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Appreciating Our Teachers with Hot Deals

Great Hearts Academies May 8, 2024 -

A teacher with two students on the playground.

Our academies at Great Hearts would not be the pinnacles of classical education without our teachers, who continue to seek Truth, Goodness, and Beauty along with their students. We join the rest of the country in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week to acknowledge the dedication of our teachers to their students and communities. This week is set aside annually as a time for students, parents, administrators, and the community to express gratitude for the hard work and invaluable service educators provide.

Headmaster making pancakes

All our academies are treating their teachers in some way. For instance, the headmasters at Great Hearts Anthem made breakfast for their teaching staff and the PSO at Archway Trivium provided a “Taco Tuesday” lunch for the faculty to enjoy. And throughout our network, coffee, snacks, and lunches are being provided to faculty as small tokens of appreciation. Gift cards, coffee mugs, and thank you cards thoughtfully prepared by parents are being delivered to classrooms. And as a parent, I too, have felt the worry of wondering if that candy bouquet made it all the way to the classroom without my child sampling it along the way.

Two teachers enjoying Taco Tuesday.

To make this week even more special, we have linked some of the best retail deals for teachers in Arizona:

  • Four Peaks: Teachers can get $3 pints at the Four Peaks Pub in Tempe every Tuesday from May 6 through July 30. They must present a valid ID to obtain the deal. The brewery is also launching its annual “Thank a Teacher” program on May 6. The program allows people to nominate a teacher for prizes. The first-place winner will receive a $3,000 cash grant and catered lunch for the teachers at their school. Ten runners-up will each receive a $1,000 cash grant. Nominations will be open through June 30 and can be submitted at
  • Hash Kitchen: From May 6-10, teachers with a valid ID can get a stack of three pancakes for free at any of its Valley locations.
  • Los Sombreros: Teachers can enjoy a free sweet treat from May 6-10. Los Sombreros has one location in Scottsdale and recently opened a new one in Mesa. Teachers must present a valid teacher’s ID.
  • Macayo’s Mexican Food: From May 6-10, teachers and school faculty can enjoy 20% off their meals.
    A teacher at a whiteboard with students
  • Mike D’s Famous Funnel Cakes: Teachers can get 20% off their purchase during their visit.
  • Museum of Illusions: Teachers can get free admission to the Scottsdale museum with a valid teacher’s ID.
  • Over Easy: Educators can get a free cup of premium press coffee at all Valley locations. Teachers must have valid institution IDs.
  • Peter Piper Pizza: This pizza restaurant is offering teachers and nurses a free personal pizza deal every day from May 6 – 10. Redemption is limited to once per day and a valid ID must be shown.
  • Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Rides: During Teacher Appreciation, educators can enjoy a hot air balloon ride with a special discount of $165 per person. They can use the discount code “teach” and present a valid ID. Flights must be redeemed by July 31.
  • Staples: Get 20% off your in-store purchase when you show your teacher ID at checkout from May 5-11. Free teacher supply kits will also be available while supplies last with a valid ID.
  • The Wigwam: Educators can get 20% off at this Valley resort.
  • Dave & Busters: From May 6-10, Dave & Buster’s in Tempe Marketplace invites educators to unwind and enjoy a moment of fun with a special offer: a 15% discount on their bill.
  • The Phoenix Zoo: The first 300 teachers to visit the Phoenix Zoo on May 11 will enjoy complimentary admission. Any teacher arriving after the initial 300 will receive a 50% discount on their general admission ticket.

Please note: this is not an exhaustive list. Check with retailers this week to find out if they have any deals for teachers and school staff.

A coach with a student throwing a ball

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