News and Views 03-16-2017

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 March 16, 2017
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International Festival Day

Friday March 17th - 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm


Season 2 Athletic Awards Night

Tuesday March 21st - 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm


XANADU - HS Musical

Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00pm

Friday, March 24th at 2:00pm (Matinee)

Friday, March 24th at 7:00pm


Girls Get Strong

Saturday March 25th - 8:30 am -3:00 pm












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Dear Parents,


Thank you for taking the time to read this week’s news and views. The week was a busy one for our students, teachers, and parents. After a four-day weekend, our students and teachers returned rested and ready for the next four weeks before spring break.

We had our Celebrations of Learning assembly, and in my opinion, it was fabulous. The students’ work on display was excellent and it showcased the many abilities and talents of our middle school students. I was proud of our students for taking a risk and putting their work on display in front of the whole middle school - it takes courage to do so. Thanks to the students and teachers, we were all able to get a glimpse of the many authentic and meaningful learning experiences happening in an all middle school classrooms on a daily basis.


On Monday evening we had our Gr. 8-9 transition night for parents. Earlier that day, we also had our current Grade 6 and Grade 7 student information session for 2017-18 course registration. Students received their course registration card during these meetings. Now, they should go on to our online Academic Program of Studies. I would encourage you to spend some time with your child to guide them through the Program of Studies, because it is an important document that will help both students and parents make informed decisions about the classes that students want to choose for next year.


I would like to thank all the parents who attended the drop-in conference on Tuesday and full day conferences on Wednesday. We value these meetings, and we hope that you had an opportunity to hear how your child is growing as a learner, and how they will continue to grow over the next nine weeks.

March is full of activities so be on the lookout for the upcoming events. The next activity coming up is the High School Musical, Xanadu. The musical will have three showings; the first on Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00 pm and two showings on Friday, March 24th, at 2:00 and 7:00 pm. This promises to be a night of great singing and acting, so come and support our students.

Finally, we look forward to supporting the PTO and celebrating our internationalism at this Friday’s annual International Festival, which takes place on campus from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. It should be a great festival with good food and entertainment on offer. Thanks to all the parents for their efforts to bring this great event to our community.


In Partnership, 


News & Announcements


MS Students Earning the Trimester 2 Exceeding Certificates


Exceeding Mar16


Track & Field Team

All MS students interested to join the track and field team please click on the link below to signup:



Girls Get Strong Conference
Sat. March 25th, 2017


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

Girls 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.




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 track of lost and found items.



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From the PTO


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 below:


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 below:


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, 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!!!





Three Cheers to all parents who have devoted their time and efforts with the planning and organization of the International Festival.

Three Cheers to all our students who manage to get five or more Exceeding during trimester two.


Three Cheers to all parents who attended the Parent Teacher Conferences on Tuesday and Wednesday.