UPE News Update

April 29, 2022

Late Start Wednesdays for May: 4, 11, 18

Hello Ute Pass Families,

We have just one week until the Walkathon!! We have raised a little over $2,400!! This is with only 21 families having received donations. We have amazing prizes for those that bring in the top donations; from open gym passes to the Altitude Ninja Gym, a horseback riding session with a friend at Faithful Hearts Equine, a week of unlimited dance classes at Dana's Dance, one-on-one soccer coaching sessions, and more!!! Prizes will be announced during the Walkathon Assembly on May 12 at 2pm.

Here is the breakdown per classroom. The winning class gets a party of their choosing; either pizza or ice cream!!!!

K - $192.50
1st- $425
2nd - $137.50
3rd - $1035.
4th - $767.50
5th - $300
6th - $272.50

Grand total of $3150

Donations and Pledges are due back by May 10th to count toward the prizes. Please continue sharing the link via text, email, social media. etc...with family, friends and neighbors!!

For anyone interested in volunteering there are a few spots left!

A Celebration of our First Mountain Day at UPE!

There was a lot of learning, connection, and joy as we all explored the Red Rocks Open Space on Wednesday, April 27. Thank you to all the staff, volunteers, and teachers who made this such a rich, unforgettable, and powerful Environmental Education experience!

Next Week is Filled with Many Wonderful Events!

Spirit Week at UPE: May 2 - 6 (Next Week)

Monday - Pajama Day

Tuesday - Crazy Hair

Late Start Wednesday/Walk-a-thon - Star Wars Dress Up Day “May the 4th be with you”!


Thursday - Wacky Outfits (appropriate attire of course)

Friday – Green & Gold Day

Teacher Appreciation Week – May 2 - 6

Walk-a-thon – Wed., May 4th Schedule 12:15 - 2:30 PM:

  • Prek – 2nd – 12:15 – 1:05
  • 6th – 1:05 – 1:50
  • 3 – 5 – 1:50 – 2:35

May 5 - 1:45 Spring Concert Grades 2 & 3

May 6 - 2nd to Safeway and to Memorial Park in WP/6th Fly Fishing GMF

From Mr. Sampson (2nd grade teacher),

Sometimes when we are not looking, an opportunity arises. To my Ute Pass Family, I will be
moving on to take a job as Principal /Administrator at Guffey Community Charter School.
How do I truly convey my thankfulness? I do not have the capacity or words to share what you

all have meant to me these last eleven years.

All I can say is…
Thank you for your kindness,
your smiles,
your tears,
your hugs,
your excitement,
your sense of adventure,
your support,
your laugh,
your genuineness,
your challenges,
your joy,
your struggles,
your friendship,

your love.

Jacob Sampson

2nd grade reduce reuse recycle Playground clean up project

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Congratulations to 4th grade and Kindergarten on a fabulous concert this week!

Here are a few of the beautiful art pieces 4th graders and Kindergarteners took home after the concert. Kindergarten: button bracelets, texture Corduroy, shark collage, and nature portrait

4th grade: plaster action figures, bean mosaics, whimsical suncatchers, puffy fish and our animal face collages from the Ut Pass Public Library display.

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


4 - Late/StartWalk-a-thon

5 - 2nd & 3rd grade Spring Concert 1:45am/6th Grade Rafting

6 - 2nd to Safeway/Memorial Park/6th Fly Fishing Green Mountain Falls

9 - 6th grade Spring Concert 6:00pm

10 - 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

Remaining Late Start Wednesday Schedule :

May 4

May 11

May 18

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

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