Golden View Elementary School

Rainbow Room Staff

Rainbow Room:

Jill Forschler, School Psychologist

jforschler@srvusd.net

Rainbow Room Para-educator:

Bella Lee

alee@srvusd.net

Rainbow Room


 

The Rainbow Program is a research based early intervention program aimed at the following objectives:

  1. Helping students get a good start in school
  2. Developing and enhancing social skills
  3. Fostering healthy self-concept
  4. Improving school adjustment
  5. Developing leadership skills
  6. Assisting with life transitions

The Rainbow Program is available at all of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Elementary School Sites.  Para-professionals are trained and staffed to work with students in the program.  Each week the para-professionals meet with a School Psychologist for consultation on the students in the program. 

The Rainbow Program offers the following individualized and social skills programs:

     PIP Program (Primary Intervention Program)

  1. 1 to 1 attention from a trained paraprofessional in non-directive play sessions for grades TK-5
  2. 30 minutes a week in activity room for 12 weeks
  3. Non-directive play with choices of a variety of activities such as games, art, and crafts
  4. Ideal for students who may be going through transitions (divorce, illness, death, family relocations, and other stressful changes)

         Second Step 

  1. Small groups of 2 to 4 students, grades TK-5 who meet weekly for 12 weeks
  2. 45 minutes per week in activity room - structured Second Step social skills lesson, then a supervised 10 - 15 minute free choice play time
  3. Units on Empathy, Problem Solving, Emotion Management, and Skills for Learning (focusing attention, listening, and staying on task)

    Steps to Respect

  4. Small groups of 2 to 5 students, grade 3-5 who meet weekly for 15 weeks
  5. 45 minutes per week in activity room –social skills lesson, then a supervised 10 - 15 minute free choice play time
  6. Literature based social skills curriculum for 3rd – 5th graders

    PALS

  7. Small groups of 2 to 4 students, grades TK-3 who meet weekly for 12 weeks
  8. 45 minutes per week in activity room - friendship lesson, then a supervised 10 - 15 minute free choice play time
  9. PALS focuses on building and maintaining friendships

Golden View School Psychologist:  Jill Forschler

Golden View Rainbow Room Coordinator: 

Contact Mrs. Forschler at Golden View School:  (925)855-2700

District Coordinator for the program is Renee Nickerson (rnickerson@srvusd.net)

Rainbow Room at Golden View

The Rainbow Program Celebrates 30 Years of Success!

The Rainbow Program is a districtwide program at all 22 elementary schools.  It has proven to be an extremely effective way for students in grades TK to 5 to build friendship skills, leadership and self-confidence.

The Rainbow Program began in 1986 at Bollinger Canyon Elementary School as part of the statewide Primary Intervention Program (PIP).  PIP is a one-on-one non-directive play program led by a warm, nurturing, specially trained paraprofessional, in an activity room filled with toys, games and crafts.  Children may benefit from PIP for many different reasons, such as new school adjustment, excessive shyness, academic pressure, peer pressure or family stress.

As the Rainbow Program gradually expanded to all SRVUSD schools over the years, social skills groups were added.  In addition to PIP, children can participate in small friendship groups which use scripted literature based lessons and photolesson cards to provide direct teaching about conversational skills, making and keeping friends, social problem solving, emotion management, and skills for learning.

Referrals to the Rainbow Program at each school can be a teacher recommendation or a parent request, made directly to their school's Rainbow paraprofessional or their Rainbow school psychologist.  

Each school offers two twelve week sessions, in the fall and spring.  Approximately 40- 50 students are seen at each school every year.  In 2015-16, over 900 students benefitted from the Rainbow Program in SRVUSD.  Our local research has found that over 80% of participants made significant gains in their social skills and overall classroom adjustment.

 For further information contact Jill Forschler, Golden View's school psychologist and Rainbow Project Coordinator, jforschler@srvusd.net.

 

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San Ramon Valley Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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