"Tuesday" Message

May 31, 2022

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The following times have been scheduled by grade level for returning all MEA materials and re-enrolling for 2022-23. If you have students in various grades, please come during the designated time for the highest grade level and we will accommodate all of your students. Please mark your calendar!

SECONDARY (come through front gate, then bring materials to room 4)

Wed, 6/1...1:00-3:00...Gr. 6 & 7

Thur, 6/2...11:30-12:30...Gr. 8

Thur, 6/2...12:30-2:00...Seniors

Mon, 6/6...10:00-11:30...Gr. 9

Tues, 6/7...11:00-12:30...Gr. 10

Thur, 6/9...1:00-3:00...Gr. 11


  • 2022-23 enrollment forms will be available for you to sign. If your address has changed, please bring a new proof of residence.
  • Master agreements will still be signed in August when textbooks are picked up.

Library Material Returns

Know what you owe! To view your library account, go to our MEA Destiny Home page

  • Follow the login instructions (student ID and password).
  • After logging in you can find “Know What You Owe” under “How to…” in the top left column.
  • For students that have district Chromebooks, keeping them over the summer is optional. However ALL students will be required to bring their Chromebooks back at book pickups in August to renew the checkout date for the new school year.


Community Mural Painting

Elementary Students

There are no more elementary painting time slots available. Thank you to those elementary students that have signed up!

Secondary Students & Staff

Secondary students and staff members, please join the MEA mural team to finish up painting our new mural. Feel free to come by during the times listed below, stay for the whole time or dip in and out. Be sure to wear clothes that you don't mind getting paint on!

Wednesday, 6/1...11:30-3:00

Thursday, 6/2...11:30-1:30

Outside room 2

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MEA Family Picnic

Friday, June 3 / 11:00-1:30

Mission Bay Crown Point Shores North

The MEA Family Picnic is ba-a-ack!! Our last picnic was held on 5/31/2019 and we’re so excited to return to this MEA end-of-the-year tradition! There’s a change in food handling this year, as families are asked to bring their own picnic lunches. But there is no change in the enjoyment of getting together with our wonderful MEA community.

  • There will be music, games (including the annual Students vs. Staff kickball game) and lots of fun!
  • Join in the activities, or sit on the grass, enjoy the food and chat with friends
  • Bring chairs and blankets to sit on, as well as your picnic lunch,
  • If you purchased a yearbook, it will be available for you to pick up at the picnic. This is a great time to have your friends sign it, so don’t forget a pen!

Except for CAASPP testing, the MEA campus will be closed on Friday, June 3, after 10:00am.

This is a wonderful chance to celebrate the completion of a terrific school year and welcome summer vacation!

Link to Crown Point Park info

Parking Lot, far north lot: 3740 Corona Oriente Rd., San Diego, 92109

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Promotion Ceremonies

Location: MEA Auditorium, and
Zoom: https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/4817936636

passcode 917155

Kindergarten: Tuesday, June 7, 10:00

5th grade: Wednesday, June 8, 10:30

8th grade: Wednesday, June 8, 1:30

Mural Unveiling

Wednesday, June 8

2:15 pm (after 8th grade promotion)

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony to “unveil” our new mural.

Senior Graduation


Thursday, June 9, 12:30-3:00

MEA Auditorium

  • Rehearsal is mandatory for all seniors who plan to participate in the graduation ceremony. Caps and gowns will be distributed at the end of rehearsal, followed by a senior celebration and cap decorating.


Friday, June 10, 6:00-7:30pm

CPMA Middle School Auditorium

5050 Conrad Ave, SD, 92117

  • The Big Day! Please feel free to invite family and friends to the graduation ceremony located at Creative Performing and Media Arts School, 5050 Conrad Ave, San Diego, CA 92117. The ceremony will begin promptly at 6:00 pm. Graduates must arrive at 5:00 (report to the “Green Room” behind the stage)! Honor cords will be distributed in the Green Room just prior to the processional.

  • The auditorium is located at the front of the school, and there is plenty of parking. No balloons are allowed at CPMA.


Yearbooks are here!

The yearbooks have arrived! All yearbooks ordered by May 10th were delivered to the school and can be picked up in Ms. Rice’s room (B-16) during regular school hours. Any yearbooks not picked up before this Friday will be brought to the school picnic on June 3 (so don’t try to pick it up on campus that day). If you have any questions, please email Ms. Rice: lrice@sandi.net

Senior Requirements Checklist

Upcoming graduation requirements:

  • Thursday, 6/2 - Final schoolwork and work samples due. Textbooks returned. Acknowledge completion of all in Google Classroom.

Summer Chicken Care Interest Survey

The MEA chickens will need care this summer every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6/20/22 - 8/26/22. Please let us know if your family would like to help by giving us your contact information in this Chicken Care Interest Form.

After we receive all interested families’ contact information, we will be sending out a link to a google doc on a group email with dates to sign up. Please use your district email if you can.

Please submit your name by 5/31/22.

Not using library materials?

If you've got any MEA library materials that you're no longer using, please help our librarians and return them now!

The more materials that are returned sooner, the smoother that scheduled returns will go later.

San Diego Promise Information Nights

For seniors planning on attending San Diego community colleges

The San Diego Promise program is a two-year completion program for Class of 2022 high school graduates who enroll full-time (12 units per semester) at San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College, or San Diego Miramar College. The program provides up to two years of free tuition to eligible students. Participation in the Promise program comes with a variety of benefits: free tuition for up to two years, access peer mentor/success coach, specialized counseling and guidance support, and additional campus engagement opportunities.

Information Nights:


  • June 7, 2022 | 6pm-7pm

  • July 5, 2022 | 6pm-7pm

  • August 2, 2022 | 6pm-7pm

RSVP www.tinyurl.com/sdccdpromiseinfo22

Promise Checklist

For more information and to apply, visit www.sdccd.edu/promise/getstarted

Senior Trip to Disneyland

Seniors had a wonderful trip to Disneyland last week!

THANK YOU to the following for making this exciting event happen!

  • Karen Krampe (organized the trip)
  • MEA Foundation (paid for parking)
  • Parent chaperones/drivers
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“Senior Shelf” Legacy Project

Dear Senior Class of 2022,

What is your favorite novel, play, or book of poetry? Why do you love it? Would you like to share this beloved book and your thoughts about it with the greater, and future, MEA community? Please consider donating a copy of your favorite book to our MEA library.

Your selection will be included on the "Senior Shelf" as a legacy project that you can visit when you return to visit your alma mater (which we hope you will do- a lot!). You will also be able to add a few personal comments on a bookplate that will be placed on the inside cover.

Guidelines: Please make sure the book's content is school-appropriate (high school and below). We will support anyone who needs help acquiring or purchasing the book. Funds are limited, so it would be first come, first serve. Please feel free to contact me by email, and include the title and author of the book (and particular edition, if that is important). It is also perfectly fine for you to donate a gently used, pre-read copy that you already own and are willing to share with your fellow MEA Wolves!

We would like your books to be brought in no later than Friday, May 27. Please send your thoughts via email to nmullen@sandi.net, and I will print them out and put them in your book selection. You can drop off any time before May 27th in the library, the main office (there will be a box labeled "Senior Shelf"), or room 1. Please put your name on the book somewhere so that we know it's from you.

Last year's Senior Shelf is on the bookcase near the reading carpet and comfy chairs by the window. Check it out for some inspiration, and to see what the Class of 2021 donated and said about their books.

Thank you for considering participating in this project. We at MEA all hope you will leave a little, "literal" piece of yourself in the small but mighty MEA Library!

Congratulations on reaching this amazing milestone- the end of high school!

Nancy Mullen


Enrollment Plans for 2022-2023?

Dear Mt. Everest Academy families,

Please let us know if you plan to re-enroll at MEA for 2022-23 or if you are planning to transfer to another school.

Here is a short form to fill out. Thank you!

Order a Yearbook

Didn’t order a yearbook? It’s not too late! You can still order your copy from TreeRing and have it shipped to your home.

MEA Parents: please fill out LCFF

Mt. Everest Academy needs parents to fill out a very short form, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). The LCFF will ensure that we receive all the state funding we’re entitled to. This information is private and will not be used for any other purposes. It will not affect children receiving free meals.

The 2022-23 LCFF is available now to reduce the burden of collecting data during the busy time of school openings in the Fall. Explanation letter

  • Access the LCFF Form in the PowerSchool Parent Portal
  • The LCFF form is only available in the Parent Portal to parents, not students.
  • Here is a job aid to assist in entering information

For more information about LCFF, please contact Maria Ramos (mramos3@sandi.net).


We know MEA students and families are involved in so many things outside of school. Do you have something fun or interesting to share? Please send your stories and images to share for "The Good Stuff" in upcoming Monday messages to Linda Ele at lele@sandi.net. We want to hear from you!

Devante R. wins dance awards

Congratulations to Devante R., grade 8, who recently won these awards dancing Hip Hop with the team Supremacy Dance Fam/Imperium:

  • 1st place at World of Dance in Anaheim, CA
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  • Bronze medal at Hip Hop International (HHI) in Los Angeles, CA, qualifying as a team to represent USA in JV Megacrew division in August.
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Ria Rizo Pole Vaults

Ria Rizo (sophomore) won 3rd place in pole vaulting at the San Diego CIF Division 3 Finals on May 21, 2022. She has been part of the Clairemont High School varsity pole vaulting team for two years. Here’s a video of Ria's pole vaulting progression. Her jumps from the CIF SD Section Finals 2022 start at 3:37.

MEA volunteers at foodbank

Mr. Spiegelberg and these MEA students (Emma and Loretta) teamed up with 20 volunteers at the Jacob Cushman Foodbank last week. In 3 hours the team bagged over 6,000 pounds of potatoes, carrots, and red onions to help feed the hungry in San Diego.

Mr. Spiegelberg will be organizing more volunteer opportunities next school year!

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Year-End Schedule for music with Mr. Johnson

  • Tuesday, 5/31 - meet as usual
  • Tuesday, 6/7 - there will be no morning classes, so only both string classes will be held as usual in the afternoon
  • Tuesday, 614 - no meetings


After months of preparation and creative initiative, the MEA Literary Magazine has finally published its first issue of Heights!

Please log in to "Heights" with a sandi.net account, and then click on the “Issues” tab. Enjoy this thoughtful compilation of student work!

Around Campus

Jam Band Concert

Yes, the Jam Band did indeed "jam" at their concert last week! Many thanks to MEA parent, Mark Fisher, for his great leadership in directing this musical group.
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Serenity Garden

The Serenity Garden (gift of Mr. Zappala!) is a peaceful environment for students, staff, birds, and a few butterflies to hang out.

Check out the new Serenity Garden webpage.

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Tall Towers

Mrs. Sink’s 6th and 7th grade AVID class had the task of building a tower using simple objects without talking! The group with the highest tower after 10 minutes won a free frozen yogurt coupon.

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Class schedule for 2022-2023

For your planning purposes, the class schedule for 2022-2023 is ready! We have done our best to consolidate 9-12th grade classes so that students enrolled in a standard grade level program have classes over 1-2 days as opposed to 3 days. Please check it out here. Please note, this schedule is subject to change until the first day of school, but we always try to limit changes once it has been published.


MEA Foundation is fully registered with AmazonSmile as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon.com will donate to MEA Foundation at no cost to you,

If you haven't already, log on to smile.amazon.com and designate Mount Everest Academy Foundation as your charity of choice.

  • Don't forget to bookmark smile.amazon.com for all of your Amazon purchases.
  • Amazon will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases made via smile.amazon.com to the Foundation.

School Spirit Store

Parents are now able to use SchoolCash Online to buy and pay for items using Visa/Visa Debit and Mastercard/Mastercard Debit. We are currently selling school spirit wear and other fundraising items like lanyards, water bottles and DVDs. Simply order online and then come pick up your purchase in the MEA front office.

Please create an account to access our online catalog.

Meet with School Counselor

For students and parents that would like to meet with Mr. Rubin, our school counselor, please sign up for an appointment.

community announcements

Architecture Summer Camp

July 21-23

For ages 11-13

Design a roller rink!

MEA parent, Jennifer Swedell, is leading this architecture workshop! (Ms. Swedell recently led MEA Architecture for Kids here at MEA.)

Participants will spend a day at Skateworld and Derby United roller rinks, studying the built environment, skating and sketching.

The second day, participants will synthesize their observations, inspiration and sketches into their own conceptual design for a roller rink. They will be using traditional and digital drawing and model-making methods.

Signup by emailing together@sdnoma.com

Project Pipeline is a national initiative of the National Organization of Minority Architects. Their mission is to empower young people to affect change in their community through design. Using the city as the classroom and connecting young people to real-world architects and planners, they foster the next generation of design professionals, civic leaders, and changemakers. They advocate for increased inclusiveness, diversity, fellowship, equity, and excellence in design.

Chess Summer Camp 2022

June 20-24

Mt. Everest Academy

“Chess Minds in Motion”

MEA parent, Martin Nilsson, is offering this chess workshop. Mr. Nilsson is a USCF Life Master, USCF Professional Coach, and Swedish Cadet National Champion.

Link to Chess Summer Camp 2022 flyer.

SANDAG Youth Opportunity Pass - Pronto Cards

SANDAG has teamed up with MTS, NCTD, and the County of San Diego to connect youth to school, jobs, entertainment, and more! Starting May 1, anyone 18-years-old and younger can ride transit for FREE in San Diego County through the SANDAG Youth Opportunity Pass pilot program. Youth can get unlimited rides on the bus, Trolley, COASTER, and SPRINTER through June 2023 with a Youth PRONTO account. https://youthopportunitypass.sandag.org/

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