"Tuesday" Message

5/30/17

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Finished Products!

Under the expert guidance of parent Stephanie Garrison, these 3 students have accomplished making their own shoulder bags! The girls have ironed, measured, pinned, followed a pattern, cut, sewn by hand, sewn with a machine, and made box out seams. Their shoulder bags are even lined!


Many, many thanks to Stephanie Garrison for teaching this sewing class!

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Last Day Entertainment

Mrs. Becerra's 4th graders finished out their school year with some fun challenges!

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

Textbook Lists

A new page has been added to our website that has lists of the textbooks used for different grade levels/subjects: Grades K-8, and High School English, History, Math, and Science. Please note that these books are for the current year, 2016-17, and are subject to change! Textbook List webpage link

Water Testing at MEA

Starting last February, the city of San Diego has been testing all SDUSD schools for possible lead contamination in the water, and on May 17, 2017 five water samples were taken at our school.

  • Mt. Everest Academy water testing results: Our water does NOT contain levels of lead outside the allowable levels set by environmental agencies.
  • While our results are below the action level, Mt. Everest Academy will continue to implement the drinking water flushing protocol as a proactive measure.

Please see this water testing results letter from Principal Browne for more details.

Re-Enrollment for 2017-18

If you are planning on returning to Mt. Everest Academy next year, please come to the office to pick up your enrollment packet. These forms must be completed every year. Return completed forms and a current proof of address (i.e. SDG&E, water, cable, or phone bill) to the office by Friday, June 2.


If you are moving or are planning on attending a different school, please call Norma in the main office at 858-496-8778. Thank you.

Very Important Information for Seniors

Senior Letter and Graduation Checklist

This letter has information about the senior survey, prom, graduation checklist, and graduation ceremony. Please read it carefully! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or stop by the office.


Link to fill out the Senior Survey

High school art using the concept of rhythm

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******** UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES ********

Introduction to Coding

Thursday, June 1

Want to learn the basics of how to code? This Thursday, join MEA in picking up computer science skills, and having fun creating our first programs!


Date: June 1, 2017

Location: Computer Lab


Session I: Hour of Code

9:55 to 10:55


Session II: Introduction to Python (Turtle):

11:00 to 12:00


Each session is separately packaged; you may attend either or both sessions. All grades are welcome to attend; hope to see you there!

MEA Family Picnic

Friday, June 2 / 11:00-2:00 / 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!


Link to Crown Point Park info


Map Location: 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.

Your input needed for WASC review!

Monday, June 5 / 9:30-10:30 / Room 2

MEA parents and students in grades 6-12 are needed for committees for our upcoming review by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC accreditation is an ongoing six-year cycle of quality whereby schools demonstrate the capacity, commitment, and competence to support high-quality student learning and ongoing school improvement.


A meeting for your input will be held on:

  • Monday, June 5
  • 9:30-10:30 am
  • Room 2


Your input is invaluable in this process! Please email Principal Browne at cbrowne@sandi.net if you are interested in being a part of our WASC teams or would like to learn more about it.

End-of-Year Concert

Tuesday, June 6 / 5:00 pm / Auditorium

Everyone is invited to this musical extravaganza featuring Mr. Johnson’s music students; they will be performing for your listening pleasure!

  • Choir
  • Beginning Orchestra
  • Beginning Band
  • Advanced Orchestra
  • Advanced Band

College Clothing Day!

Thursday, June 8

Seniors, on June 8th wear your college apparel! Rep your school with pride. Wear your college shirt or sweatshirt or t-shirt with your school logo taped to it! After final presentations in Dr. Rodenberg's class we will all take a big group photo!

Secondary Awards Ceremony

Thursday, June 8 / 3:00 pm / Auditorium

All Mt. Everest Academy families are invited to attend the 2nd Semester Awards Ceremony and take part in honoring students in grades 6-12 who have demonstrated excellence in either academics or citizenship. Come celebrate this occasion! Light refreshments will be served.

Promotions and Graduation Schedule

Kindergarten Promotion

Tuesday, June 6 / 10:00-11:00 am / Auditorium


5th and 8th grade Promotion Luncheon

Wednesday, June 7 / 12:00-1:00 pm / Cafeteria

Please click here to RSVP by June 2 so we have an accurate count for seating and food.


Senior Graduation Rehearsal

Friday, June 9 / 2:15 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.


Senior Graduation

Monday, June 12 / 3:00 pm

CPMA Auditorium

Please note that balloons will need to be kept outside, as an errant helium balloon would set off a fire alarm.

**************** MAKERSPACE ****************

MakerSpace - Last Week

Last day: Thursday, June 1

The MakerSpace will be closing for the 2016-17 school year after Thursday, June 1.

Engineer of the Month

Congratulations Matthew S.!!


Matthew won the final Makerspace Challenge of the year and is our"Engineer of the Month!" His design launched the ping pong ball over 11 feet! Thanks to all who participated in our Makerspace Challenges this year!

****************** LIBRARY *******************

June Library Challenge

Get ready for summer reading with a Public Library Card. Show your card to the librarians in the Mt. Everest Library and receive a prize!

Library Deadlines

All library materials (books, DVDs, Phonics Readers, Time Readers) are NOW DUE. Please return to the book drop in the library.


Textbooks are due AS SOON AS YOU ARE FINISHED WITH THEM, or by June 14th at the latest. Please bring them to the book room, Room 4.


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

************ STUDENT SPOTLIGHT *************

Risa and Aaron win Bach Competition

Aaron C. (grade 8) and Risa S. (grade 9) were winners at the 2017 Regional Bach Festival sponsored by Southern California Junior Bach Festival. The event was held on Sunday, May 21 at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo. At this event, 74 students from San Diego and Orange County, all of whom had won the 1st round of the Festival prior to this event, performed compositions by Bach in front of three professional adjudicators. As a winner of this event, Aaron will go on to the Bach Complete Works Audition competition in October at CSU Long Beach.

******** COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS ********

Tecolote Family Day

Saturday, June 3 / 10:00-2:00 / Tecolote Nature Center

Fun for all ages, with lots of engaging activities: snake encounters, nature crafts, creating with clay, insect investigations, and more! Tecolote Family Day flyer

Kindergarten Grad Nite at LEGOLAND

Friday, June 23

LEGOLAND is having a Kindergarten Grad Nite exclusively for SoCal Kinders and their families & friends. Admission: $49 adult / $43 child. Pre-register here or call 760-438-5346 for reservations. Kinder Grad Nite flyer

San Diego Chess Club - Summer Camp 2017

All students from K through 12 are welcome. Sessions are designed to engage all skill levels. Individual instructors will lead students throughout the sessions.

Summer Camp flyer

Chess Club Summer Camp website

Summer Computational Biology Research Camp

Location: Scripps Research Institute

Study Genetics and Diseases at Scripps in this hands-on research camp. You will receive a certificate of completion and will qualify to become a volunteer and start a research group on campus! Geared towards participants that will be 9th-12th graders in 2017-18. There is a fee for this program.


Additionally, for those who qualify, a limited number of scholarships are available. Click here for more details and a past student’s TEDx talk.