Friday, April 22, 2011

Get Ready for Kindergarten!

Hello, my name is Joey Cassidy and I am a Direct and Database Marketing Manager here at Discount School Supply. It is my job to manage the production and circulation of our catalogs. I also manage our marketing database to help us better understand our customers and to develop methods to serve them most effectively.

My daughter will be starting Kindergarten this fall and she is so excited! My wife and I want to make sure she is fully prepared to begin Kindergarten at her new school, but until now, we have not been certain how to find out about exactly what she should know or how we could help her. But now Discount School Supply has a brand new item that I am really excited about, and I’m certain my daughter will be, too.

Our new Kindergarten Readiness Kit (KINDERKIT) is the perfect solution to help her get ready for Kindergarten! It has everything from Colorations® crayons to Unifix® cubes to cute, colorful puppets. The kit even includes full-color activity cards in both English and Spanish that are packed with activities developed by experienced teachers – but fully explained for our family to use. We can help my daughter to develop her language, literacy, science, mathematics, social/emotional, and art skills, all while having fun with this terrific product.

She’ll be able to enjoy her Kindergarten Readiness Kit in the summer months before Kindergarten starts, and we will be able to help her make a successful transition from preschool to Kindergarten. All of the supplies come together in a durable, clear backpack that she’ll be excited to carry to school on her first day. I’ve already seen this great item at our office, and this is a great deal at $29.99! I can’t wait to order it for her!

If you know a child in preschool who’ll be heading to Kindergarten this fall, I hope you’ll look at the Kindergarten Readiness Kit from Discount School Supply.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Earth Day Crafting

Hi my name is Tiffany Harbrecht and I am a copywriter/marketing coordinator at Discount School Supply. One of the many hats that I wear in my job is to manage the Free Activities page on the Discount School Supply Web site ( I am delighted to provide teachers and parents with free resources and activity ideas to share with children.

With Earth Day and Easter both in April this month, there have been lots of opportunities for fun seasonal crafts! One of my favorite environmentally-friendly activities that we received this year is a recent craft, Eco-Friendly Pencil Cups. It is quick, easy, practical and FUN! There are plenty of materials that can be repurposed from home to make this simple craft and it provides a great opportunity to discuss how each of us can take care of the environment. The pencil cups also make thoughtful gifts for loved ones.

Earth Day also inspires me to do some nature-inspired crafting as well. I like to walk around my neighborhood or go on a nature hike and gather small pebbles, flowers, pine cones, leaves and other items to use for a nature collage. If you have the time to take the kids on a hike or walk in your area, have them create their own nature-inspired collage or draw pictures of the trees, flowers, insects or animals they see using natural recycled drawing paper and our environmentally friendly colored pencils.

At Discount School Supply, we share your commitment to the future of children, and that includes doing our part to help our planet stay beautiful for future generations. Visit and check out Our Environment page for more information on our eco-friendly products, eco-tips, fun environmentally-friendly activities and more!

Friday, April 8, 2011

New Crib Video!

Hello, my name is Michael Tsuchiura, and I am a Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist here at Discount School Supply. Our goal is to improve our products so that they meet our customers’ expectations while ensuring that they also meet state and federal safety regulations. In previous posts (here and here), I have written about the new crib regulations from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). I was happy to tell you that the Angeles cribs we have in stock now meet the new standards.

But are you still confused about the new crib regulations? We’ve got a solution. I want to introduce you to a great new video created to help make crib regulations easier to understand. Our new video outlines many of the details covered in my previous posts, as well as additional information on the compliant Angeles crib models. You’ll learn more about the some of the changes in crib design required by the new regulations. You’ll see the Angeles Compact Adjustable Crib (DC203, DC204, and DC207), the standard in quality and affordability, as well as the new Angeles Compact Drop-Gate Crib (DC221, DC222, and DC226), designed for easy access. Simply squeeze the two triggers to retract the locking pins and the gate folds right down. With the gate lowered, it is easier to access a child in the crib with less reaching and extending for the caregiver.

We hope you find this information helpful in deciding which style of crib will meet your needs. Remember, cribs in your child care center or program may need to be replaced. So choose an Angeles Compact Adjustable Crib (DC203, DC204 and DC207) or an Angeles Compact Drop-Gate Crib (DC221, DC222, and DC226). The video is an easy and informative way to determine which one is right for you. Knowing that both styles comply with the new regulations let’s you buy with confidence. I hope you’ll take the time to visit the link, and even better, to send it to your friends and colleagues. If you just can’t find the time to read through new regulations, or maybe don’t even know where to find them, you can obtain crib information in this convenient two-minute video. Have you replaced your cribs yet?