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Thank you UPark families for a wonderful start to the school year! As you may have noticed, we are working to increase the effectiveness of our morning drop-off procedures. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work out the kinks. As you will see, there will be no parking in front of the school on the east side of St. Paul daily starting at 8:25. We will utilize this street as a traffic lane for kiss and go and this will help keep traffic flowing! Also, please work to start using the crosswalks to bring your child safely into the school. Student safety is our number one priority and we thank you for helping keep our students safe! See below for specific procedures. Please look for a new drop-off map coming soon!
Thank you,
Team UPark

Back to School Night

We have had a fantastic start to the 2019-20 school year and look forward to meeting with all of you at our Back to School Night! Please join us on Wednesday, September 4th from 6-7:30 pm. Please see the schedule below.
  • 6:00-6:30pm-Mr. Atonna will introduce the UPark staff, provide an outline of goals for this school year and celebrate all that makes UPark such a wonderful school! 
  • 6:30-7:00pm Session 1-parents will meet with classroom teacher
  • 7:00-7:30pm Session 2-parents will meet with teacher(s) of additional students
This event is for family members only, allowing teachers to have a rich conversation with adults regarding all the learning your students will be doing this school year!
UPark Fun Run and Carnival

The annual University Park Elementary School Fun Run and Carnival will be on Sunday, September 22nd from 11:30am-2:30pm. Please mark your calendars and register   HERE!

We'll kick off the morning with a one mile FUN RUN around Observatory Park, immediately followed by the CARNIVAL on the UPark blacktop. There will be a barbeque lunch, carnival games with prizes, bouncy castles, face painting, temporary tattoos, music, and more!

The Fun Run and Carnival committee is also looking for more volunteers, including parents to man the grill during on the day of the event. Email  if you'd like to get involved!

Online Annual Family Update-Important Information, Please Read!

UPark still 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.
  • Please do not drive through or pick up and drop off in the alley behind the playground. 
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.  The old app is no longer in use, so please 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

UPark has a dedicated group of teachers and staff, and wonderful kids. What we need to complete the picture are great volunteers like YOU! There are lots of ways to get involved, including options outside of school hours for working parents. Please fill out  this volunteer interest form to let the PTA know how you might be able to help. Classroom volunteer opportunities will be coordinated by your child's homeroom teacher or room parent.

In order to volunteer at UPark - whether it's in the classroom, at school events, or chaperoning a field trip - you must complete a background check.This is now a yearly requirement in DPS, but we have a new and improved, super simple online volunteer application process. Complete your background check   HERE ! You will need to click on the green "DPS Volunteer Portal" box to start the process.

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.

University Park Library Guidelines

Student check-out for grades one through five begins the week of August 26. Please take the time to read this letter for an overview of guidelines and expectations.

Health Office Information

The UPark Health Office welcomes all incoming Kindergarteners to the UPark community! We look forward to a fantastic and healthy new year. Please click here for a letter from the Department of Health with information on vaccinations and free or low-cost health providers. Click here for Important information from the Department of Health regarding measles. You can reach out to our school nurse at for additional information.


Fall Enrichment Fair and Course Offerings
Check out our Fall Enrichment offerings at the UPark Enrichment Fair TODAY, August 22 from 3:45pm - 5pm on the playground (weather permitting). S top by to meet the providers and learn more about the more than 20 classes being offered this session! Click HERE to view the course catalogue for all class descriptions, fees and instructions to register.

Enrichment Registration

Registration goes live August 23rd at 6:00am  and ends September 2nd at 6:00pm.

If you're a current Discovery Link family, please visit this  link to register:

I f you're not a current Discovery Link family, please visit  this link to register:
  • Select "University Park" as your location
  • Scroll down the page and select " Click to View Offerings" under the 2019-2020 Enrichment Programs

PAYMENT IS DUE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION! Registration is first come, first served and they do fill up quickly!

Enrichment classes will begin on September 9. 

Please e-mail Enrichment Coordinator, Kyle Wiley at  or Program Supervisor, Amanda Jensen at You may also reach Amanda by phone at 720-603-3768.
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.