21st Century Discovery Centers
The Parma City School District operates the Discovery Center at Thoreau Park Elementary School, funded through a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant. This federally funded program is a free after-school program for 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students attending Ridge-Brook and Thoreau Park Elementary Schools.
The objectives of the 21st Century Discovery Center are to provide academic intervention in math and reading, social and emotional learning, youth development enrichment activities, and parent engagement. The discovery center provides a safe environment for students to learn and receive help with homework, participate in enrichment activities in technology, the arts, character education, physical fitness, and many more areas of interest. We will be hosting family events and providing field trip opportunities.
2022/2023 Discovery Center Calendar
Mondays - Fridays
3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Session #1: October 17, 2022 - December 9, 2022
Session #2: January 9, 2023 - March 3, 2023
Session #3: March 20, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Registration Information Packet
Please click on the links below to download more information and the registration packet for the 21st Century Discovery Center.
After completing the registration packet, please download the completed registration and save.
There are two ways to return your registration packet.
1. Email the downloaded packet to Laura Coufalik, the Site Coordinator at the Thoreau Park Discovery Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Laura will reply to your email saying that she has received your registration packet.
2. Print the completed registration packet and send it with your student to Thoreau Park Elementary or Ridge-Brook Elementary. Larua will contact you when she has received your registration packet.
Discovery Center Transportation Form - RIDGE-BROOK FAMILIES ONLY
Ridge-Brook Families Only: Please fill out this transportation form and send it back with the registration packet.
Discovery Center 2022-2023 School Year
The Discovery Center will open on Monday, October 17, 2022.
Discovery Center Newsletter
Click above to read the Discovery Center newsletter!