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Annual Notifications and Community Announcements

The Bethlehem Central School District is committed to keeping families and residents up-to-date on important information and events in the community. This online resource helps us meet that goal while saving money on printing costs and protecting our natural resources.


Annual Notifications

To access the most up-to-date notifications for families and residents of the Bethlehem Central School District, visit our Annual Notifications page.


Community Announcements

The district is a central hub of activity in the community, particularly as it relates to educational and recreational opportunities available to children. This Community Announcements page is provided as a service to parents for informational purposes only. For more information about the activities and organizations listed below, please use the contact information provided with each entry.

If you have a community announcement you would like posted, please click here to access the online submission form. *Please note that this submission does not automatically update our website. Please do not expect an immediate response. This page is manually maintained.

Click here to read our Terms & Conditions

  • Team Tom DeBerry Cancer Research Walk – September 10

On September 10, support cancer research at the Albany Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk at Elm Avenue Town Park in Delmar in support of community golf pro Tom DeBerry. More information can be found here: https://events.lustgarten.org/team/127178

  • Bethlehem Youth Field Hockey for grades 3-6

Join Bethlehem Youth Field Hockey! For grades 3-6! Practices and play days included in cost! Try a new sport that promotes team work and character building! Program runs late August – September 2017. Contact Coach Wilson for details! Alicia Wilson aareagan11@gmail.com

  • Bethlehem Cheerleading Club 

Cheerleading requires athleticism, strength, flexibility, coordination, and dedication. With its great physical rewards, cheer is also a social, team-based activity that can help boost kids’ self-confidence and leadership skills. Who wouldn’t want that for their children?? We have a preseason program that runs in September and October and our regular season runs from November through March. Check out our website for further information. www.bethlehemcheerleadingclub.com

 

  • 2017 Volleyball “Spike Camp” is July 17-21

Taught by BC Volleyball Coach Jason Wood with a staff of coaches and players, the goal of Spike Camp is to develop a skilled, team oriented volleyball player. This camp caters to all ability levels for both boys and girls. This camp will make each participant a better player, while preparing him/her to play organized volleyball. For students entering grades 6-12. View 2017 Volleyball Spike Camp brochure. Contact Jason Wood at jwood1313@nycap.rr.com for more information.

  • School’s Out Summer Program 2017, June 26-Aug. 25

School’s Out, Inc. 2017 Summer Program is now accepting registrations for children entering 1-6 grades. The program runs from June 26 through August 25, from 7:30 am – 5:45 pm (M-F). We offer weekly themes including STEM activities, arts & crafts, computers and much more. Field trips include swimming at state and local parks, Tri-City Valley Cats, Zoom Flume, and Adirondack Animal Land. Sign up for one or as many weeks as you need. Weekly tuition is $225 with 10% sibling discount and 10% military family discount. Please visit www.schoolsoutinc.org for the calendar and registration forms.

  • Bethlehem Girls Basketball Camp, June 26-30

Girls entering grades 3 through 9 in the fall of 2017 can learn fundamental individual and team skill work and instruction from Bethlehem varsity coaches and players, skill and motivational speeches, guest speakers, daily games and competitions, camp t-shirt, prizes, and instructional packets. View or download flyer for more information [PDF].

  • Bethlehem Boys Basketball Camp, June 26-30

Boys entering grades 4 through 9 in the fall of 2017 will learn the fundamentals of the game along with a proper attitude toward it. Directed by Coach A.G. Irons. The camp staff stress confidence, teamwork, effort and sportsmanship. View camp flyer for more information.

  • New YMCA Classes: Explore Acting or About Hair, Makeup & Nails

The Bethlehem YMCA is now offering 2 brand new classes! Please contact Rusty Decker at the YMCA right away if you’re interested. For ages 10-18 we have an Explore Acting Class and for ages 10-13 we have a Hair, Nails and Makeup Class. Email rdecker@cdymca.org.

  • Register Now for Spring 2017 Tri-Village Little League

Registration for the 2017 spring baseball season has begun! Go to trivillagelittleleague.com to register. Registration for: Farm (approx. ages 8-9); Intermediate (approx. ages 9-11); Majors (approx. ages 10-12) divisions is open until March 1. Registration for Youth (approx. ages 5-6 with 4s from last four month of the year) and Junior (approx. ages 7-8) divisions is open until March 31. Register before January 1 for a $25 discount. Games begin in April.

  • Study Abroad with Rotary Youth Exchange

Would you like to study abroad for a year? And make lifelong friends from all over the world? The Rotary Youth Exchange Program offers that opportunity. The Delmar Rotary Club is currently accepting applications for the Rotary Youth Exchange Program which would start August 2017. It is open to students 15-18 years old who are interested in traveling abroad. The deadline for application is October 31, 2016. More information on the Rotary Youth Exchange may be found at http://www.exchangestudent.org/. Please contact James Ebersold at james_ebersold@verizon.net or Jayne DeaneWhite at jdeanesk8@yahoo.com if you are interested in applying for 2017 or future years!!

  • YMCA Travel Basketball League

The Bethlehem YMCA is currently recruiting volunteer coaches and players for Travel League Basketball teams.  We are trying to put together 3 teams; 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade and 7th/8th Grade. There will be FREE! open gym time in October for prospective players and coaches.  Team practices will begin in November and the league games will begin December 3rd. Games are played on Saturdays, late morning or early afternoon at various YMCA locations in the Capital District. Players get 10 regular season games plus playoffs, team jerseys and matching shorts (to keep) and certified basketball officials at each game. Contact Rusty Decker rdecker@cdymca.org

  • Cub Scout and Boy Scout Information

Scouting provides youth with an opportunity to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence, and reinforce ethical standards. These opportunities not only help them when they are young, but carry forward into their adult lives. The skills they learn in Scouting help them overcome obstacles and challenges with courage and character throughout their lives. Cub Scouts is open to all boys in grades 1-5. Boy Scouts is open to all boys ages 11 (or 10 and finished 5th grade) through 18. Venturing is a co-ed program available to all youth ages 14 through 21. For more information visit BeAScout.org or contact Jake Horner at 585-409-0622 or jacob.horner@scouting.org.


Terms and Conditions

By checking the appropriate box on the Community Announcements Submission Form, you are indicating you have read the following terms and conditions related to Bethlehem Central’s Community Announcements page:

  • Submissions for the page will only be accepted through the Web-based “Community Announcements” form. No faxes, phone calls, hard copies or e-mails will be accepted. It is important that this process is streamlined so that all eligible community groups who submit announcements can have them posted.
  • Announcements must advertise recreational and educational activities and programs that benefit children within the school community. These activities, events and programs must take place within school district boundaries to be considered for publication (per Board of Education Policy No. 1810.)
  • Community organizations must provide a contact e-mail address or website to accompany their announcement.
  • Announcements advertising fundraisers must be associated with the school district or students, and as such, will be published only after the fundraiser has received the necessary approvals under district policy governing such fundraising activities (Board of Education Policy Nos. 1222 and 5251).
  • Community organizations submitting an announcement must indicate they have read the terms and the conditions.