School Clubs and Activities

Rilke Schule offers a number of activities and options for children before and after school. We sponsor an extended school day early in the morning, and a homework club after school. In addition, we have a number of other before and after school activities. Other organizations also offer activities for children before and after school.

Fourth Quarter REGISTRATION FORM

For all school activities, payment must accompany registration, no spot will be held without payment. If you are going to pay online, please turn in your form to the front office first. Classes may be canceled if less than 10 children are enrolled. If your child is in an activity that ends at 4:15 and you will not be picking him or her up until 5 PM, you will need to sign your child up for the second hour of Homework Club. All students not picked up promptly from an activity will be sent to Homework Club and the parents will be charged an additional fee. If a child is picked up more than fifteen minutes after the designated pickup time, a fee of $25 will be charged for each additional fifteen minutes, and paid to the respective teacher. If you are going to arrive late, please call (907)570-2496 and notify the staff member in charge.

UPDATED SCHEDULE FOR ACTIVITIES:

REMINDER – There will be NO after school activities during parent-teacher conferences.

Before School Activities

ACTIVITY: Smart Start
DAYS OFFERED: Monday through Friday
TIME OFFERED: 7:00 – 7:45 AM
GRADES OPEN: K-8th
COST PER QUARTER: $150 / $30 per day
STAFF: Herr Birmanns and Herr Helgesen
DETAILS: Every student may bring breakfast that does not need to be heated and can be eaten without requiring much cleanup.

After School Activities

ACTIVITY: Homework Club, First Hour
DAYS OFFERED: Monday through Friday
TIME OFFERED: 3:15 - 4:15 PM
GRADES OPEN: K-8th
COST PER QUARTER:
$150 / $30 per day
STAFF: Herr Helgesen (K), Herr Birmanns (1), Frau Ferris and Frau Brickwell (2), and Frau Cooper and Frau Tarrant (3-8)
Due to club sizes, there is unfortunately no longer an as-needed drop-in option available.
Each student must pack a healthy snack for after school.

ACTIVITY: Homework Club, Second Hour
DAYS OFFERED: Monday through Friday
TIME OFFERED: 4:15 - 5:00 PM
GRADES OPEN: K-8th
COST PER QUARTER:
$150 / $30 per day
STAFF: Herr Helgesen (K), Herr Birmanns (1), Frau Ferris and Frau Brickwell (2), and Frau Cooper and Frau Tarrant (3-8)
Due to club sizes, there is unfortunately no longer an as-needed drop-in option available.
Each student must pack a healthy snack for after school.

ACTIVITY: Core Workout
DAYS OFFERED: MONDAY
TIME OFFERED: 3:15 – 4:15
GRADES OPEN: Grades 6-8
Strong core muscles are known to improve balance, overall wellness, and stabilization of hips, legs, and the spine.
Core muscles include all abdominal muscles, the hip flexors, and the muscle groups of the lower back.
This club is specifically designed to help middle school students to strengthen these important muscle groups.
Students will learn various beneficial exercises which use their own body weight, and play core-involving games – all while using German as the primary language of communication.

ACTIVITY: Flag Football Club
DAYS OFFERED: WEDNESDAY
TIME OFFERED: 3:15 – 5:00 PM
GRADES OPEN: 2nd – 6th
COST PER QUARTER: $60 per day or $120 for both
STAFF: Herr Whiteley

ACTIVITY: Performing Arts Club
DAYS OFFERED: Monday and Wednesday afternoons
TIME OFFERED: 3:15 - 4:15 PM
GRADES OPEN: 4th – 8th
COST PER QUARTER: $100
STAFF: Frau Ferris and Interns
DETAILS: Students must be able to read.

ACTIVITY: Travel Club
DAYS OFFERED: WEDNESDAY
TIME OFFERED: 3:15 – 4:15 PM
GRADES OPEN: 5th-8th
COST PER QUARTER: $50
STAFF: Frau Cooper, Frau Schwict, Herr Downie

ACTIVITY: Beginning Violin
DAYS OFFERED: TUESDAY
TIME OFFERED: 3:15 – 4:30 PM
GRADES OPEN: 1st-2nd
COST PER QUARTER: $100
STAFF: Frau Wilkins

ACTIVITY: Violin Club – Intermediate Violin Club
DAYS OFFERED: MONDAY
TIME OFFERED: 3:15 – 4:30 PM
GRADES OPEN: K-8th
COST PER QUARTER: $100
STAFF: Frau Wilkins and Frau Adrian

ACTIVITY: Violin Club – Viola
DAYS OFFERED: WEDNESDAY
TIME OFFERED: 3:15 – 4:30 PM
GRADES OPEN: K-8th
COST PER QUARTER: $100
STAFF: Frau Wilkins and Frau Adrian

ACTIVITY: Violin Club – Junior Advanced Violin
DAYS OFFERED: FRIDAY
TIME OFFERED: 1:45 – 3:15 PM
GRADES OPEN: K-2nd
COST PER QUARTER: $100
STAFF: Frau Wilkins and Frau Adrian

ACTIVITY: Violin Club – Senior Advanced Violin
DAYS OFFERED: FRIDAY
TIME OFFERED: 1:45 – 3:15 PM
GRADES OPEN: 3rd-8th
COST PER QUARTER: $100
STAFF: Frau Wilkins and Frau Adrian

ACTIVITY: Native Youth Olympics
DAYS OFFERED: THURSDAY
TIME OFFERED: 3:15 – 4:15 PM
GRADES OPEN: 1st-8th
COST PER QUARTER: $50
STAFF: Herr Spence
ACTIVITY: Engineering Club
DAYS OFFERED: MONDAY
TIME OFFERED: 3:15 – 4:15 PM
GRADES OPEN: 2nd-6th
COST PER QUARTER: $75
STAFF: Herr Whiteley

ACTIVITY: Soccer Club
DAYS OFFERED: FRIDAY
TIME OFFERED: 3:15 – 5:00 PM
GRADES OPEN: K-1st
COST PER QUARTER: $60
STAFF: Herr Whiteley and Frau Drumm

ACTIVITY: Battle of the Books (ENDS February 12th)
DAYS OFFERED: WEDNESDAY
TIME OFFERED: 3:15 – 4:15 PM
GRADES OPEN: 3rd-8th
COST PER QUARTER:
STAFF: Frau Martin (3-4), Frau Hayes and Frau Ferris (5-6), Frau Oakley (7-8, during lunch)

ACTIVITY: Snowshoe Club
DAYS OFFERED: THURSDAY
TIME OFFERED: 3:15 – 5:00 PM
GRADES OPEN: 2nd-8th
COST PER QUARTER: $60
STAFF: Herr Whiteley

ACTIVITY: American Sign Language Club
DAYS OFFERED: THURSDAY
TIME OFFERED: 3:15 – 4:00 PM
GRADES OPEN: K-8th
COST PER QUARTER: $30
STAFF: Frau Parker

ACTIVITY: Chess Club
DAYS OFFERED: TUESDAY & THURSDAY
TIME OFFERED: 3:15 – 5:00 PM
GRADES OPEN: 3rd-8th
COST PER QUARTER: $115
STAFF: Herr Spence

ACTIVITY: Running Club
DAYS OFFERED: THURSDAY
TIME OFFERED: 3:15 – 4:15 PM
GRADES OPEN: 3rd-8th
COST PER QUARTER: $30
STAFF: Frau Brickwell/Frau Ross

ACTIVITY: Team Games & Sports Club
DAYS OFFERED: WEDNESDAY
TIME OFFERED: 3:15 – 5:00 PM
GRADES OPEN: 1st-3rd
COST PER QUARTER: $60
STAFF: Herr Whiteley

ACTIVITY: Orienteering Club
DAYS OFFERED: THURSDAY
TIME OFFERED: 3:15 – 5:00 PM
GRADES OPEN: 2nd-8th
COST PER QUARTER: $60
STAFF: Herr Whitely

ACTIVITY: Fun Fridays
DAYS OFFERED: Friday afternoons
TIME OFFERED: 1:45 – 3 PM
GRADES OPEN: K-8th
COST PER QUARTER: $50
STAFF: School staff and Parent volunteers
DETAILS: FUN FRIDAYS
Fun Fridays are every Friday from 1:45 – 3:00 PM and MUST be signed up for in advance. Registration is only via email at funfridays@rilkeschule.org. Required registration information is:

* Student Name and Grade
* Parent(s) Name(s)
* Emergency contact number(s)

Payment should be submitted to the ‘Fun Fridays’ drop box mounted outside the front office. If you would like to register your child for less than a full quarter, email the above address to confirm there is space available before 5 pm the Wednesday prior to the Friday your child will attend (at the latest). There will be NO day of admittance to Fun Fridays. You may enroll your child for several sessions at a time if you like. The fees are $10 per child per day or $50 per child per quarter.

NOTE: For news and updates about Fun Friday, subscribe to the RSV Newsletter by emailing rilke.schule.verein@gmail.com to join the mailing list.

Community-Sponsored Activities

Girl Scouts – www.girlscoutsalaska.org

Before and After Care Options outside of Rilke Schule

The following before and after care options are available through outside companies that offer transportation from Rilke Schule to their program.  As such, they are in control of their own fees and registration process.  Families must contact them directly to verify availability and fees, as well as to register.

If you sign your child up for an after care option that does not begin until 3 PM on Fridays, you must sign him or her up for the 1:45 – 3 PM Fun Friday program as well.

Anchorage Gymnastics Association (AGA) is providing Rilke students with a Gymnastic Sport Camp after school program for all grade levels.  Please visit www.anchorage-gymnastics.com or call 563-3041 to get complete information. Registration packets forAGA are available at their gym, located at 525 W Potter Drive.  AGA will be picking up children from our Sentry Drive location for Fall 2013.

Arctic Gymnastics
Their facility is also open on in-service days and holidays.  They are located at 3330 Arctic Ave.  Call 563-3330 or go to http://www.arcticgym.com/ for more information. Arctic Gymnastics will pick up children from school for Fall 2013.

Champ Tae Kwon Do, located at 2610  Arctic Boulevard offers an after-school martial arts program. Please call 646-0770 for more information or go to http://www.champtaekwondo.com/. Champ Tae Kwon Do will pick up children from school for Fall 2013.