The Amity Weekly Minute: October 3, 2021

Amity Elementary

What's New?


From the Desk of Mr. Drouhard

Dear Amity Families,

It's hard to believe we are already into October! I hate to wish away an entire month, but that means we need to start preparing for Parent Teacher Conferences that occur at the end of October. Conferences are a great time to connect with your child’s teacher to check on their academic and personal growth thus far. Conferences will be held Thursday, October 28th from 1:00-8:00 PM and Friday, October 29th from 8:00-3:00 PM. We will be sending out a digital conference sign up document in next week’s Amity Minute. We look forward to seeing you on one of these days!

Take Care,



Weekly Photo Gallery

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

Full Photo Gallery


Mask Reminder

Just a reminder to check with your child about having a mask before coming to school in the morning. We need to recommit to this routine to help limit how many masks we are handing out each morning. We realize there's going to be that rushed morning which one is forgotten, and we have you covered. We just need your help in cutting down on the number of students coming everyday without a mask. Thank you!


Bus Safety Month

October is bus safety month. Our Kindergarten-3rd grade students will be conducting bus safety drills this Thursday, October 7th. This training is being led by the Deer Park Transportation Department and will give insight to students on how to properly ride the bus along with what to do in an emergency.


Looking Ahead

Please mark these important dates on your calendar:

  • 5th Grade Camp Kern Trip: October 4-6

  • Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Blanchester HS (Senior Night): Monday, October 4 | 7 p.m.

  • JH/Varsity Cross Country at Voice of America Park (CHCA): Tuesday, October 5 | 4 p.m./5 p.m.

  • Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Indian Hill: Tuesday, October 5 | 7 p.m.

  • Varsity Volleyball vs. Madeira HS (Senior Night): Thursday, October 6 | 6:30 p.m.

  • Varsity Football vs. Madeira HS (AWAY): Friday, October 8 | 7 p.m. (Homecoming Game)


In Case You Missed It


Deer Park Youth Basketball Registration

If you're interested in playing Deer Park Youth Basketball this year, you have until Oct. 21 to sign up! Visit for more information or to sign up today!




Amity Youth Service Club is organizing our annual Socktober sock drive. We will be collecting new socks for our clothing room beginning October 1st and ending with a Crazy Sock Day on October 26th. There will be donation boxes in the ELCs for students to place their donations. Thank you for your support!


Amity Breakfast

Please remember that the Amity breakfast is for students that need to eat breakfast in the morning. Students cannot just come to the cafeteria and sit prior to going to class. They MUST take a breakfast to come in the doors between 7:30-7:45 a.m. Thank you!



Please remember to call our attendance line (513-891-2414) or email Betty Jung (, our attendance secretary, by 9AM 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!


School Nurse

Moving forward, all student COVID-19 cases occurring outside of school hours (evenings/weekends) should be submitted in one of the following ways:

  • Call the Deer Park COVID Hotline at (513) 936-7843

  • Fill our the Deer Park COVID Reporting Form linked below:

Deer Park COVID Reporting Form

A district nurse or administrator will reach out within 24 hours of the reported case to collect further details.


Deer Park PTO

Become a PTO Member!  The PTO needs you to share your ideas, volunteer at events, plan fundraisers, and so much more!  Use the link to become a member and stay up to date on all the PTO information.  

Become a Member!

Each year the PTO and Athletic Boosters share the fundraising from the Football Concession Stand, and this fall there's room for you to HELP!  Sign up for one game, 3 hours of your time, to serve. 

Football Concession Stand 2021


Staying Connected

There are multiple ways to stay connected to Amity Elementary School.

  • Newsletter: All parents who have completed FinalForms should receive Amity Weekly Newsletters. If you are not currently receiving them, please register for the e-mail communication. To register, simply go to and click on the button on the bottom of the page that says “Subscribe to District News”.

  • Twitter: Follow Deer Park Schools for the most up-to-date news and happenings at @DeerParkSchools or @DeerParkAmity

  • Facebook: Follow us at Deer Park Community City Schools.



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