Groundhog Gazette

May 2023

From the desk of Dr. Lance

Welcome to May!! We are in the last month of the school year!! We are sad to say good-bye to our 6th grade class, and wish them the very best as they move on to Junior High! We also want to thank all of those that have helped volunteer this year-your time here has helped so many and is very much valued. As we move into May, we have a lot of important dates we want you to be aware of, so please take a moment to look at the Upcoming Dates below. We will be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week (May 8-12). The Amity PTA has great things planned and you can read about it below. For the last day of school (May 25th), please do not send your student to school with a backpack, as they are not allowed on the last day of school. Also, a reminder that we will be working on class rosters for next year over the summer and those will be finalized and posted on Friday, August 11th. Finally, I want to thank you again for such an amazing school year. Your students are amazing and have been so fun to work with. Have a wonderful Summer!

Upcoming Dates

May 5 - School Lunch Hero Day

May 16 - Election Polling Site

May 18 - 5th/6th Band and Orchestra Spring Concert @ 2 PM

May 18 - Last Day for PreK

May 18 - Amity PTA Meeting 4:00 PM

May 19 - Early Release 1:45 PM

May 24- Kindergarten Music Program/ Graduation @ 2 PM

May 25 - 6th Grade Awards Assembly 9:30 AM

May 25 - Last Day of School; Early Release 1:45 PM - No Backpacks

Amity PTA

Teacher/Staff appreciation week is May 8-12 and we have some great things planned to show our fabulous teachers and staff how much we appreciate them. We need a little help pulling it all off though, following is a link to an Amazon list of items we need donated as well as a link to a SignUp Genius of a few thing we would like dropped off. We will be decorating the school on Sunday May 7th, please sign up to help if you can. We appreciate all of the support you have given the PTA throughout the year!

We will also hold our final meeting of the year on Thursday, May 18th, at 4:00 in the library. The purpose of this meeting is to elect our officers as well as approve a preliminary budget for the 23-24 school year. We hope to see you there!

We appreciate all of the support you have given the PTA throughout the year!


If your child is missing a coat, sweatshirt, or any item of clothing, please have them check the lost and found. Anything that is not picked up by the last day of school will be donated to charity. We will also have teachers encourage students to take a look as well.

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Amity Library

Attention Parents/Guardians: As we near the end of the school year, it is time for the library to clear up any lost or damaged book fines. Please talk to your student about their library accounts so you are aware of any fines owed. If a "Lost" book is found and returned in good condition, the fine is automatically waived. If you are unsure of any library fines, please email Mrs. Swope at

Instrumental Music

The 5th and 6th grade Band and Orchestra students would like to invite parents and family members to attend their Spring Concert on May 18th @ 2 PM. Please have your Band/Orchestra student dress nicely for the performance (avoid shorts, t-shirts, sweats, etc.). If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Bastian (Orchestra director) or Mrs. Worthington (Band director) for more information. See you there!

Groundhog PE

4th Quarter

  • Standard 1-Demonstrates skilled movement and movement knowledge.

    • Tumbling Skills

    • Movement Skills

  • Standard 2-Understands a physically active lifestyle and personal fitness.

    • Participation

    • Heart Facts/Heart Rate Zones

  • Instagram @groundhogpe

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Borah Mountain Bike Team

This is for current 5th - 11th graders and their parents regarding the BORAH MOUNTAIN BIKE TEAM. This club team is part of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) and the Idaho Interscholastic Cycling League (IICL).

Practice begins mid-July (Camelsback Park, Military Reserve, Peggy's/Polecat trails) and the race season runs the end of Aug - beginning of October. Riders for the Fall 2023 season will be in 6th - 12th grade and will race according to grade & skill level. We will have a parent/student informational meeting on Thursday May 11th - 6:00pm @ Borah Park and would appreciate YOUR help in spreading the word!

Please see the information below.

There is no prior mountain biking experience required and gear will be provided to students that do not have their own. If you or parents or students have any further questions or have interest and are unable to attend the May 11th mtg, please email:

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