Education Notes — August 24, 2018


SKIESUnlimited: German Classes
Introduce your children to the German language and culture through SKIESUnlimited German classes. Classes available for ages 4-14 at multiple locations. Private tutoring sessions are available. Open to all branches of service. For more information, please visit WebTrac or Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Bks., Bldg. 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-541-9065/9066/9067.


SKIESUnlimited: Voice Lessons
Children ages 8-18 can now learn how to develop a strong, healthy singing voice with SKIESUnlimited Voice Lessons. Private lessons are offered on Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2901 and Landstuhl, Bldg. 3819. Participants will be trained on breath control, music theory and vocal techniques. For more information or to register, please contact Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Bks., Bldg. 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-541-9065/9066/9067.


SKIESUnlimited: Engineering Classes
Children ages 4+ will be introduced to the fundamentals of engineering. Students will have an opportunity to build electrical engines, working draw-bridges, fully functioning cranes and basic gear boxes. Students will also be introduced to engineering concepts using pneumatic principles and equipment. All of this is done using the registered brand of Fischertechnik materials. Worksheets will be handed out so that children can expand their understanding of learned concepts outside of the classroom. For more information or to register, please contact Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Bks., Bldg. 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-541-9065/9066/9067.



SKIESUnlimited: Music Together and Caterpillar Music Classes
Skies Unlimited is now offering a fun way to introduce your little one to music through specially created programs called Caterpillar Music classes and Music Together classes. Caterpillar Music classes for young children ages 2-3 offer a unique introduction to music with exciting themes, colorful instruments and amazing puppets. Music together is a rich music and movement program for children age 4-6 that develops not only music skills, but also skills essential for a well-rounded education. Music develops the child’s mind, body and spirit simultaneously. For more information or to register, please contact Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Bks., Bldg. 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-541-9065/9066/9067.


SKIESUnlimited: Theater Classes
Did you know that children involved with theatrical arts programs outscore their non-arts student peers by an average of 65 points on SAT/ACT tests? Theater provides a safe, secure environment where children learn skill sets including public speaking, coping mechanisms, reading comprehension, verbal/non-verbal communication and more. SKIESUnlimited offers “Intro to Theatre” for ages 5-12 and “Shakespeare Scenes” for ages 12 and older. For more information or to register, please contact Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Bks., Bldg. 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-541-9065/9066/9067.


SKIESUnlimited: Drum Lessons
Is this your biggest wish- to learn how to play the drums and groove along to your favorite tunes? So here’s your chance to get some professional advice. Each student obtains individual support to achieve his or her personal goals. Step by step, with no pressure, and emphasis on fun. Your child will explore the world of rhythms and cool grooves. Stick control, technique and reading music get explained in a musical context. (Electronic Drum Set used for drum lessons at this time.) For class offerings, times and prices contact Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Bks., Bldg. 162, 541-9065/9066/9067; 0611-143-541-9065/9066/9067.


SKIESUnlimited: Cheer and Tumbling Classes
SKIESUnlimited offers cheer and tumbling classes for youth, ages 6-18. Classes help to improve strength, flexibility, jumps and tumbling. Classes are offered on a monthly basis at the Rhine Ordnance Barracks Special Events Center, Bldg. 237. Open to all branches of service. For class offerings, times and prices contact Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Bks., Bldg. 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-541-9065/9066/9067.


KMC Teen Shuttle
Child and Youth Services offer a KMC Teen Shuttle service.  Pick-up/Drop-off points are located throughout Vogelweh, Vogelweh Housing, Ramstein, and Landstuhl. ID card, shuttle card and permissions slips are required to ride the shuttle. Apply for your Shuttle Card at Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Bks., Bldg. 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-541-9066.


SKIESUnlimited: Driver’s Education for High School Students
IMCOM-Europe is proud to announce the availability of a comprehensive driver’s education program for High School students in Europe. It is made possible through a collaborative effort and contract with the German National Federation of Driving Instructors (Fahrlehrerverband). Do not miss out on this incredible opportunity for teens! For more information, and to register: Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Bks., Bldg. 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-541-9065/9066/9067.


Job Openings at Child and Youth Services
Are you interested in working with children and youth? Apply online for Child and Youth Services positions online at www.usajobs.gov. Look for Job Title: Child and Youth Program Assistant (Entry, Skill & Target Level) CY-01/02. Positions are available on Kleber, Landstuhl, Sembach and Miesau locations. Child and Youth Program Assistants work directly with children and youth and must be trustworthy, able to maintain a high degree of professionalism at all times and have the desire to be a positive influence on children and youth.


Clubs Available at Landstuhl School Age Center
Did you know that Landstuhl School Age Center has several different clubs open to students, Grades 1-5? The different weekly clubs include Theater, Fitness, Art, Lego Robotics and Film! Registration with CYSS is required. Enrollment fees are based on total family income. Contact the Landstuhl School Age Center for more information, 486-7281; 06371-86-7281.


Homework Assistance for Teens
USAG Rheinland-Pfalz Youth Programs provide a homework lab, tutoring and one-on-one homework assistance during Power Hour at the Youth Center, 3-4 p.m. on Monday-Friday. Homework contracts are available to clarify direction of help needed and to get the student, Academic Program Manager and parents on the same page for daily or weekly goals and expectations. This is a great resource for youth that need additional help or just a quiet place to focus on their academics. If you are interested, please contact Landstuhl Youth Center, 486-8658; 06371-86-8658 or Sembach Youth Center, 545-1316; 0611-143-545-1316.


Toddler Storytime at Rheinland-Pfalz Library
Rheinland-Pfalz Library hosts a story time for toddlers, ages 2-3, every Monday at 10:30 a.m. This entertaining event includes stories, music, flannel board and activities for young children and their parents in order to promote educational development and reading readiness. No sign-up required. For more information, contact Rheinland-Pfalz Library at Landstuhl, Bldg. 3810, 486-7322; 06371-86-7322.


Tots and Tales Storytime at Rheinland-Pfalz Library
Tots and Tales Storytime at Rheinland-Pfalz Library is an entertaining event with flannel board fun, finger-plays, songs, activities and nursery rhymes! It promotes educational development and reading readiness in young children, ages 12-24 months. Tots and Tales Storytime is held every Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Please sign up in advance. For more information, contact Rheinland-Pfalz Library at Landstuhl, Bldg. 3810, 486-7322; 06371-86-7322.


Preschool Storytime at Rheinland-Pfalz Library
Rheinland-Pfalz Library hosts a story time for preschool-aged children every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. This entertaining event includes stories, music and crafts for young children, ages 3-5, and their parents. No sign-up required. For more information, contact Rheinland-Pfalz Library at Landstuhl, Bldg. 3810, 486-7322; 06371-86-7322.


Lapsit Storytime
Join the Rheinland-Pfalz Library for Lapsit Storytime! This infant story time is held every Thursday, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event includes sensory crafts, songs, finger-plays and stories. Light refreshments are available for the parents. Because of limited space, sign-up is required. A waitlist is also available, in which parents are notified the Saturday prior if a space has become available. For more information or to register, contact Rheinland-Pfalz Library at Landstuhl, Bldg. 3810, 486-7322; 06371-86-7322.


World War I Remembrance Film Series
On the 3rd Wednesday of each month, join Rheinland-Pfalz Library in screening a variety of high quality films chronicling U.S. involvement in World War I. This makes a great educational family night. Refreshments will be provided. Films will be shown from 6-8 p.m. For more information, contact Rheinland-Pfalz Library, Landstuhl, Bldg. 3810, 531-2841; 486-7322; 06371-86-7322.