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. 

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.