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December 06, 2018



Congratulations to our World Scholars Cup Participants
Thirteen CAC middle and high school students recently returned from Yale University where they competed at the World Scholar's Cup Tournament of Champions. It was an incredible week of learning, competing and exploring, and began with an unexpected treat when nature decided to dump seven inches of snow the day after we arrived, turning picturesque New Haven into a winter wonderland. 
The week began with the Egyptian Consul to the U.S. meeting our delegation at the opening ceremony and giving them some words of encouragement, and ended with a spectacular closing ceremony where Dalia (G8) proudly carried the flag for Egypt, while Anastasia (G9) marched with the flag of her home country, Belarus. In between students competed in four academic events covering six different subject areas, met and interacted with the 1200 or so students from 56 different countries who were participating this year, showed their talents at the Scholar's Show, represented Egypt at the Cultural Fair, toured the beautiful campuses of Yale, Harvard and MIT, and made memories to last a lifetime. All our students were rewarded for their hard work with medals in various events, with Anastasia our highest scoring student overall.  All were excellent ambassadors for CAC and clearly embodied our mission of learning, exploring and having fun! 
Congratulations to middle school students Dalia, Yomna, Noor, Stefan, Safwan, Safiyah, Zane and high schoolers Anastasia, Yasmeen, Isabelle, Malcolm, Michael, and Kurian. 
CAC Holiday Tree Event 
A special invitation to all HS students and faculty to participate in decorating the Holiday Tree organized by the CAC Booster Club.  In addition, please participate in the present drive, by donating unused school/art supplies and all varieties of new socks.  
What - Bring a personalized ornament to hang on the Holiday Tree that represents your personal story.  In addition, donate unused school and art supplies in the supplies box.  Donate new socks in the respective sock collection box.
When - Tuesday, December 11, during first break at 9:30am and during lunch at 11:05am.  The Booster Club will be there in support by offering warm hot chocolate for all.
First Semester Final Exams
Semester 1 final exams begin on December 16 and continue to December 19.
The final exam day-to-day schedule was published in the HS morning announcements.  
Off Campus Privileges During Exams
During exam week, students are required to be on campus only for their exams. However, once students arrive, they may leave campus only with parental permission.
Students in grades 9-11 must get an off-campus exam permission form and return the signed form to the HS Office.
Seniors who already have off campus permission do not need a form.
IMPORTANT: Students who have had their off-campus privileges revoked for any reason must have them restored by Mr. Duggan before their forms will be accepted.
Below is the link to the exam off campus form. Hard copies are also available in the HS Office.
Registration, Exams, and Graduation
Course Registration – Course registration for the 2019-2020 academic year will start in February. 
2nd Semester Exams – Semester exam information (for seniors and underclassmen) is being organized and will be published to students and parents in March.  Please keep in mind while you plan your summer travels that seniors are able to depart after graduation and underclassmen after their final examination.  
Graduation – A memo will be circulated to all parents of seniors in early March outlining the events leading up to graduation.  As we know that some extended family members plan to come to Cairo, please note that this year’s Graduation Ceremony is on Friday, June 14. 
Winter Vacation Begins December 21st
Making travel plans for the Holiday Season, a reminder that the first day of Winter Break is December 21.  The last day of winter break is January 12th, as classes will resume again on the 13th of January at 8am, with an assembly in the theater.  
High School Twitter Site
As an additional quick and easy method to experience the daily lives of our CAC high school students, feel free to follow Dr. Harris’ twitter feed at https://twitter.com/CACHSupdates.  This is not meant to replace Moodle, Google Sites, or any other school communication method.



Upcoming Events


December 6                 Skyward Gradebook Open;
                                  Polar Express Picnic, 4:00 p.m., MS Field     
December 8                 ACT Test, 7:30 a.m.
December 9-13           PTO Book Fair, 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (SUN-WED), MS Back Courtyard        
                                                           7:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. (THURS), MS Back Coutyard
December 12-13         HS Exam Review
December 16-19         HS First Semester Final Exams
December 21               Winter Break Begins

Dr. Jared Harris        Jerry Duggan      
        HS Principal             HS Assistant Principal




Counseling Department Announcements





As students gear up for final exams and we approach the winter vacation, stress levels can be elevated for students, teachers, and families.  Please be mindful of your own feelings and check in with your friends and relatives throughout this busy season.




This week during Study Hall, high school counselors met with Freshmen to help them prepare for their upcoming final exams.  Please talk together as families about preparing for exams, getting proper rest, and managing busy schedules as the semester comes to a close.




11th Graders attended Career and Major Exploration workshops this week and began developing a personalized career plan that aligns with their interests and goals.  



University Planning Kickoff - 22 Jan 2019


As university offers for the Class of 2019 begin to roll in, we are preparing for the class of 2020.  Our university planning kickoff event on the evening of 22 January 2019 will include information sessions that provide an overview of the application process and specific information regarding higher education in various countries. 








Claudia Bean, Stephanie Barker, Cameron Simon

HS Counseling







Take a Seat


'Tis the Season to be Giving! and what better way to give than to commemorate someone special on a theatre seat name plate? Dedicate a plaque to your student(s), family, or even a favorite teacher. Name plates live on in perpetuity and years from now, when alumni return, their name plates will bring back many memories. Scan the QR code to fill out your order in time for the holidays.

Take A Seat Flyer



Cynthia Davis

Director of Advancement





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Polar Express Picnic


Join us on December 6 for a festive winter themed family movie night packed with fun activities and treats! Make sure to bring blankets and a picnic dinner. Children must be supervised.



HS Exec StuCo





Spring Break Ski/Snowboard Trip


Mr. Miller is coordinating a ski & snowboarding trip for Spring Break, March 15th through March 22nd.  We have reserved a trip to Passo Tonale, Italy, which is forecast to have a great snow season this year.  The resort has over 30 lifts and over 100km of ski runs, with a wide variety from absolute beginner to quite advanced.  Snowtraxx, with whom we have worked before, do a great job running the trip for us, with fun counselors, lessons, and evening activities.  


Total expense will depend on the number of students who go (minimum 16 this year!) and final airfare prices, but is expected to be about $2000 including airfare.  If you are interested, please fill out this form(https://goo.gl/forms/WasK9HvESjA5GUgh1).  



Matthew Miller




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 17, 2019.




Danya Amin

Director of Registrar/Admissions





Movember Moment


Around CAC there are several faces sporting splendidly bushing new moustaches, in honor of men’s health.  Here is your chance to give a little love to your favorite Mo Grower.  Take a moment to vote for your choice of "Hunkiest Half-'stache" on campus!  (That's http://bit.ly/CACmovember, if you're not reading this online.) Please take a moment to donate as well, to support research and efforts to improve men’s health worldwide: https://moteam.co/cairo-american-moustaches?mc=1.  Thank you! 


CAM (Cairo American Moustaches)




Campus Access Requests Online


Parents wishing to bring friends and family to campus will request access through an online form  from now on. This form is available on the parent dashboard. This form will capture the needed information and send it to the appropriate administrator for approval and communicate the decision to the user and the security team. A tutorial is also available on the dashboard in case you need help with filling out the form.



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Santha Kumar
Director of Information Technology



Spirit Store


Visit our sale table at the Book Fair next Thursday afternoon 13 Dec., 3-7pm, for your holiday gift list items! 


Our store will remain open for regular hours through the last day of school. 


Spirit Café


Get your holiday treats while shopping at the Book Fair! The Spirit

Cafe will offer festive hot drinks, Christmas cookies, and more fun snacks every day 9-13 Dec., 3-5:30pm. More substantial food offerings will be for sale the first and final day of the fair, and we will remain open until 7pm on Thursday 13 Dec. 


CAC Holiday Tree


Days are getting shorter, the nights are longer and there is that unmistakable chill in the air. The season of giving is upon us! As Eagles “we come from many places, and we have a lot to give”, so Booster Club is inviting everyone to get into the spirit of the season!


Help decorate the CAC Christmas Tree that will be up beginning Sunday, Dec. 9. Bring an ornament (ES students will make their ornaments in Art Class) that represents you or where you come from, maximum 10cm diameter, and hang it on the tree. Parents, bring your ornament and join us on Sunday right after drop off at 8am to kickstart decorating the tree. Students and CAC staff, please watch  for announcements of when your group is scheduled to go.


There will be two collection boxes by the tree, one for donations of new school and art supplies, and another for donations of new socks. Your generosity will go a long way in putting smiles on children’s faces. Drop your gifts (unwrapped) in these boxes beginning Wednesday, Dec. 12 until Dec.19.


Let’s come together as a community to help spread goodwill within and beyond our CAC walls! Happy holidays to all! 



Booster Club



From the PTO: 


We’re here to help! Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance. Our email is cacpto@cacegypt.org.  


Missed out on a great Khan el Khalili trip? Don’t worry! We have a second parent trip planned for Wednesday Dec 12 to the Khan! Get your holiday shopping accomplished— http://whoozin.com/CV9-RQD-XW7U 


December 11th at 2 pm—First International Festival planning meeting. Want to represent your home country at the festival? Please come and discuss! All are welcome. PTO Room 626 on the 2nd floor of the Admin Building. 


Get your Gala Tickets! Details below



Book Fair News


The next big PTO event is the Book Fair Dec 9th-13th.  Sun-Weds is 7:30-6:00 and Thurs is 7:30-7:00. 


We need volunteers! To sign up for a slot—



Dina Elabd, a CAC Alumni author, will be selling her books at the book fair on Tuesday, 11th December, 3:30-5:00.  Books are 100le. She will also be doing readings of her books to anyone that wants to listen!


Iman Refaat, author of “Fabulous Veils” and a local entrepreneur, will give a talk on December 12th at 3 pm. 


It includes 7 book vendors, Spirit Cafe, bookmark contest, live music, origami, and crafts.  All students may enter the bookmark contest. See your school library for details! It will also include a holiday market on the last day.


We are also holding a charity book donation drive! Any new or gently used books would be greatly appreciated! Deposit them in the book box by the main gate.


Questions? email Andi Simiskey at simiskey1@aol.com or Yara Tatanaki at yaratatanaki@gmail.com



PTO Bollywood Gala Tickets


We will start selling gala tickets starting next week at the Book Fair! The Gala is February 1st at the Sofitel Nile El Gezirah.


The tickets are 1600 EGP or $90 each. There will be an early bird special of 1500 EGP or $85 until Dec 20th, so buy your tickets early!


Ask anyone who has been to the gala the past couple of years; this is a really FUN event and the best value for your money among all the galas in Cairo! Plus, you will be supporting your PTO which will directly benefit your children!


For those who wish to spend the night at the hotel, Sofitel is offering a limited number of rooms at the special rate of $125 including all taxes. There will be a reservation form forthcoming.


There will be complementary bus transportation in between CAC and Sofitel for this event. Further details regarding how to sign up will be available in January.


Questions? Contact Marcela Clavel at marcelaclavel@yahoo.com.ar or sending her a message at 0127-5243232.



Bullywood Picture.jpg updated Dec. 5


 Iman Refaat Pic



Dina Elabd Author Visit CAC Book   Fair 12 2018 Poster 50p



PTO Charity Book Drive 1 80p



PTO Book Fair   Updated posted dec. 6








CAC Parents - 
Due to an unexpected injury of one of our travelers for the Passo Tonale Italy Ski Trip (15 - 22 April), we have one spot open for any last minute interest. 
If you are interested please contact Mr. Dino ASAP at abajagilovic@g-cacegypt.org to book this opportunity. Happy Skiing!
PTO Nespresso Capsule Collection:
In support of Earth Day and CAC's relationship with A.P.E., PTO will be holding a school-wide collection of the much- loved Nespresso capsules... After collection, CAC will deliver the empty capsules to A.P.E., who use them to create fun jewelry. We also look forward to a visit from A.P.E. in the future as another way to support their efforts in raising money. 
What to do: after use, empty out the capsules and start a collection bag. Drop off boxes will be on campus starting April 2. 
Start saving those capsules!!!  Let’s see how much we can collect for A.P.E!!!
Calling all artists and business owners in the CAC Community! We are less than two months away from the PTO Gala and we need your help! We would love to feature your art work or business services in our raffle and silent auctions raising funds for our children. 
Please let us know if you can donate any original artwork or offer services that your businesses provide.
We also need more cash donations and business sponsors! And our raffle can use any new gift items that you may have around the house and do not need. Please contact Hengameh Murphy (murphysaroundtheworld@yahoo.com) or Carmen Awn (carmenawn@gmail.com) with questions or contributions.
Walking Tour of Heliopolis, Monday, April 24, 2017
*Please note that due to a national holiday the date of this trip has been changed from April 25 to April 26.
We will stop by the Baron Palace, built by the Belgian-born industrialist, Baron-General Eduard Louis Joseph Empain (1852-1929) who also founded the modern Heliopolis area in 1907.
We will walk through the beautiful El Korba section, a quaint shopping district that boasts original architecture, fascinating cultural sites as well as some of Cairo’s finest cafés and restaurants. We will walk in the European style commercial streets, and try to see the Basilique church, Adly Madgar Jewish synagogue, Hippodrome square, Maryland park, El Tahra palace, and Saray el Qubbah. If there is time, we may stop at a cafe for coffee or lunch.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
You can sign up using the link below: http://whoozin.com/KVC-3DD-PW9P
The Citadel, The Sultan Hassan Mosque & Madrasa, Al-Rifa’i Mosque
Monday May 22, 2017
The Saladin Citadel of Cairo is a medieval Islamic fort, on Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo. The Citadel was once famous for its fresh breeze and grand views of the city.
The comp
lex includes the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, which dominates the skyline of Cairo with its beautiful alabaster dome, the Mosque of Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad, the Mosque of Sulayman Pasha, Gawhara Palace; and several museums.
Afterwards we will visit the nearby Sultan Hassan Mosque & Madrasa, and Al-Rifa’i Mosque.
*Please cover shoulders and knees, wear loose pants or a long skirt, and bring a scarf.*
You can sign up using the link below: http://whoozin.com/HTE-ACK-CFDF
All PTO trips cost 100LE per person for transportation, a professional tour guide and security when necessary.Entrance fees, meals, refreshments, and any shopping are the participants responsibility. We meet at 8:15 a.m. at the back gate of CAC and the bus will leave promptly at 8:30 a.m. We will return to school by 2:00 p.m. Please be sure to leave a mobile phone number when you register. Minimum of 10 participants required. 
Spring is here!!
Join us on April 5th from 1:00 - 3:00pm on the Elementary field for a special Flower arranging workshop in the outdoor setting around our beautiful Elementary school tree!
Malak Taher, with the support of her niece Ingy Taher, will provide step-by-step instructions for stunning yet simple floral projects and equip you with the skills to customize arrangements at home; Whether hosting a party, helping out with a friend's wedding, or wishing to incorporate the beauty of flowers into everyday life, this will allow you to do so!
Malak will cover everything from texture and color to foliage and containers, providing an overall approach to living and working with flowers, with an eye toward fresh, local, wild, seasonally influenced floral design.Malak Taher is the founder & CEO of Flower Power, Egypt’s first floral design house renowned for its flowers and creative displays. With over 30 years of market expertise and a full-fledged team working across Egypt, the one-stop design house offers styling for weddings, themed events and corporate functions as well as merchandise displays and creative flowers for prestigious hotels and fashion brands.
Date: Wednesday April 5t
Time: 1:00-3:00pm Location: ES Field Fee: LE 200 per person 
* You will each get to take your flower arrangements home to add a touch of spring to your homes!! 
* We will be collecting payment in advance as the flowers will be pre-bought for each enrolled participant;
 Please drop off an envelope with our name on it at the ES office! Deadline to pay:  April 2nd 
Please note the event will be limited to 20 people, so if you are interested please sign up quick!! (The first 20 to sign up will be confirmed)
To sign up, please email Farida Khamis: fkhamis@orientalweavers.com