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.
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 email@example.com.
Wishing you a great 2018-2019 School Year.
CONGRATULATIONS DR. SILVA
Dr. Jack Silva was recognized at the September Board Meeting for receiving the Grade Level Reading Efforts Award from the United Way. Congratulations Dr. Silva we are #BASDproud of you. To read the entire story at the Morning Call, click on the link below.
BASD COMMUNICATION INFORMATION
Be a BASD Brand Ambassador. We are asking employees and community members who are BASD graduates, add to your email signature line, BASD grad followed by #builtbybethlehem. Below are additional ways to Be a BASD Brand Ambassador.
Built by Bethlehem
Penn State THON - We are proud of our graduates who are working with the Penn State THON. We are happy to recognize and Congratulate Penn State Senior and Freedom High School Graduate of 2015 Kelly McCready for being named the Executive Director for Penn State's Thon 2019 and Ryan Lawrence Penn State Senior and Freedom High School Graduate for being named OPPerations Captain for the Penn State Dance Marathon for Penn State's THON 2019. Did you know that the founding member of the BASD MiniTHON, Eileen Seitz, is a current teacher at Lincoln Elementary School and a Freedom High School Graduate of 2013?
We are #BASDproud and Built by Bethlehem.
2018 Freedom High School Homecoming
Last week Freedom celebrated their 2018 Homecoming weekend. Below is a link to their Pep Rally.
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.
What is a Flipped Classroom?
BASD Blog News
The Pennsylvania Auditor General Agrees Charter School Law Needs to Change. To view this story on the BASD Blog, click on the link below.
To see more exciting news posted on the BASD Blog, visit the BASD Blog link below
Thank you to the citizens of Bethlehem for providing new band uniforms for Northeast Middle School. These uniforms will ENCOURAGE more students to perform with pride in the Northeast Band.
THE FOUNDATION FOR THE BETHLEHEM AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT INFORMATION
October 7, 2018 - Taste and Tunes event. Friends at Bethlehem Rotary are hosting the Taste and Tunes event on October 7th. All proceeds from the Silent Auction will benefit The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District with a specific focus on purchasing musical instruments. We hope you can join the fun - Early Bird Ticket Sale Price of $40 until 9/15. https://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000006555/en-us/files/page/tastes-tunes-2018/tastes-tunes-2018-flyer-registration-form/BR_T-T_Flyer_0813.pdf
BASD MiniTHON Events
The Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for their newly expanded and updated Welding Lab. Click on the button below for more information. Congrats BAVTS!
COLLEGES, COMMUNITY COLLEGES, AND UNIVERSITIES INFORMATION
October 23, 2018 - Lehigh University College of Education Fall Information Session from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Iacocca Hall, Wood Dining Hall
This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet with Lehigh College of Ed faculty and ask questions about our degree programs, admissions, financial aid, and future career in your desired field. Courses are held during the evening to accommodate busy schedules and working professionals. We also offer a host of online courses that allows those from a distance to enroll as students. The College of Education has partnered with your district to offer tuition scholarships to eligible district employees. This scholarship covers the difference between Lehigh's tuition and the state rate. Let us know you are attending: https://ed.lehigh.edu/forms/2018-information-session-registration
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
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.
Dr. Roy welcomed the 2018-2019 Student Board Representatives this week. The Student Board Representatives report to the School Board at the monthly meetings on events that are taking place at their schools. Thank you for your commitment to BASD. From left to right, Joshua Konschnik (FHS Alternate), Alianna Davis (FHS Representative), Dr. Roy, Elisabeth S. Lee (LHS Alternate), Zoey R. Reifinger (LHS Representative)
WEEKLY NUTRITION and FITNESS TIPS
Healthy Tips from Michelle Martucci, RD, LDN
Dietitian for Bethlehem Area School District
The ABC Tips - Here are some E's:
Edamame: Edamame is a complete protein, which means it contains all nine essential amino acids our body cannot make. One cup of edamame is packed with 18 grams of protein. Edamame also contains antioxidants and isoflavones, and is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, folate, and vitamins B2, C, E, and K. Edamame is known to reduce inflammation and boost your immune system. Avoid edamame if you are allergic to soy. Try adding edamame to stir fry or use it as a topping on your salad.
Eggs are high in two antioxidants known as lutein and zeaxanthin. These two antioxidants protect against the eye diseases: macular degeneration and cataracts. Eggs also contain high quality protein, vitamins, minerals, and good fats. Eggs are considered a complete protein, because they contain all nine essential amino acids that our body cannot make. Out of all foods, eggs are also the best source of choline, which is needed for brain function. Try poached eggs or make an omelet loaded with vegetables.
BASD Job Opportunities
Want a corner office with at view? Get paid to travel? Drive a $100k company vehicle?
Come drive bus with us!! Will train. $19.01/hour to start.
Please call the BASD Transportation office at 610.861.0360.
For information on available job opportunities in the BASD please visit our website at http://www.beth.k12.pa.us/.
BASD Free Preschool Program
Freedom High School offers a free preschool programs for parents who live in the Bethlehem Area School District. The program has a few open spots that it would like to fill. The program runs Tuesday through Friday from 9:15-12:15. If you are interested, know anyone who may be, or would like more information please contact Teresa Fox 610-867-5843 ext.53403 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events in the Area
October 5, 2018
October 7, 2018
October 10, 2018
Support Freedom High School Band on October 10, 2018, from 4 pm - 9 pm at Outback Steak House with this Dine to Donate Fundraiser. Please bring a copy of the flyer below to the fundraiser. Thank you for your support.
October 11, 2018 - Residents and business owners located in the Northside 2027 neighborhood are invited to share their vision for the neighborhood at a public meeting to be held on October 11 from 6-8 pm at Liberty High School. Neighborhood conditions and possible improvements will be discussed and the city welcomes all input.
October 25, 2018
November 18, 2018
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.