The Amity Weekly Minute: April 3, 2022

Amity Elementary

What's New?


From the Desk of Mr. Drouhard

Amity Families,

There is plenty going on at Amity in the spring. We had our Amity Talent show for all of our students to enjoy before spring break. There was singing, dancing, acting, and magic for our students to enjoy. I’m grateful for all the students that were brave enough to stand up there and perform! They all did a great job!

We will have our Amity STEAM and Fine Arts Night this coming week. We will open our doors at 5:30 for this event. Please mark your calendars and plan on coming out with your family for a fun night. All the information can be found below regarding the program and times of the event. We look forward to seeing everyone!

Take Care,



Amity STEAM and Fine Arts Night

Amity will be celebrating STEAM and Fine Arts night together on Thursday, April 7th. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. It is an educational philosophy that viewing and teaching these disciplines in combinations will lead to innovative thinkers and creators in life. The halls of Amity will be lined with student artwork for parents and students to immerse themselves in as they travel from classroom to classroom. Within our classrooms we will have teachers leading our parents and students in science experiments and math games.

Doors will open at 5:30 so that parents can view student artwork and explore the different continents of the world through art. Each student will have at least one piece of art on display within the building.

Math games and science experiments will run from 6:00-7:00 that night. Our 5th grade will be performing at 7:00 in the gym to conclude the night.


Ohio State Testing

Students in grades 3-6 are gearing up for the state AIR assessment. This is an opportunity for students to show all that they know and demonstrate all of the hard work that they have put in this school year! It is very important that students are well rested and have a good breakfast, especially on testing days.

Please see the dates below for testing:

  • March 22nd (Tuesday) and March 23rd (Wednesday)- English Language Arts

  • April 19th (Tuesday) and April 20th (Wednesday)- 5th Grade Math

  • April 26th (Tuesday) and April 27th (Wednesday)-3rd, 4th, 6th Grade Math; 5th Grade Science


No School- Friday, April 15th

Just a reminder that there will be no school on Friday, April 15th.


April 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

April Lunch Menu


Looking Ahead

Please mark these important dates on your calendar!

  • Track and Field Run in the Park:

    • JH: Tuesday, April 5

    • High School: Wednesday, April 6

  • Amity S.T.E.A.M. Night: Thursday, April 7 | 5:30 p.m.

  • 76th Annual Parkers:

    • Friday, April 29 | 8 p.m.

    • Saturday, April 30 | 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

  • National Teacher Appreciation Week: May 2-6

  • Softball Senior Night: Wednesday, May 4

  • Baseball Senior Night: Monday, May 9

  • Ice Cream Socal: Wednesday, May 11 | 5:30 p.m.

  • Amity Field Day: Tuesday, May 24

  • Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony: Thursday, May 26


In Case You Missed It


Lil Cats Football & Cheer Sign-Ups

Lil Cats


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


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 flier for more information.

Read the Flier


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 flier for more information.




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!


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.



Inspiring & Empowering Lifelong Success



Back to School News       Print