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Weekly Blast 9.30.22

September 30, 2022 -

School Dates to Note

  • Oct 3-7 Fall Break (No School)
  • Oct 10-14 Conferences and Project Week (No School)
  • Oct 17 High School Symposium
  • Oct 17-21 Spirit Week/ Homecoming Game
  • Oct 22 Homecoming Dance
  • Oct 25 PSAT 10th-11th Grades
Table of Contents

  • A Note from the Headmaster
  • House Shirt Survey
  • Homecoming Dance 2022
  • Griffin Player to Present Once Upon a Mattress
  • Community Investment
  • College Counseling
  • Athletics
A Note from the Headmaster

Hello Parents,

I will use this blast to share from my perspective as a parent and as leader of our school.

My family and I are going on a vacation for the first time in a very long time. We often vacation locally, usually because I am frugal; some would say I am a miser. In talking with a GP parent about my hesitancy to spend money on vacation, he shared this- he never remembers what he spent his money on over the years in lieu of a family vacation, but he will always cherish the memories from the vacations. He is so right, and so I hope this break is one where you make memories as a family.

I shared in our last faculty meeting that this has been the best start to a school year ever. I shared that knowing that we have implemented a number of changes this year for teachers, and the rollout has not been the best. We learn and adjust. However, even with those changes, which have caused more work and burden for our teachers, what is taking place in the classroom is glorious. Our teachers come every day, in love, to engage these students and pour their souls out before them. They have earned a well-deserved rest. Take comfort in knowing your children are with some of the very best people I know.

Enjoy the break,
Mr. Navarrette

House Shirt Survey

The faculty votes are in and now it’s your turn, Griffins, to choose your House Shirt! Please help your student fill out the attached survey for his or her House. That means students in House Vulpes will only vote in the Vulpes survey; students in House Falconis will only vote in the Falconis Survey; House Lutra in the Lutra Survey; and House Hyrax in the Hyrax survey. Once the votes are in, the final winners will be announced! Votes are due by 5 PM, Monday, October 17th. Please note that shirt sizes are for your student.

Falconis Survey

Lutra Survey

Vulpes Survey

Hyrax Survey

Homecoming Dance 2022

Glendale Prep is excited to invite high school students to A Vintage Carnival Homecoming Dance. Come enjoy popcorn, dancing, and carnival games on October 22nd in the GP gym. Tickets are $15 on the portal HERE, and $20 cash (only) at the door. The dance opens at 5:30 PM and there will be no admission after 6:00 PM. There is a dance lesson from 6-6:30 PM and the dance ends at 8:30 PM. Please remember, all dress must be in accordance with the semi-formal guidelines below. In addition, this Homecoming Dance is only for current GP students.

The dress code for boys is as follows:

  • Dress pants (no jeans, shorts, or pants with an exposed back pocket) of an appropriate length and fit with a belt
    • Rips or torn hems are not acceptable.
  •  A properly fitted collared dress shirt
    • Bare midriffs or deep V-neck shirts are not acceptable.
    • Rips and cutouts are not acceptable.
  • Socks and dress shoes to be worn throughout the night
    • Bare feet or sandals are prohibited.
  • No dyed hair or hats. Hair should be trimmed appropriately.

The dress code for girls is as follows:

  • Skirts or dresses with hemlines no shorter than mid-thigh
    • Dresses and skirts must be at mid-thigh at all times (including when dancing, twirling, sitting, and walking).
  • Cap-sleeve, spaghetti strap, one-shoulder, halter strap and tank-top blouses/dresses are allowed
    • Ladies may not wear strapless blouses/dresses for a semi-formal event.
    • Bare midriffs are not acceptable, nor are cut outs (including ones that are see-through, sheer, or illusion fabrics).
    • Dresses must not have exposed décolletage and the backs should dip no lower than the base of the shoulder blade.
  • Dress shoes to be worn throughout the night
    • Bare feet or casual sandals are prohibited.
  • Hair should be styled appropriately and in a natural color

Griffin Players to Present Once Upon a Mattress

Save the Date! Griffin Players is returning with the hilarious musical Once Upon a Mattress on November 4th and 5th. Shows will be presented in Maryvale Prep’s beautiful performing arts center. Tickets available on the payment portal soon!

Community Investment

What is a phospholipid bilayer?  What is the difference between RNA and mRNA?  Ask one of our ninth graders in Mr. Trerise’s Biology class! 

The level of education offered at Glendale Prep makes us one of the most sought-after schools in Arizona, and Community Investment is the most important way your family can support this great work!  Your family’s yearly commitment to Community Investment significantly impacts our students and helps us bridge the gap between what we receive from state funding versus the actual cost to run our school.  As you know, we start each school year with a $1,500 per studentdeficit from what public schools receive in funding.  We ask all our families to help us bridge this gap by giving to Community Investment with an amount that is meaningful to you.  Every dollar makes a difference!

We are honored to publicly recognize those families and friends who have contributed to this year’s 2022-23 Community Investment campaign. Please click here for a listing of current donors as of September 29, 2022.

If you have yet to make a gift to this year’s 2022-23 Community Investment campaign:

Glendale Prep is a wonderful place for children to grow, and Community Investment makes that growth possible!  Thank you for supporting our school!

College Counseling

PSAT TEST:  All 11th and 10th grade students will take the PSAT on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. Please ensure students get a good night’s rest and eat a healthy breakfast before school on test day. Students should bring #2 pencils and an approved calculator.

SENIOR FAMILIES:  SAVE the DATE! The FAFSA becomes available on October 1, 2022 and Glendale Prep is hosting a workshop to complete this form on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 beginning at 6:30pm. More details and registration to follow at a later date.

COLLEGE COUNSELING WEBSITE: For further information regarding upcoming SAT and ACT testing dates along with other information related to College Counseling, please reference our webpage HERE


Middle School Fall Sports Game Schedules have been finalized! Schedules can be found HERE.

Fall Sports Payment and Fees are due! if you have not already done so, please pay using the links below:

  • Middle School Sports found HERE.
  • High School Sports found HERE.

Parents interested in volunteering with Athletics please sign up HERE. Contact Tim Terpstra at with any questions!

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

Thank you to our GOLD & Platinum Level Athletic Sponsors for today’s Athletic Blast:
Liberty Buick & GMC, Penny Chiropractic, West Valley Pain Solutions, Nally Paint Co., Blue Chip Auto Glass, Total Presence Management, Shipley Orthodontics, and Wow Wow Lemonade (Lake Pleasant & Happy Valley Location)!

Contact them today and tell them Glendale Prep sent you!



Contact Information
Lynn Kimpel, Office Manager

Attendance Line:
623-889-0822 Option 4

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