Eagle Eye 11-16-2017

We sometimes get asked questions about tutoring. We don’t recommend tutors or that students are tutored. The only exception, and this is rare, would be through a recommendation of the Student Support Services.

Math Workshop for Parents

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



KG thinking flexibly with numbers



PreK art fun


Connect 4 recess fun

What's for lunch

Our menu from Richoux for next week is attached here.


Lunch cards only accepted.


Monday, Nov. 20: Koshari (LE 25). Cash only.


Communication channels are important at CAC.


“Teachers are happy to talk with parents and are the first point of contact, should you have any questions or concerns. If you would like to discuss a matter in detail, please make an appointment with the teacher involved. If the matter remains unresolved, please contact the ES Principal.”

Page 35

Student/Parent Handbook


  • 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) - ES library closes at 12 pm.

  • Nov. 22 - ES Report Cards issued

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

  • Nov. 23 to 26 - CAC Libraries closed

  • 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.


Latest Field Trip

Grade 4 attended an Egyptian culture field trip to the Pharaonic Village. The trip is a culmination to the unit Myths and Beliefs during the ancient Egyptian time. The students made connections between what they have studied in the unit the different sections of the village. They saw statues representing some of the ancient Egyptian gods  and kings.They compared a model of an ancient temple, with a farmer’s and a nobleman’s house as well as many scenes representing the life and the beliefs in ancient Egypt. The trip includes a hands on activity about one of the ancient gods. Students were great ambassadors of CAC and its core values. They shared their peers knowledge and supported their learning.


Kids Day Parent Volunteers Needed - repeated announcement

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 - repeated announcement

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.


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

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


From the ES Library

New DVDs now available!

We have lots and lots of new DVDs available for check out now. Stop by the library to check them out!

CAC Libraries closed

The CAC libraries will be closed from 12 noon on Wednesday, Nov. 22 to Sunday, Nov. 26, for the Thanksgiving break.

Kenn Nesbitt books

Kenn Nesbitt’s visit last week was a huge success. I hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as I did! He donated some of the books he used in his presentation to us, and they will be available soon. In the meantime, we do have several of his titles in ebook format.

To read his poems, you can
access the library catalog and choose ES. In the main search field, enter “Kenn Nesbitt” and click on “Author.” You will get a list of his books. Any book that has an “e” icon next to it is an ebook, and can be read by clicking on the “Open” button next to the title. You will be prompted for your Follett account; that’s just your CAC single sign on. If you need help accessing, please come see me in the library.


After School Activities

After School Activities SIGNUP IS STILL OPEN!


The new list of activities and the session Signup link are posted on the ASA website.

The link will be closed on Sunday, November 19.

The confirmed schedules will be e-mailed to parents on Tuesday, November 2​1 after school.

The session will begin on the week of November 26.

Click here for the ASA Website


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