MEA Monday Message
October 31, 2022
Tuesday, Nov. 1
- Coop Group 9:30-10:15 Chicken Coop area (Grades 6-12)
- Covid Testing (8-11am)
- Lunchtime Lotería- Day of the Dead Bingo 12-12:30, Rm. 1
- Music with Mr. Johnson
- Elementary Art
- Día de los Muertos altar display (outside Rm. 1)
Wednesday, Nov. 2
- Yoga with Ms. Sink 8:30-8:55 in Auditorium
- PALS Tutoring 9:30-11:30 In Auditorium
- Open Coop Hour 11:30-12:30 at the Chicken Coop area
- Young Investors Meeting 12-12:30 in Auditorium
- Día de los Muertos altar display (outside Rm. 1)
Thursday, Nov. 3
- Yoga with Ms. Sink 8:30-8:55 in Auditorium
- PALS Tutoring 9:30-11:30 Auditorium
Literary Magazine, Heights, Book Swap 1:30-3 (at Fall festival)
Día de los Muertos altar display (outside Rm. 1)
11/29 See's Candies Order Forms Due
12/2 Charleston Wrap Fundraiser Ends
Come join us for an afternoon of community fun at the Fall Festival on Thursday, November 3rd, from 1:00-3:00pm on the blacktop. ASB students will be running a variety of games and booths for children of all ages. Some of your favorite events are back, like pie throwing, cookie decorating, ring toss, and the cake walk. And we’ve added some new events, too! A $5 wristband gets you unlimited play. You’ll have a blast and you might even win some fun prizes. Wristbands can be purchased at the event (cash or check only). Snacks will also be available for purchase (most are $1). Elementary students must be supervised by a parent/guardian. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
ASB is seeking donations of the following items to help with this event:
- Plain store bought sugar cookies (for decorating)
- Frosting, sprinkles and other fun cookie toppings
- Store-bought cakes for the cake walk (nothing homemade and no nuts)
- Bottles of water
Donated items can be left in the front office beginning this week. (More perishable items can be dropped off the day before the event.)Thank you!
Local Control Funding Formula Data Collection Form (LCFF) will be sent home with your child this week. We need this information to help ensure our District and our school receive all the state funding to which we are entitled. This information will also be used to determine if your student qualifies for reduced AP testing fees.
Please return this form by next week to your supervising teacher.
The LCFF online form is also available on the Parent Portal, and NOT on the student’s portal.
To create a Parent Portal account, you will need:
A valid email address
Access ID and Password from your student's school
If you do not have the Access ID and Password, please contact Mihoko via firstname.lastname@example.org to make the request. You will need an Access ID and Password for each student you wish to link to your account.
Create your PowerSchool Parent Portal account if you have not already:
Sign into the PowerSchool Parent Portal at https://powerschool.sandi.net
Follow the instruction on How to enter LCFF data in the PowerSchool Parent Portal
If LCFF is not completed online or on paper form by October 21, you will receive calls from our office until we have a 100% participation rate. Thank you for your assistance!
Day of the Dead Bingo
Pop up Halloween/Day of the Dead Bingo/lotería in Spanish! You do not need to know Spanish to play. All ages welcome! Prizes- maybe even CANDY- will be awarded!
Tuesday, November 1st in room 1 at lunch. We will start at noon SHARP.
Día de los Muertos altar display
Come observe, learn, celebrate and/or participate in the Day of the Dead tradition! As we take time to remember our loved ones, we create an altar to invite them back to Earth for two days. Bring a photo of a loved one (human or animal) who is deceased and leave it on the altar (please label your name on the back!). You can also bring something they loved or loved to do and add it as well. Tuesday - Thursday this week all day and at Fall Festival outside room 1.
Literary Magazine, Heights, Book Swap
If you have any gently used or new books that you do not want or need anymore, please consider dropping them off at the front of the school in the Book Drop boxes by the gate. At Fall Festival, the literary magazine, Heights, will have 2 tables with the donated books on them that students may take from. Thursday, Nov. 3 at tables on the blacktop.
See’s Candy Fundraiser
Our annual ASB See's Candy Fundraiser is starting! Please help support Mt. Everest Academy and the ASB by participating in this MEA tradition.
Order forms are going home with students, please check with your supervising teacher. Additional forms can be picked up in the office or select the link See's Winter Fundraising Items and/or See's Winter Order Form. Thanks for helping us raise money to support school events like dances, festivals, and clubs!
All orders and money must be returned to MEA by Nov. 29th so that we can fill them in time for Winter Break. Checks should be made out to MEA ASB. Prizes will be awarded to the top three sellers and prize of MEA water bottle for any seller with over $150! Top High School student receives Winter Formal Dance Ticket!
Are you ready to volunteer?
Prior to start volunteering, we need to ask you to:
Provide California School Employee TB Risk Assessment Questionnaire OR results of Tuberculin skin test. If all your answers are No to the questions listed on the TB Risk Assessment Questionnaire, you can meet with our nurse, Ms. Gormican, in the health office. She will review the California School Employee TB Risk Assessment Questionnaire in person with you. Her available time is between 9 am to 3 pm on Tuesdays.
All forms are also available in the office per your request. Thank you for your support!
School Site Wellness
Please check out this video message made by MEA student Kyra Boyd.
Here is the October SDUSD Health and Wellness Newsletter!
The 2 top steppers (highest total number of steps for the week) in SDUSD will each receive a $25 Amazon gift card!
NEW Bonus Opportunity to Win: Share your journey! Email email@example.com any photos or videos of you or your team participating in Walktober. Your media can capture you walking solo, or with a group! All those who submit media will be entered in a raffle for a $25 Amazon Gift Card!
Additional Social Media Award: Tag @teensmakehealthhappen and @healthcorps, so we can share your accomplishments along the way! Weekly $20 Amazon gift card raffle for those who tag!
How to Log Steps:
- Go to www.runsignup.com/Walktober2022 and select "Results" at the top.
- Click on “Submit Virtual Results” at the top of the page.
- Search your name and select “Log Activities.” You may be prompted to log in using your email. Under "Date completed," select the date the activity was completed. Then enter the number of steps completed. Use the step conversion chart to calculate how many "steps" you should log for physical activities you were unable to track.
- After all is filled in, you may select "Submit Activity."
**Enter each day as a separate activity entry.**
Check out the step conversion chart. ALL activities are welcomed to be “counted” for points in this challenge. If you participate in physical activities that don’t lend themselves well to steps, you can track your minutes engaging with the activities and use the conversion chart throughout the challenge to get a “step equivalent” number to report week to week.
All students who would like some extra help can come to the Auditorium every Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30-11:30. All grades are welcome, as WE HAVE TUTORS FOR ALL GRADE LEVELS! PALS is a great way to build community and academic skills!
Parents, K-5 students attending PALS must arrive with a check-in form so tutors know what to work on with your child and you receive a report about the session.
Check the PALS website for updates and process.
His door is always open, but to ensure he is available when you can meet, make an appointment at the link https://calendly.com/mt_everest_counseling/meeting
The link below has some great opportunities for students in grades 9-12.
EV3 Robot & Lego design Club 3rd-5th grade meets Tuesday 1:30-2:30 (except for turn in week) Spike Robot Challenge Club 6th grade and up meets Wednesday 10:30-11:30 (except for turn in week)
Humans of MEA
Humans of MEA is back! In this return to the original Humans of MEA format, we introduce a couple of exciting changes before jumping into an interview with Emma Baxter. Emma, a junior and a newer addition to the MEA community, and Chloe talk about marvel movies, iambic pentameter, music, writing, summer camps, and anxiety. Read the article on our website to get to know Emma in a new way:
Improv Club(Secondary) - Every Tuesday (besides turn in), in the auditorium from 12:00-12:30
Each meeting, we will watch performances, play improv games, and more! Even if you've never participated in theater, improv is a great way to practice public speaking skills and get to know your peers! https://sites.google.com/view/mea-improv-club/home
Young Investors Club
We are a chapter of the Young Investors Society, an international non-profit organization that helps high school students learn personal finance and investment. Sign up right now or come join us for our meeting in the auditorium!
Elementary Cosmic Yoga
Every Wednesday and Thursday all elementary students are invited to join Ms. Sink at 8:30 in the Auditorium as we wake up our bodies and brains with Cosmic Yoga! Parents are welcome to join.
Students who attend elementary class on those days will be walked to class after yoga. Students without class those days will need to be picked up by 8:55am.
Wear comfortable clothes. Yoga mats will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.
Elementary Art Month 3 Sign Up 10/25, 11/1 and 11/8, 12:30 - 1:30, room 3
Art website: https://mrssinkmea.weebly.com/elementary-art.html
Music with Mr. Johnson from VAPA (All Grades)
Do you like creepy crawlies? (K-8)
Do you want to be a mealworm farmer? Mrs. Sink needs help taking care of the mealworms we are raising for the chickens. If you are interested in helping, contact Mrs. Sink at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coop Group (6-12) Tuesdays 9:30-10:15
Coop group leads the upkeep the coop area and serenity garden. Although they are 3 1/2 years old and aren’t laying eggs anymore, the chickens still appreciate the care and attention they receive from students. Come join us!
Open Coop Hour Wednesday 11:30-12:30
(all grades - K-5 must be supervised by a parent/guardian)
Get to know the chickens and new students! This is an open time without cleaning or structured topics.
Jam Band (Secondary) Thursdays 12:30 - 1:45 B-15, not turn in weeks
Ally Action (Secondary) Thursdays 3:05-3:50 (weeks one and three)
Kitchen Science (2nd-5th grade) 10/27 & 11/10 12:30-1:30 Maker Space
Math Counts (Middle School) Thursdays 2-3 Parent Room (not turn-in week)