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

Welcome back to school. I hope you had a wonderful time celebrating the holiday season with friends and family. As we begin the new calendar year, I want to express my appreciation to our teachers, support staff, and parents for making the first trimester of the school year a great success. Our teachers have participated in numerous professional development activities that have resulted in high levels of academic rigor and student engagement. We are so fortunate to have such dedicated and skilled educators! Thank you, parents and family members as we work together to provide our kids the best education possible. If you are new to our school, welcome to Tenino. We trust that you will find that you are now part of an excellent school community.

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.

  • Excellence: Our theme for the month is excellence. (It’s the E in TIGER, see insert) Every day teachers prepare lessons that are rigorous and stimulating. To meet those expectations we are constantly reminding students to do their best and to persevere through challenges. Please spend some time talking to your kids about the importance of excellence and always doing their best!
  • Routines: As we get back into the swing things, please be mindful of re-establishing routines. Now is a good time to review homework expectations with your child. Check with his or her teacher if you have any questions.
  • Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP) Testing: All students will be taking the MAP assessment in reading and math during the month of January. The MAP test is administered three times each year; fall, winter, and spring. The test measures foundational academic skills. Test results provide us with a way to monitor the progress of individual students and adjust instruction as needed.
  • Thank you Skookumchuck Grange: The Skookumchuck Grange, represented by Mr. Jim Schultz, presented our school with a donation of $300. We used the money to purchase headphones for students! Thank you Skookumchuck for your generous support!

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

Mr. Harrington

Mr. Charles (Charly) Harrington, Principal