Eagle Eye 01-24-2018

The principals enjoyed lunch with students who have December and January birthdays this week!



The playground is about to change! Thank you to the parents who helped choose the new playground last year. We will be installing the new playground soon. We hope this will not take more than 5 weeks. While it’s being installed, we will open the KG playground at lunch recess and add more play equipment during recess times so our students have things to play with.

 

Thank you for coming to the Principal’s coffee Wednesday morning and thanks to our teaching team who spoke about math conceptual learning, mindsets and tape diagrams. There have been many workshops/informational sessions provided by the school and the PTO this year. We hope you have been able to attend and enjoy them. Please give the PTO feedback about these sessions.


Core Values
 

 

 



 
Our new pillar designs

   
 

 
Dec./Jan. Birthday Lunch

 

 



Garde 2K Assembly    

What's for lunch

Our menu from Richoux for next week is attached here.

 

Lunch cards only accepted.

 

Monday, Jan. 29: Pizza.
Cash only.

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

Prices include juice and a cookie.

 



From the Handbook


Mother Tongue Option
“If a parent wishes to teach their child their mother tongue, Arabic class time can be used. Please make a time to meet with the Principal to discuss this option.”

Page 10

Student/Parent Handbook


      

 

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, ES Library)

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

Jan. 31 -Course selection presentation for Grade 5 parents (5:00 pm, MS Hall)

Feb. 6 - ES Assembly - 4M (7:55 am - 8:25 am, ES Hall)

Feb. 7 - ES Math Family Night (4:15 pm - 5:15 pm)

Feb. 8 - ES Family Picnic (PreK: 11:00 am - 11:30 am; KG-Gr. 5: 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm)


Grade 5 Introduction to Middle School Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 31st – 5:00 pm in MS Auditorium/Hall

Both parents and students are encouraged to attend!  Please mark your calendars as this event takes place outside the school day.


The Middle School Principal, Mr. Courtney Bailey, will host a Student and Parent Orientation Meeting for you to learn more about the Middle School. This meeting will focus on the electives and the process to register your child for MS courses.

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Spelling Bee - Repeated

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!

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Counseling Corner

Positive Discipline

There is so much focus in Positive Discipline on getting kids involved in solutions, validating their feelings, asking them questions, understanding their behavior, connecting with them, and so on. Do you ever wonder, “What about me?

When dealing with behaviors it is sometimes best to decide what you will do and not what you will try to make your child do.  Take a look, try it and let us know what you think.

Decide What You Will Do

 

Growth Mindset

We used to think that our intelligence was fixed and little change happened throughout our lives.  Scientists have proven that this is not true and our brains are like muscles- the more we use them the stronger they become.  People with a fixed mindset avoid challenges and are threatened by feedback where people with a growth mindset embrace challenges and learn from feedback. Below are some ways that we can help our kids develop a growth mindset:

  1. Praise the process, effort and goal setting instead of how smart they are.
  2. Talk with them about their day with guided questions like, “Did you make a mistake    today? What did you learn?
  3. Encourage failure. Kids need to know that failure happens and it is okay?  They need to know that each time they try and fail, their brain is growing.
  4. Help them change their dialogue. If they say, “this is too hard!” help them to change that to, “I can’t do this yet, but I will if I keep trying.”
  5. Remind them that each time they learn something new their brain is making a new connection.

 

Below is a short article, “Parenting: What to Teach Your Children When They’re Not in School”, based on growth mindset.

Mindset

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From Aquatics

Cairo Challenge Series Badminton

The third event in the CCS is Badminton continues next week. Interested students in Grades 3-5 need to attend 3 of the 6 days to get an "I completed" badge. 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 28 and February 1, 5 and 8.
 

Campus Access Requests Online - Repeated

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.



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From the Welcome and Integration Committee


Children's Emergency CPR & First Aid Workshop

The Children’s CPR and First Aid workshop run last week by Youmna Khalil was great. She was well informed, organised and engaging. Parents were able to interact and practice the skills they were learning. See the testimonials below.



“The course was well run as a comprehensive refresher.  The presenter was well informed, organised and engaging.  I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to update their first aid skills and I think the presenter would be well placed to do certification as well.” Jacqui Goodall

 

“An excellent introductory/refresher course on all the essential first aid and CPR basic skills. The instructor, Yomna was engaging and well-informed, and there were many opportunities to practice the skills we were learning on Hanafy, our very obliging and uncomplaining dummy:). Many thanks to the WIC for organizing this essential course.” Rana Harouny  

 

“The CPR course was an extremely valuable learning experience. It is essential to take the time to familiarize ourselves with how to best respond and help in cases of emergency.” Manal Abou Daoud

 

“Thank you Farida for all your great effort, today’s workshop was great. Youmna did a fantastic job! The session was informative and dense yet she managed to make it a light, self assuring learning experience.” Yara Tatanaki

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From the Activities & Athletics Office
Dear CAC Parents & Guardians, we are looking for families who are willing to host MS students coming from 5 International Schools to join MS Mathcounts Tournament from 8 till 11 February 2018 (total of 3 nights). As a school, we rely on families who can house two students or more. If you're able to host, please fill the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IlDX9pBd1PyJhkF4FUiyNqUdRGZipJbXfKswP1zBEhg/edit
 

CAIRO AMERICAN COLLEGE

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