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BASD e-News May 10, 2019

To the BASD Staff, Parents, Students, and Community

Welcome to the BASD e-News. A BASD education works to IGNITE curiosity and imagination, ENCOURAGE creative cooperation and individual growth, and EMPOWER leadership and global thinking. The e-News is designed to share events and activities going on in the BASD and the Lehigh Valley and show how we are #builtbybethlehem. It is our hope that you find it informative outlining BASD student and staff achievements, BASD opportunities, and area events taking place.

The BASD e-News is divided into sections below. The sections include News and Events from BASD Media, the BASD Blog, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School's Sign of the Week, the Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District, BASD MiniThon, BAVTS, Colleges/Community Colleges/Universities, ArtsQuest, Allentown Art Museum, Hanover Township Community Center, Lehigh Valley Business Group, Nutritional Information, BASD Job Opportunities, Events in the Area, and the Bethlehem Public Library.

If you would like to acknowledge a student or staff member or share an upcoming event, please feel free to e-mail my executive assistant, Barbara Clymer, at bclymer@basdschools.org.

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FREEDOM HIGH SCHOOL STAFF - BUILT BY BETHLEHEM

The Bethlehem Area School District is highlighting those who have given back so much to the community that they grew up in and gave opportunities to them. Freedom High School Staff is the next school that we highlight that is comprised of many who have been #BuiltByBethlehem.

This will be our last highlight of School Staff Built by Bethlehem this school year. We will continue with the additional schools and departments next school year.

#BASDProud

Congratulations to Liberty High School's Daniel Li. Daniel was named as a Finalist in the 2018-2019 USA Computing Olympiad training camp. Finalists were selected for their outstanding performance on USACO contests throughout the 2018-2019 season. These top pre-college computer science students will be attending the USACO 2019 summer training camp at Clemson University, where they will be challenged by advanced instructional material provided by the USACO staff. Daniel was one of the 27 finalists chosen from USA. The BASD wishes to congratulate Daniel on this remarkable level of achievement and wishes him the very best at the camp. We are #BASDproud of Daniel.

The East Hills Jazz Band was fortunate enough to perform at the Sate Capitol on March 28th in celebration of "Music in Our Schools" Month. These students worked hard over several months to be able to play a concert with an hour's worth of music. After they performed they enjoyed a personal tour of the Capitol.

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Sign of the Week

It’s time for the sign of the week! Thomas Jefferson Elementary School's Kindergarten and Hearing Support students are excited to sign with you!

This weeks lesson : Weather

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The Girl Scouts at Fountain Hill honored the Fountain Hill Police as their hometown heroes

The BASD TV cable channel is up and running. The station runs 24 hours, 7 days a week on RCN Channel 67 and Service Electric Channel 265.

BASD BLOG NEWS

Welcome to our Three New Elementary Principals

On April 29, 2019, Bethlehem Area School District (BASD) introduced three new elementary school principals – all of whom earned their leadership credentials/master’s degrees through Lehigh University: Erin Hines, Erin Martin-Medina and Courtney Wertman-Stambaugh.

BASD Media

BASD TAKE 2 - Cops 'N' Kids Celebration

Every April, thousands of BASD students take pride in participating in an annual event put on by Cops 'N' Kids Lehigh Valley. This organizations mission is to put books in the hands of students throughout the Lehigh Valley, the event has evolved into so much more than just that.

Governor Wolf Arts Day

It was a special day recently at Governor Wolf Elementary, as students were exposed to many forms of art. Music, sculpture, and dance were just a few of the sessions students got to participate in. Take a look!

BASD MiniTHON Events and Activities

BASD TAKE 2 - 2019 BASD MiniTHON

Hard work, dedication, and camaraderie are only a few characteristics you will find in students from the BASD that participate in MiniTHON. Recently the 2019 MiniTHON Dance Marathon took place, take a look at some views from the day.

Show your support of the BASD MiniTHON with some MiniTHON Gear. For more information, click on the link below.

BAVTS INFORMATION

Medalists from the SkillsUSA District 11 competition

COLLEGES, COMMUNITY COLLEGES, AND UNIVERSITIES INFORMATION

Moravian College

Students enrolled in the course above will be delivering instruction to William Penn students enrolled in the summer program.

ArtsQuest Events

Allentown Art Museum Information

The Allentown Art Museum has many exciting activities going on this fall. For information and a calendar of events, go to

AREA COMMUNITY CENTERS

Hanover Township Community Center

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LEHIGH VALLEY BUSINESS GROUP

THE LEHIGH VALLEY BUSINESS GROUP IS AN ALL VOLUNTEER, NON-PAID, PHILANTHROPIC ORGANIZATION. OUR VOLUNTEERS BELIEVE IN GIVING BACK, HELPING OTHERS AND MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE TO THOSE IN OUR COMMUNITY. WE DO THIS BY DONATING OUR TIME, EXPERIENCES, SKILLS AND TALENTS THAT WILL LEAD TO PROVIDING H.O.P.E. FOR THOSE IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY AND BEYOND. H.O.P.E. MEANS "HELPING OTHER PEOPLE EVERYDAY.

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WEEKLY NUTRITION and FITNESS TIPS

The Bethlehem Area School District prides itself on its health services department and the staff that supports it. Each month, we will give you some quick tips from our knowledgeable employees and partners.

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Healthy Tips from Michelle Martucci, RD, LDN

Dietitian for Bethlehem Area School District

The ABC Tips - S

Spinach: Spinach contains a high amount of vitamin A, which is known to boost your immune system and helps with good eye and skin health. Spinach contains multiple other beneficial nutrients including: vitamin K, calcium, vitamin E, and the B vitamins. Spinach is considered a nutrient dense food, because it provides a lot of nutrients for a little amount of calories. One cup of raw spinach is equal to about 7 calories. Try adding spinach to your salad or try adding sautéed spinach to your spaghetti for an extra serving of vegetable in your day.

Strawberries: Consuming one cup of strawberries meets and exceeds the recommended daily needs of vitamin C. Vitamin C is known to help boost your immune system, fights free radicals (associated with cancer and other diseases), and helps with good eye health. Try topping off your cereal or yogurt with strawberries or add some to your smoothie.

Sunflower seeds: Three ounces of sunflower seeds meets and slightly exceeds the daily recommendation for vitamin E. Vitamin E is known to protect the body against free radicals (associated with cancer and other diseases), boost your immune system, maintain good blood vessel health, and contributes to good skin, hair, and eye health. In addition, sunflower seeds contain unsaturated fats, which are known to be heart healthy. Consuming unsaturated fats is associated with a reduced risk of stroke, heart attack, and cardiovascular disease. Try eating sunflower seeds as a snack or add them to your salads or stir fry for an extra crunch.

Sweet potatoes: Consuming just one sweet potato meets and exceeds the daily requirement for Vitamin A. Vitamin A is known to boost your immune system and helps with good eye and skin health. Generally sweet potatoes have an orange flesh, which means they are high in the antioxidant known as beta carotene. However, there are some sweet potatoes that have a purple flesh, and these sweet potatoes are high in the antioxidant known as anthocyanin. Whatever color your sweet potato is, it is packed with many beneficial nutrients. Try having mashed sweet potatoes as a side dish or making sweet potato toast in place of regular toast.

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BASD Job Opportunities

Come Drive Bus Us!

Come join the best team in the Lehigh Valley and DRIVE BUS WITH US!! Training Provided! $19.42 per hour to start. 20 hours a week + field trips! Call (610) 861-0360 today!

For information on available job opportunities in the BASD please visit our website at http://www.beth.k12.pa.us/.

Events in the Area

We are excited to offer the Buy Fresh, Buy Local Fundraiser

May 10, 2019

May 11, 2019

May 16, 2019

May 17, 2019

May 18, 2019 - Touchstone Theatre

May 19, 2019

THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM FESTIVAL FOR KIDS - FREE EVENT

The Star of Bethlehem Festival for Kids educates children in art, science and the performing arts. Our mission is to showcase and celebrate the diversity, culture and spirit of our community while providing learning experiences for children through hands-on participation. Enjoy a fun filled day with live entertainment, raffles and giveaways, food vendors, crafting, learning, and much more. Stop on by with your kids for a day they’re sure to remember. The event will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2019, from 12 pm - 5 pm at 123 West Lehigh Street, Bethlehem PA 18018.

For more info please visit www.starofbethlehemfestival.org.

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Friday, May 24, 2019

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August 13, 2019

Summer Lax Clinic - FREE

Come join Bethlehem City Lacrosse in their 3 Annual Free Summer Lacrosse Clinic. It is a way for girls and and boys to learn the lacrosse basics in a fun atmosphere. They are also looking for some high school players looking for volunteer community service hours. For more information call 610-984-2476, or email Bethlehemcitylax@gmail,com OR

July 22-25, 2019

2018 FHS Field Hockey Youth Summer Camp - Join us this year!

June 27, 2019

Elite Wrestling Camp at LHS on June 24-28 from 9 am - 2 pm for ages 5-15.

More information on the camp below:

To request a registration form to email victoria.yasso@gmail.com.

Bethlehem Area Public Library

Best-selling Children's Author to Visit Bethlehem Library

Chris Grabenstein has written some of the most popular children's books of the past decade, including the Mr. Lemoncello series, I Funny (with James Patterson), and The Island of Dr. Libris. He is a fan favorite, a regular fixture atop the New York Times best-sellers list, and he's coming to Bethlehem! The Bethlehem Area Public Library and Let's Play Books! are hosting Grabenstein at BAPL's Main Library for a presentation and book signing on May 22 at 5pm. No registration is required and it is free to attend, but autographs are only available with the purchase of a book. Books are available at the event or in advance through www.letsplaybooks.com. For more info visit www.bapl.org/events/author-event-chris-grabenstein-mr-lemoncellos-library

The Bethlehem Area Public Library offers a world of free resources for students and parents. Check out the website for things to help with schoolwork like online resources including math and language arts lessons, practice SATs, and more, things to borrow like books to bikes to video games to streaming movies, and things to do like programs for children, teens, and adults.

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Barbara Clymer
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