News and Views 09-20-2018

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September20, 2018



MS Photos
Sunday September 23rd

Wedesday September 26th 



Battle Of The Books Launch
Thursday September 27th - Advisory
CAC Theatre



Health Forms Due
Thursday September 27th



Degla Dash
Friday September 28th 






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 September 25



September 26



 September 27




Dear Parents,


Thank you for reading this week’s version of the News and Views.

It has been a fruitful week of teaching and learning in Middle School! During the week in advisory, students were busy doing their best taking MAP tests. The majority of the students who spoke to me about their results had shown growth from last spring. Even the few who felt they hadn’t done better, have already set an academic goal for themselves to improve in the spring.



We held our annual Peace Day Assembly on Thursday morning. It was great to get together as an entire PreK-12 school, to celebrate the International Day of Peace. Well done to the CAC Partners in Peace who planned the events, and to all of the students and teachers who participated in the assembly. It was a very uplifting experience and a great way to start the day and go off into the weekend.



Principal Coffee Morning was held Wednesday at 10:00 am, Room 115. Many thanks to the parents who made it, and we hope that you will continue to attend our coffee mornings. The focus of our talk was Technology in Middle School. With the launch of our new single platform for all teachers, we showed parents how to easily access their students’ academic information. Our next Principal coffee Morning will be October 17th where we will be discussing the ATLs (Approach to Learning).



In two weeks, we will be issuing our first set of standards-based progress reports for the first semester on Wednesday, October 3rd. We hope that this “snapshot” of learning will provide students and parents with valuable information about the progress being made toward academic learning goals. The reports will also be issued electronically.

In the case of all progress reports, teachers will report only on the Approaches to Learning and in some cases, students will also receive a Narrative Comment from their teacher, but we do not usually require this from teachers. We strongly urge parents to make the time to talk with their child about their learning, and to focus specifically on the Approaches to Learning.

We report on these separately, and in the past, we have found that students who perform well on their Approaches to Learning, tend to also do well in areas of Academic Achievement.


A big thank you to all students who ran for a position in our Executive Council.

We are pleased to tell you that the Student Council Executive Officers for 2018-2019 are:


President: Faisal Shahabudeen

Vice President: Bess Parnell

Secretary: Lara Senna

Treasurer: Sedona Bromley

Congratulations to all!

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Thank you for your continued support of Middle School and enjoy your weekend everyone.



In Partnership,
Courtney Bailey

Middle School Principal 

News & Announcements



Peace Day at CAC








Margriet Ruurs: Author's Visit











 Degla Dash


Dedicated to Mr. Mike Ross - former physical education teacher and coach of Cairo American College who passed away after a short battle with cancer on October 23, 1995.

In appreciation for his wisdom and friendship to CAC and its community, all funds raised will be donated to The National Cancer Institute.

If anyone would like to donate without taking part in the race, your donation is more than welcome.

The Degla Dash online registration link is open now.

Click here to register



CAC Booster Club


Booster Cafe

Visit the Cafe after school on Thursdays for your long-time favorites, hot dogs and taco-in-a-bag! We also are offering great new healthy options: fresh fruit and veggies, and homemade spring rolls. Run don't walk to get them while supplies last!


Spirit Store

The store has new youth and adult sweatshirts in stock. Get ready for Fall and your chilly WWW trips! What better way to show off your CAC spirit than with a cozy logo hoodie?

We are in desperately in need of small change! Do you have Egyptian LE coins or 5-pound bills to spare? Please bring them in to the store and we will gladly change them for larger bills! 

A car key was found outside the store; please visit during open hours to claim it.


Fly Like an Eagle!

We want your summer and WWW shots! Take a great photo that clearly shows you wearing a CAC logo, and you may win some serious Spirit swag! Watch for the upload link soon. 


The next Booster Club meeting with be in the library on Monday, October 22nd.
Please join us!



From the PTO   


What a great first Parent Trip exploring the hidden gems and highlights of Maadi!  See below for more great events, including the New Families Felucca Sail on Oct 4th!

We’re here to help! Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance. Our email is

Upcoming PTO Events

Tues, Sept 25th—Book Club meeting at Osana Family Wellness at 10 am (note the correct time). Our first book is "How to Talk so Kids Will Listen, and Listen so Kids will Talk" by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish. To find the books please call Diwan Bookstores to pre-order & check availability. All are also available on audio books. Non CAC parents are welcome as well. This is an informal book club, having read the book is not an attendence requirement. Questions? Contact Nada Doraid at


Tues, Oct 2nd—1:30 pm—PTO Meeting, open to all parents


Thurs, Oct 4th—Felucca Sail for New Families—see more info below and at


Mon, Nov 12th—Parent Trip: Heliopolis! For more info and to sign up:


Thurs, Oct 25th—Halloween Carnival 3-6 pm. Come for the Elementary School Parade and stay for the carnival!  This event is designed for elementary aged students and their families.


Friday, February 1st—CAC PTO’s annual Gala, THE GREAT BIG BOLLYWOOD BASH at Sofitel Nile El Gezirah


*It's time for the Halloween Spooktacular! We need all the candy you can donate to make this event a success! Candy donations will be accepted from Sunday, September 23-Thursday, October 11 at a table next to the Elementary School lawn.


Stay tuned for more information to come! Contact Jennifer Tyler at with questions or to volunteer.

*The International Festival is one of our community’s favorite events and one of our main PTO fundraising events of the year. The International Festival takes place in the spring and celebrates the diversity of our CAC community. We are still in need of volunteers to lead the organizing committee for the International Festival on April 5th. Email us at for more information.


*Help with pizza day distribution and sales (11:45-12:45ish on alternating Mondays)—contact Sandy Kachour at +20 122 241 0241.


*Help plan the book fair in December—contact Andi Simiskey at


*Help plan the gala on Feb 1st—This is one of our main fundraising events of the year and as every year, we promise you a great party! If you’d like to volunteer in the gala committee, please contact Marcela Clavel at or sending her a message at 0127-5243232




Newcomers Felucca Sail

Welcome New Parents!

You are invited to the New Parent-PTO Felucca Brunch.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Meet at CAC back gate at 10:30am (returning by 1:30pm).


Join other new parents and the PTO on a relaxing felucca (sailboat) ride on the Nile. Don't worry about the heat; it's breezy and cooler on the water, and we'll be under shade. The outing is Free -- all you need to do is to reserve your place by Monday, October 1 at this link (please include your mobile number when you sign up:



*Meet at CAC's back gate at 10:30am

*Arrive at the Nile Corniche and board the feluccas by 11:00

*Introductions to PTO members and each other; brunch* and conversation on the Nile

*Return to dock at 1:00pm to board the buses

*Return to CAC’s front gate by 1:30pm 

*menu to be determined; we usually try to highlight restaurants/caterers with CAC connections, and always provide vegetarian options.

We look forward to seeing you on this annual tradition :)


Ken & Keli Oldham, 

PTO Welcome Committee



PTO Facebook Page

Join the CAC PTO Facebook page for updates, photos, and information about school and PTO events! Tell all your CAC parent friends!



Monthly Meeting

All parents and teachers are members of the PTO and we would love to see many of you at our meetings and activities. With rare exceptions, our monthly meetings take place on the first Tuesday of every month at 1:30 pm, at the PTO room #626, on the second floor of the admin building, near the main gate.


Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 2nd. We look forward to seeing you there!


Pizza Days!

Pizza days in October are the 1st, 15th, and 29th. 1 slice for 30le, 2 for 40le, 3 for 50le. Includes juice or milk + cookie. Extra cookie, juice, or slice is 7le. Kids use their bracelet to purchase. Prices increased this year due to vendor costs doubling





Three Cheers to all the parents who attended the Principal Coffee Morning on Wednesday.


Three Cheers to all our parents, teachers and students who turned out for flood the field on Tuesday.


Three Cheers to MS. Fitzgerald for bringing in the author to speak to the middle school.


Three Cheers to Mr. Bably, Mr. McCuaig, Mr. Orion, and all our students who helped to make it a special event.


Three Cheers to our students who took MAP testing this week.


Three Cheers to the teachers for proctoring the MAP testing.


Three Cheers to the PTO for their support of the Swim/Movie Social.


Three Cheers to the following teachers Ms. Smith, Mrs. Morris, Mr. McCuaig, Ms. De paz, Mrs. Kumar, Ms. Petrovna, and Ms. St. Amands for chaperoning the first social of the year.



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