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.

Scotties Trees Rock Video Contest!!--LaPerche Third Graders are one of 12 national finalists!

We are almost at the end of the first week of voting for the Scotties Trees Rock Contest.  As you know, Mrs. Elefsiades' third graders are one of 12 national finalists! Tomorrow evening, Tuesday, January 21, the third graders will be presenting at the School Committee Meeting at 7:00 at SHS.  All are welcome to attend to show support!! Third graders please arrive at 6:45.   On Wednesday, January 22, we will find out the rankings after one week of voting.  Don't forget you can vote EVERYDAY!!


Go to http://www.scottiestreesrock.com to vote today!


Pasta Dinner--Friday, January 24--Forms due Wednesday, January 22!

On Friday, January 24, the 5th grade will be serving a delicious pasta dinner at SHS.  This is a wonderful opportunity for the 5th grade students to run an event by hosting, serving dinner and cleaning up.  It is a great opportunity for you to take your family out for dinner while supporting LaPerche.  Please plan to join us for dinner on Friday at Smithfield High School.  The form to indicate your participation is due on Wednesday, January 22.  Thank you in advance for your support!


Jump Rope for Heart--Envelopes due the week of February 3 through 6

After practicing their skills at P.E. class and seeing the jumpers at our Town Meeting on Friday, the students are very excited about the upcoming Jump Rope for Heart.

A form reviewing all of the details is attached.  A few important reminders are highlighted below:



1. Please DO NOT send any cash for your own security.  All cash should be converted to a check payable to: The American Heart Association.


2. All checks that come to school must be placed in the official Jump Rope for Heart collection envelope labeled with your child's name and class on it.  These were given out during Physical Education class.  Extra envelopes are available if needed. Please send a note if you need a new envelope.  All money should be sent in at one time in the envelope.  Thank you!!


3. Students may continue to collect donations until the first week of February.  Envelopes are due to Mrs. Marques-Jordan/Mr. Gruczka during the week of February 3-6.


4. Lastly, if your child has raised the $5.00 amount in order to receive the duck and lanyard, please send only the completed coupon to school.  The $5.00 donation can stay in the envelope at home until it's due date.  


All information about Jump Rope for Heart can be found on Mrs. Marques-Jordan's blog: http://mjfootnotes.blogspot.com/


Girl's Choice Dance--Form is due Friday, January 24--Event is Friday, February 7

The Girl's Choice dance is scheduled for Friday, February 7 from 5:30-9:30 at Twelve Acres.  If your daughter would like to participate, forms are due to school by Friday, January 24th.  All photo forms can be brought with you the night of the dance.  If you need new forms, please send a note to school with your child.


PTA News and Updates--January 2014

Visit the LaPerche PTA website for all the latest news and updates! http://rclaperchepta.org/


PTA Meeting--Tuesday, Janaury 7 @ 6:30

Please come out and join us at our Janaury PTA meeting on Tuesday, Janaury 7 @ 6:30 pm!

Auditor lauds Smithfield school system as 'one of the best'--December 4, 2013

Check out the article in the Valley Breeze about the recent audit of the Smithfield Public Schools. We are ONE OF THE BEST in the state!!



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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.