Super Snack Power Challenge

Dear Cavett Families,

We hope that 2015 is off to a great start for your student. Lincoln Public Schools district wellness is offering an opportunity for schools to focus on health through challenges. Our third quarter challenge is entitled The Super Snack Power Challenge.

The goal of this challenge is to help students recognize the link between how much they move and how much they should be eating, as well as what foods are better options as healthy after-school or night snacks.

Students work hard during the school day and having a chance to be active after school helps them both in health and learning. Some students are extremely active outside of school, however, many are less active. Helping all children find ways they can have fun being active throughout their lives is our ultimate goal for building a healthy future for our community.

Your child will have their Super Snack Power Challenge sheet in their Friday Folder. The challenge begins on Friday, January 30th and ends Friday, February 6th. Please talk with your child and help them fill out the form.  There is a prize for the class that turns in the most filled out challenge sheets!

Thank you for partnering with us in building a bright future for your child.

Sincerely,

The Cavett Wellness Team

Autism Support Group

Our first meeting for our Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Family Support Group at Cavett will be held Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7 pm in the media center. Anyone that has been affecting by ASD or wanting to learn more about it is welcomed to attend. We will have a guest speaker come to discuss online resources that are available for families for further support, along with an opportunity to network with other families. Please RSVP to Sheri Harris (sharris@lps.org) by Thursday, Jan. 28 if you are planning to attend (include the # attending).

Cavett After School Clubs

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Registration is now closed.

 

Cavett Elementary School and PTO would like to invite you to participate in the spring session of Cavett After School Clubs!  This program offers a variety of clubs to further enrich our students.  Spring club offerings and information will be sent home in Friday folders and will be available on Cavett website (cavettpto.org) for your review.  We hope that you will consider allowing your child the opportunity to participate in one of these wonderful options.

Each club will meet 6 times starting the week of February 2, 2015.  It is important to take note the dates classes are scheduled as some weeks are not consecutive (due to parent/teacher conferences and spring break).  

A minimum of 6 students must be enrolled in order to fund a club.  Any club with less than 6 students will be cancelled and the tuition fee will be refunded.  You will be notified if your child’s club has been cancelled. Once clubs have started for the session, tuition is non refundable.

Online registration will be January 19-26.  Payment must received in the school office by January 28, to secure your child’s spot.  Clubs will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.  So please register and return payment early!!  

Tuition is $35/club for most clubs except those that require a nominal materials/supply fee.  Those clubs will have a slightly higher tuition as the instructors need to purchase supplies or provide materials relevant to the class.  Payment can be made to Cavett PTO and must be received prior to the January 28 deadline in order for your child to be enrolled in the club.  

Clubs will be held on their respective days from 2:53-4pm.  On their scheduled day, students will go directly to the gym when school is dismissed for the day.  They will line up by the sign for their after school club and take attendance.  Children will be supervised in the gym during this time.  At 3 pm your child will be accompanied by their instructor to their after school classroom.  All clubs will dismiss at 4 pm from the main school hallway (door #1 and door #10 only).  Please be prompt when picking up your child; we want to make sure all our students are safe!

Last but not least…we are hoping to expand our program in the future!  If you have interest in sponsoring a club or serving as club supervisor (paid positions), please contact Amanda Trost.

Please email any questions or comments to cavettclubs@gmail.com

 

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Valentine Party Planning

We love Valentine’s Day at Cavett!  Can you help us plan the upcoming Valentine’s Day parties for our students on February 13th?  Volunteers are needed to assist with planning of classroom Valentine’s Day Parties and also to supervise and assist the day of the party.  A committee meeting will be held on January 20th, 7:00 PM in the Cavett multipurpose room. If you are not able to make it to the meeting but are willing to volunteer to assist at the parties, they will be held on February 13th, in your child’s classroom, at 2:15 PM for grades except for first grade, which will be held at t  1:15 due to their specials time.  Thank you for your support.

Box Tops Contest

The next Box Tops contest is starting January 20th and runs through February 20th!! Help Cavett Soar to New Heights! Each grade will be represented by a hot air balloon. Each Box Top will equal one foot in the air that the balloon will float. The hot air balloon that soars the highest will win a popcorn party!! Keep collecting those Box Tops! Watch for more information in Friday folders.  Click here for the record sheet.

Box Top Winners

Congratulations to the 4th Graders on winning the Cavett Box Top Bowl!! They won with 4,383 BoxTops, over 43 touchdowns!! The popcorn party will be held Friday, November 14th at 2:00. The popcorn will be from We-Be-Poppin and they have assured that only salt and corn oil are used in the processing of the white popcorn. Thank you to all of the grades who contributed their BoxTops! Keep collecting them for the Spring!

Parent Survey

Calling all Cavett parents! Your input is needed. We are reaching out to ask you to take part in a brief questionnaire (approximately 5 minutes) that will help paint a clearer picture of technology use at at home. 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.

Your participation and support is important and will make the difference between having a complete versus a limited understanding of the technology use of Cavett students at home. Unfortunately, Cavett did not receive a statistically significant number of parent responses last year. We are hoping to increase that number this year.

Please click here to take the survey.  Help us by encouraging other Cavett families to complete the survey as well.  Thanks again for your help!

Liberty First Credit Union-OPEN!

On Wednesday, October 1st Cavett’s Liberty First Credit Union will officially re-open for all 2nd-5th grade students.
Cavett Elementary and Liberty First Credit Union are excited to begin this joint partnership. The branch will be open
every Wednesday afternoon (2:00-2:45) for 2nd-5th grade students to make deposits into their own savings account. On
their very first deposit (for new account members), no matter when that first deposit occurs, Liberty First will match it up
to $5! The credit union tellers will be some of our very own 4th and 5th grade students. They wrapped up their teller
training yesterday and are eager to begin working with customers on Wednesday. Congratulations to the following
students who were hired as tellers:

4th grade
Caleb Sajevic
Ethan Stutzman
Parker Bingham
Jackson Linke
Jack Neemann
Paige Eley
Heath Carlson
Nathan Hopkins
Tynleigh Franklin
Savannah Sipp
Ava Lavene
Jonah Mitchell

5th grade
Jared Bohrer
Niya Davis
Mikala Drewes
Rhianne Evans
Drew Styskal
Courtney Holsteen
Avery Regier
Presley Pritchett-Peterson
Makenzy Bellamy

Star Spangled 4-5th Graders

To celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner, honor September 11th, and prepare for Constitution Week next week, our fourth and fifth graders gathered to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, and to sing the Star Spangled Banner and the Preamble to the Constitution. Even though the celebration had to be moved indoors due to the weather, our spirits weren’t dampened one bit.

Watch the Star Spangled Banner Video

Watch the Preamble to the Constitution Video