Events and News

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.


April is National School Library Month and it’s time for the 15th Annual Cans4Books. Help raise money for your school library by recycling your aluminum cans! Bring in cans April 1 – 30 to: A-Can Recycling, 3255 S. 10th Street or A & J Recycling, 3250 N. 20th Street.

Click here for more information.

Light it up Blue

Next Thursday, April 2nd, is World Autism Awareness Day. “Light it Up Blue” is an annual event to raise awareness for autism. Wear your blue and raise awareness on Thursday, April 2nd!


Spring Fundraiser

The PTO has partnered with the Chip Shoppe for a cookie dough reorder. Packets went home with students on Friday, March 20th. Orders are due back to Cavett no later than March 30th. Pick up of items will be April 20th at Cavett in the MPR. In addition to cookie dough, parents will have the opportunity to order from Chip Shoppe’s spring catalog. There will be parent incentives along with this reorder so please take a moment to read the information when your child brings their packet home.

Heritage Night 3-26

Heritage Night is March 26th from 5:30 to 7:30. Everyone is invited to join us for an evening of food, art, music, dancing and fun! It is not too late to participate by sharing your traditional foods, clothing, arts/crafts, and artifacts.

Author Visit: Chad Morris

Author Chad Morris is coming to Cavett!
Chad Morris is the author of The Cragbridge Hall series. His books include The Inventor’s Secret, The Avatar Battle and The Impossible Race. We are excited to have Chad visit Cavett Monday, March 16th at 2:00 in the multipurpose room. He’ll be presenting to our 3rd through 5th graders.

Chad will also be doing a book signing at Barnes and Noble Monday, March 16th at 6pm at the 29th and Pine Lake Rd. location.

Chicks Hatching!

Watch a video of chicks hatching in Mr. Bennett’s third grade classroom!