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.

Updates and Reminders from LaPerche--May 2018


Teacher and Staff appreciation week was amazing!  The student artwork, sweet treats, gifts and special notes of thanks were truly incredible and so greatly appreciated.  I am grateful for the way the students adopted other teachers and staff members who were not their teacher. Thank you for making the week so wonderful for all!
Update and reminders from LaPerche:
  • Tonight, Tuesday, May 15 is Orientation Night at Gallagher for all 5th grade students.  Orientation is from 6:00-8:30--See the calendar for all the details.
  • Last day to order LaPerche spirit wear for this year is Friday, May 18.  There are assorted shirts and sweatshirts in the office for you to try on to check the sizes.  Shirts will be delivered to school before the end of the year. Order forms were sent home and can be found in the office.
  • Would you like to volunteer at field day this year?  Field day is scheduled for Friday, June 8 and it is always a favorite day among the students and adults! The flyer was emailed to all families. If you would like a hard copy of the flyer, email Mrs. Bazinet at sbazinet [at] smithgield-ps [dot] org (sbazinet [at] smithfield-ps [dot] org).
  • As you know, LaPerche School is going to the PawSox on Thursday, June 7.  If you would like to chaperone, the cost for an adult ticket is $8. Students cost $11 to cover the cost of the ticket and the buses.   If you already sent in $11 for the adult ticket, we can certainly put that extra $3 towards the cost of the bus or send you a refund. If you would like a refund, please simply email Mrs. Bazinet at sbazinet [at] smithfiled-ps [dot] org (sbazinet [at] smithfiled-ps [dot] org). If you sent in the permission slip without payment, please send it in a envelope marked with your child’s name, teacher name and field trip name. Thank you!
  • In order to volunteer at LaPerche for field day, in the classroom, or for field trips you must complete volunteer training with Mrs. Dorsey and have a current BCI on file with the Smithfield Police Department.  Our next Volunteer Training is scheduled for Friday, May 25 at 8:20. Training takes 15 minutes. If you need to complete volunteer training and that date does not work for you, email Mrs. Dorsey at jdorsey [at] smithfield-sp [dot] org (jdorsey [at] smithfield-sp [dot] org) to set a time that works for you.
  • We have many additional events scheduled for the remainder of the year.  Please see the calendar for all upcoming events



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.