News and Views 03-7-2017

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 March 7, 2017
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MS Trimester 2 Report Cards Issued

Tuesday March 7th


CAC Holiday

Wednesday March 8th - Thursday March 9th


ISST Championships

Wednesday March 8th - Saturday March 11th


MS Parent/Teacher Drop in Conferences

Tuesday March 14th - 3:30pm to 5:00pm


MS Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday March 15th - No School for Students








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Dear Parents,


Thank you for reading this week’s edition of the Middle School News and Views. It is a short week with a four -day weekend for families. We hope you take this opportunity to spend some quality time with loved ones relaxing.

Our Trimester Two Report Cards will be available for your viewing today via Skyward at 3:05 pm. These reports will include important information related to your child’s learning traits and academic achievement. Parents can log into our online reporting system, SKYWARD to access the reports. Detailed instructions regarding how to access report cards will be emailed to parents on Sunday. Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance to you. You can also send an email to if you need any technical assistance. We hope that you will find these reports to be informative and encourage you to open up a dialogue with your children about their learning. While we know the grades are important “symbols of learning,” we believe that the essential conversations that take place between students and parents should be focused on “what did you learn?” and not “what did you earn?” Do take the time to talk with your children about their learning experiences in their classes.

Please focus your attention on the Learning Traits that we report on separately from academic achievement. We firmly believe in developing these learning traits and that there is a direct correlation between these and academic success.

Our Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming up soon taking place on Tuesday, March 14th from 3:30 5:00 pm and a full day session on Wednesday, March 15th from 7:55 am – 5:10 pm.
Tuesday will be drop-in conferences where you will not need to make any appointments to see the teachers. It will be on a first come, first served basis. All cross-over MS/HS teachers – Mr. McCuaig, Mr. Gallois, Mr. Pedrett, Mr. Orion, and Ms. Jeong will be available to meet with you during the drop-in parent teacher conference session on Tuesday only in the ES Hall.
There will be no school for Middle School students on Wednesday, March 15th, but we do ask parents who have booked conferences to bring their child with them to the conference.


In Partnership, 


News & Announcements


City Wide Spelling Bee







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.



ACS Swimming Cup - Athens











ES Students’ Leadership Food Drive
(FEBRUARY 26TH - MARCH 16TH, 2017)


This year HS GISC Club is supporting Stabl Antar Dream Project in a Local Vocational School Located on a small mountain in old Cairo, residents of Stable Antar live in absolute poverty with severe deprivation of basic human needs, including food, safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, health, shelter, education and information.

GISC Club presented the project to the ES Student leadership team and the team decided to combine efforts for a better impact.

ES Students’ Leadership Team is now calling for Food Donation from the whole CAC community to support the residents of Stabl Antar. Donation Box will be at the Front Gate from February 28th to March 16th.

Please, support the Cause!!



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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


PTO Parent Trips coming up:


Mon Mar 13, 2017, The Necropolis of Saqqara
Located south of modern Cairo, on the west bank of the Nile is a vast, ancient burial ground in Egypt, serving as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis.
We will visit the
 Imhotep Museum,
 Djoser Pyramid Enclosure,
 Pyramid of Teti,
Tombs of Mereruka & Kagemni, Mastaba of Ti, Tombs of Iy-Nefert, Ptahhotep & Unas-ankh. Visits to 
Tombs of Iruka-ptah, Niankhkhnum & Khnumhotep and the
 Horemheb cemetery are an option with an additional fee.


Tuesday Apr 25, 2017, Walking Tour of Heliopolis


Monday May 22, 2017, The Citadel, The Sultan Hassan Mosque & Madrasa, Al-Rifa’i Mosque

Please sign up using the links above.

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.



Friday March 17th 3:00-6:00 pm
Sun-Thurs until March 14, 2017
7:50-8:20am & 2:30-3:45pm

LAST DAY TO BUY ENTRANCE TICKETS - Wednesday March 15 from 1:00-5:00 pm


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 20le/per ticket (sold before and during festival)


Festival Program
3:00 Gates Open
3:35 Welcome Announcement
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 Basket Raffle
5:25 Bangladeshi Folk Dance
5:45 CAC PTO Basket Raffle
5:55 Tombola Announcement (Sponsored by the Goethe-Institut)
5:58 Closing Announcement

*Program may be subject to change.





Three Cheers to Mr. Purpura, Mr. Lindstrom and Mr. Kasal for their efforts with the MS Spelling Bee.

Three Cheers and congratulations to Mr. Lautenbach, and Ms. Petrovna for all their efforts with our swimmers last weekend in Athens, Greece.


Three Cheers to our athletes who are off this weekend competing at the ISST representing CAC. Go Eagles Go!