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Welcome

Welcome to Tenino Elementary School, 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.

We continue to improve student success on the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) and classroom-based assessments. Last spring we piloted the Smarter Balanced Assessment and we will be engaging that assessment this coming spring. There is a sustained effort to continue to explore academic interventions to address gaps in student learning. Vicki Agnew is our intervention specialist who will be leading this academic focus.

Organization of the school day supports an uninterrupted morning with specialists in the afternoon providing physical education and general music.

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

Dear Parents, Families, and Community,

The staff and students of Tenino Elementary appreciate your efforts in supporting quality education in a safe environment. Parents have been active in supporting the Capital Levy, which closes to voters on February 10.

Parents in the PTA have been thoughtful and generous with their time. They organized a special enhanced evening for our community at the Art Show and Auction fundraiser on February 19. Come on out and join the fun. There's something for everyone!

With the classroom emphasis on reading throughout our school this year, some parents may be left wondering, "Where's the science and social studies?" Rest assured that those curricula are alive and well. Our focus since Fall has been on generating new informational text materials in reading. That means we have primarily worked with non-fiction sources as our reading program progressed for the first half of the year. Many elementary schools found themselves with a low percentage of non-fiction books in their library and classroom collections statewide. What is exciting about our process this year is that we have the opportunity to utilize writing derived from science and social studies sources. Research informs us that embedding the curriculum is more effective. Well done, staff! By the way, fiction will return to the classroom during the remainder of the year.

The bulbs are pushing upwards in our school flower beds, and I heard a chorus of frogs singing. Perhaps Spring is closer than we think, although, statistically thinking, it is best to keep a watchful eye on the weather.

See you at the Art Show and Auction on February 19!

Sincerely,

David Ford

 
David Ford

David Ford, Principal

 


What's New

Upcoming Events
We are always working on some new projects or looking forward to exciting events! Please be sure to mark your calendars with our events, and be sure to check our main calendar frequently to keep up-to-date.

  • February 6 - Report cards mailed
  • February 11 - Late start at 10:20 a.m.
  • February 12 - Principals coffee hour at 8:30 a.m.
  • February 13 - Mid winter break - No school
  • February 16 - President's Day - No school
  • February 19 - PTA art show and auction at 6:30 p.m.
  • February 23 - School board meeting
  • February 26 - 3rd grade music concert at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • February 27 - Spirit assembly at 2:00 p.m.


 
The Government Gurus

Tenino Elementary School students known as “the government gurus” presented their research and recommendation to adopt the city of Tongor-Attokrokpo in Ghana, Africa to the Tenino city council on January 27.  Read more >>>


 

Upcoming Events
We are always working on some new projects or looking forward to exciting events! Please be sure to mark your calendars with our events, and be sure to check our main calendar frequently to keep up-to-date.

  • February 6 - Report cards mailed
  • February 11 - Late start at 10:20 a.m.
  • February 12 - Principals coffee hour at 8:30 a.m.
  • February 13 - Mid winter break - No school
  • February 16 - President's Day - No school
  • February 19 - PTA art show and auction at 6:30 p.m.
  • February 23 - School board meeting
  • February 26 - 3rd grade music concert at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • February 27 - Spirit assembly at 2:00 p.m.


 
The Government Gurus

Tenino Elementary School students known as “the government gurus” presented their research and recommendation to adopt the city of Tongor-Attokrokpo in Ghana, Africa to the Tenino city council on January 27.  Read more >>>


 

Upcoming Events
We are always working on some new projects or looking forward to exciting events! Please be sure to mark your calendars with our events, and be sure to check our main calendar frequently to keep up-to-date.

  • February 6 - Report cards mailed
  • February 11 - Late start at 10:20 a.m.
  • February 12 - Principals coffee hour at 8:30 a.m.
  • February 13 - Mid winter break - No school
  • February 16 - President's Day - No school
  • February 19 - PTA art show and auction at 6:30 p.m.
  • February 23 - School board meeting
  • February 26 - 3rd grade music concert at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • February 27 - Spirit assembly at 2:00 p.m.


 
The Government Gurus

Tenino Elementary School students known as “the government gurus” presented their research and recommendation to adopt the city of Tongor-Attokrokpo in Ghana, Africa to the Tenino city council on January 27.  Read more >>>


 

Upcoming Events
We are always working on some new projects or looking forward to exciting events! Please be sure to mark your calendars with our events, and be sure to check our main calendar frequently to keep up-to-date.

  • February 6 - Report cards mailed
  • February 11 - Late start at 10:20 a.m.
  • February 12 - Principals coffee hour at 8:30 a.m.
  • February 13 - Mid winter break - No school
  • February 16 - President's Day - No school
  • February 19 - PTA art show and auction at 6:30 p.m.
  • February 23 - School board meeting
  • February 26 - 3rd grade music concert at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • February 27 - Spirit assembly at 2:00 p.m.


 
The Government Gurus

Tenino Elementary School students known as “the government gurus” presented their research and recommendation to adopt the city of Tongor-Attokrokpo in Ghana, Africa to the Tenino city council on January 27.  Read more >>>


 

Upcoming Events
We are always working on some new projects or looking forward to exciting events! Please be sure to mark your calendars with our events, and be sure to check our main calendar frequently to keep up-to-date.

  • February 6 - Report cards mailed
  • February 11 - Late start at 10:20 a.m.
  • February 12 - Principals coffee hour at 8:30 a.m.
  • February 13 - Mid winter break - No school
  • February 16 - President's Day - No school
  • February 19 - PTA art show and auction at 6:30 p.m.
  • February 23 - School board meeting
  • February 26 - 3rd grade music concert at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • February 27 - Spirit assembly at 2:00 p.m.


 
The Government Gurus

Tenino Elementary School students known as “the government gurus” presented their research and recommendation to adopt the city of Tongor-Attokrokpo in Ghana, Africa to the Tenino city council on January 27.  Read more >>>


 
Thank You Voters