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.

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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

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!

You may need to copy and paste the link into a new window.




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

Thanksgiving Feast-November 2017

All R.C. LaPerche students are invited to enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast during lunch periods on Wednesday, November 22nd!  Please click on the link below for all the details. You may need to copy and paste the link into a new window.
Each student needs his or her own form to ensure we have the proper amount of food.  Thank you for completing this form by Wednesday, November 15.

2017-2018 Business Sponsorship Form

LaPerche Elementary School and LaPerche PTA are joining together to host an exciting event for our students.  A Boosterthon Fun Run, a lively character and fitness-focused fundraiser, is set to take place at LaPerche on January 26, 2018!  
LaPerche is respectfully asking for business support during this fundraiser.   At the fun run, each student receives a customized Boosterthon t-shirt with our school logo on the front. If you choose to be a sponsor, your business logo will be displayed on the back of 255 student t-shirts. Students’ laps will be tallied on the back of the shirt alongside your company name. In order to provide all students with these school spirit shirts at an affordable cost, we are partnering with local businesses like yours. Students wear their t-shirts for the remainder of the year and beyond as a symbol of pride for their achievement.  
We are looking for businesses to donate any amount between $100 and $300 to help us meet our goal.  If you are interested in sponsoring LaPerche Elementary students, please contact Amy Antunes at 401-261-1826 or amyantunes [at] gmail [dot] com. Thank you in advance for supporting our school and please mark your calendar to join us on January 26 at LaPerche for our Fun Run!
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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.