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"No Excuses University"

To find out more about "No Excuses" visit      http://turnaroundschools.com/neu-network/


What comes after high school??? COLLEGE!

Preparing for college begins in elementary school!

Sonora Students are College Bound!

Staff Birthdays


1     Tammy Evans - Science Specialist

7     Susie Farnsworth - 6th Grade Teacher

10   Emily Martin - Librarian

12   Amy Lewis - First Grade Teacher

15   Christine Anderson - Principal

28   Brittany Bybee - Special Education Teacher K-3



7    Peggy Nguyen - Kinder Teacher

9    Heidi Eadie - 3rd Grade Teacher

16  Violet Marquez - Special Education Preschool

17  Michelle Alarid - 2nd Grade Teacher

17  Natalie Gudelman - Speech and Language



7    Deanna Maher - 4th Grade Teacher

8    Julie Cunningham - 2nd Grade Teacher

9    Jeannine Jones - Music Teacher

13  Mark Bray - 5th Grade Teacher

19  Teresa Canez - Special Education Instructional Aide

24  Jessica Partida-Nguyen


7    Debra Muniz - 5th Grade Arts Conservatory Class

20  Emily Carmichael - 3rd Grade Teacher

24  Peggy Roberts - 2nd Grade Teacher

25  Nereyda Rynearson - Bilingual Instructional Aide

29  Ryan Baker - PE Teacher



 4    Dani Corona - State Preschool Teacher

15   Mary Davis - Special Education Instructional Aide

21   Hilary Fenn - 6th Grade Teacher

24   Donna Sawyer - Playground Supervisor

Sonora Quote

Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.  ~Les Brown

District News

Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year!

Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year! We are happy to have you here at Sonora ~ The Hidden Gem of Mesa del Mar! School starts on Tuesday, September 6th at 7:50. Check out our handbook - on our website - for information about lunch times, recess times and start and dismissal times. We do NOT have an early out Wednesday. We get out every day at the same time. If I can answer any questions, please call the school office at 714-424-7955 and ask for my administrative assistant, Cindy to speak with me or schedule an appointment time. Thanks again for being a part of our wonderful school! Sonora students , parents and staff ROCK!


Christine Anderson, Principal


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The Sonora Staff, Students, and Parents are committed to creating a school

that accepts no limits to the academic success of ALL students.


Sonora Sweeps the State Awards!

Congratulations to the Sonora Elementary School Community! We've been recognized as a state "Gold Ribbon" School, state "Exemplary Arts" School AND a "Title I Achieving" School! Wow! 3 state awards in one year! Way to go, Sonora! You ROCK!!


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Dogs on Campus

Dear Parents, 

Just a friendly reminder ~ the only dogs allowed on campus are Service Dogs. A Service Dog is defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. “Therapy” Dogs, whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support, do not qualify under these guidelines provided by the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Public Schools fall under the guidelines provided by the ADA. Thank  you for your cooperation!

Emergency Pick up Procedures

During an emergency, remain calm, know that our top priority is keeping your child safe, and follow these procedures: 

  • Go to the reunification table set up outside one of the campus entry points.
  • Please wait there and DO NOT enter the campus.
  • Sonora staff will find your child’s emergency release card and send a messenger or radio the student management team where your child is being supervised by staff. 
  • Your child will be brought to meet you at the reunification table and released into your care.

Let's all be smart and help everyone remain safe by following these procedures!




Online Flyers

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Contact Us

Main Office Number 714-424-7955

Office Fax Number 714-424-4751


Principal: Christine P. Anderson



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Click "Register Now"

Click "Parent Registration"

Fill out the form. You must have your student identification number - found on your child's report card.


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Enrollment Information for New Students

If you are new to the Newport Mesa Unified School District and would like information on enrolling your child for the 2016-2017 school year, please go to


Aeries Parent Portal

School Calendar

Today: 4/27/17


Our birthday celebration is as follows:

We know it's fun to celebrate your child’s birthday and we will still recognize birthdays here at school; however parents will no longer bring food items or balloon bouquets or large flower bouquets to school to celebrate birthdays.

Student birthdays will be recognized in the following ways:

  • Monthly at flag deck

  • Classroom recognition

  • Birthday Book Club - parents can donate a new book to the school library in honor of their child's birthday. (information about participating will be sent home in September.)

Sonora School Creed

Sonora Students are College Bound!

"I pledge to be a person of character and trust,

I will be respectful and responsible doing what I must!

I will act with fairness and show that I care,

Be a good citizen and do my share!

Character counts at Sonora School!


Websites for Home Use


Renaissance Learning ( Accelerated Math ) - click here then use 6 digit student ID and birthday for password. You can check your student's AR progress at this site too.

Typing Club - https://nmusd.typingclub.com at then use 6 digit student ID and birthday for password

Lexia -:  http://www.lexialearning.com - same username and password as they use at school.

SWUN Math - Teachers have set up their classes to go onto www.Swunmath.com for math practice and short video lessons at home. 

Parent Emergency Procedure Information

All Sonora Teachers and Para Professionals are Highly Qualified!

All Sonora Teachers and Para Professionals are highly qualified, as indicated by the No Child Left Behind Federal Act.


NCLB Parent Notification