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The Apple Campaign is the PTA's direct giving campaign. It is one of only two fundraisers used to provide an annual $120,000 grant to UPark which covers the cost of TWO full-time homeroom teachers and TWO paraprofessionals. This year the goal is to raise $70,000 by October 31st. Please consider giving to our Apple campaign today by donating online at or by bringing a check to the UPark office payable to UPark PTA. Thank you for your consideration!

Grant Varveris
Team UPark

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

Fun Run and Carnival

Save the date  for the  11th annual UPark Fun Run and Carnival  Sunday, October 23rd! The r un starts at 11:30 and the c arnival is from 12-2:30.  Registration will come home in Thursday folders.  New stuff this year..... not to miss!

Walk or Bike to School Day

Join University Park on Wednesday, October 5th  to walk or bike to school!

Looking for a healthy way to start the day? Jump-start your morning  by walking with your child to school. Take some time to promote health, safety and the environment by walking  with your child to school - or just simply taking a walk together. When you get to school, find gym teacher, Tracy Hartin's table, sign the banner, and get a sticker that says you participated in Walk to School day!
Do you live too far away?  Do you ride the bus?
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. 
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 for fitness and walk for fun!  See you on the track!

University Park Directory
Don't miss out on the 2016-17 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 giving you the option to opt out of the directory.  Please respond to that email by tomorrow, Friday, September 16, 2016 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

Looking for Volunteers on the Auction Planning Committee

The UPark Annual Auction takes place in the spring, but planning it begins now. The more people we have working to make the auction happen, the more fun it is for all involved! There are several areas in which you can contribute. Some ways do not involve meetings and can be done at home via email/phone. If you are more social, you can pick an area that gets you out of the house interacting with people.
Here are the areas we need help in:
  • Item Acquisition & Procurement
  • Teacher Experiences
  • Parent & One of a Kind Experiences
  • Class Art Projects
  • Marketing/Communications
  • Live Event Games and Fun
  • Audio Visual
If any of these areas sound like they might be a match for your talents and time, or you just want to learn more, email Dana  O'Connor

Picture Day is Coming!

University Park picture day is Tuesday, October 4th. You will be receiving order forms in Thursday folders in the next week. Please make sure they are returned to your student's teacher with payment no later than October 4th if you plan to order pictures. Picture retakes will be taken Tuesday, November 15th.  

Bond and Mill Levy Proposals

As the November election approaches Denver Public Schools would like to share what the 2016 bond and mill levy proposals could mean for our school. Please read the University Park Community letter for specific information on our school. Visit the DPS Bond and Mill Levy site for additional information and FAQs.


University Park Discovery Link is proud to offer Discovery Day Camps at U Park! The first two Discovery Days will be held on October 27th and 28th from 7am to 5:30pm. To register click here.

Questions? Contact or call 720-424-3417.
The University Park Enrichment Program is opening KidStage up to 1st graders. To register click here.
KidStage - Theater - "TOYS"

What happens when the door of the playroom closes? Join all your favorite toys from the Army Men to the Potato Heads and find out what goes on when your child leaves the room and the toys are left to their own devices. Follow Sally, the vintage cowgirl, as she comes face to face with the newest, most technologically advanced toy, Sammy Spaceman. Consumed with jealousy, Sally and her pals do everything they can to ditch Sammy only to realize that the only way they can get back home is if they work together. A story of trust, friendship, and camaraderie, Toys teaches the importance of working as an ensemble and supporting each other onstage and off!

Dates of Classes
3:45 - 5:20
9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 11/11, 11/18
1st  - 5th

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: Mikey Shand, Grace Kittelson, Kaden Frank, Brennen Whorton, Giovanna Golan, Jayden Reed, Railey Leathers, Franklin Jackson, Cassidi Brunette, Kole Roberts, Sheridan Wetherall, Beau Kroger, Teddy Rogala, Ella Sudar, Jillian Samaras, Saheim Bates, Spencer Posey, Luciana Salgado, Nathan Tran, Alex Fabela, Celine Garcia, Liam Nugent, Charlie Davis, Max Grimes, Jahsear Jones, Der'eon Ames, Jack Carmichael, Ethan Hale, Ruby Dokken, Bennett D'Hondt, Nate Sutherland, Aliza Summerour, Willie Gibson, Kyle Kojima, Liz Sliter, Mira DeZeeuw Spencer, Raphael Wieland, William Bollman. 

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).