Monday Message

5/6/19

State and AP testing starts May 6. Please be sure to carefully review the special testing calendar for May that can be found here. Different grade levels test at different times and some grade levels have more tests than others. Please note that regular study group classes are cancelled when students are testing. Life skills and sexual education classes are also taking place for 8th, 9th, and 10th graders in May and we highly encourage you to have your students attend. Please see your child’s supervising teacher with questions regarding the May schedule.


Grades 3, 4, & 5 are the first to take the CAASPP tests!

From Monday, May 6 through Thursday, May 9

Please note that this week there will be:

  • No K-5 study groups
  • No extracurricular activities
  • No PALS
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"Larger Than Life" Art Show

The "Larger Than Life" art show was a BIG success, with a GREAT turnout and a HUGE amount of appreciation for the IMMENSE talent of our students. Thank you to Mrs. Flo for teaching so many creative art techniques, inspiring students, and making it happen!


Link to photo gallery

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With Gratitude

Dear MEA Parents,

We feel so pampered from the delightful Staff Appreciation "Bruncheon" you prepared for us. The food was delicious and the "Farmers Market" decor was beautiful and so creative! Thank you for your thoughtfulness; we are so lucky to get to work with such wonderful parents (and students)!

With great appreciation,

Your MEA staff


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**** UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES ****

High School Prom

Friday, May 10 / 6:00-10:00pm / Mission Bay Yacht Club

Hey High Schoolers! Get ready for your High School Prom, which will be held at the beautiful Mission Bay Yacht Club. This year's theme is "Masquerade Ball." All high school students are invited and encouraged to attend...no prom date needed!


Ticket prices

$30 (until 3/22) / $35 (until 5/3) / $40 (until 5/9)

No tickets sold at the door.


  • The permission form and payment is due by Thursday, May 9, 3:00 pm to the front office.
  • Permission form is also available in the front office.
  • Pay with either cash (EXACT CHANGE ONLY) or a check made out to "Mt. Everest Academy."
  • The yacht club is located at 1215 El Carmel Pl, San Diego, CA 92109.

Summer Programs at the Library

Tuesday, May 21 / 12:00 / Auditorium

Balboa Library Calendar of Events-May 2019

The Youth Services Librarian, Helene Idels, at the Balboa Branch Library will be visiting Mt. Everest Academy on May 21st at 12:00 to share a brief presentation for the staff, parents, and students about the various programs and services offered for all ages at the library. This would specifically include details about the upcoming annual Summer Reading Program with this year’s theme of “It’s Showtime @ Your Library”. The SRP is a vital service to the children, teens, and adults of the City of San Diego. The intention of the program is to get everyone of all ages excited about reading and learning which helps them maintain or increase their reading level during the summer time. The availability of summer library programs for all ages enhances lifelong learning and provides meaningful, enjoyable experiences available to everyone in the community. The San Diego Public Library branches offer “Opportunity, Discovery, and Inspiration” for all. This school visit will provide more details and answer questions. We hope to see you there!

"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

  • Join in the activities, or sit on the grass, enjoy the food and chat with friends
  • 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)


Link to Crown Point Park info

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

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.

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Link to school website calendar


AP Exams....May 6-10, 13-17

CAASPP Testing, grades 3, 4, 5....May 6-9

CAASPP Testing, grades 6, 7, 8, 11....May 20-23

RRR Lifeskills & Sexual Education Classes, grades 8, 9, 10....May 20-22

Secondary Awards....May 29

MEA Family Picnic....May 31

Kindergarten Promotion....June 4

8th grade Promotion Luncheon....June 5

5th grade Promotion Luncheon....June 5

Senior Graduation....June 7

**** ANNOUNCEMENTS ****

Empty Baskets?

If you were a winner in the silent auction, feel free to return empty baskets that you do not wish to keep to the front office so we can repurpose them for the auction next year. Thank you for your consideration.

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Learning about Chris

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Music classes with Mr. Johnson

SCHEDULE CHANGE THIS WEDNESDAY!

Mr. Johnson's music classes with still be held this week, in preparation for their upcoming "Welcome to Summer" concert. This Wednesday, May 8, music classes will be taught between 11:30 and 3:05 due to testing. The break down of the 5 classes will be:

  • 11:30-12:10 Beginning Band
  • 12:15-12:55 Choir
  • 1:00-1:40 Beginning Orchestra
  • 1:45-2:25 Advanced Band
  • 2:25-3:05 Advanced Orchestra

Classes will be held on the Elementary side of campus and room numbers will be posted.

**** COUNSELING CORNER ****

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.

**** LIBRARY ****

No Library Time This Week

Just a reminder that there will be no library time this week, May 7 through May 9, due to CAASPP testing.

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!

Library Due Dates

The last day to check out library materials for the school year is May 16th. All library materials (books, DVDs, Time Readers, Phonics Readers) are due by May 23rd.


The last week for Library Time is May 21st through May 23rd.


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


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

OR, GO TO ONE OF THESE WEBSITE ADDRESSES:

  • 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.

**** COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS ****

Free athletic physical exams

Saturday, June 1 / 8:00-12:00 / SD High School

Is your 8-11th grade student planning to play a sport at their neighborhood school next year? If yes, they will need an athletic physical. UCSD has partnered with SDUSD to provide physicals free of charge. Please see this flyer for more info.

Hands-On STEAM Summer Camp

In collaboration with Treobytes, Mesa College will be hosting StartUP at Mesa College, a 4-week summer camp centered around STEAM for 3rd-10th graders where campers will spend their day learning 21st century technical skills in a project based environment. All activities are supported by Common Core State Standards for Math and Literacy, as well as expanding on Next Generation State Standards regardless of grade level.

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