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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

        lbrooks@templetonusd.org

School address:

2121 Vineyard Dr.

Templeton, CA 93465

805-434-5840

Twitter:  Laura@ LauraLbrooks

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

thinking, questioning, and ...more

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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

VES BELL SCHEDULE

REGULAR DAILY 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
 
EARLY RELEASE WEDNESDAYS 
1:40 third grade release
1:45 fourth and fifth grade release
 
MINIMUM DAYS
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

VES PROFILE

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

Art for Children

Art is alive at VES.  Click here to learn more about Art for Children and all things artistic at Vineyard Elementary.

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Support the Arts

Enjoy the wonderful North County Day Camp offered by Art for Children.  See the center section for dates and locations.

GAFE forms

All students will need a signed Google Apps for Education (GAFE) form.  Download one here and return to your child's teacher.

Homework help!

The county has many resources for school and homework help that parents can access from home.  Click on this link to the ETC portal for more information.

 

VES also runs two homework clubs to assist as many students as possible.  If you are interested, you can be added to our waiting list. Contact Mrs. Garcia who runs our intervention/enrichment programs at dgarcia@templetonusd.org.

TUSD goals 2014-15

Click on these TUSD goals to learn about the directions for our school district during 2014-15.

VES goals

Click on these VES goals to learn more about what we hope to accomplish at VES during the 2014-15 school year.

Office Staff

Clerk:  Mrs. Scarbough and Secretary:  Mrs. Hermes

  Mrs. Scarbrough and Mrs. Hermes

Mr. Fahey

Mr. Fahey

Mr. Cross

Mr. Cross

Math Changes!

Much has changed in the way we view and teach mathematics. 2+2 still equals 4, but there are many ways for students to think about these numbers and express their means of attaining answers. The ...more

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Earthquake!

Living on the fault line means living with the reality of minor and major quakes in our area.  Click here for information to protect your family in case an earthquake strikes.

Fire Safety!

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Fire safety is a need to know skill.  Click here to see how you, too, can prevent fires in the home and in our environment.

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Shelter in Place

Shelter in Place

Shelter in place drills are used to protect students and staff from

  • chemical, radiological or biological contaminants released in the environment or

  • hostile situations that could ...more

T.U.S.D. Schools

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Please note that external websites are listed for parent/student reference and are not the property or responsibility of Templeton Unified School District. Be sure to contact VES if you find any errors or glitches in websites listed on its webpage.

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Where Children Soar like Eagles!

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January Events

 

Jan. 26 - LCAP meeting ECTC

Jan. 26 - Cyber Safety Parent Forum, 7-8 PM at the TMS MPR

Jan. 28 - STEAM night at VES 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Jan. 28 - TUSD School Board meeting - ECTC 6 PM

Jan. 29 Awards Assembly 8:20 AM (parents will be notified)

 

 

 

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February Events

Every Wednesday in February is an early release day. 3rd dismissed at 1:45, 4/5th dismissed at 1:45

February 11 - School Board Meeting 6:00 PM, ECTC

February 12 - Presidents' Weekend Holiday

February 15 - Presidents' Weekend Holiday

February 25 - School Board Meeting 6:00 PM, ECTC

NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

 

Dear Parent or Guardian:

 

Re: New immunization requirements for 2016

 

Under a new law known as SB277, beginning January 1, 2016 exemptions based on personal beliefs, including religious beliefs, will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California.  Most families will not be affected by the new law because their children have received all required vaccinations. Personal beliefs exemptions on file for a child already attending child care or school will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization checkpoint at kindergarten (including transitional kindergarten) or 7th grade.

 

For more information about SB277, please see the Frequently Asked Questions available at: http://www.shotsforschool.org/laws/sb277faq/ or by contacting your local health department or county office of education.

 

Thank you for helping us to keep our children and community healthy.

 

Sincerely,

 

TUSD Health Services

Music classes are here!

STRINGS IN THE SCHOOLS:

Violin classes are being offered through a partnership with the San Luis Youth Symphony.  We have over a dozen young fiddlers signed up for fun each Wednesday afternoon.

 

Guitar:

Guitar classes will be offered in January, thanks to our partnership with Music Motive.  Look for information coming your way via fliers or on this website prior to the first classes.  We are lucky to have the talented Mr. Bronkar teaching guitar classes, and we thank him for his successful "Bucketeers" program held during the first trimester.

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When you are sick - take care of yourself

There is nothing worse than being sick (unless you are sick of being sick).  There is no replacement for a day at school, but when you are down and out we want you to stay home and get well.  Our school policy is to collect work for absent children during the time they are gone.  Look for it on your desk, or check with your teacher when you return. If you have to be out for three or more days, contact the office or your  teacher and we can arrange to have materials in the office for pick-up.  Please don't drop by the room to pick-up work, as the class will be busy working.

Independent Study Contracts (ISC) allow us to give your child homework/classwork in advance.  We need a week's prior notice with a completed ISC form. ISC's apply to absences of five or more days.  This is a win-win for your child and our school, as our students return from extended absences will be granted an"excused absence" (work must be turned in upon the child's return to class). Additionally, your child will be ready to be a part of the classroom again with minimum "catch-up" time needed!

Birthday celebrations

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Attachments:
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Birthdays are celebrated at Vineyard Elementary School with a shout-out to students during morning announcements.  Due to the many children with food allergies, we can no longer have edible treats for in-class birthday celebrations.  However, small non-food treats such as party favors are great alternatives when recognizing a special day in a child's life.

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Drama

Join our drama classes as they present "The Paper Bag Bandit".  This is a rollicking melodrama that is sure to make you smile.  The first performance for Tuesday/Thursday drama students will be from 6-8 p.m. on December 3.  Wednesday/Friday drama students will take the stage on December 11 from 6-8 p.m.  Both productions will be held in the VES MPR.

 

Tips for 2015-16

1.  Label jackets, hats, and lunch pails with your child's name.

2.  Memorize basic math facts +, -, x, /

3.  Have your child memorize their most important contact phone numbers.  It helps to have them practice how to make a phone call from school.  They will have to dial 9 for an outside line, then your number (minus the area code if you have an 805).

4.  Have your child memorize their lunch code, call the office for this number if needed.  It will be used for the cafeteria, computer access, library, etc. for their entire school career at TUSD.

5.  If it is raining, wear hats, jackets with hoods, or bring an umbrella.  Rainy days at school are fun, so be prepared to enjoy the wet weather.

 

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Local Weather

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Volunteers

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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BE SAFE!

BE POLITE!

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Stop bullying in its tracks!

Bullying is defined as repeated behavior which targets a particular person. Fortunately, this is not a common occurance at VES, but occurances of behavior that are not "polite" or "safe" (our school ...more

Stand-up against bullying!

I WILL speak up instead of acting as a bystander.

I CHOOSE to participate in activities that don't involve teasing.

I FORGIVE others if they make poor choices.

I MODEL good behavior.

I ACCEPT others for their differences.

I INCLUDE others in group situations.

I WILL talk to an adult when there is a problem I cannot manage on my own.

I AM powerful in making a difference in my school.

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News

1/27/16
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Attachments:
1/15/16

Birthdays are celebrated at Vineyard Elementary School with a shout-out to students during morning announcements.  Due to the many children with food allergies, we can no longer have edible treats for in-class birthday celebrations.  However, small non-food treats such as party favors are great alternatives when recognizing a special day in a child's life.

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News

1/27/16
more
Attachments:
1/15/16

Birthdays are celebrated at Vineyard Elementary School with a shout-out to students during morning announcements.  Due to the many children with food allergies, we can no longer have edible treats for in-class birthday celebrations.  However, small non-food treats such as party favors are great alternatives when recognizing a special day in a child's life.

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News

1/27/16
more
Attachments:
1/15/16

Birthdays are celebrated at Vineyard Elementary School with a shout-out to students during morning announcements.  Due to the many children with food allergies, we can no longer have edible treats for in-class birthday celebrations.  However, small non-food treats such as party favors are great alternatives when recognizing a special day in a child's life.

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Lunch Menus

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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.

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Eureka Math Link for parents

 http://eurekamathhelp.piqua.org/student-math-resources/fourth-grade-resources

http://www.oakdale.k12.ca.us/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1391596408603

Use these links for methods and ideas to help your child at home or with homework.  Eureka math is rigorous - but in the end, you will have a child who is a great mathematical thinker.

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

Fun websites for summer learning

www.multiplication.com

www.aplusmath.com/Games/index.html

www.factmonster.com/math/flashcards.html

www.funbrain.com

www.mrnussbaum.com

www.ixl.com

www.coolmath.com

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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.

Other positions, such as crossing guards are needed at other sites as well.  Again, our district office will be happy to give you more information about all these opportunities.

Reach Your Teach

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The California State Standards are here!

The California State standards are being fully implemented this school year.  The VES staff has worked diligently over the last two years to plan and prepare for these new educational requirements.  Click here to learn more about the California State Standards at each grade level.

escrip! An easy way to support VES!

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More school offerings at VES

Homework Club M-Th,, After school daily 2:45 - 3:45 PM  (early release days 1:45 - 2:45 PM) Starting Sept. 14.

Violin Class - Each Weds. 1:45 - 2:45 (A partnership with the San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony)

Click on this video to see why your child should play a musical instrument!

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Amazon Support for PTO

AmazonSmile is here!  It is simple and just a click adds .5% to much needed funding for our school.  Click here to find the link to AmazonSmile, then below the search bar on the home page it will say "Supporting TES VES PTO".  Please note that we are unable to order Bridge Books this year.  PTO is in need of volunteers to help with the many programs and fundraisers that support these summer extension resources.  However, you can go to Amazon, order Summer Bridge Books, and click onto AmazonSmile to help your child and your school at one time!