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 and Tuesdays 4:15pm - 6:30pm

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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 and Tuesday afternoons, 4:15pm - 6:30pm, from January 28 through June 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.

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 Thanksgiving week, Winter Break, Mid-Winter Break or Spring Break.)

Enrichment Program Schedule for 2019-2020**:

Mondays - Blockfloete Register

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

Tuesdays- Parent-Child Kinderstunde (Mornings) Register

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

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

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

Wednesdays- Wilderness Course and ChessWizards

Register online at Chess Wizards

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

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

Winter: 3:00 - 4:00 pm, ChessWizards, January 8 - February 12, 2020 Kindergarten - 5th Grade (6 classes, $96)

Spring: 3:00 - 4:00 pm, ChessWizards, February 26 - April 8, 2020 Kindergarten - 5th Grade (7 classes, $112)

3:00 - 5:15 pm, Wilderness, April 22 - June 10, 2020 Kindergarten - 4th Grade (8 classes, $216)

Thursdays - Blockfloete Register

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

3:15pm - 4:00pm, Blockfloete/Recorder B2, Beginners, K - 1st Grade, 4 students maximum

4:00pm - 4:45pm, Blockfloete/Recorder B3, Lower intermediate, Current students only

4:45pm - 5:30pm, Blockfloete/Recorder B4, Upper intermediate/advanced, Current students only

* New students: The recorder class levels are broken out based on experience and age. In case you are unsure which class is appropriate for your child, please contact Sabine Endrigkeit directly at sabine.endrigkeit@sagaschool.org. Each child should bring his/her own Soprano recorder (Yamaha YRS 302B or Yamaha YRS 402B "ECODEAR" and 1/2 inch binder (preferably black with see-through sleeve on front) for sheet music. If your child is under 5 and you are interested in the program, please contact the teacher.

To inquire about individual music lessons, please email Sabine Endrigkeit, SAGA's recorder teacher, directly at sabine.endrigkeit@sagaschool.org 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)

Register online.

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

(WAITLISTED) 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

Register online.

Wednesdays, April 22, 2020 - June 10, 2020

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 8 classes.

COST (8 classes): $216

Chess Wizards - Description

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

Winter: Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:00pm, January 8 - February 12.

Cost (6 classes): $96

Spring: Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:00pm, February 26 - April 8.

Cost (7 classes): $112

Join Chess Wizards 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'.

Music - Blockfloete/Recorder Programs - Winter/Spring 2020

Register online.

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 2020 Winter/Spring session consists of 19 classes for Kindergarten and above and 37 classes for young beginners.


$555 for B1 level classes (young beginners; Mondays and Thursdays)

$285 for B2, B3, and B4 level classes (Kindergarten and above; Thursdays)

Monday classes extend from January 06, 2020 - June 1, 2020, Make-up days: June 8 and 15, 2020 (No class on Martin Luther King Day or during Winter Break and Spring Break week)

Thursday classes extend from January 9, - May 28, 2020. Make-up days June 4 and 11, 2020 (No class during Winter Break and Spring Break week).

Each child should bring his/her own Soprano recorder (Yamaha YRS 402B "ECODEAR"), as well as a 1/2 inch binder (preferably black with see-through sleeve on front) for sheet music.

Register online.

We hope you will join us! Willkommen!

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