News and Views 01-24-2018

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January 24, 2018
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WEEKLY CALENDAR

 

Grade 8 Parents' Information Night

Tuesday January 30th
6:00pm - MS 115 

  

 

Grade 8 Students' Orientation

Wednesday January 31st
7:55 am - MS Auditorium

 

 

 Wrestling Competition

Thursday February 1st -
Sunday February 4th 

 

 

 

 

   

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

 

Sunday 

January 28

2E

Monday 

January 29

3B

Tuesday 

January 30

4F

Wednesday

January 31

5C

Thursday

February 1

6G

 
PRINCIPAL'S WELCOME
 

 

Dear Parents,

 

Thank you for reading this week’s edition of the News and Views. We have had a productive week of learning with students engaged in a variety of learning experiences. For example Students in Improvisation class are learning to think as quickly as possible after being given a title to act out, creating strong characters, acting, reacting and listening to our fellow performers.

In Drawing and Painting students are creating dreamy landscapes with monochromatic color schemes; by using paint and making it look like charcoal. In Sculpture, the students have recycled plastic to make a mask. 

 

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Arabic 7 students are looking at Current Events and issues (Media Literacy). They were writing about the President George Weah of Liberia who was a former soccer player. Mr. Miller's Design Technology class has just finalized a unit in Architecture where students were asked to design a cupboard using the industrial saw and sandpaper amongst other equipment.

 

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In grade six Science students were working in groups on the Mars to Earth challenge.  They had to create a capsule that could transport ice from Mars without the ice melting.

 

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Today we will be issuing our first set of standards-based progress reports for Trimester Two. We hope that this “snapshot” of learning will provide students and parents with valuable information about the progress being made toward academic learning goals. We will issue progress reports electronically using Skyward. Parents will be asked to log-on to Skyward to check their child’s progress. If you did not receive the message with the login instructions, please send an email to felduweini@g-cacegypt.org. I would also like to remind you, that we might experience some glitches with the new student information system. Therefore, I am asking you to please be patient.

 

In the case of all progress reports, teachers will report only on the Approaches to Learning and “Grades in Progress.” In some cases, but not all, students will also receive a Narrative Comment from their teacher. These comments are not required from teachers for progress reports. Please find time to talk with your child about their learning and, we ask you to focus your attention on their Approaches to Learning. We report on these separately and find that students who perform well on their Approaches to Learning, generally also do well in the areas of Academic Achievement.

 

Thank you to the parents who attended the Principal’s Coffee Morning today. The topic was on SEXTING. Please find the presentation through this LINK. I am hoping that you came away with some tips to help you start the conversation with your child. This problem isn’t going away, and we can’t treat it like it is fad: such a bottle flipping and the spinner, as it could potentially lead to students taking their life. As a community, we must be proactive and protect our children. It was well attended, and I felt the parents who were there left feeling more informed about their son or daughter reality.

 

We had our second Maker Day of the year, and our students were highly engaged this morning in 12 different stations using their creative genius.  If you haven’t had an opportunity to see the finished product it will be on display next week. We also have some of our students attending a Maker Day at the Smart village in March. The Maker Day event for students will be sponsored by the US embassy.

Have an enjoyable weekend everyone,  and thank you for reading the Middle school News and Views.

 

Thank you for your continuous support of the middle school.

  

In Partnership,
Courtney Bailey

Middle School Principal 


 
News & Announcements
 

 

MS MAKER DAY

 

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For More MS Maker Day Photos, visit this LINK

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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.orgdbrown@cacegypt.orgmstarrhall@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  

 

 

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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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 all teachers for getting progress report cards completed on time.

 

Three Cheers to Mr. Miller for the organization of Maker Day.

 

Three Cheers to all teachers for their efforts during Maker Day.

 

Three Cheers to Fadi, and Fides for their support with the progress report cards.

 

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

 

 

 
 
 

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