November 20, 2020 Dear Smithfield Staff and Families, This 23rd edition of the weekly Return to School report includes our weekly report on COVID cases, high school...
School Report #20 October 30, 2020 Dear Smithfield Staff and Families, This 20th edition of the weekly Return to School report includes our weekly report on COVID cases,...
School Report #19 Dear Smithfield Staff and Families, This 19th edition of the weekly Return to School report includes our weekly report on COVID cases, expectations for...
Thankful Kindergarten Friends! Kindergarten Friends went on a virtual scavenger hunt around their house. They had to find items that they were thankful for, items that kept them warm, items that they love, and more. Below is a picture of kindergarten friends finding someone that they are thankful for in their homes. So much love from our kindergarten friends! Kindergarten friends shared 3 things that they are thankful for. Friends expressed thanks for family, friends, pets, sports, and so much more. Mrs. Friel is thankful for 22 special students. Check out some thing amazing about each one in the picture below. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! view image
Mr. Feinstein started a new program this year called the Golden Ticket Raffle. Each Junior Scholar at in Rhode Island including LaPerche (every student) was given a Golden Ticket. Tickets are individually numbered and each was assigned to an individual student. Each week, Mr. Feinstein pulls five winning tickets. If your ticket number is called and you claim it in a week, the school wins $5000 and the student wins $500 to donate to a charity of their choice or back to the school. Today LaPerche had our first Golden Ticket Winner!!! A second grader in Miss Day’s class was the winner and she came running to the office with the winning ticket!! After celebrating with us and calling her mom, she decided to donate the $500 back to LaPerche!! What an amazing gift. Thank you Mr. Feinstein for your endless generosity and congratulations to our second grader!!! view image
At LaPerche, third grade and kindergarten in person and virtual students joined together and read “In November” and then discussed what usually happens in November in nature and in our homes. We then talked about how this year may look a little different, but we can still show thankfulness and love to those we can’t be with. We then did a directed turkey card for seniors at Smithfield Woods who may not get to be with their families for Thanksgiving. LaPerche students sending love to others! view image
Tyler is working on his single leg balance which is needed for many activities within his everyday routines such as going up and down the stairs and kicking a ball. He has been working on many areas of balance such as walking in narrow spaces, on uneven surfaces and standing on 1 foot for many years, asTyler used to have to use a walker to move around his school and classroom. It is amazing to see the progress in this skill but more impressive that his confidence is growing and knowing what his body can do and wanting to “show it off” to his peers and friends at school!! We are so proud of you!! view image
Every fifth grader serves on the student council at LaPerche and one of their favorite things to do is run Morning Meeting. Morning Meetings look different this year (over the intercom instead of in person) but the goal is the same, develop a school wide community. The council members share updates, celebrate birthdays, make announcements and end with the Pledge of Allegiance. School wide morning meetings are a great way to start each day! view image