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MEA Podcast

Enjoy this most recent MEA podcast by hosts Stephanie Lee and Toler Pfaff-Carano!

Episode #8: Forev-war

In this episode, Stephanie and Toler talk with Mr. Goldwater about childhood, war, and communism.

Swiss Traditional Game

Mr. Spiegelberg's students had fun playing this game in their last meeting!

Game rules

  1. If you role a 6 - you have to translate from English to German from a flash card - Vocab was Food and Clothing
  2. If you get the question right you must wear the Sheriff hat, may only use the knife and fork to try to open the surprise gift/box - no hands
  3. You may keep working on opening the box until the next person roles a 6
  4. Then he/she must first get the flash card question right in order to steal the package away
  5. Game continues until the package is completely open and he/she who accomplishes this is the winner
  6. Finally the contents are shared by the group with the winner getting a bit more than the others!

Link to photo gallery

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From Art with Mrs. Flo

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"Welcome to Summer" Concert

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Promotions and Graduation Schedule

Kindergarten Promotion

___Tuesday, June 4 / 10:00-11:00 / Auditorium

8th grade Promotion Luncheon

___Wednesday, June 5 / 11:15-12:15 / Cafeteria

5th grade Promotion Luncheon

___Wednesday, June 5 / 1:00-2:00 / Cafeteria

Senior Graduation Rehearsal

___Thursday, June 6 / 12:30 / MEA Auditorium

Senior Graduation

___Friday, June 7 / 6:00pm

Alice in Wonderland Video

Thursday, June 6 / 2:00 / Auditorium

Alice is Back! Come join the MEA Theatre Company on Thursday June 6 at 2pm for a viewing of the video version of our Alice in Wonderland production. The video was edited and produced by an MEA family member. We’ll have free popcorn and drinks!


Yearbooks are here!

If you ordered a yearbook, it is ready to be picked up from Ms. Rice's room (B-16). Stop by her room and get your yearbook!

Library Due Dates

All library materials are now due. Please return any outstanding books, videos, Phonics Readers or Time Life readers to the library. If you have materials from other schools, you can return those to us as well and we will make sure they are returned to the proper school.

Textbooks are due to the textbook room (room 4) AS SOON AS YOU ARE FINISHED WITH THEM, or by June 11th at the latest.

Did you know that you can look online to see what you've got checked out?


  • Click on LOGIN on the upper right corner and use your school username and password


  • Go to or
  • Click the plus (+) sign next to Atypical Site, then click on Mt. Everest Academy
  • This will take you to the home page.
  • Click on LOGIN on the upper right corner and use your school username and password

Once you are logged in, you can click the my info tab to find out what you have checked out.

No Testing in B-15

B-15 is closed for testing this week. If you need to take a test, please reach out to your classroom teacher to arrange a time to test with them or during other available open test sessions including:

Tuesday and Wednesday (in Room B16)



Thursday (in Room 8)


Found: Laptop

A laptop computer was found on campus on Thursday, May 23. If you think it may be yours, please email Ms. Maria Ramos at with a description of the laptop.

Lost & Found

If you think you may have lost something at school this year, please remember to check the Lost & Found in the office! All items that have not been picked up by the end of the school year will be donated to charity.

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June Library Challenge

Click here for the June Challenge

The Library challenge for June will be to show your public library card to the librarians for a prize. The challenge is available on our library’s website with the public library’s application for a library card.


Two of our Mt. Everest students will be going to different schools next year, and below are some of the activities they've been able to be involved in because of the flexible schedule at MEA. We'll miss them both!

Hockey Player, PJ

6th grader PJ’s hockey team won the Stars and Stripes Memorial Day Tournament for the Peewee Open division, bringing home the championship banner and individual trophies. He normally plays just defense, but the coaches decided to try him in center position, and he scored 4 goals.

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Ice Skater, Sophia E.

9th grader Sophia won a first place trophy at the Spooktacular ice skating competition in Escondido around Halloween and was selected for a featured solo at the Christmas Show at SDIA which was attended by several MEA teachers. She performed “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” as Mary Poppins. She also earned a gold medal at the California State Winter Games with her Production team performing “Battle for Neverland” based on Peter Pan. She was a pirate.

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Music Award Winners

MEA was represented by three students in the invitational California Music Educators Association Solo and Ensemble Festival on May 11th in San Bernardino who received many medals:

  • Yosif Shaheen: Gold Medal, Violin Solo
  • Ria Rizo: Silver Medal, Clarinet Solo
  • Petunia Rizo: Gold Medal, Flute Solo and Silver Medal, Viola Solo
  • Petunia Rizo(flute) and Ria Rizo(clarinet): Silver Medal, Strings Ensemble
  • Ria Rizo(violin) and Petunia Rizo(viola): Silver Medal, Woodwinds Ensemble


Balboa Library Happenings

4255 Mt. Abernathy Ave, San Diego, CA 92117

Librarian Ms. Helene Idels from the Balboa Library encourages MEA families, from toddlers to adults, to come take advantage of the programs and services they offer.

Link to the Balboa Library calendar of events.

Free Junior Tennis Clinic

At La Jolla Tennis Club

The La Jolla Tennis Club is sponsoring a two week Junior Clinic at no cost to participants. For further information please call 858-454-4434. You can't beat the price!

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Hands-On STEAM Summer Camp

In collaboration with Treobytes, Mesa College will be hosting Hands-On STEAM Summer Camp at Mesa College, a 4-week summer camp centered around STEAM for 3rd-10th graders where campers will spend their day learning 21st century technical skills in a project based environment. All activities are supported by Common Core State Standards for Math and Literacy, as well as expanding on Next Generation State Standards regardless of grade level.

Meet Rick Riordan

Saturday, Sept. 28 / 3:00-4:00pm

Meet Rick Riordan to celebrate THE TRIALS OF APOLLO in San Diego! Rick is the author of five #1 New York Times best-selling middle grade series with millions of copies sold throughout the world. Tickets are available for his presentation and one presigned copy of the B&N Exclusive Edition of The Tryant's Tomb (The Trials of Apollo #4).


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