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MSAD #51 District Newsletter - April 1, 2021

posted Apr 2, 2021, 8:14 AM by Fran Prentice   [ updated Apr 2, 2021, 8:18 AM ]

Notices from the Office of the Superintendent

Superintendent Porter's Blog

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

Getting to GREEN Ad Hoc Advisory Group Information

The charge of the Getting to GREEN Ad Hoc Advisory Group was to bring forward a progress report to the Board on Monday night, with or without recommendations included. The majority of the group voted to continue in the hybrid model for the remainder of the school year but expand Cohort C for students struggling with academic and social/emotional reasons, as determined by each school.  The videos of all three meetings, along with the group's notes and presentation by the building principals can be found on the Getting to GREEN page on the district's website: https://sites.google.com/msad51.org/covid-19-information-center/getting-to-green

Updated Getting to GREEN Survey Results

At the request of the Getting to GREEN Ad Hoc Advisory Group, students in grades 6-8 took the survey regarding Getting to GREEN that parents, staff and GHS students previously took.  The results of the survey that includes 6-8 students can be seen by clicking HERE.

Community Mental Health Resources

A new mental health resource page has been added to the district's website under "Community" and can be found at this link:  https://sites.google.com/a/msad51.org/msad51_district/home/wellness.  This is a joint effort between MSAD #51 and the two towns.  We will be holding two events in May as part of the mental health collaborative with community partners-the Yellow Tulip project and Community Conversation facilitated by NAMI.


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MSAD #51 Board of Directors Information

Meetings start at 6:30 pm in the Greely Center for the Arts at GHS unless otherwise noted.

April 5 - Regular Meeting

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

PLEASE NOTE: Although the Governor's indoor capacity limits have been increased, attendees should be aware that there is still limited seating in the GCA for the meeting and that if the capacity limit is reached, then we will have to move people in and out in shifts.

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


Budget Information 2021-22

Detailed budget information can be found on the District's website at: http://www.msad51.org/home/school-board/finance-committee/budget-2021-2022

Important Dates

Monday, March 15, 2021

Superintendent presents Recommended Budget to Board

Monday, March 29, 2021

Board Budget Workshop

Monday, April 26, 2021

School Board Adopts FY 22 Budget

Monday, May 10, 2021   

Public Hearing on Proposed Budget (Virtual Meeting)

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Public Validation Referendum


Primary School Building Project Information

For comprehensive information regarding the Primary School Building Project, please visit the project page at: http://www.msad51.org/home/primary-school-building-project

Upcoming Feedback/Informational Sessions

Save the Date!  Oak Point Associates will provide a review of the proposed Primary School Building Project on the dates below.  A link to join the meetings will be provided via an upcoming newsletter.

April 13 at 6:00 PM via Zoom

May 3 at 6:00 PM via Zoom


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.

Virtual Poetry Jam is here!

Through Friday, April 2nd, Greely PTO is accepting videos of K-8 grade students reciting their favorite poems or sharing original compositions. A compilation video will be created and shared with the MSAD #51 community. Submit videos here: https://forms.gle/Akm4eUJUu96M4wPx5. FMI go to greelypto.org or contact greelypto51@gmail.com.

Registration Open for Grades 4-6 Virtual Trivia Night on April 6th

Greely PTO proudly presents Virtual Trivia Night for grades 4-6 Tuesday, April 6th at 5:30 on Google Meet. Register as a free agent, team of two or team of four: https://forms.gle/jjammVnYBCR4B3Sn8. Prizes await the winners!


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.

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