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MPM School SuppliesDid you know is much more than just bulletin board ideas? This website is actually part of the Making Smiles Network, and it's parent company, Tristro, also operates a HUGE online store for teachers at

If you'd like to find out more about the Making Smiles Network, you can click on the little smiley face in the upper right corner of this page, but for now, I'd like to tell you about some pretty neat things that are happening at MPM School Supplies!

First, a quick background of who we are and where we've come from!

The Team:


Melanie is our customer liason and product specialist. Philip is our business and tech strategist as well as our backend developer. I (Michael) am our online marketer. Kayla, who I am sure you know well from this website, is our blogger and social media expert. And last but certainly not least, Tim is our graphic designer and front-end developer!

How We Started

When we first started, it was just Melanie, Philip, and myself (Michael), hence the 'MPM' in MPM School Supplies. We started with a few hundred products, and a team of three, and have expanded to a team of five, and over 25,000 products!

Unfortunately, growth comes with some hurtles too! Expanding to 25,000+ products was good in that it provided an incredible selection of unique products that just can't be found in a brick and mortar store, but it was bad in that it became overwhelming for our customers.

For example, we ended up with thousands of classroom decorations and bulletin board supplies, but no way for our customers to easily weed through those thousands of products to quickly find what they were looking for.

We had two options: we could either cut way back on our selection, or we could figure out a way to improve the shopping experience so customers didn't have to page through hundreds of products in search for the one they were looking for.

We thought the decision was pretty easy, so we began burning the midnight oil, and today we are proud to say that we have one of the most well-organized, easy to navigate online teacher supply stores! Now, I'm admittedly a little biased (ok, more than just a little biased!), but you don't have to take my word for it.

Here's what people are saying about our site:

“It's a great online store with fast shipping and one of the best search options I've ever seen.  I was looking for borders that were black and had polka dots. I could easily click the color black and the design polka dots. The checkout was super easy, the website was extremely easy to navigate and the items were of awesome quality and shipped fast. I highly recommend you checking them out.” - Michelle Oakes, Fabulous In First

“Navigating the site is super-duper easy...when I had all the desired items in my cart {which, believe me, I had to restrain myself!}, checking out was a piece of cake. I received my purchase within a few days, and everything was packaged well and in perfect condition. I would definitely shop at MPM School Supplies again!” - Teri, A Cupcake for the Teacher

“I recently placed an order for homeschool materials with a new on-line store, MPM School Supplies, and I was VERY impressed. Their site was by far the easiest on-line supply store to navigate that I have ever used. I even told my husband (he has designed several sites) to take a look at how simple they have made it for their customers.” - Tamara Chilver, Teaching With TLC

Check Out Our NEW Filtering Options!

Ready to see for yourself just how easy it is to find all of your bulletin board supplies and classroom decorations? Simply click the links below to check out our most popular decorations by theme!

Owl Bulletin Board Accent

Apple Classroom Decorations

Birthday Classroom Decorations

Star Classroom Decorations

Western Classroom Decorations

After you get to the page, you can always refine your search by clearing the selected filters and choosing new ones!

That's it for now! Thanks for taking the time to learn a little bit more about who we are. I also want to thank those who have previously shopped with us, and those who plan to do so in the future. We truly enjoy providing resources like bulletin board ideas, and it's only because of our loyal customers that we are able to do so free of charge!

Feel free to leave us your comments below. We'd love to know what you think of the shopping experience on our website, and what suggestions you have to make it better!