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Greely Drama Presents "The Friendly Forest Trick-or-Treating Walk"

posted Oct 15, 2018, 7:16 AM by Tammy Tarling

Support Project Graduation 2020 by purchasing wreaths & swags

posted Oct 12, 2018, 8:20 AM by Tammy Tarling

Box Top Collection Contest

posted Oct 10, 2018, 8:06 AM by Tammy Tarling

Tape your Box Tops to the collection flyer sent home and return it by October 22nd (even if it's incomplete!) to be entered into a Greely Gear drawing. Need another form? Find it at greelypto.org under Fundraising >Box Tops.

Donate to The Parent Power Appeal

posted Oct 10, 2018, 8:05 AM by Tammy Tarling

Donate to The Parent Power Appeal 
Last year, Greely PTO contributed $22,448 for teachers K-8 to invest in enrichment opportunities for their students that complemented their lesson plans. From field trips to educational guests, like musicians, artists and authors, these funds helped expand our kids' learning far beyond their classroom walls. Greely PTO also created and contributed to more than 20 family and school events last year that make our school community feel more vibrant. 

None of this would be possible without the support of MSAD-51's generous parent community. We need your "parent power" to continue to make this impact on Greely schools.Our goal this year is to raise $11,000 by October 30th.

For more information and to donate online, visit http://bit.ly/2018ParentPowerAppeal

Car Detailing by Greely HS Class of 2020, October 27th

posted Oct 10, 2018, 7:53 AM by Tammy Tarling

Car Detailing by Greely HS Class of 2020

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Service to include: washing of windows inside and out, removal of incidental trash, vacuuming of interior, wiping down of hard surfaces such as dashboard, console, steering wheel, instrument panel and door panels. An exterior wash is not included.

Requested Donation: $20 per vehicle

($35 for two vehicles registered to the same address.)

15 minute appointments are scheduled between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.

All appointments will be confirmed via email.

Click here to book your appointment, or email Don Legere.

Destruction of Special Education Student Records

posted Oct 4, 2018, 9:49 AM by Tammy Tarling   [ updated Oct 4, 2018, 9:50 AM ]


Notice to all persons who ever attended MSAD #51 public school and received Special Education Services and were born prior to June 30, 1990 or to their custodial parents: MSAD #51, Cumberland/North Yarmouth School Department may have educational records in its possession for those students and will destroy such records after December 15, 2018. If you would like to have these records rather than having them destroyed, please contact the Special Education office located at 357 Tuttle Road (P O Box 6A), Cumberland, Maine 04021 or by phone at 829-4835 to make arrangements for obtaining the records. MSAD #51 shall maintain permanently a record of a student’s name, address, phone number, grades, attendance record, classes attended, grade level completed and year completed.

Annual Asbestos Notification

posted Oct 4, 2018, 9:48 AM by Tammy Tarling


Public Notice

Annual Asbestos Notification

Pursuant to the Federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) notice is hereby given that the MSAD #51 School Department surveyed it’s buildings for the presence of asbestos containing building materials. An Asbestos Management Plan has been prepared and a copy of the plan is available for inspection at the Superintendent’s office and at each of the schools within the district.

Brief Summary and History of Asbestos Activities:

1988 District Wide

Asbestos containing building materials and evaluation surveys were conducted in all MSAD #51 facilities in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency Title 40 of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 763, Asbestos – Containing Materials in Schools; Final Rule Notice.

Greely High School:

The asbestos containing materials were abated as part of various projects including the 2005 renovation project. Approximately 98% of known asbestos was removed by the end of 2006.


Greely Middle School:

The new Middle School project specifications required no asbestos containing materials be used in the project.


Mabel I. Wilson School:

Asbestos materials including thermal system insulation and Vinyl Asbestos floor tile were removed prior the renovation. The project specification required that no asbestos materials were to be used in the newly renovated buildings.


Periodic Surveillance:

6 month periodic inspections are conducted to monitor asbestos containing building-material conditions. 3 year re-inspections are carried out to re-inspect asbestos materials.


Response Actions:

All asbestos response actions are performed by certified and licensed individuals.

Emergency Drill Notification - October 5, 2018

posted Oct 4, 2018, 5:21 AM by Fran Prentice

On Friday, October 5 between 1:00-3:00 PM, the entire MSAD #51 staff will be involved in a campus-wide emergency evacuation exercise.  This drill is being conducted on a day without students in order to prepare school staff in the event of a real emergency.

With the assistance of the Cumberland police and fire departments, all school district staff will rehearse the drill using the MSAD #51 bus fleet.  The district's safety committee is implementing this drill in line with the MSAD #51 emergency preparedness plan.

You may notice atypical activity occurring on and near the MSAD #51 campus on the afternoon of October 5, which may cause some minor traffic delays on Tuttle Road and Main Street near the intersection of Route 9 and Blanchard Road.  Please note this is related to the drill only and your patience and understanding during this time is appreciated. 

Jeff Porter, Superintendent of Schools, MSAD #51
Chip Rumsey, Chief, Cumberland Police Department
Dan Small, Chief, Cumberland Fire Department

PTO News 10/6/18

posted Oct 3, 2018, 5:35 AM by Tammy Tarling   [ updated Oct 3, 2018, 5:44 AM ]

The GRAND Event
The much-loved GRAND Event for grades K-3 is coming up on Wednesday October 24th from 4:30 - 6:30! We cordially invite you
to attend a grand afternoon at Mabel I. Wilson celebrating the special bond between children and grandparents/grand friends.
Students in grades K-3 are encouraged to bring their grandparents/friend on a grand tour of their school. More details
to come!

GMS Book Fair
The GMS Book Fair is in progress through next week and we need a few more volunteers! Book fair-ies sign up here:

Amazon Smile
New this year! Select Amazon Smile as your favorite charitable organization! Go to the smile.amazon.com portal and select "
Maine School Administrative District 51 Parent Teacher Org"and .05% of your purchase will support enrichment for grades 
K-8! Those small purchases surely add up!

Greely Gear Sales
THANK YOU for the incredible enthusiasm for the Greely Gear Sale! Merchandise will be delivered the week of October 22. We
truly appreciate your support!

Kindergarten Coffee
A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out for Kindergarten Coffee at Cumberland Food Company! Thank you Kate Stawarz
and Rebecca Dilworth, MIW school social workers, for being available to talk to parents about the transition to kindergarten!

PTO Newsletter 9/20/18

posted Sep 19, 2018, 5:45 AM by Tammy Tarling

Greely Gear Sale Underway!
The 2018-2019 school year is in full swing, and we have fantastic new gear for the
whole family, available now! Please check out our Fall Greely Gear sale, which runs
through Friday, Sept 28th.

Proceeds directly benefit Greely PTO’s mission of investing in curriculum-enhancing
enrichment activities and events for MSAD-51 students K-8.

Click here to see full product details and submit your online order before the Sept 28th

Questions? Email us at greelypto51@gmail.com

Amazon Smile
New this year! Select Amazon Smile as your favorite charitable organization! Go to the
smile.amazon.com portal and select "Maine School Administrative District 51 Parent
Teacher Org" and .05% of your purchase will support enrichment for grades K-8! Those
small purchases surely add up!

Kindergarten Coffee!
Join us Thursday September 27 at Cumberland Food Company from 8:30 am - 9:30 am
for a morning filled with delicious treats and great conversation! Kate Stawarz and
Rebecca Dilworth, the school social workers from MIW, will be available to answer any
questions about the transition into kindergarten.

New to MIW? This is also a great opportunity to learn more about the PTO and how you
can get involved!

Coffee & mini muffins will be provided. This is an outdoor family friendly event, feel free
to bring younger siblings.

* Rain date Friday 9/28

Save the Date!
The much-loved GRAND Event for grades K-3 is coming up on Wednesday October
24th from 4:30 - 6:30! More details to come!

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