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Greely PTO presents the 14th Annual Poetry Jam on April 4th!

posted Mar 19, 2019, 5:38 AM by Tammy Tarling

Children K-5 can have their chance on the big stage to perform a poem of their choice at this annual favorite (new this year - held at the GCA!) Sign-up forms coming home soon. 

Parent University: Who Wins, Who Loses? Adults and Children in Organized Youth Sports

posted Mar 18, 2019, 6:27 AM by Tammy Tarling   [ updated Mar 18, 2019, 6:37 AM ]

Who Wins, Who Loses?: Adults and Children in Organized Youth Sports
Tuesday, April 2 | 6 - 8pm | Greely Center for the Arts
Registration link for next event: http://bit.ly/ParentUSports
Babysitting link for next event: http://bit.ly/ParentUAprilChildcare

7th Annual Comedy Night and Silent Auction for GHS Boys Lacrosse

posted Mar 13, 2019, 11:11 AM by Tammy Tarling   [ updated Mar 13, 2019, 1:13 PM ]

By Greely High School Boys Lacrosse Boosters

Tickets are $30.00 and can be purchased at the following link; 

Please join the Greely Boys Lacrosse family for an evening of fun and fundraising!

Wed, 20 March 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

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

7-7:30pm: Buffet Dinner

7:30-8:30pm: Comedy Show with Jim Colliton

Based out of Boston, Jim Colliton is a confused middle-age man who can spin soccer games, school drop offs and
lunches into his life as a dad and husband. His every man life stories will bring down the house every time!

Check out his website for more information: https://jimwhat.com/

Rachel's On the Green
60 Val Halla Road
Cumberland, Maine 04021

Join PTO's 4-5 Trivia Night, March 20th

posted Mar 13, 2019, 9:44 AM by Tammy Tarling

Greely PTO is excited to announce our first Trivia Night on Wednesday March 20th 5:30 - 7 pm, exclusively for GMS 4th and 5th graders!  Come compete with teams of your peers for glory and prizes!

Form a team ahead of time or we can form a team for kids that night. Please email us at Greelypto51@gmail.com beforehand with a list of your child's team members, or just your child's name if they're coming solo.

Snacks and drinks will be provided, as well as prizes for the winning teams. Parents - feel free to drop off your child or stay if you'd like, volunteers will be present to help supervise.

Foundation 51 Annual Team Spelling Bee & Trivia Night, April 4th

posted Mar 11, 2019, 9:48 AM by Tammy Tarling

Foundation 51 Annual Team Spelling Bee & Trivia Night
Thursday, April 4th - 7pm - Toddy Brook

The evening promises to be full of excitement and surprises, as teams comprised of 2, 3, or 4 adults battle it out to take home the coveted “Ranger Bee” trophy. 

While the Bee is a competition with a winner crowned at the end, the main purpose of the event is an evening of community fun in celebration of education. We encourage teams to come in costumes and ready to enjoy the night. There will be opportunities to “buy back” in after a missed word, trivia, raffles, light snacks, and a cash bar. 

Please register online!  Community members, teachers, parents, and friends form a team and register at 
 www.foundation51.orgSpace is limited so sign up today!

Interested in joining the Greely PTO board next year?

posted Mar 7, 2019, 5:24 AM by Tammy Tarling   [ updated Mar 21, 2019, 6:56 AM ]

Join us for a casual Meet & Greet with the current board on Tuesday March 26th at 6pm in the MIW library and learn how you can help support our community.

More info here: https://sites.google.com/site/greelypto/events/board-meet-greet

Greely Drama presents West Side Story

posted Mar 6, 2019, 9:35 AM by Tammy Tarling

Greely High School Drama is proud to present the epic musical West Side Story as the first production in the new Greely Center for the Arts. Bursting with the intensity of Leonard Bernstein’s musical score and inspired by Jerome Robbins’ striking choreography, this is a spectacle of classic song and dance not to be missed. Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, but flung into 1950s NYC, two teenage gangs battle over a little piece of street. From this unfounded hate springs a pair of unlikely lovers who will sacrifice everything in hopes of a peaceful life together. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time. The best of intentions go awry and tragedy staggers them all into the realization love is far stronger than hate, and the similarities we share are more important than our differences.


Performances are Thursday-Saturday March 28-30 at 7pm and there will be a Sunday matinée March 31 at 2pm. Tickets will be available online and at the GCA box office at Greely High School: 303 Main St. Cumberland ME 04021 ($10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors) FMI & TIX visit www.MSAD51.org 

Family Winter BoxTop Challenge!

posted Feb 27, 2019, 10:37 AM by Tammy Tarling

Heat up your school spirit with the Family Winter BoxTop Challenge! Turn in your BoxTop collection sheet by March 15th for a chance to be entered in a raffle for Greely Gear! Go Rangers!

Check your child's backpack for the form or download it here!  http://bit.ly/2OAx4Rj   Bonus BoxTops can be taped to the back of the sheet. Even partially completed sheets will be entered!

Parent University

posted Feb 27, 2019, 10:07 AM by Tammy Tarling   [ updated Feb 27, 2019, 10:09 AM ]

Parent University: Impact of Social Media and Technology
  • Monday, March 11, 2019 (snow date Thurs., March 14)
  • 6-8 p.m
  • Greely Center for the Arts
  • "LIKE": The Impact of Social Media and Technology : Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

Parent University: Youth Sports
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2018
  • 6-8 p.m.
  • Greely Center for the Arts

Is your family involved in youth sports or plan to be? If so, don't miss this educational, challenging, motivational, and humorous talk on how to keep your youth sports involvement in perspective while enriching your children's experiences. Bob Bigelow will educate and guide parents on the benefits and costs of youth sports involvement and their children's needs, wants, and capabilities in sports.

Bob Bigelow is one of the foremost lecturers in the country regarding the needs of children in youth sports and advocates for common-sense approaches to meet those needs. Bob is a former NBA first-round draft choice and professional player and played collegiately at the University of Pennsylvania for Hall-of-Fame Coach Chuck Daly. Bob has devoted several thousand hours researching and lecturing about organized youth sports and its effects on children - and adults. Since 1993, he has conducted over 600 talks throughout the country.

As an adult involved in youth sports, ask yourself two questions: "Why do my kids play?" and "What are my motivations for being involved, or not?" Whether you are satisfied or uncomfortable with your answers, please attend this thought-provoking forum. It delivers crucial messages that adults involved in youth sports must hear.

This program is designed for the parents of K-12 children.

**Babysitting for school-aged children is available for parents attending this session for $10/child. SEPARATE REGISTRATION THROUGH CUMBERLAND REC IS REQUIRED IN ADVANCE.**

Foundation 51 Spring Grant Application Deadline - March 15th

posted Jan 31, 2019, 9:18 AM by Tammy Tarling   [ updated Jan 31, 2019, 9:21 AM ]

Do you have an idea for a project or program that will enhance your student’s classroom experience? Are you looking for financial support? Foundation 51 accepts applications for grants, during 2 grant cycles-fall and spring, for innovative education-based activities that benefit students in our community.  

Since 1998 we have awarded over $515,000 to support arts, STEM, wellness, and literacy activities for students at all three MSAD51 schools. Grants may be submitted by teachers, administrators, students, or community members. 

Friday, March 15th is the Spring Grant Cycle application deadline. Foundation 51 seeks grant proposals that support any or all of the following:

  • Innovative teaching techniques and methods
  • 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

For more information and to access the online grant application, please visit our website: http://www.foundation51.org/grants

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