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Restaurant Night Tonight!
The Pioneer

Skip the kitchen and eat at the Pioneer TONIGHT (Thursday, September 20th) from 5:00 - 9:00pm! 20% of all food and non-alcoholic beverage sales will be donated to UPark. Please be sure to mention UPark when you order and bring all your family and friends for a great evening out! Click  here for more information.

Thank you,
Team UPark

PTA News

Apple Campaign
How 'bout them apples? UPark loves apples, especially apple donations! Please consider an anonymous donation to the Apple Campign and help us raise $70,000 to keep smaller class sizes! Make a donation by clicking here

UPark Spirit Gear
Calling all UPark Owls: Wanting to show off your UPark Spirit? Need some new gear before the Carnival or Spirit week? You can now order owl shirts, hats, water bottles and more! Click here to get started. 
King Soopers Cards
Speaking of supporting your school, l et's reach our goal of raising over $12,000 via King Soopers Grocery Cards!  We can do it without costing our families a single cent!
How to raise the money:
  1. Pick up your grocery card in the main office, or email
  2. Hand your card to your cashier before they ring up your groceries and tell them how much money you'd like to load on the card, up to $500.  It is pre-loaded with $2.50, which is yours to spend.
  3. Use your card like a gift card to purchase groceries or gas (at all Loaf 'n Jug locations), and when it's empty, load more money on it. The UPark PTA will receive a 5% donation from King Soopers every time you reload!
Annual UPark Auction-Save the Date
The 2019 Auction will be held on Saturday, April 6th, 2019 at Archetype Distillery (119 S Broadway). This event, and the Apple Campaign, are University Park's most
important fundraisers, and are the key to our continued success and growth. The auction is also a fun way for parents, guardians, and faculty to connect and support our  school and the community. All of the proceeds will go towards additional homeroom teachers and keeping our classroom sizes small. Our goal is to raise $77,000 this year.  More information and how to donate to this event will be communicated in the coming weeks. 
The auction committee is looking for additional members to assist with the planning and coordination of this event. If you are interested in joining the committee, please email Tamara Reese & Rachelle Montanaro at The first committee meeting will be held this Thursday, September 20th at 7PM in room 212 at the school.

FACE University 

Denver Public Schools is excited to invite DPS families and community members to attend out first FACE (Family and Community Engagement) University event. Choose from a variety of topics to learn important and effective educational information, strategies, and resources to help support your children's academic, social and emotional growth!

Join us on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 8:00-2:00 pm at Manual High School, 1700 E. 28th Ave., Denver, CO 80205. Food, childcare, and interpretation are provided at no cost. Click here to register. Click here for more information.

UPark Fun Run and Carnival
Mark your calendar for the UPark Fun Run and Carnival on Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 from 11:30am-2:30pm.  This is a fantastic school/community event. Click here for more information. 

We are looking for a dad(s) to lead the Dad's Grill this year.  The dads have always volunteered to grill the day of but we would like to have a lead to help with planning/coordinating for the day of the carnival.  
We also are looking for more sponsors for the event so if you have a family owned business or know a local business that would love to support the school, please contact Joanna Shear at to find out more. We have three different sponsorship programs.  
Our next committee meeting with be held on Wed, Sept 26th at 9am at the picnic tables on the school playground. If you want to volunteer or just learn more, please join us.
Thank you to our two top sponsors Orangetheory Fitness (Cherry Hills) and Evolve Martial Arts. Top tier sponsors are featured on the race start/finish sign, have the large size logo on back of Fun Run T-shirt and more.

UPark Halloween Costume Exchange

Donations are now being accepted for this year's 3rd annual costume exchange, held on Friday, October 5th at 3:45 on the blacktop. Drop those old costumes off in the office anytime before October 5th so they can find new homes at the exchange!  Note: you do not have to donate to participate in finding a new costume!

DPS Highly Gifted and Talented (HGT) Magnet Application
Please click  here for more information or to nominate your child for DPS HGT Magnet testing.
*Applications are due to the DPS GT department (not UPark) by Friday, October 12th*


ENRICHMENT: Enrichment has officially started! Please help remind your students which classes they are attending. Teachers have rosters to help guide their students to classes after school as well. If you would like to withdraw from an enrichment, please contact Austin.

Enrichment classes will dismiss to the blacktop either behind the gym door, auditorium door, door #9, or door #15 when the class has ended for the day. You may double check your enrichment end time on the Neighborhood Center section of the school website. Please do not enter the building to pick-up for enrichment. Note that tennis lesson students will be picked up directly at Observatory Park on Thursdays.

You may contact Kyle Wiley for any enrichment absences at or (720) 467-1671. He will be support for both AM & PM enrichment.

DISCOVERY LINK: Please make sure to e-mail Austin for any anticipated Discovery Link absences. It also helps to e-mail the office staff and/or your student's classroom teacher.

We are currently on a wait list for both AM & PM Discovery Link sessions. If you would like to sign up and get on the wait list, please click here and follow the instructions. Remember, registration is not a confirmation of your spot. You will receive a separate e-mail once a spot opens that includes a start date. If you're a current enrichment family, you do not need to make a new account. For more details, feel free to e-mail me at or visit the Discovery Link website.

SCHEDULE CHANGES/WITHDRAWALS (Discovery Link): Please visit the Family Resources section of the Discovery Link website here if you are a current discovery link family and need to withdraw or change schedules. This will open up spots for other families! Thank you! 
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: Jada Shuler, Kaiden Enloe, Mack Shirey, Iris White, Evelyn Tamminga, Caedan Hosselkus-Wolf, Ford Kanafani, Brynn Kopera, Jude Crowley, Cameron Onan, Abigail Jones, Liam Rasmussen, Aftan Richardson, Jude Zec, Alandra Nove, Damien Manzanares, Amari Blue, Bristol Betts, Chase Burns, Crosby Stutz, Abdellah Benjelloun, Saoirse Collins, Kyle Kojima, Rafael Gutierrez, Kyndal Kerr, Abby Heider, Neil Morris, Harmony Mora, Finn Donahue, Axton Niamthet, Lincoln Barber, Johnathan Trujillo, Birdie Strickland, Sara Spotts, Caden Zimmerman.
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).