Table of Contents 

Book Fair
Neighborhood Center
Wizard Hats
Silent Auction
Yearbook Orders




Principal Update

Testing season is quickly approaching and I want to make sure our 3rd-5th grade students have multiple opportunities to prepare for the new PARCC test. Click here for information, practice tests and more. Please keep in mind the weeks of March 9th and March 16th when scheduling appointments and vacations as all students are expected to be present during testing. Also, please remember that students cannot be dropped off earlier than 8:40am (8:30am for breakfast at door 15) unless they are in Band, Spanish, or Kaleidoscope.  Pick up time is 3:45pm unless a student is staying for Enrichment or Kaleidoscope. Prompt arrival, not only on the testing dates, will make for a stronger daily educational experience for your child.



Grant Varveris

Team UPark




*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).




Silent Auction Needs Your Donation
A Silent Auction tradition and BIG sellers every year are our Grade-Level Themed Baskets!  Each grade looks to UPark families to contribute to a themed basket.   The baskets are part of our Live Auction Event, and we need your help to keep this tradition a continued success.  Please consider contributing.  Deadline for donations is Friday, February 27th and donations can be dropped off in the office.

Kindergarten Basket (Family Game Night)
1st Grade Basket (Cooking with Your Kids)
2nd Grade Basket (Crazy for Sports)
3rd Grade Basket (Arts & Crafts)
4th Grade Basket (Night on the Town)
5th Grade Basket (Home & Garden)

Questions? Learn more about the Silent Auction here.


Buy tickets here for the Live Auction Party on March 5th.


**The online auction starts next Wednesday at 5pm. Get ready to shop and support your school! Look for an email next Wednesday with all the information you need to start bidding!




Our spring 2015 Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read to school. It's a wonderful selection of engaging a­nd affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child's reading habits.


Book Fair dates: February 23, 2015 - February 27, 2015

Shopping hours: 8:00am - 8:55am and 4:00pm - 5:00pm all week (Monday - Friday)

Location: Library


And if you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair.  Our online Fair is available from 02/20/2015 to 02/28/2015. We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases will benefit our school.  


Order Your Yearbooks Today!

If you haven't ordered yearbooks yet, order forms are in the in the office or you can print one here.  Yearbooks are $15. PLEASE MAKE YOUR CHECK OUT TO UPARK PTA.  The yearbook signing party is Friday, May 29th at the end of the school day (also Field Day!).  Pre-Paid yearbooks are distributed that morning.  Any yearbooks left after the pre-sale will be available for sale during the yearbook signing.  Don't forget this wonderful memory of your child's year at UPark elementary! 



University Park Elementary

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



Registration for Free and Paid enrichment programs start Thursday, March 5  through the U Park Newsletter.

  • Girl Scouts will be in Room 114 on 2/23
  • Mindspark will be in Room 114 on 2/24
  • Club Inventions will be in Room 113 on 2/25
  • No French 3/3


 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 PARCC: Performance Based Assessment(Literacy and Math) 3rd - 5th grades March 9th- March 27th 2015

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:  Maya Bartelt, Lucinda Noble, Ivy Beker, Sophia Cho, Gregory Allen, Jules Cohn, Anna Muilenburg, Eve Robinson, Zack Morrow, Brody Cochran, Alex Locia-Anota, Samantha Engleby, Gabrielle Panella, Ronnie Tucker, Nona Slevin, Mary Jan Murphy, Bailey Hodas, Malak El Alwi, Kali Hoeksema-Walker, Bella McKay, Reese Billingsley, Preston Brooks, Josh Elmer, Michael Mifflin-Chavez, Finola White




Parents & Families Can Learn How to Help Their Child Get to College: Parents are invited to attend a free visit to the University of Denver (DU) as part of the Educational and Cultural Visit program on Friday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. This program will let parents see the campus, learn about DU's services, the admissions process and how to help their student reach their goal of attending college. To learn more, click here. For more information, please contact Daniel Houser at 720-423-2278 or