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Personalized Learning Night
Most Likely to Succeed Screening

University Park invites you to a special screening of  MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED

Thursday, January 19
  • 5:30 SCREENING
  • 7:00 QA/Discussion

Free babysitting for current UPark students (up to 30 children)

Kindly RSVP at  EventbriteClick  here  for more details. 

Grant Varveris
Team UPark

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

January 17th - 27th
Donate your gently used winter coats for a Denver homeless shelter. Drop off your coats in the donation boxes near the main office.
We are donating the coats to the Family Motel in Denver. This is a temporary home for families in need.
All size coats will benefit a child or an adult in need.
Thank you! We hope you can donate! Please contact Allie McMahon with questions. 
- UPark Student Council Members 

Six Art Night Volunteers Still Needed!

Come out and help us provide a fun evening of creativity and excitement for our kids on Thursday, January 26th from 5:30 to 7:00.  Volunteers are still needed to guide students as they create hanging sculptures, finger print art, collage greeting cards, watercolor paintings and more. Please contact Carol Redmond if you'd like to volunteer to help at this fun annual event at UPark.

UPark Crayola ColorCycle Program

We're excited to tell you about a very special program we are coordinating at our school in conjunction with Crayola. It's called Crayola ColorCycle - an amazing new program devised to turn used markers into energy!
All around University Park students and teachers will collect used markers that are ready to be discarded. The markers are then sent to a facility and converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more! 
Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house - even non-Crayola brands. Drop-off bags will be located around the school for your child to deposit the markers.
Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of parents like you across the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.  Remember, don't throw out that used marker-ColorCycle it! Learn more at
Evan Petrucelli - 5th Grade
Britany Rivas Pinedo - 5th Grade

How Denver Schools Get and Spend Money

Every school year, our school leaders and educators have the incredible mission of guiding students toward success. Just as we know every student and school community is unique, every school's budget looks a little different, too.

Denver Public Schools have the freedom to craft budgets and programs in a way they see best for their unique community.

So, how do schools get money -- and spend money -- in DPS? Put simply: Money follows students, no matter which school they attend.

Click here to watch DPS' How Denver Schools Get and Spend Money video for more information.

Adopt-A-Family Thank You!

Dear University Park Community,

 A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 Adopt-A-Family Program! The support of our community was amazing! Twelve families were provided for this holiday season. The generosity of our community overwhelms me every year!

Thank you,
Barbara Lamana, LCSW
University Park School Social Worker

UPark Green Team

Congratulations to the WINNERS of the 2016 Recycled Ornament Challenge!

Patrick M (116 K, not pictured), Railey (102 1st Grade), Tyler and Lifko (114, 2nd Grade) and Laudya (218, 4th grade). Each received a Larkburger meal gift certificate. We hope to see more reusing materials and ornaments in 2017. Thank you, UPark Students and Families who participated!

The Student Green Team meets this Friday, Jan. 13 and each 2nd Friday of the month at 8:15 in room 116. We are open to a minimum of 2 students per classroom as well as UPark adult volunteers. Contact Ms. Cardenas  if you are interested. 

UPark school tours are in progress!

Let your friends and neighbors know that if they would like to learn more about this amazing little school they just need to sign up for a tour. See below for tour dates and times. Call the main office at 720-424-3410 to RSVP.
  • Friday, January 13th - 9:15am and 2:30 pm
  • Friday, January 20th - 9:15am and 2:30 pm
  • Friday, January 27th - 9:15am and 2:30 pm

Discovery Day @ UPark!
When: Friday February, 3rd
What: Day Camp from 7am to 5:30pm
Interested in registering your child/children? Please click here.

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: Kai Smith, Andy Smith, Alex Locia-Anota, Nona Slevin, Julian LeClaire, Spencer Posey, Elaf Alsaaid, Lifko Cuyul, James Merkle, Olivia Babbitt, Alex Inghilterra, Kate Hauhuth, Laudya Mikayla, Mateo Gochman-Moreno, Nate Holloway, Ibrahim Alsaaid, Elena Galemba, Olivia Jones, Max Henze, Eliza Helgerson-Rahn, Amelia Babbitt, Mira DeZeeuw Spencer, Austen Ford, Julia Garfinkel, Grayson Carmichael, Chris Trujillo, Adam Johnson, Sullivan LeClaire, Kaden Frank, William Bollmann.

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).