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.

Weekly Update 11-2-2012


Auction Night:
Last chance!  You are invited to the PTA Auction Night set for November 3rd, 7 p.m. at Twelve Acres in Smithfield.  Please visit http://rclaperchepta.org/events/laperche-night-out/ for more information and to purchase tickets. Also, you may purchase tickets at the door! Hope to see you there! 
Food Drive to support Smithfield families and the local food bank:
From November 1st-12th, LaPerche Elementary will be participating in a food drive. Some of the donated items will be used to create Thanksgiving baskets for LaPerche families and the rest will go to restock the Smithfield Food Pantry. Alan Shawn Feinstein and the Feinstein Foundation will donate $1 to LaPerche for every food item we donate. Last year, LaPerche donated over 2000 items which means we earned over $2000.00!! Let’s all work together to break that record!! 
Volunteer for Recess on Fridays:
We are looking for a few volunteers to join us for recess on Friday afternoons from 1:00-1:30 for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders. If you are interested, please email or call our wonderful school secretary, Debbie Cerullo at 231-6652.
School Store:
Due to the large number of 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders who would like to purchase items from the school store, we have decided to designate a day for each. School store will be open during lunch on Tuesdays for 1st grade, Wednesdays for 2nd grade and Thursdays for 3rd grade. 4th and 5th grade will continue to have access to the school store on Thursdays. If your child comes home and tells you there was no school store on a particular day, she may be right. Currently, our supply is low and we are ordering more items. 
Walking to Morning Meeting:
When the bell rings at Morning Meeting, many of our students are running to line and pushing and shoving to get to the front. Almost every day, a student starts the day in Mrs. Sepe’s office. Today at Morning Meeting we practiced how to walk to line when the bell rings. Can you please talk with your child about the importance of following this rule. Thanks for your help!
Health and Wellness:
Just a reminder that our Health and Wellness policy calls for healthy snacks anytime there is a classroom celebration. Suggestions include: fruit, cheese and crackers, hummus and pretzels, assorted veggies, fruit smoothies, cheese sticks, yogurt tubes
Please do not send Halloween candy to school with your child. Thank you!

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.