Monday Message


Thanks for sharing what you're thankful for!

I.D. Cards are Here!

For grades K-4 (and parents): Please pick up your I.D. cards from your study group teachers.

For grades 5-12 (and parents): Please pick up your I.D. cards from the Computer Lab (room 6)

Study Group Time Change

Regular Biology will be meeting in room 17A at 8am on Wednesday mornings from now on. Regular Biology students, please plan on being in class this Wednesday, November 30, at 8am.

Let Ms. Pachon know if there are any questions at Thank you!

Hygiene Drive

The MEA Social Advocacy Club (formerly the GirlUp Club) is holding a hygiene drive for the International Rescue Committee, a local refugee resettlement agency. Items requested are: shampoo, body wash/soap, hair brushes, and women's hygiene products.

Drop off points are at school in the office or in Ms. Pachon's room. If you wish to make a monetary donation, drop it off in a sealed envelope with Ms. Pachon at classroom 17A. Thank you and have a wonderful day!


At the recent lunch concert, these students played classical piano music:

Ajay, grade 7, entranced his listeners with a piece by Bach

Sam, grade 5, played a lively rendition of "Cantina"

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Maker Space Article

Maker Spaces are often outside of classrooms, but they can serve an important educational function. Here's an article about how the Maker movement is changing our schools, our jobs, and our minds.

Box Tops for Education

We all shop for groceries, sometimes two or three times a week –- or more. Now turn those shopping trip into easy cash for our school, and encourage friends to do the same! Just look for the Box Tops logo on hundreds of products like Cheerios, Hamburger Helper and Kleenex, in almost every aisle of the store. All you need to do is clip and bring them in to the front office or the library - each one is worth 10¢ for Mt. Everest Academy.

MEA gear for sale!

Muawiyah (grade 7) dresses up his MEA t-shirt with a spiffy hat and tie.

MEA Water Bottle: 24 ounce, stainless steel, blue or silver, $12 each.

MEA T-shirt: In either grey with a light blue logo, or in blue with a white logo. "Do School Differently" is written on the back. $15 each.

Get your gear in the front office! Payable with cash or check.



Wednesday, November 30 / 2:00 / 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

Ice Skating

Friday, December 2 / 1:30-3:00 / Liberty Station

Don't miss the annual Mt. Everest Academy Ice Skating Event!

Where: NTC at Liberty Station

Date: Friday, December 2nd at 1:30-3:00.

Cost: $5.00 per skater (CASH ONLY)

Who: Mt. Everest Academy Students and family


You must prepay, please pay Norma in the front office by Wednesday, November 30th.

Questions please contact Erin Becerra -

The Magic Flute

Auditions for The Magic Flute are just around the corner. Sign up now!

When: December 6th and 7th from 1-3pm

What: Prepare a one-minute monologue and fill out the audition forms.

Where: MEA Campus (room TBD)

Visit the MEA Theatre Co website to download the Audition Forms and find Audition Prep information.

Casting Call flyer.pdf

Don't want to perform on stage? Why not work backstage?

Apply for a position on the backstage crew for The Magic Flute.

Visit the MEA Theatre Co website to fill out the designated Google Form on the Crew Calls page.

Please take a look at the attached Casting and Crew Calls or visit our website.

Crew Call flyer.pdf

For questions or concerns, please feel free to contact MEA Student and Theatre Co Director, Adira Rosen at

Lunch Concert

Thursday, December 8 / 12:00 / Auditorium

“EAT, MEET, and listen to the BEAT!”

Bring your lunch and enjoy music by your fellow students! Any students who would like to perform in a future Lunch Concert, please contact Mr. Steve Antti: / 858-627-7486 / room 6.

Holiday Crafts

Thursday, December 8 / 12:30 / Cafeteria

Elementary students are invited to come create Holiday Art with crafty facilitators Ms. Flo, Ms. Suzie, and Ms. Vivian.

Band, Orchestra, & Choir Holiday Concert

Thursday, December 8 / 2:00 pm / 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!

***** Extracurricular Activities *****

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

Model United Nations (MUN) Club at MEA!

Hello, future delegates!

Click for MEAMUN Club Flyer.pdf

The Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations where students play the role of diplomats from different countries, debating their assigned country’s policies and perspectives in one of the committees of the UN.

The Model UN Club (MUN Club) will have fun in engaging authentic simulations of United Nations and other intergovernmental committees, by learning the workings of the UN system, and the skills of debate, compromise, conflict resolution and negotiation. The fine web of world diplomacy and its functioning will be understood through research, discussion and debate of current global events.

You are welcome to join the Model UN Club for one of our introduction meetings; there will be 3 available times to attend:

  • Nov. 29, Tuesday, 10:40 – 11:40
  • Nov. 30, Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:30
  • Dec. 1, Thursday, 2:00 – 3:00

We will meet at Room 9 at those times. Click for First Meetings Flyer.pdf

You will be able to learn more about the Model UN: committees, position papers and delegates; and enjoy fun activities, such as public speech, debate and small committee sessions at the Model UN Club at MEA!

And don't forget: There will be FREE PIZZA for attendees!

For more info, please contact

See you there!

Faith Group

The Faith Group will meet this Wednesday from 12-12:30 PM at the elementary grass field for grades 6-12. We will have free pizza, fun and fellowship.


Students strengthen their math skills and share methods of problem solving.

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Young Entrepreneur Foundation

Hello seniors or seniors to be! Here is a website through the NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business) to help those of you who are interested in learning more about the types of support, and direction out there for young entrepreneurs:

***** LIBRARY NEWS *****

November Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the following students for correctly completing our library’s November Contest:

Cheyenne P, Connor S, David G, Devan Y, Hiro Y, Ian N, Juliana S, Kyra B, Lily S, Lucia M, Max L, Michael S, Nathan L, Neelu N, Obaid P, Obaida P, and Rachel E.

You may come to the library Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 7:30 and 2:00 to choose one of three prizes and to pick up your contest entry.

The prize options are:

  1. A certificate for a free Jumbo Jack from Jack in the Box
  2. A certificate for a free kid’s meal from El Pollo Loco
  3. A free book and a coupon for a free churro from El Pollo Loco

Look for a new library contest in January!

Book It! (for free pizza coupon!)

Don’t forget to turn in your Book It! reading logs each month to receive your free pizza coupon! Many people have not yet turned in the October log, but it’s not too late! Come and see us in the library.


Faith C. to dance in The Nutcracker

Faith C., grade 9, will be dancing in The Nutcracker with the Scripps Performing Arts Academy this December. Faith began dancing at Scripps Performing Arts Academy (SPAA) when she was 4 years old. Her love of dance blossomed from there. This is her third season with Scripps Ballet Theatre (SBT), the youth ballet company of SPAA. This past summer, she attended BalletMet’s 5 week Summer Intensive in Columbus, Ohio, where she trained under Mr. Timothy Lynch (PNB), Ms. Alexandra Dickson (PNB), Ms. Patricia Barker (GRB), and Mr. Edwaard Liang (BalletMet).

As a member of SBT some roles she has enjoyed performing include Princess Florine from Sleeping Beauty in 2014, both Arabian and Marie in the 2015 Nutcracker, and Kingdom of the Shades Corps from La Bayadere in the spring of 2016. This year Faith looks forward to dancing the role of Ballerina Doll in the Nutcracker, a role she has dreamt about dancing since she was 5.

Come see this special production of The Nutcracker, one that the San Diego Union Tribune calls a "Spellbinding Show." And you'll get to see one of our very own MEA students perform! Show times are at 2:00 pm on December 3, 4, 10, and 11. Click for link to tickets and more information



Motiv San Diego is calling all high school teen artists, athletes, techies, entrepreneurs, and leaders to the 2016 Teen Service Summit on December 4th at SDSU!

MEA student, ADIRA ROSEN will be speaking about The Mount Everest Academy Theatre Company and introducing a special speaker from The Old Globe during the theatre workshop!

Volunteering is fun and easy when it reflects what you love to do. The Teen Service Summit will show you how to connect your interests with volunteering through hands-on workshops, service projects and a “Nonprofit Expo” to find future service opportunities.

Get inspired by professional athletes, celebrities, entrepreneurs and local leaders who use their passions for good.

Sign up for FREE online using this code MotivTSS via

Free Tickets to "Twisted the Musical"

Thanks to the MEA Faith Group, there are 30 free tickets available to "Twisted the Musical" theatre production at C3 Church on Wednesday, December 7th at 6 PM. If you'd like tickets, please sign up in Mrs. Finney's classroom (room 11).