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Personalized Learning Movie Night Tonight!

Please join us today, February 22nd at 5:30 for a screening and discussion of award-winning education documentary  Most Likely to Succeed. Free babysitting will be provided for up to 30 current UPark students. Click here for more information.

Thank you,

Team UPark

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

PTA News

UPark Auction Class Baskets: Please Donate        
This year each grade will sponsor a themed basket to auction at the live event for the 2018 Auction. Each grade has already voted on a theme, and examples include Arts and Crafts, Movie Night, Weird Science, etc. However, to make these baskets possible, we need cash donations and/or specific items purchased from our Amazon Smile Wish Lists.
If you would like to contribute, please place cash or a check (made payable to University Park Elementary PTA) in an envelope and send it in your child's Thursday folder or drop it off at the front office. Please write "Class Baskets" and your child's grade on the front of the envelope. If you would prefer to purchase a specific item from our Amazon Smile Wish Lists, please stay tuned for more information from your Room Parent.   
If you have any questions, please email Julia Layton at auction@uparkelementary.orgThe deadline to contribute to the Class Baskets is March 5, 2018. Thank you for your support! 

King Soopers Grocery Cards  
We are on track to make our 2017-2018 fundraising goal of $11,000 by the end of June, but we need your help to make that goal happen! Don't forget to keep reloading your cards through the end of the school year and if you need a new card, please request one HERE. Thanks for your support!

February Safety Update 

All schools in the Denver Public School District write and update a plan each school year that outlines what to do in the event of an emergency. Please find the plan for University Park here. This month we have also completed 1 fire drill, 2 lockdown drills, and our annual student fire safety training presentations.

School Tours

UPark school tours for prospective families are almost over! See below for our last scheduled tour date. Please let your friends know to RSVP by calling the main office at 720-424-3410.
  • February 23rd- 9:15am and 2:30pm
Restaurant Night - The Rosedale Tavern

Skip the kitchen and eat at Rosedale ( 1135 E. Evans Ave.) anytime on Thursday, March 1st and they'll donate 15% of all food sales to UPark. Please be sure to mention UPark to ensure donation! Click here for more information. 

Merrill Middle School Keynote Speaker

Kim Bevill, a highly respected Keynote Speaker  from Gray Matters, will be coming to Merrill Middle School on Wednesday  2/28/18 from 6:00 - 7:30.  Kim trains educators and parents on the applicable neuroscience and the  instructional strategies that work for anyone with a brain! She will be highlighting  the following topics and will provide strategies for parents, teachers and kids to get  the most out of our amazing brains:
  • Relationships and Academic Achievement
  • Health & Wellness/Stress and the impact on Academic Performance
  • Happiness & Gratitude - How and Why It Improves Academic Behavior
Parents, Kids and Teachers are all invited for this free event! We encourage you to  bring a $5 or $10 gift card (e.g. Starbucks, Chipotle, Target) per attendee as a
donation towards the "Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies" Program at

2018 UPark Spring Enrichments:
-Spring Session starts 2/26 (with the exception of Girls on the Run and Skate Boarding, both start the week of 3/5)
-Please click here for all things enrichment.
-Please remember to pick your students up outside on the blacktop for after school enrichments. Do not walk thru the building.
-If your student is going to be absent from an enrichment class, please contact Jesse.
Second Annual UPark Health, Wellness, & Art Fair:
When: Wednesday, March 21st from 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Where: Behind the school on the blacktop (Gym for poor weather)
Summer 2018 Camps:
The Ultimate Summer Enrichment Camp at C3
Do you love after school Enrichments!? Take a look at our single subject a la carte Enrichment Camp. Sign up for one to four blocks, featuring your favorite enrichment providers!
Week 1: 6/4 - 6/8, Week 2: 6/11 - 6/15, Week 3: 6/18 - 6/22, Week 4: 6/25 - 6/29
Daily Camp Hours: 8:15am - 4:15pm
To access the Online Course Catalog please click here.
To register please click here
For Discovery Link Summer Camp information please click here.
Questions? Please contact Jesse.
University Park Elementary Calendar

Click on the calendar icon to the right, look below, or visit the University Park Website to access calendar information!

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: Tyler Dolan, Declan Todd, Chaim-Avraham Mehrenberg, Remy MacDonald, Cameron Lewis, Bailey Hodas, Bauer Bodhaine, Lara Olsthoorn, Lily Baker, Ruby Dokken, Nicoletta Leathers, Yassmine Birouk, Bristol Betts, Elsie Chen, Abel Long-Pearlman, Vidalia Dobbins, Doro Wilcox, Rowan Schneider, Sadie Austin, Sabina Bower, Luca Inghilterra, Rafael Jewell Ben Ari, Cash Kristie, Kyle Kojima, Zain Arafin, Beau Kroger, Jimena Perez, Dean Frenkel.

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).