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Green Team
Neighborhood Center
Room Parents
Home Tour
Wizard Hats




Principal Update


  • Summer Camp registration is now open!  Click here for details.  If you have questions, please email Omid Amini or call him at 303-241-7938.
  • The 31st Annual Shakespeare Festival for 5th graders is Friday!  The DPS Shakespeare Festival is the oldest and largest student Shakespeare festival in the country. The festival includes thousands of students and teachers from schools all across the region.  We wish all of our acts much success!
  • UPark will  be on The Barry and Larry Show on KHOW (630 AM) between 8 and 9 am Saturday to discuss the Home Tour and how it helps UPark. 



Grant Varveris

Team UPark



  • Respond to Deanne Afman as soon as possible with your child's name and current grade if you will NOT be attending UPark for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Registration dates for the 2015-16 school year will be Thursday, August 13th 11am-7pm and Friday, August 14th 7am-3pm.  Click here for the 2015-16 school calendar.



Our final PTA meeting of the school year has been moved to right after drop-off (9:05 am) on Thursday, May 7 in the lunchroom.  We will review this year's budget and needs for next year.  If you are curious about what the PTA does or how you could be involved, this would be a great meeting to attend!




Home Tour

Can you give us 2 hours of your time?  We still have over 30 spots open and all that is needed is a 2-hr commitment to help monitor one of the 5 homes gracious homeowners in our UPark Neighborhood are opening up to the public for this event.  If you volunteer, your ticket to go on the tour is only $10 AND you get to come to the Kick-Off Party on Friday, May 1st. 




We also need baked goods for the bake sale.  Sign up here for your bake sale items.


The other ways you can help make this event a big success are:

  • Buy tickets!  They are on sale in the office or here.  $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the tour.  
  • Come to the school on May 3rd and visit the local home and garden market, food trucks, bake sale and lemonade stand.  See a sneak peek of our vendors here.
  • Pass it on! Encourage your family and friends to come out and support the school.


Green Team

Parents: Be part of "GREENING"  UPark!

UPark is fortunate to have a third year of funding from for 2015-16, which supports our Student Green Team and ongoing waste reduction projects.  The Student Green Team is currently responsible for composting and recycling in the cafeteria and classrooms, as well as Waste Free Wednesdays and other projects to protect the environment.  We need a new team of adults to collaborate with Ms. Cardenas (staff sponsor) in the upcoming school year. We meet and organize each month.  Please contact Judy Cardenas  for more information.  

Room Parents

Have you thought about volunteering as your child's room parent? If you are interested in being a Room Parent for the 2015-2016 school year or have questions, please contact Sharon Rusin or call her at (303) 523-2671.



It's not too late!! Order your yearbook today!
Order forms are in the office or you can print one here and return it to the office.


University Park Elementary

The place where students are inspired, engaged, and having fun!


Interested in UPark Summer Camp?


Check out our summer camps here and click here to register!


As a reminder, please email if your student is not going to attend an enrichment course on their regularly scheduled day. DO NOT call the school office.



Questions?  Contact Omid Amini or 303-241-7938.

University Park Elementary Calendar

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

Important dates: 

CMAS Science and Social Studies: 4th and 5th April 14th - May 1st 2015

CMAS PARCC: End of Year Assessment(Literacy and Math) 3rd - 5th grades April 27th - May 22nd 2015

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:  Jake Nederveld, Diesel Montoya, Aeda Keranovic, Ahmed Saleh, Molly Hallam, Julia Treusein, Nasier Muhammad-Timm, Sam McPherson, Maya Saad-Masri, John Dolson, Egan Morgan-Rooks, Mieke Waanders, Lorenzo Mitchell, Elizabeth Sliter, Julian Le Claire, Luck Combs, Evelyn Lillyblad, Jacob Chase-Cho, Yilin Song, Nate Bolinske, Kenny Dityman, Delaney Muilenburg, Jaiden Lewis, Grace McFarland, Tyler Dolan, Dax Johnson, Andrew Keenan, Isabella Cardoza, Sarah Saad-Masri, Lucy Zhing, Guess Rivera, Kaden Frank, James Mason, Nathaniel Holloway, Johnny Neuhalfen, Oshen Allen and Rowan Mitchell




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).