News&Views, Week of October, 20th, 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 a short one, but it was nevertheless, productive for teaching and learning.

I want to wish you all a restful and fun three-day weekend. It came at a good time, and we will all benefit from it. While on holiday, please continue to keep our mitigation protocols at the forefront of your thoughts and actions. We are looking forward to welcoming you all back to school on Sunday.

A reminder that we will be having our Parent-teacher conferences next week. As I communicated in an email this past Sunday, it is important to sign up. We encourage you to do so ASAP because the slots for teachers get filled quickly.

Our students spent time in the advisory program this week setting goals on their approaches to learning. Teaching the skill of goal setting coupled with reflecting and revising goals can give students the self-regulated learning tools for a growth mindset toward academic and personal development. We believe setting academic goals is the first phase of self-regulated learning.

As a middle school we value goal setting because it is an essential component for growth and development in our students for several reasons:

  • It personalizes the learning process based on their needs.
  • It creates intention and intrinsic motivation that empowers students.
  • It establishes accountability to shift responsibility to students.
  • It provides a foundation for students to advocate for their needs.

A reminder that next Wednesday will be an ERD day. Therefore, students will be dismissed at 11:30 am. On Thursday, STUCO will be hosting the Halloween Social on campus from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

Thank you for your continuous support of the middle school.

In Partnership,
Courtney Bailey
The Middle School Office


From the PTO – AIM Survey
CAC have engaged with the National Association of Independent Schools to use their Assessment of Inclusivity and Multi-culturalism to gauge and improve the inclusiveness of our school community for all members.

A component of that process is an anonymous survey, designed and tested by the NAIS, and administered by their organization to ensure security, anonymity, and confidentiality of the information that each respondent shares.

We are asking you to take 15-20 minutes out of your busy schedule to complete this survey by Tuesday, November 2, 2021. You can access the survey by clicking on one of the following links:

English Survey

Arabic Survey

Below are a few other things to keep in mind as you progress through the survey:

  1. The survey can be completed on a laptop, desktop, tablet or smartphone device.
  2. You must complete all of the required questions in order to advance through the evaluation. Required questions are marked with a red asterisk.
  3. As you move from page to page in the evaluation, please use the Back and Next buttons at the bottom of each survey page.
  4. The system will record your response as you advance through the questions. You can leave the survey at any time, and return later to resume your response. Simply click Save and Resume Later. The system will generate a URL for you to use in returning to the point where you left off and continuing your entry. You can choose to copy that URL and save it, or to have the system e-mail the URL to you.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this very important assignment.


DEI Design Team

Community Meetup sign up sheet
Discussion Circle sign up sheet
CAC Talk Nurturing the Emotional Intelligence of Boys


MS Halloween Social 👻
Join us for some frightening fun at the Halloween Social from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 28 on the MS Lawn! Be sure to dress up in your best costume and get into the Halloween spirit. We will have our annual costume competition and a “Trick or Treating” Trail during the event. Costume categories include Scariest, Best Impersonation, Most Creative, and Best Group/Pair. Bring some extra cash for food and fun treats from the Booster Club.

The entrance fee is a donation of either 2 regular-sized toothpaste or 3 bars of soap (recommended brands Close-up and Camay). If you do not bring a donation you will need to pay a 20 LE entrance fee. All donations go to the 6th grade African Hope Service Project.

Please complete the song request form for any special music requests. We hope to see you all there! 🎃


Advisory Competition – Halloween Candy Donation 🎃
Throughout the weeks leading up to the Halloween Social (Thursday, October 28), we will be running an advisory candy donation competition to help make the Middle School Halloween Social as sweet and enjoyable as possible. Bring in as much candy as you can each morning to your advisory. The advisory that brings in the most candy donations will receive a special gift basket of coupons and Krispy Kreme donuts for advisory. The last day to bring in candy donations is Thursday morning, October 28. Please make sure that candy is individually wrapped pieces. 💀🎃👻


From MS/HS Library

October is the month of COURAGE
In collaboration with the PTO, the MHS Library is promoting book connected to the theme of Courage during the month of October. The books are intended for MS students, HS students and parents. Please come check them out!

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 all students and teachers for the stamina they have shown in the past eight weeks.

Three Cheers to our coaches who are training our athletes in cross country, volleyball and soccer.

Three Cheers to Mr. Johnson and our thespians who are practicing for the opening of the MS Drama production.

Three Cheers to the following volunteers; Dali Mukherjee, Ashley Reccord, Lina Sharkia,
Marcia Hoist, and Sara Salaheldin for serving pizza last Wednesday.