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BPSD Weekly Newsletter: Oct. 24, 2022

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THIS WEEK’S HEADLINES
BPHS TO STAGE ‘THE LAST CHRISTMAS SHOW’: Nov. 10-12
Bethel Park High School’s fall play, “The Last Christmas Show,” will be staged at 7 p.m., Nov. 10-12 in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. For any questions about Handicap Accessible seating, please call Tracy Celletti at 412-854-8514.

Click here for the plot summary. The show is an original production written entirely by Mrs. Cortney Williams, a Bethel Park High School teacher and the show’s director. One of the show’s leads, Dylan Finnell, has more.

BPHS' FALL BAND CONCERT MOVED TO NOV. 17
Bethel Park High School's Fall Band Concert, initially scheduled to be performed this Wednesday, Oct. 26, has been postponed until 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17. The scheduling change became necessary due to logistical issues within the auditorium, making a performance this week an impossibility.

SGA SPONSORING ‘SOCKTOBER” FOR LIGHT OF LIFE MISSION
Throughout October, the Student Government Association (SGA) is holding a sock drive for the Light of Life Mission called “Socktober.”

For most people, socks are not something we give much thought to. When you get dressed in the morning, you open your drawer and pull out your most comfy, warmest, or favorite-colored socks. But for those who don’t have a home and who often spend a lot of time on their feet without access to laundry facilities, warm, clean, well-fitting socks are some of the essential items they can own to avoid getting cold and wet feet and to avoid developing blisters or worse.

We are encouraging everyone in the community to donate. Collection boxes can be found at the high school, IMS, NAMS, the YMCA, and the community center. The collection runs through the end of October. 

FRANKLIN BOOK BLAST
Last week, Ben Franklin Elementary School had a Book Blast event celebrating that the school had raised more than $23,000 during its September Book Drive. That allowed the school to buy 1,900 titles, which were then distributed to each child at the school. 

Each Franklin student walked away with three to 10 titles to increase their home libraries. Click here to learn more.

PENN ROCK GARDEN
At the start of the school year, the Scalzo family, including Vincent, Joey, and Tommy, students at William Penn Elementary School, created a Kindness Rock Garden for the community to visit and share some lovely painted rock creations. The display is located at the entrance of the school. 

Mrs. Serafini's third grade class and Mrs. Clifford's and Ms. Sabol's fourth grade classes each recently contributed to the rock garden. This unique garden has already brought much joy to the students and staff of William Penn, and we hope that it spreads a kindness vibe throughout the Bethel Park community that continues for years to come. 

LINCOLN STORYTIME STEAM 
Students in grades K-2 completed their first Storytime STEAM activity this month in the Lincoln Library. The story they read was “Spookly the Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano. After reading the story, students completed the learning centers. Some centers included: coding Spookly’s journey home with BeeBots, completing a pumpkin science experiment, and building Spookly’s garden out of legos. It was a Spooktacular time!

Students in grades 3-4 had a spooky steam challenge to construct a spider bridge using yarn, cups, and tape. Together the kids created some fantastic designs and showcased teamwork.  The most blocks held on the bridge was 13 blocks! Bravo! This was a design built and constructed by Mrs. Strotz's class. 

Here is a famous quote:
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller


HOCKEY CLUB PUTS LINCOLN VEGETABLE GARDEN TO BED FOR THE WINTER
The Bethel Park varsity boy’s hockey club members volunteered their time after practice recently to help put the Lincoln Garden to bed for the season. The Abraham Lincoln School Garden just finished its sixth growing season and donates 100% of the produce that’s grown to SHIM--South Hills Interfaith Movement. Lincoln’s garden provided almost 600 pounds of produce this season, benefiting families in need in Bethel Park and surrounding areas.

HELP SUPPORT BPHS BASEBALL  
The Bethel Park High School baseball team gear store is NOW OPEN! The store has many different clothing options - Nike & BSN performance gear with BP Baseball logos, available in men's, women's, and youth sizes. The store will be open from 10/15 through 10/25. Orders can be placed online here https://bsnteamsports.com/shop/Kjk3ksV2Rt. Orders will be distributed before Christmas.  The players, coaches, and families appreciate your support!

BETHEL PARK MARCHING BAND RECOGNIZED FOR ITS PHILANTHROPY
The Bethel Park High School marching band was recently recognized for its philanthropy. The Tribune-Review’s legendary Harry Funk recently wrote a beautiful story on it.

BPSD TO HOST JOINT FLU AND COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC: OCT. 28
Bethel Park will host a Flu Shot and COVID-19 clinic from noon until 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, at Independence Middle School. Please mark that date on your calendars and note that IMS is a new location for the clinics. You need not register in advance, but you must complete Spartan Pharmacy’s Vaccine Consent Form and provide a COPY of your health insurance information during registration. 

PTHS TO HOST TRADE & TECH FAIR FOR AREA STUDENTS: NOV. 1
Peters Township will host a Trade and Tech Fair on Nov. 1 from 6-8 p.m.  This event is open to all BPHS students (9-12). They currently have 45 organizations participating, and it is a great opportunity for BPHS students to learn about trades, technical colleges, military options, and high-demand careers in our area. 

See the link below for complete details.  Updated QR Trade Tech Advertisement.PNG

CLASS OF ’23 FUNDRAISER: SARRIS CANDIES SALE
The Bethel Park High School Class of 2023 Ways and Means will sell Sarris Candies for their winter fundraiser to raise money for the Senior Prom and Senior Luncheon.  Please consider purchasing some candy for yourself or as gifts. To place an order, see a member of the Class of 2023 (senior class) or purchase online (www.sarriscandiesfundraising.com) using the Group ID: 10-3458

Orders must be placed no later than Nov. 18.  They will arrive on Dec. 7.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Kszastowsi at kszastowski.bradley@bphawks.org or Ms. Durco at durco.chris@phawks.org. The Class of 2023 would like to thank everyone for their continued support!

MATEYA’S ONE-ACT PLAY WILL BE STAGED AT CITY THEATRE: OCT. 29 
City Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival stages professional productions of six winning one-act plays - chosen from nearly 400 Young Playwrights Contest submissions.  BPHS’s Margaret Mateya’s Deus Ex Machina will be among those productions.  It will be staged at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29.

IMS VETERANS DAY BREAKFAST: NOV. 8 
Independence Middle School, in conjunction with Bring a Smile to the Service, will host a Thank You Breakfast for area Veterans, from 8-11 a.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. To RSVP, please email Mrs. Jenn Makel at makel.jennifer@bphawks.org.

MCGOUGH TO PERFORM WITH RIVER CITY BRASS BAND: NOV. 15 
BPHS junior, Clara McGough, will be performing as a featured vocal soloist with the professional brass band River City Brass at Bethel Park High School on Tuesday, November 15 as part of their Les Mis n’at tour.  

Clara will be performing On My Own (Les Miserables), Memory (Cats), and Lullaby of Broadway (42nd Street). Tickets can be purchased on the website or at the door.

https://www.rivercitybrass.org/les-mis-nat

Clara McGough (‘24) is a member of Top 21, Concert Choir, Chamber Orchestra, and performs in the BPHS musicals — Cinderella (Ella) and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Schwartzy). 

CAREER CONNECTIONS OPPORTUNITIES
The application for the 2022 Career Connections programs is now open.  Please note that the links for the forms are currently on the AIU website (https://www.aiu3.net/careerconnections), and Program descriptions are updated. 

Career Connections programs are for students in grades 9-12.  The application fee is $100.  Some programs may have an additional fee that is noted in their description.  The programs that the AIU is currently accepting applications for are:

  • Associated Artists – Art Careers (no start date yet)

  • Future Teachers Academy (no start date yet)

  • RxPlore Pharmacy – December 8 (Please note that this program has no application fee as it is only one session.)

  • Writing for Publication (no start date yet)

  • Zoo Animal Care (no start date yet)

 

More programs will be added throughout the year.

 

A Career Connections application is complete when we receive:

 

THE BETHEL PARK MINUTE
Bethel Park School District Superintendent Dr. James Walsh regularly addresses timely or hot-button issues facing BPSD during video segments he calls “The Bethel Park Minute.” The informal videos are typically brief and a way for Dr. Walsh to answer questions he’s receiving and to address or dispel some of the misconceptions that may arise. This week’s edition, which in keeping with tradition is not 60 seconds long, discusses communication tools available to Bethel Park families

NEW TEACHER INTRODUCTION
We have introduced some of our newest staff members through our Teacher Introduction Series for the past few months.  

We have introduced you to many of our newest hires over the past several weeks. This week’s featured educator is Mr. Keith Walters, the new school counselor at Independence Middle School. IMS principal Mrs. Racquel Sutton recently had the opportunity to introduce Walters to the community.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
DISTRICT NEWS
BETHEL PARK HIGH SCHOOL NAMED NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
Bethel Park School District is proud to announce that Bethel Park High School has been selected as a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

BPSD CELEBRATES NATIONAL SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK
Last week was National School Bus Safety Week. Bethel Park School District’s leadership group decided to mark the occasion by surprising their school bus drivers with coffee and donuts and Bethel Park hoodies.

According to School Bus Fleet, in the 2018-19 school year, the most recent year for accurate data, an estimated 479,867 yellow school buses provided daily transportation to students in the United States.

?      More than 25 million children ride school buses daily throughout the United States.

?      That accounts for 47,000,000 trips daily – before you include an estimated 5,000,000 more for activity trips.

?      Roughly 54% of all K-12 students in the United States rely on school bus transportation.

National School Bus Safety Week reminds students, parents, teachers, and the community to keep school bus safety at the forefront.

38 BPHS STUDENTS RECOGNIZED AS AP SCHOLARS
Thirty-eight Bethel Park High School students were named Advanced Placement Scholars by the College Board which recognizes students who have demonstrated college-level achievement through Advanced Placement Courses and Exams.

TWO BPHS STUDENTS RECOGNIZED BY STEEL CENTER CTE
Congratulations to Bethel Park juniors Jonathan Huber and Meghan Rodgers, who were each recognized last week by their respective programs at Steel Center CTE.  Huber took the Academic Excellence Award in the Building Trades Challenge Program while Rodgers won the STEM Award in the Health Assistants Challenge Program.

NEW CONSTRUCTION WEBSITE
Visit our new facilities microsite, http://bpsdbestinclass.org for the latest developments and most accurate information regarding the ongoing construction projects at Independence Middle School and Bethel Park Elementary Center.

BETHEL PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT’S STRATEGIC PLAN
The district recently released its Strategic Plan (2021-2026), including its Comprehensive Plan (2021-2024) and its ongoing long-term Facilities Planning. You can also see the district's Professional Development Plan and Induction PlanSee Superintendent Dr. James Walsh’s explanation of the plan

DISTRICT CALENDAR
For the most -up-to-date information on events happening within the Bethel Park School District, please consult this daily View All Events Calendar.

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS
The Bethel Park School District encourages the involvement of parents and guardians in our schools. Pennsylvania State Law requires that EVERY volunteer who has direct contact with students must have the necessary clearances on file with the school district. The required clearances are the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151), Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check (Act 34) and the FBI Federal Criminal History Record (Act 114).  PA Clearances are free to volunteers and the FBI Clearance is $22.60. Volunteers who have resided in Pennsylvania for ALL of the past 10 years and have never been convicted of a Disqualifying Offense can sign a waiver that would eliminate the need for the FBI Clearance.

Click here for complete details on how to become a volunteer in the Bethel Park School District. Please be sure to follow the checklist in the attached link.

PROJECT IGNITE
Carnegie Mellon University is re-introducing Project Ignite, an interdisciplinary project-based 10-week program that takes place on Sundays in the Spring on Carnegie Mellon’s campus, where High School students work in groups of 5 to 9 to research, design, and build large-scale projects with Carnegie Mellon University students who support them to actualize their wildest ideas. 

Projects are available in tech, science, and the arts. Topics range from VR games to AI to music psychology and filmmaking. Teams can shape these projects in any direction, or they can also propose a self-designed project!

Click here to apply. The application window runs through Sunday, Nov. 20. 

FOUR BPHS STUDENTS RECOGNIZED BY THE NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Bethel Park High School seniors Clara Moir, Katharine Tena, Lucas Varley and Jeon Varghese have each been named Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program.

AZURE FAMILY CONCERTS VISITS FRANKLIN
Students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School were recently treated to a performance by Azure Family Concerts Pittsburgh members. Azure is a nonprofit that works to create interactive concerts for everyone that are fun and sensory-friendly and where all behaviors are welcome.

FRANKLIN STUDENTS HELP PLANT TREES AT MINER’S PARK  
Franklin Elementary students recently joined public works employees and members of the Shade Tree Commission to help plant some trees at Miner’s Park on Main Street. The group planted 19 trees with eight more scheduled to be planted in the spring. The planted trees included the following species: Swamp White Oak, Yoshino Cherry, Green Mountain Sugar Maple, Armstrong Maple, Legacy Sugar Maple, Red Point Maple and a Red Sunset Maple. The trees planted in the spring will include a Bur Oak, American Hornbeam, American Beech, Autumn Splendor Horse Chestnut, Tuliptree, Weeping Alaskan Cedar and an Accolade Elm.

BPSD WINS REGIONAL MEDIA AWARD  
Bethel Park recently won the Best Public Affairs Program Award for its piece on the renovation of Independence Middle School. That recognition is part of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Media Awards.

BPHS INTERACT RECOGNIZED  
Last week, at the Interact regional conference in Greensburg, Bethel Park’s Interact Club representatives were recognized as one of the outstanding chapters for the 2021-2022 school year. Bethel Park also led all school districts for most sneakers collected as part of the “got sneakers?” recycling campaign!  BPSD’s Interact Club collected more than 170 pounds of sneakers, earning them $100 in prize money from the regional board.

BPHS PARTICIPATES IN SUPERHERO YOUTH SUMMIT 
Bethel Park exceptional students and members of the Best Buddies program recently participated in the Superhero Youth Summit at Southpointe in Canonsburg. The annual inclusion event was a great opportunity for the high school to introduce its brand-new Unified Indoor Bocce team! It was also a great way for exceptional students and members of the Best Buddies program to collaborate and plan inclusive activities for the entire school.

BPHS MUSIC STUDENTS RECOGNIZED 
The following students passed a competitive audition to be selected for PMEA Honors Band:

  • Ella Sabanovic, clarinet (alternate)

  • Caleb Jones, trumpet

  • Justin Muench, trumpet

  • Rebekah Tupper, horn

  • Brady McKiernan, horn

  • Ethan Alberter, trombone

  • Felix Kammerer, trombone

  • Caleb Steele, euphonium

The following students passed a competitive audition to be selected for PMEA District Band:

  • Parker Nelson, flute

  • Ella Sabanovic, clarinet

  • Caleb Jones, trumpet

  • Justin Muench, trumpet

  • Rebekah Tupper, horn

  • Brady McKiernan, horn

  • Ethan Alberter, trombone

  • Felix Kammerer, trombone

  • Caleb Steele, euphonium


IMS NEWS
IMS TO HAVE REMOTE ASYNCHRONOUS REMOTE LEARNING DAYS ON NOV. 23 AND 29
Independence Middle School will have asynchronous remote learning days Wednesday, Nov. 23 and Tuesday, Nov. 29, as their teachers transition their classrooms as part of the next phase of renovations at the school.

Please note that these calendar changes only impact IMS students and staff.  All other Bethel Park schools will conduct standard in-person instruction on those dates.

IMS YEARBOOK ON SALE NOW:  CLICK HERE TO ORDER


IMS YEARBOOK - PHOTOGRAPH SUBMISSIONS
The IMS Yearbook would love for you to share your images of middle school life.  We are looking for photographs from athletics, extracurricular activities, or other community events to potentially use in the 2023 book.  If you are willing to share any of your photographs throughout the school year, you can simply upload them to either yearbookforever.com or download the Yearbook SNAP app on your phone.  The access code to submit images is Hawks

ANNUAL IMS FUNDRAISER
The IMS school fundraiser runs through Oct. 25. Please consider ordering/donating, as this is their only fundraiser for the year and goes towards field trips, team days, etc.                           check out all the great items: Home (shopfund.com)

IMS SPORTS:
UPCOMING TRYOUTS:
If your child plans to play a winter sport, please submit all paperwork before tryouts.

Sign up on the REMIND APP to stay up to date

  • IMS BOYS BASKETBALL: Oct. 24–26 at the IMS Gym 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

  • WRESTLING: Practice begins Nov. 18 after school for Students in grades 7-9, in the BPHS wrestling room.

  • IMS GIRLS BASKETBALL:  Tryouts/Season begins in January 

 

SCHOOL BOARD NEWS
SCHOOL BOARD ACTION SUMMARIES
Bethel Park School District provides school board action summaries after each meeting. The summary includes a short description of the main topics and action items. These summaries are not meant to replace minutes, which are approved and posted after the next regularly scheduled meeting. We hope these summaries provide some basic information and context around the reports, presentations, and action items.  Also, you can follow the agenda for the next school board meeting here and watch the school board meetings streamed live online or on-demand on the school district's YouTube channel.

SCHOOL BOARD 2022 MEETING CALENDAR
The school board’s current 2022 meeting calendar, which is always subject to change, can be found here.

All school board meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are held in the Dr. Thomas A. Knight Memorial Community Room in the Bethel Park Administration Building unless otherwise noted. There are no school board meetings scheduled for July. If you cannot attend the school board meetings in person, know they will be live-streamed through the school district’s YouTube channel. Meeting dates and times are also available on the school district’s website. 

ALUMNI NEWS
BPHS CLASS OF 1972 DONATES $2,500 TO BETHEL PARK EDUCATION FOUNDATION
The Bethel Park High School class of 1972 recently held its 50-year reunion, which included a school tour as part of the experience. They also generously donated $2,500 to the Bethel Park Education Foundation.

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
BETHEL PARK PARTNERS WITH PEACHJAR E-FLIER SYSTEM

Bethel Park School District is partnering with Peachjar to provide an electronic alternative for distributing fliers.

Peachjar’s e-flier management system electronically approves fliers and emails them to parents’ and guardians’ inboxes. Parents can view e-fliers from their smartphones or computer. In addition, fliers are also posted on the school's website for easy viewing. More information about Peachjar can be found on their website.

The district is encouraging schools to use Peachjar because it saves time for school staff, it sends fliers directly to parents rather than using students as the distribution channel, and it saves paper. 

EMPLOYMENT NEWS

  • Bethel Park School District is looking for school bus drivers and school bus aides. The benefits include a signing bonus, a competitive starting salary, health care coverage, and entrance into the state pension system. Interested applicants should visit the Employment section of the website or call 412.854.8414.

  • Metz Culinary Management is growing and is seeking Team Members for full and part-time roles in a busy Student Dining Services setting. Whether you enjoy cooking, serving, or customer relations, our Food Service Team comprises multi-talented individuals, all contributing to the Culinary and Hospitality services ensuring our Students, Staff, and Guests enjoy an amazing dining experience!?

    Metz Culinary Management offers flexible schedules, mostly daylight hours, competitive wages, benefits, and Career Growth in the Contract Dining Services Industry! Interested parties should reach out to John Rambo by email or by calling 412.854.8754.

BLACK HAWKS ATHLETICS

  • For those unable to attend the games, Trib High School Sports Network often broadcasts our games live at https://tribhssn.triblive.com/broadcast-calendar/.  The games are also often broadcast live on local radio stations.

  • The top-ranked and once unheralded Bethel Park football team (8-1, 4-0) shook off a sluggish start (8-1, 4-0) and dominated South Fayette (5-4, 2-2) in the second half to win, 28–9. Next up for the Black Hawks is a showdown with Peters Township (6-2, 3-1) for the conference championship next Friday at Black Hawk Stadium.

  • With their upset of #2 Shady Side Academy, 3–2 in the WPIAL third-place match, the #5 Black Hawks girls tennis team has advanced to the PIAA state tournament for the first time in program history. 

  • The Bethel Park girls volleyball team (11-5, 6-4) will host Norwin in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

    That game will be preceded by Carlynton vs. Carmichaels at 6 p.m.

    Presale tickets are available here: https://gofan.co/app/school/PA6283.

    All tickets sold at the gate will be $7.

  • Cody Hendrych-Bondra's first-half goal on a penalty kick was all Bethel Park would need to beat Mars Saturday in their WPIAL first-round playoff game, 1-0. The Hawks are enjoying a year to remember and have advanced to the quarterfinals at Moon, at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26.

SPORTS SCHEDULES
Stay updated with the latest information and changes to the BPHS sports schedules at https://bpathletics.bigteams.com/main/calendar/. Get information on all Bethel Park sports teams or those you’re interested in. Sign up on the site to have updates and schedule changes emailed to you, so you will know if something is canceled due to inclement weather. It’s a great way to stay in touch with our athletic teams, especially when we have unpredictable weather that necessitates postponements and rescheduling!  Go Hawks!

 

COMMUNITY NEWS
MUNICIPALITY HALLOWEEN PLANS
The Municipality of Bethel Park is gearing up for a “Spooktacularly” good time this Halloween!

 

The celebration kicks off with the Annual Halloween Decorating Contest for Bethel Park residents from Monday, Oct. 24 to Monday, Oct. 31.  One winner will be selected per ward.  To nominate a home or for more information, email jdavin@bethelpark.net or call 412.831.6800, Ext. 211.

 

The annual “Spooktacular Parade” will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, at 9 a.m., featuring two parade routes (North & South) with a wide variety of special vehicles traveling throughout the Municipality providing candy to kids along the way!

 

Trick-or-Treating will be held on Monday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m.

 

https://bit.ly/3EKRBf2


REUSCHLING PUMPKIN PATCH
You are invited to join us once again this year at the "Reuschling Pumpkin patch located at 3051 Eastview Road on Sunday, Oct. 30, and Monday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m., rain or shine. There will be more than 300 jack-o-lanterns! The carving team, “The Pumpkin Posse,” is primarily composed of Bethel Park alumni. The event is free, but donations are welcome as the team continues to raise money for the PA Keystone chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in honor of Amy Reuschling who is living with this disease. Come on over and find your favorite jack-o-lantern!

THE RETURN OF NO-COOK TUESDAYS
Bethel Park Recreation’s No Cook Tuesdays are returning from 4 to 7 p.m. each week at the Bethel Park Community Center [5151 Park Ave.].

Three food trucks are being scheduled for each event. New this year are live music and Jodikinos Farm Market with fresh produce, chrysanthemums, cornstalks, and pumpkins.

NEW WEBSITE FOR THE BETHEL PARK VFC
The Bethel Park Volunteer Fire Company has updated its website to include more information and a more intuitive and user-friendly experience. Please check it out.


PITTSBURGH SOUTH HILLS ELK LODGE IS SEEKING DONATIONS FOR HURRICANE IAN VICTIMS
The Pittsburgh South Hills Elk Lodge #2213, 2789 South Park Rd., Bethel Park is collecting donations to be sent to the hurricane-ravaged areas of Florida.

 

Requested donations include tarps, bedding and blankets; sleeping bags; canned and dry food; personal hygiene items; diapers and wipes; laundry soap and bleach; household cleaning products along with buckets, brooms and mops; bottled water and paper products including plates, cups and toilet tissue. Building supplies such as plywood, nails and screws are also needed. Household items and baby gear can be donated as well.

 

South Hills Movers has donated its services and a trailer to transport the donations to the Cape Coral, FL Elks Lodge for distribution.


For more information, contact Bonnie Filyo at 412-613-1593.

TRUNK OR TREAT: OCT. 30
The Pittsburgh South Hills Elks 2213 will hold a trunk and treat event from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the lodge on South Park Road in Bethel Park.

A DAY OF HEALING: NOV. 6
The Municipality of Bethel Park is hosting a "Day of Healing" from 1-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Bethel Park Community Center.


Whether you've been affected by the opioid epidemic, COVID-19, or any other personal crisis, we want you to know you are not alone. This will be a Community Support Day to grieve, to heal, and to CELEBRATE LIFE!


Mayor Jack Allen, Judge Ron Arnoni and Chief Timothy O’Connor will be among the speakers, and there will also be an opportunity for residents to share their grief as well as their wisdom. 


There will also be family-friendly crafts and other activities at this very special community event.

IMS HOLIDAY CRAFTS SHOW: NOV. 19
Independence Middle School will host its annual Holiday Craft Show from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19.


 

IMPORTANT LINKS

·       Bethel Park School District: www.bpsd.org

·       eSchoolPlus/PowerSchool Home Access Center Login:

https://bpkhac.eschoolplus.powerschool.com/HomeAccess/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fHomeAccess

·       Twitter: www.twitter.com/bpsdinfo

·       Facebook: www.facebook.com

·       Instagram: bethel_park_school_district

·       YouTube: BETHEL_PARK_SCHOOL_DISTRICT

·       Linked In: www.linkedin.com

 

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

The Bethel Park School District will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual preference, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership, or any other legally protected classification.

The announcement of this policy is per state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  Employees and participants who have an inquiry or complaint of harassment or discrimination, or need information about accommodations, for persons with disabilities should contact:

Dr. Zeb Jansante
Title IX Compliance Officer
301 Church Road
Bethel Park, PA 15102-1696
412.854.8420
412.854.8430 (fax)
jansante.zeb@bphawks.org

If you are receiving this newsletter in error, please email Mr. James Cromie at cromie.james@bphawks.org, and you will be promptly removed from the list.   Also, if someone you know is not getting this newsletter but would like to receive one, please encourage them to contact Mr. Cromie. Finally, all of this year’s email newsletters are posted on the district’s website, so you can go back and look at past editions if you’d like.