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Happy Camper Book Fair - March 27-31


 We are only one week away from our Happy Camper Book Fair!  
All classes have two scheduled dates that they will be visiting the fair.  

  • Grades K-3 will first have a browsing day where they will create their wish lists, followed by a buy date where they will be able to purchase items from their list.
  • Grades 4-6 will be able to purchase books on the first day.
  • Parents can purchase books on any day.

Book Fair Hours

We will be open during the Talent Show dress rehearsals
Wednesday 29th from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday 30th from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Early bird on Friday 31st opening at 8:00 am

Class Schedule at Signup Genius  |  Volunteer at the Book Fair


Girl Scout Book Drive for Hybla Valley

March 27-31, 2017

Girl Scout Book Drive

The CRES Girl Scouts will be collecting gently used children’s books for elementary age students (K-6) the week of March 27-31st. Please drop off gently used books
in the collection boxes in the front lobby at Colvin Run or during the evening hours of the PTO Book Fair on March 31st. Books collected will be donated to needy children at Hyla Valley.  Download Flier


Questions? Have a HUGE number of books to donate?

Please contact Tonia Powell at toniampowell@gmail.com





Celebrate Great Falls Annual Golf Tournament


Save the Date!

Celebrate Great Falls Annual Golf Tournament

Join the fun for a great day of golf at the beautiful Hidden Creek Country Club in Reston. The event includes a 4-person scramble, dinner and an awards reception following the golf.


May 22, 2017  |  1:30 p.m. shotgun start

Hidden Creek Country Club, Reston, VA


Register to sponsor, play or volunteer at: www.greatfallsgolf.org


Proceeds benefit Colvin Run, Forestville & Great Falls Elementary Schools.



CRES Summer Camps

Enjoy lots of fun with your friends this summer! Sign up now for some sweet discounts on fun summer camps at CRES.


Camp Invention

Imaginations get rocket fuel at Camp Invention. This year's "Launch" program offers fun, hands-on challenges to encourage problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Create gadgets by up cycling everyday machines
Explore a distant new exoplanet
Launch water rockets and bubble blasters
Design pitch duct tape products



CRES week (led by Ms. Abernathy): July 10-14, 9:00am-3:30pm
$255 per week (Use promo code: DISCOVER25 for $25 discount)





Camp Invention Counselor-in-Training Program

For our rising 7th graders our CIT program is an amazing opportunity for your child to gain those real world experiences. They will mentor and coach younger inventors, gain important leadership skills, as well as collaborate with their other leadership interns. CIT spots are limited, so if you’re interested in this unique leadership opportunity, go online and register soon.

* To be eligible for the Counselor-in-Training program, you must be entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade this upcoming fall



Colvin Run Art Camp

Art camp returns to CRES this summer. Stay tuned for more details coming soon. Registration will open with the Spring BASA class registration on March 1st.


Overtime Athletics

Overtime Athletics Summer Camps are a little bit of this…and a little bit of that! Our model zeroes in on the best parts of traditional day camp like Sports, Games, Contests, Arts and Crafts, Team Building Challenges, and Special Activities, AND also incorporates the latest trends in youth programming to include, Scavenger Hunts, Video Game Bus, Water Games, Goofy Golf, Brain Buster Projects, and much, much more!

Choose from 8 weeks June 26th - Aug 18th, half and full day options
$225 per week / $185 half day
(Use the discount code: StealDeal for extra savings.)





Chess Camp

Learn the strategy of chess in this week-long chess camp. Mr. Mehler and other nationally certified instructors from the U.S. Chess Center will teach campers in a fun week that mixes chess with other recreational activities. The U.S. Chess Center has been running chess camps since 1992. 

The U.S. Chess Center is the most experienced chess-teaching organization in the country.  Its students have earned more than a dozen national championships, hundreds of its students have earned academic college scholarships and about 20 have become national masters.

We will have three U.S. Chess Center chess camps this summer. These camps focus on improving one’s chess skills through practice and lessons.  The teachers place more emphasis on learning than on winning.  Good sportsmanship is the key to having fun.
The morning half-day camp is for beginners and intermediate players entering grades 2 - 7. The afternoon camp is for players with greater experience rising into grades 3 - 8. The full-day camp is for players rising into grades 3 – 9 who are comfortable with tournament rules of chess. 

CRES weeks: July 24-28, half day 9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00, $110 per week
July 31-Aug 4, full day 9:00-3:00 with aftercare option until 5:00pm, $200 per week





Food Rescue - Volunteers Needed

Each day CRES students collect leftover, unopened food and beverages from lunch to donate to Cornerstones Emergency Self-Sufficiency Services. Located in Reston, VA just 12 minutes from CRES, Cornerstones provides healthy food and supportive services to homeless and low income individuals and families, enabling them to work toward a goal of self-sufficiency.

While the 4th graders will be responsible for collecting the unopened items in the cafeteria, we need parent volunteers -- from all grades -- to assist with delivering the rescued food every Tuesday and Thursday through the end of the school year.

Volunteers will be taking food from the CRES Cafeteria via provided or personal coolers and bags anytime between the specified time frames, delivering them to the Cornerstones Pantry and completing a donation form. Volunteers using CRES provided coolers and bags are requested to return them the following day. Please contact Tonia Powell, the CRES Food Rescue coordinator for more information.

Signup Genius for Food Rescue




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Celebrate Great Falls Golf Tournament Co-chair

Every year we coordinate with the Celebrate Great Falls committee and two other area schools to organize a charity golf tournament which raises a significant amount of money for programs at CRES. The tournament includes a fun 4 person scramble, lunch or dinner and awards. There's a silent auction too. This is a great opportunity to take a leadership position with the PTO and enjoy some fun networking and golf! Please contact Christina Saxon for more details.

Classroom Volunteer Opportunities

Our awesome room parents have created individual Sign up Genius pages for each class. If you can't find the email with the link for your child's class, simply go to the volunteering page on the PTO website.

Find your child's class Sign Up Genius page






PTO Bookfair - March 27-31st

Talent Show - March 31st & April 1st

Culturama - May 5th

Family Fitness Day - May 13th

CRES Musical: The Lion King Kids - May 19-20th
Celebrate Great Falls Golf Tournament - May 22nd




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