Monday Message


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Mystery Care Bears

Who are these warm and fuzzy Care Bears?

Scroll down to the bottom to find out!

Coop Cleanup

The "Coop Group" got together last week to do some clean up to the coop area to get ready for our school chickens! We are hoping to have them at the beginning of 2019. The Coop Group will be responsible for cleaning and caring for the feathered additions to our school. If you are interested in joining the group, contact Vivian Sink,

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Costume Parade

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"Native American Day" for Elementary students

MEA elementary teachers have organized a "Native American Day" for grades TK-5:

  • Grades TK-K, 1, 3: Tuesday, November 6 / 9:00-12:00
  • Grades 2, 4, 5: Thursday, November 8 / 9:00-12:00


Informational flyer

Sign up for parent volunteers and potluck

Presentor's website

Fall Festival

Wednesday, Nov. 7 / 12-2:30

Please come join us for an afternoon of community play and fun! ASB students have been working to create a great time for all! Some of your favorite events are back, like pie throwing, cookie decorating, cake walk, duck pond, ring toss, face painting, and football. And we’ve added some new events, too!


Get a wristband for unlimited play! Get one wristband for $10, and then it’s just $5 per additional wristband for family members. (Wristbands cannot be shared).

Can’t handle that much fun? We’re also selling tickets: Single tickets: $1 ... Six tickets: $5

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Academic League: Staff vs Students

Thursday, Nov. 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!!!)

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Veteran's Day Holiday

Monday, November 12

School will be closed next Monday for Veteran's Day, honoring persons who served in the United States Armed Forces.


Ready for Tutees

Calling all students in grades K-6! The P.A.L.S. Lab wants you! We have a stellar group of trained tutors who are eager to work with their younger peers from 8:30-10:30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Parents, please sign your child in at the Makerspace and be sure they bring a check-in form filled out (or you can fill it out at drop off) so the tutor knows what they need to work on. At the end of the session, the tutor will fill out the bottom portion of the form to let you know what was completed and how things went. Be sure to spread the word about the new and improved PALS lab!

Cake-Walk Donations

One of the activities at this week's Fall Festival will be the popular Cake Walk. We would really appreciate donations of yummy baked goods: cakes, cookies, cupcakes, brownies, etc. We can only use store bought and packaged goodies.

Please bring your contributions to the front office by this Wednesday morning. They will be much appreciated by each of the calk walk winners!

High School reps needed for our School Site Council

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.

High School Students:

If you are interested in representing the student body and can make the meetings listed below, please nominate yourself by emailing Principal Browne at

All meetings are on Wednesdays, 2:00-3:00.
  • November 28
  • January 16, 2019
  • February 13
  • March 20
  • April 24
  • May 22

See's Candies Fundraiser

Hello MEA Families!

Our See’s Candy Fundraiser is moving along and we hope you are getting some orders and donations to support all of our wonderful school events and programs! Just a reminder! If you have a student who is earning a FREE WRISTBAND for the Fall Festival, at least ten orders need to be turned in by Tuesday, November 6th at 3pm. More orders may be collected, but at least 10 need to be turned in for the free wristband! Thank you!

Miss Barb

Toiletries Donation Drive

November 6 - November 14

To continue offering our support to the Monarch School, we're now doing a toiletries donation drive from November 6-14. Collection boxes will be in room 9 and in the front office. We are mostly looking for small travel toiletries containers that we can make into packages to distribute to the homeless. Thank you for helping people in need!

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Box Tops for Education

We made $138.10 from Boxtops during our November 1 submission! Keep those Boxtops coming, our yearly goal is to make another $112 or more.

Box Tops website

Ms. Pachon's Travel Blog

WHAT an ADVENTURE Ms. Pachon is having!

  • Experienced the Hindu holiday of Dashian

  • Voted in the 11/6/18 US Election from Nepal
  • Saw cows relaxing in Pokhara
  • Walked a portion of the Annapurna Circuit with the help of a porter

Check it out at


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.

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.


In the picture below, Improv students are playing a collaborative game called "Interview."

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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!

SD Foundation Common Application

The San Diego Foundation will be rolling out it’s Common Scholarship Application on December 5th.

This one application will have 145 different scholarship opportunities. Please click on this link to view some of the scholarships that will be available via the Common Scholarship Application.

Please go to to learn more about the scholarships the SD Foundation has to offer as well as accessing the Common Scholarship application on December 5th. Please see Mr. Zappala with any questions you have about the Common Scholarship Application.

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November Library Challenge

The November challenge is up! We have new prizes from Yogurtland and Luna Grill, find it here:

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Free EBook

Parents, the last day to get your free eBook for signing up for BookIt is November 30.

Info is here:


October 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 November reading log.

Happy Reading!!!!!

Yummy Pizza!!!!

Link to Pizza Hut's BookIt!


Interested in giving a TedX presentation?

Do you have an idea worth spreading that you're passionate about and want to share? TEDx is offering high school students, age 13 and older, the opportunity to give an 8-10 minute impactful TEDx talk. The deadline to submit a video and complete the application is Friday, November 16.

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Apply at:

Mercantile Alley Band Performance

RISA S. (Grade 10) will perform at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library on Sunday, November 11 at 2:30 PM. Risa will sing and play accordion and percussion as a member of the Mercantile Alley Band. This group is directed by Yuko Maruyama (MEA parent). They are also joined by Miles Clowminzer (MEA alumni) on drums and vocals. Admission is free, and there will be a reception immediately following the performance.

More details on the performance here:

Yuko Maruyama and the Mercantile Alley Band

Date: Sunday, November 11
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
Address: 10301 Scripps Lake Dr. San Diego CA 92131

Admission: Free

"Christmas on Broadway"

Saturday, December 8

12:00 / 3:30 / 7:00pm

San Diego Ice Arena

Many of our ice-skating MEA students will be in this show!

The San Diego Figure Skating Club is sponsoring "Christmas on Broadway" on December 8. The San Diego Ice Arena is located at 11048 Ice Skate Place.

SDUSD Student Equity Coalitions

All meetings are from 5:00-6:30pm

November 7 / Clairemont High School

December 13 / Patrick Henry High School

February 6 / Morse High School

San Diego Unified School District is inviting all interested parties to participate! Students, parents, staff, and community members unite to leverage knowledge, networks, resources, and talent to ensure that every student is college, career, and community ready.

Student Equity Coalitions flyer


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Mystery Revealed

Mrs. Flo and Mrs. Finney were the Mt. Everest Academy Care Bears on Costume Day!