News and Views 11-29-2017

If you can't see this e-mail properly, view it online

November 29, 2017
MSHead11 29



Early Release Day

Monday December 4th



Africa Hope Photo Booth

Tuesday December 5th 



BOB Final

Wednesday December 6th

MS Hall - 7:45am



MS/HS Band,Choir & Strings Concert

Wednesday December 6th
6:00pm at CAC Theatre



MS Mathcounts

Friday December 8th





December 3



December 4



December 5



December 6



December 7




Dear Parents,


Thank you for reading this week’s edition of the Middle School News and Views. We are about to go off and enjoy another three day weekend.

We had a productive week of teaching and learning in the Middle School. Teachers are having a conversation with individual students about what they could do differently in trimester two to improve their approaches to learning. These are conversations we are hoping you are having with your child at home as well. 

Looking ahead to next week, we have postponed the Maker Day that was previously scheduled for Monday, December 4th.  We have decided to have the Maker Day on January 24th instead. On Monday we will have an ERD day. Please remember that students should be off campus by 11:45 am. 

Next week Wednesday, Dec 6th, we will have the Winter Night of Music concert, the first show of the year. The concert is a combined Middle School/High School affair, and it will take place in the CAC Theater starting at 6:00 p.m. This should be a terrific night of entertainment and a showcase for the students who have been working hard and practicing on their instruments throughout the first trimester. We hope that many of you will turn out for an evening of music.

I thank you for reading the News and Views, and I wish everyone a long restful weekend. 


In Partnership,
Courtney Bailey

Middle School Principal 

News & Announcements


MS House Event - Teacher Trivia  







 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.




MS Maker Day - Postponed


Due to various issues, the Trimester 2 Maker Day has been postponed until January 24th.  We are still collecting materials and preparing for an awesome Maker Day, though!

In order to give our students the best experience, we need a  wide variety of materials, including much of what might look like rubbish to another person.  If you have any old or odd items lying around, this is a great chance to donate them for a great re-use.  In particular, we are need:

Clean containers - tin cans, jugs, yogurt and other plastic containers, milk        boxes/jugs.  (Thanks to previous generous donations, we have enough glass for now.)

Socks, tshirts

Old sheets, pillowcases, towels, and other bulk fabric


Used electric or electronic devices, working or not

Utensils - forks, spoons, (dull) knives, drumsticks, etc.

If you have anything to donate, please bring it to school and leave it in the donation bin at the front courtyard, inside the gates.  Thank you!



 Winter Concert 2017


CAC Music Department will present Winter Concert 2017 on
Wednesday, December 6th at 6:00 pm in the CAC Theater

MS/HS Band, Strings, and MS/HS Choir will be featured at the Concert. 

It's free admission. Come and enjoy a night with the sound of the holiday.

Mr.Mc, Ms.Jenny, Ms. Pascale


 WinterConcertPoster1718 1




From the Welcome & Integration Committee


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;



 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.



CoreValuesWeb Web




From the PTO  



The next monthly PTO meeting will be on Tuesday December 5th 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.




We are looking forward to the annual PTO Book Fair that will take place December 10-14.




Spaces are limited. Please sign up using the links below:

Islamic Cairo & Khan el Khalili Shopping Dec 11


Islamic Cairo & Khan el Khalili Shopping Dec 18




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 




Save the date: 

The CAC Gala will take place on Friday May 4, 2018. 

This year’s gala theme will be ancient Egypt! Ladies, channel your inner Cleopatra and get ready to step back in time in all your glamour!

Gentlemen, don’t worry! We don’t expect you to dress up as a Pharaoh, (unless you really want to!) but we promise you will have a fantastic time!


If you would like to be part of the gala committee which will start meeting early 2018, or if you can support/sponsor this important PTO fundraiser in any way, please send an email to Hengameh Murphy, the CAC Gala Coordinator at




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 our MUN organizers Ms. Dillon, Mrs. Morris and Mr. Kasal for their efforts in selecting the students who will be going to Rome to represent CAC.


Three Cheers to Ms. Fides for running the office while Ms. Fahmy was away on PD.


Three Cheers to all teachers who are offering a trimester two after-school activity. Your time and efforts are appreciated.


Three Cheers to Mrs. Flora and Mrs. Parnell for their presentation to Middle School faculty on the new protocol for our Student Support System.



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



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

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


Main Gym Court


Elementary Gym Court




CAC vs. Hayah1 BLUE


Hayah2 vs. Schutz BLUE

Hayah vs. Schutz RED


CAC2 vs. Hayah RED

Hayah1 vs. Schutz BLUE


CAC vs. Hayah2 BLUE

CAC1 vs. Schutz RED


CAC2 vs. Schutz RED

Hayah1 vs. Hayah2 BLUE


CAC vs. Schutz BLUE

CAC1 vs. Hayah RED


Boys- #1 vs. # 2 for 1st RED

Boys #3 vs. #4 for 3rd RED


Girls- #1 vs. # 2 for 1st BLUE

Girls- #3 vs. #4 for 3rd BLUE


Awards Presentation

Awards Presentation