2300 S. St. Paul St., Denver, CO 80210


Students return to school Tuesday, January 6th.

Enjoy the winter break!


Table of Contents 


Wizard Hats

Neighborhood Center



Spelling Bee



Principal Update:


Enjoy the time off with your families and we will see everyone back on Tuesday, January 6th.  I wish you all a wonderful holiday.


Grant Varveris

Team UPark

PTA News:
To show our appreciation for UPark's wonderful teachers and staff, the PTA has given each staff member a gift card for the holidays and will be providing breakfast on Monday, January 5.  Although this is a day off for students, the staff will be working hard.  If you would like to help contribute food for the breakfast, please sign up here.
Congratulations to Lisa Bingham Smith and Heather Wise for winning the Orange Theory gift baskets and free month of classes, and thank you to Orange Theory Cherry Hills for providing them!



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


University Park Elementary

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



Dear Parents,


There are still plenty of spaces available for PAID Enrichment. Please click on the links below.


Course Catalog Winter 3 Session
Paid Enrichment Sign up
Free Enrichment Sign up




All Enrichment courses finish this week!  You can always sign up for Session 3 programs over winter break through the U Park website!


If you have any questions and or concerns, please feel free to email Omid Amini  or you can reach him during business hours at (303)241-7938.


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:  Eilee Brutsch, Jack Billingsley, Bennett Ruchaber, Kareem Elissami, Emily Dolan, Mark Dolson, Drake Miller, Hailey Scott, Mason Baldwin, Kaydence Howell, Raphael Wieland, Reese Billingsley, Grady Ward, Isabella Figueroa, Egan Morgan-Rooks, Mira DeZeeuw Spencer, Gavan Littman and Drew Finley



spellingbeeSpelling Bee and CogAT News:
UPark had an amazing showing at the first spelling bee of the school year! We had all ten Semantics Team members participate on December 11th at Cory Elementary and we had FOUR members in the TOP TEN out of almost 50 -- Angelina Holm was THIRD PLACE and the youngest Top Three finisher in the DISTRICT!!!  Click here for more details.
A huge congratulations for ALL of our Semantics Team members! They worked hard and I am SO PROUD! Happy Holidays!  Heather Wise, Semantics Coach/GT Teacher


Did your child/children take the CogAT (HGT) test this Fall?

If so, the DPS GT department should be sending out results over Winter Break. Please watch for them and let me know if you have any questions. Also, a request...I will not receive official results from the GT department until at least February so if you share them with me before then, that will help me start making support plans for the remainder of the school year. Thanks so much! Happy Holidays! Heather Wise, GT Teacher (heather_wise@dpsk12.org)


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