News and Views 03-23-2017

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 March 23, 2017
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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


CAC Annual Founders' Day

Thursday March 30th - Assembly 8:00am / Main Gym


MS Maker Day

Thursday April 6th - ERD Day


MS Spring Social

Thursday April 6th - 6:30 pm













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Dear Parents,


Thank you for reading this week’s edition of the Middle School News and Views. First and foremost we say “Mabrouk" to the PTO for sponsoring last Friday’s International Festival. It was a great festival and a wonderful celebration of our diverse community. It was great to see so many people attending the festival. Thanks to Sara Torosian and to all of the parents for their efforts to bring this great event to our community.


It has been another terrific week of learning, with students participating in a Socratic seminar in eighth grade Social Studies and studying Shakespeare's work in Drama. In grade seven Science, the students are doing Challenge by Choice with Green and Blue questions based on the Periodic Table. In grade six Science, students are dissecting chicken and learning about the different parts.


The middle school course registration process is completed for all current grade 6 and 7. Next week, incoming 5th grade students will start their course registration process for the 2017-2018 school year, which, believe it or not, is just around the corner! Please feel free to pass by the MS office to see the counselor if you have any questions about the Middle School course requirements and electives.


I recently read in my graduate-course book that students behave according to how they feel they are treated. In the middle school, we try to meet every child’s emotional and social needs throughout the advisory program as well as inside and outside of the classroom. Child psychologists affirm that every child has certain basic emotional needs that must be met if they are to be emotionally stable. Among those emotional needs, none is more basic than the need for love and affection, the need to sense that he or she belongs and is wanted. With an adequate supply of love, the child will likely develop into a responsible adult.


It is important that you don’t equate love with buying them the latest gadget. What they need is for you to listen and look them in the eye and let them know how you feel about them as a person. As parents, I encourage you to give your child the affection and love they crave even when you think they are ignoring you. It means much more than you can imagine, and despite their nonchalant attitude at times, towards you, at that moment, they are soaking it all up. But remember, buying them the latest gadget they ask for, is not love; having the courage to say no with an explanation, that is love.


Thank you for reading this edition of the News and Views


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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.



CAC's Second Annual Founders Day


Thursday, March 30 will be CAC’s second annual Founders Day.
CAC was founded in 1945, and in the last 71 years, thousands of people have come together to make it the unique learning community that it is today. Founders Day is a time to celebrate not only our four founding organizations but also the people who make our personal experience here special.


We’re celebrating all of next week by asking CAC community members in Cairo and around the world to show their school pride and share stories of what made their time here special.
In class on Monday, March 27, teachers will be asking students to reflect and write about the people at CAC that they’re most thankful for. On March 30, we’re asking CAC community members around the world to wear their school colors. Come to school on Thursday, March 30 wearing your CAC spirit wear to participate. We’ll also be having an assembly on campus to celebrate!



For Upcoming Games' Schedule
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When: Sundays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Where: Athletic building basement gym
Who: Nicolas Gallois coordinates

What: Open to faculty, students, alumni, parents and community members. AcroYoga© elevates the connection between you and others through movement, connection, and play. Acrofit© is the fitness declination of it. Both activities originated from California in 2006 and spread over the continents ever since. This is a 3-partners practice: the sturdy base, the trustful flyer, the focused spotter (with frequent turnover). Session format: team-building game, yoga warm-up, acroyoga jam, chill music.

Motto: If it is fun, it is right / Elevate your fitness

Benefits: Improvements will be attained in relation with:
Strength and anaerobic muscle endurance
Body flexibility, Body balance
Core values: responsibility, courage, trust, win-win relationship

Requirements: Suitable to every level of fitness
Wear comfortable clothing which does not reveal too much anatomy when you go upside down, bend over or spread your legs. Also avoid wearing any jewellery that can get tangled, cut skin, or get caught in the bases feet or hands. Avoid heavy perfumes and shoes and socks will be removed.



Human Rights Club Fundraiser For Alwan w Awtar


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.



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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


International Festival:
The PTO would like to thank Sara Torosian and Dana McKnight for organizing this event and heading the efforts and hard work of many volunteers, parents and the CAC community in making the International Festival a huge success!
Thank you all!


Spring is here!!

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).


Save the date:
Annual CAC PTO Gala 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 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 ( or Carmen Awn ( with questions or contributions.



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 the parents who came out to the Grade 5 to 6 transition presentation last night.

Three Cheers to teachers who presented last Monday and Tuesday on the highly able workshop they attended in last month.

Three Cheers to Ms. Coquillard, and Ms. Fitzgerald for leading our academic integrity committee with the alignment of our policy statement .

Three Cheers to Mr. Johnson, Mr. Orion, Mr. McCuaig and Ms. Jenny Jeong for their efforts with our students in the high school musical, Xanadu.