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Aug
17

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

New Student Tour
If you are new to LaPerche, please join us for a tour of the building!
LaPerche Elementary

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Aug
23

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

New Student Tour
If you are new to LaPerche and would like to see the building before the first day, please join us for a tour!
LaPerche Elementary

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Aug
24

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

Bus Ride for Kindergarten and New First Graders

Bus Ride for Kindergarten and New First Graders

The Durham Bus Company is providing a short bus informational session for our kindergarteners and new first graders on bus safety. The event will last one hour and begin with a short talk in each of the school's cafeterias. The kindergarten students will then be able to board the buses and ride around the block. 

This event will take place at LaPerche on Wednesday, August 24 at 10 a.m. If you are interested in joining us, please come to LaPerche and enter the building through door #1.  

Door #1 is across from the flagpole.  You will ring the bell there and Mrs. Bazinet will let you in.

LaPerche Elementary School

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Aug
24

10:30 AM

12:30 PM

Yearbook Pick Up at LaPerche

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Aug
25

1:00 PM

3:00 PM

Yearbook Pick Up-5th Grade Signing!!
Calling all 2022 fifth-grade graduates! Join us at LaPerche on Thursday, August 25 to pick up your yearbook and sign your friends!

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Aug
25

2:00 PM

2:30 PM

Volunteer Training with Mrs. Dorsey

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Aug
26

5:00 PM

8:00 PM

Smithfield Community Police Night Out
SMITHFIELD COMMUNITY POLICE NIGHT OUT Friday August 26, 2022 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Location: Smithfield High School Football Field Rock Wall Gaming Truck Game Stations Dunk-a-Cop Dunk Tank DJ Food Trucks Popcorn Cotton Candy Colored Sand Art Gift Basket Raffle And more! School Supply Donations Drop Box All proceeds from the event will be donated to ALS in memory of Smithfield Police Dispatcher Cheryl Corsa-Crook.
Smithfield High School Football Field

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Aug
30

8:15 AM

2:45 PM

First Day of School for PreK Students and 1st through 5th Graders



School Hours/Arrival and Pick Up Procedures




School hours at LaPerche are as follows:

Student Instructional Hours 8:15 AM-2:45 PM.

Kindergarten through fifth-grade students may be dropped off starting at 7:45 AM and will be supervised on the playground or in the cafeteria in inclement weather.

Morning PreK student hours are from 8:15 AM - 10:45 AM. Students may be dropped at 8:10 AM.

Afternoon PreK student hours: 12:15 PM - 2:45 PM. Students may be dropped at 12:10 PM.

Extended Day PreK hours: 8:15 AM-1:45 PM. Students may be dropped at 8:10 AM.

Preschool students enter LaPerche through door #13.

K-5 students enter LaPerche through door #2.





Arrival Procedures




K-5 students may be dropped at school starting at 7:45 am. Please enter the driveway on Ridge Rd and proceed up the driveway to the school. Pull all the way to the front of the line and stop there. Remain in your car while your child exits your car on the passenger side only. LaPerche staff will be located along the driveway to greet families and assist students during arrival. Students will enter through door #2. They will proceed to the cafeteria or the playground depending on the weather.

PreK students may arrive 5 minutes before their scheduled time. Students will proceed to door #13 where they will be met by LaPerche staff members.

Students who are walking to school can stand with their family members along the front curb until the doors open at 7:45 AM.

Bus drop-off and pick-up will take place in the back of the building. Students will be met by LaPerche staff and enter the school through door #9. They will proceed to the cafeteria or to the playground depending on the weather.




Dismissal Procedures




The dismissal bell rings at 2:45. At that time, car riders and walkers will be dismissed.

Families may park in the long LaPerche driveway (access the driveway on Ridge Road--it is one way only).

Cars may be parked on the flag pole side of the driveway only. Please do not wait for a spot to open and block the traffic behind you. You may have to take a few laps around until you find a spot to park. Just put on a great song, sing along and relax. A spot will open up quickly after dismissal starts.

Please get out of your car and ine up at door #13 to pick up preschool students, door #1 to pick up 3-5 grade students and door #2 to pick up K-2 grade students.

As always, we ask everyone to DRIVE SLOWLY in the driveway! Let's work together to keep everyone safe.

Students who are walking home or being dismissed to families who park in the neighborhood next to the school will meet Mrs. Beckel near door #3 and be escorted to the crossing guard. Please meet your child on the school side of the crosswalk or provide written permission that they can walk home unsupervised.

Busses will be called over the intercom and students will proceed from their classrooms to the bus door, door #9. Students will be escorted to the bus.

All of these routines and procedures will be explicitly taught to all students so they fully understand the process.

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Aug
30

8:45 AM

2:00 PM

Kindergarten Screenings by Appointment-Sign up for one 2 hour block
Please complete this google form if you did not sign up for an appointment!!

June 25, 2022

Dear New Kindergarten Families,

We are excited to welcome your child to Kindergarten in the fall of 2022!  Below is information about our Kindergarten Screening process. Kindergarten Screening assists us in gathering pertinent information about your child’s learning styles, social/emotional/academic strengths, and instructional focus areas using recent student data.

The screening process is as follows:

* Screenings will be held on Tuesday, August 30, Wednesday, August 31 and Thursday, September 1.

* Screening groups will include 6-10 students and will last two hours. After dropping your child off, you will be given paperwork to complete at home. You do not need to remain at LaPerche during the screening. Please return the paperwork to school at the end of the screening time when you pick up your child.

* Screenings will take place at LaPerche Elementary School at 11 Limerock Road.  

* Students will have an opportunity to see both kindergarten classrooms during the screening process.

* Building-based Kindergarten Teachers, Speech/Language Therapists, and Reading Teachers may assist with the screening.

*Screening teams will review results and create balanced classes based on the screening results.

* Families will receive notification of their child’s teacher by the end of the day on Thursday, September 1.

* The first day of school for Kindergarten will be Friday, September 2. Please arrive on Friday at 9:00 a.m. with your child.  Weather permitting, families will join Julie Dorsey, school principal, kindergarten teachers, and other staff members outside on the grass by the gazebo.  Please bring a blanket for your family to sit on. Students will be dismissed to their classrooms from this area. Anyone who has any questions is invited to meet with Mrs. Dorsey.  Students will remain at school for the remainder of the day and be dismissed with the rest of the school at 2:45 PM. During the screening appointment, you will let us know how your child will get home from school that first day.

* Please complete this form by choosing three times that work for you to bring your child to the screening appointment. You will receive an email from LaPerche to let you know your child’s screening time.  Thank you!

Please feel free to email me with any questions at jdorsey@smithfield-ps.org.

Thank you,

Julie Dorsey
Principal
Raymond C. LaPerche Elementary School, 11 Limerock Rd, Smithfield, RI 02917, USA

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Aug
31

8:45 AM

2:00 PM

Kindergarten Screenings by Appointment-Sign up for one 2 hour block
Please complete this google form if you did not sign up for an appointment!!

June 25, 2022

Dear New Kindergarten Families,

We are excited to welcome your child to Kindergarten in the fall of 2022!  Below is information about our Kindergarten Screening process. Kindergarten Screening assists us in gathering pertinent information about your child’s learning styles, social/emotional/academic strengths, and instructional focus areas using recent student data.

The screening process is as follows:

* Screenings will be held on Tuesday, August 30, Wednesday, August 31 and Thursday, September 1.

* Screening groups will include 6-10 students and will last two hours. After dropping your child off, you will be given paperwork to complete at home. You do not need to remain at LaPerche during the screening. Please return the paperwork to school at the end of the screening time when you pick up your child.

* Screenings will take place at LaPerche Elementary School at 11 Limerock Road.  

* Students will have an opportunity to see both kindergarten classrooms during the screening process.

* Building-based Kindergarten Teachers, Speech/Language Therapists, and Reading Teachers may assist with the screening.

*Screening teams will review results and create balanced classes based on the screening results.

* Families will receive notification of their child’s teacher by the end of the day on Thursday, September 1.

* The first day of school for Kindergarten will be Friday, September 2. Please arrive on Friday at 9:00 a.m. with your child.  Weather permitting, families will join Julie Dorsey, school principal, kindergarten teachers, and other staff members outside on the grass by the gazebo.  Please bring a blanket for your family to sit on. Students will be dismissed to their classrooms from this area. Anyone who has any questions is invited to meet with Mrs. Dorsey.  Students will remain at school for the remainder of the day and be dismissed with the rest of the school at 2:45 PM. During the screening appointment, you will let us know how your child will get home from school that first day.

* Please complete this form by choosing three times that work for you to bring your child to the screening appointment. You will receive an email from LaPerche to let you know your child’s screening time.  Thank you!

Please feel free to email me with any questions at jdorsey@smithfield-ps.org.

Thank you,

Julie Dorsey
Principal
Raymond C. LaPerche Elementary School, 11 Limerock Rd, Smithfield, RI 02917, USA

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