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We are looking forward to seeing you for conferences! Please make sure that you have signed up for a time with your child's teacher. 

Please click here for information about our Halloween parade and celebration.

Team UPark

Common Sense MediaJamie Gentry, our librarian, is teaching the entire Common Sense Media curriculum to K-5 students. Click  here  for more information.

*Don't forget to download the UPark App here!
Restaurant Night
Thursday, October 22

Eat at Pei Wei (3970 Buchtel Blvd) on Thursday, October 22 and they'll give 20% back to UPark. Click here to see the flyer for details. Make sure to mention UPark at checkout! 

Apple Campaign

Don't forget - we are still accepting donations to the Apple Campaign.   Our goal is to raise $65,000 and we aren't close (yet!).  We are not having a Home Tour fundraiser this year, so donations are more important than ever.  Apple Campaign funds are given directly to UPark to pay for teachers and paras, keeping our class sizes small.  Imagine losing two of our amazing homeroom or specials teachers.  With your help, that won't happen!
Donations can be made by check payable to UPark PTA or online here. You can also visit the Apple table on the blacktop at drop-off on Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23.  Donations are anonymous and tax deductible!

Fun Run and Carnival

A big THANK YOU to the following folks for helping make this year's carnival a blast: 

  • All of the UPark parent volunteers
  • The Radio Band (UPark parents-Turi Gustafason and Tim Buckman) for the great music!
  • UPark Alumni Student volunteers      
  • DU student volunteers    
  • Our Dads and Dogs for their awesome barbecue
  • Ms. Redmond, our Art teacher, for Owl ART
  • Ms. Tracy Hartin our PE teacher- Mile Run support
  • Stacey Hauhuth for her Day of the Dead Chili-100% proceeds donated
  • Snowie -15% proceeds donated
  • Kettle Korn-15% proceeds donated
  • Marzuk-our maintenance support
  • Orange Theory
  • Sprouts - fresh fruit donation
  • King Soopers - pumpkins/balloons donation
*Special thanks to the Fun Run & Carnival committee members:
Merrell Aspin,  Leah Bieker,  Brooke Bolinske,  Sara Carpenter,  Melinda Davis,  Stacey Hauhuth,  Caryn Keenan,  Traci Samaras,  Julie Tremont,  Kristen Wolf 
It literally TAKES a VILLAGE to put this amazing event together every year!  We hope all our attendees enjoyed the Food, Fun, Exercise, and most importantly, the community bonding that is the primary purpose of our UPark Fun Run & Carnival.  See you in the Spring for round two of our early morning running program!

Attention  Girl Scout Parents:
Girl Scouts meets every 1st & 3rd Monday of the Month in room 107.

Click here for information on Kaleidoscope Corner Programming for Dismissal Days and Holidays.

University Park Book Fair
Fall back into books! 

Online Book Fair:
University Park Elementary's online Book Fair runs until October 20th. Purchase books online here.  
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. Click here for details.   

University Park Directory

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: James Mason, Sam McPherson, James Merkle, Samara Mendez, Kyra Hornung Standell, Jace Gustafson, Sidney O'Connor, Isobel, Erickson-Solonika, Dominic Gonzales-Ruiz, Cameron Lewis, Erion Muji, Lucy Frenkel, Bauer Bodhaine, Egan Morgan-Rooks, Vivian Kenney, Zia Jones, Ben Mendez, Abigail Jones, Liam Fallon, Carter Wasson, Sterling Smith, Waker Baldwin, Aya Saad-Masri, Ella Jackson, Jaiden Lewis, Dawensley Hornak, Sorren Cochran, Finola White, Chaitra Kadupu, Kyle Kojina, BemAndwele Ray, Madeline Blair, Rhyden Stiltner.

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).