Events and News

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!!


Final Hallway Walk

Another great year at Cavett Elementary is in the books!  We ended the day with our fifth graders walking through the hallways to Pomp and Circumstance and being cheered on by their “underclassmen”.  The fifth graders were led by our retiring principal and the other five retiring teachers!  To see photos from the hallway walk, click here.

Five Teachers, Principal Leaving Cavett

Did you miss the article in the Lincoln Journal Star?!  Wishing you could read it again?  Click here to read about our super star retirees: Judy Floyd, Bobbi Adams, Natalie Shepard, Bev Sovey, Kathy Evasco, and Carol Knolle-Faulkner.   The Cavett staff and students would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to these wonderful teachers and wish them congratulations on their retirement.  It is difficult and emotional to watch them go, but it makes it easier knowing that they have many wonderful adventures waiting for them.  So…. congratulations retirees! We can’t wait to hear all about your adventures when you come to visit…. you are coming to visit?!  Right?!

Final Words From Kathy Evasco

‘Final Words’ is a collection of video interviews from staff members and a student in their last year of Lincoln Public Schools.   The staff interviews include a high school assistant principal, an elementary principal, and a high school special education coordinator.   Click here to watch Mrs. Evasco’s ‘Final Words’ interview.  

The Giving Tree

The courtyard is an exciting place these days!  Not only are the ducks back with their baby ducklings but we have a brand new tree!  We had a beautiful and sentimental tree in the courtyard and were saddened when it was damaged with the heavy show we received this winter.   The orignal tree had been donated by a student whose father passed away when he was a kindergartner.  That student is now a third grader.  His teacher and class decided to raise money to get a new tree.   The caring students at Cavett raised a whopping $705.  We are now the proud owners of a Chanticleer Pear Tree.  This tree with have white flowers in the spring and red leaves rimmed with yellow in the fall.  It will grow to be about 25 feet tall and 15 feet wide.   The remaining money raised for the tree will be donated to keep the courtyard manicured and the pond running.  On your next visit to Cavett, check out the new additions to our courtyard.

Mayor’s Run Photos

The Mayor’s Run was another successful fun run with 126 Cavett students participating.  Way to go Cavett Cardinals!

Click here to view photos from the 2012 Mayor’s Run.


Cavett Nature Night

Cavett Nature Night will be held April 12 from 5:30 – 7:00 in the East hallway and 4th grade pod.  

We will have animals, displays, and a variety of activity centers that allow children to explore the wonders of nature.  Please plan to come to this free event.  Watch Friday folders for more details.

LPS Summer Technology Program

The Lincoln Public Schools will be offering a Summer Technology Program to provide upper elementary and middle level students an opportunity to explore their interest in computers and technology.

One week courses will be offered for students entering 5th through 9th grade in the fall of 2012.  All classes will be held at the Information Technology Focus Program, 285 S. 68th Street Place, fourth floor.  (Please note: high school graduation credit will not be granted for any of these courses open to 9th grade.)

Sessions are filled with fun, hands-on, age-appropriate, computer activities using state of the art hardware and software.

Registration begins on Monday, April 2, 2012.

Registration forms will be available in elementary school computer labs, and on the web at   Registrations will be accepted beginning at 8:00 am on Monday, April 2nd.  The mailing address is:  Information Technology Focus Program, 285 S. 68th Street Place, fourth floor.  Registration forms may also be dropped off at the same address.  Office hours are 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

For additional information, please visit the STP web page at or contact:  Steve Carr, Program Coordinator,, 436-1776.


Cavett students will begin “walking their way to London” on March 30th.  During their specials time, students will be walking the Cavett track while supervised by teachers and parent volunteers.  Be sure to remind your student to wear their tennis shoes and their walk-a-thon t-shirt.  All students will be participating in the walk-a-thon whether they are walking for pledges or not so please help your child remember to dress appropriately.  Students will be provided with a beverage and a snack after their journey around the track.  Thank you for your continued support!