News and Views 12-7-2017

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December 7, 2017
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PTO Bookfair

Sunday December 10th-
Thursday December 14th



Lip Sync Battle

Tuesday December 12th 
Lunch Time



MS Winter Social

Thursday December 14th

MS Auditorium - 6:30pm









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Dear Parents,


Thank you for reading this week’s edition of the Middle School News and Views. With only two weeks to go before the Winter Break, we will continue to keep your children busy and engaged both inside and outside of the classroom. Highlights for Middle School students this week include:

I had the opportunity to go out this week with our Power of One class to visit a nearby NGO 18.213. Our students had an opportunity to share what they thought the trees in the window represented. They mentioned that the tree on the right is vibrant, and the other tree is dead because of all the garbage under it.  The point was that it isn’t taken care of, and if we go down this path, our community will start to look like the tree on the left in the photo. 

The students shared what they would do to start the movement of cleaning up our community. First, they will start within the walls of CAC. With the hope that, once other students see them, it will inspire a movement to win back our community from the trash around us. 




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Grade 6 African Hope School

Every year, 6th graders participate in a service project with the Maadi community, to provide Christmas gifts for the students at African Hope Learning Center. As a way of getting into the spirit of “giving back,” this week, our 6th-grade students completed another step in their service-learning project. This project aims at helping students who are less fortunate from the African Hope School. The goal is to both help the refugees, and also to help our children become aware that, every individual -no matter how fortunate he/she is- has a chance to help others and make a difference.


This year the 6th-grade team had three bake sales, a new photo booth and raised a total of 12,650(LE), selling homemade goodies at lunchtime. On Friday, a select number of students volunteered to go shopping at Carrefour for the items that would be placed in the individual school bags. This past week, we filled the bags during our Advisory time, and each student helped to pack at least one gift. Our students added 60 backpacks this year to the 450 that will be donated to African Hope during their Christmas celebration. Our students did a fabulous job bringing items to sell, shopping and packing to give to others!


The MS/HS Strings, Choir and Band students performed on Wednesday to a healthy audience in the theater. Mr. McCuaig, Ms. Pascale and Mrs. Jeong along with our students, provided us with beautiful music that was fun. The energy in the theater was vibrant and the students were having a good time singing and playing their instruments. They took pride in what they were doing, because they had a voice in the selection of the music they sang and played with the band. When learning is fun, there is no telling what students will produce.

In the upcoming week, STUCO will be hosting a Winter Social on Wednesday, December 7th from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. We hope to see many students turn out for this event, which we know will be a festive celebration before the Winter Break. I would appreciate it very much, if parents and students remember that a large amount of time and effort goes into these events, and they are put on the calendar well in advance to help you plan to join us. Please try to plan accordingly so that you can be part of the Winter Social.

Thanks in advance for your support of a Middle School shared experience.


In Partnership,
Courtney Bailey

Middle School Principal 

News & Announcements


Grade 6 African Hope Learning Center












The Battle of the Books Grand Finale


The Battle of the Books grand finale took place on Wednesday, December 6th after many weeks of exciting reading. 

16 teams kicked off the competition with perseverance and commitment to reading. Congratulations to Dalia Ibrahim, Madison Ryver, Noor Ramzy and Yomna El Shabrawy for winning the 2017 BOB.

Thank you to all participants and to all who helped make this event a success!


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For more BOB Finale Photos, click HERE



Soaring Eagle Award Winners


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 Moving on from CAC before the Winter Break? 


To help us prepare your records in time for your departure, please use the link below to let us know if you are withdrawing from CAC this semester.


A few days before your departure, a withdrawal form that includes several signatures must also be completed and turned in to the Admission/Registrar‘s Office to release records. Withdrawal forms can be picked up from the counseling offices or can be downloaded from the same website.

Please note that High School transcripts including this semester's grades will not be available until January 18, 2018.





Warm Clothing & Toy Drive

Winter Celebration Community Service ( Pass the Parcel the Parcel)


The Service Learning Office, in partnership with the ES Student council is proud to announce Pass the Parcel. This year’s recipient organization is Stabl Antar Dreams School. We are collecting warm clothes and gently used toys.  The donation collection will run from Wednesday, December 6, 2017 to Sunday, December 17, 2017. Elementary school students will have boxes for donations in their classrooms.  Middle and high school students can leave donate in the boxes at Eagle Plaza (The front gate). 

During the ES Winter Celebration, on December 21, 2017, from 10:30-12, different stations will be set up to clean, fix, sort and wrap the donated items. Parents are welcomed to help with at these stations. You can find the full plan of the day here:  Winter Celebration Community Service Plan. Please follow our announcements and updates on the CACN, newsletters and Tuesday morning assemblies.  Thank you for your continued support of CAC and for helping others stay warm this winter.







 Booster Club News


Please join the Spirit Cafe in celebrating another wonderful PTO Book Fair!

We will be there to help keep you warm while shopping for those wonderful books. Sip on hot cocoa and warm apple cider, while snacking on some fresh baked goods.

Sunday Dec 10th - Wednesday Dec 14th from 3:00pm - 5:00pm. 

In addition, and as part of the Christmas Market on Thursday, the Spirit Cafe will have a different menu to help celebrate the season, including  hot dogs, macaroni & cheese, chicken tenders, and chili... Thursday 3-6  pm.

See you there after school Dec 10-14!




From the Welcome & Integration Committee


Postponed to next Monday 11th December at 1pm

Positive Discipline Workshop; Ages 0-6:
in the Common room by Amina Diab, Child Psychologist. 

Workshop duration: 2 Hours; Price: 400 L.E

Amina Diab is a child psychologist, parent educator and parent coach. She strives to help families build strong parent-child relationships based on the foundations of respect, love and trust. Amina advocates gentle guidance and positive discipline parenting to help raise competent, responsible and self-reliant children. Amina Diab is currently a doctoral researcher in Education at the university of Bath. After pursuing her masters in child & adolescent psychology, she has been working with a variety children ranging from behavioral issues to developmental abilities to learning disorders. 

Workshop Information

Title: Positive Parenting Level 1: fostering stronger parent-child relationships (Ages 0-6)

During this workshop, we discover the main criteria for implementing positive parenting into our daily routine by empowering parents with proven yet practical tools to apply today. All topics discussed fall under the umbrella of developing strong parent-child relationships based on love, trust and respect. This is the first out of our 3 level positive parenting series; each level builds on previous knowledge and enriches your parenting learning experience further. 


Topics we will explore together:

• Developing an understanding of the different forms of parenting styles; which one do you fall under?

• Understanding your child’s cognitive developmental stage and whether this meets expectations.

• How to better communicate and connect with your child through your method of discipline; why punishments and bribes are not preferred and what to use instead.

• Discover the influence of words you might be using ever day; are they discouraging or empowering your children.

• Proven Strategies and tools that cushion your ever day power struggles during morning and bedtime routines.


Please email Fkhamis@orientalweavers if you would like to sign up!   




‘Promoting healthy living, one dessert at a time;’

December 14th at 1.30pm in the ES lunchroom by

Nadine Azzam, Founder, Baked - a cookie company. 

Cost - 150LE per person for ingredients. 


Nadine Azzam is a 38 year old mother, wife and business owner from Cairo, Egypt. Baked started specializing in soft baked, America inspired cookies, using only gourmet ingredients and then moved onto developing a range of products based on making all natural desserts that are gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. Wholesome desserts that cater to people with dietary limitations due to illness or allergies or for people that just want to follow a clean healthy lifestyle. She created a side brand for baked’s healthy range called be good today and has developed a significant following on Instagram.



In our upcoming workshop I will be demonstrating how to make an indulgent dessert using only natural ingredients (nothing processed); free from gluten, dairy and sugar that will be healthy while satisfying your sweet tooth.


To sign up please contact fkhamis@orientalweavers




 Tortoise Club 

We would Love to hear your questions, comments and information about the Tortoises in the enclosure. Please click the link below to share any interesting information or ask any questions Link to the :Tortoise Club Information Sharing
Those will be will be reviewed by Mr. Said and the club members and will be published in the Tortoise Club web. page.
Link to the :Tortoise Club Page




Lost and Found


Part of educating students at CAC is encouraging independence through increasing responsible behaviors. We constantly encourage students to label their items so that they are easily identified and returned back to the owner. It is also important that students know what to do when they lose any of their items.


Here is what we advise students to do when they report a lost item:

1- Look everywhere (lost & found table/class/playground/inside backpacks/home ,etc,...)
2- Ask Others (friends/teachers/parents/siblings,etc,..)
3-Ask parents to report to the lost and found link. Upper grade students can do this too.
4- Use the same link to report when item is found.


In order to support our students and community members with the above process, we created the below Lost and Found link to help us track of lost and found items.



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From the PTO  


PTO meetings generally take place on the first Tuesday of every month.

Book Fair

We are looking forward to the annual PTO Book Fair that will take place December 10-14. Come join our activities everyday from 3-5 in the MS backyard and enjoy the Booster Cafe hot chocolate and treats. And on Thursday the 14th we will have a mini christmas bazar fom 3-6pm.

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Upcoming PTO Parent Trips

Spaces are limited. Please sign up using the links below:


Islamic Cairo & Khan el Khalili Shopping - Dec. 11


Islamic Cairo & Khan el Khalili Shopping - Dec. 18





Three Cheers to Mrs. Medina and Mrs. Coquillard for their efforts with “Battle of the Books.”


Three Cheers to Ms. Mariam Hassan for her organization of our Service Learning information session.


Three Cheers to Mr. Khalifa and Mr. Orion and all the folks who worked behind the scene to help with the Winter Concert. 


Three Cheers to our musicians and singers for an inspired performance at the Winter Concert.




Come out this Friday to support your MS Volleyball teams. Both teams will be in action to solidify the best Cairo! Good luck Eagles!!



 Boys: CAC1, CAC2, HAYAH, Schutz.  Red Schedule

Girls: CAC1, Hayah1, HAYAH2, Schutz. Blue Schedule


Main Gym Court


Elementary Gym Court




CAC vs. Hayah1 BLUE


Hayah2 vs. Schutz BLUE

Hayah vs. Schutz RED


CAC2 vs. Hayah RED

Hayah1 vs. Schutz BLUE


CAC vs. Hayah2 BLUE

CAC1 vs. Schutz RED


CAC2 vs. Schutz RED

Hayah1 vs. Hayah2 BLUE


CAC vs. Schutz BLUE

CAC1 vs. Hayah RED


Boys- #1 vs. # 2 for 1st RED

Boys #3 vs. #4 for 3rd RED


Girls- #1 vs. # 2 for 1st BLUE

Girls- #3 vs. #4 for 3rd BLUE


Awards Presentation

Awards Presentation