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WHAT COMES AFTER HIGH SCHOOL?? COLLEGE!!!
What comes after high school??? COLLEGE!
Preparing for college begins in elementary school!
Sonora Students are College Bound!
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
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. ~Les Brown
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
SONORA SCHOOL MISSION
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!!
Dogs on Campus
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:
Let's all be smart and help everyone remain safe by following these procedures!
Main Office Number 714-424-7955
Office Fax Number 714-424-4751
Principal: Christine P. Anderson
Sign up for School Loop/School News! Stay Informed!
Go to the upper left hand corner of this page and
Click "Register Now"
Click "Parent Registration"
Fill out the form. You must have your student identification number - found on your child's report card.
Once you have registered, you will receive daily/weekly emails giving you updates from the school. This is how we notify parents of events happening at the school!
Click on the "News" on the right hand corner of your email.
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
BIRTHDAY TREAT POLICY
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:
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!
WE 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.