The Riebli Record

John B. Riebli Elementary Newsletter--Kindergarten News!

Welcome to Riebli!

Welcome to Riebli, where laughter, learning, play, and fun is a part of our daily routine! Riebli School is dedicated to recognizing and promoting the unique nature of each one of our students. We take great pride in creating a safe learning environment full of support while also promoting strong partnerships between home, community, and school.

At Riebli, we value a risk taking, problem solving, and emphasize academic achievement through collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. Our focus is always on 21st Century Learning skills, and when appropriate, we utilize technology as a tool for learning and student engagement. We work hard to incorporate Project based learning for all students. We strive to create and maintain learning spaces across campus that foster the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth of each of our students. As a community of educators, learners, and parents, we expect and uphold consideration for others, compassion, empathy, responsibility, and self-discipline.

One of the many amazing things that sets Riebli apart from other schools is our active parent support and involvement. Parent participation is key to student success and we encourage each and every parent to become a part of our community in some way. Together, we can work as a team to ensure that our Riebli Panthers develop to their fullest potential and become lifelong learners, ready to change the world!

It's going to be a great year and go Panthers!
Emily G. Todd

Meet the Kindergarten Team!

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Meet Mrs. Todd

I can honestly say I wake up every morning excited to see what is in store for me at 315 Mark West Springs Road. These students, and my family, are my heart and soul. The staff at Riebli is makes coming to work feel like an honor. They care so deeply for these students and want to see then succeed. We also have the best community around!

Before coming to Riebli, I was a Principal for 9 years in Petaluma, including Kenilworth Junior High and Grant Elementary School. I also have taught 6-12 graders in Rohnert Park and Sacramento. I was born and raised in Santa Rosa, attending Slater Jr. High (where I met my Hubby) and Montgomery High School (and I had some of the same teachers as both of my parents who also attended these schools). I went to UC Davis for my undergrad work and Sacramento State for my Masters and teaching credential. I am married to the amazing Dave and we have a son, Jasper.

I love to read, travel, camp, Watch Giants Baseball and hang out in the backyard and play!

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FAQs about coming to Riebli

  • Do I need to send a backpack to school with my child?
    • Yes, you should send your student with a FULL SIZE backpack daily. Don't worry about supplies, the Kindergarten teachers will go over this at Back to School night.

  • Do I need to pack a snack and lunch for my child every day? What kind of items and what about a drink?
    • Yes, pack a snack daily. Good snack ideas are: Pretzels, fruit, crackers, cheese, carrots, etc.
    • Make sure the items are easy to open for your student. A water bottle is very important to have for school daily. Lunch, you can pack a lunch or your student can purchase a hot lunch for $4.00.

  • Where should I pick up my child after school?
    • If your student goes to the Boys and Girls club or ECC aftercare, their staff will pick up your student from the Kindergarten Playyard. If you (or another adult) is picking up your student, they wait outside the Kindergarten play yard. The teacher makes sure they pair each student with the right adult.

  • Anything I should know about what my child should wear or what shoes to wear or not wear? Are hats okay to wear to school?
    • Students should wear clothing they can play and move in. Closed toed shoes are a must. Hats are allowed outside only.

  • What is the schedule for the beginning of the school day?
    • School starts at 8:30am! If you arrive between 8:10 and 8:25am, the Kindergarten play yard is open for students to play on. Students line up on the kindergarten yard and wait for their teachers to come and bring them to class.

  • Are hot lunches available for my kindergartner?
    • Yes, every day.

  • I got a lunch bill, but I send my student with lunch daily.
    • The school is not able to deny students food unless you tell us otherwise, that’s the law. If you do not want your student to receive hot lunch, you need to let the kitchen know.

  • What is the procedure if we arrive late for school in the morning?
    • If you arrive after 8:30 am, stop by the office for a tardy slip before heading to class.

  • Do I need to send any school supplies with my child?
    • Just a Backpack and lunch. The teachers will go over the details of this at Back to School night.

  • What is the number to call if my child will be absent?
  • The absent hotline is 707-524-2980.
  • If you plan to be on vacation for 5 or more days, you need to apply for independent study. Talk with your teacher and see the office to set this up.
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Bell Schedule for Kindergarten


  • Wednesday is an early release day. Kindergarten gets out at 12:42.
  • Drop off begins at 8:10am in the Kindergarten play yard. Parents, help your student hang up their items and then have them go play. Once you have helped, please step outside the play yard.
  • After school the play yard is open until 3pm. There is no bathroom access in the Kindergarten classrooms.

Here is the schedule:

Monday: 8:30-1:32pm

Tuesday: 8:30-1:32pm

WEDNESDAY: 8:30-12:42pm

Thursday: 8:30-1:32pm

Friday: 8:30-1:32pm

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