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Vineyard Elementary School Calendar

Holiday Shop coming to VES

PTO's Holiday Shop!  Dec. 10 - 14, 2018


Please join the fun as we enjoy a "Holiday Shop" next week in the VES library.  This is a fun time to find the perfect something for a friend or family member either before or after school and during scheduled library times.

  • Please make checks out to the VES PTO (change will be given to the student if necessary.
  • Gift wrapping is available.
  • Parents are encouraged to join their child during their shopping time!
  • Gift certificates are available - click here.

PTO could use your help.  If you can lend a hand, even for a short period of time, it would be greatly appreciated.

Click on this link and be a part of the fun!



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!

Stand-up against bullying!


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 ...more

Traffic flow map

Click to see the flow-map that will help you navigate through traffic at VES.

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.



History/Social Science

The new California History/Social Science Framework will be fully implemented this year.  Vineyard Elementary is excited to continue use of the newspaper approach to this subject area through Social Studies Weekly.  To learn more about the framework, click here.  The standards themselves can be found through this link.

Math homework help!


Parent Tips from Great Minds--Read on to learn a little bit about Eureka Math:


Eureka Math is a complete, PreK–12 curriculum and professional development platform. It follows the focus and coherence of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and carefully sequences the progression of mathematical ideas into expertly crafted instructional modules. This curriculum is distinguished not only by its adherence to the CCSS; it is also based on a theory of teaching math that is proven to work. That theory posits that mathematical knowledge is conveyed most effectively when it is taught in a sequence that follows the “story” of mathematics itself. This is why we call the elementary portion of Eureka Math "A Story of Units." The sequencing has been joined with successful methods of instruction that have been used in this nation and abroad. These methods drive student understanding beyond process and into deep mastery of mathematical concepts. The goal of Eureka Math is to produce students who are not merely literate, but fluent, in mathematics. Your student has an exciting year ahead, discovering the story of mathematics!


Click this link or drop the following address into your browser to connect to Homework Tips for Parents.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)


VES  has fully implemented the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  If you would like to view these new standards, click here, and you will be directed to a grade by grade description of science in the 21st century.

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VES  has fully implemented the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  If you would like to view these new standards, click here, and you will be directed to a grade by grade description of science in the 21st century.


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!


Earthquake Preparedness

Earthquake Safety
Earthquakes can happen anytime, anyplace in California.  We practice earthquake drills regularly at school, see the following link for school procedures  For at-home ideas, check the the following website.

Fire Safety

Fire safety is critical at home and at school. Here are some ideas to help you stay safe.  Click here.

School Lock-downs v. Shelter in Place

Learn about school lock down drills.  Click here to learn more.


There is also a lot of confusion regarding the differences between a school lock down and a shelter in place.  This site will help answer some of your questions.


School Sites

Contact VES


Laura Brooks

School address:

2121 Vineyard Dr.

Templeton, CA 93465

Phone:  805-434-5840

Fax:  805-434-3105

Twitter:  Laura@LauraLbrooks


VES Principal

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Teacher Websites

Several of our VES Teachers have websites with homework and other information for parents and students.


Dorwyne Johnson - 5th Grade - Teacher Website

Lisa Delgadillo - 5th Grade - Teacher Website

Kirk Condell - 5th Grade - Teacher Website

Michaela Pepple - 4th Grade - Teacher Website


TUSD Mission

TUSD exists to engage and work collaboratively with students, families and the community to create systems which develop character, academics, global awareness as well as economic, artistic, civic, digital and health literacy allowing our youth numerous options in the pursuit of an ethical and successful life in the 21st Century.  With relationships as our foundation, we provide timely and caring feedback which guides progress and ensures success. 

TUSD Vision

TUSD is an educational system where stakeholders are empowered, respected and adequately resourced to deliver broad-based and effective pathways from which student and employee outcomes are self-determined as a result of individual talents, interests and choices. The fundamental values of integrity, perseverance, excellence and local control are apparent in all interactions between staff members and during interactions with the public.

Translate This!

Click here to view this webpage in Spanish.

Things to remember for success!

1.  Label jackets, hats, and lunch pails with your child's name.

2.  Memorize basic math facts +, -, x, /

3.  Have your child memorize their most important contact phone numbers.  It helps to have them practice how to make a phone call from school.  They will have to dial 9 for an outside line, then 1 and your number including the area code e.g. 9-1-805-XXX-XXX.

4.  If you receive a call from school, please listen to the message prior to calling back.  Often it will be your child calling from class reminding you of an early release day.  The office will not always know why you were called, but it will be on your phone message.  Also ensuring that your voice mailbox has room to receive messages is very helpful.

5.  Have your child memorize their lunch code, call the office for this number if needed.  It will be used for class lists, the cafeteria, computer access, library, etc. for their entire school career at TUSD.

6.  If it is raining, wear hats, jackets with hoods, or bring an umbrella.  Rainy days at school are fun, so be prepared to enjoy the wet weather.

7.  If it is hot, moderate yourself.  Drink fluids and seek out the shade.  Indoor options for hot days are always offered during lunch.


Attendance Contact Line

If you child must be absent, please call the 24-hour absence verification line at 1-805-434-5844.


For your convenience, our office hours are from - 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m everyday, 1-805-434-5840

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

Lost and Found

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On the last Friday of each month, the lost and found items at VES will be donated to charity.  Please look for missing items on a regular basis.

VES Blue Ribbon

Blue Ribbon School 2000-2001

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VES Awards

California Distinguished School

1997 and again in 2012-2013

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Art for Children

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


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