Eagle Eye 01-18-2018

We have always strived to create a positive, student-centered environment, where students are supported in making good choices and learning from mistakes. While academic development is definitely important to us, so are social and emotional development. The counselors are teaching guidance lessons every week. We are focusing on Core Values throughout the school, emphasizing a different Core Value each month. This month’s core value is integrity. Teachers are supporting circle solutions weekly and our students immensely enjoy circles. Circles support building relationships, resilience and social responsibility in our students.

Grades 4 and 5 have recently developed Wellness goals, supporting respect and personal connections, and have brainstormed strategies to work toward achieving their goals. All classes met to contribute to the goals and strategies and are excited with moving forward.

We are looking forward to celebrating December and January birthdays the 22nd of January at lunch time. We eat lunch together and share a popcorn treat with a small birthday token.

You’re invited to Principal’s Coffee next Wednesday, 24 January, 8:00 am - 9:00 am. A teacher from grades 1- 5 will be speaking about mathematical mindsets and how students use tape diagrams when problem solving.

Core Values



Winter Assembly


Community Service Project




Tug of War House Event Fun    

What's for lunch

Our menu from Richoux for next week is attached here.


Lunch cards only accepted.

Monday, Jan. 22: Koshari (LE 25). Cash only.

From the Handbook

The CAC ES Eagle Song

“Chorus: We are the Eagles, the kids from CAC. We are the Eagles, a friendly family. We are the Eagles, many countries many kinds. We are Eagles, with bright creative minds!”
Page 21

Student/Parent Handbook


Jan. 23 - ES Assembly - 2K (7:55 am - 8:25 am, ES Hall)

Jan. 24 - Early Release Day (All students dismissed at 11:30 am). No after school activities.

Jan. 24 - ES Principal’s Coffee - Math Models Session for Parents (8:00 am - 9:00 am, Grade 1 Common Room)

Jan. 25 - Police Day/Revolution Day Holiday

Jan. 29 - Spelling Bee Written Test for Grade 5 (12:10 pm - 12:50 pm, ES Library)

Jan. 30 - Spelling Bee Written Test for Grade 3 (12:10 pm - 12:50 pm, ES Library)

Jan. 30 - ES Assembly - 1C (7:55 am - 8:25 am, ES Hall)

Jan. 30 - Open House for PreK/KG (8:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Jan. 31 - Spelling Bee Written Test for Grade 4 (12:10 pm - 12:50 pm, ES Library)


Spelling Bee

It's Spelling Bee time once again this year. Top results from each grade level in the preliminary written test will be selected to join the SEMI-FINALS. This will then result in the ES FINALS (done at a later assembly), which will determine the top 3 finalists who will represent the CAC ES team at the city-wide Spelling Bee, being held on the 6th of March at BCCIS.

What: Spelling Bee preliminary try-out written test

When: Jan. 29 (Grade 5)

           Jan. 30 (Grade 3)
           Jan. 31 (Grade 4)

Time: 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm

Where: Library classroom

Need anything: No, just courage to "go for it" and give it a try!


Counseling Corner

Positive Discipline

One of the most important jobs that we have as parents and educators is to help children become more independent and self sufficient.  Having kids create routine charts is one way to help them learn life management skills and ways to accomplish their goals.  Routines will booster self confidence and can also make a parent's life a little easier as well.

If you would like more information about the benefits and also the best ways to help kids develop routines, please go to Routines on the Positive Discipline website by Jane Nelsen.  Another resource for information on decreasing nighttime and morning struggles is A Simple Strategy for Smoother Mornings and Evenings by Debbie Zeichner, LCSW

Core Value

The CAC core value for January is Integrity.  We define integrity as always doing what is right, even when no one is looking. There is so much more to the meaning of the word “integrity”, but this definition is where we start with the elementary students.  All ES students are working in the classrooms and through guidance to better understanding what integrity means.  You can help by having discussions with your child about what integrity means to you.

From the ES Library

Happy New Year!

Hope 2018 is filled with the joy of reading. This is a great time to set a resolution to read more books and to always send a library bag with your children on their library check out days.

Saturday openings

The CAC libraries will be open this Saturday, Jan. 20, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Note that they will be closed on the long weekend, Jan. 27. They will be open all Saturdays in February.

From Aquatics

Cairo Challenge Series Badminton

The third event in the CCS is Badminton. Interested students need to attend 3 of the 6 days to get an "I completed" badge. This is open to students in Grade 3-5. Participating students should come right to the Main Gym at the beginning of lunch. The gym will be open for the first half of lunch leaving students time to eat before heading back to class.

The dates are January 21, 23, 28 and February 1, 5 and 8.


After School Activities

After school activities have resumed this week and will continue until the week of Feb.18

Share the schedule with your child

Thank you to all the parents who shared the schedules with their children, they came to school knowing what activities they had which helped them have a great day. It can help if students write their own weekly schedules on a piece of paper and stick them in their backpacks.

ASA Schedules are final now

If we have not contacted you by now, that means that no spots were opened up and your child’s ASA schedules will be set as is.

Excuse Form

If for any reason students cannot attend their ASA on a specific day, parents must submit this Form.

Click here for the ASA Website

Friendly Soccer Tournament this weekend! 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

We are having a friendly Soccer tournament this weekend. Other schools; Schutz and GEMS, will be coming to play friendly Soccer games with our students.

This tournament is for the Soccer groups that have been practicing in the ES after-school activities. This is a friendly tournament and the emphasis will be on sportsmanship, and fun!. Come & and cheer for all te

ES Photos Live Website

Click here for the link: ES Photos website.

This is a live link and we will always continue to add to it. If you would like to share photos that you have taken for ES events, please send to esphotos@cacegypt.org. Hope you enjoy them.


Lost and Found

Please make sure to check lost and found outside the Playground Monitors office. There are so many items, including a big container of lunch boxes and water bottles.

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.


The Race to Clean the Air (Earth Day, April 22) is an annual awareness campaign and event that promotes addressing climate change issues in our community including promoting clean air initiatives. The Race committee is looking for community members who have solutions they would like to carry out within our community, want to create awareness regarding specific topics, have an area of expertise they would like to contribute or would like to volunteer their time to this shared goal.

Race awareness activities are carried out in the period leading up to the main Race event, which is tentatively planned for April 22, 2018. In order to join the committee or find out more information please contact:

chicks@cacegypt.org, dbrown@cacegypt.org, mstarrhall@cacegypt.org



From the Welcome and Integration Committee

Children's Emergency CPR & First Aid Workshop:
by Youmna Khalil, Monday, January 22nd, 9:00 am in MS Room 115.

Workshop duration: 3 Hours; Price: 650 EGP (Please ensure payment is made by Sunday, January 21st at either the ES Office or MS Office); price includes usage of dummies and materials.

Youmna Khalil is a certified CPR, First Aid and AED instructor trainer for both adults and children. She is also a partner in General Management Services, a company for training and consultancy services..Youmna was successful in spreading general first aid knowledge to over 17,000 people.

First Aid and CPR Session on Emergencies:

-Awareness session on first aid emergencies as related to children and infants. Topics to be tackled: Scene assessment and safety, CPR, poisoning, choking, cardiac arrest, fractures, seizures, head injuries, sprains, burns, bleeding, asthma, drowning etc.

-Simulation scenarios of medical emergencies with practice on dummies.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FirstAidAndCPRInEgypt

Please email fkhamis@orientalweavers.com if you would like to sign up!


Booster Club

The Booster Cafe will be open this Thursday after school. Come welcome this New Year with our usual offerings of hot dogs, Taco In A Bag, homemade brownies and more.

Open Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm 


2018 CAC PTO/Booster Club Art Contest

Theme: "CAC in Egypt"

Deadline: 4:00 pm, Thursday, February 15, 2018


  • There will be one grand prize and up to nine honorable mentions in each of three age categories for students and one grand prize for the CAC community category.
  • Age categories are 4-8, 9-13, and 14-18 and CAC Community Adults
  • The following prizes will be awarded in 4-8 and 9-13, 14-18 age categories:  
  • Winners: Gift Certificates to the CAC Spirit Store. (The amounts will be announced in January)
  • Honorable Mentions will receive an Art Contest T Shirt.
  • CAC Community Member Adult grand prize: Cash Prize. (The amount will be announced in January)


All CAC students, alumni, teachers, staff and parents are eligible to participate.

Artwork Specifications

  • Artwork must address the given theme.
  • Only flat media will be accepted.
  • Any medium (pastel, watercolor, oil, pencil, crayon, digital art, etc.) is acceptable.
  • Submissions must be entirely or essentially the artist’s original work.  Found material such as bits of wallpaper, photographs or printed matter may be used, e.g., in a collage, but must be presented in an original way in the context of an essentially new composition.
  • Dimensions of submitted work may not exceed 55 cm x 70 cm.


Use of Artwork

  • Artwork will become the property of CAC PTO /Booster Club and will not be returned to the artist.  CAC may use submitted artwork in CAC-related publicity or products and retains the right to sell the artwork for PTO fund-raising purposes.
  • Artwork designs may be used for, but not limited to, Spirit Store merchandise such as bags, shirts, cards, refrigerator magnets and notebook covers.

Submitting Artwork
  • All entries, including digital artwork, must be dropped off at the Spirit Store.
  • For digital artwork, please include both printed and digital versions.>
  • A completed Entry Form must accompany the artwork and be attached to the back of the submission.
  • All Artwork and Entry Forms MUST be dropped off at the Spirit Store by 4:00 pm on Thursday, February 15, 2018 to be included in the contest.

    Click here for: Art Contest Entry Form


From the PTO

We would like to welcome everyone back!

We hope that your holidays were filled with good cheer and you are back well-rested and refreshed! We are looking forward to an exciting second semester with you all!

Next PTO Meeting

The next monthly PTO meeting will be on Tuesday, January 23rd 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 always welcome! Please try to attend a meeting at least once to see what we do!

Upcoming PTO Parent Trips

The next Parent Trip will be an Arts and Crafts Walking Tour of Zamalek on Monday, February 19.

Please register using the link below:

Arts & Crafts Walking Tour of Zamalek.

International Festival

Planning is underway for the Cairo American College’s 2018 International Festival on Friday, March 16.

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.


Friday May 4, 2018

The CAC Gala is one of our major fundraising events for all our activities throughout the year. 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 (Egyptian inspired) 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!

The gala committee will have its first meeting on Sunday, January 21 at 10:00 am.

If you would like to get involved or if you can support/sponsor this important PTO fundraiser in any way, please contact 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: