Table of Contents 

Stuffed Animal CollectionYearbook
Silent Auction
Shakespeare Feast
Neighborhood Center
Wizard Hats




Principal Update

5th grade is going to have a fundraiser to give a gift to UPark to leave a legacy of a culture of kindness.  They will do this by selling pickles after school on the playground for a $1 each.  This is the 1st of the two fundraisers they will be doing.  Please support this gift by buying pickles after school.  We will start as soon as the weather cooperates with us!  (written by Andrew Rusin)


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.


*Looking ahead to next year, please click here for the 15-16 school calendar.





Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, March 3 at 6 pm, where we will be joined by Denver School Board member Ann Rowe.  Childcare will be provided.  We will also be having further discussion on proposed PTA technology purchases, with a possible vote on these expenditures.  We welcome everyone to come share their opinions.



CSC Representatives WANTED!!
Are you interested in becoming a CSC Representative?  University Park will have 2 openings for two-year parent/guardian positions beginning in August, 2015.  Meetings are typically 1� hours, once a month.  The primary functions of the CSC include assisting Principal Varveris with the school's mission & vision, providing guidance on an annual balanced budget/UIP, and obtaining community involvement to help achieve school and district goals when appropriate.  Please review the Nomination Form and submit to Jennifer Plesa  by Friday, March 27th if you are interested.




There is still time! Silent Auction Needs Class Baskets Need Your Donation
Every year it is tradition that each grade looks to UPark families to contribute to a themed basket that will be auctioned off at our LIVE Auction Event.  Please consider contributing.  Deadline for donations is Monday, March 2nd donations can be dropped off in the office.

Kindergarten Basket (Family Game Night)
1st Grade Basket (Cooking with Your Kids)
2nd Grade Basket (Crazy for Sports)
3rd Grade Basket (Arts & Crafts)
4th Grade Basket (Night on the Town)
5th Grade Basket (Home & Garden)
The Online Auction is happening NOW!   Shop and support your school.  Spread the word and share this link with friends, family, and neighbors! 


Now is also the time to BUY YOUR TICKETS to the March 5th Live Auction Party. 

Attire is casual or cocktail, you get to choose!  Parking instructions will be sent to ticket holders soon, so buy your tickets today.  You won't want to miss this event.  Many auction items are only found at the Live Auction on March 5th.  

Learn more about the 2015 Silent Auction here.



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, 117 or 205) during the month of March. If you would like to know more, click here.


Thank you,

Mrs. Archambault, Mrs. Holdeman, Ms. McDaniels and Mrs. Dodd



Shakespeare Feast

Hear ye, hear ye!  Come to the annual Shakespeare Feast & Performances!  Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night's Dream will be performed by each 5th grade class.  Family and friends are invited to attend on the evening of Wednesday, April 15th.  A spaghetti "feast" will also be served.  Tickets for The Feast must be purchased by Friday, March 27th (before spring break).  Click here for details.  


This is your last chance to submit any or all photos you have for the yearbook.  Please email your jpg photos (with the grade and teacher name if possible) to Jennifer Bruns or leave a disk in the office clearly marked "yearbook photos" for Jennifer Bruns. The more pictures of students we have, the better our yearbook will be!  Please submit your photos by March 1st. 
Remember to order  your yearbook today!



University Park Elementary

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


  • Please click here for the University Park's Enrichment Course Catalog and registration information.
  • Class registration starts online and through the U Park newsletter on Thursday, March 5
  •  Girls On The Run starts Monday, March 2nd. The girls will meet in the gym for both Monday and Friday (3:45-5:15pm) practices next week. There are a few GOTR spots left, register here.
    • GOTR will meet in the gym on Monday and Friday from 3:45-5:15pm next week.
    • Starting on 3/9, girls will meet in room 115 on Mondays and in the gym on Fridays for month of March.


 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

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: Andy Smith, Grace McFarland, Shyla Trinen, Marissa Lee, Peyton Green, Finola White, Tyler Dolan, Alina Scrivner, Leen Mohamed, Anthony LaFortuna, Qoteda Elgadi, Jackson Brooks, Aeda Keranovic, Emerson DeZeew Spencer, Delaney Muilenburg, Rayna Moss, Bennett Ruchaber, Zach Alleman, Phoenix Kephart, Robert Lavacchi, Eric Dai, Rida Kreiba and Lucy Frenkel.  Also present is School Board Member Anne Rowe.





The Book Fair in the library will be open 8:00-8:55am.  Your last chance to purchase books this year!
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).