March 13, 2023
Dear LaPerche Families,
As you know, we are always trying to find new and innovative ways to engage your child in learning. On Monday, April 3rd, 2023 as part of our Reading Week celebration, we will host our first LaPerche Vocabulary Parade. The parade is based on the book, Miss Alaineus, A Vocabulary Disaster by Debra Frasier. In this story, Sage, our heroine and a very word-smart fifth grader, publicly confuses the word “miscellaneous,” for the person, “Miss Alaineus.” She is devastated by this embarrassing mistake. But Sage transforms her mistake with a creative leap when she arrives on the Vocabulary Parade school stage as Miss Alaineus. There IS gold to be found in every mistake! This very same Vocabulary Parade is coming to our school!
Soon each student will be selecting a word which will become a costume. Put your thinking caps on and get your creative juices flowing! How can you help your child show the word ZIGZAG, DEHYDRATED, EDIBLE, ROYALTY, and so much more! From A to Z, consider the entire dictionary your playground! Please refer to this link for information and ideas. Feel free to use this Planner Sheet to help you think about the word and costume ideas. Help us make vocabulary building into a Parade of Words that your child will never forget!
If you have any questions, please reach out Mrs. Hegarty or Mrs. Martel.
The LaPerche Reading Week Committee
LaPerche Family Dance - April 21: Save the Date!
The PTA is excited to announce the 2nd Annual LaPerche Family Dance! This year, the dance will be held on Friday, April 21st at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, including dinner, dancing, and a professional photographer available for family photos.
In order to make this dance fun and affordable for all families, the Dance Committee is asking for help in the following ways:
1 – Do you know a high school student looking for community service opportunities? We are looking for four high school volunteers to assist with check-in at the beginning of the dance.
2 – The Dance Committee would like to put together dessert trays for each table including a variety of items donated from local bakeries and restaurants. Please let us know if you know anyone who owns a shop that would like to donate dessert goods for the evening.
3 – To help reduce the ticket price for families, we are looking for local businesses to sponsor the dance. Sponsor donations will help towards the venue, DJ, food, decorations, etc. Each sponsor will receive advertising prior to and throughout the event, so if you own a business or know someone who does, and would like to donate, we greatly appreciate it!
4 – In order to recognize our sponsors, we are looking for a volunteer (or team of volunteers) to be the Dance Sponsor Liaison. This includes gathering all sponsor logos and creating visual displays highlighting the sponsors, to display during the dance, and coordinating the sponsor table that will be set up at the dance.
If you are interested in volunteering for check-in, donating desserts, sponsoring the dance, or becoming a sponsor liaison, please reach out to our Dance Coordinator Alicia Grieco at firstname.lastname@example.org.