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Back to school deals for teachers

2017 July 13
by HISD Communications

Join your colleagues at these stores to update your wardrobe and classroom

Several local stores are offering special discounts for new and veteran HISD teachers to help get them and their classrooms looking their best for the start of the 2017-2018 school year. Sign up here for the following shopping events.

Banana Republic Shopping Event
July 15 and July 29 (All day)
Houston Galleria location

Shop the latest fashions for fall and show staff your employee ID to receive a discount. 

LOFT Private Shopping Event
July 16, July Houston Galleria location
Houston Galleria location

The staff at LOFT will explain details of their everyday teacher discount and will offer a special event discount. In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to get a preview of the latest fall fashions, network, and enjoy refreshments as they shop for new clothes. 

The Container Store Open House
July 19 (10 to 11 a.m.)
Houston Galleria location

The Container Store will discuss classroom organization and products to help you get ready for the school year. A teacher discount will be provided. 

Crew Shopping Event
July 22 (All day)
Houston Galleria, Highland Village, City Centre.

Get a first look at the latest styles and an exclusive 20 percent off your purchase of $125.

Painting with a Twist
July 17 (Heights) July 20 (Midtown) 7 to 9 p.m.

Join new teachers and others to paint a canvas for your classroom or office. The $35 cost will cover your painting as well as some refreshments.

  • Heights – July 17 – Sign up here – – password: HISD
  • Midtown – July 20 – Sign up here – – password: APPLE
  • Feel free to invite other teachers you know or friends and family.

Lakeshore Open House
July 17 – July 21 (8 to 10 a.m.)

Lakeshore Learning invites HISD teachers a private shopping event. Learn about products, how to purchase items for your classroom through the district’s purchasing process, and discounts available to teachers. RSVP to Rita Sanchez at

Soul Cycle
July 18 and July 26 (7 to 9 p.m.)

Enjoy a free Soul Cycle class with fellow teachers and HISD employees.

  • NEW RIDERS: Please create a new account online (no need to book yourself in the actual class – we have that covered – see below) and fill out a waiver form ( and bring with you.
  • ALL RIDERS: RSVP at the following link –

Plan to arrive at least 20 minutes early so everyone is squared away.

  • Shoes: If you own bike shoes, bring them. Otherwise, you will receive a complimentary rental
  • Dress: You can change into workout clothes at the studio or change before arriving.
  • Water and Towels: Water available for purchase at the studio, towels provided.

Food Bank Volunteer Event
July 31 (1 to 4 p.m.)

Help kick off the annual New Teacher Academy Week by volunteering at the Houston Food Bank. Sign up at

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