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.

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.

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.

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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.