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.

Open House-Wednesday, September 13 5:30-7:30




A quick reminder about the details for Open House:


Students are encouraged to join their families for Open House!  This is a night to visit your child’s classroom and meet your child’s teacher, special education teachers and other LaPerche educators such as the reading, speech, music, art, library, and physical education teachers.  


Feel free to stop in anytime during the two hour block.


Stop by the gym to visit with Mr. Connell and the Scholastic Book Fair.  Visit the PTA table to learn about all the different activities we have coming up as well as opportunities to volunteer!
Search for the PAW’s Signs and sign up to get PAWED!


5th grade students will be hosting their first fundraiser--a bake sale and positive message writing station!  Adults and students can purchase a PAW PRINT for $1 each on which to write a positive or encouraging message to a student, teacher or classroom.  The fifth grade students workers will then hang the PAW on the correct classroom door!  We have a competition going around among the adults to see which class will receive the most PAWS!!


We look forward to seeing all of our LaPerche families on Wednesday, September 13 at Open House!




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.