Head of School 11-15-2018



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 Head of School's Newsletter - November 15, 2018

ES Play: “Shrek” Tonight! (and Tomorrow)



StuCo Family Movie Night

Join us on December 6 for a festive winter themed family movie night packed with fun activities and treats! Make sure to bring blankets and a picnic dinner. Children must be supervised.     ---Sincerely,  HS Exec StuCo

CAC Teams Shine at ISST Tournaments

Congratulations to all CAC athletes who competed in last weekend’s ISST tournaments. CAC’s volleyball, soccer and X-Country teams attended tournaments across Europe, competing with the likes of American School of London, International School of Brussels, Frankfurt International School and the American School of Paris.

Three cheers for the CAC Cross Country team, who competed with grace and style as they placed fifth overall as a team. Boys varsity placed second and junior boys third. In the boys varsity, Murad took silver with Ben placing in the top ten. Caleb led the junior boys with a second place finish.


Three Cheers also for the Boys Varsity Volleyball team, making their first appearance in Division 1 after a few years in Div II. The boys took Bronze, with an impressive win in 5 sets over AS London. The gym felt like ‘home’ with the Frankfurt and TASIS teams cheering for CAC, and rushing the court to celebrate their victory.


New League Meetings after Thanksgiving

CAC will be visited by a representative of the new European league, ISSC, on Nov 27. All meetings will be on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

Scheduled meetings/ISSC presentations with Tom Archer from the British School of The Netherlands:

  • 8:00-8:45 am - Parent meeting- in room MS115

  • 3:20-3:55 pm - Student meeting - in room  MS115

  • 4:00 - 4:45 pm - Faculty/Committee meeting- in room MS 115

  • 5:30-6:30 pm - Board of Trustees meeting- in Boardroom

Tom has been working with the Athletic Directors and administrators of some of the current ISST schools and other known schools to create a new league for 2019-2020 and beyond. The new league is named ISSC. CAC is one of the involved ISST schools with interest in the possibilities that this new league presents. Tom will review the process to date in forming the new league, a tentative event table for 2019-2020, the participating schools, the season schedule for ISSC, and other points. We look forward to meeting with CAC community stakeholders on November 27, 2018.


College News:

Congrats to CAC Senior Satwik, who received a conditional offer from University of Manchester for Finance.


Booster News:

Our final meeting of 2018 will be on Tuesday, 27 November at 11am in the library. Join us and be a part of the action!


Spirit Cafe:

Specialty soft-serve ice cream is now a regular item at the cafe. Come taste it for yourself, and try one of our other homemade treats too—we debut something new almost every week!


Spirit Store:

We have cozy CAC hoodies in all sizes. They make a great holiday gift item! Stop by and take care of everyone on your gift list with fun CAC apparel.


From the PTO:

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

What a great parent trip to Heliopolis! Thanks Jean Wood, Hengameh Murphy, and Vanessa Moar for running it.


Our next parent trip is to Khan el Khalili for shopping! We have TWO identical trips, so pick the date that works best. Monday Dec 3rd—http://whoozin.com/QJ6-YGC-HE4N and Wednesday Dec 12— http://whoozin.com/CV9-RQD-XW7U

Book Fair News

The next big PTO event is the Book Fair Dec 9th-13th.  Sun-Weds is 7:30-6:00 and Thurs is 7:30-7:00. It includes 7 book vendors, special visit by Alumni author Dina El Abd, Spirit Cafe, bookmark contest, live music, origami, and crafts.  All students may enter the bookmark contest. See your school library for details! It will also include a holiday market on the last day.

We are also holding a charity book donation drive! Any new or gently used books would be greatly appreciated! Watch for the book box near the main CAC gate.

To volunteer or for questions, email Andi Simiskey at simiskey1@aol.com or Yara Tatanaki at yaratatanaki@gmail.com.

Other PTO Events:

Sun, Dec 2nd—Book Club at Osana, 10 am. Book: The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups by Leonard Sax. This is an informal book club, having read the book is not an attendance requirement. Come have coffee.

Tues, Dec 4th—PTO Meeting at 1:30 PM. All are welcome.

New on Facebook!

Every Monday we will be having Merchant Monday! Facebook members can comment on the post with their own business, a local business recommendation, or an invite to an event they are involved with. Visit our Facebook page every Monday for more information and to see everyone’s businesses.