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SCHOOL STARTS

MONDAY, AUGUST 11th, 2014!!!

Office officially opens Monday, August 4th

Office Hours  8am - 4pm

Phone Number  (209)576-4683

 Welcome to Sonoma Elementary

Sonoma School is a neighborhood school constructed in 1974 as an open building to create a barrier-free environment for the school's physically challenged students. The staff at Sonoma emphasize academic instruction while still providing the extracurricular activities which we believe are vital when providing a well-rounded program for students.

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Friday, August 8th 3pm-5pm Sonoma School Dolphin Round UpUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
New this year we will be hosting a Round Up for all parents and students on Friday, August 8th.  This is the time to complete all the necessary beginning of the year paperwork, ask questions, learn about student activities and parent involvement opportunities, and once the paperwork is complete, you will receive your child's class assignment.  Each student that attends on August 8th will receive a Sonoma Dolphin Round Up dog tag and chain to start their rewards collection for the year.  In order to avoid congestion we are recommending that parents attend at staggered times based on home address.  Families with home addresses ending in an even number are encouraged to arrive at 3pm and families with home addresses ending in an odd number are encouraged to arrive at 4pm.  Looking forward to seeing you there!
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School starts August 11th

 Contact Information


Principal: Darin Willett

Willett.D@monet.k12.ca.us
1325 Sonoma Ave
Modesto, CA 95355
(209) 576-4683

 Young at Art Contest

     Sonoma School students won the 1st 2nd and 3rd places for the category of sculptures in the art contest. The winners gathered at the Mistlin Art Gallery on a Saturday to claim their awards. They got to take their artwork home after being on display at the ceremony.

 

 Information Regarding Free Public Education

Section 5 of Article lX of the State of California constitution guarantees students a ‘free public education.”  The state Supreme Court concluded in the 1984 case of Hartzell v. Connell (35 Cal. 3d.899 (1984)), “that all educational activities carried on by public school districts, extra-curricular as well as curricular, must be without cost to the students who participate in such activities.”  This same ruling found that “mandatory fees for participating in such extra-curricular activities as drama, music, and athletic competition were illegal under the State constitution.”  Furthermore, they also rejected the argument that “fees could be charged so long as the district waived fees for students who were financially unable to pay.”
 
 
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 Mr. Willett in the Modesto Bee!

Kindergarteners react to Sonoma Elementary School principal Darin Willett in a tutu and sombrero today (04-04-14) because kids made a goal of raising $5,170 for the PTA at the Scholastic Book Fair they had the first week in March. Willett promised the kids that if they surpassed their goal of $3,600 he would wear the get up. The book fair theme was Fiesta...that 's why the sombrero is included. Modesto principal feels so pretty – olé!

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 Sonoma's Student Webmasters

  • Demitri Stamos, 5th grade
  • Benny Enriquez, 4th grade
  • Stephanie Lipe, 5th grade 
  • Riley Nunes, 4th grade
 
 
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