Monday Message

March 14, 2022

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The Abysmal Monstrous Normal

When a natural disaster causes everyone over the age of 16 to disappear, a group of kids is forced to band together. Through trial and error, the group explores different ways to establish and govern a society. The group, though rich with disagreement, stays together through thick and thin, learning the value of hope and action.


This theatre production is written and directed by our very own students! Come out and enjoy this play in the MEA Auditorium on:


  • Wednesday, March 16 / 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 17 / 6:00 pm
  • Friday, March 18 / 6:00 pm


Tickets may be PURCHASED ONLINE HERE or at the door. To purchase tickets at the door, please pay with cash or check.


  • MEA students $5
  • Visitors $10

Masks are required indoors at all times for all teachers, support staff and volunteers, spectators and observers. All individuals must adhere to health and safety guidelines while at the event and will be actively monitored by staff and prompted or reminded to keep face masks on at all times, covering nose and mouth. Prior to the event/activity, participants will review the daily symptom checklist at home (or use ClearPass) before arrival to the event. If they answer “yes” to any symptoms, the participant needs to stay home. Link to ClearPass: https://app.healthboxhr.com/saml/login/sandiegounified

Move-A-Thon

Thank you to everyone for a wonderful Hero Move-A-Thon! We are $370 away from our $5000 goal, donations are still being accepted. Please email info@meafoundation.org for any questions.


Winners of Top Dollars Raised

  • Lana A, 2nd Grade
  • Marco K, 4th Grade
  • Amanda O, 5th Grade
  • Owen S, 6th Grade


Top Grade by Dollars (this is still a race!!) Top 3 classes win Ice Cream Party!!!

  • Battin 4th Grade, $655
  • Battin 3rd Grade, $650
  • Rodenberg 12th Grade, $645
  • Finney 2nd Grade, $625


Top Class by Dollars per Participant (Tie for first Place and close for second and third!)

  • Finney 2nd Grade, $125 per participant average
  • Tran 9th Grade, $125 per participant average
  • Sink 6th Grade, $112.50 per participant average
  • Battin 3rd Grade, $108 per participant average
  • Patterson 5th Grade, $107.50 per participant average
  • Rodenberg 12th Grade, $107.50 per participant average


Link to the must-see Move-A-Thon photo gallery

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Link to the must-see Move-A-Thon photo gallery
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Secondary Awards

Usually at Mt. Everest Academy we have an awards ceremony following first semester each year. This year, we did not host an in-person ceremony, however, we thought it was important to recognize our students for their many accomplishments, especially after everything they have gone through the last couple of years. In 2020 we decided to change up how we do awards. We wanted to recognize students for exhibiting our desired learning outcomes beyond specific content areas- those 21st-century skills we hear so much about- critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Why do we care so much about these skills? And why do we feel it is so important to celebrate them?


The workplace has changed a lot in the last few decades. In 1970 the top 3 most valued skills by Fortune 500 companies were writing, computational thinking, and reading skills. In 1999 it was teamwork, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills. And in 2020 it was complex problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity. If our students are going to solve some of the world’s biggest problems in the future, they need to be more than book smart.


Mt. Everest teachers collaboratively decided on the students receiving awards for the following categories, outside the 4.0 Award, which is awarded to all students earning a GPA of 4.0 and above. The award categories and descriptions are below.


Students can obtain their award certificates from their supervising teacher.

** 4.0 AND ABOVE **


High School 4.0 and above

Abbas, Sana

Abdi, Saalim

Abdi, Yasmin

AbdulQadir, Husain

Abdurrahman, Hasan

Adams, Natalie

Amelang, James

Antoshak, Jaime

Arrasmith, Colette

Astor, Cannon

Ausland, Merideth

Ayala, Ava

Azeez, Ahmed

Baxter, Emma

Beceiro, Andrew

Bixel, Lauren

Brady, Katherine

Carter-Perkins, Aranyani

Chang, Alexander

Culbertson, Emma

Czajkowski, Anna

Daley, Gavin

Dorais, Sydney

Duncan, Elise

Elshafie, Fathalla

Espinosa, Lilia

Fayzullina, Maryam

Fisher, Cameron

Galib, Raiyan

Galib, Ridwan

Garcia, Christian

Garza-Omae, Liberty-Belle

Gatto, Indigo

Geier, Skyler

Ham, Ryan

Hassan, Rashad

Hassan, Fayyad

Herai Garrison, Octavia

Herbert, Macalan

Herbert, Charlie

Huege, Jody

Hussain, Daanya

Isidro, Amandine

Iwamoto, Leena

Kalyuzhny, Sophia

Kramer, Lauren

Krishnan, Ajay

Kyi, Erin

Kyi, Megan

Lai, Malvyn

Lee, Rachel

Lee, Nicole

Lutosky, Chloe

Martien, Theo

Meloy, Olivia

Moser, Natalie

Mostafa, Medina

Moya, Chloe

Nadiri, Aisha

Nuibe, Katrina

Nyenhuis, Ian

Nyenhuis, Noah

Papen, Alexander

Pascu, Andrew

Rainey, Georgia

Reyes, Jody

Rizo, Ria

Rizo, Petunia

Rodenberg, Jade

Romero, Joseph

Rudolph, S.

Ruth, Scott

Salem, Marwa

Snell, Elizabeth

Steel, Mark

Steel, Matthew

Stewart, Esmee

Sung, Christiana

Thibaut, Frankie

Woodward, Katherine

Zermeno, Iman

Zhuang, Timothy

Zhuang, Hsiang-Kuang


Middle School 4.0 and above

Agsalud, Maryam

Carlson, Tristan

Chen, Charity

Du, Ariana

Fuller, Alexis

Godinez, Luke

Hou, Emily

Keck, Thomas

Kim, Yeongsu

Martien, Miranda

Miles, Immanuel

O'Loughlin, Margaret

Richard, Devante

Richards, Delaney

Ross, Haley

Shaheen, Adam

Shaheen, Yosif

Steel, Luke

Sterbenz, Owen

Tusantoso, McKenzie

Venugopal, Vinayak

Viglotti, Emma

Wilke, Giada

Wilke, Malia

** CREATIVITY **

Innovative thinking • Problem-solving • Thinking outside-the-box • Bring different insight to study group and in their work


High School Creativity Award

AbdulQadir, Husain

Amador Alvarez, Paola

Amelang, James

Arrasmith, Colette

Baxter, Emma

Chang, Alexander

Fisher, Cameron

Galib, Raiyan

Hansen, Christopher

Hayeri, Zohal

Lai, Malvyn

Meloy, Olivia

Mostafa, Medina

Nadiri, Aisha

Nuibe, Katrina

Nyenhuis, Ian

Nyenhuis, Noah

Papen, Alexander

Rizo, Petunia

Stewart, Esmee

Thibaut, Frankie


Middle School Creativity Award

Du, Ariana

Innes, Zachary

Rawlins, Lillian

Richards, Delaney

Shaheen, Adam

Sterbenz, Owen

Viglotti, Emma

Webb, Abigail

** LEADERSHIP **

Fosters Community • Positive Attitude • Collaborative • Shows Effort • Strong Communication skills • Models for others • Inclusive • Shows Empathy • Engaged • Respectful


High School Leadership Award

Abdi, Yasmin

Antoshak, Jaime

Carter-Perkins, Aranyani

Huege, Jody

Iwamoto, Leena

Krishnan, Ajay

Martien, Theo

Moya, Chloe

Rodenberg, Jade

Salem, Marwa

Steel, Matthew

Sung, Christiana


Middle School Leadership Award

Camacho, Lorelei

Chen, Charity

DiTacchio, Sydney

Ganadjian, Milo

Godinez, Luke

Hou, Emily

Keck, Thomas

Kim, Yeongsu

Miles, Immanuel

Reza, Aidan

Richard, Devante

Robbins, Lily

Tusantoso, McKenzie

Wilke, Malia

** MT. EVEREST AWARD **

Exhibits Grit • Shows Perseverance and much effort


High School Mt. Everest Award

Aguilar, Tomas

Bixel, Lauren

Brandes-Alvarez, Lucas

Daley, Gavin

Gleason, Mikaela

Lutosky, Chloe

Oelrich, Evan

Plotnikiewicz, Maxwell

Randi, Lucia


Middle School Mt. Everest Award

Agsalud, Maryam

Alfaro, Esmeralda

Astor, Jake

Estes, Amaya

Friedrichs, Gioia

Garcia, Jacob

Kuo, Fang-Yu

McElroy, Mira

Nilsson, Sebastian

Steel, Luke

** COMMUNITY STEWARD **

Goes above and beyond through volunteer work on campus • Always willing to lend a helping hand • Proactive


High School Community Stewardship Award

Ausland, Merideth

Corbitt, Ethan

Czajkowski, Anna

Dorais, Sydney

Fries, Wyatt

Garcia, Christian

Gatto, Indigo

Hassan, Rashad

Herbert, Macalan

Kalyuzhny, Sophia

Popal, Muawiyah

Ruth, Scott

Steel, Mark


Middle School Community Stewardship Award

Martien, Miranda

Wilke, Giada

** COMMUNICATION **

Strong Communication skills (in whole class and group discussions, online and in-person) • Strong Researching skills evident • Presentation skills (both oral and written) • Collaborative • Engaged


High School Communication Award

Culbertson, Emma

Duncan, Elise

Goudy, Miles

Hassan, Fayyad

Herbert, Charlie

Lee, Rachel

Moser, Natalie

Pfaff-Carano, Loretta

Reomales, Adriel

Rudolph, S.


Middle School Communication Award

Eltalmas, Yusuf

Fuller, Alexis

Kelly-Kimble, Theresa

O'Loughlin, Margaret

Shaheen, Yosif

Students can obtain their award certificates from their supervising teacher.


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE AWARD WINNERS!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

CCAP Orientation

Date: Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM

Zoom: https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/84631558899


During the course request process for the 2022-2023 school year, your student may have requested to enroll in a college course that is offered on the MEA campus through the College, Career and Access Pathways (CCAP) program in partnership with the San Diego Community Colleges. For MEA, these classes are Math 150/151, Math 254/245, and Political Science 101/102.


We are holding a CCAP Parent/Guardian and Student orientation for all students who may be enrolled in a CCAP college course next year. This is a mandatory meeting for students and parents/guardians to attend to learn about the expectations of participating in CCAP and the process for completing enrollment. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.


The SDUSD College, Career and Technical Education Department in collaboration with San Diego Community College District will present important information about the CCAP Dual Enrollment program and resources for success. Our school CCAP Counselor Liaison, Mr. Rubin, will also be in attendance to answer questions.

Habit Burger Grill Fundraiser

Wednesday, March 23 / 10:30 am - 10:00 pm


The Habit Burger Grill

4175 Genesee Ave.


The MEA Foundation has partnered with The Habit Burger Grill for a school fundraiser with 20% of sales donated to MEAF. It’s a win-win; help MEAF and enjoy delicious charburgers, signature sandwiches, fresh salads and more!


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

MEA FOUNDATION GENERAL MEETING

MEA Foundation General Meeting - Save the Date

Date: Wednesday, April 6

Time: 5:30 pm

Link: TBA


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 info@meafoundation.org.

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 (Lichess.org and Chesskid.com). 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.

SILENT AUCTION / TALENT SHOW

Friday, April 29 / MEA Auditorium


Preparations are beginning for our annual upcoming Talent Showcase & Silent Auction! Both ASB and MEA Foundation are working to create the best show ever!


TALENT SHOWCASE

Students, start thinking about acts you'd like to perform. Sign ups for auditions will be opening in a couple of weeks. And if you'd like to participate in another way, we'll also be looking for student stagehands and MC's. This will be a great opportunity to share your talents for a grand evening of entertainment! If you are a parent that would like to help during this event please email info@meafoundation.org.


SILENT AUCTION CONTRIBUTIONS

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 auction@meafoundation.org!

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: https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/7588584792 Passcode: MEA!


Zoom (alternative link): https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/88599896023 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)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CA School Parent Survey

The CalSCHLS system was created by the California Department of Education (CDE) in 1997 to efficiently and cost-effectively provide school districts and their partner communities with quality local data which can be used to improve student academic performance and social-emotional, behavioral, and physical health of all youth. It assesses key indicators linked to success in school, career, and life. The majority of districts in California now use CalSCHLS data as Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) indicators.


There are three surveys that are used in SDUSD:

  • California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) for grades 5, 7, 9, and 11

  • California School Staff Survey (CSSS)

  • California School Parent Survey (CSPS)


MEA is asking that ALL parents complete the California School Parent Survey (CSPS) by March 25, 2022. Parents can access the California School Parent Survey at the link below:


Parent survey


Students in grades 5, 7, 9, and 11 will have an opportunity to complete the survey at school. If you have any questions regarding the survey or need any additional assistance, please reach out to Principal Browne at cbrowne@sandi.net.

National Honor Society Inductees

The Mt. Everest Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society is delighted to announce the newest inductees. Please join us in congratulating our new NHS members:

  • Yasmin Abdi
  • Paola Amador
  • Emma Baxter
  • Lauren Bixel
  • Rashad Hassan
  • Macalan Herbert
  • Daanya Hussain
  • Olivia Meloy


These students have distinguished themselves with hours of community service and leadership while maintaining a GPA above at 3.50. Way to go scholars!

Vote for Prom Theme

All high school students are encouraged to vote for this year's prom theme. The theme will dictate the decorations and food - it's not a dress code.


Please rank your favorites in this Prom Theme survey.

Elementary Report Cards (K-5)

The elementary second trimester progress report cards have been emailed out to parents.

They are also available online through Powerschool.

There are three student progress report periods each school year for grades K-5. The first is in October, the second in March and the third in June. While parents are welcome to discuss the progress of their children at any time during the school year, we offer specific dates around the first and second reporting periods to conference with parents about student progress. K-5 teachers also offer instructional support Zoom office hours weekly.


After reviewing your child’s progress report, please contact your supervising teacher if you have any questions.


Powerschool Parent/Student Portal Log-in Information

Come Help Support Our Veterans!

From March 14th-18th

The MEA Red Cross Club is hosting a gift drive this week for our veterans. If you have anything to donate that’s on the list below, please drop them off at the office.


  • Clothing (shirts, pants, socks, etc.)
  • Toiletries (lotion, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Backpacks


You can also come write thank you cards which are provided at the office. Your contributions will be greatly appreciated!


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If you have any questions, please email the MEA Red Cross Club leader at hasanabdurrahman2015@gmail.com

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 (shannon.t.stewart@gmail.com) 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.”

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Humans of MEA

Episode: Hot Ones with Mr. Spiegelberg


Which MEA staff member would Mr. Spiegelberg fight? Which of Mr. Spiegelberg's class subjects would he kiss, marry, and kill? How does Mr. Spiegelberg handle spice? What is the moon made of? How did Mr. Spiegelberg get stabbed? Why should you not touch your eyes when eating hot wings? Find out here while both Chloe Moya and Mr. Spiegelberg suffer from the wrath of hot sauce.


Please apply here if YOU would like to be interviewed by Humans of MEA!

Parents vs. Students Academic League Match

Last Wednesday, we hosted an academic league match for the MEA community. Students competed against their parents, with a final score of 260 (students) to 200 (parents). Playing alongside the parents were MEA alumni Ben, Aaron, and Kate, 2021 graduates and former academic league members. To everyone, parents and students, thanks for playing!


To note:

MEA’s academic league team practices every Thursday (besides turn-in) from 11:30-12:30 in Mr Cate’s room. These practices are informal, so anyone is welcome to hop in and join! We’re always looking for new members.

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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 March 25; here's the submission link.

Senior Letter

Dear MEA Class of 2022 Students and Guardians:


This SENIOR LETTER contains important reminders about graduation and end-of-year information. Please read it carefully and mark your calendar with the important dates and deadlines.

SDUSD Student Art Exhibit

On Wednesday, March 16, the SDUSD will be holding their annual art exhibit to celebrate student art from grades K-12. Artwork by a few of our secondary MEA students will be on display at the event. Come enjoy the art and say hello to our secondary art teacher, Ms. Pachon, as she will be at the show!


Art Exhibit Flyer

Yearbook Cover Contest

All students are invited to enter their art in our yearbook cover contest! The winner will receive a yearbook and their artwork will be displayed on the front cover! Even if your entry is not used on the cover, it may still be used in other places throughout the book.

Contest details and guidelines

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.

shannon.t.stewart@gmail.com

Articulation Meetings for 2022-2023

From February 9 - March 25, students in grades 5-11 will have the opportunity to plan their classes for next school year.


Grades 5, 6, 7

  • Students will review articulation sheets/course options with Ms. Patterson during English class this month and parents should go over course options with their student(s) at home.

  • Students must submit the articulation sheet with parent approval to Ms. Patterson through Google Classroom.

  • Please contact your child’s supervising teacher with questions.


Articulation Sheets:

Incoming 6th graders

Incoming 7th graders

Incoming 8th graders


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


Sign up for articulation meeting with Mr. Rubin.

Covid-19 Health & Safety

Please remember to do a symptom check for your student prior to sending them to school and do not send students to school if they are exhibiting any symptoms.


We have had many Covid related absences and will do everything we can to not cancel classes. Please be on the lookout for communications from your teachers through email and google classroom in case of emergencies.


Surgical-grade masks are now required for all employees. Students are still required to wear a mask and are now strongly encouraged, but not required, to wear a well-fitting, non-cloth mask of multiple layers with a nose wire.


We encourage you to sign your student up to get tested on the MEA campus, every Tuesday from 12:00-2:30. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Complete the opt-in process to allow the testers to conduct weekly testing.

  2. Register and consent in the Primary.Health Portal in order to be tested.


For the most up-to-date Covid guidelines, please see the San Diego County’s decision tree. If in doubt, please reach out to the office to answer any questions you may have.​​

GOOD STUFF

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!

EXTRACURRICULARS

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Daily Mindfulness & Meditation

Elementary Art

Music with Mr. Johnson

PALS

Covid-19 Protocols for Elementary Students

Our goal is to offer as many elementary extracurriculars as possible even though parents cannot be on campus to supervise children like usual. If dropping off for an extracurricular, please sign your child in at the front office. If students are staying past their studygroup time to attend supervised lunch and afternoon extracurricular, you will note that on the sign in sheet.

“C3” for grades K-5

Wednesday, March 16 / 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!

March 16, April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18

Lego Animal Workshop

Elementary students had fun creating LEGO block animals from patterns and from their imaginations. Thanks to Miss Ellie for leading this activity, and to the high school students who volunteered to help out!

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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

* * * Click box above for Secondary Extracurricular Schedule * * *


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

GSA Club

Wednesday, March 16 / 12:00-12:30


Our hats are in! Members of our club, please come to the meeting this week to pick up your hat!


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 7 these dates are March 2nd and 16th). 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!

Mental Health Community Space

Last week, MEA’s Mental Health Club hosted a community space for secondary students to hang-out, unwind, and enjoy the new garden! The provided activity was rock painting; students created a range of rock art to be placed in the garden. The club plans on continuing the community space through the rest of this school year and into the next! If you or your secondary student is interested in joining the MEA Mental Health Club, please email Leena Iwamoto at leenayumi1@gmail.com for more information.

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AROUND CAMPUS

Leprechaun Traps by the 2nd Graders

The second grade class used their engineering skills to build these enticing leprechaun traps. From trap doors to pots of gold filled with sticky glue, they are sure to catch the leprechauns this year! Using reverse psychology, signs telling them “Do Not Enter” hope to fool the little tricksters into entering their trap.

Will the second graders catch a leprechaun and get his pot of gold coins?

Only time will tell this Thursday, St. Patrick’s Day!


"Wishing you a pot o' gold and all the joy your heart can hold."

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MEA GARDENS & CHICKENS

HELPFUL INFORMATION

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.

SDUSD Covid Testing Acknowledgement Form

This is a reminder that all families are required to make a choice on Covid testing at the start of the new school year. Every family must complete the form (access link below) and submit their response online at this time for each student. Free Covid testing in school not only helps prevent the spread of the virus, but it also helps more students stay in school and continue their education.


Covid-19 Testing Acknowledgement Form


(Note: A PowerSchool Username and Password will be required to complete the form. If you do not have the Access ID and Password for your student, please contact Ms. Ramos in the front office.)

Community Announcements

Volunteer for EarthFair 2022

Sunday, April 24


EarthFair home page

EarthFair volunteer page


More than 300 volunteers participate and make the EarthFair an enormous success. Events like this don't happen without individuals stepping forward to do what's needed. There are LOTS of different jobs we need to fill to make EarthFair happen. Please join us on Sunday, April 24, 2022, to help put on a celebration and transform lives!

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