Monday Message


Do the Merengue

Grade 5 students with some grade 6 helpers are learning one and two handed turns during partner dancing to the merengue. Click on the link below to listen to the song they're practicing to, "Pidi p'e" by Claudius Phillips. Kind of makes you feel like dancing, doesn't it?

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Festive Day

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Pajama Day

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Who's that wearing blue & white?

There were a lot of blue and white outfits on "Winter/School Colors Day."

Can you recognize any of the wearers?

Scroll down to the bottom to find out.

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MEA Theatre Co.

The first group of auditions happened today, with one more round to happen tomorrow, Tuesday.


Tuesday, January 8 / 1:30-3:30


Wednesday, January 9 / 12:00-2:00

First Rehearsal:

Wednesday, January 16 / 3:00-4:00

Location: All meetings will be held in the Auditorium

Audition sign ups and more info

Audition form

Room changes this week

Due to the MEA Theatre Co. using the auditorium this Tuesday and Wednesday, the following activities will meet in different locations this week:

  • ASB - Room B16
  • Math Counts - Cafeteria
  • Advanced Band - Room B15
  • Advanced Orchestra - Room B15

Integrated Health and Wellness Club (IHWC) Monthly Meeting

Thursday, January 10 / 10:30-11:30 / Room 7

Open to grades 6-12, staff, parents

January 2019 - Integrated Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Theme:

"Empathy and Perspective - Walking In Your Shoes!"

School-wide activities:

  • Make "Shoes" that celebrate who you are. (MEA MS)
  • Collect worksheets and handouts (MEA Library) (MEA Front Office)
  • Attend next IHWC meeting Feb 14th to talk about January experience (in Circle).


  • Learn about SEL, and starting with"Perspectives through Empathy", be able to demonstrate understanding by describing objecyve and/or subjective experiences as relating to personal growth, self-advocacy, peer interactions, positive school climate and inclusive culture, etc.
  • Initiate the IHWC at MEA to provide greater school-wide access to SEL curriculum and activities.
  • Introduce first of Monthly SEL Themes.
  • Expand MEA Blended Learning strategies through MakerSpace projects supporting the integration of Technology and SEL.

Improv Coach at MEA

Tuesday, January 15 / 12:30-1:45 / Auditorium

Professional improv performer and trainer, Gordon Fitzgerald (Gordy, 2nd row, far right), will be coming to the MEA Improv Club to offer direction and techniques to our budding improv students. Gordy performs weekly at The National Comedy Theatre. It's always cooler to have more people, so all high school students are welcome to come take part as Gordy leads everyone through improv exercises and games. Fun & laughter guaranteed!

Benefits of Improv

Practicing improv teaches a useful life skill, as learning to react and respond to unexpected situations onstage can also be helpful offstage. Here's an article written by a psychology student about what he has learned from doing improv.

PSAT Results with Mr. Zappala

Wednesday, January 16 / 11:55-12:30 / Cafeteria

Mr. Zappala is holding this assembly to review PSAT results with students that took the test last October. Come learn how to interpret and use the PSAT scores. Parents are welcome. FREE PIZZA!

SSC/SGT Meeting

Wednesday, January 16 / 2:00-3:00 / Room 17B

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. More information, agendas, and minutes can be found on our SSC/SGT webpage. For questions, please contact Principal Browne at


Please find the most up-to-date schedule on our website, This schedule is a work in-progress; we will continue to add to and fine-tune the schedule as needed.


* NEW * - M.E.T.A. on Thursdays at 12:00

* NEW * - Yoga on Thursdays at 9:30 and 1:00

If you are interested in offering an extracurricular class or workshop, please contact Principal Browne at We are looking for folks wanting to share talents in science, technology, robotics, and the arts! All required district volunteer paperwork must be submitted in order to lead a class.


Thursdays / 12:00-1:00 / Auditorium

Starts this Thursday, Jan. 10

Come check out M.E.T.A. (Mt. Everest Trend Association)!

We simply look at the latest trends, memes, gaming news, sports news, etc. We want to have fun with our friends while keeping hip and up-to-date with the world's trends. We shall discuss if the trends are cool, weird, or just plain silly. And we'll HAVE FUN!

A great thing about this club is that it's educationally viable as there are college classes that study pop culture. So this club is for 6th graders and above with at least a 2.0 GPA.


Thursdays / Auditorium

Starts this Thursday, Jan. 10

9:30-10:30 for grades 7-12, parents, and staff

1:00-1:45 for grades K-6

Yay! Yoga has come to Mt. Everest Academy! The certified yoga instructor, Dana Dirks, is teaching classes at 2 different times to accommodate all ages. If you have your own yoga mat, please bring it and any blocks or blanket you like to use. These items aren't required, but are helpful.

Yoga is a wonderful way to improve balance, flexibility, and strength. Namaste!

Spanish Enrichment Sparkles

Ms. Mullen's elementary students got a special treat before the winter break, making snow globes to start off a sparkly new year!

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Mr. Ron Zappala is the Head School Counselor at Mt. Everest Academy. You can reach him with any counseling questions at or 858-496-8791. Or feel free to stop by the counseling office anytime!

PSAT Results with Mr. Zappala

Wednesday, January 16 / 11:55-12:30 / Cafeteria

Mr. Zappala is holding this assembly to review PSAT results with students that took the test last October. Come learn how to interpret and use the PSAT scores. Parents are welcome.


**** LIBRARY ****

January Library Challenge

Click here for the challenge

It can be a jungle inside the library if you don’t know where you’re going. Turn in this scavenger hunt by 1:00 on January 31st and get a prize! Carefully maneuver around the library, answering the questions below and learning about the way our library is organized. Beware of bookworms!

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December reading logs are due, come and turn them in to Miss Vivian or Miss Suzy. You will receive your coupon for a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut, plus a January reading log.

Happy Reading!!!!!

Yummy Pizza!!!!

Link to Pizza Hut's BookIt!


Reproductive and Oncofertility Science Academy

The Reproductive and Oncofertility Science Academy at UC San Diego (ROSA) is a hands-on educational program that inspires 11th and 12th grade girls to become the next generation of scientists and physicians. The curriculum is focused on oncofertility – an exciting new field in medicine that addresses the fertility needs and quality of life issues for young cancer patients.

This competitive program accepts 12/14 high school girls from all areas of San Diego County. Applications for the Summer 2019 Academy will open on December 10, 2018.


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These are the blue & white wearers

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