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.

Costume Day is Friday, October 30

With any spirit day, dressing is optional and students do not have to participate.

If students would like to, they are allowed to wear their school appropriate costume to school. Please nothing too scary that will frighten the little ones!

Here are the do;'s and dont's for Costume Day!

Student's may wear:

* a wig, crown, face paint, tails, wings, gloves with cut off fingers

Student's may not wear:

* masks, fancy shoes, weapons, scary costumes, extra long pants or costume, anything that masks their vision or ability to hold a pencil.

If a student is having difficulty staying focused while in the costume, he or she will be asked to take off the costume so please be sure that your child has on clothes under the costume.

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.