Experimental Projectiles Pummeling Pumpkins
This Physics lab exercise done toward the end of October is to have students work in one of 6 teams of 3 or 4 students to practice launching a small piece of PVC connector toward the pumpkin mystery location on the second table. They collect data on the launch angle and thrust of launch from rubber bands attached to the two uprights clamped to the launch table ends. The pumpkins are removed during the practice launches that include plotting the launch angle in degrees (protractor work) and thrust measurements of how far back the projectile is launched from by the rubber band stretch distance in centimeters. Plus, measurements were taken of the PVC distance length for each launch of good looking projectile paths that resulted.
**** UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES ****
Wednesday, November 20 / 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 email@example.com
Monday, December 9 / 10:00-1:00 /
NTC at Liberty Station / 2875 Dewey Road
* * Sign up in the front office by Tuesday, December 3 * *
Don't miss the annual MEA Ice Skating Event! The cost is $5 per skater. (People can show up without signing up, but the cost will then be $10). For questions, please contact Ms. Nancy Mullen, firstname.lastname@example.org
MEA Theatre Company
The MEA Theatre Company is alive and well! Specific info is forthcoming but save these dates for the following events:
- December 11 at 12:00: Meet & greet the MEA Director
- December 18 at12:00: Audition workshop
- Week of January 6: Auditions
- March 11, 12, 13: Performances
The show title will be announced after Thanksgiving break!
**** ANNOUNCEMENTS ****
"Note" worthy Leaves
Succulent plant arrangements for sale!
Looking for a gift for someone for the holidays? Purchase a succulent plant arrangement made here at MEA. Students will be creating them until winter break. They come in all sizes varying in price from $5 - $20 and can be purchased in the front office starting today. All proceeds will go towards the chicken coop and garden upkeep.
Small Flower Pots Lying around?
Clean out your garage and donate them for the succulent plant fundraiser.
The Coop Group thanks you!
Vote for your Prom Theme
The MEA Yearenders Club has created a google form in order to have the population of MEA high schoolers dictate their opinion on the theme for this year's High School Prom.
And the choices are...
- Roaring 20's / Great Gatsby (for 2020)
- A Galaxy Far, Far Away
- Shakespearean / Romeo and Juliet
See's Candy / Desert Sun Coffee Fundraiser
REMINDER TO ALL MT EVEREST FAMILIES!
ALL SEE’S CANDY AND DESERT SUN COFFEE ORDERS DUE THIS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST!
- Please leave orders with Maria in the front office! Thank you so much for supporting your school!
- Prizes etc. to be given out after Thanksgiving break!
- If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to contact me at email@example.com. Thank you! Ms Barb
Attention elementary artists!
Mrs. Sink is participating in Artsonia, the world's largest collection of student art, published by teachers and students from around the world. Parents and family can view the art online, leave comments and order keepsakes featuring the artwork. When you order from Artsonia, they donate a portion to our elementary art program to purchase more supplies. If you are interested in participating, please email Mrs Sink, firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need to provide your child’s name, grade level, and your email address. Mrs Sink will then create an account for your child on Artsonia and upload artwork created during the Story and Craft Time as well as the Elementary Art classes. You can even upload work your child has done at home! You can then purchase items with your child’s artwork on them. Mrs Sink still has many coffee mugs, tshirts and magnets with her children’s elementary artwork on it. They are a family treasure!
Hygiene Kits for the Homeless
Mt. Everest Academy is offering support to the Monarch School, a K-12 public school for homeless children in downtown San Diego. We are mostly looking for small travel toiletries that we can make into hygiene packages to distribute to the children. (Hotel samples work great!)
Drop off boxes are located in the front office and in Room 1. Please bring your donations in by Wednesday, December 18. For any questions, contact Ms. Nancy Mullen at email@example.com. Thank you for having a big heart for children in need!
MEA Alumnus offers to meet with highschoolers
Matthew will be back in San Diego for Thanksgiving break from November 22-December 1. If you'd like to meet with him then, or have any questions, please contact him at 858-945-2720 or firstname.lastname@example.org
From October 22 - November 22
Our ASB is holding a Coin Fundraiser through November 22 to support our school. Students and parents are encouraged to bring in NICKELS, DIMES, QUARTER, and PENNIES to one of the coin fundraiser boxes on campus:
- the front office
- the parent room
- Room 2 (Dr. Rodenberg's room)
Thank you for your support!
**** Extracurricular activities ****
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 email@example.com
Environmental Club - new time
TUESDAYS / 12:00-12:30 / Room 14
The Environmental Club will now meet on TUESDAYS instead of Thursdays. Same time (12:00-12:30) and same place (Room 14). The Environmental Club offers a good way to take part in your community, participate in social activities, spend time with friends, get volunteer hours & learn about how to live sustainably.
Wednesday, November 20 / 12:00-12:30 / Room 1
The Intercultural Club is open to all students in grades 6-12 who have an interest in learning about other cultures and sharing about their own cultures. (In general we meet monthly on the first Wednesday of each school month.) We will decide on our mission, determine the celebrations we want to hold, and delight in some delicious food!
Moving the Mulch
YAY helpers! The small mountain of mulch by the chickens has been steadily getting moved over to the East garden. Mulch conserves moisture, improves the soil as it breaks down, protects against temperature changes, and helps prevent weeds. It's a valuable component of our garden!
This month's challenge is "Can You Find It?" Look for books in different categories and then write down the title and call number. Turn your completed form into the library by November 20, 12:30 pm to receive a prize!
Library Time with Ms. Suzie
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.
**** COUNSELING CORNER ****
**** COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS ****
Pomegranate Days at the Oasis Camel Dairy
The Oasis Camel Dairy shares their family farm's naturally grown, tasty pomegranates with their camels and guests.
A "Pomegranate Day" at the Oasis Camel Dairy is full of entertainment:
- Learn about & hand-pick pomegranates
- Camel rides
- Turkey Stampede
- Magic Show
- Bird Show
- Visit with sheep & donkeys
Meet the author of "Camel Crazy" (a mother's journey to help her son's autism symptoms)
It will be simply the most fun you will ever have on a Thanksgiving Weekend!
Thanksgiving Break Critter Camp
November 25-27 / Helen Woodward Animal Center
Kids in San Diego can spend part of Thanksgiving break with animals at Critter Camp! Your child's compassion and appreciation for animals will grow as they interact with a variety of species. Each day also includes a craft, awesome activities, fun games, and the chance to create new memories and form new friendships. For grades K-6.
Interfaith Music and Mandalas at the North Clairemont Library
Thursday, November 21 / 10:00-11:30am
North Clairemont Library - 4616 Clairemont Dr.
The MEA Interfaith Group, headed up by Ms. Deb Mech, is sharing information about this Interfaith community event. There will be music and a simple mandala art project (materials will be provided). They will share quotes and prayers about GENTLENESS from many spiritual traditions. The intention is to create a space where people from all faith backgrounds can come together to understand and support each other.
Free and open to the public!
For questions please contact Ms. Deb Mech at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Draft EIR for 5525 Mt. Etna Drive
As some of you may know, there is a large development project in the works right near our school. Some parents have raised concerns about congestion, parking, and overall safety. The County is inviting public comment at this time on the Draft EIR and the MEA community is strongly encouraged to give input. If you have any questions, please email Principal Browne at email@example.com.
The County of San Diego invites the public and interested parties to review the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Community Plan Amendment (CPA) that would enable the development of affordable homes at 5255 Mt. Etna Drive. As lead agency, the County of San Diego released the Draft EIR on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, for a 45-day public comment period. The public comment period will be open through Monday, November 25, 2019.