Build a Foundation for STEM with Music

A new instrumental music program for at-risk preschool students in Osceola County, Fla., is aimed at helping develop language, motor, social and other skills to help prepare them for kindergarten. The students receive instruction from a professional violinist during 20-minute sessions held twice a week. “This project really isn’t about making them violin players, it’s […]

Mentoring Can Make the World of Difference to the Life of a Child

By Mike Ockrim, CEO Chicago School Supply Since July is National Make a Difference to a Child Month, I was inspired to volunteer for an organization committed to helping children find a successful path in life.  I did not have to look much further than my own back yard. When I discovered UCAN (short for […]

Enter to Win a Summer Bridge Activities™ Set!

We are at it again! To kick off Summer 2011, Chicago School Supply is giving away an entire Summer Bridge Activities™ Set by Carson Dellosa to a lucky winner.   Thats 9 books in total (prize value $134.55)! These award winning educational books are ideal for teachers and parents to use to keep kids sharp […]

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week!  Each year, we designate one week during the first full week of May to show gratitude for our outstanding teachers all over the world.   Many reward the teacher of their choice with a present or a letter of gratitude.  Education Secretary Arne Duncan has even published his thoughts on […]

Be a Guest Blogger and Earn $25 Off Your Schoodoodle Purchase!

Do you have a great lesson plan or classroom idea you would like to share? Perhaps you have some expert classroom management tips or other words of wisdom to share with other teachers? Maybe you have insight into a current education topic or news story you would like to share. If so, we invite you […]

The National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) Ed Expo

On the Road with Chicago School Supply CEO, Michael Ockrim I had the pleasure of attending the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) Ed Expo last week (April 7-9) in San Antonio Texas and what an adventure! I flew in and out in 36 hours! The Ed Expo is a major Back-to-School purchasing event where […]

The Littlest Member of the Chicago School Supply Family

Congratulations to Schoodoodle CEO Mike Ockrim and his wife Carey for the arrival of  their beautiful daughter, Nora Lynn Ockrim!  Baby Nora was born on Friday, March 10 and we are very happy to report that everyone is doing well.  In fact,  she has received a very warm welcome from her older siblings as you […]

Schoodoodle Launches Facebook Friday Giveaway

Exciting news- this week, we are launching a weekly giveaway to show appreciation to our loyal and growing Facebook community of teachers, parents and other education advocates.  Allow me to introduce Schoodoodle’s Facebook Friday Giveaway! What is a Facebook Friday Giveaway? So glad you asked! Here is how it works: We feature a different educational product […]

2010 Pink Ribbon Office Products to Benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Office Supply Sanity Is Asking Customers to “Shop Pink” Office Supply Sanity, also a branch of Chicago School Supply and our sister company, has announced they will be carrying 2010 Pink Ribbon Products in their office supply catalog and Website. Office Supply Sanity has added over a hundred 2010 Pink Ribbon Products on their website.  […]

Facebook 2000 Contest- What would I do with $200 worth of school or office supplies?

“What would I do with $200 worth of school or office supplies?” THAT is the question. We are celebrating our growing online community by giving away a $200 Schoodoodle/Office Supply Sanity Gift Credit when the Schoodoodle Facebook Page gets our 2000th fan (just a few hundred more to go)!  The winner will be the Facebook […]