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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 after care program. Below is a list of classes for Fall 2018. 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
  • Guitar Lessons 
  • Violin Lessons 
  • Cooking Club - Monday
  • Minecraft - Monday
  • Boot Camp - Monday & Thursday
  • Arbor Chess - Tuesday
  • German - Tuesday & Thursday
  • Yearbook - Wednesday
  • Girl Scouts - Daisy, Brownies, Juniors - Wednesday
  • Writer's Workshop - Thursday
  • FALLing in Love with Art (Flipside) - Friday


Monday & 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 austin@gmail.com

Instructor: Austin Netherton

Fees: $25/half hour lesson


Wednesday, Thursday, 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: Wednesday, Thursday or Friday to be arranged with instructor.

Email Lauren at: lpulcipher@gmail.com

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

Fees for the fall are based on private lessons between 9/17 and 12/14, and can be paid in full or in four monthly installments.

30 Minute Lesson: $480, $120/month (Note: This is equivalent to $30 per 30 minute private lesson + 45 minute group class)

45 Minute Lesson: $720, $180/month (Note: This is equivalent to $45 per 45 minutes)


Monday through 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 pierce.julie@gmail.com

Instructor: Julie Pierce

Fees: $30/half hour lesson



Cooking Club – Taste the Season              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?  Explore the holiday season through foods and celebrations that will have everyone in jolly spirits!  We will meet on Mondays, immediately after school until 4:30. For grades 2-8. Come hungry!


Mondays 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10

After school until 4:30 pm

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

Times: 3:15 – 4:30 pm

Dates: 6 Classes - October 29, November 5, November 12, November 26, December 3, December 10

Instructor: Ann Racette

Class limits: Minimum 8 / Maximum 12

Fees: $75 per session




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 club.  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 : Oct 1 – Dec 3 (10 class sessions)

Instructor: Sara Rokicki

Fees: $100


Monday and Thursday

BOOT CAMP             Adults

This  program is for adults of all fitness levels and is designed to build strength and fitness through a variety of group intervals over a one hour period. Modifications are provided and everyone is welcome! The workouts will include cardiovascular exercise and strength training with light weights and body weight exercises. We will follow Tabata and HIT (high intensity interval training) styles. Join us for a great workout and a fun hour!

 Free childcare provided for children preschool age and younger.


Time:  3:15 - 4:30

Class limits:  Minimum 5, Maximum 20

Dates : Oct 1 – Dec 3, 10 weeks (No class October 18 and November 22)

Instructor: Anne Shinn

Fees: $80 for 1 day/week, $120 for 2 days/week




Arbor Chess      Grades PreK (5 years) – 8th

Multi Level Chess! This will be a 9-week session of chess classes. The first class will be Tuesday, October 2, and the last class is Tuesday, Dec 11, no class on Nov. 6 or Nov. 20.   The cost per student is $169 for all 9 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 Time: 3:30 pm. until 4:30 pm (you may register w/credit card at www.arborchess.com

Class Instructor:  Candidate Master Ray Garrison is one of Michigan’s top 100 rated tournament chess players.  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 October 2 (10 weeks)

Instructor: Ray Garrison

Fees: $169

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


Tuesday and Thursday

German Classes     Grades K – 8

Are you interested in learning a foreign language? Why should German be your choice?

  • Students who take a foreign language score higher on college acceptance tests (ACT, SAT).
  • German and English are both Germanic languages.  They both started out as basically the same language.  They share many of the same words, word origins and grammar characteristics.  That makes German a good choice for English speakers.
  • Be a musician and join in the footsteps of Beethoven, Brahms, Bach, Händel, Mozart......: Most of the western world’s famous composers and musicians came from German-speaking countries.
  • Become a scientist: A majority of the world’s scientists have come from or studied in German-speaking countries.  Many new scientific discoveries happen in German-speaking countries and much scientific information is only available in German. 

You will learn how to greet people, introduce yourself, ask basic questions and count. You will learn the colors and the numbers and learn the language through songs and games.


TO ENROLL: You must fill out the St. Paul waiver form AND register online: http://deutscheschuleannarbor.weebly.com/schulgebuumlhren--weitere-kosten.html

Instructors: Deutsche Schule Ann Arbor

Time: 3:15 – 4:30pm

Day: Tuesday and Thursday

Dates: October 2 – December 10, 10 weeks (No class October 18 and November 22)

Instructor: German School of Ann Arbor

Fee: $200 ($16/h)




Yearbook      Grade 8

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

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, 3:15 pm

Dates: Organizational meetings in fall, weekly meetings starting in January 

Instructor: Deb Schnack & Katie Contreras

Fees: Free

Location: 1st grade room





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 kbeach97@gmail.com or check out our web page at: sites.google.com/site/daisytroop40403/.



Times: 3:15 – 4:45 pm

Dates: Every other Wednesday starting September 19

Instructor: Karen Rayner



Times: 3:15 – 4:45 pm

Dates: Every other Wednesday starting September 19

Instructor: Rachel Potts



Times: 3:15 – 4:30 pm

Dates: Wednesdays starting September 19, 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, returning girls $10. Scholarships available.



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:  10/4/18 – 11/29/18 (no class 10/18 and 11/22)

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



FALLing in Love With Mixed Media – Flipside Art                      Grades K - 5

This is an art medium jammed packed course where you will discover more go-to tools to create an exciting range of artwork.  The more art tools you have the easier it is to find yourself in your work. Over the course of these 8 weeks you will be encouraged to try new things, explore new combinations and experiment with new techniques. This class is built for young curious minds that want to explore and expand their repertoire of knowledge and skills! Cost: $115

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: 10/8 – 12/7 (8 classes) no class on 10/19 or 11/23

Instructor: Flipside Art

Class limits: Minimum 4, Maximum 20

Fees: $115 per session (all materials included)