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The University Park Community Council is teaming up with Project Helping to paint about 10 classrooms this Saturday, February 27th from 9:00-1:00 PM at University Park. If you would like information email Grant

Team UPark

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

Help the Girl Scouts Help UPark! 

UPark's own Girl Scout Troop #63006 is made up of 19 kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students from UPark whose hard work has already raised enough money to pay for a Denver Zoo assembly for all of UPark AND another local DPS school. In addition, they now want to generously donate the proceeds from their cookie sales to help the PTA purchase book bins for our library improvement project! They only have half the money they need for these bins, so they need to sell more cookies! If you're interested in buying some, you can do it  ONLINE  (send them to family and friends!) or in person next week (March 1-4), for 20 minutes before school and 20 minutes after school at the south end of the alley at Wesley. Boxes are $4. Questions or large orders, contact  Kristen Jackson .
Show Your School Spirit!
UPark beanies and socks are now available in the office.  Beanies are $20 and socks are $10.  Cash or checks made out to UPark PTA are accepted in the office.  This is not a fundraiser.  The PTA is passing these items along at cost so everyone has more opportunities to display their school spirit!

Restaurant Night Tonight!

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!   

Lost and Found

The UPark Lost and Found is full of misplaced items. If your student has lost a coat, lunch box, hat, water bottle, etc... please check out the lost and found, located in the lunchroom hallway. These items are usually donated at the end of each month, so come look soon!

What are you doing in April?  Mark your calendar now.

Mark your calendars for UPark's 2016 Auction which will take place in April and consist of two events:
  1. Online Silent Auction running April 15 - April 21, 2016
  2. Live Event Saturday, April 23, 2016
Both the online auction and live event are open to all of University Park and its surrounding community.  Start spreading the word. Participation in the online auction is free and tickets to the live event are a modest $30.  Learn more at:

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

UPark's Jump Rope for Heart Day is coming up and we need volunteers!! 
From March 1st through March 4th, each PE class will participate in jump roping at stations set up throughout the gym. Ms. Hartin needs our help to run these stations. Please consider coming in for a short shift or two. To pick your time preference, sign up here

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.


Registration for Spring Session Clubs (3/7-5/23) is open! To register please click here.

For the online Spring course catalog please click here.
Attention Parents:
All Payments for Spring Clubs are due by Friday February 26th @ 5PM. If you would like to pay by credit card, please call Jesse at (720) 424-3417. To pay by check, please make it out to DPS Community Education and drop it off in the front office.
12/15 & 2/2 Snow Day Make up Classes:
Challenge Island- 3/1, 3:45-5:45
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: Yassmine Birouk, Marlon Landy-Steward, Ella Jackson, Johnny Neuhalfen, Olive Davis, Clara Johnson, Zach Garfinkel, Anna Stokesbury, Adia Stoler, Jace Gustafson, Joey Roedel, Madeleine Blair, Adeshina Alassani, Ali Aljurbua, Gavan Littman, Evan Petrucelli, Carson Smith, Andy Smith, Kaydence Howell, Carmen Gong, Hannah Shigio, Drake Miller, Maitri Lazaroff, Phoebe Rogala, Maya Bartelt, Waker Baldwin, Ben Bignell. 

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).