University Park PTA University Park PTA
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What's Happening Now?

Scholastic Book Fair
It's here!! Be sure to stop by and support University Park's Library! The Book Fair will be open before school, during recess/lunch and after school depending on volunteer staffing. All Book Fair activities will take place at or near the UP Library.

  • Tuesday April 22
    7:30-8am – Pastries with Parents: donut holes and OJ with Clifford!

    2:10pm Story time with Ms. Beamer and Mrs. Smith
  • Wednesday April 23
    Dress Up as your Favorite Story Book Character
    7:30-8am – First 150 kids get a free book mark!
    2:10pm Story time with Mrs. Martelle and Mrs. Anderson
  • Thursday April 24
    2:10pm Story time with Mrs. Gonzales
    Open House – stop by and see Clifford!
  • Friday April 25
    7:30-8am Guess the number of tortilla chips and win a $2 coupon


Spirit Wear for Irvine Ranch Family Fun Festival
Don't miss out on ordering your event t-shirt for the Irvine Ranch Family Fun Festival! Order forms went home last Thursday in the conduit. Be sure to stop by the office and check out the sizing kit, the shirt style has changed. Contact Maria Changsek at with any questions.


Coffee with the Principal
Join us for a chance to talk to other parents and Ms. Amoroso about any issues at University Park on Wednesday April 30 at 8:00am in the MPR. Coffee will be served


Muffins for Moms
All students are welcome to bring their Mom or other significant adult for muffins on Friday May 9th from 7:30-8am outside of the library near the quad.


Bike Rodeo
University Park PTA is hosting our first annual Bike Rodeo! Join us for this fun event for all grades on Wednesday May 14th from 1:35-3:35pm. Juice It Up will be selling smoothies for $3 cash. All children are invited to ride their bikes to school and stay after for fun!


Guys Night
This special event is for 5th/6th grade boys only will be held on May 20th from 7:00-8:30pm. Details will come home on May 6th.


Sponsors for Irvine Ranch Family Fun Festival
Would you or your business like to sponsor Irvine Ranch Family Fun Festival? Check out the Sponsorship Roundup details on our website under 'Forms' or email Kiley Baile at or Anita Morin at for details.


Irvine Ranch Family Fun Festival
People are still talking about last year's end of year extravaganza! Help us make this year's June 6th Festival even more fun. Contact Simone Carmichael to help at

Mother Daughter Tea Party

door prize winners at the mother daughter tea for. 5th and 6th grade girls. Door prize winners at the mother daughter tea for. 5th and 6th grade girls.

Lunch Time Activities

Following are the lunchtime activities that the LTA Staff has organized at University Park.


This week
Tuesday 4/22: Chaos
Thursday 4/24: Sharks and Minnows 

Next week 
Tuesday 4/29: Tug of War 

We need you! The UP PTA is looking for volunteers.

The University Park PTA has volunteer positions open.  Make a difference in your child's education and help us build a community at UP :)


Open Positions

Walk to School Chairman

Manage and coordinate Walk to School day


Audit the UP PTA financial records

Scholastic Book Fair Coordinator
Manage and coordinate Book Fair

Irvine Ranch Family Fun Festival
Games Coordinator - Select and book games vendors
Food Coordinator - Select and book food vendors
Entertainment Coordinator - Select and book entertainment
Promotions Coordinator - Make and distribute fliers

Join the University Park PTA and make a difference!!




WHO are we? 


Executive Board                                               Committee Chairs & Coordinators



Cathy Kurani

Spirit Wear

Maria Changsek


Anita Morin

Graphic Designs

Brenda Ponnay


Simone Carmichael

Teacher Appreciation

Meera Karthikeya

Yasmin Atcha

Financial Secretary

Zoi Rappas

Scripts & Box Tops

Barb Doherty


Giseli Souza


Joane Ulene



ACE Coordinator

Lisa Phillips



Event Sponsorships

Kiley Baile


WHAT are we?                                        


We are a group of parent volunteers that have committed our time, talents and resources to support, enhance, improve and enrich our children’s education.



WHEN are PTA Events?


U.P. PTA organizes several spectacular events throughout the year; Membership Drive, Jog A Thon, Assemblies, Book Fair and Family Fun Events. 



WHERE does the money go?


Our fundraising efforts channel money directly to University Park Elementary for programs which support excellence in education for ALL of our students.



WHYshould I join?


Joining PTA allows you to make a difference in your child’s education and gives you a voice and a vote at University Park.  Membership and participation means that you will have a better understanding of what goes on at our school and in your child’s classroom

PTA Membership Sign Up Form
Don't miss out on all the fun! Join now to make a difference in your child's education. Fill out the attached form and turn into the front office.
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