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BASD e-News January 18, 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, the Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District, BASD MiniThon, BAVTS, Colleges/Community Colleges/Universities, ArtsQuest, Allentown Art Museum, 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.

Dr. Roy

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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 Media

Eye on Elementary: Thomas Jefferson Elementary

The Bethlehem Area School District has 16 elementary schools, all in different locations, but all giving the same first-class education. Every few weeks we focus on a new school and take a minute to show you what makes the school the special place that it is.

Today we take a look at Thomas Jefferson Elementary with principal Tracey Hirner.

BASD Blog News

Liberty High School and Spring Garden Elementary Students Shine in PEEPSFEST® Scholastic Diorama Competition. To view more information on the event, view the link below.

To see more exciting news posted on the BASD Blog, visit the BASD Blog link below

THE FOUNDATION FOR THE BETHLEHEM AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT INFORMATION

Save the Date - The Foundation for the BASD will have their Dinner Celebration this year on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the Sands Event Center.

BASD MiniTHON Events

BASD Take 2 - Mini-MINITHON

In this edition of BASD Take 2, the BASD MiniTHON members from Freedom and Liberty High Schools visited many of our elementary schools in December 2018, hosting a Mini - MINI THON. The High School students created some fun, games, and most important, awareness of what the Mini THON members support.

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

Raffle for February 10, 2019

You can also purchase your tickets at https://fourdiamonds.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=2486

BAVTS INFORMATION

Fountain Hill Students were joined by the BAVTS students to build Gingerbread Houses.

COLLEGES, COMMUNITY COLLEGES, AND UNIVERSITIES INFORMATION

Moravian College

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

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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.

Dr. Roy welcomed the 2018-2019 Student Board Representatives this week. The Student Board Representatives report to the School Board at the monthly meetings on events that are taking place at their schools. Thank you for your commitment to BASD. From left to right, Joshua Konschnik (FHS Alternate), Alianna Davis (FHS Representative), Dr. Roy, Elisabeth S. Lee (LHS Alternate), Zoey R. Reifinger (LHS Representative)

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WEEKLY NUTRITION and FITNESS TIPS

BASD Health Matters Monthly #1

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 - M:

Mushrooms are high in fiber and a good source of the B vitamins, iron, and selenium. Mushrooms are low in sodium and carbohydrates. Plus, just 3 portabella caps have more potassium than a banana. Some of the compounds found in mushrooms are currently being researched for their anti-cancer effects. There are 250 edible types of mushrooms. Some of the most common mushrooms found in a grocery store contain a compound called agaritine. Agaritine can be carcinogenic in high amounts. Cooking the mushrooms will remove the agaritine, making it safe to consume the mushrooms. Try to avoid eating mushrooms raw, like you might see on a salad bar. Try cooked mushrooms as a topping on a pizza, in a veggie burger, or in stir fry.

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St. Luke's Fitness and Sports Performance

Do you wish you had more energy? Do you want to feel better, look better, and sleep better? Are you ready for a change?

Make 2019 your year to THRIVE at St. Luke’s Fitness & Sports Performance!

With four award-winning locations, ample equipment and college-degreed Exercise Specialists, St. Luke’s Fitness can provide the knowledge, expertise and support to help you achieve your best life.

Stop just surviving …. Start THRIVING!

Employee discounts available to ALL BASD Employees, Employee Spouses/Partners and Dependents under the age of 21.

$40 per month for General Fitness

$50 per month for Elite Fitness

Check us out online at getfit.sluhn.org today for more information.

St. Luke’s Fitness & Sports Performance

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Best of the Valley in 2016, 2017 & 2018 and

Morning Call’s Reader’s Choice in 2018!

BASD Job Opportunities

Want a corner office with at view? Get paid to travel? Drive a $100k company vehicle?

Come drive bus with us!! Will train. $19.01/hour to start.

Please call the BASD Transportation office at 610.861.0360.

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

Events in the Area

Friday, January 25, 2019 - Freedom High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction

Join us for the induction ceremony at Freedom High School between the JV and Varsity Boys Basketball Game. The varsity game is scheduled to begin at 7 pm. The game is against Dieruff High School

Congrats to the candidates who will be inducted. Listed below are the inductees:

Beth Crocus Kondorossy - Track. Graduated in 2003. Won two PIAA State Championships in Javelin in 2001-2002.

Lauretta Dezubay Harbilas - Track. Graduated in 2005. Won three PIAA State Championships in 1600 meters in 2003 and 3200 Meters in 2004-2005.

Michael Lawrence - Football. Graduated in 1984. Career Rushing Leader - 2,459 yards. Career Points Scored - 184 Career Touchdowns - 30.

Scott Turner - Wrestling. Graduate in 1983. Three time Northeast Regional Champion at Freedom. 150 lb NCAA Champion in 1988 at North Carolina State University and Outstanding Wrestler - Two time All American.

1973 EPL and District XI Baseball Team Champions. Record 19-2

January 26, 2019

RESTORATIVE PRACTICES WORKSHOP: Saturday, January 26

Talk about restorative justice and restorative practices, but what do those terms really mean? How are these considerations even relevant for "regular" people? How might these practices help us resolve conflict at home, school, work, place of worship, etc.? How can individuals or groups make a difference for others involved in the criminal justice system?

Restorative Practices: Changing our Response to Wrongdoing, a presentation by Bob Costello, is appropriate for middle-schoolers, young adults, and adults of all ages.

Free and open to the public. 9 am-noon at First Presbyterian Church, 2344 Center Street, Bethlehem, in the Fellowship Hall. This workshop is sponsored by the Discipleship Committee.

Our presenter is the Assistant Commissioner for Organizational Development at the NYC Department of Probation. He has worked for more than 20 years in the fields of mental health, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, inpatient and outpatient services and alternative education. Bob is the co-author of The Restorative Practices Handbook for Teachers, Disciplinarians and Administrators and Restorative Circles in Schools: Building Community and Enhancing Learning.

February 15-17, 2019

Cops 'n' Kids Events

2019 Cops ’n’ Kids 13th Annual

Celebration of Reading . . . and the Arts and Sciences

April 27, 2019 — 11 am until 3 pm

We have started planning for our 13th annual Cops ’n’ Kids Celebration of Reading . . . and the Arts and Sciences, and we have a great deal to celebrate!

With the help of our entire community, the award-winning Cops ‘n’ Kids Children’s Literacy Program has reached a remarkable milestone, distributing more than 940,000 free books thus far.

This will be our "March to the Millionth" event!

To celebrate this accomplishment, and the children of our community, we invite you to join us (rain or shine) for a day of food, fun, family, crafts, entertainment, laughter—and, of course, literacy.

If you are interested in having your students perform, please contact Tammy Giampapa at tgiampapa@basdschools.org for more information.

Please mark your calendars—and thank you for helping us to “connect kids and community through literacy.”

Bethlehem Area Public 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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