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.

First Day of School for the 2016-2017 School Year

Enjoy the summer with your family and we look forward to seeing all first through fifth graders on Tuesday, August 30 for the first day of school. All incoming kindergarten students should have received a screening invitation for Tuesday, August 30 or Wednesday, August 31.  First day of school for all kindergarten students in Friday, September 2, 2016.  If your child is an incoming kindergarten students and did not receive a kindergarten screening appointment, please email principal, Julie Dorsey at jdorsey [at] smithfield-ps [dot] org for an appointment. 

Volunteer Training--Thursday, May 12 at 8:15

Are you joining your child's class for a field trip in the next few weeks?  Remember that you need to have completed volunteer training with Mrs. Dorsey and have a current BCI on file.  

Volunteer training needs to be completed once during your child's career at LaPerche but BCI's need to be completed each year.  If you need a new BCI, you can download the form.  There is a link to the form on the right hand side of the school website.  Or you can stop in to school and see Mrs. Bazinet or email her at at sbazinet [at] smithfield-ps [dot] org and she will send you home the paperwork.  

Our next volunteer training will take place on Thursday, May 12 at 8:15 at LaPerche.  The training will take about 15 minutes. Thank you for volunteering!

LaPerche Olympic Family Night--Wednesday, April 13 5:30-7:30

Please join us for the LaPerche Olympic Family Night on Wednesday, April 13 from 5:30-7:30.  Compete in bowling subtraction, fraction ring toss, coin value target practice and many more Olympic events!

We are all part of Team USA and are ready for a night of investigation, problem solving and game fun! Join us for opening ceremonies at 5:30 on the blacktop!

Show your American pride by dressing in Red, White and Blue and come ready for hands on learning and fun!

PARCC Testing Schedule

This year, LaPerche students will only take the PARCC state assessment once, at the end of April or beginning of May. At LaPerche our goal is to create a stress free environment during state assessments and anytime our students take a test. The students are well prepared for the assessments not because we teach to the test but because we teach the standards and base our curriculum on those standards. The PARCC test was created to test students knowledge of standards.

 Third, fourth and fifth graders will each have 4 sessions of ELA and 3 sessions of math. LaPerche students will take one ELA session in the morning and one Math session in the afternoon. After 3 1/2 days of testing, the grade level will be finished!

 Please do your best not to schedule any doctor or dentist appointments or vacations during testing to avoid the need for make ups. Student taking make ups will be missing institutional time in the classroom. If you have any questions about the testing schedule, please feel free to email or call Mrs. Dorsey at jdorsey [at] smithfield-ps [dot] org or 231-6652.

 Third and Fourth Grade--Tuesday, April 26-Friday, April 29

Fifth Grade--Tuesday, May 3-Friday, May 6



LaPerche Ledger--March 2016

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Reminder to all third, fourth and fifth grade students:

Please bring your recorders and band instrucments to school on Monday and Tuesday, March 28 and 29.  We will hold two grade level rehearsals in preparation for the concert on Wednesday, March 30 at Smithfield High School. 

LEAP Afterschool Classes Begin on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

 Visit http://rclaperchepta.org/leap-2/ to sign your child up for Mad Science, Dodge Ball, Animal Adventures, Carpentry, Multi Sports, and more!  Classes being on Tuesday, February 23!

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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.