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 March 23, 2017

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CAC Community Portraiture Project


The CAC HS Visual Arts Department is proud to announce a special, upcoming art display. Over 40 CAC custodians are represented by 64 HS Digital Arts and Studio Arts students in this exciting exhibition, entitled "The CAC Community Portraiture Project".


This project challenges students to celebrate and honor the work of the General Services Staff at school; in our pilot year of this project, we began with the largest group, asking our custodians to participate on a voluntary basis. Students first interacted one-on-one with custodians on campus through an interview. This interaction offered both students and staff a starting point for the project. As a result, our HS art students thoughtfully considered their relationship to staff members on campus as they created a variety of painted and digital portraits highlighting the background and personalities of their art subjects. In a private "closing ceremony" on March 27th, students will give their completed portraits to staff as a final thank you.


The Visual Arts Department invites you to view this dynamic, colorful display, which represents a collective sum of 1,500 hours. Our students' creative and purposeful art choices truly celebrate the breadth and depth of the rich community here at CAC. The show will be on view in the Theater Foyer from the opening night of Xanadu on 23rd of March until 10am on 27th of March.


XANADU! The CAC HS and MS Musical

The quest for artistic fulfillment and love begins on Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00pm! Further performances happen on Friday, March 24th at 2:00pm (matinee) and 7:00pm. Tickets for this epic utopian production are 40LE in advance (50 LE at the door)! Get your tickets today for... XANADU!



Week Without Walls Preference Forms


Remember that WWW Trip Preference Forms are due to the High School Office Thursday, March 30 by the end of the school day. Your form must be signed by your parent, and you must attach a copy of the photo page of the passport you use for travel. Check out the trip descriptions on the WWW website.


CAC Founders Day Event


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 distributing cards to students so they can write letters to the person 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!


High School Prom


The CAC Prom this year will take place in the Kempinski Nile Hotel on April 7. It will begin at 8:30pm and end at 1:00am. CAC will provide transportation to the Prom venue leaving CAC at 7:30pm from the front gate. Returning buses will depart the Prom venue back to CAC at 12:00am.


High School Twitter Site

As an additional quick and easy method to experience the daily lives of our CAC high school students, feel-free to follow Dr. Harris’ twitter feed at https://twitter.com/CACHSupdates. This is not meant to replace Moodle, or any other school communication method.




Upcoming Events


March 23          CAC HS & MS Musical, 7:00 p.m., Theater

March 24          CAC HS & MS Musical, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m., Theater

March 23-27     HS Art Display: "CAC Community Portraiture Project", Theater Foyer

March 28          Green Fashion Show, MS Field

March 30          Founders Day Assembly, 8:00 a.m., Main Gym;

                       SKYWARD Gradebook Open

April 6              Early Release Day; All Students Dismissed at 11:30 a.m.

April 7              HS Prom, 8:30 p.m., Kempinski Nile Hotel




Dr. Jared Harris        Jerry Duggan      
        HS Principal             HS Assistant Principal




Counseling Department Announcements


For Juniors applying to U.S. universities in the fall, just a reminder that the June SAT date has been canceled for international centers. Please plan accordingly by taking the ACT and preparing a timeline for when you will take any required SAT II Subject Tests. It’s best not to wait until October, because you will be cutting it close for Early Decision, Early Action, and Priority Deadlines. See your counselor if you need help developing your testing timeline.



Save the Date: University representatives from Dartmouth, Yale, Columbia, and UPenn will give a presentation in the theater Monday 10th of April from 6:30-8pm. Please plan on attending along with your student. Earlier that afternoon from 3:15-4:15pm, the representatives will conduct a college essay writing workshop for high school students, and we highly encourage 11th graders to attend.



Last week, the Canadian Embassy sponsored a university tour trip to Toronto for seven high school counselors in Cairo. Stephanie Barker attended the trip and visited Waterloo University, Wilfred Laurier University, the University of Guelph, Sheridan College, Ryerson University, the University of Toronto, and York University. If you have any questions about these colleges, or about study in Canada in general, please contact her.




Josiah Laposky, Claudia Bean, Stephanie Barker 

HS Counseling






Upcoming Games Schedule


Upcoming games schedule 




Scott Fitzgerald

Activities/Athletics Director






When: Sundays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Where: Athletic building basement gym
Who: Nicolas Gallois coordinates
What: Open to faculty, students, parents and community members. AcroYoga elevates the connection between you and others through movement, connection, and play. 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.


Nicolas Gallois





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!

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 (murphysaroundtheworld@yahoo.com) or Carmen Awn (carmenawn@gmail.com) 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, 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.


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 http://www.ape.org.eg/), 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!!! Let’s see how much we can collect for A.P.E!!!


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)


To sign up, please email Farida Khamis: fkhamis@orientalweavers.com





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.