Monday Message


"Mamma Mia!"

Friday, January 10, 2020 / 9:30am / JCC

Payment is due to the office by Wednesday, January 8.

"Mamma Mia!" is a mega-hit that has audiences dancing in the aisles! This school performance is presented by the JCompany Youth Theatre. Tickets are $8 per person. For questions contact Ms. Nancy Mullen at

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Elementary Lunch Concert

Advanced Strings group shown below.
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De-light-fully decorated

Mrs. Battin carefully wrapped each of her elementary students in holiday lights before taking their pictures. Now their portraits sparkle from inside their hand-painted frames!
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Auditions for "A Wrinkle In Time"

Monday, January 6 / 12:00-2:00 / Auditorium

Tuesday, January 7 / 2:30-4:00 / Auditorium

* * Sign up for auditions here * *

Please come to auditions prepared with 1-2 minutes of a monologue, poem, children's book....any language that you can emote and show Miss Becca your acting chops! Miss Becca would also love to see a short song, dance, or any talent you'd like to show her (if you want)!

Mission Trails Field Trip

Friday January 10, 2020 / 9:45am / Mission Trails Visitor Center

One Father Junipero Serra Trail

  • Meet at Mission Trails Visitor Center at 9:45am.
    Guided trail hike and informative presentation on life of Kumeyaay Indians. Allow 2 hours and bring a lunch to stay for a picnic after.
  • This is a free field trip but we must have a minimum of 15 so please sign up in the office to attend.
  • All ages are welcome. Please wear closed toed shoes comfortable for hiking and bring water.

The Kumeyaay Indians are the indigenous people who once lived in the area that is now Mission Trails Regional Park. One of the more obvious dwelling sites used by the Kumeyaay includes a granitic bedrock area that has several depressions worn into the surface from hundreds of years of grinding acorns and other foods. This outdoor education program takes students on a one-mile roundtrip interpretive walk to the historic Grinding Rocks site at the edge of the San Diego River. Along the way, Kumeyaay usage of native plants and wildlife resources will be discussed. The cultural and social customs of the Kumeyaay, and their basic way of life, will also be covered. This program begins and ends at the Visitor Center, where students will also get the chance to view an educational video or storytelling presentation about the Kumeyaay, and participate in a Kumeyaay Scavenger Hunt through the museum.

PSAT Results

Wednesday, January 15 / 11:55-12:30 / Cafeteria

Mr. Zappala is holding this assembly to review PSAT results with students that took the test last October. Come learn how to interpret and use the PSAT scores. Parents are welcome.


SSC/SGT Meeting

Wednesday, January 15 / 2:00-3:00 / Cafeteria

All parents are invited to attend the School Site Committee (SSC) meeting. The SSC is a shared decision-making body composed of parents, staff, and students. Our Council identifies needs for academic programs and sets budgets to support these programs.

More information, agendas, and minutes can be found on our SSC/SGT webpage.

For questions, please contact Principal Browne at

Academic League: Teachers vs. Students

Thursday, January 16 / 12:00-12:30 / Auditorium

Please come support our incredible Academic League team as they take on their supremely knowledgeable teachers in a trivia contest! (GO STUDENTS!!!)

Yearenders will be selling popcorn and candy. The money raised from this will go to getting a DJ for the prom.

Winter Formal

Friday, January 31 / 6:30-9:30pm / Auditorium

All high school students are invited to the upcoming Winter Formal! "Snowflake" is the theme of the dance. Tickets are $15 the weeks before the formal and $20 the week of the formal. It is only for high schoolers and each high schooler can take one person from a different school if they get a permission slip signed by their parents and an administrator at their school. All the profits from the winter formal will go to getting a DJ for the prom.

Dance permission form

Deadline to purchase tickets: Thursday, January 30, 3:00pm

Save the Date!

MEA 2020 Silent Auction and Talent Show: Friday, April 24, 2020.


MEA Foundation Update

The MEA Foundation is looking for assistance with our silent auction. We are also looking for parents to help organize a jogathon or color run.

If you are interested in helping with any of these events, please email Ms. Ramos in the front office at or let her know in person.

ASB Book Drive

January 6 - February 7

Book drop off - Front Offfice

MEA families! Please bring in your gently used books that you no longer read, and give someone else a chance to love them! Books appropriate for all ages are gladly received.
  • Our ASB is sponsoring this Book Drive, which runs from Tuesday, January 6 to Friday, February 7. Please bring your donated books to the front office.
  • The Book Drive will culminate in a Book Sale the week of February 4. All profits from books sold will be used by the ASB to support fun events for students.

ASB Instagram

Hello students!

Remember to check out the ASB Instagram so the ASB can share updates with you about all the activities they're making happen at MEA! @mea.asb

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Yearbook Cover Contest

All students are invited to enter their art in our yearbook cover contest! The winner will receive a yearbook and their artwork will be displayed on the front cover! Even if your entry is not used on the cover, it may still be used in other places throughout the book.

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Please find the most up-to-date extracurricular activities schedule on our website. This is a work in progress; we will continue to add to and fine-tune the schedule as needed.

If you have a talent to share and are interested in leading an extracurricular class or workshop series, please contact Principal Browne at

Sphero & Coding **NEW**

Tuesdays / 12:30 / MakerSpace

Sphero and Coding for grades 2-5 (K and 1 are welcome with a parent) begins tomorrow, January 7 at 12:30 in the MakerSpace. Come and learn how to code the Sphero and eventually make your own programs! We will start with the basics and work our way up, over the next few weeks, with more complex tasks.

Library Time

Oh, the magic of books!
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Grades K-6: Sign up for BookIt! in the library.

Read books and earn FREE PIZZA!

All students need to do is come in to the library, sign up and receive a reading log. At the end of each month, turn in the completed reading log. You will then receive a coupon for a FREE personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut! Pick up your new reading log and begin again for the next month.


Mr. Ron Zappala is the Head School Counselor at Mt. Everest Academy. You can reach him with any counseling questions at or 858-496-8791. Or feel free to stop by the counseling office!

Staying on beat with Mr. Z.

Mr. Zappala joins the music jam at the Garden Art Show.
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PSAT Results

Wednesday, January 15 / 11:55-12:30 / Cafeteria

Mr. Zappala is holding this assembly to review PSAT results with students that took the test last October. Come learn how to interpret and use the PSAT scores. Parents are welcome. FREE PIZZA!

SD Foundation Common Application

Seniors! Scholarship season is open! Please complete the San Diego Foundation Common Application. The deadline is February 5th. Also, consider other scholarships offered through the San Diego Foundation. The San Diego Foundation Common Scholarship Application gives San Diego students access to more than 100 scholarships that comprise our Community Scholarship Program by filling out just one application.

Community College Dual Enrollment

11th or 12th grade students may take a community college course while being enrolled at Mt. Everest. There are many courses offered for dual credit, where students can meet high school graduation requirements while earning college credit. Now is the time to sign up for a spring semester course!

Spring classes begin at Mesa on February 3rd and students can register now by going to Mesa admissions with their photo ID and supplemental application. All students planning on taking a community college class in the Spring should see Mr. Zappala.


Chair Yoga

Click here for a pdf of chair yoga postures

  • For students, staff and parents - let's all work together!
  • Staying healthy and fit is easier than you may think!
  • Try these at home, at school, or anywhere you are! On the airplane too!

For questions or to share other great ideas with your MEA School Site Wellness Committee, contact Deb Mech, SSWC Coordinator, at


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