Monday Message


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MEA Art show

YAY to the students who shared their artwork!

YAY to Chloe Larosh for creating "live art" at the show!

YAY to ASB students for setting up and serving refreshments!

YAY to Ms. Flo for putting this event together!

YAY to Mr. Nielsen & student musicians for the musical entertainment!


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Retirement gifts for Mrs. Becerra

We took the opportunity at the Family Picnic to honor MEA teacher Mrs. Becerra, who is retiring this year. Speeches of appreciation and high praise were made by our principal, a student, a parent, and a fellow teacher. As parting gifts, Mrs. Becerra received some planters with small succulent plants in them so she could "watch them grow the way she had helped her students grow." She also received a rocking chair, custom painted with a travel theme by Chloe Larosh, 12th grader. There were hugs, more hugs, and then more hugs, saying farewell to our wonderful Mrs. Becerra!


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Talent show pictures BY Dana Dirks

Mt. Everest Academy so appreciates parent Dana Dirks for all the awesome pictures of events she has taken and shared with us!


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High School Art

By Anthony Q., grade 12
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Make-Up SBAC Testing

For make-up testing, students should plan on attending at least 2 of these make-up sessions. (Some students may need longer). Please arrive at the start of the session.

  • Tuesday, June 5, 12:30-3:00 Room 3 with Mr. Greenwood
  • Wednesday, June 6, 1:00-3:00 Room 3 with Mr. Greenwood
  • Thursday, June 7, 9:00-11:30 Room 3 with Mr. Greenwood

Promotions and Graduation Schedules

Kindergarten Promotion

Tuesday, June 5 / 10:00-11:00 am / Auditorium

5th and 8th grade Promotion Luncheon

Wednesday, June 6 / 12:00-1:00 pm / Cafeteria

PLEASE RSVP HERE by June 1so we have an accurate count for seating and food.

Senior Graduation Rehearsal

Thursday, June 7 / 12:30 pm / MEA Auditorium

  • Practice is mandatory for all seniors who plan to participate in the graduation ceremony. Caps and gowns will be distributed at the end of practice.

Senior Graduation

Friday, June 8 / 6:00 pm (Seniors must arrive by 4:30 pm)

Creative Performing and Media Arts School (CPMA) Auditorium

  • The auditorium is located at the front of the school, and there is plenty of parking.
  • Please note that balloons will need to be kept outside, as an errant helium balloon would set off a fire alarm.

“Spiritual Diversity in Education”

Thursday, June 14 / 9:00-12:00 / Cafeteria

Ms. Deb Mech is facilitating Spiritual Diversity in Education which is open to all parents, students, staff, and community members. This workshop is a fully inclusive whole-child / holistic approach to tolerance and understanding and fully aligns with our mission of equity and integrated health and wellness. Light refreshments will be served.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Ms. Mech at

Click here for an informational flyer

************** ANNOUNCEMENTS **************

Yearbooks are here

If you ordered a yearbook, it is ready to be picked up from the computer lab (room 6). Come and get it!

Wanted: Empty Baskets

Any Silent Auction basket winners out there that don't have a use for the actual basket? If so, please bring your empty baskets back to MEA and we'll use them again next year. You can drop them off in the front office.

And if you've got any other baskets that you don't have a use for, we'd love to have those also!

Library Due Dates

ALL LIBRARY MATERIALS (books, DVDs, Phonics Readers, Time Readers) are due now. Return them to the drop box in the library ASAP.

TEXTBOOKS are due as soon as you are finished with them, or by June 13 at the latest. Please bring them to the book room, Room 4.

For SENIORS: All textbook and library materials are due by Tuesday, June 5 (see Graduation Checklist)

To see what you've got checked out, CLICK HERE and follow the steps below:

Click on LOGIN on the upper right corner

Enter your school username and password

Click on MY INFO

Please Return your enrollment packets

Thank you to everyone who picked up their re-enrollment packets for next year. We're halfway done.

NOW we're asking you to please return them! (Filled out and with proof of residence, of course.) Norma is waiting for them so she can process your paperwork.

If you are moving or are planning on attending a different school, please stop by the office and let Norma know, or call her at 858-496-8778. Thank you.

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MEA Theatre Company letter from Adira Rosen

Hello MEA Community!

As the current Artistic Director of the MEA Theatre Company and a proud MEA Alumni I am reaching out to all of you to say congratulations on reaching the end of another successful year at MEA.

The MEA Theatre Company has also reached the end of a very exciting year. This year the company grew quite a bit as we brought on our first Guest Director, Erin Petersen, our amazing Communications Intern, Humnah Memon, and included almost a dozen new students in our production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream! I want to take a moment to thank Erin and Humnah for all of their hard work this year, we couldn’t have done it without you!

The company is continuing to grow and we need your help. Please take five minutes out of your day and read this short letter. I promise it will be worth your time as there are some BIG announcements in the letter. I hope you can take a look!

Many Thanks,

Adira Rosen

MEA Theatre Co. Founder and Artistic Director

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Makerspace Engineer of the Month

Congrats to Mae, Mark, and Janner - the final "Engineers of the Month" for the school year! They designed a marble run that came closest to the goal time. Their run kept a marble moving for 14.09 seconds. Way to go makers!

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Lost & Found

If you've lost something, 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.


Are you enjoying all that MEA has to offer? Do you have something nice to say about your school? Please share your thoughts on Let’s get the word out about all the wonderful things about MEA!

************* COUNSELING CORNER *************

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 anytime!

Summer School

For parents that received a summer school email

If you received an email from Mr. Zappala regarding your student attending summer school, please either contact Mr. Zappala or return this summer school application to him as soon as you can. Thank you.

Still need to choose classes for next year?

For grades 8-11

If you have not yet met with Mr. Zappala to plan your classes for 2018-19, please go see him!

Articulation sheets are available on our school website.

************* STUDENT SPOTLIGHT *************

As Mt. Everest Academy offers students the “flexibility to pursue your passion,” our school has a wealth of students that are pursuing their passions while meeting their educational goals. The "Student Spotlight" is a way to share some of the exciting endeavors our students are involved in with the rest of our school, and a way for students to learn about other students with similar interests.

If you've got a student accomplishment or special activity that can be included in a Monday Message, please email it to Linda Ele,

Michele performs at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion

Last weekend one of our graduating seniors, Michele E., performed at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion Sunday Concert. She was selected for this honor as one of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) Advanced Division scholarship winners. This was Michele's 3rd year in a row playing on the Spreckels organ; in the 2 previous years she won the Palomar chapter auditions.

These are the pieces she played:

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 549
  • Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897), Toccata (from Suite Gothique)

You can see the video here!


Spraying de-wrinkler on fabric to help Ms. Linda
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Summer Dance Camp


Join "The Facility" for a fun, engaging summer Hip Hop Dance Camp. Campers will have the opportunity to dance with other friendly, like-minded youth in a high energy and creative environment.

Chess Summer Camp 2018

Chess Minds in Motion is offering 3 summer camp chess sessions:

  • June 18-22
  • July 16-20
  • July 23-27

Tailored instruction is open to all levels. The chess camp is taught by Martin Nillson, a USCF Life Master, USCF Professional Coach, and Swedish Cadet National Champion.


SDCC Summer Camp 2018 flyer


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