backpack "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 bkohn@mcas.k12.in.us. (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 bkohn@mcas.k12.in.us or call (219) 873-2000, ext. 8365.

  • KIDDIE PROM

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    May 2nd Walk the Red carpet with the 5th annual city wide Kiddie Prom. Sponsored my MC Soulsteppers. Cost is $10. see Flyer attached 
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  • Family Fun Night at Purdue North Central

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    Come out for family fun night at PNC on Saturday April 26, 2014. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. 
     With performance by the Sizzling Fajita's See Flyer attached  
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  • PNC Softball Camp

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    Join in a day of softball training at PNC Field May 10, 2014. Grades 3 - 5 begins at 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Grades 6 - 8 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $40 per participant and includes shirt and camp. Late registration will be accepted until the day of camp. Registration forms can be found in your school office or contact Kaycie Pyle at pylek@pnc.edu for more information.
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  • Beach, Water and Pier Safety Expo

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    The 2014 Beach, Water, and Pier Safety Expo at Washington Park will be held Friday, May 23 from 10am to 1pm. All ages are welcome! Download the flyer below for information.
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  • MCPD Youth Leadership Academy

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    The Michigan City Police Dept. is now accepting applications for its summer Youth Leadership Academy, which will be held June 23-27. The YLA is open to all Michigan City Area Schools students who will be entering the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. Click on the link below for more information and an application! Applications are due by Friday, May 23.

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  • LaPorte County Parks Summer Calendar

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    Spring and summer are upon us. Take a look at what the County parks have scheduled for you and your family this upcoming season. 
    Laporte parks calendar flyer.pdf, 35.04 KB (Last Modified on March 26, 2014)
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  • "Nurturing Families" Parenting Workshops

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    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.
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  • Art Class Scholarships - 2014

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    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: jane@michigancitylaporte.com
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  • Need Health Insurance?

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    MDwise and Covering Kids and Families can help you enroll for coverage through the Affordable Care Act marketplace. Click on the flyer below to get started today!
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  • Michigan City Community Children's Choir

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    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 sunnyjogardner@yahoo.com, or call 219-561-3264. Please download the flyer below for more information! 

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  • Boy Scout Information - Michigan City

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    Click on the link below for information about the many Boy Scout programs available in Michigan City. Scouting programs are for elementary, middle, and high school ages!
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