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The Ball-Chatham School District distributes information to students from outside non-profit organizations, and intergovernmental agencies, for which it grants approval.

 

Rather than sending home flyers from these organizations in book bags, or in our newsletters, we will be posting such information on this Virtual Backpack webpage throughout the school year for all to see. (Homework, Booster, PTO, Ball-Chatham Educational Foundation, and District/School/Class correspondence will continue to be sent home in book bags, email blasts and/or newsletters.)

 

Suitability and approval will be at the discretion of the District.


Current postings:‚Äč

  • Band Fundraiser at Chipotle, December 14     Link

  • YMCA Holiday Programming      Link

  • YMCA Winter Programming      Link

  • Creative Kids Club     Link

  • Young Artists Workshop     Link

  • YMCA Winter Indoor Soccer     Link

  • YMCA Spring-School Days Out (SDO)     Link

  • YMCA Parents’ Night Out (PNO)     Link

  • Lifeguard Training Classes      Link

  • UIS Women's Basketball's Little Stars Camp, December 15     Link

  • Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery's Children's Holiday Store, December 1-21     Link

  • "Whistlestop Tour" at the Chatham Presbyterian Church, December 15     Link

  • Illinois State Fair Mega Pass Holiday Flyer - Link

  • UIS Future Stars Baseball Youth Clinic Sessions     Link

  • YMCA Winter Basketball Registration through January 13     Link

  • YMCA Winter Indoor Soccer Registration through January 2     Link

  • Santa at the YMCA     Link

  • Swim with Santa     Link

  • Henson Robinson Zoo Fall Classes     Link

 

To submit a flyer for approval: Those wishing to submit information to be posted on this Virtual Backpack website must do so by reading the Flyer Submission Guidelines shown below, sending the required information via email and attaching a PDF or providing a link of the requested posting. This should be done at least 10 days in advance of the desired posting date. 


Flyer Submission Guidelines:

  • Those wishing to submit information to be posted on this Virtual Backpack site must do so by emailing the required information listed below to bschroeder@bcsd5.org, and attaching a PDF of the requested posting.

  • This should be done at least 10 days in advance of the desired posting date.

  • Organizations are limited to postings of one a month, with a two-month limit for any one posting. Approved postings will be updated on a weekly basis.

  • Only non-profit organizations will be allowed to have materials posted on the Virtual Backpack site. Distribution of materials for commercial businesses, or organizations will not be permitted.

  • All activities or information must be appropriate for students. Activities and information should relate to a school function, event or purpose, or relate to an organization that offers widely-appealing recreational program options for Ball-Chatham students. Approval of any and all flyers is at the discretion of Ball-Chatham administrators.

  • Application should be made ten days prior to the distribution date and one electronic copy of the proposed flyer must accompany the request for distribution.

  • Materials are posted for informational purpose only. Posting does not imply District endorsement of them.