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.

Student Reporters Wanted!!

Starting with our September newsletter, I would like to include a section from the student’s perspective. Therefore, I am looking for student reporters! If your child is interested in writing an article for the LaPerche newsletter, simply have him/her reach out to me about an idea. Then, your child can type the article and submit it to me via email by September 18th. (jdorsey [at] smithfield-ps [dot] org) Topics can include anything your child is interested in! 

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.