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MSAD #51 District Newsletter - January 7, 2021

posted Jan 7, 2021, 1:48 PM by Fran Prentice   [ updated Jan 7, 2021, 1:48 PM ]

Notices from the Office of the Superintendent

Superintendent Porter's Blog

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

Daphne Sprague Diversity Collection Donation

In the spring we lost our dear friend Daphne Sprague, who was a beloved MSAD #51 staff member for 23 years. She was a skilled ed tech, gentle tutor, vocal student advocate, advisor to the 4th & 5th grade school newspaper (the Greely Gazette), and a consistent voice for diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
We are very excited to announce the creation of The Daphne Sprague Diversity Collection, featuring books selected by our library staff representing diverse experiences, authors and illustrators. The collection will be located in the Greely Middle School Library and available to all students and staff across the district. 
Please consider helping to build this collection with a donation in Mrs. Sprague’s honor. All proceeds will go toward the purchase of books.  Thank you for your generosity.
The link above will take you to the My School Bucks payment portal.  If you do not have an account, you can easily set one up to make a donation online.  You do not need to have children in the schools in order to set up an account.  
Donations can also be mailed to:
The Daphne Spraque Diversity Collection
Greely Middle School 4-5
351 Tuttle Road
Cumberland, ME 04021

School Nutrition Program News

Great News!  FREE School Breakfast & Lunch for ALL children (PK-12) has been extended through the end of the school year!  School Meals include a carton of milk, snack, fruit and vegetables, and entree choices!

Pre-K Lottery and Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022

MSAD #51 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for MSAD #51 (Cumberland-North Yarmouth) will be held February 1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th. If your child will be five years old on or before October 15, 2021, he/she is eligible to attend kindergarten this fall. You may drop off completed registration packets in person (mask required) between the hours of 9:15am - 2:15pm or mail, scan/email or fax in the completed packets. You will need to provide a picture of your child’s original birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency to complete the packet. 

If you have a student currently enrolled in a private school and would like them to attend Mabel I. Wilson School in the fall, please register your child during that week as well. 

To obtain registration forms in advance please visit our website (www.sites.google.com/a/msad51.org/mabel-i-wilson-school). We want to ensure all incoming students are included in the placement process for the 2021-22 school year. If you have any questions, please call MIW at 829-4825.               

MSAD #51 Pre-K Lottery

MSAD #51 (Cumberland-North Yarmouth) is pleased to announce that we will continue our small public Pre-K program for 32 students (16 each session) starting in September 2021.

The program will run half days (morning and afternoon session) four days per week (M, T, Th, F) for approximately 135 days during the school year.  The program is located at Mabel I. Wilson school and is in partnership with Child Development Services.

In order to be considered, your child must be 4, but not 5, years old before October 15, 2021 and you must be a resident of Cumberland or North Yarmouth.  

Screenings will take place via Zoom for eligible children during the first week of March.

If interested, please fill out the interest application (https://forms.gle/Tc1kbvNjETRAN7KG8) no later than Friday, February 5, 2021. 

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MSAD #51 Board of Directors Information

Meetings start at 6:30 pm (approved at the October 19 meeting) in the Greely Center for the Arts at GHS unless otherwise noted.

January 19 (Tuesday) - Regular Meeting

Remember you can watch our meetings on YouTube LIVE (http://bit.ly/msad51livevideo).

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


Useful Links

Employment Opportunities

MSAD #51 Website

2018-2021 Strategic Plan

District Calendar

GHS Athletics Schedule


If you would like something included in our weekly newsletter, please send a brief write up with title along with a JPEG or PNG image of your flyer (if applicable) to Tammy Tarling for approval. The deadline each week is Sunday. Any requests received after Sunday will be reviewed for possible submission in the following week's newsletter. All approved submissions will be posted on the district's website.

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.

Maine School Administrative District #51
357 Tuttle Road, PO Box 6A, Cumberland, ME 04021
info@msad51.org   |    207.829.4800