A California Distinguished School!
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. ~Les Brown
Sonora Turns 50!
2012-1013 School Year
Student Alumni Reunion is on June 7, 2013 from 6-9pm
Newport-Mesa Unified School District Announces Selection of New Principal for Whittier Elementary School
El Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa anuncia la selección de nuevo Director para la Escuela Primaria Whittier
Calling All Young Artists Whose Lives Have Been Touched By Epilepsy...Opportunity to Have Art Work at Annual Exhibit
6 Rosa Salvador - Preschool Aide
7 Deanna Maher - 4th Grade Teacher
8 Julie Cunningham - Kinder Teacher
19 Teresa Canez - RSP/Learning Lab Aide
7 Debra Muniz - 6th Grade Teacher
20 Emily Carmichael - 1st Grade Teacher
24 Peggy Roberts - 3rd Grade Teacher
25 Nereyda Rynearson - Instructional Assistant
29 Jon Pardoen - 6th Grade Teacher - Special Day
4 Wanda Soekias - Preschool Teacher
10 Jenny Burks - 6th Grade Teacher
13 Marie Waits - Special Ed Aide
15 Mary Davis - Special Ed Instructional Assistant
24 Donna Sawyer - Playground Duty Supervisor
5 Kristin Delgado - Speech Teacher
6 Bryan Choun - Night Custodian
8 Kathy Garcia-Crabb - 4th Grade Teacher
12 Kori Johnson - Health Assistant
26 Nick St. Royal - Band and Music Director
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.
WHAT COMES AFTER HIGH SCHOOL???? COLLEGE!!
Preparing for college begins in elementary school!
Sonora Students are College Bound!
Sonora Geography Bee 2013
Jim Cogan - Resident Master Teaching Artist - Storytelling at Family Game Night
Kiwanis Club Recognizes Outstanding 6th Graders!
Sonora Student Alumni 50 Year Reunion
Sonora Elementary School Is 50
Sonora’s 50th Year Student Alumni Reunion!
Are you an alumni of Sonora Elementary School?
Join us on Friday night, June 7th from 6:00pm to 9:00 pm for our 50th Year Student Alumni Reunion at Sonora School!
RSVP to Christine Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Amy Lewis at email@example.com
Sonora Band Performance at DAR
The Amazing Sonora Staff!
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!
Sonora School News
Sonora Band ~ Balboa Parade June 2011
Sonora 2012 - 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 2012 600 Club Members! You are truly ROCK STARS!
600 Club ~ 2012
"No Excuses University"
To find out more about "No Excuses" visit http://turnaroundschools.com/neu-network/
Websites for Home Use
Ticket to Read - Click here then use your student's personal user name + password.
Renaissance Learning (Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math, Math Facts in a Flash 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 - download this website on your desktop the first time only that you use Lexia at home : click here Then go to: click here Put in this customer code the first time you use Lexia at home:5652-0884-1464-5064 . Students access Lexia just like they do at school - same username and password.
Parent Reading Guides
Parent Reading Guide in English and Spanish . . . http://sections.latimes.com/parentreadingguide2012#2012/09/19/?page=1
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!
WE ARE COLLEGE BOUND!"
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
Segerstrom Center for the Arts JUNE Program features Sonora School!
When you go to the Segerstrom Center this summer, look for the 3 page spread on Sonora School
and our collaboration with the Center in their June Program!
We are honored and proud to be a partner with the Segerstrom Center.
Our Ceramic Residency was amazing last year and we look forward to some fun collaboration next school year!
Help Raise $$$
Register at igive.com and have $$ donated to our school each time you shop at participating stores!
Annie ~ June 13th , 14th & 15th