The Amity Weekly Minute: October 17, 2021

Amity Elementary

What's New?


Dear Amity Families,

Our school is filled with amazing teachers that inspire and empower our students on a daily basis. We are proud to have one of those teachers recognized this coming week for their hard work in the classroom. Congratulations to Michelle Lemmon, our K-6 Math Specialist, for being awarded the Miller/Werner Elementary Award. She is being awarded this work by the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics for her outstanding work at the elementary level. Michelle is very deserving of this award! Michelle brings a passion to help students unlock the secrets of math in a way that is fun and exciting. Congratulations Michelle!

Thank you,



Weekly Photo Gallery

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

Full Photo Gallery


Harvest Night

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our Fall Harvest Night on Thursday, November 18th. Harvest night runs from 6-7:30 p.m. with a variety of events spread throughout Amity Elementary. From 6-7 p.m. there will be literacy games and activities spread throughout the building and run by our teachers. At 7 p.m. the 3rd grade class will hold a performance in the gym. This event is free for all, so please mark your calendars. More details to come in the upcoming weeks.


Grade Cards

Grade cards will be sent home in backpacks on Friday, October 22nd.


3rd Grade Ohio State Tests

We will be administering the state AIR assessment for Language Arts on October 20 (Part 1) and October 21 (Part 2). Please make sure that your child is well-rested and has a great breakfast. The testing will be in the morning, so please make sure that they are on time. We are excited to see what they know!


October Lunch Menu



Looking Ahead

Please mark these important dates on your calendar:

  • Board of Education Regular Meeting: Tuesday, October 19 | 6:30 p.m.

  • First Quarter Report Cards Sent Home: Friday, October 22

  • Varsity Football vs. Finneytown HS (Senior Night): Friday, October 22 | 7 p.m.

  • Band Competition at Shawnee and Turpin: Saturday, October 23

  • Amity Halloween Parade: Wednesday, October 27 (Details TBA)


In Case You Missed It


Kindergarten-3rd Grade After School Enrichment

Be on the lookout for an orange paper in your student's backpack that came home on Friday if they are in K-3. These are registration forms for Amity After School Enrichment. The programs offered this session are coding and imaginative play. These programs fill quickly and are on a first come first serve basis so be sure to send these in as soon as you can! There will be other sessions offered so if your student cannot attend this session, look for signups for the next session that will start in the new year. Reach out to Katie Estep at with any questions.


Conference Sign Up

Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday, October 28th from 1:00-8:00 PM and Friday, October 29th from 8:00 AM-3:00 PM. These conferences are offered in person, by phone, or virtually. If attending in person, please remember that masks are required while in the building. We look forward to meeting with you to share your child’s personal and academic growth! Click the link below to find a time to sign up.

Conference Signs Ups


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.


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!


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!

Youth Basketball



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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