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BASD e-News May 20, 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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OUR BASD SENIOR CLASS - BUILT BY BETHLEHEM

Welcome to the first edition of our 2018- 2019 Senior Videos. These seniors have been selected by both Liberty and Freedom staff and administration to share their stories about being #BuiltbyBethlehem.

Freedom High School senior, Christina Chen, plans to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the fall to major in Business Management/Global Business.

Christina attended Governor Wolf and Asa Packer elementary schools and East Hills Middle School.

Wishing you all the best on your future endeavors Christina. Thank you for being such a positive influence on the Bethlehem Area School District!

#BASDProud

Our second senior highlighted is Liberty High School's senior, Georgia Giannaras. Georgia plans to attend the University of Delaware to study veterinary medicine.

Georgia attended Hanover Elementary School and Nitschmann Middle School.

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 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

BASD Media

2019 East Hills Middle School Spring Jazz Concert

Under the direction of Mrs. Christy Davies, enjoy some incredible jazz instrumentalists from East Hills Middle School. You will truly be impressed!

2019 East Hills Spring Vocal Concert

Directed by Mis Kimberly Van Orden, the East Hills Seventh & Eighth-grade Choir performed on May 7th, 2019. Sing along with your favorites in this great show.

2019 Nitschmann Spring Vocal Concert - Part 1

The sweet sounds of the singing groups from Nitschmann have a great show lined up, including songs from Broadway and more traditional styled songs as well.

2019 Nitschmann Spring Vocal Concert - Part 2

The sweet sounds of the singing groups from Nitschmann have a great show lined up, including songs from Broadway and more traditional styled songs as well.

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 20, 2019

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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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