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The University Park community council is teaming up with Project Helping to offer individuals the opportunity to help make a difference in the neighborhood. Volunteers will paint 10 classrooms and help provide some TLC at our school. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, 2/27/16 from approximately 9am - 1 pm. Bring your family, friends & anyone who likes to paint. 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!

Team UPark

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


Thank you to those who attended last week's meeting.  You can see the minutes  HERE.  Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 8 at 9:05 am in the art room, and we will be voting on next year's PTA board.  Remember that you must be a PTA member to vote or be nominated for a board position.  If you'd still like to join, you can do so HERE.  Members will be receiving information on the nominees via email prior to the meeting.

UPark Book Fair

Books make everything groovy! Want to help your child get in the groove of reading? Come to our "Feelin Groovy" Spring Book Fair. Did you know, according to the U.S. Department of Education, students who read more and for fun have higher reading scores? A percentage of every purchase made at the Book Fair goes directly to our school to help improve our Library and classrooms. Come get in the groove at our Spring Book Fair! 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

Restaurant Night 

Eat at Panera (2466 S. Colorado Blvd.) on Thursday, February 25th from 4:00PM to 8:00 PM and they'll give money back to UPark. Click  here   to see the flyer for details. Make sure to mention UPark at checkout!   

Jump Rope For Heart News!!!

We are off to a great start with fundraising. Our goal of $16,000 is already half way met with over $9,000 raised in just one week. What an amazing accomplishment! All fundraising donations will be collected on the day of the event.  Thank you for being a heart hero!
Event Info:  Jump Rope for Heart Day
When:         March 1-4th during PE class
Location:    the gym
Volunteers are still needed. Please watch for the sign up genius soon to come!

New Prizes:
We are excited to partner with and have the support of the Denver Nuggets ag ain  this   year!  For any student or staff member that raises $50+, they get a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE ticket to one of three  Springtime Nuggets games. See flyer here for more details.

Earn a Pawtastic collar for Milo by raising $150 and sending 10 emails!!

Every student who raises $150 AND goes online ( and sends at least 10 emails will get a PAWTASTIC collar for their puppy (pictured be l ow).  Note: Emails must be sent through the website to be tracked for this
challenge.Students do not need to raise all $150 online, but if they reach a total of $150 we will track all sent emails through our system to reward them with the cute dog collar!
How To:
Step 1: Go to:
Step 2 : Sign in or Search for your school
Step 3: Click Join Team and create your
own Username and Password.
Step 4: Send at least 10 emails through
the website to your family and friends to
earn this PAWSOME collar! Emails are a
great way to share how to be heart
healthy with others! **emails must be sent
through to qualify**

Head Lice

Schools across the country encounter cases of head lice every year. University Park has seen several cases of head lice recently, and wanted to pass along some information to take a proactive approach Students should keep hats and coats in backpacks and not share personal items. Please see the below links for additional information.

Citywide Honor Band

Citywide Honor Band Students have a during school rehearsal this Friday, Feb. 19th from 10-4.  Buses will pick up at the school around 9:30 a.m. and return students around 5 p.m.  Click here for the district letter which has more details. Student families are responsible for notifying teachers and making up missed work.
The following Citywide Honor Band members are working very hard with world class conductors and representing our school with great pride: Vivian Kenney, Emma Carpenter, Wyatt Woessner, Olivia McDaniel, Gabriella Pappas, Julia Treusein, Grace Treusein, Laila Hilton, Morgan O'Keefe, Sophia Homburger, and Memphis Spencer.
The concert at North High School is on February 20th at 3:00 p.m.


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.
Attention Tuesday After School Club Parents
Due to snow days on 12/15 and 2/2 please see make up dates and times for Tuesday clubs below:
Challenge Island- 2/29 3:45-4:50, 3/1 3:45-4:50
Dance- 3/1 3:45-5:45 *Show from 5:20-5:45
3D Printing- 3/1 3:45-5:45
Chess- 3/1 3:45-5:30
French- 3/1 3:45-4:50

University Park Elementary Calendar

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


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: Shawn Franklin, Wynn Morris, Nicholas Buchenau, Edan Schutt, Michael Mifflin-Chavez, Olivia Jones, Ava Rogala, Mohamed Shukry, Lukas Daniels, Sidney Davis, Ainsley Blackwood, Evan Petrucelli, Olive Davis, Jacob White, Jayme Cairns, Adrianna Panella, Zia Jones, Isabella Figueroa, Hala Aljurbua, Liam Kovac, Rafan Dinata, Camden Willenborg. 

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).