Events and News

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.

Last Day Procedures

Dismissal on May 22nd is at our regular 2:53 p.m. time. Fifth graders have a recognition event in the MPR just before dismissal. Then Cavett 1st -4th graders will line hallways and 5th graders walk through the halls on their way to be dismissed through the front entrance. They will get lots of recognition for their accomplishments from our younger students. This is a special day for all students, but especially for our 5th grade graduates!

*Parents who wish to be at the school entrance to take pictures as 5th graders exit are certainly welcome to do so. We just ask that no one block the main entrance or impede the view in the crosswalk so that all students can exit and find their rides safely.

*Kindergarten students will be dismissed from the Kindergarten door #4 as usual. 1st -4th graders will exit the building through the doors that they always use for entering and leaving school daily.

*We will have staff outside to help students leave the campus safely but we ask all parents/drivers to be exceptionally vigilant regarding students walking on this exciting day.

Summer Glee Camp

Southwest “Glee” Show Choir Camp for incoming 5 – 9 th graders!!  If you love to sing and dance – SIGN UP! Fee includes snacks, 1 lunch, and a participation T-Shirt to be worn at the final concert. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Just a love of music and fun! Open to Students entering grades 5-9 for the 2014-2015 school year! When: July 9th-11th Time: 8:00AM – 12:00PM (9th-10th), 8:00AM-1:15PM (11th) Performance at 1:00PM on 11th with a lunch provided Where: Southwest HS Choir Room and Auditorium.  Click here for registration information.

Visual Arts Mentor Program

Each September Lincoln Public Schools accepts applications for the Visual Arts Mentor Program. This program is designed to serve students in Kindergarten through fifth grade. If you are interested in this program for your student, please collect art samples over the summer that provide evidence of high ability and interest in the visual arts. Items to keep: finished works of art that the student has made at school or on his/her own. Examples include, but are not limited to: drawings, paintings, sculptures as well as sketches. An application packet can be completed by parents and other significant adults who are familiar with the student’s work. Packets are available upon request. This year’s deadline for submitting an application is September 8th, 2014. For more information, contact Lynne Faulkner at

May 13 B & N Book Fair

Mark your calendars for our Barnes and Noble book fair!

Tuesday, May 13th we will be having a final book fair for the Cavett Library. Come on over to Barnes and Noble at 2910 Pine Lake Road anytime between 4:00 and 7:00 pm and pick up some books for summer reading or even a gift for your favorite teacher. There will be lego building areas, and a few guest teachers reading their favorite books. Proceeds from books, movies, cafe purchases, and gifts, go to repair and/or replace out-of-date or damaged books from the Cavett Library.

Can’t meet us that day? Shop online at from 5/13/14 – 5/18/14.

Thanks for supporting the library!

Eggs Hatching!

The third grade pod is bursting with excitement as the hatching day draws near!  The eggs could start hatching as early as Sunday but hopefully they won’t starting hatching until Monday.  We will be attempting to broadcast LIVE the hatching of some of our eggs.  We have been experiencing occasional temporary interruptions, so if that is the case when you check in on our little chicks, please check back later!

View the eggs LIVE:

Note:  When you click on the link for the first time you will have to create an account.   After you go through the steps of creating an account, you will be able to view the Livestream event.   Once you get to the Cavett Embryology event, you can “follow” the event.  Enjoy!


4th & 5th Grade Summer Technology

The Lincoln Public Schools Summer Technology Program is provided for students entering grades 5 through 9 in the fall of 2014. 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.

Registration for the 2014 Summer Technology Program will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, April 7. Students entering grades 5 through 9 in the fall of 2014 are eligible to participate.

To register, you will need to complete a registration form and your payment and return both to:

 Information Technology Focus Program

285 South 68th Street Place, Box 3

Lincoln, NE 68508.

Registration forms for 2014 will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Registration forms will be available in each elementary/middle school office/computer lab and at the Information Technology Focus Program, 285 South 68th Street Place, Fourth Floor.   Or you can click here to download a brochure.

Registration and payment may also be dropped off at the ITFP office Fourth Floor. Office hours during the school year are 7 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. Summer office hours, after May 23, are 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

For more information visit LPS Summer Technology Program.


April is National School Library Month and it’s time for the 13th Annual Cans4Books. You can help raise money for your school library (and help the environment) by recycling your aluminum cans.   Schools with the top dollar earnings will win Barnes & Noble Gift Certificates.  So start saving those cans and take them to either of the locations listed below  April 1-30.  Thank you for your support!

Can recycling locations:

  • A-Can Recycling, 3255 S 10th Street
  • A & J Recycling, 3250 N 20th Street

 Click here for more information.  



Backpack Walk, April 5

The seventh annual Lincoln Public Schools BackPack Extra Mile Walk is set for April 5, 2014, 10:00 a.m., at Lincoln East High School.

In six years of walking, LPS employees have raised almost $810,000 for the Food Bank of Lincoln’s BackPack program, which provides Friday food-filled backpacks to children who need help with nourishment over the weekends.

The two major goals of the walk are:

  •  Raising money for the hungry children of our community
  • Educating our community about the needs of children at LPS

Donation envelopes will be sent home with Cavett students on Friday, March 7th and are due back to school by March 28th.

If students donate a dollar to the Backpack Walk, they can wear a hat on Friday, March 21st.  Students can give their teacher their dollar and wear their hat proudly on Friday the 21st.

Questions?  Click here or contact:

Jessica Tewalt,

Carrie Copley,