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The Amity Weekly Minute: May 12, 2024

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From the Desk of Mr. Drouhard

Dear Amity Families,

I want to wish all of our mother’s a Happy Mother’s Day! You truly deserve a day to be celebrated! A mother is the first teacher that a baby encounters, and your work is never done in teaching your child. All the hard work in preparing your student each day does not go unnoticed. What seems like endless lunch packing, laundry, schedule coordination, and homework help makes our students successful! Thank you for all you do!

Take Care,

Weekly Photo Gallery

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

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Last Day of School- ½ Day for Students

Just a reminder that our last day of school will be Thursday, May 23rd. This will be a ½ day for students with dismissal occurring at 11:05. Teachers will be working on grade cards in the afternoon. Grade Cards will be mailed home Friday, May 31st.

6th Grade Visit to the Jr High

This week, our Amity 6th graders paid a visit to our Jr/Sr High School. During their visit, they got to meet important staff members, hear some needed information about next year, and get Qs answered from an 8th grade panel of experts! But, the main highlights of the trip were lunch in our cafeteria, building tours, and our extra-curricular club fair! Please ask your 6th grader about this visit!

Also, please mark your calendar for August 6th for our first ever 7th Grade Extravaganza! Tentative time 9 - 11:30 AM at the Jr/Sr High School! More details to come!

Wellness Group Meeting

The public is invited to attend Deer Park Schools annual Wellness Group Meeting at the Holmes Education Center (8688 Donna Lane) on Thursday, May 16 at 3:30 p.m. This meeting will discuss updates and initiatives related to student and staff wellness and promote a healthy learning environment.

Deer Park Youth Summer Camps

Youth Camps

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.

Visit the Website

May 2024

Looking Ahead

Please mark these important dates on your calendar!

  • Board of Education Work Sessions: Tuesday, May 14 | 4:30 p.m.
  • Field Day @ Chamberlin Park : Tuesday, May 21
  • Last Day of School (Student Half Day): Thursday, May 23

In Case You Missed It

Lost and Found

Our lost and found is growing. If you are missing a coat or sweatshirt, please have your child check the lost and found. We have it in the cafeteria for students to see. At the end of the quarter we will take all unclaimed items and donate them to Sandy’s Closet.

Champions Camp

Champions Camp

Dismissal Process Changes

With a return of nice weather, we understand that there will be changes with how students get home. If your child is going to be a walker vs. their traditional car rider (or vice versa) please let our office and homeroom teacher know. This helps us coordinate within the building of where students will be going. Please feel free to utilize our Amity Attendance email address:

Kindergarten Registration Now Open

It's that time again, as we have officially opened Kindergarten Registration for the 2024-25 school year!

In an effort to make this process as easy as possible, we have created a page on our website to walk you step-by-step through registration. This page will serve as your guide for registration.

As a reminder, the Deer Park Board Policy on registering for Kindergarten is that the student must turn 5 years old on or before August 1st.

If you ever have any issues, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at or We are here to help!

Visit the Registration Page

New Amity Attendance Email

In an effort to ease and improve communication, we have created a specific Amity Attendance email. We have added a quick links to our webpage within Deer Park Schools as well and will embed this attendance email on our Amity Minutes going forward. Communicating that your child is going to be absent is an important step for our attendance records.

Here is our new email address:

Deer Park Preschool Registration

Deer Park residents with students who turn 4 before August 1, 2024 are eligible to attend Deer Park preschool in the 2024-25 school year.

Classes will run five days per week (Monday through Friday) with a morning and afternoon session. Each session will include up to 14 students.

Monthly tuition for students will be $200. The student MUST reside in Deer Park School District to be eligible for attendance.

You can request a spot to be held for your student beginning Jan. 5 by contacting Pam Gilreath at the Deer Park Board Office at 513.936.4698. A $25 nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve your child's spot in the class.

Official enrollment dates will be released soon. 

Please contact Director of Student Services Patty Hadden via email or by phone at (513)-936-5937 with any additional questions regarding preschool registration.

Headstart Preschool is also offered based on income requirements. Headstart is offered to qualifying students ages 3 and older. For more information about Headstart, visit the Deer Park website HERE.

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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