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Common Sense Media:  Jamie Gentry, our librarian, is teaching the entire common sense media curriculum to K-5 students. Click  here  for more information.

Halloween:  Join us for our Annual Halloween Parade on Friday, October 30th at 9:00am! Classrooms will be led by homeroom teachers outside to our track and take two laps. Family and friends are welcome to attend, but must remain outside until all classrooms have finished. Family and friends that are staying for classroom celebrations must check in and sign in through the front office. Please send kids who want to participate in Halloween activities in costumes, with a change of clothing for after Halloween Celebration. No fake blood or weapons are permitted. It's great fun to see adults dress up as well, but we ask they follow the same guidelines as the students. In addition, we ask that adults do not wear masks as part of a costume for safety reasons. Please click here to see UPark's wellness guidelines. 

Team UPark

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

Please join us for a PTA meeting on Tuesday, October 13 at 6 pm in Room 203.  Child care will be provided. You can see the full agenda HERE.   The 5th grade teachers will be presenting on how they use technology in the classroom to personalize learning.
Speaking of technology, please like our Facebook page! UPark parent Katharine Noble has done a great job keeping us all updated via Facebook for the last couple years and is ready to pass the torch.  If you are Facebook-savvy and might be interested, please email  Thanks, Katharine!

Fun Run and Carnival 
This Sunday October 11th 

Run starts promptly at 11 am and our HUGE carnival will follow until 2:30. 
New this year:
  • Pumpkin walk
  • Day of the Dead Chili
  • Bike Raffle
  • Guess how much the UPark garden pumpkin weighs and roll it home. 
  • Kettle Korn
  • Art Area
  •  Great live music will be provided by two of our own UPark Parents in The Radio Band! They will combine today's favorites with yesterday's classics and are ready to provide a high energy party scene at our carnival!  Check out their website here.
Tee-shirts will go home today for those who preregistered- wear your shirts tomorrow (Friday) for SPIRIT DAY! 
Fun Run is $15.00 and includes a tee-shirt
Carnival wrist bands are $10.00
Meal tickets are $5.00
*If you missed early registration you may do so that morning at the ticket booth-come early.
Community welcome - bring Grandparents, neighbors and friends.  
FUN RUN/CARNIVAL DAY volunteers sign-up here.

Kaleidoscope Corner Programming for Dismissal Days & Holidays
Camps for K-5:
  • Bradley- Only November
  • Lowry
  • Westerly Creek
  • Valdez- No April 11
  • Steele
  • Southmoor - Dec. - April
  • Slavens  - Only Oct 19-20 
  • Sandoval - Only April 11th

Dates and Cost:
  • Oct. 19 - 20 - $69.50
  • Nov. 2 - $34.75
  • Nov. 23 - 24 - $69.50
  • Dec. 21 - 22 - $69.50
  • Dec. 29 - 30 - $69.50
  • Jan. 4 - 5 - $69.50
  • March 28 - 30 - $104.25
  • April 1 - $34.75
  • April 11 - $34.75
To register click here
University Park Book Fair
Fall back into books! 

School Book Fair:
This year UPark's Fall Book Fair starts on
October 12th and runs through October 16th. The Book Fair will be open every morning from 8:00 until 9:00 and after school from 3:45 until 6:00 every day except Friday, October 16th. 

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the Book Fair please sign up here

Online Book Fair:
University Park Elementary's online Book Fair starts October 4th and runs until October 20th. Find Book Fair information and purchase books online here. Download the free app to make shopping easy! 

Use this opportunity to keep your kids enthusiasm for reading alive! If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Gentry. Remember that every book you purchase benefits our school!
Looking for Ski Donations!!

A new bench is being made for the entryway at University Park! We are looking for a few more pairs of old skis to be donated to complete this project. Please contact Lori Marks-Connors by email or phone at 303-807-7754 if you have skis to donate.

Spirit Week!
October 12-16

Dear Parents/Guardians,
University Park is having Spirit Week Oct 12th-16th. Spirit Week is where your child will dress up differently each day of the week.
Monday is Mis-Match Monday where your child will need to wear mis-matched clothing. Tuesday is Sports/Club Day where your child will need to wear something for your favorite sports team or club. Wednesday is Color Day. That means every grade and staff member will be wearing a different color.
  • Kindergarten -pink
  • 1st grade-green
  • 2nd grade-red
  • 3rd grade-orange
  • 4th grade-blue
  • 5th grade-yellow
  • Staff-black and white
Thursday is Wacky Hair Day where you child will try to make their hair as crazy as possible. Friday is UPark Spirit day where your child will need to wear their UPark clothing.
The U Park Student Council

Science Fair Information Night
Thursday, October 22nd from 6:00-7:00 PM

Please join us as we invite back John Harrington, DPS science teacher, to explain the nuts and bolts of a science fair project!  Parents will meet John in the auditorium to hear a science fair project overview, see a sample project, and participate in a Q & A.  While parents are learning about the science fair, students in grade 3-5 are invited to participate in some hands-on science with Ms. Kull, Ms. McMahon, and Mrs. Nakashima in the gym. Hope to see you there!

UPark Tours for Prospective Families

University Park is hosting tours for prospective families on the following dates:

  • Friday, November 13, 2015 - 9:15 am and 2:30 pm 
  • Friday, December 4, 2015 - 9:15 am and 2:30 pm
  • Friday, December 11, 2015 - 9:15 am and 2:30 pm
  • Saturday, January 9, 2016 - Open House 9-11 am
  • Friday, January 15, 2016 - 9:15 am and 2:30 pm
  • Friday, January 22, 2016 - 9:15 am and 2:30 pm
  • Friday, January 29, 2016 - 9:15 am

Please let interested friends or neighbors know about these tours! RSVP to the UPark office at (720)424-3410. If unable to attend any of our scheduled tours, please email the University Park PTA.

Annual Thanksgiving Lunch
Friday, November 13

University Park welcomes students and families to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with a turkey lunch in the school cafeteria on Friday, November 13th. The lunch will be held at your student's regularly scheduled lunch time. 

Prices for guests:
Child (Non-Student) $3.00
Adult $5.00
*You can pay in the lunchroom on the 13th (pay by check or with cash-small bills only)

RSVP to Evon no later than October 30th!!

Red Apple Clothing Drive
October 19th - November 18th

Help support University Park and our sustainability efforts by donating unwanted clothing and shoes. Drop off your items during our clothing drive from October 19th - November 18th in the Red Apple Recycling drop-off bin. The drop off bin is the little red house located near the staff parking lot at the intersection of Iliff and Adams.   

Superintendent Parent Forum
October 27th

The Superintendent Parent Forum will be held on Tuesday, October 27th at the National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt Street. The topic will be on Teacher Leadership. The deadline to register parents is October 21 st

To learn more or to register click  here.   
University Park Directory

The 2015-2016 University Park Directory is here!! Paper copies will be coming home to you in Thursday folders with your oldest child. Download your digital copy  here.

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: Noah Hayes, Attia Abdelgawad, Avery Pollock, Hannah Shigio, Anne Zheng, Adrianna Panella, Jacob Nederveld, Bennett D'Hondt, Brody Mesquita-Taylor, Nasier Muhammad-Timm, Gavan Littman, Michaela Gayles, Jacob Chase-Cho, Jasper Nugent, Marley Stoler, Luciana Salgado, Amelia Hall, Ethan Hale, Eden Lyons, Violet Penzenstadler, Ahni Lazaroff, Connor Spiegel, Olivia Jones, Daniella Starks, Grace McFarland, Kyle Kojima, Ella Jackson, Rwaf Alhubaishi, Jacob White, Brady Welch, Juliette Rusin, Greg Allen, Henry Ford.

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).