The Amity Weekly Minute: February 13, 2022

Amity Elementary

What's New?


From the Desk of Mr. Drouhard

Dear Amity Families,

I would like to thank our PTO for putting on a fabulous Daughter Dance on Friday night! Our PTO makes these events look easy, but behind the scenes put in countless hours organizing, decorating, and cleaning up. We had over 300 tickets sold, so I know that we had a lot of young ladies excited about a night out with their special someone! That excitement could be seen on the dancefloor, as our students danced the entire two hours with classmates! I’m sure many were asleep before they hit the pillow.

Thank you Deer Park PTO for all you do to support our students!

Take Care,



Weekly Photo Gallery

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

Full Photo Gallery


AP Corner: Notes from the Assistant Principal on additional happenings around Amity

Bengals, Valentine’s Day, Daughter Dance, OH MY! Excitement is in the air at Amity. This week has been a fun mix of celebrations. To continue the excitement, this upcoming week (2/15-2/18) we are going to be having a Kindness Spirit Week! This week we will be highlighting the importance of being kind, not just this week, but all of the time! Each day, we will be reading a book and having classroom discussions on different aspects of kindness. Please be on the lookout each day on Class Dojo for information on the book of the day. I’ll be including YouTube links so you can review the book and have discussions with your child. Please see below for our spirit week information.

In kindness,

Michelle Ellis

Day of the Week

Theme of the Day



Peace, Love & Kindness - Dress in tie dye or your favorite color



Make a New Friend Wear a shirt that shows something you love (sports, animals or show)



Dreaming of kindness - wear your favorite pajamas to school



Amity means Friendship - wear your Amity spiritwear or scarlet and gray to support Friendship at Amity



No School- Monday, February 14th

There will be no school on Monday, February 14th. It has been declared a district wide “Snow Dey”to honor the Bengals historic run to the Super Bowl! Please root extra hard for our Bengals on Sunday night!


Kindergarten Registration

Online registration for kindergarten will begin on March 1st for the 2022-2023 school year. Please remember our Board Policy when planning to register for kindergarten.

“A child is eligible for entrance into kindergarten if s/he attains the age of five (5) on or before August 1st of the year in which s/he applies for entrance.”


Lighthouse Community Church Outreach Meal

What: Community Outreach Free Meal and groceries

Where: Community Lighthouse Church of God

4305 Sycamore Rd.

Cincinnati, OH 45236

When: Thursday, February 24

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Who: ANYONE is welcome- no registration needed. All are welcome to stop by for a free meal. Groceries: 1 bag per family while supplies last


February Lunch Menu

Due to supply issues, lunch menu options change frequently based on availability. The most up-to-date menu is below, however, please continue to check the Deer Park Food Services website for the latest information.

Visit the Website



Looking Ahead

Please mark these important dates on your calendar!

  • Board of Education Regular Meeting: Tuesday, February 15 | 6:30 p.m.

  • President's Day (NO SCHOOL): Monday, February 21

  • Teacher Professional Development Day (NO SCHOOL): Tuesday, February 22

  • Board of Education Work Session: Tuesday, March 1 | 4:30 p.m.


In Case You Missed It


No School: February 21st and 22nd

There will be no school on Monday, February 21st due to Presidents Day. There will also not be school on Tuesday, February 22nd, as teachers will be in professional development.


Champions Summer Camp



Spring Conferences: March 3rd and 4th

Spring parent teacher conferences will be held March 3rd and 4th.     Conferences are a great time to connect with your child’s teacher to check on their academic and personal growth this year.   Conferences will be held Thursday, March 3rd from 1:00-8:00 PM and Friday, March 4th from 8:00-3:00 PM.    Below is the link to sign up for conferences.   We look forward to seeing you on one of these days!

Amity Online Conference Sign Ups - Spring 2022


Deer Park Soccer League

Registration for the Deer Park Soccer League is open. Deer Park Soccer has age groups for everyone starting as young as 4-year-olds who turn 5 this year. You can find more information and register your child at the link below!

Deer Park Youth Soccer Website


Booster Seat Reminder

Please see the attached document regarding booster seat reminders for children under the age of 8 or 4 feet 9 inches. As a reminder, children under these measurements are required by state law to use a booster seat. See the flyer for more information.

Read the Flyer


Please Help Reduce Tardies To School

I recognize that as the school year rolls on, our ability to get our students up in the morning becomes harder. We need to renew our efforts in the morning to get our students up and out the door. School starts at 8:00, and our teachers are starting the educational process at that time daily. While it may not feel significant to be a couple minutes late, if done daily it will add up to a lot of educational minutes! Thank you for your help!


Champions Program At Amity

Champions offers before and after school programs at Amity Elementary to help working parents. Please see the attached flyer for more information.



Recess During Cold Weather

With a return to colder temperatures, please remember to send your child to school with appropriate outdoor attire for recess. We will be going outside whenever the “feels like” temperature is 25 degrees or above. This gives our students time to burn some energy and allows for a time that our students can take a socially distanced mask break. Our recesses are 30 minutes so it is important that our students be comfortable while they are outside.



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!


Staying Connected

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