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.

Almost Weekly Update 10-24-2012


Town Meeting:
TIME CHANGE!! Town Meeting will start at 2:15 not 2:00 and is scheduled for tomorrow, October 26, 2012.   This extra 15 minutes will allow Mr. Newman enough time to set up the cafeteria!   All are invited to attend. The student council members from September and October will be presenting at the meeting and the third grade will be performing. We look forward to seeing you then!
Auction Night:
Last chance!  You are invited to the PTA Auction Night set for November 3rd, 7 p.m. at Twelve Acres in Smithfield.  Attached is a list of raffle and auction items, as well as a description of the 50/50 Putting Game and LaPerche Raffle Board, where you have a chance to win a Kindle Fire! If you purchase tickets before Friday, October 26th, you will be entered into a raffle to win a free Dunkin Donuts basket!  (If you have already registered, you will automatically be entered) Please visit http://rclaperchepta.org/events/laperche-night-out/ for more information and to purchase tickets. Thank You! 
Morning Drop Off:
As you know, in the morning parents are welcome to drop students off anytime between 8:20 and 8:50 am. Dropping during this time allows your child(ren) time to play and socialize before school begins. Arriving after 8:50, when Morning Meeting had already begun, mean students are late to school. Please come into the building with your child and sign him/her in late. Please do not drop students without signing them in when the meeting has begun and students are in line. 
As a mom who drops off kids every morning, I truly realize the drop off line can get long when it is close to the start of school. However, cars may not pass the buses when the yellow lights are flashing and the STOP sign is visible. 
When you arrive, please look for the staff member directing traffic and pull all the way forward so we can maximize the amount of space we have to unload students. PLEASE STAY IN THE RIGHT LANE AND HAVE YOUR CHILDREN EXIT THE CAR ON THE SIDEWALK SIDE!! And then wait for the car or bus in front of you to pull away before exiting. Thank you for your help keeping all of our children safe!
5th Grade Band Instruments:
We are so thrilled to bring Band back to the 5th grade and are enjoying the music coming out of the classroom! We are however, having quite a few students who need to call home for instruments every Monday and Friday. Today, I let the 5th graders know that we will no longer be calling home for instruments. Please continue to help your child remember his/her instrument for band practice. Thank you!
Early Dismissal:
Please send a note to school when your child needs to be dismissed early. If it is a last minute dismissal, please call the school on your way to ensure the teacher has a few minutes to prepare and organize any materials your child may need to take home that evening. The main number is 231-6652. We appreciate your help!
October Spirit Day:
Our October student council has chosen Costume Day as our spirit day for the month of October. Students are invited to wear costumes to school on Wednesday, October 31st. Listed below are the costume guidelines:
·         Please wear sneakers with all costumes; leave the high heeled shoes at home!
·         Please keep your face uncovered and refrain from wearing masks or any face make-up!
·         Please keep all swords and other weapons that go with your costume at home!
·         For those classes that have PE that day, please plan to wear your PE clothes under your costume so you will be able to participate!
School Store:
The amount of students who would like to purchase items from the school store during 1st-3rd lunch is so large that we need to choose a day for each grade level. Going forward, the schedule for school store for will be Wednesday, first grade, Thursday, second grade and Friday, third grade. The store will be open every Thursday for 4th and 5th graders during lunch time.  All items are less than $2.00 each.

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.