Groundhog Gazette

March 2023

From the desk of Dr. Lance

Welcome to March! Though we are not officially in March, I wanted to send this out a few days early as we have some important events at the beginning of March (Kindergarten Registration, on March 2) that I wanted to pass along. Also, please see the information below regarding parent input for classes next year as well as the Parent Engagement Survey. We had a fabulous February celebrating Groundhog's Day, the 100th Day of School, and Valentine's Day and our Boy's Basketball team had tournament play. We are nearing the end of the 3rd Quarter (March 17) which is also an Early Release Day (1:45 PM). We are excited to see warm temperatures for our students to enjoy during their recess times! If you have lost a coat or jacket, please have your student look in the Lost and Found area as we have many items located there. Finally, thank you to the PTA and all those that attended the Bingo Night-it was great to see everyone and a fun night was had! Thank you for all of your continued support for Amity!

Upcoming Dates

March 2- Kindergarten Registration 4-5:30 pm

March 10 - Amity Night at the Idaho Steelheads Game

March 17- Early Release (1:45 pm); End of 3rd Quarter

March 20-24th No School; Spring Break

March 27 - First Day of Track (5th and 6th Grades)


If you have a child that is going to be 5 on or before September 1st, it is time for you to enroll your kindergartner. Click HERE for the link to enroll your student online. If you have questions please reach out to our admin assistant Stacy Garey - for more information.

Our Kindergarten Registration night will be March 2nd from 4-5:30. You will enroll online and then come March 2nd to our Kindergarten Registration. You will get to meet teachers, see the school and your child will be asked questions to see what they may need to work on over summer. There will even be a photo booth, so bring your camera’s.

Parent Input 2023-2024

Parents are invited to give input into the decision making process for class assignments for the 2023-2024 school year. To give input, parents should send a letter or email to Dr. Lance. That input should include your child's learning style and/or the learning environment that suits him/her best. The classroom teachers and other staff that work directly with students collaborate, create class lists, and then submit them to the principal for final approval. A lot of time and attention is dedicated to this process in an effort to ensure that our classrooms are set up for success!

Including the name of a teacher does not guarantee placement in that teacher's classroom.

The deadline for parent input is Friday, April 7, 2023.

Dr. Randy Lance-

Parent Engagement Survey

Idaho’s custom parent survey is an important part of our focus on serving and engaging parents in our schools’ work. This survey gives you the chance to tell us how schools are doing in meeting your needs.

To access the survey:

· visit Parent Engagement Survey

· pick your student’s school from the drop-down menu and complete the survey.

· If you have students in different schools within our school district, you can submit a

survey for each school.

The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete and your responses are anonymous. You can submit your survey until March 31, 2023.

We will use these survey responses to find ways to maximize satisfaction, engagement, and communication. Additionally, the state will report the results and the number of responses on Idaho’s school report card (

If you want to see a copy of the survey questions, visit Remember though, you have to use the custom website above to complete and submit the actual survey.

Thank you for participating in the survey. Teachers and students also have the opportunity to complete the survey. The feedback is appreciated and valued.

Amity Music Room

March 16th- 4th grade field trip to hear the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra at the Morrison Center. Please have your 4th grade student dress nicely this day.

Looking ahead

April 14th- 5th and 6th grade music program in the Amity gym. 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

May 5th- 5th grade field trip to watch Ballet Idaho at the Morrison Center. Please have your 5th grader dress nicely this day.

May 24th- Kindergarten music program/ graduation 2:00 p.m.

Amity Sound of Music Choir- meets Wednesdays at 8:35 a.m. Watch for notification of the final choir concert in May.

On Instagram @beachmusickids

Groundhog PE

Third Quarter Standards-

  • Standard 1- Demonstrates skilled movement and movement knowledge:

    • Basketball Skills

    • Rhythm skills

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

    • Participation

  • On Instagram @groundhogpe

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