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.
  • "Touch a Truck" at Lighthouse Place

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    LIGHTHOUSE PLACE PREMIUM OUTLETS (601 Wabash Street) will host a free event called "Touch a Truck" on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids can view emergency vehicles and more up close! Emergency vehicles present at the event will include, The National Guard, local fire, EMS ambulance and police department trucks, and several local business trucks along with their equipment. Visitors are encouraged to take photos with the vehicles and participate in a hands-on experience. Additionally, the first 100 kids to arrive at the event can receive a Free Child Identification Kit from the Michigan City Police.

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  • Parenting Workshops for Families

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    Dunebrook’s Nurturing Parenting program is a free educational series for families with children ages birth to 11 years old. Topics include effective disciplining, establishing family rules, balancing work and family & the importance of praise for children and parents. Parents and children both attend sessions. Light Meal provided for families to share together. REGISTER BY APRIL 30th - Classes are held Wednesdays from 5-7:30pm for 17 weeks.

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  • Barker Craft Fair

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    Barker Middle School is putting together a Spring Craft Show to help fund BNN studio equipment and future STEM projects. The show will be Saturday May 21 from 9-2pm in the Barker gym. They are currently seeking vendors with "crafty" talents. Direct selling companies, Scentsy, 31, Pampered Chef, etc. are welcome. A 10 X 10 space is available for $25 that includes one 8 ft table. Additional space and tables are available for an additional fee. For info contact Kristi Steinhiser at Ksteinhiser01@mcas.k12.in.us or call 219-877-7263

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  • 2016 Beach, Water, and Pier Safety Expo

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    The annual "Beach Expo" will be held on Friday, May 27 from 10-1pm at Washington Park. All ages welcome! Safety demonstrations and much more... download the flyer below for details.

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  • Michigan City Sports League Summer T-Ball, Softball, and Baseball

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    Ages 5-15, played on the Westside at the ISP Baseball Field. Registration Saturdays (April 16, 23, 30 and May 7) from 10-1pm at the Westside Neighborhood Center. Contact Chanel Ross for more info, 219-221-3562. Download the flyer below for more info!

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  • LaPorte County Parks Spring and Summer Programs

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    Free spring and summer fun for families at parks across LaPorte County! Download the flyer below for dates/times/locations.

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  • Spring Slam Basketball League

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    Michigan City High School Boys' Basketball is holding a "Spring Slam" basketball league. Open to boys and girls in k-8 grade. Games played on Sundays at MCHS, starting May 1-May 22. You can enter as an individual or team. Cost is $30 per person. For more info contact Kathy Workman, 219-229-4516, mcwolves@outlook.com

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  • Soul Steppers Citywide "Kiddie Prom"

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    The Michigan City Soul Steppers will hold its annual "Kiddie Prom" at Krueger Middle School on Friday, May 6 from 6-8pm. This is for grades K-6; cost is $10. Download the flyer for more info or call 219-809-1155.

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  • Need Health Insurance?

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    Follow the link below for a quick summary of Indiana's health coverage plans or MDwise Marketplace, created and offered under the Affordable Care Act. For both adults and school age children/teens!

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  • Viking 5K Fun Run

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    Joy Elementary School is holding a 5K and “fun run” on Saturday, May 7th to support improvement of their playground and grounds. Early Bird discount and a free t-shirt for those who sign up by May 5th. Visit the event site here to download an entry registration form:

    http://educateMC.net/vikingsontherun

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  • Sports Physicals at Working Well

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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!
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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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