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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Application Deadline: March 17, 2017
For more information, please visit: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/teacherinstitute/?rssloc=eanft
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.
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DISTRICT INSIDER - MARCH EDITION
RCN - Tuesday and Sunday at 6pm on Channel 4 and 1004HD
SERVICE ELECTRIC - Debut THIS Friday at 5pm on Channel 50 and 550HD
WEEKLY NUTRITION and FITNESS TIPS
By: Michelle Martucci RD, LDN
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