Amelia Elementary Reds Day Winner:

Congratulations to Garrett Mason!!!
Garrett was our Game Announcement winner!  He and his mother will get to announce “It’s time to play ball” on the big screen during the Mother’s Day game on Sunday May 13th.  His mother will also receive a Mother’s Day bouquet of flowers.
Thanks to you all for participating in our school game day.
See you at the game!

Mrs. Walker’s Tiger Bites for the Week of April 30th:

We welcome May during our 33rd week of school! If the weather forecast is correct, we will also welcome back some warmer temperatures.

OAA Testing:  The next week’s OAA testing schedule is listed below.  Remember that it is very important that students are in school on scheduled testing dates.  I appreciate how hard that students and parents have worked to have students to school and on time during last week’s testing.  Our attendance was wonderful! 

Flying Pig Info:   PTA will pick up all registration packets for the Flying Pig Kids Marathon on Monday, April 30 and will distribute them to your child on Wednesday, May 2.   We ask that all registered AE students meet at the entrance to Great American Ballpark no later than 11:30. Our group has been assigned white T-shirts, so please look for those. A course map will be distributed on Wednesday of next week, but will also be included in your packet. Each school will be assigned a location and “wave” start. That will be included in your packet as well. The start will begin at Noon and will continue in 5-minute start “waves”. Kids will go through finishers “chutes” for flow and safety. Group reunion area will be near the big Paddle Wheel monument on Mehring Way.  Bring your cameras… this would be a WONDERFUL event!

Calendar of Events:

Monday, April 30th:

  • 6:30-7:30  West Clermont Community Meeting at the Union Township Public Library

Tuesday, May 1st:

  • 5th Grade MATH OAA
  • Kindergarten Field Trip to Drake Planetarium

Wednesday, May 2nd:

  • 4th Grade MATH OAA
  • Kindergarten Field Trip to Drake Planetarium
  • 10:30-11:30  West Clermont Community Meeting at the Union Township Public Library
  • 6:30-7:30  West Clermont Community Meeting at A.H.S. Multi-Purpose Room

Thursday, May 3rd:

  • 5th Grade SCIENCE OAA

Friday, May 4th:

  • Monday/Wednesday Kindergarten Students in Session

Saturday, May 4th:

  • Flying Pig:  AE students meet at the entrance to Great American Ballpark no later than 11:30
  • 12:00  Flying Pig Race

2012 Fit-A-Thon Information:

PURPOSE: The Fit-A-Thon is our Spring school-wide fundraising program. Like last year, we will be selling $10 Community Discount Cards. This year’s profits will be used to fund a field trip for the entire school!

EVENT: This year’s Fit-A-Thon will take place Friday, May 18, 2012. Every participating student will complete the regular walk, but will have the chance to stop at stations along the way to Hula Hoop, Jump Rope and play a Dice Game.

DONATIONS: Donations can be made in any amount, but we recommend a $5.00 minimum per sponsor. To receive a Fit-A-Thon Community Discount card, sponsors must pledge $10. Checks should be made payable to AE PTA.

COLLECTIONS: We will collect sponsor donations Monday, April 30 – Friday, May 11. Please send all donations in one envelope to your child’s teacher when you have completed your collections. The deadline to turn in your donations is Friday, May 11.

PRIZES: Everyone can win a prize by participating in the Fit-A-Thon! Start getting sponsors today and be part of the fun!
Here are the ways you can win:
Participate in the Fit-A-Thon by donating ANY AMOUNT of money and automatically receive an Amelia Tiger water bottle!

Bring in $20 – Win a Fit-A-Thon T-Shirt!

1st Place Top Seller Receives: 4 One-Day Coney Island Pool & Ride Passes

2nd Place Top Seller Receives: 4-Pack Movie Tickets to Pierce Point Cinemas

3rd Place Top Seller Receves: $25 Gift Card to Eastgate Adventures

CLASS COMPETITION: The class with the highest donations will win a Pizza Party!

For more information, questions or to Volunteer during the Fit-A-Thon, please contact Karen Staffiera at:

Mrs. Walker’s Tiger Bites- Week of April 16th:

Happy Sunday.  I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend.  I had two days packed with soccer games.  The rain certainly made them interesting.  I spent Saturday at Notre Dame University watching my twin sons’ soccer game… such a beautiful campus!

We have a very busy 37 days left of the school year!  Can you believe that we are in the last 8 weeks of school?

Kindergarten Weekly Schedule:  Monday/Wednesday kindergarten students will be in session on Friday, April 20th.

OAA Spirit Week:  As I had mentioned earlier,  our OAA theme this year is Amelia Tigers Race to the Top!  Mark your calendars and have fun with the following activities:

  • Monday, April 16th: Daytona 500 Day (wear your sunglasses, visors for the hot race!)
  • Tuesday, April 17th: Kentucky Derby Day (wear your favorite Derby hat!)
  • Wednesday, April 18th: Amelia Spirit Day (wear Amelia spirit wear or white and blue!)
  • Thursday, April 19th: Hawaiian Kayak Race Day (wear Hawaiian or colorful shirts and leis!)
  • Friday, April 20th: Flying Pig marathon Day  (wear your craziest socks, fastest gym  shoes and sweat bands!)

OAA Testing  Schedule:   3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will be taking the Ohio Achievement Assessment in a week. Please mark your calendars and try to schedule doctor’s appointments around your child’s testing date. Our goal is to have 100% of students in attendance on their testing dates.  Students who are in attendance on testing days will participate in the OAA celebration dance held during the school day on May 25th.  Only students (3rd, 4th and 5th graders) with perfect attendance on testing days will be permitted to attend.  Lets shoot for 100% attendance on testing dates!!!

  • April 24th: 3rd grade reading OAA
  • April 25th: 4th grade reading OAA
  • April 26th: 5th grade reading OAA
  • April 27th: 3rd grade math OAA
  • May 1st: 5th grade math OAA
  • May 2nd: 4th grade math OAA
  • May 3rd: 5th grade science OAA

Book Fair:  The following link is to Amelia Elementary’s Book Fair Web Page. Parents will be able to  shop online through April 30th. The link also has our classroom shopping schedule posted. Happy shopping!

Have you “friended” Amelia Tigers on FACEBOOK?  Feel free to do so for another avenue to stay informed of Amelia Elementary news and current events!

Tiger Bites- Week of March 19th:

What an amazing and beautiful morning!  It looks like spring is here… the students are starting to get “itchy” with spring fever. There are several items that I would like to bring to your attention this week:

Kindergarten Schedule:  Tuesday/Thursday kindergarten students will be attending school on Friday of this week.

Book Fair Volunteers:  The Scholastic Book Fair will be at our school April 16-20th.  The exciting theme for our spring 2012 Book Fair is Book Fair Luau: It’s a Reading Celebration!  We need volunteers to help put on a one-of-a-kind Book Fair.  We hope you will share your talents and join us as we bring this memorable reading celebration to our school.  If you have some time to help us plan or conduct our next Book Fair, please email at  in order to volunteer for one of the following areas:

  • Setting up the Fair
  • Helping shoppers at the Fair
  • Cashiering
  • Packing up the fair

Teacher Award:  Congratulations to Mr. MacFarland who received Honorable Mention from a nomination received from his students this school year.  He will be honored on Saturday, March 31th by the Katie Haumesser Foundation.  Congratulations Mr. MacFarland for being recognized for the wonderful work that you do each day for Amelia’s students!

Mad Cap Productions:  Last Friday, students in grades pre, KDG, 1 and 2nd, were treated to a program put on by Mad Cap Productions.  This Thursday, the rest of the student body will enjoy the same performance of Jack and the Gentle Giant.  Much thanks to Mrs. Fuller and Mrs. Burgess, and the PTA for bringing this opportunity to our students.

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AE Skating Party, Thursday, February 16th:

Skating Party!

Thursday, February 16, 2012


$3.00 Admission, $1.75 Regular Skate Rental

Parents who are not skating do not have to pay to enter!

 Tonight is the drawing for the $25 gift card!

 No outside food or drink permitted.

Random Acts of Kindness Week:

Smile at someone today!

Did you know that it is “National Random Acts of Kindness” week?  Students at Amelia Elementary are kind and caring.  Ask your child about today’s kindness challenge!

Daily AE Challenge:  Smile at 5 strangers today! A sincere smile can really make a positive difference in someone’s day.· Without saying a word you are letting that person know that you see them and that they matter. People appreciate being noticed and acknowledged!

Benefits: A smile is a really kind and easy way to make others feel good about themselves. It can be done quickly and without any preparation or effort, but leaves a lasting impression. Plus, it will make you feel happier too!

What have you done to make someone’s day?