Name: Shelene Livas
Job Title: 5th grade ESL Teacher
School/Organization: John E. Codwell ElementaryÂ Houston Independent School District
Project Title: â€śConstructive Cafeteriaâ€ť
How This Project Makes A Difference: Helping to improve literacy for 5th grade students.
What We Need: Donations for new or gently-used books. Paperback/hardback. Any genre. 4th-8th grade reading level. Every Monday, the 5th graders are required to bring a book with them during lunch as part of our Constructive Cafeteria initiative. Constructive Cafeteria supports the school’s participation in the nationally recognized “Book-It” reading program sponsored by Pizza Hut. Over the course of the year (October through March), students areÂ given an individual or class goal (i.e. to read a certain number of books) to complete on a monthly basis. If they reach this goal, the student can earn a certificate for a free personal pan pizza.
Phone Number: (713) 732-3580