Winter ordering break

Update: for most teachers, winter ordering break is now complete! If you're a teacher with a longer holiday break, be sure to delay your materials in confirmation by updating your delivery dates.

As the seasons start to change, we prepare for winter ordering break. Create projects for winter needs early, so you get everything for your holiday performances and activities before your school’s break. Here’s the inside scoop on how winter ordering works:

  • Projects confirmed on or before 11:59 PST on November 30th will be ordered within three business days.
  • Projects confirmed after November 30th will be ordered so they are delivered in January.
  • If you need your materials during this time, you can request an earlier order date during confirmation. Be sure to only update this information if your school can accept packages at anytime after that date, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

To make sure all project materials make it to your students safely, Winter Ordering Break will run Thursday, December 1st until Monday, January 2nd. We’ll resume normal ordering January 2nd.

Since most vendors add extra speed to their shipments during this time of year, we’ll order any items that will definitely arrive when your school is in session. You can check the order status on the Projects section of your account.

Fully funded classroom magazine and class trips or visitor projects won’t be affected by the ordering break.

You can (and should!) still post projects during Winter Ordering Break - it’s one of our busiest giving seasons.


To help our vendors ship your resources in January, we're sending AKJ Education, Blick Art Materials, and Woodwind and Brasswind orders starting in December. Your materials will safely arrive at school in January - their team is putting a little extra TLC into packaging your items early.