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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 aftercare program. Below is a list of classes for Winter 2020. ALL FAMILIES MUST COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION AND WAIVER FORM, even if you are also registering through the parent organization (e.g., Flipside Art, Arbor Chess). 



  • Piano Lessons
  • Violin Lessons 
  • Cooking Club - Monday
  • Hip Hop - Monday 
  • Chess Club - Wednesday
  • Whiz Kids Computer Coding - Thursday
  • Girl Scouts - Friday




Violin Lessons                                                                             

All Grades

My name is Lauren Pulcipher, and I am excited to be teaching Suzuki violin lessons at St. Paul this year. I received my Master’s in violin performance and chamber music at the University of Michigan, and am a registered Suzuki Book 1 teacher. I am excited to teach the Suzuki method because I think it is a wonderful way to be introduced to 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. I grew up a Suzuki student myself and I still use many of the skills I cultivated in my early education including problem solving, collaboration and appreciation for the act of learning.

Days: Thursday or Friday to be arranged with instructor.

Email Lauren at: lpulcipher@gmail.com

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

Fees can be paid in full or in four monthly installments.

30 Minute Lesson: $30 per 30 minute private lesson

45 Minute Lesson: $45 per 45 minute private lesson



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 fifth 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 a part of that musical journey with your child.


Time: ½ hour lessons, time to be arranged with instructor. Email Julie at pierce.julie@gmail.com

Instructor: Julie Pierce

Fees: $30/half hour lesson




 Cooking Club

Session 1, Road Trip USA                                                                                                

Grades 2 - 8


Cooking Club is going on a Road Trip! Join Cooking Club as we celebrate cuisine and culture from around the USA. We will be exploring the food and culture of our great country by enjoying regional specialties from 6 different states. Classes will focus on preparing simple and delicious meals, making healthy food choices, and having fun! We will meet on Mondays, immediately after school until 4:30. For grades 2-8. Come hungry!

*Please contact the instructor with food allergy information at racettefamily@aol.com


Dates: Mondays January 27, February 3,10, 24, March 2, 9




Cooking Club

Session 2, Iron Chef                                                                                                         

Grades 2 - 8


 This very special session will focus on cooking skills and techniques.  Students will create delicious recipes while focusing on learning skills that can be used for a lifetime.  The last class of this session will be our beloved Iron Chef Competition.  It’s time for these hard working chefs to show off their new skills!  Working in teams, our young chefs will be given a secret ingredient.  They will be responsible for creating a recipe, providing a few ingredients and working together to create a dish for our panel of “celebrity” judges.  Families are welcome to come and cheer on their chef!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 racettefamily@aol.com


After school until 4:30 pm

Dates: Mondays March 23, April 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11

Instructor: Ann Racette

Class limits: Minimum 8 / Maximum 12

Fees: $75 per session



Hip Hop                                                                                                                       

Grades K - 4


Join us for an exploration of the fun, amazing, and so popular Hip Hop exercise/dance! Hip-Hop is a free style dance form that combines hip-hop rhythms and jazz movements. Learn the basics of popping, locking, tricking and freestyling with the street dance of hip-hop! In addition, students will learn basic tumbling and tricks to incorporate into choreography. Hip-hop can be both high energy and fluid, which allows a perfect fit for boys and girls! There will be a performance concluding the end of the session.


Time:  Mondays, 3:15 - 4:15pm 

Grade: K-8 

Min 6; Max 15 

Dates : January 27 - April 20

(No classes: Feb 17, March 30 and April 13) 

 (I0 weeks) 

Instructor: Kelly - Peachy Fitness

Fees: $125







Chess Club                                                                                                 

Grades PreK (5 years) – 8th


Multi Level Chess! This will be a 9-week session of chess classes. The first class will be January 15, and the last class is March 4.   The cost per student is $159 for all 8 classes.  No previous knowledge of chess is required.  New students should add $20 for a workbook.  Students will learn basic tactics and checkmating patterns and how to open a chess game.  Open to age five and older.


Class Instructor:  Mr.  Garrison is a US Candidate Master and one of Michigan’s top 50 rated tournament chess players.  He is also ranked #1 overall game player at www.littlegolem.net, a leading thinking games website.   Mr.  Garrison began teaching chess to children in 1996.  His teams consistently win state championships.  You may contact Mr. Garrison at raygarrison@arborchess.com  or 734-945-5951.


Time:  3:20 – 4:20 PM

Class limits:  Minimum 5, Maximum 15

Dates: Begins March 18 - May 6

Instructor: Ray Garrison

Fees: $159

Register at: www.arborchess.com or via paper registration in the school office




Whiz Kids Computer Coding

Grades K - 8


Give your student a head start on coding, game building and app creation and let their creativity run wild. They'll learn to drag and drop code blocks to bring their creations to life. Robots will move and groove as we code programs for them! Students will be introduced online to people who code for work and fun, and they will learn why coding is an important skill across a variety of professions. By the end of the class, kids will have completed an “Hour of Code” and will receive a certificate. They will also have developed an app that they can show their friends and family at home. The instructor will emphasize pressure-free creativity, with a focus on discovery and fun. Kids will learn through guided play in an exploratory and encouraging lab environment. Young students will be given a taste of the endless possibilities of programming.


Time:  3:15 - 4:15 PM

Class limits:  Minimum 7, maximum 15

Dates:  January 23 – March 26 MAKEUP DAYS APRIL 8 & 15

Instructor: Rachel Potts

Fees: $120





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 Rachel Potts at rpotts@stpaulannarbor.org or ask to join our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/1291242657556905/


Daisy & Brownies

Times: 3:15 – 4:45 pm

Dates: Every other Friday starting September 20

Instructor: Rachael Dedinski



Times: 3:15 – 4:45 pm

Dates: Every other Friday starting September 20

Instructor: Rachel Potts


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, returning girls $10. Scholarships available.