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The Amity Weekly Minute: September 3, 2023

What's New?

From the Desk of Mr. Drouhard

Dear Amity Families,

I'm always amazed when we turn the page on another month. With the shift into September, we start getting into the groove with our academics. I would encourage you to check in on your child's progress during this school year during our conferences on Thursday, September 28th and Friday, September 29th. This is a great time to hear about your child's strengths and areas for growth that we will work on. Please mark your calendars.

I hope you have a great Labor Day celebration surrounded by friends and family!

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- Monday, September 4th

Just a reminder that there is no school on Monday, September 4th is observance of Labor Day.

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.

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.

Visit the Website


Looking Ahead

Please mark these important dates on your calendar!

  • Labor Day (No School): Monday, September 4
  • Board of Education Work Session: Tuesday, September 5 | 4:30 p.m.

In Case You Missed It

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.

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

Shuttle Bus and Transportation

On July 28th, the district sent communication to our families that we will be bringing back the shuttle bus for this upcoming school year.  You can find out more information about our shuttle as well as a link to the shuttle bus application here:

Shuttle Bus Registration Information

Amity School Supplies

Please be sure to check out the school supplies necessary for each grade by using this link:

Click Here

2023-24 PDF District Calendar

Each year, the Deer Park Board of Education approves the district's yearly calendar, which can be found on the Deer Park Schools website. This calendar includes official school dates, holidays, and breaks. Additionally, a printed event calendar will be sent home with your student during the first week of school. For your convenience, you can access the PDF calendar using the link provided below.

View the Calendar

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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