Native American Days
Elementary teachers and parents teamed up to create a Native American Day experience for our young students with games, activities, and food. And yes, that display below of thematic delectables was made by parents! Cathleen Chilcote Wallace of the San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians, was a guest presentor who spoke of her history and shared stories with our students.
The mea garden bounty is growing...
Video of Dust-Bathing Beauties
Ophelia, Zira, and Cleopatra delight in their dust baths!
Dust bathing is an important part of keeping chickens healthy and clean. A chicken scratches and digs out a bowl-shaped depression in dirt. Then she settles into this hollow, fluffs up her feathers, and scratches up loose dirt through fluffed feathers. Our girls are bathing beauties!
"Bouquet of Peace"
During Elementary Art class with Mrs. Sink, students listened to a story about Pablo Picasso, discussed his artwork, and then recreated their version of one of his paintings, “Bouquet of Peace”. Students used fingerprints and traced their hands to create their masterpieces from acrylic paint and oil pastels.
Fun times at Legoland
**** UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES ****
Monday, December 9 / 10:00-1:00 /
NTC at Liberty Station / 2875 Dewey Road
* * Sign up in the front office by Wednesday, December 4 * *
Don't miss the annual MEA Ice Skating Event! The cost is $5 per skater. (People can show up without signing up, but the cost will then be $10). For questions, please contact Ms. Nancy Mullen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet & Greet with Becca Myers
Wednesday, December 11 / 12:00-12:30 / Auditorium
We are thrilled to introduce the director of this year's theatre production, Becca Myers!
Becca Myers is a native San Diego-ian who now works professionally as a theatre artist. Along with working in many aspects of theatre arts (including producing, acting, and directing), Becca teaches theatre classes and is currently teaching a high school level class on Theatre Tech. When Becca isn't at rehearsal, she loves to bother her cat, make elaborate baked confections, and read.
SAVE THESE DATES:
- December 18 at 12:00: Audition workshop
- Week of January 6: Auditions
- March 11, 12, 13: Performances
Do you know what a tesseract is?
If so, then you can guess what the title is of this year's theatre production!
Scroll down to the bottom to confirm.
Winter Spirit Week
The ASB is sponsoring the Spirit Days listed below.
Express your creativity and show your school spirit!
SWEATER DAY - Tuesday, 12/17
Students are encouraged to wear their coziest, warmest, and ugliest sweaters.
PAJAMA DAY - Wednesday, 12/18
Students who wear pajamas will be given hot cocoa during lunchtime.
CANDY CANE DAY - Thursday, 12/19
Students who wear red and white will be given a candy cane during lunchtime.
Elementary Music Lunch Concert
Tuesday, December 17 / 12:00-12:30 / Auditorium
Come enjoy performances by Mr. Johnson's music students in Beginning Orchestra, Beginning Band, Choir, Advanced Orchestra, and Advanced Band. A few of the selections will be:
- Linus and Lucy
- Christmas Time Is Here
- Ice Skating
- Hark the Herald (jazzy version)
Elementary Music Evening Concert
Tuesday, December 17 / 6:30-7:30pm / Auditorium
If you missed the Lunch Concert, there will be another performance in the evening!
**** ANNOUNCEMENTS ****
Winners of the Candy/Coffee Prizes
We have tallied the winners of the Candy/Coffee prizes!
Winners will be contacted soon.
- Prom tickets - Callie B. (highest seller)
- Breakfast for grade 9 - Gabriella M.
- MEA shirt / water bottle - Chloe M.
- VIP pass / Get in free to all MEA events - Aiden R.
- MEA water bottle or t-shirt - Melia J.
- Breakfast for classes (tied) - Maeve M, grade 8 and Mizuki S, grade 6
All elementary students get to pick from the prize box!
- 1 Prize - Blake C.
- 2 Prizes - Christian S, Vivienne L.
- 3 Prizes - Amanda O, Samuel D.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our fundraiser! Without every order we would not be able to create all the wonder we do at MEA! Total fundraising amount to be announced next week. ~ Ms. Barb
Turn your table scraps into chicken treats
MEA purchases large bags of chicken feed for our hens, but our girls love a variety of treats to supplement their diet. Shown below are foods that chickens can eat every day.
Aquafina, Chris, Cleopatra, Opehlia, and Zira are clucking for your table scraps and leftovers! There's a green bucket right outside the coop where you can leave your gifts of food for them. Also, if you've got PUMPKINS that haven't been carved into, those would be great for our chickens too.
Please do not feed the chickens yourself. Miss Allie and the Coop Group will inspect all food first to double-check that it's safe for our hens.
Order and customize your MEA yearbook!
Each student gets 2 free pages to fill with their own photos and memories! The sooner you order your yearbook, the sooner you can start creating your custom pages.
The yearbook staff would love to feature YOUR photos throughout the yearbook. The following folders are waiting for your photos in TreeRing:
- Field Trips
- Pursue Your Passions/Off-Campus Activities
- Study Groups
- School Events
For questions, please contact the yearbook advisor, Ms. Laurel Rice, at email@example.com
Box Tops App
If you see this label, use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. Box Tops are worth 10¢ each for Mt. Everest Academy. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to our school's earnings online. Many boxtops are now redeemable only with the app.
Plant Arrangement Sales
Succulent plant arrangements for sale!
Small Flower Pots Lying around?
Clean out your garage and donate them for the succulent plant fundraiser.
The Coop Group thanks you!
MEA Coin Fundraiser Ongoing
Thank you for depositing your coins in our coin boxes! Every penny, nickel, dime, and quarter adds up to extra support for our wonderful school. The ASB has voted to make this fundraiser ongoing, so please keep that in mind when you're wondering what to do with your spare change!
Coin boxes are in the Parent Room, Dr. Rodenberg's room, and the front office.
Hygiene Kits for the Homeless
Mt. Everest Academy is offering support to the Monarch School, a K-12 public school for homeless children in downtown San Diego. We are mostly looking for small travel toiletries that we can make into hygiene packages to distribute to the children. (Hotel samples work great!)
Other items that could be donated are: glasses, umbrellas, spray bottles, water, perfume, vitamins, gloves, matches, tissues, and clothes. Go together to the Dollar Store to "pay it forward" and buy things for those who are less fortunate!
Drop off boxes are located in the front office and in Room 1. Please bring your donations in by Wednesday, December 18. For any questions, contact Ms. Nancy Mullen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for having a big heart for children in need!
**** Extracurricular activities ****
Please find the most up-to-date extracurricular activities schedule on our website. This is a work in progress; we will continue to add to and fine-tune the schedule as needed.
If you have a talent to share and are interested in leading an extracurricular class or workshop series, please contact Principal Browne at email@example.com
This month, come to a Racing Circuits workshop in the MakerSpace and learn about the technology behind a slot car race track. Then use your knowledge to make the slot cars go faster. So far, the quickest unconfirmed time for a three-lap race is 16 seconds. All students, kindergarten to seniors, are welcome.
Suggested one-hour workshop times:
- Tuesdays 12:30
- Wednesdays 2:00
- Thursdays 11:00
Activities cancelled this week
- Story and Craft Time (on Wednesday)
- Elementary Art (on Thursday)
The December library challenge is a fun mini-research project.
Turn your completed form into the library by December 18 to receive a prize!
Grades K-6: Sign up for BookIt! in the library.
Read books and earn FREE PIZZA!
All students need to do is come in to the library, sign up and receive a reading log. At the end of each month, turn in the completed reading log. You will then receive a coupon for a FREE personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut! Pick up your new reading log and begin again for the next month.
**** COUNSELING CORNER ****
Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship
Hello senior female students! Here is a scholarship for you if you are planning on “pursuing a major that uses technology that is designed to make the world a better place.” https://calvinrosser.com/scholarships/women-in-technology
MLK Choir Scholarship
Seniors! Here is a website with scholarships in the visual and performing arts through the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir San Diego.
Apply now at http://mlkccsd.org/grants.html
**** COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS ****
Christmas In Candyland
Saturday, December 14 / San Diego Ice Arena
"Christmas in Candyland" is sponsored by the San Diego Figure Skating Club. There will be 3 performances on December 14.
This is a chance to see a few of our MEA ice skaters perform!
- Jaime A.
- Nicole L.
- Malia N.
- Mia T.
High School Essay Contest
Sponsored by UC San Diego Saltman Quarterly Community Outreach
For this high school essay contest, in 750 words maximum, consider how biological advancements could improve geriatric care. Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of a current technique and its impact on society. Modify this technique or describe a unique vision you have for the future of geriatrics which promises an even greater impact on society.