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Emergency Contact Information:

Please make sure that the office has all of your most recent, accessible contact information. In the case of an emergency, office staff or Antoinette, our school nurse, need to be able to easily reach you. Please log into your Parent Portal account to see if your information is complete. 

If you have not done so, please also provide us with a list of contact information for all individuals that are authorized to pick up your students. 

Please call the main office at 720-424-3410 with questions and updates.

Grant Varveris
Team UPark

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


Thank you to all who attended our first PTA meeting last Tuesday evening! We enjoyed meeting all the new families and seeing returning folks, too! You can find the PTA minutes on the UPark website. Our next PTA meeting will be Tuesday, October 11th at 9:15am.

Apple Campaign Push
Thank you to everyone that has contributed to the Apple Campaign to date! We couldn't make our annual $120,000 grant to the school without the generous support of our community.  If you haven't had a chance to donate yet, you can contribute anytime online here or by dropping your check off at the front office in the Apple Donation Box. If you want to make a pledge for a donation later in the school year, please email the Apple Campaign Chair, Carin Wagner, at Remember all contributions are anonymous and tax deductible. 

Fun Run and Carnival
Mark your calendars for the 11th annual UPark Fun Run and Carnival Sunday, October  23rd!

The school fun run starts at 11:30. The carnival goes from 12-2:30.  Registration forms went home today! Please return them to your child's teacher or the front office with checks made out to UPark PTA. Click here for a digital copy of the form.
Important dates
  • Registration packets due Tuesday 10/18
  • Before school lap running October 5th -Oct. 21st at 8:40-look for the running shoe sign by the track
  • Tee shirts will go home with students on 10/20
  • Students wear their shirts on Spirit Day 10/21
  • Fun Run and Carnival Sunday 10/23
Most important
Parents please consider volunteering an hour and 15 minutes of your time to help us make this event a HUGE success. There are a lot of different ways to help out. Click below to sign up.

Thank you!
Thank you to all the 5th graders who created a logo for this year's Fun Run t-shirt. The drawings were all amazing. The winner this year was Austen Ford for his modern, signage style logo. Thank you Carol Redmond, our art teacher, for helping. Way to go Austen! 
Restaurant Night

Our first restaurant night is coming up next Thursday, September 29th at Chick-fil-A (7785 E Hampden Ave). More information to come in next week's newsletter.
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!

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.  


Registration for Discovery Day Camp on November 4th is now OPEN! Click  here to register.

Registration for Discovery Day Camp on October 27th and 28th is still open. Click here to register.

Questions? Contact  or call 720-424-3417.

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: Emerson Bieschke, Soleil Simpson, Connor Newcomb, Ella Sudar, Dallin Simpson, Gracyn Mitchell, Evan Davis, Adam Johnson, Ella Wagner, Lanie Galemba, Serrianna Safieh, Sorren Cochran, Fox Long-Pearlman, Elna Kristensson, Sidney O'Connor, Miles Noble, Cassidy Micas, Crosby Stutz, Kellen Lubowicki, Malcom Schleicher, Lyla Quinn, Max Henze, Attia Abdelgawad, Mason Naths, Angelina Holm, Olivia Babbitt, Maya Bartelt, Chloe Huffman, Neil Morris, Chase Cestra, Maddie Steuer, Brayden Scott, Logan Stow, Kenna Stow.

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).