Blue Ribbon School 2000-2001
California Distinguished School
1997 and again in 2012-2013
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
VES BELL SCHEDULE 2013-14
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
All students released at 12:30
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
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
Mrs. Hermes and Mrs. Scarbrough
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 Target.com/tcoe
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 Target.com/tcoe 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!
Where Children Soar like Eagles!
Join the fun with the VES Book Fair Fiesta.
March 10 - 14, 7:30 AM to 3 PM
Family night is on Wednesday, March 12
5:30 - 7 PM
There will be a raffle for free books for everyone who attends the evening event.
Bookfair volunteers are needed!
Help your child's classroom and the VES library earn valuable books. Our librarian came to the last PTO meeting with a request for new titles to encourage our young readers. In past years, we have brought in $3,000 to $4,000 in Scholastic Dollars (a way to stock classrooms and libraries with books and reading supplies). Join us this year as we raise our goal to $7500.
The Book Fair Fiesta will be held at the VES library from 7:30 - 3:00, Monday through Friday the week of March 10th-14th. Monday and Tuesday are FULL days of school at VES while Wednesday through Friday are minimum days due to parent/teacher conferences.
We need HELP! We need YOU to volunteer your valuable time to help us make this successful for our school. Here is a link to the volunteer Google document for you to pick the time you would like to volunteer during the week. You can also come help us set-up on Friday, March 7th in the morning.
CLICK THIS LINK TO ACCESS VOLUNTEER SIGN UP:
Please open the document and type your name and phone number and that's it!!!
Thank you in advance for volunteering and helping PTO make this year's book fair the most successful yet!
Kerry Estes and Julie Deskins
Book Fair Co-Chairs
Follow VES PTO on Facebook!
School Advisory Council Survey - Available Now!
The School Advisory Council (SAC) conducts an annual survey to monitor our programs, school climate, and to hear from you – the “owners” of these wonderful children.
This year, we are going green and will be utilizing Survey Monkey as a digital tool for getting the questionnaire to you and tabulating the results. To access the SAC survey, simply go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X56W8CJ and follow the simple instructions to complete and submit the survey. This survey information will also be available through our school website.
The survey will be available on Friday, February 28 and should be completed by Monday, March 10. Please contact the school office at 434-5840 if you would prefer to complete a paper copy of the survey or if you have any questions.
Thank you in advance for your feedback,
Laura Brooks, Principal, Vineyard Elementary School
and the entire VES School Advisory Council
March 3 - Read Across America Day!
March 3 - 3rd Grade Writing Prompt Week
March 7 - Minimum day for Grading
March 10 - 14 PTO Book Fair
March 12, 13, 14 Spring Conferences - Minimum Days
March 14 - Talent Show, 6 - 8 PM, VES MPR
March 24 - 5th to 6th Grade Registration Assembly
March 25 - 5th Grade to tour TMS 1:30 - 2:50 PM,
March 25 - 5th Grade Parent night at TMS, 7 PM
March 28 - Monthly Awards Assembly
4th grade Lighthouse Fieldtrip
New Music Offerings
Got a gift for guitar? Passionate for piano? Learn about these two wonderful instruments at VES. Sign-ups are beginning in January. We appreciate the help of Music Motive and their willingness to bring instrumental music to our school. Remember, playing an instrument stretches your creativity, sharpens your mind, and is just plain fun!
Posted by: Laura Brooks
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 the following dates: 3/8/14. and 5/3/14. Enjoy something classy - try NO TIES ALLOWED.
A picture speaks 1,000 words! Take a peek at life at VES!
Art with Mrs. Jasprica
Cal Poly brings soccer magic to VES - Go Mr. Goetsch!
Information from Dr. Meece is now available in the Student/Parent Information section of this web page.
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...
Posted by: Laura Brooks
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!
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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Basic facts move math along
Practice at home to become a master at basic facts and more!
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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!