The Amity Weekly Minute: May 8, 2022

Amity Elementary

What's New?


From the Desk of Mr. Drouhard

Dear Amity Families,

I want to wish all of our mothers a Happy Mother’s Day! I know our mothers set our students up for success everyday! Helping with homework, packing lunches, doing laundry, and shuttling students to school are just a few of the daily chores you do to help us. I know there are thousands of other ways you help, but couldn’t list them all. Thank you for being great! Enjoy your day!

Take Care,



Weekly Photo Gallery

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

Full Photo Gallery


Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social


Art To Remember Information

Art to Remember is back! It's a creative fundraiser that allows you to purchase keepsake products customized with your child's art. All orders will be placed online and your keepsakes will be delivered right to your home. Order forms will be coming home this week so don't forget to get your orders in before the deadline. Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity!


Medication Pick-Up

This is a reminder that any student who has a medication(s) at school must have a parent/guardian/caregiver pick up the medication(s) by 3:00 PM on Friday, May 27th, 2022. 

Any medication that is not picked up will be disposed of by the school nurses. 

If your child will require medication for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete the appropriate medication form(s) below. A reminder that new forms are required for each school year. Please submit the new form(s) and medication(s) to the clinic by the first day of next school year. 

Please use the following links below for medical and medication forms:

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s health for the 2022-2023 school year please reach out to the school nurse.


Julie Dydo BSN, RN, LSN

Leslie Karle, BSN, RN, LSN

Jr./Sr. High School

Amity Elementary

Fax: 513-891-3845

Fax: 513-891-0106


Spring MAP Testing

MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) testing in reading, reading fluency and math will start occurring throughout the month of May. We took these tests in the fall as a baseline, checked progress in January, and will take them in May to see year long growth. This will encompass all of our grades at Amity. This is not a high stakes test, like the Ohio State Tests, but we do always want our students to do their best. These online tests allow us to understand where students are currently in the tested subject area, so that we are better able to tailor how we teach them. I just wanted to keep you informed that this will be occurring in our classes.


Volleyball Sign Ups



Complete the Hamilton County Broadband Survey to have your say!

Does your current broadband internet service in Hamilton County meet your current and future needs? 

Can you stream movies, or have a Zoom meeting while someone is online gaming in the other room with no screen freeze or “spinning circle”?

Completing the Hamilton County Broadband Survey includes your voice in planning for future-ready broadband throughout Hamilton County.  

With funding available to expand and improve broadband services, now is the time to ask, “Is my internet service acceptable today – and for the next 20 years?” 

If you’ve never had an internet connection problem, never mind; do nothing. Otherwise, click here to take the survey.


Cheerleading Tryouts



6th Grade Social Update- Change Of Calendar Date

Each year the PTO sponsors a dance for the 6th grade students, as a celebration of the transition from Elementary to the Jr. High. This year the 6th grade social is scheduled for Friday, May 13th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Amity Elementary. (This date is different from the printed district calendars passed out in August.) Be on the lookout for more details to come home!


May 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

May Menu


Looking Ahead

Please mark these important dates on your calendar!

  • Baseball Senior Night: Monday, May 9

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

  • 6th Grade Social: Friday, May 13 | 7 p.m.

  • Amity Field Day: Tuesday, May 24

  • Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony: Thursday, May 26


In Case You Missed It


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


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



Champions Summer Calendar

Champions Calendar


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!




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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