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.


Sign-up for Cub Scouts Day!

October 18, 2018
Start Time 9 a.m-6:30 p.m.
Location Boy Scouts of America; 10601 Military Rd., Dubuque
Event For Grades K-5
Organization Boy Scouts of America
Contact Sarah Brimeyer
Phone (563) 556-4343
View Flyer
Additional Information
Hear what the Cub Scout program is all about! Boys and girls from any school are welcome to attend the sign-up day with an adult to get pertinent information about joining a Cub Scout Pack.

Clover Kids Information

October 10, 2018
Location Specific to each club
Event For Grades K-3
Cost Free
Organization Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Dubuque County
Contact Sarah Ludwig
Phone (563) 583-6496
View Flyer
Additional Information
This information is to inform students and parents of Clover Kids. Clover Kids is a 4-H group that is designed for K-3 students.

Dive into Daisies

October 23, 2018
Start Time 5:30 PM
RSVP By October 23, 2018
Location West Minister Presbyterian Church
Event For Grades K-1
Cost $15
Organization Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois
Contact Megan Tatar
Phone (563) 583-9169
View Flyer
Additional Information
Dive into Daisies and earn your Promise Center for your vest or tunic. Girls will learn all about the program with their new friends and leaders will gain hands-on experience for working with girls. Learn more and sign up at

Girl Scout Discovery Night (Fulton)

October 22 – October 22, 2018
Start Time 6 p.m.
Location Fulton Elementary School
Event For Grades K-6
Cost Free
Organization Girl Scouts Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois
Contact Megan Tatar
Phone (563) 583-9169
View Flyer
Additional Information
The Girl Scout program provides girls of varying backgrounds and abilities the opportunity to discover adventure, gain new skills, and change the world. By focusing the Girl Scout program on the core initiatives of Entrepreneurship, Outdoors, Life Skills, and STEM, girls will become self-sufficient.

Expungement and Employment Barriers Clinic

October 20, 2018
RSVP By October 15, 2018
Location Roshek Building
Event For Parents
Cost Free
Organization Dubuque NAACP/Iowa Legal Aid
Contact Carrie O'Connor
Phone (563) 588-4653
View Flyer
Additional Information
* Problems finding housing or employment * Court debts (fines, restitution, public defender fees, jail fees, etc.) * Problems registering your vehicle or getting a driver’s license * Certain criminal charges (juvenile cases, cases where you were acquitted, cases that were dismissed or deferred)

Dubuque AYSO Soccer

November 12 – January 27, 2019
RSVP By October 31, 2018
Location Five Flags Center
Event For Ages 9 and up
Cost $80
Organization Dubuque AYSO Soccer
Contact Dekker Pfab
Phone (563) 213-5105
View Flyer
Additional Information
Register for indoor winter soccer with Dubuque AYSO! We have an 8-week program held at the Five Flags Center that is very fun. KIds ages 9 and up also can play in the Winter Iowa Games at then end of January

Breaking Barriers in Speech: Interventions used with AAC

November 3 – November 3, 2018
Start Time 10 a.m.
RSVP By October 31, 2018
Location Inspire Cafe
Event For Special education teachers, SLPs, Paraprofessionals, and Parents of children who use AAC
Cost Free
Organization Coaching Flores
Contact Jennifer Flores
Phone (563) 542-7344
View Flyer
Additional Information
Learn how to how help children with complex communication needs learn to communicate using AAC (pictures, iPads, and dedicated speech output devices) across settings.

Architecture Exploring Program

October 16 – November 13, 2018
Start Time 4:00 PM
RSVP By October 15, 2018
Location FEH Design, 951 Main St., Dubuque
Event For Grades 9-12
Cost $40
Organization Exploring, Northeast Iowa Council, Boy Scouts of America
Contact Melissa Neuhaus
Phone (563) 556-4343
View Flyer
Additional Information
FEH Design is proud to offer a 5-week program to provide you with information about careers in building design including architecture and engineering. Your questions regarding these professions will be answered as you participate in hands-on activities demonstrating design principles and practices.

Page to Stage: Fairy Tale Ball

November 10, 2018
Start Time 1:00 PM
Location Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Event For Ages 3 to 7
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie Stout Public Library
Contact Children's Help Desk
Phone (563) 589-4225
View Flyer
Additional Information
Come one, come all to the Fairy Tale Ball! Every prince, princess, knight, dragon and jester between the ages of 3 and 7 are welcome! Come dressed as your favorite fairy tale creature for an afternoon of fun and fantasy. At the ball, you can dance to your heart’s content, create enchanting crafts,


September 11 – May 8, 2019
Start Time 6:30-8 p.m. (Tuesdays) or 9:30-11 a.m. (Wednesdays)
Location Hope Church; 11893 John F. Kennedy Road, Dubuque
Event For MOPS: Mothers with children 0-6 years old; MOMSNext: Mothers of children 6 and over
Cost MOPS: $50 membership fee; MOMSNext: $35 membership fee (First meeting is FREE to come check out before registering)
Organization Hope Church
Contact Laurie Weinschenk
Phone (563) 556-7724
Additional Information
Meetings include engaging speakers, crafts, mentoring and mostly a chance to connect with other moms. There are two meeting opportunities for MOPS (Tuesday nights or Wednesday mornings), and childcare is available during meetings. MOMSNext meets on Tuesday nights and childcare is not available.