March 27, 2016
Bane Elementary School students and staff display some of the free books received from the “Bane Book Bus,” which delivered reading materials after a generous donation from Rennell Elementary School.
March 24, 2016—Bane Elementary School students received free books from the “Bane Book Bus” thanks to a book drive held at Rennell Elementary School.
Rennell students collected approximately 600 books that they donated to Bane through a connection from Bane counselor Lori Lambert—who was at Rennell last year.
Dr. Carrie Marz, Bane principal, drives the Bane Book Bus to deliver books to students Feb. 25-26.
“When [Bane Principal Dr.] Carrie Marz told me that some Cy-Fair schools adopt others, I knew the two schools were a perfect match,” Lambert said.
Rennell art teacher Donna Douglass’ classes made personalized book markers for each Bane student, and the Bane staff decorated a library cart to look like a bus—aptly naming it the “Bane Book Bus.”
Bane counselor Lori Lambert and Principal Dr. Carrie Marz let students choose a free book from the Bane Book Bus Feb. 25-26.
The Bane leadership took the Bane Book Bus on tour to every pre-K through second-grade classroom Feb. 25-26, giving every student a book to keep along with a personalized marker.
“We made a big deal of going into each classroom. Our students were overjoyed,” Lambert said. “Often a student would ask, “When do I have to bring it back?’ When I told them, ‘This is your book. You do not have to bring it back,’ they cheerfully replied, ‘You mean I can have it forever and ever?’ It was certainly a heartwarming experience to see the joy on their faces when they realized they were picking forever books.”
The remaining chapter books received from the donation will be used for Bane classroom libraries in grades 3-5.
Dr. Carrie Marz and Lori Lambert showcase the Bane Book Bus during deliveries Feb. 25-26.