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.

NECAP starts tomorrow! 10/2/2012

Just a quick reminder to all of our families who have 3rd, 4th or 5th grade students that NECAP starts tomorrow, Tuesday, October 2nd. Last week, all of our families received a brochure detailing the NECAP process and plan for administration. Tonight your child came home with a NECAP pledge that he/she should share with you and have you sign. If you heard we are allowing the students to chew sugarless gum during NECAP, that is correct! 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students are welcome to bring sugarless gum to school during NECAP testing time. Research shows that chewing gum can improve your concentration and memory. Chewing gum may also improve blood flow to the brain, keeping you alert and focused. Feel free to send your child to school with sugarless gum during the NECAP testing period. I will pick up extra tonight in case families can’t get to the store!
Our school was crowded with volunteers today and that is just how we like it! A quick thank you to all the moms who volunteered in the classrooms today. We all appreciate the time you dedicate to our school. 

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.