News and Views 12-01-2016

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December 01, 2016
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Weekly Calendar


MS Mathcounts (CISSA)

Saturday, December 3rd 

Talent Show informational Meeting

Sunday, December 4th
Lunch Time
Room 225

MS Winter Social 

Wednesday, December 7th
6:30 pm  
MS Auditorium


Early Release Day (8H) 

Thursday, December 8th 

7:55-8:45 ---  H Block
8:50-9:40 ---  E Block
9:40-9:55--- Break
9:55-10:40 ---  F Block
10:45-11:30 ---  G Block


Schedule at a Glance


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December 7



December 8


Principal's Welcome

Dear Parents,

Thank you for reading this week’s edition of the Middle School News and Views. With only two weeks to go before the Winter Break, we will be keeping your children busy and engaged both inside and outside of the classroom. Highlights for Middle School students this week include:

Our 8th-grade geologists are studying the process of sedimentation and how it relates to the Earth’s fossil record. Egypt is rich in geologic history, and our 8th-grade students/scientists can connect their understanding in the classroom to the environment around them. We hope to get them out and exploring natural landscapes soon.

Grade 6 African Hope School –
Every year, 6th graders participate in a service project with the Maadi community, to provide Christmas gifts for the students at African Hope Learning Center. As a way of getting into the spirit of “giving back,” this week, our 6th grade students completed another step in their service-learning project. This project aims at helping students who are less fortunate from the African Hope School. The goal is to both help the refugees, and also to help our children become aware that, every individual -no matter how fortunate he/she is- has a chance to help others and make a difference.

This year the 6th-grade team had four bake sales and raised a total of 6586(LE), selling homemade goodies at lunchtime. On Friday, a select number of students volunteered to go shopping at Carrefour for the items that would be placed in the individual backpacks. This past week, we filled the backpacks during our Advisory time, and each student helped to pack at least one gift. Our students added 50 backpacks this year to the 500 that will be donated to African Hope on the 16th of December, during their Christmas celebration. Our students did a fabulous job bringing items to sell, shopping and packing to give to others!



The MS/HS Strings, Choir and Band students performed on Wednesday to a healthy audience in the theater. The evening started off with a welcome by the students playing jazz in the lobby of the theater. This set the tone for the Winter Night Music Concert. Mr. McCuaig and Ms. Jeong along with our students, provided us with beautiful music that was fun. The energy in the theater was vibrant and the students were having a good time singing and playing their instruments. They took pride in what they were doing, because they had a voice in the selection of the music they sang and played with the band. When learning is fun, there is no telling what students will produce.

In the upcoming week, STUCO will be hosting a Winter Social on Wednesday, December 7th from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. We hope to see many students turn out for this event, which we know will be a festive celebration before the Winter Break. I would appreciate it very much, if parents and students remember that a large amount of time and effort goes into these events, and they are put on the calendar well in advance to help you plan to join us. Please try to plan accordingly so that you can be part of the Winter Social.

Thanks in advance for your support of a Middle School shared experience.

In Partnership,



Moving on from CAC at the end of the Semester?

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 22, 2017.



Athletic Awards Night





Winter Night of Music













MS "Winter Wonderland" Social

Location: MS Hall
Date: Wednesday, December 7th
(a school night, so crazy)!!!
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM


It is almost the holiday season so get ready for the winter social!!!
Come dressed in semi-formal or festive wear (come and show off the new Santa costume you got). Great time to get some GREAT photos!!
There will be holiday decorations and festive cheer :)

Note: If you have some time on your hands, stop by the library to make some snowflakes…

Come and enjoy some social time with your friends, making snowflakes!


CAC Ski Trip

Dear Middle School Students,

CAC is again organizing Ski trip for the Spring break, 2017. This year the trip is taking place in Passo Tonale, Italy. This is a full week trip in beautiful Italian Alps. If you are interested please submit your application using below link. We have a limited number of spaces.

Semi-Annual Clothing Drive
for the Benevolence Committee

From November 30 th - December 13th there will be a collection box near the front entrance of the school for the Benevolence Committee clothing drive. The Benevolence Committee is a group of women from the community that work all year to support 80+ charitable organizations (orphanages, homes for the elderly, schools for the disabled, etc.). Twice a year they collect and distribute gently used household items, clothes, toys as well as rice. Thank you for any contribution you are able to make!


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Get ready for a very festive CAC Book Fair!

This year, it will take place from December 4 to December 7 at the MS back courtyard, from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm! So leave your afternoons open and come attend some of the events we have in store for you from 3:20 pm onwards

- Rania Hussein Amin, the author of the popular Farhana series will be hosting a book talk and signing;

- the MS/HS String Ensemble will provide us with a fabulous holiday-themed musical performance;

- as well as a live performance by Danny Malak, a talented local musician;

- Dr. Nigel Fletcher-Jones will read How I Became a Mummy by Leena Pekkalainen,

- and many more surprises...!

To add to the fun, everyday from 3:00-5:00 pm, there will be arts and crafts, as well as yummy snacks and treats provided by the Booster Club’s Spirit Café. Look for our posters to see the detailed program of activities. 

This year the book fair is all about the holiday season and our theme is to “Give the Gift of Reading,” so please send in books if you’d like to donate to schools in need and it’s also the perfect opportunity to do some holiday gift shopping for yourself as well.

Teachers, please bring your CAC IDs with you to receive a special 5% discount from all the vendors.

Parents, we really need volunteers, so if you’d like to volunteer to help out, please sign up in the following Google doc (the schedule of ES class visits to the book fair is included in the sign-up sheet):    

CAC International Festival 2017

Preparations are underway and we’d like to extend this invitation to invite anyone who would like to host or co-host a country specific booth at this year’s International Festival on Friday, March 17thto contact Sara Torosian at first meeting for Country Representatives and those looking for more information will be held Monday December 5th at 8:15am in the Elementary School Library Front Classroom.
PTO Parent Trip December 7 and December 12
Khan el Khalili:
Get your holiday shopping done in style while learning to haggle with the best!  We will guide you to our favorite shops in the Khan, stopping to absorb the history of this medieval market.  Cap the day with a delicious lunch at Naguib Mahfouz!
All trips need at least 10 people to operate. The cost is 100LE, which covers transportation, security, and tour guide. Entrance fees, meals, refreshments, and any shopping is the participant’s responsibility.
We meet at 8:30 a.m. at the back gate of CAC and return no later than 2:00 p.m.
We will be accompanied by a professional tour guide and a security guide from CAC.
Sign up via the links below:
Dec 7:
Dec 12:

Three Cheers to Karan Flora and the students who went shopping last week for supplies to give to the African Hope School.

Three Cheers to all grade six advisory that were involved in the packing of the bag packs.

Three Cheers to Mr. McCuaig, Ms. Jeong, and Mr. Orion for a very entertaining evening of music last night.

Three Cheers to all the parents who have worked so hard to organized the book fair.

Cairo American College 2013-14