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 December 21 , 2017

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Happy Holidays
Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season.  Whether staying in Egypt or traveling abroad, be safe and enjoy spending time with family and friends.  
Report Cards Online
Semester report cards will be available on SKYWARD at 4:00pm on January 18th.  SKYWARD access is closed during the coming weeks as grades are updated, and as we want students to enjoy a restful holiday break, rather than spending time looking at grade averages.  
First Day of School Second Semester
The last day of winter break is January 13th, as classes will resume again on the 14th of January at 8am, with an assembly in the Theater.  
Registration, Exams, and Graduation
Course Registration – Course registration for the 2018-2019 academic year will start in February.  We encourage all high school students to register for classes for 2018-2019 even if they think they may not return. 
2nd Semester Exams – Semester exam information (for seniors and underclassmen) is being organized and will be published to students and parents in March.  Please keep in mind while you plan your summer travels that seniors are able to depart after graduation and underclassmen after their final examination.  
Graduation – A memo will be circulated to all parents of seniors in early March outlining the events leading up to graduation.  As we know that some extended family members plan to come to Cairo please note that this year’s Graduation Ceremony is on Friday, June 1. 
High School Twitter Site
As an additional quick and easy method to experience the daily lives of our CAC high school students, feel-free to follow Dr. Harris’ twitter feed at https://twitter.com/CACHSupdates.  This is not meant to replace Moodle, or any other school communication method.




Upcoming Events


Dec. 22                  Winter Break Begins
Jan. 14                   School Resumes, HS Assembly at 8:00 a.m., Theater
Jan. 18                   HS Sem 1 Report Cards Online, 4:00 p.m.
                               Last Day for Students to Drop/Add Courses for Sem 2


Dr. Jared Harris        Jerry Duggan      
        HS Principal             HS Assistant Principal




Counseling Department Announcements


Juniors and Parents



PSAT scores should be sent to 11th graders through the College Board and they can log in to see the scores (we will meet with them Spring semester to go over how to use them for practice and college applications).

Save the date, we will have Junior College Night 23rd January 2018 from 7-9 p.m. in the Theater.  




Claudia Bean, Stephanie Barker, Cameron Simon

HS Counseling





Upcoming Games Schedule 


Please find below the upcoming games schedule.

Upcoming games schedule 




Scott Fitzgerald

Athletics & Activities Director





Moving on from CAC before the winter break?


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 18, 2018.

Admission/Registrar Office





CAC Tech Cafe


CAC Tech department is launching "Tech Cafes" on Tuesdays from 8 am to 9 am to help parents with any tech related questions and issues, such as access to Parent dashboard, personal device registration, non-receipt of email communication etc. Please visit them if you have any questions or concerns.


Venue: Near Cafe Greco




Santha Kumar

 Director of Information Technology



CAC and ISTA Accepting Applications for the Cairo HS Festival February 2018!


February 1st-3rd, 2018, Cairo American College (a founding member-school of ISTA*) will host five other international schools over three days of exploration and creation with visiting artists from around the world. Ensembles led by the visiting artists will create original performances that will be presented at the end of the festival. The festival participants will take excursions together to sites around Cairo to take inspiration from the history and landscape of Egypt. Students will also take two skill-based workshops in performing arts. This is a wonderful opportunity to get training in the performing arts for students interested but unable to take coursework. It’s also loads of fun. At least two international schools need homestays and we are looking for families who are excited to host our visitors. The fees for CAC students are 220USD/3800EGP and include lunches, workshops, field trips, social dinner, and t-shirts. Visit www.cacegypt.org/ista to apply now. More information about ISTA (International Schools Theatre Association) can be found at www.ista.co.uk. For questions about the Cairo Festival, you can inquire with Mr. Orion or Dina Gomaa in the Activities Office.


Apply Now



Oliver Orion

CAC Performing Arts

Stagecraft, Acting, IB Theatre




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  


Ereeny Gawdat Gergess

ES Activities Coordinator 




The Race to Clean the Air (Earth Day, April 22)


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 



Chelsea Hicks, Derek Brown, Marla Starr Hall




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.




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! 





The next monthly PTO meeting will be on Tuesday, January 23rd at 1:30 p.m. at the PTO Room (#626A) which is located on the second floor of the admin building near the front entrance. All parents are welcome! 





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.




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.  





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





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.  





2018 Theme: "CAC in Egypt"

Deadline: 4:00 p.m., Thursday, February 15, 2018



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)



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 p.m. on Thursday February 15, 2018 to be included in the contest. 



CAC PTO/Booster Club Art Contest Entry Form


Please find below the link to the PTO/Booster Club Art Contest Entry Form


CAC PTO/Booster Club Art Contest Entry Form



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 keep track of lost and found items.



Click here for the LOST AND FOUND Report LINK




CAC Parents - 
Due to an unexpected injury of one of our travelers for the Passo Tonale Italy Ski Trip (15 - 22 April), we have one spot open for any last minute interest. 
If you are interested please contact Mr. Dino ASAP at abajagilovic@g-cacegypt.org to book this opportunity. Happy Skiing!
PTO Nespresso Capsule Collection:
In support of Earth Day and CAC's relationship with A.P.E., PTO will be holding a school-wide collection of the much- loved Nespresso capsules... After collection, CAC will deliver the empty capsules to A.P.E., who use them to create fun jewelry. We also look forward to a visit from A.P.E. in the future as another way to support their efforts in raising money. 
What to do: after use, empty out the capsules and start a collection bag. Drop off boxes will be on campus starting April 2. 
Start saving those capsules!!!  Let’s see how much we can collect for A.P.E!!!
Calling all artists and business owners in the CAC Community! We are less than two months away from the PTO Gala and we need your help! We would love to feature your art work or business services in our raffle and silent auctions raising funds for our children. 
Please let us know if you can donate any original artwork or offer services that your businesses provide.
We also need more cash donations and business sponsors! And our raffle can use any new gift items that you may have around the house and do not need. Please contact Hengameh Murphy (murphysaroundtheworld@yahoo.com) or Carmen Awn (carmenawn@gmail.com) with questions or contributions.
Walking Tour of Heliopolis, Monday, April 24, 2017
*Please note that due to a national holiday the date of this trip has been changed from April 25 to April 26.
We will stop by the Baron Palace, built by the Belgian-born industrialist, Baron-General Eduard Louis Joseph Empain (1852-1929) who also founded the modern Heliopolis area in 1907.
We will walk through the beautiful El Korba section, a quaint shopping district that boasts original architecture, fascinating cultural sites as well as some of Cairo’s finest cafés and restaurants. We will walk in the European style commercial streets, and try to see the Basilique church, Adly Madgar Jewish synagogue, Hippodrome square, Maryland park, El Tahra palace, and Saray el Qubbah. If there is time, we may stop at a cafe for coffee or lunch.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
You can sign up using the link below: http://whoozin.com/KVC-3DD-PW9P
The Citadel, The Sultan Hassan Mosque & Madrasa, Al-Rifa’i Mosque
Monday May 22, 2017
The Saladin Citadel of Cairo is a medieval Islamic fort, on Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo. The Citadel was once famous for its fresh breeze and grand views of the city.
The comp
lex includes the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, which dominates the skyline of Cairo with its beautiful alabaster dome, the Mosque of Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad, the Mosque of Sulayman Pasha, Gawhara Palace; and several museums.
Afterwards we will visit the nearby Sultan Hassan Mosque & Madrasa, and Al-Rifa’i Mosque.
*Please cover shoulders and knees, wear loose pants or a long skirt, and bring a scarf.*
You can sign up using the link below: http://whoozin.com/HTE-ACK-CFDF
All PTO trips cost 100LE per person for transportation, a professional tour guide and security when necessary.Entrance fees, meals, refreshments, and any shopping are the participants responsibility. We meet at 8:15 a.m. at the back gate of CAC and the bus will leave promptly at 8:30 a.m. We will return to school by 2:00 p.m. Please be sure to leave a mobile phone number when you register. Minimum of 10 participants required. 
Spring is here!!
Join us on April 5th from 1:00 - 3:00pm on the Elementary field for a special Flower arranging workshop in the outdoor setting around our beautiful Elementary school tree!
Malak Taher, with the support of her niece Ingy Taher, will provide step-by-step instructions for stunning yet simple floral projects and equip you with the skills to customize arrangements at home; Whether hosting a party, helping out with a friend's wedding, or wishing to incorporate the beauty of flowers into everyday life, this will allow you to do so!
Malak will cover everything from texture and color to foliage and containers, providing an overall approach to living and working with flowers, with an eye toward fresh, local, wild, seasonally influenced floral design.Malak Taher is the founder & CEO of Flower Power, Egypt’s first floral design house renowned for its flowers and creative displays. With over 30 years of market expertise and a full-fledged team working across Egypt, the one-stop design house offers styling for weddings, themed events and corporate functions as well as merchandise displays and creative flowers for prestigious hotels and fashion brands.
Date: Wednesday April 5t
Time: 1:00-3:00pm Location: ES Field Fee: LE 200 per person 
* You will each get to take your flower arrangements home to add a touch of spring to your homes!! 
* We will be collecting payment in advance as the flowers will be pre-bought for each enrolled participant;
 Please drop off an envelope with our name on it at the ES office! Deadline to pay:  April 2nd 
Please note the event will be limited to 20 people, so if you are interested please sign up quick!! (The first 20 to sign up will be confirmed)
To sign up, please email Farida Khamis: fkhamis@orientalweavers.com