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 February 8 , 2018

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HS Principal Coffee
During the February 14 HS Principal Coffee, 9:30am in room 115, we will discuss the benefits and risks of participating in WhatsApp groups as a forum to discuss school-related matters.  Also, the topic of ‘sexting’ will be covered to inform parents of the possible legal implications with this increasingly common trend among teenagers.
In addition, a short informative presentation will be given to explain the most common grading practices at high schools.  
2018-2019 Week Without Walls
Information sessions and registration for WWW will start in March and continue through April.  Please contact Mr. Duggan with any questions.   
Semester 2 Exam Schedule
Semester exam information is being organized and is published to students and parents in late-March.  Grade 9-11 final exams are May 30 – June 4.  Please keep in mind while you plan your summer travels that seniors are able to depart after graduation and underclassmen after their final examination.  Please note that no exams will be given early.  Thus, we ask families to make travel arrangements such that you can complete exams before departure.
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.   


Upcoming Events


Feb. 8                     HS Talent Show, 6:00 p.m., Theater 
Feb. 11                       Course Registration Forms Due
Feb. 14                       HS Principal Coffee, 9:30 a.m., MS 115
Feb. 15                       Skyward Gradebook Open                                  


Dr. Jared Harris        Jerry Duggan      
        HS Principal             HS Assistant Principal




Counseling Department Announcements


For 8-11 Grade Students:


Please remember to turn in your course registration cards on Sunday 11 February by 3pm in the HS Counseling Office.


10th and 11th Graders: Academic Services International (ASI) will be running a four-session course to help students prepare for the SAT & ACT.  The dates will be announced as soon as we have enough interested students.  Please read the details below and see the following links for more information.

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.


11th Graders and Parents: 


The registration deadline for the upcoming March 10th SAT test is tomorrow February 9th and the deadline for the April 14th ACT is March 9th so please remember to register!  The packets you received at Junior College night have the registration dates and deadlines as well as information you will need when you register.  If you have questions, please see your counselor.

PSAT Debrief Sessions took place this week, so please take the time to discuss this with your students if they are planning to apply to universities in the USA or as non-full-IB students to the UK and/or Canada.

Thank you to all the students parents who attended our country-specific college night on Tuesday!  

Common Application Essay prompts for 2017-2018 have been announced.  See your counselor if you want to get a head start on your college essays.  





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.


Screen Shot 2017 12 20 at 12.55.24 PM   Campus Access Request




Santha Kumar

Director of Information Technology




Girls Get Strong


Girls Get Strong will host its third Health and Fitness Conference on Saturday, March 17th.  The theme of this year’s conference is Girls Get Strong: In Action.  We are looking for students, parents, and community members who have a strong desire to empower girls with the knowledge, confidence, strength, inspiration, and/or leadership skills to be socially, emotionally, and physically healthy.   If you are interested in facilitating a workshop or leading a fitness class please email Ms. Riddle at rriddle@cacegypt.org


Rebecca Riddle




Booster Cafe Hours - Thursday 3-4:30


The Booster Cafe is open this Thursday after school. 

Hot dogs, Taco In A Bag, homemade brownies will be available, plus all your other favorites. 



Booster Club




Dayertna GSS Tutoring Project is calling for Volunteers:


Dayertna is a Global Issues Service club project that works towards creating a circle of knowledge among CAC Students, Faculty, Staff, Parents and General Support Staff (GSS) by providing educational classes in English, Arabic, and Computer. To know more about our project please press this Link or if you are interested to sign up please press here. There will be an Orientation session This Saturday, February 10th, 2018 in the ES Hall to know all the details.


Global Issues Service club 




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: 


PTO International Festival needs your HELP. We need Country Reps for Australia/New Zealand, Russia and Canada (all the supplies for Canada booth are available). 

We need volunteers in the Raffle committee. Without your help and time this event won’t be possible!! We will be having our last meeting before the Festival for all our Country Reps and Raffle Volunteers, Wednesday 14th at 8 am in the ES Library. 



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 





2018 Theme: “CAC in Egypt"

Extended Deadline: 4:00 pm, Thursday, March 15, 2018 



There will be first, second and third 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 cash in 4-8 and 9-13, 14-18 age categories. 

1st - $100, 2nd - $50, 3rd - $25. 

CAC Adult Community member grand prize is $200 in cash. 



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 22” x 28”. 34 cmx 38 cm Portrait dimensions 


Use of Artwork 

Artwork will become the property of CAC/PTO/Booster Club and will not be returned to artist. 

CAC may use submitted artwork in CAC-related publicity or products and retains the right to sell the artwork for fund-raising purposes. 


Submitting Artwork:

All entries, including digital artwork, MUST be dropped off at the Spirit Store. 

For digital artwork, please include both a printed and the digital version. 

Artwork must ARRIVE by the stated deadline of March 15, 2018. 

A completed Entry Form MUST accompany the artwork and be attached to the back of the submission. 

Entry forms available at the Spirit store. Artwork and Entry Forms must be dropped off at the Spirit Store by 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 15, 2018.


Click here for: Art Contest Entry Form


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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 get involved or if you can support/sponsor this important PTO fundraiser in any way, please contact Hengameh Murphy, the CAC Gala Coordinator at:



Gala Pic



PTO Facebook Group


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:




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