From the Desk of Mr. Drouhard
While our children love to play in the snow, I’m happy to see it melt from our playground. It's a sign of warmer days which means more days outside for recess! Our students really enjoy the freedom and play that recess brings. It also allows them to get energy out prior to getting back to academics in the afternoon!
Weekly Photo Gallery
Click the link below to access photos from all around Amity Elementary during the week!
On Friday, the Virtual Learning Academy rocketed through space with the Cincinnati Observatory! This program tackled the life cycles, and types of stars and galaxies as well as the distances to these interstellar objects. Students discovered how much we have learned from telescopes and where their place is in the universe. We learned how big the planets in our solar system are and facts about each planet. We designed our own planets and flew through space to see how big the universe is!
3rd Quarter Grade Cards
The end of the 3rd quarter is Wednesday, March 10th. Grade cards will be sent home in backpacks on Friday, March 19th.
Amity Spring Pictures- March 4th
Flyers for Amity Spring Pictures will be coming home with in person students soon. Students whose parents order online or bring their order envelope with payment by Thursday, March 4th will have their photo taken. Extra flyers will be made available at the office.
Pictures will be taken between 8:30am and 12:30pm in Amity's PDC room. Virtual students are also welcome to come during this time, entering through the main office doors. To order pictures online, visit Richie's website at Ritchiephoto.us and enter code: AESP21. Please contact Betty Jung at 513.936.7024 with questions or concerns.
Note: Social distancing and sanitation measures are taken for your student's safety.
Festival of the Arts
Congratulations to all of our artists who have artwork chosen for the annual art show at the Blue Ash Recreation Center. If your child received a letter from Mrs. Laine, make sure you go and check out their artwork on display. The festival runs from Saturday February 27th-March 19th. The hours for public viewing are Monday-Friday 8:00am-8:00pm and Saturday-Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm. Don't miss out on an opportunity to see your child's wonderful artwork!
Kids Heart Challenge
Our Kids Heart Challenge is back! We will be kicking off our Kids Heart Challenge event beginning Monday, March 1 until Friday March 26th! The Kids Heart Challenge is an educational resource that is a part of the American Heart Association. During our event, all students in grades 1-6 will learn about ways to keep their hearts, mind and bodies healthy through fun engaging heart activities paired with our jump rope unit. Students will have the opportunity to raise money for kids with heart complications and earn fun prizes while doing so! Last year, our K-3rd graders raised over $3,200 for the American Heart Association! You can get started by registering your child at heart.org/KHC. Please reach out to Mrs. Fowler if you have any questions.
Spring Conferences Sign Up And Update: Thursday, March 11th
Our conferences have been condensed and moved to Thursday, March 11th. Our conference time has also changed this week to be from 8:00-3:00 on that day.
Here is the link to sign up for the Amity Spring Conferences 2021.
Our conference times have been condensed to create more time slots. This will lead to shorter conference times. If more time is needed our teachers are happy to set up another time to share your student’s progress.
Due to COVID19, we will be meeting virtually or by phone once again. There will be no school on Thursday, March 11th because of conference night.
No School- Thursday March 11th and Friday, March 12th
There will be no school for students on Thursday March 11th and Friday March 12th. On Thursday March 11th teachers will be conducting conferences with parents. Friday March 12th has become an entire teachers records day to end the 3rd quarter.
Order Your Amity Elementary 2020-21 Yearbook Today!
To place your order, go to: ybpay.lifetouch.com and use ID Code: 9630021.
Yearbooks are $15 each and can be purchased through March 8, 2021. Please contact Betty Jung at 513.936.7024 with questions or concerns. Don't miss this year's school memories!
Amity Talent Show Update
Thank you to all who submitted auditions for our virtual Amity Talent Show! Due to our snow days, we will be rescheduling the talent show to Wednesday, March 3rd. As a reminder, the Amity Talent Show is virtual this year. The show will be posted for you to watch at home on Wednesday, March 3rd.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade PM Dismissal
Please refrain from attempting to turn left into the east parking lot during pickup of Kindergarten and First Grade car riders. It creates an unsafe situation for our students walking on Linden Ave. We also have received complaints from our neighbors about the intersection of Linden and Beech being blocked as traffic backs up, along with driveways being blocked on Beech Ave. Thank you for your help in making this change.
Champions Is Open During Spring Break
Spring break doesn’t have to mean a break from the family routines you’ve worked hard to reclaim. This year, we’re making the most of out-of-school time by helping elementary schoolers (up to 12 years old) reconnect with friends and make up for lost learning time. Join us for spring break held March 29th-April 2nd at Amity Elementary, located in the cafeteria! Cost is $40 a day and there will be a one-time enrollment fee of $50 or $75 for multi-family! Are you a teacher, military or a multi-family? Ask us about our discounts! We do accept subsidy! Want more information please call us today and speak with our site director Amber Meece!
March Lunch Menu
In Case You Missed It
6th Grade Remote Learning Academy Information
Middle school students (grades 6-8): If you would like to work with a high school tutor, please come to Wednesday Help Sessions from 9:50-10:30 by scrolling down to Wednesday's activities and clicking on the link in the Middle School Links and Extra Activities. Find out who the tutors are by watching their videos here: Meet the High School Tutors. These videos are also posted in BAND and in the "Middle School Links and Extra Activities."
Writing Circles Opportunity
Please see the flyer below for an opportunity for students in grades 4-6 to get involved in a writing group put on by Women Writing for a change.
Please remember to call our attendance line (513-891-2414) or email Betty Jung (firstname.lastname@example.org), our attendance secretary, if your student is going to be out.
This is especially important with the number of people that are either required to quarantine by the health department, or quarantining on their own accord. We need to be aware of these situations outside of school so that we can appropriately mark the attendance and provide guidance from the district if necessary. Thanks for all your help!
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
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.