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Create a Parent Portal account now!

Over the summer, all UPark families must register for the 2016-17 school year. The easiest way to complete this registration is using our online tool: Parent Portal. If you do not already have a Parent Portal account, you can create one now using the instructions found here. You will need your student's DPS ID/Lunch Number to create the account. If you do not know this number, please contact the main office at 720-424-3410 (the UPark office closes on June 3rd). Parent Portal online registration for the 2016-17 school year begins July 18th and will be open until August 15th. Click here for the Parent Portal website.

If you have additional Parent Portal questions please contact the DPS Parent Portal team at 720-423-3163 or

Grant Varveris
Team UPark

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


Thank you to DPS Board President and District 1 representative Anne Rowe for attending last week's PTA meeting to speak about 2016 bond and mill levy planning. The PTA is currently working on advocacy for Colorado school funding issues and will be sharing more about this with the UPark community in the fall. In the meantime, you can read more about DPS funding HERE  and Colorado education funding HERE.
UPark Field Day

Field Day is approaching! Please join us on Friday, May 27th. The rain date will be Tuesday, May 31st. Field day will be held on our school grounds this year. Session one is 9:30-11:00 and session two is 1:30-3:00. Student lunches will be at the normally scheduled times and families are welcome to stay and picnic with their children. Please click here for a more detailed look at the schedule and important notes about the day. 
If you are interested in helping with field day, volunteers are welcome to sign up here.
Field Day Lunch

The UPark PTA & Wellness Committee are treating everyone, including students, siblings, parents, and staff, to a BBQ inspired lunch on field day.  Lunch will be served at the regularly scheduled times in the cafeteria. Feel free to eat downstairs and cool off or enjoy an outdoor picnic.
Book Donations
UPark is looking for your gently used books.  If you would like to donate books to UPark please bring them to the main office. Contact Alexis Matter if you have any questions.
Help beautify our school! 
(Re-scheduled due to weather)
Come Tuesday, May 24th from 3:30-5:30 to help weed, rake, plant and spread some mulch on the St. Paul (entry) side of UPark.  All students and their adults welcome.  Some tools and gloves provided but bring your own rake or shovel, even better.
Thanks for caring for and improving our school grounds!
School Supply Kits

School supply kits for the 2016-2017 school year can be ordered now!  Go to and enter account code 63192. Orders will be accepted until June 10, 2016.  The school supply kits are arranged by grade (1 st -5 th ) and will include all of the general supplies that each grade has agreed upon. You may need to purchase additional supplies for specific teachers. A list of needed supplies will be mailed to you when you find out your student's teacher over the summer. Incoming kindergartners do not have a kit to purchase. Additional items such as backpacks, water bottles, and earbuds can be purchased and added to your kit. (The incoming 2 nd grade class teachers have requested earbuds with a wind up case for all students). Please find the order form directing you to the on-line site HERE.   

What are the benefits of ordering a school supply kit?
  • The supplies are offered with a 10% discount
  • The kits will be delivered directly to your students classroom and will be there on the first day of school
If you have any questions, please email Alison Jones at
Help Finish UPark's Painting Project June 4th

After such a successful phase 1 of UPark Elementary painting, we are excited to finish what we started and knock out the remaining 2 classrooms, plus a little touch up work in the others.  Please join us on Saturday, 6/4 from 9am-1pm. We already have the supplies, we already have the experience, so please come join us and others for another fun day of painting and getting to know your neighbors in the UPark community.
You may register online and/or donate by clicking here. Please contact Grant Varveris or Alexis Matter at UPark Elementary with any questions.

Denver Public Schools (DPS) is proud to introduce Discovery Link - a new name for the official DPS afterschool program. Formerly known as Kaleidoscope Corner in some schools and Fit, Fun & Literacy in others, we have renamed the program to better reflect the linkage between the school day and the discovery that takes place in our programs out of school time, including before and after school and during the summer.
While DPS has many valued afterschool partners, there is only one district-run program: Discovery Link. Since Discovery Link is a DPS program run entirely by DPS staff, it is uniquely positioned to link the school day and the hours beyond seamlessly and strategically.
DPS' afterschool programs are built on a culture of discovery. Combining academic support, arts, athletics, leadership development, social emotional learning and much more, we create an environment that is enriching, engaging and fun!
There will be no changes to your program location or schedule in the year ahead as we officially launch our new name. Learn more at

Thank you to all who participated in the University Park Elementary Golf Tournament! It was a great event and a lot of fun had by all!
  Winning team (from left to right):

Justin Gold, Ben Blackwood, John Rogala, Brian Frenkel

Spring Trimester Enrichments, Make-Up Classes:
5/23 - Sticky Fingers
5/25 - Abrakadoodle, Overtime Athletics, Science Matters, Brainiacs Learning Lab
5/26 - Eurekus, NBA Math Hoops JR!, Omniform, Young Rembrandts, Yoga

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: Rodion Khristoforov, Sophia Homburger, Ben Blackmun, Juliette Rusin, Liam Neuhalfen, Charles Davis, Zander Chao, Juliet Montanaro, Chloe Huffman, Madeleine Beal, Erion Muji, Egan Morgan-Rooks, Cooper Bullock, Sophia Cho, Kyra Hornung Standell, Charlie Gold, Jackson Trinen, Nola Lake, Luciana Salgado, Evan Carmichael, Angelina Holm, Austen Ford, Sorren Cochran, Jules Cohn, Melody Wang, Ivy Bieker. 

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).