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On mornings when the weather is bad, Doors 3 (main door), 5 (staff parking lot door) and 9 (recess door) will be opened at 8:40. Staff will not be outside; all students are expected to head to the gym or to breakfast where we will have staff supervision. Students will be asked to sit in the gym with their classroom (signs posted on gym walls), and teachers will pick up their students at 8:55.
*Please know that traffic will be slow on these days. Please follow all rules of the road and leave a few minutes early.

Team UPark

Please mark your calendars for the next PTA meeting on Tuesday, October 13 at 6 pm.  The 5th grade teachers and Principal Varveris will present technology use in the classroom. FREE child care available, and all are welcome!
Did you know that the PTA provides scholarships for field trips and the band program?  These are just two of the many things we do to help our community!

School Policy Information 
2015-2016 School Year

As a school, we have updated and aligned many policies and procedures for students and staff. Please click below to see the 2015-2016 UPark policies .

Fun Run!
Send in your registration for this year's
10th Annual Fun Run and Carnival 
Registration packets are due Wednesday, October 7th.  Please return the registration form with your payment in the envelope provided to your child's teacher or print a copy  here.  
Important: Fun Run shirts will be delivered to your child's classroom on Thursday, October 8th so your child can wear it on 
Friday, October 9th for School Spirit Day!
Fun Run: Sunday, October 11th 
Fun Run 11:00 (sharp) to 11:30
Carnival 11:30 to 2:30
Parents, we need your help! Please sign up to volunteer for this event. 
FUN RUN/Carnival Day volunteers sign up here.
*The before-school lap-running has begun and will continue through Friday, October 9th.  Meet at the school track at 8:40 am and run like the wind until the bell rings. Earn charms for laps, and a chance for class party.  Bring your charm necklace each morning.  Join in! 
  • Kinder- one lap = one charm
  • 1st grade- 2 laps = one charm
  • 2nd - 3 laps =one charm
  • 3rd, 4th and 5th use mileage cards to track their laps the class with the most laps wins a party and the individual with the most laps wins an iTunes gift card.
CHARM HELP NEEDED! Please sign up here if you can help hand out charms during our morning FUN RUN laps. 


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

Silent Auction
2016 Silent Auction Committee Meeting Tuesday, October 6 at 6:30pm:  Still need committee members!
The first auction committee meeting will be Tuesday, October 6 at 6:30pm.  Kids are welcome.  If you have not received the agenda and would like to attend, please email  Dana O'Connor.

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!

Walk to School Day

Looking for a healthy way to start the day? Jump-start your morning by walking with your child to school! 
Join the University Park community in celebrating International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 7th.
Take some time to promote health, safety and the environment by walking with your child to school - or just simply taking a walk together.  If you live too far from your child's school to walk or you ride the bus, you can drive part of the distance, then park and walk the rest of the way or meet us on the track before school and show your support at the before school fun run! 
Walking to school is a great way to be a part of a global event and to promote health, to identify safer routes for walking and to improve air quality.  Walk to School events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, concern for the environment and building connections between families, schools and the broader community.
To learn more about upcoming International Walk to School events, please visit:
Walk to School Day in the USA                                            
International Walk to School Day                    
Walk for fitness and walk for fun!

Cafeteria News

In doing our part to keep UPark green, the cafeteria is looking for silverware donations to replenish our supply for breakfast and lunch at school - additional forks and spoons are needed. Please contact our cafeteria manager  Evon  for more information.

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

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: Logan Shirey, Anna Stokesbury, Fox Long-Pearlman, Lilah Tuchez, Quinn O'Connor, Raphael Wieland, Jillian Samaras, Elna Kristensson, Charlie Murphy, Abby Keshena, Cooper Bullock, Jackson May, Ryan Kim, Rachel Garcia Villatoro, Giovanna Golan, Lizzie Pischel, Liam Neuhalfen, Michael Mifflin-Chavez, Marvin Alas, Emma Carpenter, Jack Carmichael, Teddy Rogala, Bruno Salgado, Adrianna Villalpando, Serrianna Safieh, Aspen Rain.

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).