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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 WInter 2018. ALL FAMILIES MUST COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION AND WAIVER FORM, even if you are also registering through the parent organization (e.g., 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.





  • Piano Lessons
  • Guitar Lessons 
  • Violin Lessons 
  • Cooking Club - Monday
  • Middle School Book Club - Monday
  • Minecraft - Tuesday
  • Tennis -  Wednesday
  • Yearbook - Wednesday
  • Girl Scouts - Daisy, Brownies, Juniors - Wednesday
  • Adventures in Textiles - Thursday
  • Russian - Thursday
  • Chess Wizards - 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 the instructor. Email Julie at pierce.julie@gmail.com

Instructor: Julie Pierce

Fees: $30/half hour lesson



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.


For the winter term, we will have 17 lessons between 1/11/18 and 6/8/18. There are 22 weeks in that time period, so there may be some occasions when we plan not to meet. There will be no lessons the week of spring break at St. Paul, 4/2-6

Days: Tuesday and Thursday to be arranged with the instructor. Email Zachary at zachary.ragent@gmail.com

Time: 30/45/60 minute depending on student age and level. All beginning violin students should initially enroll in 30-minute lessons.

Fees: $30/half hour lessons (To be paid in full on January 11 or in 5 monthly installments.)



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



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 racettefamily@aol.com


Session 1: Cooking 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 Norway, Argentina, Vietnam, Native America and our own UP.    Classes will focus on preparing simple and delicious meals, making healthy food choices, and having fun!  We will meet Wednesdays, immediately after school until 4:30 in the school kitchen.

Session 2: School of Cooking

Cooking Club will explore how all the subjects we learn in school are part of cooking. While cooking delicious recipes, we will study the science of cooking, how math is used in cooking, the importance of reading in cooking, the impact of cooking in literature and even how important social studies are in cooking.   Join us on this delicious learning adventure!


Times: Mondays, 3:15 – 4:30 pm

Dates:  Session 1:  January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5 (6 classes)

Session 2:  April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14 (6 classes)

Instructor: Ann Racette

Location:  School kitchen

Class limits: Minimum 8 / Maximum 12

Fees: $72 per session



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 third Monday of the month to discuss a book that has been chosen by the group or the instructor. 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: Monthly on Mondays, 12:00 – 12:25 PM

Instructor: Becky Wisnieski

Fees: Free

Location: 8th-grade room






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:  Tuesdays, 3:15 - 4:15

Class limits:  Minimum 5, Maximum 20

Dates: January 23 – April 10 (10 class sessions; no class 3/6 & 4/3)

Instructor: Sara Rokicki

Location:  Library

Fees: $110



Tennis                                                                         Grades K - 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:  Wednesdays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM

Class limits:  Minimum 5, Maximum 15

Dates: January 24 - April 11 (10 classes; no class 2/7 or 4/4)

Location:  Auxiliary Gym

Instructor: Kaylee Tucker

Fees: $110



Yearbook                                                                         Grade 8

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




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/.


Daisy & Brownies

Times: 3:15 – 4:30 pm

Dates: Every other Wednesday starting January 10 (typically the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month)

Instructor: Rachel Potts, Andrea Ratzow



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.



Adventures in Textiles                                        Grades K - 5

Become a fine artist in fabric! You are going to create and connect with the world of contemporary and historical textiles in this interactive and exciting 8-week long program. This session will be all about creating various textile artworks with wet felting, weaving, twisting, knotting, beading, forming, braiding... Learn the art of knot tying while creating one of a kind dream catchers.

TO ENROLL: You must fill out the St. Paul waiver form AND register online: http://flipsideartstudio.com/stpaul

Times: Thursdays, 3:15 – 4:15 pm

Dates: January 25 – March 22 (8 classes; no class 3/1)

Instructor: Flipside Art

Location:  7th-grade classroom

Class limits: Minimum 4, Maximum 20

Fees: $115 per session (all materials included)





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 traveling 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 goodbye 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: January 25 – March 29 (10 weeks)

Location:  Conference room

Instructor: Alla Shvetsova

Fees: $110




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:


Times: 3:15 – 4:15 pm

Dates: Fridays: 1/26, 2/02, 2/16, 2/23, 3/09, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/13 (9 classes)

Instructor: Chess Wizards, Edwin Strode

Location:  3rd-grade classroom

Class limits: Minimum 6, Maximum 15

Fees: $126 per session