Blue skies and a pleasant temperature made our Tuesday assembly a lovely way to start the day with, D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read). Fourth grade students went to Ibn Tulun Mosque this week to study the architecture. They have been learning and researching in class about the Mosque so it’s wonderful they had a chance to appreciate it in person! Our 2nd and 3rd graders impressed us with their music concert on Wednesday, incorporating singing, dancing, instruments, and dramatizations. Our ES Student Council leaders are very excited about their fundraising opportunity, movie night, this afternoon in the ES Hall. For more details, please click here
April 2 KGS at 2:05-2:35 and KGC at 2:35-3:05. The Music Room
April 5 Practice Shelter (lockdown) Procedures 11:00am
April 6 - half day for students. School closes 11:30am. No after school activities.
KG Music Informance
Parents please come enjoy and learn about your child's music making on Sunday afternoon, April 2. Your child's presentation will be at the following time: KGS at 2:05-2:35 and KGC at 2:35-3:05. The Music Room is ES 18 (ground floor past the Health Office; the last room on the left). Please try to be on time. The children have much to share in 30 minutes!
From the ES Library
Book Parade 2017 - April 4 From the CAC ES Library Council:
Dear parents and guardians, The CAC ES Library Council will be hosting a book parade on April 4. All ES students are invited to dress up as a favorite character from any book and parade around our elementary lawn at assembly.
Dressing up is optional, but lots of fun. Students can wear store bought costumes but making your own is more fun.
Join us in the MHS library on April 10 to chat with alumna Yasmine Nazmy, class of 2009. She is the author of a vegan cookbook, Happy Belly, which promises delicious plant-based recipes that are free of allergens. Drop in at the MHS library from 2 to 4. Books for sale at 300LE.
New database trial
We are considering a new Britannica Encyclopedia product for our school. It is called Britannica Launch Packs and can be found here. Use the Quick Login when prompted to log in. (Don’t know the Quick Login? All students in grades 2 and up should know it. If they don’t, email me. We do not publish it on public webpages.) The Launch Packs are collections of articles and media about different social studies topics. Of interest to the elementary school are the packs on Ancient Egypt (grade 3) and Nubia (grade 2), the US revolution (grade 4) and Aztecs (grade 5). Our trial will run for only 2 weeks, so be sure to check it out before April 11. Let me know if you have any trouble with it or questions.
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:
Invitation to Parents and Staff 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.
If you would like to participate in singing the song in the assembly, we will rehearse every Monday after school at 3:15- 3:30 - and Thursdays 1:40 - 2:00 in Room 227. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Development Committee New Dry-Fit ES PE Uniforms coming soon!
In continuation to the integration of the ES with MS & HS, starting 2017/2018 the ES will be changing its PE uniform to match that of MS. The new uniform will consist of a Red t-shirt and black shorts; both being Dry-fit!!
Samples of all the sizes will be available for pre-orders on April 26 (at the ES family Picnic) and April 27 (By the theatre where the ES Talent Show will take place).
Please note that next year (2017/18) will be considered a transitional year so the kids will be allowed to wear both the current PE uniform as well as the new one. The current school uniforms will be on sale starting April 26.
So make sure to come check out the new uniforms and place your orders to ensure your child receives the right size!!
For those who do not pre-order, the school will measure the children and make an estimate of the sizes to order for the school store, where you will be able to buy the uniform next year, should you wish to buy it.
Fifth Grade Junior Girl Scouts
Hello, parents and teachers. This is from the FIfth Grade Junior Girl Scouts, and we are happy to present that we are going to be holding a bake sale on April 13, after school in the back and front gates, right after school. We are working on our Bronze Award, which is the highest award you get in Juniors, so all the money will go to the Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals, which is a society that houses dogs. The Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals (E.S.M.A.) was formed in 2007 to save dogs from a horrific shooting spree that shot street dogs, which were sent by the Egyptian government. Then, a group of Egyptians and expatriates came together to fight this terrible group of people, and to protect and rescue the animals in that were in danger. ESMA is a charity, and has a shelter and adoption center. They currently house about 300 dogs and 300 cats. Help us by raising money for them and for the injured dogs by coming to the sale. We will also be holding other sales at unknown dates, so keep checking the news letter!
Shelter Practice -Repeat
We will be having a drill on April 5 to practice shelter (lockdown) procedures. Teachers will discuss this as “shelter practice” with students in age-appropriate ways, but you may also want to also talk to your child about the subject. Last year, we shared this article with helpful suggestions for talking to children about safety procedures and practices. One of the things addressed is the impact of the terminology we use. Staff members will be going over this in advance, as we work together to ensure that students feel safe, protected, and aware of what to do in different situations. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/judith-simon-prager-phd/talking-to-kids-about-a-lockdown_b_4117330.html The drill will be held at 11:00 am, so if you are on campus, we ask that you follow instructions when asked to go to a safe place. Everyone who is outside will be moved to the ES basement.
From the Welcome & Integration Committee Spring is here! - Flower Arranging Workshop - Repeat
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 5th 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)
The Human Rights Club will be selling a range of bags and purses, t-shirts, and notebooks made by underprivileged mothers that are part of the Alwan wa Awtar Foundation. The sales for all products will take place from Sunday, April 2 until Tuesday, April 4, at the front gate after school. All the proceeds will go as donations directly back to the organization to help them maintain their facility and provide sufficient supplies for the children.
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 to book this opportunity.
Happy Skiing! Thank you so much, Dino
Annual CAC PTO Gala
Save the date: Friday May 12
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 artwork 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 (email@example.com) or Carmen Awn (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or contributions.
UPCOMING PTO TRIPS 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.
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.*
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!!!