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Proud Member of NEU


What comes after high school??? COLLEGE!

Preparing for college begins in elementary school!

Sonora Students are College Bound!

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A California Distinguished School!

Achievement Award

Staff Birthdays



6     Tracy Taber - Art Teacher

7     Peggy Nguyen - Kinder Teacher

9     Heidi Eadie - 2nd Grade Teacher

16   Violet Marquez - Preschool Teacher

17   Michelle Alarid - 3rd Grade Teacher

       Michelle O'Neill



7 Deanna Maher - 4th Grade Teacher

8 Julie Cunningham - 3rd Grade Teacher

9 Jeannine Jones - Music Teacher

13 Mark Bray - 6th Grade Teacher

19 Teresa Canaz - RSP Instructional Assistant

24 Jessica Partida-Nguyen - Speech and Language

Sonora Quote

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

District News




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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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Congratulations Mrs. Maher - Sonora Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations, Mrs. Maher!! You are an amazing teacher! We are so fortunate that you chose to be a part of the Sonora Family! Thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for ALL you do each and every day for your students and for our school! Your pride and your passion for teaching children shows through everyday! You are dedicated and committed to your mission of high expectations for all! Your kids are college bound because of you and your wonderful colleagues! We love you and appreciate you!! 

6th Grade Tall Ship Experience

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Parent Notification of Professional Qualifications of Faculty

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!




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Jeslyn Phan - Balboa Parade

A Huge THANK YOU Community Partners!

Segerstrom Center for the Arts for your continuing support of our visual and performing arts programs! For the amazing performances we attend at the Center to the Master Teaching Artists who work with our staff and students! We so appreciate your support!

Holy Trinity Church - THANK YOU for providing Christmas for our families and for scholarshipping many students in our afterschool City of Costa Mesa ROCKS Program. We LOVE our Costa Mesa Church Partnerships!!

Newport Balboa Rotary Club for donating a beautiful tree planted in the front of our school on March 7, 2013 in preparation for Arbor Day. Thank you, Newport Rotary!


"No Excuses University"

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

GATE Parent Information

Sonora PTA Email Address

Have a suggestion for PTA?

Want to get involved but don't know exactly how?

If you have anything specifically for our wonderful PTA, please send an email to


We love to hear from you!

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: 8/28/16

Sonora School News

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Our birthday celebration policy has changed,

beginning with the 2016-17 school year.

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 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.)

Online Flyers

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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!


6th Grade Kiwanis "Mustand Pride" Award Recipients

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- Kiwanis "Mustang Pride" Award Winners! We are all so proud of you, your accomplishments and your leadership at Sonora! You are College Bound!

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

Help Raise $$$

Register at igive.com  and have $$ donated to our school each time you shop at participating stores!