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The Teacher Store

Membership Eligibility

Eligible Programs:


Any public or nonprofit private or charter school that teaches students in grades pre-k through high school
between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. These schools must provide in person instruction in all the core
curriculum subjects, including ELA/literacy, math, science, health/PE, history/social studies and other core
subjects.


Nonprofit Preschool programs, including Head Start are eligible if they meet the following criteria:

-The primary purpose of the program is to prepare children to attend kindergarten. The program must focus on teaching the children the core subjects listed above for academic success. In other words, the program is not simply providing day care services to preschool aged children.​

-The program serves children from ages 2 up to 5 years.

-If the program shares space with another organization or program, the supplies obtained at 3Rs may only be used in the preschool classroom during regular preschool hours. For example, if the preschool is housed in the same building as a community center, the supplies may not be used for other programs sponsored by the community center, including after school care.

Programs not eligible for membership to the Teacher Store*:


-Adult Education programs

-After school or summer/ vacation programs
-Home school individuals or groups
-Sunday Schools
-For profit institutions
-Programs that operate exclusively online
-Any “school” or group that does not teach the full curriculum listed above

*If your organization is not eligible for membership to the Teacher Store, you are still welcome to shop in the Recraft, Recreate & Reuse Center, which is located in the same building.  

Applying for Membership

If you are renewing a school’s membership or applying for a new membership for an eligible school, please print the Membership Application.

 

If you are not sure whether your school is eligible for membership based on the guidelines above, please contact us before submitting an application.

 

NOTE: If you are registering as a whole district (instead of individual schools), please email teacherstore@ruths.org for the district membership form.  

The Teacher Store will open for the new school year on Saturday, August 17, 2024. Your teachers will not be allowed to shop until the school’s membership is in effect.

 

In order for the membership to take effect, we need the following items:

 

1. Completed application form. Please fill out all applicable fields.

     Please be sure to provide the requested information regarding the grade range and counties served by your school. We use this       

     information when we apply for grants to obtain funding in order to continue and to improve 3Rs.

2. Check or Purchase Order for the full membership fee. The fee is the same as last year - $3.75 per student or a minimum of $650 if

    there are 173 or fewer students enrolled at the school.

3. Staff List, including first and last names, title or position, and grade(s) and subject(s) taught. We require this information in order to determine individual shopping eligibility.

 

      We understand final staffing decisions are often not made until late in the summer or even early fall. However, we ask that you

      provide your current list so we have something to work off of by opening day.  Staff lists can be updated as frequently as necessary 

      throughout the year.

  

The completed application, payment, and staff list can be returned to us via

Email: teacherstore@ruths.org                    Fax: 207-699-5566                      Mail: 39 Blueberry Rd., Portland, ME, 04102

Recraft Center SUMMER Hours:

Tue. - Thu. 12:00-5:00

Sat. 9:00 - 2:00

Teacher Store:

CLOSED for the summer.

Warehouse Hours:

Tuesdays: 9:30-2:00

Weds and Thurs: 9:30 -12:30

Fridays 9:30-2:00

 

Next Donation Date:

Friday, July 26th from 9:30-2:30

Weather related closings will be posted on:

Facebook; WCSH channel 6; WGME channel 13

Our outgoing phone message 

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