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Principal

Hello UPark Families,

I'd like to give a big thank you to all of the parents, community members, and our UPark staff for getting us off to such a great start this school year. The first days of school are always a time for me to reflect on what I love most about my job and that is seeing the smiling faces of students entering the building each day.   
 
A parent I met during supply drop off summed it up so well when explaining to me why he loves UPark. He said, "My kids are happy to come to school every day.  They are happy when I pick them up and they are learning so much. What else can I ask for as a parent?" 
 
Thanks for being such a welcoming community and for your partnership in helping us work towards achieving our school vision: 
 
"We are a community of mighty thinkers and doers. We value each learner as an active participant on a personal journey toward success. We seek to understand ourselves and work together to impact our families, our community, and the world."

Thank you,
 
Principal
Team UPark
720.424.3410


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PTA News

It's easy to join the PTA, get involved, volunteer and hear about the activities at school. PTA membership is $10/year. Please join here

Our first meeting is Tuesday, September 11th at 6pm. All are welcome! Please come share your ideas and interests. We will be approving the new budget and getting ready for another exciting and successful year at University Park. Childcare and pizza will be provided. Please RSVP here so we know how many babysitters to hire and how much pizza to order for the kids! 

Apple Campaign

The Apple Campaign is back again this year. We look forward to raising and making our $70,000 goal again this year with the help of our wonderful parents and neighborhood friends. Look for a mailed letter coming soon to explain all the details.

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School Policies and Procedures

Welcome to a new year at University Park! Please make sure to take a look at the University Park Student and Parent Handbook found here. The handbook provides important information on school wide policies and procedures to ensure the safety and success of all UPark students and families. See below for a few details from the handbook that will help this year start off smoothly.
  • Playground supervision is from 8:40-8:55 am and at recess. Parents must supervise their children on the playground before and after these hours
  • A pass is required to go inside to the restroom or the office at all times.
  • Dogs are not permitted on school grounds at any time.
  • The east side of St. Paul is a posted Passenger Loading Zone. Cars left unattended for any length of time are subject to ticketing by Denver Police.
  • The parking lot to the east of the building is for staff only. Please be respectful of our staff and do not displace them by parking your car in their spaces. Parking lots are not a good place to drop off or pick up children.
  • Use the Kiss 'n' Go location by the metal tree at the playground entrance on St. Paul to drop off children by car (northbound) in the morning when not walking to school. Adults will be present to assist.
  • Iliff Avenue from St. Paul east to the faculty parking lot is for Bus Passenger Loading (and Handicap Parking by designated signs). Cars parked in the bus loading area or in handicap spots without proper license plates or placards are subject to ticketing by Denver Police.
  • Please help our community keep everyone safe and use crosswalks to cross intersections with your children.
  • Students are required to walk or carry their bicycle, scooter or skateboard on school grounds.
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Band Information

4th and 5th grade students, don't miss the opportunity to join the UPark Band! Learn more about the program and try out instruments at Band Night, August 30th at 6:00 pm. Click here for all the details on becoming a part of beginning or intermediate band. Click here for the band flyer. Contact Ms. Christmas with questions.

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UPark Fun Run and Carnival

Mark your calendar for the UPark Fun Run and Carnival Sunday, Oct 28, 2018! This is a fantastic community event. Click here for more information. 

We are looking for a few more parents to join the fun run committee. Please contact Joanna Shear at joanna_shear@yahoo.com to find out more.

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Health Office Information

If your student will require medication at school this year, please click below links for this year's medication forms. They must be filled out and signed by your doctor and turned into the main office with medication. Medication must be in original packaging with prescription label. Please contact our school nurse, Antoinette Schmitz with questions.


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School Lunch Program
 
To apply for or opt out of the Free and Reduced lunch program please click  here. This application needs to be completed each year. For additional information on the application process click  here 

Click here to visit the Food and Nutrition Services web page.

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Enrichment Registration Information
If you are a current Discovery Link Family please click here to register.
 
If you are not a current Discovery Link Family please click here to register. Select "University Park" as your location and scroll down the page to click "Click to View Offerings" under the 2018-2019 Enrichment Programs.
 
Payment is due at the time of registration.

Registration goes live online Tuesday, August 28 th @ 10am.

Important Dates
Enrichment Fair - 8/27 from 3:45pm - 5:30pm outside on the blacktop. Click here for more information.  
Registration - Goes live online 8/28 @ 10am
Enrichment Start Date - Fall Session begins 9/10

Click   here for the fall Enrichment catalog.

Please contact Austin Hachmeister, our new Neighborhood Center Coordinator with questions.

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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 (all clothing will go into our little red school house in our parking lot).