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BASD e-News March 1, 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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SNOW MAKE-UP INFORMATION FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

Thursday, April 18, 2019, will be used as a snow make-up day. BASD will have a REGULAR SCHOOL DAY on APRIL 18, 2019. At this time, the last student day remains as June 7, 2019. That date is subject to change depending on future snow days.

2019-2020 School Calendar

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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!

ASA PACKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - BUILT BY BETHLEHEM

The Asa Packer 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.

Take a look…

From Left to Right: Jonathan Horvath - Principal (Freedom Graduate), Mary-Rebecca Truchan - Grade 1 Teacher (LHS Graduate), Lisa Madl - Grade 2 Teacher (Freedom Graduate), Suzanne Conrad - Instrumental Music Teacher (Liberty Graduate), Frank Valish - School Psychologist (Freedom Graduate), Jolene Borger - Daycare (Freedom Graduate), Patricia Brennan - General Duty Aide (Freedom Graduate), Kyle Rogers - Grade 5 Teacher (Liberty Graduate), and Betsy Gawlik - Kindergarten Teacher (Liberty Graduate). Anne Marie Rittoper - Cafeteria Staff (Not Pictured). Holding the BASD sign are future BASD Graduates Nicholas Sabol - Grade 4 and Skyler Miller - Grade 4

#BASDProud

Lehigh University will host a A Focus on School Shooting: What Everyone Should Know on March 5, 2019 from 6 pm - 8 pm at the Packard Laboratory Auditorium, Room 101. This event is free to the public.

Please join Lehigh's College of Education for its 1st Annual "Crucial Conversations Series Dialog." Counseling Psychology Professor Dr. Nicole Johnson will moderate a dialog between Dr. Joseph Roy, Superintendent of the Bethlehem Area School District and Dr. Peter Langman, psychologist, author, and trainer and a Counseling Psychology alum who is an expert on school shootings. For more information and to register, click on the link below.

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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 Media

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.

Northeast Theater Company Presents - The Lion King Jr.

Take a trip out to the African Savanna with the Northeast Theater Company as they put on The Lion King Jr. - February 28th and March 2nd.

Broughal Middle School Theater - The Little Mermaid Jr.

Come see this great show put on by some awesome students. Hear why you should come out from the cast members themselves!!

Nitschmann Dramatics - Singin' in the Rain Jr.

Talent is the first word that comes to mind with this bunch! Go behind the curtain with the Nitschmann Dramatics as they prepare for Singin' in the Rain Jr., March 1-3.

BASD Blog News

To see more exciting news posted on the BASD Blog, visit the BASD Blog link below

Sign Language in the Bethlehem Area School District (Part 2)

In a follow up to our first video, the students and teachers are wrapping up the very first semester of the sign language course in the BASD. What was the result? Did the students achieve? Is it a worthwhile program? Answers to those questions and more in the following video.

THE FOUNDATION FOR THE BETHLEHEM AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT INFORMATION

Save the Date - The Foundation for the BASD will have their Dinner Celebration this year on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the Sands Event Center.

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

BAVTS INFORMATION

BAVTS - Freedom 8th Grade Orientation

COLLEGES, COMMUNITY COLLEGES, AND UNIVERSITIES INFORMATION

Moravian College

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 - O:

The soluble fiber found in the oats of oatmeal is known to help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The soluble fiber will also help to keep you fuller longer. Oatmeal is versatile, try adding fruits, nuts, or cinnamon for some different flavor combinations. Try making overnight oats for an easy grab n’ go breakfast option.

Oranges contain over 100% of the daily recommendation for vitamin C. The high amount of vitamin C helps to boost your immune system and prevent cancer, stroke, and diabetes. Oranges are also a good source of the B vitamins, calcium, and potassium, which helps with brain development, maintaining electrolyte balance, and maintaining healthy teeth and bones. Try adding orange segments to your salad or adding a whole orange including the peel into your smoothie. The peel of the orange is edible and contains fiber, which will help you feel full longer.

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St. Luke's Fitness and Sports Performance

Do you wish you had more energy? Do you want to feel better, look better, and sleep better? Are you ready for a change?

Make 2019 your year to THRIVE at St. Luke’s Fitness & Sports Performance!

With four award-winning locations, ample equipment and college-degreed Exercise Specialists, St. Luke’s Fitness can provide the knowledge, expertise and support to help you achieve your best life.

Stop just surviving …. Start THRIVING!

Employee discounts available to ALL BASD Employees, Employee Spouses/Partners and Dependents under the age of 21.

$40 per month for General Fitness

$50 per month for Elite Fitness

Check us out online at getfit.sluhn.org today for more information.

St. Luke’s Fitness & Sports Performance

was voted

Best of the Valley in 2016, 2017 & 2018 and

Morning Call’s Reader’s Choice in 2018!

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

BASD Job Opportunities

The following positions are currently available in the District:

GENERAL DUTY AIDE (Part-time – 3 hours per day) at Miller Heights Elementary School. Responsibilities include monitoring students during lunch and recess. Providing in-classroom support and monitoring. Other duties as assigned. Application deadline is March 4, 2019. For more detailed information contact the HR Department at 610-861-0500, ext. 60239 or visit the link below.

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

ON ALL BASD POSITIONS CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO: BASD employees who submit a letter of interest to the Human Resources Department. Substitutes and applicants who have a completed application packet on file.

As an equal rights and opportunities agency, the Bethlehem Area School District will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, ancestry, or any other legally protected classification. Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Events in the Area

February 28-March 2, 2019

March 1-3, 2019

March 2, 2019

March 2-3, 2019 - Independence Seaport Museum invites teachers and educators of all grade levels, plus one guest, to attend our Educators Weekend for FREE

With so much maritime history to explore and great education programs based around STEAM, the Museum makes a perfect field trip destination for all ages. Educators Weekend allows teachers to experience programs first-hand to see how they can be incorporated into their curricula as well as a sneak peek for our new field trip experiences, which will be offered starting September 1, 2019. Highlights include exploring our newest exhibits, River Alive! and The British Mistake as well as our two Historic Ships, Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna.

March 14, 2019

March 16, 2019

March 21, 2019

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 2019

April 11, 2019

May 11, 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.”

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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