Friday, September 18th was a special day as the fourth graders gathered to share memories of Georgia Overton. Georgia's family members, neighbors, friends, and teachers met in the amphitheater on our playground.  Everyone focused on the memory of Georgia's smile as they released balloons with messages attached. We will never forget Georgia.

Team UPark

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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 .


1. Semantics Team Tryouts - Tuesday, September 29th 8:30 am-9 am 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!
Don't miss the 10th Annual Fun Run and Carnival!
Registration packets went home today in your child's folder.  Please return the registration form with your payment in the envelope provided to your child's teacher or print a copy here
Sunday, October 11th 
Fun Run 11-11:30
Carnival 11:30 to 2:30
Parents, we really appreciate volunteers for this event. Please sign-up below to help out:
FUN RUN prep starts on 9/28, volunteers sign-up here
FUN RUN/Carnival Day volunteers sign-up here.
* The before-school lap-running will begin Monday, September 28 through Friday, October 9, from 8:40 am until the bell rings. 
Kids meet at our playground track (look for the tennis shoe banner) and run laps to earn cool charms for your UPark necklace!  


We still have openings in the following classes: Scratch Lab (Mon), Colorado Ballet (Tues), Challenge Island (Weds), Young Rembrandts (Thurs). Please let Jesse know if you're interested in enrolling your child in one of these classes.
Reminder for Parents at Pick-Up
  • Pick-up on BLACKTOP only!
  • Sign-out required at every enrichment pick-up
Please do not use school front door for enrichment pick-up since office is closed at this time.  If you have any questions please email Jesse Broadfoot

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.

Restaurant Night

Eat at Five Guys Burger and Fries TODAY, 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Join us to raise money for band scholarships for University Park students! View the flyer here.  

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.

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: Adrian Beach, Abigail Bettinger, Lukas Daniels, Nasier Muhammad-Timm, Addison Blackwood, Ramsey White, Charles Davis, Shreyas Rao, Johnny Neuhalfen, Evan Petrucelli, Lucas Brown, Jackson White, Reese Billingsley, Estrella Matute-Villatoro, Aaralyn Gonzalez, Laila Hilton, Sequoyah Matibag, Abdus Samad, Declan Todd, Remy MacDonald, Ryan Long, Luke Yeh, Zachary Collisson, Josie Goltra, Sean Thrailkill, Khloe Brown, Sorren Cochran, JaiYi Dong, Sterling Smith, Phoebe Rogala, Freal Sassi, Lucy Lloyd. 

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).