MSAD #51 District Newsletter - March 30, 2023


From the Superintendent

porterThis week's school attack in Nashville is yet another reminder of the senseless tragedies that have come to define modern America. With each event comes questions and concerns about the safety and security of our schools, along with the well-being of our children, families, staff, and even the nation. Please watch my four-minute video clip below where I share my thoughts on this topic.

Safety Video

Jeff Porter

animal research project
Mrs. Russell’s 3rd grade class presented their animal research projects to families and staff.

Notices from the Office of the Superintendent

Annual Spring State Assessments

Please click here to view the letter from Susie Robbins, Director of Academic Services regarding the upcoming Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) for Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy testing.

School Calendar

Please note that Friday, June 16 is the last day of school for the 2022-23 school year. It will be an early release day following the given schedule: Grades 6-12 at 11:30 PM & K-5 at 12:30 PM. June 14 will be a full day of school.

Click here to view the 2023-24 School Calendar. There were a couple minor adjustments to the Cultural & Religious Holiday calendar.

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MSAD #51 Board of Directors Information

All meetings will take place at 6:00 pm in the Gyger Room at Greely High School.  For those of you unfamiliar with that room, the Gyger Room can be accessed from the GHS parking lot (the side without the electronic sign).

April 3 - Budget Workshop

Remember you can watch our meetings on YouTube LIVE (

Meeting Dates, Agendas & Minutes
Board of Directors Meeting Videos


Budget Information 2023-24

Detailed budget information can be found on the District's website at:

FY 2024 Budget Process Timeline


School Building Project Information

For comprehensive information regarding the School Building Project, please visit the project page at:


Maine School Administrative District #51 (MSAD #51) is requesting offers of land in Cumberland or North Yarmouth for the construction of a new Primary School to serve the students of these communities. A complete copy of the Request for Proposal and submission requirements can be obtained by contacting Scott Poulin, Director of Finance, Human Resources & Operations, Maine School Administrative District No. 51, 207-829-4800 or [email protected].

A complete copy of the RFP is available for download at:

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.

Interested in joining the Greely PTO?

We have started recruiting for the 2023-2024 board.  We are especially looking for people to join our Events, Communications and Parent University committees. Email us at [email protected] to inquire. 

Trivia Night for 4th & 5th Graders - April 6! 

Put on your thinking caps for GMS 4-5 Trivia Night, on Thursday, April 6 from 5:30 - 7 PM in the Middle School cafeteria. Teams of up to 6 students (in grades 4 or 5) will compete to outsmart their peers. Pizza and drinks will be provided, and prizes will be awarded to the winning teams. Register as a free agent and be placed on a team or create your own team! All players must register here to participate. 

Order Your Greely Gear Today!

Order your custom Greely gear through the PTO fundraising store today through April 7! Tee-shirts, sweats, hats, water bottle, bag, towel and more! Delivery or pick up (location/date TBD after April break) options are available. All proceeds go towards MSAD #51 enrichment programs. Shop today 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.

From Africa to Maine

Useful Links

Employment Opportunities

MSAD #51 Website

2018-2023 Strategic Plan

District Calendar

GHS Athletics Schedule

Greely Center for the Arts Events


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 Melissa Porter 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
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