CRES Before and After School Activities 

** REGISTRATION OPENS on Dec 5th **

 

 

WINTER CLASSES:

 

Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Fridays

8:00-9:00

AM

 

3D Design & Print

 

Crocheting

My First Hot Cocoa Stand

Business of Sports

Coder Kids Cryptography

Chemistry

Debate Jr.

Tennis

 

4:15-5:15

PM

Young Chefs

 

Chess (5:45pm end)*

Tennis Jr.

Art - Acrylics

Authors & Illustrators

Coder Kids Intro

Curiousity Zone - Legos

Brain Games

Debate

Pottery

Fencing

Acting/Improv

 

 

See below for Class Descriptions  

  

 

Register Here 

 

 

Winter registration runs Dec 5 - Jan 4.

Please register early! If class minimums are not met by Jan 6th, the class may be cancelled.

 

Classes start the week of January 14-18.

End dates vary based on the number of classes (6-, 8-, and 10-class sessions are offered) 

 

Class sold-out? Other questions? Please email us: cresbasa@gmail.com

Please let us know your scheduling challenges, so we can work with you to find a solution or open another class.

 


WINTER Class Descriptions

 

BASA Winter 2019 Class Descriptions

 

3D Design and Printing                                                                                                 

Tuesdays 8:00-9:00a

CRES Instructor: Ms. Blackwell | $150 for 8 sessions.  Learn firsthand how 3D modeling and printing works!  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. 

Grades 5-6.

Location: STEAM Lab

Tues. dates: 1/15, 1/22,1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5

 

 

Art - Acrylics Painting                                                                                               

Wednesdays 4:15-5:15p

Instructor: Ms. Katerina Perfilieva | $195 for 10 sessions.  Students will use acrylics to explore color theory, discuss contemporary art, develop abilities to see and to express feelings through abstract art, and experiment with realistic paintings.  Students will learn brush stroke techniques unique to this media. 

Grades 3-6.

Location: Art Pod

Wed. dates: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20

 

Authors & Illustrators                                                                                                

Wednesdays 8:00-9:00a (K-2) -or- 4:15-5:15p (2-6, split in two sections by age/grade)

**NOTE: We've added a second K-2 class on Wednesday mornings, after the flyer was distributed.  If you/your K-1 student prefers afternoons, please sign up for the PM class.  We will divide students by age into different classes.**

CRES Instructors: Ms. Scarboro & Mr. Bittner | $135 for 6 sessions.  Due to demand last spring, we are now offering this class in the winter.  Kids will author and illustrate their own books!  They will learn to construct and edit a full storyline using composition, text, and pictures to emphasize different parts of a story.  This class is founded on the beliefs that great leaps in learning can happen with 1-on-1 attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to success.  Since class time is limited, some drawing/writing may happen at home, but kids are given the tools and a schedule to get them to a finished product in 6 weeks.  Printed books may be displayed in CRES library. 

Grades K-6.

Location: Ms. Scarboro’s room or Mr. Bittner’s room

Wed. dates: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6

 

 

Business of Sports                                                                                                  

Wednesdays 8:00-9:00a

Instructor: Spark Business Academy | $175 for 8 sessions. For the sports lover, future team General Manager, sports team owner or ESPN analyst, this unique class will “show you the money” in sports!  Students will learn the business side of various sports and actively discuss and analyze a different “sports money” topic every class, including: which sports teams have the highest dollar market value; how teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL make money; why some pro athletes go bankrupt after making millions; and other exciting sports-related topics. 

Grades 4-6

Location: Library

Wed. dates: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6

 

Brain Games                                                                                                          

Thursdays 4:15-5:15p

CRES Instructor: Ms. Allen | $85 for 6 sessions.  Brain Games is designed around a carefully selected set of fun, challenging board games that help kids build executive “brain powers”: focus, strategy, recall and stop-think skills. To maximize learning during play, Ms. Allen points out what brain powers are needed to successfully play each game. After the game, they can talk about what happened, what worked and what didn’t.  Emphasis will be placed on teamwork, relationships and winning and losing behaviors that extend far beyond the games played.

Grades K-4.

Location: Ms. Allen’s Room –or- 3rd Grade POD

Thurs. dates: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21

 

Chemistry                                                                                                               

Thursdays 8:00-9:00a

CRES Instructor: Ms. Blackwell | $160 for 8 sessions.Chemistry is cool!  Especially with Ms. Blackwell!  In this class, kids will find a perfect mixture (no pun intended) of fun and hands-on science experiments that will include making chemical reactions, mixing saturated solutions, exploring the solubility of both solids and liquids, growing crystals, making slime and so much more. 

Grades 3-6.

Location: STEAM Room

Thurs. dates: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7

 

 

Chess                                                                                                                                  

Tuesdays 4:15-5:45p

Instructor: Coach Mehler | $210 for 16 sessions (materials included).  Coach Mehler returns to coach the CRES Chess Club.  This club is offered in two 16-class sessions, every Tuesday that school is in session.  Students who want to participate in the second 16-week session (from 2/5 to 5/28) register now, as part of our winter BASA registration.  Students 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.  This class runs until 5:45pm. 

Grades 2-6.

Location: Cafeteria

Tues. dates:  All Tuesdays, if school is in session, through the end of May.  All BASA classes end by June 1.

 

Coder Kids                                         

Wednesdays 4:15-5:15p (Intro)

Instructor: Coder Kids | $165 for 8 sessions.  

Coder Kids Intro:  Students will learn basic principles of algorithmic thinking and problem solving through Kodable, a fun visual programming app that helps children build a strong foundation in coding.  Students with some coding exposure can explore Scratch, a program designed by MIT and Harvard, where students will learn to design, implement and test their own animations, stories and games. 

Wed PM suggested for Grades K-3 (no coding experience needed).

Location: Theater

Wed. dates: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6

 

Thursdays 8:00-9:00a (Cryptography)

Instructor: Coder Kids | $165 for 8 sessions.  

Coder Kids Cryptography:  Students will code and decode secret messages to communicate with their friends. They will use Python to code ciphers from history and will learn about the techniques that are commonly used to break secret codes.  New and returning coders are welcome. 

Thurs AM suggested for Grades 3-6 (coding experience helpful).

Location: Theater

Thurs. dates: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7

 

 

Crocheting                                                                                                              

Wednesdays 8:00-9:00a

CRES Instructor: Ms. Matthews | $120 for 8 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. Students will learn basic crochet stitches, common motifs and patterns as they plan their own creations. 

Grades 3-6.

Location: Ms. Matthews Room

Wed. dates: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6

 

 

Curiousity Zone - Legos                                                                                       

Wednesdays 4:15-5:15p

Instructor: Curiousity Zone | $195 for 8 sessions (materials included).  Discover the mysteries of the ocean while creatingyour own battleships, submarines, buildings, robots, sea creatures and other cool thingsusing Legos! Along the way, explore science and engineering through buoyancy,cartesian divers, bioluminescence, columns/structures, undersea robots and more.Students utlize creative thinking, physics, chemistry, engineering and more. Eachclass features both hands-on science activities and a Lego building activity. 

Grades K-6 (divided into 2 groups by age).

Location: Cafeteria

Wed. dates: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6

 

 

Debate & Debate Jr.                                                                  

Thursdays 4:15-5:15p (Older)  

Debate Instructor:  Fairfax Collegiate | $155 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.  

Grades 4-6.

Location: Library

Thurs. dates: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7

 

 

Thursdays 8:00- 9:00a (Jr.)

Debate Jr. CRES Instructors: Ms. Allen & Ms. Grabel | $125 for 6 sessions. Often considered only for older grades, this debate class makes the core values of debate accessible to all grade levels.  In this class, students will learn the basics of constructing a persuasive argument and presenting their ideas to their peers. They will learn to consider problems with several “right” answers, think critically and develop supporting arguments, and be challenged to open their minds to different viewpoints.   The kids will work with partners to practice and will have the chance to conduct mini-debates with other teams at the end of each session.

Grades 2-4.

Location: AART Room (112)

Thurs. dates: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21

 

Fencing for Young Jedi                                                                                                 

Fridays 4:15-5:15p

Instructor: Fencers Club | $170 for 7 sessions.  Classes are conducted in the discipline of epee.  Students will focus on the fundamentals of fencing 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 using electric fencing equipment.  All levels of experience are welcome. 

Grades 1-6.

Location: Kindergarten POD

Fri. dates (only 1 make up possible): 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15

 

My First Hot Cocoa Stand                                                                                     

Wednesdays 8:00-9:00a

CRES Instructor: Felicia Allen & Spark Business Academy | $175 for 8 sessions. 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.

Grades 1-3.

Location: Teacher’s Lounge

Wed. dates: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6

 

 

Pottery Around the World:  Where Art History Meets Pottery                                         

Thursdays 4:15-5:15p

Instructor: Jimmy Potters Mobile Studio & Workshop | $210 for 8 sessions.  Students will learn about cultures around the world while they create beautiful projects inspired by that country.  From Japanese monkeys in hot springs to Russian nesting dolls to ceramic Chinese dragons, students will create and glaze their own clay creations.  The projects are fun and creative and will be taught by accomplished artists/teachers.  No prior experience is required.  More challenging work will be assigned to students with previous experience. 

Grades 1-6.

Location: Art Room

Thurs. dates: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7

 

 

Tennis & Tennis Jr.                                           

Tuesdays 4:15-5:15p (Jr.) or Thursdays 8:00-9:00am (Older)

Instructor: TopNotch Tennis | $130 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 learn the fundamental strokes: forehand, backhand, volleys, and serves using drills and games in a fun, safe and friendly environment.  

Tues PM for Grades K-3; Thurs AM for Grades 3-6.

Location: Gym

Tues. dates: 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5 -OR- Thurs. dates: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7

 

Theater, Acting & Improv                                                                                               

Fridays 4:15-5:15p

Instructor: Acting for Young People | $115 for 8 sessions. Calling actors of all ages to use their imagination!  

Acting 101:  Younger students will be introduced to the building blocks of acting and theater.  Students will learn a variety of acting styles, methods, theories and techniques.  All of our young actors will participate in a final presentation on the last day of class.  Grades 1-3.

Improv:  Older students will use improv to create short scenes, situations, and characters.  Students will engage in creative thinking games and activities while focusing on listening and teamwork.  While thinking on their feet, these actors will be laughing on the floor.  Session will culminate in a sharing of improv games and exercises.  

Grades 4-6. 

Location: Cafeteria

Fri. dates (only 1 make up possible): 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22

 

Young Chefs                                                                                                               

Mondays 4:15-5:15p

CRES Instructor: Ms. Javaid | $145 for 7 sessions.  Sometimes the trick to getting your children to eat healthy is to teach them to cook by themselves.  Students will learn to fix healthy after-school snacks while developing quantitative skills through recipe measurements.  They will learn proper food handling techniques as well as food conservation methods.  Each week, they will add a new recipe and shopping list to their personal cookbooks.

Grades 3-6.

Location: Teacher Lounge

Mon. dates (No snow day make-up is possible on Mondays): 1/14, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/18, 3/25

 

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