News&Views, Week of September, 9th, 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 another week of learning, exploring, and having fun for students and teachers.

I want to thank the new parents who attended the coffee morning and shared how their children are settling in. The reality is that many of us are still going through a transition. Whether it is having students back in school full-time or adjusting to a new country and culture. No matter where we are in our lives, we should be thankful that our children are having an opportunity to be kids again.

It was lovely to hear a parent say what their child likes best about the school is the teachers. We sure have talented and caring teachers, and it is important that we develop a home school partnership to help your child become the best version of themselves. Here is the link on the growth mindset that I promised to share, which has tips to help you communicate with your child.

We are proud of all the students who participated in the STUCO elections this morning. They demonstrated our core values of courage, responsibility, and perseverance. In our eyes, you are all winners and we hope you get involved and make this year a special one.

The Welcome Back Social will take place tonight from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. It is an opportunity for our students to have some good clean fun. At the same time, allowing you, the parents, to take this time and do something for yourself. That being said, we kindly ask that parents are on time to get their child once the social ends so that our chaperones can also go home to their families.

On Monday, September 21, we will be celebrating Peace Day with a short assembly. We want all students to wear a white top on that day to commemorate the white dove. On that evening, we will have a grade-six tea for parents to learn more about grade-six and what they can expect from their child’s teachers. All six-grade parents will be receiving an invite in the coming week.

Thank you for your continuous support of the middle school.

Courtney Bailey
The Middle School Office


Student Council Executive Officer Elections
Congratulations to all the candidates for putting forth excellent effort with campaigning and performing superb speeches. We are so proud of all of you! Congratulations to this year’s newly elected Student Council Executive Officers:

President: Isabella Harris
Vice President: Maya Abou Ghali
Secretary: Ali Hefzy
Treasurer: Sydney Gilreath

6th Grade: Sophie Senna, Nadia Kamal

7th Grade: Marwan Elnadi, Katherine Jacob, Elena Wight, Nayun Kim, Eulan Tovi Menardot, Prakhar Shrimali, Amin Marei, Kasra Feizzadeh.
8th Grade: Isobel Buckman, Chad Luck, Sharif Ramadan, Danielle Ortuzar, Milan Lambert.
We still need a few 6th grade representatives. If you are interested in being a Student Council Representative please email

For Student Council Speeches Recordings CLICK HERE.


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


RECORDING & FEEDBACK: NESA Parents as Partners Webinar 1

Thank you for joining us for the NESA Parents as Partners Series: Webinar 1, “Journeying Together: Parents as Partners in Social Emotional Learning” with Ellen Mahoney.
The webinar recording from the September 7, 2021 session is now available.
If you have not already, we ask that you take a few minutes to share your thoughts on the webinar.


September 21, 2021 | 4:00-5:00pm (GMT+3) [VIEW LOCAL TIME]
Andrew Watson
A Parent’s Guide to the Science of Attention
Presented by Andrew Watson


We’ve all asked the question: “Why don’t children just pay attention?” Brain research can give powerful advice by revealing that we have been starting with the wrong question. This lively and practical talk – based on years of classroom experience, and decades of brain research – provides both fresh brain perspectives and practical parenting strategies.

To join this session, you don’t need to re-register. You may use the same link you used previously. Or, you may register again to receive a new email/link.



NESA Workshop
The CAC Faculty DEI Team invites parents to participate in an upcoming NESA* sponsored workshop, “Advancing the Work of Anti-Racism, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging & Social Justice in International Schools.” The six-session series runs September 22, 2021 – February 16, 2022. CAC is allowed 10 participants, and team leads Ms. Coaxum and Mr. Miller would love to have different constituencies across the school join them.
*Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools


From MS/HS Library

Read Books Online with the Sora App, our digital library open 24/7
All CAC patrons with a CAC google account can access our online collection of books. Read on your computer by going to or download the Sora App on your phone. Here are more detailed instructions on how to access Sora (note that Kindle books are not available to us in Egypt because of digital rights management). If there is a book you would like to request for Sora, please email Ms. Ennis (
When you are asked for a Follett account, use your CAC single sign-on

Free Suscription to the New York Times
CAC patrons with a CAC Gmail account can access our school subscription to the NY Times online. Follow these detailed instructions here. Subscriptions must be renewed every year.

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 Ms. Torky and Ms. Spencer for the organization of the STUCO elections.

Three Cheers to Mr. Perez and his ELL class for the welcome they extended to a new student.

Three Cheers to Ms. Kamel and Mr. Ywakim for the video and photos of the STUCO speeches.