News and Views 11-16-2017

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WEEKLY CALENDAR

  

General Service Staff Lunch 

Monday November 20th

 

 

Early Release Day

Wednesday November 22th

 

General Services Staff Lunch

Monday November 20th

 

 

US Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday November 23rd

 

 

MS Trimester 2 ASA Start

Sunday November 26th

 

 

   

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

 

Sunday 

November 19

7D

Monday 

November 20

8H

Tuesday 

November 21

1A

Wednesday

November 22

2E

Thursday

November 23

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PRINCIPAL'S WELCOME
 

 

Dear Parents,

 

Thank you for reading this week’s edition of the Middle School News and Views. With a short week before a well-deserved holiday weekend, we have had much to celebrate in the Middle School.

We have completed the first week of trimester-two. For your child, it means new elective class, new after-school activities to choose from, and new sports team to join. One thing will remain constant, and that is our students will continue to learn, explore and have fun.

In grade six Science, students spent the day experiencing what it was like to be a civil engineer. They were tasked with making a bridge span that would hold the most weight possible. The students were only allowed to use two sheets of paper. The winning span held 1.5kg. Way to go 6th graders.

 

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Congratulations to the Junior Girls/Boys Cross Country team on their recent ISST trip. As a team, the XC team placed 2nd with the Jr. girls placing 4th and Jr. boys taking home the silver medal.

On the girl's side, Yasmeen Ibrahim took home the silver medal as she ran a time of 22:31. She was joined on the team by Jenna Allouba (11th), Noor Ramzy (16th), Amber Johnson (25th), Natalie Tiglao (28th), Catalina Sanhueza (29th) and Isabelle Malavasi (32nd)

Caleb Lanpher brought home the individual gold medal with a time of 18:09. Joining him in the top were Daxon Christie (9th) and Elliot Loveless (10th). Rounding out the rest of the team were Ahmed Hassan (20th), Minjae Kim (24th), Selim Selim (25th) and Jonathan Azzone (33rd).

It was a fantastic way to end the season. Thank you to all of the student-athletes who were members of the X-Country family this year.

 

Thank you for your continued support of the Middle School.

  

In Partnership,
Courtney Bailey

Middle School Principal 


 
News & Announcements
 

 

Middle School Bake Sale Fundraiser for Africa Hope  

MS17 BS1

 

MS17 BS2

 

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Congratulations Junior Division XC

 

A huge shout out and congratulations to the Junior Girls/Boys Cross Country team on their recent ISST trip.

As a team, the XC team placed 2nd with the Jr. Girls placing 4th and Jr. Boys taking home the silver medal. 

On the girl's side, Yasmeen Ibrahim took home the silver medal as she ran a time of 22:31. She was joined on the team by Jenna Allouba (11th), Noor Ramzy (16th), Amber Johnson (25th), Natalie Tiglao (28th), Catalina Sanhueza (29th) and Isabelle Malavasi (32nd)

Caleb Lanpher brought home the individual gold medal with a time of 18:09. Joining him in the top were Daxon Christie (9th) and Elliot Loveless (10th). Rounding out the rest of the team were Ahmed Hassan (20th), Minjae Kim (24th), Selim Selim (25th) and Jonathan Azzone (33rd). 

It was an amazing way to end the season. Thank you to all of those student-athletes were members of the XC family this year. We hope to see you again next fall. And a huge thank you to coaches Morris, Miller, Hicks, and Doraid.

 

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2XC17

 

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 This Week's Soaring Eagle Award Winners

 

Soaring nov 17

 

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 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.

https://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 18, 2018.

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 MS Volleyball Tournaments 

 

Come out this Friday to support your MS Volleyball teams. Both teams will be in action to solidify the best Cairo! Good luck Eagles!!

CIS Girls and Boys MS VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT @ CAC

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

Check out the Schedule HERE!

 

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GENERAL SERVICE STAFF LUNCH

 

To show our appreciation for all the hard work our General Service Staff do regularly, we ask that our students donate a dish to the appreciation lunch on Monday November 20.  Please bring food donations in a disposable container.  Students can drop off their dishes the morning of November 20 h in the MS/HS Faculty Lounge.  The lunch will take place from 12:00-1:00.  MS Student Council students will help with set up and serving during the lunch.

We are requesting the following from Middle School Students:

Grade 6 - Meat Dishes

Grade 7 - Meat Dishes

Grade 8 - Vegetables/Side Dish/Salad

Thank you for showing your appreciation for our General Service Staff by contributing a dish on November 20th!

Parents: We could use help setting up and serving lunch if you have time to help.  Any portion of time between 10:30 am - 1:00 pm we would welcome your help. 

 

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From the Welcome & Integration Committee

 

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!

 

 

Positive Discipline Workshop; Ages 0-6:
December 4th at 8.30am in the Common room
by Amina Diab, Child Psychologist.

Workshop duration: 2 Hours; Price: 400 L.E

Amina Diab is a child psychologist, parent educator and parent coach. She strives to help families build strong parent-child relationships based on the foundations of respect, love and trust. Amina advocates gentle guidance and positive discipline parenting to help raise competent, responsible and self-reliant children. Amina Diab is currently a doctoral researcher in Education at the university of Bath. After pursuing her masters in child & adolescent psychology, she has been working with a variety children ranging from behavioral issues to developmental abilities to learning disorders.


Workshop Information

Title: Positive Parenting Level 1: fostering stronger parent-child relationships (Ages 0-6)

During this workshop, we discover the main criteria for implementing positive parenting into our daily routine by empowering parents with proven yet practical tools to apply today. All topics discussed fall under the umbrella of developing strong parent-child relationships based on love, trust and respect. This is the first out of our 3 level positive parenting series; each level builds on previous knowledge and enriches your parenting learning experience further.

Topics we will explore together:
• Developing an understanding of the different forms of parenting styles; which one do you fall under?
• Understanding your child’s cognitive developmental stage and whether this meets expectations.
• How to better communicate and connect with your child through your method of discipline; why punishments and bribes are not preferred and what to use instead.
• Discover the influence of words you might be using ever day; are they discouraging or empowering your children.
• Proven Strategies and tools that cushion your ever day power struggles during morning and bedtime routines.

 


Positive Discipline Workshop; Ages 7-12:
December 6th at 8.30am in the Common room
by Amina Diab, Child Psychologist.

Workshop duration: 2 Hours; Price: 400 L.E

Parenting your Preteen (Ages: 7-12)

Preteens have a lot going on and can be difficult to parent. They need your guidance, patience and most importantly a strong relationship to lean on during these rough times for them.


Here are some the topics we will explore in our session together:
• What are preteens years and what should parents expect during this developmental stage.
• Discover the proven strategies that empower you to guide your child to competence and confidence.
• Building stronger parent-preteen relationships by mastering emotional honesty and respect.
• Is your preteen beginning to bend the truth, avoidingconfrontations or withdrawing from opening up to you? Find out why and what you can do to encourage self-expression.
• Learn several parenting tools that you can use to guide your child to embrace and looking forward to challenges using ‘Growth Mindset’ thinking.

 

 To sign up please contact Farida Khamis; fkhamis@orientalweavers.com

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 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

 

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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.

LOST AND FOUND Report LINK

 

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From the PTO  

 

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL:
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 cacinternationalfestival@gmail.com.

 

UPCOMING PTO PARENT TRIPS:
Please sign up using the links below:

Islamic Cairo and Khan el Khalili Shopping Dec 11
http://whoozin.com/VWG-JRA-KVGH

Islamic Cairo and Khan el Khalili Shopping Dec 18
http://whoozin.com/VGX-TY7-QVQF

 

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.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/967673493286462/

 

 

 
THREE CHEERS
 

 

Three Cheers to coaches Morris, Miller, Brown, Hicks and Doraid for all their hard work throughout the season with our athletes who returned from ISST this past weekend.

 

Three Cheers to the athletes for a successful ISST we are proud of you.

 

Three Cheers to the folks behind the scene in the athletic office, Dina, Nariman, and Scott for their support of the season one coaches and athletes.

 

Three Cheers to Santha, and Kyle for their organization of the Google Summit last weekend. It was a huge success.

 

Three Cheers to our athletes and coaches this weekend who are participating in the CISSA Volleyball tournament being hosted at CAC.

 

 
 
 

Come out this Friday to support your MS Volleyball teams. Both teams will be in action to solidify the best Cairo! Good luck Eagles!!

CIS Girls and Boys MS VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT @ CAC

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

 Boys: CAC1, CAC2, HAYAH, Schutz.  Red Schedule

Girls: CAC1, Hayah1, HAYAH2, Schutz. Blue Schedule

Time

Main Gym Court

Result

Elementary Gym Court

Result

8:00

CAC1 vs. CAC2 RED

CAC vs. Hayah1 BLUE

8:45

Hayah2 vs. Schutz BLUE

Hayah vs. Schutz RED

9:30

CAC2 vs. Hayah RED

Hayah1 vs. Schutz BLUE

10:15

CAC vs. Hayah2 BLUE

CAC1 vs. Schutz RED

11:00

CAC2 vs. Schutz RED

Hayah1 vs. Hayah2 BLUE

11:45

CAC vs. Schutz BLUE

CAC1 vs. Hayah RED

12:30

Boys- #1 vs. # 2 for 1st RED

Boys #3 vs. #4 for 3rd RED

1:15

Girls- #1 vs. # 2 for 1st BLUE

Girls- #3 vs. #4 for 3rd BLUE

2:00

Awards Presentation

Awards Presentation