BASD e-News March 24, 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

Dr. Roy visits Spring Garden Elementary School



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 MiniTHON 3/25/17

BASD will be hosting it's 5th MiniTHON at Liberty High School on Saturday March 25th, 2017 from 10AM-10PM. Join us for the fight against pediatric cancer! Last year we raised $125,867.37 and we need your help again.

Both Freedom and Liberty high school students have been working hard to fundraise and put this truly amazing dance-a-thon together, but it can't be done without you! Please consider donating 3 hours of your time for such an amazing cause. If you are unable to donate your time, please consider donating any of the items listed. Go to signupgenius here:

We will be holding a CHAPERONE MEETING to hand out schedules, tshirts, and to answer any questions on Tuesday March 21st and Wednesday March 22nd (only need to attend one) from 7-8pm at Liberty High School's Cafeteria.

The community is encouraged to stop in and see what it is all about! 1pm-2pm is Carnival hour where there will be activities for the kids including games and face painting!

If you'd like to donate to our event, please visit our fundraising page:

We thank you in advance and look forward to an amazing day of fun, laughter, and dancing! For the Kids!


BASD Job Opportunities

For information on available job opportunities in the BASD please visit our website.


BASD Media

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RCN - Tuesday and Sunday at 6pm on Channel 4 and 1004HD

SERVICE ELECTRIC - Debut THIS Friday at 5pm on Channel 50 and 550HD



By: Michelle Martucci RD, LDN

Healthy tip:

Whole grains are packed with nutrients, including protein, fiber, B vitamins, antioxidants, and trace minerals (iron, zinc, copper, and magnesium).


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


Freemansburg Elementary Staff


GBSL Sign Ups

In 2017 the Greater Bethlehem Soccer League will be celebrating it's 50th season of providing recreational/instructional soccer to children in the area. The league has a "Sunday Afternoon only" format for boys and girls ages 5-13 and all games/practices take place on Lehigh University's Goodman Campus.

For more information on the league and upcoming registrations for our Fall season please go to their website at or e-mail them at


Asa Packer Elementary School Staff


March 23, 2017 - April 14, 2017 - AAUW Book Fair

AAUW Bethlehem is collecting new and gently used adult and children’s books, DVDs, CDs from March 23 through April 14, 2017, at the Memorial Pool Building at 359 Illick’s Mill Road from 9 am to noon Mondays through Saturdays. AAUW turns book donations into dollars for college scholarships for high school senior girls and women returning to college following an interruption to their education. This year AAUW Bethlehem will award $25,000 is scholarships.

Saturday, March 25, 2017 – NCC 16th Annual Spring Scholastic Chess Championship

Northampton Community College will hold the Horizons for Youth 16th Annual Spring Youth Scholastic Chess Championship on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the College Center, 2nd Floor. Rated/Non-Rated sections available. Pre-registration, for a $5 discount, ENDS THURSDAY, March 23.

On site registration will be available the day of the Tournament between 8-9 AM at a cost of $39. Register at: Contact Emily Cortez at 610-861-4120 or for more information.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - All-City Choral Concert

The Bethlehem Area School District middle schools (Broughal, East Hills, Nitschmann, and Northeast) are pleased to present their All-City Choral Concert on Thursday, March 30th at 7 p.m. in the Northeast Middle School Auditorium. Our concert selections will include music from the musical Hairspray, "Sure on this Shining Night" by Samuel Barber, "Bonse Aba" (a traditional Zambian folk song, performed with the NEMS World Percussion Ensemble), and a moving tribute to our military entitled "Song for the Unsung Hero." Tickets for $5 each will be sold at the door only.

For more information contact Keith Quelet <> or Denise Parker <>

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Do you like pancakes and sausage? How about all you can eat pancakes and sausage? William Penn is having an Applebee’s breakfast to support a scholarship fund that is given to a senior graduating from BASD and is a William Penn alum. Join us on April 1 from 8-10 am at the Applebee’s on Nazareth Pike for some good food and even better company! Purchase your tickets at the William Penn office or at Applebee's on the day of the event. See you there!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Stephanie Powell Watts will have at a reading/signing/launch party for her new novel, "No One Is Coming to Save Us" (a B&N Discover New Writers selection) at 7 PM on Tuesday April 4, at the Barnes & Noble in the Southmont Center out by 33 at 4445 Southmont Way, Easton, PA 18045. The event will also serve as a fundraiser for the Bethlehem Public Library. If you can, please come out to support Stephanie and a good cause.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017 - East Hills Science Fun Night

East Hills Middle School will host the fifth annual SCIENCE FUN NIGHT (SFN) on April 7th from 5:30 - 8:30 PM. SFN is a free, family-oriented event open to all members of the community. See live animals, make slime, learn to code with ozobots, explore forensics with the Bethlehem Police Department, sample ice cream made with the famous liquid nitrogen, and much more. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information,

please contact Tom Tancin at

Sunday, April 23, 2017

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.”


Governor Wolf Staff

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

Read to a patient and gentle dog to strengthen your reading skills on Saturday, March 25. Drop in between 11 am and noon at Bethlehem Area Public Library, 11 W. Church Street.

Students in grades 2-8 are invited to participate in an exciting STEM workshop at the South Side Branch on Tuesday, March 28 from 4:30-5:30 at the South Side Branch, 400 Webster Street.

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