Schoolhouse Supplies Snapshot Series: Werner Van Bemmel

April 3, 2014

werner-van-bemmel-sqThe Boeing Boys are a group of volunteers who’ve been with Schoolhouse Supplies from the start. With skills to build parts for the mighty aircrafts as backgrounds, they stock our shelves, and make sure to joke with every person who passes by the workroom table. Among their number is a man named Werner Van Bemmel.

At first glance, Werner might not seem all that enthusiastic about volunteering at our Free Store for Teachers. Indeed, if asked what originally brought him to Schoolhouse Supplies, Werner points out one of his Boeing brothers and dryly remarks, “Dave. He dragged me here. I thought it was only going to be for one day.” He’s been here nearly every Tuesday since. (more…)

Decipher’s Donation

March 18, 2014

Most of us probably aren’t that great at math. In fact, it’s safe to say that most of us try to avoid the subject completely. But not Kristin Luck, President & CMO of Decipher, a marketing research and survey software… Read more »


March 13, 2014

There’s a sense of freshness in the air. Flowers are beginning to bloom. The rain is slowly being replaced by more and more sun. Spring is just around the corner. And with the reviving nature attributed to this time of… Read more »

March is “Tech Month”

March 11, 2014

The classroom is an ever changing and evolving landscape. Think about it. When you were in school, what did you use more to do research; the Dewey Decimal System or Google? Exactly. The classroom has come an incredibly long way… Read more »

Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program

March 6, 2014

This year, Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million to nonprofits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Think about that for a second. That’s roughly $625,000 each quarter being pumped into community organizations, nonprofits, and of course, local schools. Sounds pretty… Read more »

The benefits of writing, the Haiku

February 27, 2014

Ahh the Haiku. Say it out loud to yourself a couple of times. Haiku. Haiku. Haiku. It’s pleasant isn’t? It’s as if a soft wind is lightly massaging your neck, slowly drifting by as you lookout over a deep and… Read more »

Supplies Needed in our Free Store for Teachers

February 20, 2014

Here at Schoolhouse Supplies, we’re all about making friends. After all, our business is fundamentally about helping others succeed. So, as you can imagine, we’re huge advocates of lasting friendships, as well as the belief that everyone deserves a buddy.