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.

Volunteer Training

Would you like to volunteer at LaPerche this year?  If so, you need to complete volunteer training with Mrs. Dorsey one time during your child's career at LaPerche.  We have three volunteer training events scheduled. The training takes 15 minutes and will take place in the conference room. Please email Mrs. Bazinet at sbazinet [at] smithfield-ps [dot] org to let her know you plan to attend.  

Friday, September 11 @ 8:20

Tuesday, September 15 @ 3:30

Thursday, September 17 @ 8:20

Wednesday, September 23 @ 8:20

Thursday, September 24 @ 3:30


In additon to the volunteer training, volunteers need to have a background check completed with the Smithfield Police Department.  Forms can be found on the right hand side of this website. Thank you in advance for volunteering!

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.