2300 S. St. Paul St., Denver, CO 80210


Reminder:  Time changes this weekend.  Clocks go back one hour. 
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Halloween Reminder:
The parade starts at 9:15am.  Classes will walk around the track twice.  ALL visitors staying after for the room parties must check in at the office.  Please DO NOT park on the East side of St. Paul Street in the loading zone.  You are able to unload your vehicle to bring in supplies for the party, but your car must be moved after that.  Here is a map of surrounding streets where you can park.  
Remember, students will need a change of clothes for after the party.
Principal Update:



We received over 200 new chrome books and 75 iPads this past week.  We now have a 1:1 student to device ratio for all 3rd-5th grade classes, and a 2:1 student to device ratio for all K-2nd grade classrooms.  In addition, 9 new promethean boards have been delivered, and installation should be completed by November 7th.  Please plan to attend our PTA meeting next Tuesday, 11/4 at 6pm if you'd like to see our very own Jennifer Wilson (3rd Grade Teacher) demonstrate the benefits of having a promethean board in the classroom. The chrome books & iPads were funded by our Blended Learning Grant/School Funds, and the promethean boards by our PTA.  These amazing financial contributions to our technology will allow our students to make learning more engaging and interactive while expanding their experiences beyond the walls of our building.


Are you a proud supporter of University Park?  If so, please stop by the office to pick up a Proud Supporter yard sign!  First come, first serve while supplies last!


Grant Varveris

Team UPark

PTA & CSC News:
Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, November 4th at 6 pm.  Childcare will be provided.  We will meet in Ms. Wilson's room (214) so she can demonstrate how the Promethean board is used in the classroom.  You can see the agenda HERE and join the PTA here.


Tomorrow is our Apple Campaign deadline for matching funds!  Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, and if you would still like to participate, click here.


Did you know that our Superintendent, Tom Boasberg, sends out regular communications through the myDPS newsletter?  These newsletters have useful information for all DPS families.  Check out this myDPS issue to read about helping your child master the Colorado Academic Standards.  We encourage you to sign up to receive these important newsletters on a regular basis, and check out past myDPS communications on the DPS Website.


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 May 9th - May 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


University Park Elementary

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



  • There is no Kid stage this week. Please keep practicing your lines!
  • Sticky fingers ends this week, but will be back in January!
  • Challenge Island's last class is 11/17
  • Bricks 4 Kids' last class is on 11/18
  • Kid Stage's Last class is on 11/21
  • Computer Explorer's last class is 12/10
  • Omniform's Last class is 12/18 (No class on 11/13, 11/27)


Questions about After School programs or KC?

Call Omid Amini at 303-241-7938

Restaurant Night Thursday, November 6th @
Tell everyone!  Eat at Modmarket and Glacier on November 6th from 5:00pm to close and raise money for band scholarships for kids at our school!

Giving Thanks All Over the World!


Who: The University Park Elementary School Community            

What: Multi-Cultural Night of Feasting and Art

Where: 2300 S St Paul (Caf´┐Ż, Gym, Auditorium)

When: November 13, 2014 from 5:30-7pm


We are theming this year with "Giving Thanks All Over the World"

Our menu will feature traditional Thanksgiving turkey, chicken and vegan options (provided by the PTA) and then YOU supply the accoutrements!  

What were your faves from your house? 

Did your mom make fried rice or gnocchi?  Did your dad serve up popovers or biscuits? Did Auntie 'Nita bring green bean casserole or baba gahnouj?

Gather with us for a feast from around the planet and just next door!


There will once again be a  Parade of Nations... so get out your fancy duds and traipse across the stage!  There will also be art projects (shhh, they are still in R&D, and if you have one to share let us know!)


CLick on the link below to sign up:



Thank you very much, Rebecca Johnson, Nancy Ragab, and Anita Marie Murano-Sweetman

Check Out the New School Website!

Our school website (www.uparkelementary.org) has a new look!
Volunteers have designed a fresh new site with user-friendly navigation, updated information and great school photos.  It is full of information for both current parents and new families.  Thank you to parent volunteers Krista Buchenau, Jen Frenkel, Stacey Hauhuth, Joy Murphy, Dana O'Connor, Kath Quinn, David Schutt, Heather Scott, Heyan Li and Vanessa Tran and staff volunteers Liz Reynolds and Grant Varveris for their time and effort. 
Please check it out and if you have any feedback on the new website, please send it to webmaster@uparkelementary.org.

Calling All Photographers!!!

The yearbook needs pictures of our many special events this year. Please take lots of pictures of the kids, their classrooms, and the special events throughout the year. In February, the Yearbook Committee will request the best that you have taken. Please include the grade, teacher, and students' names if you know them.


Upcoming events are: Multicultural night (11/13), Thanksgiving lunch (11/18) and Art night (1/14).



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:  Scott McKay, Manuel Chavira, Marley Stoler, Olivia Jones, Sophia Homburger, Duncan Monroe, Logan Lloyd, Anthony Lafortuna, Laila Hilton, Adrian Santaella, Wyatt Houston, Josh McKay, Lizzie Walsh, Ahni Lazaroff, Lloyd Lillyblad, Matthew Lee, Olive Davis, Kenya Kojima, Hannah Pramita, Zander Chao, Kate Hauhuth, Maitri Lazaroff, Abby Medlock, Kaydence Howell, Quinn O'Connor, Amielia Lauritano, Yoselin Chavira, Amin Awad and Marvin Alas.


Do you have spare time?

Would you like to make a few extra dollars each school day?  We have a crossing guard position available before school and after school.  It pays $8 an hour and is perfect for someone in the neighborhood.  Email Principal Varveris if you, or someone you know, is interested.
Thursday Extras
This is where you will find a list of flyers that DPS or approved organizations have asked we pass out to our community.  Simply click on the flyer name to view in its entirety.  Please check outside the office if you need a hard copy.

"Instruction ends in the school-room, but education ends only with life."

- Frederick W. Robertson