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. HarringtonIt’s been a fantastic start to the school year. I always enjoy the beginning of the school year, but this start-up has been especially exciting. I want to express my appreciation for all the teachers, para-educators, and support staff who have helped get this year started so successfully. I look forward to getting to know all of you and working together with staff, students, and families to keep Tenino Elementary moving on the path towards excellence. Here are some important updates to keep you in the know about what’s happening here at the “Home of the Tigers.”

Emphasis on Positive Behavior: Throughout the month of September teachers review expectations for all areas of the school: the classroom, playground, cafeteria, library, hallways, bathrooms, before, and after school. Once the students learn the expectations, we are very intentional about acknowledging and celebrating students who are meeting those expectations.

The following are some of the strategies we use to emphasize and celebrate positive behavior:

Tiger Traits: Be caring, be responsible, be respectful. We remind students of these core traits every day in class and during morning announcements.

Theme of the Month: Each month we have a theme, one for each letter in TIGER. This month the theme is trustworthiness.

Paw Pledge: We say the paw pledge every morning.

  • I will be safe with myself and others.
  • I will be responsible with myself and others.
  • I will be respectful with myself and others.
  • I will be a safe, responsible, and respectful citizen. I will always do my best.

Tiger Paws: Teachers give out small tickets called Tiger Paws to students demonstrating positive behavior. We collect the paws and use them for handing out small prizes throughout the year.

Spirit Assemblies: Each month we have an assembly to celebrate school spirit and honor students of the month. Our first assembly is on Friday, September 30, at 12:45 p.m. Join us!

Proud to be your principal! Go, Tigers!

Mr. Harrington

Mr. Charles (Charly) Harrington, Principal