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.

Update From Laperche--November 28, 2015

Please click on, or copy and paste, the link below for more information about our Veteran's Day Ceremony, the responsibilites of Room Parents, Performance Reports, our Thanksgiving Feast and more! 


November Spirit Day--PJ Day--Wednesday, November 18, 2015

 The November Student council has chosen PJ Day as their spirit day!  Students are welcome to wear PJ's to school on Wednesday, November 18.  Please no slippers or pants that are too long.  

For a list of all spirit days, please visit the "Town Meetings and Spirit Days" tab under Parent Info above.

PTA Meeting, Wednesday, November 4 at 6:30/5th Grade Committee at 7:30

Please join us at our November PTA meeting at 6:30 at LaPerche.  Mrs. Dorsey, school principal, and Ms. Furtado, reading specialist, will present information about our STAR assessment administered to all students in grades K-5. 

5th Grade Committee Meeting will follow at 7:30 where we will discuss plans for our 5th Grade Pasta Dinner scheduled for Friday, December 11.


Costume Day is Friday, October 30

With any spirit day, dressing is optional and students do not have to participate.

If students would like to, they are allowed to wear their school appropriate costume to school. Please nothing too scary that will frighten the little ones!

Here are the do;'s and dont's for Costume Day!

Student's may wear:

* a wig, crown, face paint, tails, wings, gloves with cut off fingers

Student's may not wear:

* masks, fancy shoes, weapons, scary costumes, extra long pants or costume, anything that masks their vision or ability to hold a pencil.

If a student is having difficulty staying focused while in the costume, he or she will be asked to take off the costume so please be sure that your child has on clothes under the costume.

Picture Day is Tuesday, October 13

Come dressed to impress for picture day!

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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.