CRES Before and After School Activities 

* Winter BASA Registration - December 7th-15th *

Classes start the week of January 8th

 Start and End dates vary due to holidays and class length.



 Register Here

 Registration opens on 12/7 at 8AM and closes on 12/15 at 4pm


Classes are open to all PTO families. Not a member? Sign-up online for $25 per family. 

Classes must meet minimum student enrollments to be held.  If a class is full, please contact us at the email below to be added to the waitlist. 

Check out the PTO website to learn more.


Questions? Email Sheida Chaikin and Sharon Bencivenga at


Fairfax County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to all clubs and activities.  



BASA Winter 2024 Class Descriptions

Black Wand Magic **Brand New**

Mondays 4:15- 5:15pm

Instructor: The Ultimate Magic Academy| $295 for 8 sessions(materials included).

The after-school magic class that Colvin Run students have been waiting for! Introducing The Black Wand Magic Class! Magic Mike Hummer will teach your students how to read minds, activate a space passport for an Alien, move an antique key with the power of their mind and much more! At the end of the 8 sessions, your student will be awarded the coveted “Black Wand”. This class features all-new material and is only offered once every 2 years. Your kiddos will love learning magic that will fool family and friends. Register now before all our spots…disappear!

Grade 2-6


Cartoon Art

Mondays 4:15- 5:15pm

Instructor: Young Rembrandts| $195 for 8 sessions.

Foster your child's love for art and nurture their drawing skills with our Young Rembrandts cartoon drawing class. Your child's artistic fire will be ignited as they learn animation techniques through anime-themed expressions. Ordinary cameras will be transformed into lively cartoon characters through personification. The focus will be on storytelling through drawings, featuring humorous drive-thru sequences and colorful piñata scenes. Embrace and encourage your child's creativity by enrolling them in our exciting class today.

Grade K-3


Scratch Coding

Mondays 4:15- 5:15pm

Instructor: CodeAdvantage | $295 for 8 sessions.

This class provides a powerful learning tool for budding programmers. Using an advanced block coding format, Scratch teaches fundamental programming concepts. Students learn these critical concepts by creating animations and computer games with interacting characters. Students will apply problem solving skills to debug programs, make customizations and bring their imaginations to life!

Grades 4-6



Tuesdays 8:00-9:00am

CRES Instructor: Ms. Matthews and Ms. Daneshkah| $195 for 8 sessions (materials included).

Mix learning a lifelong skill with service learning! Students will learn how to crochet a hat, scarf, or blanket while also participating in a community donation of blankets. The crocheted blankets will be donated to local families in need through our local emergency rescue offices. Students will learn basic crochet stitches, common motifs, and patterns.

Grades 3-6


Lego Robotics

Tuesdays 4:15- 5:15pm

Instructor: CodeAdvantage | $305 for 8 sessions.

In this junior robotics course, we use a hands-on approach to STEM discovery. Students learn valuable coding concepts while tapping into their imaginations to create and program robots. Step by step, we build a variety of cool Lego robots based around a motor and controller. Then, kids use a block based programming language to make their creation come to life! It’s educational, cool, and FUN!

Grades K-2



Tuesdays 4:15-5:15pm

CRES Instructor: Ms. Miskinyar | $175 for 8 sessions.

3-2-1...Swish! Have fun learning skills like dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, and defense. Test your abilities by having fun scrimmaging and playing various popular basketball games!

Grades 1-4



Tuesdays 4:15-5:30pm

Instructor: Coach Mehler | $215 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 are welcome.

This class begins at the end of January and runs until 5:30pm. Grades 2-6.


Create Your Own Business

Tuesdays 8:00-9:00am (Grades 2-3)

Wednesdays 8:00- 9:00am (Grades 4-6)

CRES Instructor: Ms. Allen| $165 for 8 sessions.

In this BASA class you will have the opportunity to create your own business. You will learn all about the picking and making a product to sell, marketing your products, customer service, budgeting, cost/profit analysis and more. Possible business ventures include: Friendship bracelets, treats, affirmation stones, or your own idea. At the end of the session, we will have a vendor fair to sell your products that you create. If you have ever wanted to become your own boss, this will get you on the way.


Lego Building

 Wednesdays 4:15-5:15pm

CRES Instructors: Ms. Miskinyar and Ms.Sindy | $175 for 8 sessions (materials included).

Show your creativity as you build LEGO creations. Each week will offer a different project theme, including Boat Races (build a sailboat to race with box fan “wind”), building a Bridge that can withstand certain weights, Tree Forts, and building while blindfolded. While having fun with LEGOS, students will find their inner designer, engineer or inventor. This is the ideal class for any LEGO-maniac!

Grades K-2


CRES Mural

Wednesdays 4:15-5:15pm

CRES Instructor: Ms. Wiseman | $150 for 8 sessions.

Get your painting fingers ready! Collaborate with your peers to design a CRES mural outside of the art room. Students will work together to develop a creative idea for a mural design and use painting techniques to produce a beautiful CRES mural to brighten our upstairs hallway.

Grade 4-6



Wednesdays 4:15-5:15pm

CRES Instructor: Mr. Bittner | $150 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 promote balance and relaxation. Please bring a yoga mat and a water bottle and come discover the magic of yoga.

Grades 3-6


Minecraft Code: Harry Potter

Thursdays 4:15- 5:15pm

Instructor: CodeAdvantage | $295 for 8 sessions.

Welcome to the World of Witchcraft and Wizardy! In this class, students will learn to code while exploring an interactive Harry Potter world in Minecraft! Every class is a new adventure and opportunity to put coding fundamentals into action. Traveling to Hagrid’s hut, the Quidditch pitch, Privet Drive, Diagon Alley, and beyond, kids will take on quests, fight off some monsters, and cast some magic spells! Join us on this incredible and magical journey! Projects include: brewing potions, enchanting items with special abilities, learn Redstone basics. Prior coding or Minecraft experience not required.

Grades 1-3



Thursdays 4:15-5:15pm

Instructor: Overtime Athletics(OTA) | $185 for 8 sessions.

Rope Motion creates Emotion! Take your spirit to a higher level! Learn routines, cheers, motions and jumps that promote teamwork, fitness and FUN. We'll work on basic cheer and dance movements that have participants smiling from ear to ear and bouncing from head to toe! We bring the sidelines to center stage with cheers that include: “Who Rocks the House”, “G-O Yell GO”, “Dynamite”, and many more. Our pyramid of activity will include cheers, routines, jump roping, and warm up games.

Grades: 1-4


Mudskippers Pottery Warm and Cozy Winter

Thursdays 4:15-5:15pm

Instructor: Mudskippers Pottery | $225 for 8 sessions.

Join Mudskippers Pottery as we settle in getting warm and cozy with our Winter pottery session! Get ready to get your hands dirty and tackle new projects that are sure to keep you entertained. You will work on Winter Jomon coil pots, Winter Animal pinch pots, and slab snowmen hand-built pottery as you take your pottery from start to finish, even glazing your own work! You don’t want to miss this chance to create memorable masterpieces you can cherish all year round! Come on and let’s get muddy!

Grade 2-6


Olympic Fencing

Fridays 4:15-5:15pm

Instructor: NoVA Fencing Club | $185 for 8 sessions.

Classes are conducted in the discipline of epee. Students will use standard fencing gear approved by the U.S. Fencing Organization. Fencing foils are lighter, more flexible and easier for children to handle. Students will focus on the fundamentals including footwork, handwork, strategy and rules of fencing. Classes will include group exercises as well as drills in pairs and bouting. Age-appropriate games and activities build on conditioning, speed and endurance and also emphasize critical thinking and quick decision-making. Proper covid protocols will be followed (i.e., all gear will be sanitized prior to use, equipment will not be shared, etc.). At the end, a tournament will be held. All levels of experience are welcome.

Grades 1-6

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