Events and News

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.

Bright Lights Summer Learning

Bright Lights Summer Learning Adventures

Come and enjoy the power (and fun) of summer learning with Bright Lights!

Summer 2013 Bright Lights classes will be held June 3-7, June 17-21, and July 8-12. The main program site is at Randolph School, 37th and D.

For more information concerning classes, scholarships, limited free bussing, and other details, check the website at



It’s time for Cans4Books!!! April 1 – 30, take your aluminum cans to: A-Can Recycling, 3255 S. 10th Street or A & J Recycling, 3250 N. 20th Street. Mention ‘Cans4Books’ and donate your recycling refund to Cavett. You can also bring your cans to the Cavett Courtyard by using the door in the library. See Ms. Clarke if you have any questions.

Dream Big, Kiss a Pig

“Dream Big, Kiss a Pig!” starts on April 2nd. Ever want to see your favorite teacher kiss a pig?! Well now is your chance. Here’s how it works: every Cavett staff member has a pink pig. Cavett students are encouraged to bring coins to place in the pig of their choice. The three staff members that raise the most money will be the lucky winners and will be kissing a pig at the “Dream Big” assembly on May 17th. The purpose of this coin collection is to raise money for the Dayna Buss memorial.

April 19 “Hats off to the BackPack Walk”

On Friday, April 19th, Cavett will sponsor “Hats off to the BackPack Walk”. If students bring $1.00 to school by Friday, April 12th, they can wear their hat at school all day!  Join us in supporting the BackPack Walk.

Backpack Extra Mile Walk

BackPack Extra Mile Walk 2013

Helping to Feed Families—One Backpack at a Time!

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20

Where: Lincoln East High School

Why: Provide funding and education for the LPS/Food Bank BackPack Program

Employees of Lincoln Public Schools have joined forces with the Food Bank of Lincoln to promote the sixth annual BackPack Extra Mile Walk. This is the major annual fund-raising effort for all LPS employees. Funds raised from this event are used to help support the weekly BackPack Program, which provides a weekly Friday backpack of meals for students who need help with food needs over the weekend.

Please considering joining us for this important event.  You can get donation envelopes at the Cavett Office or contact Jessica Tewalt.  Click here for more information.

Science Fair Video

What an amazing night we had at the science fair.  Congratulations to all of the Cavett scientists on their impressive projects.

Science Fair, March 18

Join the Cavett scientists for the 2013 Cavett Science Fair on Monday, March 18th, at 5:30.  You’ll find the science extravaganza in the multi-purpose room and annex.  You won’t want to miss it!

Kindergarten Registration Dates

Kindergarten Registration will be Thursday March 20, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm and Friday March 21, 8:00 am – 4:30 . We are looking forward to meeting the newest Cavett Cardinals to be!