BASD e-News February 9, 2018

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 bclymer@basdschools.org.

Dr. Roy


Dr. Roy invites you to attend the Parent Advocacy Workshop on March 7, 2018, at 6:30 pm at Nitschmann Middle School on "Public Education Matters in Bethlehem". (Please see additional information on the event below.)

Volunteers Needed for the Advisory Board for the Northampton County Department of Human Services Children, Youth and Families Division

The Advisory Board for the Northampton County Department of Human Services Children, Youth & Families Division is currently accepting new volunteers. Our purpose is to participate in, evaluate, and promote programs for children, youth and their families within the framework of the Acts of Assembly giving Northampton County and the Department of Public Welfare the responsibility and authority to administer a comprehensive program of social services for children and youth.

The Advisory Board meets one evening, every other month at the Dept. of Human Services in Bethlehem.

For more information, please contact:

Kevin E. Dolan, Administrator

Children, Youth & Families Division

2801 Emrick Blvd.

Bethlehem, PA 18020


Clearview Elementary School Students Mason Acosta and Adam Fuerhrer

Marvine 5th Graders Visit to Vo-Tech

Bethlehem Area- Vocational Technical School (BAVTS) gave a tour of their facility plus introductions of different work trades with hands on activities to Marvine's fifth graders.

The students were excited to learn the different trades available to learn at BAVTS. They visited engineering, plumbing, cosmetology, health care, cooking and many more. At the end, they all decorated cupcakes baked by BAVTS students. What a wonderful career day for our fifth graders.


The Friends of Music of Bethlehem - Discovering Excellence in Young Musicians

Moravian College, Department of Music, Bethlehem, PA 18015 www.friends-of-music.org

2018 Outstanding Young Artist Competition (OYA)

The Friends of Music of Bethlehem are holding auditions via video to name our 2018 Outstanding Young Artist. We invite you to inform your talented students about our Competition and encourage them to enter. The winner will be featured in a Spring Recital where the monetary award will be presented

$600 for the Outstanding Young Artist

(Judges for the Friends of Music reserve the right to withhold any or all prizes. The winner MUST perform in order to receive the monetary award.)

Deadline for application February 28, 2018. Go to this google link for the application. Paste the audition tape using google or vimeo onto the application. https://goo.gl/forms/stbK3yWIbT31JO7y1

RECITAL: Sunday, April 29, 2018 – 3pm

Wesley United Methodist Church, Bethlehem

Go to www.friends-of-music.org for application materials.

For further information, contact: Sara George, Competition Chair, Office - 610-437-6000, ext. 2101; home 215-538-3786; email - primrose40@aol.com




BASD Media

Watch the DISTRICT INSIDER, a half hour show dedicated to all things BASD.

RCN 4 and 1004 - Thursdays and Sundays at 6pm

Service Electric 2 and 502 - Tuesday at 4:30

Service Electric 50 and 550 - Thursday at 7:30



Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics....in the BASD we nurture it all...and all with some of the finest, most committed teachers in Pennsylvania. Full STEM Ahead is a series put out by the BASD, which focuses on new topics for our younger students exploring STEM ideas, presented by some of our finest teachers.

Hydrochloric Acid + Zinc + a Flame = today's AWESOME demonstration. Chemistry teacher Mr. Dusty Little demonstrates the Boom Balloon experiment, and the results are pretty exciting.

Eye on Elementary - Spring Garden Elementary School

The Bethlehem Area School District has 16 elementary schools, all in different locations, but all giving the same first class education. Every few weeks we focus on a new school and take a minute to show you what makes the school the special place that it is.

Today we take a look at Spring Garden Elementary with principal Eric Smith.

To visit the BASD Blog click here




Healthy Tip from Michelle Martucci, RD, LDN

Dietician for Bethlehem Area School District

Children develop food preferences starting at a very young age (preschool or earlier). It’s important to offer a variety of healthy foods and limit junk food to develop healthy habits early on. Taste preferences can still change, but if the child gets continued exposure to healthy foods this will likely be the foods they select as they get older.


East Hills Middle School Students Preparing for the Beauty and the Beast Performance

BASD Job Opportunities

For information on available job opportunities in the BASD please visit our website at http://www.beth.k12.pa.us/.


Events in the Area

February 11, 2018

February 16, 17, and 18

February 17, 2018 from 10 am - 4 pm - Lehigh Valley Punk Rock Flea Market & Massive Music Sale


Lehigh Valley Punk Rock Flea Market & Massive Music Sale.

Join us and area vendors selling interesting wares. There will be 21,000 CDs as well as vinyl records and goods from vendors like Lehigh Valley Apparel Creations, Sweet Doe Bakery, Lost Soul Skateboards, Homebase Skateshop and more. DJ REVERBISCAR will be here spinning records. One day only. All proceeds support the renovation of the Bob Cohen Room at BAPL! Held at the Main Library.

February 20, 2018

February 21, 2018


February 23, 24, and 25, 2018

To purchase your ticket go towww.tinyurl.com/ehtctickets

February 25, 2018

Saturday March 3, 2018 - 10:30 am - Free Concert - Soprano Grace Spruiell Hochella, Foy Hall, Moravian College South Campus

AAUW-Allentown and AAUW-Bethlehem jointly present equity actress and Bach Choir soloist Grace Spruiell Hochella in a program titled “Spirituals, Songs and Stories”. Spruiell takes the audience on an historical journey of the early African-American experience through slave narratives and music. AAUW presents this one-hour free concert in recognition of Women’s History Month; it is appropriate for children and adults.

March 2-4, 2018

March 3, 2018

March 4, 2018

March 20, 2018

April 11-15, 2018

April 26-29, 2018

April 28, 2018

July 30-August 3, 2018

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.

We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month from February through September, contact us today through our website (www.bethump.org) or email us at bethumpassoc@gmail.com for more information! We look forward to speaking with you soon about umpiring for the BUA.

Bethlehem Area Public Library








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