MEA Monday Message
May 8, 2023
Tuesday, May 9
- 9:30-10:15 Coop Group
- 12-12:30 Student Input Mission & Vision (Pizza Provided)
Wednesday, May 10
- 9:30-11:30 PALS Tutoring - Maker Space
- 11:30-12:30 Open Coop Hour
- 12:00-12:30 Kahoot "Teacher Trivia" - Room 6
Thursday, May 11
- 9:30-11:30 PALS Tutoring - Maker Space
- 11:30-1:30 Spring Art Show
- 6:30-10:00 Prom - Mission Bay Yacht Club
May 16 ASB Presidential Speeches
May 16 Parent Input Mission & Vision
May 16-June 8: Re-enrollment & Book Return (click here for more info)
May 16-18 Elementary Mini Olympics
May 17, 18, 24, 25 Community "Paint and Plant" Days
May 17, 18 Student Input Mission & Vision
May 22-25 CAASP
May 22-26 SHEP
May 25 MEA Film Festival
This week the MEA Foundation and families are out to spoil our amazing MEA teachers and staff. Lets show them our appreciation for all of the hard work that they do to make Mt. Everest Academy such a welcoming and engaging learning environment. Please see the link below for this weeks events and ways that you can support.
ASB Presidential Race
The race for next year's ASB Presidents is on! Candidates will be out on campus campaigning this week. The candidates for next year's ASB Presidents are:
- Alex Papen and Scott Ruth
- Kyra Boyd and Maital Meltzer
- Mark Steel and Rashad Hassan
- May 8 - 13: Campaigning
- May 16: Speeches in the auditorium during lunch
- May 17 - 22: Voting
Hey MEA! Students will be planting succulents in the lunch area on our Community Paint and Plant Days as part of The Lighthouse Team's plan to make the lunch area more vibrant. We need your help in the form of donations of succulent plants! These can be potted or non-potted. Please make sure to cut the succulents no more than two days prior to the planting day. Thank you!
Lost & Found
This Week's Events
Do you know your teacher?
ASB is hosting a kahoot about our teachers for teacher appreciation week! Meet us this Wednesday in Room 6 for popcorn and a fun time!
Revising our school Mission and Vision
We are in the process of updating our school’s Mission and Vision statements, along with our Student Learner Outcomes. We will be offering input sessions for both students and parents. Please join us!
Student input sessions
- Tuesday, May 9 at lunch time in the auditorium (pizza provided)
- Wednesday, May 17 at lunch time in the auditorium (pizza provided)
- Thursday, May 18 at lunch time in the auditorium (pizza provided)
Parent input sessions
- Tuesday, May 16, 9am, MakerSpace
- Tuesday, May 16, 3:30pm, Zoom https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/5177169155
Spring Art Show
Thurs, May 11th 11:30-1:30
The week is finally here! We hope to see you on May 11th, to celebrate all of the student artist at MEA! There will be an abundance of fresh cut flowers for families to build your own bouquet. Our elementary students have been hard at work prepping edible treats to share, including banana/chocolate chip muffins, trail mix, energy bites, and fruit cups. In addition, our own MEA Jam Band will be performing during the Spring Art Show. This is an event you won't want to miss!
Prom Night in Old Hollywood
Mission Bay Yacht Club
May 12th, 6:30 - 10:00
All High Schoolers are invited to attend MEA's 2023 Prom Night in Old Hollywood! Mark your calendars for May 12th, and purchase your tickets now! This is the last week to get your tickets, ticket sells end on May 11th!
Each MEA student may invite ONE non-MEA guest and purchase a ticket for the guest online with your ticket's purchase. The guest needs to complete his/her own permission. The permission slip for your guest is available at the office.
How to purchase tickets?
Tickets are sold only online. No cash sale.
Please sign in to your account or use QR code to purchase the tickets for students and guests.
All tickets are non-refundable.
Please keep your receipt to show at the door. A screenshot of the ticket is acceptable.
No ticket will be sold after midnight on May 11th.
Community Paint & Plant Days
The Student Lighthouse Team (through Franklin Covey’s Leader in Me Program) has taken on a campus beautification project in the lunch court. We will be planting new plants, painting a mural on the cement boarders, and adding a few other "surprises" to help create a more inviting area that brings students together. All MEA students and families are invited to help. We hope you can join us! Please sign up here for one or more hour long sessions. Students in grades K-5 must be accompanied by an adult. Once completed, the official unveiling/celebration of the space will be held on June 8.
MEA Film Festival
Videography is hosting a film festival of student films on May 25th at 11:30. Please join us in celebrating our student work! We'll be premiering multiple films and showcasing animations, dramas and documentaries. We hope you can make it!
Monday Message Readers - With MEA having a film festival coming up, come and tell me about your favorite movie or TV series.
Re-enrollment & Book Return
It is almost time to return your books and say goodbye to this academic year! In order to make the transition easier, we have linked below a schedule for families to come in to complete the necessary re-enrollment paper work and to return student's library & text books.
5th and 8th grade promotion luncheon and ceremony
For our 5th and 8th grade families, we are excited to be hosting our traditional promotion luncheon again this year after a three year hiatus! Lunch will include sandwiches, chips, and salads.
- June 7, 2023
So we can best prepare food and seating for the event, please RSVP here.
Summer Coop Volunteers
Coop Group is calling volunteers to help care for the chickens during the summer! Signing up consists of coming to school on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of a chosen week during the summer to clean the coop, feed and water the chickens, and give them some love and attention. The chickens still need care during the summer! All students must be accompanied by an adult. Please fill out the form below if you are interested!
It is time for students, grades 5-11, to plan their classes for the next school year.
Students currently in Grades 5, 6, 7
Students will review articulation sheets/course options with Ms. Patterson during English class this month and parents should go over course options with their student(s) at home.
Students will receive and submit their articulation sheet, with parent approval, to Ms. Patterson, through Google Classroom.
Please contact your child’s supervising teacher or Mr. Rubin with questions.
Students currently in Grades 8, 9, 10, 11
All current 8th -11th graders must make an appointment to meet with Mr. Rubin. Please reserve a conference time at this link to discuss courses for next year, graduation and college entrance requirements, and community college courses.
Incoming 9th graders and their parents can meet with Mr. Rubin for a 4-year planning conference during the time of their articulation meeting.
Parents are encouraged to attend along with their student. If parents cannot attend, they should review the course options with their student at home.
Students do not need to return an articulation sheet, but should be prepared to share their course requests with Mr. Rubin during their appointment with him.
For questions, please contact Mr. Rubin.
Find all courses being offered next year here: Classes 2023-2024
Sign up for articulation meeting with Mr. Rubin (for next year's 9th-12th only).
If you would prefer to select courses over email, please download and complete the appropriate pdf above and email it to email@example.com.
PALS will be held in the Maker Space this week.
There are many ways for students to get extra academic support at MEA, on either on campus or via Zoom. Students can receive the support they need by attending PALS Tutoring, meeting with our UCSD Tutors, and/or attending their teacher's office hours. Please refer to the link below for further information.
Transcripts for College
Attention Seniors: As college acceptances are coming in, please follow the directions on the linked Google Doc to request your final transcript through Xello for the college you will be attending. Some schools may want a mid-year transcript now and a final transcript after semester 2 grades are in. After requesting through Xello, please send me a follow-up email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His door is always open, but to ensure he is available when you can meet, make an appointment at the link https://calendly.com/mt_everest_counseling/meeting
The link below has some great opportunities for students in grades 9-12.
Elementary Cosmic Yoga is cancelled this week. We will have the last Cosmic Yoga classes May 17 & 18.
Music Classes will be held in the Maker Space this Tuesday, May 9th.
MEA Esports Team
Help us get the an eSports team up and running! Right now, any contribution you make to this project will be doubled by General Motors Corporation. This is an amazing opportunity for MEA!
Please consider donating and sharing the link below, we need your help to get this program off the ground.
Campus High Lights
Project 25 - Lyme Disease
I am Luke Steel, a 9th grader at MEA. I, along with Project 25, am raising awareness of Lyme disease which I have personally battled with. Lyme disease affects about 500,000 annually in the United States and is often misdiagnosed especially on the West Coast. I have created a website with information, as well as personal accounts, of Lyme disease. My website is still growing and in the future I will be adding interviews with several specialists and doctors that are experienced in the field.
Family Engagement Workshops
The following Family Engagement Workshops are being offered by San Diego Unified School District:
- Being Involved: New Arrival Workshop for Refugee and Immigrant Families
- Bullying: What Families Need to Know - Part 2 Zoom