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.

Upcoming Dates at LaPerche

Reminders about upcoming events at LaPerche:
  • Wednesday, April 25 is Administrative Assistant’s Day! I hear from many families how wonderful Mrs. Bazinet is and of course, we could not agree more! Let’s take the week to shower Mrs. Bazinet with love!
  • Wednesday, April 25--It is planting time at LaPerche!  Please join us right after school at 3:20 as we plant some new fruit trees and prepare our garden for spring.  All are welcome!  Please bring gardening gloves, small and large shovels and other gardening tools
  • Tuesday, May 1--PTA Meeting at 6:30 at LaPerche.  We are looking for volunteers to fill the roles of Treasurer and Vice President. Please consider volunteering.
  • Wednesday, May 2 and Thursday, May 3--3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will take the math portion of the RICAS test. Testing begins each day at 9:00AM.  Once the session begins, late students won’t be allowed to enter the classroom and will have to make the test up on another day.  Please do everything you can to ensure your child gets a good night's rest, eats a hearty breakfast, and arrives at school at 8:20 so he or she has time to play and socialize before the test begins. Also, at LaPerche, students are allowed to bring sugarless gum or mints to school to enjoy while testing.  Research shows that chewing gum during testing boosts concentration and we found it also helps get the kids excited for a test! Please feel free to send your child to school with sugarless gum or mints on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Friday, May  4--LaPerche Variety Show from 5:30-7:30 at LaPerche--Please join us as we showcase the many talented students at LaPerche!

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.