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From the Student Council

Dear Parents/Guardians of UPark Students,
 
Every month Student Council will put together a newsletter informing families of events and activities. To begin, in the month of November we put together a spirit week. Thank you to everybody who participated and we look forward to planning more spirit weeks in the future. We also planned a tolerance activity for fifth grade during lunch. Students and teachers sat at different lunch tables and the purpose of this activity was for students to meet new people and step out of their comfort zone. We are looking forward to doing this for every grade as the year goes on. Finally, in the month of December, we are going to work on planning a winter clothing drive that will take place in January.
 
Thank you,
 
UPark Student Council


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


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PTA News

Please join us next Tuesday, December 13th at 9:15am in the Art Room for our last meeting of the calendar year. We promise to keep it short and sweet with hot chocolate, coffee, and pastries! Hope to see you there.

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Art Night Volunteers Needed!

Art Night at University Park will be held in the gym on Thursday, January 26th from 5:30 to 7:00.  We will have a wide variety of fun hands-on activities for kids of all ages, including collage, 3-D constructions, shrink film creations and fingerprint art!  Please contact Carol Redmond or stop by the art room if you would like to help with preparing materials or staffing the event.  We're looking forward to a great evening of inspiration and creativity again this year!

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Restaurant Night

Eat at Next Door-Glendale  (658 S. Colorado Blvd) on  Monday, December 19th from 5:00pm-9:00pm and they'll give 50% of sales to support UPark! Make sure to mention UPark to your server when you dine . Click here for more details.  

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Spare a Gift Card for the UPark Auction?

The UPark Auction is not until next spring but planning is already in the works and you can help now! When purchasing gift cards for your friends and loved ones this holiday season, please consider picking up an extra card of any amount to donate to the silent auction. Cards can be left in the front office. Thank you in advance!

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Drop Off & Pick Up Safety: Champion the Effort
 
Drop off and pick up safety in and around the school is of the utmost importance to the entire UPark community. We are looking for someone to be a representative of the school and work with the University Park Community Council (UPCC), the City of Denver, our immediate school community and nearby residents to look at safer ways to approach this topic and be a voice/representative of the school when/if the City has
plans to make changes to our immediate area. If interested, email andvrc@aol.com.

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Recycled Ornament Challenge

The Student Green Team challenges the UPark community to create winter decorations using only recycled materials!

Through December, students may hang 1 ornament made with recyclables in the lobby outside the main office. Students should write their name and room number on the ornament and on the grade level list next to the tree, then hang the ornament in their grade level area of the tree, Kindergarten through 5th.  Weather permitting, the "Maker" Cart will also be a place to create a decoration with recyclable. Student Green Team members will judge ornaments and give out prizes for each grade level.

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UPark school tours have started!

Let your friends and neighbors know that if they would like to learn more about this amazing little school they just need to sign up for a tour. See below for tour dates and times. Call the main office at 720-424-3410 to RSVP.
  • Friday, December, 9th - 9:15am and 2:30 pm
  • Saturday, January 7th - Open House...stop by between 9 and 11
  • Friday, January 13th - 9:15am and 2:30 pm
  • Friday, January 20th - 9:15am and 2:30 pm
  • Friday, January 27th - 9:15am and 2:30 pm
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KidStage and After School Art both start this Friday, December 9th.

Please contact Jesse Broadfoot with questions. 
 

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University Park Elementary Calendar

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

  

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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: Delaney Muilenberg, Olivia Babbitt, Claire Robinson, Kyle Gutierrez-Carrasco, Wesley Tyner, Albert Rees, Fiona McCaughey, Miles Noble, Raffa Akbar, Abby Keshena, Kaden Frank, Akira Nieft, William Bollmann, Declan Todd, Denis Zlatanov, Evan Carmichael, Logan Shirey, Kyra Hornung Standell, Mateo Gochman-Moreno, Landon Metzger, Lilah Brant, Shreyas Rao, Olive Davis, Nate Bolinske, Jacob White, Calvin Davidson, Preslie Holmes, Cooper Morton.



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).