Las Vegas Back-To-School Guide

August 3, 2012 6:00 AM

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After a summer of relative freedom, it’s now time to face the reality of purchasing classroom supplies, clothing and getting school-ready haircuts. It can be tough on the budget and a chore for families. Luckily, Vegas caters to children and their needs far more than it advertises. Whether it’s charities that help with the cost of supplies, teachers who go beyond the pale to help their students, or businesses that try to do their best to give you the most bang for your buck, it’s all right here in Las Vegas.
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Lakeshore Learning Store
1243 W. Warm Springs Road
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 396-2890

Lakeshore Learning is a wonderful source for learning materials for children and teachers, offering a wide variety of back to school supplies as well as educational toys perfect for growing young minds. This place caters to educators, whether they’re parents or teachers. Expect everything you need from supplements to that back-to-school curriculum or grade-school supplies.

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Dick Blick Art Supplies
290 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89107
(702) 368-0209

Blick Art Supplies is one of the largest dealers in art materials and school supplies in the Vegas Valley. If you want a choice of materials for children of all ages, this is the place to go. Best yet, it offers back-to-school events each year to help lighten the load on your pocketbook. It even provides on-site sales at schools to set kids up for class without stressing parents. Blick’s also offer art classes to pique your child’s interest as the school year kicks off.

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Savers (Henderson)
1231 W. Warm Springs Road
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 434-0656

You can go thrift shopping and still be chic for back-to-school. Savers offers both new and gently used clothing for all ages, including accessories and school supplies. Wise Las Vegas shoppers have learned that some of the best bargains on name-brand items can be found in thrift stores, not to mention specific bargains (featured on the in-store calendars) on certain days of the week. This year, instead of going retail, go chic-thrift and save big.

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Kidville Tivoli Village Salon
420 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 130
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 988-7273

Price: $24

Kidville Salon was designed just for kids. While its regular activity programs are geared toward children younger than 6, any child may receive a stress-free hair cut at this awesome area salon. Visit the boutique for the latest in back-to-school children’s fashions as well. If you have previously enrolled your child in any of its programs, you get the benefit of 15 percent off the cost of haircuts.

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Children’s Orchard
7030 W. Ann Road, Suite 140 (in the Albertson’s Shopping Center)
Las Vegas, NV 89130
(702) 839-1991

Children’s Orchard has been “the” consignment shop for children’s clothing in Las Vegas for many years. This little secret treasure trove carries gently used children clothing from newborn to children’s size 14. It buys, sells and recycles kids’ clothing, books, toys and baby equipment. Find items up to 80 percent off the retail price. This is the perfect place to trade in your child’s old clothing and gather a fresh new wardrobe just in time for back-to-school. 

Sharon Damon is a preschool specialist, avid reader, passionate writer and creative baker/ cook. She has been a cooking instructor at a local Rec Center in Henderson, NV since 2011, and has written for Examiner and other publications since 2010. She knows her way around the keyboard and the kitchen! Sharon moved from a small city in Canada to Las Vegas 6 years ago, to marry the love of her life, and has since been swept up in the whirlwind known as Sin City. Her work can be found at

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