MEA Tuesday Message
January 3, 2022
Tuesday, Jan 3
- 8:00-11:00 Covid Testing
Wednesday, Jan. 4
- 9:30-11:30 PALS Tutoring - Auditorium
- 11:30-12:30 Open Coop Hour
Thursday, Jan. 5
- 9:30-11:30 PALS Tutoring - Auditorium
Friday, Jan. 13 Winter Waltz High School Semi-Formal
Friday, Jan. 20 End of Semester 1
Thursday, Feb 9 Hero Move-A-Thon, 1:30-3:30
MEA "Hall of Fame"
We are bringing back the MEA “Hall of Fame” in the front office and will be featuring photos of Mt. Everest students “pursuing their passion” outside of school. If you would like to be considered for the Hall of Fame, please bring an 8 x 10 to the front office or email a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org that will print well as an 8 x 10. We will rotate photos throughout the year. It’s wonderful to see and share our students’ diverse pursuits!
The Heights Literary Magazine 1st Issue
The Heights Literary Magazine Club is looking to publish their 1st Issue. The Heights Magazine Submission is a collection of work written by students at MEA. If you're interested in having your work published, please submit it here!
We are looking for stories, poetry, paintings, and everything in between!
Winter Waltz High School Semi-Formal
Calling all MEA high schoolers! The Winter Waltz dance will be held in the Auditorium, on January 13th, from 6:30-9:00pm. Tickets are $15 through January 10th and $20 on the 11th and 12th. Each student may bring one non-MEA student. Light refreshments will be provided at the dance. Attire is semi-formal, but make sure to wear something you can dance in!
We must sell 30 tickets by January 10 or the dance will be canceled.
Please sign in to your account to purchase the tickets for students and guests. All attended will need a completed permission slip. MEA students will complete theirs online. Non-MEA guests must complete a hard-copy of the Non-MEA Student's Event Agreement & Permission Slip (also available in the office) to participate the event.
Save the date Thursday, February 9th from 1:30 to 3:30 for the Hero Move-A-Thon at MEA.
The MEA Foundation and MEA ASB have partnered to bring you the Hero Move-A-Thon fundraising event! Our goal is to raise $5000 for our school! Be a HERO and register to participate in the amazingly fun outdoor event supporting our school! Enjoy multiple Obstacle Courses for HEROES to traverse, including a giant inflatable course, and Many fun field day events to keep you moving and fit. Come dressed as any type of Hero to add to the fun and Have fun saving the world by raising money for your school at the same time!
AWESOME PRIZES *** Prize drawing for all participants *** You don't need to attend the Hero Move-a-Thon to win...anyone who receives donations will qualify for prizes! VOLUNTEERS and Supplies Needed. Sponsors are also welcome.
Registration information will be live next week.
Email email@example.com for any questions or concerns.
PSAT Access Codes - Juniors
If you are attempting to check your PSAT scores from the PSAT administration last October and are being asked for an access code, please see Ms. Mihoko in the front office for this information. You can also email Mr. Rubin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students who would like some extra help can come to the Auditorium every Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30-11:30. All grades are welcome, as WE HAVE TUTORS FOR ALL GRADE LEVELS! PALS is a great way to build community and academic skills!
Parents, K-5 students attending PALS must arrive with a check-in form so tutors know what to work on with your child and you receive a report about the session.
Check the PALS website for updates and process.
Tutors from UCSD
UCSD Tutors may have some scheduling changes due to the university's winter break. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Sink.
We have three tutors from UCSD working at our school! Come by and say hello and get some free tutoring from these highly qualified college students! Check Mrs. Sink's website at https://mrssinkmea.weebly.com/avid.html for updated schedules.
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.
Students who, with the permission of their teacher, wish to reschedule or retake an exam may book a testing time in B15. To book the testing room please visit the MEA Website/Testing in B15. Arrangements should be made at least a day in advance.
During this season of giving, consider a tax-deductible donation to MEA Foundation. Funds collected will be used for:
- Art/art supplies
- Classroom supplies
- Teacher Grants
- Field Trips
Over the Winter Break, Mt. Everest received 10 fruit trees from Healthy Day Partners, in cooperation with San Diego Gas and Electric. Ms. Shannon and a team of students, staff, and friends came to assist with the planting. The new trees can be seen around the perimeter of the lunch court and include Minneola Tangelos, Desert Gold Peaches, Parent Nectarine, and many others.
This month's Kitchen Science will be focusing on Climate Change. Classes will be Thursday Jan 12th and Jan 19th in the Maker Space. Kitchen Science is open to 2nd - 5th grade students. Students who wish to participate MUST sign up at Climate Change Science.
Teens Make Health Happen
Teens Make Health Happen Club forming now! Teens Make Health Happen is an innovative club that empowers teens to use their passions to improve their well-being and tackle pressing community health challenges! Teens who participate will receive hands-on public health experience, grow as leaders, gain a support network of likeminded change-makers and make a real impact in their community! Club is open to grades 6-12 and participation is FREE! Contact Mrs. Sink, email@example.com if you're interested in joining!
Need to Cancel or Reschedule?
If you are a student, parent, or staff club lead, please take a look at the Extracurricular Calendar linked at the top of the Monday Message. If you need to cancel or reschedule a club meeting, now or in the future, please make sure to send an email to Mrs. Keck, at firstname.lastname@example.org, so the calendar can correctly reflect what is happening around campus.
Egg Farm Fieldtrip
A fieldtrip is in the works for elementary and middle school students to an egg farm in Ramona. Students will learn how a commercial regenerative farm raises chickens, collects eggs, packages and cleans the eggs, and how they get from the producers to supermarkets and ultimately to consumers, themselves. This is a parent organized fieldtrip and not a school sponsored event, all students are required to be accompanied by a chaperone. Anyone who's interested in attending, please complete the following Interest Form.
CalTrans Naming Contest
We’re on the search for a name for our new cone mascot. If your students have a creative name idea, now is their chance to win a laptop, a $500 gift card, plus a $500 class gift card and prizes for their classroom!
The contest is open to children throughout California, ages 5-18! Winners will be announced on January 31, 2023. To enter, visit https://gosafelyca.org/mascot-naming-contest.
San Diego City Library Programs
Winter Reading Challenge 2023: All the Feels The Winter Reading Challenge will run from January 1 through January 31. Read 5 books or 5 hours and earn prizes. For all ages. Signups begin online or in-person on January 1. https://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/kidsandteens/winterreading
The network of San Diego City Libraries offer a lot of varying programs, from art exhibits, live concerts, to book clubs and children's craft activities. Take a look at all that the San Diego Libraries have to offer go to https://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/news-events
Nature Walk Meetup
Wonder and wander in nature with MEA friends! This MEA Nature Walk Meetup is a time to explore and enjoy our local open spaces, led by an MEA parent naturalist. Wear walking shoes and bring your sense of wonder. A water bottle and an extra layer can be useful. This is a community run event, students must bring a chaperone.
January Nature Walk Meetup in Tecolote Canyon
Friday, January 13 @ 10:00-11:30
Meet at Tecolote Nature Center (outside front entrance) at 5180 Tecolote Road.
We'll walk as a group along a 1.5 mile even terrain, easy loop including Battle Trail and a main trail, with a return to the entrance at 11:30am. After, explore the native plant garden with an E'waa (model of a traditional Kumeyaay home) and Tecolote Nature Center's displays.
Picnic lunch + play option to follow: Pack a picnic and play at the playground nextdoor at Tecolote Recreation Center (around 12:00-1:00).
January sights and sounds may include San Diego "flurries", winter sage, and observations of Janu-where the wild things are!