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Mark your calendars for the 11th annual UPark Fun Run and Carnival Sunday, October 23rd!

Families, please take a moment to sign up to help out at our Annual Fun Run and Carnival. We need help grilling food, running games, giving out prizes and more. Your child will love seeing you help out their school! Thank you!
Important dates
  • Registration packets due Tuesday 10/18 (click here for digital registration form)
  • Before school lap running October 5th -Oct. 21st at 8:40-look for the running shoe sign by the track (please note the registration form incorrectly states October 10th as the start date for AM fun run)
  • T-shirts will go home with students on 10/20
  • Students wear their shirts on Spirit Day 10/21
  • Fun Run and Carnival Sunday 10/23

Grant Varveris
Team UPark

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


PTA Meeting
Please join us next Tuesday, October 11th at 9:15am in the Art Room for our October PTA meeting. You can find the agenda HERE.  We will have a guest speaker from the VOTE YES on 3A & 3B Campaign which is the DPS Bond & Mill Levy that will be proposed on the November ballot. Join us to learn more, ask questions, and get your yard sign to support the VOTE YES campaign!
Halloween Costume Exchange
Also, don't forget that tomorrow, October 7th, the PTA will be holding its first ever Halloween Costume Exchange in the gym from 3:45 to 5:30pm. You may bring a costume with you to drop off tomorrow, or bring it with you to the event, but a costume is not required to join us!

Join the UPark Student Green Team!

Click here for our new "green" e-Application and Parent Permission form to sign your UPark student up to be a member of our Student Green Team! Any student K-5 is welcome. 

The student green team is a fun opportunity for students to gain experience in leadership while doing 2 projects to reduce waste at UPark.  We will hold space for at least 2 students per class and a limit of 50 students. You will receive an email confirmation if your application is accepted.  Meetings will begin 8:15 AM on Friday, October 14 in Ms. Cardenas' classroom (116) and will take place the 2nd Friday of each month. Students will be released to the playground to line up for the 8:55 bell.

Please direct your questions or interest  to UPark Teacher, Green Team Leader, Ms. Judy Cardenas  or Parent Leader, Crystal Moreno.  

Calling All Creative Parents!

Each year all the UPark grades join as one to create amazing class art projects. These masterpieces are then presented to the community and sold at our annual auction in the Spring. 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 possibly the whole effort,  email Dana O'Connor at

Before School Fun Run

Warm up those legs for the Fun Run and join the Before School Fun Run Program October 5-21. Each morning at 8:40, kids can run the track to earn charms (K-2) or compete for a class party and individual prizes (3-5). Please consider volunteering a morning or two and keep UPark "The Healthiest School in Denver"!

To volunteer sign up HERE.

*Please note the Fun Run and Carnival registration form incorrectly states that the morning fun run goes from October 10-21. The correct dates are October 5-21.

Registration for Discovery Day Camp on November 4th is now OPEN! Click  here to register.

Registration for Discovery Day Camp on October 27th and 28th is still open. Click here to register.

Questions? Contact  or call 720-424-3417.

New After School Offering:
Pioneers Power Play! 
Does your student want extra help with Math? Reading? Writing? Give them some time on the Pioneers Power Play! This 6 week tutoring session will offer up to 9 student teachers per class from Denver University! The DU student teachers will help students with homework, subject specific worksheets, and educational games.
If you're interested in signing your student up, email Please indicate in the email: Student's name, grade, and subject(s) they want to work on.    
Dates of Classes
Room 203
10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14

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: Olivia Jones, Denis Zlatanov, Violet Penzenstadler, Maddy Reeves, Eve Robinson, Peter Hum, Sadie Austin, Fiona McCaughey, Charlie Gold, Emily Dolan, Amielia Lauritano, Cooper Morton, Adrianna Panella, Cameron Lewis, Augie Reichert, Abby Baker, Barrett Bodhaine, Bailey Hodas, Jacob White, Kate Choughari, Soleil Simpson, Beckett Wander, Catalina Leisure, Phoebe Rogala, Matthew Lee, Laudya Mikayla, Sophia Cho, Zach Garfinkel, Ruikai Cao, Eilee Brutsch, Ibrahim AlSaaid, Rowan Mitchell, Devin Vest-Moore, Anna Stokesbury, Hannah Pramita, Otis Metz.  

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).