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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 2019. 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
  • Boot Camp - Monday & Thursday
  • Arbor Chess - Tuesday
  • Yearbook - Wednesday
  • Girl Scouts - Daisy, Brownies, Juniors - Wednesday
  • Winter Lego Fun (Bricks 4 Kidz) - Thursday
  • Exploring the Great Artists (Flipside) - 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 the instructor. Email Austin at austin@gmail.com

Instructor: Austin Netherton

Fees: $25/half hour lesson




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 the 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 winter are based on private lessons from January 7 – June 7 and can be paid in full or in four monthly installments.

30 Minute Lesson: $120/month (Note: This is equivalent to $30 per 30-minute private lesson)

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



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 in fourth 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 the instructor. Email Julie at pierce.julie@gmail.com

Instructor: Julie Pierce

Fees: $30/half hour lesson




Cooking Club 

Grades 2 – 8


Winter Session 1 - Cooking Club Goes Global

Cooking Club Goes Global in January.  Join Cooking Club as we celebrate cuisine and cultures from around the world.  We will be exploring the food and culture of France, Israel, El Salvador, Scandinavia, and Hawaii. Classes will focus on preparing simple and delicious meals, making healthy food choices, and having fun! 

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

Times: 3:15 – 4:30 pm

Dates: 5 Classes - January 14, 28, February 4, 11, 25

Instructor: Ann Racette

Class limits: Minimum 8 / Maximum 12

Fees: $65 per session


Winter Session 2 - Iron Chef Competition

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!

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

Times: 3:15 – 4:30 pm

Dates: 5 Classes - March 11, 18, April 8, 15, 29

Instructor: Ann Racette

Class limits: Minimum 8 / Maximum 12

Fees: $65 per session






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. Please contact instructor Anne Shinn at ashinn@stpaulannarbor.org to reserve childcare spot.


Time:  3:15 - 4:30

Class limits:  Minimum 5, Maximum 20

Dates: 10 weeks, starting Jan 14 ending March 21 (no classes Mondays Jan 21 and Feb 18)

Instructor: Anne Shinn

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




Arbor Chess

Grades K– 8


Multi-Level Chess Session 1:  This will be a 7-week session of chess classes. The first class will be Tuesday, January 29, and the last class is Tuesday, March 12.   The cost per student is $139 for all 7 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.


Multi-Level Chess Session 2: This will be a 7-week session of chess classes. The first class will be Tuesday, April 2, and the last class is Tuesday, May 14. The cost per student is $139 for all 7 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:  Candidate Master Ray Garrison is one of Michigan’s top-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 January 29 (7 weeks), APril 2 (7 weeks)

Instructor: Ray Garrison

Fees: $139 session 1, $139 session 2

Register at: www.arborchess.com





Yearbook                                                                                                                    Grade 8


PLEASE NOTE: The yearbook staff has limited enrollment. This club is limited to eight students. 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 2018-2019 Yearbook. 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






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, the 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.




Winter Lego FUN! – Bricks 4 Kidz

Grades K-6


It takes a lot of engineering for winter sports!  Winter Fun is one of our most popular Brick Club sessions. Don’t get left out in the cold! Bring the winter fun indoors with interactive Bricks 4 Kidz models of some popular winter activities from the hair-raising thrill of the luge to the more relaxing pace of the horse and sleigh. We’ll build the all-business snowplow as well as the all-fun snowmobile. And our winter theme wouldn’t be complete without ice hockey and skiing. No snow? No problem – all you need to create these winter memories are our bricks and your imagination. 


Time:  3:15 - 4:15 PM

Class limits:  Minimum 8, maximum 16

Dates: January 24 – March 14

Instructor: Eugene Blair and Bricks 4 Kidz Staff

Fees: $85




Exploring Great Artists - Flipside Art

Grades K-5

You will not want to miss this historical art class as we recreate pieces of art in the style of Kadinsky, Georgia O'Keeffe, Faith Ringgold, and David Hockney. Join us as we take a trip around the wonderful world of ART! 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: January 18 – March 8

Instructor: Flipside Art

Class limits: Minimum 4, Maximum 20

Fees: $115 per session (all materials included)