Monday Message

April 4, 2022

The 2022 MEA Talent Show will take place on Friday, April 29. Students, if you have a talent that you’d like to showcase, please submit an application as soon as possible. If your talent cannot be performed live on stage, then you may enter a video as your act. Completed applications with linked video auditions are DUE APRIL 7.

Talent Show Application


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Student Superlatives

It’s time to vote for this year’s High School Student Superlatives! Winners will be featured in the 2021-2022 MEA yearbook. All students in grades 9-12 are allowed to vote, and all votes must be cast by April 11.

VOTE HERE for Student Standouts

Senior Quotes & Baby Pictures

Hello Seniors,

This is YOUR year to submit quotes and baby pictures for the yearbook! Readers will ponder your memorable sayings and try to guess who's who in the pictures. Please send these in by April 8.

SUBMISSION LINK for senior quotes & baby pictures

Vote for the 21-22 Yearbook Cover

We had nearly 30 yearbook cover entries this year, and several of those were encouraged by our teachers! Let us know which covers are your favorites. Voting is open to all grades, and votes must be cast by April 11.

VOTE for the 21-22 Yearbook Cover

We have questions ... you have answers!

Want to add your voice to the yearbook? Then please take a few minutes to answer some of the lighthearted questions found in the survey below. Responses due by April 15.

2022 Yearbook Q & A


Our students are an incredibly talented and passionate bunch, and we want to showcase that in our yearbook! If you have photos of you “Pursuing Your Passion” (music, art, dance, athletics, philanthropy, advocacy, cooking, and so on), please email them to Ms. Rice ( or Ms. Ele ( You could also upload them directly to the folder entitled “Pursue Your Passions” in TreeRing. Please add a caption that provides some information for the readers.

Order Your 2021-22 Yearbook

It’s time to order your yearbook! The deadline to purchase (and customize) a yearbook and have it shipped to the school for free is APRIL 22.

Purchase and customize YOUR yearbook

School Passcode: 1013183679162246



MEA Foundation General Meeting - Save the Date

Date: Wednesday, April 6

Time: 5:30 pm


All MEA parents and guardians are invited to attend this MEA Foundation General Meeting. We will discuss goals and future projects to benefit our school community. We look forward to seeing you there! Any questions please email

Class of 2022 Group Photo

Thursday, April 7 / 10:25 / Outside Mr. Cate’s room

Calling all seniors! The Class of 2022 group photo will be taken on Thursday, April 7. Please meet on the grass outside Mr. Cate’s room at 10:25a.m.

Chess for Elementary Students

Every Thursday / 12:00-12:45 / Parent Room

First meeting: Thursday, April 7

Welcome all to Chess Club! The focus will be on elementary students, but older students are also welcome if interested in learning or having an additional venue to practice. Mr. Martin and MEA student, Sebastian, will be leading 45 minute sessions every THURSDAY 12-12:45. There will likely be many different levels, but to make the most of this short once-a-week session, it is highly recommended to help your kids get familiar with pieces and how they move. There are a couple of free websites online that can definitely help ( and Practice, practice, practice!

Sign your elementary child in at the front office at 11:55 (unless they are in 2nd or 4th grade and already on campus). Students will be walked back to the front gate for parents to pick up at 12:45.


Fitnessgram testing is scheduled for the following grades and times:

  • GRADES 7 & 9: Tuesday, April 12 / 10:40-11:40 / Auditorium

  • GRADES 5 & 9: Wednesday, April 13 / 9:20-10:20 / Auditorium

The Fitnessgram is a state mandated exam, which public school students in grades five, seven, and nine are required to take. There are five parts to the exam, and students are encouraged to practice these exercises ahead of time.

For 9th graders, passing the Fitnessgram cannot be stressed enough. Students are required to take 2 years of PE to graduate high school. However, if you do not pass the Fitnessgram test, you are REQUIRED to take PE additional years.

Please remember to wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes!

Pictured below, Ms. Patterson's students practice Fitnessgram exercises.

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Blaze Pizza Fundraiser

Thursday, April 21 / 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Blaze Pizza

5604 Balboa Ave.


The MEA Foundation has partnered with Blaze Pizza for a school fundraiser with 50% of sales donated to MEAF. It’s a win-win; help MEAF and enjoy pizza with made-from-scratch dough, artisanal ingredients, and fast-fire’d to crisp perfection.

Simply PRESENT THIS FLYER (printed or on your phone) to the cashier upon ordering.


Friday, April 29 / MEA Auditorium / Time TBD

Preparations are in-process for our annual Talent Showcase & Silent Auction. Both ASB and MEA Foundation are working to create the best show ever!


Students, if you have a talent that you’d like to showcase, please SUBMIT AN APPLICATION as soon as possible. If your talent cannot be performed live on stage, then you may enter a video as your act. Completed applications with linked video auditions are DUE APRIL 7.


As well as being entertained by our talented students, part of the fun of this annual event is bidding on exciting gift baskets and certificates. Auction items include online bidding so this is open to friends and family. And if you own a business and would like to donate a service or basket item, please let us know by emailing


If you are a parent that would like to help during this event please email

Daily Mindfulness and Meditation

These daily sessions will include about 10 minutes of mindfulness and meditation as well as other activities to foster health and wellness and connectedness in our community. All MEA Community members are welcome!

Zoom: Passcode: MEA!

Zoom (alternative link): Passcode: MEA!

  • When: Monday through Friday (holidays and scheduled school concerts/events excluded!)
  • Why: Optimum Health, Wellness, and Well-Being!
  • Who: The whole MEA Community
  • Time: 12-12:30 (You must login by 12:00)



Thank you for supporting MEA Foundation with your Amazon purchases at

AmazonSmile Quarterly Disbursement, January - March 2022: $185.64 raised for MEA Foundation!

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

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

WACAC College Fair

Saturday, April 23 / 1:00-3:00 / Scripps Ranch High School

Over 160 different colleges from California and all over the world will be attending this fair for families to learn about and meet with their admissions counselors.

WACAC College Fair Flyer

  • Suggested audience is grades 10 and 11
  • The list of attending colleges is on the flyer
  • RSVP is suggested using the QR code on the flyer

Senior Requirements Checklist

Upcoming graduation requirements:

  • Friday, 4/22 - Turn in Community Service Form (optional) for volunteer hours
  • Friday, 4/29 - Complete 2 Senior Surveys
  • Thursday, 6/2 - Final schoolwork and work samples due. Textbooks returned. Acknowledge completion of all in Google Classroom.

Articulation Meetings for 2022-2023

There are still a few students who have not yet met with Mr. Rubin to plan their classes for the upcoming school year.

Please set up your appointment ASAP.

Grades 8, 9, 10, 11

  • All 8th -11th graders must make an appointment to meet with Mr. Rubin between February 9 through March 25. Please reserve a conference time at this link to discuss courses for next year, graduation and college entrance requirements, and community college courses.

  • Incoming 9th graders and their parents can meet with Mr. Rubin for a 4-year planning conference during the time of their articulation meeting.

  • Parents are encouraged to attend along with their student. If parents cannot attend, they should review the course options with their student at home.

  • Students do not need to return an articulation sheet, but should be prepared to share their course requests with Mr. Rubin during their appointment with him.

  • For questions, please contact Mr. Rubin.

Articulation Sheets:

Incoming 9th graders

Incoming 10th graders

Incoming 11th graders

Incoming 12th graders

Find all courses being offered next year here: Master Course List 2022-2023

Calling all bucket brigade helpers!

Miss Shannon and Mr. Shane made a trek out to San Pasqual Valley Soils in Escondido to acquire 6 cubic yards of compost.

It is now near the chicken garden, and Miss Shannon needs help moving the compost into the back 3 beds…using buckets!

If you are in need of service hours, or just want to see the garden beds completed (so we can plant and grow more wonderful crops!), please reach out to Miss Shannon ( or find her on campus.

What’s a bucket brigade, you ask?

“A bucket brigade or human chain is a method for transporting items where items are passed from one person to the next. The method was important in firefighting before the advent of hand-pumped fire engines, whereby firefighters would pass buckets to each other to extinguish a blaze.”

Looking for semester service hours?

Look no further than our multiple garden spaces. We have tons of weeds… And tons of mulch.

The hour sessions go by quickly when you’re having fun in the gardens!

Please reach out to Miss Shannon to schedule a time.


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 We want to hear from you!


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Daily Mindfulness & Meditation

Elementary Art

Music with Mr. Johnson


“C3” for grades K-5

Wednesday, APRIL 6 / 12:30-1:30

Miss Shannon is offering the Chicken Coop Cooperative (C3) on the first and third Wednesday of every month, from 12:30 until 1:30.

This hour is designed for the K through 5 students to spend some time getting to know the chickens, and hanging out with other students. We will occasionally harvest greens growing from the gardens to offer them as well. We will be mindful of washing hands after interacting with the chickens: food for kids first (if eating on campus), then food for chickens.

Please sign in at the front office and the students can be sent directly to the chicken coop. Students will be walked back to the front office at 1:30.

Mark your calendar for these upcoming Wednesdays!

April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18

PALS Tutoring

Wednesdays & Thursdays / 12:30-1:45 / Room 6

Trained tutors are ready to help you get your classwork done. All students grades K-12 who would like some extra help can come to room 6 every Wednesday and Thursday during 4th period (12:30-1:45pm). 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 on how things went. (Extra forms will be available when you drop off in case you forget or can't print one at home.)

  • K-5 students attending studygroup and PALS on the same day should be signed in when parents drop off at 9am. Parents must indicate if their student is staying for supervised lunch and PALS
  • K-5 students attending ONLY PALS on any given day should be signed in outside the front office.
  • 6-12 students can report directly to Room 6.

Music classes with Mr. Johnson

These classes are held every Tuesday. Please sign your child in at the front office and note which class(es) they will be attending.

  • 8:05- 8:55 - Beginning Band
  • 9:05- 9:55 - Choir
  • 10:05- 10:55 - Advanced Band
  • 11:05 - 11:55 - Music theory (for upper grades)
  • 12:30- 1:20 - Advanced Strings (open to secondary)
  • 1:35- 2:25 - Beginning Strings

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Academic League • Ally Action • Anime • Chess • Coop Group • Daily Mindfulness & Meditation • Gaming • German • GSA • Literary Magazine • MathCounts • Mental Health • Music with Mr. Johnson • PALS • Rubik's Cube • Sherpa’s Jam Band • Spanish Conversation • Sports Club • Young Investors Club

Quest Club

Wednesday, April 6 / 10:40-12:10 / MakerSpace

MEA's Quest Club will be having their next meeting on Wednesday, April 6th at 10:40-12:10 in the Maker Space. If you are interested in joining us, there will be extra characters on hand or visit to design one of your own.

GSA Club

Wednesday, April 6 / 12:00-12:30 / Outside of Room 1

GSA Club meets this week! - We are the Gender and Sexuality Alliance! Everyone is welcome! Come hang out with us in an open, accepting, and loving environment - the more the merrier! 12 - 12:30 on every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the work month in the garden outside of Room 1 (for month 8 these dates are April 6th and 20th). Bring your lunch and learn more about the LGBT+ community, plan and participate in actions, and build an inclusive community for all. Allies are encouraged to join. Ms. Mullen and Mr. Nielsen are the facilitators, and the student leaders are Jade Myers and Jody Huege. Hope to see you there!


Fashion Photography

Mr. Nielsen's photography classes focused on fashion photography for month 6 and this is some of their work. A group of 9th graders was their models and we wanted to share some of their excellent work. Thank you so much to Jody, Adriel, Loretta and Liberty for their assistance!

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"Hello" from Zira

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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.

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