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Table of Contents 



  Thank You


Neighborhood Center
Green Team
DU Basketball
Wizard Hats


Principal Update:


School Choice forms are due Friday, January 30 at 4:00 pm. These forms need to be submitted even if you live within the school boundary for kindergarteners or first time students.  Please help spread the word to our neighbors.


Grant Varveris

Team UPark
*State Assessment Testing 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.



PTA & CSC News:

Our next PTA meeting will be Tuesday, February 3 at 6 pm.  You can see the minutes from last week's meeting, including the Raising Media-Smart Kids presentation, HERE. 


Have you remembered to cut box tops this year?  They can be deposited in the Box Tops for Education jar in the office.  Box tops and reusable grocery cards are two completely free ways to raise money for UPark!


The University Park budget for 2015-16 year will be based on 420 students.  The CSC will work with Principal Varveris at the next CSC meeting to approve the final 2015-16 budget once more information is received from DPS. 


CSC Meeting Minutes





Thank You


Dear University Park Community,

A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in the 2014 Adopt-A-Family Program! We had a significant number of families in need this year and the response of our community was amazing- 21 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 Night & DU Basketball

Come watch the UPark Band perform with the DU Band on Thursday, February 12th when the DU Pioneer's play North Dakota St at Magness Arena 7:00pm!  Pick up a ticket order form in the office or download one HERE.  All orders are to be turned in to the office by Tuesday, February 10th.


University Park Elementary

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



Are you passionate about the Neighborhood Center program here at UPark? If so, we are looking for volunteers for the newly formed Neighborhood Center Committee! With our growing and expanding program, we would like to reach out to you and ask for your input on the Neighborhood Center.

Our first meeting will take place on Saturday February 7th. This meeting will start 10:30am and end no later than 1:30pm in the UPark Library. Lunch provided! Your valuable input will help with the direction of our program and identify areas where the Neighborhood Center can expand further into the community. Here are the goals we will focus on during the meeting, and volunteers will receive supplemental information and an agenda for the meeting.


Goal 1: Increase understanding of a comprehensive Neighborhood Center


Goal 2: Based on the Neighborhood Center model, community needs and goals, prioritize University Park's Neighborhood Center expansion opportunities


Goal 3: Create a framework for summer learning programs at U Park


Goal 4: Create a vision and begin to strategize for U Park's top priority Neighborhood Center expansion in 2015-2016



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


Green Team News



The STUDENT GREEN  TEAM asks you to change 1 thing because we care about our Earth.

Every Wednesday is now WASTE FREE Wednesday.  Please do not send your child with plastic bags and wrappers that can't be reused. Please use reusable containers in your lunch, instead of baggies.

We are doing this so UPark families will put less trash in our world. When we put things in the garbage they go to the landfill or dump and make dangerous gases that hurt our air, our water and the Earth we live on. We care and we want you to, also.

Contact Ms. Cardenas to be involved.

Our next Student Green Team meeting is Thursday, January 22 at 12:00pm in room 116. 

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:  Waker Baldwin, Nicholas Buchenau, Valana Thompson, Jack Murphy, Cooper Morton, Lucinda Noble, Ta-Kyrah Blackman, Yugie Wang, Sunshine Li, David Romero, Ahmed Saleh, Ryder Ward, Jaiden Lewis, Jules Cohn, Devin Vest-Moore, Liam Nugent, Bailey Atkinson, Charlotte Mahlin,  Egan Morgan-Rooks, Andre Campbell, Reese Billingsley, Dale Garcia, Ainsley Blackwood, Dalia Gutierrez, Peyton Ray, Sam Post, Blake Wellington, Michael Mifflin-Chavez, Finn Hauhuth, Chloe Huffman, Ivy Bieker, Nathaniel Tuchez and Raged Kreiba




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