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Foundation 51 Grant Application Deadline - March 8th

posted Feb 12, 2018, 5:24 AM by Tammy Tarling

Our spring grant application deadline is approaching. Submit yours today! See below for grant application requirements. 

Foundation 51 grants provide funding for programs that enrich the education of students in MSAD51 schools. Since 1998, the Foundation has awarded over $500,000 to help fund programs that inspire creativity and passion, and encourage social responsibility.


  • You have a unique idea for a project that will supplement the regular classroom curriculum or after-school activity
  • You have ideas for enrichment activities or a need for strengthening academic experiences


  • Programs that support the curriculum, while enriching intellectual growth
  • Pilot programs that explore new and imaginative curricular ideas and teaching methods
  • Projects that explore an interest or passion, that will enhance the student experience and encourage social responsibility
  • Strategic partnerships that support the design and delivery of programs, with other teachers, administrators, community members, local businesses, and additional funding sources
  • Projects that have the potential to be self - sustaining
  • Projects must be intended for use by students in one or all of the schools in MSAD 51

Applications may be submitted by teachers, parents, and community members.




News from CNY Little League

posted Feb 9, 2018, 5:18 AM by Tammy Tarling

Just a few quick reminders of upcoming dates for CNYLL players and coaches:

  • The Early Bird discount will be ending Feb 15, so make sure you register for baseball or softball within the next 2 weeks to receive the discount.

  • Majors and Minors baseball and softball coaches: Coach applications and volunteer forms are now due by Feb 20 (extended from Feb 8). Check out the Coaches page on our website to download the forms, and send them to playeragent@cnyll.com and safety@cnyll.com.

  • Evals for Majors and Minors baseball and softball players are scheduled for the weekend of Mar 17-18. Save the date-- it's coming up quicker than you think!
Thank you, and please contact us with any questions, playeragent@cnyll.com

REMINDER - Greely PTO's Parent University: Raising Sexually Healthy Children (parents of children ages birth to 8yrs) THIS THURSDAY

posted Feb 5, 2018, 11:37 AM by Tammy Tarling


Please join us on Thursday February 8th at the Mabel I Wilson Library, 6-7:30pm for this interactive session led by in-demand local parent, licensed clinical social worker, and sexuality expert Jennifer Wiessner.

Come get an overview of what you can do as an adult in a child’s life to help support and encourage healthy sexuality. Healthy sexuality for wee ones includes: boundaries, consent, anatomy, safety and curiosity. 

This MINI workshop will be fun and educational and you bring your values to the information. It will help you raise your comfort level with talking with your children about their amazing bodies and sexuality and all you need to bring is your values and curiosity! 

We’ll draw from research and touch on developmental stages and strategies with time for Q&A after. You’ll bring home printed resources to get yourself and your child comfortable with their sexual selves from birth to adulthood. Always be one step ahead and attend both sessions so you will be prepared for the jaw-dropping questions and issues that will come up… earlier than you think!


Space is very limited. Please register for this free session or visit our website for information.

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Casco Bay CAN Tip of the Month: Encourage Healthy Coping Skills

posted Feb 1, 2018, 6:40 AM by Tammy Tarling

Encourage Healthy Coping Skills

Parents share with your kids that using alcohol or misusing prescription drugs or marijuana to ease anxiety/stress is unhealthy.  Parents, kids think you breeze through your day. Share a mistake or unexpected situation and how you dealt with it. This can be a powerful lesson. 
* Healthy eating habits
* Exercise, yoga and meditation
* Talking to a friend, a trusted adult, or a counselor

Friends of Prince Memorial Library Book Sale and Valentine-Making Party

posted Feb 1, 2018, 5:54 AM by Tammy Tarling

Saturday, February 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Friends of Prince Memorial Library will host their annual Kids Book Sale and Valentine-Making Party on Saturday, February 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Books in excellent condition for kids of all ages (board books through teenage reads) will be available. Valentine-making supplies, treats and music will also be part of the fun. Join us!

Girls on the Run Sign Ups

posted Feb 1, 2018, 5:45 AM by Tammy Tarling

So exciting Girls on the Run registration is opening February 1 -11th.  Time to register your 3rd, 4th or 5th grader for this amazing program!  If anyone has any questions feel free to email!

Skyline Farm's Sleigh Day, Feb. 10, North Yarmouth

posted Feb 1, 2018, 5:34 AM by Tammy Tarling

Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, will hold its 19th annual Sleigh Day from 12 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, in conjunction with Skyline Farm Carriage Museum’s new exhibits ‘Evolution of Sleighs’, ‘The Private Stable’, and Triple Mountain Model Horses of Hiram debuting a Breyer model horse-drawn vehicle display. Free admission. Please dress warmly.


Starting at noon, Ben Lapointe and his pair of miniature horses will give mini sleigh rides for children up to age 12; $5 donation per child. Also a team of draft horses from Hideaway Farm of Topsham will provide sleigh rides around the field for an $8 donation per person or $25 per family.


Hot refreshments will be sold in the heated Visitor Center.


At 12:30 p.m. there will be a narrated demonstration of horses and drivers using 19th century skills and vintage sleighs in the outdoor arena.


Bring your snowshoes for a 2 p.m. guided tour of Skyline’s trails through the woods.


The museum exhibit, featuring a variety of rare sleighs and wheeled vehicles is also open Sundays, Feb. 11 through Mar. 25, from 1-4 p.m. or by appointment.


No storm date.


For more information, contact Pam at 829-5708 or info@skylinefarm.orgSkyline Farm is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization.

Photo caption: Drivers of a team of draft horses give sleigh rides for the public while a driver and pony demonstrate how single sleighs are driven.

Photo credit: Sarah Walsh

HS Lacrosse - Fundraiser

posted Jan 29, 2018, 8:46 AM by Tammy Tarling

Hello Lacrosse Families,


PLEASE JOIN THE GREELY LACROSSE FAMILY FOR AN EVENING OF FUN AND FUNDRAISING AT Our 6th Annual Comedy Night & Silent Auction will be held on Wednesday, March 14th at Rachel's from 6-8:30pm.



6-7pm: Happy Hour with Cash Bar and Silent Auction

7-7:30pm: Buffet Dinner

7:30-8:30pm: Comedy Show with Dan Crohn


Dan Crohn has been performing stand-up comedy in and around Boston for years. His jokes can be heard on XM Radio and he has been a guest on the popular podcast WTF with Marc Maron.

A semi-finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival and the Laughing Skull Festival, Dan's stories of family and friends have entertained audiences from all over the country. Dan was named one of the top 100 comics for Season 9 of Last Comic Standing.

His former day job of teaching 4th graders has provided him with endless amount of material. He has wanted to be a comedian since the age of eight when he stumbled upon his Father's Henny Youngman records.


Here is the link to purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/6th-annual-comedy-night-and-silent-auction-for-greely-high-school-lacrosse-tickets-41924913545

Youth Lacrosse Sign Up

posted Jan 26, 2018, 9:25 AM by Fran Prentice   [ updated Feb 1, 2018, 5:50 AM by Tammy Tarling ]

Youth Lacrosse SIGN UP ARE OPEN for Boys and Girls in Grades 3-6 Spring Season.  

Sign Ups will be Open until 3-31

-  Please register ONLINE at www.cumberlandmelax.org

-  Mail In Registrations are also accepted here:  PO BOX 414, Cumberland ME 04021 - A Registration form can be found on our website.

-  Grades K-2 may Sign up through the Parks and Rec Website at 


A Parents Meeting will be hosted on February 7th at 6:30PM at the Greely High School Cafeteria.  All youth parents are strongly encouraged to attend.  You will learn about the entire season, equipment needs, rules and meet some of the coaches.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR AND ARE IN DIRE NEED OF NEW PARENTAL HELP - Coaches (no experience needed), team parents and team administrators.  All are welcome - our Program is growing. 

We pay for All US Lacrosse Memberships and Coaches Training.


A FREE Beginners Clinic for Players will be hosted by the program on March 1st and March 15th.  Location TBD

Please RSVP through: jbeckers13@yahoo.com

The first two Indoor Practices are on April 7th and 14th.  Practices will be moved outside afterwards  - WEATHER PERMITTING.  The season Begins on April 28th.

Should you have and questions, do not hesitate to send us feedback through our website. 

Please follow us on facebook here  www.facebook.com/RangersLAX/

Here is to Spring!

Parent’s Night Out with Off the Mat Yoga

posted Jan 24, 2018, 8:36 AM by Tammy Tarling

Parent’s Night Out with Off the Mat Yoga

Instructor Trish Baird

A night of fun for your little ones while you go.., shopping, see a show,  catch up with a friend, take a nap...the possibilities are endless :)

​The night will be both structured and unstructured.  

During structured time we will have yoga, games, and an art & craft activity. 

During unstructured 'free' time kids will have a chance to dance, play, draw or read on their own. 

​Please dress your kids in comfortable clothing (they can even come in their pjs!), bring a water bottle, a stuffed animal (optional) for savasana, and a book to read (also optional as I will provide some books).

​Simple cheese pizza will be provided for dinner.  

**I understand that cheese pizza will not work for everyone, however I am not able to accommodate special requests. If your child has special dietary needs, please be prepared to make arrangements or send them with food that works with their diet. 

West Cumberland Hall 5pm-8pm

Friday: February 2nd

Friday: April 6th

Fee: $25/night



Peter C. Bingham

Recreation Superintendent

Town of Cumberland

Community Recreation Department

(207) 829-2208

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