University Park PTA University Park PTA  

Join the PTA

When you join the University Park PTA, you make a difference in your child’s education and get 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.
Moreover, being a PTA member provides you with many perks, provided by the California PTA (CAPTA), such as discounts on a range of products, services, and entertainment options.



What's Happening Now?

All School Hang Out
Wow!!  Thanks to everyone who braved the lines in support of University Park Elementary.
PTA Membership
Make a difference in your child’s education!  Join the PTA beginning on 9/11/14.  Stay tuned for details.
Reflections Art Contest
Is your child creative?  Would he or she like to participate in a Nationwide art contest?  Details on the Reflections art contest will be coming home this week in the conduit.  Check the
reflections page for details.
Spirit Wear
It’s coming… check out the new design at Back to School night and pre-order your shirt now!
Coffee with the Principal
Join us on Wednesday 9/24 at 8:15am to meet the Principal.
Dine out
Join all your friends and classmates for a Dine Out at Blaze Pizza on September 29th from 5-8pm.  Bring the flyer and University Park will receive a portion of the proceeds!
School Wide Directory
We will be publishing a school wide directory again this year.  An opt out form is available here for those who do not want to be included in the directory.
Bike Rodeo
Did you know that ALL bikes in Irvine must be registered?  Neither did I J  Join us for a Bike Rodeo on October 8th right after school.  Ride an obstacle course, participate in a scavenger hunt and register your bike – all FREE of charge.
Jog A Thon Sponsors
Do you want to have you or your company’s name on the back of our annual Jog A Thon tshirt? Sponsorships are available now, see our website for details.
Box Tops for Education
Last year, our PTA raised close to $1,000, one box top at a time.   Each Box Top counts, and we thank you for clipping and collecting.  We will be collecting all year, stay tuned for details.
Please re-activate your Ralph’s card.  Please bring the
attached barcode to Ralph's the next time you shop, and register your card.  You only need to do this once, and it will remain active until next August.
Do you shop at Vons/Pavilions? These stores will donate to University Park PTA when you “link” or register your Club Card. Each time you swipe your Card or type in your phone number, these stores will award from 1-4% of your receipt back to UP each month!  There is no cost to you. Please log onto & enter the University Park School ID# 6633353.


Lunch Time Activities

Lunch Time Activities will start again in October.


First week (Oct 7th and 10th)

- Tuesday: Ultimate Ball

- Friday: Kickball

Next week (Oct 14th and 17th)

- Tuesday: Medic

- Friday: Dynamite

The UP PTA is looking for volunteers for the 2014-2015 school year.

The University Park PTA is already looking toward the 2014-2015 school years and will be in need of volunteers.

Make a difference in your child's education and help us build a community at UP :)




Time Commitment

Spirit Wear Committee


Design, sell and distribute UP t-shirts

Fall 2014

Staff Appreciation Week Committee


Plan staff lunch and student activities

May 2015

Scrips/Box Tops Committee

Collects box tops and advertises for Scrips participation

year round

Hospitality Committee

Purchases snacks and drinks for events

year round

Scholastic Book Fair Committee


Organizes and executes the book fair

April 2015

Assemblies Committee

Selects and books school wide assemblies

3 per year

Flier Distribution Committee


Photocopies and bundles fliers for the conduits

year round



Manages the PTA website

year round



Audits PTA books

twice per year

Walk to School Committee

Helps with the Walk to School/ Bike to school Program

year round

ACE Committee


Helps with after school enrichment program

2-3 times per year

Astounding Inventions Committee

Helps with the city wide science competition

Winter 2014-5


Reflections Committee


Helps with the state wide art competition

Fall 2014


Mother Daughter Tea Committee


Helps with the 5th grade girls “growing up” tea

Spring 2015


Guy’s Night Committee


Helps with the 5th grade boys “growing up” night

Spring 2015


Room Parent Committee


Helps the Room Parents at UP

Year round

Kids Run the OC Marathon Committee


Helps with the marathon training / running club at UP

Spring 2015


Library Committee


Helps with the Librarian with administrative work

Year round


Jog A Thon Committee


Helps with Jog A Thon fundraiser

November 2014

Family Fun Events Committee


Helps plan family fun nights (Movie night, All School Hang Out, etc)

year round

Irvine Ranch Family Fun Festival


Helps with  Family Fun Festival

June 2015


Join the University Park PTA and make a difference!!




WHO are we? 


Executive Board                                               Committee Chairs & Coordinators



Cathy Kurani

Spirit Wear

Maria Changsek


Joanne Ulene

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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