St. James Episcopal Day School

Academics

After School Enrichments

After school enrichment programs fostered by St. James Episcopal School exist to enhance the wholeness of each child.

  • Please read the Extended Care policy.
  • Please contact Nancy Lutz at nlutz@stjameseds.org with any questions. 
  • If your child is currently enrolled in the following four after school enrichments, you do not need to send in an enrollment form. Your student will stay enrolled. If your child does not want to participate in the enrichment, please send an email to ​nlutz@stjameseds.org
    • Dance With of Moving Colors
    • Tumble Fit
    • Let’s Play the Ukulele
    • Piano

4th Quarter After School Enrichments

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Siblings of students wanting to stay in extended care while their sibling is in an after school enrichment must sign up for this program in order to use extended care for that day. 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday   3:30-4:30    

Cost: $75

Come join the fun as we explore the exciting world of puppetry! Students will create and keep a variety of puppets, including finger puppets, shadow box puppets, and marionettes. The puppets will be used to act out astories read in class, as well as, create new adventures of their own.  In addition, we will exercise our imaginations and foster self-expression through theater and movement games.

Teacher: Mrs. Neil

Grades: PK4, K, 1st

Tuesday  3:30-4:30 (3:00-3:30 Snack provided)

Class Tuition $200 (materials included)

Class size:  minimum 4    maximum unlimited

Teddy Tennis is a ‘Curriculum Based’ teaching system that is taught using the Visual Auditory Kinesthetic (VAK) accelerated learning style: Visual Learners are those who learn by looking; Auditory Learners are those that learn by listening; Kinesthetic Learners are those who learn best through physical activity.

Applying the VAK multi-sensory learning approach to teaching has proved to be very effective, particularly for young children.

Grades: PK3, PK4, K

Wednesday 3:30-4:15 (3:00-3:30 Snack provided)

Class Tuition $120 (equipment provided)

Class size: maximum 10

With years of experience, OMC helps children explore creative movement, coordination, rhythm, and choreography that will add dimension to their performing arts education.  We use props, energetic music, and clear instruction to help children grow in their understanding of dance as an art form. A costume fee of $75 (payable to OMC) is due in November and the recital will  be performed in April. This enrichment runs for three nine weeks.

Teacher:  Mrs. Garland Wilson from Dance With Of Moving Colors

Grades: PK4, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Wednesday 3:30 - 4:30

Cost: $150 per quarter

In a one hour or 1/2 hour session, students will learn technique, how to read music and develop a love for playing the piano.

Teacher: Victor Zurck

Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 

Class Tuition per Quarter: 

   1 hour per week:  $400

   1/2 hour per week: $250

3:30-5:30 (3:00-3:30 Snack provided)

You and Victor will work together to determine a time for your child’s lesson

Have you ever wanted to learn to play the guitar? If so, then this class is for you. Learning to play the ukulele is a precursor for students wanting to learn how to play the guitar.  Come have fun and learn how to play this string instrument. Students will need to purchase a ukulele.

Teacher: Cohen Hartman

Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Friday 3:45-4:30 (students will play at extended care until lesson starts - snack provided)

Class Tuition $250
 

Join the fun as we learn tumbling and flip techniques designed to promote and enhance motor skills, coordination and confidence. Improve your strength and flexibility using specially-designed tumbling equipment and fun activities. 

Teacher: Laurie Salvaggio (Baton Rouge native with 35 years of teaching experience)

Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Tuesday 3:30-4:30 (3:00-3:30 Snack provided)

Class Tuition: $150

Come join us as we jump our way to the end of school. Jump roping has physical, mental, and social benefits. Students will be able to work on individual and team jump rope skills.  Some of the fun activities include single rope freestyle, double-dutch, group routines and more.  

Teacher: Ms. Mimi Shoenfelt

Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th

Monday 3:30-4:30 (3:00-3:30 Snack provided)

Class Tuition $150

Class size:  minimum 10

Calling all Junior Chefs!!!

If you are a PreK-4 or Kindergarten friend and you like to chop, measure, mix, blend and eat a delicious treat, then this class is for you!

We will read a popular children’s storybook and then extend the story by cooking a delicious treat while discussing food groups and nutrition.

Teacher: Mrs. Betsy Harper

Grades: PK4, K

Thursday 3:30-4:30

Class cost $250 (includes all materials)

Class size: 6

It’s time to beat the teachers!!!! Whether you’re coming to practice for the “big game” or just want to learn what volleyball is all about, this fun-filled before school enrichment class is for you.  Students will learn the basic skills of volleyball, including overhand serve and spike.  Drills and game-like activities will give students many touches on the ball.  Participants will be given their own volleyball to keep and practice with at home.

Teacher: Coach Chandler

Grades: 4th and 5th 

Thursday: 7:30 - 8:10 am (before school)

Cost: $140 

Class size:  minimum 10    maximum unlimited

4th Quarter After School Enrichment Sign Up

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