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.
  • "City Kids" Summer Day Camp

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    Michigan City Parks & Recreation will hold its annual summer Day Camp for ages 6-11 at Lake Hills Elementary, June 15-August 7. Download the flyer below for contact info and registration info.
    CKDC Flyer.pdf, 143.94 KB (Last Modified about 2 hours ago)
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  • "Hey UGLY" Anti Bullying Acronym Contest

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    The anti-bullying organization "HEY U.G.L.Y." is sponsoring its annual acronym contest. Deadline is May 31. See below for info!
    Acronym Contest Press Release for 2014-2015 Contests.pdf, 210.82 KB (Last Modified on Saturday at 11:26 AM)
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  • Memorial Day Cards for Troops Project

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    The Michigan City Parks & Rec Dept. is partnering with the Guardian Riders to send cards to troops overseas. Drop off cards by May 15 at the Senior Center or Parks and Rec. See flyer below for info.
    Cards of Support for Troops.pdf, 52.82 KB (Last Modified on Saturday at 11:24 AM)
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  • Michigan City Sports League Summer Fun

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    T-Ball, Softball, and Baseball clinics and leagues now forming... sign up May 2 at the Smrt Center, 11:00am - 1:00pm. Volunteer coaches also needed! See flyer below.
    sign up flyers.docx, 1.10 MB (Last Modified about 23 minutes ago)
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  • K-6 Citywide "Kiddie Prom"

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    The Michigan City Soul Steppers will hold its annual "Kiddie Prom" for grades K-6 on Friday, May 1 at Krueger Middle School, 6:00 - 8:30pm Tickets are $10, available at the door only. Download the document below for more info!
    kiddieprom.jpg, 364.71 KB (Last Modified on April 15, 2015)
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  • LaPorte County Parks Spring/Summer Programs

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    Family fun at LaPorte County parks!
    parks_April_Sept_2015.pdf, 27.69 KB (Last Modified on April 15, 2015)
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  • YMCA Michigan City - Spring Programs

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    Click the link below to download a flyer about spring programs at the YMCA in Michigan City (Elston branch). Swimming lessons, lap swimming, youth sports programs, and more! (Including a special "family night out" event on April 18th). The YMCA- Elston Branch is located at 317 Detroit St., Door K in Michigan City, IN, Monday- Friday between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm. Registrations are also available online at www.lpymca.org. 
    Spring Flyer - Michigan City Elston.pdf, 482.33 KB (Last Modified on April 13, 2015)
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  • 2015 BEACH, WATER & PIER SAFETY EXPO

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    This year's event is MAY 22nd, 10 AM – 1 PM at Washington Park in Michigan City. All ages welcome! Download the flyer below for more info... perfect for school field trips!

    2015 BEACH EXPO FLYER.pdf, 240.69 KB (Last Modified on April 6, 2015)
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  • Pop Warner Youth Football Clinic

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    Pop Warner will hold a clinic for youth (ages 5-13) at Ames Field from 5:30-7:30pm on May 19 – 21. Cost is $30 ($40 after May 15). Sign up by May 15th! More info and an application form (and link to online app) are below.
    MCPW 2015 Football Clinic Flyer V2.pdf, 241.74 KB (Last Modified on April 1, 2015)
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  • Wolves Athletics Open House

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    Stop by MCHS on Wednesday, April 29 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Meet coaches and learn about all athletic programs at MCHS! Perfect for middle school students (and anyone!) interested in learning what is available at Michigan City High School. All parents and students welcome, currently attending public/private/charter schools. Please see the flyer below for info. 
    MCHS Athletic Open House Flyer.pdf, 382.57 KB (Last Modified on April 1, 2015)
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  • YMCA Summer Adventure Camp

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    Download the file below for information and an application for YMCA summer camps 2015! Bus pick up location at Elston Michigan City branch.
    2015 Summer Adventure Camp Brochure.pdf, 2.46 MB (Last Modified on March 31, 2015)
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  • SAFY of NWI 5K Run and Walk

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    Proceeds from this May 23 fun run/walk in Chesterton will benefit youth aging out of foster care in Northwest Indiana - to help them as they progress on to college and careers. Download the flyer below for more info!
    SAFY of NWI 5K Flyer.pdf, 326.37 KB (Last Modified on March 30, 2015)
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  • Club Inspire Homework Help

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    Michigan City High School's after-school program has expanded for second semester, offering added homework help, credit recovery, and tutoring support. Download the flyer below for more info!
    TutoringFlyerFinal.jpg, 113.01 KB (Last Modified on January 29, 2015)
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  • Girl Scout Information - Northern Indiana Michiana

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    Click on the link below learn more about how to become a girl scout or an adult volunteer. Scouting programs are for elementary, middle, and high school ages!
    Girl Scout Information Flyer.pdf, 902.27 KB (Last Modified on August 22, 2014)
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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!
    Mich CitySchool_Outreach_Flyer_IWC_Northwest.pdf, 657.39 KB (Last Modified on January 14, 2014)
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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!
    MC Scouting website info.pdf, 7.01 KB (Last Modified on August 3, 2012)
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