Vineyard Elementary Home

Blue Ribbon School 2000-2001

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California Distinguished School

1997 and again in 2012-2013

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VES Principal

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Laura Brooks

School address:

2121 Vineyard Dr.

Templeton, CA 93465


Developing Complex Thought

Developing complex thought is at the heart of the Common Core Standards. This new approach to education mirrors the traditional work done in universities when critical ...more


Safe Pick-up and Drop off

You will have noticed that the traffic has gotten better as time has passed. At most drop off spots, cars roll through our parking lot within 15 minutes of the closing bell.. Keep in mind the VES to ...more

Bell Schedule



7:15 - 8:00 Before school supervision begins in the MPR

8:00 school starts for all students 

2:45 third grade release

2:50 fourth and fifth grade release
3:00 student supervision ends
1:40 third grade release
1:45 fourth and fifth grade release
All students released at 12:30

Attendance Line

If you child must be absent, please call the 24-hour absence verification line at (805) 434-5844.


For your convenience, our office hours are from - 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m everyday, 434-5840


School Profile Vineyard Elementary School (VES), a National Blue Ribbon School in 2001 and a California Distinguished School in 1997 and 2012, is located in a rural area two miles from the town of ...more

Office Staff

Clerk:  Mrs. Scarbough and Secretary:  Mrs. Hermes

Mrs. Hermes and Mrs. Scarbrough

Mr. Fahey

Mr. Fahey

Mr. Cross

Mr. Cross

School Nurse

Mrs. Fotinakes

Mrs. Fotinakes

T.U.S.D. Schools

Take Charge of Education


Do you have a TARGET RED CARD?  Did you know that the Target Red Card gives you 5% off your purchases and gives an additional 1% to our school?  It's easy to get one - Click here!

Target's "Take Charge of Education" helps us raise money for our school—for books, activities, reading programs and anything else that can use extra funding.
Here’s how it works:
Apply for a Target REDcard debit or credit card at checkout the next time you shop (a voided personal check is needed for the debit card). There is no charge to apply. You will save 5% off your bill at every purchase and 1% of all your purchases will go to the school of your choice (VES!). Schools receive a check from The Target Corporation every September.  Once you sign up it’s important to designate Vineyard Elementary School. You can call 1-800-316-6142 or go online at
Follow these easy steps:
1.  Click on find a school under the heading Already Have a REDcard?
2.  Enter city, state and school name (Vineyard Elementary, Templeton, CA)
3.  Click select this school and enter your REDcard information
If you already have a REDcard go to and make sure you have selected VES as your school. You can check on our school’s donation progress by entering your REDcard number under the heading "Already Enrolled?"
Let friends and family know that they can designate Vineyard Elementary School to receive funds too!  Use your REDcard whenever you shop.  The more people we involve, the more the program works for our school. If you’re already participating, thank you!  The number of REDcard holders who have designated this school is only 81 REDcard users, and we have over 200 families at VES, surely we can generate some much needed funding using this simple program.  Don't delay, sign up today!
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Where Children Soar like Eagles!

Music offerings happening now!

Do you sing like a bird?  Are you passionate for piano?  Learn about these two wonderful musical opportunities at VES.  Sign-ups are happening now.  We appreciate the help of Music Motive and their willingness to bring instrumental music to our school.  Remember, music stretches your creativity, sharpens your mind, and is just plain fun!  See below for a link to the flier from Music Motive!


April upcoming events



Early release day April 30

Regular release day April 23

Spring Break April 14 - 18 - School resumes April 21

April 23 PTO sponsored Jog-a-thon

April 24 TUSD Board meeting 6 PM, Eagle Canyon Conference Room

April 25 - VES monthly awards assembly

April 29 - 30 5th grade Science CST exams


May 5 - 16 VES SBAC exams

May 14 - Open House 5:30 - 6:30




4th grade Lighthouse Fieldtrip

4th grade Lighthouse Fieldtrip


Piano and Sing classes happening now at VES!

Click on the following link for information and sign-up details for our upcoming SING! and Piano classes!  Make music a part of your life!

Spring Break ideas

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North County Day Camp is back!

The Art for Children's highly successful summer camp is back.  It is now called the North County Day Camp and has many offerings for your children to provide fun and enriching opportunities to learn. To learn more, click here and let the fun begin.

Please note that this is different from the academic summer session.  Visit our website again soon to learn more about this offering.

SBAC Tests are coming

Our new SBAC tests will be administered the weeks of May 5-9 and May 12-16.  CST tests for 5th grade science and other children who qualify for CST testing will have their CST exams the weeks of April 29 to May 9.  For more information on these new assessments, visit our TUSD Common Core Website by clicking here.

No Ties Allowed Concert Series - only two concerts remaining!

If you have the music bug, take your kids to NO TIES ALLOWED, a free dress rehearsal of the San Luis Obispo Symphony at the Performing Arts Center at Cal Poly.  This is a great venue, wonderful sounds, and the chance to listen to the magic of music director Michael Nowak and his orchestra.  Plus, they really like kids and sponsor our Strings in the Schools Program.  Join them at 1 PM on 5/3/14 for their final performance.  Enjoy something classy - try NO TIES ALLOWED.




A picture speaks 1,000 words! Take a peek at life at VES!

Art with Mrs. Jasprica

Art with Mrs. Jasprica

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Cal Poly brings soccer magic to VES - Go Mr. Goetsch!

Cal Poly brings soccer magic to VES - Go Mr. Goetsch!

Counselor's Column

Information from Dr. Meece is now available in the Student/Parent Information section of this web page.


Library Blog

Read a good book lately?
Here is a spot where VES kids and adults alike can have a conversation about good books. My husband and I opened up our extra room to create a library.  Books, like old friends, gathered on the shelves whispering, "Read me first, read me... Continue
Posted by: Laura Brooks
Published: 10/6/13

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Local Weather

Calendar Changes for TUSD

There have been changes to Templeton's district calendar.

The following days are student days:  Jan. 6, and May 27.

All dates on the calendar are subject to change without prior notice. Please contact the VES office at 434-5840 to confirm times for SAC and GATE meetings as well as monthly specials and field trips. Times/Days may vary.


VES values its many parent volunteers.  Whether at home or in the classroom, we appreciate our partnership with families.  When helping at school, please check into the office before going to your child's classroom.  It's important for staff to know where volunteers are at all times when on site.  Thank you for your help!

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Lunch money

To eliminate long lunch lines, please have your child place their money in an envelope with their student number.  This should be turned into the lunch envelope at the beginning of the school day, or to the drop box outside the cafeteria entrance.

Lunch Menus

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Basic facts move math along

Practice at home to become a master at basic facts and more!

Basic Facts

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Teacher/Staff Links

Join the VES team!

Join the VES team!

VES has openings for lunch/field supervisors.  If you have the time, consider joining our talented, dedicated group of paraprofessionals who help make VES a polite and safe place for children to play and grow.  This is a very important position, as a peaceful playground weaves its way into the classroom.  Through kind and consistent supervision, the children return to class energized and ready to learn.  Please contact our school office, or the district's human resource department for more details.

Reach Your Teach


Here come the Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will begin to be implemented this school year.  The VES staff worked diligently over the summer to plan and prepare for a positive transition to these new educational requirements.  More information on the CCSS will be made available on this website as the year progresses.  In the meantime, click here to learn more about the CCSS at each grade level.

escrip! An easy way to support VES!