Foundation 51 is a volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide independent funding to promote innovative student development in MSAD51. By supporting the inventive use of existing and emerging teaching methods, Foundation 51 seeks to enrich the educational experience with programs that inspire creativity and passion, and encourage social responsibility. 

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  • Sign up today for our 1st Community Spelling Bee
    1st Annual Foundation 51 Community Spelling Bee

    Sign up today for our 1st Community Spelling Bee, benefiting Foundation 51! The Bee will be held on Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 PM at Toddy Brook. There will be complimentary sweets and a cash bar available.

    How it works: The Bee does not involve solo spelling. All teams spell words simultaneously in a series of rounds. The emcee announces the word and the team members can collaborate on the spelling of a word before writing down their answer on the slate provided. Teams have 25 seconds and then must display their answer. All teams will then show their slates simultaneously. Upon missing a word, the team will be eliminated. Teams that correctly spell the word continue on to the championship round.

    Each team is made up of four members, and 5 teams compete in a round. The winner of each round then competes in the championship round. The champions take home the Ranger Bee trophy to keep for their reigning year.

    If you prefer not to spell but would like to participate, you may sponsor a team of students.

    To participate in the Bee, please complete the form (Spelling Bee Registration Form) and do one of the following.

    ·       Return your form and payment to school with your child in an envelope marked Foundation 51 Spelling Bee

    ·       Mail your form and payment to Foundation 51, PO Box 545, Cumberland, ME 04021

    ·       Email your form to Anne Robbins at anne@foundation51.org

    Who is invited: The Spelling Bee is open to the whole community. It is an evening event starting at 7:00 PM. Teams may represent MSAD 51 staff, community members, local police and fire personnel, local businesses, alumni groups, book clubs, etc., as well as high school or middle school students. All are welcome to attend or participate in the event.

    What does it mean to “sponsor” a team? If you prefer not to spell but would like to participate, any and all donations are welcome. Individuals, families or local businesses are welcome to sponsor (cover the registration fee of $140) a group of high or middle school students, nonprofits, or local law enforcement teams.

    Checks should be made out to Foundation 51. You may pay with cash or check at the door on the night of the event. Your donation is tax-deductible.

    Thank you for supporting Foundation 51! 


    Posted 24 Feb 2015, 14:00 by Webmaster Foundation51
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