Testing/Class Calendar for May 2018
Here is the testing/class calendar for the month of May, which will affect all students' schedules. Please review it carefully.
This week, May 21-25
- No study groups for grades 7-12 (except Economics)
- Grades 7, 8, 11 will be testing
- Grades 8, 9, 10 may take RRR Lifeskills & Sexual Education Classes
- Elementary study groups continue as usual
- Extracurricular activities continue as usual
Performance at Canyon Villas
On Monday, May 14th, our MEA cast of Midsummer Nights Dream took the show on the road to the Canyon Villas Retirement Facility. This endeavor meant that students had to show up, in costume, not knowing what their “stage” would look like and having to project their voices quite loudly for their audience. The cast was happy to come back together and the individuals at the nursing home thoroughly enjoyed the performance! Thank you to Ms. Erin Petersen for going with the flow to put on this performance!
The science of dissection
Grade 7 science students had fun exploring tendons, ligaments, muscles, bones, and joints while dissecting chicken wings. We also discovered who may be future doctors, chefs, physical therapists and vegetarians.
High School Art
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RRR for 10th graders
Wednesday, May 23 / 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Talent Showcase & Silent Auction
Thursday, May 24 / Auditorium
5:00: Refreshments and Silent Auction bidding
6:00: Show starts
Can't wait to see everyone for this special evening!
Silent Auction items can be purchased with CASH or CHECK (no credit cards).
Calling all students, parents, staff, families, and friends to come enjoy an evening of fun and entertainment at Mt. Everest Academy’s annual Talent Show & Silent Auction! Students from grades K-12 will showcase their talents, there will be free light refreshments and drinks, and the Silent Auction will have exciting gift baskets and gift certificates to bid on. This is Mt. Everest’s biggest fundraiser event of the year, and one hundred percent of all funds raised will directly benefit student learning and school activities.
- Tickets may be purchased ahead of time in the office (by check or cash-exact change please)
- Performers and stagehands get in free.
"Welcome Summer" Concert
Tuesday, May 29/ 4:00-5:00pm / MEA 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!
PERFORMERS: Please arrive at 3:00 pm for rehearsal
Thursday, May 31 / 12:00-3:00 / Auditorium & Cafeteria
- Everyone is invited to this special event, showcasing student artwork from grades K-12.
- Attendees will also get to experience art being created, as 12th grader Chloe Larosh will put on a "Live Art Show."
- And musical entertainment will be provided to give everyone the complete artistic experience!
MEA Family Picnic
Friday, June 1 / 11:00-1:30
Mission Bay Crown Point Shores North
This year's picnic promises to be bigger and more incredible than ever- if you can imagine that!!!
- Mr. Zappala will be at work on the barbecue turning out hot dogs and burgers
- Parents, please bring a dish to share (salad, desert, chips, fruit, etc)
- Paper plates, cups, napkins and utensils will be provided, but please bring your own re-useable plates & cups if you want to be more "green."
- There will be fun and entertainment for all!
- Join in the activities, or sit on the grass, enjoy the food and chat with friends
- Bring chairs and blankets to sit on
This is a wonderful chance to celebrate the completion of a terrific school year and welcome summer vacation!
Address: 3740 Corona Oriente Rd., San Diego, 92109
Enter the above address into Google maps for directions to the parking lot, which is the far north lot.
Promotions and Graduation Schedules
Tuesday, June 5 / 10:00-11:00 am / Auditorium
5th and 8th grade Promotion Luncheon
Wednesday, June 6 / 12:00-1:00 pm / Cafeteria
PLEASE RSVP HERE by June 1so we have an accurate count for seating and food.
Senior Graduation Rehearsal
Thursday, June 7 / 12:30 pm / MEA Auditorium
- Practice is mandatory for all seniors who plan to participate in the graduation ceremony. Caps and gowns will be distributed at the end of practice.
Friday, June 8 / 6:00 pm
Creative Performing and Media Arts School (CPMA) Auditorium
- The auditorium is located at the front of the school, and there is plenty of parking.
- Please note that balloons will need to be kept outside, as an errant helium balloon would set off a fire alarm.
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CAASPP / SBAC Testing, grades 7, 8, 11: May 21-24
RRR Lifeskills/Sexual Education Classes, grades 8, 9, 10: May 21-24
Talent Showcase / Silent Auction: May 24
"Welcome Summer" concert: May 29
Art Show: May 31
MEA Family Picnic: June 1
Kindergarten Promotion: June 5
5th & 8th grade Promotion: June 6
Senior Graduation: June 8
************** ANNOUNCEMENTS **************
MEA in the Clairemont Connection
Check out page 13 of the May issue of the "Clairemont Connection." There's an article about our participation and awards in the science fair!
It's great to have the opportunity through "Clairemont Connection" to spread information about our wonderful school to the local community. Do you have an idea for an article about MEA that you'd like to write? Please let Linda Ele know at email@example.com.
Seeking Student Artwork
Mt. Everest will be having a Student Art Show on May 31, showcasing art from all MEA students.
Artwork from ALL students is welcome!
(not just from Ms. Flo's art students)
Students, to prepare your work for display, please click this link for the art submission form. Then you can bring the form and your artwork to Ms. Flo in room 10. Submissions need to be turned in by Wednesday, May 23. For any questions, contact Ms. Flo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Library Due Dates
LIBRARY MATERIALS (books, DVDs, Phonics Readers, Time Readers) are due by Thursday, May 24.
TEXTBOOKS are due as soon as you are finished with them, or by June 13 at the latest.
For SENIORS: All textbook and library materials are due by Tuesday, June 5 (see Graduation Checklist)
To see what you've got checked out, CLICK HERE and follow the steps below:
Click on LOGIN on the upper right corner
Enter your school username and password
Click on MY INFO
Please Return your enrollment packets
Thank you to everyone who picked up their re-enrollment packets for next year. We're halfway done.
NOW we're asking you to please return them!
(Filled out and with proof of residence, of course.)
Norma is waiting for them so she can process your paperwork.
If you are moving or are planning on attending a different school, please stop by the office and let Norma know, or call her at 858-496-8778. Thank you.
California School Parent Survey
Dear Mt. Everest Academy Parents,
Please take a moment to read this letter regarding the California School Parent Survey. This is an opportunity to share your opinions about the climate of our school. The data is used in a variety of ways including as an indicator on the CA School Dashboard and as evidence for our accreditation process.
It is imperative that we have a high participation rate so please take a moment to complete the survey online at this link: https://surveys.wested.org/csps/QP337DH
If you would prefer, paper copies can be found at the front office.
Please note that parents only need to complete and return one survey - for your oldest child attending Mt. Everest Academy. Thank you!
More info at http://cal-schls.wested.org/
Are you enjoying all that MEA has to offer? Do you have something nice to say about your school? Please share your thoughts on greatschools.com. Let’s get the word out about all the wonderful things about MEA!
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For parents that received a summer school email
If you received an email from Mr. Zappala regarding your student attending summer school, please either contact Mr. Zappala or return this summer school application to him as soon as you can. Thank you.
Still need to choose classes for next year?
For grades 8-11
If you have not yet met with Mr. Zappala to plan your classes for 2018-19, please go see him!
Articulation sheets are available on our school website.
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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 email@example.com. All required district volunteer paperwork must be submitted in order to lead a class.
Extracurricular Activities Ending 5/24
Thursday, May 24, is the last official day for extracurricular activities this year.
Activity Leaders - if you would like to meet after May 24, please let your participants know. If it would be helpful to send your information out in a Monday Message, you can let Linda Ele know at firstname.lastname@example.org
This 8th grader made a zipper pouch out of some old material from a patchwork quilt. She then used jean material for the lining, making it a very sturdy pouch!
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Winning Bookmark Designs
Below are the bookmark designs that you voted for! Congratulations to the following students for their winning designs:
- Grades K-3 - Malik C.
- Grades 4-8 - Esmee S.
- Grades 9-12 - Lillian S.
These bookmarks are now available in the library, the parent room, and the front office.
There were many really great submissions, and the voting results were very close. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Last week of Library Time
****** RANDOM ACTS OF CAMPUS KINDNESS ******
Helping cut out box tops for Ms. Vivian.
********* COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS *********
Summer Dance Camp
HIP HOP * BREAK * LOCKING * POPPING * and more!
Join "The Facility" for a fun, engaging summer Hip Hop Dance Camp. Campers will have the opportunity to dance with other friendly, like-minded youth in a high energy and creative environment.
Tecolote Family Day
Saturday, June 2 / 10:00-2:00 / Tecolote Nature Center
FREE Family fun for all ages! Hands on discovery tables: Our Earth Rocks, Owl Pellet Dissection, Animal Skulls, Snake Encounters and Insect Investigations. Create with clay & enjoy nature crafts, Presentations throughout the day by Ms. SmartyPlants, Zovargo, Critter Encounters and Music by Biomimicry. This is a great no-cost opportunity to learn more about habitats, Kumeyaay, and native plants and animals.
Chess Summer Camp 2018
Chess Minds in Motion is offering 3 summer camp chess sessions:
- June 18-22
- July 16-20
- July 23-27
Tailored instruction is open to all levels. The chess camp is taught by Martin Nillson, a USCF Life Master, USCF Professional Coach, and Swedish Cadet National Champion.
Seeking Student Contributions to local newspaper
A new newspaper has started in our area, "Clairemont Connections." One of their goals is to include information about local schools in their publication. We anticipate sharing happenings at Mt. Everest Academy in their paper.
May 2018 issue (includes MEA Science Fair article on page 13)
STUDENTS: If you'd like to contribute an article about our school to "Clairemont Connections," please contact Linda Ele at email@example.com to get specifications on what the newspaper is looking for: type of article, length, and photos.