Welcome to Tenino Elementary School, home of Tenino the Tiger! We are a community of third, fourth, and fifth grade students learning, growing, and mastering a host of basic skills in preparation for life. We take pride in the excitement and passion that we infuse into the learning process.
We are becoming experts in understanding the connection between improvement on the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) and the daily activities in the classroom. Preliminary data reflects a correlation between MAP and the state assessment called the Measure of Student Progress (MSP). There is a sustained effort to continue to explore academic interventions to address gaps in student learning.
Organization of the school day supports an uninterrupted morning with specialists in the afternoon providing physical education and general music.
Dear Parents, Families, and Community,
While I was driving to school one day last week, I was listening to a weather forecast on the radio that was calling for rain and snow. The irony of this memory was that as I was walking past the school’s front flowerbed, I noticed the first sign of spring, blooming crocus flowers. This transitional seasonal pattern also typifies the transitional spring academic cycle for Tenino Elementary School. We have almost put winter behind us, and we are driving forward toward a strong academic finish and testing season for our students.
I want to express my deepest thanks on behalf of the students and staff to the Tenino Parent Teacher Association for all their hard work and dedication to make our annual art show and auction a huge success. We also extend this appreciation to the local businesses that donated services and goods for our exciting auction fundraiser. Together we raised $8,000.00 that will provide TES students with additional books, technology, and service support.
Spring also brings several exciting events to mark on your calendars. The annual TES talent show will be on March 21, 2014. This is such a fun and exhilarating event. Students can showcase talents that they have developed outside of school. We have featured musicians, singers, magicians, cheerleaders, and even stunt jumpers. Please come join us in the multipurpose room at 8:45 a.m. for this amazing show.
Also, mark your calendars for spring conferences from April 1-4, 2014.These conferences are scheduled to discuss students' academic progress. Your child’s teacher will contact you if a conference is necessary. As always, you may also contact your child’s teacher to schedule a conference if you would like to discuss your child’s academic progress.
During the afternoons of conference week, TES is pleased to host an Usborne book fair located in the TES library. Stop by and check out the amazing selection of high quality, engaging reading materials available for purchase.
Finally, I would like to recognize all the hard work of our classified staff. The week of March 10-14 is classified employee appreciation week. Without the dedication and caring of these conscientious employees, the structure of our schools and the quality of education offered to TES students would be detrimentally compromised. I cannot express enough gratitude or appreciation to our classified staff for their excellent work with our kids.