Welcome to Tenino Elementary, the proud home of Tenino the Tiger!

We are a community of third, fourth, and fifth grade students learning, growing, and mastering a host of skills in preparation for careers, continuing education, and success in life. Our staff and volunteers take pride in the excitement, rigor, and passion that we infuse into the learning process.

Please feel free to visit our Staff page to contact your child’s teacher or specialists or use the Contact Us page for our address or phone number. We look forward to hearing from you.

A Message from our Principal

Hello Tenino Families,

Mr. Harrington

Happy February! I can’t believe we are already halfway through the year. Hopefully all the cold and wintery weather is behind us. Thank you all so much for your cooperation as we adjusted school schedules in response to road conditions. I also want to extend a note of appreciation to families for helping us have all students ready for mid-year MAP testing, which concluded last week. Our collective attention to regular, on-time attendance and emphasis on a positive, growth-minded attitude toward schoolwork really pays off. Thanks for your support as we work together to make Tenino Elementary the best it can be for our students. 

This message provides updates and information that will keep you in the loop as we work together to make TES a great school for all our kids.

  • Respect: The theme for the month is respect. (It’s the R in TIGER.) As we have throughout the school year, we will be emphasizing the importance of respect for yourself, for others, and for your community in daily lessons, announcements, and at our spirit assembly.
  • Attendance: Beginning the month of February, we will be introducing an attendance incentive program. Please help your students receive recognition by having them at school, on time, every day.
  • MLK Celebration: We will be recognizing and celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy at our spirit assembly.
  • PTA Auction: The annual PTA auction, which raises money for a variety of important classroom and schoolwide activities, is February 23 at 6:00 p.m. Please mark this important date on your calendar and come on out and support our awesome PTA and our school. 

I am proud to be your principal. Thank you for your support and Go Tigers! 

Mr. Harrington

Mr. Charles (Charly) Harrington, Principal