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What comes after high school??? COLLEGE!

Preparing for college begins in elementary school!

Sonora Students are College Bound!

Staff Birthdays



6     Brayan Choun - Night Custodian

8     Kathy Garcia-Crabb - 4th Grade Teacher

12   Kori Johnson - Health Assistant

23   Alisha Williams - Kinder Teacher

25   Donna Lopez - Special Ed Preschool Teacher

28   Audrey Scott - Nurse



 3   Dani Corona - State Preschool Program

10  Kenny Nguyen - Science Teacher 5th and 6th

17  Linda Roberts - 3rd - 6th Grade Special Day Teacher

29  Catherine Morgan - 1st Grade Teacher



 2   Sue McVeigh - 1st Grade Teacher

20  Chyra Paxson - Special Ed Aide

21  Cheryl Wright - Office Assistant

28  Noelle Milton - RSP Teacher

30  Esmie Wallace - Cafeteria Assistant



 1   Yuka Reyes - Occupational Therapist

 4   Kelli Davison-Warrick - Kinder Teacher

17  Peggy Pfeifer - Cafeteria Manager

21  Ximena Escobar - State Preschool Aide

30  Shelly Mymon - 3rd Grade Teacher



 1   Samira Attallah - Special Ed Aide

13  Christina Selstad - 3rd Grade Teacher

15  Marcy Shands-Brown - School Community Facilitator

Sonora Quote

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

District News


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Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year!

Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year! We are happy to have you here at Sonora ~ The Hidden Gem of Mesa del Mar! School starts on Tuesday, September 6th at 7:50. Check out our handbook - on our website - for information about lunch times, recess times and start and dismissal times. We do NOT have an early out Wednesday. We get out every day at the same time. If I can answer any questions, please call the school office at 714-424-7955 and ask for my administrative assistant, Cindy to speak with me or schedule an appointment time. Thanks again for being a part of our wonderful school! Sonora students , parents and staff ROCK!


Christine Anderson, Principal


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

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


Sonora Sweeps the State Awards!

Congratulations to the Sonora Elementary School Community! We've been recognized as a state "Gold Ribbon" School, state "Exemplary Arts" School AND a "Title I Achieving" School! Wow! 3 state awards in one year! Way to go, Sonora! You ROCK!!


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6th Grade Tall Ship Experience

Parent Notification of Professional Qualifications of Faculty

Emergency Pick up Procedures

During an emergency, remain calm, know that our top priority is keeping your child safe, and follow these procedures: 

  • Go to the reunification table set up outside one of the campus entry points.
  • Please wait there and DO NOT enter the campus.
  • Sonora staff will find your child’s emergency release card and send a messenger or radio the student management team where your child is being supervised by staff. 
  • Your child will be brought to meet you at the reunification table and released into your care.

Let's all be smart and help everyone remain safe by following these procedures!




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!


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Click "Register Now"

Click "Parent Registration"

Fill out the form. You must have your student identification number - found on your child's report card.


Once you have registered, you will receive daily/weekly emails giving you updates from the school. This is how we notify parents of events happening at the school!


Click on the "News" on the right hand corner of your email.

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Enrollment Information for New Students

If you are new to the Newport Mesa Unified School District and would like information on enrolling your child for the 2016-2017 school year, please go to


Aeries Parent Portal

School Calendar

Today: 10/27/16
12:00 AM Red Ribbon Week
4:30 PM Musical - Rehearsal

Sonora School News

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Our birthday celebration is as follows:

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 or balloon bouquets or large flower bouquets to school to celebrate birthdays.

Student birthdays will be recognized in the following ways:

  • Monthly at flag deck

  • Classroom recognition

  • Birthday Book Club - parents can donate a new book to the school library in honor of their child's birthday. (information about participating will be sent home in September.)

Online Flyers

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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!


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.


NCLB Parent Notification