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EARLY DISMISSAL/CLOSURES: All BASD schools will have an early dismissal tomorrow, Feb. 15. High schools will dismiss at 11 a.m., middle schools at 11:30 a.m. and elementary schools at noon. Schools will be closed Feb. 16 and 19 for Presidents Day.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Ian Montgomery Jr. is in second grade at William Penn ES. Ian has a strong work ethic, is focused and has the best attitude about learning! Ian is kind to his classmates and is always willing to lend a hand to his peers and teachers.

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Jenna Husovsky is a physical education teacher at James Buchanan ES and Marvine ES. Miss Husovsky brings energy and excitement into the school environment. We appreciate her easygoing attitude and willingness to chip in and go the extra mile for the BASD and Bulldog community. She is supportive of staff and students in and out of the classroom.

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Julia Brennan graduated from Freedom HS in 2014. Julia is currently the Youth Services Librarian for the Bethlehem Area Public Library. After graduating high school, Julia received a bachelor’s degree from Cedar Crest College in News Media, and a master’s degree from Drexel University in Library Science.

DENTAL CLINIC FOR YOUTH: Northampton County Community College and the Litwak Dental Clinic will offer free screenings, X-rays, cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments and education for children ages 3 to 17 March 23. To make an appointment please call 610-861-5442.

BASD JOB OPENINGS: BASD is currently hiring for teaching and support staff positions. Visit basdschools.org for more information.

LIFEGUARDS NEEDED: BASD is currently hiring LIFEGUARDS for the Fit for Life program. Youth swimming program begins soon. The application deadline is Feb. 16.

BROUGHGAL MS PRESENTS MATILDA JR: Show dates Feb. 16, 17 and 18.

EAST HILLS MUSICAL “HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR”: Watch the promo video on YouTube at youtu.be/87Cfk7NQc84 Tickets are still available at tinyurl.com/EastHillsTickets. Show dates and times: Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 24, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 25 at 2 p.m.

NITSCHMANN MS DRAMATICS PRESENTS ROCK OF AGES JR: Show dates Feb. 15 at 7 p.m., Feb. 16 at 7 p.m., Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. Visit Nitschmanndramatics.ludus.com for tickets.

NORTHEAST MS THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS THE LITTLE MERMAID JR: Show dates: Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. Visit showtix4u.com/event-details/80924 for tickets.

FREEDOM HS BASEBALLBALL BINGO: In the FHS cafeteria, on Feb. 25. Doors open at Noon. For tickets please email Patesbaseball@gmail.com

FREEDOM HS FOOTBALL BINGO: In the FHS cafeteria, March 10. Doors open at noon. Ticket info coming soon.

CASH & PURSE BINGO AT LIBERTY HS: March 10, doors open at 11 a.m., games start at noon. Benefits Liberty Girls Lacrosse.

FREEDOM HS THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS 42ND STREET: Show dates April 12-14. Tickets are available visit showtix4u.com/event-details/80076

LIBERTY HS THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS “THE MUSIC MAN”: March 21, 7 p.m., March 22, 7 p.m. and March 23, 1 and 7 p.m.

ASA PACKER PTA EVENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Volunteers support is needed for the Patio Party Planning Team, Book Bingo, Donuts with Grown-ups, and the PTA Nomination Team. Email asapackerpta@gmail.com for more information.

FOUNTAIN HILL ES NEEDS CHILDREN’S CLOTHING: Pants: Can be used but in good condition, boys and girls sizes five through 16. If you are able to donate please drop items in the main office.

SPRING GARDEN ES NEEDS CHILDREN’S CLOTHING: The school nurse is in need of a few items to keep on hand. Pants: Can be used but in good condition, Boys & Girls - small, medium, and large sweatpants. New Underwear: Boys sizes 6-8, 8-10, and 10-12, Girls - 8-10 or large. If you are able to donate please drop items in the main office.

MILK JUGS NEEDED: Spring Garden ES PTO is collecting empty milk jugs.

THOMAS JEFFERSON ES COMMUNITY SCHOOL COORDINATOR POSITION OPEN: To apply for the position, visitappone.com The position is hired through Moravian University.


ANIMAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Last Chance Ranch in Quakertown is seeking volunteers to prepare animal food, walk dogs, cage/kennel cleaning, enrichment, vet transportation and events. Volunteers under 16 years of age must have a parent or guardian accompany them. For more information or to apply visit lastchanceranch.org

ST. LUKE’S WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM: Paid work experience program in a health care setting. For students ages 16 to 18. Must be enrolled in high school and live in Northampton or Lehigh County. To apply, visit redcap.slhn.org/surveys/?s=JWY97Y7KFWWNXC87.

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO: Benefits include discounts on food and drinks, and a 40 percent discount at the gift shop. For more information and to apply visit lvzoo.org/volunteer


GOLDEN GALA: You’re invited to the fifth annual Golden Gala honoring Mike and Kathy ‘70 Grasso! Tickets are available now, visit GoldenGala24.givesmart.com to join in the celebration! Mar. 23 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Regan Downey at rdowney@becahi.org or call 610-866-0791, ext. 323.


SCHOOL CLOSED FOR PRESIDENTS DAY: No school for students or staff Feb. 19.

IF YOUR CHILD IS SICK: Call the school office at 610-266-6500 and let them know your child will be absent. Send in a written note the day your child returns to school.


FACULTY RECITAL: Feb. 15, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

SCHOOL CLOSED: Feb. 16 and 17 for auditions, Feb. 19 for Presidents Day.


EARLY DISMISSAL AND CLOSURE: Early Dismissal Feb. 16 at noon. School closed Feb. 19 for Presidents Day.



SCHOOL CLOSED FOR PRESIDENTS DAY: School will be closed on Feb. 16 and 19.


NOTRE DAME SPIRIT WEAR MONDAYS: Students may wear their ND Spirit wear, or their marathon shirt with gym pants on Mondays through April 1.

SNOW REMOVAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: EARN service hours when it snows by visiting the school when it snows to help clear snow from the school property. We will provide shovels. Just come to the school and see Mr. D and he will assign you an area.

ST ANNE’S TRICKY TRAY: Spectacular prizes, delicious food, & amazing bake sale. Mar. 15 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Mar. 16 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. & Mar. 17 8 p.m. to 2 p.m. Visit St. Anne’s Parachial School Bethlehem Facebook page for a link to presale discounted ticket bundles.


MIDWINTER BREAK: No school for students on Feb. 19 and 20.