The Amity Weekly Minute: March 6, 2022

Amity Elementary

What's New?


From the Desk of Mr. Drouhard

Dear Amity Families,

It was great seeing everyone at conferences this past week! I feel fortunate to get to work in a district with parents that care so much about their children’s academic and personal growth. Please know that we are here whenever you have questions or need help! Don’t hesitate to reach out.




Half Day For Students On Friday, March 11th

Students will be in school from 8:00-11:05 on Friday, March 11th. The second half of a day is a teachers records day, which means teachers will be finalizing grades for 3rd quarter report cards. Report cards will be coming home in backpacks on Friday, March 18th.


K-3 After School Enrichment

Please fill out this form for Amity After School Enrichment if your K-3 student is interested. These programs fill quickly and are on a first come first serve basis so be sure to fill this out as soon as you can! There will only be digital sign ups for the Spring session. Reach out to Katie Estep at with any questions.

The form can also be found using this link: 

Click Here


Amity Talent Show

The 2022 Amity Talent Show is on Thursday, March 24th at 5:30 pm in the Amity Gym. All are welcome to join us and see some amazing talent!


Kids Heart Challenge

Amity students and families,

I would like to say thank you for answering the call. At the start of February, all students in grades K-6 participated in the American Heart Association, Kids Heart Challenge, by continuing to learn of ways to keep their hearts healthy, spread awareness about heart disease and raise money for kids with special hearts. This year's fundraising goal was $5,000 and we were able to raise $5,768.73 for the American Heart Association.

Students who received donations were able to earn instant thank you gifts. If your child raised $15 or more, their larger thank you gifts will be received in about 4-weeks. Please stay tuned to find out who our top fundraisers were! Thank you to Mr. Satterfield for putting on this event!

Mrs. Fowler, Amity PE Teacher

Heart Fundraiser


PTO Meeting

Our PTO will be hosting a meeting on Tuesday, March 8th at 7:00 PM in the Amity PDC. Please come and join this wonderful organization which supports our students and staff at Amity. The PDC is located next to the library in Amity. Enter the main entrance and go up the staircase to the right upon entering to reach the PDC.


PTO Son Sand-tastic Night of Fun

Mother Son Dance Flier


Amity Spring Pictures

Amity spring pictures will be held on Tuesday, March 8th. Only students whose parents purchased pictures will be photographed. Please see the link below for the picture form.

Click Here


Kindergarten Registration

Online registration for kindergarten began 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.”

More Information


March 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 Work Session: Tuesday, March 8 | 4:30 p.m.

  • Friday, March 11: PTO Special Person/Son Date Night | 7 p.m.

  • Wednesday, March 16: Junior High Choir Concert | 7 p.m.

  • Saturday, March 19: Band Sponsors Cakewalk | 6:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, March 24: Amity Talent Show | 5:30 p.m.


In Case You Missed It


Champions Summer Camp



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

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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