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Proud Member of NEU

Proud Member of NEU

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A California Distinguished School!

Achievement Award

Staff Birthdays


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


Sonora Quote

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

District News


Calling All Parents of Current 3rd Graders!

If you have a child going from 3rd grade this year, into 4th grade next year, this meeting notice is for you! :-)

    Thursday morning - June 18th - at 7:30am in the school library.

Come to an informational parent meeting about exciting changes taking place in 4th grade next year. We will have 3-4th grade classes with 3 amazing teachers!

Come hear about our plans, ask questions and learn about our arts launch!


Elementary Climate Survey

Calling all parents of elementary students!
This is your opportunity to share your 2014-15 experience with your child’s
school in a short, voluntary climate survey. Your feedback as parents is much
appreciated as we review the 2014-15 school year and plan for 2015-16.

Please click here to complete the survey which should take you approximately
10 minutes. If you have questions regarding the content of this survey, please
contact ksuhr@nmusd.us

Llamando a todos los padres de los estudiantes de primaria!
Esta es tu oportunidad para compartir su experiencia de 2014-15 con la escuela de su hijo en una corta, que se debe tomar aproximadamente 10 minutos, voluntaria encuesta de ambiente escolar. Su opinion como padres es muy apreciada como una revisión del  año 2014-15 de la escuela y el plan para 2015-16.

Por favor haga clic aquí para completar la encuesta. Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre el contenido de esta encuesta, por favor póngase en contacto con ksuhr@nmusd.us



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!


If you are new to the Newport Mesa Unified School District and would like information on enrolling your child for the 2015-2016 school year, enrollment began on April 20, 2015.  Please go to https://nmusd-ca.schoolloop.com/enrollment for information.

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!


"No Excuses University"

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

GATE Parent Information

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

Today: 7/4/15

Aeries Parent Portal

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!


Sonora School News

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6th Grade Kiwanis "Mustand Pride" Award Recipients

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Congratulations Megan Farrington and Kamea Binnquist- Kiwanis "Mustang Pride" Award Winners! We are all so proud of you, your accomplishments and your leadership at Sonora! You are College Bound!

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

Help Raise $$$

Register at igive.com  and have $$ donated to our school each time you shop at participating stores!