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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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.

Summer Camp at LaPerche!

Are you thinking about summer yet?  At LaPerche we are because we are planning a fabulous summer camp which will run from Monday, June 29 through Thursday July 2 from 8:00-4:00 and be held at LaPerche.  The camp director is our own Miss Laura Zucker with Mrs. Amy O’Hara and Mrs. Kathy England filling two teacher roles. Visit campinvention.org for additional information! The camp was created with “Inspiration from the National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees” and provides opportunities to create and innovate! 

Starting today you can register your rising first through sixth grader at campinvention.org. Older students can also be counselors in training. Until March 4 we are only opening the camp to LaPerche students. 

There are 90 spots available so register today to save a spot

Welcome Back! February 23, 2015

The LaPerche staff is excited to welcome all of our students back to school tomorrow, Monday, February 23.  We hope you had a restful but eventful vacation!  The educators at LaPerche are ready to hit the ground running as we engage your child in exciting new learning opportunities!

Look for a more extensive update, including information about a summer camp being held at LaPerche, in your inbox this week.



Pasta Dinner--Friday, January 30

Schoolwide Pasta Dinner, Friday, January 30 from 5:30-7:30 at SHS--Please come out and join us for a delicious pasta dinner served to you by our fabulous 5th graders.  The pasta dinner is a 5th grade tradition and fundraiser.  All LaPerche families are encouraged to attend.  Before you know it your little one will be a 5th grader!  Flyer was sent home in family folders last week.

Happy New Year!

 We welcome all of the LaPerche students back to school on Monday, January 5!  Our first PTA meeting for 2015 is Wednesday, Janaury, 7 at 6:30.  Come out and join us to learn how you can lend a hand at LaPerche!

December Town Meeting--Date and Time Change!!

 Our second Town Meeting for 2014-2015 will be held on Tuesday, December 23 at 10:30.  Mrs. Hegarty's class will be performing. Third and Fourth grade chorus will be performing. Also, November and December student council will be presenting.

Spirit Day Tomorrow-Friday, December 5-Dress as UNIQUE YOU!

 The November student council has chosen Dress as the Best YOU--Dress UNIQUE--Fashion Show during lunch tomorrow!

PTA Meeting--Tuesday, December 1, 2014

Please plan to join us for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, December 1 at 6:30 at LaPerche. Smithfield School's Technology Director, Paul Barrette, will join us to talk about the variety of electronic devices we have at LaPerche and how they enhance teaching and learning for all students.This meeting will take place in the kindergarten classroom.  Immediately folowing the PTA meeting there will be a 5th grade committee meting. 

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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.