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Weekly Blast 1.22.2021

January 21, 2021 -

School Dates to Note:

  • Feb 5 – Early Release 12:05 p.m.
  • Feb 8-9 – All School Off-Site Learning
  • Feb 15 – No School/Presidents Day
  • Feb 19 – Senior Retreat On-Campus
  • Feb 19 – Early Release 12:05 p.m.
  • Feb 25-26 – Galileo Testing 6th-8th
  • Mar 5 – Early Release 12:05p.m.
  • Mar 8-9 – National Latin/Greek Exams
  • Mar 15-19 – Spring Break/No School
  • Mar 22-26 Senior (In-State) Trip
  • Mar 22 – First Day of Quarter 4 (Block A)
Table of Contents:

  1. A Note From Headmaster
  2. Semester 2 Tutoring Schedule
  3. PowerSchool Parent Portal
  4. 2021-2022 Academic Calendar- DRAFT
  5. ECNA: French Culture Society 
  6. ECNA: Forces of Nature
  7. Community Investment/Tax Credit
  8. 2020-2021 Yearbook Pre-Order
  9. Great Heart Telethon
  10. College Counseling
  11. GP Athletics
  12. GP Block Schedule: Regular & Half Days
A Note From Headmaster

Hello Parents,

We are reading To Kill a Mockingbird in 8th grade Literature and Composition. If you recall, one of many wonderful and impactful quotes reads like this- “if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” My understanding of the significance of this quote may differ from others. I do not see it as an affirmation of some version of moral relativism, where every point of view is true, although some might believe this might be what Atticus is subtly trying to convey to Scout. Rather, I see it as advice to consider what is ultimately necessary to truly understand and love another person. We might tend to assume we know others simply because of what we perceive as their beliefs or values but rarely do people take the time through conversation to grasp the reasoning behind another’s beliefs or values. It is through patience and powerful discussion when the understanding of another’s perspective is discoverable and provides an opportunity to direct another to see the good of an alternate perspective. It is love that drives us to seek the good for another despite disagreement or division. It can be difficult to love; love is selfless and ultimately sacrificial. Every time I read these words from Atticus, I think about my need to grow in patience, so that I can stop, think, and work to really understand a person.

Have a nice weekend,

Mr. Navarrette

Semester 2 Tutoring Schedule
We encourage students to take advantage of the tutoring that is offered by our wonderful GP teachers. Please see the updated Semester 2 Tutoring Schedule here.

PowerSchool Parent Portal
A friendly reminder that the PowerSchool Parent Portal will close today. Please be sure to download and save or print a copy of your child’s evaluations for your records.

2021-2022 Academic Calendar -Draft
Click here to view the 2021-2022 Academic Calendar Draft. You can find this document on the Glendale Prep website as well. Once the board approves the draft, we will make updates as needed and share the finalized version so you can plan family trips and appointments.

ECNA: French Culture Society
Beauty is in art and culture. The French Culture Society is excited to be back for its monthly rendez-vous, starting on Tuesday, January 26th, at 3:25 pm in room 409. On the menu: classic movies, gourmet food, and great traditions.

To enroll, please contact Madame Cognet-Pereira, and click on the payment portal tab on the GP website or click the link:

ECNA: The Forces of Nature
Arizona is beautiful. Do you love our environment and want to help preserve it? Students, please join the Environment Society under its new name: “The Forces of Nature.” We will continue the projects started last year and build new ones with the generous support of the company TARONIS Fuels.

The first meeting will take place on Friday, January 29th, at 12:15 pm in room 405. For more information, please contact Madame Cognet-Pereira.

Community Investment/Tax Credit
Thank you to our generous donors!

In late January, you will receive an email containing your 2020 Giving Summary. Please be aware of the following:

  • Your 2020 Giving Summary will include donations to:
    • Community Investment
    • Tax Credit
    • Teacher Excellence Fund
    • Designated Gifts

Please note, this is the last year giving summaries will be provided; all future gifts via credit card will be receipted by email at the time a donation is made. Thank you for your consistent and generous support of our wonderful school! Questions: contact Cathy Sparks at 623.889.0822.

2020-2021 Yearbook Pre-Order
2020-2021 Glendale Prep Yearbooks are available for pre-order now on the payment portal. Click here to reserve your copy now and click here to add a foil name.

Great Hearts Telethon

Great Hearts is seeking an individual/couple to represent our academy on the 2021 Great Hearts Telethon Committee. The Great Hearts Telethon raises funds to benefit the Teacher Excellence Fund, which is distributed to our faculty as bonus compensation on an annual basis. Glendale Prep received $20,481 in December 2020 from this initiative. The Telethon will take place on September 25th and a full description of the position can be found here. If you are interested in serving on the committee, please contact Kyle Lambros at For more information about the Teacher Excellence Fund, please contact Cathy Sparks at

College Counseling

·      ASU SUMMER PROGRAMS: Join us on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom to hear Jasmine Pearce present a couple of summer program options for Glendale Prep students featuring Barrett Summer Scholars and Cesar Chavez Leadership Institute. For more information and eligibility requirements, please view individual program flyers: Barrett Summer Scholars and Cesar Chavez Leadership Institute. To obtain the Zoom link for this presentation, contact Mrs. Smith at

·      SUMMER PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS VIRTUAL FAIR:  On February 3, 2021, from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. or February 20, 2021, from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. you have the opportunity to view helpful seminars on how to choose a summer program, visit virtual booths, and ask questions. For detailed information and registration, click here.

·      JUNIORS: Wednesday, March 24, 2021, is the spring in-school SAT. Save the date!

·      COLLEGE COUNSELING WEBSITE: This webpage can be accessed through the Glendale Prep main website and is a good resource for up-to-date information on testing schedules, summer pre-college programs, and college counseling events.

GP Athletics
HS Winter Sports – Griffin Sports Net
Tune in to catch all of the HS action via the Griffin Sports Net – Click the link at the time of the home game:

Schedules are viewable on

Tax Credits: GP Athletics is thankful for the many friends and families who contribute their Arizona Tax Credits to Glendale Prep. If you haven’t done so yet, click here to learn more:

Follow Us: @gpathleticdept – Instagram & @Glendale Prep Athletics – Facebook

Thank you to our GOLD Level Athletic Sponsors
Clean Air Solutions, Penny Chiropractic, Pete King Construction, and Shipley Orthodontics 
Contact them today and tell them Glendale Prep sent you!

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