BASD e-News September 7, 2018

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 bclymer@basdschools.org.

Please view Dr. Roy's message to the staff, students, and parents below.

Wishing you a great 2018-2019 School Year.

Dr. Roy






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.

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.

Below are other ways to stay connected with BASD.

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.


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


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!


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


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)




Healthy Tips from Michelle Martucci, RD, LDN

Dietitian for Bethlehem Area School District

The ABC Tips - Here are some B's:

Bananas: Bananas contain a high amount of vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, and carotenoids. Bananas are known to help your cells, tissues, and organs function properly, as well as, reduce the risk of developing hypertension by lowering your blood pressure. If you are feeling sick on your stomach, bananas are a safe food to eat due to their “antacid effect” on the stomach. Try topping your cereal off with some banana slices or adding a frozen banana into your smoothie.

Beans: Beans are high in fiber, folate, iron, magnesium, and protein. Beans are known to help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of some cancers. Half a cup of beans equals the amount of protein in one ounce of meat. Although beans don’t contain all the amino acids to create a complete protein, you could mix beans and rice together to make a complete protein. A complete protein contains all nine essential amino acids that the body cannot produce. We can only get essential amino acids from our diets, so try having rice and beans for dinner tonight.

Beets: Beets contain the antioxidant known as betalain, which is known to fight cancer and other degenerative disorders. Beets also contain vitamins A, B, C, potassium, fiber, and folate, which helps your organs to function properly, boost your immune system, lower blood pressure, and aids in digestion. The whole beet is edible including the roots and greens. Try adding some beets into your next salad.

Blackberries: Blackberries contain an antioxidant known as anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are known to help with memory function, have anti-aging effects, and help prevent some cancers. In addition, blackberries contain a high amount of phenolic acid which also helps to prevent cancer in the body. Blackberries contain half the amount of vitamin C you need daily. Vitamin C can boost your immune systems, protect against heart disease, and helps to keep your skin healthy. Try topping your cereal or yogurt with blackberries.

Blueberries: Blueberries are high in fiber and vitamin C. They also contain the antioxidant – anthocyanin and phytochemicals. Blueberries are known to help lower blood pressure, help fight cancer, and lower bad cholesterol (LDL). Blueberry season runs from May to October. Purchasing in season ensures fruits and vegetables are at peak freshness and are generally cheaper than purchasing out of season. Add some on top of your yogurt or cereal or blend it into your smoothie.

Broccoli: Broccoli is a nutrient dense food that contains high levels of vitamin C, folate, fiber, and antioxidants. Broccoli is known to help fight against cancer, boost the immune system, and helps build strong bones. Another bonus is that broccoli is low in calories, equaling about 30 calories per cup. Try adding broccoli into stir fry or eat it raw with hummus.

Brown rice: Brown rice contains high levels of manganese, magnesium, fiber, selenium, and lignans (phytochemicals), which helps to stabilize blood sugar levels, lowers blood pressure, reduce the frequency of migraine headaches, and helps to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Try using brown rice as a side dish and add in some vegetables for variety or add into soup.


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/.



Events in the Area

Bethlehem Area Public Library








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