The Amity Weekly Minute: April 10, 2022

Amity Elementary

What's New?


From the Desk of Mr. Drouhard

Dear Amity Families,

It was a great first week back at Amity! The highlight of the week was our STEAM and Fine Arts night on Thursday. I love seeing that our students' joy of learning doesn’t stop after three o’clock. I saw so many smiles as students explored the science experiments. Excitement from beating adults in their math games, and pride in showing their artwork off in the hallway as well! It was a great night for our students! If you didn’t make it this year, please make sure you mark your calendars for next spring!

Take Care,



AP Corner

STEAM night was a success! It was wonderful to see the students and families in our hallways once again. Big shout out to the 5th grade students for an amazing performance. What a performance it was! The singing and instrument playing was a delight to see.

It was also great to see all of the art work around the building and to see the “travels” our students have taken. Another big shout out to all of the teachers (specifically Mrs. McNally and Mrs. Laine) who made the event a night to remember! From the science and math activities to the fine art experiences, it was another successful STEAM night at Amity Elementary.

You can view a full photo gallery of the 5th grade performance at the link below!

View the Gallery!


Get Ready for the 76th Annual Parkers!


On April 29-30, we're taking you on a European Vacation without leaving the comfort of Crawford Auditorium! We're back in person for Parkers 2022! Tickets go on sale to the public on April 16th from 9 a.m. to noon in the lobby of Crawford Auditorium at Deer Park High School (full sale details below). Tickets prices are $10 orchestra, $8 balcony, $5 senior citizen. Please bring cash or checks payable to Deer Park City Schools. Questions? Email or call 513.936.4619.

Ticket sales dates (all ticket sales happen in the lobby of the auditorium):

  • April 16th from 9am to noon

  • April 21st from 6pm to 8pm

  • April 26th from 6pm to 8pm

  • Tickets will also be on sale prior to each performance

Show Times

  • April 29th at 8 p.m.

  • April 30th at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Tickets Prices

  • $10 for orchestra (main floor)

  • $8 for balcony

  • $5 for senior citizens


Parent Resource Opportunities


Below, you will find a pair of links to upcoming events, which contain information for parents who may be in need of some additional assistance with their students. Please see the links for more information on each of these events.

The first is a workshop from nationally recognized parenting expert Dr. Robin Arthur regarding stress created by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Help for Your Stressed Out Child

The second features tips on dealing with the important topic of technology and how it affects the family. You can view more information on the event at the link below.

The Digital Culture of Kids


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:

  • 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!

  • 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.



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