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BASD e-News April 12, 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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Clearview Elementary School Showed their Support for Autism Awareness Month by Forming a Human Awareness Ribbon.

Students and staff blew bubbles to represent messages of hope, joy, and support for families facing Autism. This was an opportunity for unity as we embrace one another’s special gifts and work together to face our challenges. Clearview staff wanted to show that they are a safe place for friends, families, and students who are impacted by Autism. Clearview Elementary Teachers Karlee Farrar and Emily Pfeiffer, along with Erin Hines made this amazing event possible.

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FOUNTAIN HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STAFF - BUILT BY BETHLEHEM

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. Fountain Hill Elementary School Staff is the next school that we highlight that is comprised of many who have been #BuiltByBethlehem.

TOP ROW: Amy Bounassi -Digital Literacy (Governor Wolf, East Hills, Freedom); Stefani Bonavita -Teacher Assistant (Spring Garden, East Hills, Freedom); Kristin Trexler -Teacher Assistant (Asa Packer, Nitschmann, Freedom) 3rd ROW: Steve Flad -Physical Education (Spring Garden, East Hills, Freedom); Morgan Dell -4th Grade Teacher (Nitschmann, Liberty); Karen Jones -Kindergarten Teacher (Stevens, Broughal Junior High, Liberty); Jen Wachinski -1st Grade Teacher (Miller Heights, East HIlls, Freedom); Michelle Sanchez -ESOL Teacher (Calypso, Nitschmann, Liberty); Carly Albertson -Speech (Hanover, Nitschmann, Liberty); Karen Dieter -Kindergarten Teacher (Asa Packer, Nitschmann, Freedom); Jose Sanchez -Assistant Principal (Marvine, Northeast, Liberty) 2nd ROW: Gina Ray -Pre-K Teacher (Governor Wolf, East HIlls, Freedom); Heiddie Garcia -Guidance Counselor (Fountain Hill, Broughal, Liberty); Megan Dagnall -Learning Support (Spring Garden, Northeast, Liberty); Danielle Frank -ESOL Teacher (Buchanan, Nitschmann, Liberty) FRONT ROW: Juli Stellato - 2nd Grade Teacher (Asa Packer, Nitschmann, Liberty); Amy Lawrence - 3rd Grade Teacher (East Hills, Freedom) *NOT Pictured: Maria Fenstermacher - 5th Grade Teacher (Hanover, Nitschmann, Liberty); Lydia Stachina -Teacher (Calypso, Nitschmann, Liberty)

#BASDProud

BASD is proud to announce that the Nitschmann Band has been invited to attend and mark at the 2019 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC on May 27, 2019. The Nitschmann Band will be performing under the direction of Mr. Daniel Zettlmoyer.

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On behalf of the Bethlehem Area School District, Dr. Roy would like to congratulate Lynn Cunningham on her retirement. Lynn's outstanding compassion and commitment to the Bethlehem Area School District and the Bethlehem Community is remarkable. She is an outstanding leader and friend to so many. Her positive attitude is contagious. And yes, Lynn is Built by Bethlehem. Thank you Lynn for all you have done for our community! Congratulations on your retirement.

Lincoln Elementary School's Cafeteria Makeover Project

The Lincoln Cafeteria Makeover Project is a collaborative work of art that involves Lincoln students, their families, staff, and members of the community. The overall vision was created by two Lincoln teachers, Amy Jahn De Torrez and Molly Dennehey, to represent the key tenants of Lincoln's Leader in Me program. The project is being funded by The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District and Patient First.

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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 Girl Scouts at Fountain Hill honored the Fountain Hill Police as their hometown heroes

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 Board Honors Middle School ‘What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?’ Contest Award Winners.

The four BASD middle schools participated in the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? video contest. The annual contests excite students to explore cool manufacturing careers and produce profiles of companies throughout Pennsylvania.

BASD Media

Anything Goes - Freedom High School Theatre Company

Take a look behind the scenes at the Freedom High School Theatre Company! The students at Freedom want you to set sail on the SS American and invite you out to a Broadway quality performance of Anything Goes -April 4th through the 7th, 2019

Visitors from Kanazawa University - Japan

In a program started by the Lehigh University Modern Languages & Literatures department, visitors from Kanazawa University, who are studying to become teachers, came to visit several schools in the Bethlehem Area School District.

BASD MiniTHON Events

Sign-up Today for THON Main Event - 2019 Chaperones and Food Donations Needed

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

BASD Child Care Program

Thank you to our BASD Child Care Staff. This week is entitled the Week of the Child. Dr. Roy thought it would be a great opportunity to thank the BASD Child Care Staff for all they do. Below is his message.

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

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 - Q

Quinoa is a complete protein, which means it contains all nine amino acids our body cannot make. Quinoa contains fiber, which promotes good digestion and will help you stay full longer. It contains a high amount of lysine, which is needed for tissue growth and repair. Quinoa is a great source of antioxidants, which helps to prevent some cancers. In addition, quinoa contains heart healthy fats, which are known to be cardio-protective. There are 120 varieties of quinoa. Try quinoa as a side dish, in stuffed peppers, or add it to a cold salad.

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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

April 23, 2019

April 24, 2019

April 25, 2019

April 25-29, 2019

April 27, 2019

May 4, 2019

May 8, 2019

May 11, 2019

May 17, 2019

May 18, 2019 - Touchstone Theatre

May 19, 2019

May 20, 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!

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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