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Spirit Week October 27-31!

Student Council is sponsoring University Park SPIRIT WEEK to promote our Owl Pride! Show your spirit by dressing up according to each day's theme.

Show your pride by:

Monday, October 27 - NEON DAY- wear bright neon clothes

Tuesday, October 28 - UNIVERSITY PARK PRIDE DAY- Wear your UPark clothes

Wednesday, October 29 - WACKY WEDNESDAY- Wear crazy hair, crazy socks, backwards clothes, etc. Be creative! NO PJ's or Halloween costumes please.

Thursday, October 30 - SPORTS/TEAM OR CLUB DAY- Wear something from your favorite sports team or club (ex.-Chess club, Girls on the Run Club)

Friday, October 31 - HALLOWEEN!

Principal Update:   
We understand there may be times throughout the year when it is necessary to pick up a student during the school day.  In order to minimize disruptions to instructional time, the office will call the classroom when you arrive to check out your student.  Please plan ahead and give yourself an ample amount of time as we gather your student. 
PTA News:

Our Open House & School Tours schedule starts in November for prospective families.  If you have friends interested in attending UPark next year, please have them call the office at (720)424-3410 to sign up.  


Next Friday, October 31, is the last day to meet our goal for the Apple Campaign.  Please donate here or pledge now to take advantage of the matching funds and raise money for paraprofessional support, teacher professional development, technology, classroom materials, and more!  

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!


Thank you for to everyone who participated in our free enrichment online sign up! We had over 100 sign ups in the first day! Because of the amount of students who applied we are in the process of sending confirmations to parents. If you have not received a confirmation, then you will receive one soon!


Reminder: There are No Enrichment classes this week.  Next week, there is NO Kid Stage.


Free Enrichment Fall Session 2: Here is the registration link if you would like to register. You must complete a registration for each child.  See the list of programs here.



Questions about After School programs or KC?

Call Omid Amini at 303-241-7938



Halloween Reminder:
No costumes with fake weapons or fake blood are allowed.  No adults can wear masks (safety reasons), but are more than welcome to dress up!  Students should come dressed in costume with  change of clothes for after the classroom party.  Check with your Teacher or Room Parent to see how you can help with classroom celebrations!

Science Fair Info:


Thank you to all the parents and students that came to our Science Fair Informational Night on Oct. 9th! We hope that parents got useful information on how to support their child for the science fair, and students were inspired for their own projects after creating catapults with the 5th grade teachers. If you were unable to attend or did not get all the information, here is the original packet of information as well as the presentation and handouts from the presenter. Reminder: Science Fair Projects are due Tuesday, November 18th!

Walking Classroom Grant!


Exciting News! Two 5th grade classrooms at UPark, Ms. Kwan in room 216 and Ms. Kull in room 217, received a grant totaling $3,800 from the Walking Classroom that includes earbuds, WalkKits, and teacher guides. This grant will allow the teachers to incorporate more movement in the school day without taking away instruction times as students and teachers will walk and listen to a variety of content aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Click here to learn more about the Walking Classroom.

Wonderful UPark Gardeners:

Thanks for another successful Farmer's Market! Now it's time to put our learning garden beds to bed.  Please join us Sunday, October 26 from 11:00-1:00.  There will be bagels and cream cheese. Please bring gloves and your own water bottle and a shovel if you can. Parents and kids needed!

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: Jake Kammerzell, Teddy VanderWall, John Dolson, Ashley Harris, Theodore Rogala, Sofia Schmidt, Zachary Collisson, Eve Robinson, Gabby Santaella, Ben Bignell, Josh Elmer, Peyton Green, Jacob Lahlou, Vance Vialpando, Finn Hauhuth, Liam Neuhalfen, Julia Treusein, Finley Scott, Rhyden Stiltner, Frankie Jackson, Natalie Bradac, Alanah Conner, Abbie Bettinger, Charlotte Mahlin, Liam Penzenstadler, Phoebe Rogala, Abdulmalek ElAlawli and Alex Locia-Anota



Meet the Principal
Meet & Greet for Prospective UPark Families

The UPark Moms Club is hosting a Meet the University Park Principal night for parents interested in having their child(ren) attend next Fall. This is a great opportunity to talk with Principal Grant Varveris and some of his staff. The event is Wed, Oct 29th from 6:30pm-8pm. Please invite friends and neighbors who are considering University Park Elementary. If interested in attending, contact Joanna Shear.
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