News&Views, Week of September, 2nd, 2021

Middle School Principal’s Letter

Thank you for taking the time to read this week’s version of the News and Views. It was the second whole week of the school year, and we had a taste of how busy CAC can be.

I don’t know about you but this week seems to have just flown by! We are getting the hang of our schedule for the new school year, which can always feel a little bumpy. Time to take a deep breath and remember new routines will soon feel familiar!

We had our Back to School Night virtually, and I want to thank all the parents who attended. Our parents learned about the advisory program and had an opportunity to meet advisory teachers. Please take the opportunity to look at their child’s teacher’s video on the dashboard. We will leave those up for another week.

A big thank you to the PTO volunteers who hosted the new parent’s orientation on the MS lawn. It would have been nice to see more of our new parents in attendance. I wish to thank the PTO volunteers who served pizza at lunchtime as well. The commitment and dedication shown by our parent volunteers are what makes our school community so welcoming.

Inside the classroom, students are learning, exploring, and having fun. The String students are diligently working on rehearsing a musical piece.

Also, eighth graders are beginning a unit concerning motion and forces. They are learning to calculate the average speed of objects such as automobiles, rockets, and tortoises. Later in the unit, students will consider the concepts of acceleration, momentum, and Newton’s Laws of Motion.

And the Stagecraft students planned and designed the bulletin board for the upcoming MS Play Egyptian Pirates!


This is a reminder that STUCO speeches will be on Thursday, September 9th. The speeches will be recorded and shared in the News and Views newsletter for parents to view.

We will be starting the ASA program on September 12th. Therefore we encourage you to tell your child to sign up. We have activities such as Coding and Math Counts and First Lego League. For athletics, we have Flag Football and intramural Volleyball. The middle school play also had auditions this week.

I want to remind parents that we will be hosting grade-level teas during September. Please be on the lookout for the date and time.

Thank you for your continuous support of the middle school.

Courtney Bailey
The Middle School Office


Cairo Girl Scouts Council


Hassan-Webb Aquatics Center Announcement
Age Group swimming team practices begin on Sunday Sept. 5th and are held every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at the following times:
Elementary School swimmers’ practice from 3:15-4:05pm. Elementary school swimmers’ grades KG-5 practice two days per week, either Sunday & Wednesday or Monday & Thursday.
Middle and High School swimmers’ practice from 4:10-5:15pm. MS/HS swimmers practice a minimum of three days per week.
HERE are more information/details.


Faculty DEI Call for Parent Volunteers

The Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Team are beginning the work on our AIM survey, to gather information about the CAC community’s perceptions of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. There will be a survey, to be administered in October, followed by focus groups. One of the constituent groups we will survey is parents. We’d like to get parent input on the planning side, if there is anyone interested and available to work with us on this.

Planning would involve some time in the next few weeks to review documentation about the survey and at least one face-to-face meeting with us to review the focus group’s plans. Much of this could be done asynchronously. You’re also welcome to join us in our meetings – these will be on Tuesday, Sep 7, and Tuesday, Oct 5, from 3:30-5:00pm.

In partnership,
DEI Team Co-chairs
Matthew and Kamara


CAC PTO Commitment to DEI
Have you heard of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at CAC? Click here to Learn more about it.
The PTO is inviting our community members to join its DEI committee. Please email if your interested in joining the committee and/or becoming a Language Liaison.


Pool Operation Time Starting September 5, 2021
From The Aquatics- Pool Operation Time/ Open Swim:
-Sunday/ Tuesday/ Thursday. 5:00-7:00am.
-Sunday& Wednesday. 6:30-8:00pm.
-Monday& Thursday. 5:30-8:00pm.
-Tuesday 5:00-8:00 pm.
-Friday& Saturday. 9:00 am-8:00pm.


NESA Parents as Partners Webinar Series – Session 1
Tuesday, September 7, 4:00-5:00pm (Athens, Greece GMT+3)
“Journeying Together: Parents as Partners in Social Emotional Learning”
With ELLEN MAHONEY, CEO, Sea Change Mentoring & The Circulus Institute

We will set the stage for the Parents and Partners series, starting with an exploration of the inner work required of the adults in young people’s lives. What mindsets and social emotional competencies can we strengthen to learn alongside our youth while guiding them towards a life of fulfillment and meaningful societal contribution? Through the lens of Adult SEL, participants will explore some of the most important Adult SEL competencies and create a plan for deeper reflective practice as parents.


  • There is no limit on the number of signups from your school. Parents/faculty who cannot attend live are welcome to view recordings on the NESA website. Recordings will be posted the day after each session.
  • Parents who have not previously registered or cannot locate their link may register with Zoom HERE. A personalized link to join the session will automatically be emailed to them. This link may be used to access all the webinars.
  • We kindly request that you do not share the Zoom registration link or the recordings publicly.

Thank you for joining us on this journey!

The NESA Team



The 25th Mike Ross Degla Dash
Friday, September 24, 2021-Wadi Degla
Register online

Contact CAC Athletics at 2755-5406 or

Dedicated to Mr. Mike Ross — former Physical Education Teacher and coach of Cairo American College who passed away after a short battle with cancer on October 23, 1995–in appreciation for his wisdom and friendship to CAC and its community. The funds raised will be donated to the National Cancer Institute in Egypt. If anyone would like to donate without taking part, then your donation is more than welcome. Please contact the Athletic Office to do so.

Volunteers: First and foremost, if you would like to volunteer your services on the day of the event please contact the Athletic Office immediately. It is important that we have your contact information in order to allocate jobs and plan accordingly.

* 2.5K individual Fun Run/Walk (families welcome)
* 5K individual Cross Country run

Date: Friday, September 24, 2021.


CAC buses will depart from the Front Gate.

Start Time: All races will start at 9:00

Latest Return Time: CAC front gate at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Running Numbers: Will be handed out at the registration table outside the CAC front gate from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. You MUST bring your own water, refreshments, and 4 safety pins (to hang your numbered bib).

Results: Will be posted on the CAC website the week following the race.

Online Registration:

Entry Forms: Please register online and pay to the CAC Cashier before 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Any entries after this time will be considered late and incur an extra charge accordingly!

Late Registration: There is a limited late registration on race day between 7:00-7.45 a.m. ONLY.

On-line registration fee: US$ 10 or LE 150 (will be donated to the National Cancer Institute). Payable at the cashier’s office.

Paper or late entry fee: US$ 20 or LE 300. Payable at the Front Gate on race day from 7:00 am-7:45 am

For more information please contact: / 27555406 / 27555428


From MS/HS Library

Return your summer checkouts please
All materials checked out last school year are now due back in the library. Please return or renew as soon as possible so others may enjoy them. Students, teachers and parents should have received overdue notices via email. If you feel there has been a mistake, please let us know.

NEW BOOKS have arrived and are now on display in the library!
Come check out our new additions to the collection!


Parent Hours for the MHS Library
Parents are welcome in the MHS library just before and just after school to come check out books Sunday-Thursday. If you would like to spend more time in the library, please visit us on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. Thank you.


Three Cheers

Three Cheers to our PTO parents volunteer who sold pizza during lunch.

Three Cheers to all parents for attending Back to School Night.

Three Cheers to Ms. Mona Abdel Hady and Mr. Bustamante for their support with Back to School Night.

Three Cheers to the following parents volunteers; Nina El Shabrawy, Johana Zarkani, Sara Salaheldin, Maria Laura Sanchez Puerta, and Dali Mukherjee.