MEA Monday Message
September 26, 2022
- Music with Mr. Johnson
- Covid Testing (8-11am)
- Club Fair 12:00-12:30 Auditorium (MEA Student Affiliation Application)
- Elementary Art with Ms. Sink 12:30
Wednesday, Sept 28
- Cosmic Yoga with Ms. Sink 8:30-8:55 Auditorium (Elementary)
Thursday, Sept 29
Cosmic Yoga with Ms. Sink 8:30-8:55 Auditorium (Elementary)
PALS Tutoring 9:30-11:30 Auditorium
Senior (12th grade) Meeting 12-12:30 Room 6
Club Fair 12:00-12:30 Auditorium
Jam Band 12:30-1:45 Bungalow next to Food Court
Kitchen Science 12:30-1:30 Maker Space (Grades 2-5)
Math Counts 2:00-3:00 Parent Lounge (Grades 6-8)
Ally Action 3:05-3:50 in Auditorium
Friday, Sept 30
- MEA Yearbook Discount 10% off ends (code: 1013183679162246)
10/4 Makeup Picture Day & Elementary Art
10/6 Junior (11th gr.) Meeting 12-12:30 Rm. 6
10/6 Charleston Wrap ASB Fundraiser ends
10/7 & 10/10 Library Closed
10/11 Elementary Art & Middle School Lego Robotics starts (more info coming soon)
10/12 PSAT at MEA for 11th graders 7:45am Auditorium
10/24 Parent Workshop: Leader in Me Curriculum Training (K-6)
New Office Manager
Please be sure to stop by the office and give Ms. Ikeuchi a warm Mt. Everest welcome!
Today was my first day at Mt. Everest Academy and I am excited to be part of the team with all of you! I previously worked at Hawthorne and Ross Elementary schools in SDUSD.
I am originally from Japan and moved to San Diego in 2000 after living in Australia for one year to learn English. I attended college in Japan and graduated with a degree in Philosophy. In the United States, I have studied Office Management and Accounting. I live with two high school age daughters and three cats in Clairemont. I enjoy the process of learning and am grateful for the opportunity to grow together with MEA students and families.
Schoolwide Fundraiser through ASB
Help ASB with a schoolwide fundraising campaign this year that starts now. Your help is essential! Every Mt. Everest student can take part!
With the funds raised this year we can look forward to offering community events such as: Fall Festival, Holiday Hoopla, Dances, Clubs, Academic League and Talent Show.
But only if we can count on your participation!
Simply put, we’re asking you to reach out to your friends and family and encourage them to shop for products in our fundraising catalog or online. The proceeds of every purchase will make a BIG difference in our fundraising efforts this year. There’s a lot of great stuff in this year’s catalog; with over 2,500 great products you can be confident that everyone you know will find something they like. (This is not just wrapping paper, but nice, quality products.)
Our fundraising sales only last a few short weeks! So do these quick, easy things today and let’s get our momentum going!
- Register your participant online and enter our Organization ID 24500
- Invite friends and family to shop and support! Send emails, share on social media, and text the fundraising link to your friends & family to quickly spread the word!
Click here for an instruction letter that you can use to ensure you are registered properly for the fundraiser and that all of your purchases are linked to Mt. Everest Academy.
School Site Council (SSC) and Site Governance Team (SGT)
Sept 27-29 - T/W/Th 12-12:30
If you would like to lead a new or existing club, please complete this application and return it to Ms. Rice in Room B-16: MEA Student Affiliation Application Then please come to the Club Fair to tell everyone all about it!
All students who would like some extra help can come to the Auditorium every Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30-11:30. All grades are welcome, as WE HAVE TUTORS FOR ALL GRADE LEVELS! PALS is a great way to build community and academic skills!
Parents, K-5 students attending PALS must arrive with a check-in form so tutors know what to work on with your child and you receive a report about the session.
Check the PALS website for updates and process.
New at the library: “READ FOR A PRIZE” Year-long campaign
What kind of prize? For the joy of reading, eating, reflecting, or trying something new? Try it and find-out!!
Recent Read-aloud books: K-2
“If the Dinosaurs Came Back” By Bernard Most
“What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?” By Steve Jenkins
**We have over 50 fiction and non-fiction books about dinosaurs and more than 300 books about animals!! Come check them out after class 😊 Parents can sign-in at the front office for coming on campus to go to the parent room or the library too!
SDUSD will offer the PSAT for all 11th graders free of charge. MEA 11th graders wishing to take the PSAT should go to the front office to sign up and get a Student Guide with Practice Test. The test will be at MEA on October 12 at 7:45am for 11th graders only.
Non 11th graders wishing to take the PSAT will have an opportunity to take it at a district sponsored site on another day for an $18 fee. Those interested should sign up at: PSAT sign up for non-11th graders.
Senior Meeting -Thursday - 9/29 - 12-12:30 - Rm. 6 - Free pizza!
This will be a chance to learn about the college application process, including Xello, Common App, and financial aid. There will be pizza for all seniors in attendance.
Junior Meeting - Thursday - 10/6 - 12-12:30 - Rm. 6 - Free pizza!
This presentation will cover the college application process and SAT/PSAT information. There will be pizza for all Juniors in attendance. All juniors are encouraged to attend.
Need to meet with Mr. Rubin?
His door is always open, but to ensure he is available when you can meet, make an appointment at the link https://calendly.com/mt_everest_counseling/meeting
The link below has some great opportunities for students in grades 9-12.
The MEA Foundation is looking for a few volunteers during 2022-2023 school year. Here's a quick overview of some key positions for the Foundation. Looking forward to serving Mt. Everest Academy.
Jam Band (Secondary)
Jam Band is back! Mr. Fisher is returning for his third year leading the MEA house band. Practices will be Thursdays at 12:30 in the the bungalow next to the food court, except for turn-in week. Please join us if you are interested in performing, singing, playing an instrument, writing your own material, being a sound technician or playing cover songs. We've got guitars, drums, basses, keyboards and microphones. So, bring your instrument or just show up ready to rock! First session is on September 29th.
Ally Action (Secondary)
Ally Action will kick off this Thursday in the auditorium! We will be meeting Thursdays, Sept 29 and Oct 13 (weeks one and three) from 3:05-3:50. All middle and high school students are welcome! Ally Action is dedicated to making Mt. Everest an inclusive environment for everyone.
Kitchen Science (2nd-5th grade)
What is pH, anyway? MakerSpace "Kitchen Chemistry Science"
Emmi Olson parent of 4th and 6th graders, is leading fun chemistry experiments using pH indicators (vegetables). Thursdays 9/29, 10/06, 10/13 and 10/27 (not during a turn in week) from 12:30 to 1:30pm. All lessons must be attended. Open to 2nd-5th graders. Please use the Kitchen Science Form, space is limited.
Math Counts (Middle School)
Students enrolled in grades 6-8 who enjoy math and challenging problems are welcome to come and join the MATHCOUNTS Club on Thursdays from 2-3 in the Parent Room. (No meeting during turn-in week.) The club will conclude with the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series which will be held online in early 2023 (it usually happens at the end of February.) For more information feel free to check out mathcounts.org
Elementary Cosmic Yoga
Every Wednesday and Thursday all elementary students are invited to join Ms. Sink at 8:30 in the Auditorium as we wake up our bodies and brains with Cosmic Yoga! Parents are welcome to join.
Students who attend elementary class on those days will be walked to class after yoga. Students without class those days will need to be picked up by 8:55am.
Wear comfortable clothes. Yoga mats will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.
Don't forget if your child has signed up for Elementary Art for month 2 on 9/27, 10/4 and 10/11 be there at 12:30. Art website: https://mrssinkmea.weebly.com/elementary-art.html
Music with Mr. Johnson from VAPA (All Grades)
- Please see the music schedule.
- Please join the Google Classroom for your class(es):
Do you like creepy crawlies? (K-8)
Do you want to be a mealworm farmer? Mrs. Sink needs help taking care of the mealworms we are raising for the chickens. If you are interested in helping, contact Mrs. Sink at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents on Campus
Parent Lounge is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for parents.
Join a local Boy Scout Troop!
Troop 271 is a High Adventure Troop! For more information:
1) Check out the Web site at:
You will find lots of photos of adventures here and a calendar of events.
2) Attend a meeting
We have weekly meetings every Tuesday starting at 7 PM at Curie Elementary school. The address
is 4080 Governor Dr, San Diego, CA 92122. Introduce yourself to any adult leader and they will provide more information about the troop.There is no commitment.
3) Consider going to Rocketry Camp Nov. 11-13.
This event is our main recruitment activity. It is a car camping event out in the desert and both potential scouts and family members are welcome. There is no charge or commitment to attend.
The potential scout will join a group of other scouts and cook and camp with them. Other family members will meet other adults within the troop. All meals will be provided and we have some camping gear for families that may need it.
For more information, email George Papen (also the father of an MEA student) at email@example.com
Indigenous Peoples' Day is October 10th and Native American Heritage Month is November, but we should celebrate Indigenous stories and storytellers year-round. This panel discussion, hosted by Penguin Young Readers and Booklist, intends to do just that. With incredible indigenous authors who are intentionally uplifting nonfiction and fiction stories from their communities, this event is not to be missed.
Join Penguin Young Readers and Booklist on Wednesday, September 28th at 1PM CT/2PM ET for this free, hour-long discussion where Indigenous authors Traci Sorell and David Treuer, along with other to-be-announced creators, will discuss their new books. Register now!