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.


UD Softball MLK Day Camp

January 16 – January 16, 2022
Start Time 7:30 a.m.
RSVP By January 15, 2022
Location Veterans Memorial Training Center- University of Dubuque
Event For Youth camp- 3rd grade- 8th grade. High school camp- High school students
Cost $40
Organization University of Dubuque Softball
Contact Callie Dutton
Phone (815) 685-5962
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Additional Information
University of Dubuque softball team is hosting a youth camp and a high school camp for young players to have the opportunity to show off their skills, learn from the coaches of the program, and meet the girls that are a part of the team.

4th/5th Grade After School Volleyball

January 23 – February 16, 2023
Start Time 90 minutes immediately following school dismissal
RSVP By January 13, 2023
Location All public elementary schools
Event For 4th and 5th grade students
Cost $24 or free if income qualified
Organization Leisure Services
Contact Brian Feldott
Phone (563) 589-4316
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Additional Information
Leisure Services is partnering with the Loras College Volleyball teams to offer up to 8 days (2 days per week) of volleyball instruction for 4th & 5th grade students. This program will meet for 90 minutes following school dismissal, placing an emphasis on learning fundamentals and having fun!

Public Skate/Stick & Puck Drop Hockey December Dates

December 1 – December 31, 2022
Location Dubuque Ice Arena
Event For All Ages Welcome
Cost Adults $7 and 12 & Under $5; Skate Rental $3
Organization DRA
Contact Diana Schulz
Phone (563) 585-3000
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Additional Information
Public Skate or Stick & Puck Drop Hockey Dates available for open skate at the Dubuque Ice Arena.

Ice Skating Classes

January 3 – February 14, 2022
Start Time 6:30 p.m.
RSVP By January 1, 2022
Location Dubuque Ice Arena 1800 Admiral Sheehy Drive Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Event For Preschool-8th Grade
Cost $83.00
Organization Theisen's Learn to Skate
Contact Rebecca Menzynski
Phone (563) 275-6576
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Additional Information
Give the gift of ice skating this holiday season as we glide into the new year. Skating with friends and family builds wonderful memories to cherish for years to come. All new and returning skaters ages 3 and up are welcome to register for group class instruction on Tuesday and/or Saturday classes.

Prescott Elementary School’s Annual Soup Luncheon Fundraiser

December 16, 2022
Start Time 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location Prescott Elementary School 1151 White St Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For DCSD
Cost $20 Recommended Donation
Organization Prescott FIN (Family Involvement Network)
Contact Prescott FIN
Phone (563) 552-4200
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Additional Information
Join us for a delicious soup lunch, silent auction, & student craft sale. Our students will by your table hosts, servers, & provide entertainment from the stage throughout the event. The Soup Luncheon is our largest fundraiser of the year. All proceeds go to funding school fieldtrips & Prescott FIN.

Parenting with Emotional Intelligence: Cultivating Meaningful Relationships with Our Children

January 9 – January 23, 2023
Start Time 5:30-7:00 p.m.
RSVP By January 2, 2023
Location Challenge to Change, Inc. Studio- 3337 Hillcrest Rd. Dubuque, Iowa 52002
Event For Elementary School: Parents and Caregivers of children between the ages of 7-11
Cost $175. for parent/child additional $20. per added parents and children
Organization Challenge to Change, Inc.
Contact Amy Jenkins
Phone (563) 542-1168
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Additional Information
This course is a 3-part series on Jan 9, 16, and 23rd. Parents and Caregivers will learn what emotional intelligence is, how they can lead by example and teach their child to recognize and manage their own feelings and emotions. This series teaches ways to create positive child-parent bonding.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Holiday Family Concert

December 3, 2022
Start Time 1:00 p.m.
Location Five Flags Theater
Event For families of all ages
Cost $14 (ages 12 & under) $24 (13 and up)
Organization Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
Contact Kathleen Hoeper
Phone (563) 557-1677
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Additional Information
The DSO Holiday FAMILY concert features a 1 hour program of kid-friendly holiday music and sing-along tunes! The orchestra is joined by vocalist Katie Richter, the Dubuque Chorale Children’s Choir and members of the Heartland Ballet Company in an enchanting combination of familiar holiday favorites.

University of Dubuque Heritage Center’s 2022-23 Family Series

December 5 – April 22, 2023
Location University of Dubuque Heritage Center, 2255 Bennett St, Dubuque, IA
Event For PK-8th grade
Organization University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Contact Korissa Clark
Phone (563) 589-3325
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Additional Information
Heritage Center presents professional touring productions of family theatre shows: A Christmas Carol, The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE, Paddington Gets in a Jam, The Adventures of Tortoise & the Hare, and The Wizard of Oz. Children ages 9+ can audition to be in The Wizard of Oz.

Winter Bookmarks

December 1 – December 31, 2022
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52002
Event For All ages.
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Youth Services
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
'Tis the season to cozy up with a good book! Stop by the Children's department to make your own winter themed bookmark during December.

Boredom Busters

December 29, 2022
Start Time 1 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52002
Event For Ages 7-12
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Youth Services
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Wondering what to do over winter break? Are you into art, science, or building? The Carnegie-Stout Public Library has a kit for you! We will make time fly with these fun activity kits that you get to keep. Registration Required.