From the Desk of Mr. Drouhard
Dear Amity Families,
This week we will celebrate the entire staff at Amity during staff appreciation week! It takes a team of talented individuals to make each day happen at Amity. Teachers, aides, custodians, cooks, secretaries, bus drivers, guidance counselor, nurse, and many more all help our students have a great experience when they walk through our doors. I am so lucky to get to work alongside such talented and caring people! Thank you Amity staff!
Weekly Photo Gallery
Click the link below to access photos from all around Amity Elementary during the week!
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.
1st Grade Spring Concert
Thursday, May 5th at 6:00, our Amity 1st Graders will be performing their spring concert, "Under The Sea" in the gym. Join us for some fun, tropical music!
Volleyball Sign Ups
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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.
Please mark these important dates on your calendar!
National Teacher Appreciation Week: May 2-6
Softball Senior Night: Wednesday, May 4
1st Grade Spring Concert: Thursday, May 5 | 6 p.m.
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.
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.
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.”
Champions Summer Camp
Champions Summer 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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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.
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