Events and News


Our “Kids CAN Help” food drive for the Lincoln Food Bank runs March 19 through March 30th.  Students can bring canned, boxed, or bagged food items to their classroom for donation.  We are hoping to fill twelve barrels with food for hungry children in our community!  

This is a great community service project for our students as they learn about our community and how they can play an important and helpful part as a citizen.   Thank you for your important donations!

2013 Calendar Art Contest

Recycling, composting, and keeping litter in its place are among the many ways we keep Nebraska clean.  Put your talents to good use by submitting a drawing fo the 2013 “Nebraska: Don’t Waste It!” calendar.  The calendar, sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, will feature the artwork of students from grades K-12.  

Click here for more information.   The deadline is April 13, 2012.  

Endangered Species Art Contest

In honor of Endangered Species Day, the Lincoln Children’s Zoo invites students and classrooms to participate in the first annual Endangered Species Art Contest.  The contest is being held in recognition of Endangered Species Day on May 18th, 2012.  It encourages children to create awareness about the importance of endangered species to our natural environment and culminates in an art display and recognition ceremony at the Zoo on May 18th.  The deadline for submissions is April 6, 2012. Please click here for more information and the entry form.  

Fundraiser for Mrs. Dayna Buss

 We hope you will mark your calendars for this important Waffle Man fundraiser and plan to attend to show Mrs. Buss how much Cavett Cares! 


What: Fundraiser for Mrs. Dayna Buss, second grade teacher at Cavett 
Why: To support our friend Mrs. Buss in her fight against cancer
When:  Wednesday, February 8, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Where:  Cavett Multi-purpose Room, 7701 S. 36th, Lincoln, NE
Additional Information:
Adults $6.00, Children  5-11 $4.00, ages four and under are free.
Pre-sale tickets may be purchased in the Cavett office
If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation, you can do so at the Cavett Office.  

Early Kindergarten Entrance

The Nebraska Legislature has changed the law governing when children begin kindergarten in public schools.  Starting in the 2012-12 school year, students may enter kindergaten if they turn five years of age on or before July 31, a date that was previously October 15.  However, if your child was  born between August 1 and October 15, he or she is eligible to participate in a free assessment conducted by Lincoln Public Schools to determine possible early entrance to kindergarten.

Click here for common questions and answers about early kindergarten entrance.

All State Children’s Choir

The Nebraska All State Children’s Choir was formed in celebration of Nebraska’s Music Educators Association’s 75th anniversary. The choir consisted of 4th-5th graders from all over the state. They learned their music ahead of time at school with Mrs. Fusselman and then the day of the performance they rehearsed with 300 other students at the Cornhusker Marriott. The performance was at the Lied Center for performing arts in front of a capacity crowd of music teachers, parents and high school All State performers. They received  two standing ovations! Director John Jacobson from California is a composer, conductor and performer. The students loved working with John!!

Pumpkin Run

The Pumpkin Run is a cross country fun run in Pioneer’s Park.  This year the Pumpkin Run took place on Saturday, October 15.  153 Cavett students signed up for the Pumpkin Run!


Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr, the MLK Planning committee is sponsoring an essay contest related to the work of Martin Luther King.  The theme for the contest is, “Remember, Celebrate, Act:  A Mission Still to Fulfill.”

Participants are asked to illustrate in writing an issue related to civil or human rights that has or will personally impact someone in their family or community or themselves.

Winning essays may be on display at state office buildings and me be used in public education and outreach around the state by the sponsors of the contest.

Click here for more information and entry forms.

Traveling Performer Visits Cavett

On Thursday, October 20th, the Cavett first graders had the extraordinary pleasure of being entertained by Michael Boudewyns.  Michael is a traveling musician and was in town to perform with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra.  As part of his visit, he visited young students at several local elementary schools, performing a vaudeville-inspired solo performance of classic children’s books.  Michael loves school so much, he just can’t keep himself away and offers to perform for free when he’s in town for a symphony performance.

View a 30 second video of pictures from Michael Boudewyns visit to Cavett.

Click here to watch a brief video from his performance at Belmont Elementary.

To read the full length story and interview with Michael Boudewyns on, click here.

Author Visit: Tyler Whitesides

Tyler Whitesides visited Cavett on Thursday, October 20, to share his new book, “Janitors” .   While Tyler was in college, he worked as a janitor to pay his way through school.  He has a degree in music, and demonstrated his percussion talents using the bottom of a trash can!

Tyler has always loved telling stories.  He shared with the Cavett Students how reading, writing and learning can nurture their imaginations!   Students were invited to come see Tyler at his book signing at the South Pointe Barnes and Noble.

Click here to see pictures from Tyler Whitesides’ visit.