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Proud Member of NEU

Proud Member of NEU

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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



17 Linda Roberts - 4,5,6 Teacher

21 Natalia Pineyua - Inst. Asst

24 Phil Theodorou - Music Teacher

29 Catherine Morgan - 1st Grade




  2 Sue McVeigh - 1st Grade

20 Chyra Paxson - Instructional Assistant

21 Cheryl Wright - Office Clerk

28 Noelle Milton - RSP/ISP Teacher

30 Esmie Wallace - Cafeteria Assistant




  4 Kelli Davison - Kinder Teacher

17 Peggy Pfeifer - Cafeteria Manager

17 Donna Honda - Kinder 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!

Sonora Students and Staff Honor Our Veterans!

2014-15 StudentLeadership Election Results

Congratulations to the following newly elected Student Leadership people:


President                    Kyle Anderson

Vice Presidents         Matthew Fesili and Andrew Flores

Secretary                   Daniella (Dani) Wight

Historians                  Eric Castillo - 6th grade

                                   Hannah Destefano - 5th grade

                                   Natalie Ramirez - 4th grade


Messengers            Haven Aguilar - 6th grade

                                 Blake Brunning - 6th grade

                                 Kyra Johnson - 5th grade

                                 Derick Romero - 5th grade

                                 Ashley Vargo - 4th grade

                                 Erick Laveaga Robles - 4th grade


Artists                     Travis Campbell - 6th grade

                                 Emily Tsuge - 5th grade

                                 Gagandeep Kaur - 4th grade



Media Liaison          Janice Morelos

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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Sonora Times

The Sonora Newspaper Club published their first newspaper!  All of the students worked very hard gathering information, writing stories, and reporting on the general happenings at Sonora.  If you missed the paper edition please click on the link below.  http://tinyurl.com/sonorastudentnews

Halloween 2014

Family and Friends Having Fun at Sonora's Family Game Night!

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. 

Dad's Club Booth at Back-to-School Night

Dad's Club Booth at Back-to-School Night

CM Zone Elementary College Night - CM Zone Principals

CM Zone Elementary College Night - CM Zone Principals

Sonora School News

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Online Flyers

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Home to School Parent Newsletter - Jan.

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

GATE Parent Information

Today: 12/19/14
All Day: Holiday Boutique
All Day: Receive Cookie Dough
10:00 AM Sonora PreSchool Winter Program at Sonora

"No Excuses University"

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

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!


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!