BASD e-News FEBRUARY 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

I hope you enjoy this issue.

Have a great weekend.

Dr. Roy


Congressman Dent wanted to pass along the notice below regarding the Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute.

In 2017, the Library will offer five Institute weeks:

•Open Sessions (any subject area): June 19-June 23, June 26-June 30, and July 10-July 14

•Science, Technology, and Engineering Focus: July 17-July 21

•World War I Focus: July 31-August 4

The Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute is appropriate for K-12 educators across many disciplines, including: Social Studies/History, English Language Arts, Science, Art, Music; and for any other educator who feels primary sources could be used with their curriculum. Librarians and Curriculum/Professional Development specialists are also encouraged to apply. If you have a question as to whether the Summer Teacher Institute would be appropriate for you, please send us an email to: Application Deadline: March 17, 2017

For more information, please visit:


BASD Job Opportunities

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BASD Media

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By: Michelle Martucci RD, LDN

Healthy tip:

Garlic supplementation helps to prevent and reduce the severity of common illnesses like the flu and common cold. Garlic is low in calories and very rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Manganese. It also contains trace amounts of various other nutrients. Garlic contains antioxidants that protect against cell damage and ageing. It may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.


Keeping your heart healthy with better oral care

Claiming around 610,000 lives each year, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the U.S.1 Did you know that research has found a link between this deadly disease and the health of your gums?

Having gum disease increases the risk of a first heart attack by 28%, according to a 2016 study by the Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden.2

“Although the findings indicate a strong link between gum disease and heart disease, it’s still unclear whether one actually causes the other,” says the American Heart Association. The two conditions have some of the same risk factors, including smoking, poor nutrition and diabetes. Researchers believe that inflammation caused by periodontal disease may be responsible for the connection.3

Prevention is the best medicine

Regular healthy habits can lower your risk of both gum disease and heart disease. And, if you already have one or both of these conditions, these strategies can help reduce their impact:

• Brush and floss regularly. To remove plaque-forming bacteria, brush for at least two minutes, twice a day, and don’t skip the floss.

• Choose a healthy diet, rich in essential nutrients (especially vitamins A and C). Reduce or eliminate sugar and starches.

• Avoid cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. These habits can destroy your gums and increase your chance of heart disease.

This message is courtesy of Delta Dental


Miller Heights Staff


BASD Employees: Get fit with First Strides Walk/Run Program for Women, Special rate for BASD Employees $40!

Do you sometimes imagine yourself fit and strong, striding comfortably down the road during an easy workout or a 5-K race? This gradual 12-week program will help you comfortably progress from the couch to walking, jogging or running at a pace that’s right for you. Weekly workshops include a group walk/run and presentations of various topics: buying proper walk/run shoes, training principals, injury prevention, motivation, nutrition and much more. Spring session begins Thursday,March 23rd at Hanover Township Community Center. We meet every Thursday from 6:00-7:15 March 23rd - June 8th. Sign up in February for $40. The price increases to $50 in March. Applications available online at: Questions? Email Joi Deibler at


Farmersville Staff - 100th Day of School

2017 Cops ‘n’ Kids Eleventh Annual Celebration of Reading … and the Arts and Sciences – April 22, 2017 – Students Needed to Perform

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 760,000 free books thus far. 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 for more information. Please mark your calendars—and thank you for helping us to “connect kids and community through literacy.”


Fountain Hill Staff - scarves made by Principal Lisa Lynch

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. The BUA has over 1500 games that we need to cover each season and we are always looking for new and experienced officials to add to our officiating team. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month from January through November, contact us today through our website ( or email us at for more information! We look forward to speaking with you soon about umpiring for the BUA.



Donegan Elementary School Staff in the Community Volunteering

Northeast Bethlehem Youth Sports Association Baseball Signups

Northeast Bethlehem Youth Sports Association is pleased to announce Spring Baseball and Softball Registration Information is now available. Please visit the league website: for all the details! Programs are available for boys ages 5 – 16 residing or attending school within the NELL territory and girls ages 5 -20 residing in the 18017 or 18018 zip codes. Questions may be directed to


Bethlehem Area Public Library Events

Celebrate Harry Potter character on Saturday, February 18 at 2 pm at Bethlehem Area Public Library, 11 W. Church Street. Come in costume, play Hogwarts games, make magical props, and try Bertie Botts beans. A Harry Potter photo booth will also be available. More at

Tail Wagging Readers: Improve your reading skills on Saturday, February 25 (drop in between 11:00 am to 12:00 pm) at Bethlehem Area Public Library, 11 W. Church Street by reading aloud to a patient and gentle dog who loves to listen to stories.

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