Blog

Open Forum Discussions Scheduled: Join Us

March 23, 2016

Change is in the future. RSVP: Click here.

Schoolhouse Supplies has done the same great thing for 16 years: provide free school supplies to students in need.  We will keep doing this, but we need to make some changes.  This year, our landlord, Portland Public Schools, began charging rent for our space in the basement of Madison High School.  This has reduced the resources for supply purchases and staff.  And next year, we need to move.

We also recognize that Portland’s demographics continue to shift and we need to adjust our service delivery model to better serve east Portland.

Help us envision what this new future looks like!

Please join our new Executive Director Alice Forbes at one of four open forum discussions.

Session Date and TimeWho Should Participate
Thursday April 14, 5:30 – 7:00 pmOpen to All
Friday April 15, 10:00 – 11:30 amSHS Volunteers
Thursday April 21, 5:00 – 6:30 pmTeachers (any school or district)
Friday April 22, 10:00 – 11:30 amOpen to All

RSVP: Click Here 

All sessions will be held at Schoolhouse Supplies, 2735 NE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97220 (Under Madison High School, by the parking lot by the stadium, on the south side of the school, NOT by the main entrance.)

Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served.

Meet the Spellers: Howard Jay Patterson

January 22, 2016

Howard Jay Patterson was a founding member of the seminal juggling/musical/theatrical/comedy troupe The Flying Karamazov Brothers. Despite his training in science and music rather than theater or physical comedy, he went on to perform around the world for over three… Read more »

Creative Reuse Project Ideas

December 15, 2014

Our Free Store Coordinator, Barb is always resourceful and creative!  Recently, when a large donation of pre-printed dividers came in, instead of recycling them, she came up with a couple of awesome reuse projects are fun for teachers and students! One project is… Read more »