"Tuesday" Message


Auditions Accomplished!

Adira Rosen and Erin Petersen auditioned over 20 students for participation in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Check out the Cast and Crew List below and don’t forget to come see the show on March 13, 14, or 15!”
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Cabrillo Tidepools Pictures

Mrs. Becerra facilitated this trip to the Cabrillo tidepools for grades 3-6 to learn about the variety of life in the rocky intertidal zones.

Thank you to Mrs. Niki Ahrens for sending in these pictures!

Link to more tidepool pics

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"Les Miserables"

Mt. Everest families that attended the "Les Miserables" performance had an awesome time! In the pictures below, our very own Brendan D., playing the role of Enjolras, is wearing a red vest and holding a rifle. Sign up for the next JCompany production, "Beauty and the Beast," on March 2!

Thank you to Mrs. Rachel Finney for sending in these pictures!

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Braille Institute Tour

A great thank you to everyone who came on the Braille Institute field trip with us on Friday the 12th of January! It was amazing! Students learned about all of the adaptive technology available for vision impaired individuals. From helping individuals tell the color of their clothes, to “reading their Facebook” to them,-technology in the past year has exploded for those with vision issues. We also learned how to cook, walk with a cane and sign our names on a sheet of paper-all while being blind. Everything at the Braille Institute is free to the vision impaired and the institute is always looking for volunteers to help bring services to those in need. We were grateful for such an educational experience.

Picture below of pouring and cooking at the Braille Institute.

Thank you to Ms. Barb Mulvany for sending in this picture!

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Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On January 15, Martin Luther King Day honored Dr. King's legacy, as he dedicated his life to the nonviolent struggle for racial equality in the United States. Dr. King saw himself as a servant of humanity, and he wanted his life to be remembered as a life of service to others.

"Sooner of later, all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together."

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In Elementary Art with Mrs. Flo, students created this artwork inspired by Dr. King.

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"Desert" Photo Shoot

Wednesday, January 17 / 12:00-3:00 / Room 10

The Fashion Club is holding a photo shoot tomorrow, with a desert theme. All ages are welcome to participate! Please bring outfits, props, extra cameras, or whatever else you may find to be helpful. Color scheme is pastels, greens, oranges, browns, or whatever else you may think fits your style and theme of the desert.

Google images below

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SSC/SGT Meeting

Wednesday, January 17 / 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 cbrowne@sandi.net

Kindness Challenge Week

Week of January 29

Calling All MEA Families!

We would like you to know that during the week of January 29th MEA is participating in the Great Kindness Challenge! We all know kindness is a part of our daily lives, but during this week, we are going to have fun giving and receiving kindnesses and focusing on it as a joyful part of living together on our planet. We’ll have activities going on at our campus and some things for students to take home to share. Please enjoy our kindness week and if you have any ideas of how to add more to our week, please feel free to contact Miss Barb at bmulvany@sandi.net The more kindness, the better! Thank you! :)

Beauty and the Beast

Friday, March 2 / 10:00am

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center

4126 Executive Drive , La Jolla

The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale.

Everyone is welcome to come enjoy the beloved musical "Beauty and the Beast" performed by the JCompany Youth Theatre! The cost is $8 for both students and adults. Please bring cash (EXACT CHANGE) or check to Norma in the front office by Tuesday, February 20 to reserve your spot.

MEA students Brendan D, 9th grader, Neelu N, 6th grader, and Neeku N, 4th grader, are in this production!

  • Limited spots are available, so reservations will be accepted on a first come-first served basis.
  • Transportation will not be provided to or from the venue.
  • Students are invited to be dropped off and left under Mrs. Finney’s supervision.
  • Parents are asked to pick their child up promptly after the performance. (More info. to come as to by what time.)

************** ANNOUNCEMENTS **************

Cast & Crew

Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Cast rehearsals start on January 17.

And don’t forget to save these dates for performances:

  • March 13th at 6pm
  • March 14th at 4pm
  • March 15th at 6pm

Study Group Schedule Updates

On January 29, the start of Spring semester, the following study group schedule changes will take effect:

  • Common Core Math 7 on Tuesdays (currently at 1:50) will meet from 8:00-9:15.
  • 8th grade History on Wednesdays (currently at 1:50) will meet from 9:20-10:35.
  • Common Core Math 8 on Wednesdays (currently at 9:20) will meet from 1:50-3:05.

Hygiene Drive

As part of our kindness challenge, this month we will host a SCHOOL KINDNESS CHALLENGE!! As a community, we are doing a kindness for the organization TACO (Third Avenue Charitable Organization). A link to their website is here- https://www.tacosd.org

We will be collecting items for hygiene bags---things to contribute would be-hotel or small sized bars of soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, disposable razors, chap stick with SPF 15, body wash, men’s t-shirts, and $5 gift certificates for McDonalds or Burger King. We’ll also set up a time during Kindness Week to gather and assemble the bags to bring to TACO. They will greatly appreciate any contributions! Thank you so much for anything you are willing to give as part of our school community! Any questions or concerns -please email Miss Barb at bmulvany@sandi.net. A collection box is in the Maker Space.

MEA Dress Code

Students are expected to use good judgment, safety, good taste, and modesty regarding their dress and grooming. Any clothing that is potentially disruptive to the educational process is inappropriate for school. No bare midriffs (no skin may show between the shirt and pants, shorts or skirt).

Link to detailed MEA dress code

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Engineering Challenge

Check out this month's challenge, "Ride Like the Wind," in the makerspace. All ages, all skill levels welcome! Each wind rider will be tested and the Engineer of the Month announced January 25th.

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Donations Needed

Makerspace needs your LIDS and CAPS!

We'll be creating some garden art in the spring and we need LOTS of supplies in a variety of sizes. So save those jar lids and bottle caps and drop them by the makerspace anytime. You can even leave donations outside the door if the room is closed.


Please help your young students practice positive habits (sharing, cleaning up, responsible tool use, etc) and join them in the makerspace. Makers of all ages are welcome!

Brief closure this Wednesday

The makerspace will be open 9am-3pm Tuesday-Thursday this week, except for a brief closure 10:30-noon on Wednesday.

********** extracurricular activities ***********

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 cbrowne@sandi.net. All required district volunteer paperwork must be submitted in order to lead a class.

Library Time Schedule Changes

Library Time webpage

1st and 2nd graders will now be attending Library Time at the beginning of their study groups:

1st grade: Library Time for 1st graders on Tuesdays will now meet from 9:00-9:20 am.

2nd grade: Library Time for 2nd graders on Thursdays will now meet from 9:00-9:20 am.

Debate Club Schedule Change

Debate Club has changed from Wednesdays to meeting on Thursdays from 10:40-11:55.

Creative Writing Location Change

Creative Writing on Wednesdays from 2:00-3:00 will now meet in Room 7 (the Makerspace).

Pokemon Schedule Change

1st & 3rd Wednesdays / 1:30-2:30

The Pokemon/Games Club is changing its meeting day and time to the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 1:30 to 2:30pm in the cafeteria. Don't know how to play Pokemon? No problem. We'll teach ya how. Don't have cards? No worries. We'll help you build a deck. (Note: the next meeting day is Jan. 17).

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CYRMN: "Gaston"

"Gaston," is the first California Young Reader Medal Nominee book for grades K-3 to be read during Library Time. Four more CYRM Nominee books will be read over the next four weeks. If you are interested in participating and having a voice in the winner of your grade level, be sure to come in to the Library and look at all the great CYRM Nominees for K-8th grade! Cast your vote to Ms. Vivian by March 29th to be included in the ballot.

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January Library Challenge

The first Library Challenge of 2018 is a crossword puzzle! Click here for the puzzle, or pick one up in the library. Turn your completed form into the library by 12:30 Thursday, January 18 to receive a prize!


Bring your December reading logs to the library to get a free pizza certificate and pick up January forms.

Library BookIt! webpage


Boys Lacrosse at La Jolla Country Day School

Boys in grades 1-12 that are interested in playing lacrosse are welcome to join teams at La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS). Boys do not have to be enrolled in LJCDS to be eligible to join. The school has all the gear and equipment necessary to get beginner students started.

The LJCDS boys' lacrosse teams have a good thing going! The Varsity High School team has consistently become a top 15 in San Diego; their success is due to their quality youth program. The LJCDS Middle School and Lower School lacrosse programs are getting attention throughout San Diego County.

For questions, please contact the LJCDS head varsity coach and program director for boys lacrosse: Deane Mellor, 610-517-4994 (cell), or dmellor@ljcds.org.

Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon

January 5-21 / Casa del Prado Theatre, Balboa Park

Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS is an adaptation of Mary Pope Osborne's adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series. This time around, Jack and Annie’s tree house takes them to an exotic island with pirates.

Annie is played by Julia V, MEA 7th grader!


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