31st annual Saturday Exploration and Enrichment Program begins Feb. 24

Perry Hill School will be hosting its 31st annual five-week Saturday Exploration and Enrichment Program beginning Feb. 24.

The program is designed to give students from pre-K to high school the opportunity to participate in classes and activities not offered during the school year, get younger kids acclimated to the Perry Hill campus, and give older students a chance to fulfill their community service requirement.

The program includes topics like Legos, robotics, tye-dying, cake decorating, gym classes, karate, art, and more. Kids are permitted to take two two-hour classes with a 15-minute break in between at a cost of $90 per class.

The Saturday Exploration and Enrichment Program was created by the city’s assistant superintendent of schools, Lorraine Rosner, 31 years ago and was taken over by 2016 Teacher of the Year Melissa Fenstermaker in 2015.

Fenstermaker said she used to teach in the program before assuming Rosner’s role, and believes the experience is good for students of all ages and gets them excited about attending school.

The deadline for applying to the program and specific classes and activities offered is Tuesday, Feb. 20, but Fenstermaker said she will accept applications up until the first day of class on Feb. 24.

Some classes may become unavailable due to lack of enrollment. To verify that the class your child is interested in is available, contact Fenstermaker at mfenstermaker@sheltonpublicschools.org.

She also explained that robotics, Lego building, and some other courses have an additional fee because they’re a little more expensive to run.

For more information, to  apply or pay for the program visit seeprogram.weebly.com/.