The Scholarly Beat

March 2021

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Principal's Corner

Hello Sonora Families!


As you know Sonora is applying to be a School of Innovation (SOI). I have previously shared an overview of our plan. Currently we have a SOI Council in place; this committee will meet next Thursday. At this time we have 4 overarching goals to live our mission to "Innovate to Educate":

  • Increasing Student Agency (student ownership of learning)
  • Intervention and Enrichment opportunities for each child
  • Focus on embedding social emotional learning (use of executive skills)
  • Changes in our daily school schedule to meet the needs of each student.

There are multiple pieces that go into place to support innovation, so the topics above are just a glimpse into the opportunities. We are so excited for this adventure, and are thrilled you are on the journey with us. We are always looking for ways to increase our knowledge and skills to best serve the students (and families) we serve.


Be watching for an all new plan for keeping our readers engaged over the summer! So exciting!


Dr. Stewman

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Spring Break Reading is coming up soon! All students can participate - even if you don't purchase a reading buddy.

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Dates to Note in March

March 1st - 5th Read Across America

Lunch on March 2nd will be Green Eggs & Ham, in honor of Dr. Seuss' Birthday!

March 12th St. Patrick Gram Sales End

March 14th Daylight Savings Time Starts

March 17th St. Patrick’s Day

March 17th-19th EAST Conference (Virtual)

March 22nd-26th SPRING BREAK

March 29th PTA Spring Pictures

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Mascot : Sonny the Scholar (Owl)

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