Message from Mr. Vercellino

Dear Cavett Students and Parents,
I am thrilled to welcome you back to school for the 2013-2014 year at Cavett! Soon the faculty and staff will be busy preparing the school and classrooms for an exciting year of learning and growth. I am looking forward to hearing about your summer adventures, getting caught up with returning families, and meeting our newest Cardinals.  It is my honor and privilege to serve as Cavett’s Principal. I am eager to have our talented and student-centered staff back in the building and look forward to reconnecting with or meeting your child at Open House (Aug. 8th 5:30-6:30 PM) and during the first week of school (Aug. 13-16).
I urge you to become involved at Cavett! Our P.T.O. will be in full force during our Open House, I encourage you to sign up for a way to volunteer at school. There are literally hundreds of ways to be involved in school and P.T.O. activities in both big and small ways depending on the amount of time you have. There are also many opportunities to help in the classroom, with field trips, and attend some or all of the many school events. We send home important information about events each week in student Friday Folders. From time to time we must send home important information with students outside the Friday Folder, so it is a good idea to check backpacks daily. Other places for news and information  include the school website, marquee, and the bulletin boards and flyer rack near our main entrance. From time to time we may also make automated or personal phone calls to all parents so it is important we have
current phone numbers.
My goal is to provide leadership that will foster trust, promote collaboration, lead to professional growth and increased student achievement. At Cavett we will continue to lead with relationship, hold high expectations for ourselves and our students, and work tirelessly to meet the high academic and social standards we set. Please enjoy the last couple of weeks of summer vacation with your children. I can’t wait to see all of you at Open House.
We are looking forward to a very rewarding year at Cavett Elementary working with you and your family.
Jeff Vercellino

Dream Big Assembly

The Dream Big, Kiss a Pig assembly was a huge success.  Click here for the news coverage of the assembly.  The Cavett community raised over $4,000 towards Mrs. Buss’s memorial artwork which will be placed in the front hallway upon completion.  The artwork is still in the planning stages so watch for updates next school year.  Thank you for all of your support and thank you to the teachers who were good sports and puckered up to kiss Waldo the pig.

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Dream Big Winners

All of the piggy banks have been emptied, the change has been counted and the totals are IN!  The following staff members will be puckering up and kissing pigs at our assembly on Friday:

Preschool – Mrs. Zimmerle

K – Mrs. Kitchen

1 – Ms. Lewis

2 – Ms. Tewalt

3 – Mrs. Bornemeier

4 – Mr. Eckhout

5 – Mrs. Martinez

Office – Mr. Vercellino

Specialists – Ms. Faulkner

Thank you to our generous Cavett community for supporting our efforts to raise funds to honor Mrs. Buss.  We are excited to announce that our Dream Big contest raised nearly $4,000.  We are almost halfway to our goal for the memorial art project.  Thank you from the bottom of our curly pink tails for your generosity.

Kiss a Pig Makes a Twist!

Did you hear about the big twist in the Dream Big, Kiss a Pig contest? It is no longer the top three teachers, it is now the person from each team, including the specialist team and the office, with the highest amount of donations. So, help us raise money for Mrs. Buss’s memorial and see your favorite teacher or office person kiss a pig!

Hats off to the BackPack Walk

If students donated a dollar to the BackPack Walk, they can wear a hat to school on Friday, April 19th!  Thank you for supporting this important local cause.

Walkathon Postponed… Again

Mother Nature has been uncooperative again this week and our Cavett Walkathon has been postponed again.   It has been rescheduled for May 10 as we hope for warmer weather.  Thank you for your flexibility.

Poster Contest Winners

Congratulations to Tashi Wangchuk, Jordan Nguyen and Hunter Horne!  These talented students won a poster contest from Diggers Hotline of Nebraska.  They were invited to the State Capitol on April 10th for a Governor’s proclamation.   The students’ classrooms were awarded a tree and a bench, complete with a tree planting ceremony… all for winning the poster contest.  Congratulations!

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Cavett group by poster

Go Green Day April 19

Go Green Day is blooming on April 19th. This is a day when the Cavett Elementary Community comes together to go green on the school grounds and neighborhood. We will wear green while picking up trash, weeding, watering plants/trees, and in general making our school grounds or neighborhood a better place.