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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MOPS Dubuque (Mothers Of Preschoolers)

September 8 – May 5, 2021
Location Hope Church; 11893 John F. Kennedy Road, Dubuque
Event For Mothers with children 0-6 years old
Cost $50 membership fee (scholarships available) and first meeting is FREE to come check out before registering.
Organization Hope Church
Contact Laurie Weinschenk
Phone (563) 556-7724
Additional Information
Bi-Weekly meetings including engaging speakers, crafts, mentorship and mostly a chance to connect with other moms. There are three meeting opportunities for MOPS (in person & virtual options - see website); childcare is available during in person meetings through the Hope Church childcare program.

Supervised Study Hall

November 2 – December 22, 2020
Location Comiskey Building and the Multicultural Family Center
Event For Grades K-5
Cost $50 or free for qualified families
Organization City of Dubuque Leisure Services
Contact Janna Beau
Phone (563) 589-4315
View Flyer
Additional Information
A safe place for students that allows for supervised study during the at-home school days.

Virtual Teen Nights- Multicultural Family Center

October 28 – May 27, 2020
Start Time 5:30 p.m.
RSVP By October 27, 2020
Location Zoom
Event For Grades 8-12
Cost Free
Organization Multicultural Family Center
Contact Tessie Strohm
Phone (563) 582-3681
View Flyer
Additional Information
Special speakers, movies, games and more! You won't want to miss out. Join us every week on Wednesday evenings for some fun activities. Dinner included if you attend!

Write Now: Hawkeye Haiku Contest

October 21 – November 18, 2020
Location Virtual: https://www.foriowa.org/write-now/
Event For Grades 3-12
Cost Free
Organization University of Iowa Center for Advancement
Contact Kate Sojka
Phone (319) 467-3884
View Flyer
Additional Information
Autumn is in the air, which means Hawkeye football, fall foliage, pumpkin spice, and so much more. Now is the time for you to channel your creativity during the University of Iowa Alumni and Friends Hawkeye Haiku Contest, which is open to students in grades 3-12.

Ice Skating Classes

November 7 – December 19, 2020
Start Time 8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m.
RSVP By November 6, 2020
Location Mystique Community Ice Center
Event For Grades PreK-8
Cost $95.00
Organization Theisen's Learn to Skate
Contact Rebecca Menzynski
Phone (563) 275-6576
Website dbqskating.org
View Flyer
Additional Information
“Fall seven times, stand up eight” with the Theisen’s Learn to Skate fall ice skating session. Skaters ages 3 and up are eligible to participate in group class instruction as we glide into fall at the Mystique Ice Center.

Ice Skating Classes

November 3 – December 8, 2020
Start Time 6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
RSVP By November 2, 2020
Location Mystique Community Ice Center
Event For Grades PreK-8
Cost $80.00
Organization Theisen's Learn to Skate
Contact Rebecca Menzynski
Phone (563) 275-6576
Website dbqskating.org
View Flyer
Additional Information
Learn something new. Join us at the Mystique Ice Center for ice skating classes. All skaters ages 3 and up are welcome to register as we glide into fall.

Schools Out Day Camps-Camp in A Box

October 4 – December 18, 2020
Location Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Dubuque County
Event For All Ages
Cost $15
Organization Iowa State Extension and Outreach, Dubuque County
Contact Leah
Phone (563) 583-6496
View Flyer
Additional Information
Join Dubuque County Extension educators at the Dubuque County Extension office to enjoy hands on learning. We created camp in a box called "Clover Crates." Whether your child would like to experience camp in person for a full day, half day, or at home, we have options for you!

Schools Out Day Camps

October 2 – December 18, 2020
Location Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Dubuque County
Event For All Ages
Cost $15
Organization Iowa State Extension and Outreach, Dubuque County
Contact Leah
Phone (563) 583-6496
View Flyer
Additional Information
These "Camps in a Box" will give your kids a great learning experience while keeping them safe and healthy when they are off on Fridays. Whether your child would like to experience camp in person or at home, we have options for you!

Wild & Crazy Weather – School’s Out Day Camp

April 2, 2021
Start Time 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
RSVP By March 26, 2021
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: $50; Non-Members: $60; Wrap-around care: $5
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
View Flyer
Additional Information
Blizzards, hurricanes, floods, and more, animals live through all weather. In this program, campers will discover the crazy variations of weather around the world, and how animals adapt to changing conditions. Together, we will build structures strong enough to withstand natural disasters.

Pajama Jam – School’s Out Day Camp

February 25, 2021
Start Time 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
RSVP By February 18, 2021
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: $50; Non-Members: $60; Wrap-around care: $5
Organization National Mississippi River Mus
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
View Flyer
Additional Information
Campers are invited to bring their pajamas for a day of nocturnal fun! Together, we’ll use our imagination to explore life at night. We will meet a handful of nocturnal creatures and animals and use those observations to create our own nighttime animal models.