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Please join us next Tuesday, November 10 at 6 pm for a PTA meeting and presentation by kindergarten teachers Kari Hale and Cara Havenar on the Daily 5. The Daily 5 is a literacy structure that drives students in kindergarten through second grade to be successful readers and writers.  We will have free child care, and everyone is welcome! You can see the meeting agenda HERE.

Team UPark

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

UPark Spirit Gear

The time is here for the University Park Spirit Gear Drive! This is your chance as a student, parent or staff member to grab some UPARK GEAR! We often wear our spirit gear on Fridays, but these items are great for anytime. Show your spirit and order today or grab an order form in the front office. The link to order is on the UPARK website. The drive will run from Nov. 4th to Nov. 18th. Items should be available two weeks after the drive ends. Contact Amy Rogala or Alexis in the front office with questions. We will have sample items displayed near the front office for you to see in person before you order. Thanks for showing your school spirit!

Calling All Creative Parents!

Every year, each UPark grade joins together to create an amazing class art project. These masterpieces are then presented to the community and sold at our annual auction. We are looking for ideas and parents to lead or facilitate these class projects.
The possibilities are endless: painting, transforming a piece of furniture, a sculpture, a mosaic or any creative expression that the whole grade can do (approximately 75 kids).

If you have an idea, a special talent, artful expression, want to lead a class or just learn more, please contact Amy Rogala


Registration for Winter Session Enrichments is openClick here to register.
Please see the Neighborhood Center Page on the U Park Website for the online course brochure.
Winter Session runs from 11/30 - 2/26.

*NEW The Neighborhood Center is also offering a Glass Fusing workshop for 3rd thru 5th graders, on December 11th from 3:45pm to 5:00pm. Click here for more information. Registration for the workshop will take place during enrichment registration beginning November 3rd.

REMINDER: The last YOGA class with Mr. Herman is 11/5.

Attention Kaleidoscope Corner Families: With it getting colder outside, please make sure students have proper attire for the weather. Students are taken outside during both the Early Riser and the After School programs.

Adopt-A-Family Program

University Park would like to invite all interested community members to participate in our 13th annual holiday Adopt-A-Family Program. For more information please click here.

Children First Counseling 

Polly Abernathy, Children First Counselor, still has openings. Polly is a school based counseling intern who works with children who are dealing with a variety of issues including social skills, self esteem, family troubles, divorce, acting out, transitions, grief and loss, and anger.  If you know a student who could benefit from counseling please contact Polly. She is at UPark on Tuesdays and Wednesdays or leave a message at 303-756-9052 ext. 149.

UPark Student Green Team
Call for UPark Green Team members!

University Park is looking for at least 2 students per class, grades K-5, to join the Student Green Team! 
This is an opportunity for students to gain experience in leadership while working on projects to reduce waste at UPark. 

If your student is interested, please fill out the  Parent Permission form, found here, and return it to the office. You may also complete the form with your classroom teacher. Meetings will begin on Friday, November 6 at 8:15 AM in Room 116 with UPark Teacher, Green Team Leader, Ms. Cardenas and UPark Wellness Parent Leader, Marni Welch. Meetings will be on the first Friday of each month. We will start a worm bin and hold compost and zero waste parties & lunch.

Please direct your questions, suggestions or interest in being a Parent Volunteer to Ms. Judy Cardenas or Marni Welch.  

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: Alejandra Locia-Anota, Alvir Keranovic, Qoteda Elgadi, Sophia Cho, Tristan Perez, Alex Thrailkill, Charlie Davis, Isis DeLaCruz, Delaney Muilenburg, Noah Johnson, Luke Yeh, Wesley Tyner, Lloyd Lillyblad, Easton Bieker, Isabella Cardoza, Finola White, John Paul Merkle, Cameron Calhoun-Liebnow, Raphael Chitwood-Monrroy, Ryder O'Keefe, Bauer Bodhaine, Shawn Franklin, Madeleine Blair, Adam Johnson, Kate Hauhuth, Eve Robinson, Waker Baldwin, Lily Lloyd.

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).