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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 Fall 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
  • Violin Lessons 
  • Cooking Club - Monday
  • Martial Arts - Monday 
  • Ballet & Jazz - Tuesday
  • Arbor Chess - Wednesday
  • Wheels in Motion (Bricks 4 Kidz) - Thursday
  • Journey Through Time with Art (Flipside) - Friday
  • 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, Back to School Basics                             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 cookWe will create easy and delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, after school snacks and desserts in this fun hands-on cooking class! 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 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21

Instructor: Ann Racette

Class limits: Minimum 8 / Maximum 12

Fees: $75 per session


Cooking Club

Session 2, 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 cookExplore 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!

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


After school until 4:30 pm

Dates: Mondays 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2

Instructor: Ann Racette

Class limits: Minimum 8 / Maximum 12

Fees: $75 per session




Martial Arts / Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Self Defense       4 – 9 years


Join us for an exploration of martial arts with a focus on building athleticism, confidence, self defense, and having fun!


Participants in this program will learn both stand up defense & grappling martial arts in a safe, practical, & engaging way. In addition to the martial arts instruction, students will also participate in our renowned 'URSA Powerful Words,' Character Development program & a martial arts demonstration day for families at URSA Academy in Ann Arbor at the end of the program. 


Instructor: URSU Academy

Time: 3:14 – 4:00 PM Mondays

Dates: September 16 - November 18 (10 Weeks)

Minimum 6 - Max 15

Grades Pre - K (4yrs) - 9 yrs 

Fees: $125




Ballet/Jazz Combo                                                                Grades K – 8

Get the best of both worlds by experiencing the technique and discipline of ballet along with the energy and fun of jazz. This class is great for students exploring what kind of movement and dance they prefer. Students will learn terminology and dances for both ballet and jazz concluding with a performance at the end of the session! 


Time:  3:15 - 4:15

Class limits:  Minimum 6, Maximum 15

Tuesdays: 3:15-4:15pm 

Grade: K-8 

Min 6; Max 15 

Dates : September 24 - December 3 (No Class Nov. 26) 

(I0 weeks) 

Instructor: Kelly - Peachy Fitness

Fees: $125




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 October 9, and the last class is December 4 with no class on November 27.   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 October 9, Ends December 4 (8 weeks) No class November 27

Instructor: Ray Garrison

Fees: $159

Register at: http://www.arborchess.com/14512.html or via paper registration in the school office




Bricks 4 Kidz Wheels in Motion                                           Grades K - 8

These wheels are ready to roll! Students will use LEGO® Bricks, axles, pulleys, gears, motors and more to build a variety of models on wheels. Some are familiar vehicles, such as a fire engine and delivery truck. Other amazing models, such as the Rescue Robot and K-9 Bot, will give students more to learn. Do you have a need for speed? Put your Speed Bot model to the test as you race against others using remote controls! We’ll explore concepts of speed and force, and gain non-vehicle knowledge from the unconventional Wheels in Motion models as well. Let’s roll!


Time:  3:15 - 4:15

Class limits:  Minimum 5, maximum 20

Dates: September 26 - October 31

Instructor: Eugene Blair and Bricks 4 Kidz Staff

Fees: $60




Journey Through Time With Art – 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


Come travel with us through time! Young budding artists explore the different art periods/movements, the artists, works, and events that define some of the major art movements. They take a journey through the ages, each week learning from and mimicking various artists and their historical influences. They will create using a variety of different mediums from painting to sculpture and mixed media all the while learning how art evolved to our present day.

The focus of each class:

Class 1: Stone Age - The Cave Painting 

Class 2: Egyptian Art - Sculpture 

Class 3: Byzantine - Mosaics 

Class 4: Renaissance a Fresco-like painting 

Class 5: Impressionism - Working with Light - Watercolors 

Class 6: Fauvism - Exploring Color 

Class 7: Surrealism - Fantasy Art 

Class 8: Abstract Expressionism - cut paper, important design elements.


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: 10/4 - 12/6 (8 classes) no class on 10/11 or 11/29

Instructor: Flipside Art

Class limits: Minimum 4, Maximum 20

Fees: $115 per session (all materials included)




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.