News&Views, Week of September, 23rd, 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 a week of learning, exploring, and having fun.

We are doing our part to be responsible by maintaining the layered mitigation protocol we have in place already. We are asking that you continue to socialize in your bubble and maintain a level of mitigation at home as well. Our success against the Covid-19 virus has demonstrated that by working together in partnership, we will be stronger.

The students did the MAP test on Monday for Maths, and on Wednesday, they did Reading. On Tuesday, we celebrated Peace Day with a creative assembly in the theater. The event was organized by Mr. McCuaig. The students in Mr. Johnson’s drama class did some powerful skits of what peace meant to them.

Grade 6 & 7 Parents Tea
: On Monday and Wednesday, Grade 6 & 7 parents were invited to a well-attended Morning and Afternoon Tea with Grade 6 & 7 teachers. The session was packed with valuable strategies, recommendations, and resources on topics such as the school-to-home transition, organization, study skills, habits and routines, and issues related to the social and emotional wellbeing of the sixth-grade students.

Thankfully, there was also coffee and plenty of chocolate chip cookies to cater to the social and emotional wellbeing of the parents. Here is a link to the Grade 6 presentation slides for parents who missed the meeting or would like to further explore the resources presented.

Grade 8 Parents Tea: We would like to invite Grade 8 parents to attend an informational session on Tuesday, October 5, from 8:00 to 9:00 AM in Room 115. During this session, Grade 8 teachers and students will provide parents with information about our coursework, strategies, resources, and tools for students’ academic success and social-emotional wellbeing. We will also explore ways to help your child prepare for the upcoming transition to High School. As we are in Phase 3 of CAC’s COVID-19 Operational Manual, we ask that each attendee please complete this RSVP form by Monday, October 4 by 3:00 PM, so we can properly accommodate the number of participants and meet mitigation guidelines. If you are unable to attend, we will be sharing the information presented in both the Morning Announcements and the MS News & Views later that week.

We are mindful of the amount of time spent on technology last year, and therefore, we are using more pens and paper in the classroom this year . All students have been given a planner, and teachers are providing time in class for them to write down assignments and other upcoming events. Therefore we encourage you to check their planners as needed to stay informed.

The ASA program is up and running.

Courtney Bailey
The Middle School Office


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


CAC Talks

Sunday October 3rd 5:30pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 847 7971 6980 Passcode: 168709


CAC PTO Monthly Meeting

Topic: PTO Monthly Meeting
Time: Sunday 26 @ 5pm

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 995 0649 7883
Passcode: 353379


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 Subscription 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 Mr. McCauig, Mr. Kasal, and Mr. Johnson for their organization of the Peace Day assembly.

Three Cheers to Ms. Torky, Ms. Spencer, Ms. Urbiztondo, and STUCO students for the sale of the Peace Day bracelets.

Three Cheers to Ms. Harouny and Ms. Miller for the organization of the Parent Tea this week.

Three Cheers to our grade 6 & 7 teachers who presented at the Parent Tea.

Three Cheers to all our students who participated in the MAP test and gave it their best effort.

Three Cheers to Ms. Urbiztondo for her efforts in the absence of Ms. Fahmy in the office.