"Tuesday" Message


Making Valentines for Mexico!

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We are excited to send our first international Valentines out this week! MEA students hand made valentines to send friendly greetings to children in the Casa Hogar Nueva Vida orphanage in Mexico. From a list of 23 orphans, ages 5-21, each valentine was made especially for that child. A special THANK YOU to parent Liesbeth Wiering for connecting our students to the children at Casa Hogar Nueva Vida.

Kindergarten Valentine Pictures

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Mrs. Flo's kindergarteners made valentine gifts that were unique and personal!

Work Due for Month 6: Friday, February 24 by 3:00 pm

Grades 6 thru 12: Please take all of your work to your supervising teacher first. After your supervising teacher reviews it, then take your subject work to each of your subject teachers.

Students in Physics and Advanced Physics: please turn in your work to Mr. Antti in room 6

Advice for New Families?

Attention MEA Families!

Do you have any advice you would share with new families to help them get acclimated and even succeed at MEA? Is there something that you wish someone would have told you that would have really helped? The SSC committee is creating an online resource for families who are new to MEA or whose students are moving up to middle or high school. We are looking for your advice on organization, time management, turn-in packets, resources, trouble-shooting, and more. Please use this link to send us your input by the end of April. Thank you!

Senior Quotes for the Yearbook

SENIORS: If you'd like to have one of your favorite quotes, or an original saying of yours included in the senior quotes page of the yearbook, please email it to iaford21914@gmail.com

Parent "Apprentice" & Volunteers for Talent Show Needed!

The MEA Annual Talent Show and Silent Auction is scheduled for Thursday, April 13, 2017. We are in need of parent volunteers to ensure this event is a success! Adira Rosen, current MEA senior and MEA theatre Director has graciously offered to organize the show. However, we need a parent who is willing to help run the show in future years to be her “apprentice” this year since she is graduating (sniff, sniff). We also need parents to help with set up and breakdown. If you are interested in helping in any capacity or have further questions, please email Principal Browne at cbrowne@sandi.net. (Remember, the show can’t go on without the help of volunteers!)

Collective Goods Products at MEA

The company "Collective Goods Products" has set up a display of items for sale in the staff break area next to the office. You may stop by and take a look at the items - they are on the bookcase right inside the door. If collectively we spend $300 or more on these products, they will give a gift to Mt. Everest Academy. To make a purchase, fill out an order form (from either the bookcase or attached here) and put your cash or check in the manila envelope. The deadline for ordering is Thursday, February 23. Deliveries will be made on the same day, Thursday, February 23. For questions, please contact Ro_Wellman@collectivegoods.com.


Academic League Competition

Thursday, February 23 / 7:00 pm / Pt. Loma High School

The MEA Academic League with Coach Jacobs will meet at Point Loma High School this Thursday to compete with their Academic League. Answering a series of questions for all core subjects, the contestants try to outwit and out-maneuver their opponents in a set of matches to reach the finals. Come out and support our team!

Click for the competition schedule.

Secondary Awards Ceremony

Thursday, March 2 / 3:15 pm / Auditorium

All Mt. Everest Academy families are invited to attend the 1st 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.

The Magic Flute

The MEA Theatre Company presents The Magic Flute directed by MEA Senior, Adira Rosen. Come see almost twenty of MEA's star students shine on stage in The Magic Flute.

Adapted by Steven Fogell from the Mozart opera, by the same name, The Magic Flute tells the story of Prince Tamino on his journey to defeat the evil Sarastro and save the fair Princess Pamina.

Join us in the MEA Auditorium March 7th at 6pm, March 8th at 4pm, and March 9th at 6pm for this wonderful production. Tickets are available at the door, $5 for students $10 for adults. Tell your friends, bring the family, let everyone know about this great show!

Are you an MEA Student or MEA Faculty Member? If so, then join us for ONE DOLLAR WEDNESDAY (March 8th at 4pm) when all MEA Students and Faculty can get a ticket for just ONE DOLLAR! You're not going to find a better deal in all of San Diego!

Don't forget to LIKE us on Facebook at fb.me/MEATHEATRECO to keep up with all the MEATCo news!

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Friday, March 17 / 11:30 am / Balboa Theatre

868 Fourth Avenue, San Diego 92101

If you’d like tickets, please sign up and pay with Norma in the front office (CASH ONLY, EXACT CHANGE) by Friday, March 3.

Mrs. Erin Becerra has 20 tickets available for grades K-6 and parents to the following Classics 4 Kids concert: St. Patrick's Day. Tickets are $7.00 per person. For questions, please contact Mrs. Becerra at ebecerra@sandi.net

Join the Classics Philharmonic Orchestra and special guest dancers, instrumentalists and pipers for our first-ever Irish celebration! With rich musical traditions like the jig and fiddle tunes, Irish songs, and culture, this thrilling concert is the perfect way for your school to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Grades 3 & 4 - Old Town Historical and Cultural Field Trip

Friday, March 24 / 10:00 - 1:00

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

This program is free, please sign up with Mrs. Becerra in room 12 on or before Friday, March 10. For questions, please contact Mrs. Becerra at ebecerra@sandi.net

For more information: http://www.oldtownsandiegofoundation.org/

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

Link to Makerspace calendar of activities.

From Tuesday-Thursday, 10:30-2:30, the Makerspace is open for students ready to tinker and create, unless an activity is listed as "participants only" (marked with an asterisk on the calendar). Questions? Contact supervisors: Nikki Bradford (nbradford@sandi.net) or Barb Mulvany (bmulvany@sandi.net)

Tools and More!

Wednesdays / 12:15-1:30 / Makerspace

The class continues on this week! This week students will learn about instrumentation and the concept of lubrication for moving parts.

2-Liter Bottle Caps Needed

Your 2-liter bottle caps can be used in the Makerspace this month! Drop off anytime. Students are racing to best each other in the "Float Your Boat" challenge and your caps will help us make more boat kits.


Please find the most up-to-date extracurricular activity schedule here. If you would like to lead an extracurricular class, please contact cbrowne@sandi.net.

MEA Environmental Club

Last week the MEA Environmental Club sold handmade Valentine's Day cards and organic candies. Students also got a chance to write Valentine messages to the Earth!

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Casual Pokémon Tournament!

Wednesday, February 22 / 2:00-3:00 / Makerspace

Please sign up here to get your place in the tournament!

Special event at this week's Pokémon/Game Club! We will have our first Casual Pokémon tournament of the year! This tournament will have a relaxed atmosphere, an exciting new format, and everyone will play everyone else once.

We will use the 30-Card Constructed Format. Simply remove 30 cards from your original deck. Also, matches are played with 3 Prize Cards rather than 6. Rules for 30-Card Format.pdf Have your 30-card decks ready to play when you arrive! If you need to borrow a deck, let Ms. Gail know in advance at gailshingler@yahoo.com.

If you have any questions about specific card rulings, check here before asking. Due to the great number of rulings in the Pokemon Rulings Compendium, it is recommended to use CTRL+F to search for the name of the card you have a question about. If there is no ruling there, then you may email your question to Justin H. at mounteverestmusicproject@gmail.com

We hope to see you there!

******* COUNSELING CORNER *******

9th grade families: Meet with Mr. Zappala

February 6-24

In February, Mr. Zappala is offering conference times to 9th grade students and parents that would like to discuss their 4-year plan. Appointment times are available from 8:00 am-3:00 pm, Feb. 6-16 and Feb. 21-24.

Click to schedule your 60-minute appointment


Saving Endangered Species Art Contest

The Endangered Species Coalition (ESC) is pleased to announce their 2017 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest, which is open to K-12 grade students, including those who are homeschooled or belong to a youth/art program. The deadline for submission is March 1. Contest link