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.

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. 

PTA Meeting Followed by 5th Grade Committee Meeting-November 5

 Please join us tomorrow, Wednesday, November 5 at 6:30 for our monthly PTA meeting. The 5th Grade Committee Meeting will begin at 7:30.  Please visit http://rclaperchepta.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Agenda-11.5.14.pdf for the PTA meeting agenda.

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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.