MEA Monday Message
December 5, 2022
Tuesday, Dec. 6
- 8:00-11:00 Covid Testing
- 12:30-2:00 Winter Whimsy - Auditorium
Wednesday, Dec. 7
- 9:30-11:30 PALS Tutoring - Auditorium
Thursday, Dec. 8
- 9:30-11:30 PALS Tutoring - Auditorium
12/12 Ice Skating Meet Up at Liberty Station 10:00 - 1:00
12/13 Winter Concert
12/13 - 12/15 Glitter Extravaganza
Yearbook Gifting Match
Did you know that you can purchase copies of the yearbook to donate to others? From November 29th to December 31st, Treering will match up to 5 yearbook donations for our school. To order your yearbook or to gift one, submit photos for this year's issue, and more checkout the MEA Yearbook Page
MEA "Hall of Fame"
We are bringing back the MEA “Hall of Fame” in the front office and will be featuring photos of Mt. Everest students “pursuing their passion” outside of school. If you would like to be considered for the Hall of Fame, please bring an 8 x 10 to the front office or email a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org that will print well as an 8 x 10. We will rotate photos throughout the year. It’s wonderful to see and share our students’ diverse pursuits!
Gift Card and Toy Drive
MEA's GSA is sponsoring the Holiday Heroes Toy Drive benefitting the San Diego Center for Children. The Center provides evidence-based therapeutic, educational, foster care and transition age services to children and families struggling with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. Donation boxes will be made available in front of the main office from Monday, Nov 28th, and will run until Wednesday, Dec 14th.
The Heights Literary Magazine 1st Issue
The Heights Literary Magazine Club is looking to publish their 1st Issue. The Heights Magazine Submission is a collection of work written by students at MEA. If you're interested in having your work published, please submit it here!
We are looking for stories, poetry, paintings, and everything in between!
This Tuesday, December 6th, from 12:30-2:00 in the cafeteria, elementary students, parents and siblings are invited to the Winter Whimsy (whimsical fun for everyone). There will be winter crafts, cookies, hot chocolate, music and fun! Parents must accompany their children to this family event, siblings are welcome!
There is no elementary art for month 4. Sign-ups for Month 5 are now OPEN.
Open to all secondary students.
School Site Wellness
Running Club - Parent Volunteers Needed!
The Wellness Committee is seeking parent volunteers to organize and run a morning walking/running club for students. Please contact Vivian Sink, email@example.com if interested!
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.
Tutors from UCSD
UCSD tutors will not be on campus this week, Dec. 5-9, due to finals week.
We have three tutors from UCSD working at our school! Come by and say hello and get some free tutoring from these highly qualified college students! Check Mrs. Sink's website at https://mrssinkmea.weebly.com/avid.html for updated schedules.
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.
During this season of giving, consider a tax-deductible donation to MEA Foundation. Funds collected will be used for:
- Art/art supplies
- Classroom supplies
- Teacher Grants
- Field Trips
Elementary Art sign-ups are now open for Month 5.
- Please enter your child's name on the form linked below if he/she would like to attend Elementary Art for month 5 on 1/3, 1/10 and 1/17 from 12:30-1:30.
- PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP IF YOUR CHILD CANNOT COMMIT TO ALL CLASSES. In order to attend, you MUST sign up.
- Sign up for art here
- For more information, please see the art website here: https://mrssinkmea.weebly.com/elementary-art.html
Teens Make Health Happen
Teens Make Health Happen Club forming now! Teens Make Health Happen is an innovative club that empowers teens to use their passions to improve their well-being and tackle pressing community health challenges! Teens who participate will receive hands-on public health experience, grow as leaders, gain a support network of likeminded change-makers and make a real impact in their community! Club is open to grades 6-12 and participation is FREE! Contact Mrs. Sink, firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in joining!
Chef Maverick held the first meeting of the Cooking Club last week and it was a HIT! Students learned some tricks in the kitchen and worked together to make a delicious Egg Yolk Pasta. If you are in grades 6-12 and interested in learning some new cooking skills and/or recipes, join Chef Maverick for the next meeting, scheduled Dec 14th, from 11:55-12:30 in Room 1.
Ice skating at Liberty Station - DATE CHANGE
It's our annual Ice Skating Outing at Liberty Station! Due to another elementary outing calendared for the same day and time, the ice skating "meet up" at Liberty Station has been changed to Monday, Dec. 12 from 10am-1pm. This is an annual get together for the MEA Community and we hope you can join us! $10 for both adults and students includes skate rental. When you arrive, let them know you are with the Mt. Everest Academy group for the discount. Please note, this is not a school sponsored event and students must be supervised by parents/chaperones. We hope to see you there for this winter tradition!
Mayor for a Day!
K-12 students living in San Diego are invited to apply for the 2022-23 Mayor for a Day contest by writing an essay or submitting a video about what San Diego would be like if they were Mayor for a day. The selected winner will shadow Mayor Todd Gloria and play a role in the State of the City address in January. Deadline: December 5, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. https://sandiego.seamlessdocs.com/f/mayorforaday2023
CalTrans Naming Contest
We’re on the search for a name for our new cone mascot. If your students have a creative name idea, now is their chance to win a laptop, a $500 gift card, plus a $500 class gift card and prizes for their classroom!
The contest is open to children throughout California, ages 5-18! Winners will be announced on January 31, 2023. To enter, visit https://gosafelyca.org/mascot-naming-contest.
Nature Walk Meetup
Wonder and wander in nature with MEA friends! This MEA Nature Walk Meetup is a time to explore and enjoy our local open spaces, led by an MEA parent naturalist. Wear walking shoes and bring your sense of wonder. A water bottle and an extra layer can be useful. This is a community run event, students must bring a chaperone.
January Nature Walk Meetup in Tecolote Canyon
Friday, January 13 @ 10:00-11:30
Meet at Tecolote Nature Center (outside front entrance) at 5180 Tecolote Road.
We'll walk as a group along a 1.5 mile even terrain, easy loop including Battle Trail and a main trail, with a return to the entrance at 11:30am. After, explore the native plant garden with an E'waa (model of a traditional Kumeyaay home) and Tecolote Nature Center's displays.
Picnic lunch + play option to follow: Pack a picnic and play at the playground nextdoor at Tecolote Recreation Center (around 12:00-1:00).
January sights and sounds may include San Diego "flurries", winter sage, and observations of Janu-where the wild things are!