Head of School 12-13-2018



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 Head of School's Newsletter - December 13, 2018 


PTO Book Fair

A great week at the PTO Book fair. Thanks to the many PTO parents who volunteered time, helped organize, and who spoke to vendors, etc. The fair was bustling at many points during the week and many happy shoppers went home with some vacation reading.

Happy shoppers at the Book Fair!

Support the Performing Arts at CAC

'Tis the Season to be Giving! and what better way to give than to commemorate someone special on a theatre seat name plate? Dedicate a plaque to your student(s), family, or even a favorite teacher. Name plates live on in perpetuity and years from now, when alumni return, their name plates will bring back many memories. Scan the QR code to fill out your order in time for the holidays.


Board Meeting Cancelled

The December 19 Board meeting is cancelled.  The next Board meeting is schedule on Wednesday, January 30 at 6:00 PM in MS Room 115 with an information session the following morning, Thursday, January 31 at 8:00 AM in the same venue.

Website News: Calendar Move

CAC has moved the detail calendar where we share activities into the parents dashboard. You can access it there after you log into your account. The CAC School Calendar (holidays and days school is in session) is still on the website under the About US section.

League Latest--Decision Reached

The CAC Board of Trustees voted during the past week to approve the Administration’s recommendation that CAC will join, for 2019-20, the new European sports league ISAA (the International Schools Athletics Association). The process to arrive at this decision was long and involved, and there were many options explored, research conducted, athlete performances compared, and much time spent in meetings and discussions. The overwhelming consensus, after researching thoroughly both the MESAC and ISAA options, was to hook our wagon to the new league and do our best to support its success in its first year and beyond. I would like to thank all community members who contributed their views, shared their time, and who worked to ensure we were making the best decision about what is best for CAC Students and the CAC community into the future.

College News:

Another big week for CAC Seniors, with tonight culminating the first ‘big wave’ as early decision admissions will be announced in the US today (our tonight). Listen for the seniors howling out their window in….ecstacy and agony….good luck to those waiting for news! Overall, his has been a great week for our seniors as more university offers have arrived.  Here are some highlights:

  • 18 students (21% of the class) have received an offer of admission

  • 37 total offers have been confirmed from 32 different universities in 3 countries (USA, Canada, and UK)

Meanwhile, congratulations to the following seniors

Calvin C: admitted to Santa Clara University

Mahmoud A: admitted to UMass Amherst

Omar A: admitted to Dalhousie University, Canada

Amina E: admitted to Ryerson, University, Canada

Mahla F: admitted to UMass Amherst

Farida G: admitted to  York University

Maylis d:  admitted to Utrecht Univ, Leiden Univ, and Univ of Groningen

Isabella P: admitted to Temple University, Japan.

Titus O. admitted to Hofstra University

Tamer S. admitted to Pace University

Wiaam S. admitted to: Kings College, London; London Southbank; and London Brunel International College

Hoda S: Admitted to UMass Amherst

CAC Campus Access During Winter Break

Please be aware that the CAC Gym Building, Pool and Track will be on ‘winter break hours’ from Dec 21 through break, closing at 8pm from Dec 21- Jan 13 (as opposed to being open later in the evening).

Booster News:

Booster Club thanks everyone for helping decorate the CAC Holiday Tree! Watch out for more festive activities out by the tree Sun-Thurs next week, immediately after school.

Our next meeting will be on January 22nd at 11 am in the MS/HS library. It is open to all; please join us!

Spirit Store

  • We have holiday cards! Grab your chance to get unique student artwork reflecting the beauty of Egypt and the warmth of our CAC community.

  • Also on sale in the store are hand-painted pottery pieces and batik textiles raising money for local charities.

  • We will remain open for our regular hours throughout the last week of school this semester. Come get your last-minute gifts!

  • Holiday travel is a great time to take photos in CAC regalia. Get some spirit wear and send us your photos wearing it to enter this year’s Soar Like an Eagle contest!

Spirit Cafe

After a festive week offering treats every day at the Book Fair, the cafe will be closed for the remainder of the semester. Happy holidays everyone!

CAC Holiday Tree

Days are getting shorter, the nights are longer and there is that unmistakable chill in the air. The season of giving is upon us! As Eagles “we come from many places, and we have a lot to give”, so Booster Club is inviting everyone to get into the spirit of the season!

Two collection boxes sit by the tree, one for donations of new school and art supplies, and another for donations of new socks. Your generosity will go a long way in putting smiles on children’s faces. Drop your gifts (unwrapped) in these boxes beginning Wednesday, Dec. 12 until Dec.19.

Let’s come together as a community to help spread goodwill within and beyond our CAC walls! Happy holidays to all!

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.


PTO Bollywood Gala Tickets

Buy your Gala tickets now! The Gala is February 1st at the Sofitel Nile El Gezirah. Tickets will be sold Dec 16th-20th from 3-4 pm at the front gate and then again after winter break.

The tickets are 1600 EGP or $90 each. There will be an early bird special of 1500 EGP or $85 until Dec 20th, so buy your tickets early!  Get a table for all your friends! Tables seat 10. CAC members may buy tickets for non-CAC guests.

Ask anyone who has been to the gala the past couple of years; this is a really FUN event and the best value for your money among all the galas in Cairo! Plus, you will be supporting your PTO which will directly benefit your children!

For those who wish to spend the night at the hotel, Sofitel is offering a limited number of rooms at the special rate of $125 including all taxes. To get the rate, download, print and complete the reservation form at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dkKcNVXRYjqtnsZXvdPZzeOg4MHa2lYh/view?usp=sharing

There will be complementary bus transportation in between CAC and Sofitel for this event. Further details regarding how to sign up will be available in January.


Questions? Contact Marcela Clavel at marcelaclavel@yahoo.com.ar or sending her a message at 0127-5243232


Next PTO Meeting is Tuesday, January 15th at 1:30 pm.


Parting Shots

The CAC HS Choir provide a little Holiday Cheer in the Plaza on Tuesday.