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Work Due for Month 1: Friday, September 23 by 3:00

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

ASB Officers for 2016-17

Congratulations to the ASB Officers elected last week!

  • President – Mikey S.
  • Vice President – Mary H.
  • Treasurer – Emma R.

Monday Message to Students

Parents, would your student like to receive the Monday Message directly to their personal email address? This can be helpful for students, especially the older ones, so they can stay informed of what's happening here at Mt. Everest Academy. Please go to this link to submit a student's email:

* * * Extracurricular Activities * * *

Please find the most up-to-date extracurricular activity schedule here. We will continue to add classes and will publish an official list with class descriptions as soon as possible. If you would like to lead an extracurricular class, please contact


Starts this Tuesday, 9/20!

Tuesdays / 10:00 / Maker Space

For grades 6-12


What is electricity? How does it work? What can I make it do?

Find out at MEA Electronics!

Electricity is one of modern civilization's most important tools. In MEA Electronics, we will learn how electricity behaves with hands-on projects. Once we know the basics, we will explore whatever students want to, for example:

Robots and systems;

Communications, including radio and TV;

Computers and information;

Energy and power;

Chemical processes.

Come join us, and find out how to make electricity work for you!

Eco Warriors

Thursdays / 1:50 - 2:50 / area outside room 13 (science lab)

For grades 2-6

Please note that the meeting time for Eco Warriors has been changed to 1:50 - 2:50 pm. Open to 2nd-6th graders, this original program combines art, environmental awareness, dance, and play.

The Mt. Everest Academy MakerSpace!

Hello All MEA Families!

We have a new space this year at MEA, our MakerSpace. We are in room 7 adjacent to the playground in the middle of campus. Please feel free to stop by and see us here. We have Legos to play with and a small project to try!

We will be posting a schedule so you can know what is going on in our room every week and what time the space is open. We anticipate using our 3D printer, having sewing classes and building and creating with other “makers”. The possibilities are endless!

If you'd like to contribute materials for student projects, below are items we're asking for:

MakerSpace Wishlist

  • Sewing Materials: sewing machines, fabric, needles, ribbon, stuffing, patterns, tools/notions, sewing books, old sweaters washed and dried on high heat.
  • Hand Tools: hammers, pliers, nails, screws, wire cutters, crimpers, wrenches, chisels, clamps...
  • Jewelry Tools: crimpers, pliers (round nose, flat, chain nose), bead stops, beads, wire, stretch string, clasps...
  • PVC pipes
  • magnets
  • iPhones (old ones you no longer use)
  • hot glue guns
  • button and coin batteries
  • robotics equipment
  • electronics kits
  • VOLUNTEERS! Share your knowledge with students and teach the next generation of makers!

Come by and check us out. We’d love to talk to you about making our space, your place to create!

~ Barb Mulvany and Nikki Bradford


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MEA Picture Day

Thursday, September 22

8:45 - 9:00

10:00 - 12:00


9:00-10:00 am: This time slot is reserved for taking pictures of the 2nd, 4th, & 6th grade classes that are in session at that time.


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.

Families also have the option to purchase a picture package:

  • Pick up an order form in the front office or library, or
  • Go to: The Mt. Everest picture day I.D. is CK926510Y0
  • Payment options:
    • Online, with a credit card, before portraits are taken
    • Bring the order form and payment (either a check made payable to “Lifetouch” or EXACT CHANGE) on Picture Day.


Parents, please have your picture taken as well for your Parent Educator ID card. Your ID card will give you convenient access to our campus and will qualify you for educator discounts. The cost for parent ID cards is $3 and may be paid with cash or a check made payable to "Lifetouch."

Parent Education ID card: Campus safety is our priority. All visitors, including parents and volunteers are required to wear either a Parent Educator ID card or an MEA lanyard or a visitor sticker badge.

  • To receive your Parent Educator I.D. card to go on the lanyard, come to Picture Day on September 22 between 8:45-9:00 or 10:00-12:00. The cost for a parent ID card is $3 and may be paid with cash or a check made out to "Lifetouch."

    Another way to get an ID card (after September 22) is by emailing your picture to Linda Ele at and mailing your $3 payment to Lifetouch. Your check should be made payable to "Lifetouch" and sent to 9682 Via Excellencia #103, San Diego, CA 92126, attention Theresa Hart. Please include info about your name, that the reason for payment is to get an ID card, and that the school is Mt. Everest Academy. As of October 1st, Lifetouch will be moving to a new address: 9845 Via Pasar, San Diego, CA 92126. Your I.D. card will be delivered here to the school and we'll notify you when it arrives.

Educator Discounts: Parent Educator ID cards may also be used for educator discounts at office supply stores and bookstores. Other items that may qualify for discounts are movie theater tickets, computers, software, craft supplies, and online purchases. When not sure if a business will offer the educator’s discount, the policy is JUST ASK!

Make-Up Picture Day

Tuesday, October 25

8:45 - 11:00


Lifetouch is offering this make-up picture day for students and parents that are not able to come to Picture Day on September 22.

“Spiritual Diversity in Education”

Monday, September 26 / 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, September 26 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.

Come to Library Week!

Join in the festivities for MEA Library Week! Light refreshments will be served each day.

Tuesday, September 27 / 12:30pm / Auditorium

Author Scott Sussman will be here presenting his great books, and then meeting with students to personally sign purchased copies of his books.

Mr. Sussman's books align with Common Core and he has created lessons plans that are available online at the link below:

The books are geared to grades K-5, but all are welcome to attend!

Book order forms and previews of Mr. Sussman's books are available in the library.

For questions, please contact Vivian Sink at

Wednesday, September 28 / 12:30 pm / Library

Come in for a short tour, meet the librarians, and learn about the parent area.

Thursday, September 29 / 12:30 pm / Library

Our principal, Courtney Browne, will do Storytime in our reading corner.

Lunch Concert

Wednesday, September 28 / 12:00 - 12:30

“EAT, MEET, and listen to the BEAT!”

Bring your lunch and enjoy music by your fellow students! Any students who would like to perform in a future Lunch Concert, please contact Mr. Steve Antti: / 858-627-7486 / room 6.

Girl Up Club

Thursday, September 29 / 12:00-12:30 / Room 17A

Hello all!

The Girl Up Club is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for women and their rights around the world. We host discussions, movie screenings, and summits across SoCal. A global campaign of the United Nations Foundation, Girl Up Clubs operate everywhere from New Zealand to Nigeria to MEA! Plus, we raise money for UN Foundation efforts in six focus countries! (Read more here:

Please join us at the MEA Girl Up Club on September 29th from 12-12.30 for our introduction meeting. Cookies will be provided as refreshments and you will learn more about the best advocacy club at MEA! And yes, boys are welcome as well.

Girl Up invites everyone to Celebration at UCSD

Hello everyone!

On October 9th from 2:00-4:30, all students from Mt. Everest Academy are invited to the International Day of the Girl Child celebrations at UCSD. There will be workshops, booths, and 52nd district Congressman Scott Peters will be speaking! It will also be a great chance to meet people from STEM and politics around San Diego in our networking session. For more information, visit our Facebook page ( We'll see you there!

(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.


MEA Parent & MEA Students in Contemporary Jazz Concert

Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Fall 2016 Concert Series presents:

Yuko Maruyama Jazz Trio

Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Yuko Maruyama, piano

Grant Clarkson, bass

Matt Taylor, drums


Special Guests: Mind the Details (MEA students Risa Schapiro & Skylar Larsen, and MEA alumni, Miles Clowminzer)

Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Theatre

900 Rancho San Diego Pkwy, El Cajon, CA 92019

General Admission $8 Students/Seniors $5

Free parking in "Student" lots at the time of concert

Event Info:


Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study

If your child is age 9 or 10, he/she may be eligible to participate in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. The ABCD study will enroll 10,000+ healthy children and follow them from ages 9 to 10 into early adulthood to understand how children’s experiences affect brain development and other aspects of their lives—including academic achievement, social development, and behavioral and overall health. This study is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, is being conducted by researchers across the country.

Link to website:

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