Mission Statement

The mission of R.C. LaPerche Elementary School, as an inclusive learning community devoted to high standards and best teaching practices for all students, is to inspire life-long learning and to develop responsible, self-confident children capable of effective communication and problem solving, through a collaboration of parents, teachers, students, and the community, which fosters a safe, respectful environment, recognizing diversity and individuality.

Dr. Paolucci and Mr. Clough to Speak at PTA meeting-Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30


 On Tuesday, March 6, Dr. Judy Paolucci, Superintendent of Smithfield Schools, and Mr. Sean Clough, School Committee Chair, will be joining us for our PTA meeting.  Please mark your calendars and plan to join us at 6:30 as they provide an update and answer questions about the Elementary Reconfiguration project.  Thank you! 


Update from Mrs. Forte--School Nurse Teacher--February 2018

To view the latest update from Mrs. Forte, please click on the link below or copy and paste into a new window.  


Spring LEAP Program Kicks off Tuesday, March 13!

The R.C. LaPerche PTA is happy to announce that the Spring Session of this year’s LaPerche After School Enrichment Program (LEAP) will  be held on Tuesday  and Thursday afternoons in the school cafeteria beginning on Tuesday, March 13th at 3:30 p.m. and run for six weeks. All classes end promptly at 4:30 p.m. and pick-up is located in the various rooms your child will be in. 


Click here for the all the details and to register your child for a class:


Update from LaPerche--January 2018

Please read the latest update from LaPerche!

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Holiday Sing-a-Long--Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Please join us for a holiday sing-a-long on Wednesday, December 20, at 9:30.  Our fifth grade band, fifth grade chorus and fourth grade singers will perform!

Barnes and Noble Polar Express Event--Friday December 1

Please join us at Barnes and Noble in Smithfield Crossings for Polar Express Night as LaPerche students across all grade levels perform!

2nd Grade Performs
Kindergarten + 3rd Grade (Buddies-Gingerbread Man Story/Song)
4th grade singers
1st Grade Performs
Grade 5 Performs
5:30 - 5:45

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Raymond C. LaPerche Elementary School is one of four elementary schools in the Smithfield Public School system. Our school is dedicated to Raymond C. LaPerche, a former teacher, principal and superintendent in the Smithfield Public Schools for 41 years. LaPerche first opened its doors in 1968 and presently serves students in kindergarten to grade five.