"Community Backpack" is an online bulletin board where local non-profit organizations may post fliers announcing special events and programs for children and families. Organizations interested in posting a flier should email it to email@example.com. (Please send information in .pdf format if possible.)
The event should be in or very close to MCAS attendance boundaries, and it should pertain to or involve students. Please suggest a length of time for the flier to be posted. Sorry - no campaign events or ads/offers by for-profit businesses.
Questions? Call (219) 873-2000, ext. 8365
Note: Inclusion of a flier or announcement does not imply an endorsement of a project or program by the Michigan City Area Schools. Non-profit organizations may also make fliers and announcements available at school buildings for distribution from the office, however information will not be sent home with students. For approval of all fliers, contact Communications Director Betsy Kohn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (219) 873-2000, ext. 8365.
Wanted: Toothpaste, Soap, Shampoo... and Etc.!
Our local Wal Mart (5780 Franklin) is collecting toothpaste, soap, and other personal care items March 22- April 7th as part of a Champions for Kids "Simple Giving" project. All items donated will be donated to MCAS and provided by our school nurses to families in need. Please download and share the attached flyer about this project - and thanks in advance for your help!
Parenting isn't easy! The Nurturing program teaches skills that can help make families stronger. Class will be held at Dunebrook – 7451 W. Johnson Road, Michigan City. Class will begin Wednesday, April 16, 2014 and will meet weekly from 5:00p.m.to 7:30p.m. for 16 weeks. Families with children birth to age 11 are welcome to attend! Download the flyer below for more info.
The Michigan City Parks and Rec Dept. announces signups for Boys & Girls baseball (10U, 12U and 15U) ages 9-15. Games will be played at Patriot and Gardena Parks, season is May - Mid July. Click on the link below to download a flyer with more info. (Registration deadline is April 18th.)
Trail Creek Youth Sports is accepting registrations for t-ball (ages 5-8) and softball (ages 10U and 11-14). Please register on any Saturday in March, from 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. at the Trail Creek Town Hall, 211 Rainbow Trail. (Flyer and registration form are below!) For more information, please call: Dave Sonnenberg (219) 873-4188 or Mike Cushway (219) 221-2607.
Flag football signups will be held 9:00am - Noon on Saturday, February 22, and Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Elston Middle School - at the entrance to the Main Gym. Participants must be 5 to 12 years of age prior to July 31. Download the flyer below for details...
The Michigan City Public Art Committee offers scholarships to assist Michigan City youth (ages 5-18) in taking individual or group art instruction. Over $2,000 in scholarships is available; the maximum grant request per individual is $200. Funds may be used for instruction in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, collage, crafts such as beading, mosaic work and weaving, art camps or any combination of these taught by a legitimate instructor. (The committee will not fund music, writing, dance, or drama instruction.) Applicants must show financial need and take instruction from an art provider located in Michigan City. The deadline for applying is at least 30 days before the instruction is scheduled to start. Applications are available from Jane Daley at the LaPorte County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Marquette Mall, 4073 S. Franklin St., Michigan City, or by email: email@example.com
The Michigan City Community Children's Choir will meet on Thursdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., starting the 3rd Thursday in January, lower level, First Presbyterian Church, 121 W. 9th St. To register your child, age 6-16, email Sunny Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 219-561-3264. Please download the flyer below for more information!