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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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

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!

Update From LaPerche--October 2017

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Fun Festival Volunteers, Morning Drop Off Procedures and More in the Latest Update from LaPerche-September 16, 2017

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Nurse's Newsletter--https://www.smore.com/app/pages/preview/9p2z0

Open House-Wednesday, September 13 5:30-7:30




A quick reminder about the details for Open House:


Students are encouraged to join their families for Open House!  This is a night to visit your child’s classroom and meet your child’s teacher, special education teachers and other LaPerche educators such as the reading, speech, music, art, library, and physical education teachers.  


Feel free to stop in anytime during the two hour block.


Stop by the gym to visit with Mr. Connell and the Scholastic Book Fair.  Visit the PTA table to learn about all the different activities we have coming up as well as opportunities to volunteer!
Search for the PAW’s Signs and sign up to get PAWED!


5th grade students will be hosting their first fundraiser--a bake sale and positive message writing station!  Adults and students can purchase a PAW PRINT for $1 each on which to write a positive or encouraging message to a student, teacher or classroom.  The fifth grade students workers will then hang the PAW on the correct classroom door!  We have a competition going around among the adults to see which class will receive the most PAWS!!


We look forward to seeing all of our LaPerche families on Wednesday, September 13 at Open House!




Update from LaPerche--September 4, 2017

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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.