News&Views, Week of September, 16th, 2021

Middle School Principal’s Letter

Dear Parents,

Thank you for taking the time to read this week’s version of the News and Views. It was another busy week in Middle School with the taking of advisory and individual photos.

In the classroom of our grade eight Language Arts, students were improving their vocabulary through the use of board games.

In grade six Social Studies, the students were working on the Geography of Egypt.

Last week we had a fun Welcome Back Social for students. It was beautiful to see students running around with a smile on their faces, on the basketball court, soccer field, and in the swimming pool.

Kudos to the Booster Cafe volunteers; Seema Saurav, Karen Ortega, Elisabeth Kennedy, Brooke Fuser, Shaina Anderson, Carmen Allison, and Rhea Jacob for serving tirelessly from 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Our students were thrilled to have the opportunity to buy from the cafe again.

We will be doing MAP testing next week on Monday and Wednesday. I want to encourage you to make sure your child is getting sufficient sleep the night before, as well as a good breakfast the morning of the test.

Next week we will celebrate Peace Day. Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21st. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. In the advisory, our students will be writing a sentence about what “Peace” means to them.

We would like to ask all students to wear white on Tuesday, September 21st. Unfortunately, for our assembly, parents are not allowed to attend. Therefore we will record the celebration and share the link in the morning announcements and News and Views next week.

You are invited to attend a Grade 6 Parent Tea on Monday, September 20th, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in Room 115. During this session, Grade 6 teachers will provide you with information, strategies, resources, and tools for students’ academic success and social-emotional wellbeing.
Upcoming Grade 7 Parent Tea will take place on Wednesday, September 22nd, at 8:15 am in room 115. This will be followed by the Grade 8 Parent Tea on October 5, at 8:15 am in room 115. Please be on the lookout for an invite.

Thank you for your continuous support of the middle school.

Courtney Bailey
The Middle School Office


From the Spirit Cafe
Spirit Café is open on Thursdays from 3:05pm to 4:30pm.


From the Booster Club
This month’s Booster Club monthly meeting will take place in the Cairo Room of the Library on September 21st from 10-11. All are welcome to attend to hear what the Booster Club is up to this month.


Peace Day at CAC
CAC’s annual Peace Day Assembly is coming up on Tuesday, September 21 during SSR! Remember to wear WHITE on Tuesday and come to school prepared for our Middle School Assembly.

Peace Bracelets – To commemorate Peace Day and to raise funds for charities that work to promote peace, Student Council is organizing the sale of Peace Bracelets, handmade by Middle School students. Bracelet cost will range from 30-50 LE. Sales will start on Peace Day (Tuesday) during lunch.

Peace Crane Origami – Student Council will have a booth during lunch to teach students how to make Peace Cranes. Find out more about Peace Cranes and get involved in promoting peace in our community and our world.

Keep your eyes out for peace day posters, and remember to continue checking morning announcements for more information.


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


NESA Parents as Partners Webinar Series – Session 2
Tuesday, September 21, 4:00-5:00pm (Athens, Greece GMT+3)

A Parent’s Guide to the Science of Attention
President & Founder, Translate the Brain

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.


  • 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 (coming soon). Recordings will also be sent by email following 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


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. Fahmy for her organization of MS photos.

Three Cheers to teachers for their engagement during our ERD day on Tuesday.

Three Cheers to the following teachers who chaperoned at the social; Mr. Miller, Ms. Lorna Fay Mills-Ossmann, Ms. Spencer, Mr. Said, and Mr. Ossmann.