2300 S. St. Paul St., Denver, CO 80210



No School for Students October 20th & 21st
Student Directories go home today!
One hard copy will be sent home today with oldest student in the family, and electronic copies will be sent via email tomorrow.  If a second hard copy is needed, please pick one up from the office.
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Principal Update:

MORE RECESS!!  Our Student Council, which is made up of selected 4th & 5th grade students, collected data and wrote letters to me describing how and why extra time outside will benefit learning.  After reviewing all their information, and discussing with teachers, we have added 5 minutes to recess for each grade level.  All grade levels will now have 25 minutes for recess and continue to have 20 minutes for lunch.

  • The updated lunch/recess schedule is here.
  • Inclement weather in the mornings: Students will go to the gym no earlier than 8:40am where there will be adult supervision.  Due to lack of space we ask that parents and family do not stay for the bell to ring.  Teachers will pikc up students at the first bell.

Walk your Wheels - Please know that students and families are required to walk their wheels (scooters, skateboards, bikes, etc) on the playground.

Classroom Libraries - This year, we are adding to classroom libraries! You may have seen the pallets of books being dropped off earlier this week. These books were purchased by downtown and will help support student growth in the classroom. We will be working with a few volunteers to help stamp and distribute books to classrooms over the next few weeks. If you are interested in helping with this project, please email Joy Murphy.

Halloween - Our annual Halloween parade will be on Friday, Oct. 31st at 9:15am. Homeroom teachers will lead their classes outside for two laps around our track. Family and friends are welcome to attend, but must remain outside until all classrooms have finished. Anyone staying for classroom celebrations must check and sign in through the front office. Please click here to see Upark's guidelines for Halloween.  More information and reminders to come over the next few weeks.

Thanks for your continued support!

Grant Varveris

Team UPark


PTA News:



Out of the 320 families that attend UPark, ONLY 63 actually contributed last year, a mere 20%!  We need 100% participation, whether it is $5, $10, $50, $100, $500, $1,000 or $5,000.  To meet our match challenge this year, all we need is a commitment to donate by October 31st.  Your actual donation can be received within the time frame you prefer for tax deduction purposes: by December 31st for 2014 taxes or by June 30th for 2015 taxes.


Please consider donating any amount by dropping a check off in the office made out to UPark PTA, or donating online here.  You can also ask your employer to match your donation.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Please contact Stephanie Treusein at 720-231-9955, or by emailfor details.


Scholastic Book Fair Starts Monday!

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read to our school.  It's a wonderful selection of engaging a­nd affordable books for every reading level.  Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child's reading habits.


Book Fair dates: October 13, 2014 - October 17, 2014

Shopping hours: 8:00am - 8:55am and 4:00pm - 5:00pm all week (Monday - Friday)

Location: Library


If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair. Our online Fair is available from 10/06/2014 to 10/24/2014. We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school!


University Park Elementary Calendar

3 ways to access calendar information! Go to the University Park Website,
click on the CALENDAR ICON, or look below!  
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:  Mia Ruedas-Marsh, Lorenzo Mitchell, Isabella Margolin, Andre Campbell, Alejandra Locia-Anota, Scott McKay, Keesun Jackson, Zach Morrow, Sarah Saad-Masri, Christian Post, Ryder O'Keefe,  Nona Slevin, Duncan Monroe, Addison Samaras, Sam Post, Zach Alleman, Gabriella Santaella, Jaiden Lewis, Moudji Alassani, Theodore Rogala, Benjamin Mendez, Hannah Shigio, Georgia Overton, John Neuhalfen, Luke Robinson, Emma Carpenter, Xavier Pena, Leora Starks, Attia Abdelgawad, Colin Marifet, Arny Zeman, Nathaniel Tuchez and Elaina Nederveld





University Park Elementary

The place where students are inspired, engaged, and having fun!


We are offering a new enrichment course, French Club, starting October 7th,and it's not too late to sign up!  This is an 8 week program for $25.  Please click here for additional information and call Omid at 303-241-7938 if you would like to register.


Free Enrichment Fall Session 2:

Registration for free enrichment courses starts Thursday, 10/16.  This time, we will offer an ONLINE registration option through the U Park Newsletter in this section!  Registration is open once you receive this newsletter.  You can also sign up with Omid on the same date from 4:30pm - 5:30pm in the cafeteria through door 15, although the best form of registration will be online.


Here is list of classes:

Science Matters : Monday - Art Room - Dates of class 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15 - 3:50pm - 4:50pm

Abrakadoodle: Tuesday - Art Room - Dates of class 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16 - 3:50pm - 4:50pm

Young Rembrandts: Wednesday - Art Room - Dates of class 11/5, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17 - 3:50pm - 4:50pm

Mindspark 3rd- 5th - Wednesday - Room 107 - Dates of class 11/5, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17 - 3:50pm - 4:50pm

Mindspark K - 2 - Thursday - Room 114 - Dates of class 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18 - 3:50pm - 4:50pm


Questions about After School programs or KC?

Call Omid Amini at 303-241-7938


Restaurant Day/Night at Pei Wei! 
Wednesday, October 15th starting at 11:00am
3970 Buchtel Blvd. Ste 107 (Colorado & Evans)
20% of your order goes to UPark Band!
Click here for the invitation to take to Pei Wei restaurant.

Molte Grazie!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Thank you to the third, fourth and fifth grade parents for the wonderful Italian themed luncheon.  It was enjoyed by all of the Upark staff!
Thursday Extras
This is where you will find a list of flyers that DPS or approved organizations have asked we pass out to our community.  Simply click on the flyer name to view in its entirety.  Please check outside the office if you need a hard copy.

"Instruction ends in the school-room, but education ends only with life."

- Frederick W. Robertson