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.

Veteran's Day Celebration--Thursday, November 7 at 9:00

We invite any LaPerche student who has an active or retired service member in his or her life to invite that service member to to LaPerche for a coffee social and flag raising ceremony at 9:00 on Thursday, November 7.  Please email Mrs. Bazinet at sbazinet [at] smithfield-ps [dot] org if your child would like to being a service member. Everyone is invited to our flag raising ceremony at 9:30 in the front of the school.

Mary Ann Snider from the Rhode Island Department of Education will present at LaPerche on Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30

October 23rd--6:30 PTA Meeting--Join us to hear from Rhode Island Department of Education Representative Mary Ann Schnider about school rankings and the PARCCC assessment

Town Meeting--Tuesday, October 22 at 2:15

Our first Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 22 at 2:15.  Mrs. Clough's second graders, the entire 4th grade and the September and October student council will be presenting.  All are welcome to join us!!

LEAP Registration is OPEN!! Classes begin Tuesday, October 15

Sponsored by the R.C. LaPerche PTA, the After School Enrichment Program (LEAP) provides a safe environment beyond school hours in the Fall and Spring where students have the opportunity to participate in activities and socialize with friends. LEAP offers exciting activities which offers programs for children to be healthier and happier, including sports, art activities and dance. From the classroom to the playground, students spend out-of-school hours in safe and stimulating environment. All program leaders are respectful and positive toward students, mindful of the importance of appropriate role models.


Visit http://rclaperchepta.org/leap/ for more information about classes and prices.  Thank you to Valorie Poirier for running the LEAP program!!


Huge Multi-Family Yard Sale at LaPerche-- Saturday, September 28--9:00-2:00

The 5th Grade class is having a multi-family yard sale on the grounds of Raymond C. LaPerche School on Saturday, September 28, 2013. The yard sale is from 9am-2pm. Items will include: clothes, household items, games, dvd/vhs tapes, furniture. There will also be coffee, candy, popcorn and baked goods for sale. Proceeds from yard sale will help to off set the costs of activities the 5th grade class will be doing throughout the school year Please come and support us!!!!

Back-to-School BBQ and Movie Night--Friday, September 6th

Please join us for our Family Back-to-School BBQ and movie night scheduled for tonight, Friday, September 6th at 5:00! The cost is $5 per person and capped at $25 for a family! The event begins at 5:00 and families are encouraged to bring a blanket and chairs! Hope to see you there!

Classroom Supply Lists-August 2013

A link to the school supply lists by grade level can be found under the "Parent Info" link at the top of this page.
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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.