The Amity Weekly Minute: September 4, 2022

Amity Elementary

What's New?


From the Desk of Mr. Drouhard

Dear Amity Families,

I hope everyone is enjoying their Labor Day weekend! It's hard to believe we are already into September!

I wanted to make all of our families aware of a speaker we are bringing in on Thursday, September 22 starting at 6 p.m. Danae Riggs, from Soul Bird Consulting, will be at Amity that night sharing strategies and information on how to help you support lifelong success for your elementary student. Some topics will include stress and anxiety reduction, establishing strategies for dealing with frustration, supporting student boundaries, and social media. The presentation will be 45 minutes with a 15 minute Q&A. We have partnered with Soulbird for our teacher professional development in the past, and we have learned a lot!

Please see this link to the flier for more information on Danae Riggs. We look forward to seeing you on September 22! 

Take Care,



Weekly Photo Gallery

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

Full Photo Gallery


No School: Monday, September 5th

Just a reminder that there will be no school on Monday, September 5th for Labor Day.


Optional 5th Grade Camp Kern Informational Meeting

Mrs. Sippola will be hosting an optional Camp Kern informational meeting on Wednesday, September 7th at 6:00 in her room (Room 215). If you are unfamiliar with our 5th grade trip to Camp Kern, this is a great time to get an overview of the trip and any questions answered.  


Parent Teacher Conferences

Please mark your calendars for Amity Parent Teacher Conferences at the end of the month. Conferences are Thursday, September 29th from 1:00-8:00 p.m. and Friday, September 30th from 8:00 AM-3:00 p.m. These conferences will be offered in person, by phone, or virtually. A conference sign up will be released in the September 18 Amity Weekly Minute. There will be no school on these days because of conferences.


Community Fliers

Please see the fliers below for more information about events/activities happening around the Deer Park Community!

Boy Scouts Sign Up Meeting

Girl Scouts Sign Up Meeting


September 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.

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September Menu


Looking Ahead

Please mark these important dates on your calendar!

  • Labor Day (No School): Monday, September 5

  • Conferences:  Thursday, September 29th and Friday, September 30

  • Camp Kern: October 10-12

  • Fall Picture Day: Wednesday, October 19

  • Amity Harvest Night: October 20


In Case You Missed It


Breakfast at Amity

Just a friendly reminder that students must purchase breakfast to enter the cafeteria between 7:30-7:45. With the expiration of the USDA’s Free Meals for Students initiative, breakfast will no longer be free for all students. I just wanted to put this on parents' radars so that charges from breakfast don’t pile up. If you believe you might qualify for free breakfast and lunch due a financial hardship, please see the information below.


Free and Reduced Lunch Updates

As you may recall, the past two school years all public schools, including Deer Park Schools, took advantage of the USDA free meals waiver for students. Unfortunately, this program expired on June 30, 2022. This school year, Deer Park families will once again have to pay for their school meals.

For Deer Park families who may continue to qualify for free or reduced meals based on income or other qualifying factors, please complete the free and reduced meal application form online through FinalForms. If, for some reason, you are having trouble accessing the form through FinalForms, you can print off a hard copy and email the completed hard copy to Brianna Listermann at You may also turn the hard copy into Betty Hollander at the Board of Education office located at 8688 Donna Ln., Cincinnati, OH 45236. The hard copy of the free and reduced application form can be found here:

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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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