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The Amity Weekly Minute: September 17, 2023

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From the Desk of Mr. Drouhard

Dear Amity Families,

One of our great fall traditions at Amity is Harvest Night! This celebration of literacy occurs by having games at each grade level for students to play. We will have our book fair open that night for book purchases as well. Please make sure you check out all the details below and mark your calendars so you can attend! We are a little more than a month away, but will be here before we know it!

Take Care,

Weekly Photo Gallery

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

Full Photo Gallery

Conference Sign-Up 

Conferences will be held on Thursday, September 28th and Friday, September 29th. Please see the sign up below to sign up for conferences with your child’s teachers. We are able to accommodate parents in person, over the phone, and digitally via Google Meet. 

Amity Conference Sign Up

Amity Fall Pictures

Amity will have its Fall picture day on Thursday, September 21st. Please see the flier below from Schoolhouse Photos for details regarding how to order pictures.

Picture Day

Harvest Night

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our Fall Harvest Night on Thursday, October 19th. Harvest night runs from 6:00-7:30 with a variety of events spread throughout Amity Elementary. From 6:00-7:00 there will be literacy games and activities at each grade level run by our teachers. Our book fair will also be open that night for purchases which benefit our Amity Library. At 7:00 the 3rd grade class will hold a performance in the gym. This event is free for all, so please mark your calendars.

See You At School!

Its 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

PTO Meeting

Our PTO will host its first meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00 PM in the Amity PDC. Please come and join this wonderful organization which supports our students and staff at Amity. The PDC is located next to the library in Amity. Enter the main entrance and go up the staircase to the right upon entering to reach the PDC.

Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest

The Division of State Fire Marshal is conducting the annual statewide fire safety poster contest. The purpose of the contest is to recognize individuals who have demonstrated an understanding of the issues related to fire safety education and who have shown the ability to visually portray that knowledge.

The contest will take place during Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 8-14) to help emphasize and support local fire safety education efforts. Posters must include a fire prevention theme, which may include themes similar to “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”, “Kitchen Safety Starts with you”, or another appropriate message. The contest is open to all elementary school children in Ohio. Two grade categories will be eligible: grades K-3 and grades 4-6. The twelve winning posters will receive a special recognition by the State Fire Marshal’s office.

If you have questions or want the full rule details, please reach out to Huana Laine, our Amity Art Teacher.

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.

September 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!

  • Board of Education Regular Meeting: Tuesday, September 19 | 6:30 p.m.
  • Amity Fall Picture Day: Thursday, September 21
  • Homecoming Parade: Friday, Sept. 22 | 6 p.m.
  • Conference Day (NO SCHOOL): Thursday, September 28
  • Conference Day (NO SCHOOL): Friday, September 29
  • Amity Harvest Night: Thursday, October 19 | 6-7:30 p.m.

In Case You Missed It

PTO- Dine to Donate Night

City BBQ

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Amity Fall Conferences

Amity Fall Conferences are held on Thursday, September 28th from 1:00-8:00 p.m. and Friday, September 29th from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. This is a great time to check your child's progress and learn about their strengths and areas for growth. Sign-ups for conferences will be published in the Amity Minute on Sunday, September 17th.

No School- September 28th and 29th

Just a reminder that there will be no school for students on Thursday, September 28th and 29th, as our teachers will be conducting conferences.

MAP Testing

MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) testing in reading, reading fluency and math will start occurring over the next couple of weeks. We took these tests in the fall as a baseline and will take them in the spring to check progress along the way. This 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.

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
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