Your purchasing dollars will go back to the SPPO.Target Take Charge of Education

Fry’s Cool Cash Earning for Learning
Designate your Fry’s card to Scottsdale Prep by scanning this bar code just once the next time you shop and the SPPO will get a percentage of your purchase. Program runs through April 25th.

Fry's Cool Cash Earning for Learning


Thank you!

As always, thank you so much for your support! 
SPPO News -July 10th 2013
Scottsdale Prep Parent Organization
Looking to Carpool?
Many of our new families have asked about carpooling.  Interested families should send the family’s name, address, email, phone and student grade to Carpool@Scottsdalepreppo.com. The Parent Organization will add your information to the online map.You and other participating families can then reach out to those in closest proximity to their homes for possible carpool connections. The map is hidden from public view and can only be accessed through the link that the PO provides to the registered families.

Used Textbooks

Many of our students like to have a second set of used textbooks at home to lighten the load in their backpacks. The Parent Organization is happy to create an online program to bring sellers and buyers together.

To sell used books, send the family’s name, list of books for sale/grade/ISBN #/asking price, phone, email and address to Usedbooks@Scottsdalepreppo.com.


Used Uniforms Sale

The SPPO will be having a sale for used uniforms at the Back to School night on Wednesday, July 31st

Get ready to try on the bargains and save!

 


Fairmont Princess Deal

Planning a stay at the Fairmont Princess? Please call (480) 585-4848 and ask for the special Scottsdale Preparatory Academy‘s Sleepover for a Better Tomorrow rate or visit online at FairmontReservations. Please make sure the promotion code, NPRE, appears before checking availability. You and the SPPO will both win!