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BASD e-News March 8, 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.

Dr. Roy

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JAMES BUCHANAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STAFF - BUILT BY BETHLEHEM

The James Buchanan Elementary School staff is comprised of many who have been #BuiltByBethlehem. 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.

Row 1: Jennifer Truchan-LHS graduate, Deb Peipher-LHS graduate, Eric Bellucci-LHS graduate, Audrey Stimeare-LHS graduate, Megan Terry-LHS graduate, Richelle Hudak-LHS graduate. Row 2: Rob Christiansen-FHS graduate, Deanne Teague-LHS graduate, Rick Holzer-FHS graduate, Keegan Lerch-LHS graduate, Tim Walton-FHS graduate, Jill Sarinsky-FHS graduate, Alison LaPointe-LHS graduate. Row 3: Jennifer Moll-FHS graudate. (Missing from picture is Ruth Bethmann-LHS graduate) WE are #BASDproud

SNOW MAKE-UP INFORMATION FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

2019-2020 School Calendar

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Congrats to Rowan Walters of Nitschmann Middle School

Nitschmann Middle School's 7th grader, Rowan Walters was notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists to compete in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee PA State Competition. The contest will be held at State Museum of PA in Harrisburg on March 29, 2019. Best wishes and congrats Rowan!

#BASDProud

We are pleased to congratulate Liberty High School students for their selection to the East Central Pennsylvania Scholastic Art Awards.

Sophomore Hailey DePietro earned an Honorable Mention for her watercolor “Cold Colors”.

Senior Fatima Montero earned a Gold Key for her portfolio entitled “Liberty for All”. She submitted 11 pieces in total and all received either Honorable Mention, Silver Key, or Gold Keys. Her piece “Coleman” received a monetary Juror’s Award and was nominated for the American Vision award. The winner of this award will be decided on at the national level. As a Gold Key recipient, Fatima’s portfolio will go on to the national competition in New York.

The regional exhibition is on display at Kutztown University through March 15.

Congratulations!

#BASDProud

This article recently appeared in the Newsletter from the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS®

Memories from Read Across America Day at Marvine Elementary. The students thoroughly enjoyed visits in their classrooms! It was a great experience for both the students and staff.

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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

BASD Blog News

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

Sign Language in the Bethlehem Area School District (Part 2)

In a follow up to our first video, the students and teachers are wrapping up the very first semester of the sign language course in the BASD. What was the result? Did the students achieve? Is it a worthwhile program? Answers to those questions and more in the following video.

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.

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

BAVTS INFORMATION

BAVTS - Freedom 8th Grade Orientation

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

AREA COMMUNITY CENTERS

Bethlehem Township Community Center

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

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 - O:

The soluble fiber found in the oats of oatmeal is known to help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The soluble fiber will also help to keep you fuller longer. Oatmeal is versatile, try adding fruits, nuts, or cinnamon for some different flavor combinations. Try making overnight oats for an easy grab n’ go breakfast option.

Oranges contain over 100% of the daily recommendation for vitamin C. The high amount of vitamin C helps to boost your immune system and prevent cancer, stroke, and diabetes. Oranges are also a good source of the B vitamins, calcium, and potassium, which helps with brain development, maintaining electrolyte balance, and maintaining healthy teeth and bones. Try adding orange segments to your salad or adding a whole orange including the peel into your smoothie. The peel of the orange is edible and contains fiber, which will help you feel full longer.

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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

was voted

Best of the Valley in 2016, 2017 & 2018 and

Morning Call’s Reader’s Choice in 2018!

Dr. Roy visited Ms. Young's classroom at Donegan Elementary School.

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

March 14, 2019

March 15, 2019

March 16, 2019

March 18, 2019

Join us for a Special Education Awareness Resource Council Meeting. We are a support group for families of students with special needs. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday March 18th from 4:00-5:00 at the Education Center. The Education Center is located at 1516 Sycamore Street, Bethlehem.

Please join our administrative special education staff along with other families who may be dealing with similar issues that you and your family are experiencing. Make connections and form friendships, while offering your support. Join us for this free event.

March 21, 2019

March 31, 2019

The FHS National Honor Society Egg Hunt for the families of all employees of the BASD will be held at 2:00 PM on Sun., March 31 rain or shine. New this year: Pictures with the Easter Bunny. Have your cameras ready! This event is free. All donations be will be used for the NHS Class of 2019 gift to Freedom High School

April 2019

April 3, 2019

The Harlem Wizards are coming to town on Wednesday, April 3rd to play against our very own BASD All-Stars. Tickets are (in advance) $8 for students and $10 for adults.

Please join us at Nitschmann Middle School, located at 1002 West Union Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA. The game starts at 6:30 p.m. and the doors open at 5:30 p.m. Make sure to purchase your tickets in advance. If available, tickets at the door will cost $10 for Students and $12 for General Admission. For online purchases, a service fee of $1.25 per ticket will be added to your final cost. THE ONLINE BOX OFFICE FOR THIS EVENT WILL CLOSE 24 HOURS BEFORE THE EVENT.

The Harlem Wizards are coming to town on Wednesday, April 3rd to play against our very own BASD All-Stars. Tickets are (in advance) $8 for students and $10 for adults.

Please join us at Nitschmann Middle School, located at 1002 West Union Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA. The game starts at 6:30 p.m. and the doors open at 5:30 p.m. Make sure to purchase your tickets in advance. If available, tickets at the door will cost $10 for Students and $12 for General Admission. For online purchases, a service fee of $1.25 per ticket will be added to your final cost. THE ONLINE BOX OFFICE FOR THIS EVENT WILL CLOSE 24 HOURS BEFORE THE EVENT.

Completed forms should be sent in to the main office/secretary at any of the following schools: Nitschmann, Asa Packer, Buchanan, Calypso, Clearview, Hanover, and Spring Garden.

April 11, 2019

May 11, 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.”

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:

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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