Eagle Eye 11-29-2017


On December 21st, the elementary students, faculty, staff and parents will be celebrating together by having a day of fun. We’ll start with a combined middle school/elementary house event, then participate in a community service opportunity, a special lunch, grade celebrations and end with a winter assembly. We may even have a special visit from Santa! All students need to wear their house shirts to school. Please see winter celebration schedule details here.


As we are planning for the last day of school which includes a house event, winter parties and culminating in a winter assembly at the end of the day, we hope you will all be here to join in the fun! If you can’t, we would appreciate knowing if you are planning to take your child/ren away at an earlier date as numbers will affect the house event. Please inform your classroom teacher.


Please note that Tuesday, December 19, will be a Thursday schedule.

Core Values






Oct./Nov. birthday celebrations





After school play

After school running club

What's for lunch

Our menu from Richoux for next week is attached here.


Lunch cards only accepted.








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

  • Dec. 4 - Early Release Day (All students dismissed at 11:30 am)

  • Dec. 5 - ES Assembly - 5G (7:55 am - 8:25 am, ES Hall)

  • Dec. 12 - ES Assembly - 3H (7:55 am - 8:25 am, ES Hall)

  • Tuesday, Dec. 19, will be a Thursday schedule.

  • Dec. 21 - House Event (8:30 am -10:00 am) opening in the main gym, parents welcome.

  • Dec. 21 - ES Winter Assembly (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

  • Dec. 22 - Jan. 13 - Winter Break. School resumes Jan. 14.


From the Handbook

ES Homework Expectations: “School work done at home should be meaningful and possible for the student to complete independently. Students benefit socially, emotionally, and academically from unstructured play and time to develop personal interests and hobbies. Therefore, we encourage our families to ensure our students have well-balanced lives. Homework is an opportunity for practice and/or extension and is not an indicator of academic achievement.”

Pages 38-39

Student/Parent Handbook

From the ES Library

Libraries open Saturdays in December

The CAC libraries will be open December 9 and 16. This upcoming long weekend (December 2) the libraries will be closed.

21C Libraries for Parents: Social Media - December 13

The libraries will be leading a discussion on the different social media apps that our students are using. Come and learn their features and privacy options. December 13, 8:30 am in the MS/HS Library. (Not December 6 as had been previously posted.)

Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with library news and information! Facebook.com/CACESlibrary


After School Activities

After School Activities Next week

Sunday & Wednesday: Gr.1- 5 students go directly to their ASA.

Monday : No ASA - ERD (students dismissed at 11:30 am)

Thursday Dec.7: Gr.1-5 students go to the lunchroom to meet their ASA teachers.

KG students will always be picked up from their classes.


Share the schedule with your child

We had a great start to the after school activities this week. Thank you to all the parents who had shared the schedules with their children, they came to school knowing what activities they had which helped them have a great day.


ASA Attendance, Commitment, Excuse & Cancellation

As many students were scheduled to at least one of their choices, therefore the expectation is that they attend all these classes. If they are absent from school, they are automatically excused and no need to inform us. If for any reason students cannot attend their ASA on a specific day, parents must submit this Form.

Students who miss 1 class of ASA without an excuse will be dropped out of this class and parents will be notified. That way we can enroll other students who are on the waiting list. We do appreciate so much the parents who have already submitted the form as it helped us send “ happy e-mail” to others who were on the waiting lists. The waiting lists will no longer be counted after the winter break i.e. if we have not contacted you before then, that means that no spots were opened up and schedules will be set as is.


Click here for theASA Website


CAC MS/ HS Winter Concert 2017 Announcement

CAC MS/HS Music Department will present Winter Concert 2017 on Wednesday, December 6th at 6:00 pm in the Theater.  MS/HS Band, Strings, and MS/HS Choir will be featured at the Concert.

It's free admission. Come and enjoy a night with the sound of the holiday.


Mr. Mc, Ms. Jenny, Ms. Pascale


From the Welcome & Integration Committee

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


Promoting Healthy Living, one dessert at a time

December 14th at 1:30 pm in the ES Lunchroom by Nadine Azzam, Founder, Baked - a cookie company. Cost - 150 LE 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. Her future plans for baked include opening a healthy bakery in Zamalek, to make baked’s healthy desserts accessible to the good people of Cairo. http://www.facebook.com/bakedcookiecompany

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 for this workshop please email :

Heba Elsamni - hebaelsamni@gmail.com or

Farida Khamis - fkhamis@orientalweavers.com


From the PTO

Next PTO Meeting

The next monthly PTO meeting will be on Tuesday, December 5th at 1:30 pm at the PTO Room (#626A) which is located on the second floor of the admin building near the front entrance. All parents are welcome!

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.

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


International Festival

Planning is underway for the Cairo American College’s 2018 International Festival on Friday, March 16, and we are in need of volunteers!

If you are interested in organizing a booth for your country or volunteering in any other capacity, please contact the International Festival Coordinator, Kourtney LaGesse, at cacinternationalfestival@gmail.com.


Save the date:

The CAC Gala will take place on Friday, May 4, 2018.

This year’s gala theme will be ancient Egypt! Ladies, channel your inner Cleopatra and get ready to step back in time in all your glamour!

Gentlemen, don’t worry! We don’t expect you to dress up as a Pharaoh, (unless you really want to!) but we promise you will have a fantastic time!

If you would like to be part of the gala committee which will start meeting early 2018, or if you can support/sponsor this important PTO fundraiser in any way, please send an email to Hengameh Murphy, the CAC Gala Coordinator at murphysaroundtheworld@yahoo.com


PTO Facebook Group

This private group is a good way to keep informed of all the PTO activities, see pictures of our events and communicate with fellow PTO members.

You can join the CAC PTO group on Facebook using the following link.