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.
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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:
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
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.
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!
School begins on Tuesday, August 13th. School will be dismissed an hour early (1:53 PM) the first week of school (Aug. 13-16). We encourage parents to wait to eat lunch with students until at least the 2nd week of school. This will provide ample time for all students to learn our lunchroom procedures.
On the first day of school, students should plan to enter the building at 8:08 a.m. when the entrance bell rings. Students are encouraged to enter through the door assigned to their grade level. (Kindergarten =Door #4; 1st grade—Door #19; 2nd grade = #11; 3rd grade #18; 4th grade = #15; 5th grade = #12).
Students should walk to their classrooms. We will have adult staff members outside along with entryways and halls to help guide students to their new classrooms. With our large enrollment, this helps us to have an orderly, organized beginning to the day for our students. It may also help reduce some of the traffic congestion we find on the first day of classes. On all other days of the year, students are welcome to enter the building through any of the entrance doors. Note: Kindergarten students will be met at the south entrance (#4) by Kindergarten teachers and will enter the building as classroom groups.
We are looking forward to meeting and greeting each of you at our Back to School Night/Open House on Thursday, August 8th. The school will be open for visits by parents and students from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Teachers will be in classrooms ready to see familiar faces and to begin the process of getting to know their new students for this year. We hope everyone will plan to attend. Our Cavett PTO always provides a special treat for students as they leave Open House.