Parent Education Events

PBIS Night Monday, 10/17/16 at 6:30 pm-MPR

Please come and attend this free educational event and learn about the IUSD policy and plans for Positive Behavior Interventions and Support.  Adults only please.  Below is some information provided by IUSD that offer some initial information about the PBIS program.  Coming to the event will give you an opportunity to learn more and ask questions about what is happening at our school.

University Park Parent Night PPT
University Park Parent Night PPT.pdf
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Expected Behavior at Home
Expected Behavior at Home.docx
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Blank Matrix
Blank Matrix.docx
Microsoft Word document [12.8 KB]
Positive Discipline Articles
Positive Discipline Articles.docx
Microsoft Word document [94.0 KB]


PBIS TrianglePBIS Systems Features

What is School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports or PBIS?

School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (SWPBIS) is a framework or approach comprised of intervention practices and organizational systems for establishing the social culture, learning and teaching environment, and individual behavior supports needed to achieve academic and social success for all students.

Improving student academic and behavior outcomes is about ensuring that all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioral practices and interventions possible. SWPBIS provides an operational framework for achieving these outcomes. More importantly, SWPBIS is NOT a curriculum, intervention, or practice, but IS adecision making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students.

This decision-making framework is designed to enhance academic and social behavior outcomes for all students by (a) emphasizing the use of data for informing decisions about the selection, implementation, and progress monitoring of evidence-based behavioral practices; and (b) organizing resources and systems to improve durable implementation fidelity. One of the foremost advances in school-wide discipline is the emphasis on school-wide systems of support that include proactive strategies for definingteaching,recognizing and reinforcing appropriate student behaviors to create positive school culture and climates . Instead of using a piecemeal approach of individual behavioral management plans, a continuum of positive behavioral interventions and supports for all students within a school is implemented in areas including the classroom and nonclassroom settings (such as hallways, buses, and restrooms). Positive behavior support is an application of a behaviorally-based systems approach to enhance the capacity of schools, families, and communities to design effective environments that improve the link between research-validated practices and the environments in which teaching and learning occurs.

The overall outcome of PBIS is to ensure ALL students have access to the most effective and accurately implemenented instructional and behavioral practices and interventions possible. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining multi-tiered systems of support which include primary (school-wide), secondary (classroom), and tertiary (individual) systems that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all children and youth by making targeted behaviors less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional.



Family Math Night - 04/14/16 at 6:30pm

You and your family are invited to come explore math and have fun.  Teachers will be sharing fun activities that you can learn to do at home. There will be games and prizes!!  PLEASE register at

Internet Safety - 02/08/16 at 6:30 pm, MPR

Guest speaker Irvine Police Officer Mat Aragon will give a presentation designed to educate parents on the current trends on social media, student usage, the potential hazards and useful tools to help parents in this fast paced technologically advanced student generation.


You won't want to miss this informative meeting. If if you have primary students it is never too soon to learn what your children and you will be up against.


LCAP Part 2 - 12/11/15 at 8:15 am, Portable 24

LCAP is our Local Control Accountability Plan. In this plan the district reports to the state how we in IUSD are spending our state education dollars. All parents were invited to an informational meeting back in early November to learn about our District Goals for spending. At this time, I will be collecting feedback from UP parents as to the effective needs of our spending and input for future spending. This is an opportunity to be heard.  It shouldn’t take more than an hour.  Our MPR is busy so we will be meeting in P-24 immediately following Flag Deck.

GATE Night 11/17/15 at 6:30 PM , MPR

Join IUSD's GATE/ APAAS Coordinator Beth Andrews to learn about UP's GATE program.  

UP offers the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program in grades 4, 5 and 6. Our GATE teachers are trained to provide challenging instruction.

On Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 at 6:30pm, in our Multipurpose Room we will be hosting a GATE Parent Night.  

Beth Andrews, Coordinator, GATE/APAAS from the district will be here to give you all related information and answer all your queries.

Your child's first opportunity to qualify for GATE is in the 3rd Grade. However, this meeting is for ALL parents who are interested in learning more about our growing GATE program. ALL parents are welcome. You will learn the following:


  • What is GATE ?
  • How does my child qualify?
  • What if my child is not able to qualify via the OLSAT? Does s/he still stand a chance for GATE identification?
  • What is GATE instruction?
  • What is the Multiple Criteria model for GATE identification and how will it be implemented?
  • What components are included in the Multiple Criteria model?
  • What will be included for each component? 

And much more!


There will be time for questions as well.

SBAC/LCAP Recap 11/04/15 at 8:15 am, MPR

Please come and attend this free educational event and learn everything you ever wanted to know about the SBAC scores and LCAP Funding.  


Our guest speaker is Alyssa Honeycut, Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator with the district, and her presentation will help you understand the meaning of your child's test scores.  These assessments were given to our 3rd-6th grade students last spring and you received your child's scores in early October.  Even if your child was not in the testing population, they will be eventually and you may want to learn about this assessment sooner rather than later.  Alyssa comes prepared with information and graphs to help you make sense of the test scores.


In addition, Ms. Amoroso will spend about twent minutes discussing LCAP Funding.  The whole meeting should not take more than an hour.  We hope to see you there!!


Check out these usefule links for more information. - SBAC Scoring - LCAP Funding



SBAC Results Graphs
Helpful graphs to understand testing results.
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Where does the money go?

Chromebooks, Assemblies, Family Fun Fest, School Improvements...

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

What are we?

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

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