News and Views 04-6-2017

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 April 6, 2017
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MS Spirit Week

Sunday April 9th - Thursday April 13th


MS Trimester 3 Progress Reports issued

Thursday April 13th


ES Egypt Festival

Thursday April 13th


Spring Break

Sunday April 16th - Saturday April 22nd





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Dear Parents,


Thank you for reading this week’s edition of the Middle School News and Views. We had another wonderful week of learning in the middle school before heading into Spirit Week.

Our students and teachers are working hard, and with progress reports that will be posted next Thursday, students are busy completing outstanding work. In Science and Math, the final project for the interdisciplinary unit on the bones in the body is coming to an end. Our concert band students are working hard to fine tune the sound with their instrument to prepare for the Spring concert only five weeks away. In Social Studies, the students had a cultural fest at the end of the unit by wearing their national dress and bringing in food to share from their culture.






Next week will be spirit week in the Middle School. It will be a week of good clean fun, which means, students will dress up in themes each day. The week will start off with a buzz and will include lead up activities at lunchtime each day. The culminating events will take place on Thursday afternoon in the gym. Thanks to Ms. Ennis and Mrs. Tatiana for their efforts in preparation for this event.


We will be posting Progress Reports online for your viewing on Thursday, April 13th. The snapshot of student learning will be helpful as we head into the final few months of school, and prepare for our student-led conference on May 23rd. Please stay tuned for more announcements about both of these important events in future editions of News and Views.


During our Spring Break, April 15-22, Mr. Dino and Ms. Tatiana will accompany 17 students from all three divisions on a ski trip going that will take place in Passo Tonale, Italy. The students will have six full days of skiing and fun activities in the beautiful Alps. Each participant will be provided at the end of the trip, with ski certificate of accomplished ski level. This is the fourth year that we are running this trip and it has always been a memorable trip for our students.


Today we had our final Maker Day of the school year. Once again our students had an opportunity to use the design cycle, inquiry, experiential learning, and hands-on problem solving through collaboration. Our Maker Day features experimentation and innovation across engineering, science, art, performance, and crafts. It is an excellent opportunity for our students to be empowered through design thinking. There was buzz and excitement filling the MS auditorium during the show-and-tell session at the end of the day.




Thank you for your continued support of the middle school and all we do to develop students socially and emotionally.


In Partnership, 


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Moving 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.




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.
Click here to apply for season 3 CAC Booster club financial assistance program




For Upcoming Games' Schedule
Check out the following link: 
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Annual Community Surveys Coming Soon


Every year CAC surveys community members do gather important feedback about multiple topics: student learning, campus facilities, curriculum, activities and sports, and leadership. Surveys are sent to parents, students, teachers and staff, and trustees.
Surveys are completed electronically and are anonymous.

Input from parents is especially important because you selected CAC as the place to educate your child. The surveys will arrive by email in the near future.
The surveys will take less than 20 minutes to complete.
There are opportunities to provide written feedback as well.

As with last year, if you have more than one child attending CAC at different grade levels, you have the opportunity to complete a portion of the survey for each child at CAC separately. This gives you the chance to provide specific feedback based on the different experiences of each child.

Each parent/guardian is encouraged to complete the survey.

If you have any questions, please contact David Chadwell, Curriculum Coordinator,




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 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 intreseted or need more information please send an email to, 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!!! 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 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:


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.





Three Cheers to Karan Flora for all her effort in planning the training for our co-teachers in the middle school.

Three Cheers to all students, teachers, and parents who were on campus during the Shelter-in-place drill. It was well done!

Three Cheers to all MS coaches and teachers who are providing a co-curricular activity after school to help our students pursue their passion.

Three Cheers to Mr. Harman for his efforts in planning another successful Maker Day for our students