Proud Member of NEU
A California Distinguished School!
1 Tammy Evans - Science Teacher
7 Susie Farnsworth - 5th Grade Teacher
9 Cheryl Stott - Reading Intervention Teacher
10 Emily Martin - Librarian
12 Amy Lewis - 1st Grade Teacher
15 Christine Anderson - Principal
27 Paul Leedy - Music Teacher K-1
29 Brittany Bybee - Special Education Teacher K - 2
7 Peggy Nguyen - Kinder Teacher
9 Heidi Eadie - 2nd Grade Teacher
17 Michelle Alarid - 3rd Grade Teacher
7 Deanna Maher - 4th Grade Teacher
8 Julie Cunningham - 3rd Grade Teacher
13 Mark Bray - 3fd Grade Teacher
19 Teresa Canez - Special Education Instructional Aide
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. ~Les Brown
Don't Miss NMUSD's Festival of Learning Event - April 1, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. -Learn About the Signature Academies!
Spring Break - NO SCHOOL - April 6th - 10th
First Grade Clelbrates "100th" Day of School!
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!
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!
Sonora School News
Congratulations Mrs. Bybee - Sonora's Teacher of the Year!
Mrs. Bybee teaches our Special Day K-2 class. She is an amazing person and teacher! We're all so proud of her! Congrats, Mrs. Bybee!
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.
GATE Parent Information
"No Excuses University"
To find out more about "No Excuses" visit http://turnaroundschools.com/neu-network/
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
Help Raise $$$
Register at igive.com and have $$ donated to our school each time you shop at participating stores!