Monday Message


Under the Microscope

Ms. Patterson's 7th graders examine uni and multicellular organisms from the San Diego River.

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MakerSpace Meeting

Tuesday, October 16 / 9:00am / MakerSpace (room 7)

Parents, please come share your ideas for the MakerSpace this year!

Work Due for Month 2

Friday, October 19 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 your work in to Room 17B (Mr. Huy's room)
  • Students in Spanish with Ms. Mullen: please turn your work in to Room 9

Make-Up Picture Day

Tuesday, October 23 / 8:30-12:30 / Auditorium

Lifetouch is offering this make-up picture day for students and staff that were not able to come to Picture Day on September 20.

Student Pictures

It's important that all students have their picture taken! The picture will be used for the student's school ID card and the school yearbook.

Portrait Package Orders

BEFORE portraits are taken, families have the option to purchase a picture package online:

Go to The Mt. Everest MAKE -UP picture day I.D. is CK928510Y1

DAY OF picture taking, payment can be made with an order form. Forms are available in the front office and the Family Room. On Make-Up Picture Day, bring the order form and payment with either a check made payable to “Lifetouch” or cash (EXACT CHANGE).

AFTER portraits are taken, proofs will be delivered to MEA within a few weeks and a portrait package can be ordered online.


Please email Linda Ele at

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P.A.L.S. Training

8:30-9:30 in the MakerSpace on the following days:

  • Tuesday, 10/23
  • Wednesday, 10/24
  • Thursday, 10/25

ASB students and any other students in grades 7-12 interested in volunteering for P.A.L.S. must attend a training session next week. Trainings will occur 10/23, 10/24, and 10/25 from 8:30-9:30 in the MakerSpace. P.A.L.S. tutoring will start the week of 10/29.

Planning for Chickens

Tuesday, October 23 / 12:00-12:30 / Table outside the cafeteria

We've got the chicken coop and now we need the chickens! If you'd like to assist with organizing and planning for our new additions to campus, our fine-feathered friends, please come to this meeting!

Spirit Week

Tuesday, Oct. 23 - Thursday, Oct. 25

The ASB is sponsoring the Spirit Days listed below.

Students (and Staff!), start planning now for your creative attire!

  • MARVEL vs. DC DAY - Tuesday, Oct. 23
  • BLACK TIE DAY - Wednesday, Oct. 24
  • COSTUME DAY - Thursday, Oct. 25
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Fall Dances

As part of our Spirit Week festivities, ALL students are invited to MEA's Fall Dance! Come in costume or come as you are. Either way, you’ll have a great time hanging out, eating, and dancing. And it's all FREE! Here's the schedule:

Thursday, October 25 / Auditorium
3:15-4:15 - Elementary dance
4:30-6:00 - Middle & High School dance

This permission form is required for each student to attend the dance. This form is also available in the front office. It can be turned in to the office ahead of time, or turned in at the door. For elementary students, parents are welcome to attend also, in which case a permission form is not required.


Wednesday, October 24 / 2:00-3:00

All parents are invited to attend the School Site Committee (SSC) meeting. The SSC is a shared decision-making body composed of parents, staff, and students. Our Council identifies needs for academic programs and sets budgets to support these programs. More information, agendas, and minutes can be found on our SSC/SGT webpage. For questions, please contact Principal Browne at

Fall Festival

Wednesday, November 7 / 12-2:30

Mark your calendars for our annual Fall Festival! The ASB is planning this event and there will be a fun time for all!

Academic League: Staff vs Students

Thursday, November 8 / 12:00-12:30 / Auditorium

Please come support our incredible Academic League team as they take on their supremely knowledgeable teachers in a trivia contest! (GO STUDENTS!!!)


Welcome Ms. Maria Ramos!

It is with great pleasure that Mt. Everest Academy introduces our new school secretary, Ms. Maria Ramos, who has accepted this key position and will be running the front office.

Hello, I'm the new Elementary School Assistant at Mt. Everest Academy and I am super excited to be here. I have worked for San Diego Unifed for 17 years in many capacities, from HR to Elementary and Middle Schools and also as a classified supervisor for 10 years. I have a B.A. from UCSD and an MBA in Public Administration from University of Phoenix. I have a son who is 8 years old and he is my sunshine. We enjoy going to the park and playing races on his scooter and my roller blades, playing in the swimming pool and video games on his Xbox One. I look forward to expanding my experience at MEA and getting to know our students and parents. Please feel free to stop by the office to say howdy!

Impact Aid Program Survey Forms

THERE ARE SOME MEA FAMILIES that still need to turn in their Impact Aid Program Survey Forms. Please fill yours out and bring it to the front office or your supervising teacher right away! If you didn't receive a form, there are blank forms available in the front office, library or from your supervising teacher. We know this seems like yet another form, however, it is VERY important for our funding.

As a special incentive to help meet this important deadline, the students of the first supervising teacher that gets 100% of their forms turned in will get an Ice Cream PARTY! The district is also offering us $1,000 if we have 100% participation schoolwide!!

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Summer Germany Trip Registration

The deadline for deposits to reserve a spot is 11/1/18.

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Box Tops for Education

Please turn in your box tops by Monday, October 22.

Thank you!

Box Tops Turn In flyer

Box Tops website


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.

Schedule Updates:

NEW: Coding Club on Tuesdays, 12:00-12:30

NEW: P.A.L.S. starts 10/29

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.


P.A.L.S. (Peer Academic Lab for Students) where older students tutor younger students will be up and running the week of 10/29! P.A.L.S. will occur Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-10:30 in the MakerSpace overseen by Mr. Choquette. During this quiet study time, students will be paired with tutors that best match their needs. Thank you to all parents who shared feedback so that we can make P.A.L.S. the best it can be!

ASB students and any other students in grades 7-12 interested in volunteering for P.A.L.S. must attend a training session next week. Trainings will occur 10/23, 10/24, and 10/25 from 8:30-9:30 in the MakerSpace.

Coding Club

Tuesdays / 12:00-12:30 / Room 6

Students will be able to try their hand at programming amongst others whom are interested in using computers to their full abilities. Programming opens up endless possibilities and is a way to start communicating with the computer through carefully thought-out instructions.

Rubik's Cube

Wednesdays / 12:00-1:00 / Cafeteria

Starts this Wednesday, Oct. 17!

Learn how to solve the Rubik's cube in a few seconds here! If we have enough people we can join a competition to beat other schools!

Whoever learns to solve a cube in under 1 minute and 30 seconds first will earn a free speedcube!

Email to borrow a Rubik's cube or for some resources.

Fun with Shaving Cream

Ms. Mullen gave her Elementary Spanish Enrichment students a smooth, clean way to write!

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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!

Common Application Tips


Here is a step-by-step walkthrough of completing the Common Application. There is a video explanation of each of the 7 steps involved.

Common Application allows for applying to multiple schools at once. More than 800 colleges, only one application!

Appointments for Seniors

From October 1-30

Choose a 1/2 hour appt. between 8:00-2:30

All seniors need to schedule an appointment with Mr. Zappala to discuss their college plans, including financial aid. This meeting will allow Mr. Z. to answer your questions in order to determine the resources available to you so that you can make the best decisions for yourself in a timely manner.

Link to select your appointment time

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October Library Challenge

Click here for the puzzle, or pick one up in the library. Turn your completed form into the library by Thursday, October 25, 12:30 pm to receive a prize!

This student chose a certificate to Pieology for her prize.


Grades K-6: Sign up for BookIt! in the library.

Read books and earn FREE PIZZA!

All students need to do is come in to the library, sign up and receive a reading log. At the end of each month, turn in the completed reading log. You will then receive a coupon for a FREE personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut! Pick up your new reading log and begin again for the next month.

Link to Pizza Hut's BookIt!


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