The Amity Weekly Minute: April 11, 2021

Amity Elementary

What's New?


From the Desk of Mr. Drouhard

Dear Amity Families,

We had a great first week back from Spring Break! Our students and staff picked up right where they left off and kept on rolling with their academic progress. We were also able to get our 5th graders out to Camp Kern on two day trips so that they could experience some of the magic that it brings. They came back with smiles and stories to be told! Looking forward to more great weeks moving forward!

Take Care,



Weekly Photo Gallery

Click the link below to access photos from all around Amity Elementary during the week!

Full Photo Gallery


Virtual Student Spotlight

Amity online learners recently got a special virtual field trip presented by the Cincinnati Art Museum. On their docent-led tour, students saw art depicting animals from many different time periods and cultures. They saw how art can represent and elicit different emotions and ideas from artists and viewers.

Full Photo Gallery

Art Gallery


Thank You For A Successful Kids Heart Marathon!

During the month of March in Physical Education class, our 1-6th graders were learning more about how their hearts work, ways in which they can keep their heart healthy and strong,and a variety of jump roping skills that can be used as an inexpensive heart healthy activity all while raising money to help kids with heart complications through our Kids Heart Challenge. I am proud to say that our Amity Elementary students goal was to raise $3,300 and we in turn raised $8,402.03 for the American Heart Association! Way to go! Pictured below, is 1st grader, Anastasia Tinker who raised $1,001.25 and 3rd grader, Sarah Barnes who raised $1,180.29 were our top two fundraisers. All of our students and families that participated, I cannot say thank you enough. Every bit helps! WAY TO GO!

-Mrs. Fowler

Kids Heart Challenge


Spring Ohio State Test Dates For In Person Students

We will be taking the Ohio State Test this spring in grades 3-6. We want our students to show what they know, so it will be important that they come in with a solid breakfast and plenty of rest. We will continue to prepare them daily for these assessments. Should your child be out on one of these dates, make ups will be administered as soon as possible.


Ohio State Tests Administered: 

Tuesday, April 20th

3rd-6th English Language Arts Test 

Wednesday, April 21st

3rd-6th English Language Arts Test 

Tuesday, April 27th

5th Grade Math Test

Wednesday, April 28th

5th Grade Math Test

Tuesday, May 4th

3rd/4th/6th Math Test

5th Grade Science Test

Wednesday, May 5th

3rd/4th/6th Math Test

5th Grade Science Test


State Assessment information for 3rd through 6th grade Virtual Learners

Our virtual learners in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades will be given our end of the year state assessments (AIR) on the dates below. All of the AIR assessments for our virtual learners will be given at Holmes Elementary. Be sure that your student arrives on-time, well rested, and has had breakfast. It will also be important that your child brings a mask and if applicable, their fully charged school issued Chromebook.


Ohio State Tests Administered

Ohio State Tests Administered

Ohio State Tests Administered

3rd Grade

April 22nd- Language Arts (Thurs. 8:15-1:00)

May 6th- Math

(Thurs. 8:15-1:00)


4th Grade

April 22nd- Language Arts

(Thurs. 8:15-1:00)

May 6th- Math

(Thurs. 8:15-1:00)


5th Grade

April 23rd- Language Arts

(Friday 8:15-1:00)

April 30th- Science

(Friday 8:15-1:00)

May 7th- Math

(Friday 8:15-1:00)

6th Grade

April 23rd- Language Arts

(Friday 8:15-1:00)

May 7th- Math

(Friday 8:15-1:00)



Warmer Weather and Dress Code

With a return of warmer weather we pull out our children’s shorts, skirts, and shirts from the fall. Please take a moment to have your child try them all on before sending them to school. Our students have grown a lot since they last put them on, and we want to make sure they fall within our dress code for length and coverage. Thanks for your help!


April Lunch Menu

April Menu


In Case You Missed It


Champions Summer Camp

Hi Deer Park families,

Please join Champion’s Summer Camp located at Amity Elementary!

We take local walking field trips; we have our own summer curriculum jammed packed with fun activities as well as having presenters come on site!

Best Part for you? You get to create your OWN Schedule every week! You don’t have to commit to M-F! Cost is $50 enrollment fee or $75 if multi family, as well as a $35 activity fee. Cost is $40 a day and we run from 6:30am to 6:00pm and dates would be 06/01-08/06/21 in the Amity Cafeteria!

We accept childcare vouchers!

Interested and want more information? Please reach out to Amber Meece at 513-739-5067 or by email at! We hope to see you this summer!




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.

Youth Circles



Please remember to call our attendance line (513-891-2414) or email Betty Jung (, 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

Visit the Channel


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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