Events and News

Student Serve Week

One of our mottos is Cavett Cares! We are so fortunate to be part of such a caring and giving community. Lincoln Public
Schools students have developed an opportunity for all of us to give back to the school community, it is called Student
Serve. Student Serve is a student-led, district-wide initiative committed to instilling civic responsibility and preserving
democratic ideology in students by promoting behaviors of good citizenship in their local, national, and global
communities. It is now Student Serve Week, from September 8th-12th.  All grade level teams will devote at least
one of their fitness breaks to give back to our community. What a wonderful way for our students to serve our community.

Here’s how some of our grade levels are participating in Student Serve Week at Cavett:

  • First graders: writing letters to soldiers in Mrs. Elsberry’s nephew’s Army troop.
  • Third graders: making cards for the residents at Clark Jeary. The cards will be delivered on Friday.
  • Fourth graders:  cleaning up the outdoor classroom.
  • Fifth Graders:  pulling weeds in the courtyard.

Grandparents’ Lunch Week of Sept. 8

In honor of Grandparent’s Day, students are encouraged to ask their grandparent or “grandfriend” to have lunch with them at school during the week of September 8th. A box lunch from Little King’s is available to order for grandparents/grandfriends for $6.00 (includes turkey sub, chips, cookie & water). Please return the form from your child’s Friday folder with payment by Friday, September 5th. PLEASE NOTE:***Registration is required even if not ordering box lunch*** Students will need to eat hot lunch or bring their own cold lunch. We hope your child enjoys this special time with their guest.

Updated: Curriculum Nights

Please plan to join us for grade level curriculum nights. All curriculum nights will start in the Multi-Purpose room at 4:00 pm.

Kindergarten: Wednesday, September 10
1st Grade:Tuesday, September 2
2nd Grade: Wednesday, September 3
3rd Grade: Thursday, August 28
4th Grade: Wednesday, September 17
5th Grade: Thursday, September 4

Did you miss the curriculum night meeting?  Click on the links below to access the presentation from your child’s grade level.


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

2nd Grade Butterflies

Second graders are learning about the life cycle of butterflies. They are eagerly waiting for the butterflies to emerge! We are hopeful they will emerge by the weekend. Watch the live video by clicking here.   (Please note you will have to log in to the Livestream site to see the video.)

First Week Schedule

School begins on Tuesday, August 12th. School will be dismissed an hour early (1:53 PM) the first week of school (Aug. 12-15). We encourage parents to wait to eat lunch with students until at least the 2nd week of school. This will provide ample time for all students to learn our lunchroom procedures.

Cafeteria News Update

New Meal Prices for 2014-15:

Regular, Reduced price, Second serving (meal)

Breakfast – $1.30, $.30, $2.00

Lunch – $2.35, $.40, $3.30

Adult Breakfast- $1.75

Adult Lunch – $3.30

Milk only – $.40

Breakfast will be served in the cafeteria at Cavett from 7:48-8:08 a.m. Students may enter the building for breakfast at 7:45 a.m. Students coming for breakfast should enter Door #1 and walk to the cafeteria through the main hallway. (Students in School’s Out Child Care may line up for breakfast at 7:48, also.) Cavett staff and School’s Out staff will supervise students eating breakfast.

Student meal account procedures will continue to be the same for 2014-15. Parents may put money in student’s meal accounts by sending the funds to school or electronically using the LPS website and click on Buy Student Meals for more information. Parents may use this site to sign up to receive notices when their student’s meal account is running low in funds. The cafeteria staff also sends notices home twice weekly if funds remain for only one lunch or if the account is overdrawn. Students are always provided with a regular lunch even if funds are lacking on that day.

Open House August 7

We are looking forward to meeting and greeting each of you at our Back to School Night/Open House on Thursday, August 7th. The school will be open for visits by parents and students from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Teachers will be in classrooms ready to see familiar faces and to begin the process of getting to know their new students for this year. We hope everyone will plan to attend. Our Cavett PTO always provides a special treat for students as they leave Open House.

First Day Procedures

On the first day of school, students should plan to enter the building at 8:08 a.m. when the entrance bell rings. Students are encouraged to enter through the door assigned to their grade level. (Kindergarten = Door #4; 1st grade—Door #19; 2nd grade = #11; 3rd grade #18; 4th grade = #15; 5th grade = #12). Students should walk to their classrooms. We will have adult staff members outside along with entryways and halls to help guide students to their new classrooms. With our large enrollment, this helps us to have an orderly, organized beginning to the day for our students. It may also help reduce some of the traffic congestion we find on the first day of classes. On all other days of the year, students are welcome to enter the building through any of the entrance doors. Note: Kindergarten students will be met at the south entrance (#4) by Kindergarten teachers and will enter the building as classroom groups.

Calling all Kindergarten Parents

This video demonstrates some simple things parents of kindergartners can do at home to support the literacy development of their child.

Chick here for a handout on ways to develop and practice literacy skills at home.

2014-15 Voluntary Supply Lists

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.

Click here for voluntary supply lists by grade level.