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Christine P. Anderson, Principal
Christine P. Anderson, Principal

Principal's Message

Dear Sonora Elementary School Parents,

Welcome to Sonora School! The Sonora School community has high expectations for every student, staff and parent and has made the commitment to work collaboratively to ensure that all students succeed and are prepared for college and the work place. We believe there are "no excuses" for not doing your best each and every day.

Sonora students thrive in an active learning community, enriched with many art programs through our partnership with the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Orange County Department of Education and a number of art partnerships with various organizations throughout Orange County. Family events, field trip learning opportunities, assemblies, our award winning band, handbell choir and vocal choir, and a wide variety of after school programs also create enrichment opportunities for our students . Sonora enjoys a high level of parent and community involvement from our amazing PTA and our awesome Dad's Club! We hope you will become a member of our PTA and get involved to keep all the incredible opportunities going for our students. You will increase your sense of belonging to our school community by becoming involved in PTA and the Dad's Club, make new friends and be an active participant in your child's education.

The mission of Sonora School is: "The Sonora Staff, Students, and Parents are committed to creating a school that accepts no limits to the success of ALL students." The Character Counts Program is practiced by students, teachers and families. The 6 pillars of character ~ Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship ~ are practiced throughout the school year; highlighting one character trait each month. Each day students say the Pledge of Allegiance and the Sonora School Creed, which incorporates the 6 pillars of character. We are committed to providing the best education for your child in an environment conducive to higher learning. The entire Sonora Community shares in the responsibility of working cooperatively toward the success of all students.

We value communication with you and have set up procedures to ensure that effective communication is on-going between school and home. If you need to contact or meet with me, simply call the office at 714-424-7955 and speak with Cindy Henthorn, my Administrative Assistant. If she is unable to answer your question, she will be happy to arrange a time for us to speak on the phone or in person. I am also usually available before school and at dismissal to answer any questions or concerns. We realize the importance of maintaining a clear line of communication between school and home and certainly make every effort to accomplish this goal.

Thank you for your on-going support of our school. We hope to see you often!

Christine P. Anderson

Sonora Students Are College Bound!