Events and News

Barnes & Noble Book Fair, Dec 2

Don’t miss the Cavett Barnes & Noble book fair, this Sunday, December 2, all day long! Come hear the Cavett chorus sing at 4:00 pm, check out student artwork on display, get your purchases wrapped by Cavett Staff , or listen while one of the Cavett teachers share a story.  When you check out, be sure to tell them you are with Cavett Elementary.  As always, thank you for your generous support.

Story Schedule:

10:00, 10:30  Heidi Clarke

11:00  Christy Firestone

11:30  Kelly Reineke

12:00  Ann Sidner

12:30  Jane Sundermeier

1:00  Ed Aken

1:30  Krista Hight

2:00 Katie Donohoe

2:30 Krystal Elsberry

3:30 Mr. Vercellino

4:30, 5:00 Carrie Copley

5:30  Jessica Tewalt

6:00  Carol Mack

6:30  Amanda Luebbe


Balloons for Mrs. Buss

November 8th was a day of celebration and giving thanks at Cavett Elementary.  A day to celebrate the life of Mrs. Dayna Buss and be thankful that she was part of the Cavett Cardinal family.

The words of Jeff Vercellino, Cavett’s principal said it best:

Here at Cavett we have a motto —Cavett Cares. If there was anybody who exemplified this motto, it was Mrs. Buss.  She  cared deeply about each and every person that she worked with. Whether it was a student, staff member, or parent. Mrs. Buss cared about everyone.  You could always count on a smile and a word of encouragement from Mrs. Buss.   She was also a gifted teacher.  She taught people how to read, write, be mathematicians, think scientifically, explore, and to believe in yourself.

Any of us that were fortunate enough to work with Mrs. Buss knew she had a smile that could light up a room. I can speak with 100% certainty that Mrs. Buss is looking down on all of us today with a tremendously large smile on her face thinking this is pretty cool. Mrs. Buss….we think you’re pretty cool too. We miss you tremendously and we have almost 800 messages coming your way. At the count of three friends, I want you to send your note to Mrs. Buss ……..1, 2, 3!!!

Read the Lincoln Journal Star Story here.  

Watch the Channel 10/11 story here.  


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



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.



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.