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The Amity Weekly Minute: January 29, 2023

What's New?

From the Desk of Mr. Drouhard

Dear Amity Families,

It's hard to believe we’ve reached the end of January! While I’m not one to wish away a month, I do want to make sure we get a couple of important dates on your calendars for March. We will be hosting our Spring conferences on Thursday, March 2 from 1:00-8:00 p.m. and Friday, March 3 from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Digital sign-ups will be posted in next week’s Amity Minute. At Amity, we work hard on a daily basis and we look forward to sharing all the growth your child has made!

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 Friday, February 17th & Monday, February 20th

Just a reminder that we will not have school on Friday, February 17th, as it is a teacher professional development day. There will be no school on Monday, February 20th in observance of President’s Day.

Daughter Dance

The PTO will be hosting its Daughter Dance on Friday, February 3rd from 7:00-9:00 PM at Amity Elementary. Girls in grades K-6 are invited to bring a special person and dance the night away in the Amity gym. Please click the link below for sign up information.

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Deer Park Soccer League

Registration for the Deer Park Soccer League is open. Deer Park Soccer has age groups for everyone starting as young as 4-year-olds who turn 5 this year. You can find more information and register your child at the link below!

DPSL offers a fun, safe and healthy opportunity for all kids. The goal is for all players to learn the game, increase skill level, and most importantly, to have fun. All skill levels are welcome!

Registration runs through February 14. Leagues available for grades preschool through 10th grade. To register, please visit us at: 

Deer Park Youth Soccer Website

January/February 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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Looking Ahead

Please mark these important dates on your calendar!

  • Daughter Dance: Friday, Feb. 3rd
  • Amity STEAM Night: Thursday, Feb. 9
  • Teacher Professional Development Day (No School): Friday, Feb. 17
  • Presidents Day (No School): Monday, Feb. 20

Community Fliers

In Case You Missed It

STEAM Night- PTO Spirit Wear and Evan McPherson Football Raffle

As part of our STEAM Night festivities, the PTO will be selling spirit wear and raffling off an Evan McPherson autographed football. Each ticket will cost $1 for the football raffle with all proceeds benefiting Amity Elementary.



Amity will be hosting its annual STEAM night on Thursday, February 9th. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. It is an educational philosophy that viewing and teaching these disciplines in combinations will lead to innovative thinkers and creators in life. Throughout the building our teachers will be leading our parents and students in a variety of hands-on science experiments. It will be a fun and exciting night! Experiments will run from 6:00-7:00 that night. Our 5th grade will be hosting a musical performance at 7:00 in the gym to conclude the night.

This event is completely free, and we look forward to seeing your family there!

MAP Testing

MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) testing in reading, reading fluency and math will start occurring throughout the month of January. We took these tests in the fall as a baseline and will take them in the spring to check progress for the year. This testing 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.

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 30 minutes so it is important that our students be comfortable while they are outside.

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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