Eagle Eye 12-01-2016


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December 01, 2016
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Important Dates

Important Dates

Dec. 4-7 - Book Fair

Dec. 8 - Half day, students dismissed at 11:30am

Dec. 11 - Holiday, no school for students

Dec. 15 - House event & winter parties and concert. Details below.

Dec.16 -Jan. 7 - Winter Holiday. Return to school Jan. 8

  What's For Lunch?

The menu for the week starting 4 Dec. is here.

Monday is pizza day.

hot bowl


Grade 5 Egypt Culture Field Trip

Grade 5 students set off to explore the monuments of Memphis and Saqqara. They visited the Museum of Imhotep (which included seeing a royal mummy), the Complex of Zoser, and the Step Pyramid (the first stone building in the entire world). In the Tomb of the Nobleman and the Pyramid of Teti, they learned about daily life and the afterlife as viewed by the ancient Egyptians. Finally, they visited the open-air museum that houses the monuments of Memphis, the first capital city of ancient Egypt.


November and December Birthdays

The Principals are looking for to helping to celebrate November and December birthdays lunch time, 13 Dec.



ES Fun Photos

Check out the Kids Day photos and grade 5's latest field trip. 


2016 Elementary Winter Celebrations 

15 December is fast approaching! The last day of school before the winter break is packed with celebratory fun. Please see the schedule for details.

Clip art illustration of Cartoon Bald Eagle Wearing a Santa Hat is available in a clipart set. Image is an ideal school mascot, team mascot, sport mascot, or brand mascot for promoting anything to do with an eagle, patriotism, and America.

Schedule of events

8:30 -10:00:  PreK - grade 5 ES/MS House Event

10:00 -10:30:  PreK - grade 5 Recess/snack break (students bring snack from home or buy from Good Cals)

10:30 - 12:00:  KG - grade 5 Movie in ES Hall with popcorn and infused water

10:30 - 1:00 : PreK winter celebrations in class - parents welcome (12:00-1:00)

12:00 - 1:00:  Lunch is provided (pizza x 2, juice x1 cupcake x 1). Parents please send additional food if your child/ren will need more than what’s provided.

1:00 - 1:50:  KG - grade 5 Winter parties - parents welcome

2:00 - 3:00:  Winter assembly - parents welcome 



From the ES library

ES Library Council

The ES library would like to invite all interested students in grades 4 and 5 to join the ES Library Council. This is a group of students who love books and the library, and who want to make it an even better place. Students may pick up an application form at the library, or print a copy from here.  Applications must be signed by a parent. The deadline for application is December 8.

Return books before the break
Overdue notices have gone out to parents (or will very shortly.) Parents, please clear your accounts before the December break. Any books checked out the week of December 4 to 8 should be returned on the first day of school after the break.

21st Century Libraries for Parents
Our next session of 21C Libraries for Parents will be on January 16, 2017. The focus will be on blogging. The ES uses blogs for much of their school-home communication and also for student reflection. Come to learn how to make the most of it and how to continue the conversation.

PTO Book Fair next week
Be sure to visit the annual PTO book fair next week. The organizers have extended the hours and have included several activities after school for all to enjoy. Books make great gifts!

CAC Elementary Counseling Corner

Encouraging a Healthy Body Image Despite the Influence of the Media
Apple I-PAD touch, I-Phone 7, Smart Watch, MacBook Air…it’s hard to keep up with the latest and the greatest in the tech world! Advancements in technology are moving at a rapid pace, making it easier to access the Internet and the outside media from virtually anywhere in the world.

Our children are exposed to the influence of the media at an earlier age than ever before. It‘s nearly impossible to shield children from the negative messages often portrayed in the media, such as “your value is based on your outward appearance” and “you must be thinner or more muscular to be loved, accepted and successful in life.” However, there is a lot we can do to buffer these messages so that our children develop a positive sense of self-worth based on more than just appearance.

Click here for strategies on Encouraging a Healthy Body Image.  

Greetings from the HS Green Team,
We invite you and elementary school students to participate in our poster competition. The theme that your artworks should be focused on, is the “Environmental Issues You See”. The artwork can be any form of 2D style, including painting, drawing or photography. The size of the paper should be no greater than A3 (297 x 420 mm), and no smaller than A4(210 x 297 mm). On the back of the artwork, please write the title of your piece and your name and your grade.  We will be choosing the one that has the most creativity, personal engagement and enthusiasm. Parents are encouraged to help out! The winner’s artwork will be published all around campus. The deadline of the submission is January 31st. The drop off box will be available in the elementary school office by December 1st.

If you have any question, send an email to 17souchi@g-cacegypt.org.

Further instructions will be announced shortly.

HS Green Team

After School Activities Session
We have started the activities this week. Thank you to the parents who shared the schedules with their children before they came to school. We had a very few number of students coming to the office asking what activities they have. We have sent the confirmed schedules of ASA to parents via e-mail last Tuesday Nov.22.

We have done our best to schedule students in at least 1 or 2 activities of their top choices activities. In the case that students drop out /don’t commit to attend their scheduled activities, we go back to the original sign up and offer randomly to those who had signed up earlier and did not get in. Please check this quick viewof the ASA dates.

From the PTO
Get ready for a very festive CAC Book Fair! This year, it will take place from December 4 to December 7 at the MS back courtyard, from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm! So leave your afternoons open and come attend some of the events we have in store for you from 3:20 pm onwards: Rania Hussein Amin, the author of the popular Farhana series will be hosting a book talk and signing; the MS/HS String Ensemble will provide us with a fabulous holiday-themed musical performance; as well as a live performance by Danny Malak, a talented local musician; Dr. Nigel Fletcher-Jones will read How I Became a Mummy by Leena Pekkalainen, and many more surprises! To add to the fun, everyday from 3:00-5:00 pm, there will be arts and crafts, as well as yummy snacks and treats provided by the Booster Club’s Spirit Café. Look for our posters to see the detailed program of activities.

This year the book fair is all about the holiday season and our theme is to “Give the Gift of Reading,” so please send in books if you’d like to donate to schools in need and it’s also the perfect opportunity to do some holiday gift shopping for yourself as well.

Teachers, please bring your CAC IDs with you to receive a special 5% discount from all the vendors.

Parents, we really need volunteers, so if you’d like to volunteer to help out, please sign up in the following Google doc (the schedule of ES class visits to the book fair is included in the sign-up sheet): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mnqzX1o4S93_x0s82aImZ0-zq_hH5hCYRGTA-tqbkhc/edit?usp=sharing.    ​

CAC International Festival 2017
Preparations are underway and we’d like to extend this invitation to invite anyone who would like to host or co-host a country specific booth at this year’s International Festival on Friday, March 17thto contact Sara Torosian at cacinternationalfestival@gmail.com.Our first meeting for Country Representatives and those looking for more information will be held Monday December 5th at 8:15am in the Elementary School Library Front Classroom.

PTO Parent Trip December 7 and December 12
Khan el Khalili:Get your holiday shopping done in style while learning to haggle with the best!  We will guide you to our favorite shops in the Khan, stopping to absorb the history of this medieval market.  Cap the day with a delicious lunch at Naguib Mahfouz!

All trips need at least 10 people to operate. The cost is 100LE, which covers transportation, security, and tour guide. Entrance fees, meals, refreshments, and any shopping is the participant’s responsibility.We meet at 8:30 a.m. at the back gate of CAC and return no later than 2:00 p.m.We will be accompanied by a professional tour guide and a security guide from CAC.

Sign up via the links below:

Dec 7:http://whoozin.com/FM6-3TA-NDFV

Dec 12:http://whoozin.com/RQT-FKU-VWTV


:12764731_798376170267094_6413941569087212703_o.pngThe Maadi Community Theater Presents

A Seussified Christmas Carol


The Maadi Community Theater is a group of volunteers dedicated to their mission: to develop a quality piece of theater, fundraise, and donate profits to charitable organizations in Cairo, Egypt. Proceeds from this play will go to the Syrian Refugee School, the African Hope School and Tawasol for Developing Istabl Antar NGO.  

The upcoming production: A Seussified Christmas Carol – takes a fun twist on the classic Christmas Carol story and will delight audiences of ALL ages!
The show will take place at the CAC Theater on these dates: 
Thursday, Dec. 8th - 7pm
Friday, Dec. 9th - 2pm
Saturday, Dec. 10th - 5pm 
Tickets are 50LE! They will be sold at the CAC front gate after school this week and next. You can also reserve your ticket online at the link below.
Maadi Community Theater Facebook Page

For questions, please email Carey Harris at

Semi-Annual Clothing Drive for the Benevolence Committee

From November 30 to December 13 there will be a collection box near the front entrance of the school for the Benevolence Committee clothing drive. The Benevolence Committee is a group of women from the community that work all year to support 80+ charitable organizations (orphanages, homes for the elderly, schools for the disabled, etc.).  Twice a year they collect and distribute gently used household items, clothes, toys as well as rice. Thank you for any contribution you are able to make!

Keli Oldham

Maadi Basketball Associaton (MBA)
The MBA is a basketball league for boys and girls in the Maadi and surrounding areas. It is intended for children of all skill levels. The main objective of the MBA is to provide a fun basketball experience for children in which they will get physical exercise and learn about the game of basketball.

See link for details

Monte Davis  
MBA Coordinator

Snacks available to buy at recess - repeat announcement
Goodcals will be providing snacks to purchase during morning recess for LE 10 (The juice cards to be used to buy this). The snacks will start on Monday November 28th.
Includes: one Snack box (either fruits or veggies) plus a banana. 

 Ski Week in Italy, April 15 - 22, 2017 - repeat announcement

Details here.

Ski Trip Leader
Dino Bajagilovic

Moving on from CAC at the end of the semester?
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.http://www.cacegypt.org/about/withdraw14.php

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.

Please note that High School transcripts including this semester's grades will not be available until January 22, 2017