"Tuesday" Message


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Mural Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

"Sun to Sun"

Mt. Everest Academy's very own 133-foot long mural, "Sun to Sun," welcomes both students and neighbors alike to an accepting, colorful and transformative campus. Led by Isabel Halpern of ArtReach San Diego, students learned about the process of mural making from start to finish. Before painting on the wall, a small committee of 8th-12th grade students helped with design input by creating their own mural drawings and by offering themes that reflect MEA. Students dove deeper by exploring a variety of painting techniques and by creating custom color palettes that were used when choosing colors. The painting of the wall itself extended beyond the student committee, into over 50 people having a direct hand in the painting: younger students, neighbors, staff, and families. "Sun to Sun" celebrates collaboration, transformation, growth, acceptance and community.

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Senior Prank

Beautifully executed through the power of post-its and some creative seniors!

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Make-Up Testing

If students were not able to complete the CA state tests, make-up sessions are open from 9:20-12:00 and 12:30-3:05 on these days:

  • Wednesday, May 29 / Room 12
  • Thursday, May 30 / Room 11

Please send an email to lele@sandi.net saying what days/times your student plans on coming.

Traditionally, MEA students score very high on these tests which helps validate and support our program. We thank you for your participation!

Secondary Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, May 29 / 3:15 pm / Auditorium

All Mt. Everest Academy families are invited to attend the 2nd Semester Awards Ceremony and take part in honoring students in grades 6-12 who have demonstrated excellence in either academics or citizenship. Parents of students receiving an award will be notified individually. Come celebrate this occasion! Light refreshments will be served.

"Welcome to Summer" Concert

Thursday, May 30 / 6:00-7:00pm / MEA Auditorium

Mr. Johnson’s students will showcase some of the musical pieces they have learned this year. Everyone is invited to come enjoy our Beginning Orchestra, Beginning Band, Choir, Advanced Orchestra, and Advanced Band as they perform for your listening pleasure!

MEA Family Picnic/BBQ

Friday, May 31 / 11:00-1:30

Mission Bay Crown Point Shores North

Please note that the MEA campus will be closed this Friday as the staff (and ASB students) will be preparing for the picnic.

This year's picnic promises to be bigger and more incredible than ever- if you can imagine that!!!

  • Mr. Zappala will be at work on the barbecue turning out hot dogs and burgers
  • Parents, please bring a dish to share (salad, dessert, chips, fruit, etc)
  • Paper plates, cups, napkins and utensils will be provided, but please bring your own re-useable plates & cups if you want to be more "green."
  • There will be fun and entertainment for all!
  • Join in the activities, or sit on the grass, enjoy the food and chat with friends
  • Bring chairs and blankets to sit on
  • If you purchased a yearbook, it will be available for you to pick up at the picnic. This is a great time to have your friends sign it, so don’t forget a pen!

This is a wonderful chance to celebrate the completion of a terrific school year and welcome summer vacation!

Link to Crown Point Park info

Parking Lot, far north lot: 3740 Corona Oriente Rd., San Diego, 92109

Alice in Wonderland Video

Thursday, June 6 / 2:00 / Auditorium

Alice is Back! Come join the MEA Theatre Company on Thursday June 6 at 2pm for a viewing of the video version of our Alice in Wonderland production. The video was edited and produced by an MEA family member. We’ll have free popcorn and drinks!

Promotions and Graduation Schedule

Kindergarten Promotion

___Tuesday, June 4 / 10:00-11:00 / Auditorium

8th grade Promotion Luncheon

___Wednesday, June 5 / 11:15-12:15 / Cafeteria

5th grade Promotion Luncheon

___Wednesday, June 5 / 1:00-2:00 / Cafeteria

Senior Graduation Rehearsal

___Thursday, June 6 / 12:30 / MEA Auditorium

Senior Graduation

___Friday, June 7 / 6:00pm

Senior Prom at Serra High School

Saturday, June 1 / 7:00-10:00pm / Manchester Grand Hyatt

MEA seniors are invited to attend the Senior Prom with Serra High School. The theme is "Las Vegas" and the dance will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. If you are interested in going, here are the details.


Library Due Dates

All library materials are now due. Please return any outstanding books, videos, Phonics Readers or Time Life readers to the library. If you have materials from other schools, you can return those to us as well and we will make sure they are returned to the proper school.

Textbooks are due to the textbook room (room 4) AS SOON AS YOU ARE FINISHED WITH THEM, or by June 11th at the latest.

PICNIC NOTE: As the campus will be closed on Friday, May 31 due to the MEA Family Picnic, please do NOT bring textbooks to the picnic (it's been tried!)

Did you know that you can look online to see what you've got checked out?

USE THIS DIRECT LINK: https://destiny.sandi.net/?site=221

  • Click on LOGIN on the upper right corner and use your school username and password


  • Go to destiny.sandi.net or library.sandi.net
  • Click the plus (+) sign next to Atypical Site, then click on Mt. Everest Academy
  • This will take you to the home page.
  • Click on LOGIN on the upper right corner and use your school username and password

Once you are logged in, you can click the my info tab to find out what you have checked out.

Found: Laptop

A laptop computer was found on campus last Thursday, May 23. If you think it may be yours, please email Ms. Maria Ramos at mramos3@sandi.net with a description of the laptop.

Lost & Found

If you think you may have lost something at school this year, please remember to check the Lost & Found in the office! All items that have not been picked up by the end of the school year will be donated to charity.

Graduation Checklist: Final Schoolwork


Reminder: the next item on your senior graduation checklist is to turn in your final schoolwork by May 30.

**** THE COOP SCOOP ****

Learning about Aquafina

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Music Activities This Week


Wednesday, May 29 will be the last meeting for Mr. Johnson's music classes.


Jam Band with Mark Fisher continues this week! Wednesday, May 29, 10:40-12:00 in B-15.


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

Choosing Classes for 2019-20

If you (or your student) are currently in grades 8-11 you should have already had an appointment with Mr. Zappala where you discussed courses for next year and graduation and college entrance requirements. If you have not done that, please email him at rzappala@sandi.net to set up a time to meet. If you do not meet with Mr. Zappala your schedule for next year will be created for you without your input based on graduation requirements.

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Balboa Library Visit

Last week Ms. Helene Idels from the Balboa Branch Library visited MEA and shared information about some of the programs and services they offer. There is a LOT going on there!

June Events

Summer Program Flyer

Summer Program Schedule

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May Library Challenge

May Library Challenge

Click here for the May Challenge

Return completed form to the library by 12:30 on May 30 to receive a prize.

June Library Challenge

Click here for the June Challenge

The Library challenge for June will be to show your public library card to the librarians for a prize. Though you cannot get a prize for this until June 1, the challenge is available on our library’s website now with the public library’s application for a library card so you have it ready to go for our visit from the public librarian May 21st and the June challenge!


Ice Cream Social and Carnival by Cub Scout Pack 299

Thursday, June 6 at 6:30PM

5255 Mt Ararat Dr, San Diego, CA 92111

The local Clairemont Cub Scout Pack 299 is inviting students from Kindergarten to fifth grade to learn more about this fun program. On June 6, you are invited to an ice cream social and carnival put on by the scouts. All genders are welcome to join!

Link to flyer

For questions, contact Florizel Yasuhara at zeliflor@gmail.com.


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