Monday Message


Work Due for Month 2: Friday, October 21 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 in your work to Mr. Antti in room 6

Pictures from Lunch Concert

Wednesday, October 12th from noon to 12:30pm our ASB and Mr. Antti hosted another lunch concert! We had a great turnout of students and parents to hear our talented musicians. Our ASB students were on hand to set up and tear down the room as well as serve cookies and help out with the event. Join us, Tuesday, November 8th, for our next lunch concert to join in on the fun!

Turning in the last Federal Survey Cards

Just a FEW more families need to turn in their yellow cards. We need to have one for every student enrolled as of October 5, 2016. Remember, San Diego Unified School District receives funding from the federal government for survey cards that we turn in. Please take just a few moments to help SDUSD, Mt. Everest, and your child by filling out your card and returning it to the office ASAP.

If you do not have a yellow Federal Survey Card, please pick one up in the office.


Judy Neynaber has been elected as our new Parent SSC/SGT Representative. Congratulations Judy, and thank you for being part of the SSC/SGT! Thank you also to the parents who took the time to vote.

The SSC/SGT meetings for 2016-17 are scheduled on Wednesdays from 2:00-3:00 in room 11 on the following dates: October 26, November 30, February 1, March 29, April 26, and May 24.

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. For questions, please contact Mrs. Courtney Browne at


On Wednesday, October 19, PALS will be held in the Science Lab (room 13), due to PSAT testing in the auditorium.

Cake Walk Goodies Request

The ASB needs your help with Fall Festival! Please consider bringing store bought cupcakes or cookies, still packaged in container, for us to use at the cake walk at the festival! We would really appreciate your help with this event-it is a favorite for many students! Contact: Barb Mulvany,

Thank you so much! Our Fall Festival is November 2nd!!

~ Your MEA ASB!!!

Ryan Bros. Coffee Fundraiser

Tuesday, October 11 - Thursday, October 27

And…we’re off! Our fundraiser is moving along as we sell coffee and teas and hot chocolate!! Yum!!! Easy to sell for small holiday gifts so stock up! Our proceeds will benefit all of the students here at MEA so our ASB will be able to plan more events and offer more fun for everyone at our school! Coffee forms will be collected the week of October 27th in PALS and the Maker Space by Ms Barb Mulvany and Ms Bradford. If you are in grades K-8 you can earn a FREE wristband to the Fall Festival-which includes free admission to ALL events, by selling 15 Ryan Brother Items! High Schoolers are also able to win prizes by selling Ryan Brothers Items!!

Come join us in supporting our ASB -those students who work so hard for you to make our campus a fun and community minded school! We thank you for your participation in this fund raiser!

MEA Parents - We Need You!

Our Mt. Everest Academy ASB would like to host a Scholastic Book Fair! Right now we are looking at the dates November 1, 2, and 3.

To make this happen we need parents who could volunteer to work a few hours at the book fair with an ASB student! Our shifts would be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10:00-12:00, 11:45 - 1:45, and 1:30 - 3:30 each day. Feel free to sign up for more than one shift.


Our book fair would not only put more books in kid's hands and have kids excited about reading, but our school will earn Scholastic dollars. With these dollars we can purchase items for our school - our library (our beautiful rug was purchased that way), our MakerSpace, and around campus.

Please help us make this happen! We appreciate your support! ~ Your ASB

Any questions, please contact Barb Mulvany:

Pick Up Your Photos from Picture Day

All students that had their photo taken on Picture Day have either photo proofs or a photo package from Lifetouch.

For grades K-4: Please pick your photos up on your study group day from your teacher.

For grades 5-12: Please pick your photos up from the Library (room 5)

* * * Extracurricular Activities * * *

Please find the most up-to-date extracurricular activity schedule here. If you would like to lead an extracurricular class, please contact

Environmental Club Energy Conservation Checklist

The Environmental Club will be focusing on one issue per month. This month, we are focusing on Sustainable Cities. (Learn more about sustainable cities on this article.) We challenge you to work through this checklist to experience what sustainable cities have to offer!

History Co-op

Tuesdays / 12:45-1:45

On these Tuesdays - October 11, 18, and 25 - History Co-op will be held in the Cafeteria.

Health and Wellness Club

Wednesday, October 26 / 12:30-1:00 / Cafeteria

Hello all! The Health and Wellness club will have its first meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 26. We welcome anyone who would like to get involved with this school's wellness journey. Topics to be discussed include mental health on campus, LGBTQ+ rights, and anything else relevant to our students. See you then!


A 12th grader leads "Eco-Warriors" to help grades 2-6 develop environmental awareness through fun activities!

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Planting in the Garden!

Tuesday, October 18 / 12:00-12:30

Join us for our fall planting in the garden! All ages welcome. All materials provided. Come explore the garden!


Wednesday, October 19 / 8:15 -12:00 / Auditorium

Students, if you're planning to take the PSAT on Oct. 19, please sign up in the front office. All 10th graders can take the test for free, but you MUST sign up. For all other students, the cost is $15 (payable by check or cash). Check in the front office for PSAT practice booklets.

Link to the PSAT website

Mission Fed JA Program for 10th graders

The Mission Federal JA program for 10th graders includes four lunch meetings on Wednesdays and a field trip. The schedule is as follows:

  • Lunch meetings: 12:00-12:30 in the cafeteria: Oct. 19, 26 (in room 2), Nov. 2, 9. 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.

Make-Up Picture Day

Tuesday, October 25 / 8:45 - 11:00 / Auditorium

Lifetouch is offering this make-up picture day for students and parents that were not able to come to the previous Picture Day.

Link to more information for students and parents

Meeting for all Juniors

Wednesday, October 26 / 12:00-12:30 / Cafeteria

Mr. Zappala will discuss what is important to focus on for 11th graders, and what to think about as they become seniors next year. Free pizza will be served!

Family Fun Dinner at Pieology

Wednesday, October 26

Next Wednesday, October 26, we are having a family fun dinner night at Pieology. There will be flyers around campus or click here for a flyer, and when you purchase food at Pieology next Wednesday, Mt. Everest ASB will get 20% of the purchase price.

The 10 Minute Play Project!

Wednesday, October 26 / 6:00

Thursday, October 27 / 3:30

Thursday, October 27 / 6:00

Join us for the 10 Minute Play Project, presented by The Mount Everest Academy Theatre Company. Students of Mount Everest Academy will be performing a series of 10-minute plays by Lindsey Price in addition to some fun little skits.

Performances are October 26th at 6pm and October 27th at 3:30pm and 6pm in the Mount Everest Academy auditorium! Tickets are available at the door: $5.00 for students $10.00 for adults.

This is only the second production presented by the MEA Theatre Company so please come support us! Hope to see you there!

For more info, check out our website: and LIKE our Facebook page

“Spiritual Diversity in Education”

Monday, October 31 / 12:00 - 3:00 / Cafeteria

Ms. Deb Mech is facilitating Spiritual Diversity in Education which is open to all parents, students, staff, and community members. This workshop is a fully inclusive whole-child / holistic approach to tolerance and understanding and fully aligns with our mission of equity and integrated health and wellness. The workshop will take place at Mt. Everest Academy on Monday, October 31 from 12-3 in the auditorium. Light refreshments will be served.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Ms. Mech at An informational flyer can be found here.

Fall Festival

Wednesday, November 2 / 12:00-3:00

Get ready for great FUN on November 2nd! MEA’s ANNUAL Fall Festival! It will run from 12-3pm. There will be food trucks at noon, the fun pie throw (what teacher should we ask to be a contestant??), the cakewalk, and many other fun events for students to enjoy! Mark your calendar’s now...and look for more information to follow!!

~ Your MEA ASB !!!

(K-6) Classics 4 Kids Concert

Friday, November 4 / 11:30 am / Balboa Theatre

If you’d like tickets, please sign up and pay with Norma in the front office (CASH ONLY, EXACT CHANGE) by Friday, October 21st.

Mrs. Erin Becerra has 20 tickets available for grades K-6 and parents to the following Classics 4 Kids concert: Pictures from an Exhibition. Tickets are $7.00 per person. For questions, please contact Mrs. Becerra at

Pictures from an Exhibition: Join the Classics Philharmonic Orchestra and Malashock Dance for a riveting look at one of classical music’s most famous pieces – Mussorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition. Together we will explore the connection between visual art and music. Featuring a professional artist, images of famous art works, and amazing music, this interactive concert brings art to life.


College Application Tips

Hello seniors, here are some tips for filling out the Cal State University application. These tips include important things you need to know that might not always seem obvious but can guarantee that you submit the strongest application possible. See Mr. Zappala with any questions you might have about your CSU application or any other college application. Good luck!

* * * LIBRARY NEWS * * *

Bookmark Design Contest

The Mt. Everest Academy Library is having a bookmark design contest! Students, enter your best idea for a bookmark. The theme is “So much to see. So much to do. @ your library®”

There will be one winner per grade level group: K-3, 4-8, and 9-12.


  • Submit idea by 3:00 on Wednesday, October 19
  • Students vote for their favorites from October 24 - 27
  • Winners announced on October 31

Click for Bookmark Design flyer that has the dimensions of the bookmark.