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Thank you for a great turnout at this year's first PTA meeting! Great information was provided about the following:
  • Apple Campaign
  • Silent Auction
  • Garden Committee
  • Wellness Committee
  • Green Team
  • Backpack Program
  • UPark Neighborhood Center
  • Community Events
  • Advocacy Work
For more information click here or email

Team UPark

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


PTA Halloween Costume Exchange
Are you looking for a place to donate your kid(s) old Halloween costumes?  Are you on the hunt for your kid(s) Halloween costume for this October 31st?  Join us for our second annual PTA Halloween Costume Exchange on September 29th after pick up on the blacktop (weather permitting)!  You do not have to donate a costume to come find a new costume.  If you would like to donate a costume to the exchange, please bring it to the front office before September 29th.   

Semantics Team Tryouts 
Thursday, September 28, 8:30-9AM OR 3:50-4:20PM
Does your child love spelling, learning new words and their origins? Does your child enjoy competitive experiences? If so, Semantics Team tryouts are coming soon!
Tryouts for the UPark Semantics Team are listed above - please click HERE for more information and to register your child!

Destination Imagination

Have you been looking for a program for kids who 
are creative and love to solve problems? We  have an amazing opportunity for you. There will be an informational meeting about Destination  Imagination on Friday, September 22 from 4:00-4:30 in room 207. The meeting is open to all  interested parents along with their students. Click here for more information.

Apple Campaign

The Apple Campaign would like to thank everyone who donated money on Back To School Night. The school raised $17,770. We still have a long way to go to get to $70,000 - but if everyone helps we can get there quickly. Remember this money is for next year's staffing to keep our class sizes the lowest in all of DPS.

Our raffle winners from Back To School Night have been notified. Don't forget, there is still one more way to win if you donate before November 10th. See the details for this promotion on the playground in the PTA display. Checks can be dropped off in the office made payable to "UPark PTA" or donate HERE.

Auction Committee Members Needed

The date for the 2018 Auction has been set. Now it is time to start planning! The Auction Committee is looking for additional members to assist with the following:
  • Procurement
  • Class Projects
  • Teacher Experiences
  • Parent Experiences
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Games and Entertainment
  • Event Audio and Visual
If you are interested in joining the committee, please email Katie Fitz-Gerald at . The first committee meeting will be held the week of October 2, 2017.  More information to follow.

UPark Fun Run and Carnival

Mark your calendars  for the  12th Annual UPark Fun Run and Carnival   Sunday, October 22nd from  11:30 to 2:30. Register online beginning 9/28

This is a NOT TO MISS event at UPark that includes:
  • 1 mile fun run
  • Tee shirt designed by 5th grade student
  • Bouncy castles
  • Live music from The Radio Band
  • Barbecue lunch
  • Wow bubbles
  • Art
  • 12+ carnival games
  • Dunk tank for teachers
  • Cotton candy and much, much more...
Click here for more information.

Help UPark by Shopping at King Soopers and Loaf and Jug!

Last year, UPark raised over $10,000 through this program, and it didn't cost our families a single cent!

How it Works
1. Get a reloadable King Soopers card by emailing
2. Hand your card to your cashier before he rings up your groceries and tell him how much money you'd like to load on the card, up to $500.  It is preloaded with $2.50, which is yours to spend.
3. Use your card like a gift card to purchase groceries or gas, and when it's empty, load more money on it.  The UPark PTA will receive a 5% donation from King Soopers every time you reload!

Wellness Committee

Please join us for the Wellness Committee meeting on Tuesday, September 19th at 9am in the Art Room. All are welcome! If you're interested in promoting healthy eating, the garden, our backpack program, or greening up our school then this is the place for you. We're always looking for fresh ideas so join us!

Gifted and Talented

Please see this flyer for more information on highly gifted and talented characteristics, testing and more.

Enrichment Pick up and Drop off
Morning-please walk your students in the building and sign in with enrichment teachers
Afternoon -students will be dismissed on the playground black top. Please do not go inside the building to pick up. 

If you haven't paid for your student's Fall Enrichment class please contact Jesse ASAP.

Please contact Jesse with questions.

University Park Elementary Calendar

Click on the the calendar icon to the right, look below, or visit the University Park Website to access calendar information!

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: Shener Zhang, Ayham Alghweel, Brendan Seitz, Abigail Jones, Gabrielle Panella, Lyla Quinn, Christopher Reaves, Zain Arafin, Ronnie Tucker, McKain Shirey, Armonie Campion, Dana AlZubi, Leora Starks, Ryder Ward, Mateo Gochman-Moreno, Beckett Rathbun, Hadley Paben, Evan Carmichael, Dalia Gutierrez, Seamus Slevin, Kaden Frank, Jaymes Keenan, Lincoln Barber, Elizabeth Pischell, Claire Robinson, Saiya Langefels, Delaney Muilenburg, Isaac Rivas, Izabella Castanon, Shyla Trinen, Donoma Pacheco, Linden Ernewein, Cooper Stone, Liam Sturgeon, Kyle Kojima, Chase Cestra, Fabian Bustos, Otis Metz, Lucas Lipke, Ella Wagner, Abigail Heider, Bailey Hodas, Jillian Samaras, Viola Volpi-Swank, Charlotte Hayes, Luke Vialpando, Layla Hurd.

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).