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


Announcements

The 25th Mike Ross Degla Dash
Friday, September 24, 2021-Wadi Degla
Register online

Contact CAC Athletics at 2755-5406 or sfitzgerald@cacegypt.org

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.

Events:
* 2.5K individual Fun Run/Walk (families welcome)
* 5K individual Cross Country run

Date: Friday, September 24, 2021.

Departure Time: 8:00 a.m. SHARP! COVID NOTICE: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR A MASK WHILE RIDING ON CAC BUSES.

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: http://www.cacegypt.org/mikeross/register2021.php

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:
sfitzgerald@cacegypt.org
dgomaa@cacegypt.org / 27555406
snasr@cacegypt.org / 27555428

 

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

 

CAC PTO Monthly Meeting

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

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/99506497883?pwd=d2NxNDFML25VQ01aM25vTitNeU9LQT09

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 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 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.

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


Announcements

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 sfitzgerald@cacegypt.org

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.

Events:
* 2.5K individual Fun Run/Walk (families welcome)
* 5K individual Cross Country run

Date: Friday, September 24, 2021.

Departure Time: 8:00 a.m. SHARP! COVID NOTICE: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR A MASK WHILE RIDING ON CAC BUSES.

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: http://www.cacegypt.org/mikeross/register2021.php

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:
sfitzgerald@cacegypt.org
dgomaa@cacegypt.org / 27555406
snasr@cacegypt.org / 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
With ANDREW WATSON
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.

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 (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 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 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.

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


Announcements

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

STUCO Reps:
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 ttorky@cacegypt.org.

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 sfitzgerald@cacegypt.org

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.

Events:
* 2.5K individual Fun Run/Walk (families welcome)
* 5K individual Cross Country run

Date: Friday, September 24, 2021.

Departure Time: 8:00 a.m. SHARP! COVID NOTICE: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR A MASK WHILE RIDING ON CAC BUSES.

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: http://www.cacegypt.org/mikeross/register2021.php

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:
sfitzgerald@cacegypt.org
dgomaa@cacegypt.org / 27555406
snasr@cacegypt.org / 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.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE NEXT 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

PRESIDENT AND 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.

IMPORTANT
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.

RE-REGISTER – ONLY IF YOU NEED A NEW 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 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 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.

News&Views, Week of September, 2nd, 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 the second whole week of the school year, and we had a taste of how busy CAC can be.

I don’t know about you but this week seems to have just flown by! We are getting the hang of our schedule for the new school year, which can always feel a little bumpy. Time to take a deep breath and remember new routines will soon feel familiar!

We had our Back to School Night virtually, and I want to thank all the parents who attended. Our parents learned about the advisory program and had an opportunity to meet advisory teachers. Please take the opportunity to look at their child’s teacher’s video on the dashboard. We will leave those up for another week.

A big thank you to the PTO volunteers who hosted the new parent’s orientation on the MS lawn. It would have been nice to see more of our new parents in attendance. I wish to thank the PTO volunteers who served pizza at lunchtime as well. The commitment and dedication shown by our parent volunteers are what makes our school community so welcoming.

Inside the classroom, students are learning, exploring, and having fun. The String students are diligently working on rehearsing a musical piece.

Also, eighth graders are beginning a unit concerning motion and forces. They are learning to calculate the average speed of objects such as automobiles, rockets, and tortoises. Later in the unit, students will consider the concepts of acceleration, momentum, and Newton’s Laws of Motion.

And the Stagecraft students planned and designed the bulletin board for the upcoming MS Play Egyptian Pirates!

 

This is a reminder that STUCO speeches will be on Thursday, September 9th. The speeches will be recorded and shared in the News and Views newsletter for parents to view.

We will be starting the ASA program on September 12th. Therefore we encourage you to tell your child to sign up. We have activities such as Coding and Math Counts and First Lego League. For athletics, we have Flag Football and intramural Volleyball. The middle school play also had auditions this week.

I want to remind parents that we will be hosting grade-level teas during September. Please be on the lookout for the date and time.

Thank you for your continuous support of the middle school.

Courtney Bailey
The Middle School Office


Announcements

Cairo Girl Scouts Council

 

Hassan-Webb Aquatics Center Announcement
Age Group swimming team practices begin on Sunday Sept. 5th and are held every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at the following times:
Elementary School swimmers’ practice from 3:15-4:05pm. Elementary school swimmers’ grades KG-5 practice two days per week, either Sunday & Wednesday or Monday & Thursday.
Middle and High School swimmers’ practice from 4:10-5:15pm. MS/HS swimmers practice a minimum of three days per week.
HERE are more information/details.

 

Faculty DEI Call for Parent Volunteers

The Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Team are beginning the work on our AIM survey, to gather information about the CAC community’s perceptions of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. There will be a survey, to be administered in October, followed by focus groups. One of the constituent groups we will survey is parents. We’d like to get parent input on the planning side, if there is anyone interested and available to work with us on this.

Planning would involve some time in the next few weeks to review documentation about the survey and at least one face-to-face meeting with us to review the focus group’s plans. Much of this could be done asynchronously. You’re also welcome to join us in our meetings – these will be on Tuesday, Sep 7, and Tuesday, Oct 5, from 3:30-5:00pm.

In partnership,
DEI Team Co-chairs
Matthew and Kamara
mmiller@cacegypt.org
kcoaxum@cacegypt.org

 

CAC PTO Commitment to DEI
Have you heard of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at CAC? Click here to Learn more about it.
The PTO is inviting our community members to join its DEI committee. Please email cacptodei@cacegypt.org if your interested in joining the committee and/or becoming a Language Liaison.

 

Pool Operation Time Starting September 5, 2021
From The Aquatics- Pool Operation Time/ Open Swim:
-Sunday/ Tuesday/ Thursday. 5:00-7:00am.
-Sunday& Wednesday. 6:30-8:00pm.
-Monday& Thursday. 5:30-8:00pm.
-Tuesday 5:00-8:00 pm.
-Friday& Saturday. 9:00 am-8:00pm.

 

NESA Parents as Partners Webinar Series – Session 1
Tuesday, September 7, 4:00-5:00pm (Athens, Greece GMT+3)
“Journeying Together: Parents as Partners in Social Emotional Learning”
With ELLEN MAHONEY, CEO, Sea Change Mentoring & The Circulus Institute

We will set the stage for the Parents and Partners series, starting with an exploration of the inner work required of the adults in young people’s lives. What mindsets and social emotional competencies can we strengthen to learn alongside our youth while guiding them towards a life of fulfillment and meaningful societal contribution? Through the lens of Adult SEL, participants will explore some of the most important Adult SEL competencies and create a plan for deeper reflective practice as parents.

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 be posted the day after 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

ACCESS PARENTS AS PARTNERS INFO HUB

 

The 25th Mike Ross Degla Dash
Friday, September 24, 2021-Wadi Degla
Register online

Contact CAC Athletics at 2755-5406 or sfitzgerald@cacegypt.org

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.

Events:
* 2.5K individual Fun Run/Walk (families welcome)
* 5K individual Cross Country run

Date: Friday, September 24, 2021.

Departure Time: 8:00 a.m. SHARP! COVID NOTICE: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR A MASK WHILE RIDING ON CAC BUSES.

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: http://www.cacegypt.org/mikeross/register2021.php

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:
sfitzgerald@cacegypt.org
dgomaa@cacegypt.org / 27555406
snasr@cacegypt.org / 27555428

 


From MS/HS Library

Return your summer checkouts please
All materials checked out last school year are now due back in the library. Please return or renew as soon as possible so others may enjoy them. Students, teachers and parents should have received overdue notices via email. If you feel there has been a mistake, please let us know.

NEW BOOKS have arrived and are now on display in the library!
Come check out our new additions to the collection!

 

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 our PTO parents volunteer who sold pizza during lunch.

Three Cheers to all parents for attending Back to School Night.

Three Cheers to Ms. Mona Abdel Hady and Mr. Bustamante for their support with Back to School Night.

Three Cheers to the following parents volunteers; Nina El Shabrawy, Johana Zarkani, Sara Salaheldin, Maria Laura Sanchez Puerta, and Dali Mukherjee.

News&Views, Week of August, 26th, 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 our first full week back to school. The students are enjoying the freedom they have now that we are in phase three. However, as we all know, with freedom comes responsibility.

We are doing our part to be responsible by maintaining the layered mitigation protocol we have in place already. We are asking that you maintain a level of mitigation at home as well. We are in this together, and if we work in partnership, we will be stronger, as we demonstrated last school year.

Back To School Night will be taking place next week, Tuesday, August 31, beginning at 5:00 pm.
We will be using WebEx as our virtual platform. To access the site, you must sign in using your CAC account. Teachers will not be giving access to anyone using a non-CAC email. If you don’t have one, please contact (monaabdelhady@cacegypt.org) and make sure to get all the access info before the BTSN.
Please check the MS Back to School Night Webex Instructions HERE. I will start with a big-picture overview of the new school year; then, each child’s parents will have a more intimate advisory session with advisory teachers for 10 -1 5 minutes. Your child’s advisory teacher will share a link with you. Parents will have an opportunity to watch a short video by each of their child’s teachers. We will share the links to these early next week.

We will begin our Fall athletics/activities season during the week of September 12th. We will start with intramurals, volleyball, and flag football. Our activities for season one will be announced on September 5th. We need your support to get as many students to participate as possible. Studies have shown that physical activity helps with the child’s physical, mental, and social development during the middle school years.

I will have a New Parent Coffee Morning on September 8th, beginning at 8:15 AM. A link will be shared with you in the morning announcements next week. We will use WebEx; therefore, you need to use your CAC email account to get into the meeting.

Congratulations to all of our community for the triumphant return to campus. We have no doubt our perspectives of cautious optimism and positivity will carry us during these times.

Thank you for your continuous support of the middle school.

Courtney Bailey
The Middle School Office


Announcements

Booster Club Coffee Morning
The hours for the Booster Club Spirit Store this week will be: 8:00-10:00am and 2:40-4:00pm daily. Come and get all of your school supplies, MS packs and spirit wear!

 

PTO Monthly Meeting

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

Meeting ID: 847 7971 6980
Passcode: 168709

 

New MS Parents Coffee

 

Cairo Girl Scouts Council

 


From MS/HS Library

Return your summer checkouts please
All materials checked out last school year are now due back in the library. Please return or renew as soon as possible so others may enjoy them. Students, teachers and parents should have received overdue notices via email. If you feel there has been a mistake, please let us know.

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 the volunteers in the spirit store for getting the school supplies ready for students.

Three Cheers to Ms. Spencer and Ms. Urbiztondo for helping students with conflicts in their schedules.

Three Cheers to Ms. Nibal and the janitorial staff for keeping the campus clean and safe.

Three Cheers to Mr. Moataz and the security guards for their efforts daily.

Three Cheers to our team leaders Ms. Torky, Ms. Harouny, and Mr. Miller, with the planning of the grade level meetings next week.

News&Views, Week of August, 19th, 2021

Middle School Principal’s Letter

Dear Parents,

Thank you for reading our first edition of the News and Views. We want to welcome our new families to our learning community. Each year, we welcome new teachers, and this year we have an outstanding group of educators joining the Middle School.

Lorna Fay Mills-Ossman – Math/LSS in MS/HS
Alanna Deakin – Phys Ed/Health
Caitlin Tegenfeldt – LA & SS
Roberto Perez – ELL/Resource Teacher
Rich Harris – Phys Ed/Health
Tatiana Petrovna – Aquatics Coordinator
Meghan Ennis – MS/HS Librarian

It was fantastic welcoming new students and parents to campus for orientation. Despite the masks, you could feel the happy energy on campus. Although we don’t know what lies ahead for this school year, we are responsible for practicing our mitigation while in phase three. On Thursday, we spent the day providing students with opportunities to bond and collaborate.

Congratulations to Ms. Harouny and Ms. Spencer for the organization of our 5th to 6th-grade orientation. It made a difference for our students on the first day of school. The students have access to their lockers again. However, we will not be issuing locks this year. Nevertheless, we encourage you to provide a lock for your child to use in the PE changing room.

Thanks to the PTO for the welcome back Pizza lunch provided for the students and faculty today. We want to thank the following volunteers who served the pizza (Nevine El Shabrawy, Gina Krapf, Lina Sharkia and Brooke Fuser, and Andrea Nour).

We have decided that going forward, our focus will be on well-being, engagement, and feedback. We are prioritizing well-being more than ever this year. This paradigm shift is putting Maslow’s hierarchy as a priority over Bloom’s taxonomy. Maslow’s hierarchy categorizes basic human needs, and Bloom’s taxonomy identifies different levels of learning.

Whether learning occurs virtually or in person, students do not learn if they are not engaged. Therefore, we are designing learning opportunities that engage all students, behaviorally, emotionally, and cognitively. We devised the word RAMP as a means to ramp up student engagement. It stands for Relationships (with teachers, peers, and content), Autonomy – student choice, Mastery (understanding and feedback), and Purpose – beyond class.

Looking ahead, on August 31st, we will be having our Back To School Night. I encourage you to make sure you have an activated CAC account. More information to come.

Thanks for your continuous support of the Middle School.

Courtney Bailey
The Middle School Office

 


Announcements

CAC Robotics Club
The CAC Robotics Club challenges students to design, build, and program a robot using the VEX robotics platform. Using the VEX EDR system, teams of students learn how to create and program robots to complete specific tasks in various tournaments throughout the school year. Through these experiences, students learn to problem solve, present research and design, and work with teammates to accomplish a variety of goals.

Link: https://forms.gle/je79vXicTZNtYq2L7

 

PTO Monthly Meeting

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

Meeting ID: 847 7971 6980
Passcode: 168709

 


From MS/HS Library

Return Your Summer Checkouts Please
All materials checked out last school year are now due back in the library. Please return or renew as soon as possible so others may enjoy them. Students, teachers and parents should have received overdue notices via email. If you feel there has been a mistake, please let us know.

Middle School Student Book Recommendations
MS students were in the library today for a Scavenger Hunt activity. They have put aside books that they recommend to others. Come in and check out the display!


Three Cheers

Three Cheers to Mr. Geoffroy and the maintenance staff for all the work done on campus this summer.

Three Cheers to Ms. Nibal Ahmed and the custodial staff for their efforts to clean the campus.

Three Cheers to Mrs. Abdel Hady, who has worked endlessly over the summer to create a new website and dashboard design.

Three Cheers to Ms. Fahmy, Mrs. Urbiztondo, Ms. Spencer, Mr. El Duweini for helping with scheduling and getting the school ready for opening.

Three Cheers to Ms. Torky, Ms. Harouny, Ms. Spencer, and Mr. Miller for their organization during our orientation week.

Three Cheers to Ms. Amin and Ms. Abdel Maaboud in the admissions office for their work with our new parents.

News&Views, Week of June, 10th, 2021

Middle School Principal’s Letter

Dear Parents,

Thank you for taking the time to read our final News and Views for the year. As the school year comes to an end, I wanted to acknowledge the CAC community. It’s been a great year! Together we’ve learned so much and we shared experiences that will long remain with us in the years to come. The strength of our parent community was emphasized this year, proving the resilient nature of our community.

Our teachers were great at problem-solving while working in two systems to continue learning against all odds. This crisis proved to all of us that together we could overcome any obstacle. We had to make changes weekly for the first half of the year. We had to change our phases from 1.5 to phase 2.0 and so on. During that time, you were there with us in full support.

The eighth-graders had a memorable Recognition Night Graduation Ceremony in the outdoor area, under the stars. Thanks to our grade eighth-team leader Ms. Torky. It was a momentous occasion for our students to have their parents in attendance. Years from now, they will remember the kind words said about them.

Closure matters to teachers as well, who signed off on their last report card comments to students and shared final words of wisdom with them, as students had their last class on Wednesday to say goodbye and thank you. The reality is that the foundation we have all been standing on no longer exists. There are no clear answers on how to operate; therefore we are all swimming in a sea of ambiguity.

Special thanks to Tatiana Foda, who served as the MS parent liaison. I couldn’t have asked for a more supportive parents to collaborate with during these challenging times. I enjoyed working in partnership with you in keeping our parents informed. Thank you to the PTO Parents for their generous support as community volunteers. It is your contributions that helped to make a difference in our school community. I’d like to thank Ivana Lawrence, who is stepping down as PTO Chair next year. Her commitment and positive energy were monumental to our success. Thank you, Ivana, for all that you have done for the CAC community over the years.

Thanks to our CAC parents, who have contributed in small, large, and unimaginable ways! Thanks for supporting our mitigation protocols throughout the school year. The partnership between home and school was transcendent.

To our students, I hope you find time this summer to read each day for a minimum of 30 minutes and do some maths as well. I want to take this opportunity to congratulate all students of Cairo American College, and I wish you all a happy, safe, and enjoyable summer.

Thank you for your support of the middle school this year, and we look forward to seeing you all on August 18th.

Courtney Bailey
Middle School Principal


Announcements

Student physical requests for 2021/22
If your student will be entering grades 3,6 or 9 next school year, we ask that he/she is seen and examined by a doctor, and a physical form completed and sent to the health office on or before the first day of school in August.
We are more than happy to accept early completed physicals as of now, either by email or hand-delivered to security at the front gate.
https://www.cacegypt.org/PDF/Student_Physician_form.pdf

CAC Health Office

 


From MS/HS Library

MS Summer Reading Challenge
This year’s summer reading challenge is a bingo card that will help you maintain your reading achievements for the year and will push you to try new genres and authors. Download your bingo card here, or view it on the CAC MHS Library’s Instagram page highlights: @CACEgyptLibrary

Participants will be invited to a Back to School Readers’ Ice Cream Social when school resumes. Complete a row, or a column, or even the whole card, and have fun reading!

You can read books in print or on Sora, which is open 24/7 all summer long.

Happy reading!

Summer checkouts due August 10
All summer checkouts are due on August 10, the week before school starts. That allows us to set the catalog to send notifications to students as reminders. Enjoy your summer reading and bring back your books promptly.

 


Three Cheers

Three Cheers to all the parents volunteered at the Recognition Night Ceremony, Amal Soliman, Doris Doss, Reem Gamali, Erika Diaz, and Tatiana Foda.

Three Cheers to Ms. Torky, Mr. Miller, Dr. Parnell, Mr. Brown, Ms. St Amand, Ms. Genidy, Mr. Storey, and Mr. White served as grade-eight advisors.

Three Cheers to Mr. McCuaig, Ms. Ennis, Ms. Kamel, Ms. Abdel Hady, Ms. Urbiztondo, and Ms. Fahmy for organizing the grade-eighth recognition night ceremony.

Three Cheers to our team leaders Ms. Ennis, Ms. Torky, and Ms. Harouny, and Ms. Spencer, for the outstanding job they did this year as team leaders.

Three Cheers to our departing teachers for all their contributions to our community over the years.

Three Cheers to Dr. Harris for his leadership during these unprecedented times.

News&Views, Week of June, 3rd, 2021

Middle School Principal’s Letter

Dear Parents,

The greeting “Casserian Energi?” is a Swahili greeting used in East Africa by the Masai tribe. It means, “And how are the children?” The response one hoped to hear is, “Sepati Ingera” which translates to “The children are well.”

We have made it this far, and I am happy to say “Sepati Ingera”. We owe so much of the success we had this year to the parents for their support of our school community. Being proactive and informing the health office of any illness in the family helped us keep everyone safe since we were all in it together. You played a pivotal role in the students learning when they were home during the e-learning and blended learning phases. We are hoping that your participation in your child’s learning does not wane over time.

Teacher Appreciation Week, which was earlier this month, is always a good time to pause and thank our teachers. We owe them so much in the best of times. But this year was special. At times throughout the year, teachers have been on the front lines of our efforts to protect families and children during the pandemic while also doing their best to keep students engaged and supported. It is impossible to thank them enough.

I recently read a tweet that I want to share; it said: “The resourcefulness, strength, and commitment of teachers are unmatched—a fact that has been underscored during the pandemic as teachers across the world made sure kids never stop learning.”

I wish to thank the PTO and Booster Club volunteers for their creativity and forgoing the extra mile to make sure we had fun on campus. Your support of the teachers and students meant a lot, and we want you to know our school is special because of your commitment and dedication.

This unprecedented school year is nearly over. I encourage you to take some time to reflect with your child on all that they were able to achieve and accomplish. We were an example for others, and I hope that we will remain Avant-garde in everything we do going forward.

 

Courtney Bailey
Middle School Principal


Announcements

Booster Club Mega Sale!
JUNE 2-JUNE 9
10% off all SpiritWear
Included: clothing,masks and bags
Sun-Thur 8:30-10, 1:30-2:45

 

Hassan-Webb Aquatics Center Summer Schedule
This summer, CAC Aquatic facilities will continue to follow COVID-19 protocol.
Operational hours from 9:00 AM till 7:00 PM.
To participate in water activities, a sign-up procedure is required for CAC community members/alums, and done through the CAC dashboard.
Starting Sunday, June 20, 2021. CAC will continue to offer Private Swimming Lessons for children. Our swim lessons are a great way to ensure your child develops a respect and love of the water. Small class size(3 max) ensures safety and maximum individual attention. Swimming Lessons will be taught by qualified instructors.
Days: Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Time: 9:00-10:00 AM.
10:00-11:00 AM.
All lessons will be 45min sessions.
Price: 250 LE per child.
Family package: 1 child 250. 2 children 350LE and 3 children 450LE.
Payment to be done through the CAC cashier.
To book a class or classes for your child or children please sign up on the link form below:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfox-aauXOacsSlreO5ie1bpfSnXhy5jwNojGTrSWF-nyU6Pg/viewform

**Please be present on the pool side during your child’s scheduled session with the instructor.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us:
tpetrovna@cacegypt.org
ralbadri@cacegypt.org

 

New PTO Executive Board
President: Tatiana Foda
Vice President: Umme Kulsum Zamena
Secretary: Sarah Nafei
Outreach Coordinator: Sara Salaheldin
Treasurer: Salma Zaky
ES Liaison: Mariam Faltas
MS Liaison: Nina Shabrawy
HS Liaison: Sirisha Lanka
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging: Laura Valdez Pagliaro

 

Girl Scout Adult Volunteers Flyer 2021

 

Moving on from CAC at the end of the year?
To help us with our planning for next year, and In order to prepare your records in time for your departure if you haven’t already done so, please use the link below to let us know if you are withdrawing from CAC at the end of this year.

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

Thank you
Registrar’s Office

 

Student physical requests for 2021/22
If your student will be entering grades 3,6 or 9 next school year, we ask that he/she is seen and examined by a doctor, and a physical form completed and sent to the health office on or before the first day of school in August.
We are more than happy to accept early completed physicals as of now, either by email or hand-delivered to security at the front gate.
https://www.cacegypt.org/PDF/Student_Physician_form.pdf

CAC Health Office


Three Cheers

Three Cheers to Ms. Nibal, and the custodian staff throughout the school for an outstanding year of service.

Three Cheers to Mr. Moataz, and the security guards at the gate for the safety of our campus.

Three Cheers to Mr. El Ghalban, Ms. El Torkey, and all the drivers for safely transporting our students to and from school.

Three Cheers to Mr. Johnson, and his drama students for two days of theater outside.

News&Views, Week of May, 27th, 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 with students completing projects and taking summative assessments.

One of our focuses this week was the student-led conferences. It was an opportunity for you to listen to your child describe themselves as a learner. We requested photos to be sent in of the event happening, and here are a few: (More found through this Link)

Thanks for participating in the student-led conferences with your child. They may not have said it in words to you, but they are appreciative.

CAC hosted the Cairo(na) Round, an unofficial round of the World Scholar’s Cup, on Thursday and Friday. While the pandemic has prevented many events from taking place as normal, we did our best to recreate the experience for our CAC students and for four other Cairo schools that joined us virtually for the competition. Over the two days, students participated in three rounds of debate, persuaded us with the power of their pens ( keyboards) , showcased their knowledge in a six-subject test, collaborated with their teammates in a giant quiz bowl, and became proud alpaca parents. Thirty middle school students represented CAC with pride and integrity and achieved some fantastic results, including the overall champion team of Maya Atassi, Caitlin Duggan, and Elleana Koo.

I want to thank Dr. Gallagher and Ms. Juana Nolasco, who were invaluable guides/facilitators throughout the preparation of the WSC. The following teachers helped out as debate adjudicators on Thursday: Mr. Brown, Ms. Kamel, Ms. Istanbouli, Mr. Storey, and a substitute teacher Ms. Gilreath.

For their last unit of study, the 8th graders examine how life on Earth has changed over time. Students have considered how genetic changes may lead to the expression of new traits. They collected data from the school’s collection of skull models to identify characteristics that have developed over the history of human ancestors.

A huge thank you to the Booster club volunteers for the treats they gave to our students and teachers on Wednesday, as well as for organizing a fashion show. When everyone’s energy level is low, it is uplifting to be shown an act of kindness. In what proves to be a challenging year for students, teachers, and parents, the booster club has been the backbone of fun in our community.

Kudos to the following volunteers; Kelly Gilreath, Lynelle Porra, Carmen Awn, Madeline Ghorbal, Nina El Shabrawy, Tatiana Foda, Teresa Gumiel, Salma Zaky, Sara Salaheldin, Karen Ortega, Cindy Chi, Seema Saurav, Elisabeth Kennedy, Carmen Allison, and Rhea Jacob. You are heroes in our community for stepping up when we need it most by giving us a boost with your time and energy.

Thank you for your continuous support of the middle school.

Courtney Bailey
Middle School Principal

 


Announcements

Girl Scout Adult Volunteers Flyer 2021

 

The Great Global Get Out
Our winners for the Great Global Get Out have been announced! We would like to particularly highlight our student runners and say congrats to them. You will notice that our youngest runner was Thomas Friar, age 8 and our Rising Star Runner was Nayer Haggag! Congrats to all and good job with your hard work.

We hope everyone has had a chance to collect participation tote, but if you haven’t, please stop by there to get them starting next week during their normal hours!

 

Moving on from CAC at the end of the year?
To help us with our planning for next year, and In order to prepare your records in time for your departure if you haven’t already done so, please use the link below to let us know if you are withdrawing from CAC at the end of this year.

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

Thank you
Registrar’s Office

 

Student physical requests for 2021/22
If your student will be entering grades 3,6 or 9 next school year, we ask that he/she is seen and examined by a doctor, and a physical form completed and sent to the health office on or before the first day of school in August.
We are more than happy to accept early completed physicals as of now, either by email or hand-delivered to security at the front gate.
https://www.cacegypt.org/PDF/Student_Physician_form.pdf

CAC Health Office


From the MS/HS Library

Summer checkout for families Saturday, May 29 and June 5
The CAC libraries will be open this Saturday, May 29 and next Saturday, June 5, for families wishing to check out books for summer reading. The libraries will be open on an extended schedule, 10 am to 4 pm. You must have an appointment. Book it through the CAC parent dashboard.

Summer checkout is for patrons who:

  • Are returning in August
  • Have a cleared library account – please return all of your books, even if they are not overdue. We will renew them for you until August.

All summer checkouts are due back in August, on the first day of school. Any books that are lost or damaged will need to be paid for.

To book an appointment, log in to the CAC website and look for “CAC Campus Facilities Online Appointment.” Follow the prompts to choose a 30-minute slot. If you have trouble logging in to the CAC website, please contact mabdelhady@cacegypt.org. Please note that you can only book for one library a day, so if you want to visit both libraries, you will need to book using two different accounts, e.g., one for each parent.

We are not doing curbside delivery or processing any holds. Patrons must check out in person with their own CAC ID card.

Sora is open 24/7 all summer long!
The library will be closed from June 10 until August. However, Sora is open all summer long. Download the Sora app for your mobile device or log in to soraapp.com. When you are asked for your Follett account, they mean your CAC single sign on.

Here’s a screencast for how to access Sora.

If you have problems logging in to Sora, please contact Amira Youssef in the tech department: ayoussef@cacegypt.org.

 


Three Cheers

Three Cheers to the Booster Club volunteers who made the year fun for students and faculty.

Three Cheers to Dr. Gallegher, Ms. Nolasco, Ms.Kamel, Mr. Brown, Ms. Istanbouli, Mr. Storey, and Ms. Gilreath for a successful virtually World Schools Cup.

Three Cheers to all our students for the resiliency they have shown throughout the year.

Three Cheers to Ms. Nibal and our janitors for the tremendous job of setting up and cleaning up after an event.

News&Views, Week of May, 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. I hope you had a chance to enjoy the Eid break with your family. We had a four-day week of teaching, learning, and exploring. With the end of the semester fast approaching, students will be preparing for summative assessments all of next week.

We ask that you help your child by making sure they are getting enough rest at night. One way of doing this is to remove all electronic devices from their bedroom. When they are studying for a test, they should use the Pomodoro Technique.

On Tuesday, May 25th, will be our Student-led Conference. You should have received a google calendar invite and a letter inviting you to attend the conference from your child, as well as an email from me explaining why your participation is vital for your child.

It has been a tradition to have a Recognition Night Ceremony for our eighth-grade students. We have set aside for this year’s event on June 8th at 6:00 pm on the middle school field. Each student can invite two guests to attend the ceremony. We will also be asking parents to access the campus from different entrances depending on their last name.

If we cannot bring parents on campus, we will hold the ceremony on June 8th, video the event, and share it with parents. More information to come.

It is common each year for us to say thank you to the teachers who are moving on. We appreciate all that they have contributed over the years to make the middle school a special place. This year we have Mr. Brown moving on to Italy, Mr. Coles and his family moving on to Cambodia, Ms. Morris and her family moving on to the Philippines. The following teachers are changing roles in the school and will no longer be in the middle school; Ms. Petrovna will be the aquatics coordinator, and Ms. Ennis will be the MS/HS librarian. Ms. Smith is retiring, and so is Ms. Fitzgerald.

As we prepare to send the eighth-graders off to ninth grade and welcome the fifth graders, we prepared something special this week. The eighth-graders had their STUCO election speech. The speeches were all well written and delivered. Congratulations to the the following students for being selected to be the 2021-2022 Class of 2025 Leadership Team:

President: Tia Fikry
Vice President: Hannah Abdelshahid
Secretary: Ayman Shahzad
Treasurer: Hoda Abou Ghali

Thank you to Ms. Torky, the eighth-grade team leader, for organizing the event.

Ms. Spencer and a panel of 6 six-graders did a virtual Q&A with the incoming 5th-graders. It was a part of the transition process for our incoming sixth-graders. The six grade panel students were: Tisya Singh
Amin Marei, Aminah Shahzad, Isaak Tschekunow, Judy Elwy, Jongyoon Kim.

Thank you for your continuous support of the middle school.

In Partnership,

Courtney Bailey
Middle School Principal


Announcements


8th Grade Transition Meeting

Dear 8th grade parents! The high school counselors will hold a Web Ex meeting on Thursday, May 27th during your 8th grader’s advisory to talk about the 8th to 9th grade transition. Your student is almost a high schooler!!! We want to go over a few topics of interest that will help your student get ready for being in 9th grade next August. We will have current CAC 9th graders talk to them about what helped them when they were new in high school this year, and 8th graders can ask them questions as well. We look forward to our conversation with them! Ms. Bean, Mr. Semler & Mr. Simon

 

Moving on from CAC at the end of the year?
To help us with our planning for next year, and In order to prepare your records in time for your departure if you haven’t already done so, please use the link below to let us know if you are withdrawing from CAC at the end of this year.

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

Thank you
Registrar’s Office

 

Student physical requests for 2021/22
If your student will be entering grades 3,6 or 9 next school year, we ask that he/she is seen and examined by a doctor, and a physical form completed and sent to the health office on or before the first day of school in August.
We are more than happy to accept early completed physicals as of now, either by email or hand-delivered to security at the front gate.
https://www.cacegypt.org/PDF/Student_Physician_form.pdf

CAC Health Office

 

IMatter NEW TOYS! Campaign to support Al Nas Hospital
UPDATE! IMATTER extended the deadline to Sunday, May 23. Find us every day from 11:05 – 11:45 in front of the HS Office and the front gate area. We also want to include kind words or cute drawings to send along with the toys. Please bring your cards to our tables.

You can buy a bracelet for 100 LE, donate new toys, donate cash or do ALL!

IMatteris an initiative that started in 2014 by one of our students to support the Syrian refugees back then. IMATTER is now back to support children at AL NAS Hospital as they give them new toys the night before they get into operations.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Ereeny at egergess@cacegypt.org

Click below to know more about Al Nas Hospital:

Web.Site: https://alnas-hospital.com/about-us

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/alnashospitaleg


 

PTO Monthly Meeting
Teachers! Parents! Administrators – you’re all already in the PTO, so join our monthly meeting in May! This is the last one of the year. We’ll chat about our end of the year items as well as discuss a few bits regarding the Great Global Get Out (GGGO) and a few other items.

Zoom Meeting Link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87880395039?pwd=dHpqcjdvOEwrcUdXKzROTGhIaXVhZz09
Meeting ID: 878 8039 5039
Passcode: 254113

 

The Great Global Get Out
The Great Global Get Out continues through the weekend (May 13-22). Finish your distance you signed up and post/submit your photos for participation! Remember to go fill out the “Race Completion Form” after you finish: https://cacegypt.org/index.php/great-global-get-out

Also, if you have not received/picked up your cool GGGO tote, you can get them from the CSA table on Thursdays from 9am-1pm next week or from the Spirit Store starting on Sunday (May 23).

 

CAC PTO Desk Calendar
Hot off the press! Stop by our last CSA table for the year next week on Thursday from 9am-1pm to get your CAC PTO Desk Calendar and/or Weekly Planner for next year (2021-2022)! 150LE each. Also available at the BoosterClub Spirit Store! They look fabulous thanks to our graphics designer guru, Sara Salaheldin (also our PTO Secretary).

 


From the MS/HS Library

End of year dates for the CAC Libraries
Mark your calendars with these dates for the CAC libraries:

  • May 26 – all library materials due
  • May 29 (Saturday) – summer checkout starts
  • June 3 – grade 6 and 7 class novels books due

Summer checkout is for returning families who have a cleared library account. You must return all of your library books to check out for summer. Each patron may check out up to 25 books. 5 DVDs per family checked out to one parent.

Saturday, May 29 and Saturday, June 5, the libraries will extend their opening hours from 10 am to 4 pm. You must book a 30-minute appointment via the student dashboard to come to the library. Please note that Saturday appointments are made available a week in advance only.

To book an appointment, log in to the CAC website and look for “CAC Campus Facilities Online Appointment.” Follow the prompts to choose a 30-minute slot. If you have trouble logging in to the CAC website, please contact mabdelhady@cacegypt.org.

 


Three Cheers

Three Cheers to Ms. Torky for organizing the grade-eighth STUCO speech.

Three Cheers to Ms. Spencer and Ms. Harouny for organizing the six-grade panelists for the 5th grade Q&A.

Three Cheers to the Booster Club for supporting the faculty and staff well-being on Tuesday afternoon.

Three Cheers to Mr. Johnson and Mr. Morris for their efforts with the organization of the Wellness afternoon.