News and Views 12-21-2017

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December 21, 2017
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WEEKLY CALENDAR

 

Winter Break Starts

Friday December 22nd 

  

 

School Resumes 

Sunday January 14th

 

 

 Welcome Back Assembly 

Monday January 15th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

 

Sunday 

January 14

1A

Monday 

January 15

2E

Tuesday 

January 16

3B

Wednesday

January 17

4F

Thursday

January 18

5C

 
PRINCIPAL'S WELCOME
 

 

Dear Parents,

 

Thank you for reading this week’s edition of the News and Views. We have had a great final week of learning and fun and now look forward to resting and relaxing during our three weeks holiday. 

 On Tuesday, grade 6 donned their young historian hats and participated in an excursion to the Cairo National Museum. The tour was led by three experienced guides and students were led through the impressive museum all the while examining artifacts and history directly linked to their most recent unit social studies unit on ancient Egypt. Students analyzed different artifacts and made connections about what artifacts tell us - modern historians - about the lives and culture of the ancient Egyptians. It was a great experience had by all and not one that will soon be forgotten! Great job, grade 6! The photo below "speak a thousand words."

 

Egyptian Museum

 

On Tuesday the STUCO students handed out cookie grams, and there were many happy students and teachers in the building. The generosity and act of kindness shown by our students at times can be astonishing.

The grade seven Language Arts students have been reading three short stories; and they had an opportunity to show their understanding of the story they read in a “Pinwheel” discussion. The students were divided into four discussion groups based on the novel they read; one group was the panel. The focus of this presentation was speaking, listening and to see how well the students understood the story. Students had to take on the role of the character in the book when they were at the discussion table. It was great to see students asking open-ended questions and their peers  paraphrasing back to them before answering. I was fascinated by the quality of the student’s level of questions and answers.  Our students never cease to amaze me.

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We finished our week with a House Field Day event that provided students and teachers with fun-filled experiences throughout the day. In the morning the Elementary students joined the Middle school students for a variety of friendly events, such as basketball and soccer shootouts, relays, the hungry hippo game, and Elf train. In the afternoon the Middle school students watched the movie “Santa Claus.” The pictures in this week’s News and Views will provide a peek into the fun our students have had during the day’s events. Special thanks to all of the students and teachers for their enthusiastic participation, our student House Captains for their leadership, and the primary organizers of the day: Ms. Petrovna, Ms. Dillon, Mr. Mayfield and Mr. Greene. A huge thank you! To all teachers who ran an event and helped with supporting our ES/MS house events.

 

Thank you for your continued support of the Middle School.

  

In Partnership,
Courtney Bailey

Middle School Principal 


 
News & Announcements
 

 

ES/MS Annual House Event

 

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 For more photos, click HERE!

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Thank You Mrs. Harouny & Welcome Back Mrs. Ennis

 

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 2018 CAC PTO/BOOSTER CLUB ART CONTEST 

 

Theme: "CAC in Egypt"

 

Deadline: 4:00 pm, Thursday, February 15, 2018

 

 

Prizes:

- There will be one grand prize and up to nine honorable mentions in each of three age categories for students and one grand prize for the CAC community category.  

- Age categories are 4-8, 9-13, and 14-18 and CAC Community Adults

- The following prizes will be awarded in 4-8 and 9-13, 14-18 age categories:  

- Winners: Gift Certificates to the CAC Spirit Store. (The amounts will be announced in January)

- Honorable Mentions will receive an Art Contest T Shirt.

- CAC Community Member Adult grand prize: Cash Prize. (The amount will be announced in January)

 

Eligibility: 

- All CAC students, alumni, teachers, staff and parents are eligible to participate,

 

Artwork Specifications: 

- Artwork must address the given theme.

- Only flat media will be accepted.

- Any medium (pastel, watercolor, oil, pencil, crayon, digital art, etc.) is acceptable. 

- Submissions must be entirely or essentially the artist’s original work.  Found material such as bits of wallpaper, photographs or printed matter may be used, e.g., in a collage, but must be presented in an original way in the context of an essentially new composition. 

- Dimensions of submitted work may not exceed 55 cm x 70 cm.

 

Use of Artwork: 

- Artwork will become the property of CAC PTO /Booster Club and will not be returned to the artist.  CAC may use submitted artwork in CAC-related publicity or products and retains the right to sell the artwork for PTO fund-raising purposes.

- Artwork designs may be used for, but not limited to, Spirit Store merchandise such as bags, shirts, cards, refrigerator magnets and notebook covers.

 

Submitting Artwork:

- All entries, including digital artwork, must be dropped off at the Spirit Store. 

- For digital artwork, please include both printed and digital versions.

- A completed Entry Form must accompany the artwork and be attached to the back of the submission.

- All Artwork and Entry Forms MUST be dropped off at the Spirit Store by 4 :00 pm on Thursday February 15, 2018 to be included in the contest.

 

ART CONTEST ENTRY FORM 2018 HERE!

 

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The Race to Clean the Air

 

The Race to Clean the Air (Earth Day, April 22) is an annual awareness campaign and event that promotes addressing climate change issues in our community including promoting clean air initiatives. The Race committee is looking for community members who have solutions they would like to carry out within our community, want to create awareness regarding specific topics, have an area of expertise they would like to contribute or would like to volunteer their time to this shared goal.

Race awareness activities are carried out in the period leading up to the main Race event, which is tentatively planned for April 22, 2018. In order to join the committee or find out more information please contact: 

 chicks@cacegypt.org, dbrown@cacegypt.org, mstarrhall@cacegypt.org

 

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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  

  

The PTO wishes everyone a very Happy Holiday Season and a wonderful New Year 2018! We look forward to many exciting events with our CAC community in the coming year.

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!!!

It’s been a great semester thanks to the tireless efforts of our volunteers in all the different PTO activities this year! Many Thanks! We appreciate you all very much! 

 

NEXT PTO MEETING:

The next monthly PTO meeting will be on Tuesday January 23rd 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! 

 

UPCOMING PTO PARENT TRIPS:

The next semester’s Parent Trips will be announced in January. 

Please look for our announcements in the newsletters and on our PTO Facebook page.

 

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

 

CAC GALA

Save the date: 

Friday May 4, 2018

The CAC Gala is one of our major fundraising events for all our activities throughout the year.

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 (Egyptian inspired) 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 murphysaroundtheworld@yahoo.com

 

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 all teachers who are leading an activity on Thursday during our fun day in the Middle School.

 

Three Cheers to Mr. Green, Mrs. Dillon, Ms. Petrovna and Mr. Mayfield for their efforts with the organization of the ES/MS House event.

 

Three Cheers to all our students and parents for all their efforts in making the first half of the year a success.

 

Three Cheers to our Wellness Committee for the organization of the Holiday Cheer to send faculty and staff off to a much needed winter break.

 

 

 
 
 

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