BASD e-News August 31, 2018

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.

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.

Please view Dr. Roy's message to the staff, students, and parents below.

Wishing you a great 2018-2019 School Year.

Dr. Roy






Be a BASD Brand Ambassador. We are asking employees and community members who are BASD graduates, add to your email signature line, BASD grad followed by #builtbybethlehem. Below are additional ways to Be a BASD Brand Ambassador.

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.

Below are other ways to stay connected with BASD.

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

Thank you to the citizens of Bethlehem for providing new band uniforms for Northeast Middle School. These uniforms will ENCOURAGE more students to perform with pride in the Northeast Band.



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





Healthy Tips from Michelle Martucci, RD, LDN

Dietician for Bethlehem Area School District

The ABC Tips - Here are some A's:

Acai is a purple berry that resembles a blueberry. Acai contains antioxidants known as anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are known to help fight cancer and heart disease. Acai also contains oleic acid, which is the same heart-healthy fat found in olive oil. Acai is generally found in the freezer section or in juice form at your local grocery store. Try blending acai into your smoothie.

Apples, as the saying goes: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Apples contain antioxidants, polyphenols, flavonoids, and vitamin C, which help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, some cancers, diabetes, and asthma. Make sure to eat the skin of the apple, because this is where most of the fiber comes from, as well as it contains 2 to 6 times the amount of antioxidants compared to the flesh. Have a quick snack today by dipping apples in peanut butter.

Asparagus is a good source of vitamin K, high in folate, and contains antioxidants, which helps with strong bones, blood clotting, and reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. Asparagus is also low in calories and fat. Try to purchase asparagus in Spring, when it is in season. Purchasing in season ensures fruits and vegetables are at peak freshness and are generally cheaper than purchasing out of season. Try this vegetable as a side dish for dinner by grilling some asparagus stalks and topping with lemon pepper seasoning.

Avocados are a nutrient dense food and contain high amounts of fiber, folate, potassium (twice the amount of a banana), vitamin E, and magnesium. Avocados also contain oleic acid, which is a heart-healthy fat. Oleic acid is known to help lower bad cholesterol (LDL) in the body and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Although avocados have many health benefits, it is also high in calories, so if you are going to consume avocado try to stick with only half of an avocado per day. Try using avocado in place of mayo on a sandwich.


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

Bethlehem Area Public Library








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