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MEA Ice Skaters

Below are some of the ice-skating MEA students that were in the "Christmas on Broadway" show put on by the San Diego Figure Skating Club. Mrs. Finney and Mrs. Flo got hugs from our youngest MEA ice skater (kindergarten!).

See more pictures from the show

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What's Cooking?

Scroll down to the bottom to find out.
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Monochromatic Art

By Esmee S., grade 9
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Winter Wonderland Week

Festive Day: Tuesday, 12/18

Pajama Day: Wednesday, 12/19

School/Winter Colors Day: Thursday, 12/20

This is Winter Wonderland Week! Tuesday is festive day so wear your Santa hats, reindeer antlers, Hanukkah hats, ugly sweaters, and whatever other fun holiday items you own. Wednesday is pajama day and Thursday is school/winter colors day (blue and white). ASB will also be providing some fun treats and activities during lunch throughout the week so be sure to participate!

Parent Community Group Meeting

Wednesday, December 19 / 2:00 pm / Room 10

We would like to invite all parents, of grades TK-12, to come to this second Parent Community Group meeting. We can share ideas and chat about community building activities.


  • Running club and PE
  • Parent support group
  • Establish class parents
  • Elementary book club


Sign up for our annual Legoland field trip by Friday, Dec. 21.

When: Friday, Feb. 8
What: Tickets include admission to both Legoland and the Sea Life aquarium
Cost: Tickets for children are $15, adults are $32 (unless you sign up in a 3:1 ratio with children. Then adults are $15)

Free parking passes are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Come sign up and pay (cash only) at the front office by 12/21. Yay!

Winter Break

School will be closed for winter break from December 24 - January 4. School will re-open on Monday, January 7. Enjoy the time off!

MEA Theatre Co.

Director Erin Petersen is adapting the classic "Alice in Wonderland" for this MEA Theatre Company production.

For students that are interested in being part of the show, here are two important links:

Audition sign ups and more info

Audition form


Monday, January 7 / 12:00-2:00

Tuesday, January 8 / 1:30-3:30


Wednesday, January 9 / 12:00-2:00

First Rehearsal:

Wednesday, January 16 / 3:00-4:00

Location: All meetings will be held in the Auditorium


Where in the world is Ms. Pachon?

Catch up on Ms. Pachon's latest escapades!

  • Sleeping in the Night Bus going to Nha Trang
  • Witnessing Scarfie madness at Doc Let Beach
  • Volunteering at Vietnam Animal Aid & Rescue in Hoi An


Please find the most up-to-date schedule on our website, This schedule is a work in-progress; we will continue to add to and fine-tune the schedule as needed.


Intermediate Guitar has been added to Wednesdays at 12:30

If you are interested in offering an extracurricular class or workshop, please contact Principal Browne at We are looking for folks wanting to share talents in science, technology, robotics, and the arts! All required district volunteer paperwork must be submitted in order to lead a class.

Improv Club

Tuesdays / 12:30 / Auditorium

Improv veteran Alex S. participates in a scene game with 5th grader Jody H. If you want to learn how to think on your feet, come by the Auditorium on Tuesdays at 12:30 for Improv Club!

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Mr. Ron Zappala is the Head School Counselor at Mt. Everest Academy. You can reach him with any counseling questions at or 858-496-8791. Or feel free to stop by the counseling office anytime!

PSAT Results with Mr. Zappala

Wednesday, January 16 / 11:55-12:30

Mr. Zappala is holding this assembly to review PSAT results with students that took the test last October. Come learn how to interpret and use the PSAT scores. Parents are welcome.


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November reading logs are due, come and turn them in to Miss Vivian or Miss Suzy. You will receive your coupon for a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut, plus a December reading log.

Happy Reading!!!!!

Yummy Pizza!!!!

Link to Pizza Hut's BookIt!


Coastal Art & Poetry Contest

California students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to submit artwork or poetry with a California coastal or marine theme to the annual Coastal Art & Poetry Contest.

  • Let the coast and ocean inspire you!
  • Win great prizes!
  • Have your work featured online and exhibited throughout California!

For questions, please email

Entries must be postmarked by January 31, 2019 to be eligible.


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Gingerbread Crepes

The Student Cooking Show cast recently filmed their Gingerbread Crepe episode. After writing their own script for the show, they made both regular and gluten free versions of the crepes for filming.

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