Digital Backpack

Welcome to the Digital Backpack!

Dubuque is lucky to have a wide variety of events that support the education, health, wellness, quality of life, and enrichment of our students and the entire community. The district's Digital Backpack is a central, paperless way to share non-profit and educational information with families.

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For a Blessed Christmas

December 7 – December 8, 2019
Start Time 7:30 p.m. on December 7, 2 p.m. on December 8
RSVP By December 4, 2019
Location Clarke University
Event For All Ages
Cost $15
Organization Clarke University
Contact Dora Serna
Phone (563) 588-8180
View Flyer
Additional Information
“For a Blessed Christmas” is a touching portrayal of the Christmas story through a traditional lessons and carols service.

Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute

November 30, 2019
Location Student Submissions
Event For Grades K-12
Cost Free
Organization Dubuque Branch NAACP
Contact R.R.S. Stewart
Phone (563) 583-4419
View Flyer
Additional Information
All K-12 students in the Dubuque community are invited to participate in this year’s MLK Tribute. With support from teacher(s), parent(s), staff members in community-based organizations, or on their own, students create an entry and submit it through Saturday, November 30. See attached theme flyer.

Girl Scout Discovery Night (Marshall)

December 4, 2019
Start Time 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location Marshall Elementary School
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Free
Organization Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois
Contact Barb Smith
Phone (563) 583-9169
View Flyer
Additional Information
All girls kindergarten and older interested in joining Girl Scouts are invited to a Girl Scout Discovery Event at Marshall Elementary Gym on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Interested in joining but not able to attend? Call (563)583-9019 or email info@girlscoutstoday.org.

Film showing: “I am still here”

January 11, 2020
Start Time 10 a.m.
Location Grand Opera House
Event For Parents and Students
Cost Free
Organization Tri-State Coalition Against Human Trafficking and Slavery
Contact Patricia Conlan
Phone (563) 845-1412
Additional Information
This is a film against child trafficking, to raise awareness of issues surrounding the topic.

Web Application Bootcamp

January 25 – March 14, 2020
Start Time 8:30 a.m.
RSVP By March 2, 2020
Location University of Dubuque
Event For Grades 9-12
Cost $450, scholarships are available.
Organization Northeast Iowa Community College
Contact Wendy Knight
Phone (563) 556-5110
View Flyer
Additional Information
Web application bootcamp to provide a skill set employers are looking for. Scholarships are available.

A Wild Game of Hide-and-Seek – Winter Break Day Camp

December 30 – December 30, 2019
Start Time 9 a.m.-noon; 1-4 p.m.
RSVP By December 13, 2019
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: Half Day/$30, Full Day/$50; Non-Members: Half Day/$35, Full Day/$60
Organization National Mississippi River Mus
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
View Flyer
Additional Information
Predators and their prey are in a constant game of hide-and-seek. Come see how they use their anatomy and environment to win the game! You’ll also get a chance to BE the PREY or BE the PREDATOR, as you interact with the food web and seek out our camouflage critters.

New Year’s Eve Ball – Winter Beak Day Camp

December 31 – December 31, 2019
Start Time 9 a.m.-noon; 1-4 p.m.
RSVP By December 13, 2019
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: Half Day/$30, Full Day/$50; Non-Members: Half Day/$35, Full Day/$60
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
View Flyer
Additional Information
Why wait until midnight to ring in the new year? Celebrate with an early countdown at the museum! We’ll create masks and decorations for our New Year’s Eve Ball; clink our glasses of sparkling grape juice together for a toast; enjoy tasty kid-friendly hors d’oeuvres; and play fun interactive games!

Dragons Get Colds Too – Winter Break Day Camp

December 27 – December 27, 2019
Start Time 9 a.m.-noon; 1-4 p.m.
RSVP By December 13, 2019
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: Half Day/$30, Full Day/$50; Non-Members: Half Day/$35, Full Day/$60
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
View Flyer
Additional Information
Calling all dragonmasters, we need your HELP! Do you know what to do when your reptile, amphibian, or mammal is feeling under the weather? Our special animal caretakers are ready to train you on what protocols to take when your animal is feeling ill. You’ll explore the good and the ugly cells!

A Victorian Winter at the Ham House – Winter Break Day Camp

December 26, 2019
Start Time 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.
RSVP By December 13, 2019
Location Mathias Ham Historic Site
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: Half Day/$30, Full Day/$50; Non-Members: Half Day/$35, Full Day/$60
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
View Flyer
Additional Information
Ever wonder how people survived chilling winters of the past? Experience a Victorian’s winter at the Mathias Ham House. Join us for winter games, food and candy preparation, and other activities. Pending weather, snowshoeing and sledding will also be held at the historic campus.

Ram Chargers Wrestling Camp

November 11 – January 28, 2020
Start Time M-Tues, 6-7:15 p.m.
RSVP By November 26, 2019
Location Dubuque Senior High School Wrestling Room
Event For Grades PreK-8
Cost $60
Organization Ram Wrestling
Contact Joe Connolly
Phone (563) 543-7110
View Flyer
Additional Information
Bring your children to learn the basics and fundamentals of the sport of wrestling. Every Kid Should Wrestle!