The Amity Weekly Minute: November 15, 2020

Amity Elementary

What's New?

From the Desk of Mr. Drouhard

Amity Families,

I hope everyone had a wonderful week. I share frequently how we are striving to maintain traditions at Amity in light of our pandemic. If you didn’t have time mid week to watch our 2nd graders’ Veterans Day tribute, please do so. Our students and staff did a wonderful job of taping a digital ceremony to honor our veterans. Click the link below to check it out.

Take Care,

Watch the Video

Weekly Photo Gallery

Back by popular demand: We're bringing back the Amity Weekly Minute Photo Gallery! Click the link below to access photos from all around Amity Elementary during the week!

Full Photo Gallery

Amity Cat News

The Amity Cat News is up and running. Our student led morning announcement is scheduled to post every morning at 7:45 so your student can stay connected with what is going on whether they are at school or at home. The link to the youtube channel is below

Visit the Channel

Thanksgiving Break and Hybrid Schedule

Just a reminder that Thanksgiving break will be Wednesday, November 25th through Friday, November 27th and there will be no school for students. For hybrid learning that week, Monday, November 23rd will be an “A” day for students to report in person. Tuesday, November 24th will be a “B” day for students to report in person.


We are now holding weekly Zoom meetings on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays first thing in the morning. Music is a great way to start your day! Please see our schedule below AND login to Schoology to access the links to sign on when it's time for your class. 

Amity Virtual Band - Weekly Schedule  (Fall 2020)

For Group B students:
8:15-8:45am  Tuesdays:  Flutes/Clarinets/Saxes  w/Mr. Vetter
8:15-8:45am  Tuesdays:  Trumpets + Percussion w/Mr. Bauer 
8:15-8:45am  Wednesdays: Trombones + Baritone w/Mr. Vetter

For Group A students:
8:15-8:45am  Wednesdays: Trombones + Baritone w/Mr. Vetter  
8:15-8:45am  Fridays:  Flutes/Clarinets/Saxes  w/Mr. Vetter
8:15-8:45am  Fridays:  Trumpets + Percussion w/Mr. Bauer 

NOTE: No Virtual Band November 23-27 (Thanksgiving Week)

Please contact Mr. Vetter via Schoology OR email if you need help or have questions. Thanks!

Holiday Food Drive

Due to the current covid-19 restrictions, we have to organize our annual food drive differently this year and are asking area families and businesses to help by donating “bundles” in lieu of the traditional variety of canned goods. Please mark which bundle you are collecting by circling one area of the flyer below and attaching it to your donation! Thank you for helping keep this Deer Park holiday tradition alive during these trying times!

See the Flyer

November Lunch Menu



Retake picture dates have been revised due to the return of Amity’s Hybrid Schedule.

Monday, November 30 - Retakes for Hybrid Schedule A students, including PS and KG morning and afternoon classes.

Friday, December 4 - Retakes for Hybrid Schedule B students.

Please be sure to bring the packet of pictures you wish to replace.  If your student missed having his/her picture taken earlier this year, you’ll want to order pictures online (see below) and ask their teacher to be sure they make their way to the PDC that day.

Virtual Learners

Wednesday, November 11 from 9 AM-Noon - Fall pictures for Virtual Learners will be taken in our PDC room.  You’ll want to complete your photo order online before picture day. 

To pre-order student photos, please choose one of the two options below:

  1. Go to and enter Amity’s code: AMIE21U into the "Private Gallery Search."  Then, enter the information requested (Student Name, Grade, Homeroom) and confirm. You must select a background before choosing a picture package.


  1. Print and complete this order form ahead of time.  On picture day, your student will hand his/her form to the photographer, along with cash in the correct amount, or a check made out to Richie Photography. Payment is required on picture day when placing orders in paper form.

NEW OFFER!  If you would like a class picture, Richie Photography will create a composite of your students’ classmates.  You can order a class picture from the Richie Photo site, using code: AMCP21.  Note: class pictures can only be purchased online. 


Our new photographers have assured us that every precaution will be taken to keep our students safe while having their pictures taken.  Ritchie Photography will clean and sanitize surfaces between uses and work with our students to maximize social distancing. If you have any questions about picture day, please refer to the order form above for more information or call Ritchie Photography at 513-941-6120. 

In Case You Missed It

Holiday Assistance

With the leaves beginning to change, we’re reminded that the holidays will be here before we know it. If you and your family are in need of assistance this holiday season, fill out a Holiday Food Drive form. All the buildings have forms available and the forms were also sent home with students. More information can be found HERE.

Neighborhood Traffic At Arrival and Dismissal

With bringing all students back and not being able to provide a shuttle due to COVID19, we have increased our traffic around Amity Elementary. Please remember to be respectful of our neighbors by not parking in their yards, blocking driveways, or using driveways to turn around. We want to forge strong relationships with our neighbors and your efforts can help!

Outdoor Recess

With a return to cooler temperatures, please remember to send your child to school with appropriate outdoor attire for recess. We are working hard to go out to recess daily, especially as it allows for a time that our students can take a socially distanced mask break. Our recesses are 30 minutes in length this year so it is important that our students be comfortable while they are outside.

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Information Page

A page on the Deer Park website has been created which is dedicated to bringing you the most up-to-date information on all things affecting Deer Park Schools. It includes several quick links to local, state, and national health organizations, along with a frequently asked questions section. Please visit the page to stay up to date with all COVID-19 information.

Click Here 

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