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

The month of March is such a great time of the year as the weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer. One of the ways we celebrate spring is to have a school spirit week during the week of conferences. Teachers will be providing information about conferences soon. Spirit week is part of our emphasis on positive behavior, celebrating success, and balancing high expectations with fun, kid-friendly activities. Each day, we have a special theme. Please be watching for more information in the coming weeks. It’s all part of keeping Tenino Elementary a great place to teach, learn, and grow.

Here are some updates and reminders that will keep you in the loop as we head into spring:

  • Success - Our theme for the month is success. One way we emphasize success is to ask students to set goals for themselves in reading, writing, and math. In fact, students will often tell me, “Mr. Harrington, I met my goal in reading!” The look of pride and accomplishment on their faces is precious. Please spend some time at home talking about goals and celebrating your child’s successes.
  • Attendance - We are currently emphasizing the importance of attendance. Every time a class achieves perfect attendance for the day, we place an apple on a perfect attendance tree in the hallway. Classes that reach 10 days of perfect attendance have a popcorn party to celebrate.
  • Rain Coats - Please remember to have your child bring along a raincoat to school. We do our best to have the kids out on the playground even if it’s rainy so kids get plenty of fresh air and exercise. We also want to make sure that they are dry and comfortable when they return to class. Please check lost and found if your child is missing a coat.

Thank You, parent volunteers. Thank you for all your help with class projects and our Valentine’s Day celebrations. We really appreciate it!

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

Mr. Harrington

Mr. Charles (Charly) Harrington, Principal