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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

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

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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!

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July Events


District Summer School continues through July 18. 

No class on July 4th.

June 23-July 18 and Aug. 4-8, 8-11:30 AM Extended School Year through Special Education Department

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August Events


June 23 to 27 and August 4-8. 9-12:30 PM - North County Day Camp, sponsored by Art for Children (

June 23-July 18 and Aug. 4-8, 8-11:30 AM Extended School Year through Special Education Department

August 7 - VES Offices Open

August 20 - First day of School

Information from TMS for incoming 6th grade students

8/11/14     Counselors return

8/14/14     New parent/student orientation - 10 am, TMS MPR

8/19/14     Distribute student schedules



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North County Day Camp is back!

The Art for Children's highly successful summer camp is back with sessions on June 23-27 and Aug. 4-8 from 9-12:30.  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, which will be held from 8 - 11:30 on June 23 - July 18 (no classes on July 5th).

The Extended School Year Summer School, run through our Special Education department will be held 8 - 11:30 AM on June 23 to Aug. 8.

Academic Intervention Summer School

Attention Templeton Families:




Classes will be held from Monday, June 23rd – July 18th, 2014.  There will not be school on Friday, July 4th. Classes will begin at 8:00 a.m. each morning and will conclude at 11:30 a.m. each day.  All classes will be held at Vineyard Elementary School. Our summer intervention program is a free program, in which your student will receive targeted instruction of essential concepts for their upcoming year in both language arts and math.  


Students may purchase snack through the VES cafeteria for $1.75. Reduced/free meal benefits that were applicable during the previous school year apply.  

Your child's summer school teacher will contact you if any supply donations are needed. Please note, pencils, paper, and Kleenex are always appreciated.

We look forward to an enjoyable experience working with your child.



Debby Garcia

Summer School Principal

(805) 434-5840

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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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

SBAC info - Keep scrolling down this column!

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

 Many of our teachers have started their own web sites.  Click on the following links for your teacher's/grade level web site.

DELAC information


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!