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Random Acts of Kindness Week
February 13-17

UPark supports kindness in our school.  To show this, we will have a week dedicated to Random Acts of Kindness.  HERE are some Random Acts of Kindness examples.

Monday, February 13:    Compliment Day 
Find the "Compliment Wall" and leave someone a nice note!

Tuesday, February 14:  Thank You Note Day
Write someone a thank you note.

Wednesday, February 15: High Five Day
See someone going above and beyond? Give them a high five to thank them for their kindness!

Thursday, February 16: Positive Notes Day
Be on the lookout for positive notes and pictures around the school.

Friday, February 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day
What can YOU do to put a smile on someone's face?

We hope these activities will continue to grow kindness in our community.

Thank you,
UPark Student Council

Family Math Pizza Dinner Night 
TONIGHT - 5:00-7:00 (New Time)
Join us for a free pizza dinner in the cafeteria from 5:00-5:30 BEFORE math night!!!  Thank you PTA!!
Please RSVP in this FORM.  
The schedule, list of activities and presentations is listed HERE.  We look forward to seeing you!


Be our Valentine!  Join us Tuesday, February 14th at 9:15am in the Art Room for our PTA Meeting !  In addition to hearing about what's going on at UPark,
we'll have free coffee, and maybe a Valentine's Day treat!
Remember, you do not have to be a current member to join us for PTA meetings.

Don't forget to reload and use your King Soopers Grocery Cards !  We are
halfway to our goal of raising $12,000 through the King Soopers Grocery Card
Program.  We need your help to make our goal.  PLEASE remember to reload your card before checking out.  You can also use your King Soopers card to buy gas at King Soopers, City Market and Loaf and Jug gas stations.  This is the easiest way to give  back to UPark's fundraising efforts to keep our class sizes low!  Send us an email if you don't have a King Soopers Card or need a new one.

Spring Enrichment Registration will go live on Tuesday, February 21st @ 10 AM.  For a list of classes, visit the o nline Spring Enrichment Catalog  HERE .

Spring Enrichments  begin on Monday, March 6th.

Winter Enrichment Classes that End Early:
Enrichment                        Last Class
Yoga (T)                              1/31
Pottery                                 2/6
Yoga (R)                              2/9


UPark Summer Camp Enrichment Information and Registration!  
Summer camp dates are June 5-9th  and June 12-16th.

Need information or have questions?  Please contact Jesse.

Restaurant Night

Take a night off from cooking and support UPark! 

Thursday, February 16th, 5-9pm

Panda Express on Broadway & Cornell
2990 S. Broadway, Englewood 80113
Click HERE for a flyer.  
20% of sales will go to UPark!  

Wellness Party Reminder

UPark encourages celebrations, keeping in mind healthy foods.  We care about our children's health! 

When having class parties, we ask for foods and beverages that benefit our students' ability to learn as well as their overall well-being.  Consider providing fruit/veggie trays with yogurt dip or cheese trays while keeping sweets in moderation.  Feel free to contact your teacher or room parent if you have any questions or would like to bring in food to share.  

Thank you for promoting wellness at UPark!

Staffing Updates for 2017-2018

We have several teachers retiring this year.  We congratulate them on reaching this milestone!

Our goal is to hire new teachers for these open positions before spring break.  As hiring decisions are made, we will be sure to share all information with you.

Staffing Changes and Updates:
Cara Havenar will be a full time Kindergarten Teacher
Kari Hale will be a full time Kindergarten Teacher
Mallory Moss will move to 1st Grade
Kindergarten - TBD
2nd Grade - TBD
4th Grade - TBD
Green Team

Waste FREE Wednesday Lunch

UPark's Student Green Team is working hard to reduce "landfill" trash!  Please help by packing lunch with washable, reusable or compostable containers on Wednesdays or once a week.  

Our lunchroom has a compost can for food scraps and napkins.  We hope to avoid using plastic baggies and wrappers.   UPark students have seen sample Waste Free Lunchboxes.  Here is a   PICTURE  showing how to pack a Waste Free Lunchbox.

Thank you for being "GREEN".

DU Basketball Night

DU Basketball Night  (Pioneers vs. Western Illinois)   Please join us in support of the UPark Band Program as our students perform with the DU Pep Band on February 22nd at 7 p.m.  Our students will be joining forces with Slavens K-8 and Most Precious Blood Catholic School bands. Fundraising for each school will be kept separate.
Please fill out the attached ticket order FORM and bring it to the front office to purchase tickets.  Tickets are $12 and purchases will help us raise funds for scholarships and growing our band program.  
Invite friends and family for a fun night of basketball and music!  Please contact Christmas with any questions.
School Budgeting 2017-2018

It's not always easy to explain how schools get money and spend money in DPS. Here are some resources from the central office.
This 2-page handout contains basic and detailed budget information.

This 3 minute animated video walks through how funds follow students, how those funds may vary based on student status, how student enrollment plays into the process and more.

Support the Whole Child

TONIGHT - Thursday, February 9th  
See attached in English, Español, Francais, and  Arabic

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).