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The Amity Weekly Minute: December 3, 2023

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From the Desk of Mr. Drouhard

Dear Amity Families,

It was another great week at Amity Elementary!   Our students and teachers didn’t waste anytime jumping back into academics.  I saw 3rd grade students making predictions on the weight of different classroom items, and then checking them using balances.   Students in music class were being introduced to the characters of the nutcracker ballet by creating character specific movements to go along with the music.   Finally our 5th grade students were analyzing a text using a story arc, and how conflict was developing within the story.   Our students are getting smarter and more well rounded everyday they come to Amity! 

Take care,

Weekly Photo Gallery

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

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Amity Winter Enrichment Opportunities


Lost and Found

We will be placing the Amity Lost and Found in the cafeteria for students to look through and retrieve items. If your student is missing something, please make sure you have them take a look. We will be donating all unclaimed items to Sandy's Closet on December 18th.

Student ½ Day: Friday, December 15th

Just a reminder that it will be a student ½ day on Friday, December 15th. Students will be dismissed at 11:05 that day. Teachers will be completing grades and working on report cards in the second half of the day.

Winter Break

Just a reminder that Winter Break will occur from December 16th through January 2nd. Our offices will be closed during that time. Students will resume school on Wednesday, January 3rd.

Amity Holiday Concert Schedule 

With the holiday season upon us, we want to invite everyone to our Amity Holiday concerts. Please see the dates and times below. 

  • Amity 6th Grade Band & Choir Concert (Crawford Auditorium): Tuesday, December 5 | 6 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Holiday Performance: Thursday, December 14 | 5:45 p.m.
  • 4th Grade Holiday Musical: Thursday, December 14 | 6 p.m.

December 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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December Lunch Menu

Looking Ahead

Please mark these important dates on your calendar!

  • Amity 6th Grade Band & Choir Concert (Crawford Auditorium): Tuesday, December 5 | 6 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Holiday Performance: Thursday, December 14 | 5:45 p.m.
  • 4th Grade Holiday Musical: Thursday, December 14 | 6 p.m.

In Case You Missed It

Recess During Cold Weather

With a return to colder temperatures, please remember to send your child to school with appropriate outdoor attire for recess. We will be going outside whenever the “feels like” temperature is 25 degrees or above. This gives our students time to burn some energy while getting some fresh air. Our recesses are 20-30 minutes so it is important that our students be comfortable while they are outside.

Sandy’s Closet Hours

If you are in need of a coat for your child, please make sure to check out Sandy’s Closet at Holmes Elementary. Sandy's Closet is open for families to shop for clothing items Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to-3 p.m.

Individuals can contact Pam Gilreath with any questions.

Sandy's Closet Donations

Please remember Sandy's Closet for your donations of clean, gently used clothing, shoes, boots, etc. We are always accepting infant, toddler, youth sizes and clothing appropriate for our high school students.

Items can be dropped off at the Holmes Building during school days between 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thank you for your continued support of Sandy's Closet!

New Safer Ohio School Tip Line

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recently announced several enhancements to the state's free Safer Ohio School Tip Line (1-844-SAFEROH) that will make it easier for Ohioans to report school safety concerns. 

In addition to calling and texting the tip line, Ohioans anywhere in the state now can report school safety information through a new smartphone app and online web form.

The new Safer Ohio School Tip Line smartphone app, available both on iOS and Android devices, and the online web form include pre-populated prompts to help users quickly upload information.

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See You At School!

It's always tough to tell if you should send your student to school. As part of attendance month, we put together this flier to be helpful in making that decision.

Sickness Document

Paying School Fees

Please remember to pay your student fees for the 2023-2024 school year. Fees can be paid in the front office during regular office hours or by using PaySchools. You will need a student ID to set up a PaySchools account. These are found on fee forms and are the same number your student uses for their lunch account. If your student doesn’t know this number, please feel free to reach out to us with questions at 513-891-5995. You can also email our secretaries, Diane Daily and Beth Teague for help.

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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