Summer Send Off Video! Click below to view our video and slide show. We miss our students and we are looking forward to a great start up in the fall. Go Tigers! https://youtu.be/TaEbQ6L5e68
We need your input! Please take this survey by Friday, June 12th. We are planning for the next school year to start on September 9, 2020. We have a plan to reopen ‘normally’ and we are refining the plan to continue remote/online learning as needed. This summer the Tenino Board of Directors will decide how schools in Tenino will reopen in September. It is important that the Board considers input from you in making this decision. https://forms.gle/D7DKxZVfm9nB8PDo6
Hello T9O Families! Click the link below for a letter from Mr. Harrington with some important reminders and updates. Thank you, stay safe and Go Tigers. https://5il.co/gszi
Welcome incoming 3rd Graders! Click on the link below for information about our virtual Welcome to T9O Assembly. We are looking forward to greeting our incoming 2nd graders to the home of the Tigers. https://5il.co/gst0
Student Material Pick-Up Students can come to school this week to pick up personal items from desks. Teachers have already bagged up all student materials to speed the process. Staff will be in the front of the building to assist with the drive-through pick up. 3rd Grade - Wednesday, May 20, 9:00 to 1:00 4th Grade - Thursday, May 21, 9:00 to 1:00 5th Grade - Friday, May 22, 9:00 to 1:00 Also, library books can be dropped off, Monday - Friday, 8:30 to 1:30, in a drop box outside the main entrance.
Hello T9O! Here's the Principal's Challenge for this week. The topic is - Beautiful Places in WA State. Explore the parks and take the challenge. I hope all is well. Take care and GO TIGERS. https://5il.co/g1qs
Hello T9O! The Principal's Challenge is back! Open the file below and take the challenge! These ideas are intended to support your teachers weekly plan, not replace them. Give it a go! Have fun and see if you can meet the challenge! https://5il.co/fwga
TES and TMS Receive Awards! As part of the Washington School Recognition Program, Tenino Elementary School and Tenino Middle School are being recognized for two categories by the state! 1. Closing achievement gaps: Schools with these awards serve all students equitably and improve outcomes for all students. 2. Student Growth: We close achievement gaps, while serving ALL students, and we demonstrate growth in supporting those students. TMS was one of 27 middle schools in the entire state awarded for closing achievement gaps for students. TES was one of 22 elementary schools in the entire state awarded for closing achievement gaps and showing significant academic growth. Congratulations to TES and TMS staff and students!! #onTenino #WASchoolsWeek To learn more about this award check out the Why My School is Being Recognized Flyer: https://5il.co/fm4a
Update letter to TES Families from Mr. Harrington and can be found at https://5il.co/fcmg or on our COVID-19 Page.
Tenino Food Bank has adjusted the days and times of service. Tenino: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Tuesday ONLY at Tenino Food Bank. Bucoda: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Thursday ONLY Community Center. All doorstep food deliveries will be done on Tuesday only.
Message to Tenino Families. Click on the following link for a video message from our staff. https://youtu.be/z9BdoT0IRQI Thanks!
ChromeBook Checkout. Quick reminder that parents can pick them up for their student's use Tuesday, March 24th from 1:00 to 5:00 at Tenino Elementary. Cash or Credit Cards are excepted. Please remember Social Distancing while in line and also in the building. Be Safe!
Message to Tenino Families. Click on the following link for a video message from our staff. https://youtu.be/o_Oik6kCrug Thanks!
Parents/Guardians, at this time all buildings and offices are closed to the public. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you.
The Tenino Food Bank will distribute food as follows: Tuesdays (Starting March 17th): 9:00-11:00 a.m. in Tenino 1:00-3:00 p.m. in Bucoda Thursdays (Starting March 19th): 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Bucoda 4:00-6:00 p.m. in Tenino Tenino Foodbank Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TeninoFoodBankPlus/.
COVID-19 Letter to Families Dear Tenino families, We wish to provide families with health tip reminders and information about the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus known as COVID-19. By doing so our hope is to avoid unnecessary drama while remaining vigilant and communicative. We understand that the spread of the virus to new regions around the world and the heightened media attention is concerning. We want to assure you that the Tenino School District is continuing to closely monitor this situation. The district is also communicating with state and local health officials, as well as the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and will continue to follow their professional guidance. As we learn new information, we will continue to provide you with updates. To read the entire letter click the link below: https://5il.co/ddt7
Tenino Elementary School’s Community Garden Receives $3,000 Grant from The Whole Kids Foundation http://www.yelmonline.com/news/article_d8df26bc-535c-11ea-a61a-239fb2b9aff7.html
Good Morning Parents/Guardians, This is a friendly reminder to please vote on February 11, 2020 for the Special Election. Registration to vote online, by mail or by voter registration drive is February 3, 2020. For more information about the special election visit, http://bit.ly/2020Levy. Reminder, the final day to mail in or drop off your ballot is Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Thank you.
5th grade students present science experiments to the school board on Monday night at TES. Ms. Shepherd and her students shared information about our upcoming STEAM week, a celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Steam Week is Feb 24 through Feb 28. More information will be coming out soon!
Due to the high school students being released early today, all afternoon bus routes will be getting students home about 20 to 25 minutes early today, January 17th. Schools will be released at normal time.
Tenino Families! Here’s wishing you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. We are so grateful to be part of such a strong, caring and supportive community. Enjoy this time with family and friends and encourage your kids to rest up and get ready for three weeks of learning in December, prior to the Christmas break. Take care, enjoy and thanks again for all your support. Sincerely, Mr. Harrington and the TES staff.
5th Grade students practice for the upcoming 5th Grade Holiday Guitar Concert, 7:00 pm, on December 12th. Parents are welcome!
Our Spirit Assembly is this Friday at 12:45 in the MP room. The theme for the month of November is Try Something New! Parents are welcome to attend our spirited and celebratory assemblies!
HALLOWEEN GUIDANCE Dear Tenino Parents and Guardians, This message provides information about costumes as you and your student prepare for our Halloween Vocabulary Parade. Please remember, we will NOT be dressing up on Thursday, October 31st as we are allowing our students to dress up on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st if they want to. Since there will be classroom parties and celebrations, we need your help to make the day fun and safe for your child and all students. We would appreciate your assistance by following this guidance: *Costumes may be worn, but may not include- *masks, *hats, *weapons of any kind, *any sharp or potentially harmful items (i.e. wands), *face makeup is okay, but not encouraged due to the mess it can create, *gang-related or similar wear is not allowed. *All costumes and clothing need to adhere to our school’s dress code. *Positive costumes are best; please do not encourage costumes, which value violence, gang, or violent behavior. *Remember that these costumes will be worn all day long--adult supervision is not available to assist with taking costumes off to go to the restroom, etc. *The regular school schedule will be followed; therefore, costumes should be appropriate for: working in the classroom, playing outside at recess, PE, and other activities. Be careful that the costumes are not overly hot for your children. We realize that some families may have strong feelings about the recognition of Halloween and any associated activities. Should you desire your child to not participate in these activities, please contact his or her teacher and accommodations will be made. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding for making Halloween enjoyable and safe for our children! Please remember that if your child is dressing up, Friday November 1st is the day. Out intent is to make school fun by having occasional special days while at the same time staying focused on learning and positive behavior. Sincerely, Mr. Harrington
Due to today’s power outage, Punkin Chunkin has been cancelled. Please pardon the inconvenience. -Mr. Harrington
Rachel's Challenge Assembly. Our Rachel's Challenge Assembly is next Tuesday at 12:45. Students will hear about the life of Rachel Scott and the power of kindness and compassion. Parents and families members are welcome to attend!
Back to School Assembly. Our Welcome Back to School Assembly is this Friday, 12:45, MP Room. Students will meet with Mr. Harrington for staff introductions and an overview of some school rules. Parents welcome!
Welcome T90 students and families! School starts next Wednesday, September 4. Our daily schedule: 8:00 -Campus Open/Breakfast. **Please do not drop off your child prior to 8:00. 8:15 - First Bell. 8:20 - Start of the Day. 2:50 - End of Day. Looking forward to a great year and GO TIGERS!
Hello Tenino Families! Please remember that our Open House is next Wednesday, August 28th, from 5:30 to 7:00. Looking forward to seeing everybody for the start of a great year!!!
Dear Parents/Guardians: Welcome back to another exciting school year! As we continue our work together helping all students make positive choices regarding their behavior at school and during school activities, we encourage you to take time to review our updated Students Rights and Responsibilities Handbook which was updated this year to reflect new state rules and guidelines. You will find this on our website at: bit.ly/TSD_Student_Rights_and_Responsibilities As we partner with you to help every student succeed, we spend the first weeks of school reviewing classroom/school routines and procedures, as well as school rules to ensure students fully understand their part in making our schools as safe and productive as possible. Thank you for your support in reinforcing these expectations with your student(s).
Open House at TES on August 28th from 5:30pm-7:00pm
Open House! We have changed the date of our Open House to Wednesday, August 28th, from 5:30 to 7:00. It's the same time as the middle school.
Student Learning Styles Input Form For Next Year's Grades 3, 4 and 5 are available in the office. They are due June 12. Thanks!
Embark on an Interactive Adventure with Timberland Regional Library’s Summer Program, ‘A Universe of Stories’ https://www.thurstontalk.com/2019/05/23/embark-on-an-interactive-adventure-with-timberland-regional-librarys-summer-program-a-universe-of-stories/
iReady: Reading and Math Testing Dates are May 28-31
SBA: ELA Testing Dates are May14-17
SBA: MATH Testing Dates are May 8-10
Our Spirit Assembly has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 2nd, at 1:15. Please pardon any inconvenience this may have caused. The theme of the month is Success. Thanks!
Tenino students, teachers and parents pitched in to help clean up the park. What a great way to celebrate community, spring time and Earth Day!
May 2 - OJP & Spirit Assembly
May 1 is an ACT Day - Late Start
April 26 - 5th Grade Science Fair 5:00-6:00 pm in the TES Library
April 24th is Secretaries Day! Thank you all Tenino School District secretaries for all you do!!!!
April Spirit Assembly has changed from April 26th and will now be held on May 2nd!
Mrs. Judy Goebel is TES Educator of the Month! Judy is a rock star in the front office, greeting parents, monitoring attendance and helping all of us out in oh so many ways. As Educator of the Month Judy has full rights to the designated parking spot out in front of the building. Thank you Judy for all you do for T9O students, teachers and families! Go Tigers!
The 4th Grade Concert is Thursday, March 21st, at 7:00 PM in the MP Room. Come and enjoy as our young musicians sing and play their recorders. They have worked hard and it will be a great show!
Snow Days Make Up: Because we cancelled two school days due to snow this year the last school day for students at TES will be Monday, June 17, 2019. This will be an early release half day. Only districts who missed three or more days are eligible for the State waiver.
The snow has passed, at least for now. Thanks to all parents and families for patience as we adjust schedules in response to the weather. Also a big shout out to our maintenance crews and bus drivers. You folks are heroes and we appreciate all that you do to help keep kids, teachers and parents safe.
This is an emergency weather message for all Tenino School District students, parents and staff. Due to the risk of icy roads in outlying areas, all Tenino schools will begin two hours late Thursday, February 14, 2019. There will be no morning pre-school or out of District Transportation. Breakfast will not be served. Staff should attempt to arrive as close to their normally contracted time as can safely be managed. Again, Tenino schools will begin two hours late tomorrow (Thursday, Feb. 14th) with no morning preschool or out of District transportation. Thank you.
Tenino schools will operate on the already scheduled 2 hour late start Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Buses will be on regular routes.
This is a message for all Tenino School District staff and families. Due to unsafe road conditions on outlying roads and a forecast for additional snow, all Tenino schools will be closed Tuesday February 12, 2019. All after school athletics and activities are also cancelled. Again, all schools in the Tenino School district will be closed Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Thank you.
Due to unsafe road conditions on outlying roads and a forecast for additional snow, all Tenino schools will be closed Monday, February 11, 2019. All after school athletics and activities are also cancelled.
Ms. Geske is TES Educator of the Month. Vicki is a teacher in our Learning Support program and is an active member of our teacher leadership team. Thank you, Vicki, for all you do for Tenino students and families!
Guiding Good Choices class March 28: Strengthening Family Relationships 5:45-7:45 in the TMS Library. Childcare and dinner included!
Guiding Good Choices class March 21: Managing Conflict 5:45-7:45 in the TMS Library. Childcare and dinner included!
Guiding Good Choices class March 14: Helping Kids Refuse Drugs 5:45-7:45 pm in the TMS Library. Childcare and dinner included!
Guiding Good Choices class March 7: Values and Consequences 5:45-7:45 pm in the TMS Library. Childcare and dinner included!
Guiding Good Choices - Free Parenting Workshop Thursdays, February 28 - March 28 5:45-7:45 pm in the TMS Library. Free sessions include childcare and dinner! Register at TMS or TES offices or online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/TeninoGood19 or call Kateri 360-545-2807
Mr. Anderson's class won the assembly behavior award at the spirit assembly Friday afternoon. We honored MLK and celebrated the theme of Generosity. Good job, 4th graders! Keep up the positive behavior!
Today one of our 4th graders, Tsunami Acosta, earned the principal’s chair for the day. Nani makes us proud by being safe, responsible, respectful and kind. Thank you, Nami and your family!
Spirit Assembly and MLK celebration this Friday, 12:45 to 1:15 in the MP room. Join us for spirit, celebration and fun!
Save the Date! Parent Information Night, Wednesday January 30th, 6:00 to 7:30. Learn About: Title 1, Smarter Balanced Assessment & New Report Cards. Please RSVP to your child's teacher. Child care to school-age students provided.
Movie Night!!! It's time to get your jammies on and join us in the library to watch Small Foot! Friday night at 6:30. Brought to you by your Tenino Combined PTSA. Concessions available.
Mrs. Caitlin Craig-Mickel is TES Educator of the Month. Thank you Caitlin for all you do for our 3rd graders and their families!
TES Math Night. Our annual math night has arrived! Wednesday, Jan 9, 6:00 to 7:30 in the library. Come join the TES staff for math games and FUN!
Our Food Drive and Coin Drive were both very successful. We collected over 1100 items and $675 in cash to support our local food bank. Thank you Tenino for your support and kindness.
We celebrated the Christmas season (and a well-deserved holiday) in style at TES on Tuesday. Teachers and students dressed up and our assembly was filled with holiday songs and good cheer. Students especially enjoyed spraying silly string on the teachers that raised the most money for the Food Bank. Thanks to all the parents who helped make it a great day!
Canned Food Drive and Coin Drive. It's not too late to donate canned food and loose change. Our goal is 1200 food items. We are also collecting coins. The teacher with most is silly-stringed at our next assembly. All proceeds go to the T9O FoodBank.
We Create Change! Dec 3-14 students can bring in change to put in staff bottles. The staff member with the most change will get covered in silly string at our December assembly! All proceeds go directly to Tenino charities!
Student safety is our number one priority. Today, as a precaution, Tenino Elementary and Tenino Middle School went into a modified lock-down at approximately 1:20 p.m. and were released from lock-down at approximately 1:45 p.m. We were in lock-down as a result of police activity in the area. Staff and students responded to the incident in a calm and professional manner and at no time were students in any danger. We appreciate the support and communication with Tenino Police. Respectfully, Joe Belmonte, Superintendent
Fall Parent Teacher Conferences are next week, Tuesday, Nov 13 through Friday, Nov 16. Students are dismissed at 11:40. Contact your child's teacher if you have any questions about scheduling or other concerns.
Please Join Us for the TES Scholastic Book Fair held in the library November 13-16 and EXTENDED shopping days November 19-20 during school and conference hours!
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Doors open at 5:50. Come hear TES teacher's read from their favorite chapter books and participate in fun activities! Cookies and juice will be served. Oh, WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS!
Picture Make-Up Day Friday, Oct. 26th, 2018 8:25 to 9:05 am
Please check out our online fundraiser at www.unclejerrystees.com use organization code 54047. Thank you for your support!
TES Community Garden, ready for harvest! The TES garden is open to the community through the unlocked back gate. Community members are welcome to come harvest ripe produce (please do not take pumpkins, gourds and squash yet) Right now we have: Cucumbers Beans Tomatoes Kale Raspberries and strawberries Yellow Squash Corn If you come take produce, please weigh and log your harvest by type of fruit/vegetable using the scale and notepad inside the shed. Please make sure the garden is left tidy and the shed is closed when you leave. If you have any questions, please contact Caitlin Craig-Mickel at email@example.com Please come and enjoy our fresh produce, home grown, at the home of the Tigers!
The Tenino School District is committed to providing all of our students with a safe, supportive learning environment that prepares them to be responsible citizens and a contributing members of global society. To support the District's mission, the Tenino School District , with the generous support of the Tenino Combined PTA, is implementing the Rachel's Challenge program in both the Elementary and Middle School for the 2018-2019 school year. The program, named in memory of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine High School tragedy, is designed to inspire, equip and empower people to create a positive culture change in their school and community by starting a chain reaction of respect, kindness and compassion. The objectives of Rachel’s Challenge include: Create a safe and productive learning environment by delivering proactive solutions to violence and bullying Stimulate real culture change by actively involving the entire community in the process Change lives by providing culturally relevant social/emotional training Improve achievement and ensure results by engaging the participants heart, head and hands Age appropriate assemblies to introduce students to Rachel’s Challenge will be presented during the school day on September 25 at the Elementary and September 26 at the Middle School. As part of the program, we are also planning to create a Friends of Rachel (FOR) Club at Tenino MIddle School, where students can meet to work on the planning and development of activities, projects and events to spread kindness and compassion in their school and community. You can help us motivate our students toward positive change in the way they treat others by encouraging your child to create a chain reaction of kindness and compassion. With this goal in mind, we would like to invite our Tenino students, families, staff and community members to join us for a special Rachel’s Challenge Community Event on Tuesday, September 25 at 6:30 pm in the Tenino Middle School Gym. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the TES or TMS office or visit rachelschallenge.org for more information about the program.
Happy Wednesday, Tenino! Please remember that next Monday is Picture Day! It will be part of spirit week. Our theme for the day is "Dress for Success!"
Assembly Schedule. Our assembly schedule is available on our website. Under Documents, go to TES Assembly Schedule. Thank you!!!
Back-to-School Night is September 4th, 5:30 to 7:00. Our PTA is also sponsoring a tasty, inexpensive dinner. Come and meet your child's teacher and enjoy Walking Tacos. Thanks and see you soon!
Welcome Back! Just for your information, this year there will not be access to microwaves in the cafeteria.
SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST - Lists for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade are available below. Click on the DOCUMENTS tab under QUICKLINKS. Thanks!!!
Spirit Week is June 11-15 Mon - Favorite movie or book character Tue - Comfy cozy Wed - Superhero (no masks) Thurs - 5th - black & red 4th - orange & blue 3rd - gray & white Fri - Spirit Wear
Mandatory state testing begins tomorrow. Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest and has a good breakfast. Thanks!
Classified Employees Week! We are fortunate to have such a wonderful group of educators. Thank you for all you do!
The ART Auction has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 1st at 6:00 PM. Come, join the fun and support our PTA!
The Art Auction is cancelled due to icy conditions. We will reschedule this important event and we will let you know. Thanks, stay warm and drive safe!
The Art Auction is here! Please attend tomorrow night's auction, starting at 6:00. Proceeds go to school projects including: playground equipment, after school programs, garden club and safety equipment. Dinner is available. See you there!
Delayed Openings and Closures: We’ll announce school closures and morning delays between 6:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. on radio stations KGY (1240), KGY FM (95.3), KAYO (99.3) KELA (1470), KXXO (96.1 FM), KMNT (102.9 FM), and KITI (1240); and TV stations KOMO, KING, and KIRO. Buses may operate on special “snow routes” as listed below. These radio stations will announce early dismissals due to inclement weather. Please plan for adequate home supervision in the event that unscheduled early dismissal of students is necessary. If you have updated emergency information for your child, please contact the school immediately. If we don’t make an announcement, schools and buses will operate on regular schedules.
Hi Tenino families! Please like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Tenino-Elementary-School-165190554057594/ Thanks!
Parents, you and your child are invited to our Math Make and Take Night. You and your young mathematician will learn fun math games and go home with a free comp book to use at home. There will be games, prizes and Yoga, for s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g your mind and body! Wednesday, February 7, from 5:30 to 7:30.
Report cards go home on Friday with sts. We will also mail a copy of report cards to your homes. Thank you for all your support.
Please remember that Friday is a no school day for sts. Ts will be finalizing report cards and preparing for 2nd semester. Go Tigers!
Follow us on Facebook at Tenino Elementary School and Twitter @TeninoES_Tigers.
Student of the Month Assembly is Thursday, Jan 25th at 12:45. We will be celebrating our theme of Excellence and MLK.
Speed Stack Club begins January 9 - February 13. Tuesdays in the Library from 2:50-3:45
All students will be taking the MAP assessment in reading and math during the month of January!
The Tenino Lions Club presented TES with a genorous donation of $500!!!! Thank you!!!
Holiday Store! Our holiday store, sponsored by our PTA, earned $3,200. The earnings will be used to support school programs. A special thanks to the Choose Love organization for donating money to provide coupons for students to purchase gifts for family members. The looks of pride and joy on students' faces was heartwarming! Thank you PTA and Choose Love.
Please notify the Tenino School District Office, 360-264-3410 if you need district or school communications translated into another language. Notifique a la Oficina del Distrito Escolar de Tenino, 360-264-3410 si necesita una escuela o escuela en otro idioma.
December 6th is Late Start
TES Holiday Gift Shop December 11-14
TES theme of the month - Generosity!!!
Make & Take Family Reading Night December 6th @ TES
December Newsletter posted now in Documents!
5th Grade Concert December 14 7:00 pm
Winterfest @ THS December 2 10am - 4pm
TES Holiday Food Drive November 30 - December 14 All items will be donated to the Tenino Food Bank
INFO IN THE NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER ABOUT ALL THE GREAT THINGS HAPPENING WITH THE TENINO FOOD BANK PLUS!! PLEASE GO TO FB PAGE & "LIKE" TENINO FOOD BANK PLUS
FAMILY FUN NIGHT NOVEMBER 3 @ 6:00 PM - TES MP ROOM CHILI AND PIE COOK OFF LOTS OF FUN ACTIVITIES FOR THE FAMILY
Check out our newsletter for info on THE HOLIDAY SUPPORT PROGRAM
The November Newsletter is available to view! Look in the Documents!!!
Parent Teacher Conference Helpful Info available in TES Documents
Tiger Wear Sales End October 2, 2017
Tenino Elementary School Open House will be Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.
Our Open House will feature a back-to-school BBQ, from 5:00 to 7:00. Join us before Open House begins. $4 for a Hot Dog, Chips and Pop. $5 for Brats. Sponsored by our PTA. Free meal with membership. Hope to see you there!
Excited for Thrillshare training!