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2019-2020 Afternoon Programs

About SAGA's Afternoon Programs

A robust program with classes to meet a variety of interests, the 2019-20 Afternoon Program includes a Preschool Playgroup on Mondays; an Enrichment Program featuring music and recorder lessons, wilderness, Chess (in English), and a parent-child Kinderstunde.

For more information, email pmprograms@sagaschool.org.

Preschool Playgroup

Mondays 4:00pm - 6:15pm

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The Preschool Playgroup, previously known as "Anita’s Playgroup", is open to children 2.5 to 5 years of age. Art, music, games and food will be introduced in a fun and relaxed playgroup environment. This group meets every Monday afternoon, 4:00pm - 6:15pm, from September 9/10 through June 8/9, with the exception of major holidays and school closures.* The playgroup is an ongoing session with open enrollment. Classes are $27 each, charged on a monthly basis at the beginning of the month for the number of classes that month. For questions, email pmprograms@sagaschool.org. Note: Children may not participate in the playgroup on the same day that they attend SAGA.

* *The playgroup will be offered on Mondays only at the beginning of the school year. If there is enough interest, we will consider offering it on Tuesdays as well.

SAGA Enrichment Programs

The SAGA School Enrichment Programs consist of a variety of 45 minute - 2.25 hour classes offering programs such as Kinderstunde and a Wilderness Course. (Not all courses are available year round.) Most classes are held in German. Please email pmprograms@sagaschool.org to secure a space or send in an application. (Classes will not be held during the Thanksgiving week, Winter Break, Mid-Winter Break or Spring Break.)

Enrichment Program Schedule for 2019-2020**:

Mondays - Blockfloete

WAITLISTED: 1:15 - 2:00 pm Blockfloete/Recorder B1, Beginners (Mondays and Thursdays)

Tuesdays- Parent-Child Kinderstunde (Mornings)

9:30am – 10:15am, 2019-20 Fall Session: Starting September 10, 2019

9:30am – 10:15am, 2019-20 Winter Session: Starting January 7, 2020

9:30am – 10:15am, 2019-20 Spring Session: Starting April 21, 2020

Wednesdays- Wilderness Course and ChessWizards

3:00 - 5:15 pm, Wilderness, September 18 - October 23, 2019 Kindergarten - 4th Grade (6 classes, $162)

3:00 - 4:00 pm, ChessWizards, October 30 - December 18, 2019 Kindergarten - 5th Grade (7 classes, $105)

Thursdays - Blockfloete

WAITLISTED: 1:15 - 2:00 pm Blockfloete/Recorder B1, Beginners (Mondays and Thursdays)

WAITLISTED: 3:15pm - 4:00pm, Blockfloete/Recorder B2Th, Beginners, K - 1st Grade, 4 students maximum

WAITLISTED: 4:00pm - 4:45pm, Blockfloete/Recorder B3Th, Lower intermediate, Current students only

WAITLISTED: 4:45pm - 5:30pm, Blockfloete/Recorder B4Th, Upper intermediate/advanced, Current students only

WAITLISTED: 5:30pm-6:30pm, Junior Ensemble, Intermediate to advanced players, by audition or invitation only

* New students: The recorder class levels are broken out based on experience and age. Individual lessons are available on first come, first serve basis for older beginners. Email sendrigkeit@aol.com to discuss options. Each child should bring his/her own Soprano recorder (Yamaha YRS 302B or Yamaha YRS 402B "ECODEAR". If your child is under 5 and you are interested in the program, please contact the teacher.

To get on the waiting list or to inquire about individual music lessons, please email Sabine Endrigkeit, SAGA's recorder teacher, directly at sendrigkeit@aol.com for more information.

** Children under 5 years of age who attend SAGA during the day may participate only when a parent is on the premises.

Parent-Child Kinderstunde (Tuesday Morning Program, 9:30am - 10:15am)

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Fall: Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:15am, September 10 - December 10, 2019 (no class Thanksgiving Week)

Winter: Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:15am, January 7 - March 31, 2020 (no class Mid-Winter Break Week)

Spring: Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:15am, April 21 - June 9, 2020

Experience German music, finger play, stories and movement with your child. Children ages 6 to 29 months are welcome. The class is taught by parent volunteer Cristina Plath. Cristina is an excellent teacher of toddler activities.

COST: $8/class; see registration form for final total per session

For questions, email kinderstunde@sagaschool.org.

SAGA Wilderness Course - Description

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Wednesdays, September 18, 2019 - October 23, 2019

Kindergarten - 4th Grade, 3:00 - 5:15pm: In this course, children will improve their nature awareness and gain knowledge of mammals, birds, plants and survival in our ecosystem through exploration, play and interacting with land and the elements. Social learning and team building will be an integrative element in all the sessions. Children will walk down to Carkeek Park from the school. Pickup will be at the park. The class will run for 6 classes.

COST (6 classes): $162

Chess Wizards - Description

Register online at Chess Wizards. Choose "Seattle Metro" as a location and then create a profile to register.

Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:00pm, October 30 - December 18. No class Thanksgiving Break.

Join Chess Wizards this school year for challenging chess lessons, exciting tournaments, fun team activities, and more! If you are brand new to the game, we will teach you the basics and get you playing with the big kids in no time. If you are a seasoned checkmate artist, we will show you new ways to let your creativity loose on and off the chess board. This program is conducted in English and is run by 'Chess Wizards'.

Cost (7 classes): $105

Music - Blockfloete/Recorder Programs - Fall 2019 (Classes Full)

The Blockflöte/Recorder program at SAGA offers music instruction for all ages and levels of expertise. We will learn the foundation of recorder playing as well as experience music with our entire bodies, listen, sing and dance. Rhythmic exercises, games and listening units taken from the Orff inspired program „Music and Dance“ by Rudolf Nykrin will enrich the experience. Very young beginners will be meeting twice a week. School-aged beginners (over 5 years of age) and the more advanced classes will meet once a week. They will expand on their knowledge of music reading and performing, learn how to co-operate in an ensemble and eventually delve into more challenging musical literature. The 2019 Fall session consists of 13 classes for Kindergarten and above and 26 classes for young beginners.


WAITLISTED: $390 for B1 level classes (young beginners; Mondays and Thursdays)

WAITLISTED: $195 for B2, B3, and B4 level classes (Kindergarten and above; Thursdays)

WAITLISTED: $260 for Junior Ensemble (due to its extended class length; Thursdays)

To get on the waiting list, email Sabine Endrigkeit, SAGA's recorder teacher, directly at sendrigkeit@aol.com for more information.
Monday classes extend from September 09, 2019 - December 16, 2019. Thursday classes extend from September 12 - December 12, 2019. (No class on Veterans Day or Thanksgiving Week).

We hope you will join us! Willkommen!

For more information or questions, email pmprograms@sagaschool.org.