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Greely Girls Basketball Boosters Golf Tournament

posted Jun 12, 2019, 6:10 AM by Tammy Tarling

Please consider joining the Greely Girls Basketball Players and Boosters for a golf scramble to celebrate and support the Greely Girls Basketball Program.  The golf tournament will be held on Friday, August 2 at 8:30 am at Val Halla Golf Club in Cumberland.  The tournament will be a scramble format complete with many fun contests, great company and food. Grab your friends and family, create a foursome and come out for a great day of golf.  Please sign up using the attached registration form and contact Sue Whittum Obar (swhittum@maine.rr.com) with any questions.  On behalf of the Boosters, we look forward to a fun day with you in early August. Please like us on Facebook to receive updates on GGB activities.  http://www.facebook.com/greelygirlsbasketballboosters/ Thank you for your support.

GHS Civil Rights Team hosts the movie "Dawnland"

posted May 29, 2019, 4:24 PM by Tammy Tarling   [ updated May 29, 2019, 4:24 PM ]

Greely High School Civil Rights Team MOVIE NIGHT at GCA!

The Greely High School Civil Rights Team, in collaboration with the Cumberland UCC Social Justice Team, are proud to host the movie "DAWNLAND" at the new Greely Center for The Arts on Friday, June 14th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.  A Maine Wabanaki-REACH* representative will speak and facilitate a discussion following the film.  Cost: freewill donations accepted in support of Maine Wabanaki-REACH. 

For most of the 20th century, government agents systematically forced Native American children from their homes and placed them with white families. As recently as the 1970’s, one in four Native children nationwide were living in non-Native foster care, adoptive homes, or boarding schools. Many children experienced devastating emotional and physical harm by adults who mistreated them and tried to erase their cultural identity. Now, for the first time, they share their stories. The feature-length documentary follows the Maine Truth and Reconciliation Commission to contemporary Wabanaki communities to reveal the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal.

*Maine-Wabanaki REACH is a cross-cultural collaboration that successfully supported the Maine-Wabanaki State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission and continues to support indigenous Wabanaki communities in wellness, healing, and positive change. 

MSAD #51 District Newsletter - May 23, 2019

posted May 23, 2019, 1:11 PM by Fran Prentice

Not all items in this email are MSAD #51 sponsored programs. If you need more information, please contact the group or organization that is sponsoring the event. 

Board of Directors Information

Upcoming Meeting Dates
Meetings start at 7:00 pm in the GHS Library unless otherwise noted.

May 23 - District Budget Meeting

June 3 - Regular Meeting


Meeting Dates, Agendas & Minutes
Board of Director's Meeting Videos

Stay Connected

Subscribe to our District's weeklynewsletter by 
clicking here.

Follow us on Twitter @SuperMSAD51

Like us on Facebook at MSAD #51

Employment Opportunities

Click here to view current employment opportunities available at MSAD #51.

Greely Center for the Arts
Brick & Seat Campaign

Leave a Legacy...become a permanent part of the Greely Center for the Arts.

Click here for more details.

Useful Links

MSAD #51 Website
MSAD #51's 2018-2021 Strategic Plan
MSAD #51 Calendar

Notices from the Superintendent's Office

Superintendent Porter's Blog

To view Superintendent Porter's most recent Blog Post, click here.

Senior Walk
On Friday, May 31 at 1:00pm, the graduates of the class of 2019 will engage in our annual "Senior Walk" where they will walk through the halls they once occupied of Mabel I. Wilson School, Greely Middle School and Greely High School.

Any parent, family or community member who wishes to cheer on the graduates, please meet just prior to 1:00PM in the area between Mabel I. Wilson School's playground and the ball field.  That section of the parking lot will be closed briefly for this event to ensure the safety of our graduates and the crowd cheering them on.

Budget Information 2019-20

Budget Process

MSAD #51 has a 2-step budget process in which the district needs to engage our parents, voting-age students and community members.  More information regarding the 2019-20 school budget can be found on our website at http://www.msad51.org/home/school-board/finance-committee/2019-2020-budget.  Click HERE to read the Board Chair's letter regarding the budget.

Please Vote TONIGHT on the MSAD #51 School Budget

Thursday, May 23

7:00 pm (registration starts at 6:30pm) at the Greely Center for the Arts

Childcare provided by Cumberland Rec for ages 5 & up; advance registration is required and can be done by clicking HERE.

* Please note: This is a town hall style meeting and you must be present to vote.

Tuesday, June 11
7:00 am - 8:00 pm at your polling locations:
Cumberland Residents - Cumberland Town Hall
North Yarmouth Residents - The Church of Latter-day Saints

*Please note: You can not vote absentee on the school budget until AFTER the May 23 meeting/vote.

Community Partners

Our Community Partners are strong supporters of various areas of the school.  Without them, our students would not have many of the wonderful opportunities and experiences that they receive.

Calling all Pie Bakers and Race Course Flaggers!

The May 27th Memorial Day 5K and Fun Run to Remember really needs your help! Enjoy the fun and volunteer here.)

Community Notices

Community Notices are not affiliated with MSAD #51.  Please contact the organization directly with any questions.  For a full listing of Community Notices, please click HERE.

Girl Scouts Memorial Day Bake Sale

Maine Youth Orchestra Auditions - May 28th

Read with Me summer reading program

Maine School Administrative District #51

357 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, ME 04021

207.829.4800   |   info@msad51.org

Budget Letter from Board Chair

posted May 20, 2019, 10:06 AM by Fran Prentice   [ updated May 20, 2019, 10:20 AM ]

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Dear Cumberland and North Yarmouth Community Members,

On May 6, the MSAD #51 Board of Directors unanimously approved our Superintendent’s recommended school district budget. I am incredibly proud of this year’s budget and the collaboration that has gone into the creation of our zero percent tax impact school budget. Over the past few months we have met with both of our town’s governing agencies to better understand our respective budget drivers, and those meetings have been exceedingly positive.

Both Cumberland and North Yarmouth are experiencing rapid growth. Our school enrollment has followed suit, and we find ourselves embarking on the process of evaluating our space needs. Two of our three buildings are dealing with overcrowded conditions. Our Elementary Education Task Force will be reviewing a formal District Space Study and will be discussing and evaluating the different building options.

While our elementary school enrollment grows, we are committed to maintaining workable class sizes. This year's budget includes the addition of two kindergarten classroom teachers due to extremely high kindergarten registration numbers. Our facilities committee has recently approved a capital improvement plan for next year. This includes enlarging our reduced playground space and the eventual change out to a more efficient portable classroom setup, to best accommodate students while we figure out what is next for our space needs.

Our Director of Finance, Human Resources & Operations, Scott Poulin, and Superintendent Jeff Porter, along with the district’s leadership team, have worked tirelessly to find efficiencies in our current budget and the budget includes significant reductions. The administration and the budget committee remains confident that these reductions will have minimal impact on the quality of instruction and programming throughout the district.  Our main budget driver, contractual salary & benefit increases, has been offset with a substantial reinvestment in Maine schools by increased state subsidy. For an overview of newly funded priorities, reductions, and state subsidy amounts please see Superintendent Porter’s budget presentation, linked here.   

As always, voter participation in our budget process is paramount. In our community there are two critically important votes on our school budget. Please review the dates below and plan to participate civically for both events.

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - Annual District Budget Meeting

7:00pm (registration starts at 6:30pm)

Greely Center for the Arts

Must be Present to Vote

Childcare provided to children (aged 5 & up) but you must register here

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - Public Validation Referendum on FY 20 Budget

7:00am - 8:00pm at North Yarmouth & Cumberland polling locations

Thank you for your commitment to our communities and to our schools.

Warmest Regards,

Kate Perrin

MSAD #51 Board of Directors Chair


Greely Football Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

posted May 17, 2019, 11:50 AM by Tammy Tarling

Ranger Connection

posted May 16, 2019, 10:20 AM by Fran Prentice

This year's Ranger Connection was recently mailed to all mailboxes in Cumberland and North Yarmouth.

Community Memorial Day 5K and Fun Run to Remember

posted May 8, 2019, 6:32 AM by Tammy Tarling

The Memorial Day 5K to Remember is coming up on Monday May 27th. Please consider
volunteering for this memorable event: http://bit.ly/2J5HMvS

Spring Greely Gear Sale underway!

posted May 8, 2019, 6:30 AM by Tammy Tarling

Check out the groovy new items!

Equity & Inclusion Steering Committee Info Meeting

posted May 7, 2019, 8:59 AM by Fran Prentice   [ updated May 7, 2019, 9:04 AM ]

Our community and schools have experienced an increase in racial discrimination over the past few years, along with the rest of our country. One step we are taking to disrupt racial discrimination is to form an Equity and Inclusion Steering Committee. MSAD #51 is committed to fostering empathy, cooperation, and critical thinking skills which are multicultural; celebrating each student’s ethnic heritage, religious practice, gender expression, and physical and intellectual differences, among others. 

No one in our community should experience discrimination or violence, or be made to feel less than, merely because of our current culture. Please join us for an informational meeting on May 20th at 4pm (location TBA) so we can work to build a more vibrant, safe learning environment for our community. Please RSVP by May 15 to Fran Prentice at fprentice@msad51.org or call 829-4800 if you plan to attend.

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