Announcements - 2016/2017 School Year
Dates to Remember:
Parent University - Preventing Teenage Substance Abuse
- January 24, 2017 - Parent University - Preventing Teenage Substance Abuse
- March 6, 2017 - Spring Grant Application Deadline
- March, 2017 TBD - Community Adult Spelling Bee
- October, 2017 - Fall Grant Application Deadline
Tuesday January 24, 2017, 6:00 -8:00 pm
Presenter: Beth Andrews, LCSW, LADC
Location: Cumberland Town Hall, Council Chambers
About the Presenter
- How (and when) do I start the conversation about drugs and alcohol with my kids?
- Why do I need to talk to my kids about experimenting when I did it?
- What do I say to my young teen to help guide them through peer pressure?
- Where do I go to get resources to help me have these uncomfortable conversations
Beth Andrews, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, is currently in private practice in Yarmouth. She works with teens and adults on a variety of issues, including substance abuse, depression, anxiety and relationship issues. Beth grew up in Maine, attended Middlebury College, and completed her MSW at New York University. She has been involved in the prevention and treatment of addictions for over 25 years. Beth works on many initiatives designed to reduce underage substance use in our local communities, often in conjunction with Casco Bay CAN.
REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT:
Please help us plan for the event by filling out the pre-event form.
Fall Grant Awards:
We have awarded $9,259 in grant funds this Fall Grant Cycle. These grants reach across many grades and touch students and teachers in almost every school.
- Second Language Acquisition Through Comprehension and Compelling Texts
- Storytelling Across the Primary Curriculum
- Making Our Community Safe and Stronger by Supporting Healthy Development of Boys
- Self-Regulation Through Deep Pressure Input
- Homeroom: The Musical
- STEAM Artist in Residence
- Movement for Momentum in Learning
Fall Fundraiser, another success!
Foundation 51 kicked off its second annual Fall Fling celebration and fundraiser on Friday, October 14 with delightful music by Darlin’ Corey and local band Captain Bangaroo, an extensive silent auction, and a sold out attendance. Community members, parents, teachers and administration, all came together to support the common goal of promoting academic excellence in MSAD 51. Peter and Christine Hein generously offered their barn and backyard for the event for a second year. The night was chilly and party-goers were bundled up enjoying the music, warm barn, many fire pits, and wood-fired cuisine by Fire & Co. Attendees commented that they were thrilled to gather locally to support the Foundation and the various creative and original programs we fund through grants each year. They enjoyed bidding on the silent auction in an attempt to win one of the 100 eclectic auction items. The silent auction raised just over $14,000. These funds will directly support grants in the upcoming grant cycles. The second annual Fall Fling was nothing short of a sold out success! Our goal is to grow every year so we can give more every year.