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 January 24 , 2018

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Course Registration
Course registration for the 2018-2019 academic year begins January 29 with grade 9-11 student assemblies.  Seniors are excited to use this time to start planning for the 2018 commencement ceremony.
After the assemblies students and parents are encouraged to contact our counselors, IB coordinator, and learning support specialist with any specific questions.  
SKYWARD Gradebook Access Dates
Student academic progress can be viewed over the weekend every two weeks on Feb 1, 15, Mar 1 etc. via gradebook on Skyward. 
WhatsApp Groups and Social Media
During the February 14 HS Principal Coffee we will discuss the benefits and risks of participating in WhatsApp groups as a forum to discuss school-related matters.  Recently parents have shared with the HS administration the awkwardness when members of such groups make derogatory comments directed at other parents, students, teachers, and/or administrators.  Further information will be shared as we approach the coffee date. 
MUN THIMUN Conference
CAC's 25 member MUN travel team will be attending the largest MUN conference in the world - The Hague Model United Nations - held each year in The Netherlands from January 29th to February 2nd. Students have been preparing for months by doing research and developing their policies for the conference.  
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


Jan. 25                   Police/Revolution Day Holiday, No School
Jan. 29-Feb. 2        THIMUN Conference - The Hague
Feb. 1                     Skyward Gradebook Open
Feb. 1-3                  CAC ISTA HS Festival
Feb. 1-4                  Wrestling Team Trip - Abu Dhabi
Feb. 6                     Country-Specific Break-out Sessions, 6:00 p.m., Theater
Feb. 8                     HS Talent Show, 6:00 p.m., Theater                                   


Dr. Jared Harris        Jerry Duggan      
        HS Principal             HS Assistant Principal




Counseling Department Announcements


Seniors, if you want us to put your colleges up on our acceptance board outside the high school office, please remember to update Naviance as your acceptances roll in!



11th Graders and Parents: Thank you for those of you who attended our Junior College Night yesterday evening.  If you did not attend please check with your counselor ASAP.  A reminder that country-specific break-out sessions will be held on Tuesday, February 6th from 6-9pm in the Theater for you and your students to learn more about university options in Canada, the USA, and the UK.



11th Graders and Parents: The registration deadline for the upcoming March 10th SAT test is February 9th and the deadline for the April 14th ACT is March 9th.  



10th Graders and Parents: If you have not had your student’s 11th Grade course selection with Mr. Kupperstein and your student’s counselor, please schedule those in the next few days as course registration begins this week.  In the meeting we will help you consider options for 11th grade courses that align with pathways for university study.



Tuesday Course Registration Assembly


9th through 11th grade students,


2017-2018 course registration assemblies will take place on Tuesday, February 21st from 10:35 am to 11:05 am in the following locations:

•         9th Grade - MS 115

•         10th Grade - Theater

•         11th Grade - MS Auditorium


Course registration forms with transcripts will be distributed during G block on Tuesday.  We will follow an assembly schedule on that day.



10th and 11th Graders: Academic Services International (ASI) will be running a four-session course to help students prepare for the SAT & ACT.  Students of any grade level can participate.  The course runs for two consecutive weekends at CAC on February 16-17 and 23-24.  Please read the details below and see the following links for more information.


For the February session, the registration form is below.


1. The course fee is 900 USD. Payment can be made by credit card online.

2. Students can retakethe course one time for free, using the same material issued the first time.

3. Course information and registration:

o The course is a combined SAT/ACT session.

o Web link for course overview: asi-sat.com/brochure 

o Registration Form with instructions.

Registration site link: asipayment.com  

Email Mr. Zaki Mustafa with any questions: zmustafa@asi-sat.com





Claudia Bean, Stephanie Barker, Cameron Simon

HS Counseling




Campus Access Requests online


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.


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Santha Kumar

Director of Information Technology




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 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





Cairo American College’s 2018 International Festival will take place on Friday, March 16.

We are still in need of more volunteers to head various committees.

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.   





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!

Gala Pic


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:






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. 


Click here for: Art Contest Entry Form 




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 



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