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Thank you to the UPark community for all your support. Our next community meeting is taking place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1 in our auditorium. I, along with members of my team, DPS officials and law enforcement officers will be on hand to respond to your questions.

Thank you,

Team UPark

*Don't forget to download the UPark App  HERE!

PTA News

Save the Date for 8th Annual UPark Auction!

Come and kick up your boots to support University Park Elementary! Our 8th annual auction will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM in the Gold Club at the University of Denver. Tickets are $45 per person and will go on sale on March 1, 2018. Tickets include: dinner & dessert, live music, a cash bar, games, and a live and silent auction. For more information, please visit our website HERE. Our online auction will begin on Thursday, April 12, 2018.
All proceeds will benefit University Park Elementary and our goal is to raise $75,000. If you would like to donate a good or service, sponsor the event, or volunteer, please email Katie Fitz-Gerald and Becky MacDonald at  

School Tours

UPark school tours for prospective families have started! We will hold tours on the dates below. Please let your friends know to RSVP by calling the main office at 720-424-3410.
  • February 9th- 9:15am and 2:30pm
  • February 10th- 10:00am
  • February 23rd- 9:15am and 2:30pm
Semantics Spelling Bee

We had our second spelling bee the morning of January 25th and the team did an amazing job! All ten of our kiddos were able to compete and they worked HARD....and had a great time in the process! Congratulations to Shreyas R and Adia S, fourth and sixth place winners! Our last team event will be the DPS Written Spelling Contest on February 10th...wish us luck!

-Heather Wise, GT Teacher/Semantics Coach
Instead of cheese, they said "rendezvous" (one of our words...Semantics humor), thus the fish faces...ha!

Health Office

Please read below for protocols on when a bed bug is found on campus.  These events are typically isolated and do not indicate a building infestation. The risk of spread is minimal.
  • DPS Facility Management is contacted and completes a building assessment
  • Preventative measures are taken including:
    • Potentially affected areas of the building receive deep cleaning
    • Personal belongings are bagged
Please click on the links below for more information.
DU Basketball Night
Please join in support of the UPark Band Program as our students perform with the  DU  Pep Band on February 8th at 7 p.m. I nvite friends and family to see the Pioneers vs. S. Dakota for a fun night of basketball and music! The band will play "Jump", "We Will Rock You", "Wipe Out" and the "Star Spangled Banner" to start the game!   We will receive $5 for every ticket sold, so please put this on your family calendar!
Please fill out this ticket order form and bring it with a check or cash (exact change required) to the front office to purchase tickets. Tickets are $12 and will help us raise funds for scholarships and growing our band program.  
Please contact Christmas with any questions at

Summer Band Camp Registration is Open!
The Big as Life Music (BALM) Summer Band Camps are  week-long camps (9 a.m.-3 p.m.). Whether your child plays an instrument or would like to learn how, camp will be sure to inspire them on their musical journey. Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced students are welcome.  Camps are taught by Christmas Gainsbrugh, DPS Band Director at UPark! Incoming 4th-8th graders can join us for Summer Band Camp to learn how to play the flute, clarinet, trumpet, french horn, saxophone, trombone, tuba or drums. 

Go to for camp details and to register! Click here for camp flier. Please contact Christmas Gainsbrugh at with any questions.


2018 UPark Spring Enrichments:
-To view the online course catalog click here.
-To register click here.
-Spring session begins 2/26
Summer 2018 Camps:
The Ultimate Summer Enrichment Camp at C3
Do you love after school Enrichments!? Take a look at our single subject a la carte Enrichment Camp. Sign up for one to four blocks, featuring your favorite enrichment providers!
Week 1: 6/4 - 6/8, Week 2: 6/11 - 6/15, Week 3: 6/18 - 6/22, Week 4: 6/25 - 6/29
Daily Camp Hours: 8:15am - 4:15pm
To access the Online Course Catalog please click here.
To register please click here
For Discovery Link Summer Camp information please click here.
2/20 Discovery Link Camp at UPark
Click here to register.
Winter Enrichments that end early:
Pottery - 2/5 (last class)

Questions? Please contact Jesse.

University Park Elementary Calendar

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

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: Jonathan Jackson, Sheridan Wetherall, Reily Doi-Jared, Jai Benford, Crosby Stutz, Kaiden Enloe, Capri Kristie, Max Henze, Viola Volpi-Swank, Attia Abdelgawad, Amelia Babbitt, Ella Fairchild, Ikram Fakhraoui, Brendan Seitz, Patrick Monahan, Carter Faulkerson, Jackson Rinner, Damien Manzaneras, Josie Strout, Maddi Blair, Karma Montoya, Owen Fairchild, Jack Carmichael, Noah Hayes, Alex Locia-Anota, Franziska Henze, Iris White, Paige Wilson, Lucas Lipke, Carlee Erb, Noble Stewart, Lily Baker, Kenna Whorton, Dempsey Ruehrdanz.

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).