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Wednesday, October 26 / 6:00

Thursday, October 27 / 3:30

Thursday, October 27 / 6:00

Join us for the 10 Minute Play Project, presented by The Mount Everest Academy Theatre Company. Students of Mount Everest Academy will be performing a series of 10-minute plays by Lindsey Price in addition to some fun little skits.

The show will be in the MEA Auditorium and is approximately an hour and a half (including a 15 minute intermission). Tickets are available at the door: $5.00 for students, $10.00 for adults. Feel free to bring your friends and family.

This is only the second production presented by the MEA Theatre Company, so please come support us! Hope to see you there!

For more info, check out our website: and LIKE our Facebook page

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Fall Festival

Wednesday, November 2 / 12:00-3:00

Next Wednesday, November 2nd, MEA hosts the yearly FALL FESTIVAL!! Your ASB students have been working to create a fun time for all! Face painting, cookie decorating, bean bag toss, cake walk…as well as food trucks at noon and the already legendary pie throw!!

Come enjoy your MEA community and have a fun afternoon!

~ Your MEA ASB!!

PS- Look our for our Spirit Week fun the week of November 2nd! TBA!!

Books! Books! Books! (for Fall Festival)

Did that get your attention? It would get mine!

We want to thank all parents who were able to sign up to work at a book fair. Unfortunately, we were not able to get enough parents to make it work. It is a big project.

Instead, always wanting to get more books to kids, we thought we could have a book exchange during Fall Festival!!! What do you think?

How does this work?

  1. You go through your bookshelves and find books your family no longer needs. It feels great to let them go!
  2. You bring your books to the MEA cafeteria next time you are on campus.
  3. You come to the book exchange and happily see your books going to new homes, and you get to take books your family can use now.

And then, next year, the cycle continues!!

Thank you,


Cake Walk Goodies Request (for Fall Festival)

The ASB needs your help with the Cake Walk at the Fall Festival on November 2! Please consider bringing store bought cupcakes or cookies, still packaged in container. We would really appreciate your help with this event - it is a favorite for many students!

If you'd like to bring goodies in this week, please drop them off on the long counter in the kitchen, or in the front office.

If you plan to bring goodies in on Fall Festival day, November 2, please let Barb Mulvany know at

Thank you so much!

Ryan Bros. Coffee Fundraiser

Tuesday, October 11 - Thursday, October 27

Last week, this is it!! Sell, sell, sell!!

This is our last week of our Ryan Brothers Fundraiser! We need to sell as much coffee, tea and hot chocolate as possible to support our school events. We’ve enjoyed two lunch concerts so far this year -as have many students and parents, and we have our Fall Festival coming up next week! Our ASB puts these events together and uses money raised from fundraisers like this, to support our students and faculty! Help us out by purchasing some items-great for holiday giving!! If a student sells 15 items they will get a wristband good for ALL activities at the Fall Festival! High school students will get a prize as well!

Upcoming activities this year include Field Day, the Color Run and the Talent Show! We always have our end of the year picnic and other onsite events such our lunch concerts which highlight our student musicians!

Please help support us as we build community and fun with our ASB students.

~ Your MEA ASB!!

Family Fun Dinner at Pieology

Wednesday, October 26

Come one, come all! Join in our MEA fundraiser to support student activities! From 11am to 10pm, on Wednesday October 26th, (YES, THIS WEEK!). Pieology, in the Balboa Mesa Plaza, will be giving Mt Everest 20% of all sales generated at their store. Show a flyer (found with elementary school teachers, library, main office, and here), show the flyer on your phone, or even just tell the cashier you are there to support Mt Everest and we’ll get 20%. Have a yummy pizza pie or salad and help support our school! Thank you!

~ Your MEA ASB!

* * * Extracurricular Activities * * *

Please find the most up-to-date extracurricular activity schedule here. If you would like to lead an extracurricular class, please contact


PALS will be held in the Cafeteria this week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday).

In the picture below, ASB students are tutoring our younger students.

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History Buffs with Mr. Sharp

Tuesdays / 12:30-1:45 / Room 9

History Buffs for grades 4-12 in Mr. Sharp's room has moved from Thursdays to Tuesdays at 12:30.

History Co-op

Tuesdays / 12:45-1:45

History Co-op will be held in the Cafeteria this Tuesday, October 25.

GO Game

Wednesdays / 10:00-11:00 / Room 17B (this week)

The leader of our GO Game Club was in Japan for 2 weeks, learning more about taking GO to schools. Now Ted Terpstra has returned to San Diego and is ready to continue playing the GO game with our students. Everyone is welcome to join in!

Integrated Health and Wellness Club

Wednesday, October 26 / 12:30-1:00 / Cafeteria

Hello Secondary Students! The Health and Wellness club is having its first meeting this Wednesday, 10/26 at 12:30. We welcome any secondary students who would like to get involved with this school's wellness journey. Topics to be discussed include mental health on campus, LGBTQ+ rights, and anything else relevant to our secondary students. See you then!

Painting pumpkins in Ms. Flo's art class

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Cutting out, stitching, and decorating pumpkins in Sewing Crafts with parent Stephanie Garrison.

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Make-Up Picture Day

Tuesday, October 25 / 8:45 - 11:00 / Auditorium

Lifetouch is offering this make-up picture day for students and parents that were not able to come to the previous Picture Day.

Link to more information for students and parents

Mission Fed JA Program for 10th graders

The Mission Federal JA program for 10th graders includes three more lunch meetings on Wednesdays and a field trip. The schedule is as follows:

  • Lunch meetings are on Wednesdays from 12:00-12:30, pizza will be served!
    Oct. 26 (in room 2), Nov. 2 (in room 2), Nov. 9 (in cafeteria)

  • Unlocking the Genius Field Trip: Monday, Nov. 14, 8:15-2:00. Students will be picked up/dropped off at MEA by school bus.

Meeting for all Juniors

Wednesday, October 26 / 12:00-12:30 / Cafeteria

Mr. Zappala will discuss what is important to focus on for 11th graders, and what to think about as they become seniors next year. Free pizza will be served!


Wednesday, October 26 / 2:00 pm / Room 11

All parents are invited to attend the School Site Committee (SSC) meeting. The SSC is a shared decision-making body composed of parents, staff, and students. Our Council identifies needs for academic programs and sets budgets to support these programs. For questions, please contact Mrs. Courtney Browne at

Fitnessgram Testing

Friday, October 28 / 9:30-11:00

Monday, October 31 / 9:30-11:00

Students in grades 10 thru 12 who have not yet passed 5 out of the 6 fitness tests must take the Fitnessgram here in the auditorium. Students are encouraged to practice the exercises that will be tested. Please see this PDF for more details on exercises that are measured. Students should plan to wear comfortable clothes and running shoes.

The Fitnessgram is a state-mandated assessment. High school students must pass the Fitnessgram or retake this exam twice a year until they pass. Additionally, those students need to be enrolled in a PE class until they do pass the Fitnessgram.

“Spiritual Diversity in Education”

Monday, October 31 / 12:00 - 3:00 / 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. The workshop will take place at Mt. Everest Academy on Monday, October 31 from 12-3 in the auditorium. Light refreshments will be served.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Ms. Mech at An informational flyer can be found here.

* * * LIBRARY NEWS * * *

Turn in Book It! Reading Logs

Book It! Club students, please bring to the library your October reading log by October 31st.

Pick up a new reading log for November and your coupon for your Free Pizza.

Keep Reading!!!!

Bookmark Design Contest Winner!

In the 9-12th grade level category, Skylar L. won the bookmark design contest. Click to see her winning design. Congratulations Skylar! Her bookmarks are available around school, feel free to pick one up!

Bookmark Design Contest Ballot

Three finalist bookmark designs with the theme “So much to see. So much to do. @ your library®” were selected in the 4-8th grade category. Thanks to all the students who submitted their designs! All students can come to the library this week and vote for your favorite one by Thursday, October 27. Click here for a ballot or get your ballot in the library. The ballot box is available in the library. The winning design will be announced on October 31.

All entries can be picked up any time from the library.

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Girls Can Do Great Things with Code

According to a Google study, exposure to female role models in computer science and learning how computing as a profession can make a positive social impact allows young women to project their own futures in that sector. See this report from U.S. News

Community Service Hours for High Schoolers at preschool Carnival

Northminster Preschool in Clairemont is giving our high school students an opportunity to earn community service hours AND HAVE FUN! They're looking for volunteers to help with their Wild Wild West Carnival on November 5. Possible duties include working a ride, refilling game booth items, and helping with set up.


Phone: 858-270-3760

Community Service Hours with Pennies for Patients

For students, particularly in high school, here is a chance to begin or expand your community service!

Pennies for Patients is a service learning, character education and philanthropy program that gives students a unique experience making a difference through teamwork—working together to aid thousands of children and adults in the fight against blood cancers like leukemia.

The program takes place any three weeks between September and March. The Pennies for Patients Program raises funds for life-saving research and patient aid, and helps create awareness in the community. Students collect donations over a three-week period. Currency can come from friends, relatives, or even underneath the couch cushions! Many of the patients that benefit are local leukemia patients. There are great incentive prizes, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma society provides all the necessary materials for a fun and rewarding program. Please see Mr. Zappala if you are interested!

CYT presents: "James and the Giant Peach"

Based on one of Roald Dahl's most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on the "masterpeach" of a tale. Two of our younger Mt. Everest Academy students will be performing in the show: Neeku, grade 3, and Neelu, grade 5. Discounted tickets of $14 are available through Sheiva Pousti at General admission tickets prices are $17 or $19 at the door. Link to schedule: