Events and News

After School Clubs Information

Cavett Elementary School and PTO are excited to kick off our very first session of after school clubs this spring! This program offers a variety of clubs to further enrich our students. You can find individual class descriptions by clicking here.  We hope that you will consider allowing your child the opportunity to participate in one of these wonderful options.

Registration opens on Monday, January 27 and ends on Friday, February 7. Clubs will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Please take your registration and payment to the security desk in the main entrance of Cavett. Your registration date and time will be recorded and clubs will be filled in order of receipt.  Click here for the registration form.

Each club will meet 6 times starting the week of February 24, 2014. It is important to take note the dates classes are scheduled as some weeks are not consecutive (due to spring break and parent/teacher conferences).

A minimum of 6 students must be enrolled in order to fund a club. Any club with less than 6 students will be cancelled and the tuition fee will be refunded. You will be notified if your child’s club has been cancelled. Once clubs have started for the session, tuition is non refundable.

Tuition is $35/club for most clubs except those that require a materials/supply budget. Those clubs will have a slightly higher tuition as the instructors need to purchase supplies or provide materials relevant to the class. Payment can be made to Cavett PTO and must be submitted with registration for your child to be enrolled in the club.

Clubs will be held on their respective days from 3-4pm. On their scheduled day, students will go directly to the gym when school is dismissed for the day. There they will line up by the sign for their after school club. Children will be supervised in the gym during this time. At 3 pm your child will be accompanied by their instructor to their after school classroom. All clubs will dismiss at 4pm. Please be prompt when picking up your child; we want to make sure all our students are safe!

Last but not least…we are hoping to expand our program in the future! If you have interest in sponsoring a club or serving as club supervisor (paid positions), please contact Amanda Trost.

Please email any questions or comments to trostaj@gmail.com

Spring 2014 After School Clubs Offered: 

(click here for detailed descriptions and dates offered)

Spanish 101, Grades 1-5 

Coding Club, Grades 4-5

Chess Club, Grades 2-5

SMART Girls Club, Grades 4-5 (girls only)

Mind Benders, Grades 4-5

Crafty Kids, Grades 2-3

CK Boys Hip Hop Crew, Grades 1-5 (boys only)

Beginner Chinese, Grades 1-3

Girls on the Run, Grades 3-5 (girls only)

Jr. Jazzercise, Grades K-5   Note:  Please complete the Jr. Jazzercise release form and return with registration.  Click here for release form.

Hour of Code

This week as part of Computer Science Education Week, Cavett Students will be participating in the “Hour of Code”. Non-profit Code.org has brought together some of the biggest names in both technology and politics to teach the next generation the basics of programming, and hopefully entice more students to consider computer science-based careers. The “Hour of Code” promotion is designed to improve awareness — as well as provide basic instruction for interested students of any age. Read more about the “Hour of Code” at http://code.org.

Technology Survey

We’re excited to announced a partnership between the Lincoln Public Schools and BrightBytes – Clarity with the goal of collecting baseline and benchmark data on how the district is leveraging technology to impact learning within the District. We are reaching out to ask you to take part in a brief questionnaire (approximately 10 min) that will help BrightBytes paint a clear picture of technology use at school and at home. LPS will use the data to inform professional development offerings for the remainder of the year and into the summer.

To participate, please go to BBYT.ES and enter in your 5-character code: contact Ms. Copley for the code.

Your participation is important and will make the difference between having a complete versus a limited understanding of technology use in our District. Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy. The last day to complete this questionnaire is Friday, December 20th.

Thank you for taking part in this important survey!

Questions can be directed to Carrie Copley ccopley@lps.org.

 

Reading “Wonders” Curriculum

Excerpt of letter from Dr. Karen Saunders, Curriculum Specialist, K-6 Reading/Language Arts

Dear Cavett Families,

Lincoln Public Schools is excited to be using new reading materials, called Wonders, across the district this year. These materials are based on 21st century skills and expectations. The rigor of these materials will be especially apparent as the year begins. Since student do not have the background, they may experience some “productive struggle” at the onset. It is especially important that students get lots of encouragement as they grow into the new expectations. In piloting these materials last year we saw students experiencing a lot of difficulty first quarter, showing improvement at second quarter, and finding success in higher levels of reading and thinking by second semester. The confidence that develops in taking on a challenge and succeeding with hard work is a life lesson that we want all of our students to experience.

Click here to read the letter in its entirety.

Student Serve Day 2013

A BIG thank you goes out to everyone that that helped to spread mulch, pull weeds, pick up trash, sweep gravel, and put the outdoor classroom back together.   A special thank you goes out to Cub Scouts Pack 93 and Jennifer Pribil for her organization and leadership behind this effort!

Thank you  to the following Cavett Cardinals for making Student Serve 2013 a big success:

 

Kindergarten:

J.T. Butler

Sophie Tran

Caleb Adams

Hannah Carlson

Ryland Parker

Sam Cederberg

Maryn Oltman

Cade Cover

Cole Cover

First Grade:

Leo Napolitano

Liz Napolitano

Isaac Baumert

Maddie Davis

2nd grade:

Andrew Nielsen

Jackie Stahnke

Kyson Bellamy

Yakub Islamov

Dylan Biermann

Garrett Stohs

Maggie Schott

3rd Grade

Kaden Oltman

Ryane Neal

Savannah Sipp

Cameron Adams

Ellie Baumert

Lisa Wang

Jadyn Hoover

Zach Moller

Jack Wagner

Heath Carlson

Karter Schrader

Kynlee McBride

Nate Pribil

4th grade

Ashley Shannon

Eric Schmeling

Miles Budzinski

Jared Bohrer

John Munro

Makenzy Bellamy

Kylie Briggs

5th grade

Raenie Nielsen

Joon Dunsmore

Zane Brochtrup

Riley Hechler

 

Fun Night, Sept. 27

Cavett Fun Night is Friday, September 27 from 5-8pm!!! Below is important information and reminders…

Volunteers are still needed to run games! Please send in your volunteer form or email Karen at karen@herroldfamily.com.  Please consider volunteering for 30-60 minutes. If you know of any groups that can volunteer, please contact Karen.

Pre-ordered wristbands and raffle tickets will be sent home next Thursday. Please fill out your name and phone number on your raffle tickets and bring them back on Fun Night. You can buy wristbands that night for $15 each.

Food items available that night will include Raising Canes , snow cones, funnel cakes, cotton candy, water, and soda. Please bring cash for drinks and food items. The wristband DOES NOT cover food or drinks.

Don’t forget to check out the silent auction and raffle items!!! These items will be in the Multi-purpose room. Some great raffle items include:

 4 Disney One Day Park Hopper Passes

American Girl Doll

$100 Canvas on Demand Gift Certificate

$200 minted.com Gift Certificate

Club Kicks Dance Academy Birthday Party

Many more have been added!!!

Plus the silent auction will have art projects from each grade, preschool – 5th grade, baskets, and more!

Student Serve Day

One of our mottos is Cavett Cares! We are so fortunate to be part of such a caring and giving community. Lincoln Public Schools students have developed an opportunity for all of us to give back to the school community, it is called Student Serve.

Student Serve is a student-led, district-wide initiative committed to instilling civic responsibility and preserving democratic ideology in students by promoting behaviors of good citizenship in their local, national, and global communities.

It is now Student Serve Week, from September 23rd to 28th. At Cavett we are choosing to have an organized Student Serve event on Saturday, September 28th from 9:00-12:00 PM. A BIG thank you goes to Cub Scouts Pack 93, especially committee chair, Jennifer Pribil, for coordinating our Student Serve Day. Jennifer has opened an email account where she’d love to hear ideas you might have for giving back to our school or our surrounding neighborhood.

During the last Student Serve Day volunteers helped to pull weeds, spread mulch, pick up trash, and assist in our school courtyard. LPS Facilities and Maintenance will be delivering mulch for us to spread. If you have some shovels or a wheelbarrow you are willing to let us use, please bring them with you that morning.

If you have other ideas or would like to sign your family up to volunteer for 30-60 minutes on the 28th please send an email to: CavettCleanUp@gmail.com Thank you in advance for your ideas and assistance.

McTeacher Night 10-8

Cavett’s McTeacher Night is scheduled for October 8, from 4:00 – 8:00 at the 27th and Pine Lake location. Come and grab dinner for your family and Cavett will receive a percentage of the orders placed during this time.  Thank you, as always, for your generous support!