Head of School 01-24-2019

PreK-Kinder Open House



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 Head of School's Newsletter - January 24, 2019 
Maker Day - Supplies Needed!

Our next MS Maker Day is coming up on Sunday, Jan. 27th.  The theme this time is Sustainability and Recyclability. Several of our planned sessions will require clean, used items as building materials.  Please donate any of the following items clean, in the bin by the front plaza at CAC.  Thank you!

* Bottles (water, soda, etc.)

* Nespresso cartridges/pods

* Pringles cans

* Balls and other sports equipment

* Working or not, tech: phones, radios, small appliances, players

Also, exciting in our Design Tech department: five new 3D printers were delivered last week to our MS lab, and two are up an operational already...fun to watch them making things designed by our students!


PreK-Kinder Open House Next Week:

If you are applying to our Pre Kindergarten or Kindergarten program in 2019/20 please do register and visit us for our Open House that will be held on January 29th at 8:30 a.m. To register click on the link below https://www.cacegypt.org/about/openHouse.php.













College News:

Congratulations to the following seniors who have heard positive news from Admissions Offices in the past week:

Hussien A: Concordia University (Toronto) and University of Ottawa

Maylis D: Northampton University; University of Essex

Seona K: SAIC School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Kiya O: Christopher Newport University, UNC Wilmington

Habib S: Depaul University


Way To Go Seniors!



Ying Chang Compestine author visit - Parent Session Jan. 28

Ying Chang Compestine is a bestselling author of children's books and cookbooks. She will be working with the CAC middle school from January 28 to 31. She will be leading writer workshops with the sixth graders and giving presentations on historical fiction writing and her experience as a child in the Chinese Revolution to the seventh and eighth graders. She will also present a session to parents: Eating for Wellness: A Culinary Journey from East to West.


Ying will share stories about her life growing up during Mao’s China, her journey from East to West and her love of food. While addressing the three most important Asian principles — food that is satisfying to the senses, food with yin-yang balance, and food as medicine. She will reveal her new approach to delicious and healthy cuisine, which combines Eastern wisdom and Western science; Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory and Dr. David Servan-Schreiber’s anti-cancer diets with a yin and yang balanced diet.


Join us in the MHS library, at 8:30 am on January 28 to meet Ying and learn how to eat for wellness “with an Asian accent.”


David Gleason on campus on 27th-28th January

We are very excited to have David Gleason on campus on 27th-28th January. During his time at CAC, Dr. Gleason will spend time with parents, teachers and MS and HS students.

Dr. Gleason is author of At What Cost? Defending Adolescent Development in Fiercely Competitive Schools and is a world-renownedclinical psychologist who provides counseling and consulting services, as well as neuropsychological assessments, within public, independent and international schools.

his time at CAC Dr. Gleason will

I am writing to invite you and your friends to attend a keynote speech by Dr. David Gleason in the CAC theatre at 6pm on January 28th 2019.  In addition, there will be a workshop about the adolescent brain and development for only CAC MS/HS parents on January 27th, 8:00-9:15 am, in room 115.  


CAC Board Monthly Meeting/Information Session

The Board of Trustees will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 30 at 6 PM in MS 115.  Monthly Board meetings are open to members of the CAC community.   The Board will hold its second Information Session of the year the following morning, Thursday, January 31 at 8 AM, also in MS 115.  The Information Session is an opportunity for the Board to interact with the community in an informal setting, update the community on Board goals, issue of interest to the community and respond to questions.


Run for the CAC School Board!

Parents, this is your chance to make a lasting, positiveimpact on CAC…. The CAC Board of Trustees seeks nominations to fill two elected Community Representative spots for a two-year term, from 2019-2021. You must be able to serve both years. We urge all interested parents to learn more about the work of the Board.  


Check out the CAC Website Board Elections tab for more information on the election timeline and what the Board does and does not do.  If you have any questions please contact board@cacegypt.org


CAC Core Values Award Nominees Sought

The CAC Board is seeking nominations for the annual CAC Core Values Award. This award is annually given to a CAC parent who has contributed to the community in ways above and beyond through volunteer efforts and/or other contributions. You can find the award criteria here, and an award nomination form here.


From the PTO:

New Families—WELCOME to the CAC Community!

The PTO want to invite you to come to a special WELCOME RECEPTION where we can share about some special community events and opportunities. Light refreshments, fruit, and coffee and tea will be served as we talk about monthly parent trips, upcoming events like the International Festival, and more!

When: Thursday, 31 January, 9:00 am (after the Board Information Session from 8:00-9:00 am)

Where: MS115

No RSVP necessary, but if you have questions, please contact us!

Ken & Keli Oldham

PTO Welcome Committee


012 0211 1491


International Festival Update: Are you having a booth this year? Fill out this form! https://goo.gl/forms/YyAgZeKzEVvf27lf1

Next planning meeting for the International Festival is February 12th at 2 pm. Location in CAC TBA.

PTO Parent Trip to Memphis and Pyramids of Dahshur—February 7th from 8:15 am to 2 pm. For more details and to RSVP, go to http://whoozin.com/YG4-KWH-UNJC.


PTO Bollywood Gala on Feb 1—

Join us this coming Wednesday, January 30th for a Henna Party presented by the PTO Gala Committee 2019. We would like to treat you to a henna tattoo for your arms and hands if you wish to enhance your Saree outfit for the Bollywood Gala on February 1st. This event is open to all CAC ID ladies / CAC Community.

This event will be on a first come first serve basis. It starts at 10:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm. There is some flexibility if we go over time. There will be a sign-up sheet at the event. The location is at PTO Office, Room 626, 2nd Floor, Administration Building. We hope to see you there! For addition inquiries email Adriana Ibrahim at aibrahim1203@gmail.com


Gala Transportation: There will be two CAC buses transporting guests between the school and Sofitel for the Bollywood Gala on Feb 1st. If you would like to take the bus, please confirm with Ken and Keli Oldham at 99koldham@cacegypt.org and let them know how many in your party. Further details and departure times to follow.

Thank you to all who have purchased tickets to the CAC Bollywood Gala. It is currently sold out. If you are still interested in attending the CAC Gala, please send a message to Marcela Clavel either by email or text message - marcelaclavel@yahoo.com.ar or 01275243232. Tickets that become available are on a first come first serve basis.

For those who already have tickets and 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. To get the rate, download, print and complete the reservation form at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dkKcNVXRYjqtnsZXvdPZzeOg4MHa2lYh/view?usp=sharing


Next PTO Meetingis Tuesday, February 5th at 1:30 pm.

Facebook: Are you in our private Facebook group? If not, request to join here. Please fill out the questions it asks when requesting to join so we know your affiliation with the school. https://www.facebook.com/groups/967673493286462/


Booster Club News--Spirit Cafe:

The Spirit Cafe will be open for our usual hours on Thursday afternoons after school, plus extended hours from 8am to 1pm every Saturday for the duration of the Maadi Basketball Association season. Our breakfast burritos are a great way to start your Saturday, and we provide several other healthy options to keep you fueled up for an active day.

Soft-serve ice cream is back! You know you want some! Come try our delicious homemade specialty.

Are you a high school student looking for service hours? We are seeking volunteers to serve ice cream during Café hours. We will train you to operate our machine and provide a cheerful, sociable setting for you to showcase your new skills.  Stop by the cafe spring open hours or contact the Booster Club to set up a time: boosterclub@cacegypt.org


Booster Club Sponsored:

The Booster Club is showcasing the arts at CAC with a special photography workshop taught by Barry Iverson on January 30th, February 3rd, and February 5th. This workshop includes a day trip to the Citadel on February 3rd. There are a few spots open to CAC community members; please contact Betty Pietak if you are interested in attending and willing to serve as an adult chaperone for the field trip: bpietak@cacegypt.org


Parting shots

ES House Activity: PreK-Gr 1 Tug-of-War!


MS Spelling Bee