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.

Upcoming Events --June 2, 2014

Our final spirit day is scheduled for Tuesday, June 3.  The student council chose “Dress like your favorite famous person” as their choice! We look forward to seeing the children’s creative costumes! 


Also, at 10:00 on Tuesday, the 5th graders will continue the tradition of launching the rockets.  All LaPerche families are invited to join us for the rocket launch!


That evening at 6:30 we will have our final PTA meeting.  Come out and join us as we plan the calendar for next year!


Our school wide field trip to Stadium Theater in Woonsocket is Wednesday, June 4. We will leave LaPerche at approximately 9:15 and return at 11:20.


Field Day is this Thursday, June 5th!  Please send your child to school wearing comfortable clothing and sneakers.  Please be sure to apply sunscreen before sending him or her to school.  Hats and water bottles labeled with names are strongly encouraged.  


Volunteers are still needed!  If you have a BCI from the Smithfield Police and would like to help us on Field Day, please contact parent coordinator Nicole Selema at 529-9500 or PE teacher Alicia Marques-Jordan at 231-6652.  We are looking forward to a day of physical activity and fun! 

PE Teacher of the Year

Did you know that Smithfield is fortunate enough to have the Physical Education Teacher of the Year working at LaPerche and McCabe?  Congratulations to Alicia Marques-Jordan for winning the distinguished award for the second time!  Mrs. Marques-Jordan was featured in the Breeze last week!  https://www.valleybreeze.com/2014-05-28/observer-smithfield-west/gym-teacher-scores-top-teaching-prize#.U4uU33JdXTo

Thank You, Science NECAP and more...May 12, 2014

Thank you to all LaPerche families and the LaPerche PTA for the many ways you recognized the LaPerche Staff during Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week.  The sentiment shared was heartfelt, creative, and greatly appreciated.  Adults all over the school were beaming!  Especially touched were the support staff that you recognized for the significant impact they make every day at school.  Thank you again from all the staff for a wonderful week!

NECAP Science for our 4th graders begins tomorrow and runs through Thursday.  Please send your child to school well rested and well fed and on time!!  We encourage the kids to put forth their best effort and show all they know.  They have been well prepared! Students are allowed to chew gum during testing to aid with attention.  Please send in sugarless gum only.  If you child has braces or a retainer he/she is welcome to bring mints.

Do you know a child who is starting kindergarten in the fall?  Smithfield Public Schools is planning for full day kindergarten!!  If you know of a family who still needs to register, please encourage them to call the administration building at 231-6606 to set up a time to register!


Are you moving this summer?  While we would hate to lose you at LaPerche, I do encourage you to stop in and speak with Mrs. Bazinet to sign a release so we can expedite the records transfer for you. This will ensure your child a spot in his new school and allow us to appropriately set class lists for next year.


As the weather warms up, I want to take a minute to remind families that flip flops and open toed sandals are not allowed at LaPerche.  Please send your child to school in a closed toe shoe. The students are outside every day and closed toed shoes are required for safety.  Thank you for your help keeping your children safe.


Science Fair and Plant Sale--May 20 5:30-7:30

 Please plan to join us for our annual Science Fair and Plant Sale.  Every LaPerche student participates in the Science Fair.  Join us and be amazed at our scientists' knowledge!  Also, every LaPerche student had the opportunity to plant seeds with Mrs. Semerjian a few months ago and now they have grown into plants!! Purchase some plants to add to your own garden while supporting LaPerche students.  We look forward to seeing everyone at this fabulous event!!

Town Meeting--April 10, 2013

Our next Town Meeting is scheduled for, Thursday, April 10 at 2:00. Our January, February and March student council will be presenting and Mrs. Sepe will present the TAR WARS poster winners.  Additionally, the Chinese LEAP class will sing and our Crystal Apple Award winner will be announced.  The 5th grade band will close down the Town Meeting with a fabulous performance.  As always, families are invited to join us!

PTA Meeting--Monday, April 7 at 6:30

Come out to LaPerche on Monday, April 7 at 6:30 to join us in planning upcoming events and to recieve an update on others!  Hope to see you there!

Boy's Choice Dance, Variety Show and Report Cards

  • Boy’s Choice Dance is scheduled for Friday, March 21 from 6:00-10:00 at Kirkbrae Country Club--Parking for the event is across the street from the club and there is a crosswalk to use for safe passage.  There will be balloons to indicate the correct lot for parking.

  • Was your child in the Teen Beach Movie production?  Does she/he want to perform some of the dances in the Variety Show on Friday, March 28 at 6:00?  If yes, she/he needs to attend one practice session on Monday, March 24 from 3:30-4:15.  If your child does not attend the Monday rehearsal, she/he will not be allowed to perform at the Variety Show. Please send a note giving permission for your child to stay for the rehearsal on Monday and plan to pick up your child at 4:15 at the handicapped door.  Thank you!

  • Second trimester report cards will be coming home with students on Wednesday, March 26. Please take some time to sit together with your child to discuss the report card. Celebrate the successes, especially when your child receives a 3 for Learner Behaviors!  If you have any questions after receiving the report card, don't hesitate to reach out the your child's teacher or another member of the LaPerche team.

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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.