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Coffee With the Principal

Hello UPark Families,
I would like to invite you to join me for the first "Coffee with the Principal" next Friday, November 2nd. This informal meet and greet event will be a time for me to chat with families to gain more insight into your hopes for this school year and beyond. Parent feedback is very valuable to me as a leader and helps us grow as a school. We'll be meeting at the picnic tables on the playground from 8:40-9:15 and drinking coffee provided by our amazing PTA. I hope to see you there!

Thank you,
Team UPark

PTA News

UPark Fun Run and Carnival
Get your registration in NOW for the 13th Annual UPark One Mile Fun Run and Carnival! This event is open to the community, so please invite relatives and neighbors.
Sunday, October 28th 11:30 to 2:30pm
You can still register in advance by submitting a registration form and cash (exact change please) or check to the front office by Friday, Oct 26th.  Day of event registration for the Fun Run will be $5 dollars more so save by registering ahead. Meal tickets and wristbands can be purchased at event (see registration booth). If you registered by Tuesday, October 23 your student will receive their t-shirt in time to wear  to school tomorrow (10/26) for a Fun Run spirit day!
We need parent volunteers for the carnival and at the grill for lunch! Click HERE to help. 
Avid4Adventure will have a rock climbing wall at the carnival. They require a waiver to be signed. Click HERE to complete the waiver ahead of time.
We will have a pumpkin carving contest at the carnival so bring your pre-carved/decorated pumpkin. We will pick the scariest, funnies and most creative. Kids are also welcome to come in costumes.
For more information on the Fun Run, check out the UPark Fun Run web page HERE.
Thank you to our sponsors: Orangetheory Fitness (Cherry Hills), Evolve Martial Arts, CareNow Urgent Care, Kids Choice, Dartmania, Oak Environmental, Parkside Remodeling, ABCNannies and Angeltouch.

The Apple Campaign will have a table at the carnival. Stop by to see the latest promotion and bring us a check to help UPark get to $70k. This will get your grade closer to wining the Apple All-Star party! �� 

Spirit Week
Spirit Week is just around the corner from Monday, October 29th-Friday, November 2nd.
Monday: Sports Day- Wear clothes of your favorite sports team
Tuesday: Tacky Tourist Tuesday- Dress up in your best "touristy/vacation" attire  
Wednesday: Halloween- Arrive at school in your costume. Please be sure to bring a change of clothes to wear after the Halloween festivities
Thursday: PJ Day- Come to school in your pajamas. Pajamas must follow the school dress code and no slippers allowed
Friday: Twin Day- Plan to dress similar to another student
Remember your child does NOT have to participate if they don't want to, it is optional, but we hope they will. Thank you!
The UPark Student Council

UPark Health Screenings

Health screenings for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades will be October 30th through November 2nd. Screenings are not an assessment or an evaluation. Click here to read the Nursing Services Screening Letter with more information. If you do not want your child to participate, please email Antoinette, our school nurse, prior to October 30th. If your student is absent through screenings or did not have optimal hearing, vision or dental screenings you will be notified in writing regarding the results. If you have any concerns or questions please contact Antoinette at

Halloween Festivities October 31

UPark's annual Halloween parade around the track starts around 9:15 with Mr. Herman leading the classes through the school and out to the track! Families are welcome to come watch. The school band will be playing a festive set while the classes parade. If students are planning to wear costumes for the parade they must wear them to school with regular clothing underneath or with a change of clothes in the backpack. Costumes must be taken off before recess/lunch. Classroom celebrations will follow the parade. Specific information will be communicated by room parents or teachers with specific needs.
Please follow these guidelines for parties/costumes:
  • No weapons at school.
  • Keep the scary stuff at a minimum for school celebrations (we have young students who will be watching also).
  • Adult visitors may not wear masks on school property.
  • Do not send Halloween candy to pass out.
Restaurant Giveback Night - Potbelly (Colorado & Yale location)

No time to cook? Running fast between soccer, lacrosse and dance? Join us for the next Restaurant Giveback night at Potbelly on Thursday, November 1st! Potbelly is committed to supporting the UPark neighborhood so is generously donating 25% of all purchases between the hours of 5-8pm. Just mention UPark (and tell your friends) and you'll be dining with a purpose!

Wine Tasting Event to Support UPark...
It's Like Restaurant Night, But Just For the Adults
Pearl Wine Company is giving 100% of the ticket sale proceeds for their upcoming 3rd Anniversary Wine Tasting event on November 3rd to neighborhood schools, including UPark. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste over 150 wines and receive event only discounts on orders (just in time to order wine for Thanksgiving and Holiday parties). Tickets can be purchased from the UPark PTA for $40 via cash or check made out to "UPark PTA," or online HERE  (a small online transaction fee applies).   Email to purchase a ticket with cash or check, or talk to PTA VP Angela Rathbun on the playground at pickup or drop off.
Pearl Wine 3rd Anniversary Wine Tasting
November 3, 2018 from 6-9 pm
Halcyon Hotel, Cherry Creek, 245 Columbine Street Denver 80206
(*note this location change, previously advertised as the Space Gallery)

UPark Book Fair

The University Park 2018 Fall Book Fair will be held November 5th - November 8th in the school library. The hours will be as follows:
Monday, November 5 through Wednesday, November 7:
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Thursday, November 8:
8:00 a.m. - 9 a.m. (morning hours only)
We are looking for Book Fair volunteers to do everything from help set up displays and prep the library for the fair to working at the fair helping kids choose and buy books. Please click HERE to sign up and select a time and task you would like to volunteer for.

Online Sales will be from October 28th through November 12th. 
Click HERE for the interactive flyer and to purchase books through the online store.

Annual Thanksgiving Lunch
University Park welcomes students and families to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with a turkey lunch in the school cafeteria on Wednesday, November 14th. The lunch will be held at your student's regularly scheduled lunch time. 
Prices for guests:
Child (Non-Student) $3.00
Adult $5.00
Guests, please visit the school cafeteria to purchase your meal tickets no later than Wednesday, November 7th. Cafeteria staff will be available each morning until 11:00am. Current UPark students will purchase a meal using their student ID at the same price as a regular cafeteria meal. Contact the main office at 720-424-3410 with questions. 
Click here to view the Thanksgiving lunch menu.


Please contact Kyle Wiley for any Discovery Link or Enrichment absences during this time at (720) 467-1671 or E-mail communication works best. For immediate assistance with other questions about Discovery Link - contact Jesse Broadfoot at

Winter Enrichment planning has started and the brochure will be sent out by Monday, October 29th. The registration window will be announced upon brochure release. Remember, current Discovery Link & enrichment families do not need to make a new account! Winter enrichment sessions begin on Monday, November 26th.

With autumn weather finally here... remember to start sending coats and warm gear for those who want to get out the wiggles outdoors before & after school!

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).