Food Drive, November 5-9

November 5-9, Cavett will be participating in the “Kids CAN Help” food drive.  The “Kids CAN Help” food collected will be used to stock the shelves of the LPS Emergency Pantry, another instance of kids helping kids!  Last year Cavett kids collected 1,056 pounds of food. We know the caring kids at Cavett can beat this!  Our goal is 1,200 pounds of food.  Bring your canned and boxed food items to school next week and let’s show the Food Bank that Cavett kids CAN help!

Candy Wrappers for a Cure

Are you wondering what you can do with all of those empty candy wrappers?!  The Cavett Kindergarteners have a great solution for you.  One of our kindergarten student’s second cousins has a rare disease called SMARD.  SMARD is a neuromuscular disease that takes away childrens’ ability to walk and breathe on their own.  

You can help fund research to find a cure for SMARD by collecting individual candy wrappers and large candy bags.  For every candy wrapper collected, a company named TerraCycle will donate to SMARD research at the Jackon Laboratory.  

Send all of your candy wrappers to school anytime through November 9th.  Thank you so much for showing how much Cavett Cares!

For more information on SMARD visit http://smardypants.blogspot.com/

 

 

Pumpkin Run Pictures

3-5th grade Pumpkin Run Participants 

 

k-2nd grade Pumpkin Run participants

 

The Pumpkin Run was on Saturday, October 13, at Pioneers Park.    The Pumpkin Run is a one mile, noncompetitive fun run.  

 

Hula Dancing at Lunch

As an incentive for students to participate in the fall fundraiser, Mr. Brehm and Mr. Vercellino agreed to do the hula at lunch if Cavett students met their goal.  The Cavett students came through and Mr. Brehm and Mr. Vercellino kept their word.   Click here to enjoy a wonderful display of Hula expertise from Mr. Vercellino and Mr. Brehm.  

Cavett’s Hula Girls

October – Bully Prevention Month

October is Bully Prevention and Awareness Month.  Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior . . .  that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.  The behavior is repeated or has the potentiol to be repeated, over time.  Both kids who are bullied and who bully others, may have serious, lasting problems.

In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:

  • An imbalance of power: kids who bully use their power to control or harm others.
  • Repetition:  bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.

At Cavett, we work hard to maintain a safe and respectful school environment.  Take time this month to talk to your child about bully prevention. Click here for a video to use as a springboard for your conversation.  The video covers the whole spectrum of bully behavior including the growing problem of cyberbullying .  The video is appropriate for all ages.

 

References

http://www.stopbullying.gov/what-is-bullying/definition/index.html
http://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm

Waffleman, August 27, 5-8 p.m.

Cavett Elementary School, is hosting the Waffleman from 5 to 8 p.m. on August 27. The school asks $6 a person, with children ages four and under, eating for free. The event is a fundraiser for the building supervisor’s son, Shane Wood, who was seriously injured in a car accident nine weeks ago. He sustained a brain injury that affects both hemispheres of his brain.  We hope you can join us.

Upcoming Curriculum Nights

Grade level curriculum nights are designed to be an opportunity for grade level teachers to share curriculum guidelines and expectations, as well as procedural guidelines, with parents. This is also a great opportunity to ask teachers questions about classroom procedures or even get signed up for fall conferences.  We hope you will be able to attend.

  • Kindergarten:  September 12, 4:00 p.m.
  • 1st Grade:  August 28, 4:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Grade:  August 29, 4:00 p.m.
  • 3rd Grade:  August 30, 4:00 p.m.
  • 4th Grade:  September 18, 4:00 p.m.
  • 5th Grade:  September 6, 4:00 p.m.

First week: Early Dismissal

August 14 is the first day of School.  During the first week of school, students will be dismissed at 1:53 p.m. Please discuss and/or review your family’s dismissal plan with your child.  Many students get confused, especially during this first week, about dismissal plans.  Please make sure they know where to go and who to meet when the school day is done.

We will resume the regular dismissal time of 2:53 p.m. on Monday, August 20.

Open House, August 9

Join us on Thursday, August 9, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., for the Cavett Safe Walk to school night.  Come find your classroom, greet your new teacher, and meet the new Principal, Mr. Vercellino.   Be sure to stop by the computer lab, room 202, to sign up to receive the Cavett Comment electronically.  If that isn’t exciting enough, there will also be delicious popsicles to enjoy!!