News and Events

Check this page regularly to find out more information about parent/teacher conferences, fundraising announcements, and to view newsletters and events from Tenino Elementary School. There’s always something going on – don’t miss out on all the events the school year brings!

Inflatable Day

Our school inflatable day is Monday, June 19. Please have your child(ren) dress weather appropriate and send a change of clothes to school. 

Donuts With Dad

The PTA invites all dads and students to join us for donuts with dads on Friday, June 9 at 7:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room. We hope to see you there!

Parent Input For Class Placement

The building principal in cooperation with the current teachers will determine teacher and classroom assignments for the following school year. We use MAP (Measurement of Academic Progress) data and classroom-based assessment data to organize classrooms. Other indicators that we consider are equalization of skill levels, gender balance, academic success in reading and math, classroom behavior, and any special needs requirements that may vary from special education support, food allergies, as well as the clustering of highly capable students. We collect and pool input from our learning support teachers, school nurse, and any specialists who have observed the students. Parent recommendations will need to blend with these considerations. Our placement protocol considers equalizing class balance; identifying teacher names is not part of the process. Parent comments about their child’s learning style start at the top of the process. We invite parents to come to the Tenino Elementary office and complete a form. Forms are available starting at 7:30 a.m. on June 2 until 3:30 p.m. on June 16. Parents can describe the environment that best supports their child’s learning style. We will attempt to honor parent comments, but we cannot guarantee placement concerns if it disrupts the overall balance of classes. We will shred and not consider during placement meetings any forms with a specific teacher requested by name.

Thank You!

Our PTA and volunteers are an integral part of Tenino Elementary School. We appreciate the support and help they generously give throughout the school year! Thank you so much for all you do!

Library Books Due

We would like to remind you that all library books are due by Friday, June 2. Please contact us if you have any additional questions.

Field Day Volunteers

We are having our field day on Friday, June 16. We are looking for volunteers to help make our field day a success. Please fill out the form we recently sent home with your student if you are willing to come help. You may also contact Miss Thomas. We hope to see you there!

Spirit Assembly

Our April spirit assembly is on Friday, April 28 at 12:45 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. 

5th Grade Science Fair

Our 5th graders will create a group science fair project and plan under the guidance of their classroom teacher. We invite you to join us on Friday, May 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the library as students present their findings to parents and the community. We look forward to seeing you there!

5th Grade Concert

Mark your calendars for our 5th grade concert on Thursday, May 18. Watch for more details coming soon!

Amazing Art Sale and Auction

What a wonderful turnout we had for our art sale and auction! Thank you to all who came and enjoyed a fabulous evening. Our PTA has to be the best group ever! Their creativity and hustle getting all the donations, making the baskets, and putting up all the artwork was amazing. Thank you for all you do for our school! A special thanks to all the volunteers that helped with set-up, clean up, food and more. We also want to thank all the local businesses and community members that gave donations. We appreciate your generosity!

Spirit Week

We are excited about our upcoming spirit week. We want everyone to participate and show his or her school spirit. We can't wait to see your creativity for each day!

  • Monday: Comfy Day - We encourage everyone to relax and wear sweatpants and sweatshirts for the day.
  • Tuesday: Book Day - We want you to dress up like a character from your favorite book
  • Wednesday: Western Day/Farming Day - Embrace your inner country.
  • Thursday: Future Day - We want you to dress up as the occupation you would like to be when you grow up.
  • Friday: Tiger Day - Wear our school colors or dress up like a tiger.
Spring Conferences

If you would like to schedule a conference with your students' teachers for March 27-31, please e-mail them or leave a message with the office.

Keep in Touch

Please call in early if your student will be absent or with any changes to your students' regular going home routine.

Contact Information

Student safety and well-being is of the utmost importance. It is extremely important that we have current phone numbers for all guardians and emergency contacts, so please update this information with us if it changes.

January Award Winners

We honored our January award winners at the January awards assembly. Congratulations to all of these students.

3rd grade award winners: Ronin Wachter-Parent, Justin Schlesner, Chloe Grayless, Haley Miller, Kaje Huff, Ricky Rodriguez, Leland White, Miguel Espinoza, Tamara Snodderly, Robert Baughman, Aiden Leslie, Samantha Smith, Chloe Suess, and Aden Godeaux

4th grade award winners: Brynn Williams, Paisley Garcia, Taylor Iverson, Emily Whitehill, Holly Schiewe, Lilah Pitts, Asher Snyder, Gerritt Grondel, Guy Lowery, Malachi Goodman, AJ Chilson, Natalia Shiflett AND Allison Kalkus, Penny Franklin, Kailey Brown, and Eden Rush

5th grade award winners: Lucas Watterson, Ethan Elliot, Paige Wharton, Kameron Byer, Michael Schaffran, David Dallaire, Chevy Russell, Sadie Binford, Joelene Phillips, Cassandra Schlesner, Angela Hart, and Leela Huddleston

Art Show and Auction

Mark your calendars for this year’s art auction on February 23 at 6:00 p.m. Student art will be on display, and we will auction off class art. A few auction items include tickets to a UW Husky game, Boom Shaka gift cards, Cougar Football tickets, spa products, and so much more! We are still accepting donations. If you own a business or have a hobby, we would love any and all donations.

Fun at Tenino Timberland Library

Please join us at the Tenino Timberland Library for some fun! The Lego club will start on Wednesday, February 1 and run through April 26, 2017. The club will meet on Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00 p.m. The library will also be hosting a kick-off party on Friday, February 10 for a fun, new book club set up for children in grades 3-5. The kick-off party is from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Check out the flyers below for all the details. We'll see you there!

Holiday Fun

At Tenino Elementary School, we like to have fun! Check out some photos of our students and all the fun we had around the holidays.

Photos of Holiday Fun
Lost and Found

If you are missing coats, hats, or mittens, please check our lost and found.

Family Math Night

We are super excited to announce that our family math night is on Wednesday, January 18 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. This is a family event. All activities will be a chance for you and your child to interact together with math in the everyday world.

5th Grade Winter Concert

The annual 5th grade winter concert is on Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. Students should arrive at 6:45 p.m. and go directly to their assigned places on the risers on the stage. Our 5th graders will play one song on the guitar and sing some holiday favorites. We look forward to seeing you there!

Holiday Gift Shop

Our holiday gift shop will be open on December 13 through December 15 in the art room. Students can purchase gifts for family and friends. Most gifts are $1 to $5. We greatly appreciate any and all donations of new and gently used gifts! 

December Spirit Assembly

Our December spirit assembly is on Friday, December 16 at 12:45 p.m. We will be honoring November and December students of the month.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are on November 7 through November 10. We will dismiss students at 11:40 a.m. each day. Check with your child’s teacher if you have any questions. 

Book Fair

The Scholastic book fair is Monday, November 7 through Thursday, November 10. Please remember to add in tax when sending money to school with your child.

Family Fun Night

Bring the family and join the Tenino Tigers and Parkside Penguins at the 3rd annual fall family fun night and blue ribbon pie bake-off on Friday, November 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Tenino Elementary School multi-purpose room. It’s free fun, including the pie contest, arts and crafts, and games for all ages!

Holiday Food Drive

Please bring non-perishable food items or toiletries to school between November 30 and December 14. We will donate all items to the Tenino Food Bank to help families in our own community. Thank you for helping!

Halloween Fun

Tenino Elementary School is having Halloween fun! Check out these pictures of our spooktacular students!

Students in Halloween costumes

Tiger Shirt Sale

Tiger shirts on sale now through Friday, October 7. Get yours today!

Boo Bash
Spirit Assembly

The October spirit assembly is on Friday, October 28 at 12:45 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.

New At Tenino Elementary

There are a lot of exciting things happening at Tenino Elementary School! Take a look at the new fence we recently installed around the school grounds for student safety.

new fence

Field Days

Rain or shine, we will have our field days on Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10. Please have your child dress weather appropriate. You may also want to send an extra pair of clothing for your child. 

Book Fines Due

Students who owe fines for library books or textbooks will not receive their report cards until all fines are paid. Please contact us for more information.

A Big Thank You to Our PTA

Our PTA and volunteers are an integral part of Tenino Elementary School. We appreciate our PTA's support and generosity! Thank you, Tenino Elementary School PTA! 

Welcome, Mr. Harrington!

Please join us in welcoming our new principal, Mr. Harrington, to the Tenino Elementary School family.

Mr. Charly Harrington comes to us from North Thurston Public Schools where he has served as both a principal and assistant principal. Mr. Harrington is a very positive and dynamic leader who is very focused on what is best for his students. He has a wealth of experience working with a wide range of students and families including English language learners and special education students. He has his bachelor’s degree from The Evergreen State College and his master’s degree from the University of Washington-Tacoma. Mr. Harrington is currently engaging in transition activities at Tenino Elementary School to get to know the school and our community. He is eager to begin collaborating with our PTA, boys and girls club, and the TOGETHER! program to develop enriching activities for students before and after school as well as during the school day. 

Mr. Harrington lives in Olympia with his wife Cristina and their daughter, who is soon to be attending the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Welcome, Mr. Harrington!