Proud Member of NEU
WHAT COMES AFTER HIGH SCHOOL?? COLLEGE!!!
What comes after high school??? COLLEGE!
Preparing for college begins in elementary school!
Sonora Students are College Bound!
A California Distinguished School!
1 Tammy Evans - Science Teacher
7 Susie Farnsworth - 5th Grade Teacher
10 Emily Martin - Librarian
12 Amy Lewis - 1st Grade Teacher
13 Shauna Kirby - Instructional Assistant
15 Christine Anderson - Principal
19 Gabby Campbell - School Psychologist
28 Brittany Bybee - Special Education Teacher TK - 2
6 Tracy Taber - Art Teacher
7 Peggy Nguyen - Kinder Teacher
9 Heidi Eadie - 2nd Grade Teacher
16 Violet Marquez - Preschool Teacher
17 Michelle Alarid - 3rd Grade Teacher
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. ~Les Brown
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.
Sonora's Application for the State Gold Ribbon Award
Welcome to our California School Recognition Awards Program "Gold Ribbon" Site Visitation Team! This team is spending the morning with us on March 31st to see our wonderful "No Excuses University" (NEU) program. This team will visit classrooms, hear about our NEU Program, see part of our "High School Musical" Play and validate our application. We're excited to show off our amazing school and school community!
Congratulations Mrs. Maher - Sonora Teacher of the Year!
Student Leadership Team 15-16
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:
Let's all be smart and help everyone remain safe by following these procedures!
Sonora Band - Balboa Parade
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!
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 2015-16
Sonora School News
BIRTHDAY TREAT POLICY CHANGE
Our birthday celebration policy has changed,
beginning with the 2015-16 school year.
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 to school to celebrate birthdays.
Student birthdays will be recognized in the following ways:
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!"
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.
Help Raise $$$
Register at igive.com and have $$ donated to our school each time you shop at participating stores!