Sonora Eagle News

November 29, 2021

From the Eagle's Nest

Hello Sonora families!

I hope you all had an enjoyable Thanksgiving Holiday. I want to express my gratitude to you for your partnership, understanding, and flexibility over the last 26 months or so! We have endured a lot both individually, with family, and as a school community and have navigated through so many different challenges and changes.

Thank you for being receptive to all of our guidelines and changes, but most of all, thank you for doing a great job! I know it might not be often that you hear it - but YOU ARE DOING GREAT! Each of you is doing the best job you can and it shows in our kids when they come to school each day.

We are planning on having our holiday boutique next month, which is a fun treat for all of our students to shop for gifts for their families. There will be more information to come.

Our students in band and choir have been working diligently on preparing pieces for a future concert, and some of our choir members are planning on singing Christmas carols as we near winter break.

Health Screening at Home

Please continue to actively screen your child each day at home for any signs of illness and notify the front office to excuse your child from school if that's the case. If your child has been a close contact to someone with COVID-19, please notify the front office as well. We appreciate your communication with the school to ensure that we are doing our best to maintain health and safety. We utilize the Student Symptom Decision Tree to screen for any signs of illness.

Parking Lot Rules

We're making some great progress in our parking lot, but still need to ensure that the rules are followed. It's so important to me that everyone is safe - especially our kids! If you have to wait an extra 30 to 60 seconds, please do! Have your child enter/exit the car AFTER the crosswalk only. Students will exit onto the sidewalk where adults are there to supervise.


We are slowly starting to phase in volunteering at Sonora, with the intention of volunteering to offer to serve in a capacity that supports the betterment of Sonora Elementary. If you have volunteered in the past, you will have to reapply from the beginning. You can visit here for more information on how to apply. I will provide subsequent communication with what this will look like on our campus.

Have a wonderful week and I'll see you around campus! ♥

Mrs. Mia Doidge


Sonora Elementary

Art Masters

Our students have been enjoying our Arts Masters expert and learning about the artist, Georges Seurat. Seurat is most known for his style of pointillism, which is tiny, separate brush strokes. When you look at the image from afar, it is a beautiful portrait!

(shout out to Mrs. Alves class!)

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Let's Go Roller Skating This Wednesday!!

Come join us at Fountain Valley Skating Center! This Wednesday, December 1st from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. $8.00 admission includes skate rental and fund raising for Sonora!

9105 Recreation Circle

Warner and Magnolia

(714) 847-0022

Sonora Eagles Handbook

Please find some time to read our handbook with more detailed information about our school! There are guidelines and rules that every student and family should be familiar with.

Join the Sonora PTA

We want you in the PTA!! Join here.
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November 6 Pillar Character Trait

The 6 pillar character trait for November is RESPONSIBILITY. RESPONSIBILITY includes some of these qualities:

  • Do what you are supposed to do.
  • Plan ahead.
  • Be diligent.
  • Persevere.
  • Do your best.
  • Use self-control.
  • Be self-disciplined.
  • Think before you act.
  • Be accountable for your words, actions and attitudes.
  • Set a good example for others.
  • Choose a positive attitude.
  • Make healthy choices.
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Write Organized Reports

This three-step strategy will set your child up to write a clear, well-organized report.

1. Choose your topic

Say your child is supposed to write about an animal. The process will be more fun if she picks an animal she finds interesting—and her enthusiasm is likely to come through in her writing.

2. Brainstorm questions

What does your child want to know about her topic? If she chose penguins, she might decide to research what they eat or how many eggs they lay at a time. She could write each question on a separate index card.

3. Collect facts

Your child can read about penguins in library books and online. As she researches, she should fill each card with facts. She might write information about a penguin’s diet on one card and offspring on another. Tip: She can use each card to write one paragraph in her report.♥

Strengthen Bonds with Family Traditions

Traditions build a sense of security by giving your child something to count on. Try these ideas:

Talk about family traditions

Maybe you take a full-moon walk once a month or visit a Christmas tree farm every December. Discussing these traditions will help your child recognize and treasure them as part of what makes your family special.

Make adjustments

Accept that some traditions may not work this year, such as hosting a World Series watch party or attending a neighborhood potluck. Then look for ways to adapt them. Perhaps you’ll eat peanuts and popcorn with your family while watching baseball or classic sports on TV. You’ll build stronger bonds and a sense of a family identity.♥

Yogurtland Mondays

Monday, Oct. 25th, 2:30pm to Monday, Feb. 28th 2022 at 4:30pm

1450 Baker Street

Costa Mesa, CA

EVERY MONDAY go to Yogurtland and mention Sonora!! Our school will receive some of the profits!

Monthly Mental Health and Wellness Digest

Classes for Parents