Eagle Eye 03-16-2017

We’ve had a wonderful week of sharing, as students, teachers, and parents joined together to talk about students’ goals and progress. Thank you for adjusting your schedules to be here for conferences. This is an invaluable opportunity for us to set priorities for the rest of the year.

They’ve hatched! The long awaited (21 days) event has finally arrived. Our KG students are super excited to be the proud carers of 10 baby chicks and are learning lots about how to care for our young animals.

Grade 5 visited the Wadi on Monday to support their current science unit. Thank you to Dr Bill Bosworth, for sharing his geology expertise with the students!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming International Festival tomorrow. Make sure you have room to try all the wonderful treats and dishes from around the world!

Core Values

KG students report on CACN

 10 feathery new friends


Dr Bill talks geology to grade 5

What's for lunch

Please see next week’s menu here .
Monday, 20 March. Koshari.


  • Mar. 17 International Food Fair
  • Principal’s Coffee Mar 22 (CAC Curriculum Overview) ES Hall
  • Mar. 22 6pm. MS intro. for 5th grade parents/students, MS Auditorium
  • Mar. 29 grades 2 & 3 Music concert 5:30pm. CAC Theater
  • Mar. 30 Founder’s Day - wear your CAC spirit wear

Principal’s Coffee
Held 22 March, 2-3pm in the ES Hall. We are looking forward to sharing an overview of the CAC’s curriculum in the elementary school. Find out more about our standards, scope and sequences, and subject programs. This is a general information session. We hope you leave with a broad understanding of our curriculum.


Introduction to Middle School Meeting
Wednesday, March 22nd – Introduction to Middle School Meeting - 6:00 pm in MS Auditorium
Both parents and students are encouraged to attend! Please mark your calendars as this event takes place outside the school day.
The Middle School Principal, Mr. Courtney Bailey, will host a Student and Parent Orientation Meeting for you to learn more about the Middle School.


From The Lunch Committee
New Lunch Vendors for the ES Cafeteria
As most of you may know, the bid for the New vendors for the ES cafeteria is coming up! Our contract with Good Cals; the current ES cafeteria vendor, is coming to an end this year and we have a fantastic line up of new and exciting vendors that will come from March 26- 30th to serve lunch to all of the ES children. Each day of that week, one vendor will be providing lunch for the kids (Menus below), and we as a committee will be there everyday! However our children’s opinions matter most, so we want them to be involved and try out the different meals

If you would like your child to participate in having lunch from these new vendors then kindly
sign them up via the link below along with enclosing 35LE per day in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and class code, and send it to the elementary office no later than Sunday the 19th of March.

*IMPORTANT: Please note that the current lunch cards will NOT be valid for the week of March 26-30, so if your child usually has a hot lunch, please make sure to sign them up and send in the money by Sunday March 19th L.E 35 per day. Please enclose the total amount for the week in the envelope.

Deadline to sign up: Sunday 19th of March

Sign-up link here


ES Student Leadership News
Last week (March 7), student leaders raised the amount of 8605 LE in the Walk-a-thon house event. Thank you for your generous donations. This amount will be donated to Stable Antar School. To know more about it, please click here


Counseling Corner
Positive Discipline

Positive Discipline is a program developed by Dr. Jane Nelsen. It is designed to teach children how to become more responsible, respectful and resourceful. While the name Positive Discipline sounds like it would be about punishments, it is actually designed to teach important social and life skills in a way that is encouraging for both children and adults.
Think back on your childhood and the feelings that you had when you made a mistake. Did you feel bad about yourself or did you feel like you were learning? Mistakes are opportunities to learn and the message that we give to kids when they make mistakes can help them to move forward or get stuck in feelings of inadequacies. For more information about mistakes and positive discipline click on the link.


Core Value
This month's core value is perseverance. The definition of perseverance in the elementary school is to never give up and to work toward your goals. One way that you can expand your child's understanding of perseverance is to share with them a time that you persevered in order to succeed.

Carey Harris Dana Purpura
Guidance Counselor School Counselor
charris@g-cacegypt.org dpurpura@g-cacegypt.org


From the Music Department
Dear parents/guardians of Second and Third Grade students,

Please, take the opportunity to enjoy some of the pieces your child has been working on during music this year and attend his/her upcoming concert. Two programs will be presented in the CAC Theater:

  1. Wednesday, March 29 at 10:00 a.m. Both Second and Third Grade classes will perform for students and teachers.
  2. Wednesday, March 29 at 5:30 p.m. Both Second and Third Grade classes will perform for family and friends. Students should be in place by 5:20 p.m.

Your child will be expected to attend both the morning and the evening concerts due to special instrument, singing, and movement assignments. Also, this is when your child’s behavior and participation are evaluated in a concert setting.

As this is a very special event, please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for the evening concert; girls can wear dresses or skirts, which are to the knee or below, and boys can wear dress slacks, dress shirt and tie, or a shirt with a collar. If possible, please try to avoid blue jeans, T-shirts with pictures/advertising, or tennis shoes. Attire for the morning concert can be more casual as students will have recess and maybe PE during the day.

The words and form of each song are available both on the ES Music Blog and as a hard copy so that your child can review and memorize the pieces. Knowing this material will help alleviate stress during the performances. Another stress reliever will be punctuality. Please ensure that your child is at the theater on time before the evening concert. You will want to arrive early as well so you can get a good seat!

If you have any questions or concerns, please send a message to rnerenhausen@g-cacegypt.org

Rebecca Nerenhausen
Elementary Music Specialist


From the ES Library
Coming up!
Please mark your calendar with these exciting dates:

• March 28 - DEAR Assembly

Bring a book to start the day reading! We’ll meet on the ES playground to Drop Everything And Read for the 20 minutes of assembly. Parents are welcome to read with us.

• April 4 - Book Parade Assembly

Dress up like a character from a book. It can be any character!

Visit my Pinterest board for some easy character dress up ideas.

ES Library Council
The ES Library Council meets on Sunday’s during lunch time. All library council members are reminded to attend promptly. They should bring their lunch to eat in the front classroom. We will be working on preparing the upcoming library assemblies and we need all hands on board.

If any ES Library Council member does not want to continue, they are reminded that they must write a letter of resignation. The work that the ES Library Council does is important and we count on the commitment of our members.

Plastic Bottle Caps Wanted
The ES library is collecting clean plastic bottle caps for a recycled art project. Please bring your clean bottle caps in any color or size to the ES or MHS libraries. There are collection boxes at both circulation desks.

CAC Libraries Open on Saturdays in March and April
Both libraries will be open on the remaining Saturdays in March, from 2 to 4 pm.


Founder’s Day
March 30 will be CAC’s second annual Founders Day. CAC was founded in 1945, and in the last 71 years, thousands of people have come together to make it the unique learning community that it is today. Founders Day is a time to celebrate not only our four founding organizations but also the people who make our personal experience here special.

We’re celebrating all of next week by asking CAC community members in Cairo and around the world to show their school pride and share stories of what made their time here special. In class on Monday, March 27, teachers will be distributing cards to students so they can write letters to the person at CAC that they’re most thankful for. On March 30, we’re asking CAC community members around the world to wear their school colors. Come to school on Thursday, March 30 wearing your CAC spirit wear to participate. We’ll also be having an assembly on campus to celebrate!


Egypt Festival 2017
Parents Volunteers Needed April 13th
Come and celebrate our host country with us! Please sign up to help with any of these activities:

1- Bread Selling,
2- Lunch in ES Hall

Thanks in advance for all your support to CAC.
Please sign-up on the link below or on the sign up board by Greco. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gMnJeZRqm52XBByNP7qfZCOQMAhbFMVfFm7FMdzUUnI/edit?usp=sharing


Egypt Festival Opening Assembly - CAC’s Got Talent
Thursday, April 13th, 7:55am
CAC Theater
You are invited to participate in the "CAC’s Got Talent" episode in our annual Egypt Festival Day opening assembly. The assembly will share the many talents of our community, students, parents faculty and staff. We are going to sing the Arabic song, "Halawet Shamsena". The song describes the many beautiful aspects of Egypt.
Rehearsals are on Mondays after school at 3:15- 3:30 - and/or Thursdays 1:40 - 2:00 in Room 227.
Song Link - (part of it) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vjabJ5WYzw&list=RD9vjabJ5WYzw#t=126


After School Activities Starts NEXT WEEK!
Confirmed schedules were sent by e-mail to parents who have signed up. If you decided to cancel any of the activities, please e-mail Ms. Ereeny (egergess@g-cacegypt.org ) so she may enroll other students.

Just for your information, we assign students according to the priority of the activity listed by their parents and the maximum number of students allowed in each class. For high demand activities, student names was randomly drawn out of a hat. As spaces open up due to cancellations or students not committed to fully attending their ASAs, we will contact those who requested and offer if they are still interested.

For students taking the buses after their ASAs, we have shared their schedules with the transportation office . If you will cancel the bus on any of these days, please contact Mr. Mohamed El Ghalban
Phone : 0122-076-6330 and e-mail: melghalban@g-cacegypt.org

For Swimming questions, please contact coach Matt (mlautenbach@g-cacegypt.org )

Looking forward to a great session,
Co-Curricular Coordinator

Girls Get Strong 

Girls Get StrongGirls Get Strong will host its second health and fitness conference on Saturday, March 25th. This year we are expanding our model and inviting other international schools in Cairo to join us! This year’s theme is Breaking Boundaries and it is without a doubt we have assembled a wide variety of experts to help our young women break the boundaries preventing them from living healthy lifestyles.

Some of the topics we will be addressing this year are gender profiling in athletics, goal setting, injury prevention and rehabilitation, and nutrition. The conference will feature licensed counseling therapists, nutritionists, personal trainers, and physiotherapists. Along with learning from qualified professionals, students will participate in a variety of fitness activities that include barre, body attack, crossfit, kickboxing, step aerobics, TRX, yoga, and zumba

Details of the event are as follows:
Date: March 25, 2017
Time: 8:30-3:00
Location: Cairo American College
Grade Level: 5th-12th Grade


Tuesday Swim School
This spring the Tuesday Swim School is back. We offer swim lessons to offer additional practice for your students as well as Springboard diving classes!
We will begin on Tuesday, March 21. Please sign up here .
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Coach Matt at mlautenbach@g-cacegypt.org.


The CAC HS and MS musical performance is fast approaching. Get your tickets today!
This fun adventure begins on Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00pm.
Other shows happen on Friday, March 24th at 2:00pm (matinee) and 7:00pm.
Tickets are 40LE in advance (50 LE at the door). Don't delay, get your tickets today for... XANADU
Ms. Dolly will sell tickets during ES 1st & 3rd breaks. Students may bring money to purchase the tickets then.
Tickets are on sale after school everyday near the front gate.


AP/IB Visual Arts Exhibition Invitation
Once again, we are excited to announce the upcoming IB/AP Art Exhibition opening this Thursday evening, March 16th in the Theater Foyer from 5-7pm. This year students from the choir will feature live Vocal Showcases throughout the evening. As well, the IB Theater students will be doing Solo Performances beginning at 4pm in the Theater.

From The Welcome & Integration Committee

Syrian Cooking Event
Join us on Monday March 20th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm in the Cafeteria

Take advantage of our diverse community and get together with CAC parents to learn how to make Mouth watering Kibbeh from scratch! This is a hands-on experience, so get ready to roll up your sleeves and get cooking!! We will be working in groups to make the most delicious and comforting Syrian food together and as participants you can take some home to enjoy with your families! To wrap up this event, the wonderful Syrian moms will give us a taste of the traditional Syrian folk song & Dance, to give you a truly cultural experience.

Menu: Kibbeh Sajieh: Charcoal grill flat beef kibbeh; A specialty from Aleppo, Syria. Kishke (a delicious yogurt/ walnut dip) 
The fee: LE 100 per person
Materials for individuals to bring: Apron, Spoon, bowl, chopping board & sharp knife.

Please note that due to space, 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 Alya El Wakil: alyaelwakil@gmail.com


This Friday March 17th, 3-6 pm
*Ticket sales have concluded and entrance tickets will not be sold on the day of the event*
Raffle Tickets 20LE/per ticket will be sold before and during the festival.

Time Performance
3:00 Gates Open
3:10 White Thunderbird Native American Flutes by Chilaili Wachiwi
3:35 Welcome Announcement (Carmen Awn)
3:45 Parade of Nations
4:15 Luxor Baladna CAC Elementary School Girls
4:20 Live Performance by Abu (Sponsored by the Egypt Booth)
4:45 Korean K-POP Dance (Middle School Talent Show Winners)
4:55 Classical Dancing (Sponsored by the India Booth)
5:00 Bollywood Dance (Sponsored by the India Booth)
5:15 Country Raffle
5:25 Bangladeshi Folk Dance
5:45 CAC PTO Raffle
5:55 Tombola Announcement (Sponsored by the Goethe-Institut)
5:58 Closing Announcement (Wayne Rutherford)

*Program may be subject to change.


Walking Tour of Heliopolis
Wednesday April 26, 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: http://whoozin.com/KVC-3DD-PW9P

The Citadel, The Sultan Hassan Mosque & Madrasa, Al-Rifa’i Mosque
Monday May 22, 2016
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 complex 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: 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.


A.P.E. needs your used Nespresso Capsules!
In support of Earth Day and CAC's relationship with A.P.E., (The Association For The Protection Of The Environment http://www.ape.org.eg/ ), the PTO has organized 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 school visit from A.P.E. in the future as another way to support their cause.

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!!! Lets see how much we can collect for A.P.E!!!