Monday and Tuesday May 25th and 26th



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Fun Run
Box Tops
Neighborhood Center





Principal Update


The CSC held their final meeting of the school year last week.  The CSC's primary objective this year was to improve communication.  It was a broad goal with lots of opportunities for improvement.  Working together with our new Principal, the PTA, and the Senior Leadership Team, the CSC was able to accomplish the following items:
  • Streamlined Thursday communication from the school with the implementation of the Electronic Newsletter
  • Created Communication policy for information going out to school community
  • Supported internal creation of Teacher Communication policy (in effect next school year) that outlines the minimum information families will receive from their child's Homeroom teacher on a consistent basis
  • Create and implement an Exit Interview Process to capture information when families move on from UPark
  • Increased alignment with Principal, PTA, and Senior Leadership Team so all organizations are working towards common mission, vision, and school goals
  • Sent district information when appropriate through the electronic newsletter to connect our UPark community more with the larger DPS community
  • Outlined areas of opportunity for future CSC projects:  Marketing Policy, Volunteer Policy, Updated Student/Parent Handbook
  • Completed annual requirements:  approved Balanced Budget for next school year, completed Principal Performance Review, attended several Superintendent Forum meetings
Although we are happy with this year's accomplishments, there are always more opportunities to improve upon processes, systems, and communication to continue strengthening our UPark Community.  We look forward to resuming our mission of increased communication next year!


Grant Varveris

Team UPark


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


Thank you to all who attended the last PTA meeting of the school year.  You can see the meeting minutes hereWe voted to fund a small school beautification project, teacher conferences and workshops during the summer, classroom materials, and even a UPark app to be unveiled in the fall that will help us to further improve communication with our families!


Calling All Runners!

The before school "Fun Run Program" is coming up May 18-29.  Every morning starting @ 8:40 until the bell rings, students are encouraged to run laps around the track by the playgrounds.  K-2nd earn charms for running laps and 3rd-5th are competing to win a parfait party for the class that collectively runs the most miles.  There will also be individual prizes.  Parent volunteers are needed to keep the program running smoothly. Click here to sign up to volunteer. 




Time to Turn in Your Box Tops!
The deadline to turn in Box Tops for the 2014-15 school year is June 1st!  Every box top submitted earns 10ยข for our school, and that can add up!  A collection box is located just inside the office, and since you're cutting, requirements are that each tab is cut directly on the dotted lines. 

Wanted Items:

Now that we have promethean boards in almost every classroom, we need to keep them clean and safe for the summer!  An inexpensive way to do this is with clean sheets/pillow cases.  If you have pillow cases and FULL size FITTED bed sheets please drop them off in the office.


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!



Kaleidoscope News:
* KC current family Registration closes 5/15
* New Family registration to be placed in the lottery for remaining spots is 5/15
* All registration accepted after 5/15 will be placed on the wait list

Important Enrichment information and final class dates:
* Science Matter k - 2 - 5/18
* Sticky Fingers - 5/18
* Rocketry - Please see instructor
* French - Class complete
* Bricks 4 Kidz- 5/19
* Creative Writing - Class complete
* Abrakadoodle Tuesday - Complete
* Chess Club - 5/20, 5/27
* Young Rem. - Complete
* Science Matters 3rd - 5th - 5/21
* Yoga- 5/21
* Ballet- 5/21, 5/28
* Omniform - 5/18, 5/21, 5/28
* Abrakadoodle Friday - 5/22
* Kidstage - 5/22, 5/29

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!  
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: Cindy Wang, Eden Lyons, Daniella Starks, Addi Samaras, Wyatt Woessner, Pamela Cardenas, Maya Saad-Masri, Bemandwele Ray, Hannah Shigio, Amielia Lauritano, Zach Garfinkel, Eilee Brutsch, Maria Elgadi, Benjamin Mendez, Chloe Zheng, Chloe Huffman, Serrianna Safieh, Mason Baldwin, Leora Starks, Elizabeth Pischel, Aden Becker, Blake Wellington,



**SPELLING BEE  - Time Change**


Thursday, May 28th


Snacks will be provided to all participants


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).