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Home Tour
Fall Fun Run
Spelling Bee
Room Parent
Neighborhood Center
Wizard Hat





The 11th Annual University Park Home Tour is

THIS SUNDAY 11am-5pm!


Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.  Buy tickets here or stop in the Front Office to purchase your ticket.


Please encourage your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors to participate in our wonderful fundraiser and community event.  


Come see five beautiful homes, The Fitzroy Mansion, food trucks, and the... 


Principal Update


On behalf of the entire UPark staff, I would like to thank the parent community for the delicious lunch they provided last Wednesday.  Because of our parents we are able to provide so much more to our students and staff.  THANK YOU!


Grant Varveris

Team UPark



  • Respond to Deanne Afman as soon as possible with your child's name and current grade if you will NOT be attending UPark for the 2015-16 school year.
  • 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 



Fall Fun Run & Carnival


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.


Do you want to be a Room Parent next school year?

Have you thought about volunteering as your child's room parent? If you are interested in being a Room Parent for the 2015-2016 school year or have questions, please contact Sharon Rusin or call her at (303) 523-2671.



It's Spelling Bee Time!

All classrooms held their spelling contests over the last two weeks and each have their top five spellers moving on to grade level bees! All grade level spelling bees will be held the week of May 4th - please see the schedule below for days and times. Also, all bees will be held in my classroom (Room 107) - be sure to check in at the office before heading down to my room and note that due to room limitations, only family members of participants will be able to attend. If you need an additional copy of your grade level words, you can download a copy from the Spelling Bee page on my website ( Thank you!


Tuesday, May 5th

10:30-11:30 - Second Grade Spelling Bee                                                                                                                                                                      

11:30-12:30 - First Grade Spelling Bee


Thursday, May 7th

9:15-10:15 - Fourth Grade Spelling Bee

10:15-11:15 - Third Grade Spelling Bee

1:00-2:00 - Fifth Grade Spelling Bee


The TOP FIVE from each grade level will be invited to participate in the school wide spelling bee on Thursday, May 28th! GOOD LUCK TO ALL SPELLERS!

Heather Wise, GT Teacher





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!


  • As a reminder, please email if your student is not going to attend an enrichment course on their regularly scheduled day. DO NOT call the school office.
  • Thank you to the University Park Girls on the Run girls for cleaning up our school yard this past Monday the 27th. As part of the Girls on the Run program, each season the girls do a community service project and the girls and their coaches spent their Monday practice cleaning up trash and recyclable items on the play ground and school yard. 



    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

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:  Ryden Stiltner, Marley Stoler, Clara Johnson, Adia Niu, Bodhi Lazaroff, Lilah Tuchez, Isobel Erickson-Solonika, Wyatt Houston, Max Newcomb, Ben Blackmun, Maia Ottenbrite, Daniella Starks, Brody Mesquita-Taylor, Maria Elgadi, Drew Finley, Xavier Pena, Shyla Trinen, Tony Zeman, Christopher Valdez, Julia Treusein, Abby Bettinger, Summer Johnson, Addi Samaras, Elaina Nederveld, Kira Smith, Ella Babeon




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).