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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


Back to School 2015

Most students are excited to return to school routines and friends in January. But many are surprised with the increased work load a new school year can bring. Gone are the ...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

Art for Children

Art is alive at VES.  Click here to learn more about Art for Children and all things artistic at Vineyard Elementary.  You can find out about their North County Day Camp offerings at this site, or on Facebook at North County Day Camp.


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.

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.


Mrs. Johnson (5th), Ms. Miller (3rd)


Mrs. Rounsevell (4th), Delgadillo (5th), Mullikin (Computers)


Mrs. Hatfield (3rd), VanAlstine (RSP), and Garcia (4th)


Office Staff

Clerk:  Mrs. Scarbough and Secretary:  Mrs. Hermes

Mrs. Hermes and Mrs. Scarbrough

Mr. Fahey

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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



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!


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

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!


VES turns 20 years old this year, as your students may have told you.  Each month, we have been celebrating the contributions of VES to the community of Templeton.  Speakers such as Dr. Koski, Sherry Shahan, and a tribute to World War II Veterans, and our "birthday party" on March 9 are memories we will carry with us into the next 20 years.  We are gearing up for more events in the months to come!  

VES is proud to be part of the past, present, and future of Templeton.  We look forward to serving the youth of our community for many years to come.  See the following month by month list and become part of our celebration!

April - Dress for Success Day and Kid Nation on April 24.  Career awareness - parents and community members invited to classrooms to share their occupations and the importance of education.

May/June - We Honor Ours (a salute to all members of the VES staff) and the children we serve.



March Events

March 23 - TMS Registration assembly 8-9:30 for 5th grade in VES MPR

March 24 - 1:15 - 3:00 5th grade tour of TMS, 7:00 - 8:00 Parent Orientation at TMS MPR

March 27 - 8:20 - 9:15 Awards Assembly, Parents will be notified



April dates to calendar

April 1 - Full School Day, 4th grade Gold Dust or Bust Assembly 1:50 - 2:45 PM in the VES MPR,

Evening performance 6:00 to 7:00 PM in the VES MPR

April 3 - Minimum Day for observation of Good Friday

April 5 - Easter Sunday

April 6-10 - Spring Break

April 13 - School Resumes

April 15, 22,29 Early release days

April 13 - 16 - 5th grade CST & CAPA Science testing

April 13 - 17 Math 24 Competition week during lunch recesses

April 16 - Family STEAM night 5:30 - 6:30 PM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)

April 22 - Piano Classes begin each Wednesday 7:15 AM through May 27

April 23 - 5th grade tide pool field trip

April 24 - Kid Nation Day/ Career sharing/Awards assembly 8:20 - 9:15 in the VES MPR

April 24 - Mid Trimester and International VES Clean-out your desk day!

April 27 - 3rd grade field trip to Cal Poly

April 27 - May 18 SBAC testing window


May Events

May 6, 13, 20 are early release days

May 27 is a full day of school

April 27 - May 18 SBAC testing window (continues from April)

May 4 - 8 Staff Appreciation Week - Thank you to our wonderful VES staff!

May 4 - 15 - 5th grade window for Writing prompts.

May 7 - Drama dress rehearsal for Cast #1 from 8:40 - 9:45 AM,

Evening Performance from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the VES MPR

May 12 - Drama Cast #1 party from 2:45 - 4 PM

May 13 - Open House - Come see our school!  5:30 - 6:30 PM

May 14 - TUSD School Board Meeting 6 PM ECTC

May 15 - Drama dress rehearsal for Cast #2 from 8:40 - 9:45 AM,

Evening Performance from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the VES MPR

May 18 - 10:10 Shelter in Place Drill (see information on the left side of this webpage)

May 19 and 20 - 4th Grade field trip to Mission San Antonio

May 19 - 5th Grade Mile Run at THS

May 19 - Drama Cast #2 party from 2:45 - 4 PM

May 21 - Battle of the Books

May 22 - 5th Grade Melodrama Field Trip

May 22 - PTO Spring Fling 5-7 PM

May 25 - Memorial Day Holiday

May 26 and 27 - 3rd grade walking field trip through historic Templeton

May 28 - 4th Grade Landfill Trip (Drake/Badalamenti)

May 28 - TUSD School Board Meeting 6 PM ECTC

May 29 - 8:20 - 9:15 Awards Assembly (parents will be notified)

May 29 - Lewis and Clark assembly 2-2:45

Evening Performance 6-7 PM VES MPR



June Events

June 1 - Minimum Day for Grading, students released at 12:30

No early release days in June.

June 2 - 4th grade landfill field trip (Garcia/Gearhart)

June 3 - 4th grade landfill field trip (Rounsevell)

June 4 - Last Day of School:  3rd grade old fashioned school day 10:05 - 11:15, 4th grade luau 11:15 - 12:30,  

5th grade pool party 9:30 - 12:30


June 29 to July 2 North County Day Camp, Enrichment program offered through Art for Children 

(click the link on the right side of this page for more information) 



July Events

July 4 - Independence Day, Templeton Parade and Fireworks

(Be sure to visit the Templeton Education Foundation Booth on Main Street and support your schools!)

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August Events

August 3 - 6 North County Day Camp, enrichment program through Art for Children

August 24 - 1st Day of School - Welcome Back!


One opening available for piano!

VES is pleased to partner with Music Motive beginning on April 15 and running through May 27.  If you would like to check out a small keyboard for at home practice, check with Mrs. Brooks in the office.  We have one opening available, so be the first to sign-up.  Have fun and keep making joyous noise!


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Garden Club - See time correction

The Garden Club is now meeting after school each Thursday from 2:50 - 4:00 PM.  You will be notified in advance of any cancelations.  We would also like to thank the following persons, businesses and groups who have aided us in getting our garden club up an running this year!  With appreciation:  Naty Gill, Girl Scout Troop 550, Zen Tile and Stone, Bay Laurel Nursery, Converted Organics, Mrs. Ayers, and the Ortman Family.


Drama Schedule



T/Th cast meeting times each week 2:25 - 4 PM,
May 5 Dress rehearsal,  2:45 - 6 PM
May 7 Performance,  5:30 - 8 PM
May 12 Optional cast party 2:45 - 4 PM

W/F cast meeting times each week 1:45 - 3 (Weds.) 2:45 - 4 (Fri.)
May 13 Dress Rehearsal 1:45 - 5 PM
May 15 Performance 5:30-8 PM
May 19 Optional cast party 2:45 - 4 PM





Library Blog

What's new?
I hope you enjoyed hearing from author Sherry Shahan on Nov. 21.  We now have more of her books in the library for you to enjoy!

Mrs. Brooks

I am now reading Two Years Before the Mast, which tells of Richard Henry Dana's trip aboard... Continue
Posted by: Laura Brooks
Published: 9/23/14

Retro Bill at VES

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Local Weather



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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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

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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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Math tips for parents

The following site will give module by module tips and tools for parents when using Eureka Math.

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.

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

Our teachers are beginning to use 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!

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After school offerings


3rd grade Language Arts with Mr. Augino D-4, 3-4 PM, beginning March 23

Homework Club M-Th,, After school daily 2:45 - 3:45 ( early release days 1:45 - 2:45)

Violin Class - Each Weds. 1:45 - 2:45

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Lost and Found

Our lost and found rack piles up quickly.  At the end of each month, unclaimed items will be donated to charity.  Be sure to check the lost and found rack regularly, and have your parents help you take a look for stray items that might belong to you.