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Table of Contents 



 Jump Rope for Heart


PJ Day
Silent Auction
Neighborhood Center
Wizard Hats



Principal Update:


State Assessment Testing Coming Soon!!  Our first round of testing for 3rd-5th graders will be the weeks of March 9th and March 16th.  Please keep these dates in mind when scheduling appointments and vacations as all students are expected to be present during testing.


Correction from last week:  We are happy to announce and welcome Brooke Bolinske, former PTA president, now part-time general paraprofessional.


Grant Varveris

Team UPark



PTA News:

Thank you to Mary Foster and Brian Dino from Common Sense Media for presenting Raising Media-Smart Kids on Tuesday and to Pablo Rivera and parent volunteers for Art Night on Wednesday!


The University Park Home Tour will be held on May 3, and we are looking for interesting, unique homes to feature.   If you or someone you know has a great home, please contact uparkhometour@gmail.com.  Also, if you own or work for a business that might like to sponsor or advertise with this event, we would love to hear from you!  



American Heart Association:

American Heart Association's fundraising event "Jump Rope for Heart" kicks off this week! A pledge envelope will be sent home in today's Thursday folder. Click here for the parent information letter. Students will receive their first prize once they turn in their duck coupon (worth a $5 donation). The duck prize will be available before school on the blacktop every morning next week (January 20-23). The following weeks leading up to the event, students can turn in their duck coupon in a marked envelope outside the Gym and will receive their prizes every Friday. The jump rope event will take place in PE classes February 18-20. Pledges can also be made online.  To create you child's online account, click here.  Let's beat last years raised amount of $9181!  Go Team UPark!!


Silent Auction Class Baskets:

The Silent Auction Committee is collecting items for each grade's class basket.  If you'd like to contribute to the your grade's class basket for this year's Silent Auction, please click the grade below.


*Auction is on Thursday, March 5th, 6-10pm at the University of Denver.



February 5th is PJ Day for University Park!  In exchange for bringing canned food or a $1 donation, students can wear their PJs to school! The donations support Denver's Road Home. The UPark Student Council is facilitating and organizing the canned food drive leading the efforts to help end homelessness in our University Park community.  We will be accepting canned food Monday, February 2-Friday, February 6th.   Click here to see how UPark will support Denver's Road Home. 



University Park Elementary

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


Classes have started except for one course.

  • Kids Stage starts 1/23
Late registration is available for Enrichment.  Please  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: Abigail Bettinger, Jordan Moore, Sidney Davis, Jack Billingsley, Ivy Bieker, Britany Rivas-Pinedo, Fynn Chaney, Tasnim Boukhris, Brody Mesquita-Taylor, Isaac Rivas-Pinedo, Claire Robinson, Sarah Shigio, Oliva McDaniel, Abby McPherson, Magnu Houston, Jeremiah Bridges, Keesun Jackson, Bronson Connors, Natalie Rusin, Charlie Murphy, Christian Blackmun, Michael Mifflin, Max Heze, Addison Blackwood, Jace Gustafson, Leora Starks, and Shyla Trinen




Thursday Extras
This is where you will find a list of flyers that DPS or approved organizations have asked we pass out to our community.  Simply click on the flyer name to view in its entirety.  Please check outside the office if you need a hard copy.

"Instruction ends in the school-room, but education ends only with life."

- Frederick W. Robertson