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The Amity Weekly Minute: March 5, 2023

What's New?

From the Desk of Mr. Drouhard

Dear Amity Families,

I’m excited to announce a school-wide experience through iSpace for our students. This opportunity is being provided through the gracious support of our PTO, and will provide a fun hands on learning experience for all of our students.

Later this month, our 5th grade students will get the opportunity to travel to the moon as they experience what it would be like to live and work on the lunar surface. Our K-6 students (excluding 5th grade) will explore the three laws of motions as they develop and then build paper rockets that are blasted into the air by iSpace’s high powered air launchers. We look forward to these fun days in the month ahead!

Thank you once again to the PTO financing these fun learning events. It will be a memorable day for all of our students!

Let’s make it a great week!

Weekly Photo Gallery

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

Full Photo Gallery

Ohio State Test Dates

We are a month out from the Spring Ohio State Tests that are taken in grades 3-6.  While it is still almost a month away, I want to get dates your way for family scheduling purposes. More details will come in regards to preparation as we get closer.  

  • ELA 3rd-6th Grade:
    Tuesday, April 18th & Wednesday, April 19th 
  • Math 3rd-6th Grade:
    Tuesday, April 25th & Wednesday, April 26th 
  • Science 5th Grade:
    Tuesday, May 2nd & Wednesday, May 3rd

Student Half Day- Friday, March 10th

Just a friendly reminder that there is a ½ day of school for students on Friday, March 10th. Amity will release at 11:05 a.m. that day. Teachers will be working on 3rd Quarter report cards in the afternoon.

Spring Photos

Spring photos will be taking place at Amity on Wednesday, March 8th. Photos will only be taken of students whose parents have notified the school that they want pictures. A flier went home this past week in book bags and is included below. If you want your child to have their photo taken, please email and to have your child added to the list.


Art to Remember

Our school is participating in a creative fundraiser with Art to Remember that allows you to purchase keepsakes products customized with your child's art. Order forms went home this week so take this wonderful opportunity and purchase something to cherish your child's artwork. You can order online through the Art to Remember portal with your child's code or bring payments back to school by March 13th. Happy shopping!

Festival of the Arts

The Festival of Arts opened up last Friday. If your child got a letter from Mrs. Laine about their artwork being displayed at the Blue Ash Rec Center, don't forget to stop by and see it before March 17th.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2023-24 school year is open.  Please follow the link below to start the online registration process. 

Link to Kindergarten Registration

March 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


Looking Ahead

Please mark these important dates on your calendar!

  • 6th Grade Band/Choir Concert:Wednesday, March 8 | 6:30 p.m.

Community Fliers

In Case You Missed It

Extreme Rain Plan for 2nd-6th Grade Dismissal

We’ve dodged the heavy rain showers at dismissal up till this point in the year at dismissal, which is a relief! In the event that we have heavy rains, we have a plan in place for our West (playground) parking lot. Students will be housed inside the building in the classrooms and will be radioed to when their cars enter the recess parking lot. Students will then come down stairs to be released to the cars. I just wanted to give you that heads up, so that if you show up on an extremely rainy day you don’t wonder where all the students are. (Kindergarten and 1st grade dismissal already has a similar plan that they have been implementing.) We will need your help to pull all the way forward to help get in as many cars as possible and speed the exit.

Walkers that wait under the big tree, will also be housed inside if they typically wait a little longer for their adult. You will just need to come to the school doors so we can get your child to you. 

This plan is new and will be a work in progress. We hope that it helps provide a better pick up on the days when it is pouring rain out.

Spring Enrichment

Attention 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade families! Please fill out the form below if you are interested in your student attending an after school enrichment program this Spring. There will only be digital sign ups this term. Reach out to Katie Estep at with questions. 

Spring Enrichment Digital Sign Up

Stellar Night In Space For K-6 Amity Boys


Student ½ Day March 30th

Have you heard? The Deer Park High School Marching Wildcats have been invited to play in the annual Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade! In an effort to provide the opportunities for students, staff, and families to be part of the festivities, we will have a half day for students and staff on Thursday, March 30. This day will operate just like an end-of-quarter half day. Please contact the front office if you have any questions regarding the half day schedule.

Amity Talent Show- Wednesday March 29th

With March 30th switching to a ½ day, the Amity Talent show will now be held on Wednesday, March 29th at 5:30 in the Amity gym. This is a great night at Amity that showcases the many talents that our students possess! You won’t want to miss out on this fun!

Math Enrichment Opportunity

Check out this opportunity for FREE academic enrichment for students entering grades 3- 8 in Math, science, language arts, or social studies. The programming is provided virtually through Bowling Green State University by undergraduate and graduate students as part of their educational program. See this website link for more information.

Staying Connected

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