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Foundation 51 Grant Application Deadline - March 8th

posted Feb 12, 2018, 5:25 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.




Community Rec night at Greely Girls Basketball

posted Feb 6, 2018, 12:51 PM by Tammy Tarling

Community Rec night this Thursday –

with festivities starting at 6:00 for the community rec kids as well as the recognition of our seniors


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

posted Feb 1, 2018, 6:41 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

HS Lacrosse - Fundraiser

posted Jan 29, 2018, 8:45 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

Attention GMS 6-8 & GHS Parents: Vaping Workshop on January 31, 2018

posted Jan 29, 2018, 6:49 AM by Fran Prentice   [ updated Jan 29, 2018, 6:50 AM ]

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

posted Jan 26, 2018, 9:45 AM by Fran Prentice   [ updated Jan 26, 2018, 9:46 AM ]


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.

Join Us To Learn About Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy

posted Jan 26, 2018, 9:44 AM by Fran Prentice

Please join us for breakfast and learn more about the services we provide to address youth stress and anxiety, and resources to prevent and reduce youth substance use. 

Casco Bay CAN serves the communities of Cumberland, Falmouth, Freeport, Gray, New Gloucester, North Yarmouth, Yarmouth and Pownal. FMI www.cascobaycan.org 

Parents/PTO Breakfast                              
Thursday, February 1, 2018    
Cumberland Town Hall,
8:30-10:30 am
Please feel free to bring a guest

Kindly RSVP by Monday, January 29 to kaleigh@cascobaycan.org or call 207-688-8816 so that we can make arrangements with the caterer

We look forward to meeting you!  

Beth, Kaleigh, and Kim
Casco Bay CAN
(cell) 207-671-5916

Find us on Facebook
Twitter: @CascoBayCAN

February Box Tops Collection Contest

posted Jan 22, 2018, 10:56 AM by Tammy Tarling

On behalf of Greely PTO, THANK YOU so much to all who helped make our Box Tops Holiday Collection such a success! Thanks to your efforts through that drive, we collected an impressive 6,250 Box Tops!!!!

As we're about to mail in all of our Box Tops from the first half of the year for redemption, we're providing one last, fun opportunity this winter to check your pantry for any remaining Box Tops.

Here's how it works:
  • Affix any final Box Tops you have on hand to the form below. (which can also be found at www.greelypto.org). Send us whatever you've got by Friday, February 16,even if it's not fully completed. 
  • Don't forget to add your child's name, grade and teacher on the form! (Please note, while the updated form below has lines to add this info, the form sent home to students K-5 in Friday folders last week did not have lines to capture this information. So if you're using that form, please just write in these details anywhere on your form, so we can enter your name in our contest.)
  • On February 26th, we'll randomly select 2 winners (one from MIW and one from GMS) to each win a Greely Gear winter item of your choice (a hat, a scarf or a blanket). 
Happy clipping and THANK YOU for your support in ensuring that these little Box Tops add up to a LOT of enrichment dollars for our kids!

Questions? Email us at greelypto51@gmail.com 

REMINDER: Greely PTO's Parent University: Raising Financially Savvy Kids THIS WEDNESDAY

posted Jan 22, 2018, 6:17 AM by Tammy Tarling


Please join us on Wednesday, January 24th at the Greely Middle School Cafeteria, 6-8pm, for this interactive session led by Mary Dyer, President of the Maine Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy

Parents play an important and influential role in teaching children about money. Supporting and encouraging early financial knowledge is critical to ensuring good money habits for life. During this workshop, you’ll learn important strategies and tips for teaching your kids about money, including resources, tools, and activities designed to strengthen knowledge and encourage conversation.

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

Greely Baseball Booster's Legends of Greely Baseball Dinner and Auction

posted Jan 19, 2018, 7:10 AM by Tammy Tarling

Did you know that, since 1994, the Greely baseball program has won nine League Championships, nine Regional Championships and six State Championships?  It takes a lot of work, from Little League through Varsity Baseball to sustain this winning program, and the upcoming Legends of Greely Baseball Dinner and Auction is one way that we, as a community, can support our baseball program.

Buy tickets, only $15 per person in advance or $20 at the door, and come and bid on the fabulous selection of silent and live auction items.  There items for every budget, and a wide variety from jewelry, to spa gift certificates, to the chance for some lucky youngster to serve as Bat Boy at a home Varsity game.  Tickets are available through the Booster Committee, listed below, or reach out to John Eisenhart at (207) 319-6590 to get your tickets in advance of this worthy community event. 

Legends of Baseball Committee:  John  Eisenhart, Glen Cyr, Beth Smith, Shawn Wyman, Julie Rosenthal, David Jowett, Todd Cloutier and Coach Soule.  Tickets are available from any of the Committee Members, and we’ll have a table at the January 23 Boys Varsity Basketball game where you can get your tickets in advance of the event.

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