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As some folks might know, Jennifer Plesa has decided to move out of the education world and has accepted a job in the private sector. Jen will be missed and we wish her the best of luck in the future. Jen's last day is Friday September 11. Please stop by and wish her luck.

We are excited to announce Alexis Matter as a member of our office staff.  Alexis has been with us for the past year and is excited to move into this new role.  Click here for a bio of Alexis.

Team UPark

The PTA raises funds through the Apple Campaign to provide necessities for UPark not covered by the DPS budget. Without your donations, we could lose two full-time teachers. Your participation at any level is encouraged. Please donate today and thank you for your support! 

School Policy Information 
2015-2016 School Year

As a school, we have updated and aligned our classroom wellness, recess, lunch and library processes for students and staff. Please click below to see the 2015-2016 UPark policies .

School Performance Framework (SPF) Update

Because of changes in state testing in 2014-15 and the lack of growth data, DPS will not be releasing a 2015 School Performance Framework (SPF) for schools. We know that parents, guardians, and community members use the SPF as one of many resources to understand schools' quality. In absence of an SPF rating this year, we wanted to provide a comprehensive list of district reports and resources parents, guardians, and community members can use in lieu of SPF ratings to determine school quality. Click here for more SPF Parent Resources.


1. Semantics Team Tryouts - Tuesday, September 29th 8:30 am-9 pm OR Thursday, October 1st 4:15 pm-4:45 pm
Does your child LOVE spelling? Does he or she love to learn about word origins, types of language and new vocabulary? Does he or she like COMPETITIONS? Well, look no further!
Tryouts for the UPark Semantics Team will be at the dates and times above - please click HERE for more information!

2. The Denver Public Schools HGT (Highly Gifted and Talented) nomination forms are now available here.   You have the option of downloading the form or filling it out online. All forms are due to the DPS GT Department no later than 
6 pm on October, 2nd, 2015 (Do not turn in the forms to UPark). For more information or for questions involving the form or process, please see the link above or contact the GT department ( 720-423-2056). 

Fun Run!
Mark your calendars for the 
10th Annual UPark Fun Run and Carnival!

Sunday, October 11th 
Fun Run 11-11:30
Carnival 11:30 to 2:30

*The before-school lap-running will occur Monday, September 28 through Friday, October 9, from 8:40 am until the bell rings.   Meet at our playground track and run laps to earn cool charms for your UPark necklace!  More information coming soon.

University Park Directory

Don't miss out on the 2015-16 UPark Directory.
Every year, parent volunteers create a student directory for our UPark Families.  You should have received an email confirming your family's information or an option to opt out of the directory.  Please respond to that email by clicking the link within it by tomorrow, Friday, September 11, 2015 or your child will not be included in the directory.  If you did not receive an email about the directory or have questions, email Dana O'Connor at

All payments and information cards are due to Jesse by 4pm Friday the 11th. If you have not paid and or dropped off a Neighborhood Center information card, your child will not be able to attend after school enrichments. If you have any questions please email Jesse Broadfoot.  

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: Isis De La Cruz, Owen Fairchild, Marlowe Connors, Ruby Yang, Kate Hauhuth, Drew Finley, Jack Billingsley, Wynn Morris, Sequoyah Matibag, Sfwan Bendawi, Rowan Mitchell, Lorenzo Mitchell, Liam Neuhalfen, Benjamin Slater, Sam McPherson, Houston Stubbs, Abby Heider, Calvin Davidson, Armonie Campion, Finn Donahue, Anna Stokesbury, Zander Chao, Valana Thompson, Gavin Arnold, Lucy Noble, Owen Alleman, Gabby Pappas, Liam Penzenstadler, Elna Kristensson and Bailey Hodas. 

*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).