Eagle Eye 03-2-2017



Grade 2 students went to Fagnoon Art School where they experienced many crafts of Egypt, including using pottery wheels, weaving on Bedouin looms, baking bread and farming. The trip gave them an opportunity to enjoy time in the countryside while making a pot on a pottery wheel, and working as farmers in the fields, using some tools.


Thanks to all who have already signed up for Parent/Teacher conferences. Sign-ups will be done on SKYWARD. See link for further information.


Grade 1 had music informances this week to demonstrate what they have been learning and exploring in class. A lot of fun for all!


We are proud to be hosting the Cairo Citywide Spelling Bee on Tuesday, March 7 at 9:50 am. Guests are welcome to join us in the theater. We wish all of the participants the very best!



Core Values

ES News 03-02
Grade 2 students at Fagnoon


ES News 03-02
New Art Display


ES News 03-02
Grade 1 Informance week



Please see next week’s menu here. It will be ready to view Sat.
Monday, 6 March. Koshari







• Feb 23-Mar 7 - P/T Conference sign-up on Skyward
• Mar. 5 Sunday will be a Wednesday schedule
• House Event Walk-a-Thon - Assembly, Tues 7 Mar. 7:55-8:25 am
• Mar 7 - City-wide Spelling Bee at CAC
• Mar 7 - report cards open on Skyward
• CAC holiday Mar. 8 & 9
• Mar. 14 (3:30-5pm) & Mar. 15 P/T conferences - no school for students



After School Activities
Session 3 COMING UP!
​Online sign-up begins next week from March 5 -11. It will be ​open for ​7 days including the long weekend. The link closes on the morning of Sunday, March 12.
Confirmed schedules will be e-mailed to parents Wednesday, March 15.
Session 3 begins the week of March 1​9​ - 23.
Activities will end the week of May ​21- 25​.
Grades 4/5 Elementary Choir begins March 5 in ES Room 42. Students need to get registration slips to Mrs Nerenhausen by Feb. 28 and also sign up with the After School Activities online sign up.


Session 2 Feedback
Thanks to the 19 parents who submitted their and their children’s feedback.
Here is a summary of the feedback:

  • Sign-up Process: All said that it was clear
  • Requests to have Soccer all year long: We work with the athletics office to offer different sports all year long and encourage students to try new activities every session
  • Pottery went missing: We could not use the room in old MS building anymore
  • The break between the sessions was around a month long break: Due to the following events, there was no time for ASA - one ES Production week scheduled after the activities ended, Pack the Gym Night, Swimming Tryouts, and Parent/Teacher conferences. A minimum of at least one week is needed for the session 3 sign-up and scheduling process.


ES Talent Show
CAC Theater
April 27th, 2017

  • 5:30 - 6:15 - Grades PreK - 2 Talent Show
  • 6:15-6:45 - Intermission
  • 6:45-7:30 - Grades 3-5 Talent Show

It is time to prepare for our annual ES Talent show! If your child is interested in participating in this amazing performance of talent, please join me, with your child, for a mandatory Parent Meeting, Sunday, March 5th. The sessions will be in the Drama Room.

  • Session 1: 3:15 - 4
  • Session 2: 5:30 - 6:15

Please find the Purpose of our ES Talent Show here.

Here is the timeline for this year’s Talent Show:
March 12, 13, & 16: Auditions during Lunch.
Call-backs (only if necessary) during Lunch/Recess March, 19, 20.
Acts posted March 23rd on the Drama News Board.
Sign-up to rehearse in the Drama Room during Lunch/Recess with Ms. Dolly until April 20th. Sign-up sheet outside the Drama Room.
All Acts Rehearsal in the Theater; Wednesday, April 26th from 3:15-5:15. Bus students will be allowed to ride the late bus, departing 5:30.
Looking forward to another great performance by our very talented ES students,


Attendance Information
If you would like to check your child’s detailed attendance report, please follow steps below:

  1. Login to www.cacegypt.org > you will be taken to your dashboard
  2. Click on the skyward icon
  3. On your family access click on Attendance you will see your child’s total attendance for the year

Attendance codes:
T - Tardy                              H- Half day                       A- Absent
10 T is counted as 1 absent day
2 H is counted as 1 absent day
Students absent on ERD (early release day when students are dismissed at 11:30) is counted as 1 A.
Arrival after 10:00 a.m. is considered a half-day absence.
Leaving school before 1:00 p.m. is considered a half-day absence.
Early departures between 1:00-3:00 p.m. will be recorded and treated in the same manner as our tardy policy.

More information can be found in the handbook link available on the CAC website:
www.cacegypt.org > Learning > Elementary school >Student Parent Handbook
Click here for the handbook link : Elementary Handbook

Attendendance Timeline


Trimester 1
(Aug. 17 - Nov. 10)

Trimester 2
(Nov.13 - Feb. 23)

Trimester 3
(Feb.26- June 6)

Total number of days







15 % of Trimester is

8 days

8 days

9 days

Absence more than 15%

Students receive comments but no grades on their report card.

Recently admitted students

Students who were here at least 50% of the trimester will receive grades and comments.
Students who were here less than 50% of the trimester will only receive comments.


ES Student Council House Event and Fundraising: Walk-A-Thon!

ore Values Final ES.jpgTuesday, March 7, 2017 @ 7:55am - 8:25am
This fundraising event is the initiative of the Student Leadership Team
All proceeds from the walk-a-thon will be donated to students at the Stable Antar school.
This year HS GISC Club is supporting Stable Antar Dream Project in a local Vocational School located on a small mountain in old Cairo. GISC Club presented the project to the ES Student leadership team and the team decided to combine efforts for a better impact.
It is optional to donate money for this event.
If you do want to donate, please bring money on the day of the event to the donation tent or to the ES office during the week of February 28th - March 7th



Spring Age Group Swimming
Spring Age Group season is almost here! Sign up through the Season 3 after school signups that are coming out soon.  Full details of the season can be found here.
Any swimmers that have not been part of the CAC Age Group team before are asked to come tryout on March 12 after school from 3:15-4:15. If you need school bus transportation on this day please communicate this to the transportation department.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Coach Matt at mlautenbach@g-cacegypt.org.


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.


Lost and Found- repeat announcement
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 a form to help us keep track of lost and found items.



Next PTO Open Meeting is March 7th at 1:30 pm in Room 26A 2nd Floor Admin Building

From the Lunch Committee
New Lunch Room Vendor for 2017/2018!!
We’re excited to know who the next vendor will be, and you’ll all be receiving more information in the coming weeks, so be prepared to see what's to come!!

For more information on the upcoming process please feel free to ask one of the committee members:
Sandrine Kachour, Cindy Chen, Amanda Kobs, Yasmine El Guindy, Sara Salmawy, Irina Fedorova, Tota Vonta, Alya El Wakil


Most Likely to Succeed
It was very interesting movie, many parents attended and the feedback was great. We are trying to see a time if we can show it to the Teachers and HS Students.


PTO International Festival
Friday March 17th from 3-6pm.
Please join us for the afternoon as we celebrate the cultural diversity that makes CAC so unique. Come learn about different heritages by viewing country displays, sample international cuisine, watch stage performances and win some amazing raffle prizes.
International Festival Ticket Sales
Ticket Sales ON SALE NOW at the front gate of CAC
Every Sunday - Thursday from 26 Feb - 14 Mar 7:50-8:20am and 2:30-3:45pm and Wednesday 15 March 1-4pm
NO same day admission sales *All admission sales in advance

  • Single Admission 50le - 4 and below free admission
  • Food sample card 100le (sold before and during festival)           
  • Single Admission with 2 food sample cards 175le
  • Family Package 500le 4 Admissions with 6 food sample cards
  • Value Package 275le 2 Admissions with 3 food sample cards
  • Raffle Tickets 20 le/per ticket (sold before and during festival)


Raffle Tickets 20le/per ticket (sold before and during festival) Volunteer Opportunity:
If you are a middle or high school student, parent, staff member, or anyone who would like to volunteer during the international festival, we are looking for your support. Please either sign-up through this link http://signup.com/go/vKRfgi or email cacinternationalfestival@gmail.com. We are grateful for every minute you can spare.