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.

Principal Blog

A Few Reminders--April 2017

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A Few Reminders From LaPerche--March 2017

* Every Wednesday, students and staff are encouraged to wear their Feinstein sweatshirts or t-shirts--if your child is new to LaPerche and has not received a t-shirt, please let your child's teacher know and we will get one to him or her. Tomorrow is Feinstein Day!

* The February student council chose FANCY DAY as their spirit day. We are celebrating Fancy Day this Thursday, March 9. Dress in your best but please wear safe and appropriate footwear. Thank you!

* On Wednesday, March 1, you should have received an email or paper invitation regarding an Educational and Facility Planing Meeting for all elementary families scheduled for Thursday, March 9 from 6:00-8:00. Please plan to join us at 6:00 at Smithfield High School for this important meeting where we will discuss the long-term elementary facility needs.  Childcare will be provided if needed.  Please click on the link below for more information about the committee meeting and to register your child for care.

* Attached is a brochure about the Smithfield Special Education Local Parent Advisory Committee--Please take a few minutes to read the document and find out how you can get involved.

* Mark your calendars for the LaPerche Spring Music Show scheduled for Tuesday, March 28 from 6:00-8:00.  The show will take place at Smithfield High School.  If you attended last year, you already know how fantastic the show will be under the direction of Mrs. Barrette.  The K-2 show will start at 6:00 and the 3-5 show will start at 7:00.  

* Our next Town Meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 10 at 9:15.  The student council for January and February will be performing and Mrs. Clapprood's class will be sharing a video they made.  The video will be shared via our Facebook page on Friday to inspire us all! For access to our Facebook page please "friend" Raymond. C. LaPerche and Mrs. Baizinet or I will grant you access.  Thank you!

* Our Broadway Bound production is scheduled to take place at Woonsocket High School on Thursday, March 16 at 6:00.  We have a fantastic group of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders ready to take the stage and perform for you!  One of the best things about last year was that so many students who were not in the show came out to support their friends.  Please consider joining us at Woonsocket High School to celebrate a talented group of students!

* For all upcoming events, please visit the LaPerche webpage at http://rles.smithfield-ps.org/. Click on parent info and calendar.  

Thank you,
Julie Dorsey

Update from LaPerche--February 2017--Edible Ecosystem, Kindness Poem Contest and more...

Please take some time to read the latest update from LaPerche! https://www.smore.com/app/pages/preview/1g8v0

Nurse's Newsletter--February 2017

When you have some time, please read the February newsletter from Mrs. Forte, our school nurse.  Depending on your browser, you may need to copy and paste the link below into a new window.

Updates from LaPerche--January 31, 2017

TomorrowWednesday, February 1, is the January spirit day!  The student council has chosen mix-match day where you can wear your clothes inside out or mix match! Crazy/mix match hair is encouraged too!

* On Thursday, February 2, we have a PTA meeting scheduled for 6:30.  Please plan to come and join us!
* We have two Volunteer Trainings scheduled for this week, tomorrow, Wednesday, February 1 at 8:30 am and Friday, February 3 at 9:00 am.  Please plan to join us if you need to complete volunteer training!
* 5th Grade Committee Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 7 at 6:00.
* Family skate is scheduled for Sunday, February 12 from 12:00-2:00 at Smithfield Ice Rink.  This skating event is also open to the public. 
* Please send your child to school with snow clothes tomorrow and every day we have snow including snow pants, boots, gloves and a hat.  If your child does not have snow pants, feel free to send an additional pair of pants instead.
Stay safe and warm!!

Last Call for LEAP Sign Ups--January 31, 2017

 This is the Last Call for LEAP sign-ups!  

Registration closes promptly tomorrow evening so that we have all the information needed for LEAP classes starting next week.  Chinese Confucius starts tomorrow!
We still have a few classes with openings available:
Legos:  1 more opening
Pokemon:  3 more openings
Quidditch:  4 more openings
Yoga:  4 more openings
Please make sure you print off the Health and Consent forms off of the RC LaPerche PTA website and send those in as soon as possible along with classpayment, if you haven't done so already. http://rclaperchepta.org/leap-2/
Thank you for taking advantage of this great after-school program at LaPerche and we look forward to seeing/meeting everyone soon. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at elishageller [at] gmail [dot] com (elishageller [at] gmail [dot] com).
All the best,
Elisha Geller
LEAP Coordinator

Update from LaPerche Elementary-January 2017

 When you have a few minutes, please take a look at the latest LaPerche Ledger! You may need to copy an dpaste the link into a new window.


December PTA Meeting--Wednesday, December 7

The December PTA meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 7 at 6:30 with the 5th grade committee meeting scheduled for 7:30.  For all upcoming events, please visit the calendar which can be found above under the "Parent Info" page.  Additionally, you can add our calendar to your calanedar by clicking on the +Google Calendar in the bottom right hand corner. 

Facebook Page Has Launched--November 2016

The Raymond C. LaPerche facebook page has launched!  When on Facebook, search for Raymond C. LaPerche and then friend us.  Mrs. Bazinet or I will accept the friend request and then you can view the posts and photos and see what's happening at LaPerche!

Update from LaPerche--October 28, 2016

When you have a minute, please read the latest update from LaPeche!  

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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.