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New Family Meet and Greet

University Park is holding its annual New Family Meet and Greet this coming Tuesday, May 8th from 4:30-5:30 on the playground. This event gives new students and families the opportunity to meet staff and other UPark families as well as learn more about the school. Please RSVP by emailing Sharon Rusin

Thank you,

Team UPark

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

PTA News

2018 UPark Auction--Extended Online Auction & Western Day Photos
Don 't forget...the extended Online Auction ends tonight at 9:00 PM. If you missed out, there is still a chance to bid on some items and sign up for the Parent Experiences and/or Teacher and Staff Experiences. To bid or sign up, please go to
Also, if you wanted to purchase the photo taken of your child during Western Day, please click here and email the number of the photo to The cost is $10 per photo.
PTA Meeting: Next Tuesday, May 8th at 6pm
Please join us for the last PTA meeting of the school year, next Tuesday evening at 6pm in the Art Room. Childcare will be available, but please RSVP HERE so we know how many kiddos to expect.

Library Check-Out

The week of May 7th will be the last week of library check-out. This will allow your kids to have a full two weeks to enjoy their books before they must be returned. 
Borrowed books must be returned NO LATER THAN MAY 25, 2018. Overdue and lost slips will be created and sent home the week of May 21. Books that are returned prior to the end of the school year will not incur fines or replacement costs regardless of when they were checked out.

3rd Annual UPark Golf Tournament

Join us for the 3rd annual UPark Golf Tournament!

When: Saturday, May 12th starting at 8am
Where: Wellshire Golf Course
Digital Flyer: Click  here!

*We still have plenty of openings for the tournament, please share the above information with family, friends, and colleagues!!!

UPark Spelling Bee

It's time for the UPark School Wide Spelling Bee!
Does your child love spelling and learning new vocabulary words? Is he or she a first through fifth grader? If so, come join the fun!
Spelling word lists were sent home by classroom teachers via email. For more information or to obtain another copy of the word lists, please click here . Thank you!
Happy Spelling! 
Heather Wise, UPark GT Teacher 

2017-18 UPark Yearbooks

Yearbook order forms will come home with students today! If you plan to order please make sure to have the form filled out and returned no later than Friday, May 18th. Orders should be accompanied by cash (exact change), check (payable to University Park PTA) or money order. 

Staff Updates

4th Grade
Lauren Beatty will join the UPark team as a part time 4th grade teacher starting next year. We are excited to have her as part of the UPark team! Click here for more about Lauren.

Please welcome Alexis Morof back to the UPark team! She has accepted our Kindergarten teaching position starting next school year. Please read more about Alexis here.

Personalized Learning
Sarah Holdeman has accepted a full time teaching position at Polaris Elementary for the 2018-19 school year. Her current position was reduced from full time to part time by central office. We wish her well in her new position and will miss her at UPark. Please click here to read her community letter. 

Special Education Paraprofessionals
We are excited to welcome Edward Rogers and  Gregory Shackelford to our staff! They will be supporting in room 205 with Ms. Kendra, Mr. Pete and Ms. Nicki.

1st Grade Paraprofessionals
Anne Jones will be joining our 1st grade team as a paraprofessional for the 2018-19 school year. Click here to read more about Anne. 


3rd Annual UPark Golf Tournament
When: Saturday, May 12th starting at 8am
Where: Wellshire Golf Course
Digital Flyer: Click here!
*We still have plenty of openings for the tournament, please share the above information with family, friends, and colleagues!!!

Spring Enrichment Classes that end early:
Spring Enrichment:
Date of last class:
Rock Climbing
Yoga (R)
Yoga (M)
Yoga (T)
Move! Dance! Pilates!
After School Art
Leap N' Learn
4/27 Enrichment Make-Up Dates:

Make-Up Date
Move! Dance! Pilates!
After School Art
Leap N' Learn

For Discovery Link Summer Camp information please click here.
Registration for 2018-2019 Discovery Link
  • Registration for current families goes live online on Monday, April 16th
  • Registration for new families goes live online on Monday, May 7th
  • For more information and how to register, please click here.
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!

*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).