CRES Before and After School Activities 














8:00-9:00 AM


 3D Design & Print (5-6)

 Authors & Illustrators (1-3)

 Sign Language (3-6)

 My First Hot Cocoa      

 Stand (K-3)

 Crocheting (3-6)


 Kindness Club (K-2)

 Jewelry Making (3-6)



4:15-5:15 PM



 Authors & Illustrators Jr. (K-1)

 Chess* (2-6)

 Authors, Illustrators &

 Publishers (4-6)

 Exploring Engineering

 and Robotics (3-6)

 Lego Building Club (K-3)

 Tennis (3-6)

 Debate (4-6)

 Decorating Sweets (1-6)

 Magic (2-6)

 Tennis Jr. (K-3)


 Fencing for Young

 Jedi (1-6)

 Floor Hockey (K-6)

 Pottery (1-6)


* This registration is for the second 15-week class of Chess, starting February 4th.  Chess has a 5:45pm end time. 

** No MATHCOUNTS registration in the Winter.  Classes from the Fall session continue into the winter.     



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Winter registration runs from December 12th - January 8th.

Please register early!  If class minimums are not met, the class may be cancelled.

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


Classes start the week of January 13th.

End dates vary based on the number of classes. 


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Class sold-out?  To be placed on a waitlist, please email us.



BASA Winter 2020 Class Descriptions 


3D Design & Print 

Tuesdays 8:00-9:00am 

CRES Instructor: Ms. Blackwell | $135 for 6 sessions  

Learn how 3D modeling and printing works firsthand!  This class is ideal for 5th or 6th graders who are new to 3D design and printing.  Students will learn how to design on a three-dimensional plane and how to print at least two full-scale models of their own visions to take home.  


Location:  STEAM Lab (Room 224)

Grades:  5-6

Dates:  1/14, 1/21, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25


Authors & Illustrators                                      

Tuesdays 8:00-9:00am 

CRES Instructors: Ms. Scarboro | $145 for 6 sessions  

Students will author and illustrate their own books!  They will learn to construct and edit a full storyline using composition, text and pictures.  This class is based on the beliefs that great leaps in learning happen with 1-on-1 attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to success.  Some work may happen at home, but children are given the tools and schedule to finish their product in 6 weeks. Each student will get a printed copy of his/her book to take home.  Books may be displayed in CRES library. 


Location:  Ms. Scarboro’s Room (Room 136) 

Grades:  1-3

Dates: 1/14, 1/21, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25


Authors & Illustrators Jr.                           

Tuesdays 4:15-5:15pm 

CRES Instructor: Ms. Scarboro | $135 for 6 sessions 

This class will spark the imagination of our youngest authors.  The group (8 students max) will collaborate to write and illustrate a book.  Together, they will compose a story containing the necessary ingredients – characters, setting, problem, solution, etc.  The class will focus on teamwork in a fun, positive environment. Each student will receive a printed copy of the group’s book to take home.  The completed book will be displayed in CRES library. 


Location:  Ms. Scarboro’s Room (Room 136)

Grades:  K-1

Dates1/14, 1/21, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25


Authors, Illustrators & Publishers           

Wednesdays 4:15-5:15pm 

CRES Instructor: Mr. Bittner | $155 for 8 sessions  

Students will create a book from start to finish!  First, they will learn to construct and edit a full storyline using composition, text and pictures.  Then, they will choose the layout and format for their stories and input their work into a publishing program.  Since class time is limited, some work may happen at home, but children are given the tools and schedule to finish their product in 8 weeks.  Each student will get a printed copy of his/her book to take home. Books will also be displayed in CRES library.  


Location:  Mr. Bittner’s Room (Room 246) 

Grades:  4-6

Dates1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4



Tuesdays 4:15-5:45pm (STARTS Feb 4th)

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-week classes, every Tuesday that school is in session.  Register now to participate in the second 15-week class (running from 2/4 to 5/26). 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 this class ends at 5:45pm.  


Location:  Cafeteria

Grades:  2-6

Dates2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26



Wednesdays 8:00-9:00am 

CRES Instructor: Ms. Matthews | $130 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.  


Location:  Ms. Matthews’ Room (Room 241)

Grades:  3-6

Dates1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4



Thursdays 4:15-5:15pm  

Instructor:  Fairfax Collegiate | $160 for 8 sessions 

This club introduces students to parliamentary debate.  Debate topics are both challenging and relevant to students.  The rule structure begins less rigid than standard parliamentary debate rules before moving into formal debates. Group exercises develop public speaking, critical reasoning, argument construction, rebuttal, and evidence presentation skills.  All levels of experience are welcome.  


Location:  Library

Grades:  4-6

Dates1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5


Decorating Sweets                                                                                 

Thursdays 4:15-5:15pm

Instructor:  Let Me Shine | $175 for 8 sessions  

This class is much more than decorating, it’s creating art with food.  Who doesn't love a delicious, sweet and beautifully decorated cupcake? or cake pop? or cookie?  Maybe you have a young baker who wants to learn how to make fancy cakes. Decorating desserts is a surefire cool activity.  This class will provide an assortment of ideas and edible decorations to let both taste and imagination run wild!  


Location:  Room 263 (New Art Room)      * NEW Location

Grades:  1-6

Dates1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5


Exploring Engineering and Robotics           

Wednesdays 4:15-5:15pm

Instructor:  Tech Dream Lab | $205 for 8 sessions (materials included)  

Use engineering principles to design your own multi-function robots!  Students will learn how to use circuitry to light up LEDs, build a mouse robot that can navigate a maze, and a code a line-following robot.  They will see first-hand how engineers solve real-world problems. By the end, each child will have experience with mechanical, electrical, and software engineering principles.  This class will enable them to think critically to decompose problems and solve everyday challenges! 


Location:  Cafeteria

Grades:  3-6   * Updated to include Grade 3 

Dates1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4


Fencing for Young Jedi                   

Fridays 4:15-5:15pm

Instructor: Fencers Club | $175 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.  At the end, a tournament will be held at Nova Fencing Club, followed by Glow-in-the-Dark fencing. All levels of experience are welcome.  


Location:  K-Pod  

Grades:  1-6

Dates:    1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/6


Floor Hockey                      

Fridays 4:15-5:15pm 

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

You shoot, you SCORE!  No longer just a game for a frozen pond, Floor Hockey is a one size fits all game of speed, coordination, and thrills.  Game play and skill work (stick handling, dodging, ball control and, of course, shooting) will be introduced and practiced from week to week.  Learn the different ways to put a shot on goal by incorporating wrist shots, slap shots, snap shots, and the backhand. Floor Hockey just might be the first stop on the road to the Stanley Cup! 


Location:  Gym

Grades:  K-6 (students grouped by age)   

Dates1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/6


Jewelry Making                       

Thursdays 8:00-9:00am

CRES Instructor:  Ms. McCulla | $125 for 6 sessions (materials included)  

Get Boho inspired!  Use leather, wire, clay and found objects to create unique designs in this six-week jewelry making class.  Projects and techniques include charity bracelets, wire crafting, and intention pieces. Each week, students will bring home a new self-made creation!  


Location:  K-Pod   *Note NEW location

Grades:  3-6

Dates1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20


Kindness Club                       

Thursdays 8:00-9:00am

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

“In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”  In this class, students will participate in activities that promote kindness and compassion through service projects within the school and local community.  Activities include: an etiquette meal, creating toys for the animal shelter, decorating and “hiding” kindness rocks, promoting simple acts of kindness throughout the school and local community, and much more.  


Location:  Ms. Reed’s Room (Room 140)

Grades:  K-2

Dates1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20


LEGO Building Club                   

Wednesdays 4:15-5:15pm

CRES Instructor: Ms. White | $100 for 6 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”), Monster Mix Up (create a monster with the head, arms and legs cards you randomly choose), and Disaster Island (build an island, pick a disaster card, and fix the problem).  While having fun with LEGOS, students will find their inner designer, engineer or inventor. This is the ideal class for any LEGO-maniac!   


Location:  Ms. White’s Room (Room 130)

Grades:  K-3

Dates1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19


Magic - Purple Wand Course

Thursdays 4:15-5:15pm

Instructor:  The Ultimate Magic Academy | $255 for 8 sessions (materials included)

Take an amazing adventure into the exciting world of magic!  Learn how to read minds, make money appear out of nowhere and travel through time with a magic bandana.  Students will learn the 8 basic effects that make up all magic tricks. Each lesson comes with a custom magic prop, a top secret file folder and a secret word to unlock bonus videos in the online video vault.  This program builds self-confidence and develops critical communication skills in a fun and unique way.    


Location:  Cafeteria

Grades:  2-6   * Updated to include Grade 2 

Dates1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5


My First Hot Cocoa Stand          

Wednesdays 8:00-9:00am 

CRES Instructor: Ms. Allen & Spark Business Academy | $160 for 7 sessions plus sale  

Come learn how to make yummy cocoa and how to earn money selling it!  A hot cocoa stand is a great way to introduce our youngest entrepreneurs to the world of business and it’s fun.  From designing marketing flyers to estimating profits to experimenting with recipes, young students will have fun while engaging in enriching, multi-disciplinary activities with a lasting developmental impact.  The last session will be an actual hot cocoa stand sale.  


Location:  Teachers’ Lounge

Grades:  K-3   * Updated to include Kindergarten 

Dates: 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, plus Hot Cocoa Sale 



Fridays 4:15-5:15pm 

Instructor: Jimmy Potters Mobile Studio & Workshop | $210 for 8 sessions  

At Jimmy Potters Workshop, the most important mission is to tap into a child’s potential by encouraging creativity.  The ceramic curriculum is designed by Fine Art instructors and staff.   All projects are brand new every season and never repeated.  The projects will provide an engaging platform that teaches children to learn with clay.  During the session, students will develop their  imaginations, fine-motor skills,  teamwork,  and  social interaction. 


Location:  Art Room (Room 200)

Grades:  1-6

Dates:    1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/6


Sign Language                   

Tuesdays 8:00-9:00am

CRES Instructor: Ms. Carroll | $85 for 6 sessions

During the six weeks, students will learn about American Sign Language.  They will be introduced to basic greetings and sayings to help introduce themselves to those in the deaf community.  They will also learn signs for the months, numbers, places, colors, and foods. Students will work on the structure of sentences in ASL so that they are able to hold a meaningful conversation.   


Location:  Ms. Carroll’s Room (Room 252)

Grades:  3-6

Dates: 1/14, 1/21, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25


Tennis & Tennis Jr.               

Wednesdays (Older) or Thursdays (Jr.) 4:15-5:15pm 

Instructor: TopNotch Tennis | $135 for 8 sessions (equipment included)

This program is geared towards beginners and introduces children to tennis by developing hand-eye coordination, agility, balance, movement, racquet control and sportsmanship.  Students will learn the fundamental strokes: forehand, backhand, volleys and serves, using drills and games in a fun, safe and friendly environment. 


Tennis (Older):

Location:  Gym

Grades:  3-6  

Dates (Wed PM):  1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4  


Tennis Jr.:

Location:  Gym

Grades:  K-3 

Dates (Thurs PM)1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5


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