Eagle Eye 11-9-2017

Interested in learning more about the math models used at school? November 20, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm is a K-5 Workshop for parents where we will explore number bonds and the area model; math models we use to teach concepts. We will all meet in the first floor common room, then K-2 parents will move next door.

We hope you can join us!

Core Values



1st grade writing celebration







Ken Nesbitt working with students


Grade 3 researching communities

What's for lunch

Our menu from Richoux for next week is attached here.

Lunch cards only accepted.

Monday, Nov. 13: Pizza.

Cash only.

1 Slice (LE 20), 2 Slices (LE 25), 3 Slices (LE 30)

Prices include juice and a cookie.


The handbook was revised at the end of last year. ‘Acceptable Use of Technology’ was one of the topics revised.


“It is a privilege to use CAC technology equipment for educational purposes.  When using the internet, always stay on appropriate websites. If you find yourself on an inappropriate website by accident, back out immediately and inform your teacher or responsible adult.”


Check out pages 24 and 25 for details.

Student/Parent Handbook


  • Nov. 9 - ES Trimester 1 ends/ ES After School Activities Session 1 ends

  • Nov. 12 - ES After School Activities Session 2 (Online sign-up begins)

  • Nov. 16 - ES Production Performance (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

  • Nov. 17 - ES Production Performance (1:00 pm - 2:30 pm; 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

  • Nov. 20 - General Services Lunch (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

  • Nov. 20 - Math Workshop for Parents (Grades K-5), (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

  • Nov. 21 - ES After School Activities Schedules posted online

  • Nov. 21 - ES Assembly - 3W (7:55 am - 8:25 am, ES Hall)

  • Nov. 22 - ES Kids Day (8:00 am - 11:30 am, Field)

  • Nov. 22 - Early Release Day (All students dismissed at 11:30 am)

  • Nov. 22 - ES Report Cards issued

  • Nov. 23 - U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday. No school

  • Nov. 26 - ES After School Activities Session 2 Begins

  • Nov. 27 - ES Parent/Teacher Conferences (8:00 am - 4:00 pm). No school for ES students.

  • Nov. 28 - ES Parent/Teacher Conferences (3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

  • Nov. 30 - Prophet’s Day Holiday. No school.

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.


Kid’s Day Parent Volunteers Needed

This year's Kids' Day will be held on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. Students will then be dismissed at 11:30 am for a long Thanksgiving weekend. This is a half day for CAC and Pre K-5 will be participating at the same time. For new parents to the school Kids’ Day is a fun-filled day in which they can show off their house spirit, participate in a wide variety of physical activities, and enjoy each other! The Elementary PE Department needs parent volunteers to help with the games and activities. You will be partnered up with an Elementary Teacher and teacher aide to help run an activity. If you could volunteer on that day, please fill in the (google form) by Thursday, November 16th at the latest. Mr. Greene will contact you via e-mail with your assignment by Monday, November 20th. Please mark your calendars for the date and time.

Thank you, Phil Greene pgreene@cacegypt.org & Mark Mayfield mmayfield@cacegypt.org

Attendance Information

Dear Parents,

In order to check your child’s detailed attendance report, please follow these steps:


1- Login to www.cacegypt.org

2- CAC Dashboard

3- Skyward icon

4- Go to family icon

5- Click on attendance and you will see your child’s total attendance for the year


Information about the Attendance Policy can be found in the handbook link available on the CAC website: www.cacegypt.org > Learning > Elementary School >Elementary Handbook

Click here for the 2017-2018 handbook link : Elementary Handbook  (Pages 50 - 52)

Attendance Timeline Information


Trimester 1

 Aug. 16 - Nov. 9

Trimester 2

Nov. 12 - Feb. 22

Trimester 3

Feb. 25 - June. 5

School days





15 % of trimester  

9 days

8  days

9  days

Absence more than 15%

Students  receive only comments report cards no grades  

Recently admitted students

Students who were here at least 50% of the trimester will receive grades and comments.

Students who were here less than 50% of the trimester will only receive comments.


Thank You!



Report Cards & Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences - repeated announcement

The first trimester ends November 9, and our Trimester One report cards will be issued on November 22 via Skyward (on the parent dashboard). Teachers will be working hard to create informative summaries of how each child is doing. The reports will be followed by parent/teacher conferences on November 27 (all day Monday) and November 28 (Tuesday after school). Students in grades 2 through 5 are asked to join the first five minutes of the conference to share their progress toward their goals. There will be no school for Elementary School students on Monday, November 27. Parent sign-ups for the conference day begin Thursday, November 16 and run through Wednesday, November 22, giving you the opportunity to select your own time slots to meet with teachers. Sign-ups will be done on SKYWARD. See the letter for further important information.

Tri1 Reports & Parent/Teacher Conferences Letter


Counseling Corner

The following is taken directly from the Positive Discipline web page. If you would like more information on strategies please go to Positive Discipline.

“One of the biggest mistakes some parents and teachers make, when they decide to use Positive Discipline, is becoming too permissive because they don’t want to be punitive. Some mistakenly believe they are being kind when they rescue their children, and protect them from all disappointment. This is not being kind; it is being permissive. Being kind means to be respectful of the child and of yourself. It is not respectful to pamper children. It is not respectful to rescue them from every disappointment so they don’t have the opportunity to develop their disappointment muscles. It is respectful to validate their feelings, "I can see that you are disappointed (or angry, or upset, etc.)." Then it is respectful to have faith in children that they can survive disappointment and develop a sense of capability in the process.

Carey Harris   
Guidance Counselor
Dana Purpura
School Counselor



From Aquatics

Age Group Swimming


The Age Group Invitational is coming soon! We will be hosting other schools at CAC on November 10 & 11. This year, 8 and under swimmers will once again have their events on Friday afternoon. They will be joined by those 9 and over swimmers doing 200 and 400 meter events. The remainder of the 9 and over events are on Saturday. All details can be found here.


Age Group Awards will be held Tuesday, November 14 from 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm in the main gym. On Tuesday, there is no bus service after the Awards Night. If you normally take the bus home, please inform the transportation coordinator that you will not be on the bus that day and arrange separate transportation after the Age Group Awards.


Softies and Extended Season are back this year, but with some changes. We will be combining these two programs and extending the option to join to Grade 3 this year. Instead of doing it at night after JV and Varsity practice, Softies will be a part of the ASA program. Practices will be Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, from 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm. Two days are required, though swimmers are able to attend all three if they choose. This is open to swimmers in Grade 3 and up that have completed at least one season of Age Group swimming. Please sign up through the upcoming ASA signups for trimester 2. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Coach Matt at mlautenbach@cacegypt.org.


After School Activities

Sessions​ ​​have ended this week  (November 5 - 9). We hope all students have enjoyed their after school activities and are ready to choose new ones. You can still share your feedback about session 1 in this link  Feedback Link

Sign up  for the new session will be sent by e-mail and posted on the ASA website starting next Sunday, November 12 and will be open for ​7​​​ days​ including a weekend​ until Nov.18.

Schedules e-mailed to parents on Tuesday, November 2​1

Session begins on the week of November 26

Click here for the ASA Website


ES Production is Here!

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This coming Thursday, November 16th at 5:30 pm is the first performance for this year’s ES Production, Madagascar Jr. There are also 2 performances on Friday, November 17th, 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm. The Cast Party for all participants in this year's Production and their families, will be on Sunday, November 19th from 3:15 - 4:15 in the ES Hall.

Tickets are on sale after school, at the Front Gate. They are 50 LE each.

T-shirts are also on sale, at the Front Gate,  for 100 LE each.

We hope to see you all there, as 115 ES performers take you on a musical adventure to Madagascar!

The ES Production Team


Color Run

Join the National Honor Society at the Color Run on November 18th from 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm.  Get splashed with Holi Powder as you run laps to raise money for the Assiut Burn Hospital. The 2017 Color Run will include a Battle of the Bands between Riad Khawam (last year's HS talent show winner) and The Baladi Dogs (the rock sensation led by Wayne Rutherford.) The National Honor Society looks forward to seeing the community come out to support the Assiut Burns Hospital!


Coming up! General Services Staff Appreciation Lunch

Monday, November 20, 2017

Every year the Elementary, Middle School, and High School Student Councils give thanks to the amazing general services staff at our school by hosting a special lunch. This staff includes: security guards, janitors, gardeners, drivers, bus monitors ,car washers, painters, carpenters, and maintenance.  The hard work they do every day really makes our school a better place. We are grateful to all the general services staff and will be having an appreciation lunch for them.


Date: Monday, November 20, 2017

Location: Middle School Field

Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


We can’t do this alone, we need your help!  We are requesting that all students and families show their appreciation for our general service staff by donating the following:


  • PreK & KG  : Dessert

  • 1 & 2: Pasta Dish/Rice or Rice Dish/Bread

  • 3 - 5: Meat Dishes

  • Grade 6: Meat Dishes

  • Grade 7: Meat Dishes

  • Grade 8: Vegetables/Side Dish/Salad

  • Grade 9-12: Goodie Bags (more information will be sent out from your High School Student Council)


Please bring food donations in a disposable container. Students & parents can drop off their dishes the morning of November 20 in the MS/HS Faculty Lounge.Those who would like to volunteer during the day,please fill in this link.


We thank you for your continued support and for giving thanks to all of those who help make CAC the place to be!


ES/MS/HS Student Leadership Teams

From the Welcome & Integration Committee


Photography Workshop

November 29th at 1:30pm in MS Room 115 by Amani Ismail


Amani Ismail is a fine art photographer specialising in babies and families. She is a molecular biologist by profession and a photographer by serendipity! What started as a hobby photographing her two young children quickly morphed into a full time job as the founder of Sweet Pea Photography.  


This short workshop titled 'How to Photograph Your Children' will cover the basic principles of  using natural light, optimal camera angles, composition, how to capture emotion, and how to document everyday moments. This workshop does not require the use of a professional camera; a good old phone will do just fine!


To sign up for this workshop please email :

Heba Elsamni - hebaelsamni@gmail.com or

Farida Khamis - fkhamis@orientalweavers.com

Positive Discipline Workshop (Ages 0-6)

December 4th at 8:30 am 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 everyday; are they discouraging or empowering your children.

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

To sign up for this workshop please email:

Heba Elsamni - hebaelsamni@gmail.com or

Farida Khamis - fkhamis@orientalweavers.com


Positive Discipline Workshop

Ages 7-12:  December 6th at 8:30 am in the Common room by Amina Diab, Child Psychologist

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


Parenting your Preteen (Ages: 7-12)

Preteens have a lot going on and can be difficult to parent. They need your guidance, patience and most importantly a strong relationship to lean on during these rough times for them.

Here are some the topics we will explore in our session together:

• What are preteens years and what should parents expect during this developmental stage.

• Discover the proven strategies that empower you to guide your child to competence and confidence.

• Building stronger parent-preteen relationships by mastering emotional honesty and respect.

• Is your preteen beginning to bend the truth, avoiding confrontations or withdrawing from opening up to you? Find out why and what you can do to encourage self-expression.

• Learn several parenting tools that you can use to guide your child to embrace and looking forward to challenges using ‘Growth Mindset’ thinking.

To sign up for this workshop please email:

Heba Elsamni - hebaelsamni@gmail.com or

Farida Khamis - fkhamis@orientalweavers.com