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As we begin to prepare for the 2016-17 school year, we would like to give you the opportunity to tell us about your child and their learning needs. You can learn more about the class placement process and fill out the Student Information Sheet  here

Team UPark

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


This week, the PTA elected next year's officers, who begin their roles on July 1.  Congratulations to Co-Presidents Stacey Hauhuth and Merrell Aspin, Co-Vice Presidents Kath Quinn and Kristen Jackson, Treasurer Jen Frenkel, and Secretary Candace Kristensson.  Thank you, also, to the many PTA members who have volunteered to chair committees next year.  The PTA and UPark are lucky to have you!  

Help secure items for the upcoming Upark Auction!  Items due by April 1st

The Upark Silent and Online Auctions are coming up next month! Between now and April 1st we are still collecting items. Do you have connections at hotels, restaurants, retail stores, etc? Email Dana O'Connor at if you have items you can donate or would like to help work with local businesses to secure items. This is an easy way to help our school! 
University Park Golf Tournament

University Park is holding its first Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 14th. All proceeds will benefit the UPark Neighborhood Center. For more information or to register, see the flier here.

Big as Life Music Summer Band Camp

The Big as Life Music (BALM) Summer Band Camp registration is open!  These are action and music packed, all day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) week-long camps that are open to incoming 4th-8th grade students. Both beginning and advanced students are welcome!  No experience needed for beginners.
We always have a fantastic time learning and playing our instruments. Each day, we have water balloon fights, art projects, do our own research, rehearse and enjoy guest musical performances. This is a great way to keep your child playing through the summer or to get an early start for band next year.  I encourage you to sign-up soon, as all camps filled up quickly last year.
The 2016 BALM Summer Camps are:
June 6-10: Rock Band Camp
June 20-24: World Music Camp -Peru and South Africa
June 27-July 1: American Folk Music Camp
July 11- 15: Tyrannical Tunesters- Composition Camp
Go to to discover the fun things your child could be learning this summer and to register! Click  here for the summer camp flyer.
Please contact  Christmas Gainsbrugh with any questions.

Stuffed Animal Collection
Second grade is collecting new and slightly loved stuffed animals for the Child Rescue Foundation. Please support our service learning project by dropping off your donation to any second grade classroom (rooms 113, 114, and 118) during the months of March and April. If you would like to know more, click  here.
Thank you,
Mrs. Archambault, Mrs. Holdeman, and Ms. McDaniels

Building Maintenance

University Park will have some asbestos-containing pipe insulation safely removed from some of the building's crawl spaces over Spring Break. Please click here for information about the process.


There are still openings for After School Spring Clubs, for the course catalog and to register click here.
Attention Yoga Families: Yoga will not meet on 3/17.
Kaleidoscope Corner Summer Camp registration is open! Please click here for a registration packet. You can drop your registration off to Jesse on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3PM to 6PM or by appointment. 
Sign up for the Inaugural University Park Golf Tournament Saturday, May 14th!
For more information and to register 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: Kate Hauhuth, Shyla Trinen, Christopher Trujillo, Estrella Matute-Villatoro, Rachel Garcia-Villatoro, Julia Elsner, Evelyn Tamminga, Johnny Neuhalfen, Mia Ruedas-Marsh, Luciana Salgado, Anna Stokesbury, Liam Penzenstadler, Trevor Welch, Theodore Rogala, Jackson May, Khrystyanna Pickett, Adrian Santaella, Benjamin Slater, Rayna Moss, Sorren Cochran, Julia Garfinkel, Maitri Lazaroff, Jules Cohn, Preslie Holmes, Duncan Monroe, Sequoyah Matibag, Quinn O'Connor, Jeremiah Bridges, Meriah Martinez, Ethan Hale. 

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).