News and Views 11-2-2017

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November 2, 2017
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Trimester 1 Ends

Thursday November 9th



MS Celebrations Of Learning

Thursday November 9th

1:55 pm - CAC Theatre


ISST Fall Championships

Wednesday November 8th- Saturday November 11th









November 5



November 6



November 7



November 8



November 9




Dear Parents,


Thank you for reading this week’s edition of the Middle School News and Views. We had another successful week of learning here in the Middle School. The end of Trimester One approaches next week, students have been busy preparing for and completing final assessments and projects. The first trimester officially ends on November 9th, and we will issue report cards on November 22nd.


Last Thursday night we had the Middle School Play - “Ten Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse.” For those who were in attendance, they experienced an entertaining 30 minutes of laughter. A huge thank you to Mr. Johnson, Mr. Orion and our thespians for an evening of fun. The fun didn’t end there is carried over into the Middle School Halloween Social. We want to recognize the members of the Middle School Student Council for their efforts in organizing last Thursday’s social. It was a great success thanks to the efforts of the Student Council and the Middle School students who attended and gather donated items for charitable causes thanks to the student’s participation.






We want to thank the parents who attended the Principal’s Coffee Morning on Wednesday. The topic for the morning was a Prime Trip debrief. Your praises were well received, and the Middle School leadership team will be working on ways to polish the trips, by making sure all students are safe and ensuring that your child can grow from an enriched experience.


For two days we had Cathy Berger Kaye on campus to talk with teachers and student about service learning and leadership. It was an excellent opportunity for coaches as well. Cathy also met with our STUCO students and the MS school administrators.


Thank you for your continued support of the Middle School.


In Partnership,
Courtney Bailey

Middle School Principal 

News & Announcements


The Middle School Play  



For more MS Play Photos, please visit THIS LINK




The Middle School Halloween Social




For more MS Halloween Social, please visit THIS LINK




 Moving on from CAC before the Winter Break? 


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.


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 18, 2018.



 From the Welcome & Integration Committee


Relax, Rejuvenate & Revitalise!!

Vanessa Moar is a yoga teacher - RYT 200 and a registered physiotherapist - McGill University from Canada. Her family has just moved to Egypt last year 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, breath better and recover quicker from minor and major injuries.

She will be teaching a Hatha Flow yoga class focusing on breathing and postural alignment . It is open to all levels.

Date: Thursday November 9th 8am in the Grade 1/2 Common Room- - First floor of ES bulding (we ask that you please bring your own yoga mat).

Please note that entrance is by donation to the Booster Club!

Photography workshop: November 29th at 1.30pm
in MS Room 115 by Amani Ismail.

Amani Ismail is a fine art photographer specialising in babies and families. She is a molecular biologist by profession and a photographer by serendipity! What started as a hobby photographing her two young children quickly morphed into a full time job as the founder of Sweet Pea Photography.

This short workshop titled 'How to Photograph Your Children' will cover the basic principles of using natural light, optimal camera angles, composition, how to capture emotion, and how to document everyday moments. This workshop does not require the use of a professional camera; a good old phone will do just fine!




 Tortoise Club 

We would Love to hear your questions, comments and information about the Tortoises in the enclosure. Please click the link below to share any interesting information or ask any questions Link to the :Tortoise Club Information Sharing
Those will be will be reviewed by Mr. Said and the club members and will be published in the Tortoise Club web. page.
Link to the :Tortoise Club Page




Lost and Found


Part of educating students at CAC is encouraging independence through increasing responsible behaviors. We constantly encourage students to label their items so that they are easily identified and returned back to the owner. It is also important that students know what to do when they lose any of their items.


Here is what we advise students to do when they report a lost item:

1- Look everywhere (lost & found table/class/playground/inside backpacks/home ,etc,...)
2- Ask Others (friends/teachers/parents/siblings,etc,..)
3-Ask parents to report to the lost and found link. Upper grade students can do this too.
4- Use the same link to report when item is found.


In order to support our students and community members with the above process, we created the below Lost and Found link to help us track of lost and found items.



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From the PTO  


We would like to thank everyone who volunteered, donated cash, baked goods or candy for the Halloween Carnival. The younger student had fun and the hard work of everyone payed off; the HS students will take 74171 LE for their prom, Freshmen 1882.5 LE and the Sophomores 8372.5 LE.
Thank you to all the parents and friends of CAC who came and supported our HS students.
The extra candy from the event was donated to African Hope.


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


The next monthly PTO meeting will be on Tuesday November 7th 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.


Please sign up using the links below:
City of the Dead and the Glass Blowing Workshop November 13

Islamic Cairo and Khan el Khalili Shopping Dec 11

Islamic Cairo and Khan el Khalili Shopping Dec 18


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.






Three Cheers to David Chadwell and Mariam Hassan for bringing in Cathy Berger Kaye to work with our CAC community.

Three Cheers to all the parents in attendance at the Principal Coffee Morning.

Three Cheers to Mr. Johnson for the selection of the Middle School play.

Three Cheers to all the parents and teachers who were involved in last weekend Halloween carnival.

Three Cheers to all the stagecraft students who built the stage for the Middle School play.


Three Cheers to all the students who worked backstage at the MS play.

Three Cheers to Mr. Chadwell for the presentation on the fall MAP scores and the CAT4 presentation to grades four and seven parents.