REMINDER: There is NO SCHOOL September 23rd for a UPark specific planning day. Please click here for the UPark/DPS calendar.

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Thank you all for such a great turn out on Back to School Night! The connection between families, teachers and the school forms the solid foundation for a great year of learning for all of our students. We know that parents are a child's first teacher and we are grateful for all you do to support your son or daughter's learning at home. Together we create our community of mighty thinkers and doers!

Thank you,
Team UPark


Your PTA Board invites you to join us for the first meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 10th at 6pm. Pizza and babysitting (for preschool and school age children) will be provided. Please   RSVP , including the number of children, so we can plan accordingly! 
In order to vote, you will need to be an active PTA member. Major items of business will include an overview of PTA activities and impact at UPark, an introduction from each committee chair, the principal update, and voting on the PTA Budget. PTA membership is $10/year. You can pay your membership fee online here, or in person with cash or check made out to University Park PTA.

UPark Fun Run and Carnival

The annual University Park Elementary School Fun Run and Carnival will be on Sunday, September 22nd from 11:30am-2:30pm. Please mark your calendars and register   HERE !

We'll kick off the morning with a one mile FUN RUN around Observatory Park, immediately followed by the CARNIVAL on the UPark blacktop. There will be a barbeque lunch, carnival games with prizes, bouncy castles, face painting, temporary tattoos, music, and more!

The Fun Run and Carnival committee is looking for many volunteers for the day of the event. Please sign up HERE .  Please note that past students who are 6th grade and above can sign up to help with the games.

Email  with questions!

2019-20 UPark  Directory 

Each year, University Park Elementary publishes a school  directory. This valuable parent resource is done outside of DPS by parent volunteers.  Unless you choose to OPT OUT, all student/parent information will be listed in the printed school directory including:
  • Parent first and last names
  • Parent mobile phone numbers
  • Parent emails
  • Primary home phone number
  • Home mailing address
  • Student first and last names
For new UPark students, please click on this link to access the  form to add your information to the directory    

For returning students, please  click on this link here to verify your info from last year  Both of these links contain options for you to opt-out of the UPark Directory completely. If you encounter any issues, please email Natalie Nove at .

UPark Apple Campaign

The Apple Campaign is back again this year! We look forward to raising $70,000 with the help of our wonderful parents and neighborhood friends. Start the year off right by "righting" a check to the Apple Campaign to keep our class sizes small! UPark has one of the best ratios of teachers to students in DPS - let's keep it that way! Make a donation by clicking here
Restaurant Night

Join us on Monday, September 16th for UPark Restaurant Night at Esthers!
Esters Neighborhood Pub
1950 S. Holly Street
Date: Monday, September 16th
Time: 5-9 pm
Giveback: 20% on all orders, including to-go
Families should mention UPark to qualify

Backpacks for Kids Program at UPark

We are excited to start the Backpacks for Kids Program back up at UPark this year. Each week throughout the school year, our program volunteers send home bags of nutritious food to many UPark students and their families for the weekend. We believe every child should be prepared for an active and healthy lifestyle, full of learning and curiosity. If you are interested in participating in this program please fill out THIS form and return it to the main office or to UPark Psychologist Alicia Vega at Click HERE for more information on the Backpacks for Kids program.

Paying For Student Fees

Legal guardians with Parent Portal accounts can access MySchoolBucks through the Parent Portal. Follow these steps: 
  1. Log in to your Parent Portal account.
  2. You may click on "See All Apps" and then on the blue text titled "MySchoolBucks."
  3. Click the "Existing MySchoolBucks User" button to link your Parent Portal account to your existing MySchoolBucks account. You will be prompted to enter your existing MySchoolBucks username and password.
  4. If you don't have an existing MySchoolBucks account, click the "New MySchoolBucks User" button and follow the prompts to set up a new account.
  5. Choose "Click Here for the School Store"
  6. Click the blue "Browse All Items" or the blue "View All" button  
  7. You should see icons for the current payment options relevant to your students (you may have to scroll down below the filter options depending on your screen size to see this)
  8. Click "View Details" below the relevant payment option to make your payment
Note: After linking accounts or setting up a new MySchoolBucks account, you may access MySchoolBucks directly, through Parent Portal, or through the MySchoolBucks app.
If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please see the  Legal Guardian Access Through the Parent Portal section of the MySchoolBucks User Guide.

Please visit for detailed information on navigating MySchoolBucks to pay for school fees. 

Seeking UPark Auction Venue
The University Park Auction Team is starting to think about our Spring 2020 fundraiser. We are currently looking for a new location to host the event (~230 people).  If any parents have personal or work connection to a venue please reach out to us . We are also looking for corporate sponsors, so if your business would like to be part of this awesome event you can email us at


Enrichment classes begin on September 9.  Please make sure to communicate to your student which classes they will be attending.

Please note that there is no school on Monday, September 23rd. This means that there will be no enrichment and no Discovery Link. Discovery Link does not offer a camp day on September 23rd. Please plan for alternative care. 

Please e-mail Enrichment Coordinator, Kyle Wiley at  or Program Supervisor, Amanda Jensen at You may also reach Amanda by phone at 720-603-3768.
University Park Elementary Calendar

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

UPark Owl Ticket Students 

Congratulations to last week's Owl Ticket students! They were recognized by their teachers for above and beyond positive behavior. 

Owl Tickets are given to students for going above and beyond in one of our five core values: caring, cooperation, responsibility, respect and joy. Owl Tickets focus on the school's trait of the month, give students a chance to participate in the weekly "Owl Tickets" photo and will be posted on the new "UPARK" letters in our main hallway.

*At the end of each month we will be donating all clothing in the lost and found and anything left in the halls.