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.

  • "Operation Santa" at HealthLinc

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    Stop by HealthLinc (710 Franklin Street) for games, activities, and a visit with Santa on Tuesday, December 16 from 3-6pm. Download the flyer below for info!
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  • November Bowling Specials at Lakeshore Lanes

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    Click on the flyer below for bowling specials (including 25 cent bowling)!

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  • Jim Gill "Contagious Tunes Tour" Family Concert

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    Musician Jim Gill will entertain children and families on Sunday, November 16th at 2pm, at the Uptown Center for the Performing Arts in Michigan City (9th and Franklin Streets). Admission is $5 ($15 for family of 4). Proceeds benefit Imagination Station.Click the link below for ticket info!
    Jim Gill Good Flyer.pdf, 491.22 KB (Last Modified on October 24, 2014)
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  • Fall 2014 Youth Bowling Programs - Lakeshore Lanes

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    Download the form below to sign up for leagues and group bowling for kids and teens at Lakeshore Lanes. (A portion of all student bowling league fees are deposited to a scholarship account through the US Bowling Assn.) A "Youth VIP Pass" for $1.00 bowling is also included in the info below:
    LakeshoreLanesFall2014.pdf, 442.63 KB (Last Modified on September 23, 2014)
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  • Volunteer Coaches Needed for Elementary Sports

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    Due to funding cuts, Michigan City Area Schools has been forced to eliminate sports teams for all eight of its elementary schools. Four community agencies have stepped forward to keep these sports programs running… and they need volunteers to help coach and officiate. Volunteers will help as coaches, assistant coaches, and officials for 5th and 6th grade girls soccer, boys soccer, girls basketball, and boys basketball. Seasons for each sport are approximately 9 weeks during the school year. Practices and games are after school (generally 4:00-5:30 pm). Contact: Dave Kasarda (219)325-9622 or dkasarda@lpymca.org. Please download the flyer below - forward to anyone who may be interested!
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  • Michigan City Travel Baseball Tryouts

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    The Michigan City Parks & Rec Dept's "Wolves Travel Baseball" teams are hosting an Open Tryout for the 2015 Travel Season. Tryouts will be held at Patriot Park on Sunday September 28, 2014, starting at noon.  We are looking to fill positions in 9U, 10U, and 11U age divisions (players ages 7-11).  Download the flyer below for more info or contact Coach Painter @ 219-879-9729, jlpainter70@gmail.com.

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  • LaPorte County Symphony Children's Chorus

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    If your child is in Grade 2 – 5, then he or she can join a community children’s choir! The LCSO Children’s Chorus, directed by Matthew Nelson, will rehearse on Tuesdays beginning September 9, 2014 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at The Agape Church, 1601 “I” Street, La Porte. There is a $10 registration fee (scholarships are available for those not able to cover the fee.) Register online at www.lcso.net or mail in the form below to LCSO, P.O. Box 563, La Porte, IN 46352. For more information call 219 362-9020 or email: Chorus@LCSO.net
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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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  • 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!
    Mich CitySchool_Outreach_Flyer_IWC_Northwest.pdf, 657.39 KB (Last Modified on January 14, 2014)
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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!
    MC Scouting website info.pdf, 7.01 KB (Last Modified on August 3, 2012)
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