News and Views 01-18-2018

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January 18, 2018
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WEEKLY CALENDAR

 

1/23: PTO Open Meeting to All Parents

1/24: Early Release Day
All students dismissed at 11.30 am
MS Maker Day
10 - 11 am: MS Principal Coffee

1/25: Revolution/ Police Day Holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

 

Sunday 

January 21

6G

Monday 

January 22

7D

Tuesday 

January 23

8H

Wednesday

January 24

1A

Thursday

January 25

No School

 
PRINCIPAL'S WELCOME
 

 

Dear Parents,

 

Thank you for reading this week’s edition of the News and Views. We want to extend Happy New Year wishes to all our students and families. We trust that everyone had an enjoyable holiday and used the time to rest, relax, recharge, and reconnect with family and friends. It was great to have all the students and faculty back on campus this week. The Middle School has quickly returned back to the teaching and learning process as well as after school activities, and everyone seems happy to be connecting with friends and teachers after the winter break.

As we are nearly halfway through the second trimester, we will be issuing our Trimester Two Progress Reports on Wednesday January 24th. We hope that this “snapshot”of learning provides students and parents with valuable information about progress being made toward academic learning goals.  As in the past, we will issue progress reports electronically. Parents will be asked to login to Skyward to check their child’s progress. We will be sending out a separate email with login and password information, and explanation about how you can check your child’s progress. Lookout for this important piece of communication. In the case of all progress reports, teachers will report only on Learning Traits Progress.” Narrative comments will be provided for all new students as well as those students who are “Not Yet Achieving Grade Level Expectations” in an Academic Achievement category and marks of ‘Rarely’ Traits.

Next week we will have an ERD on Wednesday and our second Maker Day of the school year. Please make a note to yourself that students will be dismissed at 11:30 am on Wednesday. I will be holding my Principal Coffee on Wednesday January 24th, at 10:00 am, in room 115. The topic of discussion will be “Sexting”.  A reminder that on January 25th there will be no school for National Police Day/Revolution Day.  

In the coming weeks we will be hosting the CAC Math Counts on campus. The athletics department is seeking your support.  We haven’t hosted an international school event in a long time and this is a great opportunity to showcase our community by hosting students that are coming to CAC to participate in this event. Please go to the link here for more information.
This is information for current grade eight parents.  The High School Counselors will present an overview to parents of 8th graders about the process for 9th grade registration.  We will show you the selection of courses offered, the requirements for 9th graders, and a preview of a typical 4 year sequence of classes.  We will give you a copy of the course registration card that will be handed out to your 8th graders during advisory on January 31st.

Parents wishing to bring friends and family to campus will request access through an online form  from now on. This form is available on the parent dashboard. This form will capture the needed information and send it to the appropriate administrator for approval and communicate the decision to the user and the security team. A tutorial is also available on the dashboard in case you need help with filling out the form.

Thank you for your continuous support of the middle school.

  

In Partnership,
Courtney Bailey

Middle School Principal 


 
News & Announcements
 

 


 

Booster Club
 
The Booster Cafe will be open this Thursday after school. Come welcome this New Year with our usual offerings of hot dogs, Taco In A Bag, homemade brownies and more. 
 
Open Thursday 3-4:30

 

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From the Welcome & Integration Committee:
 
Children's Emergency CPR & First Aid Workshop: 
by Youmna Khalil, Monday January 22nd, 9am in MS Room 115.

Workshop duration: 3 Hours; Price: 650 EGP (Please ensure payment is made by 18th of January at ES office);
 price includes usage of dummies and materials.
 
Youmna Khalil is a certified CPR, First Aid and AED instructor trainer for both adults and children. She is also a partner in General Management Services, a company for training and consultancy services..Youmna was successful in spreading general first aid knowledge to over 17,000 people.
 
First Aid and CPR Session on Emergencies:
-Awareness session on first aid emergencies as related to children and infants. Topics to be tackled: Scene assessment and safety, CPR, poisoning, choking, cardiac arrest, fractures, seizures, head injuries, sprains, burns, bleeding, asthma, drowning etc. 
 

-Simulation scenarios of medical emergencies with practice on dummies.

 
Please email Fkhamis@orientalweavers if you would like to sign up! 

 

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From the PTO  

 

We would like to welcome everyone back!
We hope that your holidays were filled with good cheer and you are back well-rested and refreshed! We are looking forward to an exciting second semester with you all!
 
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 always welcome! Please try to attend a meeting at least once to see what we do!
 
UPCOMING PTO PARENT TRIPS:
The next Parent Trip will be an Arts and Crafts Walking Tour of Zamalek on Monday, February 19.
please register using the link below:

Arts & Crafts Walking Tour of Zamalek.

 

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL:
Planning is underway for the Cairo American College’s 2018 International Festival on Friday March 16.
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
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!
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The gala committee will have its first meeting on Sunday January 21 at 10 am.
If you would like to get involved or if you can support/sponsor this important PTO fundraiser in any way, please contact 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 our students and teachers for returning back to school and settled back nicely into teaching and learning.

Three Cheers to the support staff who were here over the break working hard and keeping things running smoothly until we return.

Three Cheers to Fadi for his support with the Progress reports.

Three Cheers to all our student-buddies who are welcoming new students into our Middle school and helping them to get settled.

Three Cheers to Ms. Marianne for all her efforts in getting the students’ planners completed for the second half of the year.

Three Cheers to Ms. Spencer for getting the new students settled in with their schedule and organizing their buddies.

 

 

 
 
 

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