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.

School Supplies

Supply lists for the 2018-2019 school year were included with performace reports (report cards) that were sent home with students on the last day of school and are listed below. 


If your child is new to LaPerche, welcome!!  Please see the front of the website for all of the information about summer learning expectations or look under "Parent Info" and under "Summer Reading Lists". Of course, feel free to email me, Julie Dorsey, at jdorsey [at] smithfield-ps [dot] org with any questions!



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.