Virtual Backpack


In an effort to create a more eco-friendly environment, District 205 no longer distributes paper flyers. The Virtual Backpack advertises community wide events open to all District 205 students. Flyers are screened and approved for distribution by the District 205 Office of Communications and Public Relations as a service to the community. Approved flyers are posted on this page. 

The Virtual Backpack is updated weekly.

Note: All events listed below are not sponsored by District 205 unless otherwise noted. 

VIP Cards - Very Important Patron

Residents of District 205 who are age 60+ are invited to be our special guest at any Fine Arts Program. Your VIP card is available by the calling the Office of Communications at 630-941-4719. VIP cards do not expire. VIP Cards are accepted at all events. 

Please email or 630-617-2300 x7265 to reserve your VIP tickets for York Drama performances. There are a limited (15) number of VIP tickets set aside for each performance.


This service is provided as a courtesy to our school community. All materials are reviewed by the Elmhurst District 205 Communications and Public Relations Office.

In accordance with School Board Policy 8:25, No material or literature shall be posted or distributed that would: (1) disrupt the educational process, (2) violate the rights or invade the privacy of others, (3) infringe on a trademark or copyright; or (4) be defamatory, obscene, vulgar, or indecent. No material, literature, or advertisement shall be posted or distributed without advance approval as described in this policy. Community, Educational, Charitable, or Recreational Organizations Community, educational, charitable, recreational, or similar groups may, under procedures established by the Superintendent, advertise events pertinent to students’ interests or involvement. All advertisements must (1) student oriented, (2) prominently display the sponsoring organization’s name, and (3) be approved in advance by the Superintendent or designee. The District reserves the right to decide where and when any advertisement or flyer is distributed, displayed, or posted. Preferred method is digital. Placing in backpacks will only be permitted in extreme instances as determined by the Superintendent or designee.

Please email a pdf version of the flyer you are requesting to be added to the Virtual Backpack to:

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Upcoming Events/Opportunities for Kids

Upcoming events in the District 205 area
First page of the PDF file: 2024GreenGardenFairPosterforDistrict205
First page of the PDF file: 2024BikeRideandSafetyDay
First page of the PDF file: PuppyContest
First page of the PDF file: 2024NIUSTEAMCampsFlyer
First page of the PDF file: ElmhurstUniversityGO2024flyer

Opportunities for Adults

First page of the PDF file: ParentingVirtualBackpackspring2024
First page of the PDF file: CodeREDFlyerlr

Park District - Museum - Library - YMCA

Upcoming events submitted by the Park Districts, Museums, the Elmhurst Public Library and the YMCA.
First page of the PDF file: 2024-HealthyKidsDay-Flyers-ElmhurstYMCA
First page of the PDF file: LifeguardTrainingApril2024

Sports Opportunities

Sports opportunities for kids submitted by surrounding athletic teams.
First page of the PDF file: YorkCheerTryoutFlyer

Glenbard Parent Series: Take 5