Monday Message


Spirit Week Pictures

Our students (and some of our staff!) got creative with their outfits for Spirit Week!


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Pajama Day

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High School Costume Dance - BEFORE

Scroll down to the bottom to see the AFTER

Thank you to all who attended the fantastic middle school and high school dances last Thursday sponsored by our very own ASB!! The dances were well attended and everyone enjoyed the Mexican food while Toler P. DJ’ed for the night. It was great to see all of the costumes and hear all the laughter as the students had a great time dancing and enjoying the event! Thanks to Toler and Tessa S. for being the lead coordinators of the dances and facilitating the awesome decorations and food choices! Thank you to all of our amazing ASB students who helped decorate and tear down as well as coordinate the music and lights! Look out for another fun, school gathering in the near future!

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Taylor Guitar Factory

The Taylor Guitar Factory tour is always awesome. From seeing the wood that is eventually turned into guitars, to learning about the inventions and creativity behind the guitars in terms of building and caring about the manufacturing of them-the tour does not disappoint. We were taken through the process beginning with lumber and ending up with a beautiful instrument. Along the way we learned about Taylor replanting thousands of trees to accommodate the ones used for guitars, about guitar necks and laser printing, not forgetting about glue and abalone. Thanks to everyone who came out to learn with us on Friday! It is a tour I would always suggest is worth your time!

~ Miss Barb

Everyone had fun trying out guitars!

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Garden Explorations

Tuesday, October 31 / 1:20-2:20 / MEA Garden

Planting weather has arrived for our fall veggies! Join us 1:20 - 2:20 TUESDAY to help install our seeds and seedlings in the garden. It may be the best year yet for the garden as we'll be using the NEW automatic irrigation system installed over the summer. woo-hoo! Questions or comments contact Nikki Bradford at

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Art Galleria

Wednesday, November 1 / 12:30-3:00 / B16

Thursday, November 2 / 8:00-12:15 / B16

Everyone is invited to MEA's first Art Galleria! Come and enjoy the hard work that was put into these pieces of art. Enjoy free food, drinks, music, and you can talk to the artist about what inspired them to take their pictures and get tips on how to be a good photographer.

Featuring photographers:

  • Aurora B.
  • Arenui F.

And AP art studio students:

  • Michelle E.
  • Katherine G.
  • Anthony Q.
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“Spiritual Diversity in Education”

Friday, November 3 / 9:00-12:00 / 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. Light refreshments will be served.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Ms. Mech at

Click here for an informational flyer

Come to our Fall Festival!!!

Wednesday, November 8 / 12:00-2:00

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for our annual FALL FESTIVAL! ASB students have been working to create a fun time for all! Some favorites will be back: the pie throw, pumpkin decorating, cookie decorating and cake walk. All events are being finalized this week so look in your next Monday Message for more details! :) Check out our See’s Fundraiser to earn a free wristband by November 7th for all events!

WASC Committee Meeting

Monday, November 13 / 9:00-11:00 / Room 2

MEA parents and students in grades 6-12 are needed for committees for our upcoming review by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC accreditation is an ongoing six-year cycle of quality whereby schools demonstrate the capacity, commitment, and competence to support high-quality student learning and ongoing school improvement.

Your input is invaluable in this process! Please email Principal Browne at if you are interested in being a part of our WASC teams or would like to learn more about it. If you were a part of a WASC team last year, we look forward to your continued support!

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

Thank You!

The challenge of getting back an Impact Aid Program Survey Form for every student at MEA is over for this year! Many thanks to all the parents that helped support our school and SDUSD to receive important funding by turning in their forms.

Congratulations to Mr. Huy's 8th graders for being the first to turn in 100% of their forms! Their ice-cream party will be at the end of Science (12:30-1:45) on Wednesday, Nov. 1.

See's Candy Fundraiser

Fundraiser flyer

MEA FAMILES!! Come be a part of our 2017 Fall Fundraiser! This fall we are working with See’s Candy to make money for our school. The money raised will go to our ASB, which supports most activities and things you see happening on campus. ASB funds go towards: our MakerSpace, our dances and lunch concerts, our Fall Festival, Field Day, Improv Club and the end of the year picnic - as well as many more events. It also funds other projects when our community members ask for funding to make things happen right here on our awesome campus!


  • Tuesday, Oct. 31: Fundraising forms will be available on campus in all classrooms
  • Tuesday, Nov. 7: Students may win a wristband to our Fall Festival by selling 15 items by November 7th and turning their order form and monies in by that date to Ms. Barb or Ms. Nikki in the MakerSpace.
  • Thursday, Nov. 16: All forms are due.
  • The week of Dec. 11: Products will be delivered.
  • Other prizes will be announced for sellers!

Please support our school by buying and selling items. This is our one big fundraiser of the year!!! Also, this year we are including a donation form. If you have friends or neighbors who do not want to buy candy but do want to support our school, they can fill out a donation form and give you money instead. Thank you for all of your support in helping to continue to make MEA a school that “does things differently” in a wonderful way for our children.

Any questions? Please contact Mrs. Barb Mulvany at

Halloween Costume Reminder

As Tuesday, October 31 is Halloween, some students may be planning to come to school in costume. In order to make the day a success, we ask that students follow the guidelines listed below.

  • Costumes may not include full face masks.
  • Costumes may not be violent or suggestive.
  • Costumes may not have anything simulating a weapon.
  • Costumes may not reinforce stereotypes nor mock or mischaracterize a culture, group of persons, or a religion. At Mt. Everest Academy we have respect for everyone.

Thank you for your support.

Canned Food Drive

Hello Mt. Everest Families,

This week we’ll begin our canned food drive for the Salvation Army. Boxes will be located either inside or outside of the library. Let’s help support our fellow San Diegans for whom food security is no guarantee! Thank you so much for your support!

************* COUNSELING CORNER *************

Mr. Ron Zappala is the Head School Counselor at Mt. Everest Academy. You can reach him with any counseling questions at or 858-496-8791. Or feel free to stop by the counseling office anytime!

Sons of Italy Scholarships

Seniors, here are 2 scholarships through the Sons of Italy. One is an academic scholarship, the other is an Italian language study grant. Go to to apply. The deadline is March 1. Good luck.

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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 All required district volunteer paperwork must be submitted in order to lead a class.

French Club

Wednesdays / 12:00-1:00 / Cafeteria

The day and time for French Club has been confirmed for Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00. Thanks to MEA parent, Mr. Tassin, for leading this activity!

Introduction to Coding

Tuesdays / 12:30-1:30 / Computer Lab

Ever thought of learning how to code and create the apps and websites you use every day?

On Tuesdays, students grades 4 thru 12 are welcome to come over to the Computer Lab for fun activities with computer programming, game development, robotics, animation, cybersecurity, and more. Hope to see you there!

Questions? Contact Lucas H. at for more info.


Wednesdays / 12:30-1:30 / Makerspace

No experience necessary, anyone interested is welcome! Supplies are available or you can bring in your own project. And remember, handmade items make extra special gifts!

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******************* LIBRARY *******************

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


It’s time to turn in your first BookIt! Reading log for the school year. Just bring your form to the librarians to get your free pizza certificate, and pick up a new log for November! Happy reading!

Library BookIt! webpage



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