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MSAD #51 District Newsletter - October 31, 2019

posted Nov 1, 2019, 6:00 AM by Fran Prentice   [ updated Nov 1, 2019, 6:00 AM ]

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 unless otherwise noted. Effective October 7, 2019, meetings will be held in the Gyger Room at GHS.

November 7 - Workshop: K-5 Steering Committee recommendation 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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

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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.

K-5 Steering Committee Update
Please click HERE to read Superintendent Porter's update regarding the K-5 Steering Committee.

School Days - Power Outage

Well, we had our annual "October Surprise" storm a couple of weeks ago, which seems now like a trend.  With the two school days that were missed during the wind storm, we will need to make these up like any other missed days at the end of the school year in June, which makes the last day of school now Friday, June 12 (was June 10).  As we move into the winter months, we will surely have other storm/snow days that will also need to be made up and these also will be added to the calendar.

A new state law this year does allow districts to use "blizzard bags" in lieu of one on-site school day, which essentially means students can work at home and the day would officially count.  Our district won't be considering this option, though, given that there are several restrictions attached to a waiver, along with a two-step approval process that can't be considered by the state until the spring.  As a result, we will be in school for the full number of days in our calendar and will add the days missed at the end.

Challenge Day Volunteers Still Needed - Nov 4 and Nov 5
If you are interested in being a volunteer for Challenge Day, please contact Chris Hoffman at choffman@msad51.org or 207-829-4805.  FMI, click here.

Outdoor Classroom Week This fall's district-wide Outdoor Classroom Week is November 4-8.

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.

Fill A Bus Fill A Belly Food Drive

Starts Tuesday, November 5th and runs through next week!  Items can be dropped off at the bus in the GMS parking lot or in the GMS Lobby.

Parent University: Raising Responsible and Resilient Kids

Join us Tuesday, November 19th, 6-8 pm. For more information and registration, go to greelypto.org.

Holiday Traditions ~ Fragrant Balsam from Maine

The junior class is currently selling wreaths and swags to benefit Project Graduation for the Class of 2021. The cost is $20 each and wreaths will be delivered the weekend of December 6-8. For more information, please click 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.

XC Championships at Twin Brook, Nov. 2nd

Cumberland/North Yarmouth Flu Shot Clinic, Nov. 5th

American Legion Turkey Drive begins Nov. 11th

Mother/Son Hockey Night with the Maine Mariners, Nov. 15th

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Maine School Administrative District #51

357 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, ME 04021

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