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Field Day

Fun Run

Neighborhood Center

 Know Brainer



Box Tops


 We're still taking orders for yearbooks! Signing day is Friday, May 29th, the same day as Field Day!




Principal Update


As we continue to work on class lists for next year, it is important to know if you will NOT be attending UPark for the 2015-16 school year.  Please email Deanne Afman if your child will NOT be attending school here next year. 


Grant Varveris

Team UPark



  • Registration dates for the 2015-16 school year will be Thursday, August 13th 11am-7pm and Friday, August 14th 7am-3pm.  Click here for the 2015-16 school calendar. 
  • Welcome Back Social is Thursday, August 20th
  • Back-to-School Night is Wednesday, September 2nd 


A BIG thank you to Carrie Alleman for chairing this year's UPark Home Tour!  To all our volunteers, thank you for your time, effort & energy!  Whether you were on the planning committee, volunteered in a home, baked for the bake sale, drove a courtesy car, helped to set up or clean up, worked at a booth, were a business sponsor, or bought a ticket, you helped in the success of this event!




Field Day is Friday, May 29th


Events will run 9:30am-11:00am / 1:30pm-3:00pm at Observatory Park. Here are the details on Field Day LUNCH:

  • Students attend lunch at their regular time - click here for grade-level lunch times

  • Families are invited to join their students for a picnic-style lunch on the blacktop at the school - no lunch will be served in the lunchroom

  • Our lunch staff will offer an onsite Grill Meal for purchase, including grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie patties

  • Prices for lunch are as follows:

    • Students - $1.60 per meal

    • Siblings - $2.00 per meal

    • Adults - $3.50 per meal

  • NO PAYMENT WILL BE TAKEN OUTSIDE - Families can pay inside at the office before heading to the blacktop for lunch. Students who typically purchase hot lunch may use their account number outside to pay for their meal only. Charges cannot be taken from their account to cover siblings or parents.

  • PLEASE RSVP to Jennifer Plesa  by Tuesday, May 12th for ANYONE joining us for lunch (brown bag OR purchasing Grill Meal) - the RSVP ensures we have enough food for those planning to purchase a meal, and helps us plan the rest of the picnic logistics (compost, recycling, waste, etc.)

The Wellness Committee will host an end-of-day celebration with thirst-quenching watermelon from 3:00-3:45pm back on the school blacktop. Students who ordered yearbooks can also pick them up during the celebration and pass around for friends' signatures for a fun way to end the day!


Ready, willing, and able to help on Field Day??  We need help in 2 areas:

  • Email Tracy Hartin  to help with Field Day events
  • Sign up here to cut watermelon, prep fruit and help with lunch

Remember tennis shoes, water bottles, and sunscreen! We hope to see you all on May 29th for a fun-filled field day. 



Fall Fun Run & Carnival Meeting:


Join the committee to plan this fall's Fun Run & Carnival. This is a super fun way to get involved in U Park's great fall event.  We'll start planning The Fun Run and Carnival (t-shirt ideas, rides and games, festival food, prizes and lots more!)  Meet at the tables near the playground at 9:00am on Monday, May 11th (or in the cafeteria if weather doesn't cooperate).  Please contact Julie Tremont if you have any questions.


Join the Fun Run & Carnival Committee here.




University Park Elementary

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



Interested in UPark Summer Camp?  Check out our summer camps here and click here to register!


  •  GOTR will be in the gym on Firday may 8th and they will have their last meeting on Monday, May 11th in the gym, NOT room 115.
  • As a reminder, please email Omid Amini if your student is not going to attend an enrichment course on their regularly scheduled day. DO NOT call the school office.
  • KC registration is today at Acoma, Centennial, Lowry, Slavens, and W Creek, and online.  KC registration applications are not accepted at UPark.


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: End of Year Assessment(Literacy and Math) 3rd - 5th grades May 12-15, 2015

Know Brainer

A group of our fifth graders participated in the Know Brainer half day trivia event on Saturday, May 2nd at Hamilton Middle School (sponsored by the Optimist Club). Out of EIGHTEEN teams, the UPark Owls team placed THIRD! Congratulations on your hard work, effort and success!  


Dishware Pick Up:


We absolutely appreciate all of the wonderful treats, gourmet dishes, and left overs that you bring to us. Now we want to remind you that many of you have left your dishes, crock-pots, plastic ware, trays, and serving utensils in our teacher's lounge. They have been washed and are patiently waiting for you on the counter in the teacher's lounge. They would like to be taken home as the teacher's lounge is already stocked with abandoned kitchen items from past years.


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: Zach Alleman, Ryden Stiltner, Alina Scrivner, Vance Vialpando, Benjamin Mendez, Jaymes Keenan, Liam Neuhalfen, Jaqcob Chase-Cho, Addison Blackwood, Kaydence Howell, Grace Kittelson, Carlee Erb, Marley Connors, Maddy Oldefest, Aquoia Mosteller, Dania Gario, Adam Johnson, Olive Davis, Johnny Neuhalfen, Geronimo Romero, Jeremiah Bridges, Simon Feuerborn, Andrew Keenan, Shreyas Rao, Sorren Cochran, Cameron Calhoun-Liebnow, Laila Hilton, Lucy Frenkel, Rodian Khristoforov, Oshen Allen-Moss, Barnabas Dechasa, Emma Steele,



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).