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BASD e-News March 22, 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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SPRING GARDEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STAFF - BUILT BY BETHLEHEM

Spring Garden Elementary School Staff is comprised of many who have been #BuiltByBethlehem. 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.

TOP ROW (left to right) Nikol Gregoris - Kindergarten Teacher (Calypso, Nitschmann, Liberty) Tracy Fletcher - Grade 4 Teacher (James Buchanan, Nitschmann, Liberty) Chris Oldt - Reading Specialist (Northeast, Liberty) Kaity Fondl - Kindergarten Teacher (Farmersville, East Hills, Freedom) . MIDDLE ROW (left to right) Jane Cassidy - Grade 5 Teacher (Governor Wolf, East Hills, Freedom) Rachel Karba - Kindergarten Teacher (Asa Packer, East Hills, Freedom) Kara Mease - Grade 2 Teacher (Governor Wolf, East Hills, Freedom) Melissa Phillips - Grade 3 Teacher (Lincoln & Gov Wolf, East Hills, Freedom) . BOTTOM ROW (left to right) Shelley Houck - Learning Support Teacher (Edgeboro Elementary) Jessica Cleffi - Life Skills Teacher (Freemansburg, East Hills, Freedom) Erin Wagner - Grade 4 Teacher (Spring Garden, Northeast, Liberty) Bob Langensiepen - Head Custodian (Lafayette, Northeast, Liberty) Linda Oplinger - Building Secretary (Hamilton, Northeast, Liberty) MISSING FROM PHOTO Joi Deibler - Physical Education Teacher (Clearview, Nitschmann, Liberty) Jenna Zsilavecz - Grade 2 Teacher (Clearview, Nitschmann, Liberty) Amy Keeler - School Psychologist (Asa Packer, Nitschmann, Liberty) Rebecca Elliott - Life Skills Teacher Assistant (James Buchanan, Nitschmann, Liberty) Jessica McGrory - Teacher Assistant (Governor Wolf)

#BASDProud

SNOW MAKE-UP INFORMATION FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

2019-2020 School Calendar

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Congrats to Rowan Walters of Nitschmann Middle School

Nitschmann Middle School's 7th grader, Rowan Walters was notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists to compete in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee PA State Competition. The contest will be held at State Museum of PA in Harrisburg on March 29, 2019. Best wishes and congrats Rowan!

#BASDProud

We are pleased to congratulate Liberty High School students for their selection to the East Central Pennsylvania Scholastic Art Awards.

Sophomore Hailey DePietro earned an Honorable Mention for her watercolor “Cold Colors”.

Senior Fatima Montero earned a Gold Key for her portfolio entitled “Liberty for All”. She submitted 11 pieces in total and all received either Honorable Mention, Silver Key, or Gold Keys. Her piece “Coleman” received a monetary Juror’s Award and was nominated for the American Vision award. The winner of this award will be decided on at the national level. As a Gold Key recipient, Fatima’s portfolio will go on to the national competition in New York.

The regional exhibition is on display at Kutztown University through March 15.

Congratulations!

#BASDProud

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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

Congratulations to this year's Superintendent's Moravian Scholarship Winners Olivia Swiadek from Freedom High School and Dennis Rosado from Liberty High School.

Thank you to Moravian College for Helping Make this Dream Come True for two BASD Students

BASD Media

BASD District Insider - March 2019

The BASD District Insider is a full half hour dedicated to all things Bethlehem Area School District. In this edition, go behind the scenes and see what goes into one of our theater productions in the BASD and much, much more. Host: Corey Robertson - Liberty High School

Northampton County Special Olympics Basketball Tournament - 2019

Several BASD middle and high school students recently participated in a basketball tournament hosted by The Special Olympics of Northampton County. Watch and see how competition and camaraderie with classmates shaped an awesome day.

Artworks - 127 Days

The Bethlehem Area School District has absolutely incredible talent in its theater companies, from the high school level, all the way down to its elementary groups.

In October 2018, BASD Media cameras began following along as the Northeast Theatre company began its journey producing The Lion King Jr., and what it takes to put on a show of that magnitude.

THE FOUNDATION FOR THE BETHLEHEM AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT INFORMATION

Thank you to everyone for your support at the March 19, 2019, Celebration Dinner.

BASD MiniTHON Events

BASD Take 2 - Mini-MINITHON

In this edition of BASD Take 2, the BASD MiniTHON members from Freedom and Liberty High Schools visited many of our elementary schools in December 2018, hosting a Mini - MINI THON. The High School students created some fun, games, and most important, awareness of what the Mini THON members support.

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

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

Hanover Township Community Center

COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOL

April 5, 2019 - Basketball Challenge - Join us at this Communities in Schools Event.

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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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Dr. Roy visited Ms. Young's classroom at Donegan Elementary School.

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

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March 31, 2019

The FHS National Honor Society Egg Hunt for the families of all employees of the BASD will be held at 2:00 PM on Sun., March 31 rain or shine. New this year: Pictures with the Easter Bunny. Have your cameras ready! This event is free. All donations be will be used for the NHS Class of 2019 gift to Freedom High School

April 3, 2019

The Harlem Wizards are coming to town on Wednesday, April 3rd to play against our very own BASD All-Stars. Tickets are (in advance) $8 for students and $10 for adults.

Please join us at Nitschmann Middle School, located at 1002 West Union Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA. The game starts at 6:30 p.m. and the doors open at 5:30 p.m. Make sure to purchase your tickets in advance. If available, tickets at the door will cost $10 for Students and $12 for General Admission. For online purchases, a service fee of $1.25 per ticket will be added to your final cost. THE ONLINE BOX OFFICE FOR THIS EVENT WILL CLOSE 24 HOURS BEFORE THE EVENT.

The Harlem Wizards are coming to town on Wednesday, April 3rd to play against our very own BASD All-Stars. Tickets are (in advance) $8 for students and $10 for adults.

Please join us at Nitschmann Middle School, located at 1002 West Union Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA. The game starts at 6:30 p.m. and the doors open at 5:30 p.m. Make sure to purchase your tickets in advance. If available, tickets at the door will cost $10 for Students and $12 for General Admission. For online purchases, a service fee of $1.25 per ticket will be added to your final cost. THE ONLINE BOX OFFICE FOR THIS EVENT WILL CLOSE 24 HOURS BEFORE THE EVENT.

Completed forms should be sent in to the main office/secretary at any of the following schools: Nitschmann, Asa Packer, Buchanan, Calypso, Clearview, Hanover, and Spring Garden.

April 5, 2019

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April 11, 2019

April 25-29, 2019

May 11, 2019

May 19, 2019

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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