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.

Classroom Assignments are in the mail!!

 With only a few weeks of summer left, are you feeling ready to send your children back to school?  The staff and teachers at LaPerche are busy preparing their classrooms and planning engaging lessons. 2016-2017 is going to be a great year at LaPerche!

Classroom assignments are being mailed to families tomorrow, Saturday, August 13.  You should receive your letter on Monday or Tuesday.  Please shoot an email to jdorsey [at] smithfield-ps [dot] org (jdorsey [at] smithfield-ps [dot] org) if you do not receive your letter inTuesday's mail. 

Classroom assignments do not pertain to incoming kindergarten students as teachers will be assigned after kindergarten screenings.

Included with the classroom assignment is a welcome back letter detailing upcoming dates.

For all upcoming dates, visit the school website at http://rles.smithfield-ps.org/laperche-school-calendar.

I look forward to seeing all LaPerche families in a few short weeks! Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns.

​Julie Dorsey



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.