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The Amity Weekly Minute: May 5, 2024

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From the Desk of Mr. Drouhard

Dear Amity Families,

It is a special week at Amity Elementary as we celebrate Staff Appreciation Week! We have an amazing staff that works day and night for our students. One of the great traditions that shows how much our students appreciate our staff occurs daily. Each morning as our students enter to start their day, many stop to see their former teachers. They do a quick check to see how they are doing and give a hug before heading to their current grade. The best is when you see the "too cool for school" upper grades make that daily stop. Our students know how great our staff is, and show them daily by these actions. Please join me in thanking our staff for being great every single day!


Weekly Photo Gallery

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

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Weekly Gallery

Ice Cream Social

Our Amity 6th graders will be performing at the Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, May 8th in the front yard of Deer Park High School. The choir will be performing at 5:30 p.m. and the band at 5:45 p.m. Proceeds from the Ice Cream Social benefit our Deer Park Music Departments.

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Ice Cream Social

Athletic Boosters Fundraisers

Join us for two delicious opportunities to support Deer Park Athletics! Gather your family and friends and mark your calendars for Monday at Dewey's Pizza and Tuesday at Bibibop. Simply dine in or take out, and a portion of your purchase will directly benefit our athletes. Check out the flyers linked below for more details.



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.

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May 2024

Looking Ahead

Please mark these important dates on your calendar!

  • Band Sponsors Ice Cream Social: Wednesday, May 8 | 5:30 p.m.
  • National Teacher Appreciation Week: May 6-10

In Case You Missed It

Deer Park Lil Cats Cheer & Football Registration

Lil Cats

Amity Grandparents (Or Special Person) Day

We are happy to host our Grandparents (or special person) on Monday, May 13th-Thursday, May 16th. Please come enjoy a breakfast donut with your grandchild and take in the artwork on our ground floor. Academics will be continuing in our homerooms for students not attending, so they will not be part of the tour. Each grandparent day will go from 8:30-9:00 AM. You must sign up using the sign up genius below by Monday, May 6th to partake. Be sure to list the Name(s) and Grade(s) of each student that will be having breakfast with their grandparent. Please only sign up for one day. We look forward to seeing all of our grandparents at Amity!

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!

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Birthday Treats Reminder

Just a reminder that we strive to have non-edible birthday treats sent in for your student.   This helps navigate potential food allergies of our students.  If you need ideas for these types of treats, please see the flier below. 

Treats Flyer

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.

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!

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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