News and Views 03-30-2017

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 March 30, 2017
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Superintendent's Coffee

Monday, April 3rd at 8:00am


MS Maker Day

Thursday April 6th - ERD


MS Spring Social

Thursday April 6th - 6:30 pm


MS Spirit Week

Sunday April 9th - Thursday April 13th





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Dear Parents,


Thank you for reading this week’s News and Views. We have enjoyed another outstanding week of learning in the middle school.


The past week our students went to visit the Awladi Orphanage. Our students planned the activities ahead of time so they could engage with the kids at the orphanage in a more meaningful way. Needless to say, our students were very well prepared, responsible and friendly with the kids, they talked to them, made activities and fun games. Everyone had an excellent time, and they were all so pleased to bring happiness to the kids. Please see below a few pictures from the community service class at the orphanage making a difference.










This past weekend we had the second annual Girls Get Strong workshop on campus, and it was well attended. Nada Abdelhamid spoke about gender equality and why it is important to give females a voice. Many community members volunteered their time to give back to the young ladies of our community. The event was well organized and proved to be very inspiring to everyone. Thanks to Ms. Rebecca Riddle and Ms. Cathy Okeson, for their efforts with the planning and organization of the event.







The Sixth graders are currently working on a joint project for Math and Science.
They are studying bones and the human skeleton.  Students are working in groups during science class creating a scale skeletal model of one of their group members.  The students measured at least 10 bones of one group member. Then, students enlarged or reduced the real bone size using ratios given to them in math class. Using the scale measures, the students will make a scale model of the skeletal system. The project provides opportunities for students to know the bones and practice ratios and proportions.


We had our first ever Lab site on campus this week. Thanks to the organization of David Chadwell, CAC welcomed teachers from around the region to come and visit our school to see all the beautiful things that are taking place in each division. On showcase in the Elementary school was the Readers and Writers Workshop. In the Middle school it was the Challenge by Choice; and in the High School, it was Harkness table.


Thanks to the development office for a great Founders’ Day Assembly. We appreciate you providing students with an opportunity to sign and send out thank you cards to the people who have made CAC a special place for them. I know I speak on behalf of the faculty and staff when I say that your creativity was greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your continued support for what we do in the middle school to make it a safe and caring environment for our students to learn in.


In Partnership, 


News & Announcements


Xanadu Musical


Xanadu 1


 Xanadu 2


Xanadu 3


 For More Xanadu Photos Click HERE !



CAC Ski Trip Update

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!




For Upcoming Games' Schedule
Check out the following link: 
Spring 2016-2017




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.




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 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!!! Lets see how much we can collect for A.P.E!!!


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, 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 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 22,2017
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:
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.


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 5t
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)


To sign up, please email Farida Khamis:





Three Cheers to David Chadwell for his efforts in leading the way with the first CAC Lab site.


Three Cheers to all the ES/MS/HS teachers for giving up their teaching time to make the Lab site visit possible.


Three Cheers Byron Skaggs and Katherine Patterson for their work with the Founders’ Day Assembly and the card distribution for students to give as a token of their appreciation.