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After School Enrichment

AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT

St. Paul Lutheran School is proud to offer an After School Enrichment Program that provides a variety of enrichment activities that students can sign up for free or at an additional cost.  Please note that this program is in addition to our before and after care program. Below is a list of classes for Fall 2017. ALL FAMILIES MUST COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION AND WAIVER FORM, even if you are also registering through the parent organization (e.g., Peachy Fitness, Flipside Art, Bricks 4 Kidz). If you are not a current St. Paul student, you must also provide emergency contact information on the registration and waiver form.

REGISTRATION BEGINS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PACKET

 AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT REGISTRATION

MAKE A PAYMENT

  • Piano Lessons
  • Guitar Lessons 
  • Violin Lessons 
  • Cooking Club - Monday
  • Tennis - Monday, Wednesday
  • Middle School Book Club - Monday
  • Minecraft - Tuesday
  • Parent & Child Zumba - Tuesday
  • Writer's Workshop - Wednesday
  • Yearbook - Wednesday
  • Girl Scouts - Daisy, Brownies, Juniors - Wednesday
  • Bricks 4 Kidz - Thursday
  • Russian - Thursday
  • Zumba, Fiesta, Spanish - Friday
  • Flipside Art - Friday
  • Chess Wizards - Friday

 

MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY

Piano Lessons                                                                  Grades K - 8

My name is Julie Pierce and I'm excited to be able to offer piano lessons at St Paul this year. I am a long time St Paul parent with my youngest child beginning third grade this year and I have an even longer history as a pianist, music teacher, choral director and singer.  I received my degree in Music Education, with piano as my principle instrument, from the University of Michigan in 1992 and have been teaching piano, music directing and singing ever since.

 

I love teaching students to love music through the piano. Rather than teaching piano simply from a set method or curriculum, I prefer to cater to the musical needs of each child.  I do like to use a standard method book or series as a guide, but I also draw from a wealth of musical resources outside the method books specific to each student's needs.  In addition, I incorporate music theory & history, ear training and sight singing to fully round out the learning experience.

 

Learning the piano can be a great springboard to a lifetime experience with music! It would be a joy for me to be on part of that musical journey with your child.

 

Time: ½ hour lessons, time to be arranged with instructor. Email Julie at

Instructor: Julie Pierce

Fees: $30/half hour lesson

 

 

WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY

Guitar and Ukulele Lessons                                                All Grades

During lessons students will learn about scales, chords, reading music, and how to play with other musicians. We will also have the opportunity to learn some of the students favorite songs. We will use these songs to learn about new chords, strumming patterns, improvisation, theory, and songwriting.   

My goal is to take some of these more complicated aspects of guitar and make them easy to understand. This way the student can have fun and develop a love for music! 

Time: ½ hour lessons, time to be arranged with instructor. Email Austin at

Instructor: Austin Netherton

Fees: $25/half hour lesson

 

 

TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY

Violin Lessons                                                                      All Grades

My name is Zachary Ragent, and I am excited to be teaching Suzuki violin lessons at St. Paul this year. I received my Master’s and Specialist’s degrees in violin performance at the University of Michigan, where I also registered my Suzuki training with Mark Mutter.

 

The way children learn their native language provides the model for how the Suzuki method teaches music and the violin. Key components of the method include parent involvement and support, the opportunity to begin at a young age, peer learning in addition to individual lessons, and an emphasis on listening and repetition. As a teacher, I strive to create a positive environment in which students develop tools for artistic expression, a process that ultimately nurtures students’ growth as learners, musicians, and engaged members of their communities. In line with Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy of “every child can,” I believe that a supportive musical setting can empower all students, regardless of background or current abilities.

 

Each student will receive instruction in three formats: a weekly private lesson in which I provide instruction for the student and parent, a weekly group lesson (peer learning), and daily home lessons (practice) in which the parent is the teacher. These three different learning environments work in harmony to nurture the student’s development.

 

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to be arranged with instructor. Email Zachary at

 

Individual Lessons: 30/45/60 minute depending on student age and level (parental attendance mandatory). All beginning violin students should initially enroll in 30 minute lessons.

 

Group lessons: 45 minutes on Wednesday Afternoons (Parental attendance optional but encouraged)

 

Fees for the fall are based on private and group lessons between 9/19 and 12/15, and can be paid in full or in four monthly installments.

30 Minute Lesson: $528 ($132/month) (Note: This is equivalent to approximately $19 per 30 minutes)

45 Minute Lesson: $693 ($173.25/month) (Note: This is equivalent to approximately $29 per 45 minutes)

60 Minute Lesson: $858 ($214.50/month) (Note: This is equivalent to approximately $38 per 60 minutes)

 

 

MONDAY

Cooking Club                                                                   Grades 2 - 8

Learn to cook at St. Paul!  Have fun while learning how to make quick, easy and healthy recipes your whole family will love. Love to cook?  Have fun while learning how to make quick, easy and healthy recipes your whole family will love!  We will meet on Mondays, immediately after school until 4:30. For grades 2-8. Come hungry!

*Please contact instructor with food allergy information at 

Session 1-Sink your Teeth into a Good Book

We will make recipes based on or enjoyed in some of our favorite books!

9/18-If You Give a Moose a Muffin

9/25-Stone Soup

10/2- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

10/9-Harry Potter

10/16- Big Pumpkin

10/23- The Gingerbread Man

 

Session 2-Taste the Season

Explore celebrations from our country and afar through foods and customs that will have everyone in the holiday spirit!

11/6- Thanksgiving

11/13- Hanukkah

11/20- Omisoka (Japanese New Year)

11/27-Kwansaa

12/4- Christmas

12/11- New Year’s Eve

 

Times: 3:15 – 4:30 pm

Dates: Session 1: 5 Classes - September 26, October 3, October 10, October 17, October 24

Session 2: 5 Classes - November 7, November 14, November 21, November 28, December 5

Instructor: Ann Racette

Class limits: Minimum 8 / Maximum 12

Fees: $72 per session

 

 

MONDAY

Tennis                                                                                 Grades K - 3

My name is Kaylee Tucker and I am in my third year playing tennis for Concordia University. I fell in love with the game of tennis when I was in high school and now I want to share the sport with others. Throughout this ten week class, children will learn groundstrokes, serving, score keeping, volleying, and correct footwork. Most importantly, children will be active, have fun, and make some new friends! 

 

Time:  3:15 – 4:15 PM

Class limits:  Minimum 5, Maximum 15

Dates: September 18 (10 weeks)

Instructor: Kaylee Tucker

Fees: $100

 

MONDAY

Middle School Book Club                                               Grades 6 - 8

The St. Paul Middle School Book Club is devoted to connecting students to books in an effort to create lifelong readers. We combine book discussions with an opportunity to have fun with other middle school students who like to read. We meet during lunch on the second Monday of the month to discuss a book that has been chose by the group at the previous meeting. Students can bring their lunches with them. All students are welcome to attend. All that is required is an appetite for reading! No registration required. Drop in anytime.

 

Times: 2nd Monday of the month, 12:00 – 12:25 PM

Instructor: Becky Wisnieski

Fees: Free

Location: 8th grade room

 

TUESDAY

Parent & Child Zumba                                                     Grades 1 – 5

Parents and caregivers, come work out with your kids! This is the ultimate dance-fitness party for Zumba fans, where they can play it loud and rock with friends and parents! This program features age-appropriate music and moves that get kids movin’ to the beat. It’s all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to just be yourself and dance like no one’s watching! This class combines fast and slow rhythms for children of all ages, while using an aerobic/fitness approach. Dance with your little Zumba stars on Latin based music. Play games and laugh while doing a fun workout.

TO ENROLL: You must fill out the St. Paul waiver form AND register online:

http://peachyfitness.com/school-registration-page/

Times: 3:15 – 4:15 pm

Dates: Sept 26 – Nov 4

Instructor: Peachy Fitness

Class limits: Minimum 5, Maximum 25

Fees: $99 (cost includes parent and child)

 

TUESDAY

Minecraft Mania                                                                 Grades 1 – 8

Come and explore the world of Minecraft!  Participants will have the opportunity to work collaboratively on building new worlds as well as participate in building challenges.  Biblical stories from the Minecraft bible as well as Minecraft crafts will also be a part of this engaging camp.  Don't miss out on the chance for your child to make new friends as well as gain problem solving skills!

 

Time:  3:15 - 4:15

Class limits:  Minimum 5, Maximum 20

Dates : Sept 18-the week of Nov 13 (10 class sessions)

Instructor: Sara Rokicki

Fees: $100

WEDNESDAY

Writer’s Workshop                                                          Grades 2 - 5

The Writer’s Workshop Club focuses on the creative aspects of the writing process, encouraging each participant to develop their own personal ideas, style, and genre for their writing.  Fun and interactive focus lessons that inspire creativity will be prepared and delivered by Concordia University education students under the direction of their professor. The workshop will conclude with a Publication Celebration at which participants will share their work with family and friends.

 

Time:  3:15 - 4:30

Class limits:  Minimum 5, maximum 20

Dates:  9/20/17 – 11/15/17

Instructor: Concordia University education students under the direction of their professor, Kyle Chuhran

Fees: $15 per student to cover materials and snacks for the Publication Celebration

 

 

WEDNESDAY

Tennis                                                                                 Grades 3 - 8

My name is Kaylee Tucker and I am in my third year playing tennis for Concordia University. I fell in love with the game of tennis when I was in high school and now I want to share the sport with others. Throughout this ten week class, children will learn groundstrokes, serving, score keeping, volleying, and correct footwork. Most importantly, children will be active, have fun, and make some new friends! 

 

Time:  3:15 – 4:15 PM

Class limits:  Minimum 5, Maximum 15

Dates: September 18 (10 weeks)

Instructor: Kaylee Tucker

Fees: $100

 

WEDNESDAY

Yearbook                                                                                  Grade 8

PLEASE NOTE: The yearbook staff has limited enrollment. Please contact Deb Schnack at for more information.

Come join the St. Paul Student Yearbook team! We will work together throughout the year to create the 2017-2018 Yearbook. This club will be limited to eight students. Half of the group will learn and be responsible for photo editing, layout and publishing. The other half of the group will learn how to take digital pictures and will be responsible for taking many of the event pictures that will be included in the yearbook. This is a year-round club that will meet once a month in the fall and more frequently in the spring.

 

Times: Wednesdays, 12:00 – 12:25 pm

Dates: All year

Instructor: Deb Schnack

Fees: Free

Location: 1st grade room

 

WEDNESDAY

GIRL SCOUTS

Daisy - K & 1st grade, Brownies - 2nd & 3rd grade, Juniors - 4th & 5th grade

 

Girl Scouts are safe and fun environments where girls can learn and practice value based leadership skills while learning about and serving the world around them.  This is done through Girl Scout Programs with actives such as crafts, songs, hiking, service projects, working in the St. Paul school gardens, flag ceremonies, Girl Scout Product sales, and other activities.  The particulars of any year depend on the girls group decision making. If you would like more information about our troop please contact Katharine Beach at or check out our web page at: sites.google.com/site/daisytroop40403/.

 

Daisy & Brownies

Times: 3:15 – 4:30 pm

Dates: Every other Wednesday starting September 20

Instructor: Rachel Potts, Andrea Ratzow

 

Juniors

Times: 3:15 – 4:30 pm

Dates: Wednesdays starting September 13, schedule works around athletics

Instructor: Katharine Beach, Julie Ostrom, Marjorie McRoberts

 

Fees for all levels: Fees are payable to the troop. DO NOT make payment to St. Paul School.

National/Council Dues $35, Troop Dues for girls joining a St. Paul GS troop for the first time $45. Scholarships available.

 

THURSDAYS

Bricks 4 Kidz “Engineering Adventures”                      Grades K - 6

So you want to be an engineer or architect? This is your chance and this class is for you. Join us as we put our engineering skills to the test to build bridges, buildings, vehicles, and more. We’ll learn about different types of careers for you to explore. Do you like to design cities? You might become am urban architect one day. Do you want to build bridges and structures? Then civil engineering might be the job for you! How about designing a cool electric car? Then you may be destined to become an automotive or mechanical engineer! Come and experience engineering adventures with us. This class will be grade level appropriate for K to 6th grade.

 

TO ENROLL: You must fill out the St. Paul waiver form AND register online:  https://my.bricks4kidz.com/index.php?action=classdetail&record=182591             

 

Times: 3:15 – 4:15 pm

Dates: Thursdays, September 21 - October 26

Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz

Class limits: Minimum 6, Maximum 15

Fees: $60

 

THURSDAY

Russian                                                                              Grades K - 6

Would you like to learn the basics of the Russian language for your next holiday? Are you looking for a head start before studying or working in Russia? Or do you wish to become a fluent Russian speaker? There are many reasons people learn Russian. It is one of the world's most rich and expressive languages.

In our lessons you will learn the Russian alphabet. If you can sound out words and place names then you have a huge advantage while travelling in Russia. There are Russian words that are similar to English they just look different. If you know the Russian alphabet you can also read signs, menus and place names. It may surprise you to learn that the Russian alphabet is easy! Unlike English, the Russian alphabet has one letter for each sound.

You will also learn basic phrases in the Russian language and will be able to count, say hello and good-bye and talk about different topics. Children will watch Russian cartoons, read Russian fairytales, sing merry Russian songs, and perform dialogues.

We hope they will enjoy learning Russian!

Time:  3:15 – 4:15 PM

Class limits:  Minimum 5, Maximum 15

Dates: Begins September 21 (10 weeks)

Instructor: Alla Shvetsova

Fees: $100

 

FRIDAY

Exploring the Elements of Art                                          Grades K - 5

Let your imaginations soar and curiosity spark! Learn how to use contour lines to make shapes and forms, how to use aerial and/or linear perspective to depict objects and create the 3D form. Students experiment with color and discover new colors that they can mix all by themselves. They experience the “FUN” in the FUNdamentals of art and better express their own concepts and interpretation of the world around them.

TO ENROLL: You must fill out the St. Paul waiver form AND register online:

http://flipsideartstudio.com/stpaul

Times: 3:15 – 4:15 pm

Dates: 10/6 - 12/8 (8 classes) no class on 10/13 or 11/24

Instructor: Flipside Art

Class limits: Minimum 4, Maximum 20

Fees: $115 per session (all materials included)

FRIDAY

Zumba, Fiesta and Spanish                                             Grades 1 - 4

The Zumba® Kids program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for young Zumba fans, boys and girls! This program features age-appropriate music and moves that get kids movin’ to the beat. It’s all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to just be yourself and dance like no one’s watching! Kids Zumba increases your child’s self-confidence, boost their metabolism and enhance their coordination. The class focuses on kid-friendly songs and moves, basic steps and choreography and help kids to adopt healthy choices.

Kids Zumba combines fast and slow rhythms for children while using an aerobic/fitness approach. Your Zumba stars will dance to Latin based music. They will play games, laugh and learn the key phrases and vocabulary in Spanish, all while doing a fun workout. Zumba moves will include salsa, merengue, hip-hop and samba steps. These classes are fun and dance steps are easy to follow. No prior dance or fitness experience is necessary.

 

TO ENROLL: You must fill out the St. Paul waiver form AND register online:

http://peachyfitness.com/school-registration-page/

Times: 3:15 – 4:15 pm

Dates: Sept 29 – Nov 17

Instructor: Peachy Fitness

Class limits: Minimum 5, Maximum 15

Fees: $79

 

FRIDAY

Chess Wizards                                                               Grades K - 5

Let your child be part of an exciting and successful Chess Wizards Academy taught by real Chess Wizards. Our fun and exciting classes are designed for children of all skill levels. Activities include chess lessons, tournaments, variation games, team chess and more. Chess stimulates the mind and helps children strengthen skills such as focusing, visualizing goals, abstract thinking and forming concrete opinions. At the end of the session each child will earn their own chess trophy.

 

TO ENROLL: You must fill out the St. Paul waiver form AND register online:

WWW.CHESSWIZARDS.COM

 

Times: 3:15 – 4:15 pm

Dates: Fridays: 9/22, 9/29, 10/06, 10/20, 10/27, 11/03, 11/17, 12/01, 12/08. (9 dates) No class 10/13, 11/10,

11/24

Instructor: Chess Wizards, Edwin Strode

Class limits: Minimum 6, Maximum 15

Fees: $139 per session

 

 

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD                                                       Grades 2 - 5

Science Olympiad is an American elementary school team competition in which students compete in 'events' pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Science Olympiad tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of team events, which students prepare for during the year. We will begin organizing teams in January, and several parent volunteers will be needed to help as coaches. Below is a listing of the events that our students may participate in at this year’s competition.

Dates: Informational meeting in January, practices determined by coaches

Competition: Saturday in May at Pioneer High School

Instructor: Parent volunteers

Fees: Free

 

Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad 2017 Event Descriptions

Click on the name of an event for more information, or click here for a PDF with brief descriptions of all events. 

2nd Grade

 3rd Grade

 4th and 5th Grade

 Aerodynamics(1-2)

 Aerodynamics(1-2)

 Back To Nature(1-2)

 Barge Building(1-2)

 Disease Detectives(1-3)

 Circuit Wizardry(1-3)

 Disease Detectives(1-3)

 Estimania(1-3)

 Disease Detectives(1-3)

 Estimania(1-3)

 Feathered Friends(1-2)

 Estimania(1-3)

 Feathered Friends(1-2)

 Gravity Racer(1-3)

 iCompute(1-2)

 Gravity Racer(1-3)

 In Bloom(1-2)

 Map Reading(1-2)

 In Bloom(1-2)

 Map Reading(1-2)

 May the Force Be With You(1-2)

 Map Reading1-2)

 Mystery Architecture(1-2)

 Mystery Architecture(1-2)

 Mystery Architecture(1-2)

 On Target(1-3)

 On Target(1-3)

 On Target(1-3)

 Pasta Bridges(1-2)

 Photon Phun(2-3)

 Pasta Bridges(1-2)

 Photon Phun(2-3)

 Potions(1-2)

 Photon Phun(2-3)

 To Infinity And Beyond(1-2)

 Straw Tower(1-2)

 To Infinity And Beyond(1-2)

 Water Rockets(1-4)

 To Infinity And Beyond(1-2)

 Water Rockets(1-4)

 

 

Write It, Build It(2-4)