Monday Message

10/31/16

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Hello Mt Everest Families!! It is already the first week of November and that means SPIRIT WEEK! As part of SPIRIT WEEK we have Fall Festival so come join in and have fun!


Tuesday is wear a costume day, Wednesday day is the FALL FESTIVAL and Thursday is Crazy hat/hair day!! Show some school spirit and have a good time!


For Fall Festival, we have a pie throwing contest, cookies and pumpkins to decorate, yearly favorites the duck pond and bean bag throw. We also have face painting, a cake walk and prizes to win! Come join us at noon! We’ll have food trucks to enjoy and three hours of fun to be had…12 noon until 3pm~ ! For tickets we have 2 tickets for $1, 12 tickets for $5. An unlimited wristband which means play over and over at all events (with the exception of the cake walk) is $20, 2 wristbands for $30, 3 wristbands for $35.


Come show some school spirits and have fun with all of us!

~ Your MEA ASB!!

Calling all MEA performers for the Fall Festival!!

At the Fall Festival we will have an open microphone set up just for you! Come to the festival with a few songs to perform and add to the beauty and fun of the festival with your talent! Please let Mr. Antti (santti@sandi.net) know you will be joining in on the celebration!


Thank you!

Books Exchange at the Fall Festival

Be part of getting more books to kids! How does this work?


  1. You go through your bookshelves and find books your family no longer needs. It feels great to let them go!
  2. You bring your books to the MEA cafeteria next time you are on campus.
  3. You come to the book exchange and happily see your books going to new homes, and you get to take books your family can use now.


And then, next year, the cycle continues!!


Thank you,

Your MEA ASB

GOODIES REQUEST for Cake Walk at the Fall Festival

The ASB needs your help with the Cake Walk at the Fall Festival on November 2! Please consider bringing store bought cupcakes or cookies, still packaged in container. We would really appreciate your help with this event - it is a favorite for many students!

If you'd like to bring goodies in this week, please drop them off on the long counter in the kitchen, or in the front office.


If you plan to bring goodies in on Fall Festival day, November 2, please let Barb Mulvany know at bmulvany@sandi.net.


Thank you so much!

Debuting at the Fall Festival!!!

**New** MEA gear for sale! We’ve got t’shirts and water bottles with our new logo for you to purchase. Come check them out! Shout out to the Neynaber family for submitting the winning logo design last year!


Water bottles are $12, t'shirts are $15 (payable with cash or check).

* * * ANNOUNCEMENTS * * *

Portrait Pictures in the Yearbook

A few students have told the yearbook team that they would like to submit their own portrait for the grade level section of the yearbook rather than use the portrait taken by Lifetouch. If you are interested in changing out your portrait, please send your new one to Linda Ele, lele@sandi.net.

Printers in the Family Study Room

An MEA parent has brought in two printers for use in the Family Study Room! The large format printer prints on paper up to 13x19 (good for posters) and will need a laptop. The other is a copier, scanner, printer combo and doesn’t need a computer to scan, copy, or print from memory cards. (It is, however, temperamental and easily jammed.) There are USB cables attached to both. People will need to bring their own paper.

* * * Extracurricular Activities * * *

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.

No Guitar Class this Tuesday

Mr. Antti will be off campus tomorrow, November 1, so guitar is cancelled for this week.

GO Game

Wednesdays / 10:00-11:00 / Room 17B

The weekly GO Games will now be held in Room 17B (Thank You, Mr. Huy!).

Students really "dug" fall planting in the MEA garden!

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* * * UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES * * *

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Costume Day

Tuesday, November 1

We'll miss seeing all your fun costumes on Monday, so wear them to school on Tuesday!

~ Spirit Days sponsored by your MEA ASB!

Mission Fed JA Program for 10th graders

This Wednesday, Nov. 2, the session will take place from 9:20-10:35 (during English) in room 2.

  • Next Wednesday, Nov. 9, will return to meeting in the cafeteria from 12:00-12:30. Pizza will be served!
  • Unlocking the Genius Field Trip: Monday, Nov. 14, 8:15-2:00. Students will be picked up/dropped off at MEA by school bus.
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Crazy Hat/Hair Day

Thursday, November 3

Students (and Staff!), here's your chance to get wild and creative!

Click for crazy hat ideas

Click for crazy hair ideas

~ Spirit Days sponsored by your MEA ASB!

Lunch Concert

Tuesday, November 8 / 12:00 - 12:30 / Lunch court

“EAT, MEET, and listen to the BEAT!”

Bring your lunch and enjoy music by your fellow students! Any students who would like to perform in a future Lunch Concert, please contact Mr. Steve Antti: santti@sandi.net / 858-627-7486 / room 6.

* * * LIBRARY NEWS * * *

During Library Time, Ms. Vivian reads a story to students and then they check out a book or two to take home.

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Bookmark Design Contest Winner!

The artwork submitted by the three finalists in the bookmark design contest for grades 4-8 were all excellent, and results of the voting were very close! Here is the winning design, created by Luke H. in 5th grade. His bookmarks are available around school, feel free to pick one up. Thank you to all the students that participated, and Congratulations Luke!


All entries that were submitted can be picked up any time from the library.

Crossword Puzzle Library Contest

Our school library has another fun contest and all students that participate will get to choose from a variety of prizes! Click here for the crossword puzzle or pick one up in the library. The contest is open until November 16. For younger students, a little parental help is recommended. Take this fun challenge, win a prize, and learn more about our library!

* * * COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS * * *

Donate a Stuffed Animal, Get a Free Meal!

Michele E., grade 11, learned about this event after attending the FBI Teen Academy last summer, and she will be there showing people how to lift fingerprints!


Thursday, November 3 / 5:00-7:00pm / Chick-fil-A

Every year, law enforcement agencies in San Diego County collect teddy bears to be distributed to sick children at Rady’s Children Hospital. The goal is to provide a teddy bear or stuffed animal to every child who visits the hospital. Chick-fil-A gives a free meal to everyone who donates a new teddy bear or stuffed animal with the tags on it on the evening of November 3, 2016. If you bring a new teddy bear or stuffed animal with the tags on it, you will receive a free Chick-Fil-A meal.


Chick-fil-A Carmel Mountain

11670 Carmel Mountain Rd

San Diego, CA 92128

Thursday 11/03/16 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m

Light the Night Against Crime

Saturday, November 5

Join Crime Stoppers for their 30th Annual Crime Stoppers Light the Night Against Crime 5K! This family friendly event offers lots of fun booths, exhibits and a post-race party with entertainment. Great food and a cop & robber costume contest too! The race course is a flat, fun 5K run/walk in San Diego’s Liberty Station at NTC Park. Every participant receives a 30th annual t-shirt and medal.

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Link to website

~ Submitted by student Michele E.

Free Season Tickets to the Opera

For grades 6-12. San Diego Opera’s MY VOICE IN THE ARTS program will award up to eighteen students a subscription ticket package for three operas of the 2016-2017 season. Students and their chaperones will be invited to attend, free of charge, Falstaff, The Tragedy of Carmen, La Traviata, and special behind-the-scenes opportunities.


To participate, students simply complete a short online form and respond to a simple prompt: “Describe a time when you were affected by the arts.” Student submissions will be shared with local arts and civic leaders. Website: http://www.sdopera.org/myvoice

Media Literacy Week

Media Literacy Week kicks off this week, October 31- November 4, 2016. The National Association for Media Literacy Education has convened organizations from around the country to share resources and events to bolster students’ media literacy this week and throughout the school year. Link to Media Literacy Week

CYT presents: "James and the Giant Peach"

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on the "masterpeach" of a tale. Two of our younger Mt. Everest Academy students will be performing in the show: Neeku, grade 3, and Neelu, grade 5. Discounted tickets of $14 are available through Sheiva Pousti at spousti@live.com. General admission tickets prices are $17 or $19 at the door. Link to schedule: http://www.cytsandiego.org/shows/James-and-the-Giant-Peach-Jr-2016-112