CRES Before and After School Activities (BASA) 




** REGISTRATION OPENS on Sept 6th **















Newspaper Club (4-6)

Theater for Young Readers (1-3)


Crocheting (3-6)



Coding - Digital Music (3-6) 


Run Club (3-6)





Hip Hop All

Stars (1-3)

Sports Spectacular (1-6)


Chess (2-6)


Coding - Robotic Foundations (1-3)

Yoga (3-6)

Artistic Drawing (1-6)

Escape-the-Box (3-6)





See below for Fall Class Descriptions.  



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Fall registration runs September 6th-18th (Classes run between Sept 23rd - Nov 18th*).

*Actual end dates depend on the length of the session.


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BASA Fall 2019 Class Descriptions


Artistic Drawing                                                                                                 

Thursdays 4:15-5:15pm

Instructor: Young Rembrandts | $150 for 8 sessions (materials included). 

Back-to-school is in full swing as Young Rembrandts present drawing lessons that encompass a fascinating world of color, pattern, and design!  Students will strengthen their marker rendering skills as they draw a detailed gumball machine.  A drawing of a sandwich will make them hunger for more art.  Students will travel back in time to the age of the pharaohs as they illustrate a decorative, Egyptian headdress.  An illustration celebrating the fall season will introduce our colorists to warm and cool colors.  Experienced students will have the opportunity to work on more advanced lessons. 

Location:  New Art Room (formerly the Art Pod)

Grades:  1-6

Dates:  9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14



Tuesdays 4:15-5:45pm

Instructor: Coach Mehler | $180 for 15 sessions (materials included).

Coach Mehler returns to coach the CRES Chess Club.  This club is offered in two 15-class sessions, every Tuesday that school is in session.  Students will move from learning the basics of chess to a variety of competition levels with their peers.  Several tournaments will be offered throughout the year.  All levels of experience welcome.  Please note that registration for the first 15-week session is in the Fall, and registration for the second 15-week session is in the Winter. This class runs until 5:45pm. 

Location:  Cafeteria

Grades:  2-6

Dates:  9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/21


Coding – Digital Music                                                                                         

Thursdays 8:00-9:00am

Instructor: Coder Kids | $145 for 8 sessions. 

In this course, students will learn to use coding logic to connect to and control physical hardware to create their own digital music compositions.  Using the Scratch 3.0 visual programming platform, students will learn to use code extensions that interact with the physical world to create and play their own digital music instruments.  Inspiring creativity at the interface of technology, music and the physical world, this course is fun, challenging and rewarding. 

Location:  Theater

Grades:  3-6 (coding experience helpful)

Dates:  9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14


Coding - Robotics Foundations                                                                     

Wednesdays 4:15-5:15pm

Instructor: Coder Kids | $145 for 8 sessions. 

Students will learn computer science concepts and computational thinking by writing their own code to program how their robots move and interact with the physical world.  Students who complete this course will be able to use and understand sequences, conditionals, for-loops, data types, and functions. They will be able to write new programs and troubleshoot their code for bugs.  Designed for early readers. 

Location:  Theater

Grades:  1-3 (no coding experience necessary)     

Dates:  9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13 



Wednesdays 8:00-9:00am  * NEW DAY * 

CRES Instructor: Ms. Matthews | $100 for 6 sessions (materials included). 

Mix learning a lifelong skill with service learning!  Students will select a personal project of interest (scarf, blanket, etc.) while also participating in a community donation of blankets.  The crocheted blankets will be donated to local families in need through either Project Linus or our local emergency rescue offices.  Students will learn basic crochet stitches, common motifs and patterns as they plan their own creations. 

Location:  Ms. Matthews’ Room 241

Grades:  3-6

Dates:  9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30   * Now on WEDNESDAYS



Thursdays 4:15-5:15pm

CRES Instructor: Ms. Allen | $100 for 6 sessions. 

This class offers a different Escape Room type activity every week!  Students have one hour to break the code and unlock a mystery box.  They must think critically and creatively to solve a series of puzzles using clues, hints, and strategies to complete the objective at hand.  Emphasis is placed on teamwork, strategy, game theory and decision-making.  If you like thinking outside the box, this class is for you! 

Location:  Library

Grades:  3-6

Dates:  9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31


Hip Hop All Stars                                                                                                 

Mondays 4:15-5:15pm

Instructor: Adrenaline Dance Force | $120 for 8 sessions. 

Our hip hop dancers will learn the latest street dancing technique, performance skills and confidence.  Hip Hop is an ever-evolving style performed to current hip hop music. These classes offer students the ability to improve hip hop style, increase memory and improve balance by staying grounded and strong through upper and lower body movement. Adrenaline’s experienced staff brings excitement to this class with the latest hip hop moves and age appropriate music!

Location:  Cafeteria

Grades:  1-3

Dates:  9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25



Wednesdays 8:00-9:00am

Instructors: Mr. Guo & Ms. Li | $150 for 15 sessions.*  

Fall registration only; classes continue into Winter Session.  MATHCOUNTS at CRES is a math enrichment program, led by parent volunteers, that provides exposure to competition math based on official MATHCOUNTS Competition Series curriculum and materials. MATHCOUNTS Competition Series is a national program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement. Instruction will cover concepts ranging from: arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability, quadratics, number theory and more. Students will also imitate the 4 levels of competition through Sprint, Target, Team and Countdown rounds. 

Location:  Ms. Howell’s Room 208

Grade:  6 only

Dates:  9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29  (NOTE: NO class on 12/18)

* Class added on 1/29, for a total of 15 sessions


Newspaper Club, The Dragon Times                                                                 

Tuesdays 8:00-9:00am

CRES Instructors: Ms. Grabel & Ms. Mulry | $140 for 8 sessions. 

Hold the presses…. Join us on a journey into the world of news, newspapers, and journalism.  Students will read newspapers, perform interviews, write articles, capture images, create their own images, and wrap it all up in a CRES-focused newspaper. Each of our journalists will get a copy of the final product, The Dragon Times, to take home.  Additional copies will be displayed in the library to share with the entire Colvin Run community.

Location:  Library

Grades:  4-6

Dates:  9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/12, 11/19


Run Club                                                                             

Thursdays 8:15-9:00am (STARTS Oct 3rd) 

CRES Instructors: Ms. Bunch, Ms. Seiler & Ms. Abernathy | $150 for 8 sessions. 

Fall is the perfect time to get outdoors and in shape!  Come Thursday mornings to train as part of the Colvin Runners. Students will build endurance and confidence and will learn to push themselves further than they thought possible, while having fun with their friends.  The students will build towards a timed 5K by the end of the session.  A Colvin Runners t-shirt is included. Please note October 3rd start date and 8:15am start time.  

Location:  Meet in Lobby - Run on fields

Grades:  3-6

Dates:  10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21 (NOTE:  Starts one week after other BASA classes)


Sports Spectacular                                                                                            

Mondays 4:15-5:15pm

Instructor: Overtime Athletics (OTA) | $120 for 8 sessions. 

Let’s Play!  This variety athletic program features a different sport each week.  Participants will practice skills and play games in both traditional sports and playground favorites.  This class features the best “to-do” list ever – Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, Kickball, Capture the Flag, Wiffle Ball, Bump and Bite, Knights and Dragons, Numbers Game, Tag Games, Safe Base and MORE!  OTA covers all the bases with an emphasis on playing, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fitness.  Don’t miss out on the FUN!.

Location:  Gym (possibly Fields)

Grades:  K-6 (now accepting kindergartners) - students will be grouped by age 

Dates:  9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25


Theater for Young Readers                                                                               

Tuesdays 8:00-9:00am 

CRES Instructor: Ms. Reed | $120 for 6 sessions. 

Lights! Camera! Action!  This class provides a theater option for our youngest actors and actresses. Students will focus on basic theater and acting techniques, design sets, create props, and produce costumes.  In this session, our actors and actresses will be playing roles from some of Dr. Seuss’ most beloved stories.  The 6-sessions will culminate in a short play for parents. 

Location:  Theater

Grades:  1-3

Dates:  9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29



Wednesdays 4:15-5:15pm

CRES Instructor: Mr. Bittner | $120 for 8 sessions. 

Yoga is a fantastic way for your child to unwind after a long school day!  In this hour-long yoga class, students will improve their flexibility, strength, coordination, and also promote balance and relaxation.  Please bring a yoga mat and a water bottle and come discover the magic of yoga. 

Location:  Mr. Bittner’s Room 246

Grades:  3-6     

Dates:  9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13 

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