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.

Summer Learning Information

Summer Learning Opportunities for LaPerche Students

June 14, 2018
Dear LaPerche Families and Students,
We had a wonderful week culminating with a very entertaining Town Meeting today.  Each year, our fifth graders amaze us with their talent and maturity! Check out facebook for all the pictures and videos!
Summer is almost here and with that comes endless hours of fun and relaxation for our students and hopefully some relaxing time for you too!  Throughout the school year, every LaPerche student made great academic strides and we are depending upon our families to assist us in maintaining those important skills throughout the summer months.
Research tells us that children who don’t read and write outside of school, especially during long breaks such as summer vacation, face a big loss in their academic growth compared to those who do continue learning all year long.  This means the summer months and other breaks from school offer wonderful opportunities for families, caregivers, and out-of-school educators to help keep the learning going!
How can you as a family member, caregiver, or educator help your child continue learning all summer?  This year, we have a new Summer Learning Guide which provides a variety of summer learning opportunities to engage all LaPerche students.  Take some time to explore it with your child.
Additionally, your child may receive a packet from Mrs. Beckel, Ms. Lemoine,  Mrs. Furtado, Mrs. Wrytral, Mrs. O’Hara or another teacher at LaPerche. Completing the packet or attending ESY can be indicated on your verification form as can all of the other creative ideas you think of to help your child continue to grow is all areas over the summer.  
Students who complete their summer learning and return the VERIFICATION FORM by Friday, September 14 will be invited to an Outdoor Fun Festival which will take place during school on Friday, September 21.  
Please feel free to email with any questions. I hope you and your family have a safe, relaxing and fun-filled summer break!
Happy Learning,
Mrs. Dorsey


Summer Tutoring--Are you looking for tutoring for your child for the summer?  Many LaPerche teachers tutor in the summer and their information is below.

Grades to tutor
Where will you tutor?
Cost per hour
What days are you available?
Ms. Clough (second grade teacher)
dclough [at] smithfield-ps [dot] org (dclough [at] smithfield-ps [dot] org)
Greenville Library
Flexible - will work with family
Ms.  Zucker (first grade teacher)
lzucker [at] smithfield-ps [dot] org (lzucker [at] smithfield-ps [dot] org)
your home/my home or library
$40 hour                     
Flexible - will work with family
Ms. Furtado (Reading Specialist)
bfurtado [at] smithfield-ps [dot] org (bfurtado [at] smithfield-ps [dot] org)
Greenville library or in your home

Flexible - will work with family
Ms. Martino (Third Grade Teacher)
amartino [at] smithfield-ps [dot] org (amartino [at] smithfield-ps [dot] org)
Greenville Library or in home
Flexible - will work with family

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.