April 6, 2017
HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
Four of the Eight Ivy League Colleges Visit CAC
Columbia, Dartmouth, Yale, and UPenn undergraduate reps will present to our students/parents and others in greater Cairo in the CAC Theater on April 10. We will be inviting students and their parents from around Cairo, so please reserve your space by registering at
Athletic Eligibility Progress Reports
The April 27th Gradebook Update will be used to determine continued sports and ISST eligibility. It is very important that any students with outstanding work submit it before this Gradebook update. Once the grades are posted on April 27th, they will not be adjusted and, as such, students who find themselves ineligible because they failed to submit their assignments on time will be unable to continue participating or travel for the May ISST tournaments.
Senior Final Exams: May 28-29
Please see this link for senior final exam dates. Specific information about exact times and exam room assignments will be available in future announcements. If you have specific questions about an exam in a particular course, please see your teacher. If you see that you have an exam conflict, inform the relevant teachers and Mr. Duggan.
Grades 9-11 Semester Exams: May 30 - June 4
Please see this link for Grades 9-11 exam dates. Specific information about exam room assignments will be available in future announcements. If you have specific questions about an exam in a particular course, please see your teacher. If you see that you have an exam conflict, inform the relevant teachers and Mr. Duggan.
High School Twitter Site
As an additional quick and easy method to experience the daily lives of our CAC high school students, feel-free to follow Dr. Harris’ twitter feed at https://twitter.com/CACHSupdates. This is not meant to replace Moodle, or any other school communication method.
Apr. 7 HS Prom, 8:30 p.m., Kempinski Nile Hotel
Apr. 8 ACT
Apr. 10 College Visits (Columbia, Dartmouth, Yale, and UPenn), 6:30 p.m., Theater;
College Essay Writing Workshop for Juniors, 3:15 p.m., MS 115
Apr. 13 SKYWARD Gradebook Open
Apr. 16-20 Spring Break
Dr. Jared Harris Jerry Duggan
Counseling Department Announcements
• By now, most seniors should have a clear idea of their university options. We are happy to meet and discuss these options with you as needed. For most U.S. universities, the deadline to make a deposit is 1 May 2017.
• On Monday 10 April from 6:30-8pm, representatives from Columbia, Dartmouth, Yale, and UPenn will present in the CAC Theater. We welcome you to attend, please register at https://key.admissions.upenn.edu/register/Cairo_Spring2017
• Juniors, the university representatives from Yale, Dartmouth, UPenn, and Columbia will hold a special essay writing workshop for you from 3:15-4:15pm on Monday 10 April.
• Juniors, don’t forget to register for the 6 May 2017 SAT test by Friday 7 April
• Sophomores, on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 April, you will take a Naviance survey during your flex called “Do What you Are.” This survey is designed to help you learn about your personality, your strengths, and career and major options that might suit you.
Josiah Laposky, Claudia Bean, Stephanie Barker
Moving on from CAC at the end of the year?
To help us plan for next year, and to prepare your records in time for your departure, please use the link below to let us know if you are withdrawing from CAC this year.
Season 3 CAC Booster Club Financial Assistance Program
The CAC Booster Club supports a limited number of traveling CAC student-athletes and activities participants each season with a cash grant equal to half of the cost of the athletic/activities trip, not to exceed $500.00 US dollars. This assistance is available to families on the basis of need, and limited to funds on hand and to one time per student, per school year. The application process is confidential. A committee that includes four members of the CAC faculty and/or administration and a Booster Club member will review applications.
Upcoming Games Schedule
AISE Track & Field Meet on Sunday, April 9th
A group of CAC student athletes will be participating in the AISE Track and Field Meet Sunday afternoon. There will still be Track and Field practice on the CAC campus for those students who are not participating in the meet.
Booster Club's Spirit Store's Biggest Sale of the Year!
Front gate, Monday, April 10 from 2:30-4:00pm
Everything on sale at amazing prices. Spirit Cafe's treats will be available for sale!
When: Sundays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
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 email@example.com to book this opportunity. Happy Skiing!
PTO Open Positions:
If you want to get more involved and help out, come join us on the PTO Board. We have the fallowing positions open: Vice President, Treasurer, MS CAF and ES CAF.
If you are interested or need more information please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by April 27th.
PTO Nespresso Capsule Collection:
In support of Earth Day and CAC's relationship with A.P.E., PTO will be holding 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 visit from A.P.E. in the future as another way to support their efforts in raising money.
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!!! Let’s see how much we can collect for A.P.E!!!
GALA MAY 12th
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 art work 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.
PTO PARENT TRIP:
Walking Tour of Heliopolis, Monday, April 24, 2017
*Please note that due to a national holiday the date of this trip has been changed from April 25 to April 24.
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: http://whoozin.com/KVC-3DD-PW9P
The Citadel, The Sultan Hassan Mosque & Madrasa, Al-Rifa’i Mosque
Monday, May 22, 2017
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: 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 participant’s 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.
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.