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Principal

Silent Auction

The ONLINE portion of the UPark Silent Auction CLOSES TONIGHT!  
 
With more than $45,000 worth of goods and 100% of the proceeds going directly to UPark, we can make this silent auction a HUGE success, raising money for our students!  Go online and start bidding!
   
Thank you for your support!
 
Grant Varveris
Team UPark
720.424.3410

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



preauction
Pre-Auction Get Together
Friday, April 21st at 5:30pm

Are you attending the auction for the first time?  Are you new to UPark?  Just looking to meet new people?  Join other UPark families for a pre-auction get together and then head to the auction!
 
Asbury Provisions
2043 S University Blvd
Denver, CO 80210
 
Please RSVP to Melissa Gray.
neighborhoodcenter
Neighborhood Center

Join us on Saturday, May 13th for the 2nd Annual University Park Golf Tournament!!    For more information and how to register, please click HERE !
 
Summer Enrichments at UPark!! Sign up   HERE !
 
Discovery Link 2017-2018 Registration
Current Families can register 4/17 - 4/28
New Families can register 5/8 - 5/12

Options for submitting 2017-2018 Discovery Link Registration:
  1. Bring registration paperwork to UPark at these days & times ONLY 
    • Mondays 4pm - 6pm
    • Tuesdays 4pm - 6pm
    • Thursdays 8am - 10am
  2. Bring registration paperwork to:  1617 S. Acoma St., weekdays 8am - 4pm
  3. Email registration paperwork to:  discovery_link@dpsk12.org 
If you have any questions, please contact Jesse.
silentauction
Silent Auction 

Auction, Auction, Auction!

Don't forget - online bidding ends tonight!  Bidding close times are staggered between 9:00pm and 9:45pm to ensure you win those items you REALLY want!  B idding can get fierce at the very end!  

You can find the online auction HERE

Tickets for the live event are still available online HERE  and will also be available at the door. The live event  features items NOT available online such as Parent Hosted Experiences/Parties, Teacher E xperiences, Student Art Projects, Donated Art, as well as fun games of chance, and the  opportunity to explore the Gold Club above Magness Arena at DU.   Come join  parents and community members to enjoy a fun evening while supporting our school! 

The live  event bidding on Friday, April 21st will end at 9:45pm.  You are invited to join us after the  auction for a post-party gathering at The Pioneer Bar located at 2401 S.  University Blvd.  Chips and salsa will be provided by The Pioneer.

Monday, April 24th, 3-6pm:  Auction items bought online are available for pick up at UPark, Room 107.  If you are picking items up after 4pm, park in the staff lot and go to door 5.  We will have all your items bagged and ready to go!

Thanks for supporting our wonderful school and making our community stronger!
restaurantnight
Restaurant Night - TONIGHT
Thursday, April 20th from 5-8pm

Potbelly Sandwich Shop
2720 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, 80222
University Hills,  (303) 974-6261

Potbelly will donate 25% of all sales to UPark!
earthday
Earth Day Celebration
Tomorrow - April 21st, 8:15 - 8:45am

Green Team welcomes the UPark Community to the playground tomorrow, Friday April 21st, from 8:15- 8:45! C reate chalk and "green" leaf promises to care for our earth and our school grounds.  Check out our new c ompost tumbler!  During the day, students are encouraged to add green ideas to the "Green Tree" located outside the auditorium.

Our students have created a Google Slideshow titled, "Earth Day ALL Day at UPark".  Watch it HERE.

Green Team Survey
UPark Families and Students, please answer questions from our Student Green Team to help make UPark a greater, greener place!  Click HERE for the survey.

fifthgrade
5th Grade Project

In keeping with tradition, our 5th graders will sell snacks after school.   The purpose is to raise money and purchase a legacy gift for UPark. This gift will represent a Culture of Kindness.   We will sell a variety of delicious snacks on the playground.  So, please stop by for a snack and support our 5th graders!  We  will continue daily sales as the weather cooperates.  We thank you for all your support!
recycling
Recycling Drive - Shoes
April 17 - May 17

Red Apple Recycling (the little red house by the staff parking lot) is holding a spring recycling drive.  They are focusing this drive on SHOES.

Over 300 million children around the world are without shoes.  Red Apple Recycling will collect shoes and send them to countries in need, such as Chile, Guatemala, Kenya and Mexico.

Drop your shoes off at the "little red house" April 17 - May 17.  You will be helping a great cause while supporting UPark.  Red Apple Recycling gives a percentage donated back to UPark!   This FLYER contains more information.  Thank you!
nurse
School Nurse Reminder

If your child's immunization paperwork needs to be updated, please turn this in to the nurse.  For any questions, contact Antoinette by EMAIL.  Thank you!

parentforum
Superintendent Parent Forum
May 2nd

DPS invites families to the Superintendent Parent Forum and ELA-DAC from 9:15-11:15am on May 2nd at the PPA Event Center located at 2105 Decatur St.  The topic for this forum is "Closing the Opportunity Gap."
 
DPS is committed to eliminating opportunity gaps and improving student literacy and graduation rates.  Academic success strategies for ALL students, including those with diverse cultural and language backgrounds, and those with learning differences will be discussed.
 
Since this is the last Superintendent Forum of the year, DPS Family Leadership Awards will be celebrated.
 
If you would like to attend, please register HERE
 
For more information, visit the website, email or call ( 720) 423-3135.
 
upcc
University Park Community Council

Our school is located in a neighborhood with a very active neighborhood association, The University Park Community Council (UPCC).

UPCC is working with Denver Transportation and Mobility to pinpoint areas of safety concern and areas of safety excellence.  If you have experienced a close call, noticed troublesome areas for pedestrians and bicyclists, or an unsafe intersection, please let Denver Vision Zero know HERE by April 30th.  

Let's keep areas around UPark safe for walking and bicycling, thank you!

cakes
Free Cake!

"Nothing Bundt Cakes" is providing dessert for the UPark Silent Auction.  They have been great supporters of UPark and are offering our community a free bundlet.  Bring this FLYER in to pick up your free cake.  

Nothing Bundt Cakes is located at  1685 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite #Q3
bandcamp
Band Camp

If you want to join band next year, learn a new instrument over the summer or keep growing your skills, this is your chance!  Please visit the Big As Life Website for contact Christmas for more information.
staffingupdates
Staffing Updates

We have hired three teachers for the 2017-18 school year.  Please welcome them as they join the UPark Team!

Tyler Joyce will join our Kindergarten Team.  He is currently finishing his fourth year teaching in Columbus, OH.

Rachael Kaplan will join our 2nd Grade Team.  She is currently finishing her student teaching here at UPark. 

Dana Jackett will join our 3rd Grade Team.  Dana currently teaches 3rd Grade at Grant Ranch (in DPS). 

calendars   
University Park Elementary Calendar

3 ways to access calendar information! Go to the University Park Website,  click on the CALENDAR ICON, or look below!  
  
*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).
wizard
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:  Gavan Littman, Marie Garcia, Shreyas Rao, Ariel Adame, Giovanna Golan, Amir Williams, Grayson Johnson, Sully LeClaire, Bailey Hodas, Everett White, Henry Ford, Dawensley Hornak, Jacob White, Presley Finley, Brady Kuehn, Maisie Miller, Joseph Moreno Tobin, Aquoia Mosteller, Anderson Gray, Ineyah Palos, Finola White, Ben Bignell, and Jacob Chase-Cho.



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.