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We had an awesome first day at LaPerche! The LaPerche teachers and staff were so happy to see the kids and the kids seemed just as excited! Everyone did a great job with mask-wearing. Thank you for your patience this morning as we moved through the morning arrival as quickly as we could. It was wonderful to see our returning families and meet so many new ones! If you have any questions or concerns about today, please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher or to me. Tomorrow you will receive a blue transportation form and a yellow photo permission form. As soon as everyone returns the photo form we can start posting and sharing photos! Of course, we always respect families who wish for their child not to be photographed. A few reminders: Please send your child to school with the following items every day: A Mask A reusable water bottle A beach towel to sit on when outside Wearing shoes that cover the toes and are secure on the heel A reusable grocery bag Today students went outside for snack, lunch, recess, and/or learning time. They have many items to bring with them each time and putting it all in a sturdy open bag makes the trip outside so much easier. Please label the bag with your child’s first and last name. If you do not have any of the reusable grocery bags, I have quite a few I will bring in tomorrow for any students who do not have one. If you have extra you want to donate, send them in with your child! Thank you! Peanut and Tree Nut Free Just a reminder that due to the fact that students are eating in the classrooms, LaPerche School is a peanut and tree nut-free school for the 2020-2021 school year. Breakfast and Lunch Menus Breakfast and lunch are free for all students. Feel free to check out the menus and see if your child would like to order. If your child would like to order milk only, it is 50 cents. You can create a lunch account and place money on the account for the milk. We recommend families still complete a free and reduced lunch application as the free program will eventually end. https://smithfieldps.nutrislice.com/menu/raymond-c-laperche-elementary Moving onto day TWO! #Back2SchoolRI view image
BUS ROUTES ARE POSTED! Transportation is available for students who are NOT in a walk zone and did NOT opt out of transportation this year. See this site for information on times and stops: https://www.smithfield-ps.org/o/smithfield-public-schools/page/transportation--244 view image
We didn’t fool anyone with our last “Who’s under that mask” post! Lilia, Catherine, Madison, Mackenzie, Ava, Arianna, John, Anabelle, Jaxon, Owen, Capello Kids, Ferreira Kids, Jaiden and Sienna all guessed correctly!! It was our fabulous library media specialist, Mrs. Clapprood, and our amazing, kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Friel, under the masks!! Bonus points— what is the name of Mrs. Clapprood’s daughter?? Most people will be stumped by our next masked educator, but not our friend Avery!! Who is this under the mask and what does she do at LaPerche? view image
Mrs. Dorsey, Mrs. Elefsiades and Mrs. Biafore met virtually with the incoming 5th grade students this morning to plan for the upcoming year. Each fifth grader at LaPerche serves on student council during the course of the school year. The fifth graders created their first video to show LaPerche students how to socially distance and still greet their teachers and friends. You can check it out here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KgrpDIXw3_u6TbsujOAKOTokjqY2mLHB/view?usp=sharing Let us know what other videos you would like to see the fifth grade create in the comments below! view image
At our staff orientation on Tuesday, August 25, we recognized teachers and staff who have reached five year milestones. Please join me in celebrating Miss Feeley, Mrs. Barrette, Mrs. Friel and Miss Giarusso on five years of amazing service, Mrs. Beckel, Mrs. Hegarty, and Mrs. Clapprood on 15 years of outstanding service and with 25 years of dedicated service, we recognize Mrs. O’Hara!! Shout out these fabulous LaPerche educators in the comments below!! view image