Modern Masters Art Exhibition
The trip to the Modern Masters of Latin America art exhibition in the San Diego Museum of Art was enriching and inspirational! Thank you to Mrs. Mullen and Mr. Cate for leading this outing!
Turns out that MEA has some Fitnessgram overachievers! We caught a few of them here, running way beyond the pacer test requirement of 27 laps. Fayyad, grade 7, ran the farthest at 66 laps.
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Wednesday, March 7 / 10:40 am / Room 17A
The MEA Environmental Club has invited I Love a Clean San Diego to come share information with us about the Creek to Bay Clean Up that will be happening in April. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Midsummer Night's Dream
The Mt. Everest Academy Theatre Company proudly presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream," directed by Erin Petersen. Show times:
- Tuesday, March 13 / 6:00 pm
- Wednesday, March 14 / 4:00 pm
- Thursday, March 15 / 6:00 pm
Tickets will be available at the door: $5 for students / $10 for adults.
Japanese Internment Camp Survivors
Thursday, March 15 / 10:30-12:00 / Auditorium
Come join us in welcoming Mas and Grace Tsuida to Mt. Everest Academy. This event is open to MEA students, parents, and family members. The content is more appropriate for middle school and high school.
Mas and Grace will be speaking about their life in San Diego before World War II, and what it was like after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, to suddenly be declared "Enemy Aliens," and forced to leave their homes, friends, and family businesses behind to relocate to Internment camps in the western wasteland areas of the country.
Please come a little early to get seated, as we will begin at 10:30. Plan for time to drive and park. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Patterson at email@example.com
Several great books on Japanese Internment Camps are currently on display in the library!
Thursday, March 22 / 11:30-1:30 / Auditorium
Lifetouch Photography will be coming to Mt. Everest Academy to take Senior Portraits. You may choose what you'd like to wear; Lifetouch will supply Caps/Gowns and Tuxedos/Drapes, or you may wear your own clothes. Portrait packages will range from $24-$62. The portraits will be used in the yearbook. Please plan to be there!
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Senior Portraits with Lifetouch: March 22
CAASPP / SBAC Testing, elementary: April 30-May 4
AP Exams: May 7-18
High School Prom: May 11
CAASPP / SBAC Testing, secondary: May 21-25
MEA Family Picnic: June 1
Kindergarten Promotion: June 5
5th & 8th grade Promotion: June 6
Senior Graduation: June 8
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The I.D. cards from Make-Up Picture Day are finally here! We apologize for the delay in getting them to you, but there were several issues in getting them printed correctly. Cards for students (and parents) in grades K-4 have been given to the elementary supervising teachers. For other grade levels (and parents), please pick up your I.D. card in the computer lab.
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David Rubenstein Scholarshp
The David Rubenstein scholarship is looking for students of Jewish descent who demonstrate a financial need and plan on attending an approved college, university or vocational school in the Fall of 2018.
5-11th graders: Choose your classes for next year!
From February 26 - March 9, students in grades 5-11 will have the opportunity to plan their classes for the next school year.
Grades 5, 6, 7
Students will receive articulation sheets listing course options for next year during study groups the week of Feb. 26. Parents should review course options with their student at home. Students must return the articulation sheet with a parent's signature to their supervising teacher. If there are any changes needed, please mark the change before returning. For questions, please contact the student's supervising teacher.
Grades 8, 9, 10, 11
Mr. Zappala will meet with each student individually to assist in choosing course options for next year, including community college courses for students entering 11th and 12th grade. Parents should review course options with their student at home. Students must return the articulation sheet with a parent's signature to Mr. Zappala. If there are any changes needed, please mark the change before returning. For questions, please contact Mr. Zappala.
Meet with Mr. Zappala
If parents would like to schedule a conference with Mr. Zappala regarding next year's course options and to review their student’s four year plan, appointments will be available from March 12 - March 23, in half-hour increments between 8:30-2:30.
If you would like a head start on the process, articulation sheets are also available on our school website for students who will be in grades 6-12 next year.
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Please find the most up-to-date schedule here. This schedule is a work in-progress; we will continue to add to and fine-tune the schedule as needed.
If you are interested in offering an extracurricular class or workshop, please contact Principal Browne at firstname.lastname@example.org. All required district volunteer paperwork must be submitted in order to lead a class.
Every Tuesday 12:30 - 1:30pm
This week we'll be visiting the orchard! Help us spread mulch and check out the fruits that are starting to bud!
Every Thursday / 12:30-1:30pm / Makerspace
For the month of March we'll be creating Monster Dolls! This is a great project for learning hand and machine sewing skills. All skill levels and ages welcome (K-4 with parent).
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March Library Challenge
For this month’s library challenge, you will need to know a little about how libraries work. Miss Vivian read “The Great Dewey Hunt” last week during library time to help students learn about call numbers and the Dewey Decimal system. Check out our library’s website: mealibrary.weebly.com to find out how to log in to our school’s catalog database that will help find the answers to many of these.
Get the challenge here, or pick one up in the library. Have fun!
March: Did You Know...?
Did you know that your brain uses 25% of all the oxygen you breathe?
Come to the library to learn more!
Bring your February reading logs to the library to get a free pizza certificate and pick up March forms.
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Weekend for Homeschool Students at Pali Institute
Homeschool students (ages 9 and up) and their parents are invited to experience the Pali Institute curriculum. 4th through 10th grade students will be assigned to pre-determined age appropriate classes in Science, Leadership and Outdoor Education, along with games and evening activities through the weekend.
Introduce your student to outdoor education and experiential learning, meet other homeschool families, and enjoy a weekend in the mountains! Call (909) 867-5743 with any questions.