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The UPark Book Fair starts soon!
Buying books at our Spring Book Fair is a great way to build your child's library at home. A percentage of every purchase made at the Book Fair goes directly to our school to help improve our Library and classrooms. Come shop for books in the UPark Library (see the schedule below)  or shop at our online Book Fair here from February 13th - 28th. You can also find the online Book Fair link on our UPark App!

When: February 22nd - 26th
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
            Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Where: UPark Library

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

BALM
Big as Life Music Summer Band Camp

The Big as Life Music (BALM) Summer Band Camp registration is open!   These are action and music packed, all day  (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)  week-long camps that are open to incoming 4th-8th grade students. Both beginning and advanced students are welcome!  No experience needed for beginners.
 
We always have a fantastic time learning and playing our instruments. Each day, we have water balloon fights, art projects, do our own research, rehearse and enjoy guest musical performances. This is a great way to keep your child playing through the summer or to get an early start for band next year.  I encourage you to sign-up soon, as all camps filled up quickly last year.
 
The 2016 BALM Summer Camps are:
June 6-10: Rock Band Camp
June 20-24: World Music Camp -Peru and South Africa
June 27-July 1: American Folk Music Camp
July 11- 15: Tyrannical Tunesters- Composition Camp
 
Go to BigasLifeMusic.com to discover the fun things your child could be learning this summer and to register! Click here for the summer camp flyer.
 
Please contact Christmas Gainsbrugh with any questions.

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Would You Like to Make a Difference at UPark on February 27?  

Hello Friends & Neighbors of University Park! Your community council is teaming up with Project Helping to offer residents the opportunity to help make a difference in the neighborhood in 2016. Our first project will start at University Park Elementary School, who needs our help to paint 10 classrooms and provide some TLC in the school. We are seeking 50 volunteers to help us on Saturday, 2/27/16 from approximately 9am - 1 pm. Bring your family, friends & anyone who likes to paint. And if you can't join us, please consider a small donation to help us raise the $1,200 for paint & supplies.  Click here for more details and to sign-up. THANK YOU!

Emergency
UPark Emergency Preparedness
 
We know that school safety is always on people's minds, especially with all of the activities that have been in the news lately.  We want to assure families that we are cognizant of this concern and wanted to let you know what we have in place here at University Park.
 
Every school in DPS is required to practice drills on a regular basis.  We practice fire drills monthly and shelter in place and lock down drills several times a semester. These are all done in cooperation with the Denver Public Schools emergency team.  Here at University Park, our crisis team is in place and meets regularly to review safety procedures, roles, and protocols.  We remain vigilant about visitors in the building and continue to make sure our doors are locked and secure. In the case of a major emergency, DPS central office will contact families regarding the situation and next steps. For more information on Emergency Preparedness, click here.
 
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Grant Varveris

Neighborhood

Registration for Spring Session Clubs (3/11-5/23) is open! To register please click here.

For the online Spring course catalog please click here.
 
Registration for Girls on the Run is also open. Please contact agarfinkel.AG@gmail.com for information on registration.
 
Added After School Club:
 
Tuesday
Pioneers Power Play! 
 
Does your student want extra help with Math? Reading? Writing? Give them some time on the Pioneers Power Play! This 6 week tutoring session will offer up to 9 student teachers per class from Denver University! The DU student teachers will help students with homework, subject specific worksheets, and educational games.
 
If you're interested in signing your student up, email jesse_broadfoot@dpsk12.org . Please indicate in the email: student's name, grade, and subject(s) they want to work on.     
 
 
ATTENTION EUREKUS PARENTS:
Eurekus will not meet on Thursday 2/18. The make-up date will be Thursday 3/3.
 


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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: James Merkle, Olivia Harris, Yassmine Birouk, Sarah Shigio, Evan Petrucelli, Sidney O'Connor, Mason Baldwin, Giovanna Golan, Jacob White, Khrystyanna Pickett, Natalie Rusin, Preston Brooks, Bejamin Blackmun, Finola White, Isis De La Cruz, Estrella Matuto-Villatoro, Ruby Yang, Hannah Shigio, Declan Todd, Lucas Brown, Waker Baldwin, Benjamin Slater, Phoenix Kephart, Raged Kreiba.

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).