The Amity Weekly Minute: May 2, 2021

Amity Elementary

What's New?


From the Desk of Mr. Drouhard

Dear Amity Families,

This week is staff appreciation week at Amity Elementary. Our staff is a special team that puts the warmth and love into Amity Elementary! Each member plays a critical role in making our building “go” on a daily basis so that students receive a great education! I couldn’t do it without each of their contributions. I am so grateful for our staff, as I know you are too!

Take Care,



Weekly Photo Gallery

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

Full Photo Gallery


Ohio State Testing Resumes This Week For In Person Students

Ohio State Testing resumes this week for 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, 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)



Water Bottles

Please help us by sending your child to school daily with a water bottle. While we have disposable bottles in case of emergencies, we have some students that are relying on these disposable water bottles. I know it is one more thing to pack in the morning, but we appreciate your help!


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


Virtual Art Show and Art To Remember Orders

Last call to order your keepsakes from Art to Remember with your child's artwork on it. Orders are due Tuesday, May 4th if you want your keepsakes shipped to the school and given out before the school year ends. If you miss the deadline, you can still purchase keepsakes and ship to your home address instead. - Mrs. Laine Amity Art Teacher


Be sure to check out your child's artwork here:

Visit the Art Show!


May Lunch Menu

May menu


Reminders For 6th Graders In Deer Park Virtual Academy

As we near the end of the school year,  some of you have forgotten to complete journals, activities, explore assignments, projects, etc. from units you have already moved past, and we want to be sure you earn the highest grade you can.

By the following due dates, you will need to complete late missing assignments in order to earn points on them.  Otherwise, the grades will change to zero.

In some classes, certain lessons have been omitted from the program, and due dates have been spread across the quarter.  As long as you are meeting the due dates in your Apex calendar, you do not need to be concerned about the late work due dates listed below. The due dates below are only for assignments that you previously skipped and are now overdue.

You should already have completed late missing assignments for Unit 1.  Here are the remaining due dates:

For grades 6-11: 

By 5/7, please complete all late Units 2-3 missing work to earn a grade.

By 5/14,  please complete all late Unit 4 missing work to earn a grade.

By 5/21, please complete all late Unit 5 missing work to earn a grade.

If you need help figuring out how to do any of this missing work, please pop into one of the help sessions noted in High School Links and Extra Activities and Middle School Links and Extra Activities.  You may also email or BAND-message Ms. Apke or Ms. Hibbett anytime for help.


Deer Park Youth Volleyball Sign Ups Are Open

Volleyball Flyer


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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