Proud Member of NEU
WHAT COMES AFTER HIGH SCHOOL?? COLLEGE!!!
What comes after high school??? COLLEGE!
Preparing for college begins in elementary school!
Sonora Students are College Bound!
A California Distinguished School!
6 Bryan Choun - Night Custodian
8 Kathy Garcia-Crabb - 4th Grade Teacher
12 Kori Johnson - Health Assistant
23 Alisha Williams - Intervention Teacher
28 Audrey Scott - Nurse
17 Linda Roberts - Special Day Teacher
21 Natalia Pineyua - Special Education Aide
29 Catherine Morgan - 1st Grade Teacher
2 Sue McVeigh - 1st Grade Teacher
20 Chyra Paxson - Special Education Aide
21 Cheryl Wright - Office Assistant
28 Noelle Milton - Special Education Teacher
30 Esmie Wallace - Cafeteria Assistant
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. ~Les Brown
NEW ENROLLMENT FOR 2015-2016
If you are new to the Newport Mesa Unified School District and would like information on enrolling your child for the 2015-2016 school year, enrollment began on April 20, 2015. Please go to https://nmusd-ca.schoolloop.com/enrollment for information.
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.
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!
Lion King Auditions in September! Get Ready!
Auditions in the MPR - September 15 &16, 2015 - 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Who will you be? Simba? Nala? Scar? Rafiki? or ???
Prepare for auditions! Learn the songs “Hakuna Matata” and “Circle of Life!"
Sonora Band - Balboa Parade
Sonora 6th Grade Photo 2015
Are You Smarter Than a Sonora Student?
Sonora Student Leadership challenge families in a classic Hollywood meets Academics! Sonora Students are the winners! Stay tuned for next year's challengers.
Sonora Handbells and Show Choir
Our wonderful Handbells and Show Choir performing this Holiday Season at the Summit House as well as Segerstrom Center's Annual Candlelight Gala.
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!
Contact Your PTA Grade Level Rep!
You can contact your grade level PTA representative by using the following email addresses:
Preschool - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kindergarten - email@example.com
First Grade - firstname.lastname@example.org
Second Grade - email@example.com
Third Grade - firstname.lastname@example.org
Fourth Grade - email@example.com
Fifth Grade - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sixth Grade - email@example.com
Aeries Parent Portal
Sonora School News
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!"
6th Grade Kiwanis "Mustand Pride" Award Recipients
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.
Help Raise $$$
Register at igive.com and have $$ donated to our school each time you shop at participating stores!
BIRTHDAY TREAT POLICY CHANGE
Our birthday celebration policy has changed,
beginning with the 2015-16 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: