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A California Distinguished School!
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. ~Les Brown
Newport Mesa Unified School District’s Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education Dr. Chuck Hinman Accepts Post as Superintendent of West Covina Unified School District
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
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 Students and Staff Honor Our Veterans!
2014-15 StudentLeadership Election Results
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
Jim Cogan - Resident Master Teaching Artist - Storytelling at Family Game Night
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!
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
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
CM Zone Elementary College Night - CM Zone Principals
Sonora School News
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.
GATE Parent Information
"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
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
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First Grade - email@example.com
Second Grade - firstname.lastname@example.org
Third Grade - email@example.com
Fourth Grade - firstname.lastname@example.org
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