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.

Summer Learning Opportunities for LaPerche Students--June 26, 2015

Please visit the "Summer Reading" tab found under the "Parent Info" tab above for a variety of summer learning opportunites. All students who complete their summer learning will be invited to an Outdoor Fun Festival on Friday, June 25!

Last Day of School-Tuesday, June 23

The last day of school for students is Tuesday, June 23. 

Walk-a-Thon to Benefit Smithfield Animal Shelter-May 26, 2015

Wednesday, May 27 is our annual Walk-a-Thon. As you know the children chose the Smithfield Animal Shelter as the organization that would receive our donations.  Please send in all donations with your child tomorrow. Also, please put sunscreen on your child and send him or her to school with a water bottle, hat or sunglasses, and wearing sneakers.  Thank you for your help making the Walk-a-Thon a success!

Variety Show--May 21, 2015 at 6:00 at LaPerche

Would you like to be inspired? Please join us on Thursday, May 21 at 6:00 for our Annual Variety Show.  Over 40 students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade will entertain you will their amazing talents. Please come out and support the performers! 

Crystal Apple Award--April 30, 2015

 Congratualtions to our incredible team of Intensive Special Education (ISE) paraprofessionals for winning the Horace Mann Crystal Apple Award for excellence today.  The team was nominated by their colleagues at LaPerche with this letter:

The 4 paraprofessionals in the Integrated Special Education room have been an outstanding team since 2006. They are responsible for the daily routines, care and education for the severe/profound students at LaPerche. Although their position is physically and mentally demanding, they are amazing role models for their positive attitudes and outlook each and every day. They are among the most dedicated and nurturing staff members we have had the pleasure to work with every day. Mrs. Lauren Giroux, Mrs. Lorna Fossa-Moretti, Mrs. Cheryl Mattson and Mrs. Kathy England have an unparalleled level of understanding of the needs and demands of the students in their classroom. It isn’t often that there is an opportunity to recognize the dedication and professionalism that is displayed every day, so we are proud to nominate the team of paraprofessionals in the ISE.

PARCC Testing Schedule and Frequently Asked Questions

The PARCC Spring 2015 testing schedule for LaPerche can be found under the "Parent Info" tab at the top of this website.  Once there click on "School Newsletter" to access the testing schedule.  Along with the testing schedule you will find a list of frequently asked questions surrounding the PARCC and procedures for students who refuse to participate.  As always, feel free to call or email Mrs. Dorsey with any questions at 231-6652 or jdorsey [at] smithfield-ps [dot] org.

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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.