Extracurricular Activities
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Extracurricular Activities

ESN offers an after-school extracurricular activity program that serves as an extension of the school’s mission. We endeavor to offer a variety of after-school extracurricular activities that align with the needs and interests of our diverse student population while continuing our dedication to nurturing the joy of learning and the spirit of discovery in each student. Each activity will have its own fees and scheduling. Please watch the ESN Weekly Blast for registration information.

For more details about an after-school extracurricular activity, please contact the sponsoring faculty or staff member. For specific dates and times, please refer to the ESN After-school Extracurricular Activity Calendar. 

We would like all students who are interested to be able to participate in after-school extracurricular activities. If the cost of an activity is prohibitive for your family, please contact the office for discussion about financial aid.

 

Clubs

American Girl Doll with Ms. Norris

Bring your American Girl Doll and celebrate with fun crafts and time with our dolls! No American Girl Doll? No problem, bring your favorite doll. One Thursday per month 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Grades PK-4. $25 per session. Email Ms. Norris with questions.

 

Ballerina Bunnies with Ms. Nathanson 

Hop on in for Ballet Bunnies Intensive for grades PK-1st! Over the course of 5 weeks, your child will learn ballet basics, as well as a bunny themed dance in their 45 minutes sessions. The 6th and final week, will be a parent performance, so your little ballerina can showcase their new found skills! Spring sessions only date and time TBD. Grades PK-1. $100 for six sessions and costumes/props. Email Ms. Nathanson with questions.

 

Drama Club with Ms. Espinoza

Your child will have a creative outlet that will teach him/her the ability to act, play and create through the art of memorization, building a character from scratch, auditioning for a role, and putting on a small show. Sessions run weekly October-November and January-April, Wednesdays (PK-1) and Thursdays (2-5) from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Grades PK-5. $100 per month. Email Ms. Espinoza with questions.

 

Hands On Art with Ms. Stix and Ms. Ayers

Hands On Art will challenge students to learn new techniques and develop their artistic and creative skills. For kids who love exploring art and self- expression. Fall session is weekly on Mondays for 8 weeks from 3:00 – 4:30. Dates TBD. Grades 3-8. $225 includes $25 supply fee. Email Ms. Stix and Ms. Ayers with questions.

 

Lego Club with Ms. Norris

A STEM oriented learning experience with a new challenge each time! One Monday per month 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Grades PK-8. $25 per session. Email Ms. Norris with questions.

 

Mr. Bond’s Science Guys with Ms. Fisher

A STEAM program that strengthens what students are already learning with hands-on science experiences. One Thursday per month 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Grades PK-8. $20 per session. Email Ms. Fisher with questions.

 

Photography Club with Ms. Kling

Students will learn the basic concepts and principles of photography while practicing a variety of photographic styles and engaging in fun activities. One Thursday per month 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Grades 1-8. $20 per session. Email Ms. Kling with questions.

 

Pokemon Club with Ms. Ayres and Ms. Carter 

Catch one or catch’em all! Each session will include supervised pokemon gaming, pokemon-themed snacks, crafts, and more. Grades PK-8. Date, time and cost TBD. Email Ms. Ayres and Ms. Carter with questions.

 

Purple Martin Choir with Ms. Bronchetti

The Purple Martin Choir is open to students in grades 3-5. We will learn the fundamentals of vocal technique and how to read music. We will focus primarily on the enjoyment of ensemble music, however we will also have our first formal performance in December during the annual Lessons and Carols service. Rehearsal will be held every Tuesday from 3:00-4:00 p.m. August – December. Grades 3-5. $200 per semester. Email Ms. Bronchetti with questions.

 

Sewing Club with Ms. Norris and Ms. Donald 

We have “sew” much fun sewing a new project each month! One Thursday per month from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Grades PK-8. $25 per session. Email Ms. Norris and Ms. Donald with questions.

 

Athletics

Basketball

ESN’s basketball season that starts in January. Grades for PK – 8. Date, time and cost TBD. Email Ms. Lewis with questions. 

 

Cross-Country

ESN participates in cross country in the fall. Grades 3-8. Date, time and cost TBD. Email Ms. Lewis with questions.

 

Soccer

ESN’s soccer season will start in the spring. Grades PK-8. Date, time and cost TBD. Email Ms. Lewis with questions.

 

Taekwon-Do

Offered on the ESN campus, Primm’s Taekwon-Do offers students the ability to develop self-defense, confidence, concentration, respect for others, strength of character, and fitness. 

  • Fall Exploratory classes meet once a week on Fri from 3:10 – 3:40 p.m. August – September. Grades K-2. $100 for 7 sessions.* 
  • Fall Advanced classes meet twice a week on Mon and Wed 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. August – early October. Grades 3-7. $175 for 14 sessions.* 

*Uniforms are an additional $50 and are required

Email Primm’s Taekwon-Do with questions.

 

Track

ESN participates in track in the spring. Grades 2-8. Date, time and cost TBD. Email Ms. Lewis with questions.

 

After-school Extracurricular Activities Guidelines

We understand that offering a strong extracurricular program at ESN is an important component of our overall academic program. Episcopal School of Nashville may offer after-school extracurricular activities which include sports, clubs, and academic and enrichment opportunities. Each activity will have its own fees and scheduling. 

With that in mind, the following guidelines are recommended when planning after-school extracurricular activities:

 

Follow the ESN mission and vision

The after-school extracurricular activities at Episcopal School of Nashville should be an extension of the school’s mission. We endeavor to offer a variety of after-school extracurricular activities that align with the needs and interests of our diverse student population while continuing our dedication to nurturing the joy of learning and the spirit of discovery in each student.  

Our goal is to provide a safe, creative and fun environment in which we are able to continue our vision of shaping students who are intellectually, spiritually, and responsibly engaged with the place, community, and world they call home.

 

All after-school extracurricular activities must have a faculty or staff supervisor(s) who will plan and organize the after-school extracurricular activity

Faculty or staff supervision of after-school extracurricular activities is necessary both for risk management as well as education and cultural enhancement. Before an after-school extracurricular activity will be approved a general plan should be developed and submitted to leadership – meeting frequency, activities, participant perimeters, communication, etc. 

After-school extracurricular activities are not considered part of a faculty member’s contract, therefore, faculty are reimbursed for their time via a stipend based on club fees. ESN also gets a part of the fees for administrative time and building use. The split is 80% to the faculty sponsor(s) and 20% to ESN. The stipend will be paid on the pay date for the pay period following the last day/session of the activity.

 

Determine the target audience for your after-school extracurricular activity

Who are you trying to reach with your after-school extracurricular activity? How many students will your after-school extracurricular activity include? What are their age ranges? Will enough students be interested to make the club worthwhile?

 

Determine the fee for your after-school extracurricular activity

When planning the cost of your after-school extracurricular activity, consider the expense of supplies as well as your time for planning and preparing for as well as the after-school time for your extracurricular activity. All activity supplies should be paid for by the faculty, not ESN.

Please also consider what fees are affordable for families with multiple students and determine whether or not you want to offer financial aid (allow students to attend for a reduced rate or for free) for students who qualify.

 

Work with the Director of Business and Facilities to determine logistics such as enrollment, payment, scheduling, location, waivers, etc for your after-school extracurricular activity

As ESN continues to grow, the need to coordinate space use and scheduling becomes more important. As you are planning your after-school extracurricular activity, please work with the Director of Business and Facilities to ensure that the space and time you need is available. 

For risk management purposes, all after-school extracurricular activity meetings should occur in predictable locations and, to the extent possible, locations with high visibility.  In addition, in some rare instances, it may be necessary to check with ESN’s insurance broker to make sure all club activities will be covered by the school’s general liability policy. Make sure participating students and parents sign appropriate permission forms, making sure they include appropriate waiver and release language.

 

Work with the Director of Communications to determine the communication plan for your after-school extracurricular activity

There are many ways to communicate with our ESN community about your after-school extracurricular activity – social media, the ESN Weekly Blast, emails, weekly class newsletters, etc. The Director of Communications can help you to determine which will work best for your after-school extracurricular activity.

 

Have Fun

After-school extracurricular activities are a great way to create more well-rounded students and can be an integral part of a student’s experience at ESN.