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

Art for Children

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


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.

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.

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!


October events and happenings!



Every Wednesday in October is an early release day!


Music classes each Wednesday - 7:15 AM Bucketeers, 2:45 Strings


CANCELED!  Oct. 23 - 5-7:30 PM McTeachers' Night at McDonald's 46 and 101


Oct. 23 - 6 PM TUSD School Board Meeting at Eagle Cyn. Conference Center


Oct. 27 - 31 PTO Sponsored "Great Week" (see following information)


Oct. 28 - Picture Retake Day


Oct. 31 - Halloween Please no costumes, make-up, or hair changes.

There is a dress-up day for G.R.E.A.T week on this day (see details below).


Oct. 31 - 8:20 AM Awards Assembly (parents will be notified)



November Events


November  5 and 19 are the only two early release days in November.


Music classes each Wednesday - 7:15 AM Bucketeers, 2:45 Strings


Nov. 5 - 7 PM PTO meeting 


Nov. 10 - Local holiday - No School


Nov. 12 - Full day of School


Nov. 11 - Veterans' Day - No School


Nov. 14 - See's Candy Fundraiser for PTO begins and runs through Dec. 3


Nov. 14 - Minimum day for grading


Nov. 17 - 21 Book Fair week sponsored by the PTO

Nov. 17 - 21 Conference Week - Minimum days on 11/17, 18, 20, 21 with an early release on 11/19


Nov. 21 - Awards Assembly, including 1st trimester perfect attendance (parents will be notified)


Nov. 26 - 28 - Thanksgiving Holiday


McTeachers' Night Canceled!

We are sorry to announce that the VES McTeacher's Night that was slated for October 23, 2014 had to be canceled.  We will let you know when and if it will be rescheduled later in the year.


Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused you or your family.

Bucketeers come to VES

Register at school or online (lots of information about our sponsor Music Motive can be found here)!  Sessions beginning now.


Strings in the Schools

Find out about the wonderful world of strings!  Look to the San Luis Youth Symphony website for more information about their Strings in the School Program, and how your child can get involved here at VES!  Classes beginning now!



G.R.E.A.T. Week - Last week of October

G.R.E.A.T Week - Dress up days to celebrate our 20th anniversary and our Pillars of Character!


Oct. 27 - School is Cool (Wear sunglasses)

Oct. 28 - Knowledge is Power (Dress for Success)

Oct. 29 - Stand up for yourself (Wear Red)

Oct. 30 - Hats off to VES (Wear a hat)

Oct. 31 - We are all winners (Wear a sport oriented shirt or team shirt) Special awards assembly with the Sherriff's Color Guard and an honor for WWII veterans.

Posted by: Laura Brooks
Published: 10/14/14

Counselor's Column

Information from Ms. Kolb will soon be available in the Student/Parent Information section of this web page.


Library Blog

What's new?
Hi kids!  What new books are you reading?  Let me know your favorites!

Mrs. Brooks 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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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

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!