Education Notes — March 23, 2018


LEMS Spring Carnival and Chili Cook-off

Landstuhl Elementary and Middle School hosts its Parent Teacher Student Association Spring Carnival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Landstuhl, Bldg. 3830. Come and enjoy food, many games, a silent basket auction, raffle baskets, prizes, face painting and more. The annual Chili cook-off will also be held during the carnival. For more information or to reserve a place at the chili cook-off table, call 0611-143-545-1700 or email julie.wittenberg@eu.dodea.edu.

Fairy Tales at your Library

On April 28, celebrate all things fairy tales and magical creatures with a puppet story time, crafts, and more. Everyone is encouraged to dress up. All ages are welcome to attend. No admission fee. No registration required. 10 a.m. to noon. Rheinland-Pfalz Library, Landstuhl, Bldg. 3810, 531-2841; 486-7322; 06371-86-7322.

Knitting Classes

Children ages 9 and older are invited to learn the craft of knitting. Children may take classes solo or accompanied by parents. Classes are progressive from beginner to easy, intermediate, and experienced. Learn various stitches, how to read a pattern, binding, seaming, fun historical facts about knitting, and so much more. Classes are offered monthly. All knitting supplies will be provided. Students only need to show up with their desire to learn. Our instructor has 15 years experience in the fiber arts and is a certified knitting instructor through the Craft Yarn Council. For more information or to register, please contact Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Bldg. 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-541-9066.


Engineering Classes

Children 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 Barracks, Bldg. 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-541-9066.

Theater Instructor Needed

SKIESUnlimited is looking for a theater instructor to teach children and youth about the wonderful world of Theater. We are looking for motivated professionals who have prior experience teaching theater to youth and can develop fun, engaging theater classes as an after school program. For more information, please contact SKIESUnlimited at 486-5412; 06371-86-5412 or email jennifer.s.berchtold.naf@mail.mil.

Musical 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 to 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 to 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; 0611-143-541-9066.

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 to 12 and “Shakespeare Scenes” for ages 12 and older. For more information or to register, please contact Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Bldg. 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-541-9066.

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 to 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.

Clubs Available at Landstuhl School Age Center

Did you know that Landstuhl School Age Center has several different clubs open to students, Grades 1 to 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.

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.