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.

Updates and Reminders--May 2018

Reminders and Updates from LaPerche:
  • Tomorrow the third, fourth and fifth graders are heading to the orchestra!  Students are invited to bring their recorders on the trip to play with the orchestra.  If you are chaperoning, you can meet us at the Vets Auditorium for the 11:30 concert or meet us at school for the 10:30 departure and follow the bus.
  • All field trip permission slips and lunch request forms for our trips to Mystic Aquarium and PawSox are overdue. We are still missing over 50 forms.  Please return the permission slips and lunch forms ASAP and reach out to your child’s teacher if you need a new set. Thank you!
  • Volunteer training is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23 at 8:20 and again at 3:00.  Please join us if you plan to volunteer at LaPerche and have not completed it yet.
  • Reminder that there is no school on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day. Check out the Smithfield Town website for information about a Memorial Day service being held at Deerfield Park.
Please visit the LaPerche School website for all of the upcoming events!  

Updates and Reminders from LaPerche--May 2018


Teacher and Staff appreciation week was amazing!  The student artwork, sweet treats, gifts and special notes of thanks were truly incredible and so greatly appreciated.  I am grateful for the way the students adopted other teachers and staff members who were not their teacher. Thank you for making the week so wonderful for all!
Update and reminders from LaPerche:
  • Tonight, Tuesday, May 15 is Orientation Night at Gallagher for all 5th grade students.  Orientation is from 6:00-8:30--See the calendar for all the details.
  • Last day to order LaPerche spirit wear for this year is Friday, May 18.  There are assorted shirts and sweatshirts in the office for you to try on to check the sizes.  Shirts will be delivered to school before the end of the year. Order forms were sent home and can be found in the office.
  • Would you like to volunteer at field day this year?  Field day is scheduled for Friday, June 8 and it is always a favorite day among the students and adults! The flyer was emailed to all families. If you would like a hard copy of the flyer, email Mrs. Bazinet at sbazinet [at] smithgield-ps [dot] org (sbazinet [at] smithfield-ps [dot] org).
  • As you know, LaPerche School is going to the PawSox on Thursday, June 7.  If you would like to chaperone, the cost for an adult ticket is $8. Students cost $11 to cover the cost of the ticket and the buses.   If you already sent in $11 for the adult ticket, we can certainly put that extra $3 towards the cost of the bus or send you a refund. If you would like a refund, please simply email Mrs. Bazinet at sbazinet [at] smithfiled-ps [dot] org (sbazinet [at] smithfiled-ps [dot] org). If you sent in the permission slip without payment, please send it in a envelope marked with your child’s name, teacher name and field trip name. Thank you!
  • In order to volunteer at LaPerche for field day, in the classroom, or for field trips you must complete volunteer training with Mrs. Dorsey and have a current BCI on file with the Smithfield Police Department.  Our next Volunteer Training is scheduled for Friday, May 25 at 8:20. Training takes 15 minutes. If you need to complete volunteer training and that date does not work for you, email Mrs. Dorsey at jdorsey [at] smithfield-sp [dot] org (jdorsey [at] smithfield-sp [dot] org) to set a time that works for you.
  • We have many additional events scheduled for the remainder of the year.  Please see the calendar for all upcoming events



Upcoming Dates at LaPerche

Reminders about upcoming events at LaPerche:
  • Wednesday, April 25 is Administrative Assistant’s Day! I hear from many families how wonderful Mrs. Bazinet is and of course, we could not agree more! Let’s take the week to shower Mrs. Bazinet with love!
  • Wednesday, April 25--It is planting time at LaPerche!  Please join us right after school at 3:20 as we plant some new fruit trees and prepare our garden for spring.  All are welcome!  Please bring gardening gloves, small and large shovels and other gardening tools
  • Tuesday, May 1--PTA Meeting at 6:30 at LaPerche.  We are looking for volunteers to fill the roles of Treasurer and Vice President. Please consider volunteering.
  • Wednesday, May 2 and Thursday, May 3--3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will take the math portion of the RICAS test. Testing begins each day at 9:00AM.  Once the session begins, late students won’t be allowed to enter the classroom and will have to make the test up on another day.  Please do everything you can to ensure your child gets a good night's rest, eats a hearty breakfast, and arrives at school at 8:20 so he or she has time to play and socialize before the test begins. Also, at LaPerche, students are allowed to bring sugarless gum or mints to school to enjoy while testing.  Research shows that chewing gum during testing boosts concentration and we found it also helps get the kids excited for a test! Please feel free to send your child to school with sugarless gum or mints on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Friday, May  4--LaPerche Variety Show from 5:30-7:30 at LaPerche--Please join us as we showcase the many talented students at LaPerche!

LaPerche Spring Concert--Tuesday, March 27, 2018

You are cordially invited to attend...

LaPerche Elementary School 
Spring Music Concerts

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Smithfield High School Auditorium
Grades K-2 at 5:30 p.m.
Grades 3-5 at 6:30 p.m.

Please join us for a fantastic evening of music presented by all children in grades K through 5!

*Children may wear their best spring clothes to the concert. 
(Please do not feel obligated to purchase new clothes for this event.)

*Children will sit with their family members in the audience until it is time for them to come up to perform. We ask that children please be seated with their families in the auditorium at the above listed times. 
Thank you so much for your cooperation! 

*Admission is free, however donations for the 
music program will be gladly accepted.


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

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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.