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2016-2017 Voluntary Supply List

Nebraska Statutes guarantee that all schools provide a free, appropriate public education (FAPE). Lincoln Public Schools provides all the necessary basic supplies and equipment for students’ use in the classroom. Cavett teachers often purchase extra supplies to add to the materials available in the classroom or for special projects. If interested, students may bring extra materials and supplies for their classroom. Supplies that teachers have found useful to have in classrooms are listed by grade levels. This is, as always, a voluntary donation—not a request or requirement for any child. Many school supplies are sold at deep discounts in the weeks preceding school. Any items donated may be brought to school in August.


— Classic Crayola Markers

— Highlighter Markers

— Dry Erase markers (Expo brand, skinny black)

— Glue Sticks- Large .77oz

— Ziploc gallon size or sandwich size bags

— Colored pencils

— 2 pocket folder w/o prongs (we use several of these – not Svoboda)

— 2 pocket folder w/prongs (we use several of these – not Svoboda)

— 11/2 inch –clear view 3 ring binders-(Svoboda)

— Plastic pencil boxes- (not Langan)

— Sliding pencil cases with snap closure (approx. 7 ½ x 3 x 1 inch) (Svoboda)


— Hand sanitizer


— Expo Dry erase Black markers (thick or fine tip)

— 1½ inch, three-ring, clear-view binder (no Velcro or zippers)

— Crayola markers (thin & regular tip)

— Glue sticks

— Gallon Ziploc bags

— Quart and snack size Ziploc bags (not Gasseling)

— Crayola crayons 24 pc. box

— Colored pencils (not Gasseling)

–Poly two-pocket folders

–plastic pencil box (standard size) (not Gasseling or Jenkins)

–standard white envelopes (not Gasseling)

— Kleenex

— Glue sticks

— 1 inch, 3 ring white clear view binder (no Velcro or zippers)

— Dry erase markers – Black only (low odor)

— Crayola markers (regular and fine tip)

–Colored pencils (Andersen & Boesiger only)

— Hand sanitizer (not Boesiger)

— Sanitizing wipes

— Wide rule loose leaf notebook paper

— Kleenex

— 5 –70 page wide rule spiral notebooks (plain fronts)

— Black Dry Erase Markers-fine point (low odor)

— Ziploc bags – 1 box each of gallon, sandwich & snack

— Glue Sticks (Schaeffer only)

— Sticky notes – 3×3 (not Bennett)

— Highlighters (not Schaeffer)

— Kleenex

— 1-inch, three-ring notebook

— Zipper (soft side) pencil case

— Set of three-hole index dividers with write on tabs (not Eckhout)

— Dry Erase Markers

— Dry Erase Erasers (Stock only)


— 6—Pocket-folders of various colors (Videtich & Amend only 1)

–3×3  Sticky notes

–2 spiral notebooks (Videtich & Amend only 1)

— 1” 3- ring binder

— Kleenex

–Markers-Crayola Classic Colors (not fine tip)

Personal Use

— 3– Two-Pocket folders

— Two, 1-inch, three-ring binders

— Four, 70-page theme notebooks

— 3 Ring-Pencil bag—no boxes, please

For the Classroom

–Box of Pencils #2 (Class Use)

–Dry Erase Markers

–Dry Marker Eraser

–Hand sanitizer

— Kleenex

— Hand sanitizer (not Art or Computer)

–Crayola markers (only Music)

— Pencils (Music, Media, P.E.)

— Crayons (only Music)

— Erasers (only Music)

— Kleenex (much needed by all)





Free & Reduced Meal Application

As part of Lincoln Public Schools endeavor to make information easily accessible to families we are pleased to inform you that your students free & reduced eligibility notification letter will be provided to you on-line.  We believe that this will be a more effective and useful process for all our families, as well as serve as a wise use of school district resources.

You will receive an e-mail from “School Lunch Status” with the subject line: “Eligibility Status Is Available!” In the e-mail you will be provided a link to your family’s eligibility notification. You can view or print your students’ eligibility letter anytime throughout the school year. E-mail notifications will be sent in lieu of U.S. postal mail when you provide an e-mail address on your free & reduced meals application or if you have a valid e-mail address on file at your student’s school. Please allow up to 2-3 business days after submitting your online application or up to ten business days after submitting a paper application to receive your eligibility notification. Applications submitted without an e-mail address will be sent via U.S. mail.

The on-line application can be accessed by clicking on the “Free & Reduced Meal Application” link under Popular Pages on the LPS Home page:

Paper applications can be picked up at your child’s school or at the District Office (5905 O Street).  Please call the Nutrition Services Office at 402-436-1746 if you have questions regarding the Free and Reduced Meals program.

Safe Walk to School Night

Come roam the halls of Cavett and meet your teacher on Thursday, August 11th from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. 

Video: Cavett teacher honored based on student’s letter

Fifth-grade teacher Ed Aken and his student Will Jesske represented Cavett with extreme pride and confidence yesterday! Will’s letter – 1 out of 500 nominations – was chosen as 1 of 5 winners, and Mr. Aken was honored at a special breakfast at the Governor’s Mansion yesterday.

Be sure to watch and take pride in all our students and teachers, who do great work every day. Thank you, Will, and thank you Mr. Aken!

Scott April Parent Information Night

On Monday April 4th, Scott Middle School will host the parents of our incoming 5th grade students who will enter 6th grade this coming fall.

Families with last names beginning with the letters A through L should arrive at 6:00 PM and those with last names
beginning with the letters M through Z should arrive for the second session at 7:15 PM. Both sessions are identical. The split is for ease of parking and seating space in our multi-purpose room.


Care Packages for the Homeless – UPDATE

Thank you Cavett Community! After collections were sorted and bagged, 67 care packages were formed, along with many other miscellaneous items, to donate to the People’s City Mission . When the items were dropped off, the mission worker was speechless and had tears in his eyes. He couldn’t believe all of the items we were donating. He loved the care packages and had plans to distribute many that night. Together we made a difference.

Thank you for your generous donations.943858_834456839998700_6164490813116859146_n

Box Tops Contest

Jump Into Fall
Box Tops and Labels Contest
The Grade who Collects the Most Labels
Wins 2 Extra RECESSES!
Contest Dates: October 26th – November 20th

Click here for more details.

Grade Level Curriculum Nights

August 20 – Second Grade 5:00 pm

Click here for second grade powerpoint information.

August 26 – Fifth Grade 5:00 pm

August 27 – First Grade 5:00 pm

Click here for first grade powerpoint information.

September 3 – Third Grade 5:00 pm

Click here for third grade powerpoint information.

September 10 – Fourth Grade 5:00 pm

Click here for Ms. Amend’s PowerPoint information.

Click here for Mr. Eckhout’s PowerPoint information.

Click here for Ms. Videtich’s PowerPoint information.

September 17 – Kindergarten 5:00 pm