Events and News

Summer Mailer

Did you miss the “Summer Mailer” version of the Cavett Comment? Click here to review important information for the beginning of the 2015 school year.

Activities and Resource Guide

Looking for something to do or need assistance? Click here to check out the Summer 2015 Activities and Resource Guide.

4th and 5th Growth and Development

Fourth and Fifth grade Students will be watching the Growth and Development Video on May 15th. If you would like to preview the 5th grade Growth and Development Video, this is available online. Go To LPS.ORG, search “Learn 360”. USERNAME: STUDENT ID and PASSWORD: STUDENT PASSWORD. Search “Growing up! For Girls” or “Growing up! For Boys” to view the video. The fourth grade video is unavailable online. The Cavett Office has the Growth and Development videos, please call 402-436-1131 if you would like to schedule a viewing at school.

Summer Athletics Clinics

Are your children interested in a summer camp? Check out the 2015 Summer Clinic Brochure! Stop by the office to pick one up or click here to view.

Walk @ Work “Week”

In an effort to promote family togetherness and a healthy lifestyle, the Cavett Wellness Team invites you to come to Cavett to Walk @ Lunch the Week of April 27th-May 1st.

Please come join your child during their lunch recess and walk the Cavett track. Check the Cavett website for grade lunch/recess times. Tuesday, April 26th is a PLC day so lunch/recess times are adjusted slightly.

If lunch time doesn’t work for parents to come, we encourage you to walk the track in the evening with your child. You may choose to eat lunch with your child. Be sure to reserve your school lunch a day early. If you bring a lunch to school to share with your child, we encourage no fast food meals and no sodas.

The National Walk at Lunch Day is sponsored by BCBS of NE. They will make a donation to Nebraska Game & Parks and Special Olympics for each group that participates. We are excited to participate and be a part of this fundraising activity!

Go Cavett Cardinals, let’s get walking!!

Mayor’s Run

The 28th annual Mayor’s Run is Saturday, May 2nd, and it’s time for students who want to participate in this 1mile fun run to get signed up. The registration window is open, and individual entry fee is only $6.oo until April17th! Check your child’s Friday folder for an information sheet. Everything you want to know about theMayor’s Run and entry forms can be found at Tee shirts and race packets will be handed out at school the week before the run. Help promote physical activity by signing up for the largest children’s run in the Midwest.

Parent Survey

As components of the Connected Learning (CLASS) Plan are implemented across the district, LPS is again partnering with BrightBytes to use the Clarity survey. Clarity helps schools and districts profile technology use and assess preparedness to leverage technology to impact learning. We are reaching out to ask you to take part in a brief questionnaire (approximately 10 min) that will help paint a clearer picture of technology use at school and at home. The data will help align Professional Development and purchasing to the CLASS Plan at the district, building and classroom levels.

To participate, please go to

Your participation and support is important and will make the difference between having a complete versus a limited understanding of technology use and skills in our school. Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy. The last day to complete this questionnaire is Friday, May 1.
Thank you for taking part in this important survey!
Questions can be directed to Carrie Copley,, or Tim Hahn,

A Cause 4 Paws!

Annually, Cavett Student Advisory Board Members develop and present proposals for a community service project they would like our school to adopt. This year we had many creative and thoughtful proposals. In the end, the Student Advisory Board Members selected Cause 4 Paws. This proposal was created by Phoebe Ford and Abby Pinkelman.

Cause 4 Paws will benefit animals at the Pieloch Pet Adoption Center (6500 S. 70th Street). The Pieloch Pet Adoption Center is the adoption and education center for Capital Humane Society. The Capital Humane Society receives thousands of homeless animals each year. Many of those animals play with, sleep upon or are groomed with donated items. They greatly appreciate the gifts given to the shelter to help them care for the animals. Cause 4 Paws will run from April 6-17. Collection barrels will be located in the main hallway. Barrels will be marked “food/toys/treats” and “supplies”.

Collection bins will be waiting in our halls when students arrive back to school on Monday, April the 6th. Thank you in advance for supporting this wonderful cause. We have set a school-wide goal of 750 items.

Below is a wish list of items from the Humane Society webpage.

Things used everyday:
*Non-clumping cat litter
*Exam gloves-all sizes
*High efficiency laundry detergent
*Purina dog/puppy/cat & kitten food
*Purina Small Bites
*Large Trash Bags
*Paper Towels
*Ziploc sandwich bags
*Collars & leashes-especially for large dogs
*Timothy hay for small animals
*Dog treats
*Peanut Butter
*Scrub Tops & Bottoms
*Aspen bedding or Shredded Paper
*Yesterday’s News – used as bedding for ferrets &
*Hand Sanitizer
*Lint Rollers

Other items used:
*Cleaning Sponges
*Puppy housetraining pad
*Gentle Leader for dogs
*Window cleaner
*Rubber gloves (all sizes)
*Small Critter food
*Pill Pockets
*Cat & dog treats
*Kong toys/Hard Rubber toys
*Washable cat toys
*Towels & blankets
*Aluminum cans
*Shoe boxes
*Heating pads
*Shirt boxes
*Office supplies
*Swiffer Duster pads
*Sink Cleaners
*Toilet Bowl cleaners
*Lysol Disinfectant Spray
*Distilled Water
*AA or AAA Energizer or Duracell Batteries
*Blank DVD-R CD’s

Cardinal Cards

Lincoln Public Schools is currently in a five-year plan to fully implement Positive Behavior Interventions and Support in all elementary, middle, and high schools.

What is Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBiS)?

From the OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports:

School-wide PBiS is a decision making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students.

At Cavett we stress the importance of being safe, respectful, and responsible. Teachers have been working hard this year to bring attention to our students when they are exhibiting safe, respectful, or responsible behavior. We have recently developed a building wide system for acknowledging these behaviors. It is called Cardinal Cards.

Beginning Monday, April 6th all Cavett staff will be searching for students exhibiting these behaviors. Students may be acknowledged by receiving a Cardinal Card. When a staff member presents the card to a student, they will provide them with specific praise, reinforcing the desired behavior. Students will then take the Cardinal Card back to their classroom, record their name on it, remove the top of the card to take home to share with parents, and place the bottom of the card in the classroom container. Most classroom teachers will randomly draw a couple of students’ names out of the container weekly to receive a classroom incentive (i.e. sit in the teachers chair, wear a hat to school, get a new pencil…). Each Friday, classroom containers will be brought to the front hallway and poured into a grade level cylinder. When cards reach the goal line, that grade level will earn music in the cafeteria!

Watch the video below for more information about Cardinal Cards.

We are excited to begin this new process. We have much to be proud of when it comes to student achievement, behavior, and character development. This is our small way of reinforcing and noticing appropriate behavior.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you!


Summer Technology Program

Summer Technology Program Site

The Lincoln Public Schools Summer Technology Program is provided for students entering grades 5 through 9 in the fall of 2015. The goal of the program is to provide upper elementary and middle level students a fun, exciting, and challenging opportunity to explore their interest in computers and technology. Click here for brochure.

Session Dates for STP

Session 1: June 1st – June 5th
Session 2: June 8th – June 12th
Session 3: June 15th – June 19th
Session 4: June 22nd – June 26th
Session 5: June 29th – July 2nd
Session 5 is only 4 days!
Session Times

Morning Sessions meet 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Afternoon Sessions meet 1 p.m. through 4 p.m.