JOHN B. RIEBLI ELEMENTARY
John B. Riebli Elementary began in August of 1992, becoming the third elementary school in the Mark West Union School District. We are located in the unincorporated area of Larkfield, which is just north of the city of Santa Rosa.
The school serves approximately 400 students in grades kindergarten through sixth. Our school staff includes 18 classroom teachers, a reading specialist, a Resource Specialist Teacher, Special Day class Teacher, a Speech and Language therapist, classroom instructional assistants, library manager, a Computer Lab Technician, a psychologist, a school nurse, and additional support staff.
Parents are formally involved through the School Site Council and the Parent Teacher Association. We have a very active volunteer program at the school, and before and after school childcare is provided on our campus by the Extended Child Care Coalition of Sonoma County.
Our district PTA provides us with invaluable financial support through field trips, a dynamic Fitness & Movement program, classroom and instrumental music, classroom materials, science enrichment, and guest artists and Cultural Arts Assemblies. Our after-school enrichment and intervention classes, our academic program and together with extracurricular activities such as the Mark West Youth Club, Northwest Oaks Soccer League, Scouts, and YMCA sports provide many learning opportunities for our students.
John B. Elementary is a school with a vision of continued excellence in meeting the needs of all students academically, emotionally, socially and physically. We believe that all students can learn in a positive and safe school environment and that we are responsible for providing opportunities for our students to be successful, fostering confidence and self-esteem.
The mission of the John B. School learning community is to provide an instructional program of high standards and academic excellence to ensure that students will have the skills necessary to function in an ever-changing society.
HOW WE ARE INVOLVED
CARING SCHOOLS COMMUNITIES
The Caring Schools Community program includes community-building activities, classroom meetings and lessons, a homeschool connection, buddy activities, and more. This program enables partnering with Riebli families to support our students’ academic, social, ethical, and emotional growth.
All of Riebli’s 3-6 grade teachers have been trained in GATE teaching strategies. The goal of the integrated GATE program is to engage all learners in a dynamic, rigorous, and engaging learning experience with the end goal of preparing them to leaders and stewards of the future.
SPIRIT WEAR FRIDAYS
Students show their school spirit each Friday by dressing in school spirit clothes. T-shirts and sweatshirts with the Riebli logo are available. Sales are organized and coordinated by the PTA.
Through funding from the PTA, Riebli has a part-time Science teacher that supports learning in the STEM room.
Riebli has an active Garden Education program. Each Fall and Spring the garden turns into a rotating outdoor classroom for students K-6 that consist of science and hands-on gardening. Parent volunteers are a huge part of keeping our garden as beautiful as it is today.
Besides receiving PE from the classroom teacher, our students have a weekly PE with our PE coach from NAA.
Students from grades 4-6 are elected to the Student Leadership Council. This teacher-led council advises a teacher, organizes special events, creates fundraisers, and works on solutions regarding student issues.
TOOLBOX BY DOVETAIL LEARNING
TOOLBOX is a research-based, community-tested Kindergarten through sixth grade social and emotional learning (SEL) program. This program of 12 “tools” strengthens students’ self-mastery, resilience, and empathy.
“Great safe environment for children to learn and have open space to enjoy physical exercise too.
My son started in 1st grade after a not so supportive kindergarten experience and I’ve watched him thrive and grow with all 3 years thus far at Riebli with great teachers!