BASD e-News November 17, 2017

Welcome to the BASD e-News. The e-News is designed to share events and activities going on in the BASD and the Lehigh Valley. It is my hope that you find it informative outlining BASD student and staff achievements, BASD opportunities, and area events taking place.

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

Dr. Roy






ArtsQuest Offering Free Christkindlmarkt Admission for Kids on Event’s Opening Weekend

Holiday Marketplace Kicks Off 6-weekend Run Nov. 17-19.

As part of Christkindlmarkt’s special 25th Anniversary celebration, ArtsQuest is offering free admission for children during the event’s opening weekend Nov. 17-19. The offer is good for all kids ages 6-12 who are accompanied by a paying adult. Regular admission price for ages 6-12 is $5; ages 5 and under are always admitted free.

Established in 1993, Christkindlmarkt is a one-of-a-kind holiday experience that brings the spirit of Bethlehem, the Christmas City, alive with the season. Twice recognized as one of the top holiday markets in the nation by Travel + Leisure, this heart-warming holiday event features aisles of handmade works by the nation’s finest artisans, as well as live Christmas music; an authentic German St. Nicholas; renowned German ornament designer Käthe Wohlfarht, and European favorites like wursts and strudel.

This year’s Christkindlmarkt features its largest array of Christmas items and collectibles ever, with up to 165 artisans and vendors each weekend. New highlights for families include an expanded Children’s Crafts Area, where kids are invited to work with the professional artists of the Banana Factory arts center to make crafts like pop-up holiday cards, paper snowflake “quilts,” ornaments and snowmen. Artists will be on hand Saturdays-Sundays, noon-4 p.m., but select craft activities will be available during all Christkindlmarkt hours.

Christkindlmarkt Dates, Hours, Location & Admission Prices are:

Nov. 17-19 & 24-26; Nov 30-Dec 3; and Dec 7-10, 14-17 & 21-23


Thursday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Dec. 23, closes at 6 p.m.)


PNC Plaza at SteelStacks, 645 E. First St.



$9 - ages 13 and older

$5 - children ages 6-12

Free - ages 5 and under

For more information, visit www.christmascity.org or call 610-332-3378.


Governor Wolf is Looking Forward to Spring

Thanks to the Kellyn Foundation and Green Pond Nursery who installed Governor Wolf's raised garden beds which will be a part of their Outdoor Classroom and Garden-to-Plate program. The planting will begin this spring.



Marvine Working on Achieving Perfect Attendance!

Marvine Elementary School is working on achieving perfect attendance this year! Classes are given incentives such as pizza parties when they have 100 percent attendance for the month. There is also a wheel of gifts for students who have perfect attendance. Students also receive a monthly color bracelet for perfect attendance and some students already have three monthly bracelets for perfect attendance! Great job Marvine.


Liberty’s Drama 2 class performed original plays for William Penn’s third, fourth, and fifth graders. Below are a few photos!






BASD Media

Watch the DISTRICT INSIDER, a half hour show dedicated to all things BASD.

RCN 4 and 1004 - Thursdays and Sundays at 6pm

Service Electric 2 and 502 - Tuesday at 4:30

Service Electric 50 and 550 - Thursday at 7:30


Full STEM Ahead - Environmental Science

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics....in the BASD we nurture it all...and all with some of the finest, most committed teachers in Pennsylvania. Full STEM Ahead is a series put out by the BASD, which focuses on new topics for our younger students exploring STEM ideas, presented by some of our finest teachers.

In today's video, FHS AP Environmental Science teacher Mr. Baltz as he takes time out and shows how high school students conduct research impacting the Lehigh Valley.

Eye on Elementary:

Eye on Elementary: James Buchanan 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 James Buchanan Elementary with principal Jill Moran.

To visit the BASD Blog click here




Healthy Tip from Michelle Martucci, RD, LDN

Dietician for Bethlehem Area School District

Avoid words like “never” or “bad” with foods. Instead discuss that some foods are “sometimes” foods since they are not as healthy for us to eat as “everyday” foods such as fruits and vegetables.


Nitschmann Dedication Ceremony on August 31, 2017

BASD Job Opportunities

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


Events in the Area


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Baseball Umpires Needed

Bethlehem Umpires Association (BUA) is actively taking applications for baseball umpires! Whether you are an experienced umpire, or looking to break into the game as a rookie, we have the appropriate level for you.

We offer a competitive level of play for all levels of experience and the opportunity to umpire throughout the greater Lehigh Valley area. Our organization officiates over 1500+ games for Little League, Travel Teams, Connie Mack, Youth Legion, and LVMSBL (Men’s League) from April until November.

Take your passion for sports and turn it into a part time avocation that will enable you to give back to the community. We accept members starting at 16 and offer education, training and mentorships to improve your skills and obtain higher level games as you gain more experience.

If you are an experienced umpire and you would like to try to get involved in a group we would love to hear from you.

We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month from February through September, contact us today through our website (www.bethump.org) or email us at bethumpassoc@gmail.com for more information! We look forward to speaking with you soon about umpiring for the BUA.

Bethlehem Area Public Library








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