Monday Message

11/13/17

Fall Festival


Who is the person behind the whip cream?

Scroll to bottom for the answer.


Thanks to our wonderful MEA community for coming out to the Fall Festival last Wednesday! Our very enthusiastic ASB spent a lot of time planning new and favorite events for everyone to enjoy! We had quite a great variety of different activities to choose from-love whip cream? Go to the pie toss. In for the food? Decorate a cookie, do the cake-walk or have a fudge pop. So many booths from pumpkin bowling to the scavenger hunt, animal balloons to the duck pond-to only name so few-were busy and we even had flag football and ping pong to get our PE in for the day! Thank you to every ASBer for putting so much energy into the fun afternoon and to everyone who attended the festival-your presence at our events makes our community even better every day! It was great to see the youngest K student to seniors all enjoying themselves together!! Just a sneak peek as on the 100th day of school, we are already talking about Field Day! Make sure you are there! :)


+ + + LINK TO MORE FALL FESTIVAL PICTURES


Thank you to Barb Mulvany and Christina S. for sending in these pictures!

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******** UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES ********

Work Due for Month 3

Friday, November 17 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 17A (Ms. Pachon's room)
  • Students in Spanish with Ms. Mullen: please turn your work in to Room 9
  • Ms. Rice's study groups and supervising students: please turn your work in to Room 6

Thanksgiving Break

November 20-24

School will be closed for Thanksgiving break from November 20-24. School will re-open on Monday, November 27.

SSC/SGT Meeting

Wednesday, November 29 / 2:00-3:00 / Room 17B

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 cbrowne@sandi.net

Winter Concert

Wednesday, December 6 / 6:00-7:00pm / MEA Auditorium

Mr. Johnson’s students will showcase some of the musical pieces they have learned this year. Everyone is invited to come enjoy our Beginning Orchestra, Beginning Band, Choir, Advanced Orchestra, and Advanced Band as they perform for your listening pleasure!

************* ANNOUNCEMENTS *************

Days of Giving & Receiving

Until the new year, lets join together as an MEA community to acknowledge this season of Giving and Receiving. Small kindnesses, acts of self-care, love and empowerment take on a life of their own when we practice them together! Let’s go for it!! Look to the Monday Message and around campus for ideas of how to participate each day. Let’s enjoy this beautiful time of year together!!


Tuesday, 11/14 -- Say “hi” to someone you don’t know. Maybe even smile. Smiles are contagious!


Wednesday, 11/15 -- Make sure to spend some time in nature-even it is just under a tree admiring the leaves that have fallen. Or notice what you see in the clouds!


Thursday, 11/16 -- Help someone out. It could be opening a door or answering a question. They will appreciate it!

No nuts, please!

Due to students with severe allergies, we are asking that students no longer bring foods with nuts or nut products to school. We thank you for complying with this!

Toys and Gift Cards Drive

SD Center for Children Wacky Wonky Wonderland

The MEA community plans to help local children in need! Starting this week until December 12, we will be collecting new toys and gift cards to spread holiday cheer. Please put your unwrapped donations in our collection box in the front office. See this flyer for requested toys, presents, and gift cards. Thank you in advance to this beautiful community!

MEA SEE’S CANDY FUNDRAISER

See's Product List - Order form - Donation form.pdf


Thanks to all of the MEA families who have turned in See’s Candy paperwork and donation forms and to all of you who are still out there getting more for our school! We so appreciate your help !! The Fall Festival was a great success this past week and we are so glad you are all helping us provide such events with your hard work and energy!


Our fundraiser is still underway and going until November 16th! If for some reason you did not get fundraising paperwork-you can find some in the main office, library, Maker Space, and computer lab. Some teachers will still have forms as well. Please participate to help us raise money to continue all of the fun activities around school and in the Maker Space. If you do not want to purchase candy, you can always fill out donation paperwork and make a donation to school. We have a great school community, let’s support all that happens on our campus.


For selling candy, the following prizes have been decided on by the ASB:


Prizes:

- 50 Items: MEA Water Bottle !!!!

- 100 Items: VIP Party/Custom Shirt/Football Jerseys !!!


Grand Prize:

- The grade that raises the most money gets a pizza/ice cream party!

- The top seller in school gets two movie tickets!!!


Thank you for your support!!!

~ Your ASB

ASB Fundraising helps our Improv Club!

The MEA Improv Club is headed up this year by Kaitlyn L, grade 12, with teacher support from their advisor, Dr. Rodenberg. ASB funds allow our Improv Club to pay the registration fee for the National Comedy Theatre (NCT) high school league. Below are pictures from last year's high school competition at the NTC (MEA won!). The Improv Club says thank you for your fundraising efforts in selling See's Candy!

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Canned Food Drive

Hello Mt Everest Families!

Our canned food drive is underway! Thanks so much to all who have already donated! Our box will be in the library until December 8th so please bring in whatever canned items you can. As usual, things like tuna or peanut butter, pasta or soups are favorites, but we would be happy to get whatever canned items you can share with others!! We appreciate your supporting your fellow San Diegans!

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********** extracurricular activities ***********

Please find the most up-to-date schedule here. 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 cbrowne@sandi.net. All required district volunteer paperwork must be submitted in order to lead a class.

Fashion Club

Calling ALL aspiring models, set designers, personal shoppers, stylists, fashion designers, photographers, make-up artists, and hair stylists! Come be part of the Fashion Club! We'll be meeting on Wednesdays from 2:00-3:00, and the first meeting will be on Wednesday, November 29.

Rise Up Club

Rise Up is a new club at MEA that is currently in the planning stages. Rise Up is targeted towards raising awareness about diseases and illnesses. Every month, they plan on focusing on a different disease/illness and fundraising for it. The group is considering meeting sometime on Wednesdays. If you'd like to be part of this club and have a preference for a certain day/time, please see 10th grader, Humnah M.

Book Club

Grades 6-12: If you love to read and then discuss what you've read about, get ready to participate in a new upcoming book club! The first meeting will be on Wednesday, November 29, from 1:00-2:00. More details to follow.

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November Library Challenge

Look at the Schoolwide Learner Outcomes for our school.


Show evidence of fellow students exhibiting one or more of these outcomes at school or at home. This can be a photo, an explanation, or a drawing. Be sure to indicate which outcome is portrayed. Submissions are due to the library by 12:30, November 30th to receive a prize!

Library Challenge webpage

October Book It! Forms

It's not too late to turn in October Book It forms! Bring them to the library to get a pizza certificate and pick up November forms.

********* COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS *********

"Christmas Classics On Ice"

Saturday, December 9 / San Diego Ice Arena


https://sdice.com/holiday-show-page/

The San Diego Ice Arena is putting on their 26th annual Christmas show; a festive outing that the whole family can enjoy! Jaime A, Sophia E, Katie L, Nathan L, and Mia T. are some of our MEA ice skaters that will be performing; some in one show only, others in all three. This annual show is a great way to see fellow MEA students perform, and get into the holiday spirit!


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

General Admission: $15 / VIP Seating: $25

Address: 11048 Ice Skate Place, SD 92126

Phone: 858-530-1825


Tickets may be purchased ahead of time in the Pro Shop. For tickets purchased at the door, please note that the 7:00pm performance may be sold out.

Art Contest for Air Pollution Control Calendar

APCD contest website

The mission of the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) is to improve air quality to protect public health. They are asking students in grades K-12 to think about the importance of clean, breathable air, and what the average person can do to help us all breathe a little easier. The APCD, with students' help, will be creating a 2018 calendar where each month will showcase their air quality artwork. The artwork must demonstrate ways to reduce air pollution and may include a clean air message.


The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, November 22, 2017 as APCD is seeking more entries. Even if a student’s artwork is not used in the calendar, the APCD website will have a gallery of all the submissions.

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Who's behind the whip cream?

Mr. Spiegelberg!