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Saturday Shopping is Scheduled!

March 3, 2016

Saturday Shopping Fun Nov 2016PPS K-12 classroom teachers once again have the opportunity to visit the Free Store for Teachers on a Saturday – April 9, 2016 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, thanks to our partners at PEMCO Insurance.

PEMCO Saturday Shopping days in 2015 were a popular option for teachers who otherwise could not make it to the Free Store. During the most recent PEMCO Saturday Shop in November, teachers from 40 different schools and programs joined Pencil Pete and the PEMCO team for a fun shopping experience.

Schoolhouse Supplies is fortunate to have amazing partners like PEMCO. This school year, PEMCO is providing support for special programs that would not otherwise be available to Portland teachers: Saturday Shopping, new teacher supply kits, and a Mobile Free Store for Teachers.

Hear how Saturday Shopping trips help teachers:

RSVP: PEMCO Saturday Shop Eventbrite

Thank you to PEMCO Insurance for supporting unique opportunities for teachers!

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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 »