Eagle Eye 10-04-2018


We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming Principal’s Coffee 10:30 am to 11:30 am Sunday, 7 October in the first floor common room. We will be talking about Student Wellness, Perfect Attendance, Talon Tickets and ES updates.


Lessons learned this week when an elementary family had a fire which began in a child’s bedroom. Thankfully all are okay and have shared that it’s best to keep the key handy to the outside door and keeping bedroom doors ajar mean that smoke doesn’t build in one place. At school we ask our students to move quickly and quietly away from buildings so as to be able to hear and to keep calm. A great reminder to talk to your child about different incidents, through stories and books, to support safety.


Fun Celebrations
We have a number of fun celebrations including two family picnics throughout the year for our division and we would like to share these with you. In previous years parents have paid for each of our celebrations, however this year and beyond the cost of our elementary celebrations will be covered by the school. For family picnics, you can choose to order a bbq meal or bring your own.


Parent celebrations letter

October 25 Halloween Celebrations

The Halloween Party, October 25, will be a time for the students to celebrate as a class/grade with their teachers (fun activities & food will be provided by our wonderful room parents). All students can come dressed to school as long as their costume will not interfere with movement or their learning. Parents, you are welcome to join your child at 2:00 pm to help them put on the finishing touches for their costume and then join us in watching students parade. We ask that you do not join before 2:00 pm as this will be a special time for the students with their teachers. After parading everyone will be invited to join our students in a fun dance. PreK and Kindergarten students will return to class for dismissal and Grade 1-5 will be dismissed from the ES lawn, 3:05 pm.

The PTO Halloween Spooktacular happens after school, from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Important - inform your child’s teacher and/or transportation office (melghalban@cacegypt.org) of any change in dismissal plans, such as not riding the bus or another adult pick up.

Core Values



New Students Check in         

5G Assembly


Grade 5 Unity Day


What's for lunch

Our menu from Richoux for next week is attached here.


Monday, October 8th: Koshari.


Click here for the link:
ES Photos website.

If you would like to share photos that you have taken for ES events, please email them to: esphotos@cacegypt.org.


Click here for the LOST AND FOUND Report LINK



Oct. 7 - 11 Global Math Week
Oct. 7 - ES Family Picnic (Student eating times are 11:00 am (PreK), 12:10 pm (K-2) & 12:30 pm (Gr. 3-5)

Oct. 7 - ES Principal’s Coffee (10:30 am - 11:30 am, Gr. 1 Common Room)

Oct. 9 - ES Assembly - 4D (7:55 am - 8:25 am, ES Hall)
Oct. 9 - Family Math Night (3:45 pm - 5:00 pm)
Oct. 16 - ES Assembly - 3H (7:55 am - 8:25 am, ES Hall)

After School Activities Website

Click here for the After School Activities website link.

Designated Student Pick Up Cards
As of October 1st, we are accepting parent requests for designated student pick up cards. Our goal is for all ES families, who have their child picked up by someone other than a parent, with cards by November 1st.

Check this link for more details.


Grade 2 Culture Fest

Grade 2 celebrated Culture Day on October 3rd. Students were introduced to different cultural norms and behaviours. They really enjoyed the visuals, displays and food that parents brought in.




Kindergarten Field Trip

Kindergarten experienced their first field trip of the year last week by experiencing how Egyptian farmers climb palm trees to collect dates as part of their “Farmers in Egypt” unit.


CAC Community Cats

In response to our campus cat population there is a volunteer initiative to properly care for the cats and to educate the CAC community about our feline neighbors.  Please read if you would like more information on this initiative.

CAC Community Cats


From Shrek Jr. Directing Team

This week our rehearsals will run from 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm. Please note that CAC does not have a bus at that time. Please ensure your child has an alternate way to come home. The rehearsals will be in the CAC Theatre. Please provide an extra small snack for your child on those days.


Thank you for your continued support,

Ms. Dolly, on behalf of the entire Directing Team


Counseling Corner 

Effects of Media on Child’s Development
There is a lot of information  regarding the effects of media on a child's development.  Because most children have access to technology and the internet, it is important the we educate ourselves on how exposure might affect a child.  Attached are two sites that I use as resources.

I use the KidsHealth site on a regular basis as it has information for parents, kids and educators on all subjects health related, but there is also specific information regarding  How Media Affects Your Child.

Another great resource  is Common Sense Media.  There are several categories that parents can access that can help us to navigate the appropriateness of movies and shows, safe and healthy online games and research regarding parent concerns.  

Dana Purpura

School Counselor

Guidance Teacher Gr. K-3


Carey Harris
Guidance Teacher
Gr. 4 & 5



Library News

Students are enjoying the new books and playaway audio books. With school in full swing, students are visiting the library weekly. Please remind them to return items each week. Thank you!


Repeated Announcements 

From the 7th to 11th October the CAC elementary school will be celebrating Global Math Week, the world’s biggest community mathematics event. The aim of the event is to unite ten million students around the globe in a shared experience of joyful uplifting mathematics. The ultimate goal of Global Math Week is to change the way the world sees math. We want to help our students appreciate math as joyful, relevant, meaningful and creative. Join us in celebrating the wonder of math!

- During this week at CAC there will be a number of different mathematical activities going on for students and families to enjoy. These include:


- During their math class that week, students will participate in the Global Math Week focus activity - Exploding Dots!

- A Math Trail will be set up around the elementary school grounds. Students and families can complete the tasks during recess or after school. Parents are encouraged to check out the math trail with their children during Family Math Night.

- A Problem of the Day will be shared with all classes each day to encourage mathematical discussion and reasoning.

Family Math Night, October 9, 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm. Will offer an opportunity for parents and students to enjoy mathematical games together. Come play math games with your child. Games develop fluency with math skills and problem solving. Experience the fun of learning through games!

Our Family Math Night games are intended to help build fluency in math in a fun and engaging way. You’ll find the rules and instructions for a wide range of math skills games using a variety of different resources, including playing cards and dice. We’ve assembled games for different skill levels ranging from Grades Pre-K through 5, all with an educational math twist.


Campus Access Requests Online

Parents wishing to bring friends and family to campus will request access through anonline 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. Atutorial is also available on the dashboard in case you need help with filling out the form.

The confirmation goes to your CAC gmail account which you should set to auto-forward to your personal email as we always recommend. Click here for the instructions on how to set the auto-forward to your personal email:Auto Forward CAC Gmail to Personal Emails




MAP Assessment Information - Grades 3, 4 and 5

Please click the link for further information and see grade level blog for class schedule information coming soon.

Niall Williams  nwilliams@cacegypt.org

Curriculum/IB/AP Coordinator






Booster Club

The Spirit Store and Spirit Cafe are open for business as usual during WWW/Prime Trips. Stop by and stock up!


From the PTO

We hope all the new families enjoyed the felucca sail!


We’re here to help! Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance. Our email is cacpto@cacegypt.org.

Upcoming PTO Events

Monday, Nov. 12th — Parent Trip:Heliopolis! For more info and to sign up: http://whoozin.com/HUY-NYG-DK6H


Thursday, Oct. 25th — Halloween Carnival 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Come for the Elementary School Parade and stay for the carnival!  This event is for all ages and grades!


Dec. 9-13 — Book Fair with holiday market on Dec. 13th

Friday, Feb. 1st CAC PTO’s annual Gala, THE GREAT BIG BOLLYWOOD BASH at Sofitel Nile El Gezirah

From the Welcome & Integration Committee

Hatha Flow Yoga Class
Relax, Rejuvenate & Revitalise! Hatha Flow Yoga Class focusing on breathing and postural alignment. It is open to all levels!

Date: Sunday, October 14th at 8:00 am in the Grade 1/2 Common Room, first floor of ES building (please bring your own yoga mat). Admission is by donation. The money will go to Baby Wash - an organization many CAC parents volunteer with.

Vanessa Moar is a yoga teacher - RYT 200 and a registered physiotherapist - McGill University from Canada. Her family moved to Egypt just over two years ago after living in Kenya and various parts of Canada. Her passion for yoga has grown steadily over the past 20 years as she noticed how much it helped her and her patients stay limber, more relaxed, breathe better and recover quicker from minor and major injuries.

To sign up please email:


Luna Abou Daoud - luna_aboudaoud@yahoo.com Or Farida Khamis - fkhamis@orientalweavers.com


The Halloween Spooktacular is on Thursday, October 25 after school from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm. All ES, MS, and HS students are invited! Tickets are 200LE at the door and include games, trick or treat lane (for ES students only), and haunted house. Booster Club will also be selling food.


The signup sheet for volunteer help is linked below. We need volunteers for the following:

Ticket sales before and after school

Ticket sales at the event

Trick or treat lane setup on Wednesday, October 24

Game setup on Thursday, October 25

Passing out candy on trick or treat lane (parents will do this this year)


Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0944aaab29a3f94-cachalloween


We need your candy donations! Candy is being collected in ES, MS, and HS offices.

Contact Jennifer Tyler at jennifertyler07@gmail.com with any questions.

Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0944aaab29a3f94-cachalloween

We need volunteers for ticket sales ahead of time and day of, decorating before the event, and to help Trick or Treating! Contact Jennifer Tyler at jennifertyler07@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Heliopolis Parent Trip - Monday Nov. 12th 8:15 am - 2:00 pm

We will first stop by the Unknown Soldier Memorial , and the tomb of President Anwar Sadaat. We will continue on to the  Baron Palace, built by the Belgian-born industrialist, Baron-General Eduard Louis Joseph Empain (1852-1929) who also founded the modern Heliopolis area in 1907.

We will walk through the beautiful El Korba section, a quaint shopping district that boasts original architecture, fascinating cultural sites as well as some of Cairo’s finest cafés and restaurants. We will walk in the European style commercial streets, and try to see the Basilique church, Adly Madgar Jewish synagogue, Hippodrome square, Maryland park, El Tahra palace, and Saray el Qubbah. If there is time, we may stop at a cafe for coffee or lunch.

For more information and to RSVP: http://whoozin.com/HUY-NYG-DK6H.  Questions? Contact Jean Wood at jeanwood261@icloud.com.


*The International Festival is one of our community’s favorite events and one of our main PTO fundraising events of the year. The International Festival takes place in the spring and celebrates the diversity of our CAC community. We are still in need of volunteers to lead the organizing committee for the International Festival on April 5th. Email us at cacpto@cacegypt.org  or more information.

*Help with pizza day distribution and sales (11:45 am - 12:45 pm on alternating Mondays) — contact Sandy Kachour at +20 122 241 0241.

*Help plan the book fair (Dec. 9-13) — contact Andi Simiskey at simiskey1@aol.com.

*Help plan the gala on Feb. 1st — This is one of our main fundraising events of the year and as every year, we promise you a great party! If you’d like to volunteer in the gala committee, please contact Marcela Clavel at marcelaclavel@yahoo.com.ar or sending her a message at 0127-5243232

Elementary Parents

Please check out the email for the new Pick Up Card and order them on the dashboard.

PTO Facebook Page

Join the CAC PTO Facebook page for updates, photos, and information about school and PTO events! Tell all your CAC parent friends!


Monthly Meeting

Next Meeting is on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Location: PTO room #626, on the second floor of the administration building, near the main gate. We look forward to seeing you there! Come hear about our events and learn how you can help! All parents are automatically PTO members.