News&Views, Week of December, 2nd, 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 week for us to focus on the student’s social and emotional well-being.

We had an ERD day on Monday, and we took the half-day to offer an array of sessions that reflected student’s requests/needs. Some of the sessions offered were; My Body Rocks, 7 Habits of Teen Leaders, Student superpowers, Relaxing through Art, Functional Fitness, All Day Wellbeing, Shifting My Mindset, and Happiness Hacks. It was a fun day for students to learn about themselves and practice Positive Health which is one of the domain topics of Positive Education.

One of the major themes of the Wellbeing Day is how much anxiety our students are struggling with. The students shared that they are stressed out about assessments and presentations. Although it is good to be nervous, we don’t want students to be stressed. We ask that you remind your child that their test score does not represent who they are as a person. All we can expect from them is that they do their best.

The grade six advisory have completed their fundraiser for the African Hope School. They managed to raise (30000LE) so far. In the coming weeks, volunteers will be going shopping to purchase supplies for the AHS.

Here is a sample of how our students are practicing the core value of creativity. The artwork below was made from plaster, not actual paper. The frames were made with scraps of wood from the design technology classroom.

Thank you for your continuous support of the middle school.

 

In Partnership,
Courtney Bailey
The Middle School Principal


Announcements

Moving on from CAC before the winter break?
Please use the link below to let us know if you are withdrawing from CAC this semester so that we can prepare records in time for your departure. (please note that this semester’s middle school report cards will not be available until January 13th, 2022)

https://cacegypt.org/index.php/withdrawal-request

A few days before your departure, a withdrawal form that includes several signatures must also be completed in order to clear any outstanding obligations, and turned in to the Admission/Registrar‘s Office to release records.
Registrar’s office

 

CAC Winter Concert Series 2021
(Orchestra / Band / Choir)
December 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th
Audience members must be CAC ID Card holders

Pre-registration is required!

Check this LINK for more information.

PTO Book Fair
HOLIDAY CHEER: we would love to see as many CAC family members come by our MINI Book Fair and Holiday Market on the 8th and 9th of December starting 2: 30 pm till 5 :30 pm.

We have some special events planned and you will have the chance to browse some books, find a present for a loved one from our Charity Crafts vendors and grab a bite or a Christmas cookie. The PTO team will be there so stop by for a little chat and some Holiday cheer 🎄❤️

 

TOGETHER WE CAN!
Bring NEW TOYS & WINTER ClOTHING ACCESSORIES for the children at Abu Al Reesh Public Hospital – (Dec.5 – Dec13)
In the RED Donation Boxes by the front gate & the ES Office – Our Goal is 500 Packages!
For more details about the hospital and the toys & accessories criteria, please click here
If you have any questions, please contact;
CAC PTO: cacpto@cacegypt.org

Service-Learning Coordinator(Ms. Ereeny) – egergess@cacegypt.org

 

CAC Fathers Group + The World Needs A Father Event

Congratulations, Chickaro Martin, on a successful launch of CAC Fathers Group!

If dads want to join the next CAC Fathers Group + TWNAF event, email Chickaro@gmail.com or WhatsApp +20 1226543702. More information is coming soon.

CAC DEI Committee


 

GSS Appreciation Thank you!

Thank you CAC Community on behalf of our General Services Staff
Please click here for a better view!

 

Winter Pool Schedule/ Community Hours
Dear community members,
Starting December 1st the CAC Pool will change operating hours.
Early morning conditioning: Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday from 5:00 AM-7:00 AM.
Open Swim: Sun/Mon/Wed/Thursday will be from 5:30 PM-8:00 PM.
Open Swim: Tuesday from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM.
Weekends and Holidays:
Friday from 1:00 PM- 7:00 PM,
Saturday from 12:00 AM-7:00 PM.

 

Sip & Paint
December 5 2021
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040D4DAEA829A2FF2-sipand5

 

Stay Tuned!

 


Alumni Who?

Our alumni continue to make us proud all over the world. Learn a little about a different alumnus every week and what he/she has been up to since graduation by
clicking here.

 


From The MS/HS Library

The Battle of the Books Practice Round is approaching! Check out the Battle of the Books Libguide! It has links to practice questions and more to prepare for December 14th/15th!

Please make sure you return BOB books as soon as you are finished so others can read! Most books are checked out, but we have just added a few more copies on Sora!

Stay tuned to the morning announcements for more BOB information.

You now have access to 390 Magazines on Sora!
The MHS Library is excited to announce that we all now have access to 390 free magazines on Sora App! These can be read on your phone, tablet, or computer anywhere you go. Each issue has unlimited simultaneous downloads so there’s no waiting necessary. They can also be downloaded to read offline as you travel for Christmas break. There are also thousands of audio and e-books still available on Sora as well.
To access these, download the Sora App on your device or go to soraapp.com and login with your CAC Single Sign-on account. Contact me at mennis@cacegypt.org if you need help navigating Sora.
Happy Reading!

 

The MHS Library is for parents too!
Parents, please feel free to visit 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. Parents are able to check out up to 10 items from our print collection at a time. We have books and magazines available for you to check out in the library and also online!

 

MS Activities & Sports

This is the last week of MS Basketball. The last practices are on December 8th and 9th. The dates for the next sports season will be announced soon.

Note: There are no ASAs next week, December 12-16. You will meet again with your activity after Winter Break.

Check out the MS Athletics and Activities Website for more info. See Ms. Ennis in the library if you have any questions.

 


Three Cheers

Three Cheers to all teachers for offering a session during our Wellbeing Day.

Three Cheers to Ms. Salama, a parent and wellbeing practitioner, for offering two sessions on All Day Wellbeing.

Three Cheers to the custodial staff for supporting the high school’s move to the new building.

Three Cheers to Mr. Staley, Ms. Deakin, Ms. Urbiztondo, Ms. Spencer, and Mr. Johnson for leading our Well-being Wednesday activities.

News&Views, Week of November, 24th, 2021

Middle School Principal’s Letter

Dear Parents,

Thank you for taking the time to read this short week’s version of the News and Views. We would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, even if you don’t celebrate the holiday, and we hope that you take the time to stop and be thankful for things in your life.

On Tuesday, it was a special day for the GSS staff and community members, and everyone involved in helping out with the lunch. We know that gratitude is a social emotion, and it was great to see everyone’s smiling faces as the GSS lunch brought people together. Despite not being able to host the lunch on campus, a lot of effort was made by the CAC community to make sure lunch was delivered to the families of our GSS staff. Thank you to Ereeny, all STUCO students, teachers, administrative assistants, and the PTO volunteers, for their efforts to plan and implement this community act of kindness.

One of our strategic pillars is well-being. On Tuesday, we had an assembly to introduce our students to Positive Education and the Science of Wellbeing. Next Monday will be an ERD day. On that day, we will be having a well-being day in middle school. We will use the data from a survey the students filled out, to spearhead the topics that are important to them. The sessions we will be offering are based on the needs of our students.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the grade-six students in Social Studies presented the Ancient Egypt Tourism video to a panel of experts. I want to thank the panelists for their time and efforts.

Thank you for your continuous support of the middle school.

 

In Partnership,
Courtney Bailey
The Middle School Principal


Announcements

Moving on from CAC before the winter break?
Please use the link below to let us know if you are withdrawing from CAC this semester so that we can prepare records in time for your departure. (please note that this semester’s middle school report cards will not be available until January 13th, 2022)

https://cacegypt.org/index.php/withdrawal-request

A few days before your departure, a withdrawal form that includes several signatures must also be completed in order to clear any outstanding obligations, and turned in to the Admission/Registrar‘s Office to release records.
Registrar’s office

 

Food Services Survey 2021/22
We would appreciate taking the time to complete the below food services survey 2021-22.
Your feedback is important to us on how we can better improve food services on campus.
Kindly note that you have one week to fill the survey.

Food Services Survey 2021-22

Thank you for your time and efforts.

 

CAC Winter Concert Series 2021
(Orchestra / Band / Choir)
December 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th
Audience members must be CAC ID Card holders

Pre-registration is required!

Check this LINK for more information.

 

Winter Pool Schedule/ Community Hours
Dear community members,
Starting December 1st the CAC Pool will change operating hours.
Early morning conditioning: Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday from 5:00 AM-7:00 AM.
Open Swim: Sun/Mon/Wed/Thursday will be from 5:30 PM-8:00 PM.
Open Swim: Tuesday from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM.
Weekends and Holidays:
Friday from 1:00 PM- 7:00 PM,
Saturday from 12:00 AM-7:00 PM.

 

Help 2 Causes for the Price of 1
Help 2 Causes for the Price of 1 is a student-led project brought by the HS GISC team. Get your Christmas shopping done early by purchasing cute and trendy items, produced locally by low-income families and small artisans, purchased from the organizations of Tawasol and Neya. All proceeds go towards sponsoring a child’s education at Educate Me. It takes around 7,000 LE for one child’s education, so let’s help as many people as we can! Help support the causes by pre-ordering items from our pre-order form, or pass by one of our booths from December 5th – 9th at the front gate after school, or in front of the library and Coffee Bean during HS lunch. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact 23lahmed@cacegypt.org. We hope to see you at one of our booths!

The deadline to pre-order is the morning (8:00am) of Nov. 27 – The form will be closed by then.

 

Sip & Paint
December 5 2021
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040D4DAEA829A2FF2-sipand5

 

TALENT SHOW INFORMATION
Attention all talented Middle Schoolers, start planning your act for the Annual MS Talent Show coming soon! Performances can include singing, acting, poetry, dancing, playing musical instruments, comedic acts or any other talent you might want to share.
Sign-up by completing this form: Talent Show Tryout Signup

· Tryouts will take place the first week of December during lunches and after school (we can work around your schedule if you have after school commitments)

· MS Talent Show is scheduled for Thursday, January 20

 


From The MS/HS Library

Check out the Battle of the Books Libguide! It has links to practice questions and more to prepare for December 14th/15th!

Please make sure you return BOB books as soon as you are finished so others can read! Most books are checked out, but we have just added a few more copies on Sora!

Stay tuned to the morning announcements for more BOB information.

 

MS Activities & Sports

Session 2 Activities will begin this week! Sign ups are currently closed, but if students would still like to join an activity, please talk to Ms. Ennis or the teacher offering it.

Check out the MS Athletics and Activities Website for more info. See Ms. Ennis in the library if you have any questions.


Three Cheers

Three Cheers to Ereeny, and the PTO volunteers for their work in organizing the GSS staff lunch.

Three Cheers to the student government for their support with the GSS staff lunch.

Three Cheers to Ms. Spencer and Ms. Istanbouli for their donation of baked goods made by the French class.

Three Cheers to Mr. Kasal and Ms. Tegenfeldt for their organization of the Ancient Egypt tourism video presentation.

Three Cheers to the PTO and the parents who provide a wonderful lunch for faculty today.

Three Cheers to Mr. Johnson and our thespians for bringing live theater back to the CAC community.

News&Views, Week of November, 18th, 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 busy week for teachers and students.

Although the accreditation team from MSA and CIS are doing a virtual visit, it doesn’t make it any easier. We started this process during the pandemic, and although it was challenging, we persevered and are in an excellent position to showcase our school. I was impressed with the way our students handled themselves during the interview process. Congrats to Susan Adelakin, Nayer Haggag, Matvey Nikulin, Aisha Faheem, Milan Lambert and Habiba Mekawy.

I want to thank the following parents; Lina Sharkia, Lakesha Davis, Kelly Gilreath, Shereefa Elsawaf, Nina El Shabrawy, and Yara Tatanaki, for meeting with the accreditation team. This was a valuable exercise for parents because they could share their thoughts on areas we could improve as a division.

It is that time of year again when our sixth-graders start fundraising to support African Hope School. The students are raising pledges by participating in several lunchtime activities.

The second progress report card for the semester will be posted today. Teachers will report only on each subject’s Standard and Approaches to Learning. In some cases, but not all, students will receive a Narrative Comment from their teacher. Teachers do not require these comments for progress reports unless students have a Rarely or Not Meeting Standards mark. Please find the time to talk to your child. We want to suggest that you focus on the approaches to learning. We report on these separately and have noticed a trend that students who perform well on their Approaches to Learning generally also do well in the areas of Academic Achievement.

In the classroom, this week our seventh-graders did a presentation on the Amazon Rainforest that was followed by a debate. It was good to listen to students make strong arguments to support their point of view.

Today is the opening night of the middle school play. We hope you purchased your tickets already because the seating is limited due to our mitigation protocols. It promises to be an enjoyable experience.

A reminder that next week we will be doing the general service staff (GSS) appreciation luncheon. Your support will be needed. With the upcoming week being Thanksgiving, what better way to show our appreciation to the GSS staff.

Thank you for your continuous support of the middle school.

 

In Partnership,
Courtney Bailey
The Middle School Principal


Announcements

The Annual General Services Appreciation Lunch
Tuesday, November 23 – ALL DAY

CAC Community – It’s the time of the year when we ALL show gratitude to our General Services Staff!
Click this link to check all the details: THE ANNUAL GENERAL SERVICES STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCH

Cairo American College – EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION IN A DIVERSE AND CARING COMMUNITY

 

Help 2 Causes for the Price of 1
Help 2 Causes for the Price of 1 is a student-led project brought by the HS GISC team. Get your Christmas shopping done early by purchasing cute and trendy items, produced locally by low-income families and small artisans, purchased from the organizations of Tawasol and Neya. All proceeds go towards sponsoring a child’s education at Educate Me. It takes around 7,000 LE for one child’s education, so let’s help as many people as we can! Help support the causes by pre-ordering items from our pre-order form, or pass by one of our booths from December 5th – 9th at the front gate after school, or in front of the library and Coffee Bean during HS lunch. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact 23lahmed@cacegypt.org. We hope to see you at one of our booths!

The deadline to pre-order is the morning (8:00am) of Nov. 27 – The form will be closed by then.

 

TALENT SHOW INFORMATION
Attention all talented Middle Schoolers, start planning your act for the Annual MS Talent Show coming soon! Performances can include singing, acting, poetry, dancing, playing musical instruments, comedic acts or any other talent you might want to share.
Sign-up by completing this form: Talent Show Tryout Signup

· Tryouts will take place the first week of December during lunches and after school (we can work around your schedule if you have after school commitments)

· MS Talent Show is scheduled for Thursday, January 20

 


Alumni Who?

Our alumni continue to make us proud all over the world. Learn a little about a different alumnus every week and what he/she has been up to since graduation by clicking here.

 


From The MS/HS Library

The Battle of the Books has begun!
We now have 22 teams! This is nearly ⅓ of the Middle School!

Good luck to the Tiny Giants, Good Soup, The Mac n’ Cheers, The Nomads, Emo Grannies on the Dance Floor, Book Busters, Bam BOO ers, Bobber, LouheeNa, IBY, “Backwards Alphabet”, The Winners, HarAmbE, The Moistys, BOBcats, The Outcasts, The Loners, Who’s Candice, The Axis Powers, Teddy Bears, Bananas 4 Books and Reading Rainbows!

Please make sure you return BOB books as soon as you are finished so others can read! Most books are checked out, but we have just added a few more copies on Sora!

Since we have so many teams, the first BOB Practice Round will be split between two days on December 14th and 15th. Participants will be receiving an email with which day their team will compete.

Stay tuned to the morning announcements for more BOB information.

 

MS Activities & Sports

MS Soccer began this week. Girl Practice will be on Wednesdays from 3:15pm to 4:30pm and Boys Practice will be on Thursdays from 3:15pm to 4:30pm. Soccer will run until December 9th.

Session 2 Activities will begin on November 28th. The form for students to sign up for ASAs is posted in the Morning Announcements.

Check out the MS Athletics and Activities Website for more info. See Ms. Ennis in the library if you have any questions.

 


Three Cheers

Three Cheers to all teachers for the completion of the progress report cards.

Three Cheers to Ms. Urbiztondo, Ms. Spencer, and Mr. El Duwedi for their efforts with the report card process.

Three Cheers Mr. Williams and Ms. Sedqi, for organizing the visit with the MSA/CIS accreditation team.

Three Cheers to all the students who signed up for intramural soccer.

News&Views, Week of November, 11th, 2021

Middle School Principal’s Letter

Dear Parents,

Thank you for taking the time to read this week’s edition of the News and Views. It was a busy week with the preparation for the accreditation visit next week.

We have reached out to many of you to participate in the accreditation process, and I want to thank you for taking the time to contribute to the experience. Students will be taking part in the process as well.

The 8th grade Science students were tasked with an engineering challenge that asked them to design a device that would protect a chicken egg. The device had particular weight and materials specifications that the students were encouraged to observe. The devices were supposed to shield the eggs from breaking after a fall of 16 meters to meet the challenge. Students considered issues of acceleration, mass, and force as they designed and constructed their devices. Many students were successful with the challenge and demonstrated the effective application of Newtonian principles in their designs.

In 7th grade, Language Arts students enjoyed reading and working hard while enjoying the sunny outdoors area.

In 7th grade, Social Studies students were doing a presentation on the Amazon RainForests. The presentation was followed by a debate.

I want to thank the parents who were in attendance at my coffee morning. You had an opportunity to hear from Chikaro and Bassem on the The World Needs A Father Movement. This is a movement that we started before the pandemic but had to put on hold. These gentlemen were encouraged by their parents to resurrect it again. If you would like to learn more, please reach out to(chickaro@gmail.com or bassem@malekdc.com).

We are looking forward to welcoming you to The Egyptian Pirates performance next week Thursday and Friday. Please be reminded that tickets usually sell out fast, so be sure to get yours ASAP.

Thank you for your continuous support of the Middle School.

 

In Partnership,
Courtney Bailey
The Middle School Principal


Announcements

The Annual General Services Appreciation Lunch
Tuesday, November 23 – ALL DAY

CAC Community – It’s the time of the year when we ALL show gratitude to our General Services Staff!
Click this link to check all the details: THE ANNUAL GENERAL SERVICES STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCH

Cairo American College – EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION IN A DIVERSE AND CARING COMMUNITY

 

TALENT SHOW INFORMATION
Attention all talented Middle Schoolers, start planning your act for the Annual MS Talent Show coming soon! Performances can include singing, acting, poetry, dancing, playing musical instruments, comedic acts or any other talent you might want to share.
Sign-up by completing this form: Talent Show Tryout Signup

· Tryouts will take place the first week of December during lunches and after school (we can work around your schedule if you have after school commitments)

· MS Talent Show is scheduled for Thursday, January 20

 

NESA Parents as Partners Webinar Series – Session 6
November 16, 4:00-5:00pm (Athens, Greece GMT+2)

Writing the New Story of Wholeness, Integration and Inclusion
With Kavita Tanna

Achieving wholeness, integration and inclusion requires conversation, reflection and learning. Schools have recently undertaken all of these things in earnest in order to foster a sense of belonging for all members of the school community. In this webinar, we will identify why this work is needed, define the terms being used and review what schools are doing globally. Understand the significance and value of this work for all members of the learning community and leave with recommendations of how to engage your children in this meaningful conversation for belonging through a new story of wholeness, integration and inclusion.

Learn more »

IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE

  • 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 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.

 


Alumni Who?

Alumni Who? Our alumni continue to make us proud all over the world. Learn a little about a different alumnus every week and what he/she has been up to since graduation by clicking here.

This time it is our alumna Nora Shawki- an archaeologist and Egyptologist that is also the first woman in the Middle East and Africa to be granted the National Geographic Explorer grant award.
Very interesting and inspiring!

 


From MS/HS Library

The Battle of the Books has begun!

We now have 22 teams! This is nearly ⅓ of the Middle School!

Good luck to the Tiny Giants, Good Soup, The Mac n’ Cheers, The Nomads, Emo Grannies on the Dance Floor, Book Busters, Bam BOO ers, Bobber, LouheeNa, IBY, “Backwards Alphabet”, The Winners, HarAmbE, The Moistys, BOBcats, The Outcasts, The Loners, Who’s Candice, The Axis Powers, Teddy Bears, Bananas 4 Books and Reading Rainbows!

Please make sure you return BOB books as soon as you are finished so others can read! Most books are checked out, but we have just added a few more copies on Sora!

Since we have so many teams, the first BOB Practice Round will be split between two days on December 14th and 15th. Participants will be receiving an email with which day their team will compete.

Stay tuned to the morning announcements for more BOB information.

 

MS Activities and Athletics

MS Soccer begins this week. Girl Practice will be on Wednesdays from 3:15pm to 4:30pm and Boys Practice will be on Thursdays from 3:15pm to 4:30pm. Soccer will run until December 9th.

Session 2 Activities will begin on November 28th. If you have an idea for an After School Activity, please fill out this form. Note that you will need to find an adult to help sponsor/chaperone your activity BEFORE you fill out the form.

Check out the MS Athletics and Activities Website for more info. See Ms. Ennis in the library if you have any questions.

 


Three Cheers

Three Cheers to Ms. Fahmy for organizing the coffee morning.

Three Cheers to our special guests’ speakers, Bassem and Chickaro.

Three Cheers to all parents who were in attendance at the coffee morning.

News&Views, Week of November, 4th, 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 fantastic week of exploring, learning, and having fun.

We ended last week with the Halloween Social, which was well attended. The students got to do some trick or treating and ended up with a few hours of having good clean fun. We want to congratulate our students for supporting the African Hope School with their donations. In addition, we would also like to thank the Booster cafe volunteers for keeping the students fed throughout the night!

The students and teachers came to school wearing their Halloween costumes, and we had an advisory door decoration competition. See the overall winner here:

On Monday morning, we kicked off the Battle of the Books in the theater. We currently have 17 teams made up of six students. It should be a wonderful experience for our students as we promote the joy of reading.

On Tuesday, during X-block, students explored Greek Mythology and examined a family tree of the Ancient Greek Gods.

Kudos to the moms who volunteer to sell pizza every other Wednesday! The students look forward to it, and we appreciate you taking the time to give back.

On Wednesday of next week, there will be a principal coffee morning held in room 115. We will begin at 8:15 am, and I am looking forward to seeing many of you there to discuss ways we can help students develop a growth mindset.

Finally, the Middle School drama production this year is Egyptian Pirates! The show opens in the Theatre on Thurs. Nov. 18th at 6:00 pm and Fri. Nov. 19th at 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm! Tickets are for 100 LE.

Thank you for your continuous support of the middle school.

In Partnership,
Courtney Bailey
The Middle School Principal


Announcements

TALENT SHOW INFORMATION
Attention all talented Middle Schoolers, start planning your act for the Annual MS Talent Show coming soon! Performances can include singing, acting, poetry, dancing, playing musical instruments, comedic acts or any other talent you might want to share.
Sign-up by completing this form: Talent Show Tryout Signup

· Tryouts will take place the first week of December during lunches and after school (we can work around your schedule if you have after school commitments)

· MS Talent Show is scheduled for Thursday, January 20

 

DANCE COACH POSITION
CAC Athletics is seeking an experienced dance coach to support a high school team of grade 9-12 students during the winter sports season at CAC, from November 17, 2021, through March 12, 2022. Practices sessions are held 4-5 times per week in the afternoons. If possible, the team will travel to a competition in March 2022. This is a stipend position. Please contact Scott Fitzgerald, Activities and Athletic Director, if interested, sfitzgerald@cacegypt.org.

 


Alumni Who?

Alumni Who?Our alumni continue to make us proud all over the world. Learn a little about a different alumnus every week and what he/she has been up to since graduation by clicking here.

 


From MS/HS Library

The Battle of the Books has begun!
On Monday this week, the 5th Annual MS Battle of the Books was launched in the theater in a full MS assembly! Over 19 teams have signed up so far and over the next 3 months students will read the 6 “BOB” books and compete in trivia competitions about the books.

Please encourage your children to take part! Team sign ups end November 11th. More information will be available in the Morning Announcements.

The books (what is left of them) are available for checkout in the MHS Library or on Soraapp.com.


Three Cheers

Three Cheers to Mr. Staley, Ms. Genidy, and Ms. Harouny’s advisory for winning the Halloween door decorations.

Three Cheers to Ms. Ennis and Mr. White for leading the battle of the books assembly.

Three Cheers to our parent volunteers Nevine Shabrawy, Yara Tatanaki, Sara Salaheldin, Sirisha Lanka, and Amanda Luck.

Three Cheers to all teachers who facilitated or led an X-block activity on Tuesday.

Three cheers to the following students for the creation of the Egyptian Pirates posters: Ana Ushveridze (artwork), Katherine (Katie), Marie Jacob (artwork), and Lily Weaver (design).

Three cheers to our Cross Country team, who is off competing in Gouna over the weekend.

News&Views, Week of October, 28th, 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 busy week on campus.

Thank you to all the parents and students who attended the online parent-teacher conferences on Monday and Tuesday. We hope you found these conferences informative and valuable.

Thanks to Ms. Torky, Ms. Urbiztondo, Ms. Spencer, and our STUCO students for organizing the Halloween Social on Thursday from 5:30 – 7:30. Mabrouk to Ms. Genidy and her Art classes for their efforts in decorating the building for the social. It has been a collaborative effort. Kudos to the parents who have contributed candies for the “Trick or Treat” on Thursday!

Halloween celebration is unique to Middle School students because they get to be whomever or whatever they want. We encourage students to wear their costumes on Sunday when the Advisories are having a door-decorating competition.


On Wednesday, November 10th, I will be hosting a coffee morning at 8:15 AM in room 115. The topic we will be discussing is the Growth Mindset. The failure our children experience when we back off and allow them to make their own mistakes is a necessary part of learning; these experiences teach them how to be resilient, capable, and creative problem-solvers.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to watch the drama production of the Egyptian Pirates. The performance will be on November 18th and 19th. As time draws near, I will be sending an email out with all the information.

Thank you for your continuous support of the Middle School.

In Partnership,
Courtney Bailey
The Middle School Principal


Announcements

Happy Halloween – Sunday, October 31 🎃
The most fa-BOO-lous and Fangtastic time of the year is Sunday, October 31! Halloween Door decoration Competition winners will be announced and Cookies will be delivered during advisory. There will be some fun lunchtime activities. Students can come dressed up in costume to show your Halloween spirit (teachers will be dressed up). Make sure you do not bring any props that look like weapons and dress code applies.

 

PTO Monthly Meeting

PTO Zoom Link – Monthly Meetings
Topic: PTO Monthly Meeting
Time: 5pm

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84779716980?pwd=c3JoWE1yQ2w1em5uS1pKbDhxNGRvUT09

Meeting ID: 847 7971 6980
Passcode: 168709

 

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.

Sincerely,

DEI Design Team

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

 

The PTO Cookbook
Thank you to all the members of the CAC community who have submitted favorite recipes for the PTO cookbook. With the help of an awesome team of HS language liaisons, we sent invitations to submit recipes in 8 languages to parents, students, administration, faculty & staff, GSS, security and alumni, and have collected almost 40 so far! Our goal is 50. Please, help us meet our goal and submit your family favorite recipe using this form. We also welcome artwork and photos of CAC from students in all divisions to include in the cookbook and make it truly special. Please email images to cacptodei@cacegypt.org. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, 10/31.
Thank you, PTO DEI Committee

 

DANCE COACH POSITION
CAC Athletics is seeking an experienced dance coach to support a high school team of grade 9-12 students during the winter sports season at CAC, from November 17, 2021, through March 12, 2022. Practices sessions are held 4-5 times per week in the afternoons. If possible, the team will travel to a competition in March 2022. This is a stipend position. Please contact Scott Fitzgerald, Activities and Athletic Director, if interested, sfitzgerald@cacegypt.org.

 

NESA Parents as Partners Webinar Series – Session 5

IMPORTANT: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS IN EUROPE ON OCTOBER 31. WEBINARS WILL BEGIN AT 4PM GMT+2 INSTEAD OF GMT+3.

Greetings from NESA, with a reminder that Session 5 of the NESA Parents as Partners Webinar Series is coming up next Tuesday:
November 2, 4:00-5:00pm (Athens, Greece GMT+2)

Joy Marchese returns by popular demand!

Neutral Spaces: Tips and Tools for Avoiding Power Struggles
With Joy Marchese

This session will help parents learn how to increase cooperation and end the power struggles, for a family life filled with more calm, connection, joy and FUN!

Learn more »

IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE

  • There is no limit on the number of signups.
  • Parents/faculty who cannot attend live are welcome to view recordings on the NESA website. 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.

 


From MS/HS Library

The Battle of the Books is coming November 1st!
This week the 5th Annual MS Battle of the Books will begin! This is a team reading competition. Over 3 months, students are asked to read the 6 “BOB” books and will compete in trivia competitions about the books. Please encourage your children to take part! More information will be available in the Morning Announcements.



Three Cheers

Three Cheers to all Advisory teachers for participating in the Halloween Door Decorations.

Three Cheers to Ms. Urbiztondo, Ms. Spencer, and Ms. Torky for their efforts to plan the Halloween social.

Three Cheers to the Booster club parents for setting up the Pumpkin patch on the MS lawn.

Three Cheers to Ms. Genidy and her Art classes for the lovely Halloween decorations.

Three Cheers to all the parents who made Halloween Candy donations.

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


Announcements

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.

Sincerely,

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 soraapp.com 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 (mennis@cacegypt.org)

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.

News&Views, Week of October, 14th, 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 strong week of teaching and learning.

The 6th grade students showcased their learning at the Mesopotamia Museum in the courtyard with a captive audience. The Museum has been an ongoing tradition in the Middle School. While we were unable to have it last year in person, due to Covid restrictions, it was very welcomed this year by the students and the parents.

To quote a parent, “the students are so talented, and it is good to see the quality work that the teachers are getting from them.” “I think Ms. Tegenfeldgt and Mr. Kasal did a great job with the unit and with guiding the students to produce what they did.”

We had completed two weeks of X-block, and it was beautiful to see how engaged and passionate the students were in their activities. There is a wide range of activities, such as forensic, functional training, yoga, bracelet design, and coding, just to name a few. I want to thank the teachers who lead and facilitate the activities, so our students can learn, explore, and have fun.

In continuation of our study of Rigid Transformations and Congruence, students in grade 8 math have been exploring angle pair relationships. When parallel lines are cut by a transversal, we discovered that not only did we notice that vertical angles & linear pairs were formed, but we discovered that all pairs of corresponding angles are congruent (i.e., same measure), all pairs of alternate exterior angles are congruent, all pairs of alternate interior angles are congruent, and same-side interior angles are supplementary. To support recognition of these relationships in a fun & engaging way, students played Dance Dance Transversal, an activity that mixes the popular game Dance Dance Revolution with a little bit of Geometry (as you will in this video)!

Next week we will be celebrating the drama students with a lunchtime improv performance. Unfortunately, we are unable to invite guests on campus, however, we will be sure to share photos of the event.

The parent-teacher conferences will be taking place virtually on Monday, October 25th, after school from 3:30 -5:00 pm and on Tuesday, October 26th from 7:45 – 4:10. Please sign up for an appointment on either day. Parents will be given ten minutes on both days with the teacher. We expect that your son/daughter attends the conference with you. The sign-up link will be shared in a separate email.

Conferences are structured to last no more than ten minutes to maximize the time available for all parents to meet with teachers. Teachers will keep track of time and inform you when your time has come to an end.

Thank you for your continuous support of Middle School.

 

In Partnership,
Courtney Bailey
The Middle School Office


Announcements

Congratulations to the Soaring Eagle Certificate Winners

 

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 soraapp.com 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 (mennis@cacegypt.org)

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 core teachers for offering an activity during X-block.

Three Cheers to the following parents for volunteering to serve Pizza on Wednesday.

Three Cheers to Mr. Miller, Ms.Christensen, Ms. Deakin, Mr. Harris, Ms. Urbiztondo, Ms. Spencer, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Staley for leading Wednesday Well-being activities.

News&Views, Week of October, 6th, 2021

Middle School Principal’s Letter

Dear Parents,

Thank you for taking the time to read this week’s version for the news and views. It was a four-day week as we all go off on a three-day weekend. Nevertheless, it was a busy week in the classrooms.

We had our Grade 8 Parent Tea on Tuesday morning and it was well attended. We want to thank all the parents who were in attendance. Thanks to Ms. Torky, Mr. White, Ms. St. Amand, and Mr. Storey, but most of all, thanks to our students who started the event by sharing a synopsis of their learning in the classroom.

Language Arts 6
In 6th Grade Language Arts, students are practicing reading skills such as inferring, through the lens of character. They have been challenged to look beyond external physical traits and begin to consider characters’ inner lives, supporting their claims with evidence from their reading and examples from what they already know about people in daily life.

Social Studies 6
Students have begun the year by looking at the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia. This unit leads students to understand the work that archaeologists, historians, and anthropologists engage in as they create artifacts and write museum labels to accompany them. Families will celebrate the work of our young historians at the Grand Opening of the Museum of Mesopotamia next week.

Language Arts 7
In 7th Grade Language Arts, students read and explore texts to analyze themes and plot progressions. They also studied descriptive writing before taking a sensory tour of campus. They gathered notes to write their descriptive pieces, using figurative language to bring their paragraphs to life. A study of Latin and Greek root words are also incorporated into the daily routine, positively impacting students’ access to a range of novel vocabulary across all subjects and the world around them.

Math 7
In 7th grade math we are just finishing Unit 2: Integers & Rational Numbers. The students are mastering single and multi-step equations involving positive and negative integers, decimals, and fractions. Their skills and self-confidence in math grow each day, along with their love of learning. It is inspiring to watch.

A reminder that you will have access to your child’s progress report at 3:00 pm. You can use your computer from home to print a copy. We will also allow the reports to be accessible to you and your children in a paperless manner. The Middle School uses Skyward only to report student progress during Progress Reports midway through each Semester and Report Cards at the end of each Semester.

As a reminder, all students receive a report on their Approaches To Learning in the class. All new students and those receiving a Rarely in their ATL’s will receive a comment.

We hope that you will find the information about your child both valuable and informative. When you view the reports today, we encourage you to talk with your child about both their ATLs as they relate to their academic achievement. While we report separately on these things, we see a direct correlation between the Approaches To Learning and academic success.

In Partnership,
Courtney Bailey
The Middle School Office


Announcements

From the PTO

  • The faculty and staff DEI design team are asking all parents to complete the AIM focus group survey. See the PTO Blog for more information and let’s support our teachers and staff.
  • Please submit a recipe for the PTO cookbook, Family Favorites: Celebrating CAC’s Culinary & Cultural Diversity The deadline for submissions is October 31.
  • For students interested in earning service hours as PTO language liaisons, please sign up here.
  • Mark your calendars for the first PTO DEI Discussion Circle next Wednesday 10/13 @ 1:30. The focus will be on wellness and the conversation will be facilitated by our PTO Wellness committee head, Shayanne Salama. Location to be announced.
  • Please visit the PTO / Booster Club Blog for current updates.

 

Grade 8 Parent Tea Presentation
Hello Grade 8 Parents,
We were happy to have you on campus this week for the Grade 8 Parent Tea. We hope that the information and resources provided will prove useful and help your child be an even more successful middle school student. Here is the link to the 8th Grade Parent Tea Presentation for parents who missed the meeting or who would like to explore the resources presented further.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to what we hope will be a fun and educational year at CAC.

Best Regards,
The Grade 8 Team

 


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 soraapp.com 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 (mennis@cacegypt.org)

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 Ms. Torky, Ms. Spencer, Ms. St. Amand, Mr. White, Mr. Semlar, and Mr. Storey for sharing at the Grade 8 Parent’s Tea.

Three Cheers to all our parents who were in attendance at the Grade 8 Parent’s Tea.

Three Cheers to the students who presented at the Grade 8 Parent’s Tea.

Three Cheers to all teachers for the completion of Progress Reports.

News&Views, Week of September, 30th, 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 busy week of learning, exploring, and having fun.

In grade seven physical education class, students learn about smart goals, and the benefits of setting a goal before participating in the fitness unit. Each student had to learn about the various components of fitness and how to take a resting and active heartbeat.

The focus message in the advisory program this week is on perseverance and developing a growth mindset. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to invite an extraordinary guest – Egyptian Paraolympian Zeiad Khalil (Our CAC cashier – Ms.Ghada’s son), who recently participated in the Paralympic Games in Japan. Zeiad gave a strong speech to our students about his life story of perseverance. It was a remarkable experience for our students given all that he had to endure growing up.



Grade 8 Parent Tea
: A reminder of the invite for Grade 8 parents to attend an informational session on Tuesday, October 5, from 8:00 to 9:00 AM in Room 116. 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 each attendee to complete this RSVP form by Monday, October 4, by 3:00 PM, so we can adequately accommodate the number of participants and meet mitigation guidelines. If you cannot attend, we will be sharing the information presented in both the Morning Announcements and the MS News & Views later that week.

On Wednesday, October 6th, we will be issuing our first Progress Report Cards. We will be reporting out on the student’s commitment to their Approaches to Learning (ATLs).

  • Standard ATL feedback (Consistently, Usually, Sometimes, and Rarely) will report the students’ commitment to learning.
  • Only students receiving “Rarely” in the ATLs at school will receive a written comment.
  • New students will receive a written comment welcoming them to CAC.

Progress Reports will give us a baseline for how students can grow over the course of the year.

Thank you for your continuous support of the middle school.

In Partnership,
Courtney Bailey
The Middle School Office


Announcements

CAC Talks

Sunday October 3rd 5:30pm
Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84779716980?pwd=c3JoWE1yQ2w1em5uS1pKbDhxNGRvUT09
Meeting ID: 847 7971 6980 Passcode: 168709

 

From Swimming
CAC Swim-A-Thon Fall 2021
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1G1m_u22AuP6pE8DN0eHvf-NDgakLqvjaOqM7Ge5a0KI/edit

 

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

In Our Classrooms, In Our Schools: What is the Story of Learning?
With Mark Church

Consider these questions with the Harvard Project Zero Cultures of Thinking initiative: Just what would it mean for classrooms to take on an intentional stance to cultivate and grow thinking habits in students that supports their inquiry, their skill development, and their meaning-making? What difference does paying attention to developing students’ thinking dispositions make to what students can take with them long into adulthood?

PLEASE NOTE

  • 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 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 soraapp.com 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 (mennis@cacegypt.org)
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 Ms. Torky for spearheading the visit of Paralympian Zeiad Kahil.

Three Cheers to our leadership team and the work they do to support teachers and students.

Three Cheers to the athletic office for their organization of the Digla Dash last week in the Wadi.

Three Cheers to our parent volunteers Amanda Luck, Johana Zarkani, Dali Mukherjee, Gina Krapf, and Nina El Shabrawy on Pizza Day.