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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UD Little Trackster Youth Track & Field Camp

February 7, 2020
Start Time 8:10 AM - 11:30 AM
RSVP By February 3, 2020
Location University of Dubuque CRWC/Indoor Track
Event For Grades PreK-5
Cost $35
Organization University of Dubuque Track & Field
Contact Chad Gunelson
Phone (608) 658-6538
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Additional Information
Little Trackster Youth Camp is for Pre-K through 5th graders looking to enjoy the events and activities involved in track and field while having fun and exploring fitness and movement.

Clarke University Softball Camp

January 26, 2020
Start Time 8 am
RSVP By January 26, 2020
Location Jack and Rosemary Gantz Athletic Practice Center 1095 Cedar Cross Road, Dubuque, Iowa
Event For Grades 2-12
Cost Cost: $50 for Skills Sessions, $50 for Pitcher/Catcher session. $75 for both
Organization Clarke University Softball
Contact Garland Shirley
Phone (515) 633-7766
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Additional Information
Clarke University Softball Winter Skills Clinic!! Date: Sunday, January 26th Grades 2-7th, 8 am – 11 am (pitchers and catchers 11 am – 12 pm) Grades 8-12th, 12 pm – 3 pm (pitchers and catchers 3 pm – 4 pm) Cost: $50 for Skills Sessions, $50 for Pitcher/Catcher session. $75 for both

Lifeguard Certification and Recertification Classes

January 24 – May 15, 2020
Start Time Friday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location Dubuque Y
Event For Grades 9-12
Cost Members - $200, Program Participant - $200
Organization Dubuque Community YMAC/YWCA
Contact Danielle Shea
Phone (563) 556-3371
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Additional Information
Are you looking to become a lifesaver? This is your chance! The Dubuque Y is offering 7 lifeguard certification classes between January 24 and May 15. Lifeguarding is a great skill to have, not to mention a rewarding job. Sign up today to reserve your spot in the class that best fits your schedule.

Kids Night Out – Valentines Day Edition

February 14, 2020
Start Time 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
RSVP By February 12, 2020
Location Dubuque Y
Event For Ages 4-12
Cost $15 for members and $35 for program participants
Organization Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA
Contact Danielle Shea
Phone (563) 556-3371
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Additional Information
Kids night out also means parents night out! Enjoy a night of relaxation or running errands knowing your children are safe and having a blast. While you are away, your kids will have the opportunity to go swimming, play sports, do some crafts and so much more. Dinner is also included.

FREE Lacrosse Clinic!

February 8, 2020
Start Time 1:00-3:00 pm
Location Veteran's Memorial Indoor Practice Facility on campus at University of Dubuque
Event For Ages 10-18
Cost FREE
Organization Dubuque Bulldogs Lacrosse Club and University of Dubuque Lacrosse Team
Contact Eric Reeves
Phone (563) 581-1735
Additional Information
Learn about the fun sport of lacrosse with members and coaches of the University of Dubuque Lacrosse Team and the Dubuque Bulldogs Lacrosse Club. Run drills, practice skills, and learn what this sport is all about.

Dubuque Bulldogs Lacrosse Registration

January 20 – June 14, 2020
Location https://www.dubuquelacrosse.com/
Event For Ages 10-18
Cost Varies by age
Organization Dubuque Bulldogs Lacrosse Club
Contact Eric Reeves
Phone (563) 581-1735
Additional Information
Registration for our spring season is opening January 20th! Open to boys and girls, join this fun, fast-paced sport.

Children’s Behavioral Health Survey

February 1, 2020
RSVP By February 1, 2020
Location Online
Event For Parents
Organization Mental Health/Disability Services of the East Central Region
Contact Mae Hingtgen
Phone (563) 239-0013
Website www.ecriowa.org
Additional Information
MH/DS Services of the East Central Region is seeking parent and educator input regarding children's behavioral health in our region through a brief and confidential survey.

Junior Achievement Classroom Volunteers Needed – Spring Classes

January 10 – May 15, 2020
Start Time During school day.
RSVP By March 12, 2020
Location Multiple schools within the Dubuque School District
Event For Parents, Grandparents, Guardians of Students
Cost Free
Organization Junior Achievement of the Heartland
Contact Nora Shook
Phone (563) 845-0545
Additional Information
JA Classroom Volunteers are needed! We'll work with you to select the ideal school and/or grade level opportunity that works with your schedule. Plus, we'll make it easy by providing you with all the training and materials you'll need to be prepared.

Find Your Future in Food and Nutrition Through Science Visit Day

March 13, 2020
Start Time 9:00 A.M.
RSVP By March 1, 2020
Location Iowa State Campus
Event For Grades 9-12
Organization Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition at ISU
Contact Erica Beirman
Phone (515) 294-4361
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Additional Information
The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) at Iowa State University is pleased to invite your students and their families to the upcoming Find Your Future in Food and Nutrition Through Science Visit Day (formerly FSHN Day) on Friday, March 13, 2020. The event will take place in the Me

Sweetheart Ball Daddy Daughter Dance

February 7, 2020
Start Time 6:00 P.M.
Location Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA
Event For Girls, Grades PreK-6
Cost $25 per couple/members, $30 per couple/program participants, $35 per couple at the door, $5 each additional girl
Organization Dubuque Y
Contact Danielle Shea
Phone (563) 556-3371
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Additional Information
SWEEP YOUR SWEETHEART OFF HER FEET! Enjoy a night that will melt your heart in more ways than one. Girls ages 4-11 and an important man in their life (dad, stepdad, grandpa, uncle, ect.) are invited to attend this Valentines Day celebration that includes dinner, a photobooth, DJ, and dancing!