Liberty First Credit Union

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Cavett’s Liberty First Credit Union is officially opened to 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 (1:45-2:45) for 2nd-5th grade students to make deposits into their own savings account.On their very first deposit, 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.  Congratulations to the following students who were hired as tellers: Jared Bohrer, Niya Davis, Mikala Drewes , Rhianne Evans, Drew Styskal, Courtney Holsteen, Avery Regier, Presley Pritchett-Peterson, Makenzy Bellamy, Cade Ritchey, Zabe Umer, Eli Rhodes, Emily Saddler, Grant Reid, Molly Nora, Jazlyn Young, Karli Scott, Justice Martin, Natalie Wilson, Mallory Schultz, Ben Mitchell, Reiley Basurto, Katherine Ball, and Mckenna Smith.

We ask that your son our daughter keep their deposit in a safe/secure place (their backpack/book bag) during the school day. When it comes time for them to make their deposit, classroom teachers will send students to their backpacks and they may come down to the Cavett Credit Union to make their deposit. So far we have over 60 students signed up for an account. It is not too late for your 2nd-5th grade student to open an account. Please have them stop by the office or check with their classroom teacher for an account application form.

Liberty First Credit Union is unique in the financial services industry. They are a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative. Those who do business with them are known as members. They exist solely to provide our members with affordable financial services; and members work together to achieve their financial goals. A school branch fits with their philosophy of educating children on the importance of saving so they are better prepared to handle their finances in the future.

Science Fair, March 18

Join us for the Cavett science fair, Tuesday, March 18th. Students may begin setting up projects at 5:30 p.m. Judging will begin at 6:00 and will conclude at 7:00. See you there!

2014 Mayor’s Run

The 27th Annual Mayor’s Run is Saturday, May 3.  It’s time for students to get registered.  All registrations are online at www.lincolnrun.org.  All race entries will be done online.  Students will not receive a paper registration. Please refer to the yellow Mayor’s Run information sheet in your oldest/only student’s Friday folder for details. Early entry deadline is on or before Friday, April 18. If submitted at the same time, additional immediate family members get a family discount. Thirty lucky students will win a bike. Mayor’s Run t-shirts and race packets will be handed out at school the week before the race.

6th Grade Open House/Parent info sharing evenings

Scott Middle School: April 8th (session 1, 6-7 pm) and (session 2, 7:15-8:15 pm).  

If your child is not attending Scott, please see the schedule for the other middle schools below.

Culler, April 24th

Dawes, Feb 20th 6 pm

Goodrich, March 3rd and 4th

Irving, March 4th and March 6th 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Lefler, February 19th and February 24th 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Lux, March 3rd and 4th

Mickle, May 1st 6:30 pm

Park, May 5th 6-7 pm

Pound, February 27 and March 3 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Schoo, April 14th 6 pm

After School Clubs Information

Cavett Elementary School and PTO are excited to kick off our very first session of after school clubs this spring! This program offers a variety of clubs to further enrich our students. You can find individual class descriptions by clicking here.  We hope that you will consider allowing your child the opportunity to participate in one of these wonderful options.

Registration opens on Monday, January 27 and ends on Friday, February 7. Clubs will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Please take your registration and payment to the security desk in the main entrance of Cavett. Your registration date and time will be recorded and clubs will be filled in order of receipt.  Click here for the registration form.

Each club will meet 6 times starting the week of February 24, 2014. It is important to take note the dates classes are scheduled as some weeks are not consecutive (due to spring break and parent/teacher conferences).

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.

Tuition is $35/club for most clubs except those that require a materials/supply budget. 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 submitted with registration for your child to be enrolled in the club.

Clubs will be held on their respective days from 3-4pm. On their scheduled day, students will go directly to the gym when school is dismissed for the day. There they will line up by the sign for their after school club. 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 4pm. 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 trostaj@gmail.com

Spring 2014 After School Clubs Offered: 

(click here for detailed descriptions and dates offered)

Spanish 101, Grades 1-5 

Coding Club, Grades 4-5

Chess Club, Grades 2-5

SMART Girls Club, Grades 4-5 (girls only)

Mind Benders, Grades 4-5

Crafty Kids, Grades 2-3

CK Boys Hip Hop Crew, Grades 1-5 (boys only)

Beginner Chinese, Grades 1-3

Girls on the Run, Grades 3-5 (girls only)

Jr. Jazzercise, Grades K-5   Note:  Please complete the Jr. Jazzercise release form and return with registration.  Click here for release form.

Hour of Code

This week as part of Computer Science Education Week, Cavett Students will be participating in the “Hour of Code”. Non-profit Code.org has brought together some of the biggest names in both technology and politics to teach the next generation the basics of programming, and hopefully entice more students to consider computer science-based careers. The “Hour of Code” promotion is designed to improve awareness — as well as provide basic instruction for interested students of any age. Read more about the “Hour of Code” at http://code.org.

Technology Survey

We’re excited to announced a partnership between the Lincoln Public Schools and BrightBytes – Clarity with the goal of collecting baseline and benchmark data on how the district is leveraging technology to impact learning within the District. We are reaching out to ask you to take part in a brief questionnaire (approximately 10 min) that will help BrightBytes paint a clear picture of technology use at school and at home. LPS will use the data to inform professional development offerings for the remainder of the year and into the summer.

To participate, please go to BBYT.ES and enter in your 5-character code: contact Ms. Copley for the code.

Your participation is important and will make the difference between having a complete versus a limited understanding of technology use in our District. Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy. The last day to complete this questionnaire is Friday, December 20th.

Thank you for taking part in this important survey!

Questions can be directed to Carrie Copley ccopley@lps.org.