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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

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

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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 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
 
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

On May 28 be sure to visit the Open House at the Paso Robles General Store from 5-7 PM!  This is a great place for gifts for Dads and Grads, plus 10% of sales support our Art for Children Program.

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.

Office Staff

Clerk:  Mrs. Scarbough and Secretary:  Mrs. Hermes

Mrs. Hermes and Mrs. Scarbrough

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

Take Charge of Education

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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!
 
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Where Children Soar like Eagles!

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PTO in need of caring volunteers!

Our PTO needs you!  At this point no one has stepped forward to help run this critical organization, whose sole purpose is to support our school.  Please see the flier that was sent home in recent weeks and please consider lending a hand.  Bring your friends too, as many hands make light of work.  Feel free to call Mrs. Brooks at 434-5840 for more information about the roles and rewards of being a part of PTO.

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End of Year-School Advisory Survey

This year, the School Advisory Committee has posted two surveys to help heighten our awareness of community, parent, and student needs.  The end of year survey can be located by clicking here. To ensure accurate reflection of your opinions, more is better than less.  Please complete this survey today, so that we can continue to make VES the best it can be!

 

Thank you for your help,

The School Advisory Council 

PTO in need of caring volunteers!

Our PTO needs you!  At this point no one has stepped forward to help run this critical organization, whose sole purpose is to support our school.  Please see the flier that was sent home in recent weeks and please consider lending a hand.  Bring your friends too, as many hands make light of work.  Feel free to call Mrs. Brooks at 434-5840 for more information about the roles and rewards of being a part of PTO.

IT IS OUR BIRTHDAY!

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 are memories we will carry with us into the next 20 years.  We are gearing up for more events in the months to come!  Check back to see what the future holds in store each month.

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!

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

 

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Computer mishap - update!

Dear parents and students,

This website had all the information you needed through the month of August.  Somehow, it defaulted back to the January through March updates.  I am working on reinstalling information you need to know.  Please excuse a few glitches, such as picture size, while I reconstruct this page.  The dates, times, and locations are most important, and I wanted you to have access to this accurate information as soon as possible.


Thank you for your patience,

Laura Brooks

Templeton Summer School Offerings

See information about Templeton's summer school intervention and enrichment offerings embedded in the monthly information that follows.  This has been a very rewarding and successful program in past years, and it just keeps getting better!

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MAY EVENTS

May 27 is a regular school day

 

May 28 - 4th Grade Social "Thank you parent volunteers!" 3 - 4 PM, VES Library

May 28 - 5-7 PM Paso Robles General Store Open House to support the TES/VES Art for Children Program

May 28 - Health Faire 6-8 PM, VES MPR

May 29 - 8:20 - 9 Awards Assembly

May 29 - 5th grade Lewis and Clark performance 6-7 PM, VES MPR

 

 

 

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JUNE EVENTS

June 1 - Minimum Day for grading

June 2 - Full day of school

June 3 Full day of school

June 4 Last Day of School - Minimum Day

June 11 and 25 TUSD School Board Meetings 6 PM, Eagle Canyon Training Center (ECTC)

 
June 22-July 17 (19 days) / No class July 3
Intervention Summer School Classes
Incoming 1st-8th Grade Students
8:00-11:30, TES and TMS Campuses
Enrollment is based on test scores, teacher recommendations, etc.
Invitations to the program will be sent out in early May.
Contact:  Debby Garcia, dgarcia@templetonusd.org
 
 
June 29th-July 2nd and/or August 3rd-6th
Enrichment Classes
Incoming 1st-6th Grade Students
9:00-1:00, TES and TMS Campuses
Please open attached form for more information, or visit:
Art4children.org, and click on the summer tab.
Questions?  Contact:  Debby Garcia, dgarcia@templetonusd.org
 
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July Events

July 4 - Templeton Parade! 

Be sure to visit the Templeton Education Fireworks Booth on Main Street.  Support our schools!

June 22-July 17 (19 days) / No class July 3
Intervention Summer School Classes
Incoming 1st-8th Grade Students
8:00-11:30, TES and TMS Campuses
Enrollment is based on test scores, teacher recommendations, etc.
Invitations to the program will be sent out in early May.
Contact:  Debby Garcia, dgarcia@templetonusd.org
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AUGUST EVENTS

August 3rd-6th - Enrichment Classes
Incoming 1st-6th Grade Students
9:00-1:00, TES and TMS Campuses
Please open attached form for more information, or visit:
Art4children.org, and click on the summer tab.
Questions?  Contact:  Debby Garcia, dgarcia@templetonusd.org

Aug. 24 First day of School - Welcome Back!

August 26 - Regular School Day

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News

No news posted

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Garden Club!

The Garden Club was a huge success this year, thanks to the kids, the parents, and community sponsors.  We will keep growing our garden over the summer and into the new school year.  Check back soon to see what is coming up in 2015-16

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Drama

Thank you parents and students for your support of the VES drama program this year.  This website will keep you up-to-date on what is in store for 2015-16!  Happy Summer!

 

Cuesta College for Kids Summer Offerings

Cuesta College for Kids provides an enriching opportunity during the summer for students entering the 4th through 9th grades in the fall of 2015. The varied curriculum is designed to meet the needs of younger students who are eager to explore subjects in a fun and educational environment. In summer 2015 we’ve expanded our offerings and have a variety of camps and programs for students of all ages.

 

4th Grade Camp

   July 27-30, 2015

   Full-day and half-day options available

 

College for Kids (5th – 9th Grades)

   Session I: June 15 - July 1, 2015 (Mon-Thu; no class July 2)

   Session II: July 6-22, 2015 (Mon-Thu; no class July 23)

 

Gnarly Gnarwhals Swim Team (Ages 6-18)

   June 15-August 1

 

Hoop Camp (Ages 8-17)

   July 27-30, 2015

 

Sciensational Camps for Kids (Ages 6-12)

   Hovercraft – Design Your Own Vehicle… July 27-30, 2015

   Electronic Lab… July 27-30, 2015

 

Summer Jazz Workshop (Age 13+)

   July 6-9, 2015

 

Summer Reading Programs (Age 4+)

   SLO Campus June 21-August 20

   North County Campus June 15-July 15

 

Swimming Lessons (6 months +)

   May 26-August 6

 

For more information call Cuesta College Community Programs at 546-3132 or visit online @ www.cuesta.edu/communityprograms

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Library Blog

What's new?
I am now reading Two Years Before the Mast, which tells of Richard Henry Dana's trip aboard a trading ship during the Rancho Days.~ Mrs. Brooks

Hugo Haselhuhn, author or the Lucas Lightfoot books will be at our school on April 1 to dis... Continue
Posted by: Laura Brooks
Published: 9/23/14

Retro Bill at VES

Retro Bill at VES
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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

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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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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.

http://ves.tusd.ca.schoolloop.com/djohnson

http://ves.tusd.ca.schoolloop.com/ldelgadillo

DELAC information

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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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Other school offerings

 

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

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

Piano Class - Each Weds. 7:15 - 8 AM

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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!