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I am so excited about the upcoming school year and look forward to working with our amazing staff, students, and community! At UPark we seek to empower each student to be an active participant on a personal journey towards success. That empowerment was highlighted in a very special way for me last school year as I had my first chance to listen to a group of our kindergartners share their dreams for the future during kinder bridging. That same week each of our fifth graders delivered a continuation speech telling teachers and parents about their UPark journey and sharing their dreams for the future. Listening to students at both ends of the UPark educational journey highlighted for me just how much students grow as learners and as people during their journey with us. 

The UPark journey is one that will guide future success for each of our learners. We will continue to empower every UPark student each and every year to be an active participant on a personal journey towards success. As our vision states, we seek to understand ourselves and work together to impact our community and the world! Our teachers not only prepare our students for the jobs of the future, but to create the jobs of the future. I am so thrilled to lead our community of mighty thinkers and doers into the 2019-2020 school year!

Thank you,
Team UPark

Online Annual Family Update-Important Information, Please Read!

UPark has about 50 families that have participated, but not finalized and submitted the online Annual Family Update. If you did not receive an email confirmation that your Annual Family Update was submitted, it has not been completed. If the completed button was red, please log back in, click save and continue and then the final submit button will pop up. We apologize for the confusion and understand that the process was not an easy one. Please contact the main office at 720-424-3410 with questions.

In order to participate in the online Annual Family Update, you must have an active DPS Parent Portal account. Click  here  to complete your Annual Family Update.

Pick Up and Drop Off Procedures

You will notice new signage around the school building with arrival and drop off instructions.  All drop off and pick up areas will be clearly marked. Please follow all no parking signs and safety guidelines.
  • Morning Kiss and Go is on the east side of Saint Paul. Students are dropped off at the playground entrance. Adults, please do not exit your car to keep traffic flowing.
  • There is no afternoon Kiss and Go. Families park and pick up students on the blacktop.
  • There is no pick up or drop off in the staff parking lot. This is for the safety of students and families that walk through the parking lot.
Download the New UPark App!

The UPark phone app is being upgraded for the 2019-20 school year. The new app will offer new features as well as text translated into the language of your choice. Our current app will no longer be in use at the start of next school year so download now  to receive important information and access school resources in one easy place.  
Follow these steps to setup the app:
  1. Search "Flyer School" in the Apple or Google play store or visit
  2. Accept push notifications and then push the "+" button and search and select University Park and click "add".
  3. You can tap the language button on the bottom left of the screen to select preferred language.
  4. Tap our school to view school content
New Online Volunteer Application Process-Required Yearly

We have a new and improved super simple online volunteer application process!  If you want to help at your child's school, attend a field trip, or help in the classroom - apply using our new and improved online process for DPS Volunteers! This new process offers:
  • Fast access to apply on any device with wifi or internet access
  • Takes less than 5 minutes to complete
  • Apply once to volunteer at all schools
  • E-mails and approval sent to you directly with shorter turnaround time
  • Friendly reminders to re-apply
Support your student, school, and community and apply today to ensure Every Student Succeeds!  Please contact your classroom teacher for information on volunteering opportunities. All volunteers with DPS will now need to complete this process yearly.
UPark Band

If you are in 4th-5th grade, don't miss the opportunity to join the  UPark Band! No experience or instrument needed. You could play the  flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, tuba  or percussion!  Join us for fun and exciting classes, before school on  Mondays and Wednesdays for beginning band and Tuesdays and Thursdays for  Intermediate Band from 7:50-8:40 a.m. Wake up your brain with music!  Scholarships are available, so plan on making music with us all year  long! Our program is thriving with over 50 children who perform music  in the community at Coffee House Night, with the DU Basketball Pep  Band, and perform a Halloween Band Flash Mob. One of our first  generation UPark Band students who started with us in 4th grade, Jack  Bendure, just graduated from DSA (Denver School of the Arts). He  recently performed at Carnegie Hall with his jazz ensemble. Come see  how music can come alive for your child!
Your child will have the opportunity to try all the instruments and  find their perfect match at Band Night on August 29th at 6:00 pm in  the UPark Auditorium. Intermediate (returning band students) are not  required to attend band night if they have registered online, but are  always welcome to attend and leave after the opening  presentation and registration. You can also save time by registering in  advance. Click HERE to register it only takes a minute:)  We can't  wait to see you! Feel free to contact Jason Richard-Olney at  208-339-4090 or   for more information.

UPark Fun Run and Carnival

The annual University Park Elementary School Fun Run and Carnival will be on  Sunday, September 22nd from 11-2:30pm.   Please mark your calendars and be on the lookout for more details in the weekly newsletters and room parent emails. We are very much in need of committee members and volunteers, especially for the grill the day of.  Our next carnival committee meeting will be on Wed, Aug 21st after school drop-off at 9am.  Please join us at the picnic benches on the school playground.

Room Parents Needed!

Are you interested in helping out with your child's class this year? We could use a few more parents to take on room-parent roles. Room parents help communicate class and school related information to families and help organize class parties and teacher gifts. If you have a little extra time in your schedule and would like to be a room parent, please let us know! Contact Julia Layton, Room Parent Coordinator, at

Fall Enrichment Fair
UPark Fall before and after school enrichments are starting soon! We would love to have you attend our Fall Enrichment Fair on August 22 from 3:45pm - 5pm on the playground (weather permitting). Please   stop by to meet the providers and learn more about the more than 20 classes being offered this session!  
Registration for session 1 of Enrichments will open to all families on August 23. Enrichment classes will begin on September 9.  
Please reach out to Amanda Jensen, Discovery Link Program Specialist at with questions.
University Park Elementary Calendar

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

*At the end of each month we will be donating all clothing in the lost and found and anything left in the halls.