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"No Excuses University"
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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!
2 Sue McVeigh - 1st Grade Teacher
20 Chyra Paxson - Special Ed Aide
21 Cheryl Wright - Office Assistant
28 Noelle Milton - RSP Teacher
30 Esmie Wallace - Cafeteria Assistant
1 Yuka Reyes - Occupational Therapist
4 Kelli Davison-Warrick - Kinder Teacher
17 Peggy Pfeifer - Cafeteria Manager
21 Ximena Escobar - State Preschool Aide
30 Shelly Mymon - 3rd Grade Teacher
1 Samira Attallah - Special Ed Aide
13 Christina Selstad - 3rd Grade Teacher
15 Marcy Shands-Brown - School Community Facilitator
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!!
6th Grade Tall Ship Experience
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:
Let's all be smart and help everyone remain safe by following these procedures!
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!
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!
1st and 5th Grade Parents - Math Pilot Program Starting
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
Sonora School News
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.