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A California Distinguished School!

Achievement Award

Sonora Quote

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

District News


Staff Birthdays


1  Tammy Evans - 3-6 Amazing Science Teacher

5  Tawnie Samson - Special Ed Instructional Aide

7  Susie Farnsworth - 5th Grade Teacher - Sonora Teacher of the Year

10 Emilee Martin - Library Media Clerk

12 Amy Lewis - 1st Grade Teacher

20 Jennifer Switzer - Special Ed Instructional Aide

27 Paul Leedy - Wonderful Music Teacher for K-1

28 Brittany Sprague - K-2 Special Day Teacher






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

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

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Preparing for college begins in elementary school!

Sonora Students are College Bound!

Library Triplets on "Twin Day!"


Angelica Figueroa, Emilee Martin, and Milania Ortiz

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Congratulations, Mrs. Farnsworth, Sonora Teacher of the Year!

We thank you for ALL that you do for our school, students and our community!

Thank you for helping us with EVERYTHING!!

We admire and appreciate YOU

and are proud to be your colleagues!

Sonora 2013 - 600 Club Members!


A ride in the limo - 350.00, lunch at Joe's Crab Shack - 250.00,

a perfect score on the CST last May? Priceless!

Congrats to the 2013 600 Club Members!

You are truly ROCK STARS!


Sophia Catania (600 in both Reading & Math! & 2nd time in the 600 Club)

Benjamin Vu (600 in both Reading & Math!!)

Megan Farrington (2nd time in the 600 Club)

Kai Kamikihara (2nd time in the 600 Club)

Kayla Nguyen (2nd time in the 600 Club)

Quinn Handy (2nd time in the 600 Club)

Edwin Estrada

Jasmine Rodriguez

Matthew Anderson

Joshua Galamgam

Gagandeep Kaur

Grace Fesili

Tiernan McNally

Mikayla Sokmanan

2013-14 Staff Pictures

Staff Picture 50th Anniversary Quilt
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Jim Cogan - Resident Master Teaching Artist - Storytelling at Family Game Night

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A Huge THANK YOU Community Partners!

A huge thank you goes out to the Costa Mesa Foundation and Bill Turpit, Grants Committee Chair, for their generous donation of $2,000 to help cover the cost of our popular and successful "Ticket to Read" program here at Sonora! Our students LOVE this program, which fosters increased reading fluency and comprehension at all levels.

Rock Harbor Church and the Crossing Church for their ongoing support of our school! They have made significant improvements to our campus during annual Make-over Days, breakfast and lunch for our staff a couple times during the school year, teacher supplies and backpack stuffed with wonderful school supplies! Holy Trinity Church is joining our community partnerships this year providing classroom instructional supplies and volunteers to tutor individual students needing a little extra support. 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!

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!

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Dad's Club

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Online Flyers

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Costa Mesa Middle & High School Coffee With the Principals

Please join Dr. D'Agostino and Dr. Peralta on Friday, March 28th from 8:30 to 10:30 AM in the Costa Mesa High School Library for "Coffee with the Principals."

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Costa Mesa Middle and High School "DELTA" Program Open House - March 27th

Are you the parent of a 5th or 6th grader at Sonora? You'll want to attend the "DELTA" Math, Science, and Technology Open House from 5:30 - 8:00pm on March 27th! Come see this program in action and learn what it could mean for your child when they enter middle school.

Holiday Program 2013

Segerstrom Center for the Arts "Candlelight Gala" Performance & Generous Donation to our Music Program

Veterans' Day 2013

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

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GATE Parent Information

Today: 4/23/14
5:30 PM PTA General Meeting and Volunteer Awards

Sonora School News

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"No Excuses University"

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

Websites for Home Use


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

Lexia -: Students access Lexia just like they do at school - same username and password.

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

Parent Reading Guides

Parent Reading Guide in English and Spanish . . . http://sections.latimes.com/parentreadingguide2012#2012/09/19/?page=1

Parent Handbook

Our new Parent Handbook is now online in English and in Spanish! Hard copies will be available on Back to School Night on Sept. 20th.

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!


CMHS 2013 Football Fan Schedule

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!

Contact Your PTA Grade Level Rep!

You can contact your grade level PTA representative by using the following email addresses:

Preschool  - sonorapreschool@gmail.com

Kindergarten - sonorakinder@gmail.com

First Grade - sonora1st@gmail.com

Second Grade - sonora2nd@gmail.com

Third Grade - sonora3rd@gmail.com

Fourth Grade - sonora4th@gmail.com

Fifth Grade - sonora5th@gmail.com

Sixth Grade - sonora6th@gmail.com

Help Raise $$$

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