Teacher Shopping Appointments

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The DG PENCIL Box is a free teacher resource center for Metro Nashville Public School educators. MNPS teachers can “shop” for school supplies completely FREE of charge at the DG PENCIL Box, located inside PENCIL’s warehouse in Nashville. Additionally, we are excited to announce the opening of our satellite DG PENCIL Box in Antioch for the Spring 2022 semester! 

Teachers may schedule a shopping trip once per 9-week period. First quarter shopping includes any visit between July and the end of the first grading period. 

During COVID, we have reduced the overall number of shoppers in the store at a time, but we have extended hours to hopefully see as many teachers as possible. We ask that you wear a mask inside our facilities. 

Online Scheduling 

When scheduling a shopping appointment, use your MNPS or school email to register if possible. Please try to arrive as close as you can to your appointment time for us to maintain social distancing. If you get stuck in traffic or have an emergency that makes you late, we still want you to come! Please come on your day.  

Shopping typically takes under 40 minutes. The store is operated by volunteers, so we ask that all teachers finish their shopping before closing time.  

DG PENCIL Box – located in Nashville, TN

Address: 7199 Cockrill Bend Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209

Parking: Teachers can park in the main parking lot, if space is available, or use the additional parking lot in the back (follow the sign to the access road on the left and park in the gravel lot). 

Hours: 
Tuesday: 2:30pm to 5:30pm 
Thursday: 3:00pm to 6:00pm 
Saturday: 9:00am to 3:00pm

The satellite DG PENCIL Box – located in Antioch, TN

Address: 5380 Hickory Hollow Pkwy, Antioch, TN 37013; located inside the Tri-Star Medical Plaza

Parking: Teachers can park behind the building and use the back entrance. The DG PENCIL Box is the first door on the right.

Hours:
Monday: 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday: 3:00pm to 5:00pm 

Please Note: Since we do not have access to a loading dock at the Antioch location, we will be offering a smaller selection of supplies. Shoppers can expect to leave with a couple of backpacks full of classroom supplies, rather than the full cart of items shoppers usually take from our main location. Additionally, we are pleased to offer teachers the opportunity to use our Classroom Creatives Die-Cut Workshop to cut out classroom decorations in your desired quantity and color.