The Amity Weekly Minute: April 25, 2021

Amity Elementary

What's New?


From the Desk of Mr. Drouhard

Dear Amity Families,

I was doing crosswalk duty on Galbraith this week when I spotted a parent in a car across the street. She was just sitting there with no child in the back. It was after 7:45, and typically student drop-offs are very quick, as parents have to get their day started. After a couple more minutes of sitting there, her 3rd grader rode up on his bike. He stopped and put down his kickstand and got into the car. They had a quick chat and he gave her a hug before leaving to start his day at Amity.

I share this story, because I think it shows the growth that our students make while at Amity. The student had proven that he could be trusted to make the trip on his own, which I’m sure was done through many small tests. It shows the gradual release that parents give to children in allowing them to be a little more independent but also providing support. I have no doubt there will be many solo bike trips in this young man’s future!

Seeing their day start this way made my day!

Take Care,



Weekly Photo Gallery

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

Full Photo Gallery


Amity Summer Academy- Academics and Enrichment

We are happy to offer some academic and enrichment opportunities to students this summer at Amity Elementary for grades 1st-6th.   Please see the letter below outlining the Amity Summer Academy. 

Letter to the Amity Summer Academy


Amity Virtual Art Show!

Since we weren't able to do Fine Arts Night this year, Art to Remember has provided us with our own virtual art show where you can view your child's favorite artwork from this year. Click on the link below to view your child's beautiful work. From this link, you can start shopping for keepsakes with your child's work printed on it using the online code that was sent home on your Art to Remember order form earlier this week. Hope you enjoy!  - Mrs. Laine Amity Art Teacher

Visit the Art Show!


Amity’s Scholastic Book Fair

Monday, April 26th - Friday April 30th

During School Hours - Amity PDC

Get the Details!

New this year: eWallet. Add funds from home and students can use those funds to pay for their books at the book fair. Cash is always welcome, but if you're worried about sending them with cash, this is another option.

Also, all our virtual students and families can shop from the comfort of your homes. This option is available to anyone, not only virtual students. 

Both eWallet and online shopping can be found by clicking on the link above, and scrolling down.

For a quick glance of what books are available, please click on the book fair flyer, attached. This is the same one that was sent home with students. I've also attached the wish list that students can fill out when they come to preview the book fair with their class. (It also explains the eWallet.) I will have the wish list sheets available when they come with their class. Online shopping is open now. eWallet can be set up now, as well.

If you have any questions, please email me at .

Thank You,

Mrs, Oiler

Amity Librarian



Book Fair Flyer

Make Your Wishlist


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)



April Lunch 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."



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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