UPE News Update

May 6, 2022

Late Start Wednesdays for May: 11 & 18

Dear Parents and Community,

Please come join us for our rescheduled Walk-A-Thon on Tuesday Morning, May 10! This is a wonderful time to walk together, reconnect, and enjoy being together as a community. Please also consider a donation to our PTO!

Walk-a-Thon – May 10 Details:

8:00 - 8:20 - PTO Volunteers "Pin" numbers on Prek-3 grade students in the classroom.

8:30 - 9:30 - Prek - 3rd Grade Walk on Track

8:30 - 9:30 - Volunteers "Pin" numbers on 4 - 6 grade with teacher and PTO support.

9:30 - 10:30 4-6 Grade Walk on Track

See you there!

Mr. Briggs-Hale

Walkathon Update

We have received such generous donations. We are so touched by the outpouring of support for this event. Bearing witness to the Pre-K through 2nd graders for a snippet of time on Wednesday was the most perfect reminder of why we do what we do. Looking forward to continuing the fun on our rescheduled date Tuesday, May 10.

There is a real competition between 3rd and 4th grade. Donations will be accepted through May 10. Reminder to bring pledge donations back May 10, as well, in order for them to count toward the prizes.

Pre-K $215

Kinder - $692.5

First - $977

Second - $442.5

Third - $1400

Fourth - $1412.5

Fifth - $370

Sixth - $712.5

Total - $6222

Here is the link to donate


We are so grateful to our amazing volunteers that endured our “Spring in the Rockies”. If you are able to come back Tuesday morning we would love to have you, if not, we are so appreciative of the time you gave. Sign up genius will be updated with the new times as soon as they are firmed up.

Thank you all,

Your PTO

Congratulations to 2nd and 3rd grade on a terrific concert this week!

Students were able to take home several delightful pieces of artwork from the last several weeks.

  • 2nd Grade: 3D Ocean Watercolor Painting, Monochromatic Assembled Sculpture, and Tactile Corduroy Painting

  • 3rd Grade: Paper Mache Doughnuts, Owl Bean Mosaic, Highland Kuh Watercolor Painting and "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" trash collage.

Spring cleaning?

Ute Pass Elementary Art and Library is accepting donations! New and like new books for the library! Art and craft supplies including beads, gluesticks, dry erase markers, watercolor paper or whatever you want to bring in to help us get creative! Drop off donations at the front office or email kkettler@mssd14.org with any questions.

spring concert schedule

Dear Ute Pass Parents and Students,

I am excited to be able to plan end of the year concerts again this year! We will be sticking to the same format as the first semester, which means K-5 concerts will be during the day. They will be in person as well as streamed and available to watch after the event. 6th grade band will happen during the day and in the evening. I am always interested to hear any feedback families have about concert times, so please don’t hesitate to let me know your preferences and I will take them into account as we plan for a more normal year next year.

Concert Dress: K-5 – I don’t require any specific dress for concerts, but I encourage the kids to dress up.

6th grade band: In general, kids in band wear black performance clothes. For example, black pants and a black collared shirt, or a black dress. That said, there will not be any penalty for not wearing black and it will not be mentioned to anyone.

Ute Pass Elementary Spring Concert Schedule :

Thursday April 28th – Kindergarten and 4th Grade – 1:45-2:30

Thursday, May 5th – 2nd and 3rd Grade – 1:45-2:30

Monday, May 9th – 6th Grade Band – 1:45 and 6:00

Tuesday, May 10th – 1st and 5th Grade – 1:45-2:30

Thanks, and let me know if you have questions or concerns!

Mr. Ferguson iferguson@mssd14.org

variety show returns

Dear Ute Pass Elementary Parents and Students,

I am thrilled to announce the return of the UPE Variety Show! Any Ute Pass student is welcome to participate in the Variety show, but they need to have something they have practiced and prepared. Students could sing, dance, do gymnastics, play an instrument, etc. I will be talking with the kids in class and I will help them prepare for the performance. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or if you want to inform me of your student’s participation. Acts with inappropriate material will not be included in the show.

Ute Pass Variety Show Schedule
Tuesday May 24
th – Variety Show Rehearsal – 3:00-4:30 – Students are not required to be

there the whole time. As soon as we run their act they can leave with a parent.

Wednesday, May 25th – Variety Show – 6:00 – 7:30

Thanks, and let me know if you have questions or concerns!

Mr. Ferguson iferguson@mssd14.org

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Important Dates


9 - 6th grade Spring Concert 6:00pm

10 - Morning - Rescheduled Walk-a-thon / 1st and 5th grade Spring Concert 1:45am

11 - Late Start

12 - 6th to Blogett Peak

16 - 3rd grade to Xeric Demonstration Gardens

17 - 3:15pm After school gathering for staff members moving on/retiring

18 - Late Start

20 - 5th to Fox Run Park/Kindergarten Graduation

18-20 - 6th grade to Sand Dunes

24 - Variety Show Practice 2:50pm

25 - Variety Show 6:00pm

26 - Last Day of School/Students Dismissed at Noon

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22/23 School Year Calendar - Does not include Late Start Dates.

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