Monday Message

11/14/16

On Election Day, kindergarteners voted on their class cat, and "Pete the Cat" won!

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Work Due for Month 3

Friday, November 18 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

Thankful Wall

November is a time to reflect and be grateful. Please stop by outside the library/computer lab and take a moment to share what you are thankful for on our "thankful" wall.

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Elementary Students on Campus

To parents of elementary students,

Students in grades K-5 are supervised when they are in study groups and PALS. Any other time elementary students are on campus, they need to be supervised by a parent or family member. They should not be left on their own to go from one extracurricular activity to another. Please plan for your child's supervision, so they can enjoy all the wonderful activities and friendships that are available here on campus.

*New* MEA gear for sale!

MEA Water Bottle: 24 ounce, stainless steel, blue or silver, $12 each.


MEA T-shirt: In either grey with a light blue logo, or in blue with a white logo. "Do School Differently" is written on the back. $15 each.


Get your gear in the front office! Payable with cash or check.


This 4th grader & 10th grader proudly wear their MEA t-shirts!

Happy Thanksgiving Break!

November 21-25

School will be closed for Thanksgiving break from November 21-25. School will re-open on Monday, November 28.

*** UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES ***

School Spirit Tastes Great!

Tuesday, November 15 / 5:00-9:00pm / Chipotle

MEA Families! This Tuesday is family night at Chipotle! Please come support our school by not cooking dinner! :-) We receive 50% of the proceeds from the evening. 5-9 pm, Tuesday, November 15th! Hope to see you there!


Chipotle is located at 5650 Balboa Ave, Suites 105 & 106.

Flyer for Chipotle fundraiser

Link to Chipotle menu

Peer Engineering Program at UCSD

Info Meeting

For grades 9-12

Thursday, November 17 / 12:00 noon / Room 17A

Are you interested in engineering? Have you been wanting to do a project but don't know how to start?


The Peer Engineering Program (PEP) at UCSD might be just the thing for you! PEP is a program to help high school students realize an idea from start to finish with an engineering mentor at UCSD. The program is for grades 9-12 and will run from January through June. Materials and a mentor to help with your project are included!


Come hear about this cool opportunity in Room 17A at 12 on Thursday. There will be food provided, and the director of the program will be here in person to talk about PEP and answer your questions. Hope to see you there!

*** Extracurricular Activities ***

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

The "History Buffs" club with Mr. Sharp is informative AND ENTERTAINING!

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*** COUNSELING CORNER ***

Reagan Scholarships

Juniors & Seniors,

Check out the Reagan foundation website for scholarship and educational opportunities:

https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/.

*** LIBRARY NEWS ***

Book It! (for free pizza coupon!)

Don’t forget to turn in your Book It! reading logs each month to receive your free pizza coupon! Many people have not yet turned in the October log, but it’s not too late! Come and see us in the library.

Library Crossword Puzzle Contest

The November contest is due this Wednesday, November 16th. Everyone who turns in a correct entry by 3:00 on the 16th will receive a prize! All winners will be announced in the next Monday message and prizes can be picked up in the library. Look for a new contest in January of 2017!


Click here for the crossword puzzle or pick one up in the library.

*** STUDENT SPOTLIGHT ***

Noorhan Amani in Seventeen Magazine

Noorhan Amani, grade 12, is in the November issue of Seventeen Magazine, recognized as a “STEM-inist!” Click here for the magazine article.


Noorhan is the president of our Mt. Everest Academy Girl Up Club, and is immensely passionate about improving the lives of girls in developing countries. Recently she was reading a Seventeen Magazine at the library, and a contest sponsored by Google caught her eye. In order to inspire girls' interest in STEM, Google was asking them to submit essays about why they wanted to learn computer science and coding. Although Noorhan had little experience in coding, she's aware that girls in developing countries often have limited access to healthcare, and she envisioned an app that would allow these girls to find nearby health clinics or confidentially message a doctor. Her essay describing this app was chosen as one of the five winners!


As a contest winner, Google treated Noorhan and her parents to a 3-day trip up to their headquarters in Mountain View, CA. The Amani family stayed in a luxury hotel and toured the city, and on Friday the winners and their parents visited Google. There the five girls worked together with female engineers, getting inspiration and feedback for improving and implementing their app ideas. Noorhan also got a first hand look at the Google corporate culture: employees mostly wear jeans and t-shirts, the cafeteria offers a diversity of ethnic food as their employees come from all around the world, and employees can play volleyball and other sports outside during lunch. The corporate environment includes a community garden, hair salon, and laundry facilities. Their campus is so vast that bicycles are provided (painted in Google colors!) for employees to ride from one building to another.


Coming home from this experience, Noorhan is inspired to pursue building her app, as a path towards making her dream of improving the lives of girls in developing countries into a reality.


As a historical reference to Noorhan's passion to help others, click here to read the poignant, award-winning essay she wrote in the 8th grade about her trip to Bangladesh.

*** COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS ***

"A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Clairemont High School is inviting the community to their upcoming play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream." It will be held in the Clairemont High School Theatre (Auditorium) on the following dates:


- Fri, Dec 2 at 7pm

- Sat, Dec 3 at 2pm

- Fri, Dec 9 at 7pm

- Sat, Dec 10 at 2pm


Tickets are $5 for students/children (if they sit in a seat-12th grade)

$10 for adults (high school graduates and up)

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