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Congratulations to our two Mile High Scholars, Vivian Kenney and Hannah Shigio! Mile High Scholars are nominated for  modeling leadership skills, respecting the school environment and supporting their peers. Last week the Mayor of Denver honored our students in a citywide ceremony. Great work Hannah and Vivian!

Team UPark

*Don't forget to download the UPark App  here!

Check out behind-the-scenes at Fox 31/News 2, see a live broadcast and get a special tour hosted by Dave Fraser, Chief Meteorologist. 

You can bid on this, and other one-of-a-kind experiences at the online auction. The auction starts this Friday, April 15th at 5pm and ends at 9pm Thursday, April 21st. Don't forget to invite friends and family to bid as well.

Game Plan for Success
Vote for UPark Everyday Until April 15th!

Game Plan for Success has nominated University Park Elementary School as one of three schools in the whole state to be considered for a $5,000 grant and a visit from a professional athlete.

The Game Plan for Success project chose us because of our reputation for the great work we've been doing setting high standards and coming up with a "game plan" for achieving them. In order to win the special visit we need to garner the most votes.

Help us win by voting here:
You can vote once each day until April 15th. And don't forget to tell your friends to vote too.  Thank you for your support!

5th Grade Fundraiser
5th grade will be selling snacks after school beginning, Thursday, April 14th. The purpose is to raise enough money to leave a legacy gift for University Park that represents a Culture of Kindness.  5th grade students will be selling a variety of delicious snacks, so please support them by buying one after school on the playground.  They will continue daily as the weather cooperates! Thank you from all the 5th grade students for your support!

Healthy Living at UPark

Please remember to follow The University Park Healthy Living Guidelines.  
  • No food Birthday celebrations 
  • Shared snacks should include healthy options
  • Class parties should have a healthy focus, with sweets only in moderation
  • No food rewards in classrooms
You can view the full school policy in our Upark Handbook here.

CSC Representatives WANTED!!
Are you interested in becoming a CSC Representative? University Park will have 2 openings for two-year parent/guardian positions beginning in August, 2016. Meetings are typically 1.5 hours, once a month. The primary functions of the CSC include assisting Principal Varveris with the school's mission & vision, providing guidance on an annual balanced budget/UIP, and obtaining community involvement to help achieve school and district goals when appropriate. Please review the nomination form and submit to Alexis Matter in the main office by Thursday, April 28th if you are interested.

Please join us this Monday, April 18th from 6-7:30 pm in the library, for a celebration of our beautiful library space.  We are so fortunate to have Kathleen Pelley, a local storyteller and author of children's books, join us and share her passion of books.  To learn more about her, click HERE.  You can take a look at our new Technology space, cozy reading nook, and new furniture.  We will provide snacks and drinks and prizes for some students who attend.  But BEST of all, students will be able to pick from our $4000 worth of new books ordered for the library!  Looking forward to seeing students and parents alike.

The Bookies Bookstore 
April 11-18 

This week, April 11th through 18th The Bookies bookstore will give the UPark PTA a WEEK of 20% contributions to those who shop and choose to donate their discount to University Park. No coupons necessary, folks just mention University Park Elementary while checking out. Click here to check out The Bookies website. 
The Bookies
4315 E. Mississippi
Denver, CO 80246
(303) 759-1117
Monday through Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 12-5pm
20% donation for cash purchases, 15% for credit purchases

Spring Testing Schedule

Testing season is quickly approaching and we want to make sure our 3rd-5th grade students have multiple opportunities to prepare for the PARCC tests. Click  here  for information, practice tests and more. 

Please keep in mind the weeks of April 18th, and 25th will be testing weeks. Please do not schedule appointments or vacations during these times, as all students are expected to be present during testing. Prompt arrival, not only on testing dates, will make for a stronger daily educational experience for your child.

Important dates (testing is completed in the morning and each test is approximately 60 minutes): 
CMAS PARCC (Literacy): 3rd-5th grades April 18-20
CMAS Science and Social Studies:   4th and 5th grades April 25-27


Kaleidoscope Corner 2016-2017 Registration
Current Family Registration:
@University Park, Office 210
Monday April 18th, Tuesday April 19th, Wednesday April 20th: 3:00PM to 6:00PM
Monday April 25th, Tuesday April 26th, Wednesday April 27th: 3:00PM to 6:00PM
@1617 S Acoma St
April 18th - April 29th, weekdays from 9:00AM to 4:00PM
New Family Registration:
@University Park, Office 210
Monday May 2nd: 4:00PM to 6:00PM
@1617 S Acoma St
May 2nd - May 6th: 9:00AM to 4:00PM

Golf Tournament 

University Park is holding its first Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 14th. All proceeds will benefit the UPark Neighborhood Center. For more information click  here. To register click here.

University Park Elementary Calendar

3 ways to access calendar information! Go to the University Park Website,  click on the CALENDAR ICON, or look below!  


5 Star Wizard Hat Students

Congratulations to last week's 5 Star Wizard Hat students! They were recognized by their teachers for positive behavior. 

Last week's students include: Maddy Reeves, Avery Pollock, Libing Gu, Khrysyanna Pickett, Isobel Erickson-Solonika, Gabby Pappas, Wynn Morris, Anna Muilenburg, Olivia McDaniel, Holly Mugisha, Kyra Hornung Standell, Wilson Lones, Adrianna Panella, Olivia Harris, Jaiden Lewis, Waker Baldwin, Ahni Lazaroff, Shyla Trinen, Erion Muji, Malcom Schleicher, Wyatt Houston, Ella Sudar, Christian Post, Benjamin Mendez, Zach Alleman, Julia Garfinkel, Aya Saad-Masri.

Wizard Hats are given throughout UPark to celebrate students' good choices and positive behavior. We use a common vocabulary and teach Critical Thinking skills using the BrainWise curriculum.  Each week there is a random drawing of 2 students done by classroom teachers. These children are photographed and receive a token of our appreciation.
*At the end of each month we will be donating all clothing in the lost and found and anything left in the halls(all clothing will go into our little red school house in our parking lot).